Matthew Opaluwa Oguche emerges new Attah Igala

By Peter Usman//:

Igala Area Traditional Council has appointed Matthew Opaluwa Oguche as the new Attah Igala for the Igala Kingdom.

He is the number ninth of 16 surviving children and the fourth of the six males of the late Chief Opaluwa Oguche of the Aju Ameacho ruling dynasty of Igala kingdom.

The new Attah Igala designate started his early education at St. Boniface Primary School, Idah in 1975, thereafter, he preceded to St. Peter’s College, Idah and obtained his West African School Certificate, WASC in 1980.

He attended School of Basic Studies, Ugbokolo in Benue state in 1981 and proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in the same year where he obtained Bachelors of Science (B. Sc.) degree in Business Administration in 1986.

Oguche, in his quest for more knowledge, went back to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and acquired his Masters (MBA) degree in Business Administration in 1997.

Before his appointment, he had worked at Independent National Electoral Commission in 1988 as administrative officer and rose through the ranks to become Deputy Director.

He has served in many Local Government Areas of Kogi, Kaduna and Federal Capital Territory as Electoral Officer but while in Katsina state, he was in charge of the Research and Documentation Unit of the Electoral body.

He is happily married with children.

Recall that the Attah of Igala land stool became vacant following the death of His Royal Majesty, Idakwo Micheal Ameh Oboni, the Attah of Igala, some months ago.


A journalist by profession and I have been in active practice for so many years. A graduate of Political Science from University of Abuja. Maried with four children.

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