Nicholas Yahaya Ugbane was born on 23 December 1953 in Egume, under the local government of Kogi State. He gained a master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He was a Senator Elect (UNCP) 25 April 1998. He was appointed Commissioner for Education, Agriculture, Commerce and Industry, Youths and Sports for Kogi State.
In the year 1999 and 2003, Senator Nicholas Yahaya Ugbane served faithfully as commissioner in four different ministries under the administration of the former governor of blessed memory, Prince Abubakar Audu.
Due to his relentless services, In 2003, he succeeded Alex Kadiri by becoming a member of the Nigerian Senate. He was succeeded by Emmanuel Dangana Ocheja.
The Kogi State University Anyigba was established and brought closer to Senator Ugbane’s home country Egume as a result of his commitment and devotion to service by the former governor, the late Prince Abubakar Audu and should have been taken to Ofu the governor’s local government instead.
The Abadigba power plant that has been withheld till date was brought to Dekina and closer to Egume by Senator Nicholas Yahaya Ugbane due to his hard work, devotion, commitment, and heart of transformation until hijackers reversed the fund to somewhere else and wanted to hold the innocent senator accountable but was justified.
Nicholas Ugbane was appointed to committees for Public Accounts, Niger Delta, Independent National Electoral Commission and Aviation.
During a debate over nomination of Senator David Mark as Senate President, Nicholas Ugbane was considered as an alternative.
In May 2007, the Senate resolved to probe the use of funds earmarked for the Independent National Electoral Commission. Senator Nicholas Ugbane, as Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, supported the probe but defended himself against allegations that he had not exercised sufficient oversight.
In 2008, Senator Ugbane was vocal in the campaign against corruption and fraud in the power sector during the period when President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power (1999–2007).
In April 2008, Senator Ugbane was a panelist at a conference on developing and supporting critical energy infrastructure in Nigeria.
In October 2008, Ugbane was a speaker on developing Nigeria’s power structure at the 9th Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium held in Washington, DC, United States.
In December 2008, Senator Ugbane of Kogi East, donated a library to SS Peter and Paul Academy, Egume in Kogi state and many unsaid charities…
A book shouldn’t be judged by it cover but content and with no doubt, In little or less time, the man who have always wanted nothing more but the happiness of his people will surface and then our suffering and pain will end.
– Ebiloma Nuhu Eneojo