2020 Holds Great Prospects for Accelerated Development, Gov Lalong says

Plateau State Governor, Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has said the year 2020 holds great prospects and hope for accelerated development of Plateau State as his Rescue Administration settles down to pursue its 3-point policy thrust that will consolidate on its past efforts. In a new year message, Governor Lalong acknowledged the huge support and cooperation of the people of Plateau State since assuming office which he said was demonstrated in 2019 when he was returned to office by massive votes of the electorate. According to the Governor, “the year 2020…

NEW YEAR: Omo-Agege tasks Nigerians to build bridges across board

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has stressed the need for citizens to build bridges of friendship across political, ethnic and religious lines. The New Year, he pointed out, is a time for rebirth and optimism, even as he was upbeat that if Nigerians work resolutely as one, the challenges facing the country would be surmounted. In his New Year message on Tuesday, Senator Omo-Agege urged Nigerians to “recognize the beautiful and positive diversity of our Nation, embrace the vital truth that our diversity is our strength”.…

2020 ‘ll usher into Nigeria robust peace and economic growth – Lawan says

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said the year 2020 will usher in robust peace and economic growth for the benefit of all Nigerians. In his New Year message, Lawan congratulated Nigerians on witnessing the end of 2019 and the beginning of the year 2020. He hailed the resilience of Nigerians in their commitment to the unity and prosperity of the country and support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. “I have no doubt in my mind that with the timely passage of the budget, restoration of the January…

BREAKING: Alleged extortion of N7.2m: EFCC arrests Sen. Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Sen. Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019. According to a source, Sani was arrested for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors. The source said: “He was said to have collected the $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors on the grounds that he is very close to the EFCC boss. “He was subsequently arrested and granted administrative bail while he refunded the money to the victim. “He…

New Year: Wase calls for prayers, support for FG

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has extended warm greetings to all Nigerians as they celebrate the New Year. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, Wase appealed to Nigerians to pray for the continued peaceful coexistence and progress of the nation in the year 2020, and beyond. He said the nation needs to begin the year with prayers and supplications for the sustenance of the achievements made in the out gone year and for the obvious good things expected in…

BREAKING : Ganduje suspends ban of male, female on same tricycle

The suspension of the proposed banning of male and female on the same tricycle in Kano was greeted with jubilation in the ancient commercial city on Tuesday. Newsmen noted that the Kano state Government suspended the implementation of the proposed ban, following public outcry and outright rejection. It should be recalled that Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had last week announced the plan through Commander General of Hisba Board, Harun Ibn-Sina at a function held at Bayero University Kano to effect the law from January 2020. A source…

Kogi Gov Extols Security Agencies for foiling robbery attacks on highways

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has commended the effort of Security Operatives in Kogi state in combating crimes on our highways.   The Governor eulogised the vigilante personnel for their gallantry in foiling the daring antics of undesirable elements  on the Lokoja-Gegu-Abaji road who took to the highway to attack travellers. He described the dexterity of the combined security architecture as brave and sacrificial.   The Governor who made this known to newsmen on Tuesday morning  said he was aware of positive impact of community policing, reason his administration embarked…

Fight Against Sex For Grades in Tertiary Institutions By. Yisau Abdussalam 

The Issue of sex for grades in tertiary institutions across West Africa has been disheartening to say the least. It is a corrupt practice usually by lecturers of these institutions, they demand for sex in order to pass the student. They go as far as intentionally failing the student knowing that the student will be at their mercy, thereby taking advantage of the student’s helpless situation. Year after year, there have been allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers in these institutions, especially in federal universities. Students of these universities usually…

Year 2020 ‘ll be quite eventful for Niger state citizens, Gov Sani-Bello assures

The Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has assured that people will remain central and sole target of the policies and programmes of his administration as it stay focused and committed to service delivery to improve on their living standard. In a New Year Message , Governor Bello although observed that the outgoing year was a bit tough in terms of security and other challenges, said he was optimistic that the challenges were surmountable and would be overcomed. The Governor, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje,…