BIAFRA AGITATION AND NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION By Law Mefor

There is a local adage, which goes thus: all animals run but when the cow runs it is called a mad cow. This adage comes handy in situating the nexus between Biafra agitation and Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction. The narration being peddled and promoted by some including some misguided Igbo people is that Ndigbo cannot justifiably demand for Biafra and Nigeria President at the same time. They must settle for one, they say. This is the height of mischief. This delusional position is stating that sovereign state of Biafra…

MAY 27 : Gov Sani Bello celebrates children, urges them not to despair

As the world marks Children’s Day, Chairman North Central Governors’ Forum and Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has called on the children not to despair but be resilient and face the challenges of the future. In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel- Berje, the Governor noted that the Children’s Day celebration was coming at a critical time in their lives when schools have been shut down due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has claimed many lives including those of the…

Senate President condoles with NUJ over death of New Telegraph Editor

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the Nigerian Union of Journalists and Guild of Editors on the death of one of their colleagues, Mr. Waheed Bakare. Lawan also condoled with Mr Bakare’s family, and the Management and Staff of the New Telegraph newspapers where Bakare worked as the Saturday editor. “I extend my condolences to the family of Mr Bakare and to members of the journalism profession in general over the untimely death of their colleagues. “May Almighty Allah grant the departed soul eternal bliss and comfort…

For The Record : Executive order on financial autonomy for the state legislature and state judiciary

PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 00-10 OF 2020 PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 00- 10 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FINANCIAL AUTONOMY FOR THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND STATE JUDICIARY AND FOR OTHER RELATED MATTERS WHEREAS a Presidential Implementation Committee was constituted to fashion out strategies and modalities for the implementation of financial autonomy for the State Legislature and State Judiciary in compliance with section 121(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as Amended); taking into considerations all other applicable laws,…

President Buhari congratulates Soun of Ogbomoso at 94

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, the Soun of Ogbomoso, as he turns 94 on May 27, 2020. The President stated that the almost five-decade reign of the monarch has witnessed peace, prosperity and development, with natives and settlers alike in Ogbomoso enjoying the amity that has attended the time of the respected Oba. “Your time has brought joy and succour to the people, and may it continue to be so, as you turn 94,”President Buhari said. “The collaboration various governments at both state and…

NDDC is a corrupt government agency -Reps insists

Members of the Federal House of Representatives, on Tuesday, took swipes on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), describing it as a “corrupt” agency that has been engaging in “illegal and unauthorized spending”, to the tune of “billions of naira”. Spokesman of the House, Rep. Benjamin Kalu, in a statement on Tuesday, also accused the NDDC of refusing to avail the National Assembly with the agency’s budget performance reports for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years. Apparently responding to what it described as “an unhinged television interview” granted recently by…

Post COVID-19 : 7 reasons why N’Assembly must pass local content Bill

As the world prepares for measures in boosting economies after the ease of global lockdown, the Nigerian National Assembly, is once again, saddled with the responsibility of coming up with legislative piece and actions that could help rejuvenate the nation’s.    economy and help Nigerians overcome post-Corona virus hardship. One swift step that must be taken by both chambers of the National Assembly, is to give serious attention to, and speedily pass the local content enforcement Bill. The Bill which is known as, the Nigerian Local Content Development and Enforcement…

Africa, Eid-al-Fitr And The Virus By Reuben Abati

But in reality, what Nigeria and many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa are faced with is the threat of an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases post Eid-al-Fitri. In Kano state which is second on the Nigerian COVID-19 League Table, the guidelines were observed more in the breach. This year’s Eid-al-Fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast for 29 or 30 days, in observance of one of the Five Pillars of Islam, was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday May 23/24, but it…

MURIC wants erring Governors sanctioned over Eid-el-Fitr prayer saga

Several media reports indicated that Kano, Borno, Nasarawa, Jigawa and some other states allegedly defied the Federal Government’s (FG) pray-at-home directive on Ed-el-Fitr day as well as the advisories of the Jamaatu Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) which urged Muslims to avoid converging for prayers on Sunday, 24 th May, 2020 in order to prevent the spread of the deadly corona virus. Meanwhile an Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) in a release signed by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola,has…

Oyetola felicitates Chief Adebayo Jimoh at 64

  The State of Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has congratulated Chief (Dr) Adebayo Jimoh, the Chairman, Board of Directors of Osun State Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc and National Vice President, Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), on the occasion of his 64th birthday anniversary. Chief Bayo Jimoh also currently serving as the Secretary of the Osun COVID-19 21-man Food and Relief Committee. Oyetola in a birthday message released on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, described Jimoh as an astute businessman, seasoned administrator…