BECOMING THE PARTY WE WERE INTENDED TO BE – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

I wish to begin my remarks by commending members of the National Working Committee. Under their collective stewardship, the party earned great and important victories, not least the vital second mandate handed to President Buhari. President Buhari’s victory, and the overall electoral success of APC speak highly of them. Our task as a party is to build upon the progress thus made so that both nation and party may advance to their better future. Yet, we must acknowledge that something important has gone off track. For some months we have…

COVID-19 and Nigeria’s security issues: Way forward, by Olusegun Obasanjo

When the President of Abeokuta Club invited me through a letter by the General Secretary of the Club to give this talk, he gave me a guide by suggesting a title – COVID-19 And Nigeria Security Issues: The Way Forward. COVID-19 is a health and security issue and I will like to deal with that first before going to the general security and polity issue.   But before I go into the Lecture, let me at the onset thank and congratulate the President and all the members of this premier…

Ex-Minister ,Gbagi mourns former Rep Ogbaburhon, says he was passionate about selfless service

Former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi has mourned the demise of former member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Austin Ogbaburhon.   Also a former Chairman of Okpe and Udu Local Government Areas of Delta State, Ogbaburhon represented Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency in the National Assembly between 2011 and 2015.   Gbagi, in a statement issued on Saturday, described the deceased as a lover of his people.   Ogbaburhon was a former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State.  …

Lawan refutes media report on alleged N-Power job slots

The Senate President,Ahmad Lawan, has reacted to a publication on the Sahara Reporters portal purporting that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management allocated N-Power recruitment slots to the Senate President and other lawmakers A statement signed by Ola Awoniyi,Special Adviser (Media) to President of the Senate urged members of the public to totally disregard the fake and malicious publication in its entirety. The statement further said : “It should be noted that the fairytale only blandly and obliquely claimed that some lawmakers printed out application forms from the…

Yoruba youth group mourns Ajimobi, commiserates with Olubadan , Makinde, Ajimobi’s family

A Yoruba Socio- Cultural Group, Alliance of Yoruba Youth Council Worldwide (AYYCW) Oyo State Council has commiserated with the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Governor Seyi Makinde, Ajimobi’s Family, Oyo State and Nigeria at large over the sudden demise of former Oyo state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.   The group in a press statement issued by the Oyo State Council Chairman and made available to the Newsmen by the Public Relation Officer, Ogbeni Adeniyi Faleti ,the State Chairman, Omo Oba Onaolapo Ademola Omiyale on Saturday, 27th June, 2020, described the death of Senator Abiola…

BETWEEN AN INGRATE SON AND AN OVERBEARING FATHER – HOW IT ENDED IN EDO By Abdullahi O.Haruna (Haruspice

Nothing wrecks a man than obstinate push for vengeance, the desire to have your pound of flesh is an open embrace to your end, that way, your imminent waterloo is assured. Even the scriptures admonished us into leaving vengeance to God. In African Night Entertainment, a book authored by late cerebral word lord, Cyprian Ekwensi, we saw how the quest for vengeance wrecked the promising life of Abubakar, the protagonist of the storyline. He was cheated of his heartthrob and went wide and wild in search of revenge- he got…

Alaafin endorses Yoruba youth group

A foremost Yoruba Socio-Cultural Youth Group, Alliance Of Yoruba Youth Council Worldwide (AYYCW) on Thursday, 25th June, 2020, paid a courtesy visit to the Alaafin of Oyo, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi. During the visit the Royal Father endorsed the group while receiving his certificate as the Grand Patron of the Youth Council. Speaking at the Occasion, the National President of the group, Dr. Akande Kazeem thanked the Monarch for finding time in his busy schedule to attend to the group. He promised to always fight for the course…

WORLD DRUGS DAY:Dare charges Youths to shun drug abuse

Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr. Sunday Dare has charged Nigerian Youths to avoid acts that are inimical to their health and wellbeing, even as he tasked them to be focused as the world celebrates World Drugs Day. “On this commemorative occasion of the World Drug Day declared by the United Nations, you must stay healthy and keep a positive mental attitude even as we battle to stay safe under the challenges of Covid-19. Everyone of us have been affected one way or the other. Some have suffered the tragic…