CORPS HEALTH: NYSC rejigs partnership with NHIS

NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has reiterated his administration’s commitment to effective healthcare services for Corps Members during their service year. He commended the inclusion of Corps Members in the National Health Insurance Scheme, described it as another laudable programme of the Federal Government. Ibrahim stated this in his office during a courtesy call by the Executive Secretary of NHIS, Dr Mohammad Nasiru Gambo and other Management Staff of the agency. The NHIS team was at the NYSC NDHQ for the presentation of a report of the joint committee…

Friday Sermon : Muharram And The Fast Of Ashurah By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy All praise is for Allah. We praise Him, we seek His aid and we ask for His forgiveness. We seek Allah’s refuge from the evils of ourselves and from our evil actions. Whosoever Allah guides, there is no one who can misguide him; and whosoever Allah misguides, there is no one who can guide him. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, who has no partner; and I testify that Muhammad (Peace…

WASH : Oyo Assembly okays Makinde’s request to access N800million loan

The Oyo State House of Assembly has granted the request of Governor Seyi Makinde to access eight hundred million naira loan facility for the Oyo State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA) as counterpart fund to attract the sum of two billion, nine hundred and sixty-seven million, seven hundred thousand naira from the Federal Ministry of Water Resources. The plenary presided over by the Speaker ,Hon Adebo Ogundoyin gave the approval on Thursday following the request forwarded to the House by the Governor. The fund is required to provide…

Oyo Assembly confirms OYSIEC members. … tasks them to conduct hitch-free LG election

The Oyo State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of members of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission OYSIEC. The members were screened and confirmed on Thursday during the house plenary Recall that the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde had on Tuesday forwarded the list of the OYSIEC members to the Oyo State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation. The Committee has Barr Isiaka Olagunju as Chairman, while Comrade Adeniyi Afeez Babatunde, Alhaja Ganiyat Saka, Mr Olanrewaju Emmanuel, Chief Kunle Agboola, Mr Remi Ayoade, Mr Sunday Falana and…

Oyo Assembly passes College of Education Lanlate Amendment bill 2020

The Oyo State House of Assembly has passed the College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State (Amendment) Bill, 2020 into law. The bill which now gave full autonomy to the College of Education was passed on Thursday at the Plenary after the presentation of the report of the Committee on Education by its Chairman ,Hon Olufemi Oluwafowokanmi (Ibadan South West 1) The bill was jointly sponsored by the Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Muhammad Fadeyi , the Minority Leader, Hon Asimiyu Alarape and Hon Peter Ojedojun (Ibarapa North/Central).…

Gov AbdulRazaq inaugurates Nigeria’s first Football House • Okays resumption of non-contact sports activities  • NFF chair seeks grassroots football devt

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday said non-contact sporting activities have resumed in the state as part of the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions, adding that his administration remain committed to reviving sporting infrastructure to create a conducive environment for talents. The Governor stated this in Ilorin, the state capital, when he played host to the President ,Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and members of his entourage who were in the governor’s office on a courtesy visit shortly before the official inauguration of the Football House in Ilorin.…

ROAD CONSTRUCTION : Niger Govt to ban articulated vehicles on Minna-Bida road

To ensure the speedy completion of Minna-Bida Road, the Niger State Government is set to restrict the heavy-duty vehicles from plying the road. The position of Government was disclosed by the Chairman Infrastructure Project Monitoring Committee Ibrahim Balarabe while leading the team on a fact finding mission on factors responsible for the slow pace of work and to inspect the ongoing road project. The team noted that unless the restriction is made, the pace of work on the road would be slow pointing out that the heavy trucks have constituting…

Dabiri-Erewa congratulates first Nigerian Black Canadian Minister

 Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Mr Kaycee Madu, a Nigerian based in Canada, on his appointment as the first black Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the government of Alberta. In a congratulatory message,Dabiri-Erewa expressed delight that Madu had proved his mettle which earned him the exalted position. “We are so happy for Mr Madu on his well deserved appointment.  This confirms our saying that our Diasporans are our greatest asset making us proud globally” She advised Madu to continue to give his…

Senate directs Accountant General to probe $18b NLNG dividend

The Chairman Senate Committee on Finance, Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) has directed the Accountant General of the Federation Mr.Ahmed Idris to investigate the payment of the sum of $18,323,032,261.03(over $18billion) as dividend from Nigerian investment in the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) between 2004 and 2020. The chairman gave the directives following disclosures from NLNG officials during the 5-Day Senate Committees on Finance and National Planning consideration of the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The Accountant General was mandated to investigate among other things if…

Kwara Govt seeks befitting welcome ,as Kano Emir arrives Ilorin

Kwara State Government has called on members of the public to accord a befitting welcome to the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who is on an official visit to the state from Thursday August 27th (today). The government also urged citizens to do so within the limits allowed by the NCDC safety protocols for the Covid-19 pandemic. Commissioner for Communications ,Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin accordingly said “We call on citizens, especially those in the state capital Ilorin, to accord the revered Emir a welcome that is befitting of his distinguished…