Breaking: Buhari approves reopening of all schools

The Federal Government has okayed the reopening of all schools as the nation goes into the next phase of the Coronavirus Disease. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday during the body’s briefing. The briefing came after the PTF submitted its Seventh Report to President Muhammadu Buhari, with the Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, saying all the proposals by the team were approved by the President. Aliyu, who spoke during a briefing at the Nnamdi…

Building Infrastructure for National Integration and Peace in Nigeria By Tajudeen Alabede

“People may not appreciate the value of peace until they count the cost of crisis” – Tajudeen Alabede   In March 2010, against the background of the rancorous build-up to the 2011 general elections, I wrote a short piece titled Nigeria needs a National Integration Minister. More than ten years after, not much has changed with regard to the socio-political realities which necessitated that call. If anything, the call has now become a national imperative.   At an Inter-Faith Peace Forum which I had the privilege of convening with the support…

Friday Sermon: Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him): Man They Ignorantly Misunderstood! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful ِAll praises are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions and those who follow him well until Judgement Day. Dear brothers and sisters, today, one in every five persons on this earth firmly believes that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is the last Messenger of Allah. He was a Muslim and there are more than 2 billion such Muslims around the world today. As the second largest religious…

21,623 Kwarans to get Owo Isowo as disbursement begins

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the disbursement of funds to 21,623 beneficiaries of the state’s interest-free micro-finance loans for petty traders, a component of the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP), a statement said on Thursday. The operations of the first phase of disbursement will last for five weeks. The disbursement came after months of careful enumeration of the potential beneficiaries of the scheme, according to the statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye. The statement quoted the anchor of the programme Mohammed…

Budget engagement sessions, an opportunity to harvest public views – Gov AbdulRazaq

The Kwara State Government’s citizens engagement meeting on budget preparation continued in the northern senatorial district on Thursday, with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq saying the platform offered a unique opportunity to listen to what the public want prioritised and inserted into the fiscal document for year 2021. The meeting was held in the political headquarters of the district Bode Saadu, two days after that of the Kwara Central Senatorial District was held in the state Capital Ilorin. The Kwara South engagement is slated for Monday September 7th. “The whole idea of…

ATTACKS ON NIGERIANS : Foreign Affairs committee Chair,Buba joins Gbajabiamila on diplomatic visit to Ghana 

Chairman,House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Hon.Yusuf Buba Yakub,today joined the Speaker of the House of Representatives ,Femi Gbajabiamala,for a legislative-diplomatic visit  to Ghana. The visit came at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari,who is said to be deeply concerned about the lingering issues of diplomatic rows that have continued to spring up in recent times between Nigeria and its sister West African neighbour,,Ghana. Alongside the House Speaker,the Chairman of the Committee on Media of the House,Hon. Benjamin  Okezie Kalu,Hon. Ephraim Nwazi,Hon. Shehu Balarabe as well as other Members of the…

Niger Govt sues for calm over banditry attacks in Kagara, Rafi communities

The Niger State Government has appealed to residents of Kagara town in Rafi local government Area of the State to remain calm, as government is deploying resources at its disposal to ensure the protection of their lives and property. This appeal came against the backdrop of bandits’ attack on the town and the panic elicited by a social media video, in which the residents of the area were seen running helter skelter and calling for intervention from the state government and the army. In a message of condolence, Governor Abubakar…

Nigerian Army: Emulating General Buratai’s Accounting Aura  By Yemi Itodo  

I have followed the operations of the Nigerian Army keenly since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed leadership of Nigeria. My interest in the activities of the Nigerian Army stems from two factors. One is the promise made by President Buhari on assumption of office, to tackle insecurity headlong and two, my childhood ambition to join the Nigerian Army. I must state that I haven’t been disappointed so far with the leadership strides of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, who has indeed displayed that burning passion…