Gov AbdulRazaq mourns famous thespian,Prof Akinwale,says his legacy lives on

Kwara State Governor,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday described the death of famous thespian, playwright and academic, Professor Ayo Akinwale as painful and an irreplaceable loss to the academia and the movie industry Professor Akinwale, a gifted orator, was until his death a Senior lecturer in the Department of Performing Arts of the University of Ilorin. A statement by Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor said: “His Excellency sends his condolences to the family of the late thespian, the Nollywood family, and the entire University of Ilorin over this sad…

LOOMING OODUA SECCESIONISTS TRAGEDY: SOUTH WEST RULERS, GOVERNORS AND PEOPLE’S HONOUR AT STAKE  By  Prof Taofiq Adesina Azeez

To describe the  ongoing agitation for OODUA Republic as a tragic comment on the assumed Integrity, Intelligence and Enlightenment of the people of the region is for want of better words to describe the distasteful drama. It is unthinkable that a race reputed as the most educated in this contraption called Nigeria will choose miscreants to fight their cause, appoint an erudite Professor as Prime Minister before asking for the republic through rallies. While the miscreants can be forgiven for not knowing that a project such as this is a…

JIFORM condoles Prof Ikechukwu Kanu over dad’s death

The Journalists International Forum For Migration, JIFORM, has mourned the death of Sir Emmanuel N. Kanu, KSJ aged 88. Sir Kanu was the father of JIFORM’s foremost resource person and international migration advocate, Professor Ikechukwu Kanu Anthony, O.S.A,who is also the Rector,Villanova Polytechnic, Imesi-ile Osun State, Nigeria. The deceased was a retired lecturer from the Federal College of Education Yola, Adamawa State, where he served in various capacities, as Deputy Provost and Acting Provost of the Federal institution. He was an indigene of Arondizuogu, Ideato North Local Government Area, Imo…

Kwara Govt presents appointment letters to six Traditional Rulers

The Kwara State Government on Monday presented letters of appointment to six newly appointed 3rd Class and 4th Class Traditional Rulers. The official presentation followed the approval by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq after the ratification of same by the Kwara State Council of Chiefs. The newly appointed Royal Fathers included Oba Ezekiel Ajibola Omobanjo as the Oloke of Oke-Opin in Ekiti Local Government Area (3rd Class); Oba Abdulwahab  Bolaji Usman as the Onimosudo of Masudo in Ifelodun Local Government Area (4th Class). Others were Oba Simeon Ibiyinka Olaonipekun as the Oba…

Recruitment: Zulum approves 594 doctors, nurses, others  … Okays annual course for 200 more 

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the engagement of 84 medical doctors, 365 nurses and midwives, 45 pharmacists and 100 health technicians including other supportive staff, making 594 personnel being added to Borno’s healthcare sector. Zulum announced the recruitment on Monday in Maiduguri at the end of a meeting with Borno’s public healthcare stakeholders attended by Chairman , Borno state House of Assembly Committee on Health, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Salihu Kwayabura, Chairman, National Association of Nurses and Midwives, Umar M. Shettima, and heads of the State’s Health…

FG lauds Pearlena Igbokwe on Promotion To Chair Universal Studio

The Federal Government has congratulated Nigerian-born Pearlena Igbokwe on her recent promotion to Chairman of the Universal Studio Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the Federal Government was very delighted at the news of the promotion, which he said was the latest in a string of successes that had been recorded by Igbokwe. ”The fact that, in her new role, Igbokwe will lead the…

Hajj Savings Scheme, The Game Changer By Fatima Sanda Usara

Launching of the Hajj Savings Scheme (HSS) is a historic milestone in the masterplan of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). It is a scheme that has taken years to build. Although the Commission has not reached the desired destination yet, the launching and signing of agreement were important steps towards a long and hopefully, successful endeavour. The HSS is Nigeria’s version of Malaysian Tabung Haji. Malaysia began its programme in September 1963. It grew from three bank branches to over a hundred branches; from 1, 281 initial depositors in…

RAPE: NARICT trains 100 girls in Benue

In order to make the girl child self reliant and less vulnerable to RAPE, the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, last week, alongside other experts, trained 100 girls on various skills in Benue State. The one-week training was organized at the instance of Miss Idoma Ambassador, Queen Esther Ene Daniels. The participants who were drawn from the 9 LGAs of Benue South, were trained from Monday 7th to Saturday 12th September, 2020 on skills such as, production of hand sanitizer, liquid soup, odour control, body spray/perfumes, shoes,…

Rescue Mission pledges more commitment to fight human trafficking

The Rescue Mission Initiative has pledged commitment to work with all relevant agencies to rescue more Nigerians stranded across the globe. The body also said, it would continue to advocate against human trafficking and other vices of irregular migration. The Founder of the Rescue Mission Initiative, Adefemi Sharafadin Abdus Salam,gave the assurance during a chat with the media in Lagos. He said, the mission would do all within its powers to go against human trafficking not just in Nigeria but across several countries with its networks in order to save…