Oyo Govt distributes palliatives to Lebanon returnees

Oyo State Government has distributed palliatives to the first set of Lebanese returnees in the state. Special Adviser on Diaspora to the State Governor, Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu stated that the exercise would be conducted in batches. The returnees, who are Oyo State female indigenes in their middle ages, were stranded in Lebanon in the process of seeking greener pastures. Speaking on the effort of Oyo State Government at ensuring the welfare of all its citizens, including those in the Diaspora, Mrs Sarumi Aliyu noted that about forty-eight stranded Oyo indigenes had…

Oyo to receive 55 new returnees October 1st,as returnees named newly-born babies Seyi Makinde

The Senior Special Assistant to Oyo state Governor on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, has said that the State Government through her office will receive last batch of Oyo state returnees from Lebanon by October 1st, 2020. Sarumi-Aliyu, while speaking expressed deep appreciation to Governor Seyi Makinde, for his commitment and unflinching support to the wellbeing of Oyo state indigenes home and abroad described the Governor’s passion as unprecedented and uncommon. Mrs Sarumi further commended the Engr Seyi Makinde for the support given to the Diaspora office for optimal operations…

YES, NIGERIA IS COLLAPSING FORWARD By Femi Adesina

In the past one week, those who think they own Nigeria, and their cohorts, have been making magisterial pronouncements on the state of the nation. What they couldn’t get through the ballot box in 2019, they are attempting to achieve through misinformation, disinformation, malevolence, false narrative, and outright malediction. Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wants us to believe that the country is collapsing, and is now a basket case, with the economy and unity in tatters. Fine. Nigeria has a lot of challenges. Insecurity. Insularity. Fallen economic fortunes. Rising costs.…

EDO GUBER ELECTION: Buhari urges parties, candidates, security agents to behave responsibly

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial elections. The President in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, reiterated his stance  that, “I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough if other actors at ground zero refuse to abide by the rules.” According to President Buhari, “I want to see democratic standards in the country raised higher at every level, but these cannot be achieved…

EDO GUBER ELECTION: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement  • assures Citizens of safety 

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu In line with concerted efforts at ensuring public order and safety, during the forthcoming Edo Gubernatorial election slated to hold on Saturday, 19th September, 2020, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11:59PM on Friday, 18th September, 2020 – 6pm on Saturday, 19th September, 2020. The IGP noted that the restriction order is informed by the need to prevent the free flow, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs and checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts and…

No going back on roads closure to articulated vehicles,Niger Govt says

Niger State Government has said it will not go back on the restriction order on heavy trucks plying the state-owned roads which took effect on the 15th September, 2020. This was coming after the State government had assured that its  position will be reviewed as event concerning the closure unfolds. The state government maintained that its decision to close down all state government roads was done within the confines of law stressed that adequate consultations and sensitization with relevant stakeholders were made and two weeks notice was also served to…

Friday Sermon : Speaking About Islam Without Knowledge By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful All Praise is due to Allah, We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evils and our own bad deeds. Anyone who is guided by Allah, he is indeed guided; and anyone who has been left astray, will find no one to guide him. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, the Only One without any partner;…

Veteran Nollywood Actor,Jimoh Aliu is dead

Veteran Nollywood actor,Chief Jimoh Aliu popularly known as Baba Aworo is dead. The dramatist, Sculptor, Filmwriter, Playwright,Film Director and former National President of Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) died in the early hours of today Thursday, shortly after meeting with his children in Ado Ekiti,Ekiti state capital. It was gathered that the 93years old thespian earlier met with the children and urged them to be united and be at peace with each other An inside source said Pa Jimoh Aliu  had premonition of his death, as he told…

A Governor and his love for probity By Rafiu Ajakaye

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is an emerging phenomenon in the Nigerian political space, thanks to his style, his drive to make things easy for the poor within resources available to him, and the pace at which he is demystifying governance. He lives in his own house. He drives his own car. He carries his own files. He goes about town on official duties without the air that comes with governance in the country. And he recently made himself a subject of school quiz when he officially wrote to the…

Why finding it right in education ‘ll translate to all round development-Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, has said that with education being pivotal to development, getting it right in the sector, will lead the state to finding its bearing in all its development aspirations. Engr. Sule stated this while inaugurating an all important committee on education sector development plan, at the Government House, on Wednesday. While describing the event as a watershed in the determination of his administration to uplift the state to a new level of development, the Governor stressed that also informed the decision of the state government…