ON CONSTITUTIONALISM:Towards Restructuring of Nigeria By Attahiru Jega

There is currently an upsurge of passionate demands for “restructuring”, “true federalism” and “actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra”. These demands are intricately intertwined and interconnected, and so vociferous that they are overheating the polity. Sooner than later, these matters have to be addressed squarely but dispassionately. The challenge is on how to address the issue of restructuring the Nigerian federal system without upsetting the apple-chart; that is, how to add value to the structure and systemic efficacy of the federal arrangement, without unleashing instability occasioned by the mobilization…

JIFORM SUMMIT: House Chairman on Daispora, Akande-Sadipe confirms her participation

Chairman, Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matters, Honourable Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has confirmed participation at the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) summit slated for Ibadan on October 15, 2020. According to JIFORM, the lawmaker is ranked among leading voices on migration matters on the continent. The summit is to be chaired by foremost international speaker, Professor Patrick Lumumba from Kenya with participation from former immigration minister in Canada, Hon. Gerry Weiner as well the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede,and other international personalities. Also listed for participation…

Kwara Govt to partner Nigerian Navy for improved security

The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has reemphasized the importance of security to development and promised to partner the Nigerian Navy to secure the state. The Governor stated this on Thursday while receiving the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Naval Training Command, Rear Admiral F.F. Ogu and his team. Represented by his Deputy, Mr Kayode Alabi, Governor AbdulRazaq welcomed the team to the state and promised to partner with the Navy on innovative ways of boosting the security of lives and property in Kwara State. Earlier in his remarks, Flag Officer…

NIDCOM pledges continuous support, as JIFORM holds its second Int’l migration summit

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has given its promise to the Journalists’ International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) in exposing the enormity of migration issues, as the forum set to organise another International Migration Summit. This pledge was made when JIFORM Delegation  led by its President, Ajibola Abayomi were received by the Head of Media and Public Relations and Protocol, Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on behalf of the Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who, also, is the guest speaker at the upcoming event. Balogun stated that the Commission was…

Video on The Alleged Arrest of Nigerians at The Embassy In Switzerland – NIDCOM explains

In view of the video circulating on social media alleging that the Nigerian mission in Switzerland invited police to arrest Nigerians who were at the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland  to procure their passports, it is imperative to state the facts of the matter.and put the incident into the proper and true perspective In line with Covid-19 protocols, the Embassy in Bern. Switzerland, is only allowed to attend to 10 applicants, however , the Mission worked out a program that made it possible to attend to a maximum of 20 daily…

No evidence Kwara LG funds were diverted,says Judicial Panel

The panel of inquiry on the finance of the 16 local government areas has said that allegations that the Kwara State Government diverted or deducted N300m monthly from local government funds since May 2019 to date were false and baseless, The panel also said it found no evidence that the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration has borrowed to pay salary or pension since it was inaugurated on May 29, 2019. “We want to state categorically that there is no evidence either oral or documentary to support the allegation of N300m monthly deduction…

Rainstorm: Kwara govt flags off palliative distribution, as Gov visits victims

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Wednesday toured the Ilorin metropolis where the weekend’s rainstorm blew off the rooftops of hundreds of residential and commercial buildings and rendered thousands homeless. The tour occurred as a government team began the delivery of food palliatives to Kwara North senatorial districts, beginning with Jebba town in Moro Local government and Lafiagi in Edu Local government area. AbdulRazaq began the tour immediately he arrived Ilorin from Abuja where he had gone to inform the president of the havoc wreaked by flooding across the state…

FRIDAY SERMON:  Illness: The Test And Trial From Allah Almighty By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, 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, the belief that body and soul belong to Allah and will return to him grounds Muslim recognition of the sanctity of human life and of the need to ensure both physical and spiritual well-being. The Qur’an speaks of Allah’s revelation as healing for the illness of the…

SUNNY OWOLABANI MEMORIAL CUP FINAL: RichBen FC tackles Dolphin FC

The stage is set as the indivisible RichBen FC tackles Dolphin FC in the final of the ongoing Likeminds FC In-House Tournament (Sunny Owolabani Memorial Cup) on Saturday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. RichBen FC emerged top on the table after thrashing Amigochi FC 2-0 in the second semi finals encounter played on September18, 2020 at the Likeminds FC mini-stadium in Utako. The first half of the game ended 0-0 as both sides put on their best performances. However, on resumption in the second stanza of the game, Ben…

Oyo Speaker welcomes ZLP Chieftain, Adepoju, others to PDP in Ibarapaland

Oyo State Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has received the Zenith Labour Party , ZLP Chieftain in Ibarapaland, Dr Adebayo Anthony Adepoju and other members of the opposition parties to the ruling People’s Democratic party, PDP in the state. Adepoju who was the ZLP House of Representatives candidate for Ibarapa North/Central Federal Constituency in the last election and presently the Chairman Oyo State Water Corporation led hundreds of his supporters and that of APC, ADC and ADP to the PDP at a ceremony held at Igboora Garage, Igboora. The Speaker while…