My Angel is 60 By Rauf Aregbesola

My sojourn in Kaduna in the 1980s, first for my youth service and later for a paid employment, will remain ever memorable. This is because it was there that I found the love of my life, Iyaafin Sherifat Abidemi Aregbesola. I was a dashing young man with long hair and ideological fire burning in my soul. I had been caught in the throes of the ideological fervour of the time. I left The Polytechnic Ibadan fired with idealism and was prepared to change the world. People of my generation actually…

Nigeria@60: NIS Using Citizens-Passport Integrity To Launder Nigeria’s Image By James Sunday

The History of the Nigerian State cannot be complete without the contribution of our citizens doing the country proud by their ingenuity, skills, expertise, Knowledge and achievements that is globally recognized.   Nigeria as a nation is adjudged the most populous black nation in Africa, largest growing economy, first African country to automate its SLTD upload to the International Police Global System (IPSG), attracting for the country the 1st in Africa and 54th globally. With Nigeria’s agrarian land mass, agriculture may replace its dependency on oil. The most educated black…

It will be immoral to return to APC – Obaseki

Edo state Governor,Godwin Obaseki , who was recently re-elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said it will be immoral to return to All Progressives Congress (APC) after all the hard work the party did to return him to office. This is even as he has declared that he should be dealt with if he tries to replace former APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, as the new godfather after defeating godfatherism in his state.  Responding to questions from State House Correspondents after the meeting with…

Alleged dehumanizing treatment on hotel staff by ex-minister,Justice ‘ll prevail says IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has urged members of the public, particularly the alleged victims and all interest groups in the ongoing Police investigations into the case of dehumanizing treatment on the Signatious Hotel Staff in Warri, Delta State, to remain calm as the Police intensify efforts towards unravelling the circumstances surrounding the incident.   IGP Adamu in a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, stated that the Delta State Police Command has since commenced discrete investigations into the matter with appreciable progress made, he assured…

Police partner WAEC to promote integrity in its examination processes      …..arrest twelve for various examination offences

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested twelve (12) suspects for their involvement in various examination malpractices in the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in some States across the country. The arrest of the suspects was consequent upon the renewed partnership between the Examination body and the Police aimed at ensuring and promoting the integrity of examination processes in the country.   Investigations by Police operatives revealed that the suspects used their privileged positions as invigilators, supervisors and school functionaries during the 2020 WASSCE to conspire, perpetrate…

Exclusive: El-Rufai Gets 3 Nominees For Emir Of Zazzau

Kingmakers of Zazzau emirate have submitted three names to Kaduna governor Nasir El-Rufai for his consideration and appointment as new Emir of Zazzau, Daily Trust understands.   The names are: Alhaji Bashir Aminu, Iyan Zazzau who scored 89 marks, Alhaji Muhammed Munnir Jafaru, Yariman Zazzau with 87, and Alhaji Aminu Shehu Idris, Turakin Karamin Zazzau who scored 53 marks. The kingmakers are currently meeting Governor El-Rufa’i at Sir Kasim Ibrahim Government House. Daily Trust gathered that 11 princes had indicated their interest to succeed the late Emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris,…

Installed Electronic System ‘ll aid proceeding  -Gbajabiamila ….It’s Promise Kept – House Spokesman

Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the installed technology in the green chamber of the National Assembly to aid proceedings.   Gbajabiamila, who led journalists on inspection of the newly installed electronic system on Friday in Abuja said the move became necessary because what it had before now in the chamber was obsolete for any legislative house. According to him, “This is one of the things we promised we will do in the 9th Assembly and we are happy that this can be found in any advanced…

How protest vote and 2023 calculations won Godwin Obaseki second term, By Law Mefor

It is unbelievable how ego trips and intrigues of 2023 made the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose Edo State to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It all started when the party acquiesced to the machinations that led to the disqualification of its own Governor on frivolity. Governor Godwin Obaseki was disqualified based on the same certificates he used in 2016 to become the Governor of Edo State. Such flimsy excuses were used to attempt to repeat what happened to Akinwunmi Ambode as Governor of Lagos State who…

BANDITS’ ATTACKS: Gov Sani-Bello suspends mining activities in 2 LGAs

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has announced the immediate suspension of all mining activities in Gurmana, Shiroro Local Government Area, Anguwan Kampani, M.I. Wushishi Housing Estate, College of Education, Army Barracks and Lapan-Gwari in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the State. A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane said the decision to suspend mining activities became necessary following security, health, environmental hazards and the illicit drug peddling in the areas posed to the people. The SSG further explained that the suspension of mining activities…

PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS

There is a story that President Muhammadu Buhari likes to tell. He has done so many times in public and private meetings. It goes thus: “After we got inaugurated into office in 2015, I asked the Governor of Central Bank for the state of our finances. He said no money. I was alarmed, and asked where all the money went. Before then, oil prices had hit 143 dollars per barrel, and stabilized at 100 dollars per barrel for a long time. But I was being told there was no money.…