The Obaseki Tsunami. By Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill

The recent victory of H.E Godwin Obaseki is a lesson that many can learn from. I think it sends a very clear message to Nigerians as a whole, but a direct message to APC and a quiet message to the PDP in particular. Today I will leave the international community out of it. They still have their own fishes to fry. Their progression from what I had previously described as very toothless bulldogs to now issuing travel bans on election riggers, is a good first step. But they know they…

NIGERIA @60 : FG declares October 1,public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, as public holiday to mark the Nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Nigerians on the Celebration of the Country’s Diamond Jubilee and assured them of Government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.  “our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black …

FLOOD: Niger Govt visits affected communities to assess damages

The flood first-hand information Committee set up by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has visited communities submerged by flood in Lavun Local Government Area to ascertain the extent of the destruction. The delegation led by the Chairman, Engr. Ibrahim Mohammed Panti who is also the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure while assessing the ravaged communities, said they were there to get firsthand information on the level of damages with a view to providing a lasting solution to the perennial flooding affecting communities in the state as well as…

Nigeria@60 Amidst Desolation By Abba Dukawa

“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a Nation to live safely and happiness, government exist for the interest of the governed and not for the governors” (Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826). No one will discount the progress made in several areas of our national life since the country get its independence from British colonial masters. Nigeria contemporary’s countries that gotten statehood with our country is now in the league of developing Nations. In spite of our enormous wealth but our dear Nigeria at 60 independence the…

COVID-19: Kwara set to disburse N135m Interest-free loan to private school owners

Kwara State Government on Tuesday disclosed that it has set aside the sum of N135,500,000 under the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) as interest-free loan to 1,119 private school owners across the state. “KWASSIP has engaged with the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Kwara State after they reached out for assistance to cushion the effects of school closure arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a statement by Mohammed Brimah, the Anchor of KWASSIP. The statement said the 1,119 private schools had been grouped into…

NUJ pledges to sustain fight for freedom of information       ……as UNESCO hosts stakeholders to mark Int’l Day for Universal Access to Information

The Nigerian Union of Journalists has reiterated its determination in ensuring that Government does not tamper with the fundamental rights of freedom of information and expression of citizens. The National President of the Union Chris Isiguzor who spoke yesterday at the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) 2020 said that was why he came all out to stand against the satanic anti people, draconian, hate speech bill at the national assembly and the Social media bill. “We stood against them, we are still standing against them, we will…

The other sides of Oyetola: Tribute to my Principal @ 66 By Ismail Omipidan

Today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020, is the 66th birthday of my Principal, Adegboyega Oyetola. To celebrate him, I have elected to speak about a few of his attributes as a leader. Interestingly, those attributes, one of which is the fact that running a State in a depressed economy is possible, have not only changed my perception about taking up the job of a media aide to a complete stranger, but have further rekindled my hope about the future of our State and the country at large. I have said it…

We’ll give priority to your requests in 2021 budget – Oyo Speaker assures residents

The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has assured that the 2021 budget will be used to finance and implement projects specifically requested for by the people of the state. This , the Speaker said was in line with the promise of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration to always get the inputs of communities and residents of the state  on projects to be executed and included in the annual budget. Ogundoyin gave the assurance while leading the Stakeholders Consultative meeting on year 2021 budget organized by the Oyo…

School Feeding Scam: Sadiya Farouq dissociates Self, Ministry from diversion

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq has dissociated herself and office from a trending report in the media titled “N2.72b for School Feeding During Lockdown Diverted To Private Accounts”.   The Minister who reminded that the money for Home Grown School Feeding does not pass through her nor Ministry, called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission to freeze the accounts where the said funds were diverted. This clarification was contained in a statement signed by the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister, Nneka…

Lawan, Gbajabiamila vow to break PIB jinx by ensuring its passage

The leadership of the National Assembly said on Monday that the ninth Assembly will break the jinx of not being able to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill after several attempts. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila assured Nigerians that the time had come for the passage of the bill. They spoke at a meeting of the leadership of the National Assembly with the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Silva, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…