[Friday Sermon] Nigeria At 60: It Is Our Duty To Love, Respect And Defend Our Country 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, as we celebrates Nigeria’s Independence from colonialism (1st October, 1960 – 1st October, 2020) some selfish people argue that we have nothing to celebrate, insisting that the country is underdeveloped and impoverished. As Nigerian, I have always been and will continue to be optimistic about the future…

Institutional reforms, political will key to gender inclusion: Sirleaf, UN, World Bank, others      …. Panelists say Kwara a model for women empowerment

Mainstreaming gender inclusion in governance requires institutional and legal reforms and deliberate efforts by political leaders to give women a fair chance to contribute their own quota to development, according to panelists at the 1st Kwara State Gender Conference held on Thursday. The virtual conference was attended by former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed; Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen; World Bank representatives; ECOWAS Parliament; and Chairman of the Forum of Nigerian First Ladies Erelu Bisi Fayemi; First Lady of Kwara…

Senate considers bill to guarantee safety at Nigerian Airports

The Senate on Wednesday considered a critical bill that would ensure increased efficiency and guarantee the implementation of new national safety requirements in air transport system in Nigeria. The piece of legislation titled: Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria Bill, 2020, was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC – Kebbi North). Leading debate on the bill, the lawmaker said the piece of legislation seek to provide for effective management of airports in the country. According to him,when passed into law, any person who failed to obtain the approval of…

PERENNIAL FLOODING: Gov Sani-Bello calls for Special Intervention fund for affected states 

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has called for emergency measure by the Federal Government in form of Special Intervention Fund that will assist states ravaged by flood and the consequential effect of the spillage of Kainji, Shiroro and Jebba Dams. Speaking to Journalists in Minna, the Governor disclosed that no fewer than 17,000 people in about 150 Villages, across 20 out of the 25 local government areas of the state as well as 7,619 houses have been affected by flood, thereby destroying peoples places of abode.  The Governor who…

Taking Action to Empower Women in West Africa By AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq 

 Across the globe, societies are seemingly convulsed by campaigns for greater equality on gender and identity grounds. We have an equivalent gender parity problem in West Africa. It is more straightforward in many ways, but no less pressing. We must act deliberately and decisively to improve outcomes for women in order for Africa to reach its developmental goals. This is why, today, Thursday October 1, Kwara State, the Nigerian State of which I am Governor, will be hosting its first annual regional West African conference on gender equality and the…

Join hands to kick out tuberculosis-Kwara Gov’s wife urges Kwarans

The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Dr. Mrs. Olufolake AbdulRazaq has called on the good people of the State to join hands with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to ensure that tuberculosis is eradicated in the State. Mrs. AbdulRazaq made the call as members of the public were assembled by the Kwara State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit of the State Ministry of Health to conclude activities scheduled to mark the 2020 World TB Day in the State. Health care workers, key stakeholders in public health, representatives of religious bodies and…

Kwara Gov congratulates new PENCOM chief ·      ….commends President Buhari

Kwara State Governor,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the newly-appointed Chairman of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) Dr Remi Oyindasola, saying the appointment was truly deserving for a thoroughbred professional like the appointee. Dr Oyindasola, the Offa-born boardroom guru, is one of the most sought-after hands in the country’s financial sector and his appointment at this time will reinvigorate the emerging Nigerian pension management regime, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye. “His Excellency is grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for yet another honour done…

PDP Senators hail President Buhari over leadership style …as Senate receives report on 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP

Senators elected on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP on Wednesday commended President Buhari for his unique approach to governance. Two lawmakers who took their turns to speak on the floor during plenary, commended Buhari’s leadership style for prioritizing the interest of Nigerians over partisanship. Rising under order 43 of the Senate standing rules, the Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (PDP – Taraba South) praised Buhari for commencing the construction of Ibbi bridge in his constituency. He stated that his entire constituency had written a letter of…

Nigeria at 60: Akande-Sadipe reiterates commitment to constituency …decries non-prioritization of history in schools

Member,Federal House of  Representative,Hon.Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has urged Nigerians to make the celebration of Nigeria at 60 a driving force to uphold good values, reiterated her commitment to legislative representation through her core constituency agenda for emancipation of Oluyole federal constituency. She however described the non-prioritization of history in the Nigerian educational curriculum as an injustice to the younger generation, who do not know much about Nigerian independence. Akande Sadipe, who represents Oluyole Federal Constituency, said this through her Special Assistant on Media, Olamilekan Olusada, she urged Federal Government and State…

NIGERIA @60 : Our nation still in dire need of good governance – Oyo Speaker

Lack of good governance remains the bane of socio-economic development of Nigeria, the giant of Africa even as the country marks her sixty years of Independence. These were the words of the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin in his Diamond jubilee Independence message to Nigerians. The Speaker said at sixty , the three tiers of government, the Federal , State and Local Governments were in need of quality and selfless leaders who will practice, promote and champion good  governance for all round development. He expressed disappointment…