COVID-19 AND THE PROFESSORS By Femi Adesina

I hate to see professors die. And in recent days, we have lost three of them to the strange ailment called COVID-19, currently ravaging the world. Within two weeks, we lost three professors in quick succession. Habu Galadima, Director-General, National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). Femi Odekunle, renowned criminologist and member of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC). And Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos. Each time a professor dies, I say to myself: what a waste! All the learning, gone. All the intellect, perished.…

UAE firm to build world-class specialist hospital, medical diagnostic center in Osun

The MGT Group — a multi sectoral and multidisciplinary firm with patented technologies headquarted in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, and operating in several countries of the world has expressed readiness to invest in building a world-class specialist hospital and a medical diagnostic center in the State. The firm also expressed interest in investing in the State’s solid mineral asset, just as it applauded the Oyetola’s administration for building, renovating and revitalising 332 Primary Healthcare Centres across the State, describing it as worthwhile, unprecedented and unparalleled. The Chief Press Secretary…

Oyetola mourns Sen Adebayo Salami’s death

Governor of the State of Osun,Adegboyega Oyetola, has expressed sadness over the death of Senator Adebayo Salami, the Baba Adinni of Osogbo and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State, who passed on Thursday. Salami represented Osun Central at the Senate from 1999 to 2003. Reacting to the news of the Senator’s death, Oyetola in a post on his official Facebook page, commiserated with the family of the deceased and the Muslim community in Osun. The governor wrote: “Sad to learn of the passing of Baba Adinni…

#EndSars: Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry resumes hearing with 30 petitions  …our hopes lie in the panel, says petitioner

The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings on Friday said it has received thirty petitions so far. The Panel reiterated its commitment to ensuring fair hearing and justice in all the petitions received within the time frame of stipulated six months. This was just as the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Akinwale David Oladimeji, berated the attitude and misconduct of  some officers and men of  Nigeria Police Force. Addressing journalists shortly after the hearings, Justice Oladimeji said the evidence gathered…

BREAKING: Obaseki Wins As Court Dismisses APC’s Certificate Forgery Suit

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the alleged certificate forgery suit filed against the governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki. Justice Ahmed Mohammed delivered the judgment on Saturday in a suit filed by the All Progressives Party (APC) and a chieftain of the party, Williams Edobor, against the governor.   The APC and Edobor had filed the suit alleging that Governor Obaseki presented a forged certificate to seek re-election in the Edo State governorship election held on September 19, 2020. According to the plaintiffs, the said document…

Friday Sermon : Do Not Throw Yourselves Into Destruction By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Praise be to Allah, who created all creatures, decreed their sustenance, distributed their means of livelihood and wrote down their life spans. No person can ever die except that he takes full share of his livelihood and life span. I praise Him, thank Him, repent to Him and ask Him to forgive us. He made the path clear so that the righteous souls can follow it, and respond to their Lord’s call. On the other hand, some souls went…

Accumulated Salaries Arrears : Gov Sule sets up committee to investigate LGs 

Nasarawa State Governor,  Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has inaugurated a high powered committee to investigate why local government councils in the state failed to pay salary of workers as the third-tier of governance. Engineer Sule inaugurated the six-member committee, at a ceremony that held at the Conference Hall of the Ministry for Local Government,  Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, on Friday. Inaugurating the high powered committee, the Governor specifically charged them to investigate issues surrounding the inability of local government councils in the state, to effect payment of salary of their…

Why we introduced qualifying exams for directors seeking to become Permanent Secretaries – Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor,Engr.Abdullahi Sule, has given reasons why his administration introduced qualifying examination for directors seeking to become permanent secretaries, stressed that the moved was aimed at setting a solid foundation for a virile state civil service. Engineer Sule stated this while being presented with a report by the committee constituted to conduct examination for eligible directors for appointment into the post of permanent secretary in the state public service, at the Government House, on Thursday. While noting that the civil service in Nasarawa State presently weak, in spite of…