Accountant General defies Court, Minister’s order on payment of 5 year salary arrears to NEMA Spokesperson

The Accountant General of the Federation, (AGF), Ahmed Idris has reportedly defied an order of the court and that of Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed on the payment of salary arrears to a former Spokesperson of NEMA, Mr. Yushau Shuaib. The National Industrial Court in Abuja had on November 22, 2017 in a judgment ordered the federal government to pay salary arrears to Yushau from 2013 till the date of judgment when he was unlawfully removed from his job.  Justice David Isele in the judgment also ordered that Yushau be…

FRSC to arrest wanted traffic offenders in their homes from Monday

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has said that the organisation is set to clamp down on wanted traffic offenders who have failed to effect payment of fines. In a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, Oyeyemi said that the corps would go after wanted offenders as from Monday, Jan. 25. The FRSC boss said that the offenders, who were already declared wanted after exceeding the days of grace period from the dates of arrests and…

FRSC To Introduce Digital Driver’s Licence

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi on Friday, announced the corps plan to introduce a digital driver’s licence that would guard against theft. Oyeyemi made the announcement in Abuja at the year’s first strategy session of zonal commanding officers and sector commanders on zero tolerance to crashes. He said that the plan was pursuat to the federal government’s deliberate effort at making the nation’s economy digital. Oyeyemi said that the corps was driven by the country’s national development’s commitment to making the country safe for all…

Nigerian Youth And A Future On Keg Of Gun Power By Retson Tedheke

The youth of any society are the engine of social transformation. But there is a caveat: When the youth are constructively engaged. However, when they face a bleak future, they could become dynamites that could bring to peril, a prevailing social order.   Like other parts of Nigeria, the Niger Delta is naturally endowed with creative, energetic and socially mobile youths. Alas, disconnections arising from long term government misapplications, misallocations, misappropriation and outright theft of state resources and absence of proper planning have reduced the supposed enterprising and energetic youth of the Niger Delta to miscreants, such…

NAPAAS fetes Ex-servicemen widows, children

National Personal Asset Acquisition Scheme (NAPAAS) has empowered the widows, children of ex servicemen under the auspices of Ex-Servicemen and Family Welfare Association of Nigeria with different items and cash donations at Masaka, Nasarawa State. Speaking during the ceremony, the President of Ex Servicemen and Family Welfare Association of Nigeria, Master Warrant Officer Anthony Agbas (Rtd) who commended President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Defence, Salihu Magashi, NAPAAS and other stakeholders/investors for their endless support to them, said the support could not have come to any better time than this. Agbas…

Still on Murderous Fulani Kidnappers By Yushau A. Shuaib

“Terrorists Now Disguise as Fulani Herdsmen” – President Goodluck Jonathan June 2014 The above quote was the news headline after a speech by former President Goodluck Jonathan at an international conference on Fulani Herdsmen in Kaduna in June 2014 before they now become major kidnap kingpins.   I must admit from the onset that I would deliberately avoid discussing other bewildering developments, especially in Northern Nigeria. I won’t delve into the appointment of a retired operative of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar from Katsina who is now the Director…

Oyetola congratulates Ogiyan of Ejigbo @85

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, has congratulated the Ogiyan of Ejigbo, Oba Omowonuola Oyeyode Oyesosin II, on the occasions of his 85th birthday celebration and 47th coronation anniversary. Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, described the Oba as a fountain of wisdom and knowledge, and a custodian of the culture, customs and tradition of Ejigbo and the Yoruba. He said he was happy to join family, friends, associates, well-wishers, sons and daughters of Ejigbo to celebrate the traditional ruler. He commended him…

Shehu Garba needs some education  By Dare Babarinsa

It is interesting that the Presidency finally found its voice concerning the security situation in Ondo State. In recent months, Ondo State has been at the centre of grave insecurity in the South West. It was here that a first-class traditional ruler was kidnapped and killed. It was here that the daughter of Chief Reuben Fasoranti, the leader of Afenifere, was also killed in an attempt to kidnap her. It was here that Chief Olu Falae, once the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and who almost won the…

SUNDAY IGBOHO AND THE SPIRIT OF OGBORI ELEMOSO BY FESTUS ADEDAYO

Two of Yorubaland’s most prized states’ helmsmen – Governors Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and Seyi Makinde – have made very strong but seemingly diametrically opposed positions on the security of their people, making it the most talked issue in the nation today. In recent time, their Ondo and Oyo States have become hotbeds of the scalding hot security crises in Northeastern and Northwestern Nigeria. Flakes of the unending years of savage Boko Haram war in the Northeast are whooshing gently but destructively and settling on Western Nigeria.   Fleeing displaced Northerners who…

OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR SEYI MAKINDE By Taofiq Adesina Azeez

Your Excellency,   1. This may be the shortest letter you have read because there is no need for preamble and pleasantries. 2. I’m a citizen of Nigeria from Iseyin, in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State where insecurity is the worst under your watch. 3. Mr Governor Sir, the authority of the state and therefore the legitimacy to remain in the Government House Agodi as Governor of Oyo State just slipped out of your hands and passed into the hands of your Political dog, Sunday Igboho. This happened in Igangan…