Senate seeks to prohibit casual jobs for graduates in Nigeria ….  As Senators blame banks for turning female marketers into sexual slaves, harlots  

The Senate, on Thursday, considered a bill seeking to stop employers in the private and public sectors from engaging employable Nigerian graduates as casual workers.   The Prohibition of Casualization Bill 2020, is sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP, Ondo Central).   Leading the debate on the bill, Akinyelure said that “casualization of Nigerian graduates in the Nigerian labour market has become a subject of great concern as more workers continue to groan under  this immoral strategy of cutting cost by employers rendering them inferior to their counterpart in other…

Niger School Invasion: Untold story of how bandits Kidnapped 42 abductees, fled to bush on motorbikes ….  why Governor Bello vowed not to pay ransom for release of victims

A resident, who witnessed the kidnapping of 27 students and 15 workers of Government Science College, Kagara in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, has described how the kidnappers tied their victims in pairs and took them away. The PUNCH reports the man, who lives close to the school, on Wednesday as saying that the bandits, who wore  military uniform, stormed the school at 2am. When one of our correspondents got to the school at 2pm on Wednesday, he observed that many buildings including classrooms and hostels were dilapidated. The source, who…

Senate moves to block revenue loss from medical tourism …Considers bill to address exodus of doctors, nurses 

The Senate, on Thursday, moved to block revenue leakages from medical tourism with the consideration of a bill that would see to reduced number of Nigerians traveling to other countries for medical care.   The bill titled: Federal Medical Centres (Establishment) Bill, 2021, was sponsored by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (APC, Adamawa Central).   Leading debate on the bill, Senator Ahmed said the absence of a legal framework for the regulation, development and management of Federal Medical Centers to set standards for rendering health services was responsible for hindering the…

KAGARA ABDUCTIONS – We are committed to safe rescue of all abductees, says IGP …  As Police Deploy additional Rescue Assets to Niger State 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has assured the nation that the Force is irrevocably committed to the safe rescue of all abductees in the recent attack on Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State and other related incidents. The IGP noted that a joint massive search and rescue mission involving the Police, the Military and other law enforcement agencies was ongoing to ensure that all abducted persons are rescued unhurt and reunited with their families.   To give impetus to the rescue operation,…

FG appoints Ahmed Audi as new NSCDC Commandant General

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) following the retirement from service of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.   According to a release issued on Thursday and signed by Mohammed Manga, Director (Press & Public Relations) at the Minister of Interior, Ahmed Audi, “emerged the best candidate out of those that went through the transparent selection process initiated by the Ministry of Interior through the Board to ensure that the most suitable among the top-ranking…

Niger Gov charges police officers on safety of lives, property ….  as six inspectors move to ASP rank

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has charged officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in the state to redouble their efforts in ensuring the safety of lives and property as the state is faced with more security challenges. Governor Sani Bello gave the charge at the Government House, Minna while decorating some police officers who were newly promoted in the state. While congratulating the newly promoted police officers, the Governor, represented by his Chief of Staff (COS), Alh. Balarabe Ibrahim called on the police to put in more…

Friday Sermon : Only The Ignoramuses Fights For The Sake Of Tribalism! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful All praise is for Allah. We praise Him, we seek His aid and we ask for His forgiveness. We seek Allah’s refuge from the evils of ourselves and from our evil actions. Whosoever Allah guides, there is no one who can misguide him; and whosoever Allah misguides, there is no one who can guide him. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, who has no partner; and I testify that Muhammad (Peace be…

Women pivotal to socio-economic development , bridging digital divide- Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has emphasized the important role played by women in the country’s socio-economic and political space while underscoring the need to empower them in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an enabler for social change.   Danbatta stated this while delivering a goodwill message at a webinar organised by Zinari Communications Limited with the theme: “Mainstreaming Rural Women Enterprise Development into Digital Economy Initiative: The Opportunities, Strategies and Constraints,” which held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.…

SSANU seeks fairness, transparency in appointment of UI VC …says No reasonable person will support strikes

Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), University of Ibadan chapter, Mr. Wale Akinremi, has implored those that will appoint the next Vice Chancellor of the university not to take sides with any candidate. SSANU UI Chapter Chairman,Mr.Wale Akinremi The process of appointing a substantive VC for the university last year was embroiled in crisis. The development led to the appointment of Prof. Babatunde Ekanola as acting VC in November 30, 2020 for a period of six months.   But speaking on a live programme on the campus community…

KAGARA ABDUCTION : Gov Sani Bello visits college  …  promises safe rescue of victims

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has paid a visit to Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State where 27 students and 15 others were abducted by armed bandits.   Governor Sani Bello consoled the family of the student that was killed during the invasion by the bandits while assuring the relatives of the kidnapped victims of their safe return as government was on top of the issue.   “Our priority right away is to get the kidnapped students and 15 others, as well as…