Gov Sani Bello commiserates with Lapai Emirate over Commissioner father’s death 

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has sympathized with Lapai Emirate over the death of Jibrin Salihu, one of the Kingmakers and father to the Commissioner of Education in Niger State. Governor Sani Bello said that the death of the Kingmaker has created a vacuum that would be hard to fill. He then commiserated with Alhaji Umaru Bago III the Emir of Lapai, Hajiya Hanatu Jibrin Salihu the commissioner of Education and her entire family members as well as Lapai Emirate. “Death is inevitable, therefore I urge you to take…

Senate confirms Ex-Service Chiefs as Ambassadors-Designate 

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the nominations of the former Service Chiefs as Ambassadors-Designate. The confirmation of the nominees followed consideration of the report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The former Service Chiefs confirmed are: General Abayomi G. Olonisakin (Rtd), Ekiti; Lt. General Tukur Y. Buratai (Rtd), Borno; Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete E. Ibas (Rtd), Cross River; and Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar (Rtd), Bauchi; Also confirmed was Air Vice Marshal Muhammad S. Usman (Rtd), Kano. Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, in his presentation said…

Ooni unveils Adire textile production hub, harps on youth engagement

The Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, on Monday launched an Adire textile production hub; a cultural centre built on a 30,000 square meters of land with a vision to empower the youths through the revival of local fabrics. While declaring the hub opened within the premises of the Ife Ground Resorts, Ile-Ife, Ooni Ogunwusi revealed that the ancient Adire textile is an agelong tradition of Ife, from where he said it was taken to the Abeokuta by the Egbas and other parts of the world. “Our…

Fayemi seeks more options to tackle security challenges ….  as Nigerian Governors’ Forum visit Niger Gov

The Chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi said there was a need to explore other avenues side-by-side with the efforts of the security agents to combat the insecurity in the country.   Governor Fayemi disclosed this when he led a delegation of the NGF on a solidarity visit to commiserate with their colleague and the people of Niger State over the rising cases of banditry in the State.   Governor Abubakar Sani Bello who said their visit was a morale booster to him aligned…

INSECURITY : Gov Sani Bello urges LG Chairmen to work closely with traditional rulers

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has advised the 25 Local government chairmen in the state to work closely with the traditional rulers for a better-secured State. Governor Sani Bello gave the advise at the Government House, Minna when the local government council chairmen visited him to commiserate with the state government on the recent security challenges confronting the state. He explained that having a close and cordial relationship with the traditional rulers would allow for proper scrutiny of strangers and those with questionable characters within their councils. The Governor…

Senate President’s attack on Yoruba governors  By Lasisi Olagunju

NORTHERN leaders are an intriguing lot. They are looking for shortcuts to the top of the palm tree by befriending their nemesis, the bandits. They want peace, yet they express open sympathy for killers. They speak volubly for bandits and have no word of empathy for their own people, daily killed, daily abducted by the marauders. Now they are angry with Yoruba governors for asking northern terrorists to leave south west forest reserves. What the northern cripple is saying is ‘da bi mo ti da’ (become as I am). But…