In defense of Salihu Tanko Yakasai By Dr. Sule Ya’u Sule 

Let’s get one thing clear from the beginning. I think Salihu Tanko Yakasai’s arrest is an overreaction. You can say overzealous. You can also say it is not lifted from President Muhammadu Buhari’s Playbook. Who else has been arrested for criticising this President? If this is a localised reaction, those who arrested Salihu for asking the President to resign if he cannot stem the rising insecurity did the President’s reputation as a democrat more harm than good. There is nothing new in the call. Numerous groups, including the opposition PDP,…

CPS to Kogi Gov honours Artist who crafted his Portrait on facebook

By Onoja Johnson The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kogi State, Onogwu Muhammed popularly known as Galacticus, has doled out a whooping sum of Hundred Thousand Naira  (N100,000) to appreciate and empower a young man known as Ibrahim Enesi who crafted the CPS’ portrait photograph on facebook yesterday. According to Onogwu, the artist got his attention after the young man dropped a comment on the CPS’ facebook post using a crafted art work which is the CPS’ portrait. The Onogwu appealed to his social media audience to help…

Bello Meets Former President Obasanjo 

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello met with the former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday in Abuja. The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yahaya Bello, Mohammed Onogwu disclosed that the meeting was held behind a closed door,added that his principal and the former president had a fruitful discussion. The Chief Press Secretary further stated that Obasanjo urged the Governor of Kogi State to sustain his effort in providing security for his state noting Kogi is central to the nation’s peace and development. Former President Obasanjo noted that the fight against insecurity…

Troops restore normalcy along Kaduna – Jebba road

The Defence Headquarters has said that following wide spread report of the prevention of trucks and other similar vehicles heading to the Southern part of Nigeria by some hoodlums along Kaduna Jebba road, troops of the Nigeria military reacted quickly by restoring normalcy on the road which served as a link to the Southwest part of Nigeria from the North.   The Defence Headquarters disclosed this in a statement signed by Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Friday.   He said, “The Defence Headquarters has been notified…

A nation surrounded by gunmen By Kolawole Simon

Chilling. I mean very chilling. I felt a shiver down my spine on Tuesday when I saw the video of “new” Niger Delta militants, with war weapons, threatening to bomb Abuja and Lagos because of the “underdevelopment” of the oil-producing region. It brought back sad memories – memories of 2004 when organised lawlessness began to take unimaginable dimensions in Nigeria and we finally lost our “innocence”. Between then (when the militants started a campaign of kidnapping oil workers as well as bombing pipelines) and now, Nigeria has become a nation…

Four killed, chief imam, 25 others kidnapped in fresh attack on Kagara

Bandits on Saturday launched fresh attacks on Kagara and its adjoining communities. Bandits have resumed operations in Kagara, Niger State on the same day that 42 students and other persons they kidnapped from a school in the town regained fredom. No fewer than four persons were on Saturday reportedly killed and scores kidnapped in fresh attacks on the town and adjoining villages in Rafi Local Government Area of the state. According to Musa Kwabe, a community leader in Kagara, eight persons were kidnapped in Kundu and 11 others in nearby Gunna district.…

APC National Chairmanship: Gov Sule makes case for CPC, Nasarawa

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has again appealed to the hierarchy of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to consider the CPC and Nasarawa State, in the choice of the party’s next national chairman. Engineer Sule made the appeal during a grand reception in honour of decampees from the PDP, APGA, ZLP and prominent sons and daughters of Mada Nation from the Western Senatorial zone, in Keffi, on Saturday. The Governor specifically called on the national leadership of the APC to consider the CPC, being the only legacy party…

Believers In The Time Of Fitnah, Calamity, Test, Trial And Tribulation! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. May the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon whom Allah sent as a mercy to the Worlds, Muhammad, upon his Family, his Companions and his Brothers till the Day of Resurrection. Dear brothers and sisters, on the night of Monday, April 14, 2014, Nigeria opened a disastrous chapter in the history of insecurity that has been plaguing it for years: massive students abduction. After the years of…

Osun Senior Civil Servants honours Oyetola

The Association Of Senior Civil Servants Of Nigeria, Osun State Branch has honoured the Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, with the award of the Most Benevolent Governor in Nigeria for Year 2020. The award was presented on Thursday during a courtesy call to the Governor by the members of the Association. Presenting the award on behalf of ASCSN, Osun Branch, the National Vice President of the Association, Comrade Olubunmi Fajobi, eulogised the Government of Governor Oyetola for showing robust empathy and sincere commitment to the welfare of the workers in the…

NHRC lauds Gov Bello’s human right efforts …  as the Gov promises to champion human rights cause in the nation

The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) have hailed Governor Yahaya Bello for his numerous Human Rights enforcement and advocacy efforts in the state particularly the establishment of the Kogi State Office of the Public Defender and Citizens’ Rights Commission, PDCRC . The Commission’s Executive Secretary, Barr. Tony Ojokwu made this known on Friday while paying a courtesy visit to the Governor at his residence in Abuja. He added that the mandate and functions of the PDCR were similar to the ones of the NHRC as prescribed by the United Nation…