Oyetola urges parents to give children quality education, inculcate Omoluabi virtues . …as Osun NUJ Chairman, Ajadosu, holds fidau prayer for late mum 

The Governor of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Sunday charged parents and guardians to prioritise the welfare of their children and wards by giving them quality education. He called on parents to see beyond the present and inculcate Omoluabi virtues in their children, saying this would guarantee a better future for them and secure peace of mind for parents at old age. This was even as the State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osun State Council, Comrade Wasiu Ajadosu, held a fidau prayer for his late mother, Alhaja Rafatu Ajike…

SAED Programme: NYSC decries inadequate funding, highlights success recorded

The National Youth Service Corps has identified inadequate funding as the major challenge affecting its Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme. The scheme said despite this, it has recorded tremendous success in the implementation of the programme. The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this today in his address at the 2021 NYSC SAED Stakeholders’ Meeting and Training of Desk Officers, held at the National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja. He said the Scheme will not rest on its oars in its quest to sustain and build on the achievements made…

Niger Govt restates commitment to tackle banditry – SSG

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has restated Government’s commitment to end banditry, kidnapping, and other security challenges in the State. Ahmed Matane disclosed this when Chairmen of Governing Councils of Tertiary Institutions in Niger State paid him a courtesy visit to commiserate with the State Government over the recent abductions and rising cases of banditry in the State. The SSG assured the people of the State that the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration would continue to put in place strategies towards finding lasting…

Oyo Muslim Community writes Open letter to Gov Makinde 

The Muslim Community of Oyo state in an open letter addressed to the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde has frown at some recent development in the state. The letter which was jointly signed by Chairman, Muslim Community of Oyo State,Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni and Alhaji Murisiku Abidemi Siyanbade,Secretary-General, Muslim Community of Oyo State,focused on the use of Hijab in public schools in the state,Muslim fundamental rights, lopsided appointment, among others Read the  letter in full : MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF              OYO STATE 1st March, 2021…

You’re A necessary party in determining Linda Igwetu’s cause of death, IIP-SARS tells Garki General Hospital

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian police on Monday ruled that the presence of Garki General Hospital, Abuja at the panel was important to determine the circumstance of death of Linda Igwetu who was allegedly shot by Inspector Benjamin Peters in Abuja in 2018.   Chairman of the 11-Member panel, Justice Suleiman Galadima delivered this ruling after an objection by counsel to Garki General Hospital, Nekabari Annah Esq. that the hospital has been…

IIP-SARS : late Anita Akapson’s family demands N5billion compensation …. as errant Police officer serves jail term

The independent investigative panel on human rights violation by the defunct SARS and other units of the police today heard a case of extra Judicial killing brought before it by Senator Nnenadi Usman and Mrs. Esther Akapson. In her petition before the panel Mrs. Esther (mother of the deceased) narrated how on the 13 of October 2018 she received a call that her daughter Anita was shot by DSP Godwin. The deceased a graduate of Kent university was driving out alone from mess court estate Katampe extention,Abuja when her car…

Niger Govt to create conducive environment for private driven economy  

Niger State Government along with the private sector will cooperate towards creating a conducive environment for private businesses to drive the state economy. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this when he received Niger State Coalition of Business, Professional Association (NICOBPA) at the Government House, Minna. Governor Sani Bello said that there was much reliance on the government even when there are so much opportunities in the private sectors adding that the narrative has to change by encouraging private businesses to grow in the state. “There is too much dependence on…

ABDUCTION : Niger Govt to secure  schools …. as kidnapped Kagara students, others reunite with families

Niger State Government has reiterated efforts to secure all its schools from all criminal elements to allow students and pupils pursue their education. Hajiya Hanatu Jibrin Salihu on behalf of Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed this while handing over the released abductees from Government Science College Kagara to their relatives in Minna. The Commissioner said that plans were already on toward making sure that schools are safe in the state especially the boarding schools. She urged the parents not to be discouraged by what had happened and stop…

Table Manner politics : The Ganduje philosophy in the 21st century  By Aliyu Ilias

At this age of social media journalism, politics in Africa is still grappling with the people in power consistently gauging the citizen to avoid them critiquing the Government of the day. In a country like Nigeria, where we have different people with divergent ideologies, some sing the praise of president Buhari even at the brink of the Amalgamation call Nigeria. Some Nigerians hold the opposite view, complaining bitterly to charge the Government to their responsibility, some argue further that this Government came on board with a promise to provide security,…

Police collected my N230,000, yet detained me for 5 Days – Petitioner tells IIP-SARS

A complainant at the IIP-SARS, Mr. Mustapha Bukar Sabo on Monday told the panel that a police officers, DSP Ibrahim Agu of the defunct IGP Special Task Force on Terrorism and Heinous Crimes obtained N230,000 from him and still detained him for five (5) days over a suspicion of relating with a members of Boko Haram insurgency group. Sabo who made this allegation before the 11-Member panel chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd) while giving his testimonies against the police over his alleged unlawful arrest, detention, torture, inhuman and degrading…