Insecurity: Drug barons funding terrorists, bandits  – Senate President  ….  says Nigeria,a transit route for traffickers 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has attributed the lingering insecurity to the funding activities of drug barons who provide insurgent groups such as Boko Haram, bandits and kidnappers with arms and ammunitions to undertake criminal activities in the country.   Lawan made this known when the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brigadier General Buba Marwa (Rtd), paid a visit to his office on Thursday at the National Assembly, Abuja.   According to him, such drug barons who engage in trafficking heroine, cannabis and cocaine have…

Senate President mourns Hon. Yuguda Hassan-Kila

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has sent his condolences to the family, friends and political associates of Hon. Yuguda Hassan-Kila over the death of the lawmaker in Abuja on Thursday. Lawan also commiserated with the people and Government of Jigawa State over the incident.  Hon. Hassan-Kila until his death represented Gwaram Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. The Senate President described the death as sudden and shocking and prays Allah to grant his loved ones and constituents the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. Lawan also prayed…

Why Nasarawa must be interested in next national census – Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has said that the state must be interested in the next national census, more than any other state in the country, because Nasarawa is the most short-changed state in terms of population. Engineer Sule stated this while hosting the Chairman of the National Population Commission, Hon. Nasir Isa Kwarra, who led a delegation on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Thursday. According to the Governor, Nasarawa State was under counted, described as a total joke, the 2006 census which pegged the population…

UBE Act amendment deserves urgent national priority – Hon Julius Ihonvbere

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere has reaffirmed his commitment to championing the amendment of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Act 2004 as a matter of urgent national priority. He declared his commitment to free, safe and gender-responsive basic education by signing the Legislative Declaration on COVID-19 and Girls’ Education during a recent meeting with a delegation of the #AmendUBEAct Coalition at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. Invictus Africa, Malala Fund, PLAN International Nigeria, Save the Children and YouthHubAfrica represented the coalition at the…

Friday Sermon : Uwais Qarni: A Beautiful Example For Today’s Muslims By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and all his Companions. Dear brothers and sisters, Uwais Qarni’s is a story that sets an example for all the Muslims as how even without meeting the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), one may still earn Allah’s favour and His pleasure, on account of his unflinching love for the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be…

Why school children are being kidnapped in Nigeria

Since December, more than 600 students have been abducted from schools in north-west Nigeria, highlighting a worrying development in the country’s kidnap-for-ransom crisis.   Friday’s kidnapping of nearly 300 students from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara state, which ended with their release, was the second mass kidnap from schools in less than 10 days. Twenty-seven boys and their teachers who were taken from a school in Kagara, Niger state on 17 February were released on Saturday.   The authorities say recent attacks on schools in the north-west…

Our educational policy’s driven by zeal to give back to society – Gov Sule tells UBEC

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has assured the management of the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEC), of transparency and judicious use of funds, stressed that the educational policy of his administration was driving by the zeal to give back to the society. Engineer Sule made this known while hosting the Executive Secretary of UBEC, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, who led a delegation on a courtesy call, at the Government House, on Wednesday. The Governor assured UBEC that his administration will not be involved in any under the table dealings but…

FG approves establishment of SIM swap centres in 774 LGAs, extends Enrolment Licence Tenure

The Ministerial Task Force on the NIN-SIM registration held its 4th Review Meeting on Friday, February 26, 2021.  The meeting was Chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.   The Key stakeholders that joined the Honourable Minister at the meeting included the EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), DG/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), DG/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications…