Stop conferring non Igala titles on Igala soil,Ane Igala Restoration tells Igala  Traditional council

Ane Igala Restoration (AIR ), an Ata Igala constituted pan Igala socio-cultural organisation established to restore and revive Igala values, heritage vis a vis land and people which are spread across Anambra, Benue, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Kogi States etc , has cautioned members of Igala Area Traditional Council in Kogi State to desist from the ignoble and despicable act of conferring titles that are alien to the highly respected Igala tradition and culture on the Igala soil.   The organization said Igala heritage which their forefathers fought for with their…

Drug abuse: N’Assembly won’t allow degeneration of our values, says Lawan 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly is focused on strengthening regulatory mechanisms to ensure that our values as Nigerians do not suffer degeneration as a result of drug abuse.   Lawan made this known in a keynote address delivered to declare open a Public Hearing on the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency Act 2004.   The Senate President who was represented at the event by the Chairman, Committee on Health, Senator Yahaya Ibrahim Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), said the issue of drug abuse in…

Basic Education : Reps C’ttee commends Oyo Govtq

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services have expressed satisfaction on the standard and quality of projects executed in Oyo State, commending the State’s achievements in the area of basic education. Speaking after an inspection of projects in Oyo State, the Deputy Chairman of the committee, Hon. Usman Zanna (APC, Borno), said that the state under Governor Seyi Makinde has lived up to its name of a Pace Setter, by surpassing all expectations. Zana who led a delegation of the committee to the state on…

Northern Youths Honour Senate President’s Aide 

Northern Youths under the auspices of Northern Youth Advocates for Good Governance (NYAGG), on Thursday, honoured the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate President, Ezrel Tabiowo, with a leadership award.   The group’s Director of Programmes, Sani Mamman, who led a delegation of northern youths to the National Assembly for the award presentation ceremony, extolled Tabiowo’s leadership qualities, and described him as one who has displayed rare commitment to the service of humanity in his quest for national development.   He said: “As keen observers of your impeccable records, your…

Nigeria needs people of impeccable character to fix it ,says Gov Sani Bello

Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has said that people of impeccable character are needed in leadership positions to turn-around the country for the better. Governor Sani Bello stated this while declaring open a three-day training for youths, a collaborative programme between the state government and Lead Generation Initiative (LGI), held at Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre, Minna on Wednesday. “The quality of leadership, integrity and the character of whoever we vote for is what will fix this country”, he said. He said, for Nigeria to…

Senate seeks to establish fund for families of dead military, security personnel   …adjourns till April 13, 2021

The Senate, on Wednesday, considered a bill seeking to establish a fund specifically to cater for the welfare of families of dead military and security personnel.   The bill for an Act to Establish the Families of Fallen Servicemen Support Fund, was sponsored by Senator Abba Moro (PDP, Benue South).   Leading debate on the bill, the lawmaker said, the piece of legislation, would, among other things, establish a Fund to be known as ’The Families of Fallen Serviceman Support Fund’ into which shall be paid all monies prescribed under…

Human trafficking fastest form of slavery in Nigeria, NHRC Boss declares 

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to observe the International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (IDRSVTST), the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has said that this day served as a reminder that though slave trade might have been abolished, there are other related forms of modern-day slavery that inhibit the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Nigeria. The vocal human rights lawyer and CEO of the Commission, who cautioned the perpetrators of the…

Niger Police arrest woman who killed husband’s new wife with pestle,set her corpse on fire 

Niger State Police Command has arrested a 24-year-old woman, Amina Aliyu, who allegedly killed her co-wife. It was reported that the newlywed identified as Fatima Aliyu was beaten to death with a pestle and her body set on fire by her husband’s first wife in Minna, Niger state on Tuesday March 23, seven weeks after her wedding. Spokesperson of the Niger state police Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, who confirmed the incident, said that the suspect has been arrested while investigation is ongoing. “On Tuesday, one Bello Lawal of Gwari Motors…

Love letter to Aisha Buhari By Tunde Odesola

(Published in The PUNCH on Monday, March 22, 2021) Dear Hajiya, With gratitude to God for a vacation well spent, I, Babatunde Odesola, Esq., heartily rejoice on the safe return of the First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, to Nigeria after spending 4,380 hours in the cozy United Arab Emirates city called Dubai, away from the kisses and cuddles of her aged husband, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the scrutiny of his ineffective security forces. Hajiya, I love you. Many people don’t know what we share. They don’t know we…

How my brother suddenly got missing at Kuje police station – Witness

A witness at the IIP-SARS, Mrs Kate Okwor on Wednesday narrated before the panel how her senior brother, Jude Onunze got missing at Kuje police station in Abuja after his brother’s friend reported him to the police station on 1st of January, 2009. Kate who testified in support of the petitioner, family of Jude Onunze, told the panel that Jude called her on phone when he was arrested and taken to the police station and that on reaching there; she was informed that one John, his brother’s friend brought a…