Dr. Ohiare Sanusi: Bridging the gulf in Leadership By Abdullahi Haruna

It’s not everyday one comes across very enterprising and transformational leaders in Nigeria who belong in the youth demography occupying strategic positions especially within the political space. By some strange designs or arrangements, the youths are perpetually positioned to play the role of assistants or support staff that do the legwork and handle critical assignments on behalf of their principals. The opportunity to have them steer the ship as frontline players rarely presents itself. This is perhaps the Achilles heel confronting the youths in Nigeria. The fact remains that in…

Why we committed substantial resources as counterpart fund to UBEC-  Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, said his administration committed substantial resources, as counterpart funding to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), in order to address the apparent deficiency of school infrastructure, instructional materials and dilapidation of some public schools. Engineer Sule stated this on the occasion of the twin inauguration of the reappointed chairman and three new members of the Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB), as well the chairman of the state Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, in Lafia, on Thursday. While restating the determination of his administration…

EASTER : Senate President preaches love, hope, tolerance

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan felicitates with Nigerians, particularly the Christian faithful, as they join the rest of the Christian world in celebrating Easter. Lawan noted that Easter is one of the most important events in the Christian calendar which is to celebrate the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Senate President urged Nigerians “to use the  occasion to preach religious tolerance, love for our neighbours and commit to our civic responsibilities. “Building a great nation requires sacrifice, endurance and hope. This is especially true in…

Covid-19: Oyetola flags off Osun Food Support Scheme  …says initiative, another promise kept

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Thursday flagged off Osun Food Support Scheme  to mitigate the excruciating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable citizens in the State. The governor said the initiative was another way of keeping faith with government’s promise to prioritise their welfare and general well-being. He said the scheme became necessary because available statistics point to the fact that many jobs have been lost with many sources of livelihoods significantly threatened as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. The scheme…

Niger Govt to redesign master plan of some ‘inaccessible’ settlements in capital city

Niger State Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has described Barikin Sale, Kpakungu and other settlements in Minna metropolis as inaccessible and potentially disaster areas whose master plan urgently needed to be redesigned. He said there has been poor planning and lack of monitoring by officials of the ministry and agencies responsible for the gradual development of the settlements over the years stressed that efforts has been made by his administration to correct the anomalies. “There has been grievous mistakes in the past, but we must start to correct them now. Even…

EASTER : Osun police beef up security,assure residents of peaceful celebration

The Commissioner of Police, Osun State, CP Olawale Olokode has assured residents of Osun state that the state Police Command has emplaced adequate security to ensure that this year’s Easter season is celebrated peacefully without fear of insecurity. The CP said reassured the law abiding citizens of the State about the readiness and level of preparedness of the Osun Police Command to guarantee adequate and watertight security during this period and beyond at all religious centres, social gatherings and leisure parks. “Criminals are also put on notice that the Police…

Friday Sermon : Ramadan: Approaching The Month Of Mercy By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy All praise and thank be to Allah. He has blessed us with seasons in which the rewards for good deeds are multiplied and attributed, particularly Ramadan with greater virtues and blessings. In it, He the Almighty has urged us to strive in acts of worship. I bear witness that there is no deity but Him, having no associates. I also testify that Muhammad is His Messenger, the best of servants who prayed, fasted and honoured ties of kinship. May…

REMEMBERING TRANSMISSION CONFUSION By Prince Kassim Afegbua 

 President Muhammadu Buhari would have become an eponymous hero in a 21st century Nigeria of some sort if he was able to rise to the ovation that heralded his victory in 2015. He has succeeded in creating new normal, contradicted himself immensely, ridiculed his earlier promises, reduced his persona by incompetence, rubbished his integrity by sheer hypocrisy, undermined his capacity by being unaware, negativised his trajectory and philosophy of governance by over delegation of duty, laughably creates a caricature of his incompetence, and gradually enlisted in the hall of infamy…

2023: All persons seeking to be President must be Medically Certified, corruption free – CNPP

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has urged Nigerian electorates to get ready to reject any presidential candidate, presented by any political party, who has unresolved corruption allegations against them in 2023. The umbrella body of all registered political parties and political associations also insisted that all persons seeking to be President must be medically certified and his or her medical test made public. The CNPP in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu said that “this has become necessary if the country can win the war…

FG receives 1,071 returnees from Saudi Arabia in two days

Fresh batch of 418 Nigerians from Saudi Arabia joined others on Wednesday bringing the total returnees to Nigeria to 1071 within three days. Leading the inter-governmental agencies to receive the returnees, Amb.Bolaji Akinremi, Director, Consular and Legal Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said 255 and 398 returnees arrived Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Akinremi said that the reintegration exercise was made possible through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, to create a smooth  rehabilitation process for the returnees. He commended all other…