DEBBY AND THE TROUBLE WITH THE FAMILY BUSINESS By Dare BABARINSA

The sudden death of President Idris Deby Itno of Chad is bad news for Nigeria. For many years, he has been our stanch ally in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group. On many occasions he had joined his troops in battle against various rebel groups. Chadian military announced on Monday that Debby died in battle against Chadian rebels of the Front for Change and Concord who had been fighting for years to topple his perennial presidency. After more than 30 years in power, Debby finally ended his journey…

Police arrest Popular Actor for defiling minor 

A popular Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James aka Baba Ijesha, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police for allegedly defiling a minor.   The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Lagos State Police Command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,in a statement disclosed this on Thursday, 22 April, 2021 He noted that the 48-year-old actor was arrested after a defilement case was reported by Princess Adekola Adekanye at Sabo Police Station on April 19. According to Adejobi, “a case of defilement was reported on Monday, 19 April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya, female…

Gov Bello celebrates Emir of Ilorin @ 81

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has extended his warm felicitation to the Emir of Ilorin Emirate and Chairman of the Kwara state Traditional Council,Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on his 81st birthday described the Royal father as a symbol of Unity The Governor made this known on Thursday in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Muhammed Onogwu. Governor Bello asserted that the Royal Father has continued to play a pivotal role in ensuring peaceful co existence within the State and by extension the North Central Geo political zone…

Osinbajo, Sultan, Alaafin, Oyetola, Sanwo-Olu, others for MUSWEN book launch 

The Vice President,Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Lagos State Governor,Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Osun State counterpart, Mr Gboyega Oyetola and Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi will lead other eminent personalities to a book presentation organised by the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN). The book, entitled: Islam in Yorubaland: History, Education & Culture, will be presented on Wednesday, April 28 at Radisson Hotel (formerly Protea) in Ikeja GRA, Lagos. A statement by Chairman Organising…

Friday Sermon: The Prohibition Of A Forced Marriage In Islam By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the most Gracious   All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), his family and all his Companions.   Dear brothers and sisters, forced marriage is a marriage conducted when parents, families or guardians find and choose a spouse but the person does not consent or consent is obtained under duress.   Respected brothers and sisters, Islam treats men and women equally in…

Prof Adedimeji bags Golden Award as Top Distinguished Educator of the 21st Century

The Vice Chancellor of Ahman Pategi University, Prof. Mahfouz Adedimeji, has been honoured with a Golden Award as “the most Notable and Top Distinguished Educator of the 21st Century” by the International Chartered World Learned Society, a United States-based organisation, with offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.   The vibrant Vice Chancellor had also been conferred with the Life Fellowship of the Society (in the field of English Language), according to a letter addressed to Prof. Adedimeji by Prof. Dr Sir S. R. Boselin Prabhu on behalf of the…

Emir of Ilorin clocks 81,charges Nigerians to live in peace ,harmony

The  Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari ,has charged Nigerians to continue to live together in peace, harmony and prosperity stressing that such factors are capable of rejuvenating the nation and her people.   This is contained in a goodwill message marking the Emir’s 81st birthday celebrations issued by his Spokesman, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona on Thursday.   According to the message, “As a member of the National Traditional Rulers’ Council, member of the Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council, Chairman of the Kwara State Council…

NCC nabs five suspects over fraudulently-registered SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) As part of its routine enforcement activities to sanitise the industry of criminal elements has arrested no fewer than five suspected individuals for allegedly engaging in fraudulently registering and selling Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.   The hitch-free operation was carried out by a joint team from the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the Commission, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in the Wuse area of Abuja.  …

Oyetola mourns Olufon’s passing, says it’s a colossal loss 

The Governor,State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has described the passing of the Olufon of Ifon in Orolu Local Government Area of the State, Oba Almorouf Adekunle Magbagbeola, as a colossal loss. The Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan on Thursday in Osogbo, offered his sympathies and prayers to the Royal Family and the people of Ifon. Oyetola who described Oba Almorouf as a symbol of history, culture and heritage, said the late monarch would be remembered as a visionary leader who made important contributions…