2021 NDMRVMA: NHRC Boss charges security agencies to explore new strategies,rid Nigeria of criminal elements 

The National Human Rights Commission has joined all Nigerians to mark the 2021 National Day of   Mourning and Remembrance of   Victims of Mass Atrocities (NDMRVMA). The Commission called on the the Nigerian Police Force and other law enforcement agencies to rejig their strategies and fish out all criminals and enemies of the state who are continually fueling insecurity, ethnic and religious violence, killings, kidnappings, sexual and gender based violence etc. so as to restore citizens confidence in the ability of the government to protect them. Executive Secretary of the Commission,…

DG restates NYSC’s increasing relevance to National Development

The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps,NYSC,Brigadier General Shu’aibu Ibrahim has renewed the commitment of the Scheme to national unity and integration, as well as self-improvement through a well-designed Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development Programme. General Ibrahim disclosed this in a special interview and live programme on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service titled “Ra’ayi Riga”. The DG who admitted that security challenges were not peculiar to the NYSC, called on all stakeholders to sustain effective synergy with Government, and support security agencies in ensuring that all citizens, especially Corps Members…

Intelligence source blames IPOB Militants for the death of Ahmed Gulak

A former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Barr. Ahmed Gulak, has been shot dead by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that IPOB is behind the killing and the recent attacks on security personnel and their facilities in the South-East.  The officer said that they had intercepted communication and videos where the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu had threatened death to anyone who fails to observe his sit-at-home order from May…

Gov Sani Bello expresses sadness over bandits attack on Three LGA’s 

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has expressed shock and sadness over the recent reports of abduction of innocent people by armed bandits in several communities across three Local Government Areas of Rafi, Wushishi and Lavun in the state. It is reported that armed Bandits invaded Tegina community in Rafi Local Government Area, shot one person dead and left one seriously injured as well as kidnapped an unconfirmed  number of Islamiyya Students and Teachers from Salihu Tanko Islamic School alongside some passengers of a Sharon Bus travelling to Minna. Governor…

INSECURITY: Niger Govt confirms abduction of pupils of Islamiyya School 

Niger State Government has confirmed the abduction of unspecified number of Pupils from Salihu Tanko Islamiyya School, Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of the State. A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane confirmed the incident, said an investigation was ongoing. Ahmed Matane further revealed that Government is yet to ascertain the number of Pupils kidnapped from the School. The SSG disclosed that Government deeply shared the anguish of the parents of the Kidnapped  Pupils of the Islamiyya School, stressing that the State Government…

What would make the Catholic Church build a mosque?  By Abdullahi O Haruna (Haruspice)

The above question swims in curious crescendo in the minds of people who witnessed the commissioning of a mosque built by The Missionary Society of Saint Paul of Nigeria (MSP), a Society of Apostolic Life of Diocesan Right in the Roman Catholic Church,  in a village called Pagada in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja, Nigeria. The community predominantly carved in Muslim inhabitants got the gesture from this church group at a time battle for religious supremacy was rift with the two dominant faith group in Nigeria are embroiled in a…

ITTF WTT Youth Star Contender: Nigerian sensation, Usman Okanlawon emerges first African silver medallist

Nigerian junior Table Tennis sensation, Usman Ishola Okanlawon, Friday made history in far away Tunis, capital of Tunisia when he became the first African in history to win a silver medal in the ITTF WTT Youth Star contender series. No African player has ever gone beyond the round of 16 in a WTT World Youth Star contender series but Okanlawon broke the jinx thus becoming the first African U15 player to emerge second in the World Youth contender series and first overall in Africa in the U15 category. In a…

Oyetola receives Champion Newspaper Man,Governor of the Year awards …  says his Govt’s impacts felt in all sectors

Governor of the State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola, said the administration’s impact is being felt in various sectors of the State’s economy, using agriculture, tourism and mining as launchpads. Oyetola stated this while delivering his acceptance speech at the Champion Newspaper Awards for Excellence, where he was presented ‘Governor and Man of the Year’ awards for 2020 respectively. The Governor who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Benedict Alabi, at the epoch- making event held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, said the award would further encourage his administration to serve…

Niger Govt reaffirms commitment to guaranteed peace, security  …..  as Gov Sani Bello marks 6th Year in office

Niger State Government has reaffirmed its continued commitment to guaranteeing peace and security of the people in the state regardless of their backgrounds. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG),Ahmed Ibrahim Matane made the disclosure in his message to mark the second anniversary of the second tenure of the present administration led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. Ahmed Matane revealed that effective protection of lives and property of all citizens at all times is the fundamental constitutional responsibility of any responsible government, added that the present administration attached great importance…

Osun Gov greets Dapo Abiodun, Sunday Dare on birthday anniversary 

Governor,State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has felicitated his Ogun State counterpart, Prince Dapo Abiodun as he marked his 61st birthday today, 29 May, 2021. Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, also congratulated the Governor on the second anniversary of his administration, which he said, has been filled with positive impacts. He said he was pleased to join family members, friends, political associates and the people of Ogun State to celebrate the governor on his birthday and second-year anniversary in office. Oyetola described Governor Abiodun as…