Three soldiers killed, one critically injured as Babangida’s son narrowly escapes death 

Mohammed Babangida,the son of former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, narrowly escaped death Monday evening when his convoy ran into a trailer loaded with tomatoes along the Minna-Suleja highway. Three of the security guards, all soldiers, died in the accident after their black Prado jeep had a head-on collision with the trailer travelling in the opposite direction. Mohammed Babangida, who was heading to Abuja, was said to be in a Honda Space bus with other members of his family behind the security vehicle. Although no member of the Babangida family was…

Gov Oyetola mourns Foremost Politician, Gbadamosi Lawal

The Governor ,State of Osun,Adegboyega Oyetola has described the death of Alhaji Gbadamosi Owoseni Lawal, a foremost progressive politician in the State, as painful. The late Lawal was said to have died in the early hours of Tuesday, after a brief illness. Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, noted that Baba may have died at the age of 94,he said the death of a loved one no matter their age is usually painful and heartbroken. He urged the bereaved family to take solace in the…

Gov Sani Bello mourns NECO Registrar,Godswill Obioma

Niger state Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has described the death of the Registrar, National Examination Council (NECO), Prof Godswill Obioma as a great loss to the nation. Governor Sani Bello said that Prof. Obioma’s death was coming at a time when the country needed his services in the advancement of the education sector. He said that since he assumed office a year ago, Prof.Obioma had made his impact felt in the running of the organization through prompt examination and the release of result. “The Registrar was an experienced…

We are taking measures to ensure safe release of Tegina Islamic school children –  Niger Govt

We taking measures to ensure safe release of Tegina Islamic school children –  Niger Govt Niger State Government has said measures were been taking to ensure the safe release of Islamic school children abducted by bandits in Tegina, Rafi Local Government. Giving update on the abduction to newsmen at the Government House, Minna, the state deputy Governor, Alh Ahmed Mohammed Ketso disclosed that government was on the pursuit of the bandits and efforts were being put in place to identify the bandits. Ketso said that though the number of the kidnapped…

Insecurity In Niger State: The Way Forward By Abdullberqy U. Ebbo

It is cruel and shameful to attempt to play politics with matters of security. Whichever way you look at it, whatever political profit you may gain from it, no one who would escape the grave consequences of a resultant security collapse because a bandit or a kidnapper would not ask what party you belong to before inflicting evil upon you. Without doubt, Niger state and indeed Nigeria is going through a challenging phase. Everyday we wake up to heartbreaking news from all parts of the country. It is tragic enough…

Confusion trails cause of death of NECO registrar, Godswill Obioma

There are seeming confusions over the cause of death of the Registrar of NECO, Godswill Obioma in Minna, Niger State as family members said that he died of natural causes. While some media claimed that he was assassinated by ‘unknown gunmen’ other alleged that he was killed by ‘armed bandits.’ The parlance of “unknown gunmen” is used to described a gang of killers in South-East who attack security personnel and facilities in South-East while “armed bandits” is used to described kidnappers who terrorise citizens in the North and elsewhere. Meanwhile,…

How Ajimobi and Myself secured Ibadan Inland Dry Port – Hon Akande-Sadipe

Member representing Oluyole Federal Constituency and Chairman House of Representative Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe K. has appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State not to lose the Ibadan Inland Dry Port to Ogun State. Akande-Sadipe who was a Special Adviser on Projects and Public-Private Partnership to late Senator Ajimobi said that her sweat and the support of her late boss secured the Ibadan Inland Dry Port She further revealed that the project was conceptualized by her during the last administration. The lawmaker said “The idea sprung up…

Danbatta shares Experience on Regulatory Model for Nigeria’s Digital Inclusion

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has shared his experiences on some of the regulatory models, approaches and best practices being implemented by the Commission in promoting a stable telecoms sector and accelerating digital inclusion in Nigeria.   Danbatta shared these experiences while receiving a delegation from Autoridade Reguladora Nacional (ARN), the Telecom National Regulatory Authority of Guinea-Bissau who were on a on a week-long benchmarking visit to the Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.   The delegation was in…

Adequate policy implementation central to our government — Oyetola

The Governor of the State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Monday attributed the successes recorded by his administration so far to adequate policy implementation. He said his administration has taken full cognisance of the importance of policy implementation, hence the institutionalisation of Osun Development Plan 2019-2028. This was even as the participants of Senior Executive Course (SEC) 43 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, applauded the administration for being committed to full implementation of its people-oriented policies and programmes. The NIPSS Senior Executive Course (SEC)…

We didn’t shot Sowore – Police 

 FCT Police Command has denied a viral message in some sections of the social media purporting that ‘Omoyele Sowere was shot by a female Assistant Commissioner of Police’ at the Unity Fountain. The FCT Police Command in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer,ASP Yusuf Mariam said Police operatives professionally restored calm at the Unity Fountain following attempts by a group of protesters to incite public disturbance. “The protesters who went on the ramapage were resisted by Police Operatives in order to prevent them from causing a breakdown of…