Buhari, Twitter, Ali and the Angel By Lasisi Olagunju 

The president tweeted a promise of war. Twitter deleted the promise. The government banned Twitter. It has also promised to jail anyone found in bed with Twitter. The Buhari government’s role models on this road to infamy are North Korea, Iran and China. The list is that short. I laugh at Nigerians who say they are shocked because the president sold himself to them in 2015 as a democrat. I laugh at such simple people; they should know better – and they did. Pepper, no matter how much you pamper…

Gov Sule identifies infrastructure as major challenge confronting investors in Nigeria

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has identified infrastructure, as major challenge confronting investors in the country. Engineer Sule made this known, Tuesday, in a chat with journalists, shortly after undertaking a tour of a facility owned by the Halibis Industries, a private firm owned by an indigene of Nasarawa State, operating in Abuja. The governor, who spoke from his experience in the organized private sector, specifically identified lack of good motorable roads, power supply, capital, among others, as factors responsible for the high cost of production in Nigeria. According…

The Looming Dangers of Hate Speech and Fake News  By Ya’u Mukhtar

l security as the reason behind taking the critical decision. Furthermore, thRecently, the Federal Government announced the indefinite suspension of the micro-blogging platform “Twitter”, citing nationae government lamented the role of social media in aiding war mongers to circulate vicious comments capable of inciting violence in the society. Particularly, there is persistent use of twitter platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence. The latest version of National Security Strategy 2019, a document released by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), stated that, Nigeria has…

Osun First Lady, Kafayat Oyetola emerges SGWF Chairperson

The First Lady of the State of Osun, Mrs. Kafayat Oyetola has been unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Southern Governors Wives Forum (SGWF). She was elected at the meeting of the Forum which held in Abuja Tuesday at the Edo State Governor’s Lodge. Mrs. Oyetola replaced the First Lady of Edo State, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, whose tenure ended Tuesday in a very glorious manner. Also elected into the Cabinet of Mrs. Oyetola were, the First Lady of Akwa Ibom, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, elected as Vice President; the …

Makinde mourns Guardian newspaper’s photo journalist, Raheem

Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has described the death of popular Guardian newspaper photo journalist, Mr. Najeem Raheem, as a sad and personal loss. Makinde, who hailed the late Raheem as a hardworking journalist and an individual who was passionate about Oyo State’s development, commiserated with the Guardian newspaper management, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State chapter. A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to Governor Makinde, Moses Alao, said the governor consoled the family of the late photo journalist, prayed God to grant repose of the soul…

Keyamo, Ocansey, Timbo, others make African Award list

On June 8 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Nigeria’s Minister of state for Labour and Employment, Chief Festus Keyamo, (SAN), member of the African Union Labour-Migration Advisory Committee, Dr Princess Asie Kabuki Ocansey from Ghana and the Sierra Leonean Minister of Labour and Social Security, Alpha Timbo will receive the Distinguished African Decent Work Crusader, Legendary Decent Work and Distinguished Ministerial Decent Work Service awards. The awards would be presented during the launching of the African Leadership Forum in the country by President Julius Maada Bio, while Keyamo would deliver a…

Twitter Ban : CNPP urges FG to thread with cautions,blames NASS

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called on the federal government to “thread carefully on its clandestine effort gag the social media voices in Nigeria.” The CNPP in a statement signed by the Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu blamed the National Assembly for “allowing the President and members of the federal executive to continue to take actions that are detrimental to the wellbeing of the ordinary citizens and the young people in the country. “The National Assembly has not only continued to be a rubber-stamp legislative chambers but…