Courage in Leadership: The Oyetola example By Ismail Omipidan

In the build-up to the 2018 Governorship election in Osun, there was a popular joke among some Nigerians, especially those who believed nothing good could come out of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the ruling party at the time, that Osun should be put up for sale, or, at best, be annexed to another State to make it survive. So, when Governor Adegboyega Oyetola came on board, the general feeling was that of ‘he won’t do anything.’ As if that wasn’t enough, economic challenges set in. Then, came the worse…

Democracy Day : FG declares Monday Public Holiday 

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 14 June, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Democracy Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerians on this occasion and urged all citizens to support the present administration in its efforts at ensuring a United and prosperous Nation. Aregbesola said any form of agitation that threatened the unity of the country should be shunned for the good of all, stated that the space known as Nigeria would be…

Book on sickle cell disorder, I’m A Survivor’’, to be launched in Abuja on June 19

A 55-year old Chartered Accountant, Shehu Olaitan Mohammed will on Saturday June 19 unveil to the public a book on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) in Abuja. In a statement by the author, Shehu Mohammed, the book chronicled his life story as a sickle cell disorder (SCD) survivor. The book entitled: “I’m a Survivor: The story of my triumph over sickle cell pain’’ will be made public at the Merit House , Maitama Abuja from 10 am to 1.00 pm under strict Covid-19 adherence protocol. According to Author, the date was…

NCC charges Nigerian Youths on responsible Internet Usage …. donates 100 Mattresses to NYSC Orientation Camp

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged Nigerian youths to leverage Internet/broadband access to unleash their potentials for innovation and creativity, as well as their quest for job opportunities and skills acquisition. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made the call during the presentation of 100 pieces of mattresses to the Federal Capital Territory’s Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, Abuja recently. The presentation of the mattresses was in demonstration of the Commission’s solidarity and corporate social responsibility (CSR)…

Farmers/Herders Clash: Osun to begin massive enumeration, headcount of migrants, immigrants to strengthen security

Farmers/Herders’ Clash: Osun to begin massive enumeration, headcount of migrants, immigrants to strengthen security The Government of the State of Osun has announced its readiness to begin massive enumeration and headcount of migrants and immigrants in the State. The State Government also disclosed that it would ensure data capturing to enhance proper profiling of the herders residing in the State as part of efforts to strengthen cordial relationship and peaceful co-existence between the Fulani/Bororo herders and Yoruba crop farmers. This was even as the heads of Fulani-Bororo otherwise known as…

Niger Govt lists recognized Motor Parks in Minna ….enforces ban on illegal Motor parks

Niger State Government has advised members of the public to strictly patronize only Nine identified and legally recognized Motor Parks in Minna, the state capital. The legally recognized Motor Parks are; Abdulsalam Garage, Central Garage, Kpakungu Garage, Limawa Garage, NSTA Garage, Mobil Garage, Peace Mass Travels Park, Nice Travels Park and Kure Market Park. Briefing Journalists on the ban on illegal Motor Parks at Government House, Minna, the Deputy Governor, Ahmed Mohammed Ketso said government further compelled to enforce the ban on illegal Motor Parks which became effective Wednesday 9th…

Youth Development: NiDCOM Boss commends Diaspora youth NGO,DOWA 

 Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,has commended a diaspora youth NGO,  Doing Good Work in Africa (DOWA), for supporting students and impacting future growth in Africa. The commendation is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations of NIDCOM marking the first year of the group. Dabiri-Erewa described  the thoughtful gesture of DOWA as timely and a critical tool for development of Africa as a whole. In her words “Brain gain is a necessity for the development of…

Food Production : NYSC signs MoU with NALDA 

The National Youth Service Corps has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Agricultural Land Development Authority to boost food production in the country. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim during the signing of the MoU at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, commended NALDA for recently training sixty-eight Corps Members as Soil Doctors and Extension Service Workers. He also lauded the Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, for his vision and strong passion for National development. The DG said NYSC Scheme mobilised more than…