Gov Sani Bello felicitates with Former Head of State,General Abdulsalami Abubakar @79 

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central States Governor’s Forum (NCSGF), Abubakar Sani Bello felicitates with Nigeria’s former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar on his 79th birthday. The Governor, in a statement eulogized the former Military Leader, described him as a complete gentleman and Patriot who has remained consistent and a significant leader in the progress and development of the country. He said the state and the country were lucky to have an outstanding leader and statesman who have consistently remained on the path of promoting national unity…

Teachers are immeasurable tool for Nation-Building – Niger Govt

Nigeria state government has described teachers as”immeasurable tools for nation-building as well as a veritable instrument for social change”. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello stated this at the 2021 Teachers’ Day Award celebration held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center, Minna. The annual Teachers’ Day Award is aimed at encouraging teachers for their invaluable role in imparting knowledge and the development of humanity in line with the United Nations adopted Sustainable Development Goal for Education, which requires teachers to enjoy professional independence, appropriate recognition and tools needed to…

Democracy Day: We must hinge our democracy, nationhood on strong institutions, equity, justice, fairness – Gov Oyetola 

The Governor,State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has said the absence of strong institutions, equity, justice, political will and fairness was responsible for Nigeria’s wobbled nationhood and democracy. He stressed that the country must find the courage to institute these virtues and values in its polity to build a strong, virile and prosperous nation desired by the citizens. Oyetola said the time has come for the leaders to begin to look through the rear-view mirror to correct the anomalies in the journey so far by developing the political will to birth a nation…

JUNE 12 : Stakeholders canvass for more Diasporans’ participation in Democratic process

A cross section of stakeholders across the globe have canvassed for more inclusion and participation of Nigerians in the Diaspora in the democratic process in Nigeria. This was a major highlight of a two-hour webinar facilitated on Saturday by Nigeria-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) and Nigerian Think- Thank Group in conjunction with Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). Speaking on the theme of the webinar, a former British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright commended President Muhammadu Buhari for being on the path of democratic progress with a lot…

Why Saudi Arabia banned Foreign Pilgrims from Hajj 2021 – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced cancellation of Hajj for international pilgrims for the 2021 season. The Commission’s officials in Saudi Arabia confirmed that state television and radio stations in the Kingdom have announced the news. NAHCON in a statement signed by  Head, Public Affairs,Fatima Sanda Usara said : “NAHCON respects the decision of Saudi Arabia in this regard no matter how painful that decision may be to us and to intending pilgrims worldwide. We have accepted that it is Allah’s divine design that multitudes will again…

FCT Police foils attempt to incite public disturbance, disperse proscribed IMN members, others

The FCT Police Command on Saturday, 12th June, 2021 successfully restored calm at Apo-Gudu axis after professionally dispersed a protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)-Shiites and others targeted at inciting public disturbance and breaching public peace. The action of the Command was necessitated by the concerns of some agitated residents. However, no arrest was made by the police. The Command however stated that it is committed to ensuring that FCT residents enjoy a hitch-free Democracy Day Celebration and will not hesitate to bring to…

Constitution Review: Senator Ibezim wants additional state to balance equation in S/East

The newly inaugurated Senator representing Imo North, Senator Frank Ibezim, has clamoured for an additional state to be created for the South East region, to balance some political equations.   According to the lawmaker, additional state for the region would go along way to pacify the people, while suggesting restructuring to help strengthen the nation’s democracy.   Speaking to Journalists in Abuja on Friday, on the gains of democracy, to mark the 2021 democracy day celebration, Senator Ibezim also remarked that, democracy had faired well in Nigeria, compared to the…

Democracy Day: Niger Gov’s Aide,Nma Kolo lauds state’s progress

The Special Adviser Political and Strategy to the Niger State Governor,Mohammed Nma Kolo,has said that the state has recorded tremendous progress in the current administration and urged Nigerlites to cooperate with Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s efforts for more development. Kolo, in a Democracy Day message, asked the people of Niger State and Nigeria to persist in prayers for the guidance of leaders in order to achieve harmony between citizens and government. Recalling that the government of Niger state, like most state governments in the country, is today  battling to reconcile…

DEMOCRACY DAY: Reflect on peace building, due diligence, Niger SSG charges Nigerlites  

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has called on the people of the State to use the period to reflect on their roles in peace building, due diligence, and good governance for sustainable development and virile economy in the State. The SSG who made the call in a message to mark the 2021 Democracy Day, further commended Nigerlites for their unalloyed support to the programmes and policies of the present administration led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello. Ahmed Matane stated that since the inception…

Niger Govt ban all forms of procession

 Niger State Government has announced the banning of all forms of processions across the State. A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed that the banning of the procession is with immediate effect. According to the the SSG, “the decision to ban all forms of processions is as a result of security situation in the State. He revealed that Government has directed  security agencies to ensure enforcement and deal with any person, group, organisation or individuals that violate this order. Ahmed Matane advice members…