How Gbagyi people preserve farm produce

The Gbagyi ethnic group in Kuje Area Council of Abuja say their traditional ways of preserving grains and other food crops are still the best. They said these methods were not only useful for future consumption, but was also useful to preserve crops for replanting and food security. The residents told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gbau-Kushi, a Gbagyi community in the FCT, that in spite of the wide spread belief in westernised methods, traditional food preservation inherited from their ancestors was still effective. Solomon Joshua, a farmer, said…

DEMOCRACY DAY : Ojukwu calls for more respect for Human Rights 

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu has emphasized the need for more respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms to curtail the current challenges bedeveling the country. The Executive Secretary stated this in Abuja as the Nation celebrated the 2021 Democracy Day. The human rights Boss noted that despite the progress made in the nation’s democracy, the country continued to suffer human rights violations resulting from security challenges, youth unemployment, recurring mass atrocities and crimes, kidnappings, incessant extra-judicial killings and torture, inhuman and degrading treatment,…

NiDCOM Boss,Dabiri-Erewa congratulates middleweight champion,Isreal Adesanya

Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight belt after defeating Italian contender, Marvin Vettori, at the Gila River Arena in Arizona on Sunday. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by the commission’s Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that by the feat, Israel has brought honour and glory not only to Nigeria but to all black Africans. The NIDCOM boss said that with Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya beating his challenger, Marvin Vettori, to retain his UFC undisputed world middleweight champion in…

Pro-Chancellors want labour,wages removed from exclusive list

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of state-owned Universities (COPSUN) has called for the removal of labour and wages from the exclusive legislative list of the Nigerian Constitution to allow state governments exercise appropriate control over their workers. In a communiqué issued at the end of its 52nd Quarterly meeting at Abuja on Tuesday, the Committee presided over by Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN argued that the structure and operation of the country’s federalism about public institutions established and owned separately by the Federal and State governments under different legislations have been a major…

‘True Federalism’ and other fallacies By Simon Kolawole

Public debate in Nigeria, permit me to say, is not as educative as you would find in many civilised societies. The predominant elements here are ethnic and religious emotions, garnished with delicate lies and dangerous half-truths. The first casualties, as always, are facts and logic. There is the “herd instinct” which makes us believe, say and do things like the people in our corner. The groupthink syndrome has stifled common sense and meaningful interlocution. For the fear of “dragging”, nobody wants to express an unpopular opinion. If you try to…

Gov Sule seeks FG’s intervention to generate 50 megawatts from Farin Ruwa

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sought further intervention from the Federal Government, to enable the state generate 50 megawatts of power, from Farin Ruwa, in Wamba Local Government Area. Engineer Sule sought the assistance of the Federal Government, at the flagging-off ceremony for the completion work, on the Farin Ruwa Dam, initiated during the administration of Senator Abdullahi Adamu, by the Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, on Saturday. The Governor requested for the Ministry of Water Resources, to assist the state, towards generating 25 megawatts at…