Gov Fayemi commissions 4.3km roads network in Minna,applauds Niger Gov 

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) Governor Kayode Fayemi has described Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State,as one of the astute financial manager who has been able to provide dividends of democracy to his people with the limited available resources accrued to the states. Governor Fayemi stated this when he commissioned 4.3kms roads network reconstructed and rehabilitated by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello at Bosso Estate in Minna the state capital. The NGF Chairman said, Governor Sani Bello has done remarkably well in the reconstruction, rehabilitation…

Osun govt distributes 100,000 cocoa seedlings, limes, agro-chemicals, other farm imputs to farmers … inaugurates OBOPS III

The Government of the State of Osun on Tuesday distributed 100,000 cocoa seedlings to about 1,000 farmers in the State. The State Government also distributed agro-chemicals, hand-spraying tools, limes and other farm inputs to about 1,000 farmers across the Local Government Areas of the State. The Government also inaugurated Osun Broilers Outgrowers Production Scheme III (OBOPS) to enhance the capacity of the livestock production and turn around the fortune of the scheme to be more profitable and attractive to farmers in the State. Farmers in each of the Local Government…

LG election: Gov Sule tasks APC chairmanship candidates on unity, inclusiveness

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has tasked the chairmanship candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the scheduled October 6 local government election, on unity and inclusiveness. Engineer Sule laid the charge shortly after the Interim Committe Chairman of the APC, Dr. John Mamman, presented the chairmanship candidates before him, at the Government House, on Tuesday. The Governor charged the candidates, who emerged victorious at the recently conducted party primaries, to go back to their local government areas, to ensure that there is unity in the party.…

Protect yourself against COVID-19, DG charges corps members 

Corps Members have been advised to adhere strictly to all the safety protocols of COVID-19 and also maintain good personal hygiene. The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this today while addressing Corps Members deployed to Nasarawa State currently undergoing Orientation Course at NYSC Orientation Camp Magaji Dan Yamusa Keffi. He said the prevalence of new variants of the deadly pandemic has necessitated the need for more vigilance and continuous usage of nose masks, washing of hands, social distancing, application of sanitizer among others. Ibrahim added that COVID-19 vaccines would…

MARRIAGE  IN  ISLAM   By Musa Nojimudeen.

INTRODUCTION: Islam means submission to the will of Almighty Allah. Thus, as a religion, it was given to all the Prophets from Adam (AS) to Muhammad (SAW). It was only perfected during the time of Muhammad (SAW) as stated in the Qur’an Suratu’l-Maidah,Chp 5v3: “This day have I perfected your religion for you and have completed my favour upon you and have chosen for you Islam as a religion.” So, Islam implies the true revealed religion from Allah and it entails the belief in the following; Allah (SWT), Angels, Revelations,…

Top 10 Yoruba Names You Never Guessed Were Arabic Names By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. Twitter:@farooqkperogi

I have always been fascinated by Yoruba people’s creative morphological domestication of Arabic names. There are scores of Yoruba names that are derived from Arabic but which are barely recognizable to Arabs or other African Muslims because they have taken on the structural features of the Yoruba language. This is not unique to Yoruba, of course. As scholars of onomastics or onomatology know only too well, when proper names leave their primordial shores to other climes they, in time, are often liable to local adaptation. (Onomastics or onomatology is the…

FG reiterates commitment to protection of human rights ….   As AGF inaugurates NHRC Governing Council

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to the protection of the human rights of all Nigerians and other nationals living in the country, The AGF who stated this during the inauguration of NHRC governing council at the Headquarters of the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja on Monday 2nd of August, 2021 noted that the federal government has shown adequate capacity towards the protection of the rights of citizens and foreigners resident in Nigeria, given…

MTN Unified Access Service Licence Renewal pending – NCC

 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied a publication in an online media entitled “Govt renews MTN Nigeria licence amid 20 years of GSM Phones” to the effect that the mobile operating licence of MTN has been renewed by the Commission for another period of 10 years.   The online publication, which cited regulatory filings by the NCC as its source, stated that “MTN Nigeria, the nation’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), has secured regulatory approval of the renewal of its operating licence for another 10 years with effect from…

5 Final Thoughts on Abba Kyari and Hushpuppi By Farooq Kperogi

1. As with everything Nigerian, the Abba Kyari/Hushpuppi fraud case has taken on a predictably ethnoreligious hue. I’ve read some people claim that Kyari is being targeted by America because he is a Muslim. Ha!   Well, Hushpuppi is also a Muslim. His full name is Ramon Olorunwa Abbas. Most Muslims will recognize Abbas as a Muslim name but probably not Ramon. Ramon is the Yoruba Muslim domestication of Abdulrahman. Read my July 13, 2014 column titled “Top 10 Yoruba Names You Never Guessed Were Arabic Names” to understand how…

Gov Bello condoles with Ogun Gov over father’s death

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sent his condolence to his colleague, Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun over the demise of his father, the patriarch of the Abiodun Family, Dr. Emmanuel Adesanya Abiodun, who passed away on Monday at the age of 89. The Governor also extended his condolences to the Abiodun extended family, the people of Iperu-Remo and Ogun State as whole, noted that the Patriarch’s life was worthy of celebration Governor Bello’s message was detailed in a Press Statement on Monday by his Chief Press…