How Banditry Started In Zamfara

A lecturer at the Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Dr Murtala A. Rufa’I, has traced the history of banditry. At a public lecture organised by Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, as part of its seminar series on banditry, Rufa’I presented a paper, titled “I am a Bandit: A Decade of Research in Zamfara Bandit’s Den”. According to the lecturer, banditry started in Zamfara started long before the arrival of colonial masters. He said a traditional ruler in one of the areas had been accused of conniving with bandits and armed robbers. He…

NYSC DG assures Corps members of safety ,visits Zamfara camp

The National Youth Service Corps has reaffirmed its commitment to the security and general welfare of Corps members wherever they are deployed in the country. The Director-General Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this assurance today when he addressed the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Corps Members at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Zamfara State. Ibrahim commended corps members for the demonstration of patriotism through acceptance of their deployment to the State, which is facing security challenge. He then assured them that, with the efforts of the Federal Government through…

FG approves 5G deployment in Nigeria

The Federal Government has approved the deployment of the Fifth Generation Network, otherwise called 5G in Nigeria.   The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) announced the approval after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.   Following the approval, the Minister has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to commence immediate implementation of the 5G plan for the country. The roll-out of the 5G will be carried out in phases beginning with major cities in the country…

Friday Sermon : How Arrogance And Pride (Al-Kibr) Destroys Us And Our Society! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. Dear brothers and sisters! In Shaa Allah, today’s Khutbah (sermon) aims at explaining and finding out the remedies for the disease of arrogance and pride that has been rampant among the people in contemporary Muslim world, particularly Nigerian Muslim society. From the origins of Islamic history, humility (Khushu/Tawadu’u) has occupied a central place in…

A peep into: PROFESSOR U.G DANBATTA’S CATALYSING NIGERIA’S SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION THROUGH BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE by Prof. Chidi Emmanuel Akujor, FAS FRAS (UK), FNIP, FSESN, FRAES, FASN.

Introduction This is a book that has a total of 531 pages including 27 preliminary pages. It is well organized in 8 sections with each section corresponding fairly with 8-point Agenda of the Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) of the EVC’s first tenure. The organization of the book in time sequence makes for excellent reading and clear understanding of the activities of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in the last 5 years. The forward is beautifully presented by the late quintessential elder statesman, Ahmed Joda, CFR.  It is unfortunate that he didn’t…