Local Vigilantes eliminate 11 bandits, rescue three victims in Kogi ….nabs security operative supplying weapons

A group of bandits terrorizing parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State met their waterloo as officers of the State’s Vigilante Group killed 11 of them, arrested others while 3 kidnapped victims were rescued successfully The information received revealed that Security operatives acting on intelligence nabbed an officer of the Nigeria Civil defense Corps Inspector, Abdullahi Saidu who alongside a friend supplied the criminals with weapons and information to undertake their heinous crimes The successful operation by the security operatives was done in series and with a…

Former Nasarawa Gov,Adamu Abdullahi lauds Yahaya Bello’s achievements in Kogi

Former Governor of Nasarawa State and Senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Abdullahi Adamu has lauded the achievements of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. Senator Adamu said Governor Bello had in the last five years tamed insecurity and has provided good leadership for the people of Kogi state while he has also excelled in the provision of infrastructure in the health and education sectors. Senator Adamu who paid a courtesy visit to Kogi Governor in Abuja Saturday evening urged Bello not to relent in his effort in providing good governance…

Bawa, FFK, Shehu: Of slump, slum and somersault  By Festus Adedayo 

Last Thursday, when the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) reportedly slumped at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the story of the late enfant terrible of Oyo State politics, Busari Adelakun, sidled into my memory. Media reports said that Bawa slumped at an occasion commemorating the National Identity Day. Same last week, Nigeria was back to her English class session. Occasionally, some fortuitous occurrences force this country, a product of Mrs. Flora Shaw’s taxonomic ingenuity, to go learn some basic language meanings. This time, Nigeria had to contend…

My Osun State story By Festus Adedayo 

On Friday, July 2, 2021, I had the opportunity of taking a shuttle back into my past. I had met Chief Akinwande Akinola, former Managing Director of International Breweries Limited, Ilesa at the Ibadan Recreation Club’s conferment of Merit Awards on recipients, among whom was Akinola. While the din of music was blasting the ears, I walked up to the podium ingenuously called the “high table” in Nigeria to meet Akinola, now an octogenarian. After exchanging measured pleasantries, the type you give a stranger, I asked him if he could…

Danbatta, Ndiaye, Hoist Senegal’s Flag at WATRA Secretariat

An event of historical significance took place in Maitama, Abuja on 16th September 2021, as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, joined His Excellency, Babacar Matar Ndiaye, the Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to Nigeria, to hoist the flag of Senegal at the Secretariat of West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA). Danbatta, who is also the Chairman of the Executive Council of WATRA, stated that the event was of such profound significance that it transcends the…

SAHEL GAMES: CDS Irabor tasks AFN Athletes on winning Laurels

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has charged sports men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces (AFN), selected to participate at the Sahel Military Games slated for 9 – 17 October 2021 in Abuja to ensure that they make the nation proud by winning laurels. Addressing the athletes during the closing ceremony of the Armed Forces Inter-Service Competition held in Abuja, the CDS spurred those that will be selected for the 3 weeks camping to commit their energy, concentration, hearts and minds to the training in…