LG polls: Opposition has nothing to campaign against us, says Gov Sule …recieves former deputy governor into APC

Nasarawa State governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has said that the development initiatives of his administration, has become an albatros to the opposition political parties in the state, as these parties lack what to campaign against the All Progressives Congress (APC). Engineer Sule stated this shortly after presenting flags of the party to the three chairmanship candidates of the APC in Nasarawa North senatorial district, at a zonal rally in Akwanga, on Saturday. This was just as the governor formally received a former deputy governor of the state, Hon Luka Damishi…

Islam against roaming almajiri begging practice, says Sultan

Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has urged stakeholders to put politics aside and support Islamic and western education integration model initiative to bring to an end to the prevalence of street roaming Almajiris in the north. Speaking on Saturday at the closing ceremony of a 2-day validation workshop for the modernisation of the Almajiri- Nizamiyya Education system in Sokoto state, Abubakar said the sultanate council and key stakeholders must come together for the success of the initiative aimed at ending street begging in the state and northern Nigeria. The…

New LASU VC’s triumphal entry Festus Adedayo 

After all the hoopla about her appointment, qualification or under-qualification as the ninth substantive vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University, (LASU) as well as some sexists’ feeble attempt to criminalize her biology as incapable of being appointed into office, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello was eventually driven into office on Monday, September 20, 2021. From viral video and media reports of her triumphal entry into the Ojoo campus of the university, it was a celebratory, carnival-like entry, just like the biblical Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey. Ushered in a…

Nigeria’s huge market of blood and human sacrifice  Festus Adedayo 

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the torso of a young boy by the bank of River Thames in London. On September 21, 2001 to be precise, this dismembered body, found near Tower Bridge in Central London, United Kingdom, was putting on an orange-colour girls’ shorts. Paraphernalia of voodoo enveloped his remains. Sighted by an IT consultant, Aidan Minter, the Metropolitan Police immediately rallied its marine support unit to retrieve it but, 20 years after, the limbs and head are yet to be recovered. This find…

‘Road side’ Journalists and Press Secretaries  By Tunde Jakande Tjak

Today every Tom Dick and  Harry parade themselves as journalists. However, disseminating  information to the public do not automatically make one a journalist. Distributing news worthy information to the public do not also make one a journalist. Working in  a Media House maybe as an on- air presenter or host of a programme do not make one a journalist either. Being a blogger, media owner, columnist, author or writer do not make one a journalist. A journalist is an individual trained to collect/gather information in form of text, audio or…

A Champion does not prove himself… By Haruspice

A champion does not prove himself, those who want to do so, do. Anthony Joshua didn’t fail, he stepped aside for a new champion. Only a fool thinks life is always on the bed. Today, you win, tomorrow you are defeated, such is the rotating template of life. Those who want the world are the ones who groan when they fail, forgetting that, before them, there were others. Failure itself is a triumph, for you can’t even fail when you don’t try, you can only fail against a champion –…

Features on Nigerian National Council For Adult Education (NNCAE) @50!

Available documents and literature with interview of legends reveal that the Nigerian National Council for Adult Education (NNCAE) was birthed as non-governmental organisation on the 27th of March in the year 1971 at about 12.05 pm with Professor E. A. Tugbiyele as the National President and Professor (then Dr) J. T. Okedara as the National Secretary. The premiered Council, since its creation, has been driving and providing direction for the development of adult education. Especially, it serves as platform for teachers in the field and practitioners on the field (1974…