Eid-ul-Maulud : FG declares October 19 public holiday

Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, October 19, 2021, as a public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. This was revealed in a statement by minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. He congratulated all Muslim faithfuls both at home and in the diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion. He admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so…

NCC restates 97% readiness for 5G deployment

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) plan for Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country continued to gather momentum with the Commission confirming that its readiness to begin full implementation was at 97 per cent. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, re-affirmed the status of the Commission’s 5G technology deployment at the annual African Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTech 2021) held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 with the overarching theme: “Embracing Changes and Digital Transformation in the New Normal.” Focusing his presentation on “NCC as…

FOMWAN decries rising cases of Drug Abuse among Women

The National Executive Council of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria, FOMWAN has decried the rising cases of drug abuse among girls and young women in Nigeria. The National Amirah(President) of Association,Hajiya Rafia Sanni pledged to work with relevant agencies and associations to curb this menace and to advance the course of Muslim Women and the Girl Child in the society.   “This worrisome reality requires decisive actions. We need all hands on deck to change this unpalatable narrative and development. At FOMWAN, we will continue to embark…

Man bites off Ex-Girlfriend’s finger in Ogun 

A middle aged man, Azeez Kuforiji, was on Wednesday arrested in a Ogun state for allegedly biting off the index finger of his ex-girlfriend, Soliat.  The police charged Kuforiji, whose address was not provided, with assault and inflicting a wound. The suspect committed the offence on October 12, and has been taken to Wawa Police Station in Ogun State. It was gathered that the suspect visited the victim who is a shop attendant at her office in Arepo, Ogun State and attacked her for not answering his phone calls. “He…

Oyo Govt set to revoke contracts from 22 firms

The Oyo state Government, on Thursday, has said it will not hesitate to revoke unexecuted contracts on renovation and construction projects, under its 2012-2018 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Project from defaulting contractors in the State. The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board said this was in line with directives from the Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja. Speaking with the twenty-two contractors in Ibadan, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran explained that the contracts would be terminated following a breach of contract terms. He noted that many…

FG Orders TV Stations To Feature Sign Language Interpreters

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that his ministry will be directing the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to compel public and private television stations to feature sign language interpreters during their major news presentations.   Mohammed said this on Thursday October 14, in Abuja at the 2021 Annual Lecture of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). The Minister made the promise after a participant at the event, Monsurat Abdulwasiu noted that the deaf had been excluded by the media. She said; “Only the Nigeria Television Authority…

Prof Kayode Adebowale Emerges UI 13th Vice Chancellor

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Ibadan (UI), John Odigie Oyegun, has announced Professor Kayode Adebowale as the new Vice Chancellor of the nation’s Premier University.   Oyegun, made this announcement at a press conference held shortly after the council screen eight candidates shortlisted for the exalted position in the university. The eight candidates who were shortlisted from the 15 aspirants were: Professor Adeyinka Aderinto, the acting Vice Chancellor Prof A.B Ekanola, Professor Hakeem Fawehinmi, Professor Ebenezer Olatunde Farounbi, Professor Babatunde Lawal Salako, Professor Kayode Adebowale,…

Just Foundation unveils Sermon Guide for Imams  …. as Muslim Ummah tasks religious leaders on fight against corruption

Muslim leaders has been charged on the need to join hands with relevant agencies in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The Muslim Ummah gave this charge at the public presentation of a book titled’titled : “Sermon Guide for Imams” yesterday,Thursday 14th October, 2021, in Abuja. The book published by an Islam faith based organization,Just Foundation of Al-habibiyyah Islamic Society with the support of MacArthur Foundation is focused on  Accountability and Transparency for  religious leaders especially the Imams , on how Islamic clerics can imbibe lifestyle that is free of…