Needless proliferation of unviable airports, By Kelvin Osa Okunbor

There seems to be needless competition in establishing aerodromes without due regard to the feasibility of the venture. In the circumstances, authorities are “forced” to spend revenues earned from four viable terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano to subsidise operations in the 20 other airports managed by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). Because of necessity, we are giving space to Kelvin Osa Okunbor who examines the rationale behind establishing unviable airports by state governments and wealthy individuals.   Could it be as a result of genuine interest…

Dowen College, cults and the beast in our children’s hearts By Festus Adedayo 

In the last one week in the American and Nigerian cities of Michigan and Lagos, 1983 Nobel Literature winner and British author, William Golding, was literally woken up from the dead. Golding, novelist, playwright and poet, wrote the highly celebrated novel, Lord of the Flies. If you underestimate the holy writ’s admonition that foolishness resides (is bound up) in the heart of a child, then you need to read this Golding’s 1954 debut novel. Woven round myriad thematic concerns, chief of which was the innate bestiality in man, Lord of…

Oba Dokun Abolarin’s 15 years on the throne By Festus Adedayo 

In this age when Nigerian traditional institutions are fast becoming the preoccupation of charlatans and those whom esophagus drives to the throne, one traditional ruler in Yorubaland stands out. He is Oba Adedokun Abolarin, the Orangun of Oke-Ila in Osun State. Installed the Orangun in 2006, Oba Abolarin will clock 15 years on the throne on Wednesday, December 8. My path and that of the royal father crossed in 1999 on the reconstituted editorial board of the Nigerian Tribune newspaper. On the board, which had the late Dr. Chris Uroh…

Kogi Gov mourns demise of Ex-COAS, Wushishi

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has expressed sadness over the death of a former Chief of Army Staff during the Second Republic, General Mohammed Wushishi.   A family source who confirmed the news of his death said that General Wushishi died in a London hospital on Saturday at the age of 81.   Bello in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed described the death of the General as a monumental loss for the country and the Nigerian Armed forces.   He commiserated with the family…

VP Osinbajo lauds Niger state contributions to National Development …. Becomes Garkuwan Yamman Nupe

The Vice President of the Federal of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo  has said the importance of Nupeland and the strategic position of Niger State to national development of the country was not in doubt. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this at the Wadata Palace, Bida, during the turbaning ceremony of four illustrious sons of Bida Emirate. Prof Osinbajo who was the special guest of honour at the event attended by mammoth crowd, said it was the acknowledgment of the fact that Niger State is key in engendering rapid growth and…

Gov Sani Bello commiserates with Kano Govt ,Emirate,over death of Sarkin Bai Kano,Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has commiserated with the government and people of Kano State over the death of one of the longest-serving kingmakers in the history of Kano Emirate, Sarkin Bai Kano, Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan. Governor Sani Bello in a condolence message described the death of the first Commissioner of Education in the old Kano State as a great loss not only to the people of Kano, but the entire country. The Chairman North Central Governors Forum(NCGF) said the deceased was a man of integrity and good…

Gov Sani Bello mourns Elder Statesman,Gen M.I.Wushishi

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has sympathized with the people of Wushishi Local government, Kontagora Emirate and the entire Nigerlites over the death of an elder statesman Gen. Mohammed Inuwa Wushishi (Rtd). Governor Sani Bello in a condolence message, described late Gen. Wushishi as a perfect gentleman, Father, Soldier and an administrator of high ethics and impeccable morality. The Chairman North Central Governors Forum said government and people of Niger State are indeed saddened by the demise of the Former Chief of Army staff who  coordinated the activities of…

Niger SSG mourns former COAS, M.I Wushishi, says he served Nigeria passionately

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has mourned the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Muhammed Inuwa Wushishi. Gen. M.I. Wushishi died in London after a protracted illness. In his condolence message on behalf of the people and Government of the State, the SSG described late M.I. Wushishi as a committed officer and elder statesman who served Nigeria passionately. According to Ahmed Matane “late Gen. M.I. Wushishi was a respected officer who spent his life in the service of the state,…

NYSC unveils maiden movie “A Call To Service

The National Youth Service Corps has officially unveiled its maiden movie titled, “A Call to Service”. The Scheme said it would continue to sensitize members of the public on their expected roles and responsibilities as spelt out in the NYSC Act Cap N84 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and the NYSC Bye-Laws. It also reiterated its commitment towards encouraging the youths to be vanguards of patriotism, national unity, peace and cohesion, which are hallmarks of the National Service. NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this in Abuja…

Kogi Governor shocked, saddened over demise of Speaker Kolawole’s Wife …   Says we stand by you at this trying moments

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed shock and sadness over passing away of Pastor (Mrs) Esther Kolawole, wife of the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Prince Matthew Kolawole. Pastor Kolawole, aged 50, died at a Lagos hospital on Sunday following an illness. Governor Bello in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, said he was devastated by the news of the passing of the Speaker’s wife, saying, it is a trying and tough moment for the state. Bello described Pastor Kolawole…