EASTER CELEBRATION : Defence  Minister felicitates with Christians ……  Canvases for religeous harmony, prayer to overcome insecurity

The Minister of Defence ,Major Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has felicitated with the Christians on the occasion of the Easter celebration.   While congratulating the Christians for witnessing the Easter period, he called for prayer for the nation to overcome all forms of security challenges bedeveling the country.   He therefore prayed that the this year’s Easter celebration by the Christians will usher in the desired peace and prosperity as well as a complete turn around for the Nigerian Armed Forces to clear the doubts of the adversaries and…

Leaders of 14 LGAs Endorse Benue Speaker PDP Consensus Guber Candidate 

Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon Titus Uba has emerged as the governorship consensus candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP from the 14 local government areas of the Tiv speaking areas in the state   This is following a painstaking process that involved various segments of the stakeholders of the party in the state.   Determined to retain power in the 2023 general elections in Benue State,   The 32 gubernatorial aspirants from the 14 Tiv speaking local government areas endorsed the Benue Speaker after he…

Feeble dance of the Tinubu, Osinbajo masquerade By Festus Adedayo

The most appropriate representation of the impending 2023 presidential election contest for the Yoruba is what is called the Odun e’gun or the Egungun Festival contest. It is a festival cum contest in which masquerades file out in their rainbow colour regalia, with a mammoth crowd gathered to watch them dance. As of today, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Yemi Osinbajo are the Yoruba people’s two biggest masquerades in this odun egun.   The Alagbaa, one entrusted with the traditional right to preside over the ancestral rites of the festival is…

Dele Bello, Oseni: When squash players die, do their racquets die? By Festus Adedayo 

On January 10, 2022, after a tiresome game of squash at the Ibadan Recreation Club, I walked upstairs to the section’s gym. As I began a bout of expelling the recalcitrant mass of protoplasm that had made my midriff its place of hibernation, it just occurred to me that, for months, I hadn’t seen the man who single-handedly procured the equipment in the gym while he was chairman of the section, Dele Bello, affectionately called DB. So I put a call through to him which was unanswered. The second day…

2021 POLICE CONSTABLES RECRUITMENT: FCT Police release CBT Examinations Centers , Dates

In continuation of the 2021 recruitment exercise for Police constables, The FCT Police Command has asked all candidates who applied and attended the physical screening exercise, to check their recruitment status and print their Computer Based Test (CBT) examination slip on the recruitment portal; www.policerecruitment.gov.ng. This slip would grant them access to the CBT Examinations scheduled to hold on the 20th of April 2022 at the designated center and time in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as follows;   ABAJI Date: 20/04/2022. Time : 8:30am Venue: Aduvie international school, no…

Security Implications of ASUU strikes, by Hassan Gimba

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was founded in 1978. Its predecessor, the Nigerian Association of University Teachers (NAUT), was formed in 1965 covering academic staff at the University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Ife and University of Lagos.   According to its founders, ASUU is a trade union whose objectives include regulation of relations between academic staff and employers, encouraging the participation of its members in the affairs of the university system and the nation, and protecting and advancing the socio-economic…