Tinubu may not be running, by Fredrick Nwabufo

Bola Tinubu

It is a kaleidoscope – the pattern keeps mutating. Nigeria’s politics should be among the most unpredictable, intriguing and exhilarating. There are more smokescreens than actual smoke; more pawns than real players; more masquerades than true pipers and more jokers than aces.   But Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor and APC presidential hopeful, is no joker. As he said during his declaration, it has been his ‘’lifelong ambition’’ to become president. A younger and healthier Tinubu will make a good president.   As I wrote in a previous column, Tinubu…

Friday Sermon: Ramadan’s Muslims! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet, his family, his companions and his true and sincere followers until the Last Day – then to proceed:   Dear brothers and sisters! Know that, Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed…

It’s embarrassing campaigning for 2023 election with our children at home — Peter Obi

Frontline Presidential Aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi, has lamented and expressed regret that “we are campaigning for 2023 with our children who should be in school whiling away time at home.” Obi made the lamentation on Wednesday while responding to a question from a Nigerian student when he featured on a popular Abuja-based human rights radio and television station better known as Berekete Family. The former Anambra State Governor said that he found it disheartening that the noise of 2023 is dominating the space rather…

Respite underway for Residents of Rafin Gora ,as Niger Govt ,NEWMAP Ecological intervention gets to completion stage

Residents of Rafin Gora in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State will soon breath a sigh of relief as the on-going construction of canals around the community have reached completion stage.   The project which is an intervention between the Niger State Government and the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project(NEWMAP); a World Bank assisted programme meant to curb ecological challenges in communities suffering annual gully erosion.   Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello who went on an inspection tour to the project sites, expressed satisfaction with the level…

Gov Sani Bello pays Sallah homage to Emir of Kagara  …… commiserate with him over death of Alh Gambo Tanko Bojoh

Niger state Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has paid Sallah homage to the Emir of Kagara, Alh. Ahmed Garba Gunna Attahiru II, at his Palace in Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area.   Governor Sani Bello who congratulated the Emir on the successful end of this year’s Ramadan Fast and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration, prayed for peace to completely return to the state and the country at large.   The Governor also used the opportunity to commiserate with the Emir on the death of an illustrious son of the Emirate who is also his…

NCC is a flagship public institution impacting lives positively – Alake of Egbaland

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, has applauded the regulatory strides of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in ensuring accelerated growth of telecommunications sector, thus making the sector a flagship enabler of Nigeria’s prosperity.   The Paramount Ruler gave the commendation when the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management (ECSM) of NCC, Adeleke Adewolu, led a delegation of NCC staff to the state where the maiden edition of the Village Square Dialogue (VSD) was organised by NCC in Abeokuta. The VSD, a version of the Telecom Consumer Conversation…

Akpehe Community visits Ortom, thanks him for road, transformer

The Akpehe community in Makurdi metropolis Thursday, May 5th, 2022 paid a thank you visit to the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to express their appreciation for the construction of the 2.2 kilometer NKST Yina-International Market road.   They were represented by the church led by Rev. Kurugh Antiev and Donald Anyogo, Chairman of the Landlords Development Association.   In his short but emotional speech, Pastor Antiev stated that the community had lived a life of complete neglect for more than ten years, as a result of the deplorable nature…

I never promised Orbunde that he will succeed me – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has explained that he did not at any point promised to anoint his former Chief of Staff, Hon. Terwase Orbunde or any other  aspirant as his successor.   The Governor made the clarification Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 when stakeholders from the Kwande intermediate area paid him a solidarity visit at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi.   He said the clarification became necessary to dismiss insinuations by the former Chief of Staff that he had betrayed him after the party zoned the governsorship position to Vandeikya.…

DG charges NYSC Drivers on safety precautions, healthy lifestyle

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim has counselled drivers in the Scheme to be conscious of their health and conditions of their vehicles at all times in order to ensure their safety and that of other road users.   He said the physical and mental health of all drivers was very critical to their overall performance, added that a healthy driver would drive well due to his alertness, as well as ability to process information for effective driving.   He stated further that in…

Peter Obi ‘ll not negotiate his Presidential ambition for VP slot – Support Group

Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has described media reports that Mr Peter Obi is being considered as Vice Presidential candidate to another Presidential aspirant as “arrant nonsense”.   The group also said the presidential ambition of the former Governor of Anambra state was not negotiable.   POSN in a statement signed by its spokesman, Sani Saeed Altukry also warned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against playing games with the unity of the country as any attempt by the party to foist a northern candidate on the party…