Azara-Adudu road to be rehabilitated soon, says Nasarawa Women Affairs Commissioner

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Women Affairs and social development Hajiya Aisha Rufai Ibrahim said plans have reached advanced stage to commence rehabilitation of Adudu – Azara road to ease movement of people, goods and services.   She stated this at a meeting with youths in Azara where she enumurated some of the achievements recorded in the area by Governor Abdullahi Sule.   The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Rufai Ibrahim said arrangements were underway to commence rehabilitation work on the road project from Adudu to Azara, Wuse…

Joint Security Team foils bandits attack at Munya, Shiroro ,Paikoro LGAs

The sustained fight against Banditry and terrorism by the Niger state Government in collaboration with Security agencies in the state, has recorded another milestone, as the Joint security tactical teams successfully foiled bandits attack in Munya, Shiroro and Paikoro local government areas of the State.   On 15/05/2022 at about 0700hrs, information was received that suspected armed bandits were sighted at Zazagha and injita villages of Munya LGA   The Joint security tactical teams were immediately drafted to the area, and discovered that the bandits had divided themselves into different…

APC screening panel clears Gov Sani Bello for Niger North Senatorial District 

As the All Progressives Congress primary elections draws closer, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has been screened and cleared for the Niger North Senatorial District, by the screening panel of the party.   The screening exercise was carried out at the Fraser Suites, Abuja.   Speaking in an interview shortly after the screening, Governor Sani Bello described the exercise as seamless.   While expressing delight over the smooth conduct of the exercise , Governor Sani Bello commended the screening panel for a job well done explaining that going…

Victim of Stray bullet on Kaduna/Abuja Highway not a serving Corps Member – NYSC

The Management of the National Youth Sevice Corps NYSC has debunked a story trending on the social media alleging that a Corps Member serving in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was killed by a stray bullet in a crossfire between security operatives and bandits on Kaduna/Abuja highway on Friday, 13th May, 2022.   The scheme in a release signed by its Director,Press and Public Relations,Eddy Megwa and made available to EMPORIUM REPORTERS disclosed that the unfortunate victim, Aliyu Muhammad was a Corps Member mobilised for service under the 2021 Batch…

DEBORAH : Gov Sani Bello calls for calm amongst citizens ….   directs security agencies to deal with trouble makers 

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors Forum NCGF, Abubakar Sani Bello has appealed for calm in the wake of disturbances and tension in some parts of the North, following the murder of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari Collegeof Education Sokoto on the allegation of blasphemy.   In a statement, the Governor said peaceful coexistence in a plural society like Nigeria, was not only necessary, but the first condition for growth and development.   He said, “peace is in the best interest of everyone. Without peace we…

A chat with Buni and random musings, by Hassan Gimba

I should have come with the second and, most likely, concluding part of the article, “Of banditry and shared sovereignty”, but Nigeria nowadays is a country where incidents, foreseen and unforeseen, are tumbling over each other by the minute, competing for attention in the public space.   One of the burning issues has been the cost of party nomination forms. I can vividly recall President Muhammadu Buhari complaining about their exorbitance in 2015 when the presidential nomination form was N27.5 million, confessing that he had to take a bank loan…

Blasphemy: Prophet Muhammad didn’t kill when insulted while alive, says Gumi

Controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has faulted those of the school of thought that killing is the punishment for blasphemy, saying Prophet Muhammad never killed for blasphemy during his time despite insults from his critics.   Gumi stated this during his religious teaching class in his Kaduna Juma’at mosque, according to PRNigeria.     He said if the Prophet refrained from killing or attacking his tranducers and those who blasphemed him while alive, those killing for the same offence have no justification for their actions.   The Kaduna based…

Deborah Samuel: No cover up, assailants must face judgment – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN(19 Northern States and Abuja) has expressed deep saddeness over the recent ugly development in Sokoto State, that led to the gruesome murder of Miss Deborah Samuel, a 200 Level female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto for an alleged blasphemy.     The Association in a statement signed by Chaplain Jechonia Gilbert,Public Relations Officer (PRO),CAN (19 Northern States and Abuja) said;     “The umbrella organisation of all christians in Northern Nigeria condemn this gruesome and barbaric murder of Deborah in strongest…

Hackers can unlock, steal your vehicles, NCC alerts Nigerians

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted telecom consumers and members of the public on an ongoing cyber-vulnerability that allowed a nearby hacker to unlock vehicles, start their engines wirelessly and make away with the cars.   The fact that car remotes are categorized short range devices that make use of radio frequency (RF) to lock and unlock cars informed the need for the Commission to alert the general public on this emergent danger, where hackers take advantage to unlock and start a compromised car.   According to the latest…

Deborah: Atiku Abubakar and why votes are thicker than blood  By Festus Adedayo 

Distressing pieces of bad news are everywhere. From the murder of Miss Deborah Samuel Yakubu by students of Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto last Thursday, to the immediate distancing of Nigerian politicians from her killing, hope that a post-Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria will not be clone of its unjust and inequitable era seems to be fading. Between the Deborah murder, the political mockery on the political arena and the lack of regards for Nigerians by Nigerian rulers, two explainers respond to the distresses: They are the Sekere and the…