Broadband is coming to underserved, NCC assures

  Nigeria’s grass root communities and the underserved population of the country will not be left out of the national broadband plan when the implementation comes to fruition.   Speaking in Lagos at a session which discussed the critical issue of financial inclusion expected to be facilitated by a robust infrastructure deployment for broadband availability, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said the Commission was mindful of the infrastructure gaps in the country and therefore, committed to driving national digital economy to the…

Niger Govt debunks claims of missing Tractors  … As Gov Sani Bello bags Award on Transportation Infrastructure

Niger State Government has said that there were no missing 69 tractors in the state as being claimed in some quarters recently.   Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Kabiru Abbas Musa disclosed this during a post-exco media briefing at the Government House, Minna.   Alhaji Musa said the ministry had not entered agreement with any contractor for the repairs of its tractors, 61 of which belong.to the 25 local governments.   He said the tractors were intact and available.   The commissioner said governance was…

Friday Sermon : Too Much Love Of Wealth Is The Root Of All Evils! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy   All praise is for Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help, we ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own souls and the wickedness of our actions, whoever Allah guides, there is none that can lead him astray, and whoever Allah allows to go astray, there is none that can lead him to the right path.   I testify and bare witness that there is no deity worthy…

Avoid Night Journeys, DG warns Corps Members

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has advised Corps Members against travelling at night and boarding vehicles from unauthorised motorparks which may exposed them to danger. NYSC DG gave this advise today in his address to Corps Members at the NYSC Anambra State Orientation Camp in Mbaukwu/Mbawulu and Enugu State Orientation Camp, Awgu. He said NYSC Management had put in place adequate security measures that will guaranteed the safety of every Corps Member throughout the service year, but added that Corps Members should…

Fayose, another Biblical Esau By Aare Abiodun, De Oracular Oracle

We still remember the story of the Biblical Esau who sold his birth right to his younger brother, Jacob, for a plate of porridge. That is the case of Ayodele Fayose at the moment. Few days ago, I wrote on how a former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, dumped the PDP and worked for the victory of the APC in the last governorship election in the state. Yes, Fayose did so for a pot of porridge. I wonder how many plates of porridge the Ekiti born Esau (Fayose) will…

Below are important rules and Conditions for slaughtering an animal for sacrifice on Eid Ul Ad’ha

Minimum age for sacrificial animals: -a. Cows: 2 years -b. Camels: 5 years -c. Goats: 12 months -d. Sheep: 12 months https://islamqa.info/en/41899 1. Every sane adult male and female Muslim who can afford to sacrifice an animal should sacrifice one as an act of worship. 2. The animals can be sacrificed starting from after the Eid Salaah on the 10th Dhul-Hijjah until 13th DhulHijjah. 3. Eligible animals are: goats, sheep, cows, camels 4. Goats and sheep must be at least 12 months old 5. Cows and camels also have a…

Yemi-Esan and Push for Civil Service Reforms By Abdulsalam Mahmud 

Like in several organisations and government institutions, viable reform policies have the potential to transform Nigeria’s civil service, and make it world-class.   It is no brainer that the federal civil service, most especially, has been plagued by multifarious challenges, over the years. It is a civil service whose level of productivity is abysmally low, and uninspiring.   It is one that is populated by civil servants that lack motivation, demonstrate a high-level of ‘un-seriousness’ and zero patriotism to their job. In fact, they do not showcase any visible commitment…

Saint Kperogi’s Verses By Dele Afelumo

SOCRATES and Eleanor Roosevelt at different times said, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”. It is on that premise that I categorise the many treatises of Professor Farook Kperogi on many issues bedevilling our country. I also have to borrow the Iranian author’s book’s title: The Satanic Verses—as my title for this critique. One wonders what Kperogi’s preoccupations always are with character assassination and deployment of incendiary adjectives on people. He plays hubristic tunes always as if he remains the only de facto repository…

FG reiterates support for Corps Members 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured its continuous support for Corps Members under the National Youth Sevice Corps (NYSC) across the country.   This was disclosed on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, by the Chairman of NYSC National Governing Board, Amb. Fatima Abubakar, during a one day visit to NYSC orientation camp in Ikot Itie Udung, Nsit Atai local government area of Akwa Ibom State.   She commended corps members conduct in the state ,charged them to maintain the standard across their service year.   She said; “I’m very happy…

Schools need old students’ support – MAPOLY Association committee Chair

The Chairman, Planning Committee of the 30th Graduation Anniversary of the 1992 set of the Association of Mass Communication Graduates of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Dr. Femi Adefila, has emphasised the need for old students to play active roles in developing their alma mater.   Adefila, in a statement on Wednesday, said alumni associations could become the pillars on which the development of the nation’s schools would stand.   “The economic situation across the globe isn’t favourable at the moment. Nigeria’s situation is particularly precarious. This has led to…