The ruins, villains and bagmen of June 12 By Festus Adedayo

After last week’s national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari wrote, profusely thanking the governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Bagudu, for his yeoman role in the convention’s success. Buhari’s letter commended Bagudu for the “extraordinary role” he played in ensuring the successful conduct of the convention. Bagudu is the chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum and in this role, conducted the recent national convention that ensured the victory of a man who was the “son” and protégé of the winner of the June 12, 1993 election…

The Muslim/muslim Ticket by Femi Fani-Kayode

    A high-ranking and respected official of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) came to see me yesterday and expressed concern about my disposition towards a Muslim/Muslim ticket.     He informed me about CAN’s vehement opposition to such a ticket and said that the leadership of the organisation watched my interview on Channels Television where it appeared that I was not on all fours with them.     They felt this was very unlike me because they know how much I rever my faith and how much I…

Of banditry and a shared sovereignty (3), by Hassan Gimba

Last week, they attacked an estate within Abuja. Gunmen, bandits, Boko Haram, those who “drag” sovereignty with Nigeria, attacked Genuine Estate, within the vicinity of Gwarimpa, Nigeria’s (some accounts say south of the Sahara’s) largest housing estate. They did this undisturbed and calmly, between 1 and 4am on Sunday. The police said it was a robbery attack. Residents, however, said they kidnapped some of their people. Now, we all know that robbers hardly take prisoners. It is now left for people to believe who they want to believe.   But…

Face of Epic Africa Queen distributes food items to Patients, calls for more Awareness on Sickle Cell Anaemia 

The winner of Face of Epic Africa Beauty Pageant 2021, Ms Rafat Isah has called for increase in the awareness campaign and health talks in the fight against sickle cell anemia for intending couples.   She also asked both government and private organisations to redouble their efforts in tackling and improving the health status of patients living with the disease.   She disclosed this at the weekend during a visit to Uke General hospital in Nasarawa State.where she distributed food items to the patients.   She said her visit to…

The future of the Nation’s democracy is in your hands — Obi tells Nigerians 

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Former Governor Peter Obi, has reminded Nigerians that the future of the nation’s democracy remains in their resolve to hold unto and advance the very ideals on which a democratic nation is built.   In his Message to mark Nigeria’s 2022 Democracy Day, Obi encouraged Nigerians not to stand aloof from the journey of nation building.   He explained that for democracy to be sustained in the country, every Nigerian needed to play a part.   He reiterated how important it was for…

DEMOCRACY DAY:Gov Sani Bello tasks Nigeria’s Leadership on Dividend of Democracy for Citizens

As Nigerlites join other Nigerians to celebrate Democracy Day, Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has felicitated with the citizens and commended them for their support and contributions to the growth and development of the state.   In a statement issued, to mark this year’s celebration, Governor Sani Bello acknowledged the fragility of the country’s nascent democracy and expressed the need for the leaders to preoccupy themselves with how to make it survive and use it to better the lives of the people.   He said it was time for…

ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF COMMEMORATION AND CELEBRATION OF DEMOCRACY DAY 12TH JUNE, 2022

  Fellow Nigerians, Today, June The 12th, marks another Democracy Day anniversary and an occasion to celebrate freedom and unity of our Nation.   2. From 1999, we consistently celebrated Democracy Day to mark the end of military rule and the return of power and control into the hands of those freely elected by the people. On this day, Nigerians recommit themselves to ensuring we protect and preserve the ideals of democracy.     3. In 2018, we moved Democracy Day from 29th of May to the 12th of June.…

Kashmiri Women have Cellphone Edge over Their Metropolitan Counterparts

The intricately sorted data has debunked misconceptions about the rights of women in J&K especially Kashmir being “restricted” by the male dominance before August 2019.   PUTTING speculations to rest, fresh figures have revealed that women in Jammu and Kashmir are more advanced in using technology like cellphones than their counterparts in the much populous and progressive metropolitan cities of India.   This was revealed by a new data by Stats of India—an independent e-resource providing socio-economic statistical information of India.   According to the data, 75.2 percent women in…