Oppositions mount against Wike as Atiku’s Running mate

Even with the victory at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) advisory council panel for the running mate to its candidate Atiku Abubakar, presidential contender and Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike faced more hurdles .   In the mock election conducted by the PDP advisory council headed by Deputy National Chairman(North) Ambassador Umar Shehu Damagun , Wike was said to have came top ahead of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state .   But Some leaders of the party were said to be uncomfortable…

NYSC DG urges Prospective Corps Members to serve as good Ambassadors

The Director-General ,National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Mohammad Kaku Fadah, has charged the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Prospective Corps Members to be good ambassadors of their respective families and institutions.   The DG gave this charge during an unscheduled visit to the NYSC FCT Permanent Orientation Camp, Kubwa, Abuja, and also Nasarawa State Orientation Camp in Magaji Dan Yamusa, Keffi. Fadah urged the Corps Members conduct themselves in an orderly manner as responsible role models that is wothy of emulation.   The Director General, who was received in…

Senate moves to establish Federal University of Education in Bichi 

The Senate Wednesday set machinery in motion for establishment of Federal University of Education ( Technical ) in Bichi , Kano State .   In paving way for the establishment of the federal Institution, the red chamber passed for second reading , a bill sponsored to that effect by Senator Jibrin Barau ( APC Kano North ).   Barau in his lead debate for passage of the Bill, said”there is need to have strong system in our educational sector with establishment of more Institutions for training of teachers” .  …

NHRC reaffirms Govt’s obligation to protect  military personnel,citizens from attacks by armed groups

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reiterated the obligation of the federal government to protect the lives of both the military personnel and other citizens under its jurisdiction from attacks by armed groups. The Chairperson Governing Council of the Commission, Dr. Salamatu Suleiman who stated this in Abuja at a Colloquium on Human Rights in Counter Insurgency Operation in Nigeria observed the protection of lives of military personnel and citizens was imperative given the increased insurgency and counter-insurgency operations in some parts of the country. Speaking during her opening…

Abducted Anglican Bishop, wife, driver regain freedom

The Abducted Bishop of Jebba Anglican Diocese, Kwara State, Rev Aderogba Adeyinka, his wife, and the driver regained their freedom on Tuesday.   The victims were abducted after their vehicle developed a mechanical fault while travelling from Yewa, Ogun State to Jebba, Kwara State en route an isolated area along New Oyo/Ogbomoso Expressway.   Our correspondent reports that the abductors on Monday demanded a ransom of N50million from the church but it was not, however, ascertained if the ransom was paid.     Confirming their release to our correspondent in…

N71.4m Fraud: Mama Boko Haram, two others to spend five years in prison  

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the EFCC on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 secured the conviction and sentencing of Aisha Alkali Wakil, (aka Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode before Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri.   The defendants were sentenced to five years imprisonment without option of fine.   The judgment was the climax of a process that commenced on Monday, September 14, 2020 when the defendants were re-arraigned on a two count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money by false…

Igbos, Ahmed Lawan and exclusion politics, by Zainab Suleiman Okino

In the aftermath of the near hitch-free conduct of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) delegate election, and the euphoria of a so-called victory for rotational presidency, we seem to be forgetting something fundamental to the peace and stability of the country. We also need to interrogate the circumstances that led to the withdrawal of a relatively young and vibrant former minister for state for education, Chukwuemaka Nwajiuba, apart from his claim of monetisation of the primary election process, and equally the withdrawal of former Senate President, Ken Nnamani.   Before the…