Sen Adeyemi Offers Hajj Slots To Delegates Who Returned Cash After Voting Against Him

Senator Smart Adeyemi, who represents Kogi West in the National Assembly, has offered to sponsor five delegates to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on hajj pilgrimage for returning cash after not voting for him during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in the senatorial zone.   Adeyemi lost his return bid to the Senate after he scored 43 votes at the primary election against Sunday Karimi, who clinched the party’s ticket with 288 votes while Muyiwa Aina came second with 73 votes. He said five among the delegates from Koton Karfe local…

Why I picked Okowa as my running mate — Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has given reasons for picking Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election.   He gave the reasons in his remarks at the unveiling of Okowa as his running mate at the PDP National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja, on Thursday.   Okowa and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike, were the two governors speculated to be considered for the slot.   Let me begin by, once more, commending our great Party for organizing…

[Friday Sermon] The Characteristics Of A Good Leader By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the 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! Leadership is a great quality of human nature. Every nation, or organisation or group of peoples needs a good leader in order to gain their desired success. As a social being, each…

On Peter Obi’s supposed ‘Stinginess’…. — By Bianca Odumegwu Ojukwu

Sometime in 2009, ‘Mr’ (as he preferred to be addressed) Peter Obi, Governor Of Anambra State at the time, visited Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and myself at Dallas, Texas. He came to deliver a get well message from Dr Goodluck Jonathan and was billed to attend a black tie event at the Dallas Marriot. Curiously, he flew into Dallas airport with one small carry-on luggage which he insisted on wheeling around himself, and on getting to our residence requested to freshen up. He opened his carry-on, filled with files and…

Soludo confirms arrest of Four suspected Killers of beheaded Anambra Lawmaker

Anambra State Governor,Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has said that four of the suspected killers of the House of Assembly member, Okechukwu Okoye, have been arrested and were in police custody in the state.   Soludo made the revelation in his country home of Isuofia in Aguata Local Government Area of the state during the burial of late Okoye’s aide, Cyril Chiegboka who was also beheaded by the kidnappers.   Chiegboka, who was Okoye’s Campaign Director, was kidnapped alongside the lawmaker in May and their lifeless bodies were found on May…

2022 AFRICAN CHILD DAY : Ojukwu charges stakeholders to stop harmful practices against children  

As Nigeria joined the rest of the African continent to celebrate the 2020 Day of the African Child, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged government at all levels to focus more attention on the rights and well-being of children, in order to eliminate all barriers standing on their way to attaining an all-round development.   The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu (SAN) who stated this in Abuja to commemorate the 2022 Day of the African Child (DAC) urged both the state and federal governments to…

Text of Maiden Address by the 19th Director-General of National Youth Service Corps NYSC,Brig.General M.K Fadah

My Dear Compatriots in National Service I am highly delighted to present this maiden address to you, as you commence another phase in your lives as members of the National Youth Service Corps, a Scheme that parades a pool of enlightened and sophisticated class of Nigerian youths, drawn from diverse backgrounds, with a united purpose of building a strong, indivisible and egalitarian entity. Before proceeding further, may I pay glowing tribute to the founding father of the Scheme, His Excellency Gen Yakubu Gowon for the vision of establishing the NYSC…

MURIC urges Nigerian Govt to condemn India for persecuting muslims

A Nigeria based Islamic human rights organization,the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has condemned the harsh treatment of Indian Muslims by the Indian government. The group asked the Nigerian government to summon the Indian ambassador to Nigeria in order to lodge an official complaint against India and to warn the latter against further escalation.   MURIC’s complaint to the Nigerian government was contained in a statement issued by the director of the group, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday, 26th June, 2022.   The full statement reads:   “The Indian authorities recently…

The story of ‘Yar Adua, the master strategist and the “Yoruba Nation”

At the Jos Township Stadium, during the SDP primaries in 1993, Babagana Kingibe, who came very tightly close to Abiola, had the support of most SDP Governors like Oyegun of Edo, Bamidele Olumilua, Felix Ibru, etc.   Also, others like Emeka Ojukwu, Arthur Nzeribe, Olusola Saraki, Ben Obi, Ebenezer Babatope were all bitter haters of MKO Abiola and great supporters of Kingibe. As delegates, they cast their votes for him on the first ballot and were ready to do the same on the second ballot.   MKO got support from…

Are you still the person your spouse fell in love with? By Aisha Musa Auyo 

Are you still the person your spouse fell in love with? The famous marriage counsellor, Maryam Lemu, advised couples to often ask themselves if they’re still the person their spouse fell in love with. The answer would help one reflect and recognise which area to concentrate on in order to improve thier marital relationship.   But how can one achieve this if he/she is oblivious of the qualities that attracted his or her partner to him or her. Why did your partner choose to spend entire lifetime with you despite…