The Muslim-Muslim Ticket, The Prostitute And Her Qu’ran By Festus Adedayo 

Separating the Nigerian from his politics and religion is almost like a man trying to forcefully pull off a strand of hair from his moustache. It is akin to trying to prise off the glue that wedges Siamese twins together. Yoruba social worldview also offers an explanation of this difficulty. At a bandstand gig for Alhaji Danjuma, Kano-born wealthy entrepreneur of the 1970s, owner of the defunct Agege Cinema and a man known in the Lagos social circuit as Yaro Maikudi, late Apala music exponent, Ayinla Omowura, had explained why…

Xraying Nigeria’s Defence Minister and the June 12 celebrations By Mohammad Abdulkadri

Although this year’s democracy day celebrations have come and gone but the activism of the Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) in all the june 12, 2022 commemorative activities by the Federal Government can’t be forgotten in a hurry by key players and keen observers of the events.     General Magashi’s background and calling as a well decorated retired but not tired Infantry Officer notwithstanding has demonstrated sufficient dispositions of a democrat Par excellence in his leadership style since he assumed office as the political head…

Why we should all follow Obi — Cleric

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, His Lordship, Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor, has advised Nigerians irrespective of state of origin or religion to look inwards and consider the future of the country before casting their votes for the new President of Nigeria.   He said that from his knowledge of Mr. Peter Obi, his integrity, prudence, humility, and what he did in Anambra state in all sectors, that he was confident Obi was the type of person Nigeria needed at this critical time of her development.   The bishop was speaking…

That Peter Obi’s movement on social media, by Kazeem Akintunde

In the last few days, the social media space has been abuzz with the name of former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi on the lips of many Nigerians, majority of whom are youths below 30 years. The trend became noticeable after most political parties picked their presidential candidates. Obi, a member of the People’s Democratic Party and Vice Presidential candidate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential election, dumped the party when it became glaring that he won’t be able to withstand the intense competition for the Presidential…

Ortom, Uba restate commitment to enforcement of Open Grazing Prohibition Law

No matter the pressure from any quarter, the Open Grazing Prohibition Law of Benue State Government will not be repealed.   Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and People’s Democratic Party, PDP Governorship candidate in the State, Engr Titus Uba restated this commitment on Sunday, June 19th, 2022 during a Thanksgiving Mass/ Reception for PDP 2023 candidates held at St John’s Secondary School playground, Gboko.   The Benue State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law was signed into law in 2017 by Governor Ortom.   The Governor while commending Benue…

JUST IN: Terror bandits invade Kaduna Catholic church, kill 3 worshippers, kidnap scores 

Rampaging terror bandits on Sunday morning, attacked worshippers at St Moses Catholic Church in Robuh, Ungwan Aku, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, leaving three worshippers dead.   The terror group also kidnapped many worshippers during the incident, which occured while the church was closing for the first service.   Newsband gathered one of the severely injured victims was rushed to St. Gerald Catholic hospital, Kaduna.   It was also gathered the terrorists came in large numbers on motorcycles and shot sporadically.   They killed and whisked away the…

NHRC, Stakeholders raise concern over use of hate speech

As Nigeria joined the global community to commemorate the 2022 International Day for Countering Hate Speech, (IDCHS) the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN has expressed worry over the frequent use of hate speech in the country, saying it has a devastating effect on sustainable peace, national cohesion, and development.   The Chief Human Rights Officer expressed this concern at the maiden edition of the IDCHS following the 2021 UN Resolution 75/309 which proclaimed 18 June as the International Day for Countering Hate Speech,…

Subair ; Moving Lagos Revenue Collections To Global Standard. By Abubakar Yusuf.

The Lagos Internal Revenue Service LIRS was a model for other states of the federation tend to understudy , especially Nigeria’s revenue collection agency , the Federal Inland Revenue Service FIRS in the last few years.   The purposes and need to understudy was borne out of adaptation and adoption of new tax models geared towards creating a robust tax collection and strategic vision for more exploration to more revenue outlets.   The positive development had paid off in the last five years in Lagos state under the leadership of…

NYSC DG urges Corps Members to  embrace Skill Acquisition

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps NYSC, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has admonished Corps Members to embrace vocational training which would empower them for self empowerment in the absence of salaried jobs.   He said NYSC has made adequate arrangements for every Corps Member to undergo three weeks free vocational training while in camp, through the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme of the Scheme.   He stated this today while addressing Corps Members at NYSC Kogi State Orientation Camp in Asaya, Kabba Local Government Area…

THE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR’ By Nathaniel Ikyur

‘Roland Barthes, the famous French literary theorist, in  ‘The Death of the Author’ argued against the conventional interpretative practice of relying on the intentions of an author to explain the “ultimate meaning” of a text.” Barthes emphasized the importance of individual reader’s interpretation of a text, rather than limiting the meaning of the text to, in his words, “definitive meaning” and tying same to the real intent. That in itself defeats what the author may have intended to achieve. In my 15-paragraph response to the foul language by the APC…