Was Lawan a stranger to Nigerians before his emergence as Senate President? By Ola Awoniyi

I might have titled this piece: “Re: Once again, most legislators will not return to National Assembly,” because it was prompted by an article under that title written by the highly respected academic, rights activist and columnist, Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, and published by some media outfits on Friday, 17th June, 2022. However, I decided otherwise because Prof.Ibrahim’s commentary, as usual, made many points that I consider valid and thus have no issue with.   But an aspect of the article is capable of leaving the reader with a wrong impression,…

Niger Govt unveils 5-year Shea Sector development policy

Niger State Government has reiterated its continued commitment to focus on some key initiatives towards deriving a sustainable growth of the Shea sector in the State. This was revealed by the State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the closing ceremony of the UN-Women Nigeria Project on Women’s Economic Empowerment through Climate Smart Agriculture and Commissioning of the Kodo Shea Butter Processing Centre held at Kodo, Bosso Local Government Area of the State. The Governor who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane further disclosed…

Gov Sani Bello congratulates Ekiti  Governor-Elect, Biodun Oyebanji

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has congratulated Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress( APC) for his landslide victory at the just concluded Ekiti State gubernatorial election. Governor Sani Bello in a statement said that the victory of the Oyebanji was a clear indication that the APC-led government in Ekiti State and the country at large has executed people-oriented projects. The Governor added that the governor-elect has significant work to do in complimenting the efforts of Governor Kayode Fayemi as governance is a continuous process. “I congratulate you on…

JKF: No Longer ‘the Apprentice’ By Olawale Olaleye

Last Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State, has stoked some interrogations on the political artery of the state, with ideology at the centre of it all. There’s also been interesting reports and opinions about the fact that the feat of Saturday had broken 23 years succession jinx in the state. But a few people have equally been stifled by the inadequacy of that single-minded submission. Yet, it might not have been a function of mischief.   Spare a moment and take an introspective look at the politics of South-west since…

BREAKING: Former Head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar seriously sick, flown abroad 

Former Military Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar is ill and may have suffered stroke in a part of his body.   Abdulsalami Abubakar according to a report by THISDAY, was ferried out of the country about three weeks ago to receive medical treatment.   Family sources said he was first taken to Dubai in the United Arab Emirate for the medical attention but could now have been admitted at a Specialist hospital in the United Kingdom.   According to the reliable source, the former military Head of State was…

Investigate thoroughly before you add anyone as your friend on social media -Onadipe warns Internet Users

    The CEO of Onadipe Technologies and founder of Internet Safety Magazine, Mr. Rotimi Onadipe has advised all internet users to do a thorough investigation on the people they meet online before adding them as friends on social media.   Onadipe shared his expert opinion with internet users at his organisation’s weekly lecture on online safety which was held in Ibadan on Saturday June 18th, 2022.   In his opening remarks, Onadipe said most internet users feel good every time they add new friends on social media, unknown to…

Peter Obi Coalition writes INEC, demands for Expansion of Voters Registration Infrastructure

The Coalition for Peter Obi (CPO), has written Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding for expansion of its voter registration and validation infrastructure to serve the teeming numbers of Nigerians willing to register.     The Group which is funded by independent professionals and intellectuals in a letter dated June 16, which was signed by its Chairman, Marcel Ngogbehei observed that no matter the number of years of extension of the voters registration and validation if the infrastructure is not expanded it will amount to a total waste of the…

A Radio Story By Omoniyi Ibietan,PhD.

Recently, I was on Traffic Radio in Abuja to discuss an aspect of NCC activities, that I superintend, the online media responsibilities, particularly the digital social mediation. The Traffic Radio is owned and operated by the Federal Road Safety Corps right at its headquarters in Abuja. On behalf of my employer, I engaged the anchor, Kefas Ande on the wisdom behind use of social media by NCC for corporate communication, and the beauty of leveraging social media for organisational effectiveness. I have always been enthusiastic about radio, I consider radio…

Sold votes and a dead-duck democracy By Lasisi Olagunju 

From a lack of horses, we always saddle dogs, or cows, or even the ugly, scaly-backed alligator (agílíntí ab’ara hòìhòì). We do it every four years in the name of democratic elections. We choose bile as leaders then lament soon after that we are orphaned by the government.   The Arabs tell us that to understand a people, we should acquaint ourselves with their proverbs. As we lament the woes of being Nigerian and try to figure out who to vote for next year between crippling identical candidates, some snakes…

Top 10 Business Ideas You Can Start With 100,000 Naira In Nigeria Business

In a country where economic deficit and unemployment have become the order of the day, conceptualizing a business idea in Nigeria and subsequently starting it can be likened to a goldmine which offers an opportunity for people to tap into a better livelihood. According to Statista.com, a total of 32.5% of Nigerians were unemployed in 2021, with a forecast unemployment rate of 33% in 2022. Apart from being a gateway to self-employment and helping to put an end to job hunting, starting a private business from various business ideas also…