Niger SSG commiserates with Wakilin Minna over mother’s death  

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has commiserated with Alhaji Yakubu Abubakar ( Wakilin Minna) over the death of his mother, Hajiya Hauwa’u Abubakar.   Late Hajiya Hauwa’u Abubakar died today Wednesday 22nd June, 2022 in Minna after a protracted illness.   Matane described Hauwa’u’s death as “a great loss not only to the family of Wakilin Minna but Niger State in general, given her invaluable contributions to the cause of humanity.   The SSG paid glowing tributes to the deceased, saying she was…

House of Reps orders NEMA, Ministry of Power to immediately address flood victims plights in Kebbi state

The House of Representatives has called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as Great Green Wall to immediately address the challenges of the victims of storm and flood in Jega and Gwandu Local Government Areas of Kebbi State.   The House’s resolution was sequel to the motion of urgent public importance by Hon. Muhammad Umar Jega.   Hon. Jega who represents Aliero/Gwandu/Jega Federal Constituency of Kebbi State and Chairman, House Committees on IDPs, Migrants, and Refugees said the…

Senate passes bill to establish NYSC Trust Fund, 3 others for concurrence

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, passed for concurrence, the National Youth Service Corps Trust Fund Bill 2022.   Also passed were three other bills to establish the Institute of Credit Administration; Federal University of Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Saki; and Repeal and Re-enact the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria Act.   The bills were sponsored by the Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Boroffice (APC, Ondo North).   The four bills for concurrence, from the House of Representatives, were all passed by the upper chamber, after a clause-by-clause consideration by the Committee of the…

APC Chair,Adamu expresses worries over gale of defection in Senate  ….. As another APC Senator defects to NNPP

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdulllahi Adamu on Wednesday bemoaned defections of APC lawmakers in the Senate. Recall that Senators Ahmad Babba Kaita (Katsina North), Lawal Yahaya Gumau (Bauchi South), and Francis Alimikhena (Edo North) on Tuesday announced their defection. Whilst Babba Kaita and Alimikhena defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Gumau, on the other hand, defected to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Similarly, on Wednesday, Senator Dauda Jika representing Bauchi Central and elected on the platform of the APC resigned his membership and joined…

Why we’re rejoicing over Supreme Court ruling on Hijab – Islamic Welfare Foundation

Islamic Welfare Foundation has considered the Supreme Court judgement on hijab wearing among female Muslim students in schools in Lagos State as a breakthrough for the Muslim Ummah.   The Foundation in a release jointly signed Dr. Hassan Kalejaiye Dr. Abdulkareem Oloyede,National Coordinator and General Secretary respectively, felicitated with the Muslim Ummah in Lagos, Southwest, and Nigeria in general.   The Foundation particularly congratulated the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) for its fatherly role, Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN) for its guidance, Muslim Students Society of Nigeria…

Senate alerts military on terrorists’ enclaves in Kwara, Niger States 

The Senate has identified terrorists’ enclaves in communities within three local government areas of Kwara and Niger States, respectively.   Accordingly, the chamber, on Tuesday, urged the Military to carry out a comprehensive onslaught of bandits and criminal elements within Kainji Lake National Park and the identified communities.   The names of communities given by the chamber include Kaiama, Karonzi-Yashikira in Baruten local government, and Wawa and Babanna areas in Niger State.   These formed part of resolutions reached by the Senate after it considered a motion on the “worsening…

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Mohammed Bello as RMAFC Chair

The Senate has received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm Mohammed Bello Shehu as Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission.   The request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Wednesday.   The letter reads, “In accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Mohammed Bello Shehu, as the Chairman of…

Two Senators resign from APC, PDP, defect to NNPP, Labour Party

Two Senators from Bauchi and Imo States, have resigned their membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively.   The lawmakers are Senator Dauda Jika representing Bauchi Central and elected on the platform of the APC; and Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi representing Imo East Senatorial District, who was elected on the platform of the PDP.   Both Senators in separate letters addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, conveyed their decision to resign their membership of the APC and PDP, to join the Labour Party…

NAF sponsors 3 Golf Pros for training in Botswana 

In furtherance of its efforts aimed at developing and improving sporting activities in the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), 3 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the ranks of Flight Sergeant (FS) and Corporal (Cpl) are currently attending a 3-week Train-the-Trainer Practical Golf Coaching and Golf Course Maintenance course at Excel Golf Ltd Development Company in Gaborone, Botswana.   The Three NAF personnel who are members of Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN) are Flight Sergeant Pam Gyang, Corporal Abdalla Godfrey and Corporal Pam Felix. At the end of the course which is…

Our Children In The Hands of Peter Obi, by Bola Adewara

Yesterday, my daughter in the university came home and I went to pick her at the Park. She was with some of her university mates. They read my posts on whatsapp and get copies of E-life in their university library.   Immediately they saw me, they were elated as they alighted from the vehicle and bombarded me with questions: ”Daddy, who are you voting for? The ancestors or the future of Nigeria?”   I was shocked. They were all expectant. I saw it on their faces. Of course, I knew…