2022 HAJJ: Gov Sani Bello applauds Niger Intending Pilgrims for their Perseverance  … bids farewell to last badge 

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has commended intending pilgrims for withstanding the vigorous preparation for this year’s Hajj exercise.   Governor Sani Bello disclosed this when he visited the last badge of the intending pilgrims at the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Abuja Hajj camp to bid them farewell.   The Governor explained that this year’s Hajj preparations had some global challenges due to some reforms added that the difficulties made Saudi Authority to extend the date.   He however admonished them to consider their experiences as part of the blessings…

Lawan mourns OPEC Secretary-General, Mohammed Barkindo

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has mourned the death of the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo.   Lawan described the sudden death of Barkindo, who was to conclude his second term at OPEC at the end of July, as tragic.   The Senate President also described Barkindo’s leadership of the global oil cartel as exemplary, noted that the deceased worked assiduously to build cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC countries to save the energy market at a time of a global crisis.  …

Things You Should Have In Your Lunch Box For Strong Immunity Against COVID, Other Infections

What we eat defines our immunity and resistance against pathogens. Living with millions of viruses, a few of which even led to a global pandemic, we have now understood that these microscopic neighbours are not going anywhere and we have to learn to live with them. For that, we need strong immune power.   It goes without saying that what we eat defines our immunity and resistance against microscopic invaders. The last two years of the pandemic have taught us that the key to a long life lies in healthy…

NADCEL 2022 : President Buhari lauds Army professionalism 

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigerian Army’s strategic pivotal role within the reinvigorated Military Jointness in Combating insecurity across the nation.   President Buhari stated this in a message to the grandfinale of the 2022 Nigerian Army Day Celebration, NADCEL held in Owerri, Imo State where he was represented by the Minister of Defence Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) as special guest of honour.   He said since inception of the Force in 1863, precisely one hundred and fifty -nine years ago, it has transformed into a highly…

UPDATE : How Gunmen invade Kuje Custodial Centre – NCoS Spokesman

The Nigerian Custodial Centre NCoS has gave update on the recent attack on Kuje Medium Custodial Centre in Kuje Area council of FCT.   NCoS in a statement signed by Umar Abubakar,Public Relations officer, stated that the attackers broke into the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje used explosive devices through the main entrance and the fence of the facility respectively, killing a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) attached to the Custodial Centre and living three (3) personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service seriously injured.  …

Gov Sani Bello expresses shock over sudden death of OPEC Secretary General, Barkindo 

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has expressed shock over the sudden demise of the outgoing Secretary General of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo.   The Governor in a statement described the death of Sanusi Barkindo as a great loss not only to Nigeria, but to global energy community.   Governor Sani Bello who recounted the efforts of the deceased to withstand the numerous challenges that confronted the industry and the meritorious service of late Barkindo said the deceased was indeed a worthy ambassador…

Unemployment: NYSC SAED to the rescue, by Halimat Shittu  

The rate of unemployment in Nigeria is becoming alarming to both the youths and the government. Nigeria’s population is dominated by able-bodied youths and the country’s tertiary institutions are churning out graduates into the labour market year in, year out. Thus, without a corresponding means of absorbing these graduates, the government is left in a fix.   Providing reasonable means of livelihood for these youths is the only way through which the government could avert anarchy into the land because it is said that an idle mind is a devil’s…

Buhari swears in 7 new Ministers, announces minor cabinet reshuffle

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced minor cabinet reshuffle as he swore in seven new Ministers in the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.   The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected ministers sworn in include Goodluck Opiah (Imo), Umar El-Yakub (Kano) and Ademola Adegoroye (Ondo). Henry Ikoh (Abia) Umana Okon Umana (Akwa Ibom), Ekumankama Nkama (Ebonyi) and Odum Odi (Rivers).   NAN reports that six of the ministers replaced six former members of the federal executive council, who retired to participate in the last party primaries of the All…

Kuje Prison Attack: 600 inmates escaped — Defence Minister

Major General Bashir Magashi, the Minister of Defence has disclosed that about 600 inmates broke out of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, with about 300 inmates successfully retrieved from the bushes. Addressing newsmen, Magashi said they suspect the attack to be from the Boko-Haram terrorist sect. He said, “They came in with high explosives they attempted the initial entry with a very high explosive, but they were unsuccessful. “Then they attacked another section of the wall with even higher grade explosive which brought the wall down. The forces on…

Prison Break: FG launches manhunt for Abba Kyari, Dariye, Nyame, about 300 others

The Federal Government has launched manhunt for the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame, and about 300 other inmates who escaped the prison break from Kuje Medium Custodial Centre in Abuja.   The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, had disclosed that at least 600 inmates escaped from the Custodial Centre following the bloody prison break Tuesday night.   Dr. Belgore made the disclosure while touring the facility to ascertain the…