THE DEATH WISH IN SAM OMATSEYE’S OBITUARY  By Law Mefor

44An obituary is for the dead, not for the living. So, no matter how one looks at Sam Omatseye’s ‘Obi-tuary’ on Peter Obi and the movement his entry into the 2023 presidential race has become, it is all about a death wish. It rhymes with nothing else. Yes, death for the Peter Obi movement and possibly for its progenitor, Peter Obi himself is Omatseye’s underlying deep psychological wish. To clear the doubts, a death wish is a desire, often unconscious, for the death of another person, toward whom one has…

Capt Junaid Abdullahi; One Good Turn , Deserves Another At Border Communities, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

The re-appointment of a seasoned pilot, administrator and technocrat, Capt Junaid Abdullahi as the Executive Secretary/CEO for a second term in office, at the Border Communities Development Agency BCDA by President Muhammadu Buhari was not out of place. With the first appointment at the heat period of COVID-19, the performance of pilot turned administrator had been able to douse cynicisms and initial criticisms from mostly naysayers of his ability and capability to turn around the intervention agency, for the border communities in Nigeria, hitherto neglected for obvious reasons. Four years…

[Friday Sermon] Let Us All Repent From Our Sins And Turn To Allah Almighty! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy   All praise is due to Allah the forgiver of the sins and the accepter of repentance and severe in punishment.   Dear brothers and sisters! Allah Almighty said:   “And those who, when they commit an immorality or wrong themselves [by transgression], remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins – and who can forgive sins except Allah? – and [who] do not persist in what they have done while they know.” [Qur’an, 3: 135]   Respected…

Dabiri-Erewa applauds US based Nigerian Doctor,Ozuah for donation of $1m to his Alma Mater 

Elated by the generous donation to his alma mater, Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has commended Dr Philip Ozuah, a Nigerian doctor based in New York for his very generous donation of one million US Dollars to the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan hostel project.   Dabiri-Erewa who put a personal call through to Dr Ozuah to appreciate his kind gesture, said the Commission was proud of him and his other colleagues who continuously give back to their country.   In an appreciative message…

JUST IN: Former IGP , Tafa Balogun is dead

Mustapha (Tafa) Balogun, a former Nigerian Inspector-General of Police (IGP), is dead.   Balogun who became IGP under the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2002, died on Thursday, according to family sources.   Though, details of his death, however, remain sketchy at the moment.   The late Balogun was born on August 8, 1947 at Ila-Orangun in Osun State.  

NCC restates Commitment to Fund Research as VCs attend Roundtable

Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has restated the commitment of the Commission to commit more funds to research and prototypes resulting from grants from the Commission to the academia. This was coming at the backdrop of the recent revelation that the Commission has committed more than N500 million in funding research across the Nigerian universities. Akande told a gathering of Vice Chancellors and Professors from universities in the southern parts of the country at a roundtable conference at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja,…

NYSC DG visits hospitalized Corps Member  …   assures of support

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah today visited Corps Member Isreal Akinbinu AK/21C/2508 who had an accident and is on admission at the National Orthopaedic Hospital in Enugu.    General Fadah, who expressed his sympathy over the unfortunate incident assured the Corps Member of the Scheme’s full support until he recovered.   He commended the Management of National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu for giving maximum medicare to the hospitalized Corps Member who was on referral from Akwa Ibom State where he was intially deployed…

Quackery :Gov Sani Bello approves establishment of Niger State Private Health Regulation Agency

As measures to ensure best practices in the health sector, Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has directed for the immediate establishment of the Niger State Private Health Regulation Agency.   Governor Sani Bello gave the directive when he received the report of the committee on the increased death cases in private hospitals at the Government House, Minna.   The Governor said that most private clinics were not up to standard to be in operation as such their activities needed to be regulated by the Agency.    “I will saddle…