Tobi Amusan, Ozuah and history behind the N1.14b vehicles for Niger By Festus Adedayo 

To understand the profligacy, indiscretion and misplaced priority in the purchase of N1.14 billion ($2.7 million) –worth of 10 luxury vehicles by the Muhammadu Buhari government for neighbouring Niger Republic, ostensibly to shore up that country’s security, at a time when there is excruciating hunger in the land and terrorists are probably a mile away from the Aso Villa seat of government, you have to go way back to the year 1972 or so, to the reply of the late president of Niger Republic, Ahmadu Diori, when asked why Niger…

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) And Breastfeeding In Islam By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy All praise is for Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help, we ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own souls and the wickedness of our actions, whoever Allah guides, there is none that can lead him astray, and whoever Allah allows to go astray, there is none that can lead him to the right path. I testify and bare witness that there is no deity worthy of worship…

UBEC; Setting The Pace Through Enumeration of Schools Post COVID, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF

The Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC is a body charged statutorily with the management of public primary and junior secondary schools, as well as the regulatory roles and curriculum development of private schools in that category in Nigeria.   Inspite of its statutory roles , the need to be acquainted with the numbers of public and private schools in that category will no doubt ease the process of administration and regulations of its policies and programs.   Giving the constitutional roles, it behoves on the leadership of the agency under…

.Olubadan backs clamour for Telecom Infrastructure Protection

The advocacy for telecom infrastructure protection across the country by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has received royal blessings and support of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who has urged every citizen in Nigerian to take responsibility for the protection of telecom facilities for mutual benefit of all.   The monarch, who spoke through the Ayingun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Ademola Odunade, at the Village Square Dialogue (VSD) of NCC at the Mapo Hall, Ibadan recently, advised the Nigerian public “to support NCC to achieve its objectives of protecting…

An agenda for national rebirth (1), by Hassan Gimba

“The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonourably, foolishly, viciously.” ― Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot Till the rivers run dry and the world ceases to exist, problems shall never end. Problems became part of man the moment he took a bite of that apple and was banished to earth to come and find the solution that would take him back. And so, seeking solutions to problems must be our eternal habit. However, just as Albert Einstein said, “The significant problems we face cannot be solved…

NYSC DG applauds Gov Duoye Diri’s support for NYSC ….. As Bayelsa constructs New Orientation Camp

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has lauded the Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Duoye Diri for his immense support for NYSC in the State.   He stated this when the Governor paid an unscheduled visit to the Corps Members at the newly constructed NYSC Bayelsa State Orientation Camp in Kaiama. General Fadah commended the Governor for providing a befitting Permanent Orientation Camp with modern facilities for NYSC in Kaiama.   He said there was the need to provide a very conducive environment for…

NAHCON concludes Post Hajj Journey, holds first meeting for 2023 Hajj Operations

Nigeria’s last flight for 2022 Hajj, an Azman Air with 319 pilgrims from Kaduna and Kano and officials from the various states and NAHCON departed King Abdul Aziz International Airport Jeddah, today 7th August 2023 at about 12: 00 pm. The trip signified end of 2022 Hajj Operations from Nigeria. The last flight was coming six days ahead of deadline of Hajj airlift as set by the Saudi authorities, and three days ahead of NAHCON’s planned deadline being 10th of August 2022. For over three weeks of the operation, only…

ICIR, NUJ FCT Correspondents Chapel train over 100 Journalists on Fact Checking Data,Multimedia Journalism

The International Centre for Investigative Reporting  (ICIR) in collaboration with the FCT Correspondents’ Chapel has begun the training of 100 journalists on data journalism, fact checking, open source investigation, mobile and multimedia journalism among others. The Master Class training is designed to expose journalists to the fundamentals, principles and rudiments of modern day journalism instead of conventional way of storytelling and narrative journalism. The training program is part of an initiative by the newly inaugurated executive of the Chapel sworn in on 21st of May 2022, to build the capacity…