Why Would You Shut Down Mosque In OYSADA, An Oyo State Govt Agency, Dr. Debo Akande?

What audacity would the head of an Oyo State Govt Agency have, that would make him foist his own anti-Islam idiosyncrasy on Muslims in that unit of Oyo State Govt? It beats one hollow that, in this modern day and age, someone will just wake up one day and from the blues, decide that he would unilaterally stop Muslims from obeying the command of Allah, which makes it peremptorily compulsory for every Muslim, not only to perform Salat (prayer to his God), but also to do so at their designated…

Danbatta commends Adedigba over NIM Fellowship

A director of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Ismaila Adedigba, has received the commendation of the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, over his recent conferment of the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Management, NIM.   Adedigba who is the Director of Research Development at the Commission, had for many years been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Fellow of the Association of West African Society for Communications and Administration (FSCA).   Professor Danbatta said the elevation of Adedigba…

THE IMPERATIVE OF A POWER SHIFT, A TINUBU PRESIDENCY AND THE DEGENERATION OF THE PDP By Femi Fani-Kayode

The greatest threat to Nigeria’s national unity is the refusal to shift power to the South next year.   Nothing could be more dangerous to our national cohesion than another 8 years of Fulani rule after President Muhammadu Buhari.   The Northern Governors of the APC themselves made this point and saw this danger and consequently insisted on a power shift to the South.   To my utter surprise and consternation they did not just say no to another Fulani but they went further by saying no to ANY Northerner…

WHO ARE THESE OBIDIENTS? By Femi Fani-Kayode

Let me make this clear from the outset. I am a member of the APC and a supporter of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.   This contribution does not in any way derogate from that and my analysis is more of an academic and intellectual exercise than anything else.   I am NOT a supporter of Peter Obi and I have NO intention of becoming one. I am however interested on what his supporters represent and stand for and that is the subject of this essay.   They are worthy of my…

Relationships: Five better ways to break up with your lover

We all love the beauty and companionship of being in relationships, but we can all agree that no one enjoys the “breakfast” at the end.   Before we continue, for those unfamiliar with the term “breakfast,” pay close attention. Breakfast is a sad time during relationships when a party (either the boy or girl) calls it quits. Simply put, breakfast is what happens when you get dumped.   While few relationships out there bloom into long-lasting marriages, it takes many lovers less than six months before either one or both…

Police urges Nigerians to disregard Information on Constable Recruitment

The Nigeria Police Force denied information making the rounds stating that police has commenced the 2022 Police Constables recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force contrary to a publication on Page 21 of Daily Sun Newspaper of Thursday August 11, 2022 by the Police Service Commission (PSC).   The Police in a statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,Force Public Relations Officer ,similarly stated unequivocally that the advert has no connection with the Nigeria Police Force nor is it in tandem with the Police recruitment process, and should be disregarded in all…

Gov Sani Bello swears in 9th Chief Judge of Niger State …… reitrates support for judiciary 

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has sworn-in Justice Halima Ibrahim Abdulmalik as 9th Chief Judge of the state.   The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Council Chamber of the Government House, Minna. Governor Sani Bello who acknowledged the challenges faced by the Judiciary, assured of his full support for the new Chief Judge to succeed as he believed she can turn around the judicial system.   “Congratulations, I wish you well. I have absolute confidence in you and I am sure you are upto the task and will ensure…

INT’L HUMANITARIAN DAY: NHRC donates items to survivors of SGBV

As the World commemorated the 2022 International Humanitarian Day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reaffirmed commitments to assist victims of human rights violations as it presents items to survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Abuja.   At the official presentation of the item which include foodstuffs, books, mosquito nets, etc. the Executive Secretary of the Commission Chief Tony Ojukwu SAN stated that assisting victims of human rights violations and abuse is at the center of the Commission’s activities which is in line with its mandate and…

Olúségun Obásanjó’s pounded yam By Lasisi Olagunju 

Olusegun Obasanjo

Olúségun Obásanjó’s mother told him at the very beginning that if pounded yam is not much, it must be made hard and tough (iyán tí kò pò, ó gbodò yi). Read his biographies. Ashabi Obasanjo Bankole had only him and his sister, Adunni. Her hearth had enough embers, her mortar and pestle had diligence but her yam was small and she knew it. So, she did extra work in the making of her Olusegun’s pounded yam. The result is the mouthful which Nigeria has had of the soldier since 1975…

Time to kill NBC By Festus Adedayo 

The hypothesis that words, either written or spoken, are the worst enemy of despots and totalitarian regimes has been tested over time. Words are lethal, superior to mortars and armaments of war and penetrate deeper than bullets. Words are equally known to eventually precipitate the collapse of despotic regimes. It then stands to reason that dictators must wage war on words.   Merve Buyuksarac found out the above when it was almost too late. Crowned Miss Turkey in 2006, Merve’s brush with the imperial power of Recep Tayyip Erdogan began…