DG seeks affordable accommodation for NYSC officials

Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has assured that his administration would ensure that every staff of the Scheme would work in conducive environments and also have their personal accommodation in order to boost their morale.   He stated this today when he paid a courtesy visit on the Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Madu Hamman in his office in Abuja.   He said a friendly working environment and personal residential apartment is a necessity for every worker.   Fadah requested…

President Buhari celebrates Bishop Matthew Kukah @70

President Muhammadu Buhari has shared in the joy of the occasion with Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Father Matthew Hassan Kukah as he turns 70, August 31, 2022.   President Buhari in a statement by his media media aide, Femi Adesina joined the Catholic Church, friends and associates in celebrating with the priest on the milestone.   The President in the statement acknowledged the contributions of the priest, teacher, scholar and writer to national discourse.  

2023: I won’t allow influential politicians bully Nigerians – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said for the 2023 elections, the government will ensure that Nigerians don’t get intimidated, or humiliated by those in positions, or the more privileged.   The President said this while receiving members of Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) led by Chairman and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, at the State House, Abuja.   “We will not allow anyone to use personal resources or their influence to intimidate other Nigerians. We will not allow intimidations materially, morally or physically. This is the kind of leadership that…

IGP set to unveil Police Public Relations School

 The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has concluded plans to unveil the Nigeria Police Public Relations School, Abuja Study Centre Building which construction was concluded under his administration with focus on building the public relations base of all officers and men to improve the quality of interactions with members of the public. The four-storey School located across from the Police Force Headquarters boast of renowned personas in Public Relations as tutors and visiting lecturers. The IGP has mandated the Provost in charge of the Police Public Relations School,…

How ASUU is Holding the knife for Government  By Haruspice 

Nothing kills productivity and development like politics and unionism. In Nigeria, politics and union are not defined by clear ideology or altruism, but motivated by personal whims and caprices, nothing altruistic. ASUU has extended its strike and the politicians care not because most of them have no personal business with public universities as their wards are walled up in private luxurious universities.   Part of ASUU demands is the absence of infrastructure, but the little existing ones are now left to decay due to the closure of universities. A typical…

How Kwankwaso, Shekarau marriage of convenience past collapse  By Fou’ad Ibrahim

One of the greatest challenges in Nigeria’s political space since the country’s return to democracy in 1999 after more than two decades in the firm grip of the successive military regimes of General Muhammadu Buhari, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, General Sani Abacha and General Abubakar Abdulsalam has been that the country’s murky political space is always filled with a retrogressive culture as most political parties are not built on people-oriented ideologies or principles.   The parties are mere platforms clobbered together for the sole purpose of gaining and retaining power,…

The Case Against ASUU…1 By Olusegun Adeniyi

A thought-provoking piece is going round on WhatsApp. Credited to Professor Hamman Tukur Sa’ad, it concerns the current Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike and the tertiary education crisis in Nigeria. The author not only accuses ASUU leadership and those who manage education in Nigeria of lacking critical thinking, but also indicts them for sundry acts of financial impropriety and gross incompetence. In these days of fake news, I had to scout around for the professor’s contact to be sure he wrote the piece.   Vice Chancellor of the…

Court turns down Abba Kyari’s fresh request for bail

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed a fresh bail application that was brought before it by the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, who is facing drug trafficking charge.   The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite, held that the suspended DCP, failed to establish why its previous decision that ordered his remand at Kuje prison pending the determination of the case against him, should be set-aside.   It held that the fact that Kyari and four other police…

Fidelity Bank to acquire Union Bank UK

Fidelity Bank Plc says it has entered a binding agreement to acquire a 100 percent equity stake in Union Bank UK Plc.   The bank said this in a corporate filing on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) signed by Ezinwa Unuigboje, the company secretary.   Fidelity Bank said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had issued “No Objection” letter for the deal.   It also added that the transaction is still subject to the approval of the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) of the United Kingdom.   While speaking on the…

Man rapes friend’s wife while husband was sound asleep on same bed

A 39-year-old man has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping his friend’s wife on her matrimonial bed at Surulere area of Lagos.   The incident happened on August 22, 2022 at about 2:00 a.m.   The suspect allegedly burgled into the apartment of the victim and unlawfully had sexual intercourse with her.   The victim told NAN that she was sleeping with her husband on the same bed in their apartment when she felt she was being made love to.   “I was sleeping with my husband on…