Hajj shall no longer be business as usual,says NAHCON Chair 

The Chairman of National Hajj Commission, Ustadh Dhikrullah Hassan, has declared his commitment to sanitize the Hajj operation in Nigeria. He made this declaration in an interactive session with a group of concerned Muslim clerics led by the Imam of the University of Abuja, Professor Taofiq AbdulAzeez in his office recently. Responding to concerns on faulty flight schedule, apparent sabotage and uncharitable attitudes of operators and critical personnel of the commission, the chairman affirmed that the commission saw most of the problems and persons whose actions led to certain critical…

NYSC kick-starts 2022 Annual Sports And Cultural Festival in Abuja

The 2022 Annual NYSC Sports and has started today in Abuja with Corps Members from different states competing in football, athletics, dance, drama, comedy among other events.   While declaring the festival open at the MKO Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello,commended NYSC Management for organizing the festival. Alhaji Bello also lauded the state contingents for their efforts while at the preliminary stage of the event which qualified them for the finals.   He said the NYSC has remained focused…

NSCDC HND 2012 intakes Cry Out over Injustice.

Personnels of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps HND 2012 recruits have cried out over stagnation in their career progression. The officers said since recruitment in 2012 where they were placed on level 07, they have been denied promotion. Our source who insisted  their identity be kept a secret for fear of further victimisation considering the regimentation of their organization disclosed that since their recruitment in 2012, the HND holders have being treated as second class citizens this they said compelled some of them to go for their masters…

NDLEA busts cocaine warehouse, seizes N193billion worth of crack  … Arrests 4 drug barons,1 other  

In what appeared to be the biggest singular cocaine seizure in the history of Nigeria’s premier anti-narcotic agency, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have busted a major warehouse in a secluded estate in Ikorodu area of Lagos where 1.8tons (1,855 kilograms) of the illicit drug worth more than Two Hundred and Seventy Eight Million Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($278, 250,000) equivalent of about One Hundred and Ninety Four Billion, Seven Hundred and Seventy Five Million (N194, 775,000,000) Naira in street value were seized.  …

I stand with Buhari By Lasisi Olagunju 

The story you are about to read was published by the Nigerian Tribune 38 years ago. It was the lead story of its June 5, 1984 edition. Written by Joe Aladesohun, it was headlined: ‘Man commits suicide’ with a rider: ‘frustration at the bank’.   The report:   A middle-aged man committed suicide in Ibadan last Wednesday following what sources described as “series of hopeless visits to his bank for cash.”   The partly decomposed body of Mr. K. O. (I withhold the name), a 48-year-old civil servant of the…

Kano’s Murder and Many Lessons for Today’s Mothers  By Haruspice

A beautiful promising young lady was gruesomely murdered by a Chinese national in kano- in what is obviously a love turn sour story. The lady painted in beauty never imagined her life would end so cruel like it did today. Her man who is no doubt a hand tool of the devil perforated her pretty body with a pocket knife. He butchered her and soiled the floor with her blood. She bled of blood and got choked of no air before she got to the hospital. By evening, her body…

An agenda for national rebirth (5), by Hassan Gimba 

Last week, we stated that “a leader creates and nurtures others to be leaders. He must possess a clear vision and focus, know what he wants for his country, and should be courageous enough to follow his dream. Apart from possessing integrity and honesty, a good leader has humility, is fair and just with the capacity for self-sacrifice and perseverance. A leader is one whose national interest subsumes his.”   We also saw how the late prime minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, made his Private Secretary, who became Nigeria’s President…

Danbatta commends four retiring NCC staff

Four retiring staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have received encomiums from the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, for their dedication to duties and rising to be counted as committed members of the team that is making the nation proud with their individual contributions to the development of telecommunications in Nigeria. The four staff; Mallam Aliyu Ibrahim, Deputy Director/Head, Administration Department; Okechukwu Christian Aninweke, an Assistant Director/Head, Risk Management; Patience Ante, Principal Manager, Lagos Zonal Office (LZO); and Daniel Agbi,…

Making Diaspora the centerpiece of Nigeria’s foreign policy and sustainable development agenda By Femi Odere

For a developing (some would argue that she’s still underdeveloped) nation like Nigeria, it’s befuddling, to say the least, that the country’s Diaspora population, which has been documented to have the highest percentage in higher education among global Diaspora population are not given any place in the country’s foreign policy formulation, not to talk of being factored into her sustainable economic development paradigm.   Although this piece is an attempt to make a case for the inclusion of Nigerians in Diaspora, based on hard facts and incontrovertible evidence, into the…

Recruiting Nigeria Culture in Localizing Service Delivery By Aliyu ilias

Culture can be seen as the social behaviour of a particular people in any society, this reflects in the attitude, customs and ideas of the people with their culture, x-raying the three dominant cultures among over two hundred and fifty cultures and tribes in Nigeria, you will agree and reckon with Owambe that can be referred to the social and expressive culture of a Yoruba’s and people that dwell in yoruba land. You must have also seen the dress of an average person from northern Nigeria (Babanriga), it is even…