NIGERIA @ 62: Minister Of Defence salutes Nigerians, hails military’s gallantry. … calls for intelligence to boost military campaigns 

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) CFR has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the nation’s 62nd Independence Anniversary Celebration.   This message is contained in a statement to mark this year’s Celebration of Nationhood coming shortly after Nigeria’ impressive performance at the 77th Session of the United Natlons General Assembly, UNGA in Newyork, USA.   General Magashi whose birthday fall on October 1st of every year which is same date with the Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary Celebration today appealed to Nigerins to see the occasion…

NAHCON inaugurates committees on Hajj Institute of Nigeria commissioning  

The Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria,Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan today 30th September 2022 inaugurated two important committees that will be in charge of commissioning of, the Hajj institute of Nigeria.   Hajj institute of Nigeria being one of a kind in west Africa, needs well and highly experienced resource persons, and organizers to achieve an excellent result to ensure that they impart the best knowledge to the participants. The committees for seminar and commissioning of Hajj Institute of Nigeria is chaired by the Commissioner Policy Personnel Management…

APC Primary: No cause for alarm – Oyetola’s aide ….. expresses confidence that Appeal court ‘ll set it aside

The Chief Press Secretary to Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, has appealed to supporters of the Governor to remain calm in the face of the decision of a Federal High Court to nullify his candidature in the July 16 Governorship poll.   He noted that their team of lawyers would be challenging the decision at the Appeal Court, just as he expressed confidence that the decision would be set aside.   Omipidan further noted that the case was instituted by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in spite of…

2022 Hajj, Matters Arising By Musa Aremu

The 2022 Hajj may have come a nd gone, but the dust raised during the operation are yet to settle especially for some who felt “aggrieved” are still nursing the wound suffered.   In fact some have even gone to raise allegations, some of which can be described as gossip stories while others are spurious which does not require any sane person to paper over. Though it is nothing wrong in taking a look backward if it is with aim of correcting past mistakes, but if the intent is to…

NCC, NLRC inaugurate committee to strengthen consumer protection

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) on Thursday in Abuja set up a committee to work towards the protection of the interest of telecom consumers against malpractices that may attend mobile lotteries in the country.   The Committee, which was inaugurated at the NCC Head Office in Abuja, was tasked with the responsibility of articulating measures to address mutual regulatory issues, including the review of revenue-sharing formula between Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and lottery operators.   The NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management (ECSM), Barrister…

INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION: IGP deploys officers, assures of security   …. Canvases for Cooperation, Tolerance amongst Nigerians

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has directed the deployment of adequate personnel to provide protection for citizens, critical national infrastructures, and ensure the success of all activities lined-up for the country’s 62nd Independence Anniversary scheduled for Saturday 1st October, 2022 all around the nation, and prevent any untoward situation throughout the period of the celebration and beyond.   Meanwhile, Strategic Police Managers comprising Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in all the Zonal and State Commands and the FCT have been directed to ensure…

Anatomy of Nyesom Wike’s endgame, by Azu Ishiekwene

When the row between Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, spilled onto the streets after the party’s presidential primaries in May, I argued that to solve Wike, one had to first fix the candidate, Atiku Abubakar.   In light of Wike’s no-holds-barred interview last Thursday, things may have fallen apart, irretrievably.   That interview, perhaps only comparable in seismic scale and onomatopoetic resonance with Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, has shaken the PDP to its foundations.   The fallouts may well remain the biggest threat to…

Kana’s peace voyage in the ex-military personnel’s impasse in Ministry of Defence 

At the gate of the ministry of defence, Abuja on Monday to Tuesday was the parade of protest by retired military personnel under the aegis of six Veteran bodies demanding for the payments of their Security Debarement Allowance. It was a tense atmosphere as temper flared rapturously with restraints almost caving in for violence. The ex-men held to jugular the staff and visitors to the Defence Ministry referred to as Ship House. There was a push to shove as breakdown of law and order was imminent.   Just when people…

Gombe customers commend Jos DisCo

Customers in Gombe State last Thursday commended the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc just as the company urged unmetered customers to embrace metering under the Meters Asset Providers scheme currently in place.   The commendations and the call were made at ABMAR HALL opposite Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe during a consultative forum organised by the electricity outfit to sensitize customers on the negative effects of vandalism, energy theft, staff assault, and the need for metering amongst other things. Alhaji Aliyu Abagah of the National Emergency Management Agency and Alhaji…