Dr Akor becomes Gbeluniyi of Ilaro,to be confered Nov 26

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.   The Director- General, National Productivity Center NPC, Dr Kashim Akor has been honored with honorary chieftaincy title by the Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of Ilaro-Yewa land,by Aleyeluwa Oba (Dr) Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle over his contributions to socio-economic development of the area.   In a letter of notification sent to the Director -General and signed by the President, Yewa traditional council, and Rotational chairman, Ogun state council of Obas, Oba Asade Agunloye IV says in view of Dr Kashim Akor’s sterling qualities, contributions to the…

Atiku appoints Ologbondiyan campaign Spokesperson

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has appointed former National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kolawole Ologbondiyan, as one of his spokespersons for the 2023 presidential campaign.     The former Vice President, in a statement by his Media Aide, Mr Paul Ibe, in Abuja on Thursday said that the appointment took immediate effect.   Ologbondiyan joined other spokespersons earlier appointed by the presidential candidate to project the unique selling points of Abubakar and keep the electorate updated about goings on in the campaign.…

Strike: FG, ASUU fail to reach out-of-court settlement

The lawyers for the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Thursday, told the Court of Appeal that both parties could not resolve the eight months old strike, despite the out-of-court settlement as advised by the Appellate Court.   The FG’s lawyer, James Igwe, and lead counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Court of Appeal that despite the admonition, they could not resolve the dispute.   The Presiding Judge, Justice Hamma Barka, thereafter, stepped down the matter for an hour to enable the counsel for…

NAHCON visits BPKH on Hajj Management  

A delegation comprising members of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, and representatives from Forum of State Pilgrims Welfare Boards arrived in Indonesia on 4th of September 2022 on a Study Tour of Badan Pengolola Keuangan Haji (BPKH) for a better understanding of the Hajj Savings Scheme (HSS) and other areas of Hajj management. The Study Tour and Capacity Building will last until 11th of September.   BPKH, Indonesia’s equivalent of Nigeria’s HSS officially took off on July 26th, 2017. According to a report, BPKH had since then recorded a…

NYSC DG reiterates commitment to improved Staff Welfare

The National Youth Service Corps Headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, was agog as staff members celebrated the 19th Director General of the Scheme, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah on his 100 Days in office.   In a ceremony at the Conference Hall of the Headquarters today, the Director General assured members of staff that he is committed to improved staff welfare as well as taking the NYSC to greater heights. According to Fadah, some of his landmark achievements in the last 100 days like the inauguration of the staff hostel in…

Buhari’s Footprints On Waterways By Femi Adesina

It’s an oxymoron, isn’t it? You can’t physically see footprints on water, but then, that’s what President Muhammadu Buhari has done with the country’s waterways. He has planted his footprints on them, and they are some of the things that will stand him in good stead as he exits May 29, next year.   Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief (Dr) George Moghalu, was our guest at the 52nd edition of the weekly State House Press Briefing last week, and what an eye opener it was. It’s…

Our Power And Strength Is In Unity In Truth And Our Weakness And Destruction Is In Division! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

[Friday Sermon] Our Power And Strength Is In Unity In Truth And Our Weakness And Destruction Is In Division!   By Imam Murtadha Gusau   In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy   And all praise is for Allah, Lord of all creation, who guided us to Islam and the Sunnah. May the peace, blessings and salutations of Allah be upon our noble Messenger, Muhammad, and upon his family, his Companions and his true and sincere followers.   Dear brothers and sisters! What does unity…

2023; NOA DG frowns against Electoral Violence, Vote Buying.

By AàBUBAKAR YUSUF.   The Director -General, National Orientation Agency NOA, Dr Garba Abari has expressed reservations on the two monsters affecting the process of Nigeria’s electoral system, stating that violence and vote buying if not curbed, may mar the forthcoming 2023 general elections.   Abari bare his mind during a one -day summit for political parties and stakeholders organised by the agency towards ensuring a violence free elections as Nigeria prepares for the next year’s general elections.   He appealed to political parties and other stakeholders to go beyond…

Omipidan bags Southwest NUJ Award of Excellence  … reiterates commitment to media ethics  … dedicates award to Gov Oyetola, colleagues 

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun, Ismail Omipidan on Thursday bagged the prestigious professional award of excellence, conferred on him by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), South West Zone.   The honour, according to the organisers was in recognition of his exemplary-quality leadership, good media relations, diligence, high sense of professionalism and integrity particularly in the discharge of his duties. Omipidan was also bestowed the award for standing tall and firm in promoting and propagating media ethics and journalistic tenets all the time.   Speaking…

BREAKING: Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami Emerges ‘Minister of the Year’ 2022  

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami has been voted ‘2022 Minister of the Year’ by Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora.   Pro. Isa Ali Pantami emerged first place following his online nomination and voting by members of the general public as monitored and confirmed by the Nigeria Service Awards panel of jury which lasted from 14th to 24th August, 2022.   Consequently, this prestigious Award will be presented by the COA Media Group, organizers of the 2022 Nigeria Service Awards at a…