Ooni celebrates Abike Dabiri-Erewa@60

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has congratulated the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Hon.(Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa OON, on the occasion of her 60 years birthday.   Ooni Ogunwusi who expressed his felicitation through a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Otunba Moses Olafare on Thursday, described the former Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) celebrated broadcaster and three-term federal lawmaker as a patriotic Nigerian who has emblazoned her name on the international stage as an advocate of social justice and…

2023: Osogbo agog as Osun APC youths storm streets for Tinubu/Shettima … I’ve absolute confidence in judiciary to reclaim my mandate – Oyetola

As part of efforts to  victory for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 Presidential Election, the Osun Youth Wing of the party on Thursday stormed major streets of Osogbo to rally support for the party’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima.   The ecstatic youths, in their thousands, matched and sang solidarity and victory songs to register their unalloyed support for the party and candidature of Tinubu.   This was even as Governor Adegboyega Oyetola reaffirmed his confidence in the…

NAHCON dismisses viral audio on Sale of Employment slot  

The Management of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has distanced itself from a circulating audio and screen shot chat of a woman promising to procure employment for a job seeker in the Commission on the payment of ₦3.5million naira( Three Million and Five hundred Thousand naira only).   The commission in a statement said;   “For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission is not doing any recruitment or replacement as the case may be currently as it cannot do so without the express approval or permission of its supervisory…

Reps stop CBN from selling Polaris Bank for N40bn after rescuing it with N1.2trn

The House of Representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the planned sale of Polaris Bank Plc for N40 billion allegedly to one Auwal Gombe, who is said to be former military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida’s son-in-law, after rescuing it with N1.2trn. Recall, Polaris Bank was nationalised in September 2018 after AMCON bought its debts. It was known as Skye Bank until the takeover. But AMCON has not been able to sell the bank to investors since the takeover, which was precipitated at the time by…

NYSC DG harps on result-oriented Leadership

The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Muhammad Kaku Fadah has charged managers of the Scheme to strive for result-oriented leadership through strategic communication and effective stakeholders’ advocacy.   He said this would serve as an avenue to restrategize for greater performance.   Fadah stated this today when he flagged off a training for NYSC Top Management and State Coordinators, to build staff capacity for higher productivity.   Speaking during the flag off in Kano, General Fadah described the training as necessary in order to provide effective…

Do Not Ridicule, Mock, Scorn Or Belittle Your Brothers And Sisters! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy   All praise is for Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help, we ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of our own souls and the wickedness of our actions, whoever Allah guides, there is none that can lead him astray, and whoever Allah allows to go astray, there is none that can lead him to the right path.   I testify and bear witness that there is no deity worthy…

FCT Police arrests suspect 7 hours after crime,recovers stolen Vehicle

The FCT Police Command today 13th of October 2022, at about 15:30hrs after an all-night pursuit and an aggressive Man-hunt of Armed hoodlums, recovered the Maitama gun-point stolen vehicle and arrested one suspect.   Recall that on October 12, 2022, at about 20:00hrs two residents, a male and a female, drove into a pharmacy in the Maitama District area of the FCT. While the female proceeded into the pharmacy, the male remained by the car waiting. It was thereafter reported that some armed hoodlums numbering about 6 came in a…

Between Tobi Amusan and Teniola Apata: A Reflection By Omoniyi Ibietan,PhD

I am having a rethink and indeed quite reluctant to take a firm position on this matter. I think the ladies (Tobi Amusan and Teni Apata) are differently circumstanced. Would it not be disrespectful for Teni to offer the President a hand first? I thought culturally, the younger African person ought to shake an elder who has stretched hand towards him or her. I mean, the elder initiates handshake in most cultures of Africa, including Tobi and Teni’s.   During the award presentation to Tobi, the President offered Tobi his…

Senate Committee asks FG to upgrade NiDCOM to a full Minstry

Impressed by the performance of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), the newly appointed Chairman Senate Committee on Diaspora ,NGOs and Civil Society, Sen. Michael Ana-Nnachi, has suggested that the Commission be upgraded to a full Ministry in line with global practices, noted that India had to set up a full Ministry for Indians abroad for total inclusion of its diaspora.   The lawmaker alongside his colleagues stated this in Thursday in Abuja during an interactive session held at the National Assembly with the Management of NiDCOM, led by Hon. (Dr)…