Oluwo and the glorification of ignorance (1), by Tunde Odesola

Welcome to Ìwó, the ancient Yoruba land where the parrot sings in paradox the poetry of truth and treachery. The parrot is not a treacherous bird. For the Yoruba, the parrot is a sacred bird of historic symbolism, bearing on its head the feathers of truth, trampling underfoot the evil of treachery.   Abomination! Even though they domesticate it, the Yoruba don’t kill the highly revered bird, whose prized tail feathers they use in ritual performance.   In Ìwó and many other Yoruba towns, the parrot is sentineled at home…

COAS flags off Combat Swimming Competition, ……   tasks participants to use enhanced skills to improve Riverine Operations

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has flagged off Nigerian Army (NA)Inter Formation Combat Platoon Swimming Championship at the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos, where he tasked participants to take advantage of the Championship to enhance their fighting efficiency to conduct operations optimally, especially in riverine and amphibious terrains towards fulfilling NA’s constitutional mandate.   The COAS represented by the Commander, Corps of Nigerian Army Engineers, Major General Kamil Kadiri gave the charge during the flag-off ceremony of the championship, where he reiterated that the Nigeria…

Niger Govt inaugurates State Ease Of Doing Business Council, State Saber Steering/Technical Committee

The Niger State Government said it has attached a high premium to the development of the State’s economy, next to security.   The Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane made the disclosure shortly after inaugurating the Niger State Ease of Doing Business Environment Council and the Niger State Saber Steering/Technical Committee held at the Conference Hall of SSG’s Office.   The SSG explained that the Niger State Ease of Doing Business Environment Council and the Saber Steering/Technical Committee has been constituted to consolidate the achievement of…

Osun Assembly turns down Adeleke’s move to rename state

The Osun State House of Assembly, on Monday, kicked against the decision of governor Ademola Adeleke to rename the state from “State of Osun” to Osun State.   The Assembly in a statement argued that the anthem, crest and flag of the state was an enactment of Parliament assented to on December 18, 2012, and no person can exact force to alter it.   Recall that Adeleke during his inauguration on Sunday, November 27, 2022, reversed the name of the state from “State of Osun” to “Osun State” and also…

Peter Obi ‘ll accelerate Oil Exploration in the North, ensure unprecedented development of the Region – POSN

The Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) has disclosed that the Presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi will accelerate oil exploration in the North if elected into office during the 2023 election.   It also assured that Obi will ensure unprecedented development of the North as even development across the six geo-political zones is one of his agenda for a better nation.   The group in a statement issued on Monday and signed by its Director, Strategic Communication, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, was responding to a fake news that Obi…

Anarchy reigns supreme in Osun – APC alerts IGP

Barely 24 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took over power in Osun State, anarchy appeared to have taken the centre stage.   This was why the Osun State chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC) has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Akali Baba Usman to urgently intervene in the ugly security situation in the State.   The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked in the last 24 hours and a number of properties had been destroyed including APC campaign vehicles, billboards…

Gov Adeleke fires 12,000 workers, dethrones 3 monarchs

Osun state Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has fired 12,000 workers and ordered the dethronement of three monarchs barely 24 hours after his inauguration.   He also nullified the appointment of 30 Permanent Secretaries and suspended the chairman and members of Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).   The affected monarchs included Akinrun of Ikirun Oba Yinusa Akadiri; Aree of Ire Oba Ademola Oluponle and Owa of Igbajo, Oba Gboyega Famodun. He ordered the monarch to vacate the palace, asking security operatives to take over.     A statement by the…

2022 BATCH ‘C’ STREAM II ORIENTATION COURSE

NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS NATIONAL DIRECTORATE HEADQUARTERS YAKUBU GOWON HOUSE, PLOT 416 TIGRIS CRESCENT MAITAMA, ABUJA.   2022 BATCH ‘C’ STREAM II ORIENTATION COURSE   The NYSC 2022 Batch ‘C’ Stream II Course is scheduled to hold in all NYSC Orientation Camps as follows: (a) Commencement/Registration: Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 (b) Cut-off date for Registration: Friday, 2nd December, 2022 (c) Swearing-In Ceremony: Tuesday, 6th December, 2022 (d) Closing Ceremony: Tuesday, 20th December, 2022 2. All Prospective Corps Members must present themselves for COVID-19 test or present evidence of full vaccination…

6th Nigeria supply chain Management conference and induction holds 1st Dec. 2022

The Nigeria supply chain management conference brings together professionals in the field of supply chain, logistics, procurement, transportation, inventory, store and warehousing among others to discuss the current obtainable standards and trends in supply chain management to the benefit of members and Nigeria at large.   The conference is largely honoured by the private sector, non-government organization and the Nigerian government led by the Bureau of public procurement BPP. This conference is organized by the chartered institute of logistics and supply chain management Nigeria. The conference is scheduled to hold…

Ex-President Obasanjo reconciles Uzodimma, Ohakim , preaches peace

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, to play politics of inclusiveness in the interest of the state.   Obasanjo, who spoke during the burial ceremony of Lady Chioma Achonu, the mother of Senator Athan Achonu, in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state, said the peace and security of the state were paramount.     The former president, who was commended for a recent peace mission in Ethiopia by the moderator of the service, advised Uzodimma to forget his political differences…