Sunday Dare mourns Pele’s death, describes him as a gift to sports and humanity

The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development ,Sunday Dare has joined the world sports community to mourn the exit of one of the greatest football icons in history, Edson Arantes Do Nascimento globally known as Pele.   Pele passed on at the age of 82 after a long drawn battle with colon cancer.   He was the only player in history to win the World Cup three times after helping Brazil to the title in 1958, 1962 and 1970.   In 2000, He was named the FIFA Player of…

Text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2023 New Year Message

My Fellow Countrymen and Women. I wish all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year. First, I would like to thank and honour the Almighty who saw us through the year 2022 and has given us the opportunity to see another year. Each New Year is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, reposition, and move forward with the New. As we celebrate the opportunity to be alive in this year 2023, we must also acknowledge the passing away of our brothers and sisters who didn’t make…

President Buhari mourns Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Pope Francis, the Catholic Church in Nigeria and around the world, as well as all Christian faithful who mourn the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.   The President paid tribute to Benedict XVI who was greatly admired globally for his selfless leadership, renowned learning as a theologian, and dedication to advance inter-faith dialogue and peace.   President Buhari believed that the late Pontiff will be remembered as a true servant of God who used the benevolent gifts of the Almighty upon his life…

Insecurity; Kogi Monarch extols Legacies of Late first Northern Senior Advocate, Abdullahi Ibrahim

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF     The Onu Ankpa, Alhaji Abdulmalik Umar has saluted the foresight and achievements of the late legal luminary and first Northern Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim over the convening of Ankpa Development Support Group that had brought all shades of development in the area.   The monarch stated this during the presentation of car keys to security agencies in the area on Saturday at Ankpa local government headquarters to facilitate the protection of lives and properties.   He said the legacies of the late…

NEW YEAR: We’ve kept faith with the Nigerian people,says Senate President  ….. urges Nigerians to take active part in electoral process

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said in his New Year Message that the Ninth National Assembly has remained unwavering in the implementation of its Legislative Agenda and kept faith with Nigerians. Lawan appreciated and commended the people for having faith in their country and for always supporting efforts at building a virile nation. The Senate President also urged Nigerians to seize the opportunities provided to take active part in the ongoing electoral process. Lawan said the Electoral Act 2022 had ignited hope in the system and heightened expectations…

Osun PDP congratulates Oba Adebayo Faforiji on his coronation

The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has hailed the ascension of Oba (Dr) Richard Adebayo Faforiji to the throne of his forbearers as undeniable supremacy of God’s power over the affairs of man, expressing confidence in the new monarch of his capacity to engender peace and development in the ancient town. It would be recalled that the Osun State Government had in a statement signed by Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the Spokesperson to the Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, last Friday announced the appointment of Dr. Faforiji…

Gov Adeleke suspends Heads of parastals  . ….  orders recovery of huge unpaid Tender Fees

The Osun state Governor, Ademola adeleke has approved the immediate suspension of Dr Niyi Oginni, the Executive Secretary of Osun Health Insurance Agency (OHIS) and Dr. Adebukola Olujide, the Head of the Primary Health Care Development Board in the State.     The State Governor also directed the Public Procurement Agency and other relevant government agency to immediately kick-off the process to recover all outstanding tender fees on contract awards, JVAs, MOU etc, to which the State Government is a party, in the last four (4) years.   Governor Adeleke…

Breaking: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is dead

In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI was the first to resign in almost 600 years. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has died at the age of 95, the Vatican announced on Saturday. It said that the 95-year-old Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away on Saturday at 9:34 AM in his residence at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery.   The Pope Emeritus has been down with sickness.

NEW YEAR: Oyetola greets Osun citizens … urges Nigerians to approach elections with renewed hope, faith

The immediate past Osun Governor and Osun Coordinator for Tinubu/Shettima 2023 Presidential Campaign Council, PCC, Adegboyega Oyetola, has felicitated Osun Citizens and Nigerians on the occasion of the New Year celebration, urged them to approach the New Year and the 2023 election with renewed hope and faith.   He also called for prayers, more sacrifice and commitment for the success of the 2023 General Elections.   Oyetola noted that the call became necessary because the current democratic dispensation is the longest in the country’s chequered political history, and as such…

NYSC TODAY: MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER

One of the objectives of establishing the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is to “inculcate discipline in the Nigerian youth by instilling in them a tradition of industry at work, and of patriotic and loyal service to Nigeria in any situation they may find themselves”. This is also in tandem with the vision and mission of the Scheme which make the youth the centre of its focus in ensuring national development, riding on their ingenuity, amenability to be mobilized in the national interest as well as their virility; all of…