Hajj Expo 2023 begins in Saudi Arabia with over 400 exhibitors

The four-day Hajj and Umrah 2023 exhibition commenced in Jeddah Saudi Arabia on Monday with over 400 exhibitors on various aspect of Hajj and Umrah services in a colourful display of their goods and services.   The Saudi Arabian Minister of Hajj and Umrah,Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, in company of other stakeholders were seen inspecting the various stands of 2023 International Hajj exhibition holding in Superdome, Jeddah. L-R: Hon. Abubakar Nalaraba, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Pilgrimage, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, NAHCON Chairman, Amb. Zubairu Dada, Minister of State for Foreign…

Gov Adeleke approves new Transport Management System for Osun State

The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has announced a new transport management system for Osun state with a triple objectives of securing the motor parks, creating thousands of jobs and increasing the state’s internally generated revenue.   In a statement by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the State Governor described the new transport management model as “a fulfilment of his earlier promise to sanitize the current park system and ensure commuters enjoy a new lease of safe and secured transportation”   The State Governor who…

IDISEKE MARKET FIRE : Gov Adeleke condoles victims 

The Governor of Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke has condoled with the victims of the unfortunate fire incident at the popular Idiseke Market, Osogbo in the late hours of Saturday 7th January, 2023, described the incident as unfortunate.    In a statement signed by the Spokesperson to the Governor, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the Governor prayed for the affected traders to have the fortitude to bear the loss while hailing the timely intervention of the gallant men of the Osun State Fire Service for their timely intervention and prevent further spread…

Ooni  lauds new Brazilian President, says Africans’ll support his government

The Ooni of Ife and Spiritual Father of over 300 million members of Oduduwa Race Worldwide, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, CFR, Ojaja II, has lauded the new President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio LULA da Silva, for his love for the African people and his vow to integrate Afro-Brazilians in the inner system of his government adminstration, said this will be unprecedented in the lives of Afro-Brazilians for which the African people worldwide will give his government unflinching support.   The African foremost king who doubled as Co-chairman, National Council of…

NiDCOM Boss applauds Nigerians abroad,says they’re Nation’s number one Ambassadors

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has commended Nigerians abroad for projecting the good image of the country through their good conduct.   Speaking against the backdrop of Nigerians being portrayed negatively in some instances ,the NIDCOM boss said though, like any other country , there are a few bad elements, but majority of Nigerians are a pride to the country , as they excel in all areas of human endeavours.   Dabiri-Erewa made this assertion in Akure at the inaugural launching of Akure Primerose Club, held…

A Palace Jester And A King’s Secret Code By    Ogacheko Opaluwa

A famous Igala folklore tells of a palace jester that was once employed for all he was worth to appear before the King whenever His Royal Majesty was in occasional foul mood.    The jester was so good at his trade such that the Kingdom never witnessed any rash action or decision of their beloved king arising from his accustomed mood swings. The King enjoyed the jester’s witty jokes and on several occasions, was besides himself as he reeled on the floor with laughter. Sooner than many could realize, the…