World Press Freedom Day 2023 holds New York

This year’s World Press Freedom Day Global Conference will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York on 2 May. This is a special anniversary edition of the conference as it marks the 30th anniversary since the proclamation of World Press Freedom Day by the UN General Assembly at its 48th session in 1993. Read more. Over the past 30 years, World Press Freedom Day celebrations have taken us on a journey, giving prominence to the right to free expression and emphasizing various aspects of press freedom’s importance. However,…

2023 ELECTIONS: IGP re-trains 79 Squadron Commanders on Tactical deployments

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba in line with his mandate on training and human capacity development, has commenced a two-week fully residential refresher training for all seventy-nine (79) Squadron Commanders of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State from 9th to 23rd January 2023. The training programme is geared at strengthening the operational efficiency of the Squadron Commanders and for more effective tactical deployment of their personnel to ensure a secured and hitch-free environment before, during, and after the…

Dabiri-Erewa celebrates Akunyili’s daughter as Chief Medical Officer of US Hospital

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described the appointment of Dr Ijeoma Akunyili, daughter of the late Prof. Dora Akunyili, as the Chief Medical Officer of the Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJ Barnabas Health facility, in the United States of America, as well- deserved and not surprising. In a congratulatory statement, Dabiri-Erewa said the appointment of Ijeoma did not come to her as a surprise knowing the kind of training she received from her late mother, a disciplinarian to the core. Dabiri-Erewa said Nigeria is…

Tinubu unveils Economic plans at NESG Presidential dialogue

Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday in Lagos unfolded his comprehensive economic plan before the organised private sector under the aegis of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. The interaction, which was another opportunity for Tinubu to present his plans to another group of stakeholders just as he has been doing in various town hall meetings across the country, saw him itemise his administration’s path to economic recovery if elected in next month’s presidential election. He noted that before economic recovery could be achieved…

Supreme Court sacks Obong Of Calabar

The Supreme Court has dethroned the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, and has ordered the kingmakers and Traditional Rulers’ Council to convoke a fresh selection process to produce Otu’s replacement. This was according to a judgement delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba of the Supreme Court on Friday, January 13, 2023. The court held that the fresh selection should be held in accordance with the 2002 constitution of the Palace. The judgment, which climaxed 15 years of legal tussles, was written by Justice Amina Ahgid and…

OACPS: Nigeria becomes Party to Revised Georgetown Agreement

Amb.Obinna Onowu, Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium/Head of Delegation to the European Union and Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, (OACPS), on Wednesday deposited Nigeria’s Instrument of Accession to the Revised Georgetown Agreement of the OACPS. With the deposit of the Instruments of accession by Ambassador Onowu, Nigeria now becomes a party to the Revised Georgetown Agreement. The Organisation (OACPS) is a grouping of 79 African, Caribbean, and Pacific Countries with a special relationship with the European Union. Its main purpose is to support the sustainable development…

Buhari pledges support for Osun, as Gov Adeleke pays ‘thank you’ visit

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday promised to consider the requests for assistance made by the new Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, who was at State House on a ‘thank you’ visit. The Governor, elected on platform of the People’s Democratic Party, said he had come to appreciate the President for providing a level playing field in the election that held in July last year. Gov Adeleke “I had waited patiently for this appointment, and was praying fervently for it to happen. It’s a dream come true for me to…

Ninth N’Assembly delivered on Legislative Agenda – Senate President 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said the Ninth National Assembly has delivered on its legislative agenda for Nigerians.   Lawan made this known on Thursday while delivering an address to mark the celebration of his 64th birthday in Abuja.   According to him, the ninth assembly after its inauguration, stated its commitment to working for Nigerians with a robust legislative agenda that covered critical areas in need of immediate intervention.   Prominent amongst such areas were security, economy, revenue generation and collection, education and constitution amendment.   Speaking on…

Muslim Groups And The Struggle For Straight Path By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful   All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels and send His peace and blessings upon him—likewise upon his family, Companions, and true followers.   Dear brothers and sisters! All Muslims supplicate to Allah, pray and ask Him Almighty to guide them to the Straight Path, as Noble Qur’an tells us:   “Guide us along the Straight Path. The Path of those whom You have…

Why they shoot friends and spare the enemy, by Azu Ishiekwene

Her funeral rites would have begun on Wednesday, January 11, but were postponed because her family, along with the Nigerian Bar Association, is awaiting an autopsy report.   As of the time of writing, the matter had faded from the headlines and a new date was yet to be announced for the burial.     Obviously, the autopsy would serve the legal purpose of demanding justice for Bolanle Raheem, given that legal subterfuge can sometimes undermine evidence and change the strongest of cases in favour of injustice.   Hopefully, Bolanle’s…