Buhari, Tinubu electrify mammoth crowd at Bauchi APC rally

KoA mammoth crowd of party supporters and other residents on Monday thronged the streets of Bauchi to receive President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on a campaign tour of the state. Tinubu, who had spent the night at the capital of the north-eastern state, joined the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Governors and other party chieftains to receive President Buhari at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Monday morning. On ground to receive the President were Senate President Ahmad Ibrahim…

Nigeria hosts Regional Digital Economy Conference

Policy makers and stakeholders in the digital economy ecosystem in the West African sub-region will converge in Abuja from January 31 to 1st February for the Digital Economy Regional Conference to discuss the future of digital economy and intensify regional public private partnerships for the region.   The event is being hosted by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the World Bank.   The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who will deliver…

Anini, Prince of Thieves By Lasisi Olagunju

General Ibrahim Babangida’s Armed Forces Ruling Council (AFRC) had just finished its weekly meeting. What ministers do with the present occupant of Aso Rock, Abuja –praise and worship – was the lot of IBB then at the Dodan Barracks, Lagos. Today appointees in abject servitude fawned over the president; everybody must congratulate the leader on how well he was doing – even while failing. Babangida was used to such menial, exaggerated loyalty; he had been around power since July 1966, and deep in its depths from July 1976. That stuffy…

E-NAIRA : CBN seeks partnership with NYSC

The Central Bank of Nigeria has requested for partnership with the National Youth Service Corps on the use of internet money for Corps Members. CBN also said the electronic platform would offer its users the ease of payments at no risk. The Deputy Director, Information Technology Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Habib Yusuf, stated this today when he led some staff of the apex bank on a courtesy visit to the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Maitama, Abuja. He added that the e-naira, which is the first…

Gov Sani Bello orders political appointees to attend Zonal campaign rally

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has directed all political appointees to attend the All Progressives Congress (APC) Zone B flag-off Campaign Rally.   A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane further explained that the flag-off of the Rally is slated to hold on Tuesday 24th January, 2023 at Suleja, Suleja Local Government Area of the State.   The SSG urged all the Political appointees to comply effectively with the directive.    

2023 ELECTIONS: DSS holds strategic workshop for State Directors, Heads of Institutions 

Between 18th and 21st January, 2023, the Department of State Services (DSS) at its National Headquarters, Abuja held a four day Strategic Workshop for its State Directors of Security and Heads of Institutions. The workshop was part of the Service’s preparedness for the general elections.   During the exercise, the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu presented a keynote address on the preparation of the Commission towards the election. He assured the Service of the Commission’s determination to deliver free, fair and credible election. Also, the…

Illegally employed workers remain disengaged – Osun Govt 

The Osun state government has maintained that those illegally employed by former Governor Gboyega Oyetola are no longer in the employment of the state government and no amount of blackmail can change that reality. Reacting to the pocket of demonstration by members of the All Progressives Congress(APC) employed towards the tail end of the last government, the State Government in a statement by the Special Assistant, Community Communications to Governor Ademola Adeleke, Mr Tunde Busari, noted that Mr Oyetola deliberately padded the state payroll with APC members to create stage…

MURIC charges NBC,others to ban Portable’s ‘Kuku Do Ritual’   

An Islamic human rights organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has condemned an album released by a Pop singer, Habeeb Okikiola, popularly known as ‘Portable’ entitled ‘Kuku Do Ritual’.for having the potential to encourage ritual killing and misleading Nigerian youth.       MURIC gave this charge in a statement released on Monday, 23rd January, 2023 by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.   The statement reads :   “Popular pop singer, Habeeb Okikiola, has released a new album under the title ‘Kuku Do Ritual’ in which part of the lyrics…

Betty Akeredolu and her husband’s ‘side chic’, by Kazeem Akintunde

Rotimi-Akeredolu

Since he came down with a health challenge, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has managed to keep the media and, by extension, Nigerians, out of his personal business. In fact, when the governor was flown out of the country in April last year to seek treatment in a German Hospital, the rumour mills went on overdrive as there was an unconfirmed report that Arakunrin was seriously sick and could probably be dead. However, a video soon surfaced online where the Governor was seen having breakfast with some of his…