Tinubu appoints Ex-INEC Chief Jega to Co-Chair Committee on tackling Herdsmen-Farmers Crisis

President Tinubu announced this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the committee, which will address the obstacles to agricultural productivity and open up new opportunities which benefit farmers, herders, processors, and distributors in the livestock-farming value chain.   President Bola Tinubu has appointed former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, as Co-Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Implementation of Livestock Reforms.   President Tinubu announced this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the committee, which will address the obstacles to agricultural…

Kongi at 90 – Louis Odion, FNGE

Yes, take a glimpse at this photograph. You would probably imagine, momentarily, a model among the bevy paraded by, say, the popular ritzy GQ magazine.   If so, well, you just fell for a disguise.   Now, take a closer look. Strip that bucket hat and you will behold, in its luxuriant bloom, that familiar hoary mane complemented by no less immaculate goatee to which folks around the world have long grown accustomed as evocative of no other than Kongi in any gathering, anywhere.   Today, it took more than…

JUST IN: Tinubu’s ADC becomes new king of Ilemona town in Kwara

Lt. Col. Nurudeen Yusuf, the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to President Bola Tinubu, has been appointed as the new King of Ilemona Town in Kwara State.   According to reports, Yusuf is currently being enthroned as an adele (regent) to see to the affairs of the town pending his resignation/retirement from the Army.   Yusuf is the son of the late monarch, Oba Yusuf Omokanye Oyekanmi, the Elemona of Ilemona in Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State.   After completing his Ordinary National Diploma in Computer Science from Offa Polytechnic in…

Group knocks Peter Obi over anti-Nigeria smear campaigns

The Tinubu Media Support Group (TMSG) has shown grave concerns over statements often credited to former Presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi and accused him of regularly engaging in smear campaigns against Nigeria since his electoral misadventure.   The TMSG expressed its displeasure against the backdrop of Peter Obi’s recent claim that small business owners in the country are without protection in the hands of extortionist thuggery groups masquerading as revenue collectors.   In a statement signed by its Chairman, Emeka Nwankpa and Secretary, Dapo Okubanjo, the group…

Daily Trust reportage of Samoa Agreement is Shameful, Unprofessional – TDF …… urges Tinubu to focus on food security,other vital sectors

The Democratic Front (TDF) has described the manner Daily Trust handled the Samoa Agreement as unprofessional and shameful.   It said in a statement signed by its Chairman Danjuma Mohammed and Secretary Wale Adedayo that it was embarrassing that a renowned mainstream media could act so irresponsibly.   “We are embarrassed by the annoyingly unprofessional reportage of the Daily Trust Newspaper on the legal framework for cooperation between the OACPS and the European Union, popularly known as the Samoa Agreement, which was signed by Nigeria in Brussels on 23rd of…

Economy: Group hails President Tinubu’s N2tn stabilisation package

Bola Tinubu

The Tinubu Media Support Group (TMSG) has described the newly inaugurated Presidential Economic Coordination Council (PECC) as a bold strategy by President Bola Tinubu to streamline the roles of all tiers of government as part of steps to stabilize the economy. This, according to the group, will ensure better coordination between governments at all levels, on one hand, and the Organized Private Sector, on the other hand. In a statement signed by its Chairman Emeka Nwankpa and Secretary Dapo Okubanjo,TMSG argued that this was the first time that a President…

BREAKING: Tinubu creates Ministry of Livestock Development to address herders/farmers’ clash

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has created the Ministry of Livestock Development.   The ministry’s creation was announced on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, during the inauguration of the Renewed Hope livestock reform implementation committee to address the issue of farmers-herders crisis.   Recall that on Monday, Minister of Agriculture, Abubakar Kyari said the Renewed Hope National Livestock Transformation Implementation Committee will be responsible for developing and implementing policies that prioritise livestock development and ensure alignment with the National Livestock Transformation Plan.   He said the government will enhance Nutrition Security through:…

Reps ask FG to suspend implementation of Samoa Agreement

The House of representatives has asked the federal government to suspend implementation of the Samoa Agreement.   The House also resolved to investigate the agreement signed by the federal government on June 28.   The green chamber passed the resolution following the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance sponsored by Sani Madaki, the minority whip, and 87 other lawmakers.   The agreement recently sparked controversy following reports that some lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) provisions found their way into the pact.   WHAT IS SAMOA AGREEMENT? According…

FCT Police gives update on man arrested for attempted suicide

The FCT police command in a release signed by the PPRO, SP Josephine Adeh has today, July 9, 2024, sent Shuaibu Alhaji Yushau to the Social Development Secretariat (SDS) for mental assessment and evaluation following his rather troubling action, which caused apprehension in the populace on Monday, July 8, 2024, by climbing a high broadband mast at ASO Radio in Katampe, Abuja, and attempting to take his own life.   The suspect, if found to be mentally stable after the test according to the police will be charged in court…

NYSC DG advocates moral rebirth for Corps Members

NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has advised Corps Members to abide by NYSC rules and regulations and serve their fatherland with good conduct as responsible ambassadors of their families and alma mater. NYSC DG disclosed this in his address to the 2024 Batch ‘B’ Stream One Corps Members in Edo State Orientation Camp, Okada and Delta State Orientation Camp in Issele-Uku. He also warned them to avoid consumption of hard drugs, fraud, cybercrimes, hooliganism and other social vices that can jeopardize their future, adding that NYSC is not…