S’Court Judgment,A Victory for Democracy – Akande-Sadipe

A member of House of Representatives, Hon.Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has described Friday’s judgment by the Supreme Court, as a victory for Nigeria’s collective democracy. The Apex Court had declared the sack of elected local governments chairmen in Oyo State by the state Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde as null and void. In a statement made available on Friday by her media aide, Hon.Akande-Sadipe said the judgement was a landmark achievement which will further strengthen democracy at the grassroots. Akande-Sadipe, who represents Oluyole Federal Constituency congratulated the Prince Abass Alesinloye led ALGON, saluting the…

NCC to Balance competition with Disruptive Technologies for Sustainable Telecoms Growth

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has emphasised that in light of disruption in the technology world, it is keen on balancing healthy competition with entry of disruptive technologies to ensure sustainable telecoms industry growth and development in Nigeria. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, stated this during a presentation to the Commission by a delegation from SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportations services company, in Abuja on Thursday, May 6, 2021.   SpaceX is in the process of launching a low-earth orbiting (LOE)…

IRREGULAR MIGRATION : NiDCOM Boss urges NAWAOJ to strengthen awareness 

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM,  Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has called on the Leadership of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ to step up her awareness and sensitisation strategies to halt the menace of irregular and  unnecessary journeys across the desert and the Mediterranean by women and young Ladies. The NIDCOM Boss made the call in Abuja when she received a 12-Member National Executive led by the National President Ladi Bala in Abuja. Hon Dabiri-Erewa expressed excitement at NAWOJ visit and plans of collaboration but suggested a robust partnership…

Niger Govt bans horse riding during festivals,ceremonies

Niger State Government has banned the traditional horse riding during festivals and ceremonies across all the eight Emirates of the State. A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane disclosed that the decision to ban the traditional horse riding followed several complaints received by the Government where some unscrupulous elements hiding under these celebrations to wreak havoc and carryout nefarious activities on law-abiding citizens of the State. Ahmed Matane then called on the general public to comply fully with this directive as Government will not…

Gov Bello condoles RCCG overseer, Pastor Adeboye over son’s death

Kogi state Governor ,Yahaya Bello has condoled with the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the Adeboye family and the entire RCCG over the loss of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye The Governor’s condolence message was contained in a press statement on Thursday by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Muhammed Onogwu He noted that the death of the highly revered minister’s son was a deep pain in the heart, which cannot be explained unless by those who have had similar experience Governor Bello noted…

JUST IN – Ex-Women Affairs Minister,Aisha Alhassan is dead

Former Minister of Women Affairs,Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba is dead, sources confirmed to The PUNCH on Friday. She died at 61 in Cairo, Egypt. “Mama (Al-Hassan) died in a hospital today in Cairo. We will miss her,” a former aide to Al-Hassan, who pleaded anonymity, said on the telephone. Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State also confirmed her death to one of our correspondents. Al-Hassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and a former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from…

MISREPRESENTATION OF ELITE’S GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA By Abdullahi Haruna

Kasirim Nwuke in his article titled ‘Nigeria’s VP Osinbajo cannot blame the country’s implosion on the ‘silence of the elite’ fatally took a dive that saw him totally misunderstanding Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s call for Nigerian elites to speak up to the protracted security challenges that confront the country. Rather than re-echoing the VP’s passionate call for involvement of well-meaning Nigerians to end the choking circle of violence, the seminal writer chose to ride on a distorting voyage thus giving unrelated meaning to what was originally designed to calm frayed…

Friday Sermon: A Brief Explanations On How To Celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr Happily By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, his companions and his true and sincere followers until the Last Day – then to proceed: Dear brothers and sisters! Eid-ul-Fitr or the Festival of Breaking the Fast is one of the most celebrated of all Muslim holidays, observed by over 2 billion Muslims around the world. During the entire month of Ramadan,…

Buhari, Jonathan paid ransom to kidnappers — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of paying ransoms to kidnappers.   The president has publicly spoken against the payment of ransom, warning governors against encouraging bandits and kidnappers through negotiation. But speaking when he played host to members of Tiv Professionals Group (TPG) at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, the ex-president said not just the government of Buhari but that of former President Goodluck Jonathan negotiated with kidnappers, though they deny doing so. “Government has always paid ransom. Not…

ILLEC @ 33 :Nupe language school felicitates with first Nupe language  Professor, Adamu Idris Manarakis

The Nupes Language School has felicitated with the the first Nupe language Professor and founder of Indigenous Languages Learning Centre in Nigeria(ILLEC).on the occasion of 33rd anniversary of the centre. The congratulatory signed by the school management read : Before your 33rd years Anniversary, you brought a lot of happinesses and joys to kinnupe. All the ideas nursed or nourished by you are the things one could think is almost impossible even in a mere dream, especially in the aspect of rebirthing a moribund Nupe Language. You made it possible…