The Dubai Voyage of Shame, Selfie and Backend…

They were so dead sure of victory that Dino referred to their man as the incoming president and disrespectfully referred to Buhari as the expired president. While Buhari combed every corner of Nigeria canvassing for votes, they stayed put in Dubai strategizing, scheming and partying expecting a miracle from Hushpuppi their master strategist. They hurried home to pressure the president to sign an ominous electoral law and got tons of journalists to write persuasively for the law and got a senior member of the judiciary – the number three man…

When Òsómàáló buys coronavirus By Lasisi Olagunju

I am an Oyo-Yoruba and I know that my ancestors have several pejorative terms to describe the Ijesa. Òsómàáló is one of them. Òsómàáló is a contraction of a Yoruba expression which means ‘I will stay squatting here until I am paid’. Its continued use verbalises the tension that historically defines relations between the wily Oyo-Yoruba and their trade-wise Ijesa neighbours spanning the last two centuries. The term was used to speak to Ijesas’ love for trade opportunities – and for money that was legitimately theirs from credit sales. In…

Chief B A Oke, A Legend @ 94 By Adewuyi Adegbite

A Legend @ 94. The pioneering principal of Anglican Grammar School, Sabo, Ogbomoso ( 1976 – 1984), Cheif B A Oke clocks 94 recently. B A Oke was a U K trained educationist. He hailed from Oola beside Ejigbo, Osun state but lived most of his adult life in Ogbomoso. His contemporary in Ogbomoso in his days as principals were Rev’d Faminu, the Igbajo born Soun High School principal, Chief Gesinde of Ogbomoso Grammar School, Chief SA Adetutu, Ogbomoso High School, Chief Beyioku, Baptist High School the two were junior…

LGA ASSESSMENT: Quaan-Pan Council Chairman,4 others top performance list

In pursuit of our organisational objectives and consistent value of checkmating and encouraging good governance, the COA Media Group embarked on assessment of the performance of Plateau State Local government council Chairmen for the first half of 2020 (January – June). With respect to this exercise, Hon. Isaac Kyale Kwallu FCIA, FCIPMA, the Executive Chairman Quaan-Pan Local Government Area made it to the top of the ladder in this maiden edition. He and other four (4) Local Government Chairmen emerged the top five (5) Performing Local Government Chairmen for the…

Covid-19: Oyetola orders lockdown of four local government areas 

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has ordered the total lockdown of four of the local government areas of the state namely : Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Atakumosa East and Atakumosa West for seven days in the first instance. The decision was the fallout of the meeting between the government and the stakeholders from the area. The lockdown is expected to commence on Tuesday, July 7, and it will be for one week in the first instance. However, if the compliance level is not encouraging, the government will…

TRIBUTE TO A FORTUITOUS  FLOURISHING ‘AMAZONIAN’ WOMAN By M.K. DADA

The Press Gallery had been deserted. For nearly three months it was devoid of the regular noise and bustles. Indeed, visits by our colleagues to the gallery had become irregular and infrequent because of the temporary absence of a head. It was an agonizing period filled with anxiety as Journalists await the appointment and announcement of a new Chief Press Secretary by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State. Governor Sani Bello had been a meticulous person when it comes to issues of selecting and or appointing political office holders.…

IGP orders posting ,redeployment of senior police officers

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the posting and redeployment of AIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, and AIG Ibrahim A. Lamorde, to the Department of Research and Planning and Directorate of Intelligence, FHQ, Abuja respectively. This was sequel to the recent presidential approval for the re-organization of the Nigeria Police Force which included the creation of an additional Department – the Directorate of Intelligence, expansion of the Police zonal structure from 12 to 17 and the creation of two (2) additional FCID annexes, Prior to this posting,…

Friday sermon: How Nudity, Fornication, Adultery And Rape Destroys The Nation By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his family, his Companions and those who follow him till the Hour is established. Dear brothers and sisters, the prevalence of inappropriate sexual habit among Nigerian citizens today poses a moral challenge. The idea seems to be that since mostly everybody does it, there is probably nothing wrong with it. It is surprising that many young men and…

Nigerians in Diaspora donate N48Million worth COVID-19 items to PTF

In a bid to join force to flatten the curve of COVID-19 Pandemic and protect especially the frontline workers by the Nigeria government, the Nigerian Diaspora COVID-19 Eradication Support Group as well as other diaspora groups , including the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America ( ANPA) NIDO America and NIDO China mobilised funds to procure Personal Protective Equipment worth a total of Forty- Eight Million Naira. The Minister of State Foreign Affairs Amb. Zubairu Dada along side Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa presented the items to…

Muslims have missed their way because they are Strangers to the Qur’an,says Idris Ismail

By Maryam Kehinde Abdulazeez     “The faithful, in their love for one another and in their having mercy for one another and in their kindness toward one another, are like one body; when a member of it ails, all (the parts of) the body call one another (to share the pain) through sleeplessness and fever.” (Muslim). Individual and Collective responsibility is the cornerstone of Islam. Every Muslim is accountable to his Creator for what he himself does or fails to do as well as for others for whom he…