Friday Sermon : Undermining And Abusing The Institution Of Marriage 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! Among the blessings of Allah upon His servants, the children of Adam is that He has legislated marriage for them and made it a means for achieving many religious and worldly…

Osun EndSARS anniversary: When Osun youths showed courage By Ismail Omipidan

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” The above quote from Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule and in turn to inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world, is apt in describing the decision by the Osun Youth Community to choose a non-violent approach to mark one year anniversary of the EndSARS protest. They lived up to the billing of setting the…

#ENDSARS: One year after, we remember our young heroes and heroines! By Joe Okei Odumakin

We remember today all the young Nigerians killed or maimed during the #ENDSARS protests one year ago, in bizarre circumstances.   We remember them because of the weight their memory places on our conscience as individuals who witnessed the gory sight. We remember them because we have neither addressed the grievances that led to the protests nor extricated ourselves from the miry clay of insensitivity and cluelessness that our youths stood up against. We remember them because, one year after, we have not moved an inch from a spot. The…

FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: Nigeria Governors’ Forum calls for concerted efforts to combat dreaded disease

FIGHT AGAINST CANCER: Nigeria Governors’ Forum calls for concerted efforts to combat dreaded disease Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has emphasised that concerted effort is needed by all stakeholders to eliminate cancer in the country. The NGF Chairman stated this during a maiden dinner organised by the First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC) tagged “a night of alliances in the fight against cancer”, held in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Dr Fayemi represented by Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central states Governors forum Abubakar Sani Bello acknowledged that…

WOSA celebrates BOT Chairman, Prof Kuta Yahaya@59

The Interim Committee of Wushishi Old Students Association (WOSA) has felicitated with the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Wushishi Old Students Association and former Secretary to the Government of Niger State, Prof. Muhammed Kuta Yahaya on his 59th birthday anniversary. A statement issued by the Interim Chairman of WOSA and former Statistician-General of Niger State, Alhaji Usman Liman described the Professor of Agricultural Extension and Development Communication of Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development of the University of Ibadan as a brilliant Professor, amazing Teacher, Lecturer extraordinary, remarkable mentor…

Osun Food Support Scheme: We’ve fed 210,000 households – Govt … flags off seventh edition

The Government of the State of Osun has revealed that it has so far reached 210,000 vulnerable households with its Food Support Scheme, using a fair and systematic distribution network.   Osun government said the deployment of the World Bank approved social register has helped ensure that its intervention reaches those for whom it was designed.   Recall that the government of the State of Osun started feeding 30,000 poor and vulnerable citizens across the State, with effect from the month of March 2021.   Speaking during the flag-off of…

Southwest Diaspora Focal Point Officers honour Ooni of Ife

Kazeem Badmus In recognition of his immense contributions to the fight against human trafficking, the *Southwest Diaspora Focal Point Officers (SwDFPOs),inncollaboration with “Make Mee Elegant Foundation” has bestowed on the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the “Nigeria Ambassador Against Human Trafficking” Award. Presenting the award at the palace of the monarch on Monday, October 18th on behalf of the SwDFPOs, Hon. Ajibola Famurewa, who was also the Chairman of the occasion, said it was a thing of joy and honour for him to have been tapped to present the…

NYSC reiterates commitment to Covid-19 Safety Guidelines  ….  As 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Orientation Course begins

The Management of National Youth Service Corps NYSC has restated that the scheme will ensure strict compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines in all its orientation camps during the orientation course. The NYSC Director General,Brig Gen.Ibrahim Shuaibu stated this at press briefing held in Abuja today 20th October, 2021. NYSC DG who was represented at the briefing by the Director, Press and Public Relations,Mrs.Adenike Adeyemi said the 2021 Batch “C” Stream 1 orientation course commenced today, Wednesday, 20th October, 2021 in all orientation camps nationwide. The details orientation course are as…

Gudi/Moroa Road : Gov Sule expresses dissatisfaction with progress of work  …   wants contractor to expedite action

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of work on the 18km Gudi/Moroa rural road, directing the contractor, Tilley Gyado & Co Nigeria Limited, to expedite action on the project. Engineer Sule showed his disapproval with the progress of work when he visited the site of the project, on Tuesday. The Governor who couldn’t hide his dissatisfaction with the progress of work on the site, urged the contractor to expedite action with a view to making appreciable progress within the shortest possible time. Engineer Sule…

EID-EL-MAULUD: Nigerians needs to pray for Peace and Prosperity – Hon Akande-Sadipe

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has charged Nigerians to pray for the peace and prosperity of the nation.   In a statement issued by her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Olamilekan Olusada, the Oluyole Federal Constituency representative joined millions of Muslims to celebrate this year’s Eid-el Maulud in good spirit and in the spirit of oneness.   She urged citizens of Oluyole and Nigerians home and in the diaspora to show love to one another regardless of political differences, ethnic, tribe, religious…