Ramadan: Pious Muslim Women  distributes over N31 million reliefs    

The Pious Muslim Women International Organisation has so far distributed over N31 million worth of cash and food items to widows and orphans in Nigeria within five years of its establishment. The founder and coordinator, Dr Hamdallat T. Yusuf stated this during the 2021 distribution of cash reliefs to widows and orphans in 9 states in Nigeria. The faith-based non-governmental organisation has always strive to add value to the society right from inception in 2015.  Yusuf said the mandate of the organisation which included women empowerment and orphan care has…

Panic as Buhari orders review of FG’s payrolls

The federal government has initiated a raft of measures to cut the cost of governance in the face of dwindling revenue occasioned by the headwinds of the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant global economic tailspin.   Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said yesterday in Abuja that the measures were targeted at reducing recurrent expenditure, which is projected to gulp about 41.5 per cent of the total provisions of N13.588 trillion in the 2021 budget, amounting to N5.64 trillion. She stated that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed…

ASP Mariam Yusuf bags proficient Spokespersons Award

The FCT Police Command PRO, ASP Mariam Yusuf has been honoured as the 2021 Swift Reporters Proficient Public Relations Officer.   The award was presented to ASP Mariam Yusuf on Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 at the FCT Police Command amidst Senior officers of the Command.. In his remarks, the Publisher of Swift Reporters, Adewole Kehinde said the award is held to recognize the PPRO immense contribution to the media and the FCT Command as a whole. “ASP Mariam Yusuf exhibits such qualities that will not only help the media in…

Kogi Governor makes new appointments

The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has granted approval for the appointment of the following persons as Special Advisers and  Special Assistants to his Office. The Secretary to the Government of Kogi State,Mrs.Folashade Arike Ayoade made this known in a statement released on Wednesday. S/N NAME PORTFOLIO 1. Ade Yahaya Ismail    Special Adviser on Water Resources 2. Pharm. Abdul Clement Hamidu Special Adviser on Health Matters 3. Adam Tahir Abdullahi Special Adviser on Rural Development 4. Ibrahim Jibrin Special Adviser on  Urban Development 5. Abah Kizito…

Gov Sani Bello celebrates Plateau Governor,Lalong @58

The Chairman, North Central Governors Forum (NCGF) and Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has felicitated with his Plateau State counterpart and Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF), Barr. Simon Bako Lalong on his 58th birthday. Governor Sani Bello, in a birthday message, described Barr. Lalong as a complete gentleman, a peacemaker and a bridge-builder. He added that the celebrant is a team player with outstanding leadership qualities and style. The Governor noted that NSGF Chairman since assumption of office, has demonstrated passion through meaningful contributions to develop not…

INSECURITY: Gov Sani Bello to strengthen local security outfits 

Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello said his government was beefing up local security outfits in the state to compliment the efforts of conventional security agents in tackling the insecurity in some parts of the State. Governor Sani Bello stated this while briefing Journalists on some security efforts made after he interacted with some community leaders and the new General Officer Commanding (,GOC), 1 Mechanized Division, Nigeria Army, Major General Danjuma Hamisu Ali-Keffi at the Government House, Minna. Sani Bello and the GOC having analysed the security situation in the…

AI-Makura : Time to reward Party Loyalty     By AHMAD MUHAMMAD DANYARO  

It has been consistently political unequivocally and universally that the essence of a democratic government or any form of government is good leadership. This intangible and immaterial element is a veritable remedy and antidote to resolving crisis in any society. Great countries apply the remedy for sustenance, as they are the divert products of statesmen who apply to solve crisis situation.    Great societies are thus, product of good governance affected by good leadership and strong political leaders who are never in short supply. In the case of Nigeria, good…

Nasarawa signs tripartite agreement for provision of 2000 houses

Nasarawa State government has signed a tripartite agreement aimed at producing 2000 housing for low and medium income workers in the state. The tripartite agreement was signed at a ceremony at the Government House, on Tuesday. The agreement which involved the Nasarawa State government, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria and the Family Homes Fund, is aimed at the provision of 2000 housing for low and medium income earners in the state, as well as associated financing required for the people to buy the houses on completion. Speaking shortly after the…

NIDCOM holds maiden Diaspora quarterly lecture

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) will on Saturday May 8, 2021 holds its maiden Diaspora Quarterly Lecture on critical issues of concern to Nigerians living abroad.   In a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of NIDCOM, stated that the theme of the lecture is “Mobilising Nigerians in the Diaspora for National Development.”   The lecture, according to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM will be by webinar to allow more Nigerians in the Diaspora opportunities to participate in the lecture .   Nigeria’s…

Oyetola is not award freak By Ismail Omipidan

Two years ago, September 5, 2019 to be precise, an NGO, by name Nigeria Africa Development Indicators Monitoring Foundation (NADIM), visited the State to inform Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola that Osun had bagged overall best State in Nigeria in terms of development. According to NADIM, Osun came first because it scored over 50 percent in 12 out of the 18 Development Performance Indicators used for the assessment. However, Mr. Governor was sceptical and reluctant over the award; and he did not hide it. Once the team left, ahead of the ceremony…