Exclusive: El-Rufai Gets 3 Nominees For Emir Of Zazzau

Kingmakers of Zazzau emirate have submitted three names to Kaduna governor Nasir El-Rufai for his consideration and appointment as new Emir of Zazzau, Daily Trust understands.   The names are: Alhaji Bashir Aminu, Iyan Zazzau who scored 89 marks, Alhaji Muhammed Munnir Jafaru, Yariman Zazzau with 87, and Alhaji Aminu Shehu Idris, Turakin Karamin Zazzau who scored 53 marks. The kingmakers are currently meeting Governor El-Rufa’i at Sir Kasim Ibrahim Government House. Daily Trust gathered that 11 princes had indicated their interest to succeed the late Emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris,…

Installed Electronic System ‘ll aid proceeding  -Gbajabiamila ….It’s Promise Kept – House Spokesman

Speaker of the House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the installed technology in the green chamber of the National Assembly to aid proceedings.   Gbajabiamila, who led journalists on inspection of the newly installed electronic system on Friday in Abuja said the move became necessary because what it had before now in the chamber was obsolete for any legislative house. According to him, “This is one of the things we promised we will do in the 9th Assembly and we are happy that this can be found in any advanced…

How protest vote and 2023 calculations won Godwin Obaseki second term, By Law Mefor

It is unbelievable how ego trips and intrigues of 2023 made the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose Edo State to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). It all started when the party acquiesced to the machinations that led to the disqualification of its own Governor on frivolity. Governor Godwin Obaseki was disqualified based on the same certificates he used in 2016 to become the Governor of Edo State. Such flimsy excuses were used to attempt to repeat what happened to Akinwunmi Ambode as Governor of Lagos State who…

BANDITS’ ATTACKS: Gov Sani-Bello suspends mining activities in 2 LGAs

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has announced the immediate suspension of all mining activities in Gurmana, Shiroro Local Government Area, Anguwan Kampani, M.I. Wushishi Housing Estate, College of Education, Army Barracks and Lapan-Gwari in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the State. A statement issued by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane said the decision to suspend mining activities became necessary following security, health, environmental hazards and the illicit drug peddling in the areas posed to the people. The SSG further explained that the suspension of mining activities…

PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS

There is a story that President Muhammadu Buhari likes to tell. He has done so many times in public and private meetings. It goes thus: “After we got inaugurated into office in 2015, I asked the Governor of Central Bank for the state of our finances. He said no money. I was alarmed, and asked where all the money went. Before then, oil prices had hit 143 dollars per barrel, and stabilized at 100 dollars per barrel for a long time. But I was being told there was no money.…

Low Income Houses: Gou Sule lauds Assembly for passing mortgage bill into law

Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, has commended members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), for passing into law, the Nasarawa State Mortgages and Foreclosure Law 2020. Engineer Sule made the commendation while presiding over the monthly state executive council meeting, at the Government House, on Thursday. The Governor said with the passage of the bill into law, the people of the state stand to benefit from the efforts of housing development agents that will come into the state. “We are going to see a lot of efforts…

JAMB Registrar lauds Gov Sule for naming CBT centre after predecessor

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has commended Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, for naming of one of the JAMB CBT centres after his immediate predecessor. Prof. Oloyede made the commendation while on a courtesy call at the Government House, on Wednesday. According to the JAMB registrar, the gesture was really impressive, especially at a time when some people are busy fighting each other, instead of facing the job they were elected to do. “That you could have named such beautiful place after your…

Dredging of River Niger an antidote to flooding, says AbdulRazaq

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday said his administration has pleaded with the federal government to dredge and constantly desilt the River Niger banks as a way of ending the perennial flooding in its adjoining  states like Kwara. The Governor spoke in Likpata, one of the several riverine communities in Edu local government where thousands of houses and farmlands worth billions of naira have been submerged by the recent flood. Accompanied by Senator Sadiq Umar, the Governor condoled with the people and said the government is working with various…

ON CONSTITUTIONALISM:Towards Restructuring of Nigeria By Attahiru Jega

There is currently an upsurge of passionate demands for “restructuring”, “true federalism” and “actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra”. These demands are intricately intertwined and interconnected, and so vociferous that they are overheating the polity. Sooner than later, these matters have to be addressed squarely but dispassionately. The challenge is on how to address the issue of restructuring the Nigerian federal system without upsetting the apple-chart; that is, how to add value to the structure and systemic efficacy of the federal arrangement, without unleashing instability occasioned by the mobilization…

JIFORM SUMMIT: House Chairman on Daispora, Akande-Sadipe confirms her participation

Chairman, Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matters, Honourable Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has confirmed participation at the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) summit slated for Ibadan on October 15, 2020. According to JIFORM, the lawmaker is ranked among leading voices on migration matters on the continent. The summit is to be chaired by foremost international speaker, Professor Patrick Lumumba from Kenya with participation from former immigration minister in Canada, Hon. Gerry Weiner as well the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede,and other international personalities. Also listed for participation…