Why Oyetola is challenging poll result, by aide

Ismail Omipidan is the Chief Press Secretary to Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. In this interview, he speaks about the recent governorship poll, insisting that the governor did not lose the election, but he only lost the ‘vote counts’     How has it been in the last three and a half years?   Governor Adegboyega Oyetola came into office in November 2018. He came in at a time when nobody really gave him a chance. There were few issues that heralded his election, especially issues of salary payment, reclassification…

The Evil Empire By Haruspice

The empire of evil called the social media, Where walls are broken and privacy invaded, The place where restraints are collapsed And expressions freely expressed. The evil empire where boys screw mothers And fathers screw daughters And spouses live vulnerably. A phone loaded with internet in the hand of a woman Is an open invitation to a man who hitherto dare not talk to a woman, But with chatting machines, Men swim in the inboxes of women and love in abundance, No one is left out in this infamous liberty,…

How Haruna Abdullahi is Managing FCT/IRS After COVID, By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

The Federal Capital Territory Inland Revenue Service known as FCT/IRS is a revenue collection agency established by an act of FCT to drive not only the revenue profile of the nations city, but ensured prompt collections of legitimate revenues and taxes from business conglomerates and entities operating within the seat of government. Determined to achieve greater feats under the leadership of the Ag chairman of the Agency , Haruna Abdullahi, had embarked on not only numerous reforms , but embarked on orientation and reorientation of staff members with a view…

BIG SEG: The Lingering Stardust @ 70. by Femi Akintunde Johnson

Today, 27 August, 2022, my superhero of the 70/80s is 70 years old. Born and bred in Lagos Island, and later Mainland, it is impossible not to love playing football, or any round flighty object subject to being kicked about. We spent our spare and unmonitored moments to imitate great players we merely caught glimpses of in decaying paper cuttings – Pele, Banks, Best, Stefano, Seeler, Puskas, Charlton, Cryuff, etc.  By the time the 2nd All African Games of 1973 came around…staged beside us in Surulere, beating all comers to…

Why Would You Shut Down Mosque In OYSADA, An Oyo State Govt Agency, Dr. Debo Akande?

What audacity would the head of an Oyo State Govt Agency have, that would make him foist his own anti-Islam idiosyncrasy on Muslims in that unit of Oyo State Govt? It beats one hollow that, in this modern day and age, someone will just wake up one day and from the blues, decide that he would unilaterally stop Muslims from obeying the command of Allah, which makes it peremptorily compulsory for every Muslim, not only to perform Salat (prayer to his God), but also to do so at their designated…

SUNDAY DARE: Three Years Of Progress In Nigeria’s Youth And Sports Sectors, By Ayodele Philips.

The remark by Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on the performance of Youth and Sports Minister, Chief Sunday Dare, in the last three years as delivered in Asaba, Delta State capital on the night of July 7 2022 at the official unveiling of Delta 2022 National Sports Festival Mascot, may not have been exhaustive with regard to the feats that Dare has garnered so far in the saddle. But the remark still summed up Dare’s distinguished administration of youth and sports in Nigeria.   Okowa said: “Youth and Sports…

The secret diary of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, By Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

This morning, after my praise and worship and morning prayers, I scanned through online newspapers. As usual, I read both the local and the international news headlines. Apart from the election in Kenya, the other headline that caught my attention was the New York Times‘ story about how General Mark Milley, President Trump’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, almost resigned. According to the newspaper, he wrote a resignation letter that was biting. It made me have a flashback. I remembered my resignation letter, which, just like General Milley,…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. (MRS) AISHATU NDAYAKO MOHEMMED. WE WISH YOU MANY MORE YEARS TO COME IN GOOD HEALTH AND BENEFICIAL WEALTH, AMIN!

(By God’s Grace, your birthday wishes shall be published in our 3rd book. Read her 2nd BD book on WhatsApp) Who is a mother? A mother is someone who wants her child to grow up to be a happy, healthy, successful adult. A mother pays attention to her child’s particular nature and responds to the specific needs of each child. A mother accepts her child for who she or he is, and forgives her child for is mistakes, big or small. A mother is there for her child when he…

Glo @ 19: Celebrating an indigenous African brand, by Lanre Alfred

A lot has changed in the telecoms industry since Globacom was birthed in 2003. As it counts down to its 19th anniversary in a few days, the company and its founder, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jnr, can look back on their chequered and storied journey and give themselves a robust pat on the back.   Indeed, few magnates refine the merchant tropes of endeavor, like Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr. Through grit and hard work, he built his octopoidal conglomerate that employs thousands of Nigerians nay Africans in profitable, futuristic endeavors. If…

How botched plan to kill me was revealed – Igini

Mike Igini retires from INEC as the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State. He speaks on his best and low moments as an election official.   What do you think is the biggest challenge of INEC in Nigeria?   IGINI: The greatest challenge to organising credible elections in Nigeria is corruption. It is the greatest challenge in every facet of our nation’s life. My colleagues in the bar are not immune from the malaise either, and it makes things difficult. You see, as REC, I am responsible for supervising…