Garba @56: A Golden Toast For Kano’s Chief Image Maker By Abba Dukawa

Despite the convulsion threatening the survival of the contemporary society, one can still boast of great men, though few, who stand tall in the society. Men who write their names in gold while others write theirs in charcoal. In the heart of thousands of people, they can never be forgotten. The names and good deeds of such men will always shine like stars. Such individuals of unique characters are celebrated everywhere, an action which encourages them to reach their peak, thereby serving as an impetus to younger generation. Giants strides…

Kwara Gov celebrates quintessential statesman LAK Jimoh at 80

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated elder statesman and historian, Alhaji L’Aziz Jimoh on his 80th birthday anniversary. “On behalf of the government and people of Kwara State, I felicitate with the great historian, prolific author, and statesman Alhaji LAK Jimoh on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary. A top Otoge champion, Alhaji LAK Jimoh is no doubt a leading voice in our people’s longstanding struggle for a new order that recognises their right to human dignity and impactful development,” the Governor said in a statement by his…

Meet hijab-wearing Political Activist,Aisha Yesufu 

Who is Aisha Yesufu? Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian social and political activist who came to prominence for her role in speaking up for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in 2014. Aisha Yesufu was the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girl (BBOG) campaign that tirelessly held protests demanding for the rescue of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by terrorists in Chibok. Full data profile of Aisha Yesufu Full name: Aisha Yesufu Age: 46 Birthday:  December 1974 Height: 5″10 Alma mater: Bayero University, Kano State of origin:  Edo State State of residence:…

The other sides of Oyetola: Tribute to my Principal @ 66 By Ismail Omipidan

Today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020, is the 66th birthday of my Principal, Adegboyega Oyetola. To celebrate him, I have elected to speak about a few of his attributes as a leader. Interestingly, those attributes, one of which is the fact that running a State in a depressed economy is possible, have not only changed my perception about taking up the job of a media aide to a complete stranger, but have further rekindled my hope about the future of our State and the country at large. I have said it…

My Angel is 60 By Rauf Aregbesola

My sojourn in Kaduna in the 1980s, first for my youth service and later for a paid employment, will remain ever memorable. This is because it was there that I found the love of my life, Iyaafin Sherifat Abidemi Aregbesola. I was a dashing young man with long hair and ideological fire burning in my soul. I had been caught in the throes of the ideological fervour of the time. I left The Polytechnic Ibadan fired with idealism and was prepared to change the world. People of my generation actually…

Suleja Council Chairman,Abdullahi Maje felicitates with IBB @ 79

Executive Chairman of Suleja local government council and the Interim President of ALGON, Hon Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje has felicitated with former Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida on the occasion of his 79th birthday. “Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (Rtd) is an uncommon leader whose wealth of experience will continue to benefit the state and the country at large”. “I wish him good health and long life”! “Happy birthday sir!” Abdullahi Maje said.  

Gov Sani Bello celebrates Ex-Military President, IBB At 79,says he is a Patriot ,Nationalist

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central Governors’ Forum, Abubakar Sani Bello has described former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(Rtd) as a true patriot and nationalist who gave his all to ensure the unity and survival of Nigeria. This is as the former Head of state and Elder Statesman marks his 79th Birthday Anniversary on 17th August 2020. In a congratulatory message made available in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary(CPS), Mary Noel Berje to the former military president, the Governor said IBB’s doggedness and resolve in nation-building…

TRIBUTE TO SENATOR AYO FASANMI,AN UNDILUTED PROGRESSIVE (1925-2020) BY GOV ADEGBOYEGA OYETOLA

As Mother Earth receives one of its best donations to humanity today, I pay tribute to a dyed-in-the-wool progressive who lived his life for the betterment of humanity. Service is second nature to the late Pa Fasanmi. His training as a pharmacist prepared him for selfless service to humanity and he wasted no time in faithfully transferring it to the the larger business of politics. Pa Ayo Fasanmi conscientiously promoted, projected and lived for the principles and legacies of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo till he breathed his last. In…

Professor (Chief) Hon. Nathaniel Durojaye Oyerinde: The First Nigerian Professor

The life and times of our beloved who was the first Ògbómòsó man to be well educated and rose to become the first professor in Nigeria, perhaps also among the earliest educationalists in Black Africa to have a Ph.D and become a professor. Nathaniel Durojaye Oyerinde hailed from Ile-Igbagbo in Isale Afon, the root of Christianity in Ògbómòsó which produced early educationists. The family house became the forerunners of who is who in pursuit of western education. Master Nathaniel Durojaye Oyerinde was born into the family of Pa. David Aworinde,…

The demise of A storm calmer

It is no longer news that a unique Nigerian bridge builder and exemplary storm calmer, Mallam Ismail Isa Funtua, OFR, mni, is dead. The media waves throbbed with his obituary last Monday, July 20, 2020, with a reverberating effect across the world. He was said to have died of cardiac arrest. A magnanimous gentleman of unequalled professional status, Mallam Funtua, a graduate of Ahmadu Bello and Manchester Universities as well as life Patron of International Press Institute (IPI), was simply a quintessential socialite with abhorrence for tribal and religious discrimination.…