Gov Sani-Bello commends Nigerlites for patience,unalloyed support

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani Bello has showered encomiums on Nigerlites for their unflinching support for his administration’s policies and programmes. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello appreciated the people of State for their patience and understanding during the recent State roads closure, which he explained is meant to fasttrack work on the Minna-Bida road, being the current motorable road that connected the North and Southern parts of the country. The Governor reiterated for the umpteenth time, that his administration has no personal interest, rather than the overall best interest of Nigerlites. He…

Niger Govt lifts ban on closure of state owned roads to articulated vehicles

Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has directed relevant agencies in the State to open up the closed roads to articulated vehicles that are carrying not more than 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit PMS and 35,000 tonnes of dry cargo. The Governor gave the directive when he briefed journalists shortly after a meeting chaired by the Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police, the Director General of the Department of State Services, the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Coorperation and the Minister…

Let fairness prevail in selection of UI Vice-Chancellor – The Gaskiya Group (TGG)

The Gaskiya Group (TGG) has been watching with great concern the ugly trend that is emerging in the on-going process of selection of a new vice-chancellor in the University of Ibadan. As stakeholders concerned with sustaining the rising profile of the University, we are afraid of this  trend which in theory can be described as that of ‘ *ordination’ and ‘predestination* ’: a situation in which a particular candidate has already been ordained and predestined to occupy the office of the Vice- Chancellor, by some cabals in the University, even…

Niger Police nab Two suspects for fraud, car theft

Police operatives attached to Chanchaga division of Niger state command on Monday 14th September,acting on tip-off, has arrested one Mohammed Idris Abubakar aged 26yrs ‘m’ of Sabi Nassarawa Bosso Area Minna, a fake  military personnel with a Mercedes Benz, golden colour with Reg. No. California 5JUZ 074. The suspect allegedly defrauded over twenty POS operators at various points in Minna and other parts of the State of about One Million,Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Thousand Naira(1,263,000:00k).Idris Abubakar specialized in generating fake alert to defraud his unsuspecting victims, Police said the suspect…

2nd SUMMIT: Oyo Govt,NAPTIP pledge to support JIFORM …..as JIFORM President visits NAPTIP DG 

The second annual Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) global migration summit today received boost from the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) as the agency pledged support for the event. Speaking during a visit led by JIFORM President, Ajibola Abayomi,accompanied by Joseph Undu Seater of Daily Independent to the  NAPTIP Headquarters in Abuja on Friday,the Director General of the agency, Barr. Julie Donli-Okoli applauded the foundation and expressed readiness to work with the body and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that the nation was rid of…

NiDCOM Chairman relaunches diaspora newsletter, plans online radio

Impressed by the production of the repackaged Diaspora Newsletter,  Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has announced that the Commission will soon float a Diaspora radio station. She gave this hit when the staff of the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of the Commission led by the Head of the Unit Abdur-Rahman  Balogun presented her with copies of the newly produced official newsletter in Abuja. Dabiri-Erewa said the production of the newsletter will give those in the Diaspora some participatory responsibility and afford them the opportunity…

FG-ASUU Impasse Becoming Too Expensive To Ignore By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

If ASUU remains adamant and the Federal government sticks to its guns, is this how we will all watch until these public institutions totally collapse? I pity Nigerian youths. The only thing they are probably enjoying in Nigeria today is this free university education, although I don’t know how sustainable this can be if we are really serious about good university education .If only Nigerians are fully aware of the damage being done to the nation’s tertiary education sector, especially its universities, with this impasse in negotiations between the Federal…

Oyo Govt distributes palliatives to Lebanon returnees

Oyo State Government has distributed palliatives to the first set of Lebanese returnees in the state. Special Adviser on Diaspora to the State Governor, Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu stated that the exercise would be conducted in batches. The returnees, who are Oyo State female indigenes in their middle ages, were stranded in Lebanon in the process of seeking greener pastures. Speaking on the effort of Oyo State Government at ensuring the welfare of all its citizens, including those in the Diaspora, Mrs Sarumi Aliyu noted that about forty-eight stranded Oyo indigenes had…

Oyo to receive 55 new returnees October 1st,as returnees named newly-born babies Seyi Makinde

The Senior Special Assistant to Oyo state Governor on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, has said that the State Government through her office will receive last batch of Oyo state returnees from Lebanon by October 1st, 2020. Sarumi-Aliyu, while speaking expressed deep appreciation to Governor Seyi Makinde, for his commitment and unflinching support to the wellbeing of Oyo state indigenes home and abroad described the Governor’s passion as unprecedented and uncommon. Mrs Sarumi further commended the Engr Seyi Makinde for the support given to the Diaspora office for optimal operations…

EDO GUBER ELECTION: Buhari urges parties, candidates, security agents to behave responsibly

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised political parties, candidates and security agents to behave responsibly in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial elections. The President in a message to voters, political parties, election officials and security personnel, reiterated his stance  that, “I am passionately committed to free and fair elections, but my own commitment is not enough if other actors at ground zero refuse to abide by the rules.” According to President Buhari, “I want to see democratic standards in the country raised higher at every level, but these cannot be achieved…