DEMOCRACY DAY : Ojukwu calls for more respect for Human Rights 

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu has emphasized the need for more respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms to curtail the current challenges bedeveling the country. The Executive Secretary stated this in Abuja as the Nation celebrated the 2021 Democracy Day. The human rights Boss noted that despite the progress made in the nation’s democracy, the country continued to suffer human rights violations resulting from security challenges, youth unemployment, recurring mass atrocities and crimes, kidnappings, incessant extra-judicial killings and torture, inhuman and degrading treatment,…

NiDCOM Boss,Dabiri-Erewa congratulates middleweight champion,Isreal Adesanya

Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight belt after defeating Italian contender, Marvin Vettori, at the Gila River Arena in Arizona on Sunday. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by the commission’s Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that by the feat, Israel has brought honour and glory not only to Nigeria but to all black Africans. The NIDCOM boss said that with Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya beating his challenger, Marvin Vettori, to retain his UFC undisputed world middleweight champion in…

Pro-Chancellors want labour,wages removed from exclusive list

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors of state-owned Universities (COPSUN) has called for the removal of labour and wages from the exclusive legislative list of the Nigerian Constitution to allow state governments exercise appropriate control over their workers. In a communiqué issued at the end of its 52nd Quarterly meeting at Abuja on Tuesday, the Committee presided over by Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN argued that the structure and operation of the country’s federalism about public institutions established and owned separately by the Federal and State governments under different legislations have been a major…

Gov Sule seeks FG’s intervention to generate 50 megawatts from Farin Ruwa

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has sought further intervention from the Federal Government, to enable the state generate 50 megawatts of power, from Farin Ruwa, in Wamba Local Government Area. Engineer Sule sought the assistance of the Federal Government, at the flagging-off ceremony for the completion work, on the Farin Ruwa Dam, initiated during the administration of Senator Abdullahi Adamu, by the Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, on Saturday. The Governor requested for the Ministry of Water Resources, to assist the state, towards generating 25 megawatts at…

Gov Sani Bello felicitates with Former Head of State,General Abdulsalami Abubakar @79 

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central States Governor’s Forum (NCSGF), Abubakar Sani Bello felicitates with Nigeria’s former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar on his 79th birthday. The Governor, in a statement eulogized the former Military Leader, described him as a complete gentleman and Patriot who has remained consistent and a significant leader in the progress and development of the country. He said the state and the country were lucky to have an outstanding leader and statesman who have consistently remained on the path of promoting national unity…

Teachers are immeasurable tool for Nation-Building – Niger Govt

Nigeria state government has described teachers as”immeasurable tools for nation-building as well as a veritable instrument for social change”. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello stated this at the 2021 Teachers’ Day Award celebration held at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center, Minna. The annual Teachers’ Day Award is aimed at encouraging teachers for their invaluable role in imparting knowledge and the development of humanity in line with the United Nations adopted Sustainable Development Goal for Education, which requires teachers to enjoy professional independence, appropriate recognition and tools needed to…

Democracy Day: We must hinge our democracy, nationhood on strong institutions, equity, justice, fairness – Gov Oyetola 

The Governor,State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola has said the absence of strong institutions, equity, justice, political will and fairness was responsible for Nigeria’s wobbled nationhood and democracy. He stressed that the country must find the courage to institute these virtues and values in its polity to build a strong, virile and prosperous nation desired by the citizens. Oyetola said the time has come for the leaders to begin to look through the rear-view mirror to correct the anomalies in the journey so far by developing the political will to birth a nation…

JUNE 12 : Stakeholders canvass for more Diasporans’ participation in Democratic process

A cross section of stakeholders across the globe have canvassed for more inclusion and participation of Nigerians in the Diaspora in the democratic process in Nigeria. This was a major highlight of a two-hour webinar facilitated on Saturday by Nigeria-American Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) and Nigerian Think- Thank Group in conjunction with Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). Speaking on the theme of the webinar, a former British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright commended President Muhammadu Buhari for being on the path of democratic progress with a lot…

Why Saudi Arabia banned Foreign Pilgrims from Hajj 2021 – NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced cancellation of Hajj for international pilgrims for the 2021 season. The Commission’s officials in Saudi Arabia confirmed that state television and radio stations in the Kingdom have announced the news. NAHCON in a statement signed by  Head, Public Affairs,Fatima Sanda Usara said : “NAHCON respects the decision of Saudi Arabia in this regard no matter how painful that decision may be to us and to intending pilgrims worldwide. We have accepted that it is Allah’s divine design that multitudes will again…

FCT Police foils attempt to incite public disturbance, disperse proscribed IMN members, others

The FCT Police Command on Saturday, 12th June, 2021 successfully restored calm at Apo-Gudu axis after professionally dispersed a protest by some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)-Shiites and others targeted at inciting public disturbance and breaching public peace. The action of the Command was necessitated by the concerns of some agitated residents. However, no arrest was made by the police. The Command however stated that it is committed to ensuring that FCT residents enjoy a hitch-free Democracy Day Celebration and will not hesitate to bring to…