Chief B A Oke, A Legend @ 94 By Adewuyi Adegbite

A Legend @ 94. The pioneering principal of Anglican Grammar School, Sabo, Ogbomoso ( 1976 – 1984), Cheif B A Oke clocks 94 recently. B A Oke was a U K trained educationist. He hailed from Oola beside Ejigbo, Osun state but lived most of his adult life in Ogbomoso. His contemporary in Ogbomoso in his days as principals were Rev’d Faminu, the Igbajo born Soun High School principal, Chief Gesinde of Ogbomoso Grammar School, Chief SA Adetutu, Ogbomoso High School, Chief Beyioku, Baptist High School the two were junior…

LGA ASSESSMENT: Quaan-Pan Council Chairman,4 others top performance list

In pursuit of our organisational objectives and consistent value of checkmating and encouraging good governance, the COA Media Group embarked on assessment of the performance of Plateau State Local government council Chairmen for the first half of 2020 (January – June). With respect to this exercise, Hon. Isaac Kyale Kwallu FCIA, FCIPMA, the Executive Chairman Quaan-Pan Local Government Area made it to the top of the ladder in this maiden edition. He and other four (4) Local Government Chairmen emerged the top five (5) Performing Local Government Chairmen for the…

Covid-19: Oyetola orders lockdown of four local government areas 

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has ordered the total lockdown of four of the local government areas of the state namely : Ilesa East, Ilesa West, Atakumosa East and Atakumosa West for seven days in the first instance. The decision was the fallout of the meeting between the government and the stakeholders from the area. The lockdown is expected to commence on Tuesday, July 7, and it will be for one week in the first instance. However, if the compliance level is not encouraging, the government will…

IGP orders posting ,redeployment of senior police officers

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the posting and redeployment of AIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, and AIG Ibrahim A. Lamorde, to the Department of Research and Planning and Directorate of Intelligence, FHQ, Abuja respectively. This was sequel to the recent presidential approval for the re-organization of the Nigeria Police Force which included the creation of an additional Department – the Directorate of Intelligence, expansion of the Police zonal structure from 12 to 17 and the creation of two (2) additional FCID annexes, Prior to this posting,…

Nigerians in Diaspora donate N48Million worth COVID-19 items to PTF

In a bid to join force to flatten the curve of COVID-19 Pandemic and protect especially the frontline workers by the Nigeria government, the Nigerian Diaspora COVID-19 Eradication Support Group as well as other diaspora groups , including the Association of Nigerian Physicians in America ( ANPA) NIDO America and NIDO China mobilised funds to procure Personal Protective Equipment worth a total of Forty- Eight Million Naira. The Minister of State Foreign Affairs Amb. Zubairu Dada along side Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa presented the items to…

Muslims have missed their way because they are Strangers to the Qur’an,says Idris Ismail

By Maryam Kehinde Abdulazeez     “The faithful, in their love for one another and in their having mercy for one another and in their kindness toward one another, are like one body; when a member of it ails, all (the parts of) the body call one another (to share the pain) through sleeplessness and fever.” (Muslim). Individual and Collective responsibility is the cornerstone of Islam. Every Muslim is accountable to his Creator for what he himself does or fails to do as well as for others for whom he…

Niger Govt Quits Tripartite Agreement on Madalla Housing Estate  …as schools in the state set to reopen 

Niger State Government has officially and mutually exited the tripartite agreement on the Madalla Housing Estate in Suleja Local Government Area. The Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Barrister Muhktar Nasale announced this while briefing Journalists on the Council’s resolutions on some issues. Barrister Nasale explained that the agreement was between the State Government, a private construction firm and the Federal Mortgage Bank added that the project has lasted more than 17 years without completion. Barrister Nasale said that the three parties involved have agreed to wave the investment that have…

There will be equity in the distribution of social amenities, placement of jobs for Nigerians – Rep Akinlade

By Yekeen Kazeem Olasunkanmi   A former Ogun State Federal lawmaker and member of the newly sworn-in Federal Character Commission, Hon. Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade has said that there will be equity in the distribution of social amenities and placement of jobs for all Nigerians in the country. Akinlade disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja after the swearing-in of the board members of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) by President Muhammadu Buhari. The swearing…

Church hit by COVID-19 says members to give Plasma for research

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA,Around 4,000 recovered COVID-19 patients from a religious group at the centre of South Korea’s largest outbreak will donate plasma for research an official said on Tuesday, a day after local officials filed a lawsuit against the church. In February and March, a massive outbreak among members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus made South Korea the scene of the first large outbreak outside of China. At least 5,213 of the country’s total 12,484 cases have been linked to the church outbreak, according to the Korea Centers for…

FG public works recruitment must benefit Nigerians -N’Assembly

Members of the 9th National Assembly has expressed their readiness towards ensuring proper and effective implementation of the recruitment of the 774000 public works workers proposed by the federal government. The both Chambers in a joint statement signed by Senate Spokesperson,Senator (Dr.) Ajibola Basiru and House Spokesperson,Rep. Benjamin O. Kalu ,restated commitment to the success of the recruitment exercise The lawmakers further reminded members of the public that the legislature was part of the conception of the programme, approved it and appropriated funds for its implementation as part of the…