Path To A Niger Of Our Dream By Mary Noel Berje

Just like the saying that “a tree cannot make a forest,” no single individual or group can wroth the needed development of any society. Similarly, a stick of broom cannot do much, but if tied together in a bunch, it makes a lot of difference. So is societal development.                 One of the most potent forces of development throughout the history of human civilisation is ‘PEACE’ and elite consensus. Any race, culture or civilization, where the leading lights and elites are not on…

Niger Govt Binds Relationship With Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Aliko Dangote Foundation

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello was among Nigeria’s delegation that participated in the High-level Roundtable conference on Primary Healthcare and Human Capital Development jointly organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and the Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF), held in Seattle, Washington.   The two-day interactive session, which was attended by all the stakeholders, deliberated on the link between health and human capital development, current country performance benchmarking local and international development indicators while also engaging participants in solution-based learnings as well…

Gov Bello Commissions Okene– Kuroko -Ehika-Ikaturu-Itakpe Roads, Promises More

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has commissioned  the recently completed Okene –  Kuroko -Ehika-Ikaturu-Itakpe roads, assuring that his second term would witness more of such infrastructural boast The Commissioning took place on Monday as the GYB/CEDO 2019 gubernatorial campaign train rallied in Okene. Governor Bello while commissioning affirmed that the roads would boost economic activities immensely within the area and would also ease transportation of goods, products and services. He pointed out that the New Direction Government have made efforts to ensure that every part of the State benefited…

Why Osinbajo’s Aides Were Sacked – Presidency

The Nigeria Government has confirmed that there was on-going, an unprecedented overhaul of the nation’s seat of government, arising from which a number of political appointments had either been revoked or not renewed in the Second Term. In a statement signed by Garba Shehu,Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity) said exercise, which has been ordered by the President, was to streamline decision-making, cut down multiple authorities and reduce the cost of administration. The statement read: It is also an appropriate response to the general perception that the…

Poll: Would You Resign If You Were Osinbajo? By Fredrick Nwabufo

But at the station of the Vice President, there are many layers of consideration to sieve through. The most pressing is public interest. Naturally, the impact of the resignation of a VP will be “tsunamic”, and it will have far-reaching national security implications. “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also” – Jesus Christ in Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:39). I am not a pastor. In fact, I do not subscribe to…

Gov Oyetola Holds Maiden Exco Meeting, Presents Performance Charter To Members

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Monday presented the Performance Charter to the newly-inaugurated members of the State Executive Council as a tool to measure and justify their performances in their various ministries. He said the Performance Charter has been carefully drafted to provide the clear-cut space and platform for all cabinet members to deliver on their valued contributions to the time-constrained work before them. Oyetola spoke shortly after the new cabinet members took the Oath of Secrecy and thereafter signed the Performance Mandate at the EXCO Chamber, Office of…

Gov Sani-Bello Applauds State Legislature ,Pledges To Improve on Existing Relationship

The Niger state Governor, Alhaji Sani-Bello has commended the state legislature for the timely passage of the supplementary and revised budget which which he said promoted transparency and accountability in governance. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mrs Mary Noel Barje, the governor said effort of the state legislature especially as it affects deliberation by the law makers on the medium term expenditure framework which gave insight into the next budget and highlights economic objectives of the estimate. The governor who also expressed his appreciated the continued support…

Gov Sani-Bello Swears-In 20 New Commissioners

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has sworn in 20 new commissioners to serve in the State Executive Council. Governor Sani-Bello while swearing in the Commissioners at the Council Chamber of the Government House Minna gave them 15 months to prove their capacity and bring the desired change to the people. He said the selection of the commissioners was not an accident but a product of careful and thoughtful assessment of their character and track records. Earlier, in the month of October Governor Abubakar Sani Bello appointed 6 new…

Ex Military Ruler,Abdulsalami Outline Measures To Achieve Sustainable Democracy

Former Nigeria’s Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has outlined measures that will bring about sustainable democracy that will guarantee the attainment of our national development. Speaking through his representative Governor of Niger state Abubakar Sani Bello at the Pre-endowment Lecture of the 22nd Convocation Ceremony at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Abdulsalam said tolerance, patience, dialogue, genuine patriotism, security of lives and property, respect for human dignity and institutions were necessary prerequisites in the attainment of sustainable democracy that will engender the much needed national development. According to him, Electoral…

FG Slashes Estacode On Trips For Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a directive for ministers, director-generals and other top government officials to submit travel plans for clearance.  Willie Bassey, director of information to Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), announced this in a statement on Wednesday. Bassey also said that henceforth, “travel days will no longer attract payment of Estacode Allowances as duration of official trips shall be limited to only the number of days of the event as contained in the supporting documents to qualify for public funding”. Some of the…