Makinde inaugurates Mobile Police Unit, presents Hilux trucks for operations …kickstarts distribution of seedlings to 10,000 farmers

Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday, kicked off the celebration of his administration’s first year in office with the inauguration of Police Mobile Squadron in Ago-Are and distribution of 10,000 seedings to farmers in Iseyin. Governor Makinde, who spoke at different locations said that the success of his administration was attributable to the efficient management of the resources of the state. He added that the government has gained a lot of mileage because it cut wastage of resources. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde,…

Let our conducts reflect the gains of Ramadan fast, NYSC DG urges Muslim faithful

The Director – General, National Youth Service Corps NYSC, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, Management and Staff of the Scheme felicitated with the Muslim faithfuls on the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast. NYSC DG said: “May the holy month of Ramadan which witnessed fasting, spiritual contemplation, as well as works of charity bring restoration, not only to our economic, health and social systems, but that of the globe at large, as we collectively battle COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant consequences.” “Management earnestly prays that the gains of the great spiritual…

COVID19: SERG Hails Enugu Council Chairmen, Wants South East Governors To Erect Barricades at Boundaries

Amid increasing allegations of violation of interstate travel restriction by the federal government, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has commended all the 17 local government chairmen in Enugu State over their commitment to measures aimed at curtaining the spread of Coronavirus disease in the state.   The group particularly gave a passed mark to efforts by the council chairmen at the state boundaries for enforcing the directive by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that they mobilise to man their land borders, urging governors in the region to construct lockable barriers manned…

COVID-19 TESTING CENTRE :Gov Sani Bello seeks partnership with NCDC  …… as he inspects fifty-beds capacity isolation centre

Niger State Governor ,Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has called on National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to partner with his government for the establishment of Coronavirus (COVID 19) laboratory testing centre in the state. Governor Sani Bello made this request while inspecting the 50-beds Capacity Isolation Centre donated by the El-Amin Foundation in Minna. The Governor who described the state as the gateway from Southwest to Northern parts of the country, said the state needed a laboratory for testing COVID-19 cases to ease the stress of having to send samples to…

Coronavirus: Oyo govt declares emergency, closes schools

Amid growing concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government of Oyo State has declared an emergency by ordering the immediate closure of schools and the inauguration of emergency operation centres, among other measures. Governor Seyi Makinde, who addressed newsmen late on Friday, after the inaugural meeting of the State’s COVID-19 Task Force, held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said that schools in the state will remain closed till after Easter. The governor also declared that the state remained fully committed to the prevention, curtailment and control of the disease.…

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Boss visits Suleja ….assures completion of on-going projects

The Managing Director of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Niger State Alh Ahmed Arah,today visited Suleja local government area to assess ongoing construction of clinic in Madalla which is at 90% completion. Arah said the project is to be completed by 6th April, 2020, and handed over to the local government for public use immediately.   In his remarks,the Vice Chairman of Suleja local government council , Hon Garba Biba, who represented the council Chairman appreciated the effort of the SDGs, and lobbied for the  intervention of the SDGs boss to…

For Whom the Gates Open Wide, By Wole Soyinka

Why, I am not certain, but I do have the feeling that the palace gates of the Kano emirate are not yet definitively slammed against this Islamic scholar, royal scion and seasoned economist. It is just a feeling. Closed and bared, or merely shut however, the doors of enlightened society remain wide open to Muhammad Sanusi. These are depressing times – stemming from different factors of course – for a large sector of the nation. Insecurity, economy in a coma, a leadership in name only, having vanished into ether, permanently…

BREAKING: Court Orders Immediate Release Of Sanusi From Confinement

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the immediate release of dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from confinement/detention. Justice Anwuli Chikere made the order in an ex-parte ruling on Friday morning after listening to the lawyer to Sanusi, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) who argued a motion ex-parte to that effect. The order, made interim, is directed at the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Attorney General of Kano State and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) – who are all…

BREAKING: El-Rufai, Sanusi Meet In Awe

Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai is currently in a meeting with the dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamino Sanusi who is taking asylum in Awe local government area of Nasarawa. The Kaduna Governor who is a close friend to the dethroned Emir had shortly after he was removed as emir appointed him into the board of the state Investment Promotion Agency, KADIPA. He also appointed the dethroned Emir as the chancellor of Kaduna state University. Already the state has witnessed an increased number of security check points in the last…

North Central Commission establishment bill passes second reading in Senate

A Bill for an Act to establish North Central Development Commission (NCDC), passed second reading on the floor of Nigerian Senate on Thursday. The NCDC Bill, being Sponsored by Senator Abba Moro (Benue South), is coming barely two years, when the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was established by the Federal Government and barely 24 hours when the Bill for establishing North West Development Commission (NWDC) passed second reading at the Senate. The Bill seeks to establish a Commission responsible for receiving and managing funds allocated by the Federal Government…