Deputy Speaker Kalu tasks civil, public servants to pursue honour, integrity

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has admonished Nigerians in the civil and public service to pursue honour and integrity to sustain the glory of their career.   Kalu gave the advise when he received the attendees of “The Platform Public Service Bootcamp (TPPSB)” who are mainly youth at the National Assembly on Thursday in Abuja.   The TPPSB is designed to equip the young people with the necessary skills, knowledge, and motivation to pursue careers in public service.   The exercise organized by…

Taking Odia Seriously: Honour to the poet, by Reuben Abati

Last Thursday, I was invited to review a book on Odia Ofeimun, one of Africa’s leading poets and public intellectuals, a committed, “empathetic scholar” as Professor Tunji Olaopa describes him elsewhere. Our own Odia is not a man to be disappointed, he is our “Baba”, our ‘Owalen” as many of his brothers from his Iruekpen clan or Esan West kingdom of Edo State call him. But Lagos, the subject of Ofeimun’s anthology: “Lagos Of the Poets” can be often multi-dimensionally treacherous, the product of the chaos that is built into…

Wike bestows Rivers State Honors on Former Gov Idris

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF     Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Nzenwo Wike has honored former Kogi Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris with the highest state award.   The award which took place at the banquet hall of the government house in Porthacourt on Saturday attracted dignataries from all walks of life.   According to Rivers State Governor, Idris was honored for his genuine commitment to the development of the state and the entire country.   “For two consecutive time ,we have invited the two term Kogi Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris to commission…

Olori Temitope Bags Transparency Africa Award, dedicates honour to Ooni of Ife

Wife of the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Olori Temitope Ogunwusi was on Wednesday conferred with the prestigious Transparency Africa award, for her numerous community development and capacity building activities. Addressing the happy crowd during the Investiture ceremony at the Ile-Oodua Palace of Ile-Ife, on Ambassador Goriola Mosobalaje, described the Ooni’s queen as an epitome of genuine African motherhood with a heart of gold.   “This is beyond mere award, it is an unquantifiable honour done to an honourable royal personality for exemplary lifestyle, philanthropic gesture…

MUSWEN to unveil book in honour of Pioneer Executive Secretary,Prof Noibi

The Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) will on Saturday November 26 unveil a book in honour of its pioneer Executive Secretary, Prof. Dawud Olatokunbo Shittu Noibi (OBE) in Ibadan.   In a statement by the Chairman Planning Committee, Prof. Muibi Opeloye said the formal book presentation will equally serve as a send-forth for the revered Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies.   The occasion slated at Conference and Event Centre, University of Ibadan, Muslim Community from 11am, will be chaired by Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo, President of MUSWEN.  …

Friday Sermon : Honour, Power, And Glory Belong To Allah, And To His Messenger, And To The Believers! By Imam Murtadha Gusau

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation. May the salutations of Allah, His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family, his companions and his true and sincere followers until the Last Day – then to proceed: Respected servants of Allah! Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim reported from Abu Hurairah (RA) that Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) said: “Allah has ninety-nine names, one hundred less one. No person memorises them except that he enters…

Buhari orders National flag to fly at half mast in honour of late COAS,others

President Muhammadu Buhari, President has authorized that the National Flag should be flown at half- mast in all public buildings, facilities and official residences with effect from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th May, 2021. This approval was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary To the Government Of the Federation,Boss Mustapha Boss said the directive was to honour the memory and services of the Late Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ibrahim Attahiru, ten senior military and service members who lost their lives in the plane crash on Friday 21 st May, 2021.…

IBADAN, HONOUR TO THE UNDESERVING BY WOLE ARISEKOLA

According to an American lawyer and politician, who served as the 30th president of the United States from 1923 to 1929; Calvin Coolidge, said ‘no person was ever honoured for what he received but honour has been reward for what he gave.’   All over the world, conferment of chieftaincy titles on deserving personalities is a way of expressing gratitude for impactful gestures of individuals that have through their magnanimity and benevolence benefited the awarding community whereby gratefulness of the people is bestowed on the beneficiaries of such titles in…