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Amosun surrenders 1000 AK47 rifles, 4million bullets acquired before 2019 elections

Amosun surrenders 1000 AK47 rifles, 4million bullets acquired before 2019 elections

A few hours to the end of his reign as Ogun State helsman, embattled Governor Ibikunle Amosun contacted the state’s Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, confessing that he had thousands of arms and millions of ammunition in store at a secret armoury in Government House, and that he had decided to hand them over to the police. Mr Amosun’s anointed ... Read More »

THE COLLOSAL INDEBTEDNESS EX. GOV. YARI LEFT TO ZAMFARA STATE

THE COLLOSAL INDEBTEDNESS EX. GOV. YARI LEFT TO ZAMFARA STATE

* Ex Gov Yari PRESS STATEMENT THE COLLOSAL INDEBTEDNESS EX. GOV. YARI LEFT TO ZAMFARA STATE BY YUSUF IDRIS G The immediate past administration of ex. governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has left behind a startling sum of N251, 951,849,482.50 as liability to the new administration of Gov. Mohammed Bello Matawallen-Maradun in Zamfara state. This disturbing position was made known by ... Read More »

CBN plans fresh recapitalization of  commercial banks

CBN plans fresh recapitalization of commercial banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday in Abuja outlined the policy direction of his new five years tenure. Among them is a fresh recapitalization of Nigerian commercial banks to position them among the top 500 in the world. According to him,  “Put succinctly, our priorities at the CBN over the next five years are the ... Read More »

Tribunal Rejects Atiku, PDP’s Request To Inspect INEC’s Server

Tribunal Rejects Atiku, PDP’s Request To Inspect INEC’s Server

*Atiku The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday struck out the request by opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate in the last election, to inspect the controversial Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) server which they claimed the electoral body used to transmit and collate results of the 2019 presidential election. In a unanimous ... Read More »

Aisha Buhari leads campaign for more female participation in maritime sector

Aisha Buhari leads campaign for more female participation in maritime sector

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that women are central to the accomplishments and efficiency of most successful world economies. Dakuku stated this on Monday in Lagos at a sensitisation workshop for female students organised preparatory to this year’s Day of the Seafarer, an international event coming up on June ... Read More »

The Companion National Discourse: Stakeholders task Muslims to play active roles in public affairs

The Companion National Discourse: Stakeholders task Muslims to play active roles in public affairs

With less than three weeks to the national discourse on national food self-sufficiency, by The Companion (an association of Muslim men in business and the professions),Muslims have been urged to take a more active interest in national development by engaging more in public service activities and charities. This view was canvassed at a stakeholders meeting hosted by the Muslim Public ... Read More »

Why I appointed Olatokunbo Talabi, Shuaib Salisu as SSG, CoS- Gov Abiodun

Why I appointed Olatokunbo Talabi, Shuaib Salisu as SSG, CoS- Gov Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has explained why he appointed Mr. Olatokunbo Joseph Talabi and Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu as Secretary to the State Government and Chief of Staff to the Governor respectively. * L-R: Gov Abiodun (in the middle) flanked by Mrs Salisu, Alhaji Salisu, the Deputy Governor Engr. Noimot  Salako-Oyedele, Mrs Talabi and Mr Talabi* He spoke ... Read More »

Features: The Power of Storytelling, By Victor Oladokun

Features: The Power of Storytelling, By Victor Oladokun

I’ve always been fascinated with stories. It’s one of the reasons why in high school I jettisoned physics, chemistry, and math in favor of literature and history. The decision has served me well in my media and communication career. I realized early on – to quote the poet Muriel Rukeyser – that “the universe is made up of stories, not ... Read More »

MY TAKE AND 6 DIMENSIONS TO ISSUES OVER MY APPOINTMENT AS SPOKESMAN TO H.E PROF. BABAGANA UMARA ZULUM, GOVERNOR OF BORNO STATE, By Isa Gusau

MY TAKE AND 6 DIMENSIONS TO ISSUES OVER MY APPOINTMENT AS SPOKESMAN TO H.E PROF. BABAGANA UMARA ZULUM, GOVERNOR OF BORNO STATE, By Isa Gusau

There are times when complete silence on certain matters, isn’t quite golden, especially where there is need to put records in proper perspectives. I should begin by thanking the reader for the patience required to read this rather long background. Depending on one’s disposition, the piece should suggest some multi dimensional insights preceding the drama you (the reader) may have ... Read More »

Oyo LGs, Missing Cars: Ajimobi Should Stop Defending Illegality

Oyo LGs, Missing Cars: Ajimobi Should Stop Defending Illegality

…His utterances a celebration of failure The Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Senator Abiola Ajimobi, immediate past governor of the state, to stop playing to the gallery with his defence of elements in his government who took away cars and other items belonging to the state. The party in a statement by its Publicity ... Read More »

Opinion: Let’s Save our Children, By James Usman Bagudu

Opinion: Let’s Save our Children, By James Usman Bagudu

Take a flight of fantasy and go back to the days when children brought their friends and classmates home and their parents didn’t ask what tribe or religion they belonged to, or frown because there were extra mouths to feed; The days when children knew that their parents income was the result of honest work; When we waited for a ... Read More »