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Opinion: Those who invest in change, By Dare Babarinsa

“Perhaps those who would change Nigeria are not those who mount the rostums seeking political power.” Humanity matters. That was the central credo of Oba Oladele Olashore, the late Ajagbusin Ekun Iloko-Ijesha in Osun State. Not many people have heard of Iloko until Olashore moved to his native town and built the Olashore International School in 1994. He wanted to ... Read More »

Gov Abiodun set to review Itoku Adire Mall allocation

Gov Abiodun set to review Itoku Adire Mall allocation

  Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State  may revoke and review the allocation of Itoku Adire Mall in Abeokuta, the state capital by allotting the stalls on merit, in order to ensure peace and unity among traders, for the smooth running of businesses . The Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Jagunmolu Akande Omoniyi, gave this indication at a ... Read More »

Repair of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Lagos outlines measures to manage traffic

Repair of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Lagos outlines measures to manage traffic

Pix: Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu* The Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of motorists over the planned four-month repair works on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, saying that adequate measures have been put in place by the present administration to effectively manage the impending traffic situation. The Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Transportation, Taiwo Olufemi Salaam, stated that in the project brief made ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Businessman for N6m Fraud

By Adebola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on July 30, 2019 arraigned Magaji Mijinyawa and Shehu Mahamoud before Justice Darius Khobo of the State High Court sitting in Kaduna on a four-count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining money by false pretence. One of the counts reads: “That you, Magaji Mijinyawa and Shehu Mahmoud ... Read More »

Midnight visit:  Gov Zulum suspends medical director, 4 doctors

Midnight visit: Gov Zulum suspends medical director, 4 doctors

By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri Following his midnight visits to two hospitals in Maiduguri on Monday, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the immediate ‎suspension of the medical director at the Umaru Shehu Ultra-Modern Hospital alongside four medical doctors who were absent while they were supposed to be on call. The Governor had visited the state specialist and Umaru ... Read More »

NSCIA asks Muslims to look for new moon on Thursday

NSCIA asks Muslims to look for new moon on Thursday

Picture: The Sultan*  The  National Moon Sighting Committee of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has asked Muslims in the country to look for the crescent of the new moon on Thursday. Professor Usman A. El-Nafaty in a statement issued on behalf of the committee stated that  “ Today Thursday, 1st August 2019(G), is the 29th of Dhul-Qa’dah ... Read More »

Borno Gov directs Shehus of Dikwa and Bama back to domains after years of taking refuge in Maiduguri

Borno Gov directs Shehus of Dikwa and Bama back to domains after years of taking refuge in Maiduguri

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI For a successful rehabilitation and reconstruction process of the present administration, Borno state governor, prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the Secretary to the State Government, Alh. Usman Jidda Shuwa to immediately order the Shehus of Dikwa and that of Bama Local Government Areas to immediately relocate to their respective palaces. The two monarchs, Alhaji Muhammad ... Read More »

Hajj: Katsina loses two pilgrims

Hajj: Katsina loses two pilgrims

The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, has announced the death of two female pilgrims from the state in Saudi Arabia. Malam Hassan Bindawa, an official of the board made the announcement in Makkah on Thursday. Bindawa said the pilgrims died separately in Makkah due to brief illness that manifested in the Holy city of Madinah. He identified the deceased as ... Read More »

Buhari assents to Federal University, Zuru bill

By Haruna Salami President Muhammadu Buhari has just assented to the Federal University of Agriculture Zuru in Kebbi State biil. The new law converts the Federal College of Agriculture, Zuru in Kebbi state to a full fledged university with all the powers and authorities of a university. By this assent all the principal officers of the University from the chancellor ... Read More »

Edo Assembly, speaker drag NASS to court over move to take over legislative functions

Edo Assembly, speaker drag NASS to court over move to take over legislative functions

  The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, on Wednesday filed a suit stopping the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. In an originating summon and a motion on notice for interlocutory injunction with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/815/2019 filed by the speaker and the state’s assembly, ... Read More »

Minbar Minds Schools Hold Graduation, Speech And Prize Giving Day

Minbar Minds Schools Hold Graduation, Speech And Prize Giving Day

  Minbar Minds Schools, New Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos recently held their Graduation, Speech And Prize Giving Day. The event which took place at Lacoccasionz Event Centre, 55/57 Charity Road, New Oko-Oba, Abule Egba, Lagos state, on 21st July, 2019, started at exactly 11:38am with Quran recitation by some students of the schools with different intonations. *L-R: Abdurrahman Ige, Abdur-raheem Muyili, ... Read More »