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Ramadan: Sultan is the statutory authority to make official announcement  –MUSWEN

Ramadan: Sultan is the statutory authority to make official announcement  –MUSWEN

The Muslim Ummah of Southwest Nigeria (MUSWEN) has admonished all Muslims in the country’s Southwest region to guard against any speculation about the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fast. The admonition was issued by MUSWEN’s Executive Secretary, Professor Muslih Tayo Yahya on Sunday, April 19, 2020 in view alleged speculations making the rounds about the commencement of this year’s Ramadan ... Read More »

Abba Kyari gave every second of his life to make Nigeria and Buhari succeed – Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Affairs Minister

Abba Kyari gave every second of his life to make Nigeria and Buhari succeed – Geoffrey Onyeama, Foreign Affairs Minister

Tribute To Abba Kyari, My Friend And Best Man – By Geoffrey Onyeama  “Abba believed completely in the Nigerian project and believed completely in President Muhammadu Buhari. During the last five years he gave every second of his life for the success of both. His health suffered as a result but it was a sacrifice and investment he was happy to ... Read More »

Why we were asked to stay away from Presidential Villa after attending Abba Kyari’s burial – Garba Shehu   

Why we were asked to stay away from Presidential Villa after attending Abba Kyari’s burial – Garba Shehu  

Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu has reacted to trending news that he and other government officials who attended Saturday’s burial of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to the president, have been barred from the Presidential Villa. In a post on his verified social media handles, the presidential aide wrote: “There ... Read More »

COVID-19: Reverse cut in health budget or face legal action, group tells Buhari, NASS

COVID-19: Reverse cut in health budget or face legal action, group tells Buhari, NASS

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given “the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and leadership of the National Assembly 14 days to reverse the proposed illegal cut of N26.51 billion in basic healthcare budget and to cut the National Assembly and Presidency budgets instead, or face legal action.” SERAP is also calling on them to meet to “reverse the proposed ... Read More »

Abba Kyari: FCT Minister condoles with Buhari, family

Abba Kyari: FCT Minister condoles with Buhari, family

Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has offered the heartfelt condolences of the FCT Administration and the residents of the FCT to President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire Abba Kyari family on the passing of Malam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to the President. In a statement on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, the Minister ... Read More »

Maritime security: Navy, NIMASA set to improve information sharing

Maritime security: Navy, NIMASA set to improve information sharing

…C4i, falcon eye connection imminent The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigeria Navy are set for a regime of improved information sharing as arrangements to integrate the Command, Control, Computer Communication and Information Centre, otherwise known as the C4i Centre of the Deep Blue Project along with the Falcon Eye of the Nigerian Navy are ongoing. ... Read More »

Kyari’s demise: Zulum visits extended family in Maiduguri

Kyari’s demise: Zulum visits extended family in Maiduguri

… Says, ‘6 times, Kyari didn’t disappoint me’ Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Sunday morning, led top government officials on a visit to the extended family of Malam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari who died on Friday. Younger brother to the deceased, Baba-Shehu Zannah Arjinoma, who is the district head of Banki town, received ... Read More »

Will the media houses survive Convid- 19?

Will the media houses survive Convid- 19?

  By Bolanle Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0705 263 1058 The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. The way to preserve these irregular interpositions of the people ... Read More »

IGP Orders Arrest Of Policemen Over Assault

IGP Orders Arrest Of Policemen Over Assault

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the arrest of the police officers involved in the unwarranted assault and brutalisation of a woman in Iwo, Osun State. In a press statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer yesterday, the Inspector General of Police frowned at such unbecoming act. Find below the full details of the Press ... Read More »

COVID-19: Turning Adversity Into Opportunity at the Sub-national Level, By Kayode Fayemi

COVID-19: Turning Adversity Into Opportunity at the Sub-national Level, By Kayode Fayemi

    Never in our lifetime have we endured the kind of socio-economic disruption the world is currently experiencing, as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ravages people, and continues to cause massive economic displacements across the globe. Since the virus was discovered, it has infected two million people, and caused over 131,000 confirmed deaths in 213 countries, areas or territories.   ... Read More »

BREAKING: Abia apprehends wanted COVID-19 patient

BREAKING: Abia apprehends wanted COVID-19 patient

The Abia State Government on has nabbed the suspected COVID-19 patient who disappeared from custody in the state. Chief John Okiyi-Kalu, commissioner for information, in a news release this evening, said the suspect who had disappeared into the thin air after alerting the National Control Room of the National Center for Disease and Control of manifesting symptoms of COVID-19 was ... Read More »

Lagos Govt. names hospital where Abba Kyari died

Lagos Govt. names hospital where Abba Kyari died

The Lagos State Government, LASG, has revealed that the Chief of Staff to the President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari died from complications of Coronavirus infection at First Cardiology Consultants, Ikoyi, Lagos. In a statement issued today, LASG assured Nigerians that the hospital is equipped and capable of taking care of the consequences of such high risk patients. The statement ... Read More »

Abba Kyari’s death a great shock – NSCIA

Abba Kyari’s death a great shock – NSCIA

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA) has said it received news of the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhamadu Buhari with great shock. The apex Muslim organization in the country stated this in it’s condolence message to the Federal Government. In the message signed by Professor Is-haq Oloyede, NSCIA Secretary General and ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buhari pays glowing tribute to Abba Kyari

BREAKING: Buhari pays glowing tribute to Abba Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid a glowing tribute to his late Chief of Staff. It reads: TO MY FRIEND, MALLAM ABBA KYARI By President Muhammadu Buhari Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on 17th April, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the Coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 ... Read More »

Abba Kyari: Governors commiserate with Buhari

Abba Kyari: Governors commiserate with Buhari

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari. The forum in a condolence letter addressed to Buhari and signed by its Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in Abuja said that the NGF received with shock the news of the death of Kyari. ... Read More »

FORMER BORNO DEPUTY GOV DESCRIBES ABBA KYARI’s DEATH AS GREAT LOSS TO THE NATION

FORMER BORNO DEPUTY GOV DESCRIBES ABBA KYARI’s DEATH AS GREAT LOSS TO THE NATION

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Former Deputy Governor of Borno State, Hon. Usman Mamman Durkwa has described the death of Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari as a great loss not only to the President but the country as a whole. Reacting to the sad news, Durkwa said, the Chief of Staff has demonstrated commitment in the change ... Read More »

Covid-19: How a pregnant woman, sneaked into Ekiti from Ikorodu

Covid-19: How a pregnant woman, sneaked into Ekiti from Ikorodu

Covid-19: New case, a pregnant woman, sneaked into Ekiti from Ikorodu Saturday, April 18, 2020 5:19 pm Governor Kayode Fayemi Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has revealed how the new Covid-19 case entered Ekiti, despite the lockdown. She is a 29-year old pregnant woman who surreptitiously travelled to Ekiti and sought medical help at a private hospital. The governor ... Read More »

COVID-19; Electricity Distribution Company Donates N100m Food Items To Kwara State Government

COVID-19; Electricity Distribution Company Donates N100m Food Items To Kwara State Government

By Joe Adedeji, Ilorin The Ilorin Regional Office of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has donated food items worth N100 million to support Kwara State Government palliatives for the COVID-19 lockdown. IBEDC Regional Head, Mr Musbau Ajisafe who led the management team to make the donation in Ilorin‎ said the company was donating items such as 2,500 bags of ... Read More »

Arsenal Reach Bargain Price For French Defender, Axel Disasi

Arsenal Reach Bargain Price For French Defender, Axel Disasi

Arsenal has been told to pay at least €15 million (£13m) to sign Axel Disasi from Reims, according to  French reports. The Gunners are in talks to sign the 22-year-old centre-back this summer as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his defensive options. According to RMC Sport, Arsenal made an offer in the January transfer window for Disasi but that bid ... Read More »

COVID-19: Why we are making 1 million face masks – Makinde

COVID-19: Why we are making 1 million face masks – Makinde

…says State working with IITA, IART to ensure food security post COVID-19 Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has said that the state government has resolved to produce one million face masks for use of the people of the state as a measure of fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus in the State. Governor Makinde, who made this known ... Read More »