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Fayose Condemns FG’s Plan To Ban Okada, Says ‘I Won’t Ban Okada In Ekiti’

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described plan by the federal government to ban commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada in the country as wicked, saying; “In Ekiti State, we won’t ban Okada because it is a source of livelihood to a lot of families. Why would anyone even contemplate such when government did not create alt ...

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Akunebu,Kaze and Okere Kickstart AWF’s 2017 Literary Season

Uche Akunebu, Doug Kaze and Nnaemeka Okere will kickstart the 2017 literary season of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF), as they share the spotlight during the February 25 Guest Writer Session at Nanet Suites. Uche Akunebu is a journalism teacher with the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) Abuja and the Vice- chairman of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Abuja chapter. He is a public scholar, poet ...

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Fayose’s Aide, Lere Olayinka Buries Mum April 29

Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka has said that his late mother, Mrs Racheal Ibijola Olayinka-Tenibiaje, who died on February 2, 2017, will be buried on April 29, 2017 in Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Olayinka, who made this known in a statement issued on Sunday, said Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 20 ...

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Boko Haram’s New Baby Bombers

The Nigerian terror group that is known for its use of teenage girls for suicide attacks has now created a new system of bombings, using babies. By Philip Obaji Jr.  The town of Madagali, located just at the edge of Sambissa forest in Nigeria’s northeastern Adamawa state, is a place where Boko Haram girls like to bomb. Since Nigerian forces regained control of the town from Boko Haram in 2015, bomb attacks ...

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Ambode Advises Christians: Shun Acts That Breed Disunity, Crisis

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday enjoined Christians to continue to make conscious efforts to sustain the peaceful atmosphere across the country, urging them to also refrain from acts capable of breeding division and igniting avoidable crisis. The Governor, who spoke at the 2017 Inter-Denominational Divine Service organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the Shepherdh ...

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Abuja Shocker: Man Commits Suicide, Burns Entire Hotel –See Photos

By Yemi Itodo A man believed to be in his early 60s, has set himself ablaze in a rented hotel apartment in Nyanya, a satellite town of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The incident which occurred early hours of Thursday, also saw the entire hotel burnt, even as the deceased, Dr. Isaac Ojukwu, was equally burnt beyond recognition. Narrating the ugly incident to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, the owner of ...

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Acting President Osinbajo Pays Tribute To Innocent Oparadike

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has  extended his  heartfelt condolences to the Oparadike family, the government and people of Imo State on the death of Chief Innocent Oparadike, a former Commissioner for Information and Culture in Imo State. Prof Osinbajo also commiserated with the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Nigerian Guild of Editors on the demise of their colleague and one of Nigeria’s bri ...

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Dogara Seeks Accelerated Development Of FCT Satellite Towns

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the National Assembly is committed to ensuring accelerated development of satellite towns in the Federal Capital Territory. The Speaker said this when he declared open public hearings  on a  Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of the Satellite Towns Development Agency and Bill for an Act to Provide For the Administrati ...

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LASU Flags Off Two-Day Staff Orientation Workshop

In order to place Lagos State University (LASU) as the preferred brand among universities in Nigeria, the university management will tomorrow flags off a two-day staff orientation workshop, Thursday February 16. The workshop billed to hold at the School of Transport has the university’s Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR) as its primary beneficiary. Workshop Coordinator, Dr. Sylvester ...

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Track All Cattle Coming Into Nigeria; FCT Minister Challenges Anti-Cattle Rustling Committee

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has challenged the National Implementation Committee for the Curtailment of Cattle Rustling in Nigeria to evolve a robust mechanism to track all the cattle coming in from the neighboring countries. The Minister gave this challenge on Tuesday, while receiving members of the Committee led by its chairman, AIG Charles Ugomuoh that were in the FCT Administration for A ...

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Information Minister, Lai Charges Stakeholders On Tourism Development

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on tourism stakeholders in the country to put their hands on deck and move the industry to the next level. Mohammed made the call at the public presentation  of the book titled, “Redefining Tourism in Nigeria: The Real Issues and Challenges Vol. 1-3” at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. In his address, presented by the Director-General ...

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Birth Attendants Who Cut The Umbilical Cord With Broken Bottles

By Mercy Abang After losing her fourth child during delivery at the house of her regular traditional birth attendant (TBA), 42 year–old Kemi Ariyo contracted spiritualists to get to the root of her problems. “I was widely accused to be a witch as a result of the demise of my babies,” Kemi said. “So I approached the spiritualists who pray for pregnant women and see to the delivery of their babies”. The deliv ...

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