The recent invasion of the Capitol Hill in Washington D.C, United States by aggrieved pro-Trump supporters on January 6, 2021 has showed that the level of a country’s development or its security force doesn’t equal to a definite success in securing peace and protecting lives and property in the said nation. The U.S which has a 2000-person force at the legislative complex failed to deploy them to maintain peace and foil any threat on government infrastructure even after days of preparation.
Fresh facts have emerged on how the NyesomWike and Okezie Ikpeazu, Governors of Rivers and Abia States respectively are the ones fuelling unrest in the North through forgingan unholy alliance with promoters of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) all geared towards undermining the North.CNG is an amalgam of groups which had hitherto comprised of Arewa Citizens Action for Change (ACAC), ArewaStudent Forum (ASF) and Northern Elders Forum (NEF). CNG is naturally aligned to be a pro-government group but has recently been holding and organizing anti-government protest within the North-western region of the federation.
The immediate past Director-General of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and former Commissioner of Nigeria Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), Captain Usman Mukhtar has died on Wednesday, following complications from diabetes. "I regret to announce the demise of Captain Mukhtar Usman (Former DG NCAA). He died around 2 am this morning in Kaduna, due to diabetic complications. May his soul rest in perfect peace Ameen," a family source said. Capt. Mukhtar, who CEO AIB between 2011 and 2014 was born on December 5, 1959, in Zaria, Kaduna State,
It beats my imagination how some individuals and, more surprising, media outfits jump at fleeting items of information and try to make a mountain out of a molehill of them. No thanks to the social media that have created space for all comers who now feed on the gullibility of some readers who might not be patient or lack the skill to read in-between the lines. Let it be known that reading in itself is one of the specialized set of language skills amongst others such as writing, speaking, and listening.
CNN published an investigation it conducted on the Lekki Toll Gate on Wednesday. The American news-based television channel’s investigation came after about 28 days after the incident. This report seeks to investigate CNN’s investigation on the following premise; (A) Jeff Koinange a CNN journalist was reprimanded by the Nigerian government over a report where he accompanied masked MEND guerillas to a camp where they were holding a number of Filipino hostages.
Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former Governor of Kaduna State who served in 1979 has died at 84, Senator Shehu Sani revealed on twitter, saying "Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died.May Allah forgive his souls and grant him Aljanna firdausi.Amin." Musa who was born on August 21, 1936 was the first civilian governor of Kaduna during the second Republic before he was controversially impeached and removed from office on June 23, 1981. President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday mourned the death of the ex-governor in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
The emergence of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, as the World Trade Organisation, WTO, Director-General, DG has come under threat from the United States government under Donald Trump's administration. This is despite the wide support she currently enjoys from most member nations including all the 27 EU governments.
The Iyaloja of Oyo State, Alhaja Wuraola Asake Kola-Daisi, who heads the market women of the State has died at age 86, according to her son, Chief Rotimi Jogunosinmi. Jogunosinmi said his late mother would be buried on Thursday by 4:00 pm according to Islamic rites, at her residence, along Ring Road near D'Rovans Hotel in Ibadan. He thanked members of the Oyo State Market Leaders Council, National Association of Nigerian Traders, Alhaja Risiwat Ameringun, the Iyaloja of Ibadanland, and the South-West Coordinator, Mrs. Odunayo Danjuma for their support.
The recent christening of Former President OlusegunObasanjo as the Divider-in-chief by a presidential aide to President Mohammadu Buhari isapt and not very far from the truth. This development was in response to OBJ's controversial comment that the country was drifting into a failed and badly divided Nation-State under the present administration.
The National Broadcasting Commission has fined a radio station, Nigeria Info, N5m, for a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailaifa. This was contained in a statement signed by the NBC management on Thursday titled, ‘The National Broadcasting Commission Fines Nigeria Info 99.3 for Unprofessional Broadcast’. Mailaifia was interviewed on Monday during one of the station’s programmes 'Morning Cross Fire'. He had talked on the killings in Southern Kaduna, one of the parts of the North-West region worst hit by banditry.
The Federal Government has announced the receipt of an $890 million Global Fund grant to combat Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Tuberculosis (TB), Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health said. According to the Minister, the grant expected which is expected to be spent between the span of three years, from 2021 to 2023, adding that the grant will be used for the implementation of programmes aimed at eradicating the diseases in the country.
The Federal Government has on Monday approved the lifting of restrictions on interstate travels and the nationwide opening of schools as part of the second phase of the eased lockdown. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha made the disclosure during the daily media briefing in Abuja. He said the lifting of interstate travel comes with the resumption of domestic flights. Also, the "safe reopening" of schools is limited to Primary 6, JSS3, and SSS3 as these classes will be preparing for examinations.