It is regrettable that while many Nigerian patriots are assiduously banding together on the workability of the Nigerian nationhood through national cohesion and unity. However, some unpatriotic citizens whom we can refer to as Merchants of War, are deepening contradictions of the Nigerian state, promoting micro-nationalism, parochial ethnic identity. It is worthy to note, that the fight for growth and development of any country in the world usually encounters ill-willed obstacles aimed at hindering its actualization of nationhood and greatness. History is replete with records of struggles of nationhood for all countries globally.
The Senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity Garba Shehu has announced the passing away of Sa'idu Afaka, the official driver to President Muhammadu Buhari after a prolonged illness.
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, who has been in an acting capacity, as the substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The President made the request pursuant to Section 256 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). In the letter, dated April 1, 2021, President Buhari urged the Senate to do the confirmation, “in the usual expeditious manner.” This was contained in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, the President’s Spokesman.
President Muhammadu Buhari has on Tuesday been honoured with the Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger, Niger Republic’s highest National award. The award was present to Buhari by President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger in Abuja. While receiving the award, President Buhari thanked Issoufou for the honour and congratulated him on the completion of his second tenure as well as winning the 2020 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in Africa Leadership. He noted that Issoufou displayed good leadership qualities by ensuring the economy of Niger was improved and also built the relationship between the two countries.
Supreme Court Justice, Sylvester Ngwuta is dead, he was reported by his office this morning that the judge died in his sleep at his Abuja resident last night.
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.