Remain hopeful for better nation, Obi tells Nigerians 

December 26, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has urged Nigerians to remain hopeful for a better nation especially as Nigerians prepare to take back their nation, for good, come 2023. Obi made this call while delivering his 2022 Christmas message to Nigerians. He explained that the celebration of Christmas birthed hope in the world, while urging Nigerians Read More

Still on the issue of love

December 5, 2022 Hassan Gimba 0

Now that we’ve found love, what are we gonna do with it? – The O’Jays. While the title of this work might have been spurred by the above verse from The O’Jays R&B group’s 1973 hit, the title of the year 2000 film, Finding Forrester, was an inspiration. Finding Forrester, an American drama written by Mike Rich and directed by Read More

Presidential leadership precepts 

November 27, 2022 Stanley Ekpa, Snr. 0

Almost every constitutional democracy vests vast and enormous powers in the office of the head of government. In either presidential or parliamentary system of government, such person exercises the “largest amount of authority ever wielded by any man in democracy”, according to Patrick Henry. If the constitution of the US, for instance, prescribes a great precision in the process of Read More

Adamu: A life anchored on humanity

November 24, 2022 Simon Reef Musa 0

When death comes, no one can stop it. Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar describes death as a necessary end that “will come when it will come”. Nothing can stop the angel of death when it strikes, there is no armour against death and man, being a mortal, has surrendered to its inevitability and finality. Every man must taste death. It comes to Read More

Why you need “real” people in your life

August 3, 2022 Henry Ukazu 0

Dear destiny friends, No man is an island is an oft-quoted line that has proved over time the indisputable fact we all need people in our lives. The creator of Heaven and earth in His wisdom created man and woman. He knows Adam couldn’t do all the work and that was why Eve was created to be his helpmate. In Read More

APC presidential aspirant Ayom lauds Buhari, Xi Jinping bilateral cooperation

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and real estate mogul, Moses Ayom has described the relationship between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s counterpart Xi Jinping as the standard for bilateral cooperation in the world. Ayom, who is aspiring to succeed President Buhari in 2023, said in a goodwill message to both countries marking 50 years of Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Prolonged crises: Plateau needs help – NCPC boss

September 23, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam, has said Plateau state “needs help to cushion the effects of the prolonged crises that have ravaged the state since 2001.” According to a press statement issued by the media aide to the NCPC boss, Ayuba Pam, Rev Pam said this while delivering a keynote address at the Read More

Obadiah Mailafia: Tribute to a Renaissance Man

September 23, 2021 Idang Alibi 0

I had known Dr. Obadiah Mailafia,who passed on to eternal glory Sunday September 19, 2021, by reputation as the Deputy Governor of the CBN before we eventually got to meet in person. We first met at a meeting of the Daily Trust Editorial Board in the premises of the newspaper empire in Utako, Abuja sometime in the year 2006 or Read More

Atiku deserves to be president

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, I was emotionally touched, psychologically defeated and baffled by the most worrisome security challenge in the past which put parents and children from Borno state in a real dilemma. It is over seven years since the abduction of female students from the GGSS Chibok, Yobe state when the state was hit by the Boko Haram insurgents initially in 2009. Read More

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

Buni, APC govs pay condolence visit to Abiodun over father’s death

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, has led governors of Jigawa and Kebbi states along with other high powered personalities to condole with governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state over his father’s death. In a statement released by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed in Abuja, the Chairman APC CECPC who was in Abeokuta yo commiserate Read More

Mohammed Fawehinmi was a passionate activist – Sanwo-Olu

August 12, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has mourned the passing of Mohammed Fawehinmi, eldest son of the late legal luminary and human rights lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi. The governor also commiserated with family and friends of the deceased, describing his death as a colossal loss to the civil society movement in Nigeria. Governor Sanwo-Olu in a statement signed by Read More

TB Joshua: The legend I knew

August 3, 2021 Duro Adeseko 0

“Why are people attacking me? Why do they hate me? What have I done wrong?” Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), asked me, raising his hands helplessly. I smiled, looked at him straight in the face and asked: “You preach in the name of Jesus Christ?” “Yes,” he replied. “If you preach Read More

SGF Mustapha: Passion to serve humanity

August 3, 2021 Danjuma Mohammed 0

“Years ago in the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, men were living a promiscuous lifestyles, turning themselves reprobates with animal mindset. Virgins were found in the Land. No matter the gross moral decadence of Nigeria, we can boast of thousands of people with high level of integrity. Boss is one of them”. One notable Nigerian is a man decked with Read More

Mona: As APC searches for new national chairman…

August 1, 2021 Aliyu Farouq Abdullahi 0

Records from our national archives have put the population of the Nigerian youths at more than 70% (males and females) put together. This projected figure has made it possible for us to decide the future of Nigeria politically and otherwise. It is in the light of the above narratives that the youths are currently clamouring for active inclusiveness in government Read More

Women affairs minister hails military over gender policy

July 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has hailed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, for launching the Armed Force of Nigeria Gender Policy (AFNGP). A statement by Deputy Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Air Commodore Wap Maigida Tuesday, said the minister stated this during her visit to the CDS, at the Defence Read More

Strengthening capacity of healthcare professionals

July 21, 2021 Nkeiruka Obi 0

The COVID-19 pandemic upturned healthcare systems all over the world, bringing gaps in health systems to the fore and exacerbating inequities in fragile health systems. Before the pandemic, an estimated 1.7 billion children lacked access to safe, affordable surgical care. This staggering number includes children with clefts, a common congenital anomaly that impacts an average of 1 in 700 babies Read More

Sallah: Lagos Speaker Obasa advocates peace for survival

July 19, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has urged Nigerians to see peace as one of the major ingredients for survival of democracy. He stated this in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians including residents of Lagos and politicians as they prepare for local government elections. The speaker noted that the yearnings of many well-meaning Nigerians were Read More

Tears, testimonies as Akeredolu, Sanwo-Olu, others attend Prophet T.B Joshua’s final burial

July 9, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and his Lagos counterpart Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday attended the final burial of the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations Prophet T.B Joshua held in Lagos state. Sanwo-Olu was represented by his Commissioner for Home Affairs, Hon, Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi. Also present is the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who was also Read More

Onaiyekan tasks religious leaders on good relationship between Christians, Muslims 

June 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Archbishop emeritus of Abuja and Cardinal, John Onaiyekan has tasked religious leaders across the country to preach good relationships between the Christian and Muslim communities so as to ensure peaceful co-existence. Bishop Onaiyekan said religious leaders have to work together to achieve some amount of religious harmony, as a condition for peaceful co-existence .  Bishop Onaiyekan noted this in Abuja Read More

Peaceful co-existence: Bishop Onaiyekan tasks religious leaders on tolerance

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Archbishop emeritus of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has tasked religious leaders across the country to preach tolerance between the Christian and Muslim communities so as to ensure peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan said religious leaders have to work together to achieve some amount of religious harmony, as a condition for peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan who stated this in Abuja at Read More

The oneness and unity of humanity, remedy to global crises

June 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Our contemporary world is clearly divided into partials of distinguished ethnic groups, religions and nations, which brimfully goes and erectly stands against and in opposition of the oneness of humanity. Our planet is supposed to be one in which the core code is one or united humanity. Every human is supposed to see and believe that he and others are Read More