Author: Prince Ade ADe

The President Bola Tinubu administration may create new ministries from the existing ones, Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to the president, said on Thursday in Abuja. The ministerial list containing 28 nominees was submitted to the National Assembly today by Mr Gbajabiamila on behalf of the president and was read by Senate President Godswill Akpabio. ‘’Mr President intends to separate portfolios or restructure the ministries in such a way you might be hearing of new ministries that were not standalone ministries before. So the process continues.’’ The 28 minister-nominees include Abubakar Momoh, Yusuf Tuggar, Ahmed Dangiwa, Hannatu Musawa, Uche Nnaji,…

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Thursday came from a goal down to hand FIFA Women’s World Cup co-host Australia a crushing 3-2 defeat at the Lang Park Stadium in Brisbane. Emily van Egmond had put the Matildas in front in the first minute of first half added time. But just when it seemed like the Aussies were going to go into the break ahead, Uchenna Kalu restored parity for the Nigerians in the fifth minute of first half stoppage time. Osinachi Ohale then put the Super Falcons in front on 65 minutes before Asisat Oshoala, who came into the fray as…

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By Mallam Olawale Rasheed When a writer described a popular performing state Governor as a clown, what claim has such a person to complain about abusive words? In enlightened discourse, it is morally right to respect our leaders irrespective of political affiliations. When Ismail persisted in his abusive write ups against the person of the Governor, it is right and apt to respond in kind. Having said that, I must posit here that I am never a hired hand engaged after an election victory to join the government. Unlike some media workers who were engaged as press secretary after an…

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By Ismail Omipidan I pity Olawale Rasheed. He has a difficult task at hand. They defecate in the public place and just ask him to go and clear it. In an attempt to clear the mess, Mr. Rasheed would descend so low, hurl abusive words and sometimes even curses. When an image maker who has a responsibility to interface between the public and his boss and burnish his image results to amassing enemies for his principal through flak throwing, something is obviously wrong somewhere. In the last eight months, he has called not less than 10 journalists working in Osun…

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The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed it would be arresting a comedian, Abdulgafar Abiola, popularly known as Cute Abiola, for allegedly desecrating its unform in one of its skits. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa AdejobiCute Abiola, on Thursday, condemned Abiola’s act and argued that he contravened Section 251 of the Criminal Code and Section 133 of the Penal Code Law. “In as much as the law grants Nigerians the right to enjoy their fundamental human rights, the same law prohibits an individual, under whatever guise, from rubbishing the police institution or grossly violating its provisions with…

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Immediate past Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and former National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Iyiola Omisore on Wednesday formally received the Accord Party Governorship Candidate in the 2022 Osun gubernatorial election, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi into the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state. Ogunbiyi was warmly welcomed into the party at the residence of the former governor in Abuja. Recall that Ogunbiyi contested the governorship primaries in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2018 Osun gubernatorial election but defected to Accord Party in 2022 under the platform he secured the governorship ticket. The Ile-Ogbo-born insurance expert…

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Gunmen on Thursday morning in Owerri, the Imo State capital whisked away a popular broadcast journalist, Chinonso Uba popularly known as Nonso Nkwa. Uba was accosted by heavily armed masked men after he finished anchoring his morning programme on Ozisa FM, Owerri in the premises of Assumpta Cathedral of the Owerri Catholic Archdiocese. He was driving in his Highlander SUV when the attackers, who were laying siege, double-crossed him in front of Holy Ghost College Secondary School junction. An eyewitness said that the gunmen operated in a Hilux vehicle, a Lexus 350 keep and a ES 330 car. The source…

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Former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, made President Bola Tinubu’s ministerial list read on the floor of the Senate on Thursday afternoon. Ex-Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi; and presidential spokesman, Dele Alaka also made the list. After a long wait by Nigerians, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday afternoon, presented Tinubu’s ministerial list before the Senate. Gbajabiamila, the immediate past Speaker of the House of the Representatives, presented the list to Senate President Godswill Akpabio at exactly 01:19pm. Akpabio thereafter read the ministerial list with 28 nominees. The list include: Abubakar Momoh Yusuf…

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Soldiers In The West African Country Of Niger Have Announced A Coup On National TV. They said they had dissolved the constitution, suspended all institutions and closed the nation’s borders. The soldiers said “all institutions” in the country would be suspended, borders were closed and a curfew imposed “until further notice” from 10 pm to 5 am. “We, the defence and security forces… have decided to put an end to the regime” of President Bazoum, Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane said in a televised address late Wednesday. “This follows the continued deterioration of the security situation, poor economic and social governance,” he…

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The immediate past Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism in Nigeria, Lai Mohammed, has been appointed as Special Advisor to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General, Zurab Pololikashvili. The appointment was announced during the opening session of the 66th UNWTO Commission for Africa (CAF) currently underway in Mauritius. Mohammed is expected to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new task having consistently played instrumental roles in the affairs of the world tourism body for the past seven years. He led the organisation of the 61st UNWTO CAF Meetings in Nigeria in 2018 and the…

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