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USAID Commended By Women Affairs Minister For Aids To Vulnerable Children

Bashir Bello  The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen has commended the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for the tremendous support that it gave to the Mnistry of Women Affairs helping to proffer solutions  on how to collate data of  Orphans and Vulnerable Children ( OVC). Mrs.Tallen who was speaking at the commissioning of Orphans and Vulnerable Children Database Situation Room which was held at Federal Secretariat Building on Tuesday, 30 November 2021. She said that since 2005, it was difficult for the Ministry to gather data on orphans and vulnerable people across the country.  According to the minister, "USAID approached the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and proffered a solution by introducing the National Management Information System (NOMIS) which transformed Ophans and Vulnarable Children  data situation in the Country "The result of these efforts has brought us thus far to this historic event of a repositioned OVC situation room

Lies and truths about Somalia’s elections: Why is opposition scapegoating Farmaajo?

  The last three months marked yet another low moment for Somalia indirect electoral model in use from 2000-2021.  Perfecting the art of stealing practiced in previous seasons, the federal member states (FMS) have finally managed to give themselves absolute control over the senate and lower house elections. Each of the five regional presidents plus Abdi Hashi and Mahdi Guled, without exception, had nominated their cronies to fill the 54- member senate seats.  As has been witnessed for the few lower house seats that have already been filled, that the five regional presidents and Abdi Hashi and Mahdi Guled for “Somaliland,” will follow the same script for senate nominations is a forgone conclusion.      Who is responsible for this sorry state of electoral affairs? Well, it’s easy to point fingers but, isn’t the Council of Presidential Candidates (CPC), presidents of Puntland and Jubbaland, and the senate speaker who had joined forces to force the fraud-prone indirect election

2023: Northern Youths settle for Olawepo-Hashim

- Say competence ,not deep pocket should determine next President  Hundreds of youths from the North who met under the aegis of Kaduna Integrity Group ( KIG),have resolved to write Mr.Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim and urge him to view for the Presidency in 2023. They said although Mr.Olawepo-Hashim did not tell them whether he has ambition to contest for the Presidency in 2023 or not,the youths who spoke through their leaders,Alhaji Tanimu Ibrahim and Samaila Gari ,said Hashim 's impeccable credentials and his solid experience in corporate and human management ,singled him out among many others as the best candidate for the number one seat in 2023. They said now that Hashim ,a former Presidential candidate in 2019 and billionaire businessman has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC),his charisma, philanthropy and mentorship made him a center of attraction and he was able to further galvanise the APC especially in the FCT,  even as many people have joined the party

Insecurity Major Cause of Grief, Trauma in Nigeria- Yashim

Mike Odeh James The founder and chief executive officer of Hope Builders foundation Rev. Dr. Mathias Yashim has described the lingering Insecurity challenges confronting the nation as one major root causes why Nigerian are passing through grief and traumatic experience by holding the pains for a long time without speaking out.   He advocated for the constant retraining of Counselors, teachers parent and other guardians with the appropriate necessary skills in order for them to be properly empowered to reach out to traumatized victims who are dying in silence without anyone speak to bring them out of the bad experiences they are into. Speaking to Newsmen at the day workshop organize by Hope Builders International Consult limited in collebration with Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Kaduna State chapter, tagged: Grief and Trauma Healing on Saturday 13th November in Kaduna, Yashim said, one out of every three Nigerians are traumatized with one grief othe

RE:Farida Abubakar:NOT CLEARED to contest Chairmanship of NUJ Kaduna State Council.

Mike Odeh James According to the National Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Farida Abubakar was not cleared due to the withdrawal of her appointment letter by Adamu Marshall, the Alfa and Omega of Kabido chapel, Non payment of check off dues and controversy over her Chapel (Kabido). With due respect to the National Secretariat Farida Abubakar is qualified to contest as Chairman of the NUJ Kaduna Council by the provisions of the constitution. (1) Farida Abubakar was Chairman NUJ of Kaduna State Media Corporation and was a staff of the corporation for over 15 years before her resignation in 2019. The NUJ constitution under section (3) says "an unemployed member shall be exempted from payment of fees/dues or levies for the duration of his/her unemployment. Farida Abubakar was unemployed as a result of her resignation as a staff of KSMC until her recent engagement as a staff of Kabido Newspapers. This means that she is qualified to contest whatever she wants

Reps Member Empowers Constituents With Items Worth 100 Million Naira

In his quest to fight poverty through empowerment, Hon. Samaila Suleiman has expended over 100 million naira on various empowerment items meant to create sustainable vocations for youth and women of Kaduna North Federal Constituency. Items bought and distributed by Hon. Suleiman ranged from; tricycles, sewing machines, poultry and irrigation farming implements amongst others, assuring people of his Constituency that he would maintain the tempo of delivering dividends of democracy to their doorsteps until  needed goals of checkmating poverty, creating middle class and politically active citizens were achieved. Still among other things dished out by this humble leader is 25 keke napep to 25 individuals, Seven hundred and fifty thousand naira to 50 individuals and also another set of 20 individuals got half a million each. The second term member won his first and second term elections with a landslide insisted that the shortest route to fighting insecurity and other vices in t

Ajaokuta Steel Project 98 percent Completed says Minster

Bashir Bello : Abuja  The minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the Ajaokuta Steel and mine company has reached about 98 percent completion as the result President Muhammadu Buhari's effort  to rejuvenate Nigeria's industrialization process. Dr. Onu who gave the special address during a seminar tagged "Ajaokuta Steel Project and President Muhammadu Buhari's Industrialization Agenda which was took place on Thursday 25 November at the Nigeria Army Resource Centre, Asokoro Abuja .  The Hon. Minister who was represented by  Director General, National Board for Technology Incubation Engr Dr. Mohammed Jibrin lamented that successive administrations neglect of Nigeria's agricultural and industrial sectors in favour of petroleum exploration has stunted Nigeria's industrialization drive . "We are all aware that the agricultural sector was the mainstay of Nigeria's economy accounting for over  42 percent of t

The Petroluem Subsidy withdrawal :The need for a sober reflection.

By Abdullah Dan'azumi Golkos. CEO Salasadiscourse Pol. Consults. Once again Nigerians have found themselves in the unending debate about the removal of subsidy on Petroluem Products. As usual, the debate which is being championed by the advocates  of the removal  comprising mostly of Government officials and economists, and opposed by organised labour supported by the opposition parties, have polarised the society into those for and against.  Each factions stand is determined by their assumed protection and concern for the vulnerable members of the society who are bearing the brunt in the form of diminishing resources for economic development because of diversion to pay for subsidy, or will bear the brunt if the subsidy is withdrawn in the form of costs of services. While there is cause to be sympathetic to the welfare of the vulnerable, it is pertinent to ask whether they are the primary beneficiaries of the subsidy or simply secondary beneficiaries who are being used

House of Representatives Adopts Hon. Kazaure's motion on Employment

By Bashir Bello The House of Representatives has passed a resolution to institute an inquiry in the 774,000 special public works programme of the federal government. Hon. Gudaje kazaure, member representing Jigawa moved the motion that the lower chamber should investigate why the scheme has not taken off Inspite of the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari and the budgetary allocation for the projects. Gudaje who was speaking to Journalists on Tuesday in his office at the National Assembly, said that if the scheme has taken off, at least 1000 youths from each of the 774 Local Government Areas of Nigeria would have been employed and that would have reduced the rate of crime in the country. He therefore asked the House to mandate the committee on appropriations to allocate money to the scheme and asked the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Affairs, Nasir Adhama, to brief the House on the matter. He added, "About N52 billion was allocated fo

Sheikh Gumi, Others Storm Fulani Enclaves in Kogi Forest with Mobile Clinic

Exclusive:  Insecurity: Sheikh Gumi, Others leads Medical Team To Fulani enclaves in Kogi Forests  ...Registered Right Group That Will Defend The Interest Of Herders ...Commends Gov Bello For Accommodating Displaced Herdsmen ... Establishes Mobile Clinics By Mike Odeh James & Maryam Musa Barely one week after commissioning a school for Fulani herders and other settlers in the strategic Kagarko Game Reserved, Kaduna (where it used to be a centre for organizing operations by bandits), renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi has yet again led a team of Islamic preachers and medical team to another strategic Fulani settlement called Rugan Ardo Zubairu Okebukun in Ayangban Grazing Reserve, in Yagba Local Government Area of Kogi State. The Sheikh who went with journalists to see things for themselves left Kaduna on Monday with an entourage of more than 40 people and a fully equipped medical van for the purpose of providing medical support t

If you don’t pay tithe from N250m donated to charity, you won’t make heaven – Nigerian Prophet tells Davido

A Nigerian prophet identified as Goodheart Val Aloysius has taken to social media to warn popular singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido on the N250 million he received from his loyal fans and friends. On Saturday, November 20, Davido shocked many internet users as he adds N50 million to N200 million received from fans purposely to clear his Rolls Royce from the port for his 29th birthday, making N250 million and donating it all to charity. Eagle Eyes reporters had reported on Friday, November 19 that Davido demanded of N1million each from friends to celebrate his birthday. In a statement on Instagram Davido expressed “sincere gratitude to my colleagues, fans and the public for their generous gift in recent days.” He added: “In my usual playful manner, I requested few days ago that my friends, colleagues to send me money in celebration of my birthday.  “The response and outcome exceeded my expectation as I received N200 million in less than two days. “I am thankful for your

APC governors lauds Buni's commitment to a united Nigeria as Buni Marks 54 years

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has commended the Chairman Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni for his commitment to a united and prosperous Nigeria.  Buni who clocked 54 years of age on Friday 19th, 2023 was also described as a shining light of the ruling APC. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the forum's chairman and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, said the joined the people of Yobe state, and other well-meaning Nigerians, to celebrate the special occasion of Buni's 54th birthday anniversary. The statement said: "We wish to acknowledge and commend your leadership, vision and commitment to a united and prosperous Nigeria. As the Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, we celebrate your inclusiveness leadership in this period of the life of our Party, APC. 


DAILY INSPIRATIONAL POST (DIP) BU ENEBI MOSES. 21-11-2021. FOCUS:YOUR ORIGINAL SELF. The entire world had been wheeling to this point on discoveries. From medicine to industrial, environmental to air, engineering to creativity, innovation had moved the world at a speed. Among all these discoveries, one most difficult is self-discovery. Many work in an office space where most often memos are sent out on photocopies while the original is reserved in the secretary's most secret files. Life is frustrating because we live on photocopies than our original selves. It is the quality of your original that determines the quality of your photocopy. Have you seen why self-identification and development are crucial to our life's production? Hope you know it does not stop at discovery? When gold is discovered in a location, the gold miner takes the next step of excavating the debris that had covered the gold over time.  Some debris covering our original selves today is to be exca

Bill To Make Primary Health Care Services Free For Children Passes Second Reading

Bashir Bello : Abuja The bill that would make primary health delivery free for  Nigerian children have passed the second reading at the House Representatives have been passed for second reading. Hon. Bello Kaoje who spearheaded the motion to make sure that all Nigerian children be entitled free health services, said said that the bill seeks to provide free services which include diagnosis and  treatment by government hospitals in Nigeria The lawmaker  also explained that the Bill when passed, would ensure full implementation, provide guidelines and implement the provisions of the Act. Nonetheless, the minority leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, in his opposition to the bill, said that  Contributing to the debate, the minority leader of the house, Ndudi Elumelu, observed hat passing the Bill would amount to duplication of the duties of the National primary healthcare development agency. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila however, added  that the bill is seeking to mandate the r


The National University Commission has approved three new  engineering programs for Greenfield University Kaduna. The programs are in Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical Engineering. Greenfield University is the first private university in Kaduna state and it is owned by Imperial Schools Limited under the leadership of Engr/ Chief Simon Nwakacha as the Founder and  Pro chancellor. The varsity was given initial approval in 2018 and runs many degree course in  Cybersecurity, Information technology , Biotechnology Physics with Electronic Biology  Industrial Chemistry Chemistry  Others are criminology/ Security Studies, International Relations, Business Administration,Political Science , Finance and Investment Management, Accounting and economics  The newly approved courses would be run at degree level and  full time. In a letter signed by NUC director of planning Dr.Noel Saliu "On behalf of the Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed,  dated 8 N


FOCUS:EXPONENTIAL EFFORT. Yesterday we discussed extensively on exponential thinking, hope you got value for your time?  Exponential thinking does one single important thing to us, it multiplies our ideas and the "HOW" of it. What gives those great and meticulous ideas is EXPONENTIAL EFFORT. We need an effort far stronger and bigger than our ideas to get them achieved and the effort is called exponential efforts. While exponential thinking can be done alone through interaction with our inner minds for strategic thinking and planning. The planning needs breath to move, walk and work, that breath is called exponential efforts. We individually lacks the effort because it requires huge energy, in other words, it's completely impossible for you alone to achieve your exponential thoughts. You will need people to help translate this idea into an ideal reality. While exponential thinkers this of "HOW" at the conventional level, they should think of "WHO


One day, I  wondered how and why people doubt and question the evidence of death WHERE bullets rain like the first rain of the year? You can join me to wonder and ponder. One day,  men of the state forces organized to cause agony and pain to the ordinary citizens. Hope you remember the day? One day,  the flag of our dear nation got stained with the precious blood of innocent citizens.  One day, it was illustrated by the state actors that, people no longer have the right to their civil protest and the simple expression of their feelings, even when it's done legally and legitimately. These days, an inhuman, injustice and unholy treatment  state actors melt on the citizens are not to be questioned by anyone and it should continue without a voice against such voice. These days, the cry for justice and against injustice should not be questioned by citizens. These days, the voices of freedom fighters should not be amplified instead and their microphone should be offed by the batteries wh

Sani Sha’aban conferred with Jagoran Talakawa

By Bashir Bello Hon. Sani Sha'aban, Danburam Zazzau, has been conferred with the distinguished title of  Jagoran Talakawa by the management of Nagarta Radio on the 15th anniversary of the popular radio station in Kaduna.  His selection and subsequent award according to the management was in recognition of his outstanding performance and achievements in life generally and above all his constant alignment with the poor in all situations. Responding,  Honourable Sani Sha'aban who is also the Barden Keffi, thanked the management and staff of the trendy radio station, describing it as one of the most formidable and reliable radio stations that most businesses, politicians and the public are attached to based on their reputation of always transmitting what he described as authentic journalism based on research findings. According to him, ‘’ It is a station that every commoner, every business, every entity in this part of the country is always attached and adhered to. What


In a report released on Monday 15th November, the Lagos State Judicial Panel has revealed that not less than 11 persons were killed during a peaceful protest at the Lekki Tollgate. Recall that the panel was inaugurated on October 19th 2020, by Governor Sanwo-Olu of lagos state to investigate alleged cases of brutality and human rights violations. The report, which described the October 20th 2020, shootings a 'massacre' also revealed that four persons were declared missing but presumed dead, taking the death toll to 15. It also stated that there were a total of 48 casualties from the Lekki incident which hit global headlines last year. the 48 casualties, 25 sustained gunshot wounds while 15 others were extrajudicially harassed. The panel, comprising of a retired Judge of the Lagos State High Court, Justice Doris Okuwobi as Chairperson, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Taiwo Lakanu, Patience Patrick-Udoh (Representative Ci


Eagles Eye Reporter have gathered that at least Many residents feared dead in a gas explosion that occurred at Ojekunle Street, Papa Ajao, Lagos on Tuesday morning. Sources disclosed the explosion happened around 8am. Details of the incident are still sketchy and the number of casualties cannot be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. Details Shortly…

Land Grabbing By Enugu Housing Development Corporation: Obinagu Village Cries Out, Warns Public Over Ani Oma Ancestral Land

The people of Obinagu village in Ugwuoba, Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State have cried out for help over the forceful, unlawful and illegal trespass, encroachment and/or take-over of their only remaining ancestral land known as Ani Oma land situate at Obinagu village along Enugu Onitsha Express Road by Enugu State Housing Development Corporation (ESHDC) led by Mr. Chiemerie Agu; the Managing Director of the Corporation. This was expressed in a statement signed by the Chairman Obinagu Village, Onyeka Madubuchi, dated Monday November 15, 2021. It said this latest illegal invasion or trespass on the land occurred on or about the 20th day of October, 2021 when the land grabbers mobilized different types of earth moving machines and forcefully entered the land, cleared it and started digging foundations in furtherance of their desire to illegally parcellate and allocate the land to unsuspecting members of the general public who are not aware that the land validly be


The  brother to Aliko Dangote and  vice president of the Dangote Group, Sani Dangote is dead. He reportedly died after a protracted illness in the United States on Sunday, 14th November 2021. The Dangote Group in a short statement Sunday night confirmed the death. “INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN!It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to Almighty Allah that we announce the passing on of our Group Vice President, Alhaji Sani Dangote today 14th November, 2021. “May Allah SWT Grant him mercy and Admit him in Aljannat-al-Firdaus “! Before his death, Sani had investments in manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services. Sani Dangote  also sat on the Board of several other companies, including Nigerian Textile Mills Plc, Nutra Sweet Limited, Gum Arabic Limited, Dangote Textile Mills Limited, Alsan Insurance Brokers, Dan-Hydro Company Limited, Dansa Food Processing Company Limited and Dangote Farms Limited. Alhaji Sani was also the Deputy Chairman of the Afri

Gumi says Banditry can end if FG provides education for Fulanis

Renowned Islamic Cleric, Sheikh (Dr.) Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has disclosed that the raging insecurity in the country can be checked, if education opportunities are provided for Fulani herdsmen in the grassroots. Gumi expressed this while fielding questions from newsmen when he embarked on an inspection visit of the Sheikh  Uthman Bin Fodio Centre at Kagarko Grazing Reserve Kohoto Village,  donated by Sultan Bello Mosque Foundation on Sunday  November 14. Sheikh Gumi said that  he was motivated to start the project to stop the insecurity from the roots and they found out that education is the best approach. "This is an example to the three tiers of govt, corporate orgs and individuals. Instead of spending billions on hardware, spend it on schools. I have spoken to lots of them, they have agreed to lay down their weapons and embrace education," he stressed. Speaking further, he explained that the centre contains six classrooms, which would be engaged for 24 hours daily