Abuja Pharmacists Campaign Against Drug Abuse As Marwa Committee To Submit Recommendations On Policy To President Buhari

Pharmacists in Abuja under the aegis of Association of Hospitals and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) marked the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by taking the campaign to secondary school teenagers. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. The Day is observed annually on 26 June, since 1989. AHAPN took the campaign to Government Secondary School, Wuse 3, where over 120…

Boss Mustapha: A Technocrat In Politics

Charisma is what every leader need. It is a force of personality and strength of character that inspire devotion among the followership. No one is a leader without it, unless they pretend. Leaders who lack it often find out they cannot run the long distance because they’re alone. But when the leader also has the gift of vision, they are revered and adored. They inspire hope because they make people dream. They are charmers who make us dream and push us beyond the limit of our abilities. No matter in what role…

How Abuja-Based Society Woman Ordered The Murder of A Young Engineer And Terrorize Her Community

Residents of Umuchiakuma in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia were treated to an unusual tragic spectacle on January 4, 2018 when an Abuja-based society lady stormed the village with policemen and ordered them to open fire on youths who blocked her way. Monica Ota Uche, an indigene of Umuchiakuma based in Abuja, is notorious for acts of criminality, including assaults and unlawful use of police escorts, whenever she visited the community. On that day she ordered her police escorts to shoot Chimezie Anyaoha, a…

Saudi Arabia Pushes Cost Of Hajj Services To The Roof

A seventy percent increase in the cost of transportation for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia has pushed the cost of Hajj to the roof in many countries, especially in Africa. But a civil society group, Independent Hajj Reporters, an organization that monitors and reports hajj activities has commended Nigerian States Muslim Pilgrims Welfare boards for their efforts in keeping the cost of hajj within N1.5 million despite the increased in some hajj services in Saudi Arabia. A statement jointly signed by its national coordinator,…

Why Petrol Consumption Continues To Rise

Contrary to speculations that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) deliberately inflates consumption figures of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol to facilitate deduction of undue petrol cost (under-recovery) from domestic crude cost, the increase in smuggling of the product to neighbouring countries may be at the heart of it. Long queues have been reported in filling stations in Ilorin, Port Harcourt and a few other states due to panic buying sparked by rumours of a looming fuel scarcity…

Nigeria Berates IMF Report On Management Of Sovereign Wealth Fund

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has condemned as bizarre the data used by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its report on the operation of sovereign wealth funds in resource-rich countries of the world, including 10 African countries. The Nigeria sovereign fund has been applauded as a good example of a well-governed sovereign wealth fund and the IMF report is a significant departure from the general perception of the NSIA. In its Fiscal Monitor report released on Wednesday, the IMF listed…

Bukola Saraki: Kwara’s Man Of The Year

Of all the comic images of the just concluded elections posted on social media, I found one particularly striking. The image of a fully dressed Bukola Saraki walking out of a football pitch as a stern-faced referee raised his red card and pointed the exit to him! The caption says: “Kwarans Decide, Says O to ge.” Literally speaking, the people of Kwara State issued Saraki a political red card at both the Presidential and governorship elections. Not only did he fail to get re-election into the senate, but his…

PDP Kicks, Alleges Fraud, As El-Rufai Leads In Kaduna

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has kicked, alleging fraud and irregularities, as Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leads from the results released so far in the Saturday gubernatorial election. Results from 11 local government areas so far collated at the INEC headquarters in Kaduna show that, Governor El-Rufai has won in seven local government areas of Makarfi, Soba, Kudan, Ikara, Kauru, Kubau and Giwa. Meanwhile, the opposition candidate, Hon. Isa Ashiru has…

Kaduna PDP Guber Candidate, Ashiru Wins Polling Unit

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna State, Hon. Isa Ashiru has won in his polling unit. At the Kofar Fada Kudan ward, Kudan Local Government Polling Unit 01, PDP Ashiru scored 284, while APC's Governor Nasir El-Rufai pilled 33 votes. Ashiru is the main challenger of incumbent Governor Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Governor El-Rufai had earlier expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious in the governorship poll. He had after casting his vote…

El-Rufai, wife decry low turn out of voters in Kaduna as collation begins

Collation of votes has started in several polling units in Kaduna after a voting that witnessed low turnout. Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has decried low turnout of voters in Kaduna. El-Rufai who is the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) however expressed optimism that the turn out will improve before the close of voting. Also, the wife of the governor, Hajiyah Ummi el-Rufai decried low the turnout of voters, but was optimistic there will be turn-up as the voting…