Understanding Minister Sadiya Farouq and the necessity of N- Power ‘Batch C’

By Abimbola Oluyede Nigerians are complex people to lead. Sometimes, authorities struggle to understand where the people are displeased, excited or unexcited by policies or programmes. What seems to gain currency in the Nigerian market in political and social engagements, however, is to either hate the leader or disparage whatever he does good or bad. And a glut hardly looks at the merits of any case from a dispassionate perspective. The latest news whirling in town now is the pronouncement by the Honourable Minister, Human Affairs, Disaster Management and Social…

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Capt. Hosa: Of Diligence, Honour And Other Matters

By Sylvanus Ojeh “Seest thou a man diligent in his business?  He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.” Proverbs 22.29. The above eternal words from the wisest man that ever lived in Bible times, King Solomon, ring true of Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, the Benin-born billionaire business mogul, who straddles the socio-cultural, economic and political topographies of not only Edo State but also a vast sphere of the nation like a Colossus.And, without being immodest, Capt. Hosa (for short) extends his conquistador’s inclination and preeminence over…

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Group decries attempts to derail Humanitarian Affairs Minister over N- Power Batch C

The Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA) has raised an alarm over a plot to blackmail Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, on the proposed Batch-C of the N-Power scheme.  According to the group, there is a frantic attempt, led by online news portal, Sahara Reporters, to discredit the minister’s efforts as it has done against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration despite obviously providing employment opportunities for Nigerian youths.  The Federal Government officially opened the portal for interested applicants into June 2020 Batch C  of the N-Power social…

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Arab Spring Protests: Group fingers CUPPS Spokesman, Govs behind plot to destabilize Nigeria

Some well-meaning Nigerian youths say they have uncovered a clandestine move by Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere and some governors to mobilize youths across the country to cause an Arab Spring protest to destabilize the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.  The youth groups, totalling 50, under the auspices of Coalition of Nigerian Youths Groups (CNYG), though, vowed to resist a repeat of the wild anti-government protests, uprisings, and armed rebellions that cut across the Arab world in the early 2010s.  Led by Comrade Ibrahim Kabiru Dallah, the groups at a press…

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