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Sifawa came alive on January 14 when a number of deserving persons were given titles by Muhammad Tambari, the Sarkin Kudu Sifawa. The venue was the brand new palace of Sarkin Kudu, which seemed to glow that morning, and when sunshine fell upon its walls, they were a wonder to behold. Men in turbans and large gowns in different shades of white and other colours, moved from one corner of the palace to the other. The nearby mosque is also brand new, and the 200 year old Shehu Uthman Dan Fodio mosque, also in Sifawa, has been renovated. All roads…

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Barely a day after losing his son, Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, says he sees the tragic death of Hassan as a test from God. His 36-year-old son died on Thursday night after a brief illness. Hassan was buried on Friday in Gudi, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. Receiving condolences on Friday at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gudi, HRH Alhaji Sule Bawa, in Akwanga LGA, the Governor said from the experiences he had gathered from the Holy Qu’ran, God promised to test the faith of every believer. “I see this as a test from God.…

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I have always contended that Nigeria as a country is a unique one in all ramifications. Is it the natural endowments of the country you want to consider? The strategic location of the country? The climate change challenges of being afflicted by all the three major consequences of desertification, flooding and erosion? The uniqueness of Nigeria is most underlined by the above, but most importantly, the country is unique because of the behavioral patterns of her people, either as leaders or followers. The way and manner in which we conduct ourselves as leaders and followers have no equivalent elsewhere.We are…

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Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has raised the alarm of attempts by foreign hackers to break into the commission’s database. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at the annual National Conference of the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents, NAJUC, with the theme, ‘2023 General Elections; Judiciary and Sustainability of Nigeria’s Democracy.’ Yakubu, who was represented by the deputy director of ICT, Dr Lawrence Bayode, explained that the attacks are from different parts of the world, not just Nigeria. “We were looking at the system on Wednesday, 25th of…

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The Supreme Court has dismissed an application for post-conviction bail brought by a serving senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, who was jailed for seven years on money laundering charges. While dismissing his application, a five-member panel of the apex court, noted that Nwaoboshi’s conduct was a slap on democracy and the rule of law. Justice Emmanuel Agim wondered why Nwaoboshi, who refused to submit himself to the law, was now seeking the indulgence of the law. Justice Agim noted that being a serving senator and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for senator of Delta North ought…

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Looking at why Nigeria’s regional carrier has to wait a little longer for the delivery of its first Airbus A220-300. Delivery of Nigerian carrier Ibom Air’s first Airbus A220 has been delayed until the year’s second half due to production issues. Ibom Air has been operating a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-900 jets for its four years of service for most routes. The airline was looking to expand its fleet with the increasing demand for flight tickets. However, that will not be possible in the first quarter because of undisclosed issues at Airbus. Last year, the regional carrier leased two Airbus…

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The US investor targeting Indian conglomerate Adani Group over what it claims is the “biggest con in corporate history” has dared the company to sue, given it would open the coal producer to further scrutiny. Hindenburg Research’s report has already wiped billions of dollars of value from the sprawling empire of Gautam Adani, the world’s third richest man, and drawn in the contentious Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland. Hindenburg said in a statement that Adani had not responded to any of the substantive issues raised in its report that accused the company of engaging in a “brazen stock…

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The Governing Council of Afe Babalola University has appointed renowned Human Rights and Constitutional Lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, a Visiting Professor in the institution’s College of Law. The appointment was contained in a letter addressed to the Learned Silk and signed by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. E. Smaranda Olarinde, FCArb, FCAL. According to the letter made available to TheNigeriaLawyer, the appointment has been ratified by the Governing Council of the University and will be effective from the 2022/2023 Academic Session. Chief Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome is a Constitutional Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Pro-Democracy Campaigner, Senior Advocate…

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The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo has upturned the victory of Governor Ademola Adeleke at the July 16th, 2022 governorship polls. The tribunal in a split document of two to one declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Adeleke and issue the same to former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola The majority judgement which was read by the Chairman, Justice Tertse Kume said Oyetola scored the majority lawful votes of 314,931 against Adeleke’s 219,666

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