February 9, 2020

Governor Zulum Turns Back Jigawa Trekker, Urges Him To Embark On Prayers

Babagana Zulum, the state governor of Borno, has advised a Nigerian youth trekking in his honour to abort the mission.   Mr Zulum who expressed appreciation, also advised the trekker, one Usman Zubairu, who is said to be trekking from Jigawa State to Maiduguri, to rather embark on prayers for the state and the country at large.   “No, thank you, brother Usman Zubairu,” the governor said in series of tweets, Friday evening.   “Evening, everyone. I came across an interesting tweet indicating that a passionate brother, Usman Zubairu, has embarked on an adventurous trek from Jigawa to Maiduguri in my honour.   “I deeply appreciate Malam Usman’s daring support, [Read]

Uber Drivers May Go On Strike In Lagos On Monday Over VIO Clampdown

Some Uber drivers in Nigeria’s commercial capital may go on strike on Monday to protest the recent clampdown by the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Services.   Two officials of the VIS told The Guardian earlier in the week that the enforcement of already existing laws guiding the operations of professional drivers in the state began recently.   “We are going on strike by Monday,” a driver who gave his name as Michael said on Saturday morning. “VIO (Vehicle Inspection Officers) are disturbing us too much these days.”   One of the VIS officials said commercial vehicle drivers and those on Uber and other ride-hailing platforms must be certified by the [Read]

Oluwatosin Ojaomo Sues Hanan Buhari For Using Presidential Aircraft

An Abuja-based lawyer, Mr Oluwatosin Ojaomo, has sued, the daughter of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for alleged illegal use of the presidential aircraft for a private visit to Bauchi State on January 10.   Saturday PUNCH, on Friday, obtained copies of the processes filed by the claimant at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja on February 6.   Hanan is the sole defendant in the suit marked CV/1023/2020.   The claimant urged the court to order Hanan to refund the costs of both the “fueling” of the aircraft and “the travel logistics” incurred to the Federal Government’s consolidated revenue fund account.   Ojaomo [Read]

Femi Adesina: Nigeria Would Have Been Dead And Gone If Buhari Wasn’t Elected

Insecurity: What Buhari has done, and is doing By FEMI ADESINA   Each time he itemizes the three focal areas of government, President Muhammadu Buhari follows the same order: we shall secure the country, because you have to first secure a country or institution before you can efficiently manage it. We will revive the economy, and create jobs, particularly for our teeming youths, and then, we will fight corruption.   The order above shows the priority that the President gives to security, as well as law and order in the country. But each time there’s a glitch or snafu (situation normal all fouled up) in the country, some naysayers scream [Read]