Former first lady Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi dies at 97

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  Wife of late Nigerian Military Head of State, Major General J.T.U. Aguiyi-Ironsi, Victoria, is dead. The former First Lady died peacefully on Monday morning, August 23 at the age of 97. She would have been 98 on November 21, 2021. Her husband, and the Supreme Commander of the National Military Government, was killed on July 29, 1966. Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi-Ironsi never re-married.

Sokoto Government approves N155million for Islamic Scholars to spread Islam everywhere.

 


The Sokoto State Government has approved N155 million for the Ministry of Religious Affairs to provide motorcycles to Ulamas (Islamic scholars) in the state for the propagation of Islamic activities.

The Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Isah Galadanchi, stated this while briefing journalists after the State Executive Council meeting on Thursday.




Similarly, according to Punch, the council also approved the sum of over N196m million for the construction and tarring of a five-kilometre bye pass-road from Achida-Tungar Malam-Lambar Kwali in the Wurno Local Government Area.

The commissioner added, “The council also deliberated on the recommendations of the committee set up by the state government for the upgrading of Shehu Shagari College of Education to a university of education; and approved the setting up of an implementation committee.”



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