Internal security: Don’t disappoint Nigerians, FG warns NIS, NSCDC, other CGs

September 30, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has called on Security Agencies under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior to make their core mission the locus of their performance assessment so as not to disappoint Nigerians in the discharge of their statutory responsibilities. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, gave the charge Tuesday at the second edition of the Quarterly Performance Peer Read More

Belgore, new Perm Sec, promises fitness regime in Interior Ministry

September 30, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The new Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore has said that he would set up a fitness regime through the promotion of extra-curricular activities aimed at enhancing staff performance in the discharge of their duties, in line with the Ministry’s mandate. The Permanent Secretary made the disclosure today in his Office in Abuja when he took over the Read More

Azarenka crashes out of French Open

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tenth seed Victoria Azarenka suffered a shock straight-set defeat by world number 161 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in the French Open second round.The Belarusian, 31, reached the US Open final earlier this month but struggled on the clay against Schmiedlova, who won 6-2 6-2.The Slovak fell in the second set and the trainer was needed to treat her knee, but it Read More

NFF set to partner Rivers on Real Madrid Academy

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is to partner the Rivers State government for the camping of Nigeria youth teams at the Real Madrid Academy based in Port Harcourt. NFF’s President, Amaju Pinnick revealed this shortly after being taken around the facility by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Real Madrid Academy, Chris Green in company with Rivers Commissioner for Read More

Lookman joins Fulham on loan

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Fulham have announced the signing of Ademola Lookman on a one-year loan deal from German club RB Leipzig.Lookman struggled for regular playing at Leipzig last season following his permanent transfer from Everton. ”I’m glad to have it over the line and done now. I’m glad I can be here to help the team,”he told LCTv.“After the conversations I had with Scott Read More

Benue state honours Ordega, Onazi Onazi

September 30, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Makurdi Benue State Executive Council Wednesday honoured Benue born Super Falcons striker, Francisca Ordega and Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi for making the state proud at the international level.  Governor Samuel Ortom, his Deputy Engineer Benson Abounu and other members of the Council expressed commendations to the two footballers for being true ambassadors of Benue state and the country in general.  Read More

Ebuehi replaces Ndidi in S/Eagles squad

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Standby Tyronne Ebuehi will now take the place of Wilfred Ndidi in Nigeria’s squad for the friendlies against Algeria and TunisiaNdidi suffered an abductor injury in Leicester City’s English Premier League clash against Burnley and will be out for up to 12 weeks according to his manager Rodgers BrendanThe midfielder underwent surgery last Saturday and is expected to return to Read More

Super Eagles off to Austria on Saturday

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Officials of the Super Eagles, including the team’s assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, and goalkeeper trainer Aloy Agu are expected to depart the country on Saturday night for Austria, ahead of the international friendly matches with Algeria and Tunisia. Others to depart on Saturday night are Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor; Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye; Team Doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran; Equipment Manager, Read More

We killed more than 50 victims who couldn’t pay ransom – Suspect

September 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A suspected kidnap kingpin, Mohammed Sani, 30, has said his gang killed more than 50 of his victims because they could not pay ransom.Sani, made this disclosure, Wednesday in Abja, while he was paraded by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, alongside 46 other suspects at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters in Abuja. The suspect, who said Read More

Nigeria @60: Wake up, take charge, law students tasks Nigerian Youths

September 30, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A group, the Nigerian Law Students Association (LAWSAN) Wednesday tasked youths in the country to wake up and take their place of leadership in politics, law, business, environment and sciences. National President of LAWSAN, Dr Blessing Agbomhere, gave the advice while giving an address to mark this year’s October 1st Independence Anniversary.  Agbomhere noted in a statement that Nigeria “needs Read More

APC to Nigerians: We ‘re better together than divided

September 30, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Nigeria is better together than divided as Nigeria celebrates the 6th decade of her independence from the British colony. In a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the ruling party expressed confidence that the golden years of Nigeria will return under the current administration of Read More

Equity market sustains bullish run, gains N120bn

September 30, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigeria Stock Exchange Wednesday sustained bullish run at the market for third consecutive time in the week, gaining N120 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities increased by N120 billion or 0.86 per cent to N14.027 trillion from N13.907 trillion recorded the previous day. The NSE All Share Index appreciated by 225.46 basis points Read More

60th independence: IPMAN congratulates Buhari, Nigerians

September 30, 2020 Editor 0

The leadership of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the entire Nigerians as the country celebrates 60th independence anniversary October 1. A press statement signed by IPMAN President Sanusi Abdu Fari on Wednesday read inter alia, “The National Executive Committee (NEC) of IPMAN congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and the good of Read More

Kaduna Electric reverts to old electricity tariff

September 30, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

Kaduna Electric has started implementing the old  electricity tariff as at August 31st, 2020 as ordered by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.  It made this known in a statement issued in Kaduna yesterday by the Head of Corporate Communication,  Abdulazeez Abdullahi. The reversal to the old tariff regime was sequel to the agrement reached between the federal government and the Read More

[email protected]: Nigerians grapple with high food prices

September 30, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

As the country celebrates its 60th Independence anniversary, Nigerians continue to grapple with the persistent increase in prices of household food items as rice, vegetable oil, flour, tomatoes, onions and frozen food items recorded significant increase in price. According to survey, a big bag of round shaped tomatoes spiked by 16.7 per cent to sell for an average of N14,000 Read More

FEC approves N13.08 trillion 2021 budget proposal

September 30, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N13.08 trillion as the country’s 2021 budget estimates.Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed , disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.“Today, the Ministry of Finance Budget and National Planning presented to Council the proposals for the Read More

E-voting: 8 companies make presentation to INEC

September 30, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that out of the over 40 companies invited to demonstrate the the use of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), eight of them have made presentations to the commission. A statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said the demonstration was through a combination of physical and Read More

Independence: IGP orders 24-hour surveillance, deployment of personnel

September 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered increased surveillance and security deployment across the country to forestall any breach of the peace and ensure hitch-free celebrations of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day.Force Public Relation Officer, DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The IGP enjoins citizens to go about the celebrations without any fear Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai orders fresh Zazzau emir selection process

September 30, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has ordered new selection process for the 19th emir of Zazzau, after the previous selection and recommendation were fraught with irregularities, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) has said.The five kingmakers concluded initial selection process and recommended the Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashar Aminu, the Yariman Zazzau, Alhaji Munir Ja’afaru and the Turakin Zazzau, Alhaji Read More

Nigeria @ 60: IPAC calls for electoral reform

September 30, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called on Nigerians to use the opportunity provided by ongoing constitutional review and amendments exercise to demand for electoral reform that will aid in deepening use of technology, strengthen political parties and improving voting process. The Chairman of IPAC, Dr Leonard Nzenwa who stated this in Abuja on Wednesday urged the Independence National Electoral Read More

Nigeria @60: NYCN president Sukubo expresses optimism, warns against division

September 30, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The President National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo has expressed optimism in Nigeria’s ability to overcome its challenges, even as he urged the citizens, especially Youths to remain united. NYCN President made this known in a statement he personally signed to mark the country’s 60th independence anniversary and made available to journalists in Abuja, Wednesday. Sukubo Read More

Breaking: Hours to Nigeria’s 60th anniversary, Presidency makes u-turn, announces new schedule for Buhari’s independence address

September 30, 2020 Editor 0

The presidency has just declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians by 7am, as against 10am when it was initially scheduled. The official address which will be broadcast on government-owned media outfits is now part of the events marking Nigeria’s 60th anniversary. Part of the statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Read More

PENCOM board: Senator Abaribe, others adamant over opposition to Buhari’s nominee

September 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Some federal lawmakers opposed to the nomination of Aishat Dahir Umar for the position of  Director General of the National Pension Commission ( NPC) ,  are not relenting in their antagonism to her nomination . In frustrating her appointment , Blueprint  reliably gathered that  the South East caucus in the National Assembly planned a meeting for Wednesday night for required Read More

Nigeria @ 60: Buhari’s regime insensitive to Nigerians-CUPP

September 30, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

In commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has said that President Buhari’s regime is insensitive to the feelings and sufferings of the masses with ill-conceived policies and actions that have further impoverished them. The Chairman, Contact and Mobilization Committee and Member Steering Committee, CUPP, Rev Olusegun Peters said the common man is over Read More