Ministry engages JAMB to conduct recruitment test for NIS, NSCDC

December 1, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal ministry of Interior has engaged the the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the conduct of its forthcoming Computer-Based Aptitude Test for recruitment into the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) with a view to ensuring transparency, equity and justice in the process. The ministry said the collaborating is aimed Read More

These dangerous sports

December 1, 2020 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

As sports enthusiasts entertained themselves watching the actions across the globe over the weekend, two of the athletes survived being killed in their respective sports from which they eke out a living as professionals. Roman Grosjean participating in a Formula One (equivalent to motor racing) competition survived what is described as a “horrifying” accident during the event. Driving at a Read More

Environmental degradation causes unemployment – Adam

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

The deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, University of Abuja, Prof Sani Mohammed Adam, SAN has blamed unemployment in the country on the neglect of the environment. Prof Adam who was speaking at a launch of a book title “Environmentalism and Emerging Trends in Petroleum Industry Related Litigation” and the 55th birthday of the author, Clement Oji Chinaka, in Abuja urge federal government Read More

ESREWA gets new president

December 1, 2020 Moses John 0

The Electricity Sector Retiree Welfare Association (ESREWA) has elected Elder Benjamin M. Amako as the new president of the association. Elder Amako in his acceptance speech also send “save our souls “message to President Muhammadu Buhari to hasting minimum wage increment and its implementation, saying that pensioners in the country are suffering severely due high cost of food items and Read More

Textile workers task Buhari on holistic revival of industry

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGWN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure a holistic revival of the industry in Nigeria. The president of the union comrade John Adaji and the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole while speaking at the 32nd Annual National Education Conference of the union Read More

Covid-19: FG advocates increased productivity to grow economy

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

In an effort to grow the nation’s economy due to the effect of covid-19 pandemic, the federal government on Monday called for increased productivity so as to deal with the age-long challenges of underdevelopment in the country. Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made this known during the flag-off of the “Nigeria Public Sector Productivity and Innovation Summit”, Read More

Suffering and smiling in Northern Nigeria

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

Anytime I place my fingers on keyboard to analyses and put my opinion on the Nigerian state of insecurity, I feel frustrated because the country is in serious danger and our leaders are not disturbed or pretending all is well. But we cannot keep quiet watching things go wrong without drawing the attention of government. Where do I start; the Read More

2020 IPCR research promotion was ill-conceived

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

The mishandling of the 2020 promotion was just the latest in a string of lapses in research and administrative competence of IPCR since 2000. Since its establishment, the instability and haphazard nature of promotion has cost the research team progressive career development and enormous opportunities. The promotion exercise was the latest experience of this development where there was information blackout Read More

Putting AIDS on the back foot

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

Today is being observed globally as World AIDS Day. The Day provides an opportunity for the international community to unite and fight against HIV, show support for people living with the disease as well as commemorate those who have died. The theme for this year’s commemoration is: Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Resilience and Impact”. The World AIDS Day was first Read More

‘Fleeing’ Ex-Pension Boss nabbed in Niger

December 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Security agents have reportedly arrested former Chairman of the defunct Pension Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Maina for alleged money laundering to the tune of N2billion. The trial judge, Justice Abang Okon issued a warrant for his arrest after he ‘jumped bail’ and failed to appear in court. He was said to Read More

Biu Forum condemns farmers’ murder in Borno

December 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Biu Forum has condemned the ‘gruesome and barbaric murders’ of 43 rice farmers on their farms in Borno state, while calling on security agencies to improve their intelligence gathering and surveillance to forestall recurrence of such killing.  A statement signed by the National Chairman, Malam Muhammad Ibrahim, said, “The Biu forum is saddened and deeply touched by the media reports of recent Read More

Kaduna Speaker assures community on road, bags title

December 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani, has assured the Tsaunin Kura Residents Association (Sabo GRA) that roads in their community will be given priority in 2021. Speaking when President General of Sabo GRA, Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu-led executives of the community on a visit to the Speaker at the Kaduna Assembly on Monday, Zailani said, “issue of road Read More

Rice farmers’ concerns over reopening of borders

December 1, 2020 Mohammed Abba 0

The ongoing pressure being mounted on President Muhammadu Buhari by some people, which led to the setting up of a presidential committee on border reopening headed by the Minister of Finance is not a good omen for Nigeria’s agricultural sector. Particularly, it will truncate the laudable achievements of agricultural initiatives of President Buhari designed to make Nigeria self-sufficient in food Read More

Gender-equal world: A mission for all

In early 2020, Awa had just turned 15 years old when she heard that her marriage was being arranged. Escaping it seemed difficult, but Awa found the courage to defy her father’s decision. Her small village in Mali had a committee for the prevention of early marriage, and she took her case to them. This body of respected people presented Read More

COVID-19: Stakeholders brain storm, seek improved humanitarian response

December 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Stakeholders from all walks of life on Monday gathered in Abuja to brainstorm and identify innovative ways to provide humanitarian response in a bid to guarantee a co-ordinated and cohesive approach in addressing humanitarian action during an after pandemic. At one-day colloquium to review COVID-19 humanitarian response intervention organised by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Read More

1999 Constitution: As women push to deflate discriminatory clauses…

December 1, 2020 ENE OSHABA 0

Conversations about the inclusion of women in legislative pronouncements are building more momentum and new dimensions are being analysed as women work towards blocking every loophole to their growth. ENE OSHABA writes. The role women play in democracy and national development cannot be overemphasised. As the search for a Nigeria Fit for all heightens, the place of women is very Read More

SERVICOM deploys synergy to drive improvements in service delivery processes

December 1, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator /CEO SERVICOM Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli has said that SERVICOM is deploying synergy to drive the service delivery improvements processes in the ongoing Open Government Partnership Initiatives of the federal government.  Mrs Akajemeli stated this when she recently paid an advocacy visit to the Honourable Minister of Health Dr.  Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja. The National Coordinator stated that Read More

Kaduna highways: Soldiers neutralise 2 bandits, rescue 29… 7 farmers, nursing mother killed in Katsina

Troops Sunday night and Monday morning repelled the attacks of armed bandits on Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna – Zaria and Kaduna – Kachia highways, rescuing 39 victims and killing two of the kidnappers.  A statement signed Monday by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan said, as troops dislodged armed bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway, stray bullets fired by the bandits Read More

World AIDS Day: U.S spends $6bn on 1 million patients in Nigeria

December 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has said more than $6 billion has been invested in Nigeria’s HIV/AID control, even as more than one million women and children are currently on HIV treatment through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This is as Nigerians lost to HIV/AIDS and the resiliency of those who fight for epidemic control in Nigeria have Read More

Zulum to Buhari on insurgency: Engage mercenaries to clear entire Sambisa Forest

…   Grief-stricken Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to bring in mercenaries if Nigeria is to win the Boko Haram war.  This was among many other suggestions made by the governor while receiving in audience Senate President Ahmed Lawan-led federal delegation on a condolence visit to the state over the death of 43 farmers killed Read More

FCT Police nab Benue University don ‘killer’, recover his car

December 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command, Monday, arrested one Jeremiah Nnamdi at CBN Junction, along Karu axis of the FCT in connection with the murder of Professor Kwaghger of the Federal University of Agriculture, Benue state. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP  Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement in Abuja, said operatives of the command acting on credible intelligence Read More