Exclusive: MDAs’ capital projects stalled over non-release of 2022 budget 

August 7, 2022 Patrick Andrew 0

The Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), construction firms and other essential service providers are in severe financial strain over delay in the release of the 2022 budget for implementation of capital projects. Budget components The MDAs, which largely needed release of the budgetary allocation to facilitate the provisions of infrastructures, purchase of equipment and other essentials, are groaning as the 2022 Read More

Gunmen kill 2 vigilantes, abduct scores in Katsina community

August 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

 Gunmen Sunday morning killed two members of a local vigilante group and abducted several residents of Shola Quarters in Katsina metropolis. Those kidnapped in the attack that lasted for over an hour include a newly married couple. Shola Quarters is situated behind the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Teaching Hospital (formerly Federal Medical Centre) Katsina. The area, which is in the Read More

Insecurity: FCTA taskforce raises alarm over Kuje’s cashew forest 

August 7, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The combined task force of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) involved in the ongoing demolition in Kuje area council has raised the alarm over densely populated Cashew forests discovered at different locations within the town.  This, they said, was a huge set- back to stakeholder’s efforts against insecurity, as the forests provide hideouts to criminal elements. Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Read More

Olubadan backs clamour for telecom infrastructure protection 

August 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

 The advocacy for telecom infrastructure protection across the country by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has received the royal blessings of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun. The Oba urged every citizen in Nigerian to take responsibility for the protection of facilities for mutual benefit of all. A statement by director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, said  the monarch spoke through the Ayingun Olubadan of Read More

90-year-old suspected supplier of drugs to bandits nabbed – NDLEA 

August 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 90-year-old suspected supplier of illicit drugs to bandits, Usman Adamu, in Mailalle, Sabon Birni area of Sokoto state. The NDLEA director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the development in a statement Sunday in Abuja. The NDLEA spokesman also revealed that the agency’s operatives arrested a 37-year-old man, Solo Osamede, for Read More

Nigeria bleeding over fake news –  Minister

August 7, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

  The Minister of state, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zuberu Dada, has decried the scourge of fake news in Nigeria saying that the nation is bleeding due to its negative impact. The minister stated this weekend while speaking at the launching of Calender and Magazine by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Niger state council, to mark its 2022 Press Week, Read More

Inclusion of men in the vulnerable group

August 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The cheering news from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is the inclusion of men in the Grant for Vulnerable Groups (GVG) programme. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, unfurled the development at a recent parley with Civil Society Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, stakeholders and the media to herald Read More

SERAP, CJID sue FG over N5m fines on Trust TV, others

August 7, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) have dragged the federal government to court, asking the court to “declare arbitrary and illegal the N5 million imposed on Trust TV, Multichoice Nigeria Limited, NTA-Startimes Limited and TelcCom Satellite Limited, over their documentaries on terrorism in the country.” Joined in the suit as defendants are Minister of Read More

Real estate firms raised over N72bn from NGX in 10 years

August 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) said it has raised over N72 billion for real estate companies in 10 years just as it plans to launch an initiative known as Impact Board to address the lingering housing deficit. Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, Oscar Onyema, stated this at the 16th Africa International Housing Show themed, ’Housing for All: Read More

Jamoh wants petroleum engineers to protect oil assets

August 7, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has charged the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to join in the protection of Nigeria’s oil assets using their expertise. Jamoh stated that the SPE have a greater role to play in ensuring that economic saboteurs and pipeline vandals do not have a field day plundering the country’s Read More

2023: PDP national scribe preaches peace, synergy among officers

August 7, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, has appealed to aggrieved party members to eschew rancour and work as a team, urging LGA and ward chairmen to remain united and obedient to the party. Anyanwu, made the appeal at his country home, Amaimo, Ikeduru local government area of Imo Read More

N1.4bn: Your government a disaster, SDP presidential flag bearer hits Buhari

August 7, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Prince Adewole Adebayo has described the endorsement by President Muhammadu to support neighbouring Niger with vehicles worth N1.4 billion as a disaster”. The SDP presidential candidate who stated this when he featured on Channels Television noted that there are agencies in charge of  inter-nations security relations. Adebayo said: “I am sad Read More

Croc City 5-Aside League kicks off 

August 7, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The female segment of Croc City 5-Aside Football For Peace League will commence with draws and a seminar at the Murtala Mohammed Square on Monday for the 10 teams expected to participate in the competition. A statement issued by the Kaduna state Ministry of Sports Development stated that the actual tournament will start on August 10 and end August 19, Read More

$50bn slips from Nigeria, others on monetary tightening by central banks

August 7, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

The Secretary General of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, Ambassador Isiaka Abdulqadir Imam, has assured that with the positive acceptance of D-8 Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) which will serve as catalyst in boosting intra-trade relations among member countries, its operationalization will take off later this year as agreed. While presenting the Commission and the Council of Ministers as the Read More

Premier League: Haaland scores twice on debut as Manchester City subdue West Ham

August 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Erling Haaland opened his Manchester City goal account and demonstrated the huge threat he will pose this season as the champions began the defence of their Premier League crown in impressive fashion at West Ham United. The brilliant 22-year-old Norwegian striker delivered exactly what City manager Pep Guardiola wanted following his summer signing from Borussia Dortmund when he gave City Read More

CAF CL: Rivers United, Plateau set to get opponents 

August 7, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The preliminary rounds draws for the continental football showpiece , the CAF Champions league and Confederation Cup will be conducted Monday by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) by 2pm local time. The trio of Rivers United , Plateau United and Remo Stars already qualified to represent the country while Rivers and Plateau United will jostle for honours in the Read More

Birmingham 2022: You’ve made us proud, Akeredolu hails Adekuoroye

August 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has lauded the impressive achievement of Odunayo Adekuoroye at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Recall that the Ondo State-born Olympian, won the gold medal in the women’s 57kg freestyle wrestling on Friday after defeating Indian competitor, Anshu Malik. Reacting to the feat, Akeredolu in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Read More

Tobi Amusan sets new record with 100m Hurdles victory in Birmingham 

August 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The world champion successfully defended her title in the final at Alexander Stadium on Sunday, becoming the first Nigerian to do so. Amusan set a new Commonwealth Games record in winning the women’s 100m hurdles title. The 25-year-old Read More

EFCC hunts down forex hoarders as scarcity bites harder

August 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency said it would arrest foreign currency traders found to be hoarding the dollar after a plunge in the country’s currency last month. Choked supply chains, partly due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and an almost 100 per cent increase in gasoline prices this year, are placing upward price pressures on Africa’s largest economy. The Economic and Financial Read More

Commonwealth Games 2022: Tobi Amusan inspires Team Nigeria to first ever Women’s 4x100m Gold medal

August 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria women’s 4x100m quarter of Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma and Grace Nwokocha made history Sunday afternoon at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham by becoming the first women’s relay team to win a Commonwealth Games gold. The quartet did in record-breaking fashion, running 42.10 seconds to break the barely a month old 42.22 seconds African record they set in Read More