2023: Bishop Kukah drops fresh hint

August 31, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As 2023 general election draws closer, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has revealed that Nigerians have become more intelligent than their leaders. The clergyman explained further that Nigerians are now more mentally aware than those governing the country. He spoke on Wednesday, adding that was the reason for agitations. He added that it won’t be a Read More

Zamfara police arrest ex-Army officer for supply of arms to bandits, kidnappers

August 31, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara state police command has arrested one Sa’idu Lawal 41 –year- old who specialised in transportation and supply of fire arms to bandits and terrorist in the state. The command’s spokesperson SP Muhammad Shehu while parading the suspect at a press briefing Wednesday held at the command’s headquarters said, the suspect was an ex-Army officer and an indigene of Read More

NCC slashes International Termination Rate from $0.045 to $0.10 

August 31, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued an amended Determination of Mobile (Voice) International Termination Rate (ITR) for implementation in the Nigerian Telecommunications Industry effective from September 1, 2022. A statement by NCC spokesperson Reuben Muoka  Thursday, said the ITR for voice services paid for terminating international calls on local networks in Nigeria is now set at US$0.10, from the Read More

NITDA partners ACM to train indigenous content creators on emerging technology

August 31, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

In order to identify and build the teeming talents in Nigeria’s creative industry, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, has said that federal government will partner with Africa Creative Market to train them on how to use emerging technologies, create talents and boost the region’s creative capabilities as well as strategically place it at Read More

Brent crude oil price drops to $96pb

August 31, 2022 David Agba 0

  Oil futures headed lower for a third month in a row in August, on track to tally their longest streak of monthly losses in more than two years. “The reality of slowing global economic growth setting in has been met with renewed COVID lockdowns in China, continued strength in Russian exports, supply returning from Libya, the potential for Iran Read More

Ebonyi chairmanship crisis: Lawyer reacts to ex-parte order 

August 31, 2022 Paul Okah 0

A legal practitioner in Ebonyi State has condemned the ex-parte order surreptitiously obtained by the Ebonyi State government on Tuesday to swear in council chairmen and councilors in the 13 local government areas of the state, after a Federal High Court in Abakaliki had nullified the election held on July 30. Speaking with Blueprint reporter on Wednesday evening, the senior Read More

Re – examining return bids of serving senators 

August 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Three months ago before the party primaries, the number of Senators projected to return to the Senate has drastically dropped after many of them failed to secure tickets for their reelection bids. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Earlier analysis made  In the last analysis made on the 30th of May, 2022 immediately after primaries of the major political parties, about 60 out Read More

‘I was ‘nervous’ at U.S. Open’ –Nadal

August 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Rafael Nadal has admitted to feeling nervous entering his first round match with Rinky Hijikata, an Australian ranked No. 198 in the world who played college tennis at North Carolina. A fired up Hijikata came out racing all over the court and broke Nadal with a forehand reflex smash at the net for a 4-3 lead en route to taking Read More

Atiku, Tambuwal, PDP ask Court to dismiss Wike’s suit against Atiku

August 31, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to dismiss a legal action instituted by Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike. In the suit, Wike challenged the last presidential primary election of the party where Atiku was announced as the winner. Atiku, PDP and Read More

NACOS YSU chapter holds employability summit in Yobe

August 31, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Nigerian Association of Computer Students (NACOS) Yobe State University Chapter has Wednesday organised a one day youth employability summit and send forth for outgoing students of computer department of the university. The summit which has as its theme: “Creating A Fit Future Workforce”, took place at Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam Hall, Yobe State University, Damaturu. Speaking at the summit, the Read More

Christian community in Yobe commends Buni for devt strides

August 31, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Christian Unity forum zone ‘B’ in Yobe state, have Wednesday paid a solidarity visit on the Governor Mai Mala Buni at the government House Damaturu. Convener of the forum, Mr. Emmanuel Degubi, said the visit was to endorse Buni’s administration for its focus on development. He commended the Buni led administration for giving equal treatment to all faiths and Read More

Cross River: With your support, Ayade’ll finish strong, commissioner tells workers

August 31, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

  The Cross River state Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Mfon Bassey, has said with the continuous support of civil servants in the state employ, the Governor  Ben Ayade-led administration would finish strong. Mr Bassey, who was also recently appointed the supervising commissioner in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, made the remarks in Calabar during his first interaction with workers Read More

Bandits in Zamfara made N3bn in ransom from 3,672 victims in 8 years — Report 

August 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A committee set up by the Zamfara state government to review activities of bandits and terrorists said between 2011 and 2019, terrorists collected more than N3 billion in ransom from over 3,672 abducted victims. The committee which was headed by a retired Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Abubakar, was mandated to review the security situation in the state between June 2011 Read More

NCPC goes tough on guarantors over abscondment 

August 31, 2022 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) has declared that it would not spare “any pilgrim who absconds during pilgrimage including their guarantors.” According to the Commission, it’s committed to achieving zero abscondment of pilgrims during pilgrimage; a feat which was achieved last year during its maiden pilgrimage to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Consequently, it had secured the arrest of Read More

In Imo, FRSC sector commander rolls out ember months’ programme

August 31, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The sector commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Imo state, Everestus Ebeniro, has rolled out his programme for motorists in preparation for September to December activities. Addressing newsmen at the Imo NUJ Press Centre, Port Harcourt road, Owerri, Tuesday, he said the commission has identified 6 energy routes in the state capital, from where activities of motorists will be Read More

2035 fossil fuels deadline suicidal to Nigeria, MAN warns 

August 31, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The Manufacturer Association of Nigeria (MAN) has said that the 2035 deadline pecked by the developed nations and other nations to end the use of fossil fuel will deal a fatal blow to Nigeria’s mono-economy if the country fails to act fast. MAN noted that the deadline is not too far as the country may think thereby becoming imperative for Read More

Imo ex-perm sec unveils book on local govt administration

August 31, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A retired Permanent Secretary in Imo state, Chukwuma Nwachukwu, has unveiled a book on the administration of local government in the country. The book entitled “Local Government Administration in Nigeria – Evolution, Reforms and Practice,” has 12 chapters and more than 200 pages. The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Mrs. Rubby Emele, while commending the author Read More

Insecurity: Masari donates 10 APCs to Nigerian Army 

August 31, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has donated 10 locally fabricated Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to assist security agents to fight bandits. Governor Masari stated this while commissioning the APCs on Tuesday at the Government House, Katsina. He said government purchased the vehicles fabricated from Kebbi state at the cost of N100 million to support security agents to discharge their duties Read More

Kogi shuts down brothels over security challenges

August 31, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Following directive from Kogi state government that all brothels in the state be shut down, the Bureau of Land and Urban Development has sealed off brothels and shanties in Lokoja, the state capital. The Director General Bureau of Land and Urban Development, Nazil Ochi, who led his team to shut down central brothels in Lokoja Wednesday advised operators of the illegal businesses in the Read More

80% Africans rely on traditional medicine  – WHO 

August 31, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has said 80% of the continent’s population relies on traditional medicine for their basic health needs. She stated this when commemorating African Traditional Medicine Day and added that it is to honour the integral role of traditional medicine in the health and welfare of generations of people in Read More

Katarko bridge disconnection unfortunate – Buni 

August 31, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, Wednesday, said the Katarko Bridge disconnection due to heavy rain is unfortunate.He stated this when he paid inspection visit to the scene of the Katarko cut off bridge that linked two local government areas of Gujba and Gulani from the state capital and Biu, Borno state.Buni stated that the stage in which the state Read More

FMC Bida explains hike in cost of services

August 31, 2022 Chamba Simeh Abuja 0

The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Bida, Niger state, Dr Usman Abubakar, has denied increasing the cost of its services. The rebuttal was made by the medical director when he addressed newsmen in Bida, Wednesday. He said the consultation fee remains N500 and not N3000, while the fee for ante-natal services remains N1000. He added that any woman coming to Read More