Kaduna LG polls: Aspirant pledges skill acquisition

April 14, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna North local government chairmanship aspirant, Comrade Mukhtar Baloni, has promised to prioritise skill acquisition by establishing community centres to serve as skills acquisition centres for the welfare of the youth and vulnerable persons. He said the centers which will also house town hall and sport centers can be cited in the existing Primary Health Care Centers or stand alone Read More

Sani-Bello tasks new Kagara emir on banditry

April 14, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sabi Bello of Niger state has advised the new Emir of Kagara, Ahmad Gunna, to cooperate and work together with the state government in curbing security challenges in his domain.  The governor stated this Tuesday while presenting letter of appointment to the new emir at Government House, Minna. He said the appointment of the traditional ruler was not Read More

Sani-Bello tasks new Kagara emir on banditry

April 14, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sabi Bello of Niger state has advised the new Emir of Kagara, Ahmad Gunna, to cooperate and work together with the state government in curbing security challenges in his domain. The governor stated this Tuesday while presenting letter of appointment to the new emir at Government House, Minna. He said the appointment of the traditional ruler was not Read More

Revoke of $1.5bn P/Harcourt refinery contract, Olofinmoyin urges FG

April 14, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A former military administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (rtd), Tuesday appealed to the federal government to revoke the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery turn around maintenance (TAM) contract. The former MILAD made the call on the heels of the Dangote refinery coming up stream before the turn around maintenance (TMA) is concluded. He stated that the refinery contract Read More

Ramadan: Sule congratulates Muslim Ummah, calls for prayers

April 14, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has congratulated Muslims Ummah for the commencement of this year’s Ramadan fast. He congratulated faithfuls in a statement personally signed and made available to newsmen in Lafia Tuesday. The statement stated that: “I , Abdullahi A. Sule, on behalf of the government and good people of Nasarawa state wish congratulate the Muslim ummah in Read More

Herder killed in Zangon Kataf reprisal

April 14, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Security agencies have reported the death of a herder in a counter killing at Sabanfan village of Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, Kaduna state government has said. The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the herder, Kaminu Suleiman, was killed with machete by unknown assailants while out grazing his herd at Sabanfan. Read More

Fire guts Bodija plank market, destroys N200m property

April 14, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Property worth about N200 million were Monday night destroyed during a midnight inferno at the Bodija plank market axis of the Bodija International market, Ibadan. The fire incident affected some of the plank shops at the Zone 7 axis of the Bodija plank market. The plank sellers at the market stated that they lost over two hundred million naira as Read More

132 deaths per 1,000 live births unacceptable – FG

April 14, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The federal government Tuesday said the projected 132 deaths per 1,000 live births for Nigeria by 2030 is unacceptable. Consequently, the Federal Ministry of Health took steps to partner media executives at the 2021 first quarter of the RMNCAEH+N, on how to enlighten the general public in order to halt the avoidable high mortality rate. Tagged: “Media Parley with CEOs Read More

Kebbi trains 10,000 youth on agro-business

April 14, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

At least 10,000 applicants have been earmarked to undergo federal government Agriculture Business Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Schemes (AGMEs) training in Kebbi state. Addressing journalists Tuesday at the cabinet office, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri said the programme was aimed at reducing poverty and making the youth self-reliant. He explained in preparedness to Read More

AljazirahNigeria CEO launches Posh FM

April 14, 2021 John Oba 0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) AljazirahNigeria, Mr. Bassey Etuk Williams has announced his company’s intention to soon launch its brand of frequency modulated FM radio station. Christened Posh FM, the CEO in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja said the project is aimed at introducing a fresh sequence in the crowded sector which has been running on a monotonous programming. Read More

Equity market sustains bearish run, sheds N58bn

April 14, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Investors wealth depleted further yesterday, at the Nigerian Stock Exchange, declining by N58 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities declined further by 0.29 per cent to N20.202 trillion from N20.260 trillion reported on Monday. The NSE All Share Index also depreciated by 110.72 basis points or 0.29 per cent to 20.601.83 points from 20712.55 traded the previous day. Investor’s Read More

Sun Trust empowers 100 females driver with Hyundai Sonata vehicles

April 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

One hundred female drivers have benefited from SunTrust Bank’s initiative to support women in the ride-hailing industry. The beneficiaries are women under the aegis of Women on Wheel, a female drivers group. They were presented with Hyundai Sonata vehicles at the bank’s headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday. Speaking with journalists at the event, SunTrust managing director, Halima Buba, Read More

Group decries extra-judicial killing of Fulani

April 14, 2021 Binta Shama 0

A coalition of Fulani youth groups has called on the federal and state governments to ensure a halt to what they described as “the extra-judicial killings of Fulani in the country” by those opposed to the existence of the race. The coalition in a communiqué after a press conference, Tuesday, in Abuja said they would not sit and watch their Read More

Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 14, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state Shariah Commission has disclosed its intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. Permanent Commissioner of the commission in charge of Hisbah (Islamic police), Aminu Balarabe Isah, disclosed this Monday during a pre-Ramadan sensitisation organised by his office for Read More

5 feard killed in Gombe, Adamawa border clash

April 14, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

At least five persons have been reported killed in a clash between the two border towns of Nyuwar and Jessu made up of Waja people of Gombe and Lunguda of Adamawa state, respectively. Gombe state Police Commissioner, Ishola Babatunde Babaita confirmed the communal clash between Lunguda and Waja. Mr. Babatunde made the confirmation in a phone interview with Blueprint in Read More

Updated: Ex-Imo Gov Okorocha arrested by EFCC operatives

April 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has been arrested, Premium Times can authoritatively report. Okorocha was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about 4 P.M. Tuesday at his Unity House private office in Abuja, sources familiar with the matter told this medium. The former governor was arrested after a five-hour standoff with Read More

FCE Bichi on the brink, COEASU raises alarm

April 14, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The chairman, Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Federal College of Education (TECH) Bichi chapter, Malam Muhammad Salisu Yunusa, said the college is currently on the brink of collapse in the face of myriads of woes bedevilling it. Speaking at a press conference in Kano, Tuesday, Yunusa stated that the college has never had it so bad in the Read More

Osinbajo flags off Ogun digital empowerment project Thursday

April 14, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Barring any last minute change in plans, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will on Thursday join Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to flag off a digital empowerment programme in Abeokuta, the state capital. Tagged ‘Ogun State Digital Economic Empowerment Project’, it is a plan of the state government, being organised by the Bureau of Information Technology in conjunction with 21st Read More

COVID-19: New protocol takes effect across Nigerian airports

April 14, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Efforts to curb the spread of mutating variants of the COVID-19 virus from infecting the population has witnessed a change in passenger’s facilitation procedures across Nigerian airports. the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said. The new order abolished the situation whereby cars are allowed to park in front of airport terminals to pick arriving passengers. They will now Read More

We won’t give criminal elements space in Rivers – Obarilomate

April 14, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship candidate for Eleme local government area, Rivers state, Obarilomate Ollor, has warned criminal elements to stay away from the Eleme industrial zone. Ollormate in an exclusive interview Tuesday said if elected in April 2021, his administration would ensure tight security for all multinationals in the zone, especially the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone, Read More

JIBWIS dispatches 540 preachers on Ramadan tafsir

April 14, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished traders of essential commodities not hike the prices of food items during Ramadan period. He said they should be compassionate to the people considering the economic hardship in the country. Sheikh Jingir made the call at the formal opening of this year’s Read More

Flood: Gov Bello orders completion of ongoing Niger roads, bridges

April 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has directed the completion of all ongoing roads, bridges and culvert projects connecting riverine communities across the state before the commencement of the raining season. The governor also directed contractors handling various township road projects to speed up works and ensure their completion before the rain starts, He gave the directive during inspection Read More