Blueprint publisher Malagi appointed director strategic communication APC Presidential Campaign Council

September 24, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Chairman/CEO Blueprint Newspapers Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Idris (Malagi), has been appointed as Director Strategic Communications of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council (PCC). The appointment is contained in a press release made available to the media on Friday and signed by the PCC Secretary, Rt.Hon. James Abiodun Faleke.It said: “We are pleased to announce the nominees of Read More

Yobe trains 150 staff on finance, audit, others

September 24, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in partnership with State and Local Government Reform (SLOGO) has trained 150 staff of the finance, audit, budget and planning across the 17 local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for local government and Chieftaincy affairs, Yarima Lawan Mahmud, made this known Thursday in Damaturu, the state capital. Mahmud stated Read More

FG owns only 5 percent share of Nigeria Air – Sirika

September 24, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Minister of Aviation , Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the new national carrier, Nigeria Air is on its way to being launched with federal government owning only 5 per cent share. The Minister stated this while giving updates on the status of the Nigeria Air and the PPP bidding process on Friday in Abuja, said the Request for Proposal Read More

Foundation donates 300kva transformer to Benue community

September 24, 2022 Editorial III 0

After 16 months of groping in darkness, Mbaba people in the Gwer East Local Governnent Area of Benue, have finally stepped into light. The Yvonne Achado Foundation donated a 300KVA transformer to the community following the breakdown and neglect of the former one Social and commercial activities had been grounded in the community while their power supply was in a Read More

Activist cautions Obi over romance with Ugwuanyi, Nwodo, others

September 24, 2022 Editorial III 0

An activist and social influencer, Comrade Kennedy Iyere has cautioned the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, over his relationship with some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southeast. The Convener of the 40Million Ballots Movement expressed worries over the recent visit of Peter Obi to Governor Ugwuanyi of Enugu state, insisting that the purpose Read More

Nigeria’s low perception worries CAN president

September 23, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Archbushop Daniel C. Okoh, has said the image of Nigeria has gone so low, that “every citizen is perceived as either a thief or a begger who has nothing to offer.” Okoh stated this Thursday  in his goodwill message at the opening ceremony of the third Abuja Catholic Archdiocesan General Assembly with Read More

Don Crucifixto entertainment’s movie Privileged set for screening

September 23, 2022 Editorial III 0

…Signs MoU with Roadshow Equity Partners   Those that know Don Crucifixto Entertainment will attest that it is one global entertainment brand with a long standing tradition of continually bringing personified entertainment to its fans, as well as educate, raise awareness, and showcase diversity. From music production/record label to artist/talent management, music and movie production, as well as publishing management, Read More

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Stakeholders task media on SGBV fight through data-driven reporting

September 23, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Stakeholders at the public presentation of Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) media justice status report on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Nigeria have tasked the media on fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence through data-driven reporting. A press statement by WSCIJ Executive Director/CEO, Motunrayo Alaka, said the presentation of the report titled: ‘Missing Data, Missing Justice’ was Read More

2023: PDP’s division threatens Atiku’s victory

September 23, 2022 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

The last has not been heard of the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike, alongside his allies have pulled out of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council. In this report, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU, x-rays how the division in the party may affect its victory in the 2023 general elections. The emergence of former Vice President Read More

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NGO to raise N75m for less privileged kids with special needs (3rd) 

September 23, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Worship for Change, a non-governmental organisation, is set to raise over N75 million during its 2022 Green Worship concert to support less privileged and children with special needs across the country. Its founder, Mr. Wale Adenuga, who disclosed this Friday at a media parley in Lagos, said the concert was initiated as opportunity to create awareness, raise funds and support indigent Read More

2023: Dare re-emerges Zamfara PDP governorship candidate

September 23, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Following the just concluded PDP governorship primary election in Zamfara state, Dauda Lawal Dare has been declared winner with 455 votes. Declaring the results of the primary at the PDP state headquarters in Gusau Friday, the chairman of the election, Hassan Hyte, who is also the PDP chairman in Kaduna state, said Dr. Ibrahim Shehu scored only one vote, while Read More

Tears as FCTA reclaims Zaudna land for infrastructure development

September 23, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Tears took over Zaudna community on Friday, as officials of the Federal Capital Territory (FCTA) rolled in bulldozers and pulled down unauthorised structures to reclaim the land for infrastructure development. Zaudna village which is under Jiwa chiefdom in Abuja Municipal Area council (AMAC) is one of the districts earmarked for land swap programme by the administration. The director, Department of Read More

Plateau NDE trains 50 youth on entrepreneurship skills

September 23, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Friday trained no fewer than 50 Plateau youths in behavioural disposition and skills acquisition in Jos, the state capital. The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Directorate, Malam Nuhu Fikpo, said the training was aimed at empowering the youths on behavioural change towards entrepreneurship. Represented by Malam Yusuf Umar, he said “it is specifically designed to empower youths with Read More

Operation Dakatar Da Barawo: Navy, NNPC’s blueprint against oil theft

September 23, 2022 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

 …Operation has barred diversion of over N30bn crude – Naval Chief ‘…Claims about oil thievery volumes outrageous, unrealistic’ ….Military not involved in oil theft – DHQ The lingering menace of oil theft in the Niger Delta region has been a source of concern to the government and stakeholders in the oil and gas sector. BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines Read More

PDP presidential primary: Atiku’s emergence as party candidate valid, Supreme Court rules

…I’m not bigger than party, Wike admits, insists Ayu must go  Not long after the Supreme Court Friday validated the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the authentic presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the embattled Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, in a live television broadcast, acknowledged that he was not “bigger” than the party. The Read More

FG, states, LGs share N673.137bn for August

September 23, 2022 David Agba 0

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) at its meeting shared a total sum of N673.137 billion to the three tiers of the government, as federation allocation for the month of August, 2022. From this stated amount, inclusive of Gross Statutory Revenue, Value Added Tax (VAT), and an Augmentation of Non Oil Excess Revenue, the Federal Government received N259.641 billion, the Read More

FG determined to end crude oil theft – Minister

September 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the federal government is determined to end crude oil theft through the deployment of technology and additional security measures. A statement by the minister’s media aide Segun Adeyemi , the Minister, who made the remarks at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday after the aerial surveillance of the Read More

FG appoints Bulus as acting Postmaster General of NIPOST

September 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, has approved the appointment of Barrister Bulus Yakubu as acting Postmaster General of the Federation/CEO, NIPOST following the suspension of Dr Ismail Adewusi from office. This was contained in a statement signed by NIPOST’s director corporate communications, Mr Franklin Alao in Abuja on Thursday According to the statement, “Bulus who holds Read More

You’re beating drums of religious war for selfish interest – NCYI warns Dogara, Babachir

September 23, 2022 Agi onda 0

The Northern Christian Youth Initiative has condemned the activities of politicians using religion to campaign for 2023 elections. The group in a statement on Friday signed by its convener Mike Msuaan  condemned the campaign championed by the former speaker of the House of Representative Yakubu Dogara and the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Babachir Lawal in Read More

Abuja- Lafia- Akwanga- Mukurdi road dualization over 72% completed, says FG

September 23, 2022 David Agba 0

Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Abubakar Kabir Abubakar has said that the 220 km  Keffi-  Akwanga-  Makurdi dualization  road project  has scaled 72% completion. Abubakar made this known Friday after an evaluation of the four-section  road project with contract no FRD/ 83/AKALM/2017. Speaking with newsmen in Lafia, the Works Committee Chairman said that the 220 Km road connecting three Read More

Chibudum Nwuche, Adenike Grange: Where are they now?

September 23, 2022 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Each of these individuals once served Nigeria meritoriously in different capacities before they left the scene. It’s however not clear where they could be and what they are doing presently; ELEOJO IDACHABA wonders. Chibudum Nwuche Honourable Chibudum Nwuche was former deputy speaker, House of Representatives, between 1999 and 2003 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); a lawyer Read More

Mercy Corps donates COVID-19 vaccine guide, referral forms, others to Yobe PHC

September 23, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

As part of efforts to prevent Yobe state from the danger of corona various , a Non-Governmental Organization, Mercy Corps on Thursday handed over COVID-19 vaccine guide, and referral forms to Yobe state Primary Health Care Management Board (YPHCMB). The handing over ceremony took place at the Primary Health Care Management Board office complex along Gashua road in Damaturu, the Read More

Danbatta applauds media for aiding telecom awareness

September 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has said that the level of awareness of the potentials of telecommunications products and services is a credit to the media industry which has partnered with the Commission in the regulatory process. Danbatta who was the Keynote Speaker at the dinner hosted by the Board of Trustees Read More