Insecurity: Unity group hails Service Chiefs for stabilising the country

January 25, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan organization, Unity Advocacy Group has commended the leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) for stabilising the country since their appointment one year ago. The group said its investigation revealed that the security situation in the country has significantly improved since their appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari on 26th January, 2021. UAG while commending the service chiefs Read More

FMSTI, Taraba to collaborate in STI to develop economy

January 25, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Taraba state government have agreed to partnere in the area of science, technology and innovation to develop the economy. The Minister stated this when he had audience with Taraba state Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku in his Office on Monday, in Abuja. According to the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Read More

Yobe gets new commissioner of police

January 25, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

Yobe state police Command has received its new Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna G. Garba. He is the 31st Commissioner of Police since the creation of the state. A statement by the command police public relations officer ASP Dungus Abdulkarim said the new Commissioner took over from CP Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar who has been elevated to the rank of AIG. Read More

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NILEST certifies 165 recruits on leather manufacturing

January 25, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology ( NILEST), under the Federal Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation, on Thursday in Abuja graduated 165 trainees on Footwear manufacturing and leather goods production across the country. Speaking, the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi, in his speech said  that  the Leather Industry forms one of Read More

Yobe: Buni appoints Igbo man as special assistant

January 24, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

In a bid to unite all ethnic groups in Yobe state, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has appointed an Igbo man, Anayo Ezenwa, a Damaturu-based businessman as his special assistant. A letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Baba Mallam Wali, revealed that his appointment was based on his records of performance, dedication and commitment towards the development of the Read More

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai hold social activities in Yobe

January 24, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, Saturday, held the 2021 Nigerian Army Social Activities in Yobe. The event aimed to straighten the social relationship among officers, soldiers and their families as well as their friends through Cultural displays, musical performances and other regimented activities. Speaking at the event, the Commander Brig.-Gen AG Nura, represented by Read More

ABU receives N10b grants in 2021-VC

January 24, 2022 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) has attracted funding amounting to over N10 billion in 2021 through various grants for infrastructure development across the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kabiru Bala, has disclosed. He made the disclosure at the University’s 80th (Ordinary) meeting of Congregation, stresing that efforts were being made to secure more grants for the University this year. The Congregation, Read More

Armed forces to partner NPHCDA on healthcare delivery

January 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has expressed the readiness of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in sustaining the collaborative healthcare arrangement with the National Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure that children in areas affected by insecurity are vaccinated.  This, he said would improve healthcare services for members of the AFN and the nation Read More

Defence minister tasks NDC commandant on academic excellence

January 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has charged the new Commandant of National Defence College (NDC), Rear Admiral Murtala Bashir, to justify his appointment by working hard to improve the pedigree of academic excellence that the college is known for in the West Africa sub-region. A statement by the minister’s media aide Mohammad Abdulkadri Thursday, quoted the Read More

AU applauds MNJTF over successes, approves renewal of mandates

January 23, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The African Union (AU) Commission has assured the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of support to enable it consolidate on successes recorded against the Boko Haram / Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and other violent extremism in the Lake Chad region. The Commission also approved the renewal its mandates for another period of twelve months with effect Read More

2023: Tinubu media network inaugurates regional coordinators

January 22, 2022 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Tinubu Media Network 2023 (TMN23) has said it would commence the inauguration of coordinators of geopolitical zones across the country beginning with South-East zone next week. The CWC has Mr. Ebi Ozegbe as chairman, Mr. Austin Ebipade, secretary while other members are Mrs. Peace Sinclair, vice chairman, Mr. John Odhe, Publicity secretary and Read More

APC chairmanship race: Tinubu visits Senator Musa

January 22, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of the February 26 National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Saturday morning, paid a visit to one of the Chairmanship aspirants, Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger East). Tinubu who visited Senator Musa in his Maitama, Abuja residence, assured the latter that the contribution he made to the party Read More

For Nigeria’s unity zone Presidency to South, CSOs task parties

January 22, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A coalition of civil society groups (CSOs) on power rotation to the South has called on major political parties in Nigeria to think ahead of their conventions by using the zoning formula to ensure the country remains united. The coalition, while addressing a press conference at the NUJ Press Centre, Abuja, appealed to the northern part of the country to remember Read More

Myths and taboos hinder access to free quality cleft care in Nigeria

In many African societies, having a child with congenital defect is often considered punishment by the gods for the parent/parent’s past sins or offenses. Certain customs and traditions are so averse to people born with physical challenges, associating it with bad luck and negative omens. Those who live are often abandoned without basic care and proper upbringing. Most of these Read More

Okowa dissolves traditional rulers’ council

January 21, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday dissolved the state traditional rulers’ council led by Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, the Obi of Owa Kingdom. This dissolution was contained in a government’s special announcement dated January 21, 2022, signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah. According to the SSG, the dissolution was sequel to Read More

2023: How Tinubu’s declaration, Osinbajo’s ambition unsettle South-west, APC

…Why the zone unsettled – Odua Youth Forum …Osinbajo better prepared for Presidency – Support groups  …VP shouldn’t run against his benefactor – TSG ‘…They’ll work together, no ambition can separate them’  As the race for the 2023 presidential election gathers momentum, many politicians of note within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their intentions to succeed President Read More

Court orders arrest of 2 Italians over alleged $119m power plant fraud

January 21, 2022 Editorial III 0

A  Rivers state high court in PortHarcourt has ordered the arrest of two Italian Nationals, Giandomenico Zingali and Davide Anelli over their refusal to attend court to answer criminal charges against them in an alleged $119 million dollars Power Plant fraud. The Court ordered the Inspector General of Police IGP, Commissioner of Police CP and other security operatives to effect Read More

Troops kill 44 terrorists, recover 4 gun trucks, others

January 20, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Thursday, said ground troops with support of the air component of Operation Hadin Kai in the North-east and Operation Hadarin Daji in the North-east killed a total of 44 terrorists. The military also said a total of 863 terrorists and their families comprising 136 males, 251 females and 476 children surrendered to troops at different locations, Read More

Estate surveyor urges NIESV to check activities of quacks

January 20, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Principal Partner of Adamu Keffi and Associates ESV., Barrister Adamu M. Keffi, has called on the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) to strengthen its watchdog role in order to weed out quacks operating in the industry. ESV Adamu stated this Wednesday during the firm’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the opening of its fourth office in Read More

We’re employing whole of society approach to tackle insecurity- CDS

January 20, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has said the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) is advancing the whole of society approach towards addressing national security. A statement by Acting Director Defence InformationAir Commodore Wap Maigida, quoted the CDS as saying this Wednesday during a youth and security summit in Abuja. Gen Irabor said for the AFN to Read More

Zamfara: Bandits write 4 communities, demand N32m

January 19, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, . 0

Suspected terrorists operating in Gando forest in Bukkuyum local government area of Zamfara state have again written to four communities under Kairu district, demanding the sum of N32 million or risk being attack. Resident of Kairu town simply identified as Lawali Muhammd Kairu in a telephone interview with Blueprint said the affected communities includes, Kairu, Takalafiya, Kyaram and Katafana. According Read More

Police nab ‘killers’ of Abuja doctor, 16 others for kidnapping, robbery

January 19, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of an Abuja-based medical doctor, Obisike Donald Ibe, 37, a staff of Zenith Lab and Kidney Center, and his housemate, Ezekiel Edoja, 31, both of Games Village Estate Abuja. The Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Babaji Sunday, disclosed this while parading the suspects before journalists, Tuesday Read More