NHRC seeks national framework on transitional justice

May 28, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Senior Human Right Adviser, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Hilary Ogbona, has called for a national framework and policy on transitional justice. He said “it will give the State an opportunity to use special mechanisms to fast track prosecution of ex-Boko Haram fighters and other perpetrators of human right abuses across the country.” Obonna stated this at a Read More

Yobe: NUJ charges members on ethics

May 28, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Yobe state council has appealed to its members to sustain the ethical practice of balancing their reports before publishing or going on air.  In a statement signed by the state chairman, comrade Rajab Mohammed, said it is in order not to deceive the public especially at this period of party primaries. Comrade Rejab urged Read More

ActionAid unveils home for victims of infanticide in FCT

May 28, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has commissioned over N141, 719, 721.49 worth of complex to Vine Heritage Home (VHH), in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The aim of the complex is to give succour to children who survived infanticide in some communities in FCT. The Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) ,Ene Obi, explained that AAN began Mobilising Read More

ActionAid, EU, others commission joint funded complex at Vine Heritage Home

May 28, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has commissioned over N141, 719, 721.49 worth of complex to Vine Heritage Home, (VHH) in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The aim of the complex is to give succour to children who survived infanticide in some communities in FCT. The Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) Ene Obi explained that AAN began Mobilising Actions Read More

Breaking: Fresh crisis rocks APC-NWC over Adamu’s decisions on presidential primary, others

May 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Fresh crisis is currently brewing in National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over alleged unilateral decisions being taking by the national chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu. A leaked letter addressed to the national chairman by the North-west National Vice Chairman of the party, Mallam Salihu Moh Lukman, warned that “if care was no taken, Adamu-led NWC Read More

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FG mulls introduction of e-procurement system in contract documentation 

May 28, 2022 Uko Etim 0

The federal government has expressed its readiness to introduce electronic procurement into the federal procurement system to make contract documentation easy and effective.  The Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), Mr. Mamman Ahmadu, disclosed the 2022 Federal Permanent  Secretaries Procurement Retreat in Uyo on Friday. Our Correspondent reports that the event was organized  by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Read More

APC Primaries: One feared dead in Cross River

May 28, 2022 Joseph Obung, 0

One person was feared dead, Friday, during the primary election for the House of Representatives of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Cross River state. The victim, whose name was given simply as Emman, was said to be a youth leader of ward 7 of Calabar South local government area of the State. Blueprint reported that trouble started when one Read More

[VIDEO] Arochukwu/Ohafia constituency: Reps hopeful, Mary Ikoku, other aspirants speak as APC postpones primary

May 28, 2022 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election for Arochukwu/Ohafia federal constituency has been postponed till further notice. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) observer for the primary revealed that the election could not hold because the materials for the election did not arrive at the venue of the election till 4pm on Friday May 27, 2022, the earlier scheduled date. Read More

MCRP: World Bank technical support mission inspects Yobe projects

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

As part of the post insurgency projects, the World Bank Multi-Secroral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) for Northeast (Yobe) Technical Support Mission were on Friday in Damaturu, the state capital. The World Bank Team members include Serena Cavicchi, Task Team Leader, Chidozie AG, Agricultural Economist, Anas Abba Kyari, Senior Procurement Specialist. Others are Professor Ahmed Chinade Environmental Safeguard and Nkem Uzochukun Read More

NUJ cautions members against blackmail, harassment, others

May 27, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has cautioned its members against being used for blackmail, intimidation and other questionable practices by politicians. The union also warned against providing the platforms for individuals to settle personal scores in a statement by the National President, Chris Isiguzo, National Secretary, Shu’aibu Leman, and National Treasurer, Bamidele Atunbi. According to the statement, the union Read More

Bago emerges Niger APC gubernatorial candidate  

May 27, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Chanchaga Constituency, Niger state, Hon. Mohammed Idris Bago, has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state. Bago polled 540 votes to secure the flag of the party ahead of nine other aspirants, while Blueprint Newspapers’ publisher and the Kaakaki Nupe, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, came second with Read More

Kaduna 2023: Uba Sani wins APC guber ticket

May 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Senator Uba Sani has polled 1,149 votes to emerge the winner of the Kaduna state All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary and APC candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial election. He defeated two other aspirants, ACG Bashir Abubakar (retd) who scored 37 votes and Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sha’aban who polled 10 votes in the election, which saw delegates from the 23 Read More

Lawan felicitates the Nigerian child on Children’s Day

May 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, congratulated the Nigerian child on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day. Lawan, in a goodwill message in Abuja Friday, noted that May 27 was set aside to draw attention to the rights and plights of children in the country. He decried the large number of out-of-school children in the country and called Read More

ActionAid trains 48 youth on Radio listening for peace

May 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

ActionAid Nigeria on Friday trained 48 youth from 12 communities in six local governments of Kaduna state on radio listening as a tool for peace building, education and promoting social cohesion. The training, under the System and Structure Strengthening Approach Against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE III) Project, aimed at building resilience among residents of the 12 community in Kaduna Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

Children’s Day: NGOs take celebration to Abuja IDPs Camp

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), The Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, on Friday took the Children’s Day celebration to children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp, Durumi, in Abuja. The event was organised in collaboration with Learnxplore, an education platform that promotes inclusive education. NAN also reports that education materials, stationeries, snacks as well as various gifts were distributed Read More

Children’s Day: NBA condemns child labour

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A member of the Nigerian Bar Association National Executive Committee (NBA-NEC), Mr. Promise Ademi-Akpeto, on Friday condemned acts of child labour in society. Ademi-Akpeto made the condemnation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the occasion of the 2022 Children’s Day celebration. He called on parents to always remember the day and celebrate their children and Read More

We’re building a Kwara of equal opportunities – AbdulRazaq

May 27, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated children in the state on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day. In a statement Friday the governor said the essence of the day “is for societies to rededicate themselves to giving adequate care to children and paying attention to all issues affecting them.” “To this extent, we reassure the Kwara child that Read More

Zamfara to improve girl-child education

May 27, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state government has vowed to address the out-of-school children problem, particularly the girl-child education system, among vulnerable children. The Commissioner for Women and Children, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi, stated this at the celebration of this year’s Children’s Day Friday in Gusau. According to her, the theme of this year’s celebration is “strengthening supportive system for the protection of the Read More

Children’s Day: Private school owners want enabling environment for children’s safety

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has charged governments at all levels to create enabling environments for the safety of children. The association’s national president, Mr. Yomi Otubela, said this in a statement to newsmen to celebrate the 2022 Children’s day on Friday in Lagos. The theme for this year’s celebration is: Building a Safeguarding and Child Read More

Children’s Day: Jigawa children parliament urges implementation of Child Protection Law

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Jigawa state Children’s Parliament has appealed to the state government to put the necessary machinery in place for the implementation of the child protection law in the state. The speaker of the Parliament, Zulaiha Muhammad, made the appeal when she led other parliamentarians on a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammad Badaru in Dutse on Friday. They were accompanied on Read More

Benue 2023: APC clears Rep aspirant, Sunday Oche, to contest primaries

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared a leading APC aspirant for Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu Federal Constituency seat, Hon Sunday Oche, to contest the party’s primary for the House of Representatives ticket of the party. By this, Hon. Sunday Oche has again put a lie to the claims of his political opponents that he has been disqualified from the Read More