Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

Communal clashes: Senators sue for peace in Benue, Ebonyi

May 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Worried by the lingering communal Clashes among people of some communities in their States, Senators Abba Moro (PDP Benue South) and Sam Egwu (PDP Ebonyi North), have sued for peace. The two senators at a joint press conference on Wednesday in Abuja , said the warring communities across the two states should cease fire  by allowing the National Boundary Commission to Read More

Police confirms as gunmen reportedly attack Anambra police station, set inmates free

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Armed men Wednesday killed two police inspectors and released all detainees during an attack on Obosi police station in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State. The police stated that the station was attacked barely 24 hours after the new Commissioner of Police, Christopher Adetokumbo Owolabi, assumed office. A source at the affected police station noted that the gunmen Read More

Breaking: RCCG Pastor Adeboye’s son is dead

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the ‘miracle child’ of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, has passed on at the age of 42. The Head of Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, however, confirmed the incident on Thursday morning. He said, “It is true. The incident happened in Eket where he was based. Read More

Lalong represents shining light of APC politics – Governors

May 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described Chairman, Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and the governor of Plateau state, Simon Bako Lalong, as a shining light of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) politics. The APC governors said they acknowledged and commended the leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria by the Plateau governor. In a statement signed Wednesday Read More

Man arrested for killing mother-in-law in Ogun

May 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, was on the 3rd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing his mother in law, Abosede Oyewole.  The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, Read More

Despite FOI Act, FG still acts like military regime — Ehusani

May 5, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Executive Director of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation, Rev. Fr. George Ehusani, Wednesday, said despite the enactment of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act, the Federal Government is acting like old military regimes. Ehusani, a rights activist and cleric, spoke in Abuja at the stakeholders’ forum on journalists’ safety and press freedom limitations in Nigeria, organised by the International Read More

MRA urges FG’s commitment on media workers for ease of information

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the Federal Government to make a commitment to put mechanisms in place to ensure ease of access to information for citizens and create a conducive environment for journalists and media workers to safely carry out their professional duties. In addition to enabling the government fulfil its legal obligations, such a commitment, MRA noted, Read More

Take action to improve country’s repression of media, Journalists, ActionAid tells FG, stakeholders

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

ActionAid Nigeria, has called on the government and other stakeholders in Nigeria to use the opportunity of the World Press Freedom Day to take action to improve on the country’s appalling record of repression of the media and journalists. The Country Director, Ene Obi also called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to review some of the stringent terms and Read More

In Katsina, NDE trains 236 in self-reliance skills

May 5, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has flagged off a three-month training for no fewer than 236 trainees under its Sustainable Agricultural Development Training Scheme (SADTS), Basic National Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) and Advanced National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (A-NOAS). The state NDE coordinator, Alhaji Yerima Sa’adu Iya, while addressing the participants in Katsina Wednesday said the skills training was aimed at Read More

FCTA launches investigation into viral video on Maitama hospital

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it has begun a comprehensive investigation to ascertain the truth about a viral video on the social media, purporting that an accident victim was rejected by Maitama District hospital. Recall a short video produced in Hausa language that went viral on the social media two days ago, suggesting that an accident victim Read More

NCPC boss Pam flags off intending pilgrims’ screening in Jos

May 5, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has flagged off the screening exercise for intending pilgrims to Jordan and Israel in Jos, the Plateau state capital. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Commission’s media and public relations unit Wednesday. According to the statement, Rev. Pam described the intending pilgrims as the “most Read More

Cross River Igbo to honour Ogah, others

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Igbo Congress in Cross River state has concluded plans to honour the Minister of StatenMines & Steel, Dr Uche Ogah, and other prominent sons and daughters of Igbo extraction. A press statement made available to our reporter in Calabar and signed by the interim president of the group, Prince Raymond Atulomah, and chairman, central planning committee, Nze Chuks Agbarakwe, Read More

Job creation: Delta approves 900 skills acquisition for RYSA, GEST

May 5, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state government has approved the commencement of a new cycle for the Rural Youths Skill Acquisition (RYSA) and the Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training (GEST) programmes. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, announced the approval at a post exco press briefing at the Government House, Asaba. Aniagwu who was flanked by his youth development counterpart, Comrade Read More

Ramadan: Buhari’s friends donate 30 trucks of rice to Bauchi

May 5, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Friends of President Muhammadu Buhari have donated over 30 trucks carrying bags of rice to the citizens of Bauchi state. Former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who facilitated the donation to the state made this known Wednesday while flagging off the distribution of the foodstuffs at ‘Double 4 centre,’ Bauchi. Represented by the member representing Bauchi local Read More

Edo community urges IGP to probe alleged official corruption

May 5, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Indigenes of Obagie-Nevbosa community in Edo state Wednesday cried out over alleged official corruption and abuse of office by an officer of the Nigerian police. The community specifically accused Acting Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, a Principal Staff Officer (PSO) at the Force Headquarters in Abuja of obstructing justice in a criminal/breach of security case it reported to the relevant Read More

French Embassy holds dialogue on climate change

May 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The French Embassy in Nigeria will Thursday hold a dialogue on climate change with the theme: “Are we doing enough in the fight against climate change?” This was disclosed in a press statement by the French Embassy in Lagos. The statement read in part: “The French Embassy in Nigeria invites all interested stakeholders and citizens of Lagos to participate in Read More

Senate mulls establishment of correctional services academy, others

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Senate Wednesday considered a bill seeking to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Correctional Service Academy, Ijebu Igbo.  The bill which scaled second reading during plenary is sponsored by Senator Olalekan Ramoni Mustapha (APC, Ogun East).  In his presentation, Mustapha said the bill seeks to provide the legal and institutional framework for the already established academic Read More

80-year-old woman, grand-daughter, others nabbed with 192kg cocaine, heroin in Ondo

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

An 80-year-old woman, Mrs. Mary Adebayo, her 19-year-old granddaughter, Funmilola Adebayo and two other ladies have been arrested in Akure, the Ondo state capital by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for selling assorted illicit drugs like cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skuchies. A press statement by NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, Read More

NASS ‘ll ensure return of Nigerian students trapped in Volcanic Caribbean Island – Lawan

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has assured Nigerian students currently stranded in the Southern Caribbean nation hit by volcanic explotions that the National Assembly will intervene to ensure that they are safely brought back home. Lawan gave the assurance in response to a request for Intervention by the Consul General of the Island Nation of St. Vincent and the Read More

Injustice to Fulani cause of banditry in Nigeria – Gov Badaru

Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has said injustice meted to Fulani herdsmen in the past led to the incessant banditry problem across Nigeria. Governor Badaru stated this Wednesday in Dutse local government secretariat while flagging off of the distribution of grains to vulnerable groups across the 27 LGAs of the state. According to the governor, “in the past Fulani Read More

Smile Train, FG open e-registry for cleft patients, partner on NSOANP implementation

May 5, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Smile Train, a global cleft charity organisation in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria, Wednesday commissioned their partnership in the implementation of the National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anaesthesia and Nursing Plan (NSOANP), to strengthen the healthcare system in the country. Public Relations and Communications Manager Africa , Smile Train, Emily Manjeru, in press statement said a cleft e-registry platform Read More

Senate passes bill to establish Nigeria steel Varsity, 2 others

May 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Steel University, Ajaokuta, Kogi State.  Also passed were the Agricultural Research Council Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021; and the Federal Medical Centre Mubi, Adamawa State (Establishment) Bill, 2021.  The three bills were passed following consideration of three separate reports by the Committees on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND; and Agriculture and Read More

Etsu Nupe loses aide, mourns

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar l, has described the death of his Sonfada (High Chamberlain), Alhaji Muhammad Ndalukpa, as a “monumental loss” to the emirate and Niger state.The traditional ruler said the late Sonfada was a honest, reliable, dedicated and loyal servant whose services would be greatly missed by the entire Read More