Senate confirms Chukwu as Commissioner Law Reform Commission

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Professor Larry Obinna Collins Chukwu (South East), as Commissioner of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.  The confirmation of the nominee was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters. In his presentation, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, recalled that the nominee’s appointment Read More

Zaki Yamani was an inspiration – Buhari

February 24, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of former Saudi Arabia’s longest serving Oil Minister, Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, who died at a London hospital at 90.Reacting to the passing of Yamani, the president said: “Yamani was one of the greatest and most skillful negotiators I ever met when I was  Minister for Petroleum Resources during the Murtala/Obasanjo Read More

FEC approves N5.9 billion for FCT projects

February 24, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N5.9 billion for three projects for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).Minister of FCT, Mr Mohammed Bello, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “During today’s Federal Executive Council meeting, I presented three memos, two of which were on infrastructure and Read More

AK 47 saga: Ortom, Ishaku are equally guilty – Iliyasu

February 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

An elder statesman in Bauchi state and former governorship aspirant Alhaji Ahmad Iliyasu has condemned what he described as ‘nonsensical political statements by politicians pointing out that the elites ought to be mindful of their utterances so as not to cause disunity in the nation. Iliyasu who holds the traditional tittle of ‘Sardaunan Misau’ made the remarks in a press Read More

Taraba LG salaries: Concern PDP youth cautions APC

February 24, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Some concerned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youths in Taraba state  on Wednesday cautioned the All Progressive Congress (APC) to stop politicising the issue of payment of local government staff salaries. The PDP youths who spoke to Blueprint in Jalingo, the state capital lamented that some mischief makers from the opposition were not the way and manner they politicised payment of local government Read More

Breaking: Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC Boss

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

After just two hours, the Senate has confirmed Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission. Bawa was accompanied into the Senate Chambers by his family members and political associates. The 40-year-old has worked with the anti-graft agency for 16 years and is a Certified fraud examiner and anti-money laundering expert. During his screening, Bawa assured the federal Read More

Sokoto Hisbah is constitutional – Tambuwal

February 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has explained that the new Hisbah Commission in the state should not be perceived as a legalistic gimmick intent on fostering anything other than the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on residents of the state. Tambuwal stated this while signing into law the state’s Hisbah Commission Bill submitted to him by Read More

EFCC: Court sentence 22-yr-old secondary school dropout for impersonation in Ibadan

February 24, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan Tuesday sentenced a 22-year- old internet fraudster, Mathew Daniel Ogwuche to seven months in prison for impersonation. Justice Patricia Ajoku, committed Mathew to prison after finding him guilty of impersonation in a criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. The court sentenced the 22-year-old Read More

Eghosa old boys prepare for 2021 global convention in Benin city

February 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Eghosa Anglican Grammar School Old Boys’ Association (EGHOBA), which comprised of 10 Chapters with spread in North America, Europe and  Africa, Mr. Ben Eboreime, has expressed its readiness and resolve to hold its 2021 Global Convention and Election between July 16-17, 2021 in Benin City, the Edo State Capital. Other members Read More

Fulani herdsmen, farmers bear AK-47 riffle – Lalong

February 24, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has Tuesday, said not only herders but farmers also bears AK-47 riffles in Nigeria. According to a statement by the governor’s director of press, Dr. Makut Macham,  Lalong made the statement while featuring on Channels TV’s, Sunrise Daily programme. “Today, we are now seeing the hazard of allowing people do open grazing here and there. Read More

OML 29: Nembe communities’ stage protest, demand refund of ‘crude diversion’ from Shell

February 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Women and Youths from the Opu-Nembe and other host communities of the OML 29, an oil mining lease operated by Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Limited (Aiteo) have thrown their weight behind the court action filed against the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) over the demand for refund over allege crude diversion. The Communities urged the federal government should prevail Read More

We’re ready to end insecurity, service chiefs assure senate

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The newly appointed Service Chiefs Tuesday assured the Senate of their individual and collective readiness to bring the scourge of insecurity to an end. President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter dated January 27, 2021, forwarded the nominations of the military chiefs to the Senate for confirmation. They are Maj. Gen. Lucky Eluonye lrabor – Chief of Defence Staff (CDS); Read More

FRSC directs clampdown on rickety vehicles nationwide

February 24, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Tuesday directed commanding officers across all formations to commence immediate clampdown on rickety vehicles plying Nigerian roads. The clampdown is an integral part of re jigged efforts of the corps in the year 2021 to further reduce road traffic crashes across the country. A statement by the FRSC Corps Read More

Provide information on N528bn NNPC differential, Senate tells AGF

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday through its Committee on Public Account gave the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) twenty four hours to provide information on N528 billion differential in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) financial statement. The directive given by the committee to the representative of the Accountant General of the Federation , Sylva Okolieaboh , was sequel Read More

Ambassador- designate: Why we confirmed ex-service chiefs-Senate

February 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday confirmed the nominations of the former Service Chiefs as Ambassadors-Designate. This is an effort by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South), to stop the confirmation failed . Confirmation of the nominees followed consideration of the report to that effect by the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs. The former Service Chiefs Read More

Plateau speaker assures SSS of continued synergy

February 24, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state House of Assembly Tuesday assured that it will continue to synergise with the State Security Services (SSS), to ensure improved security in the state. The speaker, Abok Ayuba, gave the assurance while responding to the state director of SSS, on a courtesy call to the speaker’s office at the assembly complex. He said: “We assure you that Read More

Nigerian military recaptures Marte, kills several terrorists

February 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian troops Tuesday successfully recaptured Marte from Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents. Marte is a local government area in Borno state, Nigeria, and it is located on the western coast of Lake Chad. ISWAP fighters armed with machine guns had on January 16 overran a military base in the area. At least seven persons were killed Read More

NYCN engages FCC commissioners, lauds ongoing reforms

February 24, 2021 Editorial II 0

 The National leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has met with Chairman and other Commissioners of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) where issues of job racketeering were discussed. There have been allegations of racketeering at the Commission with report suggesting that petitions have also been submitted against the current executive of the FCC led by its Chairman Read More

Nigeria needs to devolve resources to states –Adesina

February 24, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The need for Nigeria to devolve resources to constituent units in the interest of overall development of the nation was again emphasised Tuesday by president of African Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina. Speaking at a public lecture organised as part of the activities marking 2nd term inauguration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu  in Akure on the theme :“Towards A New Nigeria: From Read More

Senate probes abuse of $20m SSI funds

February 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

   The Senate Tuesday resolved to investigate allegations of abuse of the funds put together to execute the Safe Schools Initiative (SSI) introduced by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2014 after the Chibok School Girls abduction . The upper legislative chamber also charged the federal government to collaborate with the various state governments, in order to restore, revive and revalidate Read More

Bwari communities storm FCT-UBEB to demand school for children

February 23, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Pasepa, Zhiko, Ijabisa and Goipe communities in Bwari area council Tuesday stormed the Federal Capital Territory-Universal Basic Education Board (FCT-UBEB) to demand for a secondary school to be located in the community. Speaking on behalf of the communities, the chief of Zhiko, Bulus Wakili, made the demand in Abuja when they accompanied media based nongovernmental organization PAGED Initiative to a Read More

Court jails 22-yr- old Ibadan school drop-out for impersonation

February 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

  The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year- old  internet fraudster , Mathew Daniel Ogwuche to seven months in prison for impersonation. Justice Patricia Ajoku, committed Mathew to prison after finding him guilty of impersonation in a criminal charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. The court Read More

Reactions trail demolition of Okorocha’s Reach FM

February 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Report have it that governor Hope Uzodinma’s agents, escorted by Police begun demolition of the Reach FM station belonging to Senator Rochas Okoroacha’s Daughter. According to reports, the claims by the Imo state government is that the said property was built on an access road. Reactions by Imolites and true nationalists have condemned the actions of Governor Hope Uzodinma and Read More