APC Governor’s Forum condemns Plateau killings

August 17, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The All Progressives Governors Forum, said it was deeply saddened by the recent attack and killings in Plateau state. Chairman of the forum and Kebbi state  Governor Abubakar Bagudu, stated this when he led his other colleagues, on a condolence visit to Governor Simon Lalong, at the State Government House Jos. This was contained in statement Monday by the director Read More

IBB: Tambuwal, Akpabio best bet for 2023 presidency says Ojo

August 12, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jackson Lekan Ojo, has called on Nigerians to zero the search for President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor to Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Senator Godswill Akpabio based on the template proposed by former President Ibrhim Babangida. General Babangida was reported to have suggested that the next president should be a Nigerian of less than Read More

2023: Christian youth group endorses Gov Bello’s presidential ambition

August 7, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

The Christian Youth Leadership Network (CYLN) has stressed the need for the younger generation to take the mantle of Nigeria’s leadership. The Convener of the Network, Apostle Faith Eches, stated this at a forum organised by the group in Abuja at the weekend. Apostle Eches said while appreciating all contributions made by some elders towards the advancement of the country Read More

Ibori at 63: Uduaghan extols ex-gov’s leadership qualities

August 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Business Mogul, Chief Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan, has described the former governor of Delta state, Chief James Ibori, as a colossus, true patriot and political go-getter.  In a congratulatory message to Ibori on the occasion of his 63rd birthday, Monday, Uduaghan praised the former governor for his enormous contributions to the state and his achievements. ‘’Chief James Onanefe Ibori faithfully and Read More

Women affairs minister hails military over gender policy

July 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, has hailed the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, for launching the Armed Force of Nigeria Gender Policy (AFNGP). A statement by Deputy Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters, Air Commodore Wap Maigida Tuesday, said the minister stated this during her visit to the CDS, at the Defence Read More

APC govs: Matawalle’s entrance strengthens membership, leadership recruitment

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have commended Zamfara state governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, for joining their fold, saying the later’s entrance into the ruling party will strengthen membership and leadership recruitment. In a statement signed by its chairman and Kebbi state governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Tuesday in Abuja, also commended what they described as “exceptional political virtues, and Read More

How DHQ inspired synergy is boosting military operations

July 8, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this piece examines how synergy and cooperation in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other security agencies is beginning to yield results in the fight against insecurity in the country President Muhammadu Buhari has once again commended the new found synergy in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN). Speaking at the grand finale of the 2021 Read More

Sterling Bank reaffirms commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion

July 6, 2021 David Agba 0

Sterling Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. By reaffirming its commitment to creating an inclusive workplace that fosters a sense of belonging, the lender will further improve gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities, and generational diversity by strengthening processes and programmes to provide equal possible outcomes for every individual in its workplace. “We Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

AATF launches PBR Cowpea in Nigeria

June 29, 2021 John Oba 0

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have launch the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea Variety in Nigeria. This is even as the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello Zaria railed out the benefits of the beans variety, saying it is very significant scientific and economic achievement for the improvement of the production of Beans for Nigerians. Prof. Mohammad Faguji Read More

APC information managers demand legislation, actions against media abuse, misinformation

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Information managers of the federal government and in All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have demanded for strengthened legislation, strategies and action plans with consequences for media abuse and misinformation in the country. The media managers also asked for a strengthened advocacy to amplify justifications of government policies and popularise government achievements across board. The demands are contained in a Read More

Entrepreneurship: NACHCARD calls for creation of centres nationwide

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Committee of the Heads of Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines (NACHCARD) has called for establishment of entrepreneurship centres and support from the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with international donor agencies be extended to State Colleges of Agriculture across the country. NACHCARD in a communique issued  Wednesday in Abuja at the end of its 59th regular meeting Read More

Yadudu’s strides at FAAN in two years

June 15, 2021 Olu Ayela 0

Managing organisations in the post-COVID-19 pandemic calls for ingenuity, especially for government agencies in Nigeria and around the world. But for the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Captain Rabiu Yadudu (rtd), system, processes and human resources he put in place helped to contain what would have been the biggest casualty globally. At the risk of Read More

North Korea envoy visits APC chairman, seeks Nigeria’s collaboration

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

North Korean government has said that the growing vitality of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nigeria will serve as the foundation for bilateral relations between the two countries.   North Korea in Nigeria, Ambassador Chi Tun Chon Hu further said Nigeria is the only nation with physical presence in Pyongyang hence it will continue to maintain bilateral relations with Read More

I’m not tired of partisan politics –Ganduje

June 15, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that he still remains in partisan politics, a struggle he started 43 years ago and that he had not taken the decision to retire. He added that he had possessed the political stamina and the energy to forge ahead. Speaking at a parley with working journalists as part of activities marking the Read More

Blueprint newspaper’s proposed TV station

June 6, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Blueprint newspaper has received many accolades and commendation for its contributions in uplifting Nigeria to greater heights within 10 years of the outlet’s operations.Having a television station will boost the newspaper beyond every expectation. Television is audio visual in nature while newspaper only deals with writes up and still picture as it’s meant only for literate people. That is to Read More

Holy Ka’aba’s Imam visits Zulum, thumbs up gov’s achievements

June 3, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Prof. Hassan Abdulhamid Bukhari, a Saudi academic and one of the Imams leading congregational prayers at the Holy Ka’aba (Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah, has paid a visit to Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, Shehu of Borno and Al-Ansar University site. This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen by Dr Abubakar Muhammad Sani, Senior Special Read More

Buhari won’t be judged by ‘artificial’ insecurity – APC

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration can not be judged based on social media comments and “artificial” security situation in the country. The party, however said that a lot of educated young Nigerians were misled to believe that SARS was an evil organisation. Speaking Thursday at a media briefing organised by the APC Read More

Edet: An iconoclastic perm sec

June 2, 2021 Musa Wada 0

Almost across the globe, depending broadly on the nomenclature of usage, the position of a permanent secretary represents the zenith of the civil service bureaucracy. Beside the career fulfillment and a sense of financial security that sit with the attainment of the position, especially in the Nigerian context as viewed from the angle of the “big pay” permanent secretaries enjoy Read More

Fire disaster: FG commissions 20 life-support ambulances, 7 firefighting trucks

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned another twenty new Basic Life Support Ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks as part of efforts to reduce incidences of fire disasters in the country. The newly acquired equipment were part of the N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade approved by the Federal Executive Council on March 3, comprising of 44 firefighting engines, 15 water tankers, Read More

PVP act will lead to disease resistant, reduce food cost- NASC

June 1, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has said the new Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Act 2021 signed into law will lead to disease resistant, reduced food cost, field superior yield, stress tolerant, climate smart and input efficient varieties which will be introduced by innovative breeders from private and public sector. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday in a Abuja, Read More

Abiodun commissions Olusegun Osoba press center, tasks journalists on developmental reportage

May 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Tuesday commissioned the ultra modern press center at the Governors office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, named after veteran journalist and former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba. The governor also empasised the need for journalists to focus more on responsible and developmental journalism, and avoid sensational reportage as well peddling of unsubstantiated news, Read More

Adire-weaving: Budding entrepreneurship for job creation

May 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The products of tying and dyeing of fabrics are called ‘adire’ cloths among the Yoruba; its production and use is believed to have evolved among the Egba in Ogun state. Traditionally, the production chain of ‘adire’ presents job opportunities for the locals in different vocations such as dye experts, designers, cloth sellers and distributors, among others.Researchers note that the craft Read More