Senate wades into NIEPA crisis

November 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Senate Wednesday waded into the lingering crisis at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA).  The decision by the chamber to intervene in the leadership feud followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions during plenary. The Committee’s report was on a petition received by the upper chamber against the Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

2023: 12 presidential aspirants to join ADC – National chairman

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) Hon. Ralph Nwosu, has revealed that about twelve presidential candidates of different political parties have agreed to join his party, adding that Nigerian youth have agreed to adopt the party come 2023 general elections. Speaking at the national secretariat of ADC Wednesday in Abuja, when he officially received former Presidential candidate Read More

2023: APC UK chieftain calls for unity in Oyo

October 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in the United Kingdom, Prince Yomi Oke, has tasked leaders and members of the party to join hands with the chairman of APC Elders Advisory Committee in Oyo state in repositioning the party. Prince Oke in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan on Monday said Otunba Alao-Akala and other APC  stakeholders in Read More

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the Read More

World Poverty Day: NGO solicits support in rescuing vulnerable children

October 14, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Ahead of the World Poverty Day, the Inner-city Mission for Children has called on government, civil society organizations and stakeholders in the humanitarian sector to intervene in the plight of children in Nigeria. Addressing journalists Wednesday in Abuja, the Executive Director of Innercity Mission for Children, Omoh Alabi, said that the organization has been doing its best to provide humanitarian Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: With maximum points from 2 games, Confluence queens zoom into quarterfinal as action hits up (Pictures)

October 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Flying Officers Cup 2021 Matchday 4 continued on wednesday as groups take shape ahead of their final group game. Honey Badgers FC held Ghana Police Ladies FC to a 1-1 draw in the first game of the day. The Ghanaian forward, Juanita Aguadze expertly looped the ball above Dzer Comfort to give Ghana Police Ladies a precious lead in Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

WADA clears Nigeria of Antidoping rules non compliance

October 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has signed off on all outstanding critical and high priority corrective actions required of Nigeria following its review of the National Antidoping Committee, NADC’s continuous monitoring programme, corrective action plan and its efforts to address same. This piece of good news is contained in two separate letters dated August 2nd and 4th, 2021 Read More

Nigeria loses N557bn from 2013-2017 to contract inflation, unremitted advances, others -PLSI

October 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) at the weekend revealed that the federal government has lost N557 billion between 2013 and  2017 to infractions relating to award of contracts, unremitted advances to staffs, contract inflation among others. The lead Researcher, Mr Osonuga Adedeji revealed it during PLSI’s 5th anniversary and launch of research themed: Achieving Accountability and Development in Nigeria”. Read More

We’re not voted to destroy Nigeria, Ganduje tells fellow govs

October 1, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said governors were not voted to power by Nigerians to destroy the country in its present critical stage, adding that the “unity and oneness of Nigeria as a nation is sacrosanct.” Speaking at a special interaction with journalists at the Government House Friday, Ganduje said the clamour for power shift bandied about Read More

eNaira ‘ll reposition Naira, enhance its value, says NCAG

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has described the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce eNaira on October 1 as a good move.The NCAG said that the digital currency will reposition the naira and enhance its value. NCAG, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Rt. Hon. Obe Agu, in Abuja, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Read More

Act now to avoid shutdown of health sector, JOHESU tells FG

September 29, 2021 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA), has urged the federal government to act on its 15 days ultimatum issued  on the 17th September 2021 to avoid total shutdown of health care system in the country. According to a statement by its chairman, Comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, the group warned that they cannot guarantee industrial Read More

PDP’s call for Emefiele’s resignation unpatriotic-Group

September 24, 2021 John Oba 0

A group, Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG), has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop calling for the resignation of the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, saying it was “unpatriotic in times like this.” The group’s national president, Comrade Etuk Bassey Williams, gave the warning in a press text on Friday, noting that Read More

Global Rights, CSOs lament Twitter ban, demand conducive environment for businesses to thrive

September 22, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An international organisation, Global Rights, has lamented the ban on microblogging site, Twitter, saying that the losses necessitated by the ban are unquantifiable and not restricted to finance alone as lack of information has also led to loss of lives and property. Addressing participants Wednesday in Abuja during a workshop on business, human rights and the shrinking civic space, the Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More