ICSAN congratulates former president, Ayeku, on new appointment

September 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, (ICSAN), has congratulated its former president, Mr. Bode Ayeku, over his new election as the President of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) for the year 2022. Ayeku was elected as the President of CSIA at the recently concluded Council meeting of the body penultimate Tuesday. The Council also elected the Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

SSANIP drags Buhari, others to Industrial Court over alleged unlawful appointments

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) Abuja judicial division, has summoned President Muhammmadu Buhari, Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Abubakar Malami, Akin Adesola, Registrar, Federal Polytechnic Ayede, Oyo state, Rasheedat Oladepo, Bursar, Federal Polytechnic Ayede, Oyo state, and Bar. Mrs Grace Eze, Bursar, Federal Polytechnic Ohodo, Enugu State, to appear before the court following a law Read More

IGP urges Yobe residents to embrace community policing

September 10, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Inspector General of police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali visit charged people of Yobe state to embrace community policing at their respective communities as it has a lot of benefits. The IGP made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni at the government House Damaturu. Usman Baba Alkali said policing is going back to Read More

Imo: Commercial banks sealed after Monday’s sit-at-home

September 8, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Some banks in Owerri, the Imo state capital were on Tuesday morning sealed by the Imo state government. Our correspondent who went round the city, gathered that not less than six banks were sealed with red tapes tied on them because they refused to open for business, Monday, the day residents came to observe as rest day. There were faces Read More

NDE gets new coordinator in Enugu

September 7, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A new state coordinator for the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has assumed office in Enugu. The new coordinator, according to the Deputy Director Publicity, Mr. Gerald Ndubisi, is Mr. Donatus Azubuike Uchegbu. Uchegbu replaced the former coordinator, Dr. Chika Onah. The new coordinator before his appointment was Deputy Director Planning, Research and Statistics of NDE, Abuja. Uchegbu, who officially Read More

FUOYE gets new PRO

September 6, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has named its Chief Information Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Foluso Ogunmodede, as its Public Relations Officer (PRO). Ogunmodede, a seasoned journalist took over from Mr. Yinka Ademuyiwa.Ogunmodede, whose appointment as the university’s Public Relations Officer took effect from 1st September, 2021, joined the university as the VC’s Chief Information Officer this year. His appointment Read More

Pantami: Examplifying professionalism

September 5, 2021 Dr. Samuel Joseph 0

The Nigerian Constitution 1999, as amended, clearly provides for the appointment of at least one minister from each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory. However, the choice of who is appointed rests solely on Mr President. It won’t be uncharitable, therefore, to state that many Nigerian presidents have preferred to rely on anything but Read More

Transcorp appoints Oliver Andrews as an independent non-executive director

September 1, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Board of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), Nigeria’s largest listed conglomerate, has today announced the appointment of Oliver Andrews to the Board, as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Mr Andrews brings over 35 years of experience in infrastructure development, public-private partnerships and strategic advisory working with regional and international institutions, international corporations and DFIs. Mr Andrews most recently served Read More

In Ogun, Abiodun appoints 6 new Perm Secs, redeploys 2

August 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service. The newly appointed permanent secretaries are: Mrs, Olubukunola Adeniregun, Messrs Adetunji Kanimodo and Olusegun Olaotan. The rest are Drs Rotimiolu Akinlesi, Waidi Olanloye and Olufowobi A.O. Until their appointments, these career officers were senior directors in their respective ministries, agencies and Read More

Buhari appoints Simon Harry new Statistician General

August 27, 2021 David Agba 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Simon B. Harry as the new Statistician-General of the Federation to head the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). A statement by Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, said Dr. Harry is to succeed the out-going Statistician-General, Dr. Yemi Kale, whose Read More

Don emerges new Kwara ACF chairman

August 22, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A university don, Dr Muhammad Ghali Alaaya, has been appointed as the Acting chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF).Alaaya’s appointment followed the demise of ACF’s chairman in the state, Alh Saidu Olayinka.The news of Alaaya’s appointment was made public in a statement signed by the association’s secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Jibril. The association also commiserated with the Emir of Ilorin, Read More

Amb. Ekpa assumes duty as special duties new perm sec

August 18, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Ambassador Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa has officially assumed duty as the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs. Ambassador Ekpa, while addressing management staff of the ministry during a hand over ceremony, called on them to embrace team work in order to achieve results in delivering on the mandates of the ministry. Ekpa, who expressed joy over her Read More

X-raying SUBEB award winner inside Katsina Pilgrims House

August 16, 2021 Saleh Abubakar 0

In the past, I had argued that there should be a periodic performance appraisal of public office holders in order to access their input and output. It is only through such review that we can put public servants in the spotlight. Since the appointment of Alh Nuhu Kuki as Executive Director of Katsina State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Hajj Operations Read More

Why producers are crazy about me, by Samira Saje

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Samira Rukayya Saje, 26, a graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic, tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she has proved to the world that Kannywood actresses are not as cheap as they are portrayed. She also reveals why producers want her to feature in their films. How did you emerge as Stroke Ambassador? Well, they saw my profile on the internet Read More

NNPC promotes, redeploys senior management staff

August 10, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

In a bid to strengthen and reposition the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) towards attaining global excellence and profitability, management of the corporation has announced the promotion and redeployment of some staff to fill key vacant positions. In a statement released by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru on Monday, Mr. Billy Okoye has been Read More

Zamfara APC crisis: Yari accuses Gov Matawalle of trying to take over party

August 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The former Governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has accused the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) of fueling the crisis in the party by demanding a-70 per cent takeover of the party structure at all levels. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Yari accused the Governor Matawalle-led group of going against the subsisting Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

APCON registrar tasks APAAC on deepening practice in advertising sector

August 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Registrar/CEO of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria APCON, Dr Olalekan Fadolapo has called on the Advertising Practitioners Association Abuja Chapter, APAAC to continue to deepen the practice of advertising in their various sectors. He made this call during the monthly APAAC general meeting which held in Abuja assuring to work with APAAC to give it a national status which Read More

JAMB, NUC, 12 other agencies send forth heads

August 3, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board  (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede; Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, and 12 heads of education agencies Monday handed over to the most senior officials in their agencies due to the  expiration of their tenures. The tenures of the officers expired Friday.Other heads of agencies who also handed over include the Read More

Buni and APC national leadership

August 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

We need to believe the fact that “success is not final, failure is not fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts”.There is an assertion that “Time does not change people, time reveals the real face of people” and my belief is that, excellent work must always be recognised and differentiated as such; while high performers are intrinsically motivated by Read More

Thanks to education minister over Bogoro’s re-appointment at Tetfund

July 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

We, the prominent Bauchi South stakeholders, express our gratitude to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, for recommending Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro to President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointment as Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) in January 2019. Both the first and second coming of Bogoro as executive secretary of Tetfund brought a new lease of life to Read More

GTBank appoints Mariam Olusanya as new MD

July 15, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Guaranty Trust Bank has announced the appointment of Mariam Olusanya as Managing Director. This is according to a notice signed by the company’s secretary, Erhi Obebeduo, and sent to the Nigerian Exchange Group Limited (NGX). Olusanya used to be in charge of the Wholesale Banking Division of GTBank, which comprises the Asset and Liability Management, Trading and Sales as well Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

South-west govs demand 6 regions, states as federating units

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Governors from the southwest geo-political zone have asked for the constitutional validation of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and converting same to federating units.They also called for the weakening of the nation’s administrative centre and made a case for the allocation of more powers to the federating units and states. The governors, who also sought an amendment to Section 44 (3) Read More