Hearing on Iyan Zazzau’s case against KDSG begins Oct 27

October 19, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

  A Kaduna state High Court sitting at Dogarawa  and presided over by Justice Kabir Dabo has fixed October 27, 2020 to commence hearing in a matter filed before it by Prince Bashir Aminu, challenging the appointment of Alhaji Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. Bamalli’s appointment followed the demise of the late emir, Alhaji Shehu Idris, Read More

Lawyers, students barricade Ayade’s office over CJ’s appointment

October 19, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

There was tension in Calabar on Monday as lawyers under the aegis of the Concerned Lawyers in Cross River, staged a peaceful protest and blocked the main entrance to Governor Ben Ayade’s office to demand the appointment of substantive chief judge for the state. Apart from staging their own protest, students of the University of Calabar (UniCal) and the Cross River University of Technology Read More

Nasarawa monarch hails Buhari over reappointment of NPHCDA Boss

October 13, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

A paramount traditional ruler in Nasarawa state, the Sangarin Shabu, Alhaji Mahmud Bwalla, Tuesday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the renewal of appointment of the Executive Secretary, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Dr. Faisal Shua’ibu.Bwalla gave this commendation while speaking with newsmen in his Palace in Shabu, Lafia local government area.He said the renewal of appointment of the Read More

Niger chief registrar disowns report on new magistrates

October 8, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Chief Registrar of the Niger state High Court, Alhaji Jibrin  Zabbo, has debunked media  reports credited to him to the effect that the state judiciary has commenced the process to appoint new magistrates. Zabbo in a statement issued in Minna Thursday said the report  that  he held  a press briefing was not true adding that he didn’t speak on that Read More

Updated: At last, Nuhu Bamalli emerges as 19th Emir of Zazzau… See his full profile

October 7, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Following weeks of anticipation and anxiety, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Wednesday approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the19th Emir of Zazzau.The former Nigerian ambassador to Thailand emerged as the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi, in 1920, according to a statement Read More

Gov Ayade’s needless appointments

September 28, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Prof. Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, has drawn the attention of many critics with his appointment of nine new special assistants on religious matters. Before now, the governor had added to the financial liability of the state, the appointment of over 1,000 aides this year. According to Mr. Christian Ita, the governor’s special adviser on media and publicity, Read More

I fought corruption to a stand still in NECO – Gana

September 27, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The former acting registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO), Abubakar Gana, has said that his fight against corruption at the examination body was unprecedented and urged the online media which had accused him of corruption to retract the story within 48 hours or face legal action.A statement he personally signed, and made available to Blueprint Sunday, said infractions at the Read More

Appointment of 11 Judges: You ‘re wrong, Buhari told

September 23, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja has faulted the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to forward names of 11 lawyers nominated for appointment as judges of the High Court of The Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Blueprint reports that the President had on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) forwarded to the Senate for screening and Read More

I will make a difference in Adavi, if elected – Mohammed

September 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As Kogi state gears for council elections, a contestant for Adavi LGA, Abdulsalam Mohammad in an interview with SALIHU OYIBO says he would lash on his experience as a successful businessman to bring about a change in the council. Why are you vying for Adavi local government chairmanship position? I  am a successful businessman based in Abuja and this is Read More

Zulum appoints Arab CMD Borno hospitals management board, others

September 15, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Professor Mohammed Arab Alhaji as the new Chief Medical Director for Borno State Hospitals Management Board, while the outgoing CMD, Dr. Muhammad Aminu Ghuluze has been appointed a Permanent Secretary and will to be deployed after swearing in.  Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the changes in Read More

APC Crisis: Malami listed as Buhari appoints APC Consultative C’ttee

August 31, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice,Abubakar Malami, SAN was Monday listed among 11-member Committee of the (All Progressives Congress) APC consultative committee. The appointment which was made by President Muhammadu Buhari had the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as Chairman. In a statement by the AGF Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Read More

With disability commission, I have delivered on my promise – Sadiya Farouq

August 25, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development  Sadiya Umar Farouq Tuesday said with the take-off of the National Disability Commission, she is delivered on her promise. President Muhammdu Buhari approved  the appointment of executive members of the commission Monday. The commission effectively takes off with the confirmation of the appointments by the Senate. Expressing her delight over the take-off in Read More

Bayelsa gov swears in 24 Commissioners, 1 Special Adviser

August 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has told new commissioners in the state that service to the people was the essence of their appointment.The governor also charged them to work towards actualising the dreams of the state’s founding fathers.  Speaking during the swearing in of 24 new commissioners and a special adviser on Political Affairs at the Executive Council Chambers Read More

Veteran journalist emerges as Acting Registrar, Federal Polytechnic Oko

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Honourable Minister of Education, Malla Adamu Adamu, has approved the appointment of a veteran journalist, Mr Obini Onuchukwu, as the Acting Registrar of Federal Polytechnic Oko, in Orumba North local government area of Anambra state.Obini, who replaced the former Registrar of the Polytechnic, Lady Stella Njaka, that had successfully served out her five year single tenure, started his career as Read More

Sports ministry describes Gusau’s appointment as call to service

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Northwest zonal office of Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on Thursday congratulated the new chairman of Zamfara state Athletics Association, Hon. Jamilu Aliyu Gusau describing the appointment as call to service. Hon. Jamilu Aliyu Zannan Gusau, the District Head of Karal, Gusau in Zamfara state was early this week appointed as Chairman Zamfara state Athletics Association by Read More

In Bauchi, Governor Bala makes fresh appointment

August 20, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has appointed Malam Musa Azare as his Senior Special Assistant on Projects Monitoring.With this appointment Musa will be in charge of supervising and monitoring of capital and other projects awarded by the government.  Also, he is to find out and report to the governor the progress and quality of projects being executed by contractors and Read More

Bitagi is now FUTMINNA acting librarian

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Abubakar Mohammed Bitagi is now the acting Librarian of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), in Niger state. His appointment comes after the Governing Council of the school approved a recommendation by the university management to appoint him. This was contained in a letter signed by the institution’s Registrar, Mr. Amos Nmadu Kolo, which was obtained by Blureprint. Read More

Anyim Pius Anyim, Yusuf Hamisu Mairago: Where are they now?

August 14, 2020 ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA 0

Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar Mairago were household names in the country. They made significant impacts in government circles as well as in the political sphere in the past. ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA in this piece asks where they are now. Anyim Pius Anyim Senator Anyim Pius Anyim is, indeed, an intelligent, humble and courageous person whose amenability Read More

Royal Queens appoint Kuejubola as technical director

August 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Women Premier League club, Royal Queens of Warri has endorsed the appointment of one of the first generation of Nigerian women’s football sponsors and technical experts, Elder Eddington Kuejubola, as the club’s technical director. The announcement was made yesterday at the club’s secretariat in Warri,  as the new premier League club prepares to make befitting impact in the new Read More

Alao-Akala qualified to lead Oyo APC reconciliation team–Adigun-Hammed

August 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oyo state chapter, Mr Murphy Adigun-Hammed, has expressed confidence in the ability of former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala to deliver on his assignment as the chairman of the party’s reconciliation committee. The former Chief Whip in Oyo state House of Assembly made the assertion in a statement he personally signed and issued in Read More

Malami writes Buhari, says I’m not corrupt

August 11, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has written to President Muhammadu Buhari, refuting claims that he is corrupt and has embezzled public funds. Malami in the letter, listed the sources of his income before he became a minister and how he came about them, claiming that he is not corrupt and has never taken Read More

UI VC race: Don’t corrupt existing system, coalition warns

August 7, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coalition for Autonomy of Universities in Nigeria (CAUN)  Thursday warned against the introduction of strange factors into the appointment of a new vice chancellor for the University of Ibadan. CAUN in a statement by its coordinator, Tunde Olaoluwa, made available to journalists in Ibadan, stated that the University of Ibadan deserves and needs meritocracy and  “an astute university administrator” Read More

Ortom swears in Ikwulono new health commissioner

August 6, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Tuesday swore in Dr. Emmanuel Saleh Ikwulono as Commissioner for Health and Human Services. Dr. Ikwulono is to replace Dr. Sunday Ongbabo who resigned his appointment a week ago. The governor, while performing the swearing-in ceremony, acknowledged the importance of the health ministry to healthcare delivery, especially at this time of COVID-19, stating that Read More

Buhari appoints Amos Azi chairman IST

August 4, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Barrister Amos Isaac Azi as the new Chairman for the Investments and Securities Tribunal (IST). A statement by Head; Corporate Affairs Department, Nina Egun stated that the appointment which is with effect from 17th July, 2020, is for an initial period of five years in accordance with the provisions of Sections Read More

It’s Ibadan’s turn to produce next UI VC – CCII

August 2, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Ibadan indigenes under the auspices of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) Sunday raised the alarm of an alleged marginalisation of Ibadan indigenes in the appointment of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.  Addressing a press conference at Ibadan House Oke Are Ibadan, CCII president general, Chief Adeyemi Soladoye stated that it is now the turn of an Ibadan Read More