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

CSOs calls for retirement of AGF, says tenure elongation illegal

July 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI), a group of 50 civil society organizations, has called for immediate removal of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris, who reached the mandatory retirement age in November 2020. NESLAI executive director, Edwin Olorunfemi, while addressing journalists in Abuja over the weekend, stated that extension of public servants Read More

Ganduje replaces Kano’s anti-corruption agency boss

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state Thursday appointed Mahmoud Balarabe as acting chairperson of the state’s Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Agency following the suspension of Muhyi Magaji. The governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement, said Mr Balarabe was the Director for Public Prosecution in the state’s Ministry of Justice. The appointment of an interim boss for the agency followed Read More

Group hails AbdulRazaq on Onagun’s appointment as adviser

July 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An Ilorin-based socio-cultural outfit, Pakata Patriots”, Ilorin, has described the appointment of Comrade Abdulmumini Kareem Onagun as the Special Adviser on Labour Matters to the Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as well -deserved. The group in a statement issued by its secretary, Mr. Abubakar Imam on Tuesday, also described Onagun as an industrious, humble and exemplary professional who always emphasises Read More

Buhari appoints chair, executive secretary for PPPRA

June 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of the chairman and the Executive Secretary for the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).  The chairman is Mr Atuonwo A. Obinna, while the executive secretary is Mr. Abdulkadir Saidu, re-appointed for another four years, The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement in Read More

El-Rufa’i appoints new monarchs for Lere emirate, Godogodo Chiefdom

June 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has approved the appointments of Engr. Suleiman Umaru Lere and Rev. Habila Sa’idu as the new Emir of Lere and Chief of Godogodo, respectively, following their recommendation by their kingmakers. A statement issued by the governor’s special adviser on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Friday indicated that Engr. Lere emerged out of the Read More

The power of motivation: The Farouq Yahaya (COAS) way

June 25, 2021 Uba Sanni 0

Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, once said that “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” That is what the new dispensation in the Nigerian Army under the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya is most likely to witness. During his Read More

Anambra: Gov Abiodun heads APC primary election team

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), governor Mai Mala Buni, has approved the appointment of the governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun as the chairman of the primary election committee for the Anambra state governorship election.  The primary election is scheduled for Saturday, June 26th, 2021.  A statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, Read More

Former minister warns Akabogu on NSITF appointment

June 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The immediate past Minister of Labour and Employment, Chief Emeka Wogu, has warned the newly appointed Managing Director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Michael Akabogu, that he would step on a very difficult terrain in the course of turning around the fortunes of the fund. But the former minister said Akabogu has the full knowledge of what Read More

Jigawa gov appoints 8 perm secs

June 21, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

In order to ensure effective and efficient service delivery, Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakr, has approved the appointment of eight permanent secretaries in the state civil service and posted them to the various ministries. A Government House press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Badaru Abubakar, Mr. Auwalu Danladi Sankara said the Read More

Buhari appoints 5 new perm secs

June 18, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of five new permanent secretaries into the civil service of the federation. This followed the recent successful conduct of the selection process of permanent secretaries. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this in a statement by the director, press and public relations, HOCSF, Mr. AbdulGaniyu Read More