Edo: Obaseki appoints 73 aides from same senatorial zone

November 11, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has approved the appointment of  Princess Mrs. Philomena Ihenyen as Political Adviser (Edo Central). In a statement issued by the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Barr. Osarodion Ogie, the governor also approved the appointments of 21 Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) and 51 Special Assistants (SAs). The statement adds that the appointments were approved after  the harmonisation Read More

Provide land for new federal institutions, students urge Bauchi gov’t

November 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A coalition of Bauchi state students and youth has called on the state government to provide sites for the construction of the new federal institutions approved by president Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that president Buhari had recently approved the establishment of Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science in Azare, Katagum local government, Federal College of Education in Jama’are local 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

SMC: Yobe targeting 1m under 5 children in 2021- Umar

November 3, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state primary Health Care Management Board (YSPHC) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday organised 2021 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) state debriefing meeting in Damaturu, Yobe state. Briefing Journalists at the meeting, the Director Immunisation and Disease Control YSPHC, Dr Umar Chiroma, said the meeting was to share feedback on implementation of the seasonal malaria chemoprevention which 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

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

NAFDAC alerts consumers on choice of dietary product

October 5, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Tuesday, implored consumers to stop using ‘Miss Slim’ dietary supplement products. The agency gave the caution in a public alert with number 032/2021, issued by the Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye in Abuja. It noted that the agency had been informed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that Read More

FEC okays implementation of revised Public Service Rules

September 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved the revised Public Service Rules (PSR) for implementation. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. She said the Public Service Rules was last amended in 2008, stressing that the Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

NGX shareholders approve plan to introduce equity-based incentives to employees’ remuneration

September 9, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Shareholders of the Nigerian Exchange Group have approved the group’s proposals to introduce equity-based incentives to employees’ remuneration, including an Employee Share Ownership Plan and a Long-Term Incentive Plan, aligning the interests of internal stakeholders with those of shareholders in long term value creation. The NGX Shareholders at the 60th annual general meeting voted in support of all the resolutions Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

Over N56.842bn disbursed for MSME survival funds – FG

September 1, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government has revealed that they have successfully disbursed the sum of over N56. 842 billion to 1,079,323 (including those registered under CAC) for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) survival fund . The Federal Government through the Minister of State, Industry , Trade and Investment, Amb Mariam Yalwaji revealed it on Tuesday in Abuja during the signaling Read More

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Over N56.842 bn disbursed for MSME survival funds -FG

August 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The federal government has revealed that they have successfully disbursed the sum of over N56. 842 billion to 1,079,323 (including those registered under CAC) for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) survival fund.  The  Minister of State, Industry , Trade and Investment, Amb Mariam Yalwaji revealed this Tuesday in Abuja during the signaling of the official flag-off of the Read More

Breaking: FG flags off batch C N-Power programme for 1m beneficiaries

August 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government Monday flagged-off the N-Power Batch C programme for one million beneficiaries in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking during the exercise in Abuja during the flag off exercise, the minister, of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, said the batch C is divided into Stream C1 of 510,000 Read More

Buhari approves review of grazing reserves in 25 states

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved recommendations of a committee to review “with dispatch,” 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, “to determine the levels of encroachment.” The President’s directive followed his approval of the recommendations of a committee chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Among others, the committee had recommended the collection Read More

Buhari approves c’ttee on national honours award

August 19, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of 10 member standing committee on National Honours Award for a period of 4 years with effect from August 5, 2021. Members of the committee are: HRH Sidi Bage Mohammed l JSC (Retired) (Emir of Lafia), Mrs. Farida M. Waziri, former EFCC Chairman (North West), Muhammed Munir Ja’afaru (North West), Alhaji Sale Isa Read More

Ogun seals 26 buildings, 5 others get contravention notice

August 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government has served contravention notice to five commercial buildings at Mowe-Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the State, while it sealed 26 other buildings including gas outlets, petrol filling station, as well as commercial buildings for non-compliance with Physical Planning law of the State. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Tunji Odunlami disclosed this Read More

Customs seizes N91m prohibited goods in ilorin

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Joint Border Patrol Team, Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Ilorin, has seized prohibited goods worth N91 million. The Sector Commander, Compt. Olugbenga Peters, disclosed this at a news conference at the Custom House in Ilorin on Tuesday. Peters said that from the records made available by NNPC/DPR, only 13 petrol tankers were granted approval to load Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, 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

Tenure elongation: Nabena rallies support for Buni’s comtt, lauds Buhari

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Yekini Nabena, has rallied support for Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, even as he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting tenure extension for the 13-man committee. The President had approved tenure extension for Governor Buni-led APC caretaker committee after a closed-door meeting Read More