Hon. Beji consolidates lawmaking with projects execution

August 19, 2021 Chris Alu 0

What differentiate a lawmaker from another is his or her ability to carry out responsibilities outside the scope of his duties and performed them excellently, even when he is not prescribed under duress. He does it because of his love and benevolence to the people he is representing.  This is what Hon. Shehu Barwa Beji, is doing in the National Assembly, since the commencement of the 9th Assembly, Beji has not rested on his Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

PIB: Buhari has shown courage to do the right thing – APC

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law as passed by the National Assembly, saying such has ended the long jinx of the PIB delayed since early 2000s.  The governing party, however said Nigeria’s oil and gas industry which used to loose as much as $15 billion in investments Read More

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Metering key to customer satisfaction – KEDCO MD

August 12, 2021 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) Thursday said metering remains key to customer satisfaction. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of KEDCO, Dr. Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, who stated this noted that the company was fast-tracking all metering processes to achieve complete meter coverage of all customers in Kano. Gwamna said doing that would help guarantee the satisfaction of its numerous Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Over 900 road projects ongoing nationwide under Buhari – APC group

August 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 900 active road contracts, covering the construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of more than 13,000km of federal roads and highways were currently ongoing nationwide under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. A think-tank of the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has revealed further that stretch of roads coverage is out of a total 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: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

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Strengthening capacity of healthcare professionals

July 22, 2021 Nkeiruka Obi 0

The COVID-19 pandemic upturned healthcare systems all over the world, bringing gaps in health systems to the fore and exacerbating inequities in fragile health systems. Before the pandemic, an estimated 1.7 billion children lacked access to safe, affordable surgical care. This staggering number includes children with clefts, a common congenital anomaly that impacts an average of 1 in 700 babies Read More

Group tasks NASS on speedy domestication of Marrakesh Treaty

July 18, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB), has appealed to the National Assembly to fast-track passage of the Nigeria Copyright amendment Bill before it, in order to fully domesticate the Marrakesh Treaty. The treaty makes the production and international transfer of specially adapted books for people with blindness or visual impairments easier, through a set of limitations or exceptions to Read More

Sale of NDPHC plants: Short-changing the North

July 18, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Where is the power? Baba quipped about the purported $16 billion spent on power generation during the Obasanjo administration. As at today, Nigeria’s peak power generation stands at 5,801.60MW, while capacity stands at 7,652.6MW. 16 billion dollars is a lot of money and one can imagine that it would have given us more than the infrastructure we need in terms Read More

NBC, NPC amendment bill: #FixPolitics backs freedom of press

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

The #FixPolitics initiative, a citizens-led research-based initiative designed for structural change of politics and governance in Nigeria has raised her voice to defend the freedom of the press following the suspension of the bill for the amendment to the laws establishing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the Nigeria Press Council (NPC). A statement signed by the Executive Director, #FixPolitics, Read More

Matawalle signs LG Repeal/Re-enactment Bill into law

July 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has assented to a bill for a law to repeal and re-enact the Zamfara state local government laws and for other matters connected therewith 2021. The governor who assented to the bills at his office Friday, according to a press statement by the director-general on public enlightenment media and communications, Yusuf Idris, said Read More

Breaking: Reps protest over 3% host community fund

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

There is high tension in the House of Representatives at the moment over protest by members from the South South against the allocation of three percent as host community fund. The Senate had opted for the three percent, while the House during consideration of report of its committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) okayed five percent, prompting a harmonization Read More

NEDC donates Covid -19, infectious disease lab to Taraba

July 13, 2021 Andrew Ojih,​. 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Tuesday donated a Covid -19 and infectious disease laboratory to Taraba state government.  The managing director of the commission,​ Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, while donating the items said that the laboratory was to reduce avoidable complications associated with delayed diagnosis and treatment of the Covid-19 disease. Alkali, during the handing over of the facility Read More

Onochie’s rejection: Senate has done the needful – CTA

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the outrage and the rejection of the nomination of madam Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a pro-democracy group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the Senate. CTA said the Senate has done the needful by listening to the voice of the people even though pressured by Nigerians to be accountable Read More

Senator Odey restates commitment to job creation through ICT

July 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Senator representing Cross River North Senatorial district, Stephen Odey, Friday pledged his commitment to job creation through Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to empower youths. Odey made the pledge while responding to journalists in Abuja on the bill seeking to establish Institute of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ogoja, which he sponsored and passed by the upper chamber on July 7, 2021.  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

Passage of PIB a birthday gift to Timipre Sylva – S’south Forum

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has said that it was not by accident that the long awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was passed into law few days to the birthday anniversary of Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva. The minister will be 57 on Wednesday July 7, 2021. The forum said Timipre Sylva’s name has come to Read More

PIB: Dangote refinery, 5 others to buy crude in naira

Holders of refining licences in the country can pay for domestic crude oil supply in naira, according to the Petroleum Industry Bill passed by the National Assembly on Thursday. Companies holding refining licences include Dangote Oil Refinery Company, Waltersmith Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited, OPAC Refineries, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources, BUA Refinery & Petrochemicals and Edo Refinery and Petrochemical Company Read More

Kano and the political chrestomathy of GYB

July 4, 2021 Kingsley Fanwo 0

I knew Governor Yahaya Bello was going to Kano. I also knew his minders would be having a herculean task managing the crowd that would want to catch a glimpse of their hero. My fears were good fears. They have not seen him for a long time. They saw him last when the political space was full of smoke. Now Read More

FG spends 28bn on school feeding, N-Power, trader moni in Niger

July 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The federal government has iexpended over N48bn in the  feeding of 560, 000 school  children, N-Power, Trader moni and other programmes of the Social  Investment Programme (SIP) in the  paste five years in Niger state. The Programme focal person in Niger state, Barrister Amina Gwer stated this in a statement made available to Blueprint at the weekend in Minna. Gwer explained  that while the sum of N11, 041, 290, Read More

Dogara demands apology from online blog over N1bn diversion report

July 4, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and member Representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi state, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has threatened to institute legal action against publishers of Bauchi based online news blog Wikki Times over alleged defamatory story published against him on June 28, 2021. In the said story, the online medium alleged that the former Speaker “connived” Read More