Permanent secretaries’ selection process retrogressive — CSO

May 26, 2021 Ayoni M Agbabiaka 0

The New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI) has condemned the resort to written and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) examination for the appointment of permanent secretaries in federal ministries in Nigeria as retrogressive. The civil society organisation, which stated this in Abuja during a public appraisal of the process, said no sustainable development can take place in Read More

Updated: JAMB may shift 2021 UTME date – Oloyede

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has disclosed that that was the possibility of shifting the date for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Prof. Oloyede made the disclosure during a virtual meeting with 2021 UTME Committee members on Friday, saying over 600,000 candidates who indicated interest in sitting for the exams, are yet Read More

Breaking: Immigration begins recruitment, releases full list of shortlisted applicants

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The civil defense, correctional, fire, and immigration services board has approved the commencement of the 2019/2020 recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Via its Twitter handle on Monday, May 10, the NIS announced that only 6,105 of the 45,323 candidates that sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT) were shortlisted by the board to take part in the Read More

ADC opposes area council election’s timetable

April 22, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has noted Area Council election timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is impromptu adding that it exposes the contestants, the parties and INEC to more spending. In a statement Thursday, by the national chairman, Chief Ralph Nwosu and national legal adviser, Bar Peter Iyiola Oyewole called on the (INEC) to abide by Read More

INEC threatens parties over violence congresses

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday threatened to backlist any political party whose congress or convention degenerates into violence and destruction of property, from the receipt of INEC materials for their activities in the future. The commission said it will withdraw its staff from monitoring such violent political party meetings, with the resultant non-recognition of their outcomes. Chairman, Information Read More

Female squad: NSCDC begins medical, psychological screening for personnel

April 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has commenced the selection process into the proposed female Squad from it’s array of gallant female personnel drawn from various Commands of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In a statement signed by the Corps director of Public Relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu, quoted the Commandant General Dr. Ahmed Read More

Fayose, Makinde end truce at PDP zonal congress in Osun

April 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, might have been settled during the zonal congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Osogbo, Osun state, Monday.  The process that was initially appeared tensed with the arrays of thugs mobilized into the state for the congress, turned peaceful with the Read More

Breaking: COVID-19 forces WAEC to postpone May/June examination, releases results for private candidates

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has postponed the conduct of 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates. Head of WAEC Patrick Areghan who disclosed this in Lagos said the examination was postponed indefinitely due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. He said the pandemic distorted academic calendar, hence it was not possible to hold the Read More

Army denies report of nepotism in Short Service Commission recruitment

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a reports by an online medium that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board which was published on 26 Mar 21 was dominated by the North while the South-east had the fewest candidates. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima, who stated this in a statement Wednesday, described the report Read More

UTME registration: Why we introduced NIN – JAMB

March 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has said the directive on compulsory use of National Identity Number (NIN) for the registration of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), would help in checkmating examination malpractices and security threat. He explained that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, gave Read More

Revealed! How Armed Forces Commission caused commotion in Senate 

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Amid commotion over a bill seeking for the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC), the Senate in avoiding division, hurriedly went into closed door session last week Wednesday. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports . The hope of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South ), to get his bill seeking for establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC) pass for Read More

BECE: Attention Bauchi State Ministry of Education

March 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

This may be a cry over a spilled milk, but at least it will help to register the dismay of parents and guardians of the students concerned to the appropriate authorities. The unprecedented failure recorded in the 2019/2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in Bauchi state is heartbreaking. About eighth thousand five hundred and fifty three (8553) candidates have failed Read More

NDI advocates law reforms for women to participate in politics

March 17, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) Lead, SAGE programme, Annabel Ugwoke, has called on the need to address barriers for women’s political participation by advocating for reforms of Nigeria’s laws and political parties procedures and policies. She made the call at a news conference in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), with support from U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Read More

Kidnapping, killings unacceptable, Minister cries out

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen, has cried out over the increasing cases of kidnap of school girls and killings of innocent citizens, calling on pepetrators of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to leave children alone to grow in a peaceful and safe environment. Dame Tallen, made the postulation Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of a Read More

2023: Will Saraki bounce back?

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

As countdown to the 2023 general elections begins, the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has returned to the Kwara political scene. Will he bounce back? TOPE SUNDAY asks in this report. In 2019, the over 40 years of political dominance of the Saraki dynasty in Kwara state was upstaged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in sweeping revolution, Read More

LG polls: Oyo PDP won’t be party to imposition of candidates – Chairman

March 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha, Monday, declared that the state executives would not be a party to imposition arrangements by some stakeholders. The PDP chairman made this known while addressing PDP members protesting the planned imposition of chairmanship and councillorship candidates for the May 15 local government election in Oyo state Alhaji Mustapha Read More

Jega urges PRP members to shun money politics, corrupt leaders

February 23, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

A chieftain of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), Prof Attahiru Jega has urged members at all levels to shun money-bag politicians so as to enable the party produce corrupt-free leaders that will rule Nigeria in the year 2023. Jega, a former chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the call while addressing journalists in Birnin kebbi, during an interactive meeting Read More

Academics, applicants commend Kwara govt on SUBEB/TESCOM recruitment

February 23, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Qualifying examination for applicants for teaching jobs under the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) commenced on Monday across all the 16 designated centres in the state, with the applicants and top academics applauding the government for giving everyone a level playing ground. Some of the computer based test (CBT) centres Read More

Buhari won’t approve Fani-Kayode’s membership of APC, PGF boss warns

February 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will not approve the possibility of a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode joining the ruling party. Lukman cautioned that such consideration will be stretching the trust of party members beyond acceptable limits. Fani-Kayode was Read More

Membership revalidation: Buhari promoting internal democracy in APC – Okechukwu

January 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for promoting the doctrine of internal democracy in the ruling party. In a statement Sunday in Abuja, Okechukwu, was reacting to the commencement of the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-off for the membership revalidation nationwide which took place in Daura, Kastina state on Saturday.  The VON Read More

Adamawa: Over 30 political parties back Ardo

January 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Disturbed by the continued violation of internal party democracy by most political parties during elections, over 30 political parties in Adamawa state have thrown their weight behind the efforts of Dr. Umar Ardo, former political adviser to former vice president Atiku Abubakar. Dr. Ardo has reportedly been in the forefront of fighting against injustice, impunity and lack of internal democracy Read More

Our dysfunctional LG system and rural development

January 14, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 2019, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance in both the Obasanjo and the Jonathan administrations, spoke of the need for federal and state governments to pay some urgent attention to the development of the rural areas. Matters are getting worse there and for the country as a whole, obviously. Did anyone need to remind our leaders that Read More

Kogi announces deadline for internal exam registration

November 12, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has announced November 13 as the deadline for the registration of all internal examinations in the state. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja Wednesday. According to the statement, the internal examinations include, Common Entrance Examination (CEE), Basic Six/First School Leaving Certificate Examination Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces readiness to release 2020 SSCE results… see details

November 1, 2020 Editor 0

The results of the 2020 West Africa Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be released on Monday, WAEC has said. The examination body which revealed this via their verified twitter handle on Sunday evening wrote, “This is to inform candidates that sat West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2020 that the results of that exam Read More