Tax waiver: Senate moves to whittle down FG’s power 

December 6, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday moved to whittle down the powers of the Presidency on granting of tax waivers which cost the country about N6trillion in 2022 fiscal year. It accordingly passed for second reading, a bill to amend the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Act to regulate the processes of granting corporate tax holidays, import duty waivers and investment incentives to Read More

Imo: Uzodimma’s popular aide, Cubana Chief Priest, dumps Tinubu, governor, joins Obi’s campaign 

December 6, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Special Adviser to Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State on Social Media Influencing, Paschal Okechukwu aka Cubana Chief Priest, has quit the camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) where he was working with the governor who has been supporting the presidential ambition of Ahmed Bola Tinubu. The Chief Priest was surprisingly seen at the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Read More

PDP crisis: I never opposed Ortom, he’s on the right track – Abba Moro 

December 6, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade Abba Moro,has said the state governor, Samuel Ortom, is on the right track on the crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A statement by the chief press secretary to Benue state governor, Nathaniel Ikyur, made available to journalists in Abuja Tuesday said: “I will never assume the duty of the leader Read More

Ebonyi PDP guber candidate denies playing spoiler game 

November 30, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi state for the 2023 election, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, Tuesday debunked rumors that he is playing a spoiler game on the party. Odii said there was no truth in the insinuation and described it as mere propaganda fabricated by his political opponents, who he said, were scared of him. Read More

Ayu’s focus, discipline ‘ll lead PDP to victory – Coalition 

November 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

National Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, is focused and disciplined and has the capacity to deliver PDP from it’s challenges and take it to victory during the 2023 general elections, a coalition has said. The Peoples Democratic Party Coalition for Professionals Group and Peaceful Co-existence (PDPCUP), a pressure group, said Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has made many sacrifices Read More

New Illiteracy: Declare state of emergency on education now – MINILS DG

November 17, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Director General (DG), Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, (MINILS), Ilorin, Comrade Issa Aremu, Tuesday, called for the declaration of state of emergency on the education sector in view of new Illiteracy emerging in the country.He also tasked the organised labour particularly, the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to step up efforts Read More

Group carpets Ayu over rescue mission

November 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A group under the aegis of Northern Conscience for 2023 has carpeted the newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu, for saying he is  leading the PDP to rescue Nigeria in 2023.AAyu had after been declared as the new National Chairman of PDP,  announced that the party  was on a rescue Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

Anambra: Accord candidate dimisses merger rumours with APGA

October 27, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Governorship Candidate of the Accord Party in the November 6 election in Anambra state, Dr. Godwin Maduka, has dismissed rumours that he was about to collapse his structure into the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Dr. Maduka rather vowed to inflict crushing defeat on the APGA candidate, Prof. Charles Soludo and other contestants in the election. The governorship hopeful spoke Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has 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

CSO lauds Buhari’s investments on youth, science and technology

October 14, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 Centre for Peace Transparency and Accountability, Thursday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for committing more resources to diversify investment on Youths, Science and Technology in the country.The group, a nonpartisan, nonprofit and nongovernment organization with a mandate to promote good governance, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Ogheneyero Patrick, revealed that no past government had invested as many Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Why Nigerians are reluctant to take COVID-19 vaccine – Pharmacist explains hesitancy in Covid-19 vaccine intake

September 27, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Nigerians are hesitant in taking the Covid-19 vaccine because information about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine is not readily available to the people, Pharmacist Abdullahi Galadima, has said. Galadima, the National Vaccine Security and Logistic Consultant with World Health Organisation, said this while delivering a lecture to mark the World Pharmacist Day organised by Pharmacist Society of Nigeria, Kaduna Read More

Nigeria’s search for solution

September 26, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

“Our problems are man-made; therefore, they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” – John F. Kennedy Nigerians have written millions of words in books and opinion articles in magazines, newspapers, journals, etc., about the problems of, or with, Nigeria. Appearances in celluloid regarding this issue also have consumed countless meters of celluloid. Writers Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders incorporation of NNPC, appoints board

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the State House has announced. A statement on Sunday issued by Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, said the president gave the order in his capacity as Minister of Petroleum. “This is in consonance with Section 53(1) of the Petroleum Industry Act Read More

Senator Bamidele donates Coaster bus to Oluyin-in-Council

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) has donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.  The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.  The senator, Read More

Banditry: Gumi’s position self serving, threat to national security- PGF boss

September 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has faulted the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for calling on the authorities to grant amnesty to bandits in the country. The APC chieftain said Gumi’s position was not only self serving but clearly a threat to national security. Lukman also applauded the role played by Chief Executive Read More

Jaiz Bank gets $25m SMSEs financing support from Islamic Corp

September 6, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Jaiz Bank Plc gets a $25 million shariah-compliant line of financing (LOF) from Islamic Corporation for the Development (IsDB) of the private sector to support small and medium scale enterprises in Nigeria, the group said in a statement today. According to the statement, Ayman Sejiny, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), Read More

Buhari directs NALDA to establish farm estates in 109 senatorial districts

September 5, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) to set up integrated farm estates in all the 109 senatorial districts across the country. Executive Secretary of NALDA, Prince Paul Ikonne, said this while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend in Abuja.He said there was the need for governors Read More

WiHRiNI harps on humanitarian response, trains stakeholders

September 1, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Women in Humanitarian Response in Nigeria Initiative (WiHRiNI) a network of women leaders and women-headed NGOs involved in humanitarian response, has emphasised the need for a more effective disaster relief and assistance to victims of crises in the country. Its national coordinator Mimidoo Achakpa made the call in Abuja during a four-day capacity building for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

Police institute graduates 51 officers in Abuja

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National Institute of Police Studies, Abuja, has graduated 51 police officers, including 10 Sierra Leone Police officers, after eight weeks of undergoing the Strategic Leadership and Command Course (SLCC) with the theme: Strategic Leadership Roles in Policing Diverse Societies. Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Thursday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, said 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