Nyanya residents thumb up CP Ciroma on community policing

April 21, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Some stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have commended the proactive steps of the Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma particularly in the fight against insecurity amidst COVID-19 and sundry challenges, using community policing. The stakeholders in Nyanya, a community in the outskirts of the FCT said they have been able to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and Read More

Railway: Customs to relocate scanner site at Apapa port

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) hasagreed to demolish the scanner site obstructing the laying of tracks into the Apapa port whichwould be done within six months. He disclosed this on Monday after the technical meeting with stakeholders on ways to resolvethe challenges affecting the completion of the third track that leads to Apapa Read More

Outages: Despite gas challenges, we’ve generated 650MW—NDPHC

The Executive Director in charge of generation for the National Integrated Power Plants(NIPP) at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Engr. Abdullahi Kassim,has disclosed that despite gas challenges confronting the NIPP,  the company hasgenerated 650MW to the national grid. Kassim, who spoke in a statement issued by the media office of the Minister of Power, Engr.Sale Mamman in Abuja, Read More

New Niger Republic President visits Buhari

April 19, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday assured the newly inaugurated President of Republic of Niger, Mr Mohammed Bazoum, who was in Nigeria on his first international visit, that the region would be stabilised for the benefit of the two countries. The president said Nigerians and Nigeriens are people with similar culture, language and ways of life, “and we also share about 1,500 Read More

APC governors disown Obaseki over currency printing claim

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things. The Forum, in Read More

Insecurity and the rise of regional militia groups

April 15, 2021 Abdullahi D Mohammed 0

the monster. As it were, the IGP has a lot to accomplish considering the many challenges confronting the country. Only recently, the Gen Abdulsalami-led National Peace Committee stated that, an outrageous 6million weapons are in circulation in the country. Little wonder, criminality keeps soaring, and seems endless. Government must be proactive. Once a government cannot fulfil the mandate of securing Read More

Sultan declares sighting of moon, announces start of Ramadan

April 13, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Tuesday, 13 April as 1st day of Ramadan, 1442 AH, signifying the commencement of Ramadan fasting. The Sultan, who made the announcement in a special broadcast to the Muslim Ummah said the new moon was sighted in various parts of the Read More

Ramadan: JNI adopts national guidelines for tafsir in Jos

April 12, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Lawal Adam, Sunday, admonished scholars and preachers to observe true tenets of Islam in their preaching at Ramadan period. He said people that listened to their preaching take home whatever they heard from the scholars, either right or wrong. Sheikh Adam stated this during a pre-Ramadan seminar at the instance of Jos North local Read More

Go after separatists in Yorubaland, group tells Police, Army, others

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has condemned the recent crisis across the country especially in Yorubaland, accusing the agitators of sinister motives to destabilise the country. The group, however, asked the Police authority, Army and other security agencies to immediately go after those calling for Yoruba Nation. In a statement released by the group’s national coordinator, Adeshina Animashaun, Read More

Reviving Nigeria’s tourism after COVID-19

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Since it broke out in China more than a year ago, the deadly Coronavirus pandemic has hit every aspect of life, halting progress in every human endeavour. Total lockdowns, social distancing, wearing of facemasks and other measures taken to mitigate its spread have impacted negatively on all sectors of global economy with some suffering devastating blows.Tourism, a gold mine that Read More

The MultiChoice, CNG dispute

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The tug of war between the MultiChoice (Nigeria) Limited and the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) ought not to have gone unnoticed. The CNG is a potent pressure group that is committed to ensuring justice and equity in the nation’s broadcast space, particularly in the North. The group is accusing the MultiChoice, operators of the DSTV and the GOtv, of Read More

Yobe: EU, AFRYDEV support youths on conflict recovery in 3 LGs

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

As part of peace dialogue and reintegration, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) has supported early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state to forestall further conflicts in the state. AFRYDEV Senior Programme Officer, Abdullahi Edoka, explained this during a capacity building for youths to Read More

Bad governance: Group canvasses support for Bala Mohammed’s presidency

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a pro-democracy group, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad vanguard, BAM-V, has begun canvassing support for the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, saying that the former Senator possesses what it takes to lead Nigeria. Addressing newsmen on Sunday the Kano State chapter of the movement, Chairman of the Chapter, Adnan Mukhtar-Adam, noted that Mr Mohammed has the Read More

Bogoro LG chair distributes 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman of Bogoro local government council of Bauchi state Iliya Habila on Tuesday distributed 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the area to alleviate their transportation challenges. Speaking during the distribution ceremony in Bogoro, Habila said the gesture was in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Beautiful Gate Handicapped Centre’. The Handicap Center was founded by Read More

Bauchi: Bala, APC and the ‘rough’ road to 2023

March 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

NAJIB SANI writes on the rising infrastructure development in Bauchi state vis-a-vis the  gale of defections from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and looks at the variables that would determine who wins the coveted number one seat in 2023. Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed  was elected  in 2019 on the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)’s platform, when he defeated the sitting governor, Mohammed Abubakar Read More

Bobboi and his exploits at PEF(M)B

March 30, 2021 Toby Prince 0

One of the thriving industries in Nigeria today is hypocrisy, and leaders who walk on that path are seen as heroes. In this clime, refusal to compromise standard and firm embrace of tenets of integrity by being brutal with the truth, firm in honesty and courageous in justice always attract opposition and in some cases violent attack by the ill Read More

Port decongestion: NIWA plans removal of 100, 000 trailers from roads – Moghalu

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), George Moghalu is excited over the arrival of commercial barge in Onitsha, Anambra state, even as he revealed plans to decongest the nation’s ports. Chief Moghalu said the plans will lead to removal of about 100,000 trailers from Nigerian roads. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, Moghalu said the ports Read More

Appeal Court President declares first ADR session in West-Africa open

March 29, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has formally kick-started Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) system with an appeal by its President, Justice Monica Dongban -Mensem, to the judiciary to rise up and meet the challenges of adjudication in the 21st century. If the challenges are met, the Appeal Court President expressed optimism that the country will become more attractive to international Read More

Governance roles for monarchs as panacea for insecurity

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent call by the Northern governors for formal governance roles for traditional rulers, while urging for government’s control and censorship of social media to address insecurity and forestall recurrence of recent breakdown of law and order is quite germane. This is more so considering the fact that traditional rulers are the custodians of cultural heritage which is critical to Read More

Edo woman launches centre for children with neuro-devt challenges

March 29, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts geared towards healthy communities devoid of preventable deaths, a Benin City-based woman, Sabina Idowu Osehobo, Friday, opened a center committed to the care of children with neuro-development challenges. The centre, according to the founder, will also help society find strategies and solutions “to enable these children live full lives.” Known as Oseno Centre, Sabina said the Read More