Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

Lalong represents shining light of APC politics – Governors

May 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described Chairman, Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and the governor of Plateau state, Simon Bako Lalong, as a shining light of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) politics. The APC governors said they acknowledged and commended the leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria by the Plateau governor. In a statement signed Wednesday Read More

We’ve trained, empowered over 204, 000 Nigerians – ITF Boss

May 4, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Director General and Chief Executive of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Mr Joseph Ari has said since inception, over 204, 000 Nigerians have  benefitted from free skills acquisition programmes and empowerment of the federal government through his agency. Ari, who made the disclosure in a statement signed by him and made available to newsmen in Uyo, Monday, said the Read More

Akajemeli seeks re-establishment of MDAs’ ministerial SERVICOM unit

May 3, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, has called for the re-establishment of the ministerial SERVICOM units that are moribund in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This call was made when Mrs Akajemeli paid a working visit to the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters in Abuja over the weekend. While presenting a keynote address, the SERVICOM national coordinator called Read More

PDP laments fresh killings in Zamfara, insists on state, community policing

April 23, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the Tuesday night’s massacre of no fewer than 30 in simultaneous bandit attacks on four villages in two local government areas of Zamfara state. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday also bemoans the killing of a staff as well as abduction of unknown number of students of Greenfield Read More

EFCC, Police, DSS vow to intensify collaboration

April 21, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Service (DSS), Wednesday, pledged to intensify their collaboration in the fight against corruption. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Wilson Uwuajen, in Abuja, said: “This commitment was restated as Heads of EFCC Zonal Offices in Kaduna and Ilorin, visited the Director, Read More

Ibaka deep seaport: Oro nation tackles Akwa Ibom govt over name-change, relocation

April 20, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Oro Nation, the third largest ethnic nationality in Akwa Ibom state has disagreed with the government over the name-change and relocation of the age-long Ibaka deep seaport. The people insisted that they won’t concede to positions averse to their interest, especially as it relates to the seaport. Speaking at the Oron civic centre on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ engagement with Read More

How not to violate broadcasting code

April 19, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

In Nigeria, the broadcasting code officially regulates radio and television transmission. This is basically to preserve the unity of the country, avoid litigation and uphold professional ethics. However, those that are supposed to be guided by the legislation have been accused of violating the provisions of the code. To look for how to put this under check, a forum was Read More

PDP faction suspends Kwankwaso over disruption of zonal congress

April 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended a former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, for his alleged involvement in the disruption of the party’s recent North-west zonal congress in Kaduna state. The state executive committee of the factional PDP said it took the decision to suspend Kwankwaso for three months at its meeting held on April 15. Read More

2023 political gladiators behind ALGON crisis – IMC

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has blamed politicians anging to use the association for their selfish interest ahead of 2023 general elections for the current crisis rocking it. But the IMC chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje, assured that his leadership will do everything possible not only to reposition the association by Read More

Group urges northern leaders to support Armed Forces

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

A group, Northern Solidarity Forum (NSF), has urged political leaders in the region to support the efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in tackling the country’s security challenges by “coming up with policies and programmes that will stop the youth from going into crime.” NSF, in a statement by its publicity secretary, Umar Gundiri, on Friday, noted that Read More

UCH delivers first IVF triplets

April 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan has taken delivery of triplets of the first In Vitro Fertilisation carried out in the hospital. The 45-minute procedure for the delivery commenced at about 1pm. Mother and the babies – all females – are in good condition, the hospital authorities have said. The babies weighed 1.4kg, 2.5kg and 2.4kg respectively. The elated father, 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

Stanbic IBTC introduces special account to empower women in business

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC has showcased determination to extend equal opportunity policy beyond its business with the introduction of the Blue Blossom account, dedicated specifically to empower women. At the launch at a virtual event, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Mr. Wole Adeniyi said the new product is tailored to help women get better and easier access to business Read More

Gov Yahaya Bello doles out cash in support of National Sports Festival

April 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In line with his commitment to the upliftment of the youth and support for their development, Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has provided financial support to the youth-based National Sports Festival (NSF) to the tune of N40 million. The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, which disclosed governor Bello’s support as the NSF got underway, expressed appreciation to the youth-loving Read More

NEF condoles with Afenifere over loss of spokesman Odumakin

April 5, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has commiserated with the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, over the death of its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin. According to a statement on Saturday, signed by NEF’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, “Odumakin was a key figure in Afenifere and served it loyally, with commitment.” The statement reads: “Northern Elders Forum received the sad news Read More

FG committed to promoting safety of workers at work – Keyamo

March 30, 2021 Moses John 0

The federal government has restated its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the safety, health and well-being of workers in their various workplaces. Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo, SAN, stated this while inaugurating a panel of inquiry for the investigation of the death of Richard Gbadebo, a student, in the course of working in the premises of Read More

FG calls for increased private sector participation in job creation

March 30, 2021 Moses John 0

The federal government has called for increased participation of the private sector in creating jobs for the populace, especially the youth, for national development. Minister for Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige made the call in Abuja as he flagged off a two-day sensitization workshop and technical meeting on skills development and youth employment organised for the public and private Read More

Bauchi committed to ending tuberculosis by 2030 – Commissioner

March 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state government has expressed commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030 in line with the federal government’s recommendation of ensuring a TB-free Nigeria in the stipulated time. The state Commissioner of Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, expressed the commitment Monday during the opening ceremony of the 2021 world TB Day commemoration with the slogan ‘Check am o!’ Read More

World Water Day: Stakeholders’ divers opinion on value of water

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the world mark this year’s World Water Day, several stakeholders have called for more investment in the Nigeria water sector, JOHN OBA, reports.Every March 22nd globally, the Government and other concerned stakeholders, organisations and agencies come together to celebrate and raise awareness on the poor and vulnerable populations living without access to safe and clean water.  The objective of Read More

NYCN urges FG, states to create enabling environment for youths devt

March 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has charged the federal and state governments to create enabling environment to enhance the development of talented and knowledgeable Youths. NYCN President, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo made this appeal, Wednesday during his remark at the joint inauguration of the elected executives of NYCN Rivers State Chapter, the Forum of State Chairmen South-South Zone Read More

Bauchi under Bala Mohammed: Beyond mere rhetorics

March 21, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Within the last two years that Governor Bala Mohammed assumed power, the electorates have every  cause to be grateful that  transformation has come. NAJIB SANI reports.Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state would be marking his two years anniversary in office on May 29 2021. Recall that the electorates in the state made  history in the last 2019 polls when they Read More

Armed Forces committed to securing Nigeria- CDS

March 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has reiterated the commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in actualizing the directive of the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari towards ensuring the country is safe and secured for its citizens. According to a statement by Acting Director Defence Information Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the CDS stated this when the House Read More

SERVICOM boss charges MDAs commitment

March 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of SERVICOM has called for commitment, ownership and support of the management of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the service delivery initiatives of the federal government of Nigeria. This call was made when the National Coordinator paid an advocacy visit to the commission to inaugurate and induct the Ministerial SERVICOM Committee (MSC) of the Read More