NNPC to boost gas delivery to domestic market as FG inaugurates gas transportation network code

August 12, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has restated its commitment to working with relevant partners and stakeholders in the oil and gas sector to boost delivery of gas to the domestic market.  The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made the commitment Monday at the launch of the Nigerian Gas Transportation Network Code (NGTNC) which is designed to Read More

SERVICOM rates immigration service delivery high

August 3, 2020 Binta Shama 0

  The Service Compact with all Nigerians (SERVICOM) has lauded the operations and service delivery process of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).  The appraisal was given when the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli recently attended the grand finale /awards presentation at the Nigerian Immigration Service headquarters, Abuja. Akajemeli, in her paper presentation, commended the Nigeria Immigration Comptroller General (CGI), Read More

Kano flags off face masks distribution in 5 emirates

July 27, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has formally launched the distribution of face masks, meant to cut across the five emirates with a warning to violators of wearing the masks to get prepared  for incurring  the wrath of the  mobile courts established  to penalize  anyone who run foul of the  face mask law. Sounding the warning, governor Ganduje  re-affirmed Read More

Gombe committed to human capital development – Yahaya

July 22, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has restated its commitment to continue to focus on human capital development for the betterment of the citizenry. Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya gave the indication on the occasion of the kick-off of Rural Resilience Activity organised by Mercy Corps in  collaboration with Gombe state government, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and International Fertilizer Development Company Read More

Delta: Okowa swears in 5 perm secs

July 20, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

  Delta state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday, swore in five new permanent secretaries in the state’s public  service with a charge to lead by example by upholding commitment, accountability, fairness and versatility in the discharge of their duties. At the ceremony in Asaba, the governor urged the permanent secretaries that as veterans in civil service and chief accounting officers Read More

Buhari reads riot act to ministers, MDAs, chief executives over relationship with NASS – Presidency

July 16, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday received in audience the President of the Senate Mr Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila at the State House in Aso Villa.The meeting, which lasted for almost an hour, was characterized by an engaging discussion on a range of key issues of national importance particularly the role of the Read More

In Borno, Zulum constitutes 13-man committee on communal clashes

July 9, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state government Wednesday constituted a high powered state committee on boundary matters to curtail communal clashes and farmers/herdsmen conflict in the state.The committee is to also foster peaceful co-existence between communities in the state and neighbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republics. The 13-man committee is headed by the deputy governor, Usman  Umar Kadafur.While inaugurating the committee at the council chamber, Government Read More

In Kogi, another prominent political figure is dead

July 2, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

One of the aides to Kogi state government, Saika Oyibo has died. He died on Thursday after battling daibetes.A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, reads, “The Kogi State Government wishes to announce the passing on of Hon. Siaka a few hours ago. Until his death, Hon. Oyibo was the Chairman, Kogi State Security Trust Read More

Bagudu assures quality education, economic empowerment for Kebbi indigenes

July 1, 2020 Kabiru Dogondaji 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has assured of his administration’s commitment to ensuring that children of school age receive quality education at all levels. The governor stated this in an interactive session with journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Monday. A press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary, Government House, Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingarquoted Bagudu as saying statistics of Read More

AIICO Insurance donates face-masks to curb spread of COVID-19

June 29, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

AIICO Insurance PLC has donated reusable facemasks to the Nigerian Red Cross, We Stand Foundation and the African Clean Up Initiative (ACI). These Non-Governmental Organizations are actively leading initiatives for public health and humanitarian causes in battling COVID-19. This is in alignment with the Nigerian Stock Exchange ‘Mask for All Nigerians’ campaign initiative. The gesture, according to the statement signed Read More

Covid-19: UDUS produces open source ventilator

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Design (FEED), Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has designed an open source ventilator as part of her commitment in the management of  coronavirus in Nigeria. In a memorandum signed by the vice chancellor, Professor Lawal Bilbis, it was announced that Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, has designed and produced a ventilator and an automatic/manual hand washing station. Read More

Tinubu opens up on relationship with Aregbesola

June 10, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied a media report that his relationship with the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has gone sour. An online media (not Blueprint.ng) had reported that a ‘cold war’ between the duo had worsened. But a statement signed Tuesday night by the head Read More

We are leaving no child behind — Kwara gov

May 27, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Wednesday said his administration is committed to not leaving any child behind. In what captures the 2020 theme of the Children’s Day celebration, AbdulRazaq said the administration’s commitment to gender inclusion and its huge investments in education gives the Kwara girl child a head start in life. “Our administration stands in firm solidarity with the Read More

PDP commiserates with Ikpeazu over commissioner’s death

May 25, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday commiserated with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state over the death of the state’s commissioner for environment and the governor’s best friend, Mr Solomon Ogunji. PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Monday comforts Governor Ikpeazu, “who had been thrown into deep mourning over the loss of his most Read More

Sule, Iloenyosi to lead Players’ Union 19-man task force

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lekan Olaseinde Two ex-international players, Abdul Sule and Chikelue Iloenyosi has been appointed by the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF) to head 19-members the task force of the body. Sule will serve as chairman while Iloenyosi will deputize for him In a press statement made available to Blueprint Sport, NANPF’s President Tijani Babangida, MON, stated that the appointments Read More

Has teaching objective truths become inconvenient?

May 7, 2020 Nathan M Greenfield 0

 A reader of the first few chapters of Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Postmodern University* might anticipate that in chapter seven, Daniel Burston, a professor of psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, United States, would agree with Professor Jordan Petersons call for slashing the budgets of liberal arts programmes because they inculcate unwary students in the ways of cultural Marxism and post-modernism. Peterson, Read More

FBNInsurance supports Lagos govt’s fight against COVID-19, donates ambulance

April 26, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and contribution towards flattening the curve of the health hazard caused by the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Nigeria, the life insurer, FBNInsurance and its subsidiary, FBN General Insurance has once again demonstrated commitment to their community by donating an ambulance to the Lagos State Government as well as food items Read More

COVID-19: Oyo committed to fight against COVID-19 – NCDC DG

April 22, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Tuesday said Oyo state government is genuinely committed to the fight against spread of coronavirus disease. Dr Ihekweazu stated this when he led officials of NCDC and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on a courtesy visit to Govrrnor Seyi Makinde in Ibadan.  The NCDC DG pointed out that the visiting Read More

Ebonyi and Covid-19 pandemic: Neccesity as mother of invention

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following the outbreak of Corona virus in Nigeria, AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA writes on how the laboratory machine at the South-east Virology Centre in Ebonyi state was being upgraded for Corona virus test.The South-east Virology Centre situated at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) capital of Ebonyi state was constructed in March 2016 by Governor David Umahi.The centre being Read More

Happy 60th birthday Ambassador Lawal Kazaure!

April 9, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As he often does, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP), Ambassador Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure, who, this week, clocked the ripe age of 60. Kazaure, a hard-to-find kind of man, gentle and amenable, clocked 60 years on April 5, 2020. According to Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC, Ambassador Kazaure is a fine Read More

Yari is finished politically, a rejoinder to Sani Yarima

April 2, 2020 Musa Gusau 0

Firstly, for Ahmed Sani Yarima to proclaim that former Governor of Zamfara state and immediate past Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, has outlived his usefulness and is finished politically in Zamfara and beyond, obviously shows Yarima knows nothing about Yari’s political relevance in the current scheme of things, or his political sagacity, and his fighting spirit for Read More

Updated – COVID-19: Buhari approves release of 70,000 tonnes of grains to Nigerians

April 1, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of 70,000 metric tonnes of grains to Nigerians to help alleviate the harsh effects of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.This was disclosed by the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, while briefing journalists in Abuja Wednesday.He said release of grains was Read More

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Like ministers, Kebbi commissioners contribute 50% salaries to contain COVID-19

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kebbi state commissioners have unanimously resolved to contribute half of their monthly salaries to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Mahmud Warra, made the disclosure in a statement Sunday in Birnin Kebbi. Warra said the gesture was an unalloyed commitment towards ensuring successful onslaught against the ravaging global pandemic. He said: “Commissioners who are members of the Read More

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We all contributed to Oyo APC setback in 2019 – Ajimobi

March 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has stated that all members of the party in Oyo state contributed to its set back in the 2019 elections. Senator Ajimobi stated this Tuesday while setting up a 16 -man reconciliation team to reconcile and bring back aggrieved members of the party in Oyo state to be Read More