Buhari nominates new minister, reappoints INEC National Commissioners

December 14, 2021 Taiye. Odewale 0

 President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate for confirmation, Muazu Jaji Sambo, as ministerial nominee from Taraba state.Jaji Sambo is to replace Saleh Mamman who before the last cabinet reshuffle by President Buhari, served as Minister of Power. Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation of the nominee was read by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the commencement of plenary Read More

NASC: Senate confirms Nwoha as South East Commissioner

October 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The Senate has confirmed Hon. Amaechi Nwoha as Commissioner representing South East in the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC)  Nwoha’s confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Establishment and Public Service. Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi West) presented the report on behalf of the Committee Chairman, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau (APC Kano Central). . Adeyemi in his presentation, said the Read More

DPR deletes as Senate confirms board members of NURC

October 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Days for continued existence of Department of Petroleum Resources ( DPR) as one of the regulatory agencies in the Petroleum sector are numbered with confirmation of  the appointment of board members of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NURC) by the Senate Wednesday.DPR as declared by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan ceases to exist once the  approved board of  Read More

PIA: Senate confirms NURC board, DPR ceases to exist

October 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Days for continued existence of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) as one of the regulatory agencies in the petroleum sector are numbered with confirmation of the appointment of board members of the Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NURC) by the Senate Wednesday. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said DPR ceases to exist once the approved board of NURC swings into Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 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 opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

EFCC: Buhari appoints Secretary, Board members

September 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Secretary and board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In a letter read on the floor of the Senate Tuesday by the President of the upper legislative chamber, Ahmad Lawan, President Buhari nominates Mr George Abang from Cross River State as Secretary . Members of the board as nominated by President Buhari are Read More

Buhari reveals plans for football development in Nigeria

September 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja declared his administration’s commitment to use football for the development of the girl-child, inspiring young people to have rewarding careers in the game.Receiving the FIFA delegation led by its president Gianni Infantino and the president of Confederation of African Football (CAF) Patrice Motsepe, at State House, the President called on the top echelon of Read More

Vehicle attacked in Osun not our truck – Correctional Service

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Osun State Command, Thursday said the vehicle allegedly attacked by hoodlums was not correctional vehicle as reported Iy some national dailies. A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer (CPRO), DSC Olusola Adeotan, stated that all custodial facilities in Osun State are safe and calm. “In addition, all operational vehicles deployed for court duties on the said date, went 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

Niger isolates 18 COVID-19 positive corps members

August 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

    The Niger state government has directed compulsorily wearing of face masks as pre-condition for entering public offices, including Government House and state secretariat following confirmation of 18 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who tested positive to COVID-19 in the state.  The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mohammed Idris, stated this  Wednesday in a press briefing in Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More

INEC: Rowdy session in Senate over Onochie’s appointment as National Commissioner

June 9, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 Mild drama ensued on the floor of the Senate Wednesday over consideration of appointment of the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media , Lauretta Onochie,  as one of the newly appointed  six  National Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).President Muhammadu Buhari had in October last year forwarded the name of Onochie along that of Professors  Read More