Bill to amend 2022 budget scales second reading in Senate

March 2, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

 A bill seeking to amend the 2022 Appropriation Act has scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill seeks to amend the 2022 budget by making provision in the sum of N106,161,499,052billion  for Capital Expenditures and N43,870,592,044billion  for recurrent without increasing budget deficit.  The bill was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (APC Kebbi North).  President Muhammadu Buhari, in Read More

Oyo APC crisis: Buni gives stakeholders one-week to reach consensus

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has given stakeholders in Oyo state chapter one-week to reach agreement within themselves and report back to the leadership. The Oyo chapter had been thrown into crisis over the recent APC state congress which the national secretariat earlier postponed. The leadership of the party after a meeting with stakeholders from Read More

2023: Let’s look to the North-east

October 17, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

If I were to be as sentimental as people are, I would say the North-east, my zone, must produce the president in 2023. Many people fight for their people, region, zone or state to produce the president for various reasons. Reasons may range from the fact that a president attracts some goodies to his area. Ministers and other chief executives Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Girl most marginalised in Anambra, Kaduna -Christian Aid

October 11, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Christian Aid’s Gender, Equity and Social Inclusion lead, Mercy Okeke has revealed according to Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) that despite socio-cultural differences, girls were identified as one of the most marginalised groups within local governments in Anambra and Kaduna. She made assertion based on data gathered through its work to reduce poverty and improve the wellbeing of marginalized groups in various parts of the country. She explained that the Evidence and Collaboration 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

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BCO felicitates with Senator Ali over conferment as Turakin Katsina

September 21, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has felicitated with Senator Abba Ali over his conferment with the traditional title of Turakin Katsina. National Coordinator of the BCO, Alhaji Danladi Garba Pasali, in a press release described Ali as a man of honour. The statement reads, “That you are found worthy of being conferred with the traditional title of Turakin Katsina, was Read More

Senate passes bills establishing 2 federal varsities in Ekiti, Nasarawa

September 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, passed two bills seeking to establish two federal universities in Ekiti and Nasarawa states. The bills are Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin, Ekiti State (Establishment) Bill, 2021, and Federal University Lafia Teaching Hospital (Establishment) Bill, 2021. Both bills are separately sponsored by Senators Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), and Tanko Al-Makura (APC, Nasarawa South). Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Hushpuppi: PSC sets up panel on DCP Kyari

August 19, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has set up an in-house panel to study, in details, available documents related to the FBI indictment of former Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, who is on suspension from Nigeria Police Force. A press statement by the PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, Thursday in Abuja, said the Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

Covid-19 resurgence: Danger as citizens jettison protocols

August 6, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

‘…Wearing face masks uncomfortable’ …Third wave‘ll be more severe – Don ‘…Govt should raise awareness, enforce rules’ …More variants may come in future if … – Virologist …Nigeria expecting 41,282,770 vaccines – FG Nigeria is currently experiencing a spike in the Covd-19 pandemic with the discovery of the new deadlier Delta variant of the disease in some parts of the Read More

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Electoral Act: Reps in rowdy session over e-voting, result transmission

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has been thrown into a rowdy session over perceived misjudgement of members’ votes on the proposed electronic voting and transmission of results. The consideration of the Electoral Act amendment report was smoothly progressing until clause 52 on the report was mentioned, when Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu proposed an amendment to the effect that the “conduct Read More

Abdulrazaq vs Lai: 11 minister’s loyalists under suspension – APC

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the suspension of eleven party members loyal to the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, for taken the party and the Kwara state chairman Hon. Abdullahi Samari Abubakar to court. The minister’s group had oppose to the removal Bashir Bolarinwa as the caretaker chairman of the party in Kwara state, leading Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

NASS ‘ll give N895bn Supplementary budget , expeditious passage – Lawan

June 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

…As Senate donates N10million worth of relief materials to IDPs The President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan , declared Thursday in Abuja , that the N895billion supplementary budget , the executive is about  forwarding to the National Assembly for approval ,will be given expeditious consideration . This is  as the Senate gave relief materials worth N10million to internally displaced Read More

Constitution review: What NASS is doing – Al-Makura

June 6, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district Umaru Al-Makura, Sunday, said the National Assembly is working seriously to amend the 1999 constitution so as to meet the yearnings of Nigerians who are demanding a change of constitution.  Al-Makura stated this in an interview with Blueprint in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital.He explained that the lawmakers of the National Assembly are conscious of the agitation for a Read More