Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

Fiscal deficit: ActionAid wants CSOs, NLC involved in discussions to contract debt

October 13, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

ActionAid Nigeria has said that in the face of dwindling revenue and widening fiscal deficit, there is a need for the National Assembly, Debt Management Office DMO, Federal Economic Council to minimize accumulation of external debt by involving the Civil Society Organization (CSO’s) and labour Unions in discussions to contract debt. The Country Director, Ene Obi represented by the Director Read More

Aero Contractors receives Two new Aircrafts

September 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Aero contractors Thursday took delivery of two brand new Airbus 320 (Aircrafts) from Heston airline based in Lithuania. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Mahmood Abdullahi,while receiving the new Aircraft in Abuja said that the Aero Contractors, has strived to stay afloat despite economic hardship. The CEO, noted that for the company to remain in business, as the oldest airliner Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

IMAKUN-OMI community commends FG, pledges support to contractors

September 7, 2021 Helen Oji With agency 0

Residents of Imakun-Omi town in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state have commended the federal government for the intervention project sited in their community. The Paramount Ruler of Imakun-Omi, Alaiye Oba Kazeem Adeshina Salami, the Osobia of Imakun-Omi on behalf of his community, commended the federal government and the project facilitator, the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial Constituency, Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

ICPC warns contractors against poor execution of constituency projects

September 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned contractors to desist from shoddy execution of constituency projects without adherence to contract specification. Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner in charge of Kogi state, Mr Ulu Okoro, gave the warning, Friday, during the third phase of Legislative Constituency Projects tracking exercise in Lokoja and Koton-Karfe federal constituency organised by the Read More

Badaru constructs 93 Jigawa roads in 6 years

August 26, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state government, under the leadership of Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has constructed 93 roads from 2015 to date. This was disclosed Thursday by his deputy, Alhaji Umar Namadi, while playing host to the Nigerian Guide of Editors, currently on tour of the state and inspecting projects constructed by the Badaru administration in the last six years. Namadi told 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

EFCC arraigns Abuja bizman over N84m ‘fraud’

August 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, arraigned one Sani Shehu Abdullahi, and his company, First Class General Business and Investment Limited, alongside Abubakar Mohammed (now at large), before Justice Sylvanus Chinedu Oriji   of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, Abuja, on eight-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N84, 984,000. A Read More

REA signs 13 coys for solar mini-grids deployment in 86 communities

August 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) through the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) has signed grant agreements under the mini-grid sub-component with 13 companies for the deployment of solar mini-grids across 86 sites in off-grid communities. To this end, the agency had also deployed and commissioned seven solar hybrid mini-grids with a total energy capacity of 529.79KW, connecting 3,828 customers. In a Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Kaduna-Jos road and FERMA

July 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Permit me a space to draw the attention of Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on its ongoing Kaduna to jos road rehabilitation which it abruptly stopped. Recall, the FERMA began the rehabilitation of the road even when the federal government has already awarded the contract for the total construction of the new road from Kaduna to Jos. In view of Read More

NNPC reveals how FG’ll finance stake in Dangote Refinery

June 29, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mele Kyari, said the government corporation will borrow to fund its stake acquisition in Dangote Refinery. It can be recalled that last month, NNPC announced plans to acquire a 20 percent minority equity stake in Africa’s biggest oil refining facility, Dangote Refinery, Lagos, to help further ensure an undisrupted supply Read More

Have mercy on my 3 wives, 14 children, convicted herder pleads

June 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 46-year-old herder, Amuda Usman, Monday prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, to consider his three wives and 14 children in sentencing him for the offence of advance fee fraud he was convicted for.  The convict who was said to have defrauded one Dr. Afolabi Babatunde of 45 cows that valued N4.5million, appealed to the court Read More

Tuchel strikes new deal at Chelsea

June 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has signed a contract extension until the summer of 2024. Tuchel, 47, signed an initial 18-month deal when he replaced Frank Lampard as Blues boss in January. He led the club to victory in the Champions League final and a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League. Chelsea were ninth in the Premier League and without a Read More

Damp week as oil prices slump, naira shrinks, foreign reserves fall

May 24, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Crude oil and currency markets were in the red last week with all indicators looking southwards. Oil prices inched lower last week with the benchmark Brent crude down by 3.1 per cent week-on-week(w/w) to $66.6/bbl. despite increasing demand on the back of eased restrictions in Europe. On the domestic front, the external reserves declined marginally by 0.5 per cent w/w Read More

EFCC recovers over N1bn cash from civil servant

May 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday disclosed that the Anti-graft agency last week recovered over N1 billion cash sitting in one bank account from a Civil Servant. Bawa made the disclosure while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, investiating the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)  and payment of 1 % stamp duty by contractors  Read More

Maladministration in NMEC responsible for upsurge in adult illiteracy, out of school children

May 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Few months to the end of the tenure of the Executive Secretary of National Commission For Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC), Prof. Abba Haladu, a group, Concerned Literacy Vanguard (CLV) has demanded for his removal, raising the issue of accountability. The group further expressed concern that the neglect of the agency core vision has led to an upsurge Read More

Dybala set to quit Juventus

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Even though Juventus seem to be unsure what to do with Paulo Dybala, the player himself has reportedly decided where he wants to be next season. The Argentine’s contract will expire in the summer of 2022, and he is yet to accept the renewal offered by club president Andrea Agnelli, as he is holding out for a larger figure. Nonetheless, Read More

Awoniyi ready to quit Liverpool

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Taiwo Awoniyi is open to quit Liverpool after he signed for the Premier League club five years ago and he has been shipped out on loan seven times. Awoniyi, who is currently on loan to Bundesliga club Union Berlin, said he wishes to sign a permanent deal as a loaned player is often not given enough opportunities. “It’s time for Read More

Bala honours contractor for donating 2 classrooms to Bauchi

April 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has honoured a construction firm, BashDee Transport Limited for donating two classrooms to a primary school in Bauchi.  It will be recalled that the governor awarded a contract for the construction of three classrooms to the company in Shadawanka Army Barracks primary school Bauchi. The contractor has after executing the project built two more Read More

FEC okays N8.3 billion for Sokoto-Kebbi road augmentation

April 21, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N8.39 billion as augmentation for the reconstruction of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera road linking Sokoto and Kebbi states.This was disclosed by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented one Read More