How our operations reduced criminal activities-DHQ

June 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters has said operational efforts of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in various theatres of operation have led to the reduction in criminal activities across the country. Director, Defence Media Operation Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko stated this Thursday, while briefing journalists on operational activities of the AFN across the country between 3 and 16 June 2021. He said 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

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

NCS, OCI to collaborate on cancer care, eradication

June 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS) has concluded plans to collaborate with the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation, an International Non Governmental Organization (NGO) to advance the course of cancer care with the aim of reducing it’s impact in Nigeria. The collaboration is in the area of Arm Our Youths (ArOY) a Health campaign which commenced since 2019, aiming to introduce anti-breast Read More

Buhari completes five-year tenure as chair of Niger Basin Authority, congratulates successor

June 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday congratulated President Roch Kaboré of Burkina Faso on his appointment as the new Chairman of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA).In his closing address at the virtual 12th summit of the Heads of State and Government of NBA, President Buhari, who is the outgoing Chair, said the Institution Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

Follow footsteps of APC govs on devolution of powers, Lukman tells PDP govs

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has urged the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to follow the footsteps of their counterpart in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the need for devolution of powers in the country, otherwise known as restructuring. Lukman said there is nothing new in the PDP’s governors’ communique Read More

Rule of Law: I would ‘ve been a convict – Oshiomole

May 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The former National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomole said he would have been a convict but for a courageous judiciary that lived above partisanship. He said this at the weekend while hosting members of the Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSON) in his office in Abuja. Oshiomole who was invited by the students Read More

Matawalle’s phantom N2.9bn Ramadan gifts

April 26, 2021 Musa Suleiman 0

 To start with, among the contemporary crop of politicians in Nigeria, if there’s anyone to whom God has shown his ultimate supremacy, that person is the incumbent governor of Zamfara state, Muhammed Bello Matawalle.It was not a surprise for any political observer that Matawalle, whose political experience is nothing to write home about or get anyone jittery, emerged the governor Read More

Parliamentary workers give condition for ending strike

April 25, 2021 Moses John 0

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) Sunday said the ongoing industrial action by the workers would only be call off if the relevance authorities met the demands of the union. They said the workers are willing to sustain the ongoing strike since all the Governors and Speakers of the 36 States of the federation are reluctant in meeting the demands Read More

Group demands Fashola’s resignation over deplorable Abuja-Keffi road

April 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A group of concerned road users, under the umbrella of The Road Users Development Network of Nigeria, have berated the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for deplorable conditions of the Abuja-Keffi Expressway. The group said the Minister abandoning such an important federal road is not only a betrayal of public confidence,  but an offence to humanity, saying the Minister Read More

Edo 2020: Controversy over alleged Kenyan’s participation

April 11, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Controversy erupted at the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) following protest by Adamu Shehu Muazu, a 10,000m athlete from Plateau state who alleged that a Kenyan represented Bayelsa state in the marathon race at the weekend. Already, Muazu has asked the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to disqualify the Kenyan. The said Kenyan whose name and identity were withheld from Read More

APC: Don’t contemplate another tenure extension, PGF boss tells Buni’s c’mtt

April 5, 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 called on the party’s National Caretaker Committee to quickly set in motion process that will lead to the National Convention of the ruling party. Lukman warned that governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee should not contemplate another extension. In Read More

FG won’t lift ban on SIM registration now – Pantami

April 1, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

 The federal government has no plans to lift the ban for the registration of Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards any time soon for security reasons, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, said on Thursday.The minister said this while addressing State House correspondents in Abuja.He said SIM registration carried out in the past was compromised, stressing that when Read More

Faceless group can’t suspend me from PDP – Aliyu

March 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former governor of Niger and leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Muazu Babangida Aliyu has described a statement by a group in circulation in Minna purporting his suspension from the party as laughable and should therefore be disregarded. Aliyu in a telephone conversation with Blueprint in reaction to the statement said people should beware of Read More

ICSAN opposes bill granting “chartered status” to APSSON

March 29, 2021 Odunewu Segun 0

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has kicked against a proposed bill at the National Assembly seeking to grant “chartered status” to the Association of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria (APSSON). The President of the Institute, Bode Ayeku, who made this known in Lagos at a media Parley said the reason for the opposition was that Read More

SWOFON attributes lack land ownership among women to livelihood strategies

March 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), has expressed concern that land ownership is exceptionally low among women, saying it limits their ability to explore land-based livelihood strategies. The National President of SWOFON, Mary Afan, told newsmen in Abuja that women make up most of the Nigeria’s rural labor force,  but male are 5 times more likely to own land Read More

ALGON IMC disassociates self from Abuja ‘illegal meeting’

March 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has disassociated itself from a meeting purportedly convened by unauthorized persons in Abuja on Wednesday. The association described the meeting as “illegal and should be disregarded by its members nationwide and the members of the public.” A faction of the association led by one Kolade Alabi, chairman of Bariga LCDA, Lagos state, Read More

Obaseki adopts 400m runner, Eraiyokan

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games has been given a major boost by the Edo state Governor Mr Godwin Obaseki following his adoption of auater miler Orukpe Eraiyokan. The governor made a final financial commitment for the adoption of the UK -based athlete after a meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare in Read More

ASUP threatens strike over unresolved issues with FG, states

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threatened to embark on a strike from April 6, over what it described as “unresolved issues” with the federal government and some states. ASUP gave the notice in a communiqué at the end of its 99th National Executive Council meeting on Friday, in Katsina. In the communiqué, signed by its president, Mr. Read More

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NDI advocates law reforms for women to participate in politics

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) Lead, SAGE programme, Annabel Ugwoke has called on the need  to address barriers for women’s political participation by advocating for reforms of Nigeria’s laws and political parties procedures and policies. She made the call at a news conference in partnership with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), with support from U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Read More

My wife still denies me sex, 80-year-old man tells court

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

An 80-year-old retired lecturer, Prof. Muritala Haroon, on Thursday told a Customary Court sitting in Mapo, that his wife, Afsat, still denies him sex. At the resumed hearing in the suit, Haroon said; “my wife did not abide by the advice given to her by this court to allow peace to reign by agreeing to perform her wifely duties.” However, Read More