What to expect as youth ministry powered National Youth Conference gets underway

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

It is two days to the much anticipated National Youth Conference (NYC) organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD), billed to commence on 1st November and end on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. Unlike other conferences of its ilk, what sets this apart from is that it is largely private sector driven, with Nigeria’s development partners playing Read More

COVID-19: Zamfara gets 65,968 Moderna vaccine doses

August 24, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government has received a total of 65,968 covid-19 Moderna vaccine doses for the take-up of the vaccination exercise in the state. Speaking during the formal flag off of the vaccination exercise, the state chairman, COVID-19 Task Force who is also the state speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Muazu Magarya, commended the government of the Read More

NSOANP, Smile Train improve access to research funding for cleft treatment

August 6, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

As part of efforts to boost the treatment of clefts in Nigeria, the National Surgical Obstetrics Anaesthesia and Nursing Plan for Nigeria (NSOANP), and the world largest cleft charity organisation, Smile Train have trained medical professionals on fundamentals of cleft research, grants writing and publication. The aim of the training according to the organisations is to ensure availability of credible Read More

Address the huge infrastructure deficit

August 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s oft-reiteration that the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructure deficit that the country faces is by Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in one form or the other could be the panacea for Nigeria’s socio-economic development. Citing statistics from Nigerian Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan (NIIMP) and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 to buttress his point, Read More

Survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, others, commit suicide-Report

July 9, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

European Union, United Nations, EU-UN spotlight initiative programme said that most survivors of harmful practices being done on girls and women ends up committing suicide. Chairperson Child protection Network Cross River state James Ibor, disclosed this on Wednesday during a 3-day capacity building on child protection case management and community dialogue for Ezza South local government area end VAC/VAWG community Read More

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Gov. Bala’s educational revolution

June 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Education is the bedrock of every society mantra is in tandem with the blueprint of Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state to reduce the number of out-of-school children and those seeking admission into tertiary intuitions. Bauchi state was bedevilled by poor learning environment, quack teachers/lecturers, and poor driven minds, among others. Successive governments have tried in vain to overhaul the Read More

29,214 households in Anambra to receive COVID-19 cash transfer for 6 months

May 18, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least 29,214 poor and vulnerable households across nine Local Government Areas in Anambra state have been selected to benefit from COVID-19 Rapid Response Register (RRR) Cash Transfer. The State Commissioner for Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners, Hon. Mark Okoye, who disclosed this in a press conference, said the beneficiaries would receive an undisclosed amount of money through thier Read More

Nigeria’s $3trn infrastructure deficit

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s oft-reiteration that the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructure deficit that the country faces is by Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in one form or the other could be the panacea for Nigeria’s socio-economic development. Citing statistics from Nigerian Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan (NIIMP) and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 to buttress his point, Read More

Kogi: Stakeholders want Bello to establish youth commission office

April 25, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

 Stakeholders in Kogi state have appealed to the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to as a matter of urgency take steps towards setting up a youth commission office to enable it have platforms for interface with development partners. The appeal was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of  a one-day advocacy round table meeting held in Lokoja. It was  Read More