FMST collaborates print media to develop national technology

July 25, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that strategic partnership with the Media on Science, Technology and Innovation STI development is the key to move the country from resource to knowledge based economy. The Minister said this when the Leadership Newspaper group paid him a courtesy visit in his office, on Friday in Abuja. Onu stated that Read More

South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

Adedoyin @ 60: Oloriewe a man of peace, devt – AbdulRazaq

July 23, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has congratulated foremost journalist and secretary of the International Press Institute, Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin, on his 60th birthday anniversary. The governor commended Adedoyin’s giant strides as “a journalist, thoughts leader, party administrator, and community development advocate.” In a statement, the governor said Adedoyin “is a distinguished Kwaran who has used his calling and networks to Read More

Keffi varsity VC hails Muslims at Sallah, urges unity

July 22, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University Keffi, Prof. Suleiman Mohammed has felicitated with Muslim Ummah across the country and beyond during the Eid-Kabir celebration. Speaking at his country home in Laminga, Nasarawa state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration and after observing the ra’kat prayers, the renowned Professor of Sociology thanked Almighty Allah for good health to witness the celebration. Read More

LP candidate Oluwabusayo pledges development in Kuje

July 22, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Comrade Fanimi Oluwabusayo, the councillorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) for Gaube Ward, Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has promised to give priority to education and basic infrastructure if elected. He made this assertion while speaking to Blueprint in Kuje, Abuja Wednesday, promised to be accountable and responsive to the needs of the people with priority Read More

2023: Buhari has no succession agreement with Tinubu, Okechukwu replies Hanga

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and a chieftain of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu, has expressed support for the proposal for a consensus candidate for the 2023 presidential election. The APC chieftain also refuted the claim by Senator Hanga that there was an agreement between President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Read More

Uneasy calm in Mpape as armed robbers drop threat letters, vow to attack Abuja residents

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Abuja residents are currently wallowing in fear hours after armed robbers reportedly dropped threat letters around Mpape, a suburb near highbrow Maitama district of the Federal Capital Territory. The fear was heightened Thursday morning after many woke up to the information emanating from daredevil men. Though, Police authorities have assured if their readiness to secure the area, however some of Read More

NAF wings 6 helicopter pilots

July 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…60 personnel trained on A-29 Super Tucano The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Friday winged 6 helicopter pilots who recently completed their basic flying training at Draken Helicopter Academy in the United Kingdom. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force Air (NAF) Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said Air Marshal Amao Read More

A/Ibom: Oil coy empowers host communities

July 16, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

A multinational oil company, Moni Pulo Limited has empowered its host communities in Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom state. The two communities who benefitted from the gesture on Friday in Uyo are Effiat and Mbo communities. Speaking, the Chief Executive of Moni Pulo Limited, Dr. Seiye Lulu-Briggs, noted that the gesture became necessary to ensure transformation of the communities Read More

Standard Chartered Bank gets new regional head for Africa, Middle East

July 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Standard Chartered has appointed Lina Osman as Regional Head of Sustainable Finance for Africa and the Middle East, as part of the Bank’s ongoing efforts to provide sustainable financing solutions across its regional footprint. Lina has over 14 years of banking experience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During that period, Lina has been a successful Corporate Finance banker Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare secures release of NBBF’s basketball kits

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

As promised, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare’s intervention has secured the release of basketball kits of the Nigerian Basketball Federation from Apapa Warf. The Caretaker Chairman of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Musa Kida, confirmed the release of the items late Thursday.  The Minister expressed appreciation to Minister and Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning Read More

Deployment of modern fire-fighting truck, others excite Buni in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala-Buni, has said that the deployment of a modern firefighting truck by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to the state will boost emergency response services. The excited governor Buni made the statement during the commissioning of one contemporary fire-fighting truck, Thursday in Yobe state. The Governor represented by the state’s deputy, Idi Gubana said that the Read More

Delta rewards 10 youths with N5m contract each

July 15, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state government Wednesday said it will reward 10 top talented youths “made in Delta search” with N5 million contract award each for uncommon display of talent. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on talent hunt,  Mr Ogus Baba, while presenting the 20 shortlisted talented youths in Asaba, Delta State capital said the talent hunt was the new Read More

Group dismisses corruption allegations against NEDC, Alkali

July 13, 2021 Paul Okah 0

No fewer than 10 civil society groups have dismissed allegations of multi-billion naira corruption scandal against the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) and its Managing Director, Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali. The CSOs, in a joint press statement co-signed by Comrades Lawrence Audu and Bassey Ukpong for Good Governance and Advocacy Network (GGAN) on behalf of other groups, Tuesday, said the North-East Read More

Nigeria besieged by massive security threats for past 12 years – Buhari

July 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that Nigeria had been under the siege of massive security threats, but gave the assurance that his administration was determined to reverse the trend through promotion of national security and development. Buhari, who identified the threats challenging Nigeria as Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, militancy, kidnapping as well as activities of secessionist and armed militias among Read More

Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Read More

Minister urges cooperatives to rebuild Nigerian economy

July 4, 2021 John Oba 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2021 International Day of Cooperatives, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, has called on the Nigerian Cooperative Movements to assiduously “work the talk” by cooperating among themselves and with other organizations and people to develop and implement strategies and projects that will lead to Read More

Insecurity: APC states agree on implementation of Security Trust Fund

July 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have resolved to strengthen the legal framework for the implementation of Security Trust Fund (STF) as part of efforts to end insecurity. The states under the leadership of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) however, commended the renewed offensive by Nigerian security agencies against criminal elements across the country, even as they reaffirmed the Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling 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