Ikpeazu raises concern over increasing gully erosion in Abia

August 7, 2020 John Oba 0

The Governor of Abia state, Mr Okezie Ikpeazu has raised concern over the rate of damage of gully erosion, saying there is the need for urgent  intervention on the devastation of arable lands in the state. Ikpeazu raised the concern when he received a delegation from the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), led by the Executive Secretary, Prince Paul Read More

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Media group tasks politicians, office holders on exemplary leadership

August 5, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Media Initiative for National Advancement (MINA), has tasked politicians and public office holders and those seeking to occupy similar positions must learn to emulate and surpass the exemplary leadership of others in providing service to the people.                                    The Coordinator MINA, Mr Ene Okon, made the call in a press statement, Tuesday in Abuja, while unveiling plans Read More

Bauchi emir reinstates sacked Bello Kirfi as ‘Waziri’

August 5, 2020 Najib Sani 0

The emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Suleimanu Adamu Wednesday reinstated Alhaji Bello Kirfi as ‘Waziri’ of Bauchi. Recall that Kirfi was suspended three years ago by the emir over alleged disloyalty and insubordination. Blueprint learnt that the Waziri title in the Hausa land is being confered on a person close to emir and serves as adviser to the emirate. It Read More

COVID-19: Committee on Tourism meets to revive industry

August 4, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Mirror Committee on Tourism recently met to find a common ground for post Covid-19 and to forge a way forward in reviving the Industry. The Working Group of the Mirror Committee on Tourism and related Services met online to review the Health and Safety Measures for Tourism & Hospitality Establishments – Post Pandemic (Covid-19) Resumption Standards. The Chairperson Read More

NDPHC and the journey towards energy independence

August 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The importance of solar as a source of power cannot be overemphasised especially in developing countries, including Nigeria, where the economy and almost all other aspects of life are affected by inadequate power supply. In this report CHIZOBA OGBECHE examines the country’s exploration of the alternate power supply as regards the Presidential Initiative on Rural Solar Home Lighting Systems. “If Read More

Group seeks probe of council funds in South East

August 3, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The founder, Matagu Foundation, an anti corruption advocacy group, Chief Ekene Enefe, has bemoaned the non-conduct of local government elections in most states in the South East region and urged probe of funds accruing to council areas in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states.Enefe, while addressing newsmen in Awka, the Anambra state capital, on Monday, said his call became Read More

The impact of women farmers in Nigerian agric

August 3, 2020 Godwin Adinoyi Jimoh 0

The development in agriculture and the future of the sector lies in the midst of two genders of human – man and woman. The process of providing food in the universe won’t be a reality if not because of help meat called woman. Women are virtually participating in every aspect of agriculture irrespective of angle you look at it. In Read More

Kadpoly: Footprint of Bugaje as rector

August 2, 2020 Samuel Ralph Onoja 0

Since its establishment in 1920, starting with the School of Survey established by the British colonialists which was later upgraded to Kaduna Technical Institute in 1956, Kaduna Polytechnic has undergone series of development and challenges in its century of existence. The polytechnic now operates a collegiate system comprising six colleges: Science and Technology, Engineering, Technical and Vocational Education, Environmental Studies, Read More

Reorganising Nigerias Left Politics

July 30, 2020 Edwin Madunagu 0

There is a contradiction between an enduring desire of the Nigerian Left (the aggregate of Nigerian Marxists, socialists, and fragments of radical democrats), on the one hand, and the actual history of Nigerias Left politics on the other. That contradiction can be stated like this: Nigerian Leftists have always hoped to found a substantial and respectable pan-Nigerian organization that is Read More

Ebonyi developmental strides: APC chieftain hails Umahi

July 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state has hailed the state’s transformation under Governor David Umahi, describing it as magical and dumbfounding. Nweze who is the pioneer APC secretary in the state, spoke in an interview in Abakaliki, the state capital. The opposition party supremo said he was moved to commend Umahi despite being a member Read More

Sanwo-Olu congratulates Obanikoro @ 60

July 28, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on the occasion of his 60 years birthday celebration. Governor Sanwo-Olu, in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile,  Tuesday described the former Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana as a seasoned politician and an administrator who used his Read More

State govt postpones Anambra FA election indefinitely

July 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Elections into the Executive Committee Board of the Anambra State Football Association, ANSFA, scheduled to hold yesterday has been postponed indefinitely.The postponement of the two-day election planned to hold between 27 to 28 July, 2020 was announced on Monday morning. A release signed by the chairman, media publicity sub-committee, of the Electoral Committee, Rev.Fr. Obinna Dike and made available to Read More

Ogun reunites 253 rehabilitated destitute, beggars with families

July 27, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Ogun state government Monday said it has reunited 253 rehabilitated destitute, beggars and vagrant lunatics with their relatives and families. The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, stated this at the ongoing 2020 budget assessment session before the members of the House of Assembly Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development in Abeokuta, the state capital. Efuwape added that the state Read More

Emefiele breaking new grounds

July 22, 2020 Solomon Semaka 0

When President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015, he came with a lot of enthusiasm and messianic wand to change the story of Nigeria that was on the verge of collapse economically. As a new Sheriff in town, Buhari made a lot of administrative changes, dissolved boards and many heads of agencies and public service institutions not worth their unions Read More

Matawalle, FFK and the gamut of haters

July 22, 2020 Zailani Bappa 0

The recent visit of Chief Femi Fani Kayode to Zamfara state has generated a lot of interest, concern and, at some quarters, outright condemnation. Many concerned observers raised issues bordering on religion, tribe and section of the country we belong to. They cited seemigly consistent attacks, denigration and open abhorrence to what we are by the visiting former minister which Read More

Nasarawa: Finance ministry defends revised 2020 budget, prioritise security, health

July 21, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state ministry of finance Tuesday, defended the 2020 revised budget of N62.96 billion as presented to the House of Assembly by Governor Abdullahi Sule. The state Commissioner for Finance Mr.Haruna Adamu, led the Accountant General, Directors of the ministry and some governor’s aides to defend the budget before the state House Committee on Finance and Appropriation in Lafia, the state Read More

Gombe second in rape, drug abuse cases in Nigeria – Speaker

July 19, 2020 Auwal Amhad 0

Speaker, Gombe House of Assembly, Ibrahim Sadiq Kurba, has raised the alarm that the state is rated second in the country in terms of drug abuse and rape cases. The speaker stated this during a roundtable discussion on rape, causes and way organised by Advocacy Centre for Development, held in Gombe over the weekend.  He lamented that the menace of Read More

Post COVID-19: Kogi gov’t rolls out ‘business flourishing plans’ for indigenes, residents

July 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi state government has said is considering “divesting from business ventures”, saying its responsibility is to create an enabling environment for businesses to flourish.  This position was made known in Lokoja, the state capital on Wednesday, by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo. According to him, the state government is “evolving a policy to systematically ease Read More

Kogi gov’t felicitates with Isanlu monarch on his birthday

July 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi state government has congratulated the Agbana of Isanlu, His Royal Majesty Oba Moses Babatunde Etombi, on his birthday. In a statement on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, hailed the Traditional Ruler for his “first class administrative acumen and his royal candour which has injected peace and harmony in Isanluland.” The statement partly reads: “The Read More

From test tube babies to virtual human beings

July 15, 2020 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 1

Scientists and our world will this July celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the birth of the first test tube baby, Louise Brown, who was conceived in a laboratory bottle (test tube) via invitro fertilization (IVF). At the time this feat was dubbed a miracle and it is estimated that there are now over eight million persons born via this method Read More

Ugwuanyi not fair to Awgu people – APC

July 14, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

  The All Progressives Congress (APC has said Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi – led administration has not been fair to the people of Awgu local government area in the provision of development projects. The party Tuesday denied the report in some sections of the media that Governor Ugwuanyi has been fair to Awgu people.    They posited that Governor Ugwuanyi indeed has Read More

Nasarawa: Lawmakers throw full support on Sule

July 13, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Monday, assured governor Abdullahi Sule of their readiness to give his administration full support and cooperation in order to enhance development across the state. Speaker of the house, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, gave the assurance during the house’s first sitting of the second legislative year in Lafia.He said the house was focused and determined to Read More