Confirmed: Okonjo-Iweala becomes first African to lead WTO

October 28, 2020 Reuters 0

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged the first African to lead the World Trade Organisation as Director General after a tight race since the process began. Okonjo-Iweala who is Nigeria’s nominee for the position is not yet officially announced but according to Reuters, a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the trade organisation on Wednesday, Read More

CAF presidency: CSOs back Pinnick, set to raise campaign funds

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of 87 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Network for Good Governance on Wednesday declared support for the desire of current President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick to vie for the number one position at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2021. Already, CAF has slated March 12, 2021 for Read More

Breaking: DG opens up on revenue drive strategy for 2021 budget

October 13, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Revenue will be a critical component of the 2021 budget as the federal government seeks to shore up it’s earnings, the Director General, Budget Office of the Federation (BoF), Ben Akabueze has said.  Akabueze revealed this at the public presentation of the 2021 budget breakdown Tuesday in Abuja. Details loading…

Breaking – WTO job: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iwela crosses first hurdle

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s former coordinating Minister of Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been shortlisted alongside three others who are eligible to go into another stage of World Trade Organization (WTO) contest. In the first stage, three candidates were dropped from the race to be the next Director General of WTO. The contestants will be reduced to two final candidates between on September 24 Read More

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi: One year at NITDA

August 19, 2020 Hameed Taiwo 0

This month last year, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of a little known man called Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). For the generality of the public the name didn’t sound a bell but for industry stakeholders, staff of NITDA and those who are conversant of the Information Technology ecosystem Read More

APC: Hold me accountable for my comments not govs, PGF boss tells Oshiomhole

August 18, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said he has respect for the immediate past national chairman of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other party leaders. Lukman declared that his recent public statements were not meant to disrespect any party leader but as a geniue member of the ruling party, where internal Read More

You’re being used against me, Oshiomhole tells APC PGF DG Lukman

August 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Accuses Fayemi unilaterally making Lukman DG Former National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole Monday alleged that some governors in the Progressive Governors Forum are using the Director General, Salihu Lukman, against him. Speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Oshiomhole while responding to an assertion made Read More

2023: Atiku’s chances wane as crisis rocks support organisation

August 2, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, fresh crisis brewing in the camp of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be of an advantage to former Lagos state governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is as a result of allegations that a cabal to the former Read More

Flood kills 10 in Niger

July 26, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

Up to 10 bodies of persons killed in a devastating flood disaster in Suleja town in Suleja local government of Niger state have been recovered, Director General of the state Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Ahmed Inga has said. Blueprint learnt that the flood occurred at the weekend following heavy rain during which several houses and property were also swept away. Read More

Crack as media director ‘opposes’ Ibrahim Adra’s appointment as Nasarawa gov’s CPS

July 3, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 1

There is a impending crack, laced with concussion in the media department of governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state over the appointment of Ibrahim Inuwa Addra as the new Chief Press Secretary (CPS). The governor, had on Thursday announce the appointment of Ibrahim Addra of the Channels Television as his CPS. By the appointment, Addra is meant to henceforth manage Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa gov picks new SSG

June 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has approved the appointment of Barrister Ubandoma Muhammad Aliyu as the Secretary to the Nasarawa state government. A statement signed by Director General Strategic Communication and Press Affairs to the governor, Yakubu Lamai, on Wednesday evening, said Ubandoma’s appointment would take effect immediately. Ubandoma, who was one time Executive chairman Lafia local government area from 1999 Read More


June 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Leadership and Members of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA) heartily congratulate our distinguished and resourceful professional colleague, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR, on a well-deserved appointment as the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Members of the NPSA are pleased with this critical appointment and hereby congratulate the Federal Government for this Read More

Buhari appoints Yuguda as SEC DG, seeks Senate confirmation

May 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Mr. Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Also to be screened and confirmed are three nominees as full-time Commissioners of the Commission.  The President’s request was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, during Read More

Breaking: Buhari sacks Maihaja as NEMA gets new boss

May 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

​President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of AVM Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (Rtd.) as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Information in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Willie Bassey. The statement said the appointment took effect from Thursday, Read More

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Breaking: Buhari slams suspension on embattled NBC DG

February 14, 2020 Editor 0

Months after the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) instituted corruption case against him, Presisenr Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu. Details loading…

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2019: PDP picks Chidoka, Dino, Sowunmi, others as campaign Spokespersons

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council has released the names of Operational Directorates, as well as names of spokespersons for the Presidential elections campaign. As contained in statement issued by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the names are “former governor of Cross River state, Senator Liyel Imoke as Deputy Director General, Operations Read More

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Resist plans to make Kwara colony of Lagos politicians-Saraki

November 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has advised Kwarans to resist plots by some politicians to turn the state to a colony of Lagos politicians.   Further, Saraki cautioned them against local politicians who would readily surrender the state to their paymasters to dominate and control the way they have done in Lagos.   Instead of surrendering the soul of Kwara Read More

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CPC clears Ford fusion, others on manufacturing defects 

November 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has cleared Ford Fusion, Lincoln and Focus vehicles manufactured by the Ford Motor Company on accounts that responses and information from the dealers and our inquiries satisfactorily demonstrate that it is appropriate to end this investigation from a consumer protection standpoint. The Council said it had therefore close this case and treating it as concluded. It would be Read More

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NYSC extends registration deadline to Oct 27

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the deadline for registration of corps members at the various camps to Saturday, October 27, especially for newly mobilised Unilorin graduates. Director of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin, Kunle Akogun, sent the circular dated October 24 to all state coordinators of NYSC. He said the memo was signed on behalf of Read More

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NYSC extends deadline for registration of corps members

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the deadline for registration of corps members at the various camps to Saturday, October 27, especially for newly mobilised Unilorin graduates. According to Kunle Akogun, director of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin, the circular dated October 24 was sent to all state coordinators of NYSC. He said the memo was signed Read More

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‘New plant variety law ‘ll halt exodus of Nigeria breeders

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders at the ongoing expert review meeting on plant variety protection legislation (Plant Breeders Right- PBR) have stated that the law will halt the exodus of Nigerian plant breeders from the country. It states that the law will protect Nigeria breeders intellectual properties and encourage them develop the sector. Speaking during the meeting, the Director General, National Agricultural Seed Council Read More

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AU, FAO advocate support for rural women farmers to end hunger

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The African Union (AU) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have called for greater support to rural women as agents of change to end hunger. The UN agencies made the call recently at the joint event on the margins of the UN General Assembly. FAO director general, Graziano da Silva said: “We need to better recognize and harness the fundamental Read More

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BPE pays N1.053bn to 408 defunct PHCN retirees

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The 408 active staff and retirees/Nextof Kins (NOKs) of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) who have been computed and audited by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) have started receiving payment for their entitlements amounting to N1, 053,402,476.03, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has revealed. This is in line with the mandate Read More

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APC youths back Buhari on reappointment of DG, ECN

June 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for the re-appointment of Professor Eli Jidere Bala as Director General of Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). The commendation was made by the youth caucus of All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday in Abuja. A statement signed by one of the leaders of the youth wing, Charles Nwanodu, said the reappointment further revealed that Buhari Read More

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NASC boss warns on unwholesome practices

August 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

Director-General, National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC), Dr. Philip Olusegun Ojo, has warned stakeholders in the seed industry against unwholesome practices, saying the Council “will bite those engaging in the production, packaging and selling of fake seeds.” Ojo gave the warning yesterday when the management of the Blueprint Newspapers paid him a courtesy call in Abuja. He said two convicts had Read More