How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Eid-el-kabir: Lets work for national unity, Buni tasks Nigerians

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni,  has called for national unity as Muslim faithful celebrate Eid-el-Kabir Sallah festival. Buni said the period of Eid-el-Kabir, calls for a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail.  In a Read More

Piracy declines in Gulf of Guinea – IMB report

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has given credence to Nigeria’s efforts in combating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) including the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure also called the Deep Blue Project of the Federal Government of Nigeria. This was contained in its recently released second Quarter (Q2) 2021 report on the global reduction of piracy in Read More

AU mission charge Nigeria to be model to Africa

July 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

African Union (AU) delegates on Country Review Mission (CRM), on the second Peer Review process of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has harped on the need for Nigeria to be the model for other African countries in all spheres especially in governance. Its Lead Panelist, Prof. Abdoulie Janneh made the call on Monday in Abuja, at the town hall meeting, Read More

NASC gets JICA N20m worth of GPS devices, field inspection kits

July 8, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) has received a N20 million worth of GPS Devices and Field Inspection Kits by Japan International Cooperation Agency as part of efforts to increase the supply of quality seeds to increase rice production. Receiving the kits on Thursday at the Council’s headquarters, Abuja, the Director General, Dr. Philip Olusegun Ojo, said these field inspection 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

APC information managers demand legislation, actions against media abuse, misinformation

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Information managers of the federal government and in All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have demanded for strengthened legislation, strategies and action plans with consequences for media abuse and misinformation in the country. The media managers also asked for a strengthened advocacy to amplify justifications of government policies and popularise government achievements across board. The demands are contained in a Read More

Free Trade Zones to boost FDI, manufacturing inflows – BPE

June 28, 2021 David Agba 0

Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Alex Okoh, has said that if Nigeria’s Free Trade Zones (FTZs) are well harnessed, they could bring in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and manufacturing inflows like China. Speaking at the sidelines recently after a meeting with the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on the concession of the Kano Read More

Non-interest capital market has great potentials – SEC

June 28, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the Non Interest Capital Market has so much potential in Nigeria as it has the prospect of attracting a large pool of untapped investor base who have apathy to conventional instruments, to participate in capital market as well as the existing investors who seek to diversify their portfolio. Director General of Read More

Verify your stories, NYSC DG tells journalists

June 25, 2021 John Oba 0

The Director General National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has called on the media as critical stakeholders in the unity of Nigeria to always verify its stories before going to press. Ibrahim stated this on Thursday at a Journalists Colloquium organised by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Headquarters chapel, Abuja. Ibrahim, Read More

NYSC blocks 1,000 redeployments for unethical practices

June 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has raised concerns over attempt by some corps members seeking posting or redeployment to compromise its staff, saying about a thousand redeployments have been blocked because of this. Director General of the Scheme, Brig.- Gen, Shuaibu Ibrahim, speaking during the opening ceremony of the 2020 Inspectors’ Development Programme held at the Read More

Inclement weather: NCAA cautions pilots, others

June 16, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has cautioned airline owners, pilots and Air Traffic Controllers ATCs over severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather that could hamper flight operations following the onset of the raining season. The warning is coming on the heels of the Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) released by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) for the year 2021. NIMET Read More

Bauchi gov appoints new SSG

June 15, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Four days after he sacked his cabinet including secretary to the state government and all the commissioners, governor Bala Mohammed Tuesday appointed a new secretary to the state government. The new SSG Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim was until his appointment the director general Bauchi State Bureau for Privatization and Economic Reforms. According to a press release issued by the Special Adviser Read More

NSITF faces Senate panel over ‘N61.1bn fraud’

June 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Top officials of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), are to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Accounts Tuesday over alleged diversion and financial mismanagement of N61.1billion. Appearance of the NSITF officials before the Senator Mathew Urhoghide-led committee over the alleged financial mismanagement, is sequel to 2018 Audit Report which indicted the agency. The Auditor General of the Read More

Analysing Shaba’s vision for NSRDA

June 14, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

The recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari of Alhaji Halilu Ahmad Shaba as the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NSRDA) is a welcome development and must be commended by all. The desire of President Buhari in making Nigeria the undisputable leader in the space programme in Africa can after all be achieved with the appointment Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

My govt ‘ll transform face of education in Yobe – Buni

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has reiterated the political will of his administration to invest and transform education in the state. A statement released Wednesday in Abuja, by the director general media affairs to the governor, Mamman Mohammed, said Buni expressed the commitment when he received the management of Nigeria Read More

FG extends NISER DG Gbadebo Smith’s tenure

June 7, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of additional one year tenure for the Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Dr. Gbadebo Smith. A release signed by the Director of Information in Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Hassan Dobo, and made available to Blueprint, Monday, said the extension is in accordance with the Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

Gov’ship poll: Why APC ‘ll defeat PDP, take over Anambra – Mogahlu

June 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A frontline governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the director general of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Chief George moghalu, has given reasons why his party will win the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. Four major political parties, among others will contest the governorship seat which include the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Peoples Read More

APC’s Litmus Test: Buhari, Tinubu, others to speak at public presentation

June 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo and many other leaders of the ruling party are scheduled to speak at the public presentation of a book ‘APC’s Litmus Test’ written by the director general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman. A statement made Read More

Insecurity: Importers threaten to expose dealers in illegal arms, sub-standard items

June 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) has warned all the importers of arms and ammunition and sub-standard items into the country to desist, threatening to expose behind the illegal activities leading to insecurity in Nigeria. The association said it will do everything possible to assist the federal government on the efforts to end insecurity through all forms of illegal importation. Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More