Medical outreach: COAS tasks Nigerians to provide information to security agencies

July 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of activities marking the 2021 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), the Nigerian Army (NA) on Monday conducted medical outreach at Mpape community, Bwari Area Council in Abuja.The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya who flag off outreach, said aside its constitutional roles, the Army carries out humanitarian services to its host communities at intervals.According to him, Read More

NAICOM sets new approach for insurance distribution, wants more publicity

June 7, 2021 David Agba 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has disclosed measures to address the diminishing performance from the traditional ways of insurance distribution by injecting a broad based approach that encompasses the current levels of development available to the consumers of insurance and the underwriters. The Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Sunday Thomas, made this known in Lagos in his remarks at a training Read More

Ex-students tip Ogbonnaya Onu as next president

May 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former students of the minister of science and technology Mr Ogbonnaya Onu of the university of portharcourt have endorsed him for president come 2023. The ex students of the minister of northern extraction under the auspices of the ‘Northern Nigeria’s youths and students front for Ogbonnaya Onu 2023 made the endorsement Tuesday in Bauchi when they donated clothes to orphans Read More

Yobe: Group distribute relief materials to vulnerable persons

May 3, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in collaboration with Brand Live Vision Foundation, Abuja, Wednesday, distributed over 1500 COVID -19 relief items to orphans and vulnerable groups across the 17 local government areas of Yobe state. Flagging off the symbolic distribution in Damaturu, the state commissioner, Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

TCN energises newly  re-conductored Sokoto – Birnin- Kebbi Transmission Line

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it has completed there-conductoring of the 132 kilovolts (kV) double circuit Sokoto to BirninKebbi power transmission line. According to its spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, the 130-kilometre line with 405towers was energized at the weekend and now transmits about 170megawatts (MW), which has more than doubled the 70MW previous capacityof the old line. “The new Read More

Foundation mobilises community peace builders

April 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Gray Child Foundation has said its ‘Activating Positive Peace in Nigeria’ initiative will not only promote national peace and security but sustainable development as it moves to among others, create a network of empowered community peacebuilders across the country. The Chairman of the Pan-African non-partisan organization working to improve communities and human capital development of people in Nigeria and Read More

On Sadiya Farouq’s doses of palliatives

April 8, 2021 Ibrahim Sheme 0

A year ago, the novel Coronavirus, popularly known as COVID-19 pandemic, hit the globe with catastrophic consequences. An infectious disease caused by a new strain of Coronavirus, it was first discovered in Wuhan city in the Hubei region of China and quickly spread across the world. It was a phenomenon like no other, forcing a universal lockdown with severe fallouts Read More

Bogoro LG chair distributes 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman of Bogoro local government council of Bauchi state Iliya Habila on Tuesday distributed 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the area to alleviate their transportation challenges. Speaking during the distribution ceremony in Bogoro, Habila said the gesture was in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Beautiful Gate Handicapped Centre’. The Handicap Center was founded by Read More

Black out: Zamfara community laments unregulated billing

March 31, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Residents of Kaura Namoda town, headquarters of Kaura Namoda local government area of Zamfara state, have lamented how Kaduna Electric Power Distribution Unit neglected them in total black out, a situation which led to economic devaluation of the communities over the years. This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of Kaura Namoda Focus Forum, Abdulrazak Bello Kaura Read More

Misinformation on Covid-19 vaccination taking religious undertone -Yiaga Africa laments

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Yiaga Africa has expressed concern that the misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccination is beginning to adopt a religious undertone, with some religious leaders projecting messages against the vaccine in a country where religion is a significant influence. According to Yiaga Africa’s policy brief on Covid-19 vaccine management signed by the Director of Programmes, Cynthia Mbamalu director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa Read More

NEPC insists on ‘one state, one product’ for economic stability

March 16, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said the country’s economy would do better with a ‘One State, One Product (OSOP),’ initiative, which could bring about the diversification vision of the federal government from oil to non oil sectors. NEPC’s regional head, Joe Ita, who spoke in Calabar, Tuesday, at a one day South-South stakeholders consultative forum for export clusters Read More

Meter bypass: PHED to embark on disconnection, April 1

March 16, 2021 Sunday Tope 0

The Acting Manager, Corporate Communications, Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED), Ms. Chioma Aninwe, has disclosed that from April 1st, 2021 the DisCo will embark on aggressive disconnections of customers who failed to adhere to standards. Aninwe, who was referring to the rising cases of illegal meter bypass by the Disco’s customers, warned that anyone caught with such illegal practice Read More

Breaking: 88 COVID-19 vaccination centres open in Lagos… see full list

March 16, 2021 Editor 0

A total of 88 health facilities have been selected as centres for vaccination across the 20 local government areas of Lagos state.  The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who revealed this via a press statement said vaccination can only be obtained at any of the 88 accredited facilities listed including military and police hospitals. The commissioner said the vaccination would Read More

FG disburses N20,000 each to 2,900 women in Benue

March 14, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq,  has reiterated Federal government commitment  towards addressing the plight of poor and vulnerable in the country. The Minister said about 2,900 women are empowered with N20,000 each through the Federal Government Special Cash Grant for Rural Women Project in Benue State. In a Saturday by the Deputy Read More

NERC: Discos to replace faulty, obsolete meters under Mass Metering Programme

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), has said the electricity distribution companies (Discos) may replace faulty and obsolete meters for their customers under the National Mass Metering Programme. The commission’s directive was contained in its Order No. NERC/246/2021 and signed by its Chairman , Mr Sanusi Garba and Commissioner for Legal, Licensing and Compliance, Mr Dafe Akpeneye. NERC said the Read More

Digital banking: Access Bank, UBA, others jostle for market share

March 9, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Only recently, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) announced plans to change the face of digital banking services with a new mobile app. According to UBA’s Group Head, Digital Banking, Kayode Ishola, the new mobile app will not only able to decide where customers want their cards to operate and block, view, or request new cards straight from the app Read More

Power sector gets $500m World Bank boost

February 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The World Bank approved a $500 million loan to improve access to electricity in Nigeria and expand the metered network of power distributors. The money will help distribution companies “make necessary investments to rehabilitate networks, install electric meters for more accurate customer billing and to improve quality of service for those already connected to the grid,” the Washington-based lender said Read More

FG empowers 578 needy in Bauchi

January 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government through the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons on Saturday empowered 578 needy in Shira local government area of Bauchi state. The federal commissioner of the commission in charge of north east Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed while distributing the empowerment materials said the donation was meant for people tagged ‘Persons of Concern’ under the Read More

Kwara govt gives N80m worth of relief materials to 1,800 households

January 18, 2021 John Oba 0

Kwara State government has donated relief materials worth over N80 million to about 1,800 households affected by the 2020 flooding. The three benefitting local government areas are; Moro, Edu and Patigi. Speaking during distribution of the materials in Jebba, Moro LGA on Wednesday, the chairman, implementation committee, Architect Aliyu Mohammed, advised residents to avoid erecting structures against water flow and Read More

Coalition calls for regulation of herbicides

December 1, 2020 Awaal Gata 0

A coalition of leading experts in the areas of agriculture, environments and toxins have called on the federal government to strengthen the way it regulates the use of herbicides in the country.The call was against the backdrop of a research conducted on paraquat,  a widely used herbicide in Nigeria, which revealed that its toxicity is injurious to human and environmental Read More

Mali’s auditor general recommends review of mining contracts

November 3, 2020 Blueprint 0

Mali’s transitional government aims to review mining conventions signed with companies by the previous administrations, interim President Bah N’daw, said late on Friday following recommendations from the country’s auditor general. Mali is one of Africa’s largest gold producers. Companies operating in the country include Barrick Gold and AngloGold Ashanti and Resolute Mining. “The conventions establishing mining companies include clauses which Read More

Breaking: Plateau govt reacts as thugs cart away palliatives from warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government has condemned the burglary of warehouses and subsequent looting of palliatives in Jos and Bukubu by some hoodlums, Saturday morning. The state commissioner of information and communications, Hon. Dan Majang, who spoke in a statement, said it wasn’t true that the items were hoarded by the state government. Commissioner Manjang, said, “It has become expedient for Read More

Nanono flags off farm inputs, extension materials in Kuje

October 11, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammed Sabo Nanono, has flagged off distribution of farm inputs and presentation of extension materials to Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), and Agricultural Research Outreach Centre (AROC) to farmers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at Kiyi village, a suburb of kuje area council, Abuja. The minister, while flagging off the distribution Read More