Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for persons with disabilities-Lai

October 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for inclusive social protection through the creation of lasting structures and institutions that will outlast his administration. A statement by the minister’s media aide Segun Adeyemi Thursday, said Alhaji Lai stated this in Abuja at the 2021 FRCN annual lecture with the theme: Read More

Why Jonathan holds Buhari in high esteem – UPF

September 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Secretary General Universal Peace Federation (UPF)-Nigeria Dr George Ikpot has said former President Goodluck Jonathan continues to hold President Muhammadu Buhari in high esteem because of his belief in the unity and development of the country. Ikpot stated this weekend in Abuja at a youth training and empowerment programme organised by the Ambassador Peter Orobor Foundation (POF), UPF-Nigeria and Redeemed Read More

CBN harps on empowerment opportunities as SEC wins 2021 AFIFC

September 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele has called on the youths to explore every opportunities including sports offered by the bank. The apex bank Governor made this known at the final of the All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC) decided at the U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar, the Cross River state capital. Represented by the Read More

Rising debt: Stabilise Naira exchange rate urgently, PGF boss charges CBN

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently take every measure necessary urgently and expeditiously stablise the Naira exchange rate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain also appealed to all functionaries of the federal government, especially in ministries of Finance and National Planning to provide all the Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Move to salvage naira: Coalition hails CBN

September 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Civil Society groups has hailed the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to salvage the Naira through the discouragement of illicit financial flow and stoppage of the sales of Forex to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators who exploit and artificially inflate dollar/naira exchange. The coalition in a statement signed by its President and Secretary Etuk Read More

Humanitarian affairs ministry: Two years after, how well so far?

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development marked its two years of creation by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21. PAUL OKAH takes a look at the performance of the ministry under Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq. On August 21, 2019, history was made when President Muhammadu Buhari announced the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Read More

Bauchi gov empowers 1, 000 youth, women in Bogoro, T/Balewa LGs

September 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday empowered 1, 000 youth and women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local governments of Bauchi state with occupational equipment and cash to boost their businesses. The governor assisted 500 beneficiaries in each of the local governments where 250 people were given items including grinding machines, sewing machines and motorcycles while 250 others were Read More

Hajara Baba: Rewriting POWA’s history

September 6, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) has basic objective of improving the lives of members, women and girls, however, successive leadership have not efficiently achieved these objectives hence the commitment of the incumbent POWA President, Hajia Hajara Usman Baba, to rewrite the history of the association by prioritising welfare, education, and healthcare needs of police families among others. Chizoba Ogbeche writes. Read More

2023: Nigerian youths deserve 30% affirmative action – AKINLOSOTU

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Comrade Blessing A. Akinlosotu is the President of Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC). In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, he speaks on the 2023 general elections and advocates for 20 to 30 per cent positions for the youths in the next elections. Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) is relatively new, what led to its formation? NYC was established in 2016, the Minister Read More

NSIP: Humanitarian affairs ministry, NOA, train officers for implementation of GEEP programmes

August 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in partnership with the National Orientation Agency, has organised a two-day training workshop for staffers in order to ensure the seamless execution and implementation of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). Speaking Friday during the flag of the training in Abuja, the Minister of Read More

Gombe to be industrial hub of North-east – Yahaya

July 29, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state Governor Muhummadu Inuwa Yahaya has said the state would be the industrial hub of the North-east sub-region. Governor Inuwa Yahaya stated this while speaking during the flag-off Bank of Industry empowerment programme for women and youth of the state in Gombe on Wednesday. The governor was represented by the Commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Tourism, Alh Nasiru Mohammed Read More

Oyo: Don’t let congresses split APC, Ajanaku pleads with loyalists

July 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, has advised members of the party not to allow the forthcoming congresses divide them. Asiwaju Ajanaku stated this Sunday while speaking at his empowerment programme held at Dino Hotel, Oke Ado area of Ibadan for APC members from Ibadan Southwest and Northwest federal constituency. He distributed Read More

‘FG boosts Kogi economy with N17bn through NSIP’

July 2, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The focal person of National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) Kogi state,Abdulkareem Suleiman Onyekehi, has disclosed that the federal government had injected over N17 billion into the state’s economy through the programme since its inception in 2016.Onyekehi made the disclosure Friday in Lokoja while interacting with newsmen on the activities of NSIP in the state.He said the NSIP had four components Read More

RIFAN chair empowers 100 Bida youths on solar energy installation

June 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

One hundred youth selected from communities in Bida local government area of Niger state have been empowered to start the trade of solar energy installations under the sponsorship of the state Coordinator of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), Alhaji Usman Idris Makanta. Addressing the beneficiaries at their graduation ceremony in Bida Thursday, Makanta said the motive of the empowerment Read More

June 12: Bala empowers 1, 200 women, youth with N150m materials

June 14, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To celebrate the June 12 Democracy Day, Governor Bala Mohammed Saturday empowered 1, 200 women and youth in Zaki and Gamawa local government areas with materials worth N150 million. The programme tagged Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme (KEEP),according to the governor, was to ensure the welfare of the citizens. He noted that his government has in the past two years embarked Read More

Stakeholders pledge to continue adolescents’ empowerment programme in Gombe

May 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

From Left: The Manager, Social Mobilization, ActionAid Nigeria, Adewale Adeduntan, the Head of Programme, ActionAid Nigeria, Suwaiba Yakubu and the in-country consultant for Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) project, ActionAid Nigeria, Dr Terfa Abraham at ActionAid Nigeria Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) report validation in Abuja on Wednesday. Photo: Adeola Tukuru.

Al-Makura: Redefining APC chairmansip

April 9, 2021 Solomon Idoma 0

As much as Mama Asabe is concerned, Senator Tanko Al-Makura should straightforward compete for the number one position of the Federal Republic of Nigeria not just nursing the ambition to pilot the affairs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mama Asabe, a fast food seller, and many other local traders who ply their trade opposite Lafia township stadium, which Read More

Dangote empowers 16,000 rural women in all Kwara LG

April 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), on Wednesday, empowered a total of 16,000 women in all the 16 local governments area of Kwara State. Each of the 16 thousand rural women were given the sum of N10,000 each, to help boost their petty trade and also start new businesses. In all, a total of N160,000 million were given to the rural women Read More

UNESCO urges govt to engage graduants of second chance education

March 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Monday called on government to engage the graduants of second chance education. The UNESCO South-east coordinator, spotlight Initiative, Dr Stephen Onyekwere stated this during the graduation of 26,000 participants in Spotlight second chance education program at Tehilar Center, International market, Abakaliki. He noted that while the first phase of the programme was 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

Jigawa lawmaker empowers 600 constituents

March 30, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu. 0

To justify his resolve to boost education and make his constituent self-reliant, the member representing Y’ankwashi constituency at the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abduraham Alkassim, has donated 300 bycles to 600 hundred junior and senior secondary school students and primary school pupils to facilitate their educational pursuit. The lawmaker at the handing over of the bicycles to the Read More

How Akwa Ibom is working under Udom Emmanuel

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

There is no doubt that Akwa Ibom state under Gov Emmanuel Udom is  singing a new song following some remarkable achievements while in office. UKO ETIM reports of how the administration has touched almost every sector in the state. Education Education remains a critical sector in any given society. That is why it demands massive investment for human capital development Read More

Youth inclusion, empowerment through N-Power, other NSIPs in North-Central

March 17, 2021 Lewis Chukwuma 0

On March 11, 2021, in Abuja, the federal government inaugurated the third batch of the N-Power exercise on the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS). NASIMS is the central management platform for the administration and coordination of national social investment programmes (NSIP) under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The inauguration was chaired by the Read More

Nasarawa first lady pledges better days for rural women

March 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The wife of Nasarawa state governor, Silfat Abdullahi Sule, Tuesday, said she will continue to better the lives of women especially in the rural areas to enable them contribute their quota for the development of the state.She stated this at the celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day held in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. Silifat said women deserved to Read More