NAF partners ITF, EPAIL on research

April 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and Equipment and Protective Applications International Limited (EPAIL). A statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet  on Tuesday said, the partnership would  reduce NAF’s over-dependence on foreign technology and make it more innovative and resourceful. Speaking during Read More

Halt the disruption of electricity to Maiduguri

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Electricity is one of the most important blessings that Almighty God has given to mankind. It has also become a part of modern life and one cannot think of a world without it. Electricity has many uses in our day to day life. It is used for lighting rooms, working fans and domestic appliances like using electric stoves, A/C and Read More

Mayday on Easter day

April 4, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

The Nigerian Airforce lost communication with one of its Alpha jets (NAF475) on Wednesday evening. It lost communication with radar while on an interdiction mission, providing support for ground troops in Borno state. Search and rescue operations were on as 24 hrs after, there was no sign of contact with the jet. 48 hrs after, it became clear that the Read More

PH refinery rehabilitation a viable endeavour – Kyari

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has described the recently approved rehabilitation exercise of the 210,000 barrels per day capacity Port Harcourt Refinery as a worthy undertaking embarked upon after diligent consideration and in strict adherence to industry best standards. Speaking to reporters at the NNPC Towers, Abuja, on Monday, Kyari stated Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

PAN Nigeria donates equipment to Kaduna school

March 18, 2021 David Agba 0

PAN Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost auto manufacturing and assembly company, has donated new equipment to Government Secondary School, Kakuri, Kaduna state. The company made the donation as part of its corporate social responsibility, and in support of the Kaduna state government’s efforts to provide high quality education and continuous improvement of schools’ infrastructure. Group Head, Corporate Services, PAN Nigeria Limited, Read More

Senate to facilitate upgrade of NCAT to aviation varsity

March 17, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Senate Committee on Aviation has expressed readiness interest to convert the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria into the African International University of Aviation. Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi disclosed this in an interview with newsmen shortly after leading the committee on a facility tour of the college in Zaria. He said sophisticated equipment and Read More

Senate to aid upgrade of NCAT to aviation varsity

March 16, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

Senate Committee on Aviation has indicated it readiness to convert the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria into the African International University of Aviation. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi , disclosed this in an interview with Newsmen shortly after leading the committee on a facility tour during an oversight visit  to the college in Zaria. He Read More

More funding needed to secure Nigeria’s waterways – Ibas

November 9, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibot-Ete Ibas, has stated that the Nigerian Navy needed more funding to effectively deliver on its mandate of securing the nation’s waterways. This was as he also told the House of Representatives Committee on the Navy, that the organisation got over N884 million in 2020 as its internally generated revenue from stamp duty, Read More

Super Eagles off to Austria on Saturday

September 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Officials of the Super Eagles, including the team’s assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, and goalkeeper trainer Aloy Agu are expected to depart the country on Saturday night for Austria, ahead of the international friendly matches with Algeria and Tunisia. Others to depart on Saturday night are Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor; Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye; Team Doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran; Equipment Manager, Read More

Aquatic supports MPL Nigeria’s offshore project

September 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Aquatic has completed the work scope for Marine Platforms Ltd (MPL) to support its Anyala Madu project offshore Nigeria. The Acteon company supplied the personnel and equipment to assist with the installation of multiple, different sized products. Specifically, Aquatic provided an HLS c/w 50Te tensioner and overboarding chute, as well as a 400Te reel drive system. The reel drive system Read More

Benue expends N20bn on schools’ renovation, equipment

August 26, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state government has so far spent over N20 billion on the renovation and equipment of schools across the state. State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, who disclosed this while playing host to the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue state council, Wednesday in Makurdi, said the state government also established two schools for the physically Read More

Ogun immunises 2 million children against polio

August 25, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, Tuesday disclosed that over N2 million children, under five years, have been immunised during the supplemental immunisation campaign, under the polio eradication programme in the country.Governor Abiodun stated this at a tree planting ceremony to commemorate the African Region for Eradication of Wild Polio at the state secretariat, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital. He also Read More

Gombe COVID-19 patient writes WASSCE from isolation centre

August 17, 2020 Ahmad Auwal 0

A candidate who tested positive to COVID-19 in Gombe, Monday wrote his first paper in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from an isolation centre. The male candidate (name withheld) wrote his Mathematics examination under the supervision of an invigilator who was fully kitted in a Personal Protective Equipment. The Gombe state Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Read More

Nasarawa gov’t distributes N300m worth hospital equipment to PHCs

July 29, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday, flagged off the distribution of hospital equipment to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) and General hospitals worth over N300 million.The equipment was procured through the 2020 intervention from the Save One Million Lives (SOML) programme of the World Bank. Distributing the equipment in Lafia, Sule said the government has renovated 67 PHCs and 11 general hospitals across Read More

FG upgrades search and rescue equipment across airports

July 6, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

Barely 48 hours before the much anticipated recommencement of flight operations across Nigeria, the Federal government said it has procured sophisticated search and rescue equipment to boost the country’s aeronautical search and rescue capability across the Nigerian airspace. The equipment, according to the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) are already being distributed among the nation’s Rescue Coordination Centers (Lagos and Read More

COVID-19: Capital market community donates ambulance to Kano

July 5, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The capital market community has supported the Kano State Government’s fight against Covid-19 with the donation of a brand new fully equipped ambulance.Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje who received the donation, described it as timely and commended the capital market community for the kind gesture. According to him,  “This is a good time for the donation as the State is Read More

Kaduna expands Covid-19 testing, receives USAID testing vehicle

June 18, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 The Kaduna state government is deploying improved testing capacity and other public health measures as part of its strategy for the safe reopening of Kaduna state, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said.El-Rufai stated this while formally receiving Wellness-on-Wheels, a mobile testing vehicle deployed by USAID to support the state’s Covid-19 containment efforts. According to a statement issued by Special Adviser on Media Read More

Enugu assembly okays Ugwuanyi’s N2.5bn CBN health intervention loan

June 11, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state government Thursday got a nod from the state House of Assembly to enable her secure N2, 5 billion CBN health sector intervention fund to enable the state government build and expand health facilities as well as acquire medical equipment in the state. The House gave the approval following an appeal made by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led administration Read More

COVID-19: FG needs cooperation from all sectors – SGF

April 13, 2020 David AgbA 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said the federal government requires the cooperation of all and sundry, corporate bodies and individuals, in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is ravaging the world. Mustapha stated this in Abuja while receiving on behalf of the Read More

PDP tasks FG to take proactive steps against COVID-19

April 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the federal government to involve more capable Nigerian medical experts, researchers and equipment manufacturers to assist in curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The party advised the government to bring in hands used in winning the Ebola virus disease and equipment producers towards production of ventilators for the fight Read More

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COVID-19: NNPC hands over medical equipment to UniAbuja Teaching Hospital

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of concerted efforts to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has handed over medical equipment to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospitals in Gwagwalada, the Federal Capital Territory. A statement by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, at the weekend listed the equipment handed Read More

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EFCC arraigns Kwara contractor for N30m ‘fraud’

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, Thursday, arraigned a 66-year-old Kwara-based contractor, Chief Joseph Oluwole Komolafe, before Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on a one-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N30million. A press statement by acting EFCC spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, Thursday in Abuja, said Read More

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Flight operations, design defect stalled weather equipment installation

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A defect in the design and installation of high tech weather forecasting equipment might have cost the Nigerian aviation industry billons of naira in revenue over a period of 13 years  because the equipment was not instal as planned at strategic locations across the country to aid flight operations among others. In 2007, the then Federal Executive Council (FEC) under Read More

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Lagos-Ibadan railway: FG urged to speed up completion

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) has been urged to deploy more equipment and manpower for the speedy and timely completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line project. According to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who gave the charge during the Lagos-Ibadan railway inspection in Lagos said deploying more equipment and manpower would not attract extra money, as they Read More