Resettlement of IDPs: Ortom solicits partnership of UK on establishment of NCDC 

November 23, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Wednesday, solicited the partnership of the UK government towards resettlement of displaced persons and the humanitarian crisis. Governor Ortom also called on the UK government to push for more donor support to displaced persons in the North Central states and establishment of a North Central Development Commission (NCDC). Governor Ortom spoke at the Benue Read More

Senate, Minister disagree over proposed Institute of Communication and Technology

December 16, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Disagreement ensued Thursday at the National Assembly between the Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ali Isa Pantami, over proposed establishment of Institute of Information and Communication Technology in Iwo, Osun State.While the Committee headed by Senator Yakubu Oseni (APC Kogi Central) gave tacit support for the proposal as entailed in Read More

Sadiya, address plight of Kano rainstorm victims

October 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Really, this woman of good virtue is doing her best, helping humanity. Women world over are known to be saddled with bringing up children from infancy to adulthood. The mandate given to Hajia Sadiya Farouk, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, is herculean as it’s believed that only men can handle it successfully. President Muhammadu Buhari deserves commendation for the establishment of Read More

PIND celebrates 10 yrs of peace-building, capacity devt in Niger Delta

October 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Partnership for Initiatives in the Niger Delta, a non-governmental organization committed to peace-building and capacity development in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region is set to mark its 10th years of operation in the region. Since its establishment in 2010 with initial funding from Chevron Corporation, PIND has been promoting peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region by Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

UN prace Day: Int’l parliament calls for sustainable world

September 24, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Nigeria Country Secretary General of the International Parliament for Safety, Peace and Justice of United Nations, Ambassador Olumuyiwa Babalola has lamented absence of peace in Nigeria and the world.Babalola stated this during the United Nations International Peace Day celebrated annually on September 21 with the theme: “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World” He said that the day Read More

Sen. Da’adut seeks establishment of agric institute in Namu

September 23, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Senator Nura Da’atu representing Plateau South is advocating for the establishment of Federal Agricultural Research center in Namu locality of Qua’anpan local government area of the state. She advocated for the centre in a private bill pending before the senate which came up on floor Wednesday for first reading. She said the agricultural potentials in the area makes it important Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

IGP urges Yobe residents to embrace community policing

September 10, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Inspector General of police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali visit charged people of Yobe state to embrace community policing at their respective communities as it has a lot of benefits. The IGP made this known when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni at the government House Damaturu. Usman Baba Alkali said policing is going back to 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

Again, Augustine Ezeali Charity Foundation offers scholarship to undergraduates in Ebonyi

September 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In furtherance of the objectives for its establishment last year, the Augustine Ali Ezeali Charity Foundation (AAECF), founded by the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, in memory of his late father, has offered scholarship to three indigent students from Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The beneficiaries include Nnali Christian Nnamdi Read More

Youth group advocates synergy with FG on nation building

August 30, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The annual Young African Leaders Initiative, organised by YALI network, Monday, called for collaboration between young Nigerians and the various tiers of government to ensure synergy that will move the country forward.  The two-day summit held in Abuja has the theme; Empowering Change Makers for Nation Building, is the third edition of the flagship event organized by the YALI Abuja network. Read More

Bauchi has over 1bn barrels of oil reserves – IBBUL VC

August 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

  The Vice-Chancellor of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University Lapai (IBBUL) Professor Abu Kasim Adamu has described the discovery of oil in Bauchi state estimated at over one billion barrels and the successful drilling of the Kolmani River 2 well near Alkaleri village of the state as a monumental achievement of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He said this feat Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Buhari reveals how much NNPC raked in 2020

August 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday disclosed the net profit of the country’s oil and gas giant, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), for the first time in the 44-year history of the establishment of the agency.The President, who doubles as the Minister of Petroleum Resources, said NNPC made a N287 billion profit after tax in the year 2020. “I am pleased to Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

PIA’ll attract investment into the sector – PPPRA

August 22, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Commission (PPPRA) has said that the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) will foster greater investment to the sector.  In a statement sent to Blueprint and signed by PPPRA’s Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu, the PIA will also lead to transparency and efficient resource management, provide a more consistent standard of operations and ensure less cumbersome regulatory Read More

Shagari prevented legislators from hijacking NASS bureaucracy – CNA

August 19, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The late President Shehu Shagari prevented serving members of the National Assembly from making themselves members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC), said the Clerk to the National Assembly, Architect Ojo Olatunde Amos. Making the disclosure, Thursday, while having in audience delegation of the Committee on Administration and Human Resources of Ghana Parliamentary Service Board, the CNA said when Read More

NAF establishes Ombudsman office to receive personnel, citizen’s complaints

August 14, 2021 Benjamn Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has established an Ombudsman office to entertain complaints against the NAF and its personnel from citizens. A statement by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet Friday, said the office would be independent and would provide an objective and compassionate channel for seeking redress. The statement quoted the Chief Air Staff, Air Marshal Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More