2023: Imo INEC REC assures on credible polls despite attacks

December 22, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Imo state Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Sylvia Uchenna Agu, has assured Imolites that the commission would conduct credible polls in 2023, despite the incessant attacks on the commission’s facilities in the state by hoodlums. She gave the assurance during a Stakeholders’ meeting organised by the commission  for politicians, electoral officers of the commission, the Read More

Pwajok shines as Nuhu, others stand tall at ATQ award

December 22, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr Matthew Lawrence Pwajok, was the star attraction at the just concluded Air Transport Quarterly Magazine Award where he carted home the Star Leadership Award in Air Traffic Management just as NAMA was named the “Most Impactful Agency of the Year” 2022.  Since his appointment in January this year, the Read More

2023: INEC chair visits Ogun, rues attacks on facilities nationwide 

November 29, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, was on a one- day state inspection to the commission’s facilities in Ogun state. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday after inspecting attacked office at Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta,  he assured that despite the unfortunate incident, elections will hold successfully in the state. “Whatever materials we have lost, the commission is making efforts to Read More

Ogba dismisses NSF postponement rumour, says Delta is ready

November 24, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The advisor to the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Delta 2022 National Sports Festival (NSF) Solomon Ogba on Thursday dismissed insinuation that the festival slated to begin November 28 and end December 10 will be postponed. Ogba, popularly called Igwe of Sports in Nigeria insisted the festival will go ahead as scheduled. In the last two weeks, there have Read More

COVID-19: Underage not required to produce vaccination card – JAMB

December 28, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said their earlier  requirement for entering their facilities by candidates, clients and other members of the public does not include those below the age of 18 years. The board said minors are not required to produce any vaccination card before being allowed access to their facilities because that category of persons are not Read More

Jigawa provides free medical services to less privileged

November 14, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state government has concluded plans to provide free healthcares services to the less privileged including under five children, pregnant mothers, accident victims as well as the vulnerable in the society. Addressing newsmen on the partnership with Save the Children International, the acting Commissioner and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mua’azu, said Jigawa state government would Read More

‘Investments in real sector’ll reduce high cost of houses’

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Branch Manager of the Gtext Homes, a real estate firm, Mr Farouq Usman, has disclosed that more investments in the sector will reduce the high cost of houses as well as make houses available. To this end, he advised the federal and state governments to prioritise investment in the real estate sector to tackle the housing deficit in the Read More

Prioritise family planning for economic, educational advancement, FG urged

October 26, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Pathfinder International, a sexual and reproductive health rights based organisation has called on the federal government to prioritize investments through adequate budgeting and implementation of policies that supports family planning. It says this will help effective population management, economic growth and educational advancement in the country. The call was made during a 3-day orientation workshop for media practitioners as part Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Nababa’s correctional service and Nigeria’s security challenge

September 16, 2021 Francis Uyi Osemwengie 0

Insecurity in Nigeria has taken a horrifying dimension, in fact beyond what it was in the late 90’s and early 2000 when security challenges bothered merely on house burglary, pocket or bag-snatching at busy street corners, robbery with light weapons, cultism or cult activities, especially at night. We also experienced car snatching at gun point, amongst other unwholesome activities such Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Group advocates for safe schools in Yobe

September 11, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

In an effort to make schools remain safe, an Education in Emergency Working Group (EIEWG) in collaboration with GOALPRIME organisation, a non-governmental organisation has called on government and international partners to come up with a concrete measures to build resilient at the community level, and evolve security measures that will help curb persistent attack on educational facilities in Nigeria. The Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Buhari’s imprints on the oil sector

August 19, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian oil and gas sector.  Equally, the presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Buhari tops Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC vows to sanitise private security guard companies

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has expressed the Corps commitment to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedevilling our Nation.  Audi made call while presenting operational licence to 24 Read More

REA signs 13 coys for solar mini-grids deployment in 86 communities

August 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) through the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) has signed grant agreements under the mini-grid sub-component with 13 companies for the deployment of solar mini-grids across 86 sites in off-grid communities. To this end, the agency had also deployed and commissioned seven solar hybrid mini-grids with a total energy capacity of 529.79KW, connecting 3,828 customers. In a Read More

REA signs 13 coys for solar mini-grids deployment in 86 communities

August 3, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) through the Nigeria Electrification Project (NEP) has signed grant agreements under the mini-grid sub-component with 13 companies for the deployment of solar mini-grids across 86 sites in off-grid communities. To this end, the agency had also deployed and commissioned seven solar hybrid mini-grids with a total energy capacity of 529.79KW, connecting 3,828 customers. In a Read More

NYSC DG urges members in Yobe to serve with zeal, commitment

August 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has charged corps members deployed to Yobe state to serve the state with zeal and commitment. The DG gave the charge Monday when he paid an unscheduled visit to the NYSC Orientation Camp Dazigau in Yobe state.  General Ibrahim asked the youth to take their deployment Read More

Yobe gov. donates textbooks, lab equipment, others to schools

July 28, 2021 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, has distributed textbooks, laboratory equipments and chemicals worth over N1billion.Director General press and Media affairs to the governor Mamman Mohammed stated this on Tuesday in a statement made available to journalist in Damaturu. He said classroom and office furniture worth over 1billion were procured and distributed to schools across the state,as over 10,000 teachers Read More

Cally Air to unlock economic potentials of Cross River –Ayade

July 27, 2021 David Agba 0

Cross River state Governor Ben Ayade has said the floating of the state-owned Cally Air will help unlock the economic potentials of the state. Cally Air, Monday, made its maiden flight into Margaret Ekpo International Airport, Calabar from Lagos en route Abuja. Addressing journalists shortly after the aircraft touched down, Governor Ayade said it was a dream come true, recalling Read More

Afikpo North chair holds education summit for teachers, stakeholders

July 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In recognition of the importance of basic education for rapid development, Chairman of Afikpo North Local Government Area, Barr. Obiageri Oko-Enyim, has organised an education summit to seek experts’ opinion on measures to adopt in improving the standard of education in the LGA and saving the school system from imminent collapse. According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Read More

Loan: ActionAid makes case for rural women farmers

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria, AAN, has called on the federal government to ease access to loan facilities by rural women across the country. The Program Coordinator on Food and Agriculture, AAN, Azubike Nwokoye, made the call during a roundtable meeting on access to agricultural credit for small holder women farmers. She urged the federal government consider policies that would ameliorate this challenge Read More

COAS promotes private soldier for display of professionalism

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has granted automatic promotion to 19NA/782148 Private Jamilu Mohammed. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the promotion came as a result of the professional military skills displayed by the soldier at a regimental Quarter Guard during COAS’ operational visit to Command Engineering Depot in Read More