Effium massacre: Declare state of emergency in Ebonyi to save lives, AESID urges FG

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in Ebonyi state to put a stop to the ongoing killings defenceless citizens in Effium community, a suburb in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. According to AESID, another group of hired militia yesterday (Tuesday) stormed Read More

Insecurity: Magashi, Irabor differ

Minister of Defence, Major General Salihi Magashi (rtd), Monday, hinted that Nigeria is in a critical situation following resurging terrorists’ attacks, banditry and abductions across the nation. He however opined that the security challenges required support and collaboration of the civilian populace and critical stakeholders in the national task of securing the country. According to the minister who spoke at Read More

SERVICOM boss charges MDAs commitment

March 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of SERVICOM has called for commitment, ownership and support of the management of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the service delivery initiatives of the federal government of Nigeria. This call was made when the National Coordinator paid an advocacy visit to the commission to inaugurate and induct the Ministerial SERVICOM Committee (MSC) of the Read More

We ‘re still in charge of stamp duties’ collection – FIRS

March 16, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Tuesday said it was still in-charge of stamp duty collection in the country. It however expressed dismay at some publications in some newspapers and electronic/social media platforms misquoting a recent speech by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami on the administration of stamp duties in the country.The Director, Communications and Liaison, Read More

Ban on crypto: Stop chasing away young start-ups from Nigeria, CEO tells FG

March 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SenexPay Limited, Mr Okeoghene Orhosere, has called on the federal government of Nigeria to think through its policies on cryptocurrencies before passing them into law. Mr Orhosere spoke to Journalists via a virtual meeting from his residence in South Africa. He also advised government to create a level playing field for all legitimate crypto Read More

ANEEJ wants £4.2m recovered from Ibori assets returned to Delta

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Asset Recovery and Management Watchdog, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has called on the United Kingdom and Nigerian governments to review the recently signed annex to the 2016 MoU on £4.2 million Chief James Onanefe Ibori assets for its return to Delta State. The Executive Director of ANEEJ and head of Transparency and Accountability in Management Read More

Leah Sharibu, Chibok girls, and Women’s Day

March 7, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

All idiots are morons, but not all morons are idiots. It’s the International Women’s Day 2021 and the theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’. So today I choose to challenge us, the people of Nigeria, hoping that someone is reading and listening, a quick caveat, I will be sometimes uncomplimentary in my choice of words, phrases and conclusions but that’s the Read More

Group drags EFCC to court, demands arrest, prosecution of Aiteo Chairman

February 27, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has filed a suit against Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the suit filed on Friday, the group is seeking the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mr. Benedict Peters. Peters is currently the Chairman, Aiteo Group of Companies. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/239/2021 and filed at the Federal High Read More

Harness flood potentials for agric purpose using technology – CSSTE

February 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Centre for Space Science and Technology Education (CSSTE) has called on the the Federal Government of Nigeria to harness the potential benefits of flooding for agricultural purposes and other uses. The Executive Director of CSSTE, Dr. Ganiyu Agbaje, made the call during a three-day training organised with supports from the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) in Abuja. Read More

Covid-19 vaccine roll out: PPB, NePICiN, others want cancer patients prioritized

February 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Project PINK BLUE, Network of People Impacted by Cancer in Nigeria (NePICiN), Raise Foundation and Abuja Breast Cancer Support Group (ABC-SG) have called on the federal government, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to prioritise cancer patients in the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.  This statement was made public during the gathering of cancer Read More

Nigerian professionals fault call for NiDCOM restructuring

January 22, 2021 Editor 0

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in the Americas (ANPA) has faulted the Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants, a group that recently called for the restructuring of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM). A statement signed by Engr. Gbenga Omoniya, for the group on Thursday said, “NiDcom is a veritable vehicle for Nigeria’s economic growth and national unity. “The call by a so-called Read More

Gov. Wike; if wishes were horses….!

January 17, 2021 Kolawole Anthony 0

Nigeria has quite terrible and horrible leaders. One of them is Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Governor of Rivers state. Wike’s soul is gravely tormented and he unswervingly finds himself in a state of perpetual restlessness. Gov. Wike is anguished or tortured by the spirits and blood of the innocent. The blood of those he spilled in his fiendish quest Read More

Insecurity: Opposition recruited American, CFR to work against Nigeria, group alleges

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has accused former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, and the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) of conspiring with opposition politicians to undermine President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.  The group made this known at a press conference on Sunday. Speaking on behalf of the group, Executive Director, Barrister Abu Abdulkarim, alleged that Campbell and the CFR have Read More

Arewa lauds Buhari over release of abducted students

December 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Arewa Patriots said it is elated at the news that the abducted boys of Kankara school in Katisina state have regained their freedom and are about now reuniting with their families. The President of the Coalition Comrade Aminu Kadiri in a statement made available to journalists said the rescue of the boys could not have been possible Read More

War against terrorism: Group backs Nigeria security forces

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

A Nigerian-based pro-democracy, human rights and justice sector group, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), has condemned in strong terms the attempt by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to blackmail the Nigerian Armed Forces and other security forces presently fighting the war against terrorism in some parts of Northern Nigeria. While speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the Compliance Officer Read More

Religious blacklist: How terrorist, political groups misled US – INM

December 13, 2020 Editor 0

The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has blamed “political” Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and groups that have showed incurable bias and sympathy for terrorist organisations over the inclusion of Nigeria in the United States’ blacklist for religious intolerance.  The group said it came to this conclusion after a thorough review of the circumstances that led to the inclusion of Nigeria.  In Read More

FC4SL, PwC holds training on building SDGs into Nigeria’s path forward

November 30, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Financial Centre for Sustainability, Lagos (“FC4SL”), in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Nigeria, jointly organized webinar session as part of the Market Education and Sensitisation Campaign Initiative of the Research, Education and Engagements Thematic Area of FC4SL. The session, through expert discussions and deliberations, sought to promote the consideration, adoption and integration of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals Read More

Centre raises alarm over influx of ‘secret terrorist organisation’ in Nigeria

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has raised an alarm over the existence, secret sponsorship and operation of a terrorist organisation in the southern part of the country.  CESJET, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Ikpa Isaac, alleged that a supposed human rights group, InterSociety for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, are be behind the sect.  Read More

N-Power: Hope rises as FG ‘queues’ exited beneficiaries for CBN empowerment options

November 27, 2020 Paul Okah 0

A portal that will enable exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) empowerment options has been launched by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Friday, which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, the portal, which was developed in Read More

#EndSARS : Senate urges FG to compensate affected states , individuals

November 24, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to make adequate compensation to states where institutions of government were attacked as well as private individuals who fell victims of such attacks. It also urged government at all levels to be proactive in addressing the interests of the youth in the country to prevent reoccurrence of such Nationwide protests Read More

Lekki shooting: Nigerians in Diaspora fault CNN’s documentary, demand apology

November 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has faulted Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state, alleging that the American television station is desperate to restore its already lost credibility.  According to the Nigerians in Diaspora, “CNN is under pressure to salvage whatever is left of its diminishing image and perceives the EndSARS protest in Read More

ASUU Strike: Agbese writes Buhari, volunteers to lead negotiation with union

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

Renowned human rights activist and writer, Philip Agbese, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, on the lingering strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Recall that university lecturers have been on strike for over eight months in protest against the federal government’s preferred Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The lecturers had demanded their Read More

National Housing Fund subscribers’ base hits 5.1m, disburses N265bn

November 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Ahmed Dangiwa, says additional 570,000 new subscribers have joined the National Housing Fund (NHF), bringing the subscribers to 5.1 million. Dangiwa who disclosed this at the recently concluded 2020 housing Summit in Abuja, also added that a total of N265 billion has been disbursed by FMBN, representing an increase of Read More

Lekki shooting: Coalition knocks South-west Ministers

November 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Northern Patriots (CNP) has said the South-West ministers have displayed gross disloyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari with their demands in the aftermath of the Lekki toll gate shooting in Lagos state.  Describing the act as a “show of shame”, the coalition advised the ministers to apologise honourably, else have seven days to quit their offices.  The group Read More

Ghost workers: Jamb fleeced FG N110m in 2013 – AG

November 2, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The just retired Auditor General of the Federation , Mr. Anthony Ayine, in a query issued the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Maticulation Board ( JAMB) in 2015, alleged that the examination body fleeced the Federal Government of Nigeria , the sum of N110.4million through payments to ghost workers. The Auditor General’s querry to JAMB was contained in a Read More