EndSARS and the betrayal of our humanity

November 2, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

With the turbulence of #EndSARS protests gradually calming down in states rocked by the senseless riots in the pretext of protests by some Nigerian youths, a lot have been exposed. Nigerians now know the covert agenda of some leaders and senior citizens to destabilize the country, through clandestine sponsorship or encouragement of public anarchy and bloodshed. While there is an Read More

Fake News: Nigerians in Diaspora seek withdrawal of statements by the UN, US

October 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), Ohio, United States, have called on the United Nation, United States, United Kingdom and other nations to withdraw their statements that appeared to taunt the Nigerian government over the Lekki tollgate shooting.  With overwhelming evidence now rubbishing supposed massacre in Lagos state, the NDMG said it is logical for the international community to Read More

Breaking: 2 Catholic priests kidnapped as hoodlums attack another prison in Edo amidst #EndSARS protest

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two Catholic priests, Reverend Fathers Otori Francis and Avajara Simeon – who are both of the Catholic Diocese of Lokoja. Blueprint gathered the clerics were taken hostage along the Benin-Auchi road in Edo state while they were on their way to Delta state for the funeral of their parishioner. The development came amidst the hijack Read More

#EndSARS: Give room for constructive dialogue, coalition tells protesters

October 16, 2020 Editor 0

A Coalition of multi-ethnic groups in Nigeria has called on the Nigerian youths to halt the ongoing protests and give peace a chance. The group, under the umbrella body of the Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO) at a press conference in Abuja, urged the protesters to be involved in constructive engagements with the Nigeria Police Force and the Federal Government of Read More

Breaking: FAAC disbursed N3.88trn to FG, states, LGs in 6 months – NEITI

September 8, 2020 Editor 0

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared N3.879 trillion to the federal government, states, local government areas and other statutory recipients in the first half of 2020. A breakdown of the disbursements showed that N1.53 trillion went to the federal government, while the states got N1.29 trillion and the 774 local government areas received N771.34 billion. Details loading…

Breaking: Again, FG jerks up petrol price

September 2, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

As Nigerians still grapple over tripple increase in electricity tariff, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has increased the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit to N151.56 per litre. This is coming less than 45 days after it earlier increased the price to N141 per litre. PPMC is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. In an internal memo Read More

Breaking: Local contractors storm finance ministry, protests non-payment

August 31, 2020 Editor 0

Local contractors on Monday stormed the Ministry of Finance Headquarters in Abuja protesting the delay in their payment.  The protesting contractors, who were singing “Zainab pay us we no go go”, “we borrowed money to execute contracts”, “You paid your husband, Zainab pay us” amongst others.  In a statement that was later made available to journalists, the group’s Publicity Secretary, Read More

HURIWA to Finance minister: Tell Nigerians why you can’t stop borrowing

August 11, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has challenged the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, to explain to Nigerians why the Muhammdu Buhari-led administration can’t stop frivolous borrowing. HURIWA handed the charge in a press statement by it’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwuboko and Director, National Media Affairs, Miss. Zainab Yusuf, Monday in Abuja, on juxtaposing the revenues Read More

Rafiu Ladipo deserves national honour – Rev. Ikpea

August 6, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

The football community has felicitated with Nigeria and Africa’s numero uno football fan, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, as he clocks 70 on August 5. Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, who is the President-General of Nigeria’s foremost football fans club, the Nigeria Football Supporters club (NFSC) has been described  as a zealous and patriotic Nigerian who has continued to spend millions of his earned Read More

COVID-19: Like Ghana, give Nigerians 2 months free electricity – NASS tells Buhari

April 8, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Leadership of the National Assembly, Wednesday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of Nigeria to provide free electricity supply to all Nigerians for two months as part of palliative stimulus for cushioning the effects of lockdown being applied against the spread of Coronavirus in the country. It also called for fairness and equity in the distribution of palliatives across the Read More

Breaking: NCDC disowns Funke Akindele, Dettol reacts

April 5, 2020 Editor 0

More trouble have continued to stair Funke Akindele on the face after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disowned her as it brand ambassador. NCDC denied that it has not engaged any celebrity as official brand ambassador moments after Police arrested Funke also known as Jenifer. She was earlier arrested on Sunday, day after she violated coronavirus guidelines put Read More

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How to combat irregular migration- Young professionals

May 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) has stated that it will lead a global intervention to stem the ugly tide of irregular migration and trafficking in person in Nigeria.  The forum said the irregular activity has become the worse form of abuse of human dignity and slavery in recent times with huge negative implications on the economy. Noting that youths Read More

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Women’s day: Ensure equitable, prosperous world, leaders told

March 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

As part of activities marking this year’s Women Day celebration, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), said it will honour women and girls, while calling on leaders to ensure a more equitable and prosperous world. In a statement signed Friday by its Advocacy & Marketing Manager Steve Aborisade, said this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is to “Keep the Promise to Read More

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Form govt of national unity, ACPN tells Buhari

March 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

The national leadership of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has fecilitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, over what it described as a well deserved victory at just concluded presidential election, even as it called on the president to form a government of National Unity. The party also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, political parties and Read More

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Strike: ASUU resumes talks with FG as Students ‘stay out of school’ continues

January 20, 2019 Editor 0

Despite declaring its disappointment over several government failed promises, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set for fresh talk with the federal government on Monday The meeting is still targeted at how to resolve the impasse over the two-month-old industrial action. ASSU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who gave the indication at the weekend said: “Last year, they promised Read More

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FG committed to end open defecation, proper management excreta 

November 15, 2018 Administrator 0

The Federal government of Nigeria is committed to address the sanitation challenges including ending open defecation in the country and ensuring proper management of excreta. The minister of State for environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril who was represented by the permanent secretary of the Ministry Mr. Leon Lawrence Aliboh made this statement during a press briefing yesterday on the world Toilet Read More

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Nigeria’s mining sector optimistic, but challenges need resolution

October 3, 2018 Administrator 0

According to multinational professional services firm EY, the mining industry in Nigeria can be described as unique because the country is endowed with over 40 natural resources, some of which are yet to be unlocked. However, the country has very little government participation and robust policy guidelines around mining activities and this is slowing the growth of the sector. Yet Read More

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Keystone Bank sued for alleged non-remittance of $17m to TSA

September 21, 2018 Administrator 0

An Abuja-based lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, has sued Keystone Bank for alleged violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. The bank was accused of not remitting $17 million to the TSA. The bank is among the seven banks the federal government alleged to have connived with CBNsome government agencies to illegally conceal $793.2 million meant to have been transferred to Read More

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DBN partners LAPO Microfinance Bank to finance 10,000 MSMEs

August 1, 2018 Administrator 0

Development Bank of Nigeria Plc (DBN), the first wholesale development finance institution in Nigeria has partnered with LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited to provide lending to about 10,000 MSMEs. Commenting on this partnership, the MD/CEO of DBN, Tony Okpanachi said, “This is a milestone achievement and I am particularly happy that we are getting a lot of traction on our lending Read More