You are flouting court order, ALGON tells Alabi-led faction

October 16, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Secretary of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Mohammed Abubakar, has said, the third tier of government has suffered grave set back in its contributions towards cohesive national development.  He said in press statement on Saturday that regardless of its yearly support from the Paris Club with huge donations running into Read More

ARC-P’s promise for Nigerian Clchildren

October 15, 2021 Mahmud Nasir Jafar 0

As the At-Risk Children Programme, simply known as ARC-P, sets out to create a benign environment for Nigeria’s vulnerable and out-of-school kids, it’s also tasked with the challenge of reprogramming the minds of its targets and engaging with stakeholders. An initiative of the President Muhammadu Buhari government under the supervision of the Office of the Vice President, ARC-P offers to Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday for Eid ul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday, October 19, 2021, as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, “congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Read More

Floods: FG distributes agric inputs to 7,386 Borno farmers

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has formally launched the distribution of agricultural inputs to 7,386 farmers affected by the 2020 flood in Borno state. A statement on Friday by the information officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-east zonal office, Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, indicated that the distribution was performed by the director-general of NEMA, Alhaji Mustafa Ahmed. The statement read in part, Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

COVID-19 vaccination not compulsory for all civil servants – FG

October 15, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The federal government Thursday clarified the position of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on the mandatory requirement for all civil servants to be vaccinated before December 1, saying the alternative is for workers to show proof of negative PCR test. The PCR test is prove that individuals are not carriers of COVID- 19 virus. Clarifying the position of the PSC Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Pandora papers: Investigate persons involved, CISLAC, TI task Buhari

October 12, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/Transparency International Nigeria has urged President Buhari and the entire Nigerian government to take steps in investigating every person implicated in the Pandora papers. Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani while briefing newsmen  on “The urgent need to investigate Pandora papers revelations” in Abuja on Monday said Pandora papers is one of the biggest ever corruption leaks led by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Read More

FG restates commitment to upgrade urban slums nationwide

October 12, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Federal Government has said it is committed to the upgrading of urban slums across the country through the Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading Programme of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, said this on Monday at the commemoration of 2021 World Habitat Day and World Cities Day held in Abuja. Read More

Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

Don’t complicate security situation in South East, SERG warns FG, govs

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The pan-Igbo sociopolitical pressure organisation, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has warned the Federal Government and the five governors in the eastern states not to take steps that could worsen the security situation in the region, saying that “the cost of reckless utterances and unguarded actions may consume the zone.” The SERG in a statement signed by its President Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

2021 World Teachers’Day: Setting legacies for the future

October 7, 2021 Kayode Ojewale 0

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased – Maya Angelou (1928-2014), Poet and civil rights activist.What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others – Pericles (495-429 BC), Greek Statesman. Recovery from a breakdown, setback, illness, heartbreak, Read More

Pardon my foolish question

October 7, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

These are confused and confusing times for our nation. Nothing seems to add up. Our political leaders are torn between what would swell their swollen bank accounts and what would make for a united, peaceful nation in which everyone enjoys the basic human and legal rights guaranteed them by the Nigerian constitution and cynically abused by the same leaders. At Read More

Nigeria’s loss of N557bn to contract inflation

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The revelation by Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) last week that the federal government has lost N557 billion between 2013 and 2017 to infractions relating to award of contracts, unremitted advances to staff, contract inflation, among others, is not only deplorable but is also condemnable. The lead Researcher, Mr Osonuga Adedeji, made the revelation during PLSI’s 5th anniversary and launch of Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

FG to pay more on subsidies as oil price rises

October 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Amidst dwindling resources, the federal government may have to pay more in oil subsidies as the rise in oil prices in the global market means a larger chunk of oil revenue will have to go into subsidy payment. According to data from oil price, the international oil benchmark, Brent crude, increased 1.51 percent or $1.86 to $82.77 per barrel, while Read More

Nigeria’s leadership parasitic tendency and nation building

October 5, 2021 Prof. MK Othman 0

The cost of governance in Nigeria is skyrocketing to high heaven; the tree is still growing with multiple branches. Let us ask pertinent questions; how much does it cost to govern Nigeria as a nation in a day, month, or year? Does Nigeria generate adequate income to meet its cost of governance annually? Nigeria’s leadership habitually outcries on the need Read More

Breaking: Again, health workers postpone nationwide strike

October 4, 2021 Editor 0

Health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA) have postponed their proposed strike. The health bodies said they have reviewed the ultimatum for a strike scheduled to begin by Monday midnight following the outcome of their meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday. A letter signed by Com. Biobelemoye Josiah, Read More

Sanusi’s alarm on Nigerian economy

October 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The prediction by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi, that Nigerian economy will soon collapse is, indeed, a clarion call to the nation’s economic managers and policy makers to move swiftly and deftly to avert the impending calamity. Sanusi, noted, and quite rightly, that the crude oil on which the economy is anchored Read More

Power sector privatisation increases suffering of masses – NLC chair

October 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo state, Comrade Kayode Martins, has said that the privatisation of electricity by the federal government is a curse and not a blessing. Speaking at a public symposium organised by Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), Oyo state chapter themed “Privatisation of Electricity, Curse or Blessing” in Ibadan, the Oyo Read More