Breaking: Again, FG opens up on schools’ resumption amid Covid-19

May 27, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government on Wednesday debunked allegation that schools will restart on June 8, 2020. Minister of state for Education Emeka Nwajiuba who stated this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 said modalities that would lead to eventual resumption of schools are being looked into. Earlier PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Read More

Breaking: FG slams sanctions on British airline after violating regulations

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has revealed that the federal government has sanctioned a British airline, Flairjet, for operating commercial flights into Nigeria without proper approval. Sirika who disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Sunday said, “Flairjet were found to violate our Civil Aviation Regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV)7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(VIII)(4). The maximum penalty Read More

Breaking: At last, stranded Nigerians from UK land in Abuja… Pictures

May 8, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 253 Nigerians from the United Kingdom have finally arrived Abuja after hours of delay in Lagos. The returnees touched down Lagos since afternoon, and have been kept at the airport after officials experienced hitches. Confirming their arrival in Abuja, Chairman Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa a while ago via her twitter handle said, “Finally. In Abuja. With 253 Read More

FG has shown sufficient interest in honouring sports men, women – Kwanta

May 7, 2020 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

As Nigeria grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, President of Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, Mr Nicholas Kwanta, has rather decided to keep fate with the exploits of Nigerian athletes in various sporting endeavours. Kwanta who spoke to Blueprint in Abuja said despite the current challenge being faced globally, Nigerian sports men and women shouldn’t be deterred, and effort should be Read More

Breaking: FG begins payment of N-Power beneficiaries

April 14, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that the 500,000-strong N-Power enrollees throughout the country should expect to receive bank credit alerts for outstanding payments of their monthly entitlement from today, Tuesday, April 14, 2020.  In a statement signed by special assistant on media to the minister, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta, and made available to Read More

Coronavirus: Ibadan Poly kicks off production of hand sanitizers

April 4, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Authorities of the Polytechnic, Ibadan on Saturday announced that the institution is now into production of world class hand sanitizers. The institution made this known in a statement in Ibadan by the institution’s Registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, and made available to Blueprint. In the statement, the Polytechnic authorities stated that the production of the hand sanitizers in Ibadan was part Read More

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Nigerians to Police: Extend Birnin Gwari bandits’ feat to Zamfara, Niger, Benue, others

February 7, 2020 Editor 0

Following the crackdown on suspected insurgents and bandits’ hideouts in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state by the police Wednesday, Nigerians have called on the police to sustain the tempo and extend same to Zamfara, Katsina, Niger, Plateau, Benue and other parts of the country facing security challenge. At the end of the seven-hour operation, police said they killed 250 suspected insurgents Read More

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As IGP, Senate broker truce on Amotekun, others… SCIA tells FG to declare emergency on security

February 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari should declare a state of emergency on the nation’s security challenges. The position came three days after the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) carried out protest on the state of the nation’s security. Specifically, CAN said the sanctity of human lives was no more a rule in Nigeria Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour exposes govs as Kwara, Niger raise concerns; Taraba adamant *See states on workers’ strike list

February 5, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday said 16 states of the federation were yet to implement the M30,000 national minimum wage, while 16 others  had commenced implementation. NLC President Ayuba Wabba, who announced this at the National Administrative Council (NAC) of the congress, said its state councils had already been empowered to mobilise their members to withdraw their services once there Read More

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Breaking: FG launches school feeding programme in Abuja

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has flagged off the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in Karu Model Primary school, Abuja, in an effort to address malnutrition of school age children and secure a better future for them especially the disadvantaged children.  Speaking at the occasion, Friday, in Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Read More

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Breaking: What Osinbajo, South-west govs agreed over Amotekun revealed

January 23, 2020 Editor 0

After a short meeting with the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has disclosed that the federal government and South-west governors have agreed on a template for security aparatus in the region. Akeredolu who briefed state house correspondents said the template will legalise Amotekun and put to rest controversies surreunding its establishment. Also, the media aide to Read More

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Amotekun: FG ‘ll fail if … – Afe Babalola

January 20, 2020 Editor 0

Foremost lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Aare Afe Babalola, has said the federal government would fail if it goes ahead to challenge the legality of Amotekun, the South-western security initiative recently launched by governors in the region. Babalola, who spoke to journalists Sunday in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, said the idea was accommodated and given vent in the 1999 Read More

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Breaking: FG makes u-turn on suspension of Ogunbiyi as REA MD

January 7, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has made reversed the suspension of Managing Director of Rural Electricity Agency (REA) Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, instead her resignation has been considered. Ogunbiyi resigned in a bid to take up a new job with the United Nation. She was suspended on December 31, 2019 over alleged malpractices. After her suspension, Ogunbiyi, first female MD of the REA, Read More

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Breaking: FG gives Ministers fresh marching orders on trips ahead 2020

December 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal government has ordered ministers to travel out of the country only eight times in a year. Miister of Information, Culture & Tourism Minister Lai Mohammed has disclosed this in Abuja said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that no minister should go on foreign trips more than twice in a quarter. Details loading…

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IPPIS logjam: ASUU hands out exam questions to FG

November 30, 2019 Editor 0

Lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dropped crucial questions to the Federal Government on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The union uniting all Lecturers under the federal government is asking why some federal agencies such as the Federal Inland Revenue Services, Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Read More

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2020: Envoy harps on infrastructure dev’t as Korea, Nigeria diplomatic relations hit 40 years

November 21, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of proposed 40th year anniversary of relations between Korea and Nigeria, Korean Ambassador LEE In-Tae, has beckoned on Africa’s most populous nation to deepen concern on infrastructure development. In-Tae who spoke during the opening session of Korea-Nigeria Joint Partnership Infrastructure Seminar which held in Abuja on Thursday, said that any country’s economic status was strongly dependent on its level of Read More

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Rights group urges Buhari, EFCC to respect court order on Maina

May 23, 2019 Editorial II 0

An Abuja-based Civil Society Organization (CSO) Legislative Watch has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to respect all court orders in respect of the former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. Ihuoma Ngozika, Executive Secretary of the organization in a statement Thursday in Abuja said “going through the series of events regarding Abdulrasheed Read More

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Reps probe non-remittance of stamp duty funds

April 25, 2019 Editorial II 0

House of Representatives is set to investigate the non-remittance of stamp duty charges by commercial banks and other collection agents into the federation account of Nigeria. To this end, the House on Thursday passed a resolution setting up an Ad hoc committee, “to urgently investigate” the allegation and report back its findings within four weeks. This followed the unanimous adoption Read More

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Breaking: Civil defense begins psychological test for all personnel

April 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDCD) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has directed the Forensic Psychology unit of the Corps to work out a timetable for the security profiling and psychological test of all personnel of the agency as part of efforts to guide against occurrences misbehaving. The directive came following the Gombe state incidence at the Read More

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Govt should stop building houses for civil servants –Akintayo

April 23, 2019 Editorial II 0

Mr. Adaralegbe Akintayo, is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the T-Pumpy Concept, an estate development organisation based in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he explain why  government’s housing policies are not working and what President Buhari must do to address Nigeria’s housing deficits.   As a housing developer, what’s your assessment of current situation Read More

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Exclusive- Al-Mustapha, others move to rescue Leah Shuaibu, Chibok girls from Boko Haram

April 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

Former chief security officer to the late head of state, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), may have begun moves to secure the release of Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok school girls from the captivity of the Boko Haram insurgents. Blueprint correspondent learnt on Sunday that Al-Mustapha has rallied some serving and retired military officers, and had already been making some Read More

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CMD urges FG, states to lift embargo on recruitment in hospitals

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) Bauchi Dr  Mohammed Alkali has called on the federal and state governments in the country to lift embargo on employment in hospitals saying they need more manpower to be able to render efficient and effective health care services to teeming populace. Speaking with Journalists Thursday at the Read More

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I didn’t abandon FG’s project, Shittu tells Senate

April 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has said he did not abandon any federal government contracts or projects as claimed  by the Senate Committee on Communication last week. Speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the Minister said” it will be inconceivable to say that any of the current Ministers abandon any federal government projects,” adding that  he was optimistic that President Read More

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Insurgency: Food shortage hits IDPs in Adamawa

April 6, 2019 Editorial II 0

No fewer than 1,400 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, including the elderly, women and children from Fufore in Adamawa are complaining of acute food supply in the camp. Bakura Umar, an IDP and leader of IDPs in Fufore Camp, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Yola. Mr Umar complained that for the past three months the National Emergency Read More