FG commissions boreholes, fish market, others in Yobe

January 1, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Friday, commissioned and handed over solar-powered boreholes to communities of four local government areas of Yobe state. Its Minister, Dr Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, represented by the state coordinator, Garba Chiromari Usman, said the boreholes were commissioned at Hausari, Layin temple communities in Nguru local government area, Kuwait, Kasuwan NPN, Mamudo in Potiskum Read More

Breaking: FG declares 3-day public holidays for Christmas, New Year

December 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared December 27, 28, 2021 and January 3, 2022 as public holidays to mark Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day celebrations respectively. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who announced this felicitated with Christians and all Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on the Christmas and New Year celebrations. He said peace and security are Read More

2021: FG, States, LGs share N675.946bn in November

December 17, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Friday shared a total of N675.946 billion as November 2021 allocation to tye three tiers of government.  In a communique made available to journalists at the end of the Committee by Director (Information, Press and Public Relations), Henshaw Ogbunike, total distributable revenue of N675.946 billion total distributable revenue comprised distributable statutory revenue of Read More

We’re determined to build a better future – NIPC board chair

December 4, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC, and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Babangida Nguroje, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Trade and Investment Minister Mr Adeniyi Adebayor for taking deliberate steps to launch Nigeria into the league of 190 business community-nations of the world despite the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic and its latest Read More

Osun police arrest 3 for burglary, foodstuffs theft

November 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested three persons for alleged house breaking and stealing of foodstuffs. The suspects, Muideen Osikoya Azeez, Paul Azeez and Lukman Olakunle Olayanju, were alleged to have stolen vegetable oil, semovita, spaghetti, tomato paste, curry and thyme.  The Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, in a statement, Tuesday, alleged that the suspects committed the crime on October 26, Read More

Police arrest notorious ATM fraudster in Delta

November 9, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Command Tuesday arrested notorious Automated Teller Mechine (ATM) fraudster,  one  Ojo Amos  at Ozoro, Isoko north local government area of the state. The suspect,  38yrs who  hails from Agbara-Otor, Ughelli North Local government area specialised in snatching ATM cards from unsuspecting victims.  According to the state Public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, “On 2/11/2021 at about 1300hrs, Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Obasanjo, Sultan, others converge for Secondary education in Abuja

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, will on Monday 8th November, converge in Abuja for issues concerning Secondary Education in Nigeria. The event, according to a statement released to newsmen by the organiser Friday in Abuja, said the conference will also attract academics, politicians and religious leaders, will also feature Read More

Nigeria leads anti-graft coding contest with over 1, 700 applications – UNODC

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian youths have topped contemporaries from Egypt, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, in a month-long hackathon, launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The hackathon, launched in a bid to help countries foster youth innovation and employ new technologies in the fight against corruption, has received more than 1, 700 entries from Nigerian youths. In a Read More

Still on vandalism of critical assets

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Critical national assets are under threat of vandalism from criminals who are bent on running the government aground. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a probing look at the scenario. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari, worried by the activities of vandals especially in the Niger Delta region, expressed concerns over the attacks on national assets like pipelines and other oil installations; a Read More

Akwa Ibom: FG tasks bakers, caterers to use OFSP puree to reduce price hike on bread

November 5, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The federal government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sensitised bakers and caterers in Akwa Ibom state on the benefits of the inclusion of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) puree in bread baking. The director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Hajia Karima Babangida said this in her keynote address at the one-day workshop organised for stakeholders in the Read More

Sani-Bello commends FG, NNPC for intervention on Niger roads

November 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has commended the federal government and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the award of contract for the reconstruction of some federal roads in the state. The governor gave the commendation while speaking to journalists at the Government House Minna. He said the intervention in the reconstruction of some critical federal roads Read More

Maritime security: Navy signs contract for purchase of two warships

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy (NN), Wednesday, signed a contract with a Turkish company, Messrs Dearsan Shipyard Limited for the purchase of 2 brand new offshore patrol vessels. A statement by naval spokesperson Commodore Suleman Dahun on Wednesday, said the 2 vessels are expected to be completed within 37 months. Speaking at the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Read More

Provide land for new federal institutions, students urge Bauchi gov’t

November 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A coalition of Bauchi state students and youth has called on the state government to provide sites for the construction of the new federal institutions approved by president Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that president Buhari had recently approved the establishment of Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science in Azare, Katagum local government, Federal College of Education in Jama’are local Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Zungeru, Kashimbila hydro power projects for commissioning Dec – FG

November 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, declared Tuesday that the Zungeru and Kashimbila Hydro Power projects would be ready by December this year. Aliyu stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Power, to defend his ministry’s 2022 budget estimates. He however explained that lack of adequate rainfall this year to power the turbines could prevent it from Read More

e-Naira and the currency’s depreciation

November 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The launch of the e-Naira by President Muhammadu Buhari recently has made Nigeria to join the league of countries with electronic currencies. This is a welcome development. As stated by Mr President during the launch, the e-Naira will boost the country’s GDP by $29 billion in the next 10 years and attract more investment.  However, the launch of the e-Naira Read More

Private firms earmark N500bn for assembly plants, others -NADDC boss

October 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has revealed that private companies invested N500billion into the Nigeria Automotive sector to set up assemble plants. According to the Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) , Jelani Aliyu who noted this at it 1st NADDC quiz competition 2021 in Abuja at the weekend said other things expected of the money Read More

FG should involve clerics in governance to curb insecurity- Prophet

October 31, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The founder of Garden of Love and Deliverance Ministry in Masaka, Nasarawa state, Prophet Sunday Balogun, has called on the federal government to involve religious leaders in governance; in order to tackle the issue of insecurity through prayers. Speaking on Sunday during a service to mark his 56th birthday, Prophet Balogun, who distributed food to about 5,000 members of the Read More