2023: Anyim declares for Presidency

Former Secretary to Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, has finally declared his intention to contest for the post of President come 2023. Anyim made his intentions known while speaking to Journalists on Saturday. Anyim, a former Senate President, noted that he would contest for the presidency under the Umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party not minding where it would be Read More

N420bn debt: Senate moves to bail out works ministry

October 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Works declared Friday that it would, along with the House of Representatives, collaborate with the Executive for an emergency fund to clear the N420 billion owed contractors by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on road projects constructed across the country . This is as the federal lawmakers commended the federal government for Read More

FG set to domesticate methanol fuel production

October 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria is ready to domesticate Methanol Fuel Production in the country for professionals and expatriates to exhibit their talents and exchange business ideas with their counterparts both home and abroad. According to the press statement signed by Irondi Ifeoma of the FMSTI press department, the minister stated this when Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

FG set deadline for Civil service salary harmonisation

October 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Tuesday that it has set a 2022 timeline to finalise harmonisation of salaries of civil servants in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, said this at the Head of Service physical engagement/interview session with the African Initiative for Governance (AIG) on public service leaders’ Read More

Prioritise family planning for economic, educational advancement, FG urged

October 26, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Pathfinder International, a sexual and reproductive health rights based organisation has called on the federal government to prioritize investments through adequate budgeting and implementation of policies that supports family planning. It says this will help effective population management, economic growth and educational advancement in the country. The call was made during a 3-day orientation workshop for media practitioners as part Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

10,000 vulnerable Kogi citizens to access free quality healthcare

October 24, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, has said that 10,000 vulnerable residents of Kogi state would benefit from free quality healthcare services under the ‘BelloCare’ equity fund of Kogi State Health Insurance Agency (KGSHIA). Dr. Audu who stated this at the flag-off ceremony of the health insurance benefits for the people of Ajaokuta local government area Read More

Buratai’s purported comments on insecurity false – CSO

October 23, 2021 Editor 0

A rights group, Civil Society for Peace, Justice and Development has described the statement in some section of the media credited to Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic and former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as “a desperation of enemies of Nigeria to create friction between the nation’s leaders in their efforts to end insecurity. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd) Read More

Sunday Igboho’s major financier a NASS member – Malami

October 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said on Friday that the federal government had found out that the major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), is a member of the National Assembly. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a report by a committee constituted Read More

Compulsory Covid-19 vaccination: Anxiety grips civil servants

October 22, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Only 3.6m citizens’ve received vaccines – NPHCDA …Mandatory vaccination’ll limit virus spread – Experts …It violates existing labour terms, fundamental rights – Ubani ‘Govt should focus on entire population rather than its workers’ ‘…Civil servants now buy forged Covid-19 vaccination certificates’ Nigeria is currently witnessing a surge in Covid-19 infections largely due to the refusal of many citizens to adhere Read More

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

NNPC GMD at Editors’ conference: We ‘ve mobilised contractors for Port Harcourt refinery

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Thursday called on the federal government to adopt necessary measures in tackling the insecurity bedevilling the country. The editors bared their minds at a two-day conference  in Abuja, with the theme “Media in Times of Crises: Resolving Conflict, Achieving Consensus.” And at the event, Group Managing Director Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Mele Kyari announced that Read More

CSOs protest clamp down on #EndSARS anniversary briefing in Enugu

October 21, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A coalition of 19 civil society groups in Enugu known as Action Group on Free Civic Space (AGFCS),Wednesday frowned at the rude and abrupt stoppage of a press briefing it earlier planned to mark the anniversary of the #EndSars Now protest. The group in a press statement condemned the clamp down and called on the federal government to, without delay, Read More

Nigeria already exporting locally produced cars to Mali – NADDC

October 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Jelani Aliyu has confirmed that Innoson company, a car manufacturing company is already exporting made -in Nigeria vehicles to Mali. Jelani who confirmed this at the just concluded Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CICAN) Annual Conference in Abuja further added that the development is thereby adding value Read More

Provide solution to cholera outbreak, group tells FG

October 20, 2021 John Oba 0

THE Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness (CESDA), Tuesday, asked the federal government to expedite actions in developing sustainable solutions to curb the rising cases of cholera outbreak in the country. CESDA executive director, Olusola Babalola, while addressing journalists in Abuja, said within nine months, over 3, 000 persons have died from the disease, hence, the need for inclusive Read More

Binos slams FG on borrowings, deficit budgeting

October 18, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The senator representing Adamawa South, Binos Dauda Yaroe, has cautioned the federal government against ceaseless borrowings in the name of budget financing, saying government to instead recover looted funds in the hands of individuals and channel same towards financing the country’s budget. Binos stated this in an interactive session with journalists in Yola, Adamawa state where he noted that, resorting Read More

Eid-ul-Mawlid: Lawan preaches peace, love and tolerance

October 18, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Mawlid, which commemorates the birth of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Lawan in a statement in Abuja, Monday, said the occasion should remind Muslims and all people of faith of the virtues of peaceful coexistence, love and tolerance as taught and lived by the Read More

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