JOHESU suspends nationwide strike, gives fresh ultimatum to FG

September 19, 2021 Moses John, Abuja 0

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has stepped down its proposed nationwide strike to commence scheduled to kickoff on Saturday September 18, 2021 following concrrns on the suffering of Nigerians. To this end, the workers has now given federal government another 15 days window of opportunity to meet its demands, “failure to which it will not be held responsible for its actions.” Read More

Breaking: Taliban stop girls as schools reopen

September 18, 2021 BBC 0

The Taliban have excluded girls from Afghan secondary schools, after they ordered only boys and male teachers to return to the classroom. Schoolgirls told the BBC they were devastated not to be returning. “Everything looks very dark,” one said. A Taliban spokesman said there were plans to open girls’ schools soon. But there are fears Afghanistan is returning to the Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

FG to extend special public works targeting 774.000 jobs

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo has announced plans to extend the Extended Special Public Works (ESPW) programme, also known as the 774,000 jobs, next year and beyond. The minister said this at a three-day training for zonal directors and state coordinators of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). He said the meeting was to provide solutions Read More

IMAKUN-OMI community commends FG, pledges support to contractors

September 7, 2021 Helen Oji With agency 0

Residents of Imakun-Omi town in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state have commended the federal government for the intervention project sited in their community. The Paramount Ruler of Imakun-Omi, Alaiye Oba Kazeem Adeshina Salami, the Osobia of Imakun-Omi on behalf of his community, commended the federal government and the project facilitator, the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial Constituency, Read More

Surrendering terrorists and the burden of justice

September 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent wave of surrender by the members of Boko Haram and Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups and their families to troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in the North-eastern part of the country has become a topic of discourse within security and intelligence circles. In the last three weeks, more than 1,500 Boko Haram fighters have Read More

FG moves to eradicate estimated billings, announces new metering phase

August 25, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced they will be providing up to four million meters to Nigerians in the second phase of its National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). The move is expected to drastically reduce estimated billing by the distribution companies (Discos). A statement from the office of the Special Adviser on Infrastructure to the President, Ahmad Zakari, assured Read More

Expert urges FG to curb use of nylons, plastics

August 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Professor of Environmental Management and Control at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Christian Madu has urged the federal and state governments, including Nigerians, to take decisive actions on tackling the environmental impact of used nylons and plastic bottles in the country. Prof. Madu made the call at the weekend in Nsukka, Enugu state, adding that the ubiquitous Read More

Breaking: FG flags off batch C N-Power programme for 1m beneficiaries

August 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government Monday flagged-off the N-Power Batch C programme for one million beneficiaries in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Speaking during the exercise in Abuja during the flag off exercise, the minister, of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, said the batch C is divided into Stream C1 of 510,000 Read More

FG should settle ASUU

August 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Students of universities are worried over the recent outburst between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ( ASUU). The state of neglect and nonchalance to the students’ problem would leave their educational future bleak with no hope. How can we bring education to the reach of the people with this poor attitude of both the federal Read More

Gulf of Guinea: FG, Korea Republic to collaborate on security

August 22, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Efforts by the federal government to increase security in the country’s Waterways has further been boosted with a proposed collaboration with the Republic of Korea on the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project deployed to protect the Gulf of Guinea from piracy and other Maritime crimes. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday Read More

Happening now: Fear envelops Afghanistan as evacuation resumes, Biden defends troops’ pullout

August 17, 2021 Editor 0

Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed a day after the Taliban’s military takeover triggered panic in Kabul and thousands mobbed the city’s international airport in a desperate attempt to flee. A Western security official told Reuters news agency on Tuesday that the Kabul airport’s tarmac and runway – which troops from the United States control – were now clear of Read More

FG commissions NIS Enugu command headquarters damaged during #ENDSARS protest

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu state command office complex attacked and damaged by arsonists during the #ENDSARS protest While commissioning the office complex Thursday in Enugu, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, expressed delight that the complex is being commissioned after been rebuilt with the assistance of some illustrious citizens of Enugu State.  Aregbesola said: Read More

Airports concession: FG bars states, allays fear of job loss

August 11, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The federal government has declared that the current effort by the administration to concession four lucrative airports in the country is geared toward attracting private equity investments into the development and management of terminals and thus affirmed no state government will be allowed to take part in the exercise. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, who made the declaration at Read More

Address reforms on Nigeria’s structural defects now, Ojo tells FG

August 10, 2021 Abdulwahab Umar 0

A former Attorney- General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo (SAN) has advocated a reform that will address the prevailing social tension in the country and guarantee safe and secure environment for local and foreign investors. He said the social tension in the country required that key players in the nation’s economic and political space come together Read More

Breaking: FG recalls Nigeria’s envoy from Indonesia over ‘assault’ on diplomat

August 10, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has immediately recalled its Ambassador in Indonesia as it reviews its bilateral relations with the country. The ministry disclosed this in a statement signed by the spokesperson, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Esther Sunsuwa, following a viral video which showed Indonesian immigration officials allegedly assaulting a Nigerian diplomat inside a car. According to the statement, “The Ministry Read More

COVID-19: FG reveals when second batch vaccination ‘ll kick-off

August 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has fixed August 16, 2021 for second phase vaccination against COVID-19. Executive Director National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), and a member of the PSC, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this Monday. The exercise, which was supposed to commence Tuesday, August 10, 2021, was postponed Sunday night. “The start date for the vaccination Read More

FG not sincere on end to farmers, herders’ clashes – Binos

August 6, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The senator representing Adamawa South at the National Assembly, Binos Dauda Yaroe, has attributed the increasing rate of farmers, herders’ clashes in the country to insincerity on the path of the federal government in dealing with the challenges. The senator called on the federal government to ban cattle movement across the country in order to tackle the challenge, expressing disappointment Read More

FG grants N5m to young innovators

August 3, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on Tuesday, granted the sum of five Million naira, to students of Marist College Yangoji Abuja, to further improve their invention to help create wealth and jobs for the nation. The Minister said that with the feat achieved by the students, Nigeria is well positioned to become a hub for creativity. He added Read More

FG commissions erosion, flood control at Amal Pepple housing estate

Federal government has commission the Erosion and Flood control and road improvement works at Amal Pepple Public Servant Housing Estate.The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who represented the President said the project is to address the devastating effects of erosion and flood at the Amal Pepple Public Servant Housing Estate, Lugbe Abuja.  She added that this Read More

Insecurity: Gov Bello urges Nigerians to support FG

July 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has charged Nigerians to be proactive in supporting government to tackle security challenges bedeviling the nation. Governor Bello gave the charge Tuesday at his country home in Agassa , Okene local government area of Kogi state, shortly after the Eid-prayer to mark Eid- El- Kabir Muslims celebration. He stated that the issues of Read More