NAWOJ urges FG to make schools safe, advocates inclusive governance

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has called on the federal government to ensure the school environment was safe for Nigerian children in the face of increasing insecurity in the country. This is as the association also made case for inclusive governance to ensure more women were in elective and appointive positions. Its national president, Comrade Ladi Bala, made Read More

Shell’s yearly payment to FG down 42.5%, lowest in 6 years

April 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Economic financial indicators appear to conspiring against the country’s economy, forcing investors to either reduce their stakes in the economy or out rightly exit. Shell, with a long standing business relationship with Nigeria last year reduced its annual payment to the country’ coffers by as much as 42.45 per cent. This is as the Godwin Obaseki, government of Edo state Read More

Breaking: FG receives additional 100, 000 Astrazeneca vaccine doses from India

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has received an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine from India. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja said the vaccines, donated by the government of India to Nigeria, will help boost the number of Nigerians to be vaccinated. Details loading…

Effium massacre: Declare state of emergency in Ebonyi to save lives, AESID urges FG

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on the federal government to immediately declare a state of emergency in Ebonyi state to put a stop to the ongoing killings defenceless citizens in Effium community, a suburb in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. According to AESID, another group of hired militia yesterday (Tuesday) stormed Read More

Breaking: FG suspends Azman Air

March 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has temporarily stopped Azman Air flight operations. NCAA Director-General, Capt. Musa Nuhu, who made this known via a press statement partly said, ““Following series of incidents involving Azman Air Boeing 737 Aircraft, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has pursuant to Section 35 (2) of the Civil Aviation Act, 2006 and Part 1.3.3.3 (A) of the Read More

1, 157 students kidnapped in 7 years – FG

March 2, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has expressed deep concerns over the growing wave of violent attacks on schools, noting that about 1,157 students have been kidnapped in seven years. Dame Tallen stated this during a press briefing in commemoration of 2021 International Women’s Day, with the theme: Zero Discrimination Day. She lamented that available statistics show that between Read More

Farmers task FG on support for healthy, resilient food system

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Farmers at a dialogue organised by Health of Mother Health Foundation (HOMEF) recently has called for increased productivity and for a resilient food system while also urging the government to put a ban on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). This is even as they also tasked the government on support for farmers to produce food in healthy and sustainable ways. The Read More

Political economy of cows: A call for modern innovative approach, by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

February 18, 2021 Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 0

About five years back, Ambassador Kayode Garrick brought Nigeria a present from Uruguay in form of some useful lessons on cattle development transformation in the post-modern world. He gave us a food for thought in an article published by Guardian newspaper of April 11, 2016, which— of course because of its significance— the Daily Trust reincarnated it three years later Read More

FG hands over 1.23km roads to Oko Poly

February 17, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko in Anambra state, Dr Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo, has commended the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for the 1.23 kilometer roads constructed in the institution. The rector stated that the project would impact the quality of education and the learning environment at the institution. The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is Read More

Group drags FG to Court over decision on unclaimed dividends

February 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Smart shareholders of companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), under the aegis of Palm Wealth Shareholders Association (PWSA), have instituted a case against the government at Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abeokuta Division, Ogun State. It would be recalled that the Finance Act 2020, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari last month provides that any unclaimed dividends Read More

FG strengthen ties on

February 16, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has assured the Republic of Cuba of the government’s drive to collaborate with the country in the efforts to produce coronavirus vaccines. Dr Onu gave the assurance during a visit of the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Clara Pulido-Escandell and her delegation to his office on Monday in Abuja. The minister Read More

FG tasks NIPOST on revenue innovations

February 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr. Festus Yusufu Daudu has charged the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) management to evolve innovations that would enhance their revenue generation. He stated this Thursday during the official presentation of the SERVICOM Compliant Evaluation Report on NIPOST by the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemili to the ministry Read More

FG generates N295.72bn as CIT in 4Q

January 31, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The recent report from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that revenue of N295.72 billion was generated as Company Income Tax in the fourth quarter of 2020. This represents a drop of N120.29 billion or 28.92 per cent quarter by quarter compared with N416.01 billion recorded in the third quarter of 2020. It also declined year on year by N66.29 Read More

FG receives certificate for 12 Federal roads’ concession

January 29, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Agency (ICRC), Friday, presented the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for 12 federal roads to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. Fashola received the document from the ICRC acting Director-General, Mr Micheal Ohiari, during the formal handover ceremony in Abuja. The minister said the concession option is another way of financing the Read More

FG train elderly Nigerians in beekeeping, bead making, other skills, sets aside N30,000 as take-off grant

January 27, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

As a way of mainstreaming older persons into the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals (SDGs), the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, have so far built the capacity of 120 elderly Nigerians in four zones of the country. The training, according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, will enable them manage Read More

Breaking: FG makes another pronouncement on eased COVID-19 lockdown

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has again announced an extension of phase three of the eased lockdown by one month. The chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, who made announcement on Monday during the weekly briefing of PTF in Abuja said, “The PTF is improving on the International Travel Portal to minimise the challenges passengers keep encountering. “Similarly, it Read More

FG hands over road to Law School Tuesday

January 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Barring any last minute changes, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing will today hand the completed internal road to the Nigerian Law School in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the media department of the ministry, stated that the road was constructed under its special road intervention programme for tertiary institutions in Read More

Atiku redirects investment in Intels, accuses FG of destroying his businesses

January 5, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, former Vice President and Co-founder of Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited (Intels), Atiku Abubakar, has been selling his shares in Intels over the years. The Wazrin Adamawa in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Monday explained that he is redirecting his investment in Intels over alleged Read More

Breaking: FG issues fresh orders on COVID-19, bars, restaurants shut… worship centres, eateries, workers get new guidelines

December 21, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on control of COVID-19 Monday came up with new measures to check the spread of the virus in the country. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, Presidential Task Force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said officers from Grade Level 12 and below are now to work from home. He Read More

Shadows behind the #EndSARS mask

November 26, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

These days, every Nigerian has noticed the loud silence of the usually garrulous human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana and his clan of minions over preachments on the propriety of the #EndSARS protests in Nigerian. Or even, the inappropriateness of Government actions on the protestors to tame the tide of the destructive violence. The silence has become very pronounced in Read More

Breaking – Lekki shooting: FG breaks silence on CNN’s report, demands punishment

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has finally spoken about trending report by one of global’s foremost television CNN on the much-talked alleged shooting by the Nigerian Army at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who just addressed a press conference in Abuja, Thursday, described the report as one-dimensional and lacking in balance. Mohammed said those who Read More

Breaking: Again, FG jerks up petrol price

November 13, 2020 Editor 0

Petrol price in Nigeria has been increased again after ex-depot price stood at N155 .17 to marketers. Already, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed marketers to sell the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS ) for N170 per litre. IPMAN National Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Maigandi, disclosed this on Friday morning. Details loading…

Ex APGA presidential candidate calls on FG to establish Youth Dev’t Bank

November 3, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The former presidential candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Retired Major General John Gbor has called for the establishment of a Youth Development Bank as part of measures to combat poverty and unemployment among Nigerian youths. Gbor made the call in Abuja during the first national strategic planning conference of Patriotic Action Nigeria (PAN). The Former APGA presidential candidate Read More