Minister distributes relief materials to victims Maiduguri market fire

March 2, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,  Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Thursday, distributed food items to victims of the Maiduguri Monday Market fire. Presenting the materials, the minister said the effort followed the approval of President  Muhammadu Buhari. She directed the National Emergency  Management Agency  (NEMA)  and North East Development Commission  (NEDC) to liaise with each other and Read More

Christmas: Ebonyi assembly candidate reveals plans for constituents 

December 25, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Afikpo North East Constituency in the 2023 Ebonyi State House of Assembly election, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has assured constituents of quality representation if elected in 2023. Speaking during a Christmas celebration he organised for constituents in Afikpo on Sunday, which was monitored by Blueprint reporter, Ezeali, who served in Governor David Umahi’s cabinet as Read More

Optimisms as Crown Flour Mill’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme achieves first-year target

September 13, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Hope continues to rise as the desire of Crown Flour Mill (CFM) Limited, the wheat milling subsidiary of Olam Agri to make Nigeria a major wheat producing country records an impressive growth with the first-year report of its ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme. The global agribusiness in food, feed and fiber unveiled the impressive report during the third edition of Read More

Will sanctions against Russia lead to global food disaster?

June 1, 2022 Frank Okechukwu 0

“There is really no true solution to the problem of global food security without bringing back the agriculture production of Ukraine and the food and fertiliser production of Russia and Belarus into world markets despite the war.” These blunt words by UN Secretary-General António Guterres describe the present global food crisis. As the U.S. and the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Read More

AfDB forecasts food, energy price hikes in Nigeria

April 25, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the costs of fertilizer, rising energy prices, and rising costs of food baskets, could worsen in Africa in the coming months. He said this as a guest at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center while answering questions from the Council’s Africa Center Chair, Ambassador Rama Yade; Senior Read More

Zamfara distributes food items to psychiatric patients

October 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government through the state Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has distributed food items worth millions of naira to psychiatric patients. The Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Fa’ika M. Ahmad made the statement in a statement issued to newsmen signed by the director information Bashir Kabiru Ahmad on Friday. The commissioner expressed concerned about Read More

Lawmaker distributes 8, 000 bags of grains to displaced persons in Niger

October 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The lawmaker representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Umar Bago, has distributed 8,000 bags of grains and 4,000 cartons of indomie to people displaced by bandits in four local government areas of Niger state. The lawmaker handed over the food items to the state government at the weekend in Minna. Represented by his chief of staff, Hammed Read More

Local production key to entrenching food security – Expert

September 16, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Managing Director, Gezawa Commodity Exchange Market, Ahaji Muhammad Rabiu El-Yakub, has described local food production as a veritable mechanism for the entrenchment of a formidable food security system across the nation. Speaking while receiving members of the Amana Farmers and Grains Suppliers Association at a meeting held at the premises of the multi-million market complex in Gezawa town of Read More

The menace of street trading

September 5, 2021 Administrator 0

Recently, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) issued a stern warning to traders who are in the habit of turning road shoulders and corridors to platforms to market their wares to desist from the illegal activities. The Ministerial Taskforce on Traffic Management (MTTM) led by Mr. Ikharo Attah, issued the warning on behalf the FCTA while on inspections at the Read More

Buhari names TWG on 230,000 refugees in Lake Chad region

September 3, 2021 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

The federal government has commenced the process of repatriating over 230,000 Nigerian refugees in the Lake Chad region. A breakdown of the figure shows 122,000 of them are in Niger Republic, Chad hosts 30,000 while 80,000 are in Cameroon. Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, announced this at a recent media Read More

Stop the perennial flood in Yobe

August 23, 2021 Administrator 0

Yobe state witnessed a deluge of flood caused by torrential rainfall at Ngelzarma, Fune, local government area and some other parts of the state a couple of years ago. Last year, the state also experienced flooding in some areas of Potiskum and its neighbouring villages. Earlier this year, flooding occurred in Gombe-Potiskum highway, near Fika town. And today, the narrative Read More

Prices of goods, services still rising as inflation rate declines

July 28, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Despite Nigeria’s inflation rate declining to 17.75 percent in June from the 17.93 percent recorded in May, prices of goods and services are still rising in double figures, according to latest statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Specifically, the food sub-index of the CPI rose by 21.83 percent year-on-year from 363.9 points in June 2020 to 443.4 Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

NADCEL: NA carries out medical outreach to 500 IDPs

July 5, 2021 Administrator 0

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army Headquarters, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Monday carried out a one day medical outreach and food distribution to 500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Madinatu IDPs camp. The distribution also extends to residents of Madinatu community to mark Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2021.Flagging off the medical outreach and distribution of food items at the Read More

Shinkafi foundation empowers 2,300 IDP Zamfara women

July 4, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A nongovernmental organization based in Zamfara state, Umaru-Shinkafi Foundation has donated cash and relief materials to 2,300 women Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Tsunami IDP camp in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.Blueprint gathered that the IDPs camp in Tsunami area of Gusau LGA consists mainly of women and children rendered homeless which forced them to leave their respective ancestral villages Read More

Kano spends N20m on sanitation equipment

June 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state government says it has spent more than N20 million for the procurement of sanitation equipment and distributed to 100 self help – groups in the state. In a press statement in Kano Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Environment, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, disclosed this during monitoring of evacuation of waste in the state as the ongoing exercise “Keep Read More

Agricultural imports hit N3.1trn in 2 years as food prices surge

June 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The rise in agricultural imports has continued unabated despite hundreds of billions of naira in funding backed by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s initiatives, rising by 140 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021. Some of the major agricultural items that Nigeria imports according to the latest foreign trade report include durum wheat, preparations of animals, blue whiting, Read More

The advantages of regular milk consumption

June 2, 2021 Administrator 0

“A glass of MILK a day keeps black thoughts away . . . “ Nischita Nibedita. A healthy drink, milk is the first food we consume when we are born into this world. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrition for infants during their first months of life. Then, as children, we are encouraged to drink up our milk so that Read More

Enhancing empowerment

May 30, 2021 Danliti Goga 0

If there is one area of governance that continues to keep hope alive In today’s Nigeria where blood-letting and violent crimes overshadow the lives of citizens and the relevance of government, it is the frequency and variety of ameliorative interventions delivered diligently as government investment in the quality of lives of its poor and vulnerable citizens. The interventions which offer Read More

Plan reduction of salaries insensitive, provocative inciting, NASU tells FG

May 9, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has described as insensitivity, provocative and inciting move by the Federal Government to reduce salaries of federal civil servants. General Secretary of NASU , Comrade Peters Adeyemi in a statement said contrary to insinuation that salaries of workers is responsible for bloated recurrent expenditure, it is actually the salaries and allowances of political Read More

ActionAid to provide relief materials to 2,500 households in Konshisha

May 4, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Country Director ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi Tuesday disclosed that the organisation is to provide relief materials for 2,500 households in Konshisha local government area, displaced as a result of the military operation in the area. Obi made this known when she paid a courtesy visit on Governor Samuel Ortom at the Benue Government House, Makurdi. She said the organisation would Read More

Strategic moves to end food insecurity in Nigeria

April 28, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

Since becoming president on May 29, 2015, Muhammad Buhari has not left anyone in doubt as to what his government will be doing in the first tenure. Consequently, he rolled out his 3-pronged agenda of revamping the economy, fighting corruption and improving the security of the country. My main focus in this piece is to give an overview of the Read More

Uber, Bolt drivers threaten strike if…

April 17, 2021 NAN 0

Some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday asked the e-hailing companies to immediately increase fares being charged by the operators, failing which they would go off the roads on Monday. The e-cab operators, under the aegis of Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA), threatened to embark on the strike if their demands were not met. Read More

Nigerians in throes of food poisoning

April 16, 2021 Administrator 0

Recently, many Nigerians have died from food poisoning and one wonders whether or not there is proper regulation of food supplies in the country. ELEOJO IDACHABA reports. Last week, news filtered in about a reported case of food poisoning in Kano state. As at the time the discovery was made, four persons had already died while nearly two hundred others Read More

JIBWIS dispatches 540 preachers on Ramadan tafsir

April 14, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished traders of essential commodities not hike the prices of food items during Ramadan period. He said they should be compassionate to the people considering the economic hardship in the country. Sheikh Jingir made the call at the formal opening of this year’s Read More