CSOs, ECOWAS council task Nigeria on youth development

August 25, 2020 Agi Onda 0

              Civil Societies for Good Governance and ECOWAS Youth Council have asked Nigeria to prioritise efforts towards building the youth for national development. The groups made the call on Monday in Abuja while presenting an award of effective performance and recommendation for higher responsibility to the President, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Solomon Adodo. Speaking on behalf of the Read More

Why I joined ZLP – Ondo deputy gov

August 14, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has said he joined the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as a dependable platform to rescue the state from a lacklustre, nepotistic and selfish leadership in the forthcoming October 10 governorship election. Ajayi, who was a founding member of the PDP had dumped the party few months to the 2016 governorship election and joined Read More

Why inter-agency feuds?

August 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

It’s always good governance that is bruised when agencies of government engage one another in needless disputes. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this report examines such feuds and how government businesses have suffered in the past. The FIRS vs. NIPOST brouhaha At the moment, there is no love lost between the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), two Read More

Primate visits El-Rufai, reveals what Anglican Church stands for

August 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Anglican Church of Nigeria believes that everyone should be able to live in peace and pursue their desires in line with the law of the land, the Primate, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, has said. Ndakuba, who gave this assurance when he led a delegation of officials of the Anglican Communion to pay a courtesy call on Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Thursday, stated that the Read More

FG dismisses conspiracy theory about G5, COVID-19

August 6, 2020 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Thursday dismissed the conspiracy theory about the relationship between G5 and COVID-19. Speaking when the management of Blueprint newspapers paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja, the minister said there was G5 in South Africa and Mauritania before the outbreak of coronavirus with no outrage in the spread of Read More

In Plateau state, Quan’pan LG boss impeached, deputy sworn-in

August 6, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 1

The suspended executive chairman of Quan’pan local government council, of Plateau state, Hon. Isaac Kwallu, has been impeached by the council’s legislative arm. Followed his impeachment, his deputy Hon. Abdulmalik Yusuf Haruna was sworn –in as substantive chairman, by the state Governor Simon Lalong on Wednesday. Blueprint reported that the duo of Isaac Kwallu of Quan’pan and his counterpart Hon. Read More

Group urges community participation in anti-corruption fight

July 30, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Say No Campaign Nigeria has advocated for community participation in the fight against corruption in both public and private sectors of the country. Speaking during a town hall meeting with community leaders in Edo state, Co-Convener of the Say No Nigeria, Mr. Eze Nwagwu at the meeting supported by the MacArthur Foundation, urged the community leaders to use their Read More

Take ownership of FG projects, ICPC tasks Kwara residents

July 9, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has advised the people of Kwara state to take ownership of federal government projects sited in their communities.  The commission’s constituency project tracking group in Kwara state gave the advice during the inspection of some solar powered boreholes with overhead tanks in Asa and Ilorin West local government areas in Read More

Buhari approves renewal of appointment of 12 non-career ambassadors

July 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved renewal of the appointments of 12 non-career ambassadors, assuring Nigerians of fairness in representation and inclusiveness in all matters of governance. The ambassadors whose appointments were renewed are Mrs Uzoma E. Emenike (Abia), Yusuf M. Tuggar (Bauchi), Muhammad B. Madugu (Bauchi), Ambassador Baba Ahmad Jidda (Borno), Uyigue O. Oghogho (Edo), Dr Eniola Ajayi (Ekiti), Deborah Read More

Breaking: FCTA unseals Jabi Lake mall, 10 days after

June 23, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A Federal Capital Territory  (FCT ) magistrate, Monday, re-opened Jabi Lake mall, 10 days after ordering its management to publish an unreserved apology to government in national dailies, for hosting the Lagos-based controversial artist, Naira Marley in concert. The mall was shut down last week by an order of same court for organising a drive-in-concert which attracted crowd within the premises, against the Read More

Assessing Bala’s one-year stewardship in Bauchi

June 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The present Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in Bauchi state is one year in office. In this report by NAJIB SANI, he takes a cursory look at what good governance is all about in the state. The electorates in Bauchi state have no doubt written their names in gold as politically-civilised people especially for exhibiting rare courage in choosing their Read More

NLC backs autonomy for state judiciary, legislature

June 3, 2020 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for issuing an Executive Order 10 empowering the Accountant General of the Federation to obey section 121(3) regarding financial autonomy for the state judiciary and legislature. In a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja, the congress said  “Executive Order 10 which is primed at promoting Section 121 (3) of the 1999 Read More

IGR: Bayelsa rakes N1.2bn in March

May 30, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The  Bayelsa State government said it received N1.2billion as internally generated revenue for the month of March 2020. The figure is one of the highest raked in by the state in the last 12 months. The Technical Assistant to the governor on Treasury, Account and Revenue, Mr. Timipre Seipulou, disclosed this on Friday during the transparency briefing for the months Read More

How my administration has fared, one year after – Nasarawa gov

May 29, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has explained how his administration has fared after one year in office. He stated this at a media chat in LafiaFriday to mark his one-year anniversary in office, adding that if he had inherited enough funds from the previous administration, he would have performed better within his one-year administration. Sule said paucity of funds Read More

Ogun’s drive for good governance

May 25, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

  The rule of law, democracy, and good governance are the hallmarks of a modern state. Laying a proper academic discourse on the subject-matter is Henk Addink, a Professor of Law, Economics, and Governance at the Utrecht University School of Law and the Institute of Constitutional, Administrative Law, and Legal Theory at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. In a Read More

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APRM Day: Self-assessment, advocacy panacea to good governance – Akobundu

March 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Chief Executive Officer, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Nigeria Princess Gloria Akobundu, has said deliberate self-assessment in key areas of national life and continuous advocacy will entrench good governance in the nation. In a signed statement issued in Abuja by the Media Assistant to the NC/CEO AUDA-NEPAD/APRM Nigeria, Abolade Ogundimu, Akobundu stated this in Abuja in her goodwill message to Read More

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Wike exposing his alliance with judges – APC chieftain

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has taken a swipe at the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over a party feast he (the governor) allegedly had for the outgoing President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa. In a statement Sunday, Read More

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Boko Haram planning to cause religious war – Lalong

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barrister Simon Lalong is the executive governor of Plateau state. He spoke with newsmen in Abuja recently on the security situation in his state, the latest Boko Haram strategy to cause religious war and the plans by the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) to design policies for APC states, among others. BODE OLAGOKE was there.  Tell us about the plans by Read More

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Candido has delivered dividends of democracy to AMAC- Group 

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A report conducted by the civil society groups for good governance (CSGGG) has given kudos to the current administration at the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) led by Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido. At a press conference in Abuja, the coordinator of the groups, Mr Edwin Olorunfemi said it conducted an independent assessment of projects under the leadership of Candido and expressed Read More

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Why we can’t afford to miss Ile-Arugbo weekly meetings- Aged Women

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Beneficiaries of the goodwill of the late Olusola Saraki who are mostly aged women say they would continue to meet at the premises of the demolished old people’s home in Ilorin for their weekly meetings. Writes UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHABDespite the demolition of Ile Arugbo also known as the old people’s charity home of the late Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki in Read More

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On the independence/interdependence of the three arms

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

For a country to be qualified as a democratic nation, it must have a system that operates on a tripod: the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. Interestingly, what makes a democratic system tick and confirms its legitimacy is the existence of the Legislature, otherwise known as the National Assembly, comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives, in the Read More

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Pay attention to freedom of expression, Otufodunrin urges Media

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Executive Director of Media Career Development Network, Lagos, Mr Lekan Otufodunrin has called on the media in the country to pay attention to the shrinking space for freedom of expression and fundamental human rights in Nigeria. Mr Otufodunrin made the call in Ibadan  Friday while delivering a lecture entitled ” Roles of the media in building a virile democracy” at the maiden Read More

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Centre trains Journalists on counter hate speeches

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has trained select Nigerian journalists on how to identify and counter hate speeches on social media platforms and the conventional media. CITAD is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is committed to the use of information and communication technologies for development and promotion of good governance. The training which was attended by journalists from Read More

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Ganduje employing inclusive governance in service delivery – Gawuna

December 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Kano state deputy governor, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, has said synergy, diligence and inclusive governance system are tools used by the Umar Ganduje administration in actualising its policies and programmes. In a press statement in Kano, the deputy governor made the disclosure, Thursday  while giving an over view of the inaugural pronouncement of Governor Ganduje at the commencement of a Read More

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Oyo: Makinde signs anti- corruption bill into law

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has signed the state Anti Corruption Bill 2019 into law. The Oyo State House of Assembly had passed the bill last week and forwarded same to the governor for his assent. This is in fulfillment of his promise upon assumption of office that the state under his watch would establish its own anti-corruption agency Read More