Buhari commends Erdogan as Nigeria, Turkey sign agreements on energy, mining, defence

October 20, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for opening his country’s borders to accommodate millions of refugees in dire need of humanitarian support. Speaking at a joint press conference on the occasion of the official visit of the Turkish leader to Nigeria, the President said his Turkish counterpart has set an example to the rest Read More

Fintiri, Dikwa, Buratai, COAS bag Northeast Star award

October 18, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, is to be decorated as the Northeast Star Magazine best Governor of the Year, with Dr Mohammed Kyari Dikwa clinging 2021 man of the year award. A press statement made available to Blueprint by the chairman, Media and Publicity Committee, Hajiya Zainab Abubakar, Monday in Gombe, stated that the 2021 award is expected to Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

NAICOM worried at inadequate insurance of public buildings, others

October 6, 2021 David Agba 0

The Commissioner, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) Sunday Thomas has expressed worries that most public buildings and buildings under construction above 2 floors are never adequately and appropriately insured. He started this at the sensitization workshop for federal fire service and state fire service officers on insurance of public buildings and buildings under construction above two floors in Abuja. He said, Read More

Buni urges humanitarian partners to patronize local contractors

October 5, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC caretaker Extraordinary conversation planning committee, Mai Mala Buni, has charged humanitarian and development partners working in the state to patronize indigenous contractors in award of contracts. Governor Buni made the appeal Monday when he received in audience the country Director of Qatar charity organization, Shiek Hamda El-Sayyad.  A statement signed by the Buni’s media Read More

N-Power: FG commences payment of outstanding allowances of 2016, 2018 volunteers

September 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has commenced the payment of outstanding allowances of Batches A and B of the 2016 and 2018 N-Power volunteers nationwide. According to a statement signed and made available to Blueprint  in Abuja Friday by the Permanent Secretary, Bashir Nura Alkali, N150,000.00 each will be paid to Read More

Humanitarian affairs ministry: Two years after, how well so far?

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development marked its two years of creation by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21. PAUL OKAH takes a look at the performance of the ministry under Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq. On August 21, 2019, history was made when President Muhammadu Buhari announced the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Read More

Presidency receives, hails Maduka’s medical prowess

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency, on Tuesday, gave thumps up to Dr. Godwin Maduka for his exploits in the field of medicine, with specialization in pain management. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, commended the pain management specialist for his remarkable exploits in medicine. Maduka is noted for setting up the gigantic Las Vegas Pain Institute Read More

Happy birthday, Dr Goje

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

He who read a book written by Dale Carnegie, named “How to win friends and influence people”. He may find lots of Carnegie’s commendation and eulogies to Lincoln, where he referred and saluted Lincoln with admiration.The dithyramb of Carnegie to Lincoln is because of Carnegie’s real genre to the people. Mr. Carnegie wrote a book on human relations which he Read More

Refuting Dogo’s falsehood against Humanitarian Minister

September 1, 2021 Aminu S. Abubakar 0

Last week, I read a write up by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, Bibi Dogo, where he made several unfounded, untrue, baseless and malicious allegations against the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq. In the said write up which he shared on various social media platforms with the Read More

74th birthday: Ogbeha donates cash, food to Kogi orphanage

September 1, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A former senator representing Kogi West, Tunde Ogbeha, has donated foodstuff worth millions of naira to Ministry of Mercy orphanage, Lokoja Kogi state as part of activities to mark his 74th birthday. Senator Ogbeha, who is known for his humanitarian gesture over the years, thanked God for celebrating another fruitful year in his life. Represented by his wife, Mrs Esther Read More

Refugee Commission, NEMA partner on mandate delivery

September 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has said that inter-agency collaboration between the Commission and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is key in their efforts to strengthen the mandates of both agencies. The Federal Commissioner made the remark during a courtesy call by the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Read More

Kudos, Sadiya Farouq

August 31, 2021 Isah Ismail 0

For Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, there is something for Nigerians to celebrate in the midst of the myriad of challenges confronting our nation. Indeed there couldn’t have been better days in her tenure as a minister than the last few days. August 24, 2021, was a special a day as it Read More

Waiting for repentant bandits

August 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The end of the war against Boko Haram is near, as the cheering news has continued to emerge that many members of the deadly group are surrendering. Although, mixed reactions have continued to trail their repentence, since the emergence of the group in 2007, waging a war against the Nigerian state, Boko Haram is reported to have killed over 100,000 Read More

2023: Pro-Saraki group distributes fertilisers to farmers

August 17, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, ‘Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation,’ has donated bags of fertiliser to low-income farmers in North-west part of the country. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Abuja, said the gesture was to deepen the philanthropic gesture and disposition of the President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Read More

Breaking: In Gwoza, Zulum receives another Chibok schoolgirl with kids (Pictures)

August 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday in Gwoza, received another Chibok girl who was rescued by the 26 Task Force Brigade, Gwoza. According to the official Facebook handler of the governor: “The schoolgirl, Hassana Adamu, alongside her two children, was handed over to Governor Zulum by the Commander, 26 Taskforce Brigade, Brigadier General DR Dantani. “Zulum was in Read More

Prison congestion: Death warrants to the rescue?

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Nigeria over 3,000 condemned criminals are on death row awaiting the hangman even as the Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, pushes for state governors to sign death warrants to decongest the prisons. In this report  KEHINDE OSASONA examines the possibility of decongesting Nigeria prisons by executing death warrants. Nigeria is among countries with the highest number of death Read More

Migration: FG launches project for vulnerable returnees in northern states

August 12, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and other stakeholders, has launched a project to provide immediate socio-economic relief to vulnerable migrants returnees impacted by Covid-19 in Yobe, Kano, Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa. Addressing participants at the launch of the project Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Read More

Anambra Guber: Groups drum support for Maduka

August 11, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Nigeria Female Youth Organisation (NFYO) and Michelles Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development have pledged their support for the Accord Party candidate, Dr Godwin Maduka for the November 6 Anambra governorship election. The group also called on everyone in Anambra state, especially women and youths to support Maduka to bring about meaningful transformation to the state. The President of NFYO and Read More

School Feeding: FG engages in biometric capturing of Kano pupils

August 11, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Government has said that pupils’ biometric data capture would assist to enhance school feeding programme and increase enrolment figure in the country.  Speaking Tuesday during the flag-off of the School Feeding Enumeration exercise at Gurungawa primary school, Kano, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, said that the ministry involved NYSC corps members, NOA Read More

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

4. 7m women, children in North-east need humanitarian support – UN

August 6, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has called for global support to address hunger and starvation threatening the residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-east, deeply affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. Kallon, who made the call at the National Council of Development Plan meeting at the Government House Maiduguri Thursday also explained that the Read More

WANEP trains 67 young women on peace building

August 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP-Nigeria), a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has embarked on the mentoring of young women in peace processes in the country. WANEP National Network Coordinator Bridget Osakwe, while speaking during the opening ceremony of the 3-day workshop it organised tagged “Training the Trainers” for young women on leadership, peace building and advocacy ,said the young Read More

Letter to Zulum

August 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state was the best governor of the year, but it’s not good that just two year in office people started crying about your administration. Millions of people within the state, country and globally have commented your humanitarian gestures which is why people named you Kadimul Ummah, Arabic for man of the people. Since its creation, Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Umar Farouq solicits prayers to end humanitarian crises

July 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has urged Nigerians to reflect on the reason for the season as Muslims celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Tuesday, signed by her Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, Umar Farouq called for prayers to unite the country and reduce Read More