NASC stakeholders validate revised PVP regulation

November 27, 2022 John Oba 0

Experts in the seeds industry have commenced the review and validation of the revised regulation for Plant Variety Protection (PVP) in Nigeria. The PVP Acts (2021) was signed into law in 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to strengthen commercialisation of seed breeding in Nigeria. Declaring the meeting open Wednesday in Abuja, the National Agricultural Seeds Council Read More

2023: Tinubu’ll win 95% of South-west votes, APC boasts

November 6, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Director for Contact and Mobilisation Committee Directorate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, South West, Alhaji Mutiu Lawal Are, has said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will win 95% of South-west votes. Alhaji Are dropped the hint in Ibadan weekend while speaking at the inauguration of members of the committee. He stated that the committee was determined to mobilise the Read More

Value of transactions on eNaira platform hit $8bn

November 2, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

The value of transaction on Nigeria’s CBDC, the eNaira platform has hit a whopping $8bn since it was launched in October 2021 by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The eNaira was introduced by the apex bank to enable direct remittance payments between Nigerians within and outside of the country, and also intended to reduce so-called “leakages” from state budgets Read More

Experts seek global biodiversity framework implementation

March 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

Experts have called on African countries to implement broad-based action that would transform society’s relationship with biodiversity. They spoke at a workshop on Post-2020 global biodiversity framework in Abuja, saying, this will galvanise and ensure transformative action by governments and local communities to achieve goals of Convention on Biological Diversity. Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, said Read More

Inflation: FG, stakeholders review feasibility of N70 per child school feeding program

November 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In view of the rising cost of living, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has organised a two-day workshop with stakeholders and industry experts to review cost of feeding per child in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP). The workshop, held in Abuja Wednesday, was aimed at reflecting the current economic realities in the country, Read More

Senate slams health minister over disjointed budget figures

November 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate committee on Health frowned at 2021 budget performance presentation made by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at the National Assembly in Abuja Monday.The commitee described the documents presented by the Minister on capital releases  as deficient and disjointed.   While the Minister in his presentation, put the capital releases at 21%, the commitee members said it should Read More

FG commission Jiwa-Gwagwa erosion control works

October 21, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Federal government has commission the Jiwa – Gwagwa Erosion control and channelization works. The project was executed by the Ecological Project Office (EPO) in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Hon., was represented President Muhammad Buhari, represented by the lawmaker representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency Abdulmumim Mohammed Ari said that the project is to check flooding Read More

ACF’s Worry On High Interest Rate

October 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  The recent observation by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on the 2022 budget, to the effect that the federal government should reduce the interest rates to enable growth of small and medium businesses, in a bid to reduce kidnapping and other crimes, deserves necessary attention by the monetary authorities.  ACF National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for Read More

Buhari to MDAs: Use local professionals to plan, execute projects

October 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) to give priority to indigenous professionals for planning, design and execution of national projects, admonishing that foreign professionals should only be considered where it had been certified that the expertise was not available. Speaking at the inauguration of the Presidential Monitoring and Evaluation Council of the Executive Order Read More

Digital finance’ll enhance payment

October 10, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that the advent of digital finance would enhance faster payment and promote efficiency of monetary mechanisms. Director, Monetary policy Department, CBN, Mr Hassan Mahmud who stated this in Enugu at CBN seminar organized for financial journalists and business editors said that digital financial ecosystems help to reduce the amount of currency in Read More

Local content: Nigeria on positive trajectory – Stakeholders

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Stakeholders in the oil and gas sector of the economy have disclosed that Nigeria’s experience with the local content in the last ten years “is on a positive trajectory.” They spoke in Abuja at the unveiling of the book: “Lessons From The Implementation Of Local Content And Value Addition In The Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry,” written by Dr. Aliyu Read More

Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation Read More

School feeding: FG hands over feeding utensils to Jigawa schools

September 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has handed over 150,000 feeding utensils to the Jigawa State Government for the use of the benefitting pupils of the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program (NHGSFP). According to a statement on Monday, signed by the Deputy Director of Information, Rhoda Iliya ishaku, the Permanent Secretary of Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

NDDC audit report: Niger Delta leaders flay Ijaw youths’ attacks on Akpabio

September 7, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Leaders under the auspices of the Niger Delta Movement for Development (NDMD) have flayed the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide for what they described as unwarranted and irresponsible attacks on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, over the forensic audit report of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The convener, NDMD, Victor Mathew, in a statement on Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Airline safety: Experts want runways shut

August 26, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

  Industry experts have expressed concern over the safety of the runway and urged that the runway be shut down for proper resurfacing.  According to them , the runway should be closed for  proper resurfacing saying there is a curvature that needs to be maintained such that the runway would be able to retain water.  The experts stated this on Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Nigeria’s population to hit 411m in 2050 – Minister

August 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, Monday, disclosed that Nigeria’s population will hit N411million in 2050. According to him, the new figure will make Nigeria third most populous country in the world after China and India. Agba, who spoke in Abuja at a capacity building organised for special advisors and technical assistants of the Read More

Behold! Bauchi an oil producing state?

August 23, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

The rains weren’t going to come this year and I was quite petrified, seeing that the sector with the largest contribution to our GDP has been the non oil sector; with agric leading the fray. The clouds would gather and the thunderstorms would rage on, but then they would just disappear and clear away. In my home state, the Emir Read More

Grazing reserves: We’ll resist plot to hand Southeast land to herders – Ohanaeze

August 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A faction of Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, weekend, called on South-east governors to overcome the temptation of giving up the ban on open grazing. This was even as the group noted that the inauguration of a committee by President Muhammadu Buhari few days ago to review “with dispatch, 368 grazing sites, across 25 states in the country, and Read More

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More

NiMet advocates adoption, implementation of national planning weather information

August 2, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Director-General/CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, has stated that adopting, implementation and utilisation of weather and climate information for national planning is one amongst the several solutions to achieving the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative. Professor Matazu who was the keynote speaker at the 61st Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Read More

SGF lauds EFO for addressing erosion, flooding in hospitals

August 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha, has lauded Ecological Fund Office for addressing the devastating effects of erosion and flooding in the hospital community. Mustapha made this known during the commissioning and handing over of the erosion and flood control works at the National Hospital Abuja. He said the project was awarded by the Federal Executives Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More