UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

NSIP: FG tells Batch C N-Power beneficiaries what to do for final selection

June 8, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has enumerated the progress of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), especially the Batch C phase 1 N-Power.Addressing the media Tuesday in Abuja, Farouq said that 550,000 short-listed applicants are being individually contacted via their e-mail addresses, but advised for them to check and then immediately log Read More

World Biodiversity Day: BIODEV2030 to integrate biodiversity into development

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The BIODEV2030 Coordinator, Mrs. Pauline Teillac-Deschamps, has said that the whole approach will promote the integration of biodiversity into development strategies, thus the “mainstreaming” of biodiversity. The theme for the 2021 Biodiversity Day which was observed at the weekend is “We are part of the solution”. She pointed out that it built on the momentum generated last year by the Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

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NAGGW improved land use planning within GGW operational areas – DG

May 21, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) says it has made significant investment in sustainable land and water management, improved land use planning within the Great Green Wall operational areas. The director-general of NAGGW Dr. Bukar Hassan state this on Wednesday, during the Technical National Stakeholders workshop on the “The Prioritization of Indicators for Monitoring Sustainable Land Management Read More

Lottery Commission to introduce central monitoring system to boost revenue generation

May 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Determined to make lottery a major source of revenue for the country, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) said it will introduce a central monitoring system that would ensure all earnings due to government on lottery are collected with precision. Director General of the commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila who made the disclosure Sunday in Abuja, said with the new system, all Read More

Lagos 2023: INEC creates 4,861 new polling units

May 10, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

As part of its preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created 4861 new polling units in Lagos state, with Alimosho local government having the highest number of new polling units of 1545 and followed by Kosofe local government with 899 new polling units. This was disclosed by the Residents Electoral Commission (REC) in Read More

MRA urges FG’s commitment on media workers for ease of information

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has called on the Federal Government to make a commitment to put mechanisms in place to ensure ease of access to information for citizens and create a conducive environment for journalists and media workers to safely carry out their professional duties. In addition to enabling the government fulfil its legal obligations, such a commitment, MRA noted, Read More

Bauchi workers appeal for regular promotions

May 2, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Workers in Bauchi state have appealed to governor Bala Mohammed for regular release and implementation of promotions to all deserving officers. Bauchi state chairman Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Danjuma Saleh made the appeal on Saturday during the commemoration of the 2021 international workers day. According to him, the promotions are not coming as at when due lamenting that passing Read More

Bala urges states, LGs to implement VAPP law

April 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has recommended the enactment and implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law in all the 36 states of the federation and local government areas of the country. He made the recommendation Friday during the launch of the cost model action plan and the inauguration of advisory and technical committees for the implementation Read More

Curbing anaemia through iron/folic acid supplement

April 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) intervention scheme administering Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) to reduce anaemia prevalence is making huge impacts in Katsina state, especially among grassroot children. CHIZOBA OGBECHE reports. Kastina state is among selected states in Nigeria used to experiment United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) intervention scheme on administering Iron -Folic Acid Supplementation (IFAS) to adolescent boys and Read More

Parliamentary workers give condition for ending strike

April 25, 2021 Moses John 0

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) Sunday said the ongoing industrial action by the workers would only be call off if the relevance authorities met the demands of the union. They said the workers are willing to sustain the ongoing strike since all the Governors and Speakers of the 36 States of the federation are reluctant in meeting the demands Read More

NBA, JUSUN protesters block Osun deputy governor

April 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state branch of the Nigeria Bar Association and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria Thursday blocked the convoy of the state deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi.  The action of the two union was part of protest demanding full implementation of their arms.  The two union had in the morning moved round the state capital, Osogbo, and decided to march to Read More

AfCFTA implementation will give Nigerian firms access worth $504.17bn in goods -CBN

April 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Governor Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele said that full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) expected to give Nigerian firms preferential access to markets in Africa worth $504.17billion in goods and $162 billion in services Emefiele made this statement in Lagos at Zenith Bank’s 2021 export seminar. He said that AFCFTA offer significant opportunities for Read More

Understanding environmental justice crucial to change – HOMEF

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The concept of environmental justice deserves clear understanding to ensure that actions taken to correct environmental harms do not inadvertently generate more problems. Health of Mother Earth Foundation’s (HOMEF’s) School of Ecology (SoE) is a space for building people’s intellect and reasoning power around environmental as well as other socio-ecological issues. The coming School of Ecology (SoE) session which is Read More

Governors bow, set date to begin implementation of financial autonomy for judiciary, Houses of Assembly

April 19, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) said Monday that implementation of financial autonomy for state Houses of Assembly and judiciary would begin from May 2021.This was disclosed by the chairman of the NGF and governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, after a meeting of stakeholders chaired by the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari at the Presidential Villa Read More

Nigeria, Africa must embrace data, others to boost growth – BCG

April 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

An expert an partner at the Boston Consulting Group. (BCG), Tolu Oyekan has urged Nigeria and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to strive for improvements in the areas of data aggregation, developmental techniques and empowerment of people, to enable them meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in the region by 2030. Oyekan made the call while highlighting the challenges that are Read More

Nigerian Ambassador to Spain laments non-implementation of trade treaties

April 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The newly appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain, Chief Ademola Seriki has expressed worry over the lack of personnel in charge of implementing trade treaties between the country and Spain. Seriki who spoke in Abuja at a dinner recently organized by Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) said implementation continues to pose a challenge for Nigeria in international bilateral relations. He said he Read More

NAICOM warns contravening corporate governance

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has put insurance firms on notice that from June 1 this year, the implementation of new corporate governance guidelines for the insurance industry will begin. The Commission which confirmed the development in notice issued on its website, advised companies not to contravene or violate the guidelines as there are sanctions attached to it. It implored Read More

Autonomy: Judiciary workers to shut down courts Tuesday

April 4, 2021 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has directed her members accross Nigeria to shut down courts following the inability of Goverment to implement Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary in line with the Constitution and other extant laws. The union had on 13th March 2021 issued a 21- day ultimatum which elapsed on Sunday April 2021,  and strike begin Monday but Read More

NAICOM targets June for new guidelines implementation

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has fixed June 1, 2021, for the implementation of the industry’s corporate governance guidelines that will take the sector to a greater height. NAICOM, on its website, noted that the guidelines were issued on March 17, 2021, and implored all insurance and reinsurance firms to comply with the rules and the Nigerian Code of Corporate Read More

FCTA moves to establish SAPZ

March 30, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration has stated that measures have been put in place for the immediate take off of the Special Agro-industrial Processing Zone (SAPZ) in livestock production.Specifically, the administration has made provisions in the 2021 budget to the tune of N5 billion as counterpart funds for the actualisation of the project in the nation’s capital. The chairman Read More

Hunger, starvation loom over food inflation spike

March 26, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…CBN policy needs review – Expert, … Apex bank blames inflation on insecurity, petrol price hike, others Inflation in Nigeria hit a four-year peak in February as food prices jumped more than 20 per cent. In this report, BENJAMIN SAMSON examines implications for most households already faced with shrinking income in a stagnant economy. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) Read More