Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled 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

Estimated billings: FG moves to roll out 4m additional meters

August 21, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The federal government said it has concluded plans to roll out additional four million meters to drastically reduce estimated billing by the Electriticity Distribution Companies (Discos). It said the four million meters would be deployed under the 2nd phase of its metering programme tagged: “National Mass Metering Programme” . A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

ICSAN gets new president as Ayeku completes tenure

August 17, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s leading professional body authorised in Nigeria to conduct examinations for qualification of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) penultimate Thursday elected Taiwo Owokalade as its new president. Owokalade took over from Bode Ayeku, who held sway as president of the Institute for two years, as the 28th president of the institute. Owokalade Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

Fire disasters: Fayemi urges Nigerians cooperation with firefighters to improve response time

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, has asked Nigerians to cooperate with officials of the State and Federal Fire Services (FFS) to improve response time to fire incidents. The governor, however commended Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, for the provision of operation truck by his agency to the state. Speaking Friday during the commissioning of Read More

NAICOM boss laments absence of insurance to safeguard MSMEs

August 6, 2021 David Agba 0

COMMISSIONER FOR INSURANCE/CEO, NATIONAL INSURANCE COMMISSION (NAICOM) Mr. Sunday Thomas has expressed dismay at the near absence of insurance cover that would safeguard and word off failure of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Speaking at the sensitization workshop on Insurance for MSMEs and Stakeholders in Lagos Thursday, Thomas explained that, “In Nigeria, all development interventions of the current administration Read More

Over 900 road projects ongoing nationwide under Buhari – APC group

August 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 900 active road contracts, covering the construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of more than 13,000km of federal roads and highways were currently ongoing nationwide under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. A think-tank of the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has revealed further that stretch of roads coverage is out of a total Read More

Nigeria’s $3trn infrastructure deficit

July 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s oft-reiteration that the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructure deficit that the country faces is by Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in one form or the other could be the panacea for Nigeria’s socio-economic development. Citing statistics from Nigerian Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan (NIIMP) and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 to buttress his point, Read More

South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

Accessing CBN’s intervention initiative for power sector growth

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The financial discipline introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in the power sector has achieved desired results , especially in terms of transparency in revenue collection. ADEOLA TUKURU reports. Some experts and consumers have described as game-changer the CBN interventions which is expected to bring about financial liquidity in the power sector and help in revenue efficiency and Read More

Buhari flags off Kaduna-Kano railway modernization project

July 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged off 203.8 kilometers of the Kaduna -Kano segment of Lagos – Kano railway modernization project. President Buhari during the ground breaking ceremony in Kano on Thursday said the project is crucial to the establishment of a supply chain in railway transport within its corridor, Kano – Kaduna – Abuja, as it links the major commercial Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

Don wants favourable govt policies on housing delivery programmes

July 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Professor of Building, (Construction and Materials Management),Olabosipo Fagbenle, has called on the federal government to initiate policies that would boost adequate, affordable and sustainable housing delivery to Nigerians. Fagbenle, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Technology, Covenant University, made the call during the 24th Inaugural Lecture of the Institution, recently in Ota, Ogun state. The theme of the lecture Read More

FCT NSCDC to partner lawyers without borders

July 2, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory Command (FCT) Command, Peter Maigari, has promised to cooperate with Lawyers Without Borders to achieve its primary objective of No Torture and Maltreatment of suspects under custody. Maigari, who disclosed this when he granted audience to lawyers without borders in his office Thursday, added that one of the core mandates Read More

NIGCOMSAT aiding digital economy – Alale

June 30, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Managing-Director, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Dr Abimbola Alale has said that the organisation is leveraging NigComSAT-1R to provide complimentary solutions for an effective digital economy. Speaking at the 2021 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series on Internet Governance for Development (NDSF) held in Lagos recently, she said NigComSAT is leveraging the NigComSAT-1R I by linking stakeholders, especially ones in the hinterland. Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

WANEP @ 20: Stakeholders worry over rising insecurity

June 24, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP) Nigeria, has raised alarm over the rise in violent conflicts which it said has become a common feature in many communites across the country.It also lamented that this has led to wanton destruction of lives and properties as well as massive displacement of many families. This formed the core of discussion at Read More

NASENI, DRDB partner on research for economic growth

June 23, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has partnered the Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB) on science, technology and innovation to foster national growth and development. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Executive Vice Chairman NASENI Professor Maiwalima Mohammed Sani Haruna said, as a research and development organisation, “We need to work with other agencies especially Read More

Security of lives, property top priority in 9th Senate – Senator Musa

June 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As part of activities to commemorate the second anniversary of the ninth Senate, the chairman Senate Committee on Senate Services, Senator Sani Musa, in this interview with ROSEMARY MORIBIRIN delves into a range of topics including the insecurity and measures towards restoring peace. How has the 9th Senate been able to manage its differences in cooperating with the executive? Right Read More

Fashola justifies FG borrowing to expand infrastructure

June 20, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Minister Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has defended the Federal Government’s resort to loans to expand infrastructure in the country. Fashola, who spoke in Abuja at NANForum, the flagship interview programme of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the country would not make meaningful progress without taking loans to boost infrastructure. ” It is in our own Read More

Global economic crisis: Is Nigeria ready for renewable energy transition?

June 18, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Osinbajo advises a more equitable transition …Gas, our own renewable energy – Sylva ‘…Stakeholders’ collaboration needed’ … Nigeria ready, but…- Expert The world is moving from fossil fuel to renewable energy, but many have been left wondering whether or not Nigeria, with its dependence on oil as a major source of revenue, is ready for this global shift. BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Read More

Again, FCTA threatens to revoke undeveloped Abuja plots

June 16, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The FCT Administration has concluded arrangements to revoke undeveloped plots of land in serviced areas allocated to individuals and corporate organisations. Equally, the Administration will soon commence revocation of plots allocated to various developers under the Mass Housing Scheme but remains undeveloped since allocations were made. The Director of Information & Customer Service (AGIS/Lands), Muhammad Hazat Sule, made this disclosure Read More