Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Initiative to host national youth summit, curb insecurity

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Michelle Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD) is set to host its National Youth Summit to fashion out workable solutions to curb insecurity across the country. The convener of the Initiative and President of the Nigerian Female Youth Organization, Princess Mimi Peter, in a press release signed by her media aide, Emmanuel Daudu said the summit became necessary considering Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

DWAI seeks media support for inclusion

September 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Deaf Women Aloud Initiative,(DWAI) a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO) has sought the support from citizens especially the media in propagating inclusiveness for the deaf community across   the country. Its Executive Director Hellen Beyioku-Alase, made the appeal in Abuja during a one day workshop it organised for the media with support from Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (RoLAC) and MariesStopes Nigeria tagged Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during Read More

Mo Abudu, Sony Pictures TV set up African writers initiative

September 22, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

Nigerian media conglomerate, EbonyLife Media and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) on Tuesday created Alo, an initiative offering a platform for writers of African heritage in Lagos. In a statement issued by Mo Abudu on her social media platform, the media mogul reiterated her commitment to spotlighting African voices to a global audience. She said the word Alo is from the Read More

NAFDAC begins campaign against dangerous use of codeine, self-medication, others

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday flagged off sensitization campaign against abuse of codeine, self-medication among youth and use of potassium bromate to bake bread. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, at a press conference held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure over Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

CAC, AEA partners to formalize businesses in Nigeria

August 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Corporate Affairs Commission and the Abuja Enterprise Agency have renewed their collaboration which is aimed at formalizing more informal businesses in the country. To that effect an Open day Business exhibition tagged “360 Degrees Exhibition for SMEs” was held on Wednesday 25th Agugust, 2021 at the premises of Abuja Enterprise Agency. The exhibition afforded the SMEs the opportunity to 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

Pro-Saraki group set gift fertiliser to north-central, north-east farmers

August 29, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation, is set to distribute fertiliser to low-income farmers in the North-Central and North-East geopolitical zones of the country. The group said this is sequel to similar exercise in the North-west zone in the last two weeks. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Read More

Kaduna, NNPC sign MoU on gas supply

August 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria (GACN) to expand the supply and utilisation of gas in the state. Speaking during the event at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna on Thursday, Governor Nasir el-Rufai said that Kaduna state was ready for gas supply and Read More

Insecurity: Gambari praises Nigeria’s foreign policy initiatives

August 22, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Chief of Staff to President Muhammad Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has described foreign policy globally as dynamic and unpredictable, adding that it often centres on country’s objective, security of citizens, safety as well as promotion of regional peace. Gambari, who was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this in Abuja on Saturday, while delivering a Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

Inflation may decline by 0.25% to 17.5% in July 2021 – Rewane

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Inflation rate, which is the average change in the prices of goods and commodity is expected to decelerate by 0.25 per cent to 17.5 per cent in July, Bismarck Rewane, Chief Executive Officer of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) has said. The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is yet to come out with its official figure. But the FDC recent publication Read More

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Geidam attack: AFRYDEV sensitizes GBV survivors

August 15, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Four months after the Geidam community was almost overrun by the suspected Boko Haram insurgents, economic activities have picked up with most residents back to their ancestral homes. However, the community had in the recent days experienced molestation especially forced marriage, torture, kidnapping, trafficking for sex among others. In response to the gender based violence in insurgency affected communities of Read More

Underwriters intensify awareness with new retail strategy

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Underwriters have keyed into the market development and restructuring initiative (MDRI) to rewrite and create more awareness on the relevance of insurance to the economy. Stating this in a paper delivered at the launch of a new office in Ogun state, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, African Alliance Insurance Plc, Joyce Ojemudia, restated the importance of viable retail presence in Read More

Pantami flags off training on e-governance for state executive council members in Kano

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has flagged off e-governance and digital transformation training for members of the Kano State Executive Council. He specifically urged other state governors to emulate Kano state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, and embrace the digital transformation training. Dr. Pantami who spoke at the flag off ceremony in Kano, Monday, noted Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

Doctos’ strike: Wake up from slumber, PGF boss slams Ngige, Keyamo

August 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has slammed Nigerian Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo over their inability to prevent the ongoing indefinite strike by the the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). On August 2, 2021, NARD began indefinite nationwide strike over demands for improved conditions, payment of salaries ranging Read More

APC CECPC: Supreme Court validated Buni’s appointment – govs

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their support for the National Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni with regards to his appointment into such capacity by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The governors made their position known in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More