APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

NTI DG assures of quality, commitment in teachers’ training

September 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The newly appointed Director General (DG) and Chief Executive (CE) of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Prof. Musa Garba Maitafsir, has vowed to ensure quality and commitment in the training of Nigerian teachers. Prof. Maitafsir made the commitment during his familiarisation visit to Maiduguri, Borno state, where he solicited the support of the Chairman of NTI Governing Council, who is Read More

Dare Babarinsa, Nigerian Navy and Kano Naval Base

September 16, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, one of Nigeria’s foremost journalists, Dare Babarinsa’s weekly column in the Guardian Newspaper focused on the Nigerian Navy, with a tittle “Our Navy’s NNS Absurdity.” For those who may not be familiar with this writer who has been plying his trade long before some of us were born – Babarinsa is a journalist, columnist, historian, Read More

NiMet gets approval to commence academic activities in MIST

September 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Aviation has granted approval to the Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, for the commencement of academic activities in its Meteorological Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) in Katsina state. The General Manager/ Public Relations NiMet, Muntari Ibrahim Yusuf in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja explained that the approval was given in a letter dated Read More

LG congress: Buni commends APC members for peaceful exercise nationwide

September 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, has congratulated the party faithful, stakeholders and congress officials on the peaceful and successful conduct of the party local government congresses across the country. In a statement signed Sunday in Abuja, by his spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, quoted Buni as saying “Reports reaching my office indicate Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Plateau varsity VC emerges NIOB President

August 28, 2021 Editor 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University Bokkos, Professor Yohana Daniel Izam, is set to take over as the 21st President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). This followed his election at the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) conference of the institute which held recently in Lagos. In his acceptance speech following a peaceful election, Prof Izam pledged Read More

Oyetola directs withdrawal of court case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to withdraw complaint against some chieftains of the party for proper withdrawal of charges against them. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed that the Governor was away when the charge was instituted and the Read More

SEC harps on resilient capital market

August 19, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expressed the need for the capital market to be strengthened to accelerate domestic production and employment given the direct correlation between increase in production and job creation. To achieve this, Director General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda said there is the need to leverage the capital market for intermediation by facilitating access Read More

ICSAN elects Owokalade new president as Ayeku bows out

August 19, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) penultimate Thursday has elected Taiwo Owokalade as its 28th president following the completion of the tenure of its erstwhile president, Bode Oyeku. Owokalade is a chartered secretary, corporate governance practitioner, International Finance Corporation (IFC) certified trainer, insurance practitioner, human resources specialist, pension and trust management practitioner, community development advocate and 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

South-west NTI PGDE result to be released soon – DG

August 12, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Acting Director General, National Teachers Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Mallam Bashir Mamman, Tuesday, stated that the results of students of Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in the South-west will soon be released. Mallam Mamman, who dropped this hint in Ibadan while addressing a press conference, said all the issues delaying the release of the results have been resolved with the University Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More

FG plans agricultural equipment, machinery development institute in Cross River

August 4, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The federal government is planing to establish Agricultural Equipment and Machinery Development Institute in Cross River for the South South geopolitical zone. The Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Professor M.S Haruna, who said this in Calabar explained that the choice of Cross River followed a rigorous evaluation of states in Read More

NLC to partner MINILS over industrial struggles

August 3, 2021 John Moses 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is to partner Michael Imoudu Centre for Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Kwara state to produce vibrant labour leaders that would continue industrial struggle locally and internationally. President of the congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba dropped the hint during a visit by the management and board members of the Institute to the Labour House in Abuja. The NLC Read More

JAMB, NUC, 12 other agencies send forth heads

August 3, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board  (JAMB) Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede; Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, and 12 heads of education agencies Monday handed over to the most senior officials in their agencies due to the  expiration of their tenures. The tenures of the officers expired Friday.Other heads of agencies who also handed over include the Read More