Nasarawa gov’t distributes N300m worth hospital equipment to PHCs

July 29, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday, flagged off the distribution of hospital equipment to Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) and General hospitals worth over N300 million.The equipment was procured through the 2020 intervention from the Save One Million Lives (SOML) programme of the World Bank. Distributing the equipment in Lafia, Sule said the government has renovated 67 PHCs and 11 general hospitals across Read More

CBN’s body of experts for health sector’ll bridge funding gaps – SGF

July 21, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has inaugurated the Body of Experts (BoE) for the Healthcare Sector Research and Development Intervention Scheme (HSRDIS). The HSRDIS was established by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to address the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Board of Experts chaired by the Director-General, National Agency for Food Read More

94 children die of malnutrition in Kaduna

July 16, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state has lost 94 children below the age of five to malnutrition out of 15, 842 new cases of malnutrition recorded in the state between January and June 2020, the assistant state nutrition officer has said.Addressing a meeting organised by Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), in Kaduna to review its 2020 work plan in response to COVID-19 pandemic, Mr Adams George, in his Read More

Negative Image: Make peace with media, ICPC boss tells NASS lawmakers

July 8, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Bolaji Owasanoye, has advised members of the National Assembly to “make peace with the media”, as a way to reduce the lingering negative public perception. Owasanoye, who noted that bad news usually sells, stated this during a budget performance session with the House of Representatives Committee on Procurement Read More

CS_SUNN urges Kaduna to implement multi sectoral nutrition action plan

July 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria has urged Kaduna and other pilot states to approve and implement their State Multi sectoral Plan of Action for Nutrition (SMPAN) to save women and children dying daily of malnutrition. CS_SUNN wants pilot states like Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Nasarawa and Niger to swiftly approve and commence implementation of SMPAN to effectively address malnutrition, diabetes, Read More

Recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians: NASS summons Ngige, suspends process

July 1, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The National Assembly has summoned the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, to provide it with details of modalities for the implementation of the federal government’s planned 774,000 public work intervention programme. The same subject matter on Tuesday, generated discord between the Minister of State (Labour), Festus Keyamo, and members of the committees of labour of both chambers of the Read More

APC crisis deepens: Only NEC, not Buhari can resolve face-off – Giadom

 There are conflicting signs over effort at resolving the dispute within the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), even as President Muhammadu Buhari Monday  summoned the governors elected on the party’s platform to a meeting on possible resolution of the feud. While the governors said they had the president’s words on his readiness to bring the warring parties together, a claimant to Read More

Gbajabiamila hails resident doctors for calling off strike

June 21, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has commended members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) for calling off their nationwide strike following his interventions and those of others. Gbajabiamila said by their action, the resident doctors have once again proved that they truly have Nigerians at heart.The Speaker in a statement by his Special Adviser Read More

Anguish, grief as erosion sacks Anambra community

June 16, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Over hundred households are at verge of loosing their properties to erosion menace at Umudim village in Ekwulumili community, Nnewi South local government, Anambra state.The agrarian community, Blueprint learnt, had been experiencing ecological challenges which for years had rendered many homeless, with houses, farmlands, economic trees and others gone without government intervention. An aged woman, Mrs Victoria Ezeifedikwa, while narrating how the Read More

Sallah: Pray, heal the world of COVID-19, Ishaku urges Taraba Muslims

May 25, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, Sunday urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for Allah’s intervention to heal the world of the coronavirus pandemic. Ishaku in a press statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity,  Mr. Bala Dan Abu to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration and a copy made available to Blueprint, said his  administration was ready and Read More

We can’t access dollars, Manufacturers lament

May 11, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

A Nigerian manufacturers group says members can’t access dollars as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and fall in oil prices have cut the flow of foreign currency to Africa’s top oil nation. “It was pretty difficult to source forex from all the available windows,” the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, or MAN, said in a report published over the weekend. Read More

UNIBEN researchers break new ground, produce ventilators

April 28, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

A team of researchers in the Faculty of Engineering and Medical sciences, University of Benin (UNIBEN) has produced a ventilator designed to function in dual mold for children and adult. Leader of the team, Prof. Kassington Obahiagbon, said the group also known as COVID-19 initiative “produced the ventilator designed  to work without electricity for at least more than  one hour”. In Read More

Updated: Reps summon presidential team on COVID-19 over Kano strange deaths

April 28, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to engage Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 over the strange deaths  being recorded daily in Kano State. The House also in its resolution on a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance, by Majority Leader, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa on Tuesday, called on the federal government, to provide special intervention fund for Read More

In Edo, APC spokesman, another donate relief materials

April 21, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Publicity Secretary of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state, Mr. Roy Osariemen, and Amb Lucky Makinde Aghahowa have distributed relief materials to the people Ologbo Nugu, Ugu ward 09 in the area.Speaking during the distribution of the food items, Roy said the exercise was to assist the people in order to cushion the Read More

Sen Gyang calls for prayer, adherence to safety rules

April 5, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The senator representing Plateau North senatorial district, Istifanus Dung Gyang, has advised his Jos North constituents to always adhere to safety measures on COVID-19 and respect constituted  authority. Also, he urged his constituents to remain prayerful to God for his quick intervention in the Corronavirus pandemic. The senator gave the advice in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Jos community, Read More

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PDP demands eminent Nigerians group to manage palliatives

March 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute an “Eminent Nigerians Group” to manage donations from the private sector and palliatives from the federal government to ensure that such interventions reached the desired persons in the overall effort to check the health and economic impact of COVID-19 in our country. The PDP demanded that “the Read More

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Varsity seeks IBB’s intervention for senate building

March 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The management of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), Niger state, has sought the intervention of former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida to complete the school’s senate building, which has been abandoned. The acting vice chancellor (VC), Professor Mohammed Saba Mohammed, appealed to the former head of state to use his influence and vast connection to attract corporate Read More

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ICPC, NOA sensitise Bauchi citizens on constituency projects

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), says it is set to commence the second phase of its constituency project group exercise in selected states of the federation, including Bauchi. The Bauchi state Commissioner of the Commission, Abubakar Abdullahi Dustinma, disclosed this at a one day town hall meeting on Thursday tagged “My Constituency, My Project,” held Read More

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FG hands over N180m road to Kaura poly

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government Thursday handed over 2.45 kilometre roads to Federal Polytechnic, Kaura Namoda, Zamfara state, as part of  President Buhari’s  intervention on rehabilitation of internal roads. Minister of Works and Housing, Baba Tunde Fashola, stated that, currently the federal government has 43 such interventions in internal roads within tertiary institutions across the country out of which 18, have been Read More

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CBN to inject N1trn stimulus into economy

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Two days after it unveiled a six-point palliative to ameliorate the continued impact of the corona virus on the Nigerian economy and supply chains round the globe, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced its decision to increase its intervention in boosting local manufacturing and import substitution by another N1trillion across all critical sectors of the economy. This is Read More

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How educational policies set political father, son apart in Osun

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Feature  In Osun state, it’s no longer at ease with the frosty relationship between Gov Oyetola and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, over education policies. Writes LATEEF DADA. The education sector in Osun state is set to witness a turn- around particularly when the new academic session would begin as Governor Gboyega Oyetola finally reversed his predecessor’s policy of 4-5-3-4 back Read More

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South West Development Commission and the uproar in Senate

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week Wednesday, during debate on a bill seeking for establishment of South West Development Commission, there was uproar in the Senate over its desirability or otherwise.  Taiye  Odewale reports. Interventions through development commissions Close to 21 years of the current democratic dispensation, in form of Parliamentary interventions, two different Development Commissions have been created through Acts of Parliament as development Read More

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Muslims join Christians to mark Lent in Kaduna

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A large number of Muslims in Kaduna Thursday joined Christians at the home of a cleric, Pastor Yohanna Buru, to break the fast on Pastor Buru is the General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory and Life Intervention Ministry, Sabon-Tasha, Kaduna. Addressing the gathering,  Malam Rilwanu Abdullahi, National Chairman of Beyond the Border of Disability in Nigeria, said their presence was Read More

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members. The state APC Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman made the call on Wednesday in Kaura Namoda at a special prayer session organised by Zamfara North Senatorial District office of Read More

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Insecurity: Ilorin emirate seeks divine intervention

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Concerned about the lingering insecurity challenges confronting the country, the people of Ilorin Emirate in Kwara state Saturday gathered at the palace of the Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari, to seek divine intervention on the situation. The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheik Mohammed Bashir Salihu, led other clerics to offer special prayer for the nation’s leader, requesting God Read More