Insecurity: NSCDC boss set-up rapid response squad nationwide

June 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubabar Audi, has ordered the immediate set-up of Rapid Response Squad in all the state commands of the Corps across the federation. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Corps director of public relations  DCC Olushola Odumosu, the NSCDC boss gave the matching order during Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

NDDC Board: No rift between Sylva, Akpabio over constitution of members

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of State Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva has said that their is no rift between him and Minister of Nigeria Delta Affairs Senator Godswil Akpabio over the constitution of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, media aide to Sylva, Julius Bokoru, those concocting the rift were enemies Read More

Glass manufacturing as potential goldmine for nation-building

June 7, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Despite the availability of various glass raw materials in Nigeria, research shows that Nigeria still depends mostly on importation of the same. In an effort to reduce   importation, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is striving at building the nation’s capital via glass raw materials. BINTA SHAMA reports.  The world of glass Glass is a non-crystalline and often Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

Insecurity: NASS to step-up interventions to protect Nigerians – Lawan

June 2, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said legislative interventions must be stepped up by the National Assembly to protect Nigerians against the heightening spate of insecurity in the country. Lawan said this Tuesday when the upper chamber held one-minute silence six times during plenary to honour Nigerians who lost their lives in violent attacks. He said it is imperative Read More

Fire disaster: FG commissions 20 life-support ambulances, 7 firefighting trucks

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned another twenty new Basic Life Support Ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks as part of efforts to reduce incidences of fire disasters in the country. The newly acquired equipment were part of the N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade approved by the Federal Executive Council on March 3, comprising of 44 firefighting engines, 15 water tankers, Read More

Another police station razed, 4 killed in Imo

May 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Less than 24 hours after gunmen burnt down the Atta Police Station in Njaba  Local Government Area of Imo State, another police station in Izombe, Oguta Local Government Area of the state has been touched by people believed to be unknown gunmen.  However unlike the Atta incident, four of the hoodlums met their untimely death in an exchange of fire Read More

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Osinbajo hosts Liberian vice-president

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received the Vice President of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor. Howard-Taylor is in Nigeria to attend the First Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament for the year.The Nigerian vice-president’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, told State House correspondents afterwards that the two vice-presidents used the opportunity not only to exchange pleasantries, but Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

APC: Envoy commends Buni’s caretaker c’mtt for political stability in Nigeria

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Kim Young-Chae, has commended Yobe state governor and Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Mai Mala Buni, for providing strong leadership which has contributed to political stability in Nigeria. The Ambassador made the commendation when governor Buni paid him a courtesy visit at the South Korean embassy Read More

Expert tasks women on dangers of Ponzi schemes, non-essential purchases

May 23, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian women have been charged to beware of investing their monies into Ponzi schemes promising financial independence and high returns, stressing the need for adherence to the 30-day rule of savings instead. Mrs Titilola Oladejo, a Financial and Investment Expert, gave the charge Saturday, at a webinar on Skills and Tools on Practical Financial Advice, organised by Mothers United and Read More

Strengthening girl-child education; How so far?

May 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Education is one of the basic human rights recognised since 1948 when the Universal Declaration on Human Rights was adopted. It was also given legal force in Nigeria by the Child’s Rights Act of 2003.Section 15 of the act states inter alia that, “Every child has the right to free, compulsory and universal basic education and it shall be the Read More

ActionAid calls for digital literacy among youths to access job opportunities

May 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The in-country consultant for Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) project, ActionAid Nigeria, Dr Terfa Abraham, has called for digital literacy among youths to expand their access to job opportunities across the country.  Abraham who stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at ActionAid Nigeria’s Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) report validation, noted that the priority area for the YDE project as determined from Read More

COVID-19: Safety-net to lift 30,000 C/Riverians out of poverty

May 12, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Coordinator of the National Social Safety-Net Programme (NSSP) in Cross River state, Mr Chris Anake, has said the programme was targeted at lifting at least 30,000 Cross River people impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic, out of poverty. Mr Anake, who said this in Calabar, Wednesday, during a press briefing, noted that, “Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Read More

Again, FCTA cancels Eid-el-Fitr public prayer

May 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has declared that there will be no Eid-el-Fitr prayers at the National Eid prayer ground on the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway (Airport Road). This is contained in a statement by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, Tuesday, in Abuja. The minister said the directive was part of resolution reached at a meeting between the FCTA Read More

Lawmaker confirms impeachment move against Buhari

May 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A member of the National Assembly representing Gwer East federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Mark Gbillah, Monday confirmed that impeachment move was eventually moved against President Muhammadu Buhari because of the administration’s failure to respond to issues of national security.  Gbillah who is the Deputy Chairman House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), spoke on a private radio station, Read More

Ex-FIRS chairman Ifueko loses brother

May 5, 2021 David Agba 0

A former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, has lost her brother, Dr. Austin Omoigui in the United States of America (USA). According to a joint statement by Omoigui and Asemota family, the late Austin died on April 18, 2021. The deceased was described as a “pre-Eminent Interventional Cardiologist in Columbia, South Carolina and foremost Read More

Group hails DEPOWA’s post-traumatic stress disorder initiative

May 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has commended the President, Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA), Barr (Mrs) Vickie Irabor, for plans to provide a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) centre for military personnel and families. Barr. Vickie Irabor had during her recent visit to the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, unveiled the plan. The DEPOWA president who is also wife Read More

Bala honours contractor for donating 2 classrooms to Bauchi

April 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has honoured a construction firm, BashDee Transport Limited for donating two classrooms to a primary school in Bauchi.  It will be recalled that the governor awarded a contract for the construction of three classrooms to the company in Shadawanka Army Barracks primary school Bauchi. The contractor has after executing the project built two more Read More

COVID-19: Stakeholders donate testing facility to FCTA

April 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Some stakeholders under the umbrella of FCT Ministerial Expert Advisory Committee on COVID-19 has Monday donated a world-class molecular diagnostic laboratory to the FCT Administration, to boost fight against the pandemic and other health challenges in the Territory. Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the multi million Naira laboratory project provided by the Committee at the Kubwa General Hospital, Read More

Covid-19: Editors seek FG’s bailout to revive media industry

April 15, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has asked the federal government for the bailout to revive the Nigerian media industry in view of the effects of the Covid-19 on the industry. The body of Editors in a communiqué issued at the end of its Standing Committee meeting held in Enugu, Enugu state, last Friday, said the intervention became necessary in order Read More

Obiano’s aide advocates enhanced welfare for PWDs

April 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The special adviser to the Anambra state governor on disability matters, Barr. Chukwuka Ezewuzie, has commended the governor on his giant strides aimed at improving the welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Addressing journalists Friday at the Anambra liaison office in Abuja, Ezewuzie said Governor Willie Obiano had employed over 200 PWDs since he became governor, and urged other governors Read More

FG deepens renewable energy to power critical infrastructure

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government is exerting energy to ramp up its deployment in harnessing renewable energy to power critical infrastructure including schools, hospitals and homes. Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, who spoke at the Obudu Cattle Ranch, Cross River state, during the inauguration of a 60kWp solar hybrid mini-grid power plant, stated that government was fine-tuning its policies in Read More

Edo 2020: Presidency, Minister, gov resolve issues, games continue

April 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The uncertainty surrounding the continuation of the 20th Edo National Sports Festival has been resolved following re -assurance by the federal government to support the Edo state government. Speaking in Benin on Thursday, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Nebeolisa Anako said, “The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is the organiser of Read More