No Image

Decay in education needs urgent intervention –Minister

February 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu said the decay that pervades the country’s education sector requires urgent intervention by the three tiers of government, that is, federal, states and local governments. The minister stated this at the commencement of the nationwide training of teachers, organised by the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) in Calabar, Cross River state recently. Adamu, represented by Read More

No Image

Dalung seeks Presidency intervention for Women’s League

February 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barrister Solomon Dalung is to seek Federal Government’s intervention to ensure the kick-off of the 2019 Nigeria Women Premier League NWPL. The Minister of Youth and Sports expressed surprise at the late kick-off of the Women’s league earlier scheduled for February but was shifted to March due to lack of funds. “I think we should begin to pay more attention Read More

No Image

Bauchi traders commend FG for N10. 000 ‘Trader Moni’

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Traders in Bauchi state have expressed joy and gratitude to the federal government for the disbursement of the N10, 000 interest-free loan to help them boost their businesses. The loan, called ‘Trader Moni’ is a federal government’s Social Investment programme, whereby traders are given soft loans of N10, 000 to boost their businesses. In an interview, some traders at Muda Read More

No Image

NEXIM earmarks N6bn for North-east exporters

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) said it has set aside N6 billion as Northeast intervention fund to support exporters in the region. According to a statement by the bank yesterday in Abuja, the Managing Director, Mr Abba Bello, said the fund was part of government effort to rebuild the region. The MD, who was represented by Executive Director, Business Read More

No Image

Saraki tasks Gates Foundation on primary healthcare

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday called on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on boosting comprehensive Primary Healthcare in its intervention programmes across the country rather than funding the eradication of individual diseases like polio, tuberculosis and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Saraki gave the charge when the new Country Director of the Read More

No Image

Forex: CBN intervenes in Retail SMIS with $325.64m

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again intervened in the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) to the tune of $325.64 million. Figures obtained from the Bank on Friday, indicated that the amount released was for requests in the agricultural, airlines, petroleum products and raw materials and machinery sectors. The figures were confirmed by the Bank’s Acting Director in Read More

No Image

Youth unemployment: A ticking time bomb

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Oyoze Baje Indeed, the recurring ugly decimal of youth unemployment in Nigeria that keeps worsening by the decades calls for serious concern and urgent action. And, such intervention should come from a sustained pragmatic synergy involving the federal and state governments, the private sector and richly endowed individuals. If not done, we may soon be agonising over spilt milk Read More

No Image

FG secured over $2bn World Bank Agric Support in 9 year s– Agronature

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Stories by John Oba Abuja Investigation by the Agronature Nigeria, an online medium on World Bank financing of Nigeria’s Agriculture sector has revealed that over $2 billion ($2,065,300,000) worth of agricultural projects financed by the global bank in the country between 2008 and 2017. The projects were approved for execution intermittently within a 9 year period. However, indications have shown Read More

No Image

Charting a new course for Zimbabwe

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The long reign of President Robert Mugabe finally came to an abrupt end with his resignation on November 21, 2017. The beginning of the end started on November 6, when President Mugabe fired his first Vice President, Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa. This was expected to be followed by purges of senior officials of the government, especially the war veterans who fought Read More

No Image

Kano begins second round of maternal, child health week

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Arrangements have been concluded for the launch of the Second Round of the 2017 Maternal, New Born and Child Health Week (MNCH) across the 44 local government areas of the state. Speaking to news men on the one week event, state Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim Getso said services and interventions would be delivered free Read More

No Image

We’ve spent billions on 3 health projects – Ganduje

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has spent billions of Naira to construct three crucial projects in the health sector. They are the upgraded Dawakin Tofa General Hospital, Middle road Sabon Gari Maternal and Child Health Clinic as well as CT-Scan room and upgraded theatres, at Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Hospital, Nassarawa, which were commissioned by the Minister of Health, Read More

No Image

‘390 youth trained on IFAD’s N-Agripreneurs’

November 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto At least 390 unemployed Nigerian graduates would be trained under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) N-Agripreneurs business plan initiative, the Programme National Coordinator, Alhaji Lawal Ida, has disclosed. Ida made the disclosure yesterday while delivering his opening remarks at the 6th Day Training of N-Agripreneurs on Business Plan for 126 youths drawn from Read More

No Image

Maina: Malami did not act in public interest, By Jiti Ogunye

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Following the public outcry and condemnation that have trailed the revelation that the attorney general of the federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN (AGF) was the authority in the Federal Government of Nigeria who initiated and instigated the administrative processes that led to the reinstatement and promotion of Mr. Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Maina, the pension scam fugitive, the AGF, in breaking his deafening Read More

No Image

Niger seeks UNICEF intervention on education infrastructure

October 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has appealed to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to “quickly intervene in the infrastructure development of education in the state.” Bello stated this yesterday while signing the last trench of four-year work plan of N646.4 million memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UNICEF in Minna. He expressed concern over Read More

No Image

3.4m need nutrition support in North-east – UN

October 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has stated that about 3.4 million people needed nutrition assistance due to food crisis caused by Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east. This is contained in the UN-OCHA Humanitarian Situation Report for the month of September. OCHA explained that 2.7 million people were targeted for immediate intervention, adding that only Read More

No Image

TETFund sensitises 26 institutions on access to fund in N’west

October 9, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Martin Paul Abuja Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has sensitised 26 institutions in the North-west geopolitical zone on processes for accessing intervention funds. A startement signed by Director, Corporate Affairs and Public Relations, Mr. Ebikwo Benn, stated that the exercise was in line with the determination of the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, to ensure that all Read More