Minister distributes relief materials to victims Maiduguri market fire

March 2, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development,  Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Thursday, distributed food items to victims of the Maiduguri Monday Market fire. Presenting the materials, the minister said the effort followed the approval of President  Muhammadu Buhari. She directed the National Emergency  Management Agency  (NEMA)  and North East Development Commission  (NEDC) to liaise with each other and Read More

Kaduna: Late arrival of voting materials in parts of Chikun

February 25, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Late arrival of voting materials at most of the polling units visited in Millennium City Chikun local government area and parts of Ungwar Rimi in Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna state has ensured delayed commencements of the polls. But polling units where election has commenced in Kaduna North local government, the exercise is ongoing without challenges. The Presiding Read More

Industrial sector needs competitiveness to participate in global value chain – DG RMRDC

February 9, 2023 Editorial V 0

Recent publications by United Nations and the report of the scoping study carried out by the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) in collaboration with Joks Nigeria Limited and other stakeholders on Nigerian manufacturing and service industries have indicated that the Nigerian economy faces the challenge of limited economic transformation and diversification. BINTA SHAMA reports. Specialization plays fundamental role Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Prison decongestion: Committee releases 122 children from Ilorin borstal home as 2 gets education scholarship

October 29, 2021 Administrator 0

A total number of 122 children have been released from the Borstal Training Institute, Ilorin, Kwara state by the order of the Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion. The Committee led by its Chairman and former Chief Judge of FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, had in furtherance of its mandate, facilitated the release of the children during their Read More

Jigawa establishes 545 nomadic schools

October 19, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state Commissioner of Education, Dr Lawan Inusa Danzomo, has said disclosed that the Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar-led administration has established 545 nomadic schools across the 27 local government areas of the state. Speaking at the weekly Correspondents media engagement forum, the commissioner stated that since the inception of the government six years ago, a lot had been achieved regarding Read More

Bauchi distributes N99m occupational equipment in Itas, Jama’are LGs

October 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Sunday distributed occupational equipments worth N99 million in Itas Gadau and Jama’are local governments of the state to 1, 000 youth and women. The gesture according to the governor was part of his social welfare scheme tagged ‘Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme’ (KEEP) designed to be implemented across the 20 local government areas. He Read More

ERA/FoEN raises alarm over toxic waste dump in Rivers

October 9, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has said it had uncovered a toxic waste dump site in Kdere, Gokana local government area of Rivers state. In a statement, the group said a team of its Environmental Field Monitors visited Lot 13 and Lot 14 on September 28, 2021 and “unearthed Shell’s toxic waste dump site in Kdere Read More

Banditry: FG donates relief items to victims in Zamfara

October 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The federal government has donated relief materials to victims of banditry in Zamfara state. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruq, who presented the items to the 36 committee set up by the state government for collection and distribution of relief items to vulnerable victims of banditry Thursday in Gusau. The minister, who Read More

Lawmaker distributes 8, 000 bags of grains to displaced persons in Niger

October 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The lawmaker representing Chanchaga Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Umar Bago, has distributed 8,000 bags of grains and 4,000 cartons of indomie to people displaced by bandits in four local government areas of Niger state. The lawmaker handed over the food items to the state government at the weekend in Minna. Represented by his chief of staff, Hammed Read More

Exhibitors crash prices at Abuja International Trade Fair

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Despite the high rate of inflation in the country, traders and exhibitors at the 11th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF) appeared to have crashed prices of major goods and products at the ongoing trade fair at Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Industry (ACCI). A survey of exhibition stands at the Fair showed that the prices of goods and Read More

Geocycle, Lafarge turning industrial waste into profit

September 20, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Lafarge Africa Plc has announced the celebration of its “2021 Geocycle week to coincide with the World Clean up Day. The theme of the Programme tagged ” Think Plannet, Think Solutions”. Geocycle partnered with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) to commemorate the World Clean Up Day with a cleaning exercise at Bariga market in Lagos. Employees and volunteers Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

FCTA decries massive return of umbrella markets in Mpape

August 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has decried massive return of umbrella markets at Mpape community, following a few days break of demolition of illegal structures in the area. Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, made statement during an evaluation visit to the area on Sunday in Abuja. He told residents of the area that Read More

NIMASA donates relief materials to Tuggar Foundation

August 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the ‘Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar Foundation’ for onward distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs), poor and the needy people in Bauchi state. Presenting the consignment to the Foundation, representative of NIMASA, Musa Adamu said the gesture is to assist the IDPs, the poor and needy in the society Read More

NIMASA donates relief materials to Tuggar foundation

August 16, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the ‘Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar Foundation’ for onwards distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs), poor and the needy people in Bauchi State. Presenting the consignment to the Foundation, representative of NIMASA, Musa Adamu said the gesture is to assist the IDPs, the poor and needy in the society Read More

Ohaneze demands release of Nnamdi kanu, wants Ndigbo to ignore IPOB sit-at-home order

August 7, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A faction of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, has called on the federal government to release the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The Igbo apex socio-cultural group said his release would avert possible breakdown of laws in the country. In a statement signed and made available to Blueprint in Abakaliki, by the secretary-general of Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

Flood: FG distributes emergency materials to 4,000 Jalingo victims

July 16, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Thursday distributed both food and non food items as emergency response to 4,000 victims of the recent flood disaster in Jalingo. The director general of the agency, Alhaji Habib Mustapha, while distributing the items to victims of the disaster in Jalingo, said the gesture was to cushion the effect of the disaster on victims Read More

APC bows to pressure, restarts registration exercise in Kwara, Imo, others

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the continuation of its membership registration and revalidation exercise in Imo, Kwara, Ogun and Rivers states for two weeks. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the development followed the recommendation of the membership registration appeals committee. The statement, said; Read More