Railways: Back on track in North-east

October 18, 2021 Modu Abba 0

One of the major achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration that is often underrated is the unwavering commitment to the restoration and modernisation of the nation’s railway system. It was most unfortunate that the rail service across the country suffered decades of neglect in callous disregard of its strategic relevance to economic development and national integration. Even when the Yaradua/Goodluck Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

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

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice 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

Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

Association trains Bauchi muslims, christians leaders, CSOs on peace

August 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria’ (CRUDAN) has trained selected muslims, christians leaders and civil society organizations in Bauchi state on peace building and conflict transformation. The three-day training according to the program officer of CRUDAN central zone Tulari Tine was funded by ‘Bread for the world- Germany’ and was aimed Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Onochie’s rejection: Senate has done the needful – CTA

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the outrage and the rejection of the nomination of madam Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a pro-democracy group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the Senate. CTA said the Senate has done the needful by listening to the voice of the people even though pressured by Nigerians to be accountable Read More

Lottery Commission to introduce central monitoring system to boost revenue generation

May 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Determined to make lottery a major source of revenue for the country, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) said it will introduce a central monitoring system that would ensure all earnings due to government on lottery are collected with precision. Director General of the commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila who made the disclosure Sunday in Abuja, said with the new system, all Read More

Breaking: FG declares Wednesday, Thursday public holidays to mark Eidul-Fitr

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, 2021 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the federal government Monday in Abuja, congratulated the Muslim faithful on this occasion and called on all Nigerians, at home and abroad to use the Read More

Plan reduction of salaries insensitive, provocative inciting, NASU tells FG

May 9, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has described as insensitivity, provocative and inciting move by the Federal Government to reduce salaries of federal civil servants. General Secretary of NASU , Comrade Peters Adeyemi in a statement said contrary to insinuation that salaries of workers is responsible for bloated recurrent expenditure, it is actually the salaries and allowances of political Read More

Bauchi workers appeal for regular promotions

May 2, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Workers in Bauchi state have appealed to governor Bala Mohammed for regular release and implementation of promotions to all deserving officers. Bauchi state chairman Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Danjuma Saleh made the appeal on Saturday during the commemoration of the 2021 international workers day. According to him, the promotions are not coming as at when due lamenting that passing Read More

Libya force majeure pushes oil price to $68

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Oil rose to $68 a barrel and hit its highest in a month on Tuesday, supported by disruption to Libyan exports and expectations of a drop in U.S. crude inventories, though rising coronavirus cases in Asia limited gains, Reuters reports. Libya declared force majeure on exports from the port of Hariga and said it could extend the measure to other 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

Aligs Pharmacy & Stores introduces online drugstore, consultation

April 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, may no longer have the need to be physically present at a pharmacy before they can get their drugs or consult a pharmacy or even see a doctor. Aligs Pharmacy & Stores located in the highbrow Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja, is set to change the way we receive our medications. There’s no gainsaying that the Read More

DPR seals 19 filling stations in Niger for selling above N165 per litre

March 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 19 filling stations in Niger state for selling above government regulated pump price of N165 per litre.  The DPR shut the filling stations Wednesday during surveillance operation led by the Operations Controller, Field Office Minna, Engineer Abdullahi Isah Jankara.  Speaking to journalists during the operation, Jankara said all measures would be taken Read More

How Abhishek Agrawal’s story inspiring youths

March 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Digital media expert Abhishek Agrawal has challenged youth not to lose focus on their life goals affirming that their ultimate return on investment should be happiness.  Agrawal, who is considered an authority in the digital media industry said he has made investments over the years, and has realized that it’s not just about building wealth and growing businesses but says Read More

Breaking: Inflation rate hits new high, now 17.33%

March 16, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 17.33 percent (year-on-year) in February 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The NBS in its CPI and Inflation Report March 2021, stated that the rate is 0.86 percentage points higher than the rate recorded in January 2021 (16.47) percent.  Increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that Read More

Breaking: Again, inflation shoots up

February 16, 2021 Editor 0

Report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that the consumer price index, which measures the rate of increase in the price of goods and services, increased to 16.47 per cent in January. According to available records, this is the highest point since April 2017. Details loading…

COVID-19: Suspend Christmas travels, PTF tells Nigerians

November 23, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 Monday advised Nigerians to suspend or postpone Christmas travels due to the risk of contracting the virus. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Mr Boss Mustapha, said a second wave of the pandemic was likely, hence the need for Read More