Igali enters bid to become World Wrestling bureau member

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

The President Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali has declared his intention to contest in the upcoming election of the United World Wrestling (UWW) as a board member of the bureau. Igali who disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday when he visited Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare underscored the importance of a Nigerian being at the top Read More

FG sets up technical committee to fund mining sector

August 18, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The federal government has set up a joint technical committee with the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) on funding intervention support to accelerate sustainable development in the solid minerals sector. Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah during the inauguration at the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Abuja, Monday, said, the committee Read More

Breaking: International flights to resume August 29th

August 17, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government through the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has announced that International flights which were suspended by the nation’s aviation authorities in the country as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic globally, will resume on 29th August 2020. The Minister who announced this at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said Nigeria’s Read More

FG gives CCECC January 2021 ultimatum to complete Lagos-Ibadan railway projects

August 16, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has  issued a five month ultimatum to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, handling the ongoing extension of the Lagos-Ibadan railway projects extension to ensure the completion of the project by January 1, 2021. The Minister gave the directive at the New Apapa Dockyard station at the weekend following Read More

5G, an integration of 4G – Pantami

August 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, in this chat with a delegation of Blueprint’s senior staff led by the chief operating officer, Malam Salisu Umar, which paid him a courtesy visit recently, speaks on the 5G controversy and other issues. What do you have to tell Nigerians about 5G? Hmmmm…this issue of 5G; the allegation Read More

Breaking: N-Power beneficiaries blackmailing FG, demanding N300bn grant – Official

July 24, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, which is saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has said that the federal government is being blackmailed by a group of people claiming to be N-Power beneficiaries. Some N-Power beneficiaries staged a protest at the National Assembly Thursday, demanding for payment of outstanding allowances owed Read More

Breaking: 20 passengers held hostage regain freedom in Ukraine, gunman arrested

July 21, 2020 BBC 0

A stand-off in Ukraine has ended with security forces freeing hostages and detaining the gunman after hours of negotiations, officials say. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov tweeted pictures of the gunman lying on the ground after his arrest in the city of Lutsk. The man had originally been holding about 20 hostages but released three shortly before officers moved in. All Read More

Breaking: Fashola reveals when Lagos Third Mainland bridge ‘ll be shut down

July 21, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of scheduled repair works, Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has disclosed that movement on the Third Mainland bridge in Lagos will be shut down as from Friday July 24, 2020. Revealing this on Tuesday, Fashola said the closed down will enable contractor carry out repair work between July and January next year. Details loading…

Happening now – NDDC probe: Security tight as Reps committee Chair steps aside, deputy takes over, lawmakers set to grill Akpabio, Pondei

July 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has recused himself from hearings after allegations of corruption were directed against him. At the moment, Hon. Thomas Ereyi-Tobi, the Deputy Chairman of the Committee, is now presiding over the hearing. The committee is now set to grill Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godswill Read More

N-Power recruitment portal ‘buzzing’ as over 4.48 million Nigerians apply

July 13, 2020 Editor 0

With 16 days gone since the ongoing N-power recruitment exercise was officially opened, 4.48 million Nigerians have already applied. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who revealed this via her twitter handle wrote, “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days Read More

Breaking: FG slams sanctions on Airline coy, captain for flying Naira Marley

June 15, 2020 Editor 0

The airline that flew Naira Marley to and and fro the nation’s capital, Abuja is in trouble. Now, the Minister for aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that the airline company has been sanctioned for carrying out a different purpose outside the reason it was given approval. Sirika who spoke during the routine media briefing by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) Read More

Breaking: Sam Okwaraji’s mother is dead

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

You remember former Green player Sam Okwaraji who died on the pitch while playing for Nigeria at the peak age of 25? His mother Mrs Janet Okwaraji who lived in Enugu state, her home state has been reported dead. She was said to have died after a protracted illness. She died weeks after Minister of Youth and Sports Development sent Read More

Breaking: Buhari’s Minister, another appointee at ‘war’ over office space (VIDEO)

May 24, 2020 Editor 0

Trouble is currently brewing between Minister of Communication and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Pantami and the Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri, after the later accused the former of pursuing her and entire staff of the commission out of their office. Dabiri revealed the latest development in a video interview. Shortly after, the Minister Pantami debunked the Read More

Exposed! Those behind release of ‘illegal foreign miners’ – Minister

May 9, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, revealed those behind the release of some Chinese illegal miners arrested in Osun recently. Adegbite who spoke in Abuja, said powerful Nigerians were behind such moves. On May 4, some 17 Chinese nationals and nine Nigerians were arrested by the Osun dtate Joint Task Force (JTF) for illegal mining in the Read More

Breaking: FG extends ban on flight as airlines lose N17bn monthly

May 6, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has again placed ban on movement of flght by another one month. Chairman of Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 Boss Mustapha who announced this at the ongoing daily briefing on the pandemic in Abuja, said the extension became necessary after the government received advice by experts. Also speaking, Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika said the various airlines Read More

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Sadiya Farouq and disaster management: Round peg in a round hole

August 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

A new ministry to take care of humanitarian affairs resulting from disasters has just been created with Sadiya Farouq at the head. UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU in this report writes that her appointment is akin to a round peg in a round hole. The name Sadiya Umar Farouq is familiar among Nigerians of diverse cultures and family backgrounds. For a name Read More

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New ministers: Edo NUJ congratulates Ehanire, Agba

August 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo state council, has congratulated the duo of Dr. Osagie Ehanire on his appointment as minister of health and Hon. Clement Agba as minister of state for budget and national planning. The union also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for finding the two Edo sons worthy for ministerial slots. These were contained in Read More

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Power Minister banks on prayer to succeed

August 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

The newly appointed minister of power, Engr. Sale Mamman, has said he needs the prayers and goodwill of Nigerians to succeed in his mandate, especially with regards to the problems being experienced in the sector. He stated this Wednesday in Abuja during the inauguration reception organised by his committee of friends at NAF Conference Centre. He said: “What I need Read More