PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

Eulogies as Malami names e-Library after out-going SGF

July 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Friday named the e-Library of the ministry after the retiring Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) and the ministry Permanent Secretary, Mr Dayo Toba Apata (SAN). The announcement was made at the send forth on retirement and handing over ceremony organized in honour of the Perm-Sec. Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

Nigeria receives first batch of Super Tucano aircraft

July 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Airforce has received first batch of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. A statement by Airforce spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Wednesday, said the aircrafts  arrived Kano, today 22 July 2021 at about 12.34pm.  He said on hand to receive the aircraft were the Honourable Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Read More

Housing, FCT ministers, others to attend 2021 Abuja int’l housing show

July 22, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Convener of the Abuja International Housing Show (AIHS), Barrister Festus Adebayo, Thursday, disclosed that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola and other dignitaries from within and outside Nigeria are expected to attend this year’s event. Addressing a press conference in Abuja to herald the Read More

MMSD develops reforms to drive minerals sector

July 21, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Towards the attainment of a robust economic growth, a number of reforms were initiated to reposition the minerals and metals sector for sustainable growth and development. According to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD), one of the significant reform strategies was the development of Roadmap for the Growth and Development of the Nigerian Mining Industry. “This Roadmap formulated Read More

Eid el Kabir: Defence minister calls for national sacrifice to end insecurity

July 20, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence Maj.-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd) has urged Muslims to render sacrifice for national security and unity in their prayers for this year’s festival of sacrifice, known as Eid’il Adha.  A statement issued Tuesday by Special Assistant to the Minister on Media Mohammad Abdulkadri, General Magashi stated this in a message to felicitate with the Muslim Ummah Read More

Thanks to education minister over Bogoro’s re-appointment at Tetfund

July 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

We, the prominent Bauchi South stakeholders, express our gratitude to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, for recommending Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro to President Muhammadu Buhari for re-appointment as Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) in January 2019. Both the first and second coming of Bogoro as executive secretary of Tetfund brought a new lease of life to Read More

Court clearance of Adeosun will attract Nigerians in diaspora – Group

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

An anti-corruption group, the Say No Campaign, has hailed the judgement of the federal high court Abuja which cleared former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, over the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate saga. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had ruled that Adeosun did not need to have a first degree or any other certificate Read More

Breaking: Civil defense shortlists 6,500 for final recruitment screening out of 1.4m applicants

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the final stage of its 2019 recruitment exercise, shortlisting 6,500 candidates for its final screening out of the over 1.4 million who initially applied for the paramilitary job. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, said this at a news conference Friday in Abuja. Audi who was flanked Read More

NSCDC to eliminate gender parity soon – CG Audi

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to create equal opportunities in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has promised to eliminate in no distance time inequalities in the distribution of responsibilities and decision making in all areas and at all levels. The NSCDC boss, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has however, launched jts gender policy document in Abuja. At the launching, the Minister Read More

Minister calls for indigenous solar cell production

July 16, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for production of indigenous solar cells; he added that the production of indigenous solar cells will have a positive attendant effect on many industries in the country. The Minister made the call during a virtual meeting in his office he had with the Director General of the international Renewable Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare secures release of NBBF’s basketball kits

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

As promised, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare’s intervention has secured the release of basketball kits of the Nigerian Basketball Federation from Apapa Warf. The Caretaker Chairman of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Musa Kida, confirmed the release of the items late Thursday.  The Minister expressed appreciation to Minister and Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning Read More

FG commissions electric vehicle charging station in Lagos

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the University of Lagos. The project is the initiative of the National Automotive Design and Development Agency, NADDC, under the Elective Vehicle Pilot Project. The commissioning, which took place Tuesday at the university’s faculty of engineering, was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Read More

Ministry, Cuba to partner on vaccine production

July 12, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said Nigeria is working very hard to produce a locally made vaccine to enable its professionals and scientists be involved in the production process. The Minister said this when the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Her Excellency Clara Paulido-Escandell paid a courtesy visit in his office on Monday, in Abuja. Onu Read More

NSIP: FG distributes letters, devices to 56 monitors in Nassarawa

July 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has distributed engagement letters and tablets to 56 trained independent monitors under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in Nasarawa state. A statement issued in Abuja Friday by the deputy director of information, Grace Osuji, indicated that addressing the beneficiaries in Lafia, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Read More

Breaking: APC summons Lai Mohammed over parallel secretariat in Kwara

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has summoned the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to face the National Caretaker Committee over a parallel state secretariat the minister recently opened in Kwara state. While governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq’s faction of Kwara APC has its party secretariat located at the Tanke area, the minister’s faction recently unveiled Read More

APC crisis: Kwara Senators disown Lai Mohammed

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The crisis rocking the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC) , worsened Wednesday as the three Senators from the state threw their weights behind Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq as the authentic leader of the party . Cracks among leadership of the party emerged during the re – registration and revalidation of membership exercise which started in February. While Read More

FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss

July 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism. Maigari, disclosed that already he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Read More

Make estate valuation practice simple for Nigerians, Fashola tells ESVARBON board

July 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Friday, called on the members of the reconstituted Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON) to make the practice of estate valuation simple for ordinary Nigerians. Fashola, who spoke shortly after he inaugurated the board in Abuja, also charged them on integrity and professionalism. The minister, who also urged them Read More

Breaking: Buhari’s minister Katagum slumps in Bauchi

July 5, 2021 Najib Sani 0

There was pandemonium on Monday in Bauchi state as the minister of state for industry, trade  and investment, Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, slumped as she delivers speech at an event in the state.  Mrs Katagum was in Bauchi to launch an empowerment program at one of the shopping plazas in the state capital when she collapsed abruptly. She was was immediately Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria, The Gambia sign MoU on intelligence-sharing, capacity-building

July 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria and The Gambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on military cooperation at the Ministry of Defence, Abuja.  A statement issued Friday in Abuja by the special assistant to the minister of defence on media and publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri, indicated that the MoU “will boost intelligence-sharing, capacity-building, tactical and technical synergies between the two countries.” It added that Read More

Minister calls for synergy in pharmaceutical industry

June 30, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for a synergy and closer working relationship between the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the Organised Private Sector (OPS) so that new pharmaceutical firms can be established. The Minister made the call on Friday in Abuja at the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development Read More