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

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New ministers, others: APC chieftain tasks Buhari on credibility, integrity

July 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Alhaji Abdulmajid Danbilki Commander, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider credibility and integrity as major yardsticks in appointing members of his cabinet. Speaking to newsmen on the list of ministerial nominees, Commander said there was the need for proper scrutiny of the nominees to ensure effective performance. He said, Read More

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I’ll unbundle Supreme Court if…– Keyamo

July 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Supreme Court of Nigeria, as presently constituted, came under attack Friday by Mr Festus Keyamo, one of the 43 ministerial nominees currently being screened by the Senate. Keyamo, who made the condemnation in his submissions before the Senate while being screened, said if made the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, he would unbundle the apex court into six regional Read More

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We don’t oppose Taraba ministerial nominee, says APC

July 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Taraba state APC Publicity Secretary, Mr Aaron Artimas, Thursday said no member of the party is against the nomination of Engr Sale Mamman as ministerial representative for Taraba in the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Aaron in a press statement issued in Jalingo said  all APC members in the state expressed their gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari over the nomination Read More

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FCT Minister assures security for corp members

May 28, 2019 Editorial II 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)  Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, has reassured of  security for members of the National Youth Service Corp  (NYSC)  serving in the FCT, saying mobilisation of youths from different parts of the country  across the nation over the years united the country. Bello stated this Tuesday in Abuja as a special guest at the 2019 Read More

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Boko Haram: Buhari summons Security Chiefs as Army confirms 44 Soldiers dead

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Service Chiefs to an emergency security meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday. It was gathered that the urgent meeting was necessitated by the latest security developments across the battle fields in the North East region of the country. A reliable source, who Read More

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Tanzania to create mineral exchange by end 2018

August 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Tanzania Minerals minister Angellah Kairuki has revealed that the country plans to establish minerals exchange by the end of this year, in a bid to ensure the East African nation reaps the most from its resources. The nation’s resources including gold, diamonds, iron, silver, copper, graphite and other rare earth minerals such as gemstones. “We will take into consideration the Read More

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Breaking: Communications Minister sacks aides after being accused of corruption

March 22, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has approved the disengagement of two of his aides. The affected aides are Special Assistant on Media Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare and Special Assistant on Special Duties, Sheik Imam Tajudeen. Oluwadamilare had accused his boss of greed and wickedness. Mr. Olwuadamilare made the allegations in a letter to the minister. Dated 12 March and Read More

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IPOB: APC chieftain wants Enelama sacked  

October 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

An ex-officio of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Nduka Anyanwu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to urgently sack the Minister for Trade and Investment Okechukwu Enelama and other non-performing cabinet members from the South-east for their inability to quell the agitation by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The APC national officer, who said the secession Read More

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Enugu APC accuses Foreign Affairs Minister of imposing girlfriend

August 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the crisis rocking the party in the State on the attempts by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, to impose his alleged girlfriend’s senatorial ambition on the party leadership. Speaking Thursday after a closed door meeting with the National chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in Read More

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Minister, Dabiri differ on US travels

March 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Awal Gaata Abuja Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has asked Nigerians with valid travel documents and plans to visit the United States, to ignore the travel warning by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and The Diaspora. Dabiri-Erewa had, on Monday, advised Nigerians with no urgent reason to visit the US, to suspend their Read More