COVID-19: British PM Boris Johnson out of intensive care

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street has said. Mr Johnson has been receiving treatment for coronavirus at St Thomas’ Hospital in London since Sunday. No 10 said he “has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early Read More

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Abacha loot: CSJ trains journalists, CSOs, others on monitoring disbursement

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A civil society organisation (CSO)Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), in collaboration with African Network for Environmental  and Economic Justice  (ANEEJ), has trained journalists, non governmental organisations (NGOs), CSOs, and other Nigerians on monitoring the disbursement of Abacha  $322m loot across the country.The one day training workshop held Tuesday in Abuja had in attendance representatives of different NGOs, CSOs and government Read More

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Healthcare: What Politicians should do – NPHCDA

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Director General, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has urged Nigerian politicians and elites to adopt a primary healthcare center close to them and support them with critical needs to boost healthcare in Nigeria. Nigeria currently contributes 19% of global maternal maternity, records 36 per 1,000 neonatal death and120 per 1,000 under-5 death. Life expectancy is over 55 years, preventable Read More

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FG committed to improving women participation in economy – HoS

October 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government on Thursday said it was committed to implementing gender smart policies geared toward improving the participation of women in key sectors of the economy. The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave the assurance while declaring open a one-day Conference on Women in Oil and Gas Industry in Lagos. The conference, organised by Read More

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SON map out strategies to tackle substandard products

July 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) says it would deploy various strategies including the use of automation, intelligence gathering and compliance monitoring to protect consumers against the effect substandard and life-endangering products. The Director General of SON, Osita Aboloma said that the challenge of challenge of combating dumping of substandard and life-endangering products has made been made difficult with it absen at the Read More

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ActionAid wants NSIO to implement, monitor NSIP

May 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has urged the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) should ensure relevant stakeholders are involved in the review; redesign, implementation and monitoring of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).   AAN’s Country Director Ene Obi, who said this at the launch of the Third party monitoring report of the National Social Investment Programmes, added that items like note Read More

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AFCON 2019: Okocha, Kanu, Babangida get NFF roles

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former Super Eagles’ captains Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu, as well as former star winger Tijani Babangida as scouts and movitational figures for Nigeria’s campaign at the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Egypt this summer. According to NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, the three legends will monitor the activities Read More

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PHC: El-Rufai recruits additional 3,059 health workers

April 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of the efforts to improve the standard of primary health care services in Kaduna state, Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has approved the recruitment of additional 3,059 health workers. This is coming ahead of the completion of the 255 primary health centres (PHCs) currently undergoing renovation and upgrade across the 255 political wards in the three senatorial zones of the Read More

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Why I invited Ighalo, Onyekuru, Collins – Rohr

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has explained that Odion Ighalo was called up for the team’s 2019 Africa Cup Nations qualifying double header against Libya due to his consistent scoring form in the Chinese Super League for Changchun Yatai. Ighalo has scored 20 CSL goals for Changchun Yatai so far this season, but has barely been impressive for the Super Read More

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Varsity labs remain shut as NAAT vows to continue strike

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Laboratories in public universities across the country, have remained shut as the National Association of Academic Technologists, vowed to continue with the strike it embarked on since December last year. NAAT President, Comrade Sani Suleiman, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said there has been total compliance by its members in all the universities. He said the union which embarked Read More

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2019: CSO begins tracking of campaign funds, others

February 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a Civil Society Organisation; Good Governance Team (GGT) has disclosed that it has concluded plans to launch a tracking project to monitor early money and third party spending, misuse of state and administrative resources. The group, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its convener, Tunde Salman, said the project will run through the Read More

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UN to act on genocide against Rohingya muslims

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations human rights chief has said an act of genocide against Rohingya Muslims by state forces in Myanmar cannot be ruled out. ZeidRa’ad al-Hussein was addressing a Human Rights Council session in Geneva. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence since August. Myanmar’s army says it has been targeting Rohingya militants. MrZeid said no Read More