Nigeria and greatness: The missing link

October 26, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

This month of October 2021, Nigeria is 61 years old as an independent nation, free from colonialism, and 107 years as a nation called Nigeria. The amalgamation of British colonies; northern and southern protectorates as a single country, Nigeria in 1914 was made by fiat without any kind of consultation with the people. Under colonisation, the land, its contents, and Read More

FG inaugurates science, technology and innovation boards

October 15, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Thursday in Abuja, inaugurated the Governing Boards and Council of Agencies/Institutes aimed at fast tracking the development of the country as well as overcome science, technology and innovation (STI) challenges. Inaugurating the boards, the Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said in spite of the present challenges, his team Read More

Nigeria, Turkey to sign agreements on hydrocarbon, mining as Erdogan visits

October 12, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria and the government of Turkey would be signing three agreements in the hydrocarbon, mining and energy sectors. The agreement would form part of deals both countries would be discussing whenTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pay official visit to Nigeria. This was revealed by Turkey’s energy and natural resources minister weekend. Erdogan is scheduled to pay an official visit to Read More

Over 90,000 Nigerian women, children die annually of firewood smoke’

October 11, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor, has said more than 90,000 Nigerian women and children die annually from firewood smoke.  She disclose this in Abuja during the 2021 Nigeria Clean Cooking Forum with the theme: “Clean Cooking Energy for All in Nigeria – Achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)” targets on Clean Cooking. Ikeazor said that over 70% of Read More

The imperative for saving the Gulf of Guinea

October 7, 2021 Dr Austin Maho 0

The Gulf of Guinea is a large maritime area of about 2.3 million square kilometers and stretching for over 5700 kilometers of coastline with considerable economic opportunities that cannot be ignored. The area comprises of 17 countries from Senegal to Angola, apart from the fact that this area has considerable deposits of natural resources especially hydrocarbons it is also an Read More

Muhd Jabdo’s philanthropic gestures

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state, which was created in 1976 with 20 local government areas, is blessed with abundant human and natural resources. It is one of the pioneering states where Nigeria’s politics started. Bauchi is home to the first and last prime minister of Nigeria Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.  Majority of the people there are industrious and intelligent. One of the blessed-brains Read More

The hope of Nigeria at 61

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

A blessed country like Nigeria should be heaven on earth not hell. Nigeria is a blessed country among the countries here on planet. Our founding fathers’ vision and labour is said not to be without success or results, but unfortunately majority among our leaders today turned it to be in vain. Nigeria is a blessed country. When you talk of Read More

Abubakar and the task of getting food from farm to fork in Nigeria

October 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global food system is expected to provide safe and nutritious food to a population that will likely grow from the current 7.5 billion people to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Not only will there be more mouths to feed, but as incomes grow in emerging and developing economies, so too will the demand for meat, fish, and dairy.The global Read More

Minister advocates use of Afro-centric innovation

October 5, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has solicited for the use of Afro centric technological innovations, to exploit the nation’s natural resources and boost the country’s economic fortunes. Onu made this known when he received the management of STK Biotech, led by its CEO, Engr. Stanley Ukaga. According to the statement signed by Mrs. Ifeoma Irondi Read More

Nigeria @ 61: Battling with the enemies within

October 4, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

A visit to the tomb of late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Nigeria’s first prime minister, would definitely enlighten one about the struggles of our forefathers, in the quest for the independence of our beloved country Nigeria. The monument was designed to reflect his simplistic lifestyle, and his struggle for the independence of his motherland. The first light at the entrance Read More

On the appointment of agric minister

September 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Whoever has insight on how powerful an “Executive” seat is, especially the office of the president, one will not doubt what President Muhammadu Buhari did recently by transferring former environment minister to the agriculture ministry. No one can question the legality of the action or the terms and conditions that warrant such transfer. In fact, one may even overlook it, Read More

PIA: We’ve arrived at watershed moment – Sylva

September 7, 2021 Benjamin Umutme 0

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has described the recent passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and the eventual signing of the bill into law as a watershed moment for Nigeria. The minister made the remark at an event tagged; “Nigerian-Equatorial Guinea bi-lateral meeting” held Monday in Abuja. Sylva said, “Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria share Read More

Cuba urges RMRDC’s collaboration to eradicate covid-19

August 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

In the pursuit to promote the local manufacturing of vaccines against the deadly Covid -19 virus, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is looking into partnering with the Cuban government on the development of raw materials active ingredients for a vaccine by the Cuban government. Speaking during a working visit to the Council recently, the Cuban ambassador to Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Breaking: Minister heads committee as Buhari kicks off implementation of Petroleum Industry Act

August 18, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a steering committee that will work out measures for implementation of the newly signed Petroleum Industry Act (PIA). The committee headed by the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has 12 months to submit its report. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Group Managing Director, NNPC, Executive Chairman, FIRS, Representative of the Ministry Read More

Insecurity, others: God re-building Nigeria – NCPC boss

August 12, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said “God is re-building Nigeria and putting an end to her challenges.” He stated this recently during the second Prayer Congress at Mount Nebo during the 2020 pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan, according to a statement issued by the Commission’s media and public relations unit. It indicated that Read More

Food security: NEDC distributes farming inputs to 1,625 farmers in Yobe

August 7, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC), has distributed agric inputs to 1,625 members of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) in Yobe East senatorial district. The agric inputs distributed include NPK fertilizers, rice seeds and chemicals Addressing the beneficiaries, Yobe state focal person NEDC, Dr Ali Ibrahim Abbas, said the state NEDC is working very closely with governor Mai Mala Read More

Rotary plants 500 trees, moves against environmental hazards

July 30, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Rotary Club of Kakuri has planted 500 economic trees along Patrick Yakowa Way in Kamazou, Chikun local government of Kaduna state to serve as food and shield the area from erosion and other environmental hazards. The 500 economic trees planted on a 3km-stretch on both sides of the road, with the technical support of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Read More

Nigeria’s revenue to GDP lowest in the world – World Bank

July 28, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s revenue-to-Gross Domestic Product ratio, which fell to between five and six per cent last year, is the lowest in the world, the World Bank has said. The Country Director for Nigeria, World Bank, Dr Shubham Chaudhuri, said this during a panel session at a virtual public sector seminar with the theme ‘Nigeria in challenging times: imperatives for a cohesive Read More

NEITI accuses ND Western, Shoreline of over-reporting crude oil losses

July 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), has accused two oil companies, ND Western Limited and Shoreline Natural Resources of reporting crude oil losses higher than their production output for the year 2019. NEITI, in its 2019 oil and gas audit report released recently, said the company over-reported the losses due mainly to faulty metering facility, in addition to theft Read More

Building a new Nigeria: Imperatives for shared prosperity

July 11, 2021 Akinwumi A. Adesina 0

Being a convocation lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group American University of Nigeria July 10, 2021 Good morning everyone! A very happy morning to you the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021! Today is your big day. A day of joy, for you and your families, your lecturers and the University. I wish Read More

Benue procures 141 trucks of fertiliser, slashes prices by 50%

July 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Benue state government Thursday flagged off sales and distribution of assorted fertilizers for the 2021 cropping season. The state government also said it has engaged vendors to supply 141 trucks of fertiliser, an equivalent of 4,230 metric tons of granulated inorganic fertilizer, 5 trucks of granulated organic fertiliser, an equivalent of 150 metric tons for the 2021 cropping season.Speaking at 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

ACF, Ohanaeze, others to FG: Treat Kanu’s trial with caution, rule of law

About four years after jumping the bail granted him by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja; leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was extradited to Nigeria Sunday to face trial. Kanu was accused by the federal government of instigating violence, especially in the South-east Nigeria, resulting in the loss of Read More