Breaking: Dissolution of LG councils officials illegal, Supreme Court rules, Dare hails judgement

May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the dissolution of democratically elected local government councils officialsin Oyo state is illegal. Shortly after, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said that Friday’s judgment by the country’s apex court was a landmark achievement in the present government’s deliberate hard work to deepen democracy at the grassroots. The Read More

Keystone Bank commends Nasarawa farmers, drums support for group

May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Management team of new generation bank, Keystone Bank, has commended the expansion project of farmers in Nasarawa state after a surprise visit to the farm on Wednesday, saying the team was impressed with the ongoing expansion at the farm. A team from Lagos and North Central led by Divisional Head, Abuja-Wuse Division, Mr. Akinsanmi Falaki, paid a visit to the Read More

Nigeria, neighbouring countries can deal with lingering insecurity, South Korea ready for collaboration – Envoy

May 7, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Young-Chae Kim, has said that Nigerians and their neighbours can deal decisively with lingering insecurity issues bedevilling their country. The Ambassador who spoke when in a briefing with Journalists to mark his 100 days in office said Nigeria like any other country has the primary duty of securing its territory. Ambassador Kim however expressed his Read More

Moreplex TV woos Nigerian audiences with flexible payment plans

May 6, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s indigenous cable TV, Moreplex , says the brand is out to break the monopoly of foreign pay TV in the country through the introduction of flexible pricing that will meet the yearnings of Nigerian pay TV audiences. Chief Executive Officer of Moreplex TV, John Okorocha who disclosed this recently, explained that apart from accommodating pay per view Read More

Plateau lawmaker, Goma celebrates Lalong at 58

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A prominent lawmaker representing Kanke constituency in Plateau state House of Assembly, hon. Wallok Philip Goma, has rolled out drums to celebrate his state governor Simon Bako Lalong on his 58th birthday. Goma who is also the national legal adviser of APC State Assembly Forum in a birthday message to the governor, described Lalong as an exceptional leader with deep Read More

Show more interest in engineering, NSE chairman urges women

May 6, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Abuja branch, Engr.  Abdulbari Abdulmalik has admonished young female students to show more interest in engineering profession.  Engineer Abdulmalik gave this advice Wednesday while presenting the certificate of Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) to Mrs Benedicta Elerewe. The management of AIBEN had played host to both their Chairman, Mr Any Read More

Alleged abuse of office, others: Indigenes want Somolu LG boss suspended

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly has been urged to suspend the chairman of Somolu Local Government Area, Hon. AbdulHamed Salawu, over alleged gross abuse of office, nepotism, disregard for constituted authorities as well as falsified identity and certificate. The call was made by some indigenes of the local government under the auspices of the United Somolu Congress (USC) after Read More

MTN takes advantage of low yields, issues N100bn fixed rate bond

May 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

MTN Nigeria has issued a N100 billion ($263 million) fixed rate bond in the first quarter of 2021, due in seven years, under a N200 billion bond programme to refinance existing debt and support network expansion. Yields in Nigeria are at historic lows after the central bank cut rates twice last year to lower borrowing costs for the government, creating Read More

Lalong represents shining light of APC politics – Governors

May 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described Chairman, Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and the governor of Plateau state, Simon Bako Lalong, as a shining light of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) politics. The APC governors said they acknowledged and commended the leadership, vision and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria by the Plateau governor. In a statement signed Wednesday Read More

Nigeria in the context of global climate adaptation

May 5, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

By way of introducing this piece, please allow me to borrow former US President Barack Obama’s words: “Climate change is a potential existential threat to the entire world if we don’t do something about it.” The history of the climate change conferences, COPs, dates back to 1992 when the first conference was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil aimed at Read More

Electricity

Electricity consumers kick against proposed new tariffs

Electricity consumer groups have kicked against the planned review of electricity tariffs for the 11 power Distribution Companies (DisCos) by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). They maintained that there was no justification for any upward review of electricity tariffs due to the current economic realities and challenges being faced by Nigerians. The groups, the Energy Consumer Rights and Responsibilities Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria still poses great threat nationwide – Poll

May 4, 2021 Eleojo Idachaba 0

A recent survey by NOI Poll about the danger of malaria in the country has shown that the disease still poses a great threat to the lives of millions of Nigerians. This revelation came as a result of a survey conducted by Afrobarometer in commemoration of the 2021 World Malaria Day. It said nine out of every 10 Nigerians (87 Read More

Challenges of girl-child education in Nigeria

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Girl-child education in Nigeria has many challenges. They include gender discrimination, cultural and religious limitations, poverty, illiteracy, among others. Education is a basic human right and has been recognised as such since the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A positive correlation exists between the enrolment of girls in primary school and the gross national product and Read More

Breaking: Presidency breaks silence over alleged coup plot

May 4, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency has finally spoken out on the rumours making round over alleged coup plot to upstage the current administration by President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja titled “Our response to DSS alert, by Presidency” read, “The Department of State Read More

Insecurity: Another civil war looms, cleric warns

May 3, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The pastor in charge of Fire Church of the Anointed, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Rev. Prof. Ernest King Obi Onochie, has warned that Nigeria may be plunged into another unnecessary civil war that could mar the very existence of the country if urgent steps are not taken to arrest the drift. The cleric made the revelation during a press conference on “New Read More

Let’s settle our differences

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The more priority is given to religion, ethnicity and culture, the more crises we have. I am sad over the attacks in some sections of the nation. But seriously I don’t understand the caricature behind the ongoing turmoil. Constitutionally, every Nigerian has right to live and own a property wherever he/she desires irrespective of religion, ethnicity and cultural boundaries. Unfortunately, Read More

Time to fight cyber crime in Nigeria

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

With about 3.9 billion users, the internet has become one of the greatest technological developments which is widely accepted for its ease and efficiency. Technological advancements and development have led to the emergence of cyber crime.Cybercrime, which involves any crime committed with the aid of a computer and network like phishing, bank verification number scams, fraudulent emails, hacking, cyber harassment, Read More

Ramadan: Islamic scholar tasks Muslims on love, generosity

May 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Chief Imam Ansar-ul-Islam Society of Nigeria, Kaduna branch, Alhaji Sheikh Imam Munirudeen Shittu, has urged Nigerian Muslims to imbibe the lessons of Ramadan by radiating love to people around them and charity. Speaking as the guest lecturer at the Ramadan lecture organised by Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Kaduna branch, at Ekemode Hall, Sunday, the scholar said Ramadan is a Read More

Join fight against crimes, group tasks women

May 3, 2021 Ayoni Agbabiaka 0

A donor, CEO May Foundation, Hajia Maryam Yusuf, weekend called on women to help fight crimes and other vices in the country. She made the call when distributing food items and cash to Muslim faithful for the holy month of Ramadan in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abuja. She noted that fasting in the holy month of Ramadan is compulsory Read More

Mohammed Idris at 55, Blueprint at 10

May 2, 2021 Ibrahim Sheme 0

In my life, there are three people that I call Chairman, and they are related in more ways than one. First, all three happened to come from Niger State. Two of them are Nupe, so those are my “Katsina slaves”. But all three were my masters, on a serious note. Why? They employed me at one time or the other. Read More

2023: Fayemi, others inciting Nigerians against APC – Okechukwu

May 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has taken a swipe at Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), John Kayode Fayemi, for calling on those agonising about the state of affairs in the country to organise and vote out the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Okechukwu, an APC foundation member like Read More

Bauchi workers appeal for regular promotions

May 2, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Workers in Bauchi state have appealed to governor Bala Mohammed for regular release and implementation of promotions to all deserving officers. Bauchi state chairman Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Danjuma Saleh made the appeal on Saturday during the commemoration of the 2021 international workers day. According to him, the promotions are not coming as at when due lamenting that passing Read More

May Day: Fresh strike looms over minimum wage

May 2, 2021 Editor 0

Organised Labour has asked workers in the states where governors were yet to implement the new minimum wage to immediately begin an indefinite strike. In a joint address to Nigerian workers to mark this year’s celebration, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, at the Eagle Square, Abuja, directed workers in the state where governors were Read More