6th National Youth Games declared open in Unilorin

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mallam Ismalia Abubakar, has declared the sixth edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) open at the University of Ilorin. Following the declaration was a match pass parade by different states, that caught the admiration of the spectators. The opening ceremony was colourful and exciting with great Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

FG restates commitment to upgrade urban slums nationwide

October 12, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Federal Government has said it is committed to the upgrading of urban slums across the country through the Urban Renewal and Slum Upgrading Programme of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, said this on Monday at the commemoration of 2021 World Habitat Day and World Cities Day held in Abuja. Read More

Breaking: Gunmen strike at night, kidnap permanent secretary, granddaughter

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

A Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Niger state. Dr. Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter inside their house at after taking part in a wedding ceremony in Zungeru on Friday night. Already, the state government has reportedly confirmed the incident but Niger state Police command are yet to react to the latest development. Read More

Abubakar takes over from Nebolisa as new youth and sports perm sec, tasks Staff on transparency

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The new Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji. Isma’il Abubakar has advised the management and staff of the Ministry to always exhibit the highest degree of discipline, loyalty and transparency in the conduct of government business so as to ensure efficient service delivery to Nigerians. Abubakar gave the advice on Wednesday in his office in Abuja Read More

Oyo govt ready to prevent cholera outbreak – Perm sec

September 24, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state government on Friday reassured the people of the state of its preparedness to prevent an outbreak of cholera in all the nooks and crannies of the state. Addressing a press conference, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mufutau Ayoola, urged the people of the state to ensure that they properly dispose of their faeces Read More

Nigeria to evolve more digital initiatives as global digital shift increases – Pantami

September 15, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has said that digital transformation in the public service is central to developing indigenous digital economy in Nigeria. “It will fundamentally transform the way the public sector operates, creates value, and delivers services to customers.” The minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communications and Digital Read More

Covid-19 third wave: Fears grip Nigerians over FG’s measures

September 10, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Govt’ll apply basic law against vaccine hesitancy – NPHCDA …Mandatory vaccination justified for infectious diseases – Lawyer ‘…Forcing people to take jab violates human rights’ ‘…Public ought to be well-enlightened’  …FG should adopt the polio approach – Expert The federal government has disclosed that it is planning to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants and other segments of the Read More

Security situation in Nigeria unprecedented – Perm sec

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Permanent Secretary Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Olusade Adesola, Thursday, described the security challenges bedeviling the country as not only hydra –headed but also unprecedented in the history of Nigeria. Adesola said this at the G7 technical security meeting held in Abuja over the present security challenges and criminality.The G7 group comprises Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Benue, Kaduna, Kogi, Read More

FG restates commitment to sustainable transport infrastructure

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Transportation has restated government’s commitment to providing sustainable transportation infrastructure and boosting economic development. “Transportation has proven to be one of the critical factors of development at the heart of economic growth and prosperity of any nation,’’ Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr Magdalene Ajani, said in Kano. She was addressing the opening of a Read More

Grief as former Women Affairs Permanent Secretary buries son in Abuja

August 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Immediate past Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs Ambassador Anthonia Ekpa, has buried her only son Mfon-Obong Akpabio Ekpa, who died last week Monday. Ambassador Ekpa bided final farewell to Mfon at the service of songs which held Saturday, at the First Abuja Parish, Presbyterian Church in Wuse, before his internment at the Gudu cemetery in Abuja. Mfon-Obong Read More

Amb. Ekpa assumes duty as special duties new perm sec

August 18, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Ambassador Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa has officially assumed duty as the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs. Ambassador Ekpa, while addressing management staff of the ministry during a hand over ceremony, called on them to embrace team work in order to achieve results in delivering on the mandates of the ministry. Ekpa, who expressed joy over her Read More

Nabasu assumes office as Perm. Sec. Communications and Digital Economy Ministry

August 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy new permanent secretary Mr Bitrus Bako Nabasu has assumed office. The new PS replaces Engr. Festus Yusufu Daudu who completed the mandatory 35 years in the civil service of the federation. Nabasu who assumed office on August 9th, 2021, appreciated his predecessor while promising to build on his legacy. He also appreciated staff Read More

Buhari approves ‘Presidential Wing’ for State House clinic

August 10, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the site for the construction of the Presidential Wing of the State House clinic within the precinct of the Aso Villa. The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs had visited the site during its oversight function to know the level of utilisation of budgetary allocation to State House. Permanent Secretary, State House, Umar Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

FG committed to promoting free trade zones – Official

August 6, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) has restated federal government commitment to support activities that would harness the immense benefits of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) to Nigeria’s economy. Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Permanent Secretary, FMITI, said on Wednesday in Abuja. He spoke at a one-day sensitisation awareness workshop on the promotion and development of free trade zones across Read More

Breaking: Dominic Oneya, ex-NFF President is dead

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association Brigadier General Dominic Oneya has passed on. Oneya led NFA, now Nigeria Football Federation in 2000. The death of Oneya was disclosed by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kano state governor on social media. Oneya, who was the military Governor of Kano State during the military regime of General Read More

Women ministry to host CSOs, devt partners on gender equality summit

July 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Ministry of Women Affairs has rolled out drums to host development partners, country representatives, Programme Managers and Civil Society Organisations amongst others to the 21st Regular council meeting on women development which will hold in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital. Permanent secretary of the ministry, Amb. Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa during a visit to Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, the Secretary Read More

Allegations of certificate forgery and our entropy state

July 22, 2021 Musa Wada 0

How dare you become so outstanding? Why do you want to approach the game with a different rule? Who the hell do you think you are to introduce us to your imaginary dawn of a new era of responsibility? Damn your passion for business unusual. We don’t wanna have all of that here. Why? Perhaps, because there can only be Read More

Why we created reform coordination dept in MDAs – Tarfa

July 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has explained reasons behind the creation of reform coordination department in Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs). Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Yerima Peter Tarfa stated this while flagging off the workshop to build capacity for reform officers in the civil service recently in Abuja. He said the reform schedule officers were expected to have Read More

Time to revive Nigeria’s manufacturing sector

June 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector released recently by the Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which stood at 49.4 index points, indicating a reversal of five consecutive months of contraction from May, indeed, portends a good omen for the nation’s economy. The result of the PMI survey showed that the manufacturing PMI for Read More

Permanent secretaries’ selection process retrogressive — CSO

May 26, 2021 Ayoni M Agbabiaka 0

The New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI) has condemned the resort to written and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) examination for the appointment of permanent secretaries in federal ministries in Nigeria as retrogressive. The civil society organisation, which stated this in Abuja during a public appraisal of the process, said no sustainable development can take place in Read More

Fistula Day: 13,000 cases annually worrisome, unacceptable-Minister

May 24, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has expressed worry over the alarming statistics and rising burden of obstetrics fistula among Nigerian Women, decrying that there is a prevalence of 3.2 per 1000 birth with an estimated 13,000 new cases occurring annually. Tallen stated this at the weekend during the joint ministerial press briefing on the international day to Read More