IGR: Bayelsa rakes N1.2bn in March

May 30, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The  Bayelsa State government said it received N1.2billion as internally generated revenue for the month of March 2020. The figure is one of the highest raked in by the state in the last 12 months. The Technical Assistant to the governor on Treasury, Account and Revenue, Mr. Timipre Seipulou, disclosed this on Friday during the transparency briefing for the months Read More

Official leakages: FG to fire erring civil servants

May 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

 The federal government Tuesday issued stern warning to civil servants to desist from leaking official documents, saying  anyone caught in the act would be shown the way out of the civil service. The government’s position was contained in a circular signed by the Head of Service of the Federation Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan. The warning came about a month after the April Read More

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Breaking: Panic as coronavirus berths in Katsina, first in northern Nigeria

March 18, 2020 Editor 0

Coronavirus was on Wednesday recorded in Katsina state for the first time in Nigeria’s northern region. Disclosing this in Katsina, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr Kabir Musptapha, said the patient who is presently on self isolation returned from Malaysia and developed symptoms that warrants further investigations. He said, “The ministry is taking all precautionary measures and Read More

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NSF: FCT Minister of state parleys SWAN, assures of improved athletes’ welfare

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Minister of State Federal Capital Territory Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has expressed the administration’s readiness to work with relevant stakeholders in uplifting the face of sports within the nation’s capital. Dr Tijjani who spoke when she hosted a delegation of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), FCT chapter led by Comrade Ndubueze Chidoka in her office said athletes’ welfare Read More

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Aso Rock top official murdered, police gun down 6 bandits in Niger

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

A top civil servant in the State House Abuja has been reportedly murdered Monday night. The development came as police in Niger state engaged bandits in a gun duel, killing six of the hoodlums in the process. Similarly, some gunmen also killed two soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven in Jos, Plateau state Tuesday, even as three persons were killed in Read More

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Breaking: Kidnappers invade Lafia, abduct top Nasarawa govt official

February 16, 2020 Editor 0

Police have confirmed early morning kidnap of a Permanent Secretary Jibrin Okaku Giza working with the Nasarawa state government. Giza who with the ministry of works was kidnapped Sunday morning in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital. Commissioner of police, Nasarawa State Command, Emmanuel Bola Longe, who confirmed the incident said already intense search for the abducted Permanent Secretary has been triggered. Read More

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Aduda replaces Adesola as Perm-Sec

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A new Permanent Secretary Mr Gabriel Aduda has resumed duty as the new helmsman in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. At a brief hand-over ceremony in Abuja, the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, enjoined Aduda to take the ministry to the next level in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision. He commended the directors and staff of Read More

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Breaking: One week after DSS’ court invasion, AGF takes charge of Sowore’s case

December 13, 2019 Editor 0

Following widespread condemnation amidst uncertainties, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to hands off the case against the #RevolutionNow protests convener, Omoyele Sowore . A statement by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr. Umar Gwandu, which confirmed this on Friday Read More

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Happening Now: Poor turn of Spectators, organisation dug National Sports Festival opening show

December 6, 2018 Editor 0

A clear show of poor organisation and display are currently being witnessed at the opening ceremony of 19th National Sports Festival, taking place inside Abuja National Stadium. The opening show is at the moment beehive of many social activities, but turn out of Spectators, Athletes and Officials is grossly low, Blueprint can confirm. Earlier, no fewer than 23 states presented Read More

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Police promote 239 senior officers, 7981 inspectors 

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday announced promotions for 239 senior police officers and 7,981 inspectors.   Two police commissioners have been elevated to the rank of assistant inspectors-general; while 10 assistant police commissioners are now deputy commissioners.   Twelve police superintendents were promoted to chief superintendents, and 76 deputy police superintendents are now superintendents.   The exercise also saw 139 assistant police superintendents Read More

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Why we conduct promotion exams for workers in Bauchi -HoS

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state Head of Service (HoS) Alhaji Liman Bello has stated that the civil service promotion examination introduced by the state government acquaints workers not only with regulatory and professional knowledge but boosts their capacity and reading culture. Speaking while declaring open a two day sensitization workshop on the 2018 Bauchi state civil service promotion examination, Bello said the exercise which Read More

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FG committed to end open defecation, proper management excreta 

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal government of Nigeria is committed to address the sanitation challenges including ending open defecation in the country and ensuring proper management of excreta. The minister of State for environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril who was represented by the permanent secretary of the Ministry Mr. Leon Lawrence Aliboh made this statement during a press briefing yesterday on the world Toilet Read More

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PS tasks staff on environmental laws

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mines Environmental Compliance Department (MEC) of Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) have been charged to boost their efficiency in enforcing mining laws that will safeguard the environment in line with the global best practices. Permanent Secretary MMND, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, who stated this at the opening ceremony of the Retreat on Mines Pollution Control (MPC) held at New Keffi Read More

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Kada 2018: Ex-NSC DG Yakmut heads interior Games squad

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The very last Director General of defunct National Sports Commission (NSC), MallamAlhassanYakmut has been confirmed as the chairman, Main Organising Committee of Ministry of Interior Games slated for Kaduna. Yakmut who was inaugurated alongside other members of the games committee in Abuja explained that the second edition of the competition scheduled between November and early December would be a breeding Read More

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I’ll work for APC’s success in 2019 – Agara

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Silas Ali Agara, has expressed readiness to work for the success of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections at all levels. The Deputy Governor, who was one of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the APC, said he has put behind him the disappointment of the exercise and would cooperate Read More

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FG committed to economic diversification – Shittu

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has said that the federal government will continue to formulate policies that will promote economic diversification. Mr. Shittu said this at the opening ceremony at the 15th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Resolution 609 Consultation meeting and Radio Navigation Satellite Service Symposium yesterday in Abuja. According to the Minister, it will be done in line Read More

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YOG: Team Nigeria head to Argentina, get anti-doping warning

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Seventeen Athletes are currently on their way to Buenos Aires in Argentina, venue of this year’s Youth Olympic Games (YOG) scheduled to begin this weekend. The Athletes drawn from various sports including athletics, canoeing, wrestling, table tennis, golf, weightlifting, badminton and boxing will represent Nigeria in eight sporting activities. While sending off the Athletes inside package A of Abuja National Read More

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Mining fuelling Zamfara security crisis – Jaye

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

President aspirant, Jaye Gaskia, says artisanal mining have further fueled the level of insecurity in Zamfara state. Mr. Jaye, who said this in a chat with Blueprint in Abuja, said that the peculiar nature of artisanal mining in the state makes many of them vulnerable to attacks by rural bandits. The meeting hosted by Global Rights has as its theme: Read More

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Govt honours staff for transparency, accountability

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has honoured a management staff of the state Due Process Office for instilling transparency, accountability and judicious utilization of public resources in government business. In his remarks while presenting them with letter of commendation, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, explained that the present administration in its quest to instill transparency considered it Read More

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Kwara to upgrade 70-year-old primary school

January 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Plans are underway by Kwara state Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBE) to upgrade 70-year old Alore Primary School in Ilorin West local government area of the state to a junior secondary school status. Former KWSUBEB acting director, Finance and Supply and Permanent Secretary- Designate, Dr Ahmed Sebutu made the disclosure while speaking with journalists at Read More

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Buhari swears-in 7 new perm secs

December 20, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in seven new Permanent Secretaries that were appointed alongside 15 others in August this year. They are Mustapha Suleiman (Kano), Adekunle Olusegun Adeyemi (Oyo), Mrs. Ekaro Chukwumogwu (Rivers), Adedayo Akpata (Ekiti), Abdulkadir Muazu (Kaduna), Osuji Ndubusi (Imo) and  Bitrus Bako Nabasu (Plateau). The new appointees were sworn-in shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Read More