Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Association trains Bauchi muslims, christians leaders, CSOs on peace

August 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria’ (CRUDAN) has trained selected muslims, christians leaders and civil society organizations in Bauchi state on peace building and conflict transformation. The three-day training according to the program officer of CRUDAN central zone Tulari Tine was funded by ‘Bread for the world- Germany’ and was aimed Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Emperor Baywood salutes Muslims, urges tolerance

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Founder of Byawood Foundation and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chris Baywood Ibe while greeting Muslim faithful nationwide has urged them to uphold the sterling virtues of Islam at Eid-el-Kabir celebration by upholding tolerance. In a statement released in Abuja Sunday, Baywood in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir, urged Muslims across the nation to imbibe noble Read More

Faster growing population plunges 7m below poverty line – WB

June 16, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

In spite of the slowing inflation rate as announced by the National Bureau of statistics (NBS), the World bank (WB) said, seven million Nigerians have slipped from the poverty line to under the pverty line. The global bank attributed the worsening situation to an economy that is growing far slower than the rate at which its population is growing.While the Read More

Govt must confront poverty, inequality – Amaechi

June 14, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Chibuike Amechi, weekend said no meaningful progress could be made in Nigeria unless government addresses inequality and extreme poverty bedeviling the nation. Amechi stated this while delivering the 49th Convocation lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN. He lamented that in spite of government’s poverty alleviation programmes such as OFN, NEEDS, KEKE NAPEP, Nigerian Read More

NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

USAID gets additional Deputy Administrator

June 4, 2021 Editorial III 0

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has created an additional deputy administrator position and shifting to a two-deputy administrator structure. USAID Administrator, Samantha Power, in a statement on USAID structure said: “I am very pleased to announce the start of reforms that will improve USAID’s ability to advance U.S. interests and values and tackle the toughest challenges of Read More

Farouq bags Blueprint Humanitarian award, assures more interventions

June 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq Umar, has been named Blueprint Public Officer of the year 2020. At the Blueprint Newspapers’ 10th Anniversary and Impact Series Awards held on Thursday in Abuja, the Zamfara-born administrator was nominated for her contributions to Humanitarian and Emergency Intervention.The award committee, made up of eminent Nigerians, said that her Read More

2nd anniversary: Bala fetes Bauchi orphans

May 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To celebrate his second year in office, Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed Saturday organised a lunch for orphans drawn from orphanage homes and communities in the state capital. The governor along with his deputy, Bala Tela, and wife, Aisha, ate together with the children at Ramat House, Bauchi. The governor stated that the idea to organise the feast for the Read More

Insecurity raising child trafficking, labour cases in Oyo – C’ttee

May 26, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Steering Committee on Child Labour on Tuesday alerted that the present insecurity situation in Nigeria has resulted into increase in child labour across the country. The committee raised the alarm in a communiqué issued and made available to newsmen at the end of its quarterly meeting on ways of ending child trafficking and labour in Oyo state According Read More

APC: Envoy commends Buni’s caretaker c’mtt for political stability in Nigeria

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Kim Young-Chae, has commended Yobe state governor and Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Mai Mala Buni, for providing strong leadership which has contributed to political stability in Nigeria. The Ambassador made the commendation when governor Buni paid him a courtesy visit at the South Korean embassy Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Plan reduction of salaries insensitive, provocative inciting, NASU tells FG

May 9, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has described as insensitivity, provocative and inciting move by the Federal Government to reduce salaries of federal civil servants. General Secretary of NASU , Comrade Peters Adeyemi in a statement said contrary to insinuation that salaries of workers is responsible for bloated recurrent expenditure, it is actually the salaries and allowances of political Read More

Xi holds phone conversation with #UN chief

May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday. Noting that the United Nations (UN) has gone through rare and complicated situations in recent years, Xi said multilateralism has received more and more support as a result. Pursuing multilateralism is inseparable from the United Nations, international law and cooperation among countries, Xi said. Read More

An ideal security advisory

May 2, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

The last one year, echoes of sack the service chiefs were rife and as if in unison, everyone felt they had outlived their usefulness. Something made Baba stick with them all these years. Now they are gone and we all are not the better for it. The Nigerian Airforce has suffered two plane crashes already. ISWAP and Boko haram have Read More

Unacceptable infant mortality rate

April 30, 2021 Administrator 0

The ranking of Nigeria as 11th country with the highest number of newborn deaths in the world ought to give government at all levels and healthcare givers a serious cause for concern. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) released the damning statistics in Lagos not quite long ago. According to the report, eight of the 10 most dangerous Read More

How citizens’ll benefit from Kaduna residents card – El-Rufa’i

April 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i has said the Kaduna State Residents Card would help the government to know citizens, better organise their access to social services like education, basic health care and social interventions as well as conduct business with the government without hindrance. According to him, the residents’ card will not only identify someone as a resident alone; it enables the Read More

The 2.1m poorest Kaduna citizens

April 20, 2021 Administrator 0

The Kaduna State Social Register and Rapid Response Register (RRR) released recently, indicated that rural dwellers, subsistence farmers, and illiterates top 2,051,972 poorest and most vulnerable Kaduna state citizens from 524,424 families captured in the State Social Register (SSR) for the Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs). This is, indeed, a sad narrative of the nation’s state of affairs. The undesirable Read More

Beijing goes all out to improve education in Xinjiang

April 16, 2021 Editor 0

Over the past five years, Beijing has actively supported northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region with the construction of kindergartens and primary and middle schools, in a bid to lay the foundations of and bolster areas of weakness in Xinjiang’s education. From 2016 to 2020, Beijing allocated a fund of nearly 2.1 billion ($320 million) yuan to aid Xinjiang in Read More

Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state shariah commission has disclosed intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. The permanent commissioner of the commission in charge of ‘hisbah’ (Islamic police) Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this Monday during a Pre-ramadan sensitization organized by his office for prostitutes Read More

China sets role model for global poverty reduction

April 9, 2021 Editor 0

Poverty is a chronic affliction of human society and a common challenge faced by the whole world. China had long been plagued by poverty at a scale and a level of severity that has rarely been seen anywhere else in the world. As a result, the challenge of poverty alleviation in China almost defies imagination. Over the past century, the Read More

China issues white paper on poverty alleviation to share experience

April 7, 2021 Editor 0

In a white paper issued Tuesday, China has detailed its rich experience in poverty alleviation from the past century since the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1921. China’s experience is to be shared in an effort to contribute to global poverty reduction, which experts said fully demonstrates China’s pursuit of common prosperity and its key factors Read More

Surviving in drought: Youths and the new status symbol

March 30, 2021 Alex Enemanna 0

It was Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, who in his famous book Leviathan that described life as ‘nasty, brutish and short’ where the scramble for survival is the order of the day, where human adopts any possible means to exercise power over the other to feather his nest in pursuit of personal agenda – purely driven by survival instinct. For Read More

ANEEJ attributes IFF to spate of poverty

March 23, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has raised the alarm that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) which is part of fundamental development problem in Nigeria has increased poverty menace in the country. ANEEJ Executive Director, Rev. David Ugolor lamented that there was no firm agreement on conceptual and definitional issues relatedto issues of IFFs till date. Rev Ugolor Read More