Nigerians to pay more for electricity as FG jerks up meter price

November 13, 2021 Editor 0

Again, it appears that consumers of electricity in Nigeria are in for a hard time as the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) recently approved an upward review of unit price of meters. According to a statement made available to newsmen, the price review takes effect from November 15, ç 2021. The affected meter types are the Single Phase Meter and Read More

Power and its impermanence

November 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

One with power is the person in charge or control of affairs in public or private settings. A power holder has the capacity to influence the actions, beliefs, or even the behavior of others.Power can be acquired legitimately, forcefully or even naturally bestowed upon. Power may be of political, physical or social type. Whatever type it is, the holder of Read More

Lack of BoT responsible for worsening crisis in APC – Moniedafe

November 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe, has identified lack of Board of Trustee for the party as reason for worsening crisis rocking the party across the country. Moniedafe, however declared that “it is time for the APC to do the right thing” adding that if given opportunity to lead the party he has Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

APC appeal com’tt okay Niger Congress, says no petition, complaint received

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman of the State Congress Appeal Committee in Niger state, Chief Ray Morphy, has said that his committee did not recieve petition or complaint regarding the recently conducted state congress of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state. Chief Morphy declared that the appeal committee’s exercise was open, inclusive and democratic. The national secretariat of APC had Read More

Re-nationalise power sector for effective results, Coalition tells FG

October 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), Oyo state chapter, Friday called for re-nationalisation of the country’s power sector to be managed and controlled by elected representatives of workers and consumers. CARE, in a statement jointly signed by its convener, Akinbodunshe Shadrack, and the co-convener, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, faulted the take-over of one of the largest investors in Ibadan Read More

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

E-transmition of results: ZLP commends Senate, rejects direct primaries

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has commended the Senate on the revision of Electronic Transmission of Election results even has it condemned the proposed imposition of Direct Primary Election on political parties. ZLP in a statement released Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national chairman, commended the Nigerian Senate particularly the Senate President, on revising Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

Independence: End insecurity now, NCP tasks govts

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Conscience Party (NCP) has called on government at all levels to deploy strategies that will end insecurity bedeviling the country.The party also called on other political parties to emulate by allowing inclusiveness. In a statement released Friday in Abuja by the Special Assistance to the NCP’s national chairman, Comrade Omole Olusegun, asked all members of the party “to Read More

Nigeria @61: Yoruba group warns against agents of destruction

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigeria marks its 61st independence anniversary, the nation’s youths have been urged to shun agents of destruction who are bent on using them to cause trouble within the polity. The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) while making the call also noted what it termed as “the resilience and commitment to the ideal of our forefathers” is what has kept the Read More

Breaking: Property, monies lost as fire guts hotel in Imo

September 27, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A popular hotel, Bangkok, located along Umuguma road, on the outskirts of Owerri, the Imo state capital, was on Monday afternoon gutted by fire. Blueprint correspondent who ran to the scene of the accident on getting the information, gathered that the fire burnt the power house where the three generating sets were installed, thus wasting millions of Naira. It was also gathered Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

2023: Bala, PDP governing Bauchi temporarily – APC chieftain

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of the aspirants contesting the state chairmanship position in the forthcoming state congress, Musa Bayero Muhammed, has said that the current leadership in the state is there temporarily. The chairmanship aspirant declared that APC will regain the its Bauchi state leadership in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

NPower batch C employment: All you need to know about monthly stipend of beneficiaries after verification

September 15, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The federal government of Nigeria pays all beneficiaries of Npower a certain amount of money as stipends at the end of every month for upkeep depending on the category they fall into. The scheme, however, is yet to make an official statement on when batch C Beneficiaries will begin to receive their monthly stipend, but rumour has it that payment Read More

N-Power batch C employment: Here are things to know on physical verification, PPA enrollment

September 7, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

As Npower batch C Beneficiaries begin physical verification and deployment processes on Friday, here are things to note so as to avoid disqualification and late payment of stipends. Late PPA enrollment simply means a situation whereby a deployed Npower beneficiaries refused to complete his or her deployment process on time. The deployment process of an Npower beneficiary starts from physical Read More

Use social media to promote national unity and integration, NYSC DG tells corp members

September 5, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has urged the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2 Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) to use social media to promote Nigeria’s unity and integration as well as to be focused and hardworking so as to achieve prosperous future.  General Ibrahim, who gave the advice Friday at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Nonwa-Gbam, Tai, in Rivers Read More