Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

Surveyors seek national mapping policy

October 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Land surveyors under the aegis of Association of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria (APPSN) have called for adoption of national mapping policy to curb incessant security challenges in the country. A fellow of Nigeria Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Clement Nwabichie, led the call at the yearly professional development workshop/luncheon of Lagos branch of APPSN. Nwabichie, who spoke on: “ Panacea Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Reps probe sharp practices in FCT public health institutions

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has mandated its Committee on the Federal Capital Territory to investigate alleged sharp practices in the operational activities of public health Institutions in the FCT. This was fallout of a motion presented on Thursday, by Hon. Mohammed Jatau, who noted that the health institutions were established to control, manage and remedy healthcarechallenges of Nigerians who have 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

Miscreants wreck havoc in Mpape as FCTA resumes cleanup

August 23, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Miscreants took to the street of Mpape on Monday snatching women’s hand bags and cell phones as the FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation resumed demolition exercise after three days break. Trouble ensued when FCT Task Team led by the chairman, Ikharo Attah had removed shanties, brothels, worship centres and National Union of Road Transport Workers Office (NURTW) on Read More

DRAC to improve media reportage with handbook on SRHR, SGBV

August 12, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has developed a handbook on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Sexual and Gender Based violence (SGBV). The handbook will help unpack concepts, definitions within disability inclusion and SRHR issues in order to improve media practitioners in the reporting. During the sensitization meeting recently held in Abuja, the Programme Officer, DRAC, Amaka Agwu Read More

SON validates FCMB’s ISO 9001 :2015 Certification

August 11, 2021 David Agba 0

For improved business processes and consistent delivery of quality products and services to customers, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has validated First City Monument Bank’s (FCMB) ISO 9001: 2015 certification for Quality Management Systems (QMS). FCMB earned ISO 9001:2015 certification in 2018 for demonstrating excellence in governance, product development and delivery of services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. Read More

Rotational Presidency uncounstitutional, Yahaya Bello tells Southern governors

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said the agitations by the Southern governors to produce the next president “is unconstitutional.” Yahaya Bello said both Nigeria law book and the constitution of all political parties does not in any way give credence to such agitation. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop for the crime reporters and political reporters, governor Bello Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC boss set-up rapid response squad nationwide

June 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubabar Audi, has ordered the immediate set-up of Rapid Response Squad in all the state commands of the Corps across the federation. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Corps director of public relations  DCC Olushola Odumosu, the NSCDC boss gave the matching order during Read More

FFS proposes arms bearing unit to protect firefighters

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following insisant attacks and harassment of firefighters at fire scenes by mob action, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) has proposed to have an Arms Bearing Unit known as fire police to protect firefighters. The agency is also demanding an upward review of hazard allowance considering the nature of hazards faced by its personnel. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja Read More

Gbajabiamila laments as $120m scanners collapses ports

May 24, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed displeasure with over 20 cargo scanners installed at a cost of more than $120 million across some Nigeria’s air and seaports. Nigeria acquired the cargo scanners and retained the service providers on build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis, including terms that that the service providers will offer training and Read More

EFCC recovers over N1bn cash from civil servant

May 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday disclosed that the Anti-graft agency last week recovered over N1 billion cash sitting in one bank account from a Civil Servant. Bawa made the disclosure while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, investiating the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)  and payment of 1 % stamp duty by contractors  Read More

Finance, Justice ministers, others to brainstorm on illicit financial

May 13, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Nigeria will next week hold a two-day international conference on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and Asset Recovery. The international conference, which will hold both physically and virtually on Tuesday and Wednesday is jointly organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Inter-Agency Committee on Stopping IFFs from Nigeria, African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (AUABC), and Read More

Breaking: Immigration begins recruitment, releases full list of shortlisted applicants

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The civil defense, correctional, fire, and immigration services board has approved the commencement of the 2019/2020 recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). Via its Twitter handle on Monday, May 10, the NIS announced that only 6,105 of the 45,323 candidates that sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT) were shortlisted by the board to take part in the Read More

@50: Passion for healthy lifestyle spurs me to write books – Ibibo

May 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

To commemorate her 50th birthday anniversary, a healthy lifestyle enthusiast and a writer, Dr. Ebunoluwa Ibibo, has called on Nigerians, especially the young ones to always ensure they eat balanced diet and engage in regular exercise. Dr. Ibibo said regular exercise will promote healthy living and prevent underlying health issues. Speaking during the launch of her books titled “Fitness Toppers Read More

Press Freedom Day: The need to regulate social media

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Like every profession, journalism has its own code of ethics guiding the smooth practice of the profession. Unfortunately, the emergence of citizen journalism and some social media platforms is jeopardizing the conventional journalists’ effort towards ensuring good and smooth practice of the profession, whereby every baboon and moron can use blog or any other social media platform to spread unreliable 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

Significance Oji-Udene heritage in Kogi state

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Iyano is an agrarian community known for the cultivation of yam, rice, cassava, maize, etc. The community is also visibly situated in the midst of lakes, namely, Ohimini, Ofe, Iyore, Oyima, and Itamiyo. These lakes do not only serve as sources of water supply but economic as well. Equally, the town is bordered by the villages of Inemeh, Abujaga, Ikaka Read More

Ramadan and a lesson in love, loyalty

April 18, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Ramadan is a month synonymous with fasting in the Muslim world. In Islam, fasting is the practice of abstaining from food, drink, smoking, and sexual activity between dawn and nightfall. At present, the world over, adult Muslims of sound mental and physical health are observing it, being the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims observe it in the Read More