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Female guber candidate decries youth unemployment 

November 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Change Advocacy Party (CAP) Delta State governorship candidate, Mrs. Gloria Okolugbo, has said it is the turn of the people of Delta North senatorial zone to produce the next governor of the state.   The candidate said allowing the zone to produce the next governor of Delta would amount to fairness, equity as well as promotes a sense of belonging Read More

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Ozigizigi biography

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Ozigizigi Foundation has concluded plans to present the biography of the Late Ebira hero and traditional ruler, Adayi Ozigizigi, of Obehira, Kogi central senatorial district. In a statement by the communication consultant, Emmanuel Omadivi, the book, Strides of Ozigizigi in Ebira History, has chronicled the political exploits of this great Hero which culminated in his contest for the Read More

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‘Nigeria spends N400bn on sugar importation in 4 years’

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria spent about N400 billion on the importation of raw sugar from 2013 to 2016, the head of a House of Representatives committee investigating sugar waivers has said. APC-Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Abiodun Olasupo, told journalists in Iseyin on Sunday evening that this was in spite of the waivers to enhance local production. Olusupo’s committee is investigating the waiver given to Read More

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Jonathan ‘shared’ N150bn two weeks to 2015 elections – Osinbajo-cross fire

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of frittering billions of naira that should have been spent on projects. He said Jonathan’s administration shared N150 billion two weeks to the 2015 poll. PATRICK ANDREW brings details. Though admitting the government of President Muhammadu Buhari had not completely dealt with corruption in the country, but he insisted it had Read More

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Count your blessings at all times, Onaiyekan tasks Christians

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has tasked Christians to count their blessings in all situations in order to appreciate God’s goodness and enjoy God’s blessings. Onaiyekan gave the charge yesterday, in a Homily during the Holy Mass to mark the 2018 Cathedraticum celebration for Karu Deanery, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Kpeyegyi. According to him, there is Read More

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Jigawa police command rewards dead officers

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Determined to boost the morale of its officers and men, the Jigawa state police command has rewarded 13 of its officers for their outstanding performance while on duty posts. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Bala Zama Senchi, who gave the rewards on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim Kpotun, said the appreciation to the officers who Read More

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APC celebrates Osinbajo at 61

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has facilitated with Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on the occasion of his 61st birthday. In a statement signed yesterday in Abuja by the party’s National Publicity Secretary Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, described Osinbajo as an “erudite” whose reform as commissioner for Justice in Lagos state remains a celebrated legacy. “The sweeping justice reforms Osinbajo undertook Read More

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PCNI donates N2bn medical, building materials to Borno

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Maiduguri The Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative (PCNI) in liaison with Presidential Committee for Victims Support Fund (PCVSF) has donated building materials worth over N2 billion to Borno state government. The materials donated in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, were to support the reconstruction of communities destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents. The presentation was made to Governor Kashim Shettima Read More

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Abuja declaration: Group hails Gaidam on 15% budget to health

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu Yobe state Accountability Mechanism on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (YoSAMM) has hailed the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam for earmarking N13, 689,214,000.00, representing 15 per cent of the total 2018 appropriation and finance bill to health sector in compliance with the Abuja declaration. Representative of YoSAMM, Mohammed Musa, said “Yobe state government is committed to Read More

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Transport Policy : Amaechi tasks committee on IT use

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has charged the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the finalisation of the Draft National Transport Policy to adopt the use of Information Technology in order to formulate a Transport Policy for the country. Amaechi, noted this yesterday in Abuja during the presentation of report of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the finalisation of the Read More

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Ripples as PDP Reps fault Buhari’s MTEF

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, yesterday, faulted the procedure for the presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), as debate on the document commenced. According to the members, it was required by the Fiscal Responsibility Act, that the MTEF/FSP Read More

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APBN hails Buhari’s early budget, urges unbundling of ministries

November 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agi Onda Abuja The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has commended the timely presentation of the N8.6trillion 2018 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the effort as commendable. The Association, which took a holistic assessment of the cardinal activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the last two years, including security, anti-corruption drive, state of Read More

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First Chief Imam of Makogi turbaned

November 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ime Akpan Lagos It was jubilation in Makogi Muslim community, Magboro in Owode local government area of Ogun state, as Fadilat Sheikh Abdulkareem Abdulwahab, was officially turbaned as the Chief Imam of Makogi central mosque. The ceremony, which took place at Makogi Primary School, also included the turbaning and presentation of awards to some prominent personalities who have contributed Read More