SWOFON attributes lack land ownership among women to livelihood strategies

March 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

Small-Scale Women Farmers Organisation in Nigeria (SWOFON), has expressed concern that land ownership is exceptionally low among women, saying it limits their ability to explore land-based livelihood strategies. The National President of SWOFON, Mary Afan, told newsmen in Abuja that women make up most of the Nigeria’s rural labor force,  but male are 5 times more likely to own land Read More

Biafra, Oduduwa Republic – ’liberation struggle’ as the new hustle, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 17, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

In the tome of liberation struggles, a few names resonate infinitely. One name that rings trenchant to this day is Ernesto ‘’Che’’ Guevara. ‘’Che’’ envisioned a world as recreated in the dialectics of Karl Marx – where those is in the lowest rung of the social strata can command their destiny. Che fantasised about an ‘’international revolution’’ which would sweep Read More

InfraCorp: CBN extends deadline for asset managers

March 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu, 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and its partners have extended the deadline for expressions of interest for appointment as independent infrastructure asset manager for the Infrastructure Corporation of Nigeria Limited (InfraCorp). The promoters of the InfraCorp extended the deadline by two weeks from 12-noon Nigerian time on March 16, 2021, to 12-noon Nigerian time on March 30, 2021. This Read More

Lalong urged to lift suspension on sale of NNN properties

March 15, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Concerned Northern Citizens (CNC) has called on the governor of Plateau state and chairman of Northern State Governors’ Forum (NSG) Simon Lalong to take urgent steps to ensure that the suspension of the disposal process of the New Nigerian Newspapers Company Limited (NNN) properties is reversed immediately. Recall that on May 17, 2019 the NSGF under the chairmanship of Read More

FCTA commissions’ water treatment plant in Abaji

December 1, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has stated the commitment of the FCT Administration to reduce multi-dimensional poverty levels and achieve set targets in water, sanitation and hygiene.  The minister who stated this commitment during the official inauguration of Abaji Water Treatment Plant Tuesday also said  that the project would no doubt assist to improve the health and Read More

2020 pilgrimage: NCPC boss inspects Yakubu Gowon airport facilities

December 1, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

              The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has inspected facilities at the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Jos, in preparation for this year’s general pilgrimage.  According to a press statement issued in Abuja by the Commission’s head of media, Mr. Celestine Toruka, the NCPC boss was conducted round the facilities at the airport by its manager, Mr. Read More

FEC approves action plan to end statelessness

November 26, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The federal government has approved a Joint Council Memo of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development with the Ministry of Interior to end statelessness in Nigeria. The approval was given at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at the State House on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. In statement made available Read More

Nasarawa govt charges contractors on project specifications

November 26, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government, Thursday, charged contractors awarded contracts to ensure strict adherence to specifications and timely execution of projects.Executive chairman Nasarawa state Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB) Muhammad Musa Dan’azumi gave the warning at a bid opening ceremony 2019 intervention fund in Lafia. The chairman who was represented by Permanent member 1 of the board, Mr. Freeman Kasa, warned Read More

Zazzau Emirate: Kingmakers queried over Emir Bamalli’s coronation

November 19, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Four out of the five kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate Council were issued with query for failure to attend a coronation meeting summoned by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Local government, Malam Ja’afaru Sani  in his office. Blueprint learnt that the meeting was in preparation for the presentation of staff of office to the new Emir of Zazzau, Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, Read More

Echono, in service of fatherland

November 4, 2020 Good-head Middle-belt 0

So, ‘He said; if you are here and, you have on no occasion committed iniquity as an adult, be the first to cast stone on her, one after the other those who arose to cast stone on the woman that was caught right in the act, left the vicinity where they congregated to stone her to death. This transitory overview Read More

BPSR lauds NNPC’s internal open resourcing initiative

November 2, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for Internal Open Resourcing (IOR) initiative, describing it as a veritable tool required by the nation at this time to bridge the skills gap in both the public and civil services. The Director General of BPSR, Dr. Dasuki I. Arabi, gave the commendation at the Read More

Delphi Law Advisory partners NLO on legal, corporate governance

October 28, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Delphi Law Advisory has partnered the Nigeria Nationwide League One, NLO on legal and corporate governance regarding the corporate existence of clubs in the league. To this effect, NLO clubs will not have to go through the stress of administrative bottlenecks when registering their clubs at the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, the processes will now be handle by Delphi Law Read More

As-Salam Global University, the right step

October 18, 2020 Muhammad Sagir 0

Whenever the word “education” is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is classroom. Most of the time, we tend to think of education in terms of teacher-pupils engagement in the classroom, but forget other social interactions that take place in school, which are the other components of education.  Indeed, education is a process which involves a number of Read More

FEC approves N1.6bn e-government procurement, N1.2 billion for railway security gadgets

October 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N1.2 billion for the procurement of security gadgets for railway stations across the country.Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said seven railway stations would benefit from the project, which has a Read More

#EndSARS: Gbajabiamila assures victims’ compensation

October 13, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given assurance that victims of the #EndSARS protests would be compensated, as budgetary provisions would be made for that.Gbajabiamila said the action would be in line with the House’s resolve to ensure that the lives of those reportedly killed during the protests in parts of the country did not go in Read More

Updated: INEC issues Akeredolu, deputy certificate of return

October 13, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented certificates of return to winners of Saturday’s election in Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa. INEC chairman, Professor  Mahmood Yakubu, who was represented by the National Commissioner in Charge of Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states, Dr. Adekunle Ogunmola, presented the certificates to the governor-elect and his deputy at the Read More

Niger chief registrar disowns report on new magistrates

October 8, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Chief Registrar of the Niger state High Court, Alhaji Jibrin  Zabbo, has debunked media  reports credited to him to the effect that the state judiciary has commenced the process to appoint new magistrates. Zabbo in a statement issued in Minna Thursday said the report  that  he held  a press briefing was not true adding that he didn’t speak on that Read More

Magugate: Why Malami should not be crucified

October 5, 2020 Emeka Oraetoka 0

Lie repeatedly told becomes the truth -Joseph Goebbles. This quote aptly captures the current orchestrated media attacks on the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN). It is no more news that on November 22, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhai, in line with his administration’s zero tolerance for corruption, set up the Presidential Committee on Audit Read More

Digitalization of insurance industry: NAICOM to release IT guidelines

October 4, 2020 David Agba, and Edet Udoh 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) as part of its plans to raise the bar of the industry’s operations and processes to the global standard has put in place a real-time digital platform to drive the process and is presently training insurers for seamless takeoff. Disclosing this on Thursday during a seminar organised for insurance journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Read More

National Hajj Savings Scheme takes-off in Kano

October 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The pilot take-off of the National Hajj Savings Scheme that would make it easier for intending muslim pilgrims to perform one of the five pillars of Islam, the Hajj, commenced yesterday in Kano State. The scheme, which allows Muslims Ummah to prepare ahead of time, by making gradual deposits through Jaiz Bank plc, was formerly launched by His Eminence, The Read More

Reps to restart water resources Bill, receive new PIB

September 29, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to restart the controversial National Water Resources Bill, as its process of reintroduction to the House was questioned on Tuesday. A member of the House from Benue State, Hon. Benjamin Mzondu, had at the resumption of plenary, through a motion on matters of privileges drew attention of the House to the breach of procedure Read More

40 companies in Abuja to demonstrate electronic voting machine

September 28, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

Over 40 companies, manufacturers Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) around the world are at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for a virtual or practical demonstration of the machines.While welcoming the guests on Monday, Chairman of the commission Prof Mahmood Yakubu said these companies which came on the invitation of INEC had earlier indicated interest to demonstrate how Read More

ICRC lauds NNPC on transparent bid opening process as 78 coys jostle for rehab of critical pipelines, downstream infrastructure

September 22, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Director-General of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Engr. Chidi Izuwah, has commended the leadership of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for totally driving a transparent bid opening processes for the rehabilitation of NNPC pipelines and its critical downstream infrastructure noting that NNPC is showing to the world that things could be  done correctly such that would yield Read More

Magu: CSO asks Nigerians to ignore media war against Justice Salami panel

September 16, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A coalition of the Civil Society Organization, Citizens Voice Against Corruption, CIVAC, Wednesday, asked Nigerians to ignore what it described as a media war against the Justice Ayo Salami Panel.  It warned against any attempt to derail the process, adding that the integrity and incorruptible nature of Justice Salami has shown his true character as an anti-corruption champion.  CIVAC further Read More

PDP hails fresh US visa ban on election riggers

September 15, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the United States over its fresh imposition of visa ban on those undermining the democracy and electoral process of Nigeria.  PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Tuesday, enjoined the United States Department of State to include family members and assets of “such anti-democratic agents who have destroyed the Read More