Bauchi gov empowers 1, 000 youth, women in Bogoro, T/Balewa LGs

September 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday empowered 1, 000 youth and women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local governments of Bauchi state with occupational equipment and cash to boost their businesses. The governor assisted 500 beneficiaries in each of the local governments where 250 people were given items including grinding machines, sewing machines and motorcycles while 250 others were Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. 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

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

NAFDAC begins campaign against dangerous use of codeine, self-medication, others

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Monday flagged off sensitization campaign against abuse of codeine, self-medication among youth and use of potassium bromate to bake bread. The Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Christianah Adeyeye, at a press conference held at the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding, Osogbo, Osun State, expressed displeasure over Read More

2021 MICS/NICS survey targets 1,000 households in Kaduna – NBS

September 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 0

The National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) has kicked off 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) and National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) targeting 20 households in each of the 50 selected clusters in Kaduna state. The survey, which is aimed at seeking household data particularly for women and children in the area of education, health, potable water to mitigate school dropout Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Kudos, Sadiya Farouq

August 31, 2021 Isah Ismail 0

For Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, there is something for Nigerians to celebrate in the midst of the myriad of challenges confronting our nation. Indeed there couldn’t have been better days in her tenure as a minister than the last few days. August 24, 2021, was a special a day as it Read More

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Akume to FG, Nigerians: Real change begins with empowering the poor

August 31, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Cleric and caregiver, Chandra Akende Akume, has challenged the federal government and wealthy Nigerians to urgently arrest the current socio-economic and political tension in the country through genuine empowerment programmes targeted at the poor. The philanthropist gave this advice in an interview with Blueprint in Kabusa area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, over the weekend, shortly after the annual get-together programme Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More

@52: APC govs laud Zulum’s commitment to end Boko Haram

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has joined Nigerians and other well wishers to celebrate the birthday of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno state, even as they acknowledged Zulum’s dedication and commitment to the fight against Boko Haram. The APC governors, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, by their chairman and governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Conservationists advocate ecosystem restoration, urge youth to save planet

August 23, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has called for ecosystem restoration challenging the country’s youth to help save the planet. The event held at the Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos and was streamed on Zoom, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook as part of effort to mobilise Nigerian youths to rise and champion courses that will promote ecosystem restoration. NCF hosted a hybrid Read More

3.4bn world population suffer hunger, malnourished – Expert

August 19, 2021 John Oba 0

An expert, the Head Agriculture Division, ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Mr Ernest Aubee, has said half of the world’s population are not well fed, while 3.4 billion suffer hunger, malnutrition and obesity. Aubee made the assertion recently during an online presentation on the `Agro-ecology way to ensuring food security and sustaining the environment’, organised by Journalists Go Organic Initiative. He described Read More

NIMASA donates relief materials to Tuggar Foundation

August 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the ‘Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar Foundation’ for onward distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs), poor and the needy people in Bauchi state. Presenting the consignment to the Foundation, representative of NIMASA, Musa Adamu said the gesture is to assist the IDPs, the poor and needy in the society Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

Breaking: Princess is 5th evicted BBNaija housemate

August 15, 2021 Editor 0

Princess Francis, simply known as Princess has become the latest housemate to be evicted from the ongoing big brother season 6 Shine Ya Eye show. The Imo state-born Princess has now become the 5th housemate to leave BBNaija programme. Arin had earlier been evicted on Sunday  Nini, Saskay, Tega and Emmanuel were among the housemates nominated for eviction last Sunday but Read More

Etsako Club 81, Edo varsity conduct medical outreach

August 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A socio-cultural association, Etsako Club 81, in collaboration with Edo University, lyamho-Uzairue, has conducted a free medical screening where thousands of indigenes of Edo North Senatorial District were screened and treated for respiratory tract infections, eye disease, malaria endemic, HIV and tuberculosis, etc. The Medical Mission, according to the president of Etsako Club 81, Dr. Mamudu, was in fulfilment of 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

Breaking: FCT Chief Judge resigns, takes over as NJI administrator

August 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Board of Governors, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad (OFR), has announced the appointment of Justice Salisu Garba as the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI). The decision was taken at its meeting held on the July 15, 2021. This was contained in a press release dated 2nd August, 2021which was issued Read More

Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Unemployment: APC governors to roll-out programmes against poverty, inequality

July 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured to roll-out programmes that would strengthen the capacities of APC governments at all levels to create jobs, stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and poverty in country. The governors on the aiges of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also acknowledged and commended the Ebonyi state governor David Nweze Read More

Sterling Bank, Cross River, consortium sign MoU on health supply project

July 27, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Cross River State Government and a consortium of healthcare providers to provide services for the Cross River Health Supply Chain Transformation Project. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lagos, Divisional Head, Health and Education Sectors with Sterling Bank, Mr. Obinna Ukachukwu, said, “I am excited that this is Read More

Bayelsa govt’ sets up ecosystem restoration committee

July 25, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Bayelsa state government has inaugurated a five-man committee to draft a blue-print for the Bayelsa Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. This was contained in a statement signed by chairman of the committee Dr. Hephzibah Suobo, at the weekend, saying that the state commissioner for Environment, Mr. lselema Gbaranbiri inaugurated the committee in his office at the new secretariat complex, Ovom, Read More