Proposed health institutions and executive, legislature discordant tunes

April 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Twice within the last two weeks, the Federal Ministry of Health at the Senate wing of the National Assembly, kicked against bills seeking for upgrade or establishments of new health institutions. TAIYE ODEWALE reports.The first of such disagreements happened penultimate Monday, when the Minister of State for Health, Senator (Dr) Olorunnibe Mamora, kicked against bills seeking for upgrade of some Read More

Kuje NUT lays foundation of N76m secretariat

April 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Kuje branch has performed the foundation laying and fund-raising ceremony for the construction of its secretariat valued at N76 million opposite School for the Deaf Paseli, along Kuje-Gwagwalada road in Kuje area council. The chairman of Kuje area council, Hon. Abdullahi Suleiman Sabo, while making his donation to the union for the construction of Read More

Kwankwaso left over N54bn liability on LGs 5km projects – KNSG

April 12, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Kano state government has said the administration of Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso left a liability of N54, 408, 259, 638.05 for the five-kilometre road projects across the 44 local government areas of the state. The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba dropped the hint while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the state Executive Council meeting held at the Read More

2023 presidency: Group to mobilise 37m supporters for Yahaya Bello

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political support group known as Project One Nigeria Movement for Governor Yahaya Bello, has declared that it will mobilise about 37 million supporters for the actualization of the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 general elections. A statement by it’s National Coordinator, Olujuwon Obasanjo, Thursday in Abuja, said it has perfected plans to get Read More

Senate’s move to legalise constituency projects

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Obviously, flowing from the controversy surrounding the constitutionality and/or legality of the constituency projects of given to members of the National Assembly as well as the corruption to which the funds have been enmeshed, the senate recently passed for second reading a bill seeking to legalise constituency projects and dedicate 20 percent of annual national budgets to such zonal intervention Read More

Jonathan commissions major road project in Bauchi

April 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday commissioned the first major road constructed by the Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed. The road which links Sabon Kaura community to Miri village was among the first roads awarded by the governor in his first 100 days in office and the first project commissioned by the administration. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Governor Bala said Read More

FG to commission executive hostel, other projects at NITT

March 31, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

Minister of State for Transport Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki, will Thursday, commission multi-million naira Executive hostel to cater for high ranking students of Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria and other Projects. The Director General of the Institute, Dr Bayero Salih Farah dropped the hint while conducting Journalists on faculty  tour at the Institute’s premises. He said some of Read More

FG hands over old Airport to Bauchi for estate construction

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government has handed over the old Bauchi state air strip located at GRA to the state government for the construction of an estate. Blueprint reports that the old air strip was initiated by the administration of former president Shehu Shagari. Bauchi state commissioner of works Abdulkadir Ibrahim while briefing journalists Wednesday on the outcome of the state executive Read More

We’ll return Anambra to self-sufficiency – Guber aspirant

March 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

An aspirant to the governorship seat in Anambra state, Dr. Ifedi Okwenna, has vowed to return the state to the position of self-sufficiency if elected, away from the state of indebtedness as is the case at the moment. Aspiring to be elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the gubernatorial poll slated for November 6, 2021, Read More

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Regulate SMEs with human face, Blue Diamond CEO urges govts

March 29, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Chief Executive Officer of a leading multipurpose  investment organisation, Blue Diamonds, Mr Raphael Chukwujekwu, has stated that only government regulation with human face can create an enabling environment for small and medium enterprises to thrive in the country. Mr Chukwujekwu, who made  this remark at the weekend in Abuja at the unveiling of the company’s new product, advised government Read More

FG committed to inclusive devt – Minister

March 27, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, has said the federal government has developed medium-term and the long-term national development plan known as ‘Nigeria Agenda 50’ for the next generation. She said FG is prioritising sustainable and inclusive development with specific interventions aimed at ensuring peace and security across the Nigeria, particularly the North-east region. According Read More

Building capacity of forest conservation workers

March 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

In order to realise it’s objective of conserving Nigeria’s forest, the Nigerian Conservation Foundation with the support of the National Park Service trained 50 Park Rangers and empowered 240 neighbouring communities; HELEN OJI reports. Introduction Essentially, the core objective of the capacity building was to improve the security and tourism infrastructure for effective management of Park and enhancement of the Read More

Community solicits support for bridge construction in Kogi

March 21, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Oguma community in Bassa local government area of Kogi state has appealed to public spirited individuals in the state and other parts of Nigeria for urgent intervention in constructing the Oguma-Sheria bridge linking the community with other parts of the state. Addressing newsmen Saturday during a sensitisation walk to Bassa LGA headquarters, Aguma’s palace and other areas, the local Read More

CBN hires KPMG for N15trn infrastructure fund

The Central Bank of Ngeria (CBN) has hired KPMG LLP as transaction adviser for its newly created infrastructure fund, according to a person familiar with the matter. The bank appointed KPMG after considering bids by firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Co., said the person, asking not to be identified because the information isn’t public yet. Read More

Nigerian women farmers can feed nation -SWOFON

March 15, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state coordinator of the Small Women Farmers Organization of Nigeria (SWOFON) Hajiya Marka Abbas has asserted that if women farmers are supported, they can feed the nation. She made the assertion Monday during a dialogue on the agricultural joint sector review and the biennial report review organized by ‘Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative’ (FAWOYDI) in partnership with Read More

9th National Assembly: When collaboration means compromise

March 11, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

The three core roles and responsibilities of the legislature are defined. Representation is about individual legislators speaking and working in favour of their constituencies for government interventions through infrastructural development and other life-enhancing deliverables. Legislation involves making laws for peace, order and good governance. And then over-sight functions, technically called checks and balances, entail exercising control, monitoring and supervisory roles Read More

Gov Diri flays attempt to ethnicise Bayelsa fertiliser project

February 22, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri has strongly condemned an attempt to cause ethnic disharmony in the state through the Brass Fertiliser and Petrochemical Company project. Governor Diri, who was reacting to a trending post on social media accusing him of plans to scuttle the project as it was allegedly not sited in a “core Ijaw area,” said those behind Read More

FG directs speedy completion of Kano-Maiduguri road

February 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has asked the contractor handling the ongoing construction and dualisation of phase one of the Kano-Maiduguri road starting from Kano – Shuwarin in Jigawa to deliver within stipulated period. The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, made the call while inspecting the project Friday at Wudil local government area of Kano state. According Read More

Why we couldn’t create new polling units since 1996 – INEC boss

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Friday, gave reasons why previous attempts by the Commission to create more Polling Units failed. According to the Commission, the genuine intention to expand voter access to polling units in 2007, 2014 and shortly before the 2019 general elections was misunderstood and politicised. The chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a Read More

AGPC raises $260m to complete ANOH project, drive energy transition

February 2, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The 300MMscfd capacity ANOH plant, located on OML 53 in Imo State, is being built by AGPC, which is an IJV owned equally between Seplat and the Nigerian Gas Company (“NGC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (“NNPC”). Seplat and NGC have previously provided a combined US$420m in equity funding and the project is now fully funded. Read More

Benue begins work on N6bn GIS project

December 18, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state government Wednesday commenced work on the over six billion naira Benue Geographic Information Services (BenGIS) project aimed at digitalising land administration in the state. Speaking with journalists at the commencement of work, the Commissioner for the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Dr. Bernard Unenge, said the project, which was recently approved and flagged off by Governor Read More

FCT spent N28.5b on COVID-19 – Minister

December 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Musa Bello, informed the Senate Tuesday, that the territory spent N28.5billion on sundry activities to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic within Abuja, especially during the lockdown. Briefing members of the Senate committee on FCT during the presentation of the revised 2020 budget of the ministry, the Minister said the fund was spent on provision of Read More

Race for 2021 FIBA Afrobasket qualification not over – Kida

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced that the race for a place in the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket is not yet over as Nigerians continue to shower accolades on D’Tigers and the federation after a perfect start in Rwanda. With conflicting media reports over the team’s qualification, the federation said despite D’Tigers’ perfect start; it is too early to boast of Read More