PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

FG set deadline for Civil service salary harmonisation

October 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Tuesday that it has set a 2022 timeline to finalise harmonisation of salaries of civil servants in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, said this at the Head of Service physical engagement/interview session with the African Initiative for Governance (AIG) on public service leaders’ Read More

Group gives award to under-50 entrepreneurs, public servants

October 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A finance, investment and consulting firm, Dapines Global Investors Ltd, weekend in Abuja, awarded young Nigerians, including entrepreneurs, public servants and many others making exploits in different fields of endeavour. Among the awardees were the executive director, Rural Electrification Fund of Rural Electrification Agency, Dr Sanusi Ohiare, who won the Most Outstanding Under 50 Public Servant for Youth Development 2021, Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

NLC tasks FG on decent jobs, kicks against workers’ casualisation

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged federal government to ensure decent work for all Nigerians, describing casualisation of work in the country as unacceptable. Speaking during a rally to mark the World Decent Work Day, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said casualisation of job is evil and must be resisted. “We demand an immediate end to all forms of Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Chris Anyawnu, Nenadi Usman: Where are they now?

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

After serving the country meritoriously in different capacities and at different times, they are no longer in public domain despite their laudable contributions. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Chris Anyawnu Senator Chris Anyawnu, a former broadcaster, once represented Owerri Zone on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Senate. She was in that capacity for two tenures, precisely from Read More

Abubakar takes over from Nebolisa as new youth and sports perm sec, tasks Staff on transparency

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The new Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji. Isma’il Abubakar has advised the management and staff of the Ministry to always exhibit the highest degree of discipline, loyalty and transparency in the conduct of government business so as to ensure efficient service delivery to Nigerians. Abubakar gave the advice on Wednesday in his office in Abuja Read More

UN, Vodafone to connect 3.4bn people with smartphones by 2030

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

A new initiative was launched recently by Vodafone Group Plc and ITU, the United Nations’ specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide, with the aim that an additional 3.4 billion people could have the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030. Of the 3.7 billion people not connected to Read More

Breaking: Few weeks after, Buhari seeks amendment to Petroleum Industry Act

September 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Senate Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to amend the Petroleum Industry Act 2021 passed by the National Assembly in July this year. Buhari’s request was contained in a letter dated September 16, 2021, and read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.  The amendment request is coming few weeks after the President signed the Petroleum Industry Bill Read More

Kuje NULGE provides free medical services to members

September 8, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Kuje branch in conjunction with the area council’s health department, Wednesday, provided free medical services to members of the general public in Kuje area of Abuja. The medical services were presented at the 2021 Maiden Health Week, with the theme: “Sustaining a Healthy Workforce for Better Productivity and Efficiency in Public Service”. Read More

In Ogun, Abiodun appoints 6 new Perm Secs, redeploys 2

August 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state governor Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service. The newly appointed permanent secretaries are: Mrs, Olubukunola Adeniregun, Messrs Adetunji Kanimodo and Olusegun Olaotan. The rest are Drs Rotimiolu Akinlesi, Waidi Olanloye and Olufowobi A.O. Until their appointments, these career officers were senior directors in their respective ministries, agencies and Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

Bashir Yuguda, Hassan Gimba: Where are they now?

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Since they left public service, they are not seen or heard of anymore. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this report wonders where they could be at the moment. Bashir Yuguda Bashir Yuguda was the minister of state for finance in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan especially towards the end of that government. Yuguda was first appointed minister of state for Read More

CEOs, public officers on honours’ list as 3rd Abuja business excellence awards takes centre stage

August 12, 2021 Editor 0

Organisers of Abuja Business Excellence awards have rolled out plans for this year’s edition of the programme expected to honour outstanding Chief Executive of Officers (CEOs) and public servants within the nation’s capital. Simon Tuleh, Managing Director/CEO Dapines Global Investors Ltd, organisers of the yearly awards, described the event which is at its third edition as the biggest in Abuja Read More

Pension: Why retirees are canvassing review of lump sum

August 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is no secret that many Nigerian workers, particularly those in the public service, are unable draw their pensions long after retirement from active service. Many are known to have fallen ill and some even died while waiting for their pensions. But with Pension Reform Act of 2014, the waiting time and casualties have reduced; now the narrative has changed Read More

Senate president’s aide, 6 others inducted CeProd fellows

August 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Board and Governing Council of the Centre for Public Service Productivity and Development (CeProd), has elected and inducted the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate president, Ezrel Tabiowo, and six others as fellows. The nominees who were drawn from various professional backgrounds were inducted after undergoing an intensive training course organized by the Centre in Abuja. Those also elected Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome Read More

Adeosun: Vindication of a public servant?

July 9, 2021 Kayode Adebiyi 0

In what is being referred to as historic, a Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday vindicated former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, ruling that she was ineligible for national service. Adeosun, through her lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), had in March 2021 filed a suit for constitutional interpretation of her eligibility for NYSC. The court, presided over by Read More

Post Covid-19: AfDB launches strategy for public finance reforms

July 4, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a new strategy on public reforms aimed at fostering transparent and accountable governments and institutions to secure inclusive and sustainable development. The regional bank weekend, launched its Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (SEGA) amid concerns over the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on most African countries. Emeka Anuforo, Communication and External Relations Read More

Idris Waziri, Jamilah Tangaza: Where are they now?

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

These three individuals once served their father land meritoriously, but long after their stewardship, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece asks where they could be at the moment. Idris Waziri Ambassador Idris Waziri is was Nigeria’s ambassador to Pakistan with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Maldives and Afghanistan. He was also the Read More