RIMSON advocates strategies for tackling emerging risk, inducts new Fellows

December 29, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

Risk management professionals under the aegis of Risk Managers Society of Nigeria (RIMSON) have risen from the Society’s 2020 National Risk Management Conference listing resolutions geared at harnessing both individual and collective strategies for tackling emerging risk management challenges. A statement signed by Joseph Obah for Risk Managers Society of Nigeria, noted that the conference which took place on Wednesday, Read More

2020 IPCR research promotion was ill-conceived

December 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

The mishandling of the 2020 promotion was just the latest in a string of lapses in research and administrative competence of IPCR since 2000. Since its establishment, the instability and haphazard nature of promotion has cost the research team progressive career development and enormous opportunities. The promotion exercise was the latest experience of this development where there was information blackout Read More

The proposed governance roles for monarch

November 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The call last week by the Northern governors for formal governance roles for traditional rulers, while urging for government’s control and censorship of social media to address insecurity and forestall recurrence of recent breakdown of law and order is quite germane. This is moreso considering the fact that traditional rulers are the custodians of cultural heritage which is critical Read More

Why strike lingers -ASUU

November 9, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Academic Staff Union of  Universities (ASUU) has said that their disagreement with the federal government persists because government’s uncompromising attitude towards their demands.A press release signed by ASUU chairman, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, and made available to Blueprint Sunday said the union had shifted positions in some respects, for instance, they had reduced their demand of one tranche  of N220bn Read More

#EndSARS: Moving forward

October 26, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The devastation meted out to the nation following the outrage by youths and young people over the excesses of personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is yet to abate. With what the various governments have offered so far, can we say that the youths are satisfied and unperturbed? I doubt it. This reason Read More

Kaduna gives commission 6 months to probe police brutality

October 19, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Acting Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, has given the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Police Brutality six months to conclude its work and submit its report, noting that the demand for accountability in policing is a national issue. Speaking while inaugurating members of the Commission on Monday, Hadiza said the federal and state governments haven endorsed the demand for Read More

Senate to investigate gas tanker explosions

October 14, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate on Wednesday directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream, Gas Resources to investigate the remote and immediate causes of gas tanker explosions in parts of the country, with a view to preventing a reoccurrence and report back in two weeks. The resolution was reached sequel to the consideration of a motion brought to the floor by Senator Solomon Olamilekan 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

#FSAR ban: Group insists on reforms

October 12, 2020 John Oba 0

Following the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS), otherwise known as (SARS) by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, the Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG) Monday insisted on reforms. The group stated this during a protest at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, saying with or without the dissolution of SARS the total reformation of the police force Read More

Contract breach: Reps panel inspects NAF invaded site

October 1, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives joint Committees on Airforce and Justice has embarked on an inspection tour of the alleged excessive use of force by the Nigerian Airforce Property against Blue Boulevard Nigeria Limited. Blue Boulevard some months back, approached the House of Representatives to wade into its dispute with the Air force property company, accusing the later of breach in Read More

Shelved strike: Remian calm, NLC tells workers, citizens in Kaduna

September 28, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Following the shelved strike and protest, the Kaduna state council of Nigeria Labour Union (NLC) has urged all its affiliates to follow latest directive of the national body and await next line of action from the National Working Committee. The NLC and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had scheduled Monday, September 28 for a nationwide rally to protest increases in the prices Read More

Groups make case against Abakaliki pastor who ‘raped’ minors

September 17, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Human Rights Defenders (HURIDE) Ebonyi state chapter, in collaboration with Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Centre (HRCRC), during the week accused an alleged habitual pedophile from Ozubulu, Anambra state, Apostle Chukwuemeka Godwin Obiajulu of molesting minors. Obiajulu is also the founder and General Overseer of Grace of God Sabbath Mission, located at No. 3, Ifitedunu Street off Hilltop Street, Abakaliki, Read More

Health sector unions’ strike’ll reduce COVID-19 gains, increase loss of lives – PTF

September 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 said Monday that the declaration of industrial action by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) is capable of reducing the gains recorded so far on the fight against the virus and lead to more loss of lives. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of Presidential Task Force, Mr Boss Read More

Taraba: Ishaku seeks NEXIM Bank’s support on agric, tourism, mineral resources

September 3, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Taraba state government and the management of Nexim Bank are working on a partnership that will facilitate the development of agricultural, mineral and tourism potentials in the state.  This is part of the resolution reached Wednesday  at a meeting of the top management of the bank and Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku at the bank’s headquarters in Abuja. Governor Ishaku had Read More

PTAD to resume partial in-house verification, complaints resolution today

August 24, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) said it will resume partial in-house verification and complaints resolution with effect from Tuesday, August 25, 2020. PTAD said the in-house verification which will enable it to attend to pensioners’ enquiries and complaints will take place at the Directorate’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja, and will be based on appointment only.  Taking the pensioners’ welfare into Read More

Benue to recruit 2,300 community police

July 21, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

  Benue State Security Council has approved the recruitment of 2,300 personnel of Community Policing and 460 Community Volunteer Guards, also known as Vigilante Group to complement the efforts of conventional security agencies. Briefing newsmen after the state security meeting which ended Monday evening, Governor Samuel Ortom, who presided over the meeting, said the decision to embrace community policing was Read More

Youth group lauds Akutah over resolution of crisis in Tiv communities

July 16, 2020 Agi Onda 0

Tiv Youth Council World Wide has applauded the role played by a legal practitioner, Barrister Pius Akutah in the resolution of the crisis between Vandeikya and Ushongo communities of Benue state. President of the group, Mr Mike Msuaan, in a press statement, issued to Blueprint Thursday noted that, but for the timely intervention of Barr. Akutah, the crisis in the communities had Read More

Sack: Tension as Omolori, others resist NASS

July 15, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Palpable tension enveloped the entire premises of the National Assembly Wednesday , over sacking of the Clerk , Alhaji Mohammed Sani-  Omolori and 150 others by the National Assembly Service Commission ( NASC) with counter directive by Omolori and others , that the commission lacked powers to do so.  NASC had in a statement signed by its Executive Chairman, Engineer Read More

Group pledges readiness to partner courts on human rights

July 14, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A regional organization, the International Human Rights Commission has pledged to partner with the leadership of Nigerian courts in order to help it actualise its mandate. The Country Head International Human Rights Commission/Coordinator African Volunteers, Ambassador Friday Sani, gave the assurance on Tuesday in Abuja during a visit to the Federal High Court (FHC) Chief Judge (CJ), Justice John Tsoho, Read More

Nasarawa: Lawmakers propose scholarships for indigenous medical student, others

July 14, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Tuesday, urged the state government to initiate special scholarships for the indigenous medical and other science-related courses students in order to boost the health sector in the state. Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, made the call after Hon. Usman- Labaran Shafa (APC Toto/Gadabuke), the chairman, House Committee on Health raised Read More

Nasarawa NUJ deregisters progressive chapel

July 13, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)  has deregistered the Progressive chapel as a chapel under the council with immediate effect. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the NUJ chairman and secretary, Salihu Mohammed Alkali and Sunday John respectively. The de registration of the chapel followed the decision of five of its members to Read More

Fracas: Kaduna assembly moves against 7 members

June 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Seven lawmakers allegedly involved in the fracas on the floor of the Kaduna State Assembly on June 11, are to face the Ethics and Privileges Committee of the house. This was the resolution of the assembly during its sitting Tuesday after a motion moved by the member representing Zaria City constituency, Alhaji Suleiman Dabo. In the motion, Dabo said that Read More

Nasarawa assembly passes 15 bills, 16 resolutions in one year

June 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Wednesday, said it has passed 15 bills and 16 resolutions within the last one year. The Speaker of the house, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, disclosed this during the occasion of the end of the first session of the sixth assembly in Lafia.He described the sixth assembly as one of the best in the history of the Read More