NASS ‘ll ensure prudent use of COVID-19 funds – Lawan

December 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

 The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, declared, Monday, that the National Assembly will provide resources in 2022 budget for the battle against COVID-19 pandemic but will insist on prudence in the use of the funds.Lawan stated this in Abuja while declaring open a National Summit on COVID-19 with the theme: ‘End the Pandemic and Build Back Better.” The summit was Read More

Yar’Adua’s minister, Abba Ruma, dies in London

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources in late President Umar Musa Yar’Adua’s government, Dr Abba Sayyadi Ruma, is dead. Reliable sources said Ruma died in a London hospital. His uncle and Danwairen Katsina, Alhaji Sada Salisu Ruma, confirmed his demise. He said late Sayyadi battled diabetes for a long time before he eventually passed away Wednesday morning. He was Read More

Buhari’s request for $700 water project loan suffers set back in Senate as Commitee summons Minister

October 27, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt on Wednesday kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request to the National Assembly for Sustainable Urban and Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (SURWASH) under the  Ministry of Water Resources.This is coming twenty-fours hours  after the Ministry of Health appeared before the Committee to seek approval for $200 million ( N82billion )  Read More

400 water projects abandoned nationwide – Senate

October 26, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Water Resources declared Tuesday that about 400 water projects or dams, have been turned into abandoned  pronects nationwide.Chairman of the Senate Committee on Water Resources, Senator Bello Mandiya, made this known while briefing newsmen after budget defence session the committee had with the Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu. He lamented that some Read More

Buhari backing reforms in oil sector with actions – APC group

October 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is backing long overdue efficiency and transparency to the management of Nigeria’s oil and gas resources with action. The group added that the President will not slow down or relent in his efforts to transform the Read More

Stop Aerodrome gas plant construction, Ibadan residents urge Makinde

October 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Residents of Aerodrome Estate in Samonda area of Ibadan, Friday, have urged Oyo state government to consider safety of their lives and stop the construction of the gas plant in their area. Addressing a press conference in Ibadan, the residents raised the alarm that the planned construction of gas plant in the estate would be very dangerous to them. Speaking Read More

Oyetola presents N129.7bn budget for 2022 fiscal year

October 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday presented a total sum of N129,8bn budget to the Atate House of Assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development,” Oyetola said advancement of economy will be given priority. The budget presentation, which was the 30th since the creation of the state, was higher than the year 2021 budget of Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More

Ejidike honoured as NFSC national patron

September 13, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria’s Pillar of Sports, High Chief Donatus Ejidike-Agu, JP, was last week Thursday bestowed with the honour of National Patron by Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC).The event which held in Lagos at the national secretariat of Nigeria’s foremost football supporters club was witnessed by members of the club from different state chapters, as well as, members of the national office Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a 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

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

In Rotary women become leaders through service – Frances Omanukwue

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rotarian Frances Omanukwue is the newly elected President, Rotary Club of Abuja Federal (RCAF). In this report, ENE OSHABA writes on the passion of the vibrant young author, event coordinator, and social entrepreneur, who has used her platform to create over 1,000 job opportunities for young women in order to make them self-reliant and independent. The beginning The Rotary Club Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

IBB @80: Some people will cut my neck for supporting resource control

August 17, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former Military President General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has thrown his weight behind resource control, saying it is just fair that people who produce resources should be allowed to benefit. He also said with that arrangement, the federal government would even benefit more. Babangida spoke to Blueprint Sunday ahead of his 80th birthday today (Tuesday) at his Hilltop Residence in Minna, the state Read More

Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

Beyond football, invest in golf, other sports – Elegbeleye tells FG

August 15, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, has called on the federal government to deploy more resources to the development of sports, other than football in Nigeria. Elegbeleye who was a special guest of honour at the just concluded 13th IBB Junior Open Championships held at the IBB Golf and Country Golf Club, Abuja said already enabling laws Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More