Chinese economy maintains stable recovery

April 20, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first quarter, hitting 24.93 trillion yuan (about $3.82 trillion), according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 16. The figure registered an increase of 0.6 percent from that in Q4 of 2020, or 10.3 percent from that in the first three months of 2019. This Read More

Ministry trains stakeholders on Water Resources master plan

April 19, 2021 John Oba 0

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources, has organised a two days capacity building training for stakeholders on the 2013 Water Resources Master Plan on monitoring and implementation. Speaking during the opening ceremony recently in Abuja, the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Dame Didi Walson-Jack, said the 2013 Master Plan is a priority to the Ministry. She said the Read More

Beijing goes all out to improve education in Xinjiang

April 16, 2021 Editor 0

Over the past five years, Beijing has actively supported northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region with the construction of kindergartens and primary and middle schools, in a bid to lay the foundations of and bolster areas of weakness in Xinjiang’s education. From 2016 to 2020, Beijing allocated a fund of nearly 2.1 billion ($320 million) yuan to aid Xinjiang in Read More

Why the West is paranoid about China

April 8, 2021 Charles Onunaiju 0

Late last month, the European Union, United States, Britain and Canada each announced sanctions against China over alleged human right abuses in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, claiming an unproven repression of the Uyghur ethnic group. Also in a report of human rights published by the United States, it accused China of carrying out “genocide” against the Uyghur ethnic group. Read More

Stop assaulting Buhari’s fundamental right to life, group cautions London protesters

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

The protests by some Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom is unguided, unwarranted and an assault on his fundamental human right to life Nigeria First Movement has said. According to the group, it is within President Buhari’s right, like every other citizen, to seek routine medical checkup.  Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, Secretary-General, Richard Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Discovery of crude oil, other minerals causing killings in Effium – AESID

April 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said it has uncovered the actual reason behind the recent massacre of innocent citizens in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.  The persistent attacks have led to loss of hundreds of lives and destruction of several property worth millions of naira by suspected hired militia. In a statement Read More

Bad governance: Group canvasses support for Bala Mohammed’s presidency

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a pro-democracy group, Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad vanguard, BAM-V, has begun canvassing support for the Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed, saying that the former Senator possesses what it takes to lead Nigeria. Addressing newsmen on Sunday the Kano State chapter of the movement, Chairman of the Chapter, Adnan Mukhtar-Adam, noted that Mr Mohammed has the Read More

What is wrong with Nigeria?

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria, the giant of Africa, with a population of approximately 200 millions of different diverse and ethnic composition, is facing an existential threat. Evidence abounds that is not well with the country. The country is at war with secessionists, bandits, kidnappers and Boko Haram insurgents. These multi-faceted challenges are increasing in leaps and bounds with the government looking helpless. While Read More

Senate summon NNPC, DPR, FIRS over N4.07trn non-remittance, others

March 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC ) is to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Account (SPAC)  this week over alleged non-remittance of N4.07trillion into the Federation Account between 2010 and 2016. Also expected to appear for explanations are managements of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) and Federal Inland Revenue Read More

DPR seals 19 filling stations in Niger for selling above N165 per litre

March 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 19 filling stations in Niger state for selling above government regulated pump price of N165 per litre.  The DPR shut the filling stations Wednesday during surveillance operation led by the Operations Controller, Field Office Minna, Engineer Abdullahi Isah Jankara.  Speaking to journalists during the operation, Jankara said all measures would be taken Read More

Climate change threatens water access for world’s poorest – WaterAid

March 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The WaterAid Nigeria, has warned that the impact of climate change on people’s water supplies is being overlooked and it’s threatening to put progress on bringing clean water to all back decades unless urgent action is taken to help the world’s poorest communities adjust to changing weather patterns. Speaking on Monday during a media roundtable on Water and Climate Change, Read More

Presidency: Stop heating up polity ahead 2023, APC coalition warns politicians

March 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of APC Support Group, an umbrella of all registered support groups of the ruling party has called on politicians across board to stop heating up polity ahead of the 2023 general elections. The group specifically warned those aspiring for the office president, saying capable of derailing the focus of the APC led government from peacefully and successfully accomplishing Read More

Breaking: FG makes fresh approval for PH refinery

March 17, 2021 Editor 0

The Federal Government has just approved the sum of $1.5bn for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Details loading

Bauchi: DPR seals 10 filling stations over illegal pump price

March 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 10 filling stations in Bauchi state capital and Azare town for illegally increasing the pump price of the petroleum product. Bauchi state Comptroller of the department Engineer Abdullahi Iliyasu placed the stations under seal Wednesday during a patrol he led in parts of the state. According to him, many of the sealed Read More

Biafra, Oduduwa Republic – ’liberation struggle’ as the new hustle, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 17, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

In the tome of liberation struggles, a few names resonate infinitely. One name that rings trenchant to this day is Ernesto ‘’Che’’ Guevara. ‘’Che’’ envisioned a world as recreated in the dialectics of Karl Marx – where those is in the lowest rung of the social strata can command their destiny. Che fantasised about an ‘’international revolution’’ which would sweep 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

Kogi coy cries out over alleged youth’s harassment, extortion

February 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A ceramics company, BN Ceramic Industry Nigeria Limited based in Ajaokuta, Kogi state, has said despite incessant harassment and extortion by some youth, it will never compromise on giving top priority to the welfare of every cadre of its workforce. The company also reiterated its vow to always accord due respect and provide succour to its host communities by providing Read More

Unity Towards solidifying Katagum, Bauchi and Nigeria.

January 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The gains of our nation cannot be harnessed without unity. Unity is at the heart of progress, development and wealth. Unity will help us harness untapped resources; create a place called home for our young generation; put Nigeria on global stage for good reasons and inspire a spirit of greatness. Nigeria needs unity today. We too, can become a better Read More

FG set to build gemstone market in Ibadan – Minister

January 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, has said that the federal government is set to build a gems’ market in Ibadan, Oyo state. The Minister made this known on Tuesday in Ibadan when he received two hectares of land documents donated for that purpose by the Oyo state government. The land is located at Ojoo, along Ibadan Read More

Why ASSU- FG face off persists – DG NILDS

October 19, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Director General, National Institute for Legislative and Democraric Studies, Professor Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, has explained the rationale behinde the inceasant  face off between members of the Academic Staff Union of Univeristies (ASSU) and the federal government.Sulaiman, a professor of Political Science and Interntional Relations , also acknowledged the intervention of the leadership of the two chambers of the national assembly Read More

TY Danjuma and his ancient habits

October 5, 2020 Kolawole Anthony 0

Nigeria is indeed a dynamic country. This is a country where some of its citizens have not been fair to it despite what they have benefitted over the years. That Nigeria remains, a country is indeed by the mercies of God because when one is availed some of the things happening in high places, you would indeed weep for Nigeria. Read More

Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Thursday.In a statement issued in Abuja, Adesina said the president communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly in a memo dated September 16, 2020, through the Clerk of the legislature. The Read More

NNPC mulls support for CNG facilities’ deployment

September 13, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refill stations for motorists across the country. Speaking on TVC Business Show, Business Nigeria Live, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, affirmed that Read More

Need to revive Baro Port now

August 30, 2020 Abdullahi Suleiman 0

Inconsistency and lack of political will to drive new infrastructural development or sustain existing ones are major challenges confronting the needed growth and diversification of the Nigerian economy. It is not the easy excuse of scarce resources, but the prioritisation of available resources and channeling them to economically viable projects like Baro Inland Port in Agaie Local Government Area of Read More