NCFront demands urgent council of state meeting to address insecurity

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Consultative Front, (NCFront) has appeal to former heads of state, former Presidents and other stakeholders to take a break from their rest and work together to rescue Nigeria from imminent civil war. The group which gathered in Abuja to discuss what they described as “pervasive killings, kidnappings, wanton destructions of public assets and general insecurity in Nigeria” said Read More

FAO urges Africans to consume more milk

June 2, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Africans have been urged by Food and Agriculture (FAO) to consume more milk in order to gain from its health benefits.  This was noted by ECOWAS and Nigeria’s representative at FAO, Fred Kafeero on Tuesday in Abuja while he was  delivering  a keynote address at an event to commemorate the World Milk Day (WMD). The WMD with the theme: “Sustainability Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Constitutional review: Yiaga Africa recommends 10 priorities on electoral act amendment

May 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As the national assembly holds public hearings on constitution review, a Non Governmental Organization ‘Yiaga Africa’ has recommended 10 top priorities on electoral act amendment in the constitution. The NGO proferred the recommendations during a roundtable it organized for civil society organizations and other citizens of Bauchi state on how they can make difference at the public hearings. A facilitator Read More

Rivers LG poll: ADC blasts RISEC, disowns free, fair claims by IPAC

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has disassociated itself from the claims by the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) that the recently conducted local government election in the state was free, fair and credible. The opposition party also lambasted the Rivers state government for the same claim. In a statement signed by its national chairman, Chief Ralphs Read More

OYSIEC declares PDP winner of rescheduled Ido LG polls

May 27, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo State Independent National Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has declared the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon. Adeojo Sheriff Aderemi, as winner of Ido Local Government Area of the state. Announcing the result, late Wednesday, the OYSIEC Chairman, Aare  Isiaka Olagunju said the PDP candidate polled 19,744 votes at the rescheduled elections held on Wednesday. According to the OYSIEC Chairman, at Read More

FFS proposes arms bearing unit to protect firefighters

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following insisant attacks and harassment of firefighters at fire scenes by mob action, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) has proposed to have an Arms Bearing Unit known as fire police to protect firefighters. The agency is also demanding an upward review of hazard allowance considering the nature of hazards faced by its personnel. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

Sallah tragedy: Protest rocks Iseyin in Oyo state as Customs kill 5 persons

May 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than five people were reportedly shot dead in Iseyin, Iseyin Local Government, Area of Oyo state Thursday during an alleged sporadic shooting by men of Nigerian Customs Services. Eye witness account said the NCS men on intercepting suspected smuggled goods coming through the boarders resulted shooting sporadically during which stray bullets from their gunshots hit the five victims. Read More

2021 Bentley Flying Spur brings new features, improved refinement

May 10, 2021 House keeper 0

Bentley claims to have “eliminated” noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) as part of a subtle round of updates to its new Flying Spur saloon. After a year on sale, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival has gained a raft of new standard equipment alongside the refinement-boosting tweaks, as well as an enhanced array of personalisation options. Bentley used ‘virtual prototyping’ processes to Read More

Insecurity: FG warns against influx of inmates into custodial centres

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has warned against the influx of more inmates into the Nigeria custodial centres as a result of increased insecurity and criminality across the country. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said this development should prompt the leadership of the nation’s Correctional facilities not only to be proactive and vigilant, but alive to their responsibilities to defend the Read More

INEC establishes 1,374 more polling units in Akwa Ibom

May 9, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it has established 1,374 more polling units in Akwa Ibom State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC, Mr Mike Igini, who stated this during a Stakeholders Meeting on Expansion Of Voters Access and Establishment of New Polling Units in Uyo, Weekend, said with the creation, the State now has 4,354 polling units.  Igini Read More

Plan reduction of salaries insensitive, provocative inciting, NASU tells FG

May 9, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has described as insensitivity, provocative and inciting move by the Federal Government to reduce salaries of federal civil servants. General Secretary of NASU , Comrade Peters Adeyemi in a statement said contrary to insinuation that salaries of workers is responsible for bloated recurrent expenditure, it is actually the salaries and allowances of political Read More

Kaduna LG polls: APC disqualifies 38 chairmanship aspirants

May 2, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Kaduna state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared 38 of the 115 aspirants that purchased forms to contest for local government chairmanship not suitable for various reasons.Some of the reasons adduced for the party’s decision ranged from being indicted in one way or the other, or failing to measure up in the aptitude test carried Read More

Master plan initiatives yielding results – SEC

April 29, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stated that the implementation of the 10-year capital market master plan is already yielding tremendous results that have helped to deepen the capital market. This was stated by Executive Commissioner Operations of the SEC, Mr. Dayo Obisan during an interview in Abuja. Obisan said that quite a number of notable initiatives as contained Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria can`t afford another civil war, Osinbajo warns

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Yomi Osinbajo, has warned that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, hence the need for political elites in the country to speak up against the calls for disintegration and the worsening insecurity. Osinbajo stated this Tuesday night at an interactive section with Anambra state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants organized by the state chapter of APC Patriots. Read More

Accident: 2 Nurses die, 10 others Injure at Lagos-Abeokuta expressway

April 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two nurses were reportedly dead while 10 other passengers sustained different degrees of injuries when a Toyota Hiace bus was involved in a loan accident along Akinale village on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway. The spokesperson to the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the accident to Blueprintin Abeokuta According to Akinbiyi, the accident which occurred at about Read More

Breaking: FCTA re-introduces pack and pay policy

April 13, 2021 Muhammad Tanimu 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reintroduced the park and pay policy in the city centre. Briefing Journalists Tuesday in Abuja, the Acting Secretary FCT Transportation Secretariat, Usman Yahaya said reintroducing the on-street parking policy was to bring about sanity in the city. Recall that the park and pay system became a controversial issue about five years ago before Read More

Fire guts Bodija plank market, destroys N200m property

April 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Property worth about N200 million were on Monday night destroyed during a midnight inferno at the Bodija plank market axis of the Bodija International market in Ibadan. It was learnt that the fire incident affected some of the plank shops at the Zone 7 axis of the Bodija plank market, Monday night. The plank sellers at the market have however Read More

Fayose, Makinde end truce at PDP zonal congress in Osun

April 12, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between the former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose and the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, might have been settled during the zonal congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Osogbo, Osun state, Monday.  The process that was initially appeared tensed with the arrays of thugs mobilized into the state for the congress, turned peaceful with the Read More

A/Ibom: Shun fraud, focus on genuine businesses, group urges youths

March 23, 2021 Uko Etim 0

A group of young business professionals under the umbrella body of International Christians Chamber of Commerce  (ICCC) has advised  youths to refrain from fraudulent businesses and focus on credible enterprises for profitable results. The National President of the group, Mr Gideon Ekanem, who spoke during a media chat with newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday, cautioned the youths to imbibe what Read More

Reps or PRODA, where lies the truth?

March 23, 2021 House keeper 0

For about a fortnight running, issues generated during an investigative hearing by House of Representatives committee on public procurement, into the activities of Enugu-based Project Research and Development Institute (PRODA), have remained a subject of controversy. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on the unending drama The probeThe Hon. Nasir Ahmed led committee got a mandate of the larger house, to specifically look Read More