FAAN moves corporate headquarters to Abuja

June 23, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

 The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has moved its corporate headquarters to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)This is in compliance with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Aviation that all agencies in the sector relocate their corporate headquarters to Abuja. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, in a press release issued on Tuesday said this movement was aimed Read More

Economy as senate’s central focus in one year

June 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In marking the end of its first year legislative session last week Thursday, June 11, 2020, President of the Ninth Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC Yobe North) and Spokesperson, Senator Ajibola Basiru (APC Osun Central), in separate statements, made the rescue of the nation’s economy from the doldrums, the central focus of actions. Taiye  Odewale examines. Lawan’s paradigm shift Expectedly, the Read More

COVID-19: PTF includes farming in essential service, plots return of total lockdown

May 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

​ The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 Mr Boss Mustapha said Thursday that the federal government may be forced to re-introduce total lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Kano and other parts of the country.Addressing journalists at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Read More

Covid-19: DisCos agree to supply Nigerians free electricity for two months

April 21, 2020 David Agba 0

The 11 electricity Distribution Companies ( DisCos), have said they will align with the bill before the House of Representatives proposing free electricity supply to all Nigerians for two months, to mitigate the harsh effect of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 on the power consumers. The DisCos operating under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, promised to abide Read More

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Kaduna: Communities in 4 LGs take ownership of govt projects

March 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Communities in Jaba, Zango Kataf, Jema’a and Kagarko local government areas of Kaduna state have stated their commitment to take ownership of government projects in their domain, and monitor the projects to ensure quality service delivery.  They also urged for more participatory contracting by involving the traditional rulers, women and youth in project to enable them monitor, assess and ensure Read More

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New tariff: AEDC assures quality service delivery

February 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Thursday assured customers of its rapid improvement in the quality of its services in network with the new tariff to boost electricity supply across Nasarawa state. Managing director and chief executive officer of the company, Abimbola Odubiyi, who was represented by director corporate services, Ernest Mupwaya, gave the assurance at a one-day engagement with Read More

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MultiChoice opens new service centre in Ibadan

December 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of MultiChoice Nigeria’s commitment to consistently improving customer satisfaction, the company has boosted service delivery to its customers in Ibadan and environs, with the opening of a new MultiChoice service center in Ibadan. This state-of-the-art office located on Kudeti Avenue, Onireke Road, Ibadan North West, will serve as a customer touchpoint for new and existing subscribers to experience Read More

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NDIC clinches SERVICOM award

December 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has emerged the best performing Ministerial Servicom Unit (MSU) in the team “C” category for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in 2019. Director, Communication & Public Affairs, Sunday Oluyemi, in a statement to journalists said the Corporation’s Nodal Officer, Mrs.Fidelia Ngozi Chiefe, also scooped two awards as the overall best performing Nodal Officer (Parastatals) Read More

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BPE DG highlights SEVICOM on public service

December 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Bureau  of Public Enterprises (BPE) says the establishment of Service Compact (SERVICOM) in 2008, it has impacted positively not only on the general ambience of the Bureau. BPE Director General Mr. Alex A. Okoh also declared that it has also helped to actualise the Bureau’s value statement of Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability, Responsibility, Transparency (IPART). Speaking during the SERVICOM Day symposium and Read More

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CLEEN foundation bags 2019 Human Rights award

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

CLEEN foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has bagged the 2019 Human Rights award for its contributions to strengthening of law enforcement agencies for the protection of human rights in Nigeria.  The Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, Dr Benson Olugbuo who received the award dedicated the award to all victims and survivors of human rights abuses in Nigeria from 1960 to Read More

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Healthcare: What Politicians should do – NPHCDA

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Director General, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has urged Nigerian politicians and elites to adopt a primary healthcare center close to them and support them with critical needs to boost healthcare in Nigeria. Nigeria currently contributes 19% of global maternal maternity, records 36 per 1,000 neonatal death and120 per 1,000 under-5 death. Life expectancy is over 55 years, preventable Read More

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Youth Urged to Participate in 2019 HIV Self-Testing Contest

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of World AIDS Day slated for December 1, Nigerian youth have been called upon to participate in the ‘4Youth By Youth’ (4YBY) HIV self-testing contest, aimed at closing the gap in HIV self-testing service delivery.  HIV self-testing is the process where a person who wants to know his/her HIV status, collects own specimen, which maybe oral fluid or blood; Read More

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100 days: Between Makinde and Oyo APC

September 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Within the first 100 days in office, the administration of Governor Seyi Abiodun Makinde has through actions, policies and pronouncements attempted to stamp its footprint on the sand of history. Bayo Agbola captures some of these events. Mixed reactions It is on record that the first 100 days in office of Engineer Seyi Makinde as the Oyo state governor has Read More

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Oyo assembly passes 4 bills approving 4 new ministries

August 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state House of Assembly has passed four bills for the establishment of four new ministries aimed at improving efficiency in service delivery. The Speaker of the assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, said the bills were passed in response to the need of the people, adding when Governor Seyi Makinde eventually gives assent to it service delivery would be enhanced. Read More

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Merging technologies good for public service – PS

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

For effective and efficient development of the workforce, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, Mr. Musa Istifanus, called for the continuous use of emerging technologies at workplace to drive service delivery in the country. In a statement by Deputy Director (Information/Press/PR) Unit of the Ministry, Philomena Oshodin, the Permanent Secretary said this during a facility tour of Digital Bridge Institute Read More

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Liberia launches GovNet to enhance service delivery

June 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The government of Liberia has launched a new platform, called “GovNet”, which is geared towards improving efficiency of government ministries, agencies and commissions in public service delivery. GovNet is a platform which aimed at improving the government’s service performance and brings government closer to citizens by enhancing its internet and computer technology capability. The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Cllr. Read More

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NPA exploits transit trailer parks for improved operations

May 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Determined to rid the ports area of traffic gridlock, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said it plans to commission two transit parks located at Lillypond, and TinCan Island second gate, to enhance port operations and improve service delivery at the nation’s gateway.   NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman, represented by the Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies, disclosed this at Read More

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NGO trains 40 constituency reps, CSO, others on service delivery in Yobe

April 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

As part of effort to hold elected officers accountable on their campaign promises, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Partnership To Engage, Reform and Learn-Engage Citizens Pillar (PERL-ECP) has engaged representatives of 24 constituencies, Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and media platforms to brainstorm on strengthening service delivery in Yobe state. Declaring the workshop open on Monday, the PERL-ECP Northeast Team Leader, represented by Read More

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African Alliance wins service award

November 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

African Alliance Insurance Plc, has  won an award of excellence from textile workers, under the aegis of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) at its 40th-anniversary celebration. As part of the celebration themed: “[email protected] 40: Repositioning Labour and Industry for the Next 40 years”, the Union honoured the insurance company for assessed excellent service delivery, partnership and tactical contribution to Read More

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First Hawthorn Suites in Africa berths in Abuja

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The management of Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Hotel declared officially yesterday, at a world press conference and grand opening in Abuja that having undergone full renovation for two years, the hospitality entity was poised to render full service delivery to Nigerians. Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham is part of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, an international hotel and resort chain based in Read More

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Kaduna Electric installs 130 transformers in 9 months

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

In its continued efforts to improve power supply through network upgrade, Kaduna Electric, in collaboration with its contractors, has installed over 130 new distribution transformers worth millions of naira. The improvement of its infrastructure and network upgrade is to enable its numerous customers including individuals, organizations and communities under its franchise enjoy regular power supply. This was contained in a Read More

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Ambode pays land use charge, abolishes cash revenue collection

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lagos Lagos state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday paid his land use charge, with an announcement that the state government will no longer accept cash payment in revenue collection effective from March 1. Speaking shortly after paying at Opebi branch of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) in the presence of top management staff, Governor Ambode said the measure was aimed at Read More

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‘Kano govt to ensure sustainable, effective health care’

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano state government has expressed determination to ensure effective and sustainable healthcare delivery system in the state. This was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, while declaring open a five-day Operational Guidelines Development workshop organised by the ministry in collaboration with NGOs, DFID-funded MNCH2, W4H and CHR Read More

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Nigeria’s democracy needs fine-tuning – Activist

October 17, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano-based political activist, Comrade Auwal Abdullahi Rafinkuka, has claimed that Nigeria’s democracy was in dire need of serious fine-tuning to correct systemic failure. The activist said the lapses were largely responsible for the lack of internal democracy in all the political parties and ultimately the absence of the dividends of democracy. Also, Rafinkuka urged all political Read More