NAF college of Nursing gets approval for National Diploma programmes

June 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has granted approval for the commencement of National Diploma (ND) in Nursing Training at the Nigerian Air Force College of Nursing (NAFCON) Kaduna with effect from January 2021.NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in statement Sunday said, the approval implies that NAFCON will terminate the 3 years nursing training and switch to ND Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

Biafra: Call for referendum now, Northern women tell Buhari, NASS

June 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following persistent agitations for the Biafra nation, some Nothern women under the aegis of Amalgamation of Northern Women Association in Nigeria (ANWAN) have staged a protest asking President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately call for a referendum and allow Igbos to go. The women in their hundreds held the protest at the Unity Fountain Read More

Bicycle day celebration: FRSC commander leads ride in Bauchi

June 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

This year’s world bicycle celebration in Bauchi state was colourful as participants from the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nigeria Immigration service, Nigerian Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigeria correctional service (NCS), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) state fire service as well as students joined the celebration. The celebrants led by the zonal commanding officer Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More

APC sets agenda for new COAS against insurgents

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice and appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).  A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, expressed satisfaction that the President Buhari-led administration has prioritised the provision of more Read More

Impersonation: IMAN petitions police IG, demands arrest of retired DIG

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Importer’s Association of Nigeria (IMAN) said it has petitioned the Inspector General of Police and the Police Service Commission over alleged impersonation by one retired DIG Philom Leha  Ibrahim. The organisation has also demanded that retired DIG Leha  Ibrahim be arrested, investigated and if found guilty be prosecuted. In a statement made available to newsmen Thursday in Abuja by Read More

Breaking: El-Rufai sacks deputy Chief of Staff, 18 others

May 26, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai has sacked at least 19 political appointees. A statement from the state government on Wednesday, said  affected officials include two Special Advisers, a deputy Chief of Staff and several special assistants. According to the statement, the governor said the 19 disengaged staff were the first phase of public servants who will depart the public service, 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

Gbajabiamila laments as $120m scanners collapses ports

May 24, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has expressed displeasure with over 20 cargo scanners installed at a cost of more than $120 million across some Nigeria’s air and seaports. Nigeria acquired the cargo scanners and retained the service providers on build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis, including terms that that the service providers will offer training and Read More

Gov Sule mourns Lt.-Gen. Attahiru

May 23, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Saturday said the death of Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has robbed the nation of fine military officers.He stated this in a condolence message personally signed by him.He condole the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Defence staff, the military, family and the friends of the departed officers. “I received the news of death of Read More

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Pipul TV promises exciting times for sports fans

May 20, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

…Sets to cover Nigerian stars across the world Nigeria’s wholly-owned Internet protocol television (IPTV) has reeled out over 12 dedicated sport channels to satisfy the growing appetite of sports-loving Nigerians for top-level and live coverage of sports events around the world. In a release signed by the Chief Executive Officer of Pipul TV, Benjamin Okoroafor, and made available to the Read More

FCTA vows to demolish all illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting director, FCTA department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of on-going developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

YAF to South-west youths: Don’t aide terrorism through secession agitation

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Tuesday, in Akure, Ondo state, warned South-west youths against aiding terrorism by certain groups and individuals acting under the guise of agitating for an independent of Yoruba nation. YAF stated that Yoruba youths should be cautious and vigilant to avoid unknowingly aiding or participating in terrorist activities under unpatriotic Read More

Lottery Commission to introduce central monitoring system to boost revenue generation

May 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Determined to make lottery a major source of revenue for the country, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) said it will introduce a central monitoring system that would ensure all earnings due to government on lottery are collected with precision. Director General of the commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila who made the disclosure Sunday in Abuja, said with the new system, all Read More

Gwagwalada women decry VAW prevalence, task FG on solution

May 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Gwagwalada Women under the auspices of ‘GwagsMoms’, a women based Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has charged the federal government on more committment to issues affecting women especially those at the grassroots, decrying the prevalence of Violence Against Women (VAW) leading to depression and deaths amongst women in Gwagwalada and it’s environs. Founder of the organization Mrs. Josephine Efeokposio, gave the Read More

Correctional Service promotes 6,332 personnels

May 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the promotion and upgrade of 3,877 officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service to various ranks. This is contained in a letter No. CDCFIB/S.004/Vol.111/79 of 10th May, 2021 signed by the Director/Secretary of the Board, Aisha A. Rufai.  A statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

Corruption in NPA, NDDC: APC dismisses PDP’s call for Ameachi’s sack

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call by the call to sack the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged corruption in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ruling party, however described as a “routine administrative probe” the scandal rocking the NPA. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by 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