What to expect as youth ministry powered National Youth Conference gets underway

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

It is two days to the much anticipated National Youth Conference (NYC) organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD), billed to commence on 1st November and end on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. Unlike other conferences of its ilk, what sets this apart from is that it is largely private sector driven, with Nigeria’s development partners playing Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

FGM: UNICEF laments people’s inability to accept change

September 22, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

The United Nations Children fund (UNICEF), Desk officer with Ebonyi state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (SMWASD), Mr Emmanuel Nkwuda has attributed practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the state to the inabilities of the people to accept paradigm shift. Nkwuda disclosed this during a review meeting with Civil Society Organization (CSO) network and selected young people Read More

‘Diabetes, obesity responsible for 29% deaths in Nigeria’

September 11, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The National Secretary, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, Comrade Bernard Enyia, has disclosed that diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 29 percent of deaths in Nigeria. Enyia, who spoke at a webinar organised by a coalition, National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), also  stated that 38.7 million litres of soft drinks are sold yearly in Nigeria, which according to him, Read More

The need for holistic health sector reform

September 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Nigeria still suffers from low level of health development and fall far below the standard of health when compared with countries at a similar level of development. Thus, the need to reform the health sector in Nigeria has been a major preoccupation of the current and previous governments while, on the other hand, since the 1990s, the link between health Read More

Pictures: How Ministers Dare, Farouk, Nwajiuba hosted victorious Team Nigeria athletes from World U-20 Athletics Championship

August 24, 2021 Editor 0

Reception for Nigerian contingent to the U-20 World Athletics Championship hosted by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare at MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba and SSA on Sports to the President,Mr Daniel Read More

World Humanitarian Day: 235m persons need assistance, Refugees Commission’s boss reveals

August 20, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has said the Commission will continue to work in line with the 2017 roadmap, which focuses on strengthening of internal frameworks, stream lining of existing data, standardised digitilisation, sustainable & durable solution as well as strategic partnership for resource mobilisation and aimed at effective Read More

Tokyo Olympics: Sambawa thumbs up Nigeria’s performance, wants more investment in sport, youth unemployment

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Minister of Sports and Social development, Saidu Samaila Sambawa, believes that in Sunday Dare, the federal government has found the most capable individual, with the capacity to curb youth restiveness through sports.  Speaking from his base in the United States of America, Sambawa, praised the Oyo state-born administrator for achieving so much in just under two years and advised Read More

Kaduna records 2.3m poor, vulnerable residents

August 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state has identified 2,366,753 individuals from 607,974 poor and vulnerable households in the state and captured them into the National Social Register (NSR). The coordinator, Kaduna state Operation Coordinating Unit (KADSOCU), National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), Mrs. Dawong Nina Yakwal, gave the statistics Friday in a presentation during the 2nd quarterly roundtable media engagement on the status Read More

Social protection, veritable means of bridging inequality

June 23, 2021 Aderonke Dada 0

As the world changes with unprecedented speed, only a society that can address socio-economic challenges of protecting poor and vulnerable households from prevailing economic shocks can successfully bridge the gap of inequality and build peaceful coexistence among its citizenry. Undoubtedly, Social protection has been neglected for Social security over the decades. It is a broad term that covers both formal Read More

National commissioner lights up Abuja city gate as NCFRMI marks 2021 World Refugees Day

June 22, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The national commissioner in charge of National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim has light up the Abuja City Gate as part of activities marking the celebration of the 2021 World Refugees Day. Speaking with newsmen after the exercise, Hajiya Imaan, said the significance of the lighting up exercise was to celebrate the resilience Read More

Change should begin with us

June 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

“Change begins with me,” is a phrase that means a lot towards the sustainable development of every nation especially Nigeria in particular. The situation of Nigeria is getting complicated beyond expectation, with no improvements in many spheres like the oil sector, infrastructure, social development, economy, politics, and job opportunities. Thousands and hundreds of graduates are roaming the street with neither Read More

China sets national standards on basic public services

China recently released its new national standards on basic public services. The new standards marked a major institutional innovation for China to guarantee and improve people’s livelihood, said Zhao Chenxin, secretary general of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner. The standards cover 80 public services of 22 categories and nine aspects, including education, employment, medical Read More

China to raise proportion of middle-income earners

April 15, 2021 Editor 0

China’s consumption has been on a continuous rise in recent years, and its consumption structure is also being optimized.Last year, the country’s total retail sales of consumer goods reached 39.2 trillion yuan ($6 trillion), and final consumption contributed 54.3 percent to China’s GDP. As a result, China maintained its position as the second largest consumption market of the world. New Read More

Jagaban Wunti: The new face of leadership in Toro

April 13, 2021 Comrade Munkaila Tilde 0

Nigerian democracy is indeed the most complex to manage around the world according to leadership research. It is becoming increasingly complex because of how politics of mediocrities ranging from tribal, regional, religion and identities are destroying a system that should have given the teaming Nigerians profitable employment opportunities, Security of lives and properties, portable drinking water, functional healthcare system, free Read More

Sadiya: The face of compassion

April 2, 2021 Jibrin Ndace 0

In today’s world, one of the biggest challenges to human existence is human and natural disasters – wars, floods, fires, famine, security challenges such as terrorism and insurgency, banditry and kidnapping. As expected, these disasters have devastating impacts on the affected communities and usually cause humanitarian crises. Most disasters when they occur, may not have been foreseen, therefore stretching the Read More

Flood: FEC approves purchase of N922 million fertilizer to support farmers

March 24, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N922.8 million for the purchase of fertilizer to assist states affected by insurgency and the 2018 flood disaster.Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Sadiya Farouk, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. She said Adamawa, Borno Read More

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Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative launches $100m Africa fund for social devt

March 24, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Abdul Samad Rabiu (ASR) Initiative has launched a USD$100 million annual Africa fund for social development and renewal. Of the fund, USD$50million is allocated to Nigeria while USD$50million is allotted to the rest of the continent. A press statement by the Initiative Tuesday said the ASR Africa is specifically extending its work to the education, health and social development Read More

FG disburses N20,000 each to 2,900 women in Benue

March 14, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq,  has reiterated Federal government commitment  towards addressing the plight of poor and vulnerable in the country. The Minister said about 2,900 women are empowered with N20,000 each through the Federal Government Special Cash Grant for Rural Women Project in Benue State. In a Saturday by the Deputy Read More

Minister Dare commends FG’s cash grant for 5000 Oyo women

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has commended the federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo state through the rural women cash grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo state capital during the empowerment of over 5,000 women by the Minister Read More

Kogi communities tasked on project execution

March 1, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, has charged communities to develop high spirit to communal efforts in order to provide for themselves certain amenities government could not provide due to paucity of funds. Jones gave the charge Saturday at Akutupa Kiri community in Kabba-Bunu local government area during the commissioning of projects facilitated by Kogi Read More

Femi Ajayi, Sani Ndanusa: Where are they now?

December 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

Femi Ajayi, Sani Ndanusa, and Remi Babalola, were public office holders at different times and were in the limelight, however, after they let office it is not clear where these former public office holders are. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks: where are they now? Femi Ajayi Olufemi Ajayi was Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) until 2015. He was appointed by Read More

N-Power: Hope rises as FG ‘queues’ exited beneficiaries for CBN empowerment options

November 27, 2020 Paul Okah 0

A portal that will enable exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) empowerment options has been launched by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Friday, which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, the portal, which was developed in Read More

Breaking: Plateau govt reacts as thugs cart away palliatives from warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government has condemned the burglary of warehouses and subsequent looting of palliatives in Jos and Bukubu by some hoodlums, Saturday morning. The state commissioner of information and communications, Hon. Dan Majang, who spoke in a statement, said it wasn’t true that the items were hoarded by the state government. Commissioner Manjang, said, “It has become expedient for Read More