Excitements as IntraDot launches Nigeria first indigenous online TV App ‘OyaWatch TV’-Your TV on the Go!

February 21, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A cross section of Nigerians has expressed delight at the launch of the country’s first downloadable online mobile television application ‘OyaWatch TV’ as they affirmed that it suitability for all major mobile devices and smart TV’s with contents from both local and international broadcasters is a pacesetter. The app is the first service of its kind dedicated to Nigerian audiences Read More

Group blasts Plateau lawmaker over verbal attack on Bala Mohammed

February 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Youths Re-Awakening Forum for 2023, NYRAF-2023, has taken a swipe on the House of Representatives member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency, Dachung Musa-Bagos, for criticising governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state. Recall that Mr Bagos had during Wednesday’s plenary raised a motion condemning Governor Mohammed’s alleged divisive comments on the recent ethnic clash between Yoruba people and Fulani Read More

Political economy of cows: A call for modern innovative approach, by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

February 18, 2021 Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 0

About five years back, Ambassador Kayode Garrick brought Nigeria a present from Uruguay in form of some useful lessons on cattle development transformation in the post-modern world. He gave us a food for thought in an article published by Guardian newspaper of April 11, 2016, which— of course because of its significance— the Daily Trust reincarnated it three years later Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC boss, Madu canvases new strategies to secure lives, property

February 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The acting Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Hilary Kelechi Madu, has enjoined Corps officers to explore new strategies and measures in securing lives, agro allied investments, as well as critical national assets. Speaking Wednesday during an inaugural meeting with zonal and state commandant at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja, Madu said the Minister of Read More

5 northern govs set for meeting in Ogun over herdsmen/farmers clashes

February 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following recent herdsmen attack on some parts of Ogun state, Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that five northern governors will hold a security meeting with him in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Abiodun made this known Monday while on the spot assessment of affected areas with security chiefs and some members of the State Executive Council. Speaking, the governor said the invited governors Read More

Group trains 60 Yobe stakeholders on SGBV response, coordination

February 9, 2021 Editor 0

As part of an effort to provide care for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) during the second wave of coronavirus, a group Initiative for the Development of the Needy, Less privilege and Widows (INOL) has trained 60 stakeholders on SGBV across Yobe state. Declaring the training open in Bade, Damaturu and Potiskum local government councils, the Executive Read More

Membership registration: Come and own APC, Yahaya Bello woos Nigerians

February 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) begin, the Publicity Sub-Committee of the Contact and Mobilisation Committee headed by Governor Yahaya Bello, has called on Nigerians, especially women and the youths, to see the exercise as a golden opportunity to register and own the ruling party. The Publicity Sub-Committee also praised the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

Nigeria badly damaged, broken, need for urgent rescue- Atiku

January 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Vice President and 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has said the country has been badly damaged and broken, adding that there is need for urgent rescue. Atiku specifically lamented over what he described as hunger in the Northern Nigeria and indeed the entire country  which he said is getting to an unbearable Read More

IFA seeks partnership with NCPWD on Disability Prohibition Act, others

January 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) is seeking collaboration with the National Commission for Person With Disability (NCPWD) in the area of training and advocacy. The Executive Director, Grace Jerry said this during an advocacy visit to the National Commission for Person with Disability (NCPWD) recently in Abuja. Jerry, urged the commission to ensure to see how it can address some of Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand urgent deployment of military personnel

January 27, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately deploy military personnel to Effium community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state where over 40 persons have been killed.  The indigenes said to forestall further break down of law and order and wanton killing of innocent lives by a prepared Read More

Kaduna dep gov harps on APC unity

January 26, 2021 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Kaduna state deputy governor, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, has emphasised the need for unity among members of All Progressives Congress (APC) family in Southern Kaduna. She made the call while addressing a stakeholders’ meeting of the party in Kafanchan, headquarters of Zone 3 during the weekend. The meeting was organised to mobilise members of the party ahead of the Read More

CIIN boss seeks support to build befitting corporate office for insurance professionals

January 5, 2021 Edet Udoh 0

The leadership of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), the educational arm of Nigeria’s insurance industry, has appealed to the industry’s stakeholders to support it’s bid to erect a befitting structure that will serve as a home for insurance professionals nationwide by contributing generously to ensure completion of the Institute’s Victoria Island Corporate Office. The Chairman of the Governing Read More

Group hails Buratai, military for restoring peace in Yobe

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

Some stakeholders from 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe state have applauded Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and the nation’s military for restoring peace in the state.   The group, under the auspices of Yobe Progressive Association (YPA) consented that the troops have done well in securing lives and property in the state.   In a statement signed by its Read More

Insecurity: Report lauds Nigerian Army on human rights, rescue of abductees

December 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has been showered praises for showcasing a high level of human rights compliance in its various operations across the country this year.  The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) made the revelation in a special report appraising the performance of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in 2020.  In the report signed by the special rapporteur, Dr. Read More

Kankara: EU commends Buhari over students’ release

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

The European Union Human Rights Forum (EUHRF) has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for the release and safe return of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state. In a statement, Special Rapporteur, Lake Chad, West Africa, Joseph Cullen, described the release of the students as deserving relief, saying everything ended without bloodshed. However, Cullen noted that measures Read More

PIB must increase Nigeria’s energy consumption appetite, Prof Ilebare

December 16, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Chairman of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Professor Wunmi Iledare, has said that Nigeria must transit from energy production to that of consumption in order to maximise the country’s oil and gas potentials for development that will impact on the people. Professor of Petroleum Economics observed that although efforts at replacing oil with alternative energy sources have been growing, Nigeria still Read More

Ikeazor presents zero draft national biosecurity policy to stakeholders

December 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor has presented zero draft National Biosecurity Policy to stakeholders. She made this presentation in Abuja, adding that the Zero draft National Biosecurity Policy has been developed with the full recognition of Biosecurity as a multi sectorial discipline, with all efforts geared towards one health approach, collaborative approach and an understanding of the Read More

How cashless policy blocked loopholes in revenue generation – Yadudu

December 10, 2020 Blueprint 0

The promotion of its cashless policy in the revenue generation of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has enabled the agency to plugged loopholes in the system while it optimises its revenue collection, reduce cost and promote efficiency, the agency has disclosed. FAAN also revealed that the new terminal at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Read More

Insurgency: Northern elders back Buhari

December 2, 2020 Editor 0

The Northern Elders’ Council (NEC) has expressed solidarity with President Muhammadu Buhari and expressed confidence in his ability to effectively halt the remnants of terrorists in the country following the killing of farmworkers in Borno State.  The group, in a statement signed by its Assistant General Secretary, Dr Adama Kabiru, on Wednesday, described the killing as “barbaric, repulsive, inexcusable, depraved and deserving Read More

Bye election: Zamfara APC laments ‘harassment by PDP thugs’

December 1, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Ahead of the bye election for the House of Assembly seat for Bakura Local Government State constituency scheduled to hold on December 5, 2020 Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressive Congress APC, has raised alarm over molestation of its members by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-sponsored thugs against its members.The state chairman of the APC, Alhaji Lawal M. Liman Read More

How strike, other issues crippled varsity system – Ex-VP Sambo

November 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ strike lingers, ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo has lamented that Nigerian university education has been crippled by spate of challenges.He called on stakeholders to save the system from total collapse. Speaking as Chairman of the 2020 4th quarter delegate conference and presentation of awards of excellence by Conference of Alumni Association of Nigerian Universities (CAANU) Read More

Niger new urban policy ready – SSG

November 27, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state government has drafted a new Urban Policy “which will soon be sent to the House of Assembly for necessary legislative action and legal backing;” the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Matane, has said. Matane disclosed this at a stakeholders’ dialogue forum in Minna aimed at deliberating on the draft state urban policy. According to Read More

Aviation safety: Domestic airline operators, stakeholders charged to read AIB-N reports

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has charged all domestic airline operators and professionals in the industry to always take time to read AIB-N reports with a view to drawing lessons that can improve aviation safety in their individual operations. The Commissioner/ CEO of AIB, Akin Olateru told newsmen in Abuja during the release of final reports and two safety bulletins on Read More

Abuja business moguls, others move to decongest sea ports

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Abuja chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with Kaduna Inland Dry Port, Nigeria Competitiveness Project (NICOP) and German Development Agency (GIZ) Are to decongest the Nigerian sea ports through supporting Inland Dry ports. The Director, Policy Advocacy Centre of the chamber, Mr Olawale Rasheed has said at a one-day workshop on validation of report of assessment of Kaduna Read More