Amnesty, CSOs hail Buhari, military for eradication of Boko Haram from Yobe

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) and a coalition of civil society organisations have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for totally wiping out Boko Haram insurgents from Yobe state.  The group made this known on Wednesday at the end of a tour around the state wherein it accessed the situation on ground in post-Boko Haram era and the peace process in place. Read More

Focus on areas of advantage, minister tells stakeholders

September 14, 2020 Binta Shama 0

Minister of Agriculture and Natural resources, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has advised stakeholders in the Federal Government Emergency Agricultural Programme (FGEAP) in the Niger Delta Region to streamline their projects and focus on areas of comparative advantage like fishing, cocoa and cassava etc. The minister gave the advice when the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta, Senator Ita Read More

Niger PDP wants NWC member Removed

September 9, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Niger state, Wednesday, carried out a protest at the party Presidential Campaign Office, Legacy House, Abuja demanding the removal of a member of the National Working Committee(NWC), Financial Secretary, Abdullahi Hussaini Maibasira. The protesters stormed the party headquarters by 1:00 pm with various placards with inscriptions such as: “Beji is working Read More

2019 polls: PDP calls for memoranda to review performance

September 2, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for memoranda from party stakeholders to review its performance in the 2019 general elections. The PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) had during its 89th meeting on February 27th, 2020 set up a committee on review of the 2019 general election. The committee in a statement jointly signed by the chairman of the committee, Read More

UNILAG: Visitation panel favoured ASUU – SSANU

August 25, 2020 Moses John 0

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has faulted the composition of the visitation panel to the University of Lagos as directed by the visitor over what they described as not involving all stakeholders.  In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, dated August 24, 2020 and signed by the union’s president, Comrade Samson Ugwoke, the union said the Read More

Covid-19: Prisons admit new 9,900 inmates, reopens in 28 states

August 19, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Controller General of Correctional Service, Alhaji Jaafaru Ahmed, has said the Service has began addmission of inmates into Custodian Centres in 28 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), adding that 8 states are yet to comply with the guidelines for covid-19 pandemic. The Correctional Service boss also explained that since the admission was restored, over Read More

Assent to CAMA II bill excites Centre LSD

August 17, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the amended Companies and Other Allied Matters (CAMA II) bill, 30 years after the Act was enacted. A statement signed recently, by the Programme Coordinator of the Centre, Mr. Uchenna Arisukwu, said among the highlights of the new law is the Read More

Affordable housing : Ooni makes case for Nigerians

August 16, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Arole Oduduwa & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has urged the federal government at all levels to ensure that affordable houses are provided for Nigerians across the country. The Royal Father gave the charge in a statement by his Director of Media and Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare at the weekend during his induction as Read More

Ogun students give Gov. Abiodun 21-day ultimatum to appoint education commissioner

August 15, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 1

Students in Ogun state Saturday, threatened to shut down the state in a mass protest if Governor Dapo Abiodun fails to appoint a substantive Commissioner for Education within the next 21 days. The students, under the aegis of National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) and the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC), described the Read More

Okowa urges IYC to partner South-south govs on devt, others

August 14, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Friday urged the leadership of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) to partner with governors and stakeholders in the South-south to fast-track transformation of the region, especially in peace and development. Okowa made the call when he received the newly-elected executive committee members of IYC at the Government House, Asaba. He congratulated them Read More

Finally, Ogun re-opens worship centres, unveils 20 guidelines

August 14, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Four months after religious centres were shutdown in Ogun state, following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the governor, Dapo Abiodun, Friday lifted the ban on closure of worship centres. The governor, who gave the order for the re-opening of worship centres in a statement, also canceled the weekend lockdown in the state. He said there must be more than 200 Read More

5G, an integration of 4G – Pantami

August 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, in this chat with a delegation of Blueprint’s senior staff led by the chief operating officer, Malam Salisu Umar, which paid him a courtesy visit recently, speaks on the 5G controversy and other issues. What do you have to tell Nigerians about 5G? Hmmmm…this issue of 5G; the allegation Read More

Power sector: Why we floated N213bn intervention – Emefiele

August 13, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has explained that the N213 billion intervention fund was introduced in 2015 to rescue the power sector, due to “lack of liquidity”.Addressing the House of Representatives Ad hoc committee investigating the lingering poor power supply in the country, in spite of huge investment of funds, Emefiele, who on Thursday, Read More

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Experts seek infrastructure development for robust economic growth

August 13, 2020 David Agba 0

Stakeholders in the insurance industry have attributed the lull in the economy to infrastructure deficits, explaining that the ecosystem calls for a deliberate effort to close the existing gap between the sector’s contribution and need for economic growth. The stakeholders agreed that there is a link existing among underwriting activities, infrastructure development and economic growth. The Group Managing Director of Read More

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Intervene in LADOL free zone, operators beg Buhari

August 5, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

Investment advisors and other maritime operators Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene on the issue of high charges slammed on investors at the Tarqua Bay base of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) to encourage inflow of investments. The operators lamented that the exorbitant cost of land per square meter, and high cost of boat services in the free Read More

AAC: INEC didn’t replace name of our candidate for Ondo guber

August 3, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

The leadership of the African Action Congress (AAC) has said the name of its deputy governorship candidate for the Ondo gubernatorial election, published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week was the authentic name submitted to the Commission by the party.The AAC in a statement by its national chairman, Dr. Leonard Nzenwa, was reacting to claims in some Read More

Gov Buni’s approach to APC recovery

August 3, 2020 Mamman Mohammed 0

On June 25, 2020, Nigeria’s ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), took a decisive measure to save the party from an imminent collapse. The party was sitting on the edge of a cliff drifting towards disintegration. Numerous internal wrangling, several court cases and power play were threatening its very existence. The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) was left with Read More

As schools resume…

August 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A statement issued last week by the Federal Ministry of Education to the effect that secondary schools across the country are to resume today, August 4, is indeed a welcome relief to parents and the affected students who have been bogged down since the nationwide lockdown in March following the index case of the coronavirus pandemic in Lagos. The Read More

Akeredolu blasts ex-deputy, others, names new running mate

July 29, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has officially confirmed Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa as his running mate for the October 10 governorship election in the state. He said he picked the former NDDC Commissioner after wide consultations with key stakeholders including the APC leaders. Akeredolu, who disclosed this at the swearing-in ceremony of a new commissioner, Hon Idowu Otetubi and a Special Read More

Senate urges electoral reform committee to meet expectations…lead

July 22, 2020 Taye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to engage relevant stakeholders in reforming Nigeria’s Electoral process. Lawan made the call in his remark Wednesday after referring the confirmation of the nomination of Dr Chukwuemeka Chukwu for appointment as INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner representing Abia. According to Lawan, the reform of the Read More

FEC approves National Policy on waste management

July 15, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a Solid Waste Management Policy for the country.  This was disclosed by the Minister of Environment, Mr Muhammad Mahmood at the end of the weekly FEC meeting innAbuja.He said the policy would help improve cleanliness across the country and give room for the conversion of waste to wealth. “The council approved a Solid Read More

N-Power recruitment portal ‘buzzing’ as over 4.48 million Nigerians apply

July 13, 2020 Editor 0

With 16 days gone since the ongoing N-power recruitment exercise was officially opened, 4.48 million Nigerians have already applied. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who revealed this via her twitter handle wrote, “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days Read More

ACMAN seeks closer working relationship with new SEC DG, Yuguda

July 7, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

– The Association of Capital Market Academics of Nigeria (ACMAN) has called on the new management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to work closely with all the relevant stakeholders to take capital market education to higher institutions nationwide. ACMAN President, Uche Uwaleke in a statement to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, also urged the SEC management to ensure the revised Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces official date for rescheduled 2020 school examination kick-off

July 6, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

After three months of postponement, the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has announced August 4, 2020, as the kick-off date for this year’s school examination. Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who revealed this at the routine presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday said the examination will end on September 5. According to the minister, after WAEC Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity looms as IPMAN threatens to strike

July 5, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), South West, Sunday threatened to stop the lifting of petroleum products in all the region depots over the hike in the fuel pump price by the Federal government. The South-west Chairman of IPMAN, Dele Tajudeen, who disclosed in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital described the hike Read More