Group demands Ortom’s resignation as Benue governor

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

Group asks Ortom to resign over poor governance in Benue State The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to resign over “poor performance and gross ineptitude.” In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Hwande Titus Akase, on Wednesday, the group said the governor has failed to provide credible leadership since assuming Read More

Geidam: Bala meets security agents over influx of people to Bauchi

May 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the influx of people to some local government areas of Bauchi state who fled from Geidam in Yobe state as a result of attacks by Boko Haram militants, governor Bala Mohammed on Monday met with security agencies and traditional rulers over security threats in the affected areas. Briefing journalists shortly after the security meeting at the government house Bauchi, Read More

I ‘ll prioritise your welfare, Bello assures Kogi workers

May 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

As workers across the globe celebrated the 2021 May Day, Kogi state government has stated its commitment to further prioritise the welfare of civil servants in order to enhance their productivity. The Head of Service, Mrs Hannah Odiyo, who represented Governor Yahaya Bello at the Confluence Stadium Lokoja, the venue of the Workers Day celebration, said the state has tried Read More

May Day: NLC tasks Ayade on release of kidnapped Chairman

May 1, 2021 Editor 0

The organised Labour in Cross River state has charged Governor Ben Ayade and the security operatives in the state to ensure the immediate release of the Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Ben Ukpepi, who was kidnapped on March 21, 2021 and a ransom tag of N150 million put on his head by his abductors. They made the demand in Calabar, Read More

Oyo govt committed to zero tuition fees policy – SUBEB chair

April 30, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OSUBEB), Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, on Friday declared that the state government was committed to its zero tuition/fees policy. Adeniran, who stated this when he received in audiences the members of National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) at the Oyo SUBEB board’s headquarters in Ibadan, adding that “the present administration in Read More

Gov. Sule explains why he turns down awards

April 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said he wants to remain focused hence his refusal to receive awards from various quarters. He revealed this while playing host to the management of Blueprint on Tuesday in Lafia. Sule said the state has numerous challenges and he do not want to be distracted by receiving many awards in just two years Read More

Demolition of BCOS staff quarters, sign of lack of direction by Oyo govt – AD chieftain

April 26, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

An Alliance for Democracy Chieftain in Oyo state, Engr Oyèdélé Hakeem Àlàó on Sunday said that the demolition of the BCOS staff quarters by the Oyo state government “is a sign of lack of clear direction” by the Governor Seyi Mákindé-led PDP government. The AD chieftain and governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections stated this in a statement made Read More

NALDA commences establishment of farm estate on 1,200 hectare in Ekiti …To empower 3000 farmers

April 26, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has commenced the process of establishing an integrated farm estate on its 1200 hectares of land it just recovered and reactivated in Ekiti state. The farm estate located in Okeako/Irele Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of the state had been in existence for over twenty years and owned by NALDA, boast of Read More

Insecurity: Bala purchases 50 vehicles for security agencies in Bauchi

April 25, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has donated 50 brand new vans to security agencies in the state with a view to enhancing their operations and improving security in the state.  The governor during the official flag-off of the distribution of the vehicles at the premises of the government house Bauchi on Saturday said that the procurement of the vehicles Read More

In Nasarawa, monarch donates 16-hectare farmland to NYSC

April 24, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Nasarawa state government has promised more support for the NYSC in its quest to support the federal government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The deputy governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, stated this Saturday in  Doma during the inauguration of 16 hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma HRM Read More

NESG, NGF to make policies that strengthen institutions, democracy – Fayemi

April 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The chairman, Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the Forum was collaborating with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to strengthen democratic and economic institutions. NESG’s head of corporate communications, Yinka Iyinolakan, said in a statement on Friday that Fayemi gave the assurance during the inauguration of the NESG-NGF Economic Roundtable (NNER) Steering Committee. Fayemi, the governor of Read More

Yobe moves against tree felling, bush burning, others

April 23, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor, Alhaji Mai Mal Buni, has stated the government’s resolve to deal with anyone involved in indiscriminate felling of trees, bush burning and improper selling of farmlands. Governor Buni gave the warning on Wednesday during a state security meeting held at the Government House, Damaturu . Governor Buni, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana, Read More

NBA, JUSUN protesters block Osun deputy governor

April 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state branch of the Nigeria Bar Association and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria Thursday blocked the convoy of the state deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi.  The action of the two union was part of protest demanding full implementation of their arms.  The two union had in the morning moved round the state capital, Osogbo, and decided to march to Read More

Group seeks synergy with Bauchi govt to curb farmers, herders clashes

April 21, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group known as Active Nigerian Farmers and Rearers Association (ANFRA) has sought the collaboration of the Bauchi state government to curb incidences of farmers and herders clashes in not only Bauchi but Nigeria as a whole. The National Organizing Secretary of the Association, Comrade Umar Samaila stated this during a courtesy visit on the Bauchi state commissioner for local Read More

Infrastructural deficit bane of healthcare delivery says Jonathan

April 21, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

… As health minister predicts Covid-19 upsurge Former President of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said poor investment in healthcare infrastructures across the country is a major reason why many Nigerians travel abroad to seek medical care at very high cost. Speaking during the opening ceremony of a three day Bayelsa Health Summit in Yenagoa, Dr. Jonathan further said that Read More

APC governors disown Obaseki over currency printing claim

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things. The Forum, in Read More

In Nasarawa, first lady advocates proper nutrition for pregnant women

April 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The wife of Nasarawa state governor, Silifat Abdullahi Sule, Friday, advocated proper nutrition for pregnant women and nursing mothers in the state. She stated this Lafia, at a one day high level advocacy and policy dialogue on the Nutrition situation in Nasarawa state, organised by the Civil Society Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) in partnership with the Nasarawa state government. Read More

Ondo govt, firm to hold roundtable on legalisation of cannabis

April 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ondo state government in conjunction with Culturepreneur Clusters Limited and other partners will on June 7 and 8, 2021 hold a stakeholders’ roundtable on the benefits and opportunities of cannabis plant and CBD Oil in Nigeria. In a statement Monday in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to Ondo state governor on Agric and Agricultural Business, Mr. Akin Olotu, Read More

Breaking: 20th National Sports Festival goes on, no plan to halt competition abruptly – FG

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has clarified that the 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, is going on as planned with competitions going on as scheduled. A press statement from the ministry, signed by the assistant director Press Ramon Balogun on Thursday morning, said, “the Ministry and the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) for the festival are unaware of Read More

COVID-19 vaccine: Disregard fake news, coalition tells Nigerians

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

The National Vanguard on Covid-19 Administration and Advocacy has urged Nigerians to treat reports of side effects from the AstraZeneca jab as fake news, noting that some elements are out to frustrate the ongoing vaccination exercise.  This followed the claim of blood vomit by a woman in Kaduna after allegedly being administered the vaccine.  While the state government has vowed Read More

Autonomy: Judiciary workers to shut down courts Tuesday

April 4, 2021 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has directed her members accross Nigeria to shut down courts following the inability of Goverment to implement Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary in line with the Constitution and other extant laws. The union had on 13th March 2021 issued a 21- day ultimatum which elapsed on Sunday April 2021,  and strike begin Monday but Read More

Adhere strictly to Covid-19 protocols – Niger gov’s aide

April 2, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The special adviser on politics and strategy to the Niger state governor, Alhaji Nma Kolo, has cautioned Nigerians on the need to strictly observe the Covid-19 protocols during the Easter celebrations, warning that “the virus is not yet totally tamed.” Kolo, who gave the advice in a statement issued in Minna on Friday, insisted that people should celebrate with great Read More

2023 presidency: Group begins mobilisation for Bala’s aspiration

April 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A political group known as Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguards (BAMV) has begun mobilization of stakeholders in Bauchi state on their endorsement of the state governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed for president come 2023. The group started the mobilization with visitations to traditional rulers in the state to seek their blessings and support to the aspiration. While at the palace of the Read More