PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More

The missing equipment at General Hospital Toro

September 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

I want to appeal to the Bauchi state government, ministry of health, the state Hospital Management Board as well as the Department of State Security (DSS) to urgently verify and disclose to public the recent misplacement of Toro General Hospital’s sophisticated equipment to unknown destination for auction. This came as result of the ongoing controversies generated among Toro populace that Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Yobe govt’s political miscalculation

September 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

In August, Yobe state government under the leadership of Hon. Mai Mala Buni, reduced the salary of its workers from the new national minimum wage system to the old minimum wage template. Later, the government officials held a press conference regarding the matter and concluded that: the depletion is temporary and they already put hand on, to get rid of Read More

On the appointment of agric minister

September 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Whoever has insight on how powerful an “Executive” seat is, especially the office of the president, one will not doubt what President Muhammadu Buhari did recently by transferring former environment minister to the agriculture ministry. No one can question the legality of the action or the terms and conditions that warrant such transfer. In fact, one may even overlook it, Read More

De-congestion: Kano converts non-approved lands, structures to mega schools

September 14, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has begun the conversion of non-approved lands and structures to mega schools to de-congest the boarding schools in the state. This was contained in a statement issued Monday by the Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Garba. The statement read in part, “In view of the prevailing security challenges coupled with the congestion of schools in the Read More

Bauchi gov empowers 1, 000 youth, women in Bogoro, T/Balewa LGs

September 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday empowered 1, 000 youth and women in Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa local governments of Bauchi state with occupational equipment and cash to boost their businesses. The governor assisted 500 beneficiaries in each of the local governments where 250 people were given items including grinding machines, sewing machines and motorcycles while 250 others were Read More

Sule donates 50 hectares of land to NASENI for AMEDI

September 12, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Nasarawa state government is vigorously complementing President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to launch six additional agricultural development institutes across the federation, to steer Nigeria’s agricultural sector in the direction of mechanisation and technology innovations. Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, who announced this to the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), recently donated about 50 hectares of land Read More

Group hails military onslaught against bandits in Zamfara

September 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A peace advocacy group, the North-West Youth Solidarity (NWYS), has hailed the Armed forces of Nigeria’s (AFN) sustained military offensive in Zamfara state which has led to killing of scores of bandits and many others fleeing for their lives. The group said its investigation revealed that bandits in their numbers were running out of Zamfara as a result of the Read More

It’s too late, Matawalle reveals why he made u-turn on amnesty for bandits

September 11, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi, Gusau 0

Days after telecommunication network was cut off, Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has revealed that window of amnesty he gave bandits has expired. Matawalle said the decision became necessary after the bandits failed to embrace the peace initiative earlier extended to them by the state government. The governor who spoke on Friday after attending in Gusau, the state capital said, Read More

‘Why Kogi disagreed with Lagos, Rivers on VAT’

September 10, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

The Kogi state government has disagreed with the Lagos state government and Rivers state in the pursuit to retain the Value Added Tax. The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, had signed a bill on VAT followed by an order requiring businesses to henceforth pay VAT to the state and not to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). He announced that Read More

7,000 Islamic-oriented schools in Nigeria – Minister

September 10, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Minister of Education, Prof. Adamu Adamu, has said that 7, 000 Islamic oriented schools were operational in the country. He also called on private schools managements not to allow the collapse of the nation’s education system. Adamu stated these Friday while declaring open a national conference of the Association of Model Islamic Schools in Minna. The minister, who was Read More

Price hike: Ondo bans unions, associations’ activities

September 10, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

As part of efforts to checkmate undue hike in prices of products and services in Ondo state, government has taken measures to protect residents in the state by banning all activities of unions and associations. The government has barred all trade unions and associations under the umbrella of Ondo State United Artisan Group, from fixing and enforcing uniform prices of Read More

Technical killing of Toro General Hospital

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

With reference to chapter 11, section 24 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect the state’s property. Humongous amounts of funds are spent by the government on creating public properties so as to improve the standard of living of the citizens. As such, it is our Read More

VAT: Lagos holds public hearing, poised to executive judgement

September 8, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state government, Wednesday, said it is poised to execute judgement granting states the power to collect Value Added Tax (VAT), saying no booby trap will affect its implementation. This was the position of the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosere Onigbanjo (SAN) during a public hearing at the state House of Assembly on “A Bill for law Read More

COVID-19: Edo SSG loses brother, govt deploys mobile vaccines

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts to stem the spread and mortality of the COVID-19 pandemic, Edo state government has deployed mobile medical team to various locations and on request to vaccinate residents. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Osamwonyi Irowa, disclosed this during the state’s COVID-19 daily review update in Benin City. Irowa expressed concern that some persons with partial vaccination Read More

Edo SEMA maps out plans to mitigate flooding

September 7, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The Edo State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Tuesday, said it has made adequate arrangements to mitigate flooding in the South-South states as the year runs out. The Director of SEMA, Mrs Carol Odion, stated this in Benin while speaking to journalists on the progressive survey on preparedness of South-South states for predicted 2021 flooding. Odion said that aside carrying out Read More

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

Osun will rival crude oil in gold mining – Oyetola

September 6, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Sunday, expressed optimism in the financial growth of gold mining in Osun comparison to the value of crude oil to nation’s economy in the near feature. Governor Oyetola stated this while speaking to journalists in an interview in Abuja. He said his administration is taking mining activities from artisan to corporate level, with the involvement Read More

Financial autonomy: NULGE seeks God’s intervention

September 3, 2021 Sam Obinna Ibe, 0

Irked by reluctance of state governors to implement financial autonomy across the 774 local governments in the country the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has turned to God for intervention. The union made the call at prayer session, Wednesday, across all the local government areas on the directive of the national body. Speaking during the prayer session at Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More