Bauchi introduces statewide roll to tackle salary administration challenges

December 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state government Wednesday announced the introduction of a statewide nominal roll system in a bid to bring to an end, the numerous challenges in salary administration in the state. Secretary to the State Government, Ibrahim Kashim disclosed this while briefing journalists on the outcome of an emergency meeting of critical stakeholders in the salary administration held at his office, Read More

‘Govs approaching land issues like owners’

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Benin based lawyer and human rights activist, Dele Igbinedion, Tuesday faulted the Land Use Act which domiciled all lands on states governors. He said though the law specified that the lands would be held in trust for the benefits of residents, “yet governors are approaching land issues like real owners.” He stated that many individual lands have been revoked Read More

Senate should not be retirement home for govs

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is a growing trend in the Nigerian politics that needs urgent rescue and the trend, if left unchecked, will have dire consequences on Nigeria’s nascent democracy. It was John Francis Welch Jr, an American writer and former CEO of General Electric, popularly known as Jack Welch, who had the famous quote, “Before you are a leader, success is all Read More

Borno inaugurates 8-man TWG on African Continental Free Trade

November 10, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state government Tuesday inaugurated an eight-member technical working committee on African Continental Free Trade Area Sub-National Strategy Workshop, under the chairmanship of the state Commissioner for Trade, Commerce and Tourism, Alhaji Yarima Lawan Kareto. Other members of the technical working group include Managing Director Borno Investment, Company Limited; Commissioner of Finance; Commissioner of Health; Special Adviser on Job Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Edo councils owing workers N4.2bn salary arrears – NULGE

November 3, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Edo has cried out over salary arrears and other deductables owed council workers in the state. The union said the sum of N4.2billion is owed council workers in the state and called on the state government and heads of local government administration to, as a matter of urgency, commence the payment. Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

Banditry: Zamfara reopens 7 major markets

November 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government has reopened seven major weekly markets after closure for almost two months as directed by Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle. According to a statement issued to newsmen by the state Commissioner of Information, Ibrahim Dosara, Monday, the decision was based on series of requests by members of the public for the reopening of some weekly markets. “The Read More

IPAC commends Yobe govt for adherence to electoral Act, rule of law

October 31, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council, Yobe state chapter has on Friday commended the state government for adherence to the electoral Act and rule of law by holding councillorship bye-election in two electoral wards Askekri and Hausari in Geidam Local Government Area of the state. In a statement signed by the chairman of IPAC Yobe Comrade Bala Mohammed equally appreciate the efforts Read More

Reactions as FG cancels commissioning of cargo airport in Anambra

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The official commissioning of Anambra Cargo Airport slated for Saturday October 30, 2021 has been cancelled. It is gathered that the stoppage of the event, was ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on the advice of the National Security Adviser (NSA), who raised security concerns of such an event at this moment. But stakeholders are taking divergent views Read More

Taraba villages get 350 NEDC housing units, Jalingo 150

October 27, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The North East Development Commision (NEDC) Wednesday flagged off the construction of 350 housing units across Taraba villages and 150 in Jalingo, the state capital. The managing director and the chief executive officer of the commission, Alhaji Mohammed G.Alkali, who flagged off the construction laying ceremony in Jalingo alongside governor Darius Ishaku and the chairman of the governing board of Read More

Yobe, NEDC donate food, others to Potiskum correctional centre

October 27, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Yobe state government with the support from North-East Development Commission (NEDC) Tuesday donated food and non-food items to Nigerian Correctional Service in Potiskum. Yobe state Focal Person of NEDC, Dr. Ali Ibrahim Abbas stated this in Potiskum as he presented the relief materials to management of the Medium Custodial Centre Potiskum. He stated that governor Buni had earlier received Read More

Oyo jailbreak: Be security conscious, Makinde urges residents

October 25, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde weekend called on residents in and across the state to be security conscious. The governor made the call in a statewide broadcast aired on Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state (BCOS) while speaking on gunmen attack on Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town. He said all security agencies in Oyo state have been put on high Read More

Gombe teachers not to blame for mass failure in WAEC/NECO

October 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s the general aim of education administration to ensure that the education system functions adequately and effectively according to the prepared plans and objectives of the system. The education system is controlled by people particularly teachers and it is the teachers who can transform the institutional objectives into reality. Anywhere, anytime, the education system requires that the system has the Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

Zamfara distributes food items to psychiatric patients

October 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government through the state Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has distributed food items worth millions of naira to psychiatric patients. The Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Fa’ika M. Ahmad made the statement in a statement issued to newsmen signed by the director information Bashir Kabiru Ahmad on Friday. The commissioner expressed concerned about Read More

Extolling the leadership style of Gov Masari

October 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

It has been six years of his stewardship in Katsina state despite the herculean challenges of governance posed by insecurity. HAMIDO SABO writes on the style of Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state whose tenure would expire in less than two years. In life, it is said that motive determines the value of one’s conduct. Also, it is believed that Read More

How Gov Bagudu sustains people’s confidence in Kebbi

October 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Kebbi state, Governor Atiku Abubakar Bagudu ensures that he maintains the people’s confidence by making every member of his party to remain focused as he provides democracy dividends, KABIRU DOGON DAJI reports. Since assuming office in 2015, Senator Abubakar Bagudu has been able to return to the fold some politicians from the opposition side who admire his style of Read More