Zamfara arrest 2,000 informants as official reveals when telecommunication services ‘ll be reconnected

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ongoing military operations against bandits and kidnappers in Zamfara state has been very successful as over 2,000 informants providing bandits with key information have been arrested in the state, the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, has said. Addressing journalists in Kaduna on Thursday, Dosara said the state government set up a military operation a month ago to take Read More

Ogun’s season of pilgrimages

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

In the final month of Dhu’al-Hijjah, millions of Muslims travel on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in order to tick one of the pillars of Islam. Similarly, the Christians visit Jerusalem. While the aforementioned set of people, on spiritual grounds and to make significant changes in their lives, visit those holy places, the most powerful people in Ogun state have also Read More

2021/2022 Legal Year: Abiodun urges judges to be righteous, just

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ogun state Governor Dapo Abiodun has enjoined judges, magistrates and law officers in the state to be closer to God by emulating the virtues of righteousness, tolerance, selflessness, brotherliness and perseverance in their dealings. Abiodun, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, gave this admonition Monday, at the special church service, ushering in the Read More

Gombe provides free delivery kits for pregnant women

September 28, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state Primary Health Care Development Agency (GCDA) has taken delivery of medical equipment for facilities in Kwami local government area to improve maternal newborn and child health. Apart from the hospital equipment, some pregnant women were also provided with free delivery kits as they await their delivery. The Gombe state Commissioner for Health, Dr Habu Dahiru, said during Read More

Lawmaker donates instruction materials to constituency

September 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

A member House of Representatives representating Ikara and Kubau federal constituency of Kaduna state, Dr Hamish Ibrahim, have donated instructions material to some selected public secondary schools in his constituency. Our correspondent reports that material include, 4,200 textbooks for both junior and secondary schools, 14,000 customised exercise books and 175 furniture. The schools that benefitted included, Government Secondary Schools, Ikara, Read More

7,000 Ogun youth benefit from Anchor Borrowers scheme

September 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Over seven thousand youths in Ogun state have so far been empowered by the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ agricultural programme through the cassava intervention project by the state government. This was contained in a statement by the chief press secretary to Ogun state governor, Kunle Somorin, at the weekend. Somorin said the agricultural project, tagged ‘Mega Ogun State Read More

Buni pledges to connect Gulani LGA with national grid

September 26, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

To improve the social well being of the people, Governor  Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has pledged to connect Gulani local government area with national grid.Buni stated this Sunday in Bara the headquarters of the local government area shortly after commiserating with  them over the death of the council chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Musa Gulani .The governor said, Power Holding Read More

How Rivers security architectures are working out

September 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

In Rivers state, the security arrangements put in place to secure the state are working as GODWIN EGBA reports on those strategies. Nigerians are overwhelmed by the activities of bandits and their deadly operations across the country who kill scores of innocent souls and destroy property worth millions of naira despite the efforts of security agencies. However, Rivers State Police Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

Almajiri: The pathetic stories of Sani, others in Gombe state

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Abandoned children otherwise called Almajiri in the northern part of the country need help. In this story by AUWAL AHMAD, he takes a look at three of such in Gombe state. The 35th American president, John F Kennedy once said, “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future,” but the story of 13-year-old Abdullahi Read More

Aregbesola, Oyetola’s aide at loggerheads over FG refund on roads

September 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, Monday, got messier as aides to the two leaders of the same party, All Progressives Congress (APC), traded words. The state’s Commissioner for Works and Transport, Remi Omowaye and the former Commissioner for Home Affairs, Sikiru Ayedun, engaged in a public disagreement over the refund on Read More

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