HYPPADEC to assist flood disaster communities

April 9, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has set the machinery in motion to assist communities affected by floods last year in all of its catchment areas. Disclosing this to journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Friday on the activities of the organisation in separate interviews, the chairman, Governing Council, Barrister Joseph Terfa Ityav, said the affected communities would soon Read More

Breaking: FG receives additional 100, 000 Astrazeneca vaccine doses from India

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has received an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine from India. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja said the vaccines, donated by the government of India to Nigeria, will help boost the number of Nigerians to be vaccinated. Details loading…

Insecurity: NSCDC to commission Special Women Squad against bandits, kidnappers

April 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The new Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has said his leadership will soon commission a special Women Squad to fight the challenges of banditry and kidnapping in the country. Dr. Audi also revealed that the Corps has commissioned a team of researchers and intellectuals who are currently conducting what “vulnerability Read More

Banks/ MTN dispute: FG wades in, assures resolution

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has assured that trade dispute between commercial banks and mobile network operator, MTN Nigeria will soon be resolved. Vommercial banks had early Friday disconnected MTN customers from banking channels using the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and banking apps. But the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, speaking via his verified Twitter handle Friday night Read More

Covid-19: Pantami presents Jaiz bank’s N125m to innovators, entrepreneurs

April 2, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Thursday, in Abuja presented cheques amounting to N125 million to four entrepreneurs and innovators.  The entrepreneurs and innovators were adjudged winners of Jaiz Bank’s Covid-19 challenge competition. The competition is part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) aimed at spurring ideas and innovation on how to curb Read More

Breaking: DBN disburses N191.7bn as loans to SMEs in 2020

April 1, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A total of N191.7 billion was disbursed as loans by the Development Bank of Nigeria Plc to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In its 2020 financial report released Thursday, the amount represents a 89% rise from N101.5 billion disbursed by the Bank in 2019.  This growth is in line with its core mandate of facilitating sustainable socio-economic development by improving Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Effium communities petition Police IG, AI, demand military presence

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Indigenes of Ezza Effium communities in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have petitioned the federal government over the lingering crisis in the community.  The petition filed through their Solicitor, Sampson I. Ekigbo, Esq and signed by Hon. Chinedu Awo, urged the FG to take decisive actions to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled community.  The petition Read More

Military pension fund: Probe alleged diversion of N2.5bn, FG urged

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Opinion Pole Assembly (OPA) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged looting of N2.5 Billion Military Pension Fund, recover the missing fund and sanction the culprits appropriately.  In a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the Publicity Secretary, Bashir Mohammad, the group specifically demanded that the Chairman of the Military Pension Board, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Read More

FG hands over old Airport to Bauchi for estate construction

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government has handed over the old Bauchi state air strip located at GRA to the state government for the construction of an estate. Blueprint reports that the old air strip was initiated by the administration of former president Shehu Shagari. Bauchi state commissioner of works Abdulkadir Ibrahim while briefing journalists Wednesday on the outcome of the state executive Read More

FG committed to promoting safety of workers at work – Keyamo

March 30, 2021 Moses John 0

The federal government has restated its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the safety, health and well-being of workers in their various workplaces. Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo, SAN, stated this while inaugurating a panel of inquiry for the investigation of the death of Richard Gbadebo, a student, in the course of working in the premises of Read More

Abdulkareem and his revival at Unilorin

March 30, 2021 Best Agbese 0

In those days, the graduates of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) pranced the land with mercurial elegance as proud products of one of Nigeria’s best second-generation universities. But this aura suddenly faded and over the years graduates of the varsity faced character discrimination in the labour market. The decades of bickering between splinter factions of the Academic Staff Union of Read More

Bobboi and his exploits at PEF(M)B

March 30, 2021 Toby Prince 0

One of the thriving industries in Nigeria today is hypocrisy, and leaders who walk on that path are seen as heroes. In this clime, refusal to compromise standard and firm embrace of tenets of integrity by being brutal with the truth, firm in honesty and courageous in justice always attract opposition and in some cases violent attack by the ill Read More

NEDC and Alkali’s leadership with a human face

March 30, 2021 Solomon Audu 0

It is no longer news that the Boko Haram crisis in North-East Nigeria has devastated economy of the region, and humanitarian crisis is the order of the day. The North East region of Nigeria is made up of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba States. These states are ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. In this violent Read More

Breaking: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays to celebrate Easter

March 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April 2021, public holidays to mark this year’s Easter celebration. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, Tuesday in Abuja, urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Read More

Revealed! Ministry may move Sports festival to Abuja as Edo govt backtraps

March 30, 2021 Editor 0

Determined to hold the National Sports Festival (NSF) and unwilling to allow any further postponement, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, has swung into action to use Abuja as an alternative venue should the need arises. Not willing to be caught flat footed, the ministry is considering Abuja as the venue for the 20th edition of the sports Read More

Nigeria imported N4. 97trn chemical products in 4 years – MAN

March 30, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The near-collapse of Nigeria’s petrochemical industries, made worse by the country’s inability to attain self-sufficiency in producing chemical products, forced the federal government to spend a whopping N4.97 trillion between 2017 and 2020 on importation of the products. Director of Research and Advocacy Support of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dr Oluwasegun Osidipe, who disclosed this, said the country’s Read More

Banditry: Recruit 50m youths into Army, Tinubu tells Buhari

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has advised the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Army to aid the fight against insecurity. Tinubu spoke at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State. He said: “We are under-policed and we are competing with Read More

Bauchi expresses commitment to ending Tuberculosis by 2030

March 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has expressed commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030 in line with the federal government’s recommendation of ensuring TB free Nigeria in the stipulated time. The state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro expressed the commitment Monday during the opening ceremony of the 2021 world TB day commemoration with the slogan ‘Check am o!’ organized Read More

Buying into General Irabor’s push for kinetic military operations in Nigeria

March 29, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

Recently, security experts and stakeholders gathered at the National Defence Collage Abuja to brainstorm on the imperatives of kinetic military operations in Nigeria. BENJAMIN SAMSON reports. It is no longer news that Nigeria is currently experiencing a wide range of national security threats like terrorism, insurgency in the North-east, farmers/herders conflict, ethno-religious conflicts, kidnapping and banditry in other parts of Read More

COVID-19: Group clears air on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, urges citizens to support NPCDA’s efforts

March 25, 2021 Editor 0

The National Vanguard for Covd-19 Vaccine Administration and Advocacy says there is no need for panic over the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, assuring Nigerians that it is safe and effective for the cure of the coronavirus.  The group, which gave this assurance at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, noted that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risk or any Read More

Youth forum, stakeholders proffer solutions to insecurity

March 25, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Unified Nigeria Youth Forum (UNYF) has described as crucial period in the nation’s history spate of insecurity plaguing the nation. According to the Forum, the current situation called for a moment of national reflection on the core virtues needed in reshaping the country’s future. UNYF made the observation Thursday at the maiden edition of its Nigeria Youth Forum Annual Read More

Effium community killings: Ebonyi indigines want Buhari’s urgent intervention

March 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) said it is alarmed by the persistent killings ongoing in Effium community, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state, calling on the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently intervene and put an end to it. The Ebonyi indigenes said The “senseless attacks on defenceless citizens” have claimed Read More

Transparency: CISLAC’s assessment of Buhari administration unfair, unacceptable – Minister

March 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has rejected the assessment of Bubari administration by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC). Reacting to the current rating by CISLAC, Mohammed described it as unfair and unacceptable. CISLAC, a non-governmental organisation, had on March 23 in Abuja addressed a press briefing where it allegedly accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration Read More

Buhari’s daughter lauds Ishaku over rice production

March 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih, 0

The International Food and Agricultural Development, IFAD, market development adviser in Nigeria, Hajiya Fatima Muktari Buhari on Tuesday lauded Taraba state governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for taking the state into the league of leading states in rice production in Nigeria. Hajia Fatima who gave the commendation during a courtesy call on Governor Ishaku in Government House, Jalingo said that at Read More