Impunity and the assault on our freedom

November 4, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Ghosts are everywhere in the land. Every state has them on its payroll. They take the blame for all cases of corruption as well as the unlawful and embarrassing actions of security agents. But the clumsy, pathetic and tendentious attempt by the federal authorities to blame ghosts for the October 29 gestapo raid on the residence of Justice Mary Odili Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage – Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as ‘bondage imposed by the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking Read More

Reps’ seat tussle: Mubarak warns against misleading statement

October 30, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The member representing Bali/Gassol Federal constituency in Taraba state Alhaji Abdulsalam Gambo Mubarak on Saturday urged a former member representing the same constituency Alhaji Garba Garba-Chede to stop misleading the public. The incumbent house member alleged that Garba-Chede had claimed that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila conspired with some persons in government to stop his swearing Read More

Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Prioritise family planning for economic, educational advancement, FG urged

October 26, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Pathfinder International, a sexual and reproductive health rights based organisation has called on the federal government to prioritize investments through adequate budgeting and implementation of policies that supports family planning. It says this will help effective population management, economic growth and educational advancement in the country. The call was made during a 3-day orientation workshop for media practitioners as part Read More

IPMAN kicks as depot owners plan to hike fuel price

October 25, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano has alerted the federal government over the decision by some unpatriotic private depot owners to raise prices of the product in order to cause fuel crisis in the country. The IIPMAN chairman, Kano state chapter, Alhaji Bashir Danmallam, stated this in a statement issued in Kano wweklend. He said some of Read More

Luxembourg: Nigerian envoy to Belgium urges bilateral relations

October 23, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Four months after he presented his Letters of Credence to His Royal Majesty, Philippe 1, the Belgian King, the Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu, has presented his Letters of Credence to the Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. During their discussion, Onowu harped on the need to deepen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Luxembourg, especially in the Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Nigeria loses N38trn to climate change – ActionAid

October 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria Director of Resource Mobilization and Innovation Andrew Mamedu, has said that Nigeria loses its 2 years budget amounting to N38 trillion to climate change.  Mamedu who stated this on Friday at the launch of the Earth walk campaign in commemoration of the International Day of Rural women, explained that on the Economic front in April 2026, Foreign, Commonwealth and Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity averted as NUPENG calls off proposed strike

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Sunday evening has called off its proposed strike. NUPENG’s President, Comrade William Akporeha, and the General Secretary, ComradeAfolabi Olawale revealed this in a press statement. Part of the statement reads: “The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers hereby announced the suspension of the intended Read More

FG to use IMF reserve boost to fund 2022 budget

October 10, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

A reserve boost from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will help Nigeria reduce next year’s spending shortfall, according to the country’s finance minister. Nigeria received an IMF allocation of $3.35 billion in reserve assets – known as special drawing rights (SDR), and plans to use the funds to reduce a budget deficit that’s set to exceed a legal limit, Finance Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Buni thumbs up Ahmed Kida on projects execution in Yobe

October 7, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, Wednesday, commended philanthropist, Engineer Ahmed Musa Kida, for constructing and furnishing a diagnostic, maternal and child health centre at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu Specialist Hospital as well as toilets at the State Polytechnic Geidam. Represented by his Director General Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni said the support by Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

We’re not voted to destroy Nigeria, Ganduje tells fellow govs

October 1, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said governors were not voted to power by Nigerians to destroy the country in its present critical stage, adding that the “unity and oneness of Nigeria as a nation is sacrosanct.” Speaking at a special interaction with journalists at the Government House Friday, Ganduje said the clamour for power shift bandied about Read More

Group urges Edo govt to lift embargo on hospital project

October 1, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

A Non-Governmental Organization,  Talakawa parliament has urged governor Godwin Obaseki to use his office and allow work resume at the site of an ongoing hospital project in  Ugbokun community,  Ovia North East local government area of Edo state. The group’s president Marxist Kola Edokpayi, made the appeal on Thursday when he led elders of the community on a protest march to the government House Read More

Reps probe sharp practices in FCT public health institutions

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has mandated its Committee on the Federal Capital Territory to investigate alleged sharp practices in the operational activities of public health Institutions in the FCT. This was fallout of a motion presented on Thursday, by Hon. Mohammed Jatau, who noted that the health institutions were established to control, manage and remedy healthcarechallenges of Nigerians who have Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center 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

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) 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