IGP orders investigation into Police officers’ N22m Bitcoin ‘extortion’, assures transparency

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered investigations into the professional misconduct, abuse of office, and extortion of N22 million worth of Bitcoin from some citizens in Lagos state by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nwawe Cordelia, and others, serving at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Alagbon, Lagos. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, in Read More

E-parliament: Africa should learn from NASS – Kandetu

November 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Parliamentarians in Africa have been enjoined to learn the system and act of parliament currently in practice in the National Assembly of Nigeria, for e-parliament, modern technology, transparency and accuracy. Speaker of Namibia House of Parliament, Ms. Lydia Kandetu, stated this Wednesday, when she led a session of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, African region, to the National Assembly. Kandetu, after been Read More

IHRC, federation honour NYSC over reforms

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has received commendation from the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Geneva Switzerland for its commitment in realising the objectives of fostering national cohesion and unity amongst youth as well as entrenching unity amongst the different tribes and ethnic groups in Nigeria. The IHRC in a letter of commendation signed by its Read More

Procurement practitioners partner anti- corruption agencies on transparency

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Association of Public Procurement Practitioners of Nigeria, has said it will partner the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions to boost the fight against corruption in the public sector. The association disclosed that it is poised to sanitise the procurement process by strict enforcement of the procurement Act of 2007 by promoting due process, accountability, transparency and value for Read More

Sterling Bank, HFN sign MoU on digitisation

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading bank to the healthcare industry and the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable the bank to provide finance for further digitisation of operations of members of HFN as well as offer financial advisory services to them. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lagos, Divisional Head, Health Read More

Ahead of APC national convention

October 13, 2021 Segun Oshinaga 0

Four political parties in 2014 merged to become the Àll Progressives Congress (APC). These were the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). That merger led to the defeat of a sitting government, for the Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Congress: APC chieftain urges internal democracy

October 12, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Chairman Forum for Foundation Members of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in Niger state, Mohammed Abubakar Katcha, has called on party members to respect the internal democratic tenets of the party in the fort coming state congress to ensure peace in the party. Katcha stated this Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Minna. He urged all contestants who have Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Abubakar takes over from Nebolisa as new youth and sports perm sec, tasks Staff on transparency

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The new Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji. Isma’il Abubakar has advised the management and staff of the Ministry to always exhibit the highest degree of discipline, loyalty and transparency in the conduct of government business so as to ensure efficient service delivery to Nigerians. Abubakar gave the advice on Wednesday in his office in Abuja Read More

NACJ awards Umeh Integrity Personality of the year

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Christian Journalists (NACJ) has awarded its prestigious Integrity Personality of the Year Award to Senator Victor Umeh who represented Anambra Central in the 8th Senate. President of the association, Dr Charles Tola Okhai said the award was predicated on Umeh’s impressive track record of self discipline, transparency, professional exploits, honesty, selfless service to humanity with a 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

Electoral Act: Group urges Buhari to decline assent to bill

August 22, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  A Group, Justice Now International Abuja has called for the review of the electoral Act recently passed by the National Assembly while calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent when the bill is brought to his table.   The Speaker and President of the Group, Vik-Morrow Uloe made the call at a virtual news conference in Abuja. Vik-Morrow Uloe Read More

NEDC: Appraising House of Reps Accountability Report

August 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Managing Director (MD) of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali is a rare breed. His honesty, transparency and uprightness in the discharge of his responsibilities at the NEDC are seldom in most Nigerians. His public actions in the management of people and resources are unlike the general known character of Nigerians. Months back, the House Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

PDP needs robust, determined NWC to win elections- Wike

August 18, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that the present National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot lead the party to victory in the 2023 general elections, hence the quest for its replacement. Wike maintained his position while speaking on a national television in Port Harcourt Tuesday, saying that, the internal rumbling that was recently Read More

The quest for credible LG elections in Nigeria

August 6, 2021 Moshood Isah 0

The just concluded local government elections in Lagos and Ogun states is a reaffirmation of the level of apathy and disinterest in subnational governance in Nigeria despite local governments being the tier of government closest to the people. This is not unconnected to existing gaps in administration of elections by State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIECs) and the overbearing influence of Read More

Hausa community denounce membership of TOP, declare support for Oyetola

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Hausa community in Osun State, Wednesday, denounced the membership of a splinter group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.  The group at a press conference addressed by its spokesperson in Osogbo, Alh Umar kotonkoro, described as ‘mere rumour’,  insinuation that they belonged to an APC caucus, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP).  Kotonkoro Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

MMSD revives ACTU unit to stem corruption

July 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) in collaboration with the independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated its Anti – Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) at the ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade who was represented at the event by the Director, Artisanal Small Scale Mining (ASM) Engr Read More

Anambra Governorship: Ozigbo receives Certificate of Return, promises to rebuild state

July 1, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednesday presented certificate of return to the winner of the party’s primary election for the Anambra governorship poll, Mr Valentine Ozigbo PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus, while presenting the certificate to the party’s candidate at the Wadata House,  Abuja, said the primary that produced Ozigbo followed all the party’s constitution Read More