Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for persons with disabilities-Lai

October 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated uncommon passion for inclusive social protection through the creation of lasting structures and institutions that will outlast his administration. A statement by the minister’s media aide Segun Adeyemi Thursday, said Alhaji Lai stated this in Abuja at the 2021 FRCN annual lecture with the theme: 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

Rising debt: Stabilise Naira exchange rate urgently, PGF boss charges CBN

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to urgently take every measure necessary urgently and expeditiously stablise the Naira exchange rate. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain also appealed to all functionaries of the federal government, especially in ministries of Finance and National Planning to provide all the Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

NIMASA donates relief materials to Tuggar foundation

August 16, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the ‘Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar Foundation’ for onwards distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs), poor and the needy people in Bauchi State. Presenting the consignment to the Foundation, representative of NIMASA, Musa Adamu said the gesture is to assist the IDPs, the poor and needy in the society Read More

Curbing menace of sex for grades

August 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

For ages, sex has been used as a tool to influence outcomes, decisions or gain undue favour or advantage over others in high and low places. Both men and women can use sex as a bait to get what they desire or to achieve personal aggrandisement. They may get away with it, depending on the value of the society. For Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Shinkafi, 14LG chairs, 147wards chairmen set to dump APGA for APC in Zamfara

June 28, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The national secretary Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, along with 14 local government chairmen,147 wards chairmen of the party in Zamfara state have decided to dump the party and follow Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, to the All Progressives Congress APC on Tuesday. Shinkafi made the declaration Monday at his Read More

2nd anniversary: Bala fetes Bauchi orphans

May 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To celebrate his second year in office, Bauchi state Governor Bala Mohammed Saturday organised a lunch for orphans drawn from orphanage homes and communities in the state capital. The governor along with his deputy, Bala Tela, and wife, Aisha, ate together with the children at Ramat House, Bauchi. The governor stated that the idea to organise the feast for the Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Zamfara first lady donates clothing materials, cash to 1,800 vulnerable women

May 11, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The wife of Zamfara state Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has distributed clothing materials and cash to 1,800 vulnerable women drawn from three local government Areas (LGAs) of Zamfara central in order for them to celebrate the forthcoming Sallah. Speaking during the formal launching of the distribution at Government House Gusau Tuesday, Hajiya Aisha stated that 1,200 women were Read More

Secession agitators can’t intimidate, bully Buhari, Presidency declares

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has asked Nigerians to ignore those calling for secession, saying President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be intimidated and bullied for their selfish interests. The seat of power also ruled out the calls for another National Conference to discuss the much talked about unity of Nigeria. Speaking Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC during a media interface organised by Read More

Kakure attributes low capacity by relevant authorities to spate of GBV

March 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Special Assistant to the Speaker, House of Representative on Gender Equality and Social Development, Mrs Fatima Kakure has said relevant authorities handling Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases are frustrated by lack of evidence, interest and knowledge of how to handle the cases. She identified the gaps as provision for protection, especially within the police and justice system which were unaffordable, Read More

Humanitarian Minister sympathises with Katsina, Zamfara fire victims

March 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has sympathised with victims of the Katsina  and Zamfara states market fire. This was contained in a statement issued by the the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali. “The fire, which razed dozens of shops and destroyed valuables worth millions of Naira in the two popular Read More

FG disburses N20,000 each to 2,900 women in Benue

March 14, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq,  has reiterated Federal government commitment  towards addressing the plight of poor and vulnerable in the country. The Minister said about 2,900 women are empowered with N20,000 each through the Federal Government Special Cash Grant for Rural Women Project in Benue State. In a Saturday by the Deputy Read More

Group blasts Plateau lawmaker over verbal attack on Bala Mohammed

February 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Youths Re-Awakening Forum for 2023, NYRAF-2023, has taken a swipe on the House of Representatives member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency, Dachung Musa-Bagos, for criticising governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state. Recall that Mr Bagos had during Wednesday’s plenary raised a motion condemning Governor Mohammed’s alleged divisive comments on the recent ethnic clash between Yoruba people and Fulani Read More

Pastor in police net for locking disabled child for 5 years

January 25, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A Pastor and founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ikirun in Ifelodun local government area of Osun state, Prophet Samson Olatoke, has been arrested for locking up his 20-year-old child, Olatoke Opeyemi, for five years.  Olatoke was arrested alongside his son who is an elder brother to Opeyemi. The state government has, however, rescued Opeyemi who was said to have been Read More

FAO, IRENA partner to boost renewables in food, agriculture

January 24, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have reiterated their commitment to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in agri-food, fisheries and forestry chains through the signature of a collaboration agreement. Signed by FAO Director-General QU Dongyu and IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera in a virtual meeting, the new Read More

Running against time, a time to rethink

January 22, 2021 Yusuf Abubakar Mamud 0

Dr Yusuf Abubakar Mamud is the author of In God’s Name we Fight and Turning Forty. He works on studies related to countering violent extremism (CVE), de-radicalisation and counter-terrorism, as well as critical thinking studies as the solution to the huge ignorance that continually beclouds reason and civil conversation in Nigeria. Running Against Time, a time to rethink is serialized Read More

Okowa lists ways Nigeria can be peaceful, united

December 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has said that Nigerians can be at peace if Christians practised the virtues that Christ preached while on earth. In a Christmas message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor said the virtues included peaceful coexistence, love, tolerance and sacrifice. He noted that Christmas was a celebration to mark Read More

Covid-19: VSF donates palliatives to Kaduna

December 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on Covid-19 on Tuesday donated palliatives ranging from food, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) and drugs to Kaduna state government and Civil Society Organization (CSOs) in the state. The donated items include 10kg Rice (6,688 bags), 10kg Maize (6,688) 10Kg beans (6,688) 4ltrs vegetable oil (6,688) 2kg Salt (6,688) 250ml hand sanitizers (10,000) standard Read More

Enact laws to prevent gender-based violence, harassment, ActionAid tasks FG

November 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

ActionAid Nigeria has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to enact laws and regulations aimed at eliminating and preventing all forms of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, including informal work. This was in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2020. Speaking in Abuja, the Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi Read More

Rotary Club provides medical outreach for 500 less privilege, vulnerable

November 19, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Rotary Clubs in Kaduna on Thursday organised medical outreach for 1,000 less privileged and vulnerable people in Kaduna including old people, women and children, as they were screened for various ailments and treated. The medical outreach, which took place at the General Hospital Kawo Kaduna North LGA, saw the beneficiaries screened for HIV with counselling, hepatitis B and C, diabetes Read More

FIWON seeks partnership on informal sector workers welfare

November 17, 2020 Moses John 0

The Federation of Informal Sector Workers Organisation of Nigeria (FIWON) is seeking for partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and other informal sector organization to tackle the plight of the informal sector workers in the country. The general secretary of FIWON comrade Gbenga Komolafe while speaking with Journalists in Abuja lamented that the covid-19 intervention by both federal and Read More