Minister Dare set to inaugurate Nigeria Taekwondo, Rugby, 20 other sports federations boards

October 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development Chief Sunday Dare will on Friday October 8, 2021 inaugurate newly elected 22 sports federations boards. A press statement by the Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Youth and Sports development, Mohammed Manga, on Thursday said, “Arrangements have being concluded for the official inauguration of the newly elected Board Members of the 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

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Independence: End insecurity now, NCP tasks govts

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Conscience Party (NCP) has called on government at all levels to deploy strategies that will end insecurity bedeviling the country.The party also called on other political parties to emulate by allowing inclusiveness. In a statement released Friday in Abuja by the Special Assistance to the NCP’s national chairman, Comrade Omole Olusegun, asked all members of the party “to Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare hosts 1994 Super Eagles, reveals why Buhari delivered FG’s house promise 27 years after

September 30, 2021 Editor 0

Youth and Sports development Minister Sunday Dare on Thursday hosted 1994 Super Eagles squad inside his office located within the MKO Abiola National stadium Abuja. While playing host to array of the then stars that won 1994 nation’s cup, the Minister recalled that the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari fulfilled the house promise made to them due to Read More

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

I’m not gunning for NBBF President position – Ejike Ugboaja

September 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The former Nigerian basketball and NBA star, Ejike Ugboaja, has clarified that he is not contesting to become the next Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) President as it was widely speculated. Ejike, who was the players’ Representative under Engineer Musa Kida-led NBBF board that was dissolved by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, earlier this year in a Read More

Happening now: Minister Dare hosts Egypt, Algeria Youth and Sports development counterparts as ANOCA celebrates @40 (PICTURES)

September 28, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, is about now, Tuesday morning, holding bilateral talks with his counterparts from Egypt and Algeria. While Ashraf Sobh is the Youth and Sports Minister in Egypt, Abderezak Sebgag is the number Sports administrator in Algeria. Their bilateral discussion is part of activities marking the 40th anniversary of Association of National Read More

Happening now: FG receives victorious Nigeria’s D’Tigress day after retaining Afrobasket title (VIDEO)

September 27, 2021 Editor 0

Day after clinching a third consecutive Afrobasket title in Cameroon, the federal government led by Minister of Youth and Sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, is about now receiving the victorious Nigeria’s D’Tigress inside the Moshood Abiola National stadium in Abuja. The video clip captured by the Blueprint crew on Monday afternoon revealed how D’Tigress woman player, Nkem Nkaraiwe, handed the Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during Read More

Ethnic youth leaders, Yoruba youths describe call for Emefiele’s resignation as baseless, laughable

September 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Nigerian Ethnic Youth Leaders’ Council (NEYLC) and the Oduduwa Youth Assembly have described the call for the resignation of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele as baseless and laughable. Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on Thursday called for the resignation of the CBN Governor over failure to perform. The groups added that Read More

CNPP, PDP youths disown party over call for Emefiele’s sack

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has disowned the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), from office. This is even as the PDP Youth Movement (PYM) support group, berated the leadership of the party for calling for the resignation of Emefiele. In a Read More

Economy: Coalition stages rally, hails Buhari, Emefiele

September 22, 2021 Editor 0

Teaming members of Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday September 22, 2021, staged a solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele for their tact in handling Nigeria’s economy amidst global pandemic COVID-19. In his address during the rally held at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, Read More

Shun cyber-crime, be employer of labour- NYSC DG urges corps members

September 21, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The director-general of National Youth Service Corps, Brig.-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has urged corps members in Akwa Ibom to shun cybercrime and make themselves employers of labour. Ibrahim stated this during the closing ceremony of Batch “B” Stream II of NYSC members deployed to the state at the Orientation Camp, Ikot Itie Udung in Nsit Atai LGA on Tuesday. The DG 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

Move to salvage naira: Coalition hails CBN

September 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Civil Society groups has hailed the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to salvage the Naira through the discouragement of illicit financial flow and stoppage of the sales of Forex to Bureau De Change (BDC) operators who exploit and artificially inflate dollar/naira exchange. The coalition in a statement signed by its President and Secretary Etuk Read More

Irate youth attack Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s brother, kill one, set vehicles ablaze as monarch escapes death

September 19, 2021 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

The Obi of Ogwash-Uku, Ifechukwude Okonjo II, younger brother to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala narrowly escaped death as irate youths of Otulu town attacked his convoy over fight for autonomous community. The incident which took place on Friday at Otulu community under Ogwash-Uku kingdom in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state left one person dead while several others were Read More

NANS, NYCN, Ohaneze youth back EFCC in Enugu

September 18, 2021 Editor 0

A group of youth organisations in the Southeast comprising the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ohaneze Ndigbo Youths, on Ftiday pledged their support for the fight against economic and financial crimes in the southeast region. They made the pledge during a visit to the Enugu zonal command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

ActionAid Nigeria gets £1.3m grant ahead 2023 polls

September 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has secured a £1.3million grant from the government of United Kingdom through the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to increase women and youth participation in politics and governance process ahead the 2023 general election.  ActionAid Country Director Ene Obi at the signing of Memoradum of Understanding (MoU) with the British High Commissions Tuesday in Abuja explained 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