FG to promote tourism products in Nigeria, diaspora

September 27, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Tourism Lola Ade-John has said that the federal government is set to create, promote Nigeria’s tourism products in the diaspora and at home. A statement by Head Press and Public Relations Mrs EmemMARIA Offiong disclosed that the minister stated this at the Abuja 2023 World Tourism day with the theme; ‘Tourism and Green Investment.” “Products are vast, plentiful Read More

Maulud: Buni sues for peace, love

September 27, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni has congratulated Muslims across the World on the birthday anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). He described the anniversary as a moment of sober reflection and an occassion of love, peace and sacrifice. According to him, as Muslims it is a privilege to witness this great day, we should use it in promoting the virtues Read More

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CNG seeks synergy on effort to curb insecurity in North

September 27, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has arrived Gusau on a mission to facilitate synergy and cooperation between the Zamfara state government and the federal authorities for effective coordination of efforts to end the rampaging insecurity in the state and entire North. Addressing Zamfara State government officials led by the Chief of Staff to the governor, CNG’s spokesperson Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, Read More

NAF airstrikes hit IPOB/ESN hideouts in Anambra, Imo

September 27, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Nigerian Air force (NAF) says airstrikes by Air Component of Operation UDO KA II, carried out several strikes on Independent People of Biafra (IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (ESN) locations at Mother Valley Orsumughu in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra state and at Aku Ihube in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo state. A statement signed by NAF Read More

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Tobacco control: NTCA recommends state ministries to complement FG budget line

September 27, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has recommended that state Ministries of Finance and Health, State Assemblies and government should complement federal government funding efforts by creating a budget line for tobacco control in their states. The chairman, NTCA, Akinbode Oluwafemi, while briefing newsmen in Abuja Tuesday on ensuring sustainable development through effective tobacco control funding /budgeting said regrettably, the allocation Read More

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Negotiations with bandits: We have facts to expose agents of FG- Gov Dauda

September 27, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Ther Zamfara state governor, Dauda Lawal, Tuesday said his government has enough facts to expose the agents of the federal government behind the secret negotiation with bandits. This was contained in a statement signed by the spokesperson to the governor, Sulaiman Bala Idris, and made available to Blueprint Tuesday. Governor Dauda Lawal revealed that the state government possesses hard evidence Read More

Edo developer pledges 300,000 houses to curb shelter deficit

September 27, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

As part of efforts to cushion the effects of Housing deficit on the citizenry, a firm, “Neighborhood turn key project” has pledged 300,000 units of affordable housing across the 18 local government areas of Edo state. The company said the initiative is a pilot project in the state and expressed concern that recent studies have shown that 28 million Nigerians Read More

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Eid-el-Maulud: Soludo urges Muslims to imbibe spirit of tolerance, peace

September 27, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, Tuesday, urged the Muslim Ummah to imbibe the spirit of tolerance, peace and harmony as they commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Soludo, in a statement from his press secretary, Mr Christian Aburime, said the event creates opportunity for the Muslims to reflect, show gratitude, and renew commitment to the teachings Read More

Eid-el-Maulud: Imbibe virtues of Prophet Muhammad, Tinubu urges Muslims

September 27, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has congratulated Muslims in Nigeria and beyond on this year’s Eid-el-Maulud celebration, charging them to live by the teachings of Prophet Muhammad. The president, in a statement Tuesday, said beyond celebrating the day marking the birthday of the Holy Prophet, the period should be used for deep introspection and fervent prayers. “Adherents should make deliberate efforts Read More

Bayelsa, Kogi, Imo guber elections: INEC provides 2,238 polling units for PWDs, says official

September 27, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it has designated 2,238 polling units for people with disabilities (PWDs) for the forthcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states. Professor Kunle Ajayi, the National Commissioner and Member of the Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC) stated this Tuesday during an engagement with media executives in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.Ajayi stated Read More

Group trains Southern Kaduna youth on response to conflict

September 27, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

The Southern Kaduna Dialogue Series (SKDS) in partnership with Youth Hub Africa Tuesday trained youth in the zone on conflict early warning and early response. The training held in Kafanchan attracted participants from across the senatorial zone. The facilitator of the training, Amina Mohammed, said understanding the early warning and response system was crucial as it ensures mitigation and prevention Read More

We’ll support Tinubu to move Nigeria forward – NIPSS

September 27, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) has said it would support the federal government in its quest to make life better for the citizens. Director General of the institute, Dr Ayo Omotayo, said this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima. “The vice president has demonstrated a deep understanding Read More

Tribunal sacks ex-Imo speaker, declares LP candidate winner

September 27, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Imo State House of Assembly Tribunal sitting in Nasarawa State Monday, sacked a former Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Kennedy Ibeh representing Obowo State Constituency in the State Assembly who ran the last election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Our correspondent gathered that the court went ahead to order the Independent Read More

CAS hails DEPOWA’s humanitarian efforts

September 26, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has commended the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) for its humanitarian initiatives which have won hearts and minds thereby contributing immensely to the non-kinetic approach to counter insurgency operations. A statement by the Nigerian Air force spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Tuesday, disclosed that the CAS, stated Read More

GMRI, NIS warn youth against illegal migration

September 26, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

President of Global Migration Research Institute (GMRI) Dr. Williams Azuma Ijoma has cautioned youth against the dangers of illegal migration. Ijoma stated this Tuesday at a national workshop on migration oraganised by GMRI in collaboration with Universal Migration Enlightenment Center (UMEC) with the theme: “Tackling Migration as a Diverse Problem for Sustainable Growth and Social Progress.” He said the essence Read More

FG to Zamfara gov: We’re not negotiating with bandits

September 26, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence Mohammed Badaru Abubakar and his State counterpart Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle , have again reassured Zamfara residents and Nigerians of the progress being made for the quick return of the abducted female students and others of Federal University Gusau. The duo expressed confidence that the joint security task forces are working discreetly round the clock to Read More

Expulsion, sack not enough if found guilty, minister threatens sexual abusers in varsities

September 26, 2023 Ene Oshaba  0

Minister of Women Affairs Barrister Uju Kenedy-Ohaneye has reiterated  the ministry’s commitment towards ensuring fairness and justice for women particularly girls, following the issue of sexual harassment of female students at the University of Calabar.  Kenedy-Ohanenye gave the assurance Monday at the Ministry’s headquarters while meeting with Leaders of the National Association to Nigerian Students (NANS) from all the universities, Read More

Educational status: Tinubu asks US Court to release certificate to Atiku

September 26, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

…Blocks CSU from submitting transcript, other records. . President Bola Tinubu has at last agreed that a federal judge in the United States of America should give only his university certificate to his political opponent, Atiku Abubakar. The president, however, pleaded with Judge Nancy Maldonado to block all other details including admission records, among others from being accessed by Atiku Read More

Zamfara abduction: Gender group wants FG to prioritise safety of girls

September 25, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Girl-child Right and Freedom Protection Centre (GRFPC) a gender-based non-governmental organization has called on the federal government to prioritise the safety and well-being of all citizens, regardless of their gender. The Chairperson, Lynda Temitope Ajayi, in a press statement expressed concern that the crisis of this magnitude requires leaders to stand firm and participate fully in designing effective strategies to Read More

Insecurity: Group wants Tinubu to declare state emergency in Zamfara

September 25, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola, 0

The Zamfara Conflict Resolution Concern Forum (ZCRC) has called President Bola Tinubu to immediately set the stage for the declaration of and indefinite state of emergency in Zamfara state following the mounting security challenges the state is currently experiencing. The Convener, Tukur Sabi Gusau in a press statement, said the people of Zamfara cannot continue to live and die under Read More

We’re not negotiating with bandits, FG replies Zamfara governor

September 25, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The  federal government Monday said  none of its official is engaged in negotiation with any bandit or group of bandits in Zamfara state. It however maintains its resolve to explore every available avenue that can lead to de-escalation of tension and bring back peace to communities ravaged by banditry.  The FG also said if communities decide to borrow a leaf Read More

FG announces programmes for low-key 63rd Independence celebration

September 25, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The federal government Monday said the 63rd independence celebration will be low-key because of the current economic situation in the country. Addressing a world press conference at the National Press Centre in  Abuja, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume,  said the theme of the anniversary is, “Nigeria @ 63, Renewed Hope for Unity & Prosperity.” Read More

FG rolls out activities for 63rd independence celebration

September 25, 2023 Content Editor 0

The federal government has anounced activities lined up for the 63rd independence celebration of the country. Addressing a world press conference in Abuja on Monday, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Senator George Akume, said the celebration will be low keyed due to the economic situation in the country. He said the theme of the anniversary is “Nigeria @ Read More

Zamfara: Mattawalle condemns abduction of female students, vows to secure their release

September 25, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Mohammed Bello Matawalle has condemned the abduction of female students of Federal University Gusau. The minister in a statement signed by Ag. Director Press and Public relationsAttari M. Hopeo n Sunday extends his heartfelt sympathy to the parents, the academic community, and the entire citizenry of Zamfara state for the tragic incident. He said, Read More

Yobe East seat: Coalition drums support for Usman Alkali

September 24, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

A coalition of groups in Yobe state has appealed to the former Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to consider contesting the Yobe East Senatorial seat when it is declared vacant. The leader of the movement, Muhammed Baba Ismail, made the call on Sunday while addressing journalist at the NUJ secretariat in Damaturu. Ismail said Usman had a distinguished Read More