Reps urge higher attention to mental health issues 

October 4, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

  The House of Representatives has called for higher attention to mental health issues, especially,  the Federal Ministry of Health to collaborate with relevant Health Institutions to ensure that research on mental health is put into practice to ensure evidence-based care to Nigerians.  Also, the House has mandated its Committee on Healthcare Services to evaluate the implementation of the content of Read More

Edo dep governor holds special prayer at new office 

October 4, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The deputy governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has held a  prayer session at his new office located at No. 7, Osadebey Avenue in Benin City, the state capital. Staff of the office, friends and family members joined the deputy governor in the benediction which held, Tuesday. Reverend Fathers from the Benin Arc Diocese led the prayer session. Shaibu said the Read More

Nigeria yet to make appreciable gains 63 years after independence – Poll 

October 4, 2023 Sunny Idachaba 0

  The annual Independence Day Poll result just released by NOIPolls says 31 percent of adult Nigerians are of the view that Nigeria has not made any remarkable achievement since she attained political independence in 1960.  Twenty three percent of respondents cited insecurity as one of the greatest challenges Nigeria has faced since independence. Other challenges mentioned in the poll Read More

Kano, Again, Abba Gida makes fresh appointments

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kano state Governor, Abba Gida Yusuf, has approved the appointments of heads of parastatal in the state. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi DawakinTofa, on Wednesday, the appointment was pursuant to the quest of placing appropriate hands to improve good governance. Those appointed are as follows:Salisu A. Kabo, Director General, Youth Empowerment; Dr. Hamisu Sadi Ali, Director Read More

50 Cent announces Nigeria tour

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular American rapper, Curtis Jackson, who is professionally known as 5O Cent, has revealed that he would be coming to Nigeria on tour. Recall that the rapper had visited Nigeria about 19 years ago. 50 Cent, who is currently on tour ‘The Final Lap Tour 2023’ with Busta Rhymes and Jeremih, was in Nigeria in 2004 for a concert but Read More

Revealed! How much spent on #BBNaija All Stars show – Organisers

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The organisers of season 8 edition of the Big Brother Naija show, Multichoice, has revealed the amount spent on the just concluded edition. The Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Nigeria, Busola Tejumola, Tuesday, said the show gulped N5.5 billion. Recall that Ilebaye Odiniya was presented with a cheque of N120 million and the key to her Read More

NAF, Turkey to partner on technology transfer

October 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Mr Hidayet Bayraktar, has expressed the readiness of his country to heighten the already existing defence collaboration between the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Turkish Government, through the transfer of defence technology. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Wednesday disclosed that the Ambassador stated this while Read More

[Breaking] Mohbad: Police declares Prime Boy wanted

October 4, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Lagos State Police Command, Wednesday, declared Owodunni Ibrahim popularly known as Prime Boy wanted. In a statement by the command’s spokesperson, Sp Benjamin Hundeyin, this became necessary following his failure to honour the police invitation successfully sent to him since the commencement of the investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of Mr. Ilerioluwa Aloba aka Mohbad. “Ibrahim is Read More

FG’s removal of VAT on diesel for 6 months to push down price – Malagi

Minister of Information and National Orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi has announced that the federal government waived value-added tax (VAT) on diesel for six months to reduce the cost of the commodity and support production in the industrial sector. Malagi disclosed this in a statement after a meeting between government officials and Labour Unions over the latter’s planned industrial action Read More

Group takes climate change awareness campaign to Abuja communities

October 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Officials of the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre), have urged residents of some climate frontline communities in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, to adopt sustainable environmental practices to mitigate climate change effects. The officials spoke during the visitation to two communities; Piwoyi and Ushafa located at the Abuja Municipal (AMAC) and Bwari Area councils respectively. The sensitization campaign Read More

Insecurity: Kaduna wards heads vow to expose bad eggs

October 4, 2023 Moh Bello Habib 0

Wards heads in Kaduna state have vowed to expose bad eggs and criminal elements in their midst especially within their domains to effectively curtail banditry and security challenges in the state. The Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Uba Sani, had earlier assured the citizens of his commitment to tackle head on, all forms of security challenges in the state. The governor Read More

62m Nigerians to benefit from cash transfer, 1.5m from Iyaloja Fund – Betta Edu

October 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The federal government has said it would support 62 million individuals directly through Conditional Cash Transfer programme with the sum of N75, 000 each to be paid  in three tranches of N25, 000 for a period of three months. It also promised support for 1.5 million market women through its Iyaloja Fund.  Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Dr Betta Edu stated this Read More

Tribunal ruling affirmation of Rivers people’s trust on us – Fubara

October 4, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has described the ruling by the Governorship Election Tribunal that upheld his election victory as the beginning of the confirmation of the trust reposed in him by Rivers people. At a brief thanksgiving service that held at the Chapel of Everlasting Grace, Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday night, Governor Fubara restated commitment not to Read More

Subsidy removal: HoS commissions 4 buses for workers

October 4, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, has refurbished and commissioned four buses to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal on civil servants. The buses are to operate within four designated routes, pending the delivery of the federal government’s CNG buses. They include a 33-seater Coaster bus for Nyanya- Mararraba-Masaka route while three 18-seater Read More

Ex-NSPMC MD Baffa Suleiman dies at 85

October 4, 2023 Bayo Alabira 0

The death of a prominent banker and former managing director of the Nigeria Scurity, Printing and Minting Company, Baffa Suleiman, has been announced. Suleiman is the chairman of the Jigawa State Elders’ Forum. The governor of Jigawa state, Umar Namadi, in a statement through his media aide, Hamisu Gumel, announced the demise of Suleiman on Tuesday. “It is with profound sadness and Read More

2 confirmed dead in LASTMA official, driver scuffle 

October 4, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

  Lagos state Police Command spokesperson Benjamin Hundeyin has confirmed that two persons were killed following an incident involving an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and a driver in the Ago palace area of Lagos. It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday morning when the driver of a Toyota Sienna allegedly tried to escape Read More

UNDP commends Buni’s development agenda

October 4, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative,  Mohamed Yahya, has lauded Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni on the development of the health and education sector in the state. A statement by DG Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, Mamman Mohammed made available to Blueprint, Tuesday, quoted the Resident Representative as saying this during a facility tour of the Read More

Akeredolu to construct 700km rural roads in Ondo 

October 3, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government is set to construct 700 kilometers of rural roads across the three Senatorial districts in order to ease transportation and transformation of the rural communities. Babatunde featured during an interactive session with the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ondo state and noted that it is the determination of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu- led administration to make Read More

Admission: JAMB committed to inclusivity, equity – Oloyode 

October 3, 2023 Patrick Andrew 0

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it is committed to full implementation of the various laws and policies enacted to promote inclusivity, equity, and justice in the conduct of tests and assessments for individuals seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Speaking with particular reference to the differently-   abled individuals, the JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyode, Read More

NECA tasks FG on promises

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), has advised the Federal government to ensure it lives up to its promises to workers and the citizens at large to avoid industrial disputes with Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC). NECA Director General, Mr. Adewale-Smatt Oyerinde, said this in a statement in Abuja. He said: “We have continued Read More

ILO, FG develop roadmap to promote women’s entrepreneurship

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Federal Government have developed a roadmap to promote women’s entrepreneurship development and formalisation in the country. Ms Vanessa Phala, ILO’s Country Director to Nigeria, disclosed this at a Validation Workshop  in Abuja. The workshop was themed, “A roadmap to foster national conditions for women’s entrepreneurship development and formalisation in Nigeria.” Phala said  entrepreneurship remained a Read More

Don’t crowd out workers’ Just Transition – NLC

October 3, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said that the demands for Just Transition by workers due to the effects of climate change should not be crowded out with Just Energy Transition. Speaking at the Pre-Cop 28 NLC Synthesis Meeting held at the Tranquila Hotel, Abuja, the General Secretary of the Congress, Comrade Emma Ugboaja, said workers were more hit due Read More

SSANU condemns usurpation of varsity governing councils’ function

October 3, 2023 Moses John 0

  The Senior Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has described as unacceptable the usurpation of powers of the University governing councils by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation. In a communique issued by the National Executive Committee, and signed by the SSANU President Comrade Muhammed Haruna , the union also condemned the dissolution of the university governing councils Read More