Tinubu distressed by mistaken drone attack in Tudun Biri – Malagi

December 11, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has said President Bola Tinubu is distressed by the tragic mistaken drone attack, which resulted in the loss of innocent lives in Tudun Birni, Kaduna state. A statement Monday by the minister’s aide Rabiu Ibrahim disclosed that the minister stated this in his address at the Central Council Meeting of the Read More

Sad tales of entertainers, Nollywood stars who died in 2023

December 8, 2023 Content Editor 0

…Stars should create time for recreation, seek God’s face –Amusan, Rollas As 2023 comes to an end, the entertainment industry has indeed suffered heavy blows, as quite a number of Nollywood actors and actresses have been lost to the cold hands of death; BENJAMIN SAMSON writes. The Nollywood industry has been devastated following the death of some actors and actresses. Read More

Migration: Increasing emigration of Nigerians worrisome – Tinubu 

December 8, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The federal government has expressed concerns over the increasing emigration of Nigeria’s skilled professionals and university graduates seeking enhanced education, employment, and prospects globally. President Tinubu expressed the concern at the 2023 National Migration Dialogue organised by the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Thursday in Abuja. The 2023 National Migration Dialogue has as its theme, Read More

2027: Why we’re not disturbed by PDP, NNPP, SDP, others’ merger plot – APC 

December 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The governing All progressives Congress (APC) has said it would not be jittery over the reported moves by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and other leading opposition political parties to merge and form a formidable force ahead of the 2027 polls. The reported proposed merger involved a coalition of opposition political parties comprising PDP, NNPP, Read More

Information minister rallies advertising practitioners for policies’ enlightenment, sensitisation

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, Thursday, rallied the support of advertising practitioners for the sensitization and enlightenment of the progranmes and policies of the federal government. To this end, Malagi urged them to use their platforms to influence and sensitize Nigerians to many programmes and policies of the federal and state governments. Speaking during Read More

Breaking: Former NUPENG General-Secretary dies on his birthday

December 7, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Ailing elder statesman and former General Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Chief Frank Kokori, is dead. He died at exactly 1:30 am on Thursday, December 7, 2023, coincidentally on his birthday at exactly 80. His passage was confirmed by Chief Kokori’s personal assistant, Atawada Barry Oke. He said the former labour leader’s health Read More

Christmas: Oshiomhole asks NLC to advocate N35, 000 minimum wage for all workers 

December 7, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

A former president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Senator Adams Oshiomhole, has urged organised labour to ensure that all workers in the country were paid N35, 000 wage awards to cushion the effect of the petrol subsidy removal before Christmas. The lawmaker made the call while speaking at the 8th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Non-Academics Staff Union of Educational and Read More

FG restates commitment to addressing out-of-school kids’ crisis 

December 7, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The federal government has restated its commitment towards addressing the menace of out-of-school children in the country. Speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, the executive secretary, Nigerian Educational Research Development Council (NERDC), Prof. Ismail Junaidu, said the menace must be immediately tackled. Junaidu said the federal government through the Federal Ministry of Education had initiated Read More

Why non-interest financing, equity are solution to huge debt crisis – FG

December 7, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, has said non-interest and equity financing were the solutions to the current global debt crisis. Edun said this Wednesday in Abuja at the maiden Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Islamic Financial Service Board (IFSB) international forum on non-interest capital markets. The minister said there was Read More

Even the rich, mighty cry: After 31 years, third republic lawmakers beg Tinubu, NASS for their entitlements

December 7, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

After 31 years out, members of the House of Representatives who served in the aborted Third Republic have appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the National Assembly to pay their entitlements. The lawmakers who made the appeal Wednesday in Abuja while speaking under the aegis of the Third Republic Parliamentarian Forum, said if Chief MKO Abiola and Amb. Babagana Kinginbe could Read More

Malagi constitutes committee to finalise Nigeria’s values charter

December 6, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

In line with the national drive for citizen reorientation, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, has constituted a committee to finalise Nigeria’s values charter. This was contained in a statement Wednesday by Deputy Director, Press of the ministry Suleiman Haruna. According to the statement, Director of Orientation and Behavioural Modification (OBM) of the National Orientation Read More

FG funded only 422 delegates to COP-28 in Dubai, Malagi clarifies

December 4, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

… Says Tinubu, Nigerian delegates in Dubai for serious business, not jamboree Minister of information and national orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi says the federal government funded only 422 persons to the ongoing Climate Summit in Dubai, otherwise called COP-28 According to him, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other officials on the federal government delegation are in Dubai for serious Read More

Breaking: NAF speaks on ‘aerial bombing’ in Kaduna

December 4, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has denied any involvement in the aerial bombing that reportedly killed at least 31 people in Tudun Biri, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state on Sunday night. Specifically, NAF said it didn’t carry out any air operation in Kaduna state on Sunday. Residents of Tudun Biri in Kaduna state were said to be celebrating Read More

Breaking: Fire guts NTA office

December 3, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fire on Sunday gutted the network center of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Sokoto. The fire incident was announced via the X account. According to the video posted which had since gone viral shows smoke gushing out from the building. This is coming 24 hours after the Head of Service Office in the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, was gutted by Read More

FG approves promotion of 32, 361 personnel in NIS, NSCDC, FFS, others

December 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Civil Defence Immigration, Correctional and Fire Service Board, has approved the promotion of 32, 361 of personnel of services supervise by the Ministry of Interior. Reading out the reports of the Board shortly after its meeting on Friday in Abuja, while granting a press conference, Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Abubakar Ahmed Audi, stated Read More

Shame as Davido’s aide, BlessingCEO, Mr. Ibu’s family, others dance naked in market square

December 1, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

While many young Nigerians look up to them as mentors, celebrities have cultivated the habit of dancing naked in the market square, including spewing disgusting secrets on social media. The saga involving Davido’s aide, Israel DMW, self-acclaimed relationship expert, Blessing Okoro (aka BlessingCEO), the family of ailing Nollywood actor, Mr. Ibu, are recent cases; PAUL OKAH reports. It is not Read More

FG will restore lost glories of NTA, FRCN – Malagi

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Minister of Information and National Orientation Mohammed Idris Malagi has said the federal government would implement transformative reforms aimed at restoring the lost glories of two iconic institutions in the nation’s media landscape, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN). A statement Friday by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim, quoted the minister Read More

States owing NDDC N2trn – Official

November 30, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

  The Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Sam Ogbuku, has said the interventionist agency is owed over N2 trillion naira states. Ogbuku said this when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Committee on NDDC, chaired by Hon Ibori-Suenu Erhiatake, saying that the sum was the accumulation of 15 percent of the allocation of the Read More

Kano governorship appeal: ‘Judiciary ‘ll redeem own image, sanction erring officials’

Nigeria’s judiciary would redeem its image over the clerical error recorded in the Appeal Court judgment of the Kano state governorship election, which sacked the state governor, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, Blueprint has gathered. Also, there are indications that the top echelon of the judiciary has vowed to sanction any of its judicial officers found wanting in the whole saga, as findings by Blueprint reveals Read More

Tinubu seeks NASS approval for fresh $8.7bn, €100m loans

November 29, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  President Bola Ahmed  Tinubu has forwarded to both the Senate and the House of Representatives request for  approval for new loans of $8, 669, 168, 559billion and €100 million. Tinubu, in separate letters read on the floor of both chambers  Tuesday , explained to the federal lawmakers that the loans were earlier requested by President Muhammadu Buhari as contained in 2022 – Read More

As Tinubu addresses NASS Wednesday:  FEC okays AfDB’s $1bn support loan for N27.50trn 2024 budget estimates

November 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Monday approved the sum of N27.50 trillion estimates as 2024 Appropriation Bill, to be presented Wednesday to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.  Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting chaired by President tinubu, Minister of Budget and National Planning Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said Read More

FG to reveal comprehensive blueprint for rollout of DSO – Malagi

November 27, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has said his ministry is working assiduously to unveil a blueprint for the rollout of the Digital Switch Over across the country. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Monday while declaring open the Management Conference and Retreat of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). “I also want to use this opportunity Read More