Abuja-Kaduna expressway will be completed next year-end – Umahi

August 25, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

…Says ‘I’m ready to fight contractors’ The Minister of Works, Mr. David Umahi, has assured Nigerians that the reconstruction project of the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano highway would be completed by the end of 2024. Umahi, who disclosed this in Kaduna when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Uba Sani, said the federal government had placed priority on reconstruction of all federal Read More

Umahi reveals fresh plans on Abuja-Lokoja highway

August 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has said that the Federal Government will build a flyover along the Abuja-Lokoja road. The minister stated this on Tuesday during his tour to inspect ongoing construction works on the Abuja-Lokoja road a day after his inauguration in office. The minister, alongside the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello and some directors in the Read More

Pictures: Tinubu returns to Abuja

July 2, 2023 Admin III 0

President Bola Tinubu has returned back in Abuja on Sunday afternoon after he participated in the Summit on New Global Financing Pact held in the capital of France, Paris. Tinubu returned to Lagos on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir festival, at his residence in Ikoyi. Touching down at approximately 2:30 pm, Tinubu’s plane graced the Presidential Wing Read More

Fuel subsidy: Organised Labour suspends planned nationwide strike

June 6, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have decided to suspend the impending strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday. The strike was intended to protest the removal of the petrol subsidy. The decision to suspend the strike was reached after a productive meeting between the leaders of the labour unions and representatives of the federal government. The Read More

Senate Presidency: Why Akpabio may suffer rejection from PDP Senators-elect

May 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

There are indications that major opposition Peoples Democratic Party’s Senators-elect may reject the candidacy of former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio as the next Senate President in the 10th Assembly. The development is coming following the decision of an eight-man caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in President-elect, Bola Tinubu’s Abuja residence on Friday morning, Read More

NABDA sensitises medical practitioners on GM products

April 27, 2023 John Oba 0

As part of effort to provide accurate and up to date information about advances in the Genetically Modify Products since its adoption in Nigeria, the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), has commenced sensitisation of Medical practitioners in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The one-day training workshop that held at the Dennis Hotel, Abuja on Wednesday, had several members of the Read More

Abuja road shuts

April 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has revealed that some roads in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) will be shut during the weekend due to ongoing construction along the road. This was disclosed in a statement on FCDA’s Twitter account on Friday. The statement reads, “The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) wishes to inform the general public that on Saturday Read More

Towards cleaner, sustainable environment in Nigeria

April 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria, a country endowed with abundant natural resources and a rich cultural heritage, faces the challenge of maintaining a clean and healthy environment.perspective Historical perspective The most close-to a cleaner environment Nigeria has come to when it gets to institutionalising environmental cleanness was during the Gen Muhammadu Buhari-Tunde Idiagbon military government of 1983 to 1984. Then, it was not only Read More

AMAC Chairman commiserates with Karu Chiefdom over death of traditional ruler

April 16, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Executive Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, in the early hours of Saturday April 15, 2023, paid the first condolence visit and prayer for the late HRH (Dr) Emmanuel Kyauta Yepwi (JP), the Sa’karuyi of Karu Chiefdom, FCT-Abuja. According to a statement, signed by Mr Kingsley Madaki, Senior Special Assistant Media and Public Affairs, Read More

Early years ducation in Africa: Inside Alpha Global’s approach

April 15, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

Alpha Global Childcare is set to host a groundbreaking webinar aimed at providing support, training and inspiration to early years practitioners, administrators, managers and caregivers worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa.  Caroline Popoola, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Global Childcare said the webinar would be part of the company’s ongoing efforts to revolutionize early years education in Read More

Ramadan: Andy Uba visits more Abuja mosques, shares food for Iftar

April 14, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra state, Senator Andy Uba, has continued his visits to Abuja mosques to share food to Muslim faithful for Iftar (breaking of fast). Senator Uba, Friday, visited the National Mosque in Central Area, Annur Mosque in Wuse II and Ansaru Deen Mosque in Maitama, all in Abuja. Recall that earlier in Read More

Uncertainty as protest rocks Abuja

April 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, Friday April 14, 2023, stormed the streets of Abuja to allegedly protest the release of the traveling document of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah, which they said are in the custody of the federal government of Nigeria. Reacting to the alleged protest in a Read More

Knabayi elected NLC FCT Chairman, bags Man of the Year 2023 Award

April 14, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Chairman of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter, Comrade Dr Stephen Adalooh Knabayi   has  been unanimously  elected  as the new Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress FCT Chapter as majority of the delegates expressed deep appreciation for his unwavering courage, utmost dedication and  relentless exertions aimed at raising the welfare and well-being of teachers Read More

NACAT partners EFCC, ICPC to hold walk against corruption, trafficking in Abuja

April 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

In continuation of its efforts to weed the society of all kinds of corruption and trafficking crimes, Network Against Corruption and Human Trafficking (NACAT) on Tuesday staged a road walk against the vices in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Led by its Executive Director of Investigation, Fejiro Oliver, and its Legal Director, Barrister Ovie Justice, NACAT is a pro-democracy Civil Read More

Police Radio loses Head of Station, SP Andrew Aniamaka

April 1, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has announced death of the Head of Station, Police Radio, 99.1FM, Abuja, SP Andrew Aniamaka (retd.). Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made the announcement, in the early hours of Saturday. “Its quite unfortunate that we lost the Head of Station, Police Radio, 99.1FM, Abuja, SP Andrew Aniamaka, retd, who slept in the Read More

Stakeholders in Abuja to chart path for women’s health rights

March 29, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

In order to accelerate action on women’s health, stakeholders would on Thursday gather in Nigeria’s capital Abuja to brainstorm on how to achieve gender mainstreaming across various sector in the country, The meeting which is a collaborative effort of the Voices for Women’s Health Stakeholders scheduled for March 30 will among other things amplify advocacy efforts on the critical state Read More

Abuja residents count losses over power outage

March 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Many residents of Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), are counting their losses following the power outage in most parts of the area for over four weeks. Some of the residents who spoke in separate interviews in Abuja said that the power situation in the area had deteriorated. According to them, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC Read More

PICTURES: Voters turn out en mass, launch protest over disenfranchisement in Lugbe Abuja

February 25, 2023 Moses John, Abuja 0

Voters in their thousands trooped out in mass as early as 7.30am on Saturday February 25 during the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections, but started protest after the polling centre located inside LEA school witnessed delay in accreditation and voting due late arrival of INEC officials. A voter, Mr Eugene Abu, told Blueprint correspondent that “As you can see, Read More

VIDEO: Voters stranded as poor organization mars Jikwoyi pooling unit

February 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Frustrating moments at the Jikwoyi LEA Primary School, Abuja, as multiple voters are left stranded. It is perceived the situation is compounded by poor organization from officials who are not guiding voters to their right voting boot of the 4 which the unit was split. The LEA Primary School unit is the largest in the Jikwoyi area

#Live Updates: Voter accreditation begins at Karu, Abuja

February 25, 2023 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

Accreditation is ongoing at Polling Unit 071, Karu Corner Shop, opposite Redeemed Christian Church of God, Abuja. When Blueprint visited the PU, the Presiding Officer, Mr Nwafor Obinna Nelson, said that the BVAS is functioning very well. He said that, so far, there is no complaint of the BVAS and that the voters are orderly. Our correspondent observed over 200 Read More

Fashion: Seyivodi’s designs now becoming celebrities’ favorite

September 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigeria has given birth to many outstanding fashion designers because it is known for its fashion on a global scale. These designers have raised the bar for the entire industry by starting with creating costumes for models. Oluwaseyi Adekunle, also known as Seyivodi fashion, is a fashion designer that has created a diverse line that features fine men’s clothing, shoes, Read More