NEDC and the wave of transparency

August 4, 2021 Ali Ahmed 0

The North East Development Commission has been in the news in recent times. And this time around, it is the commendation from the House of Representatives to the management of the North East Development Commission for their due diligence in the execution of projects. This commendation came after the conclusion of investigations by the House of Representatives over allegations of Read More

Centre launches project to empower citizens to demand security sector accountability

July 15, 2021 Admin III 0

The African Centre for Leadership Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) has embarked on a public sensitization project aimed at strengthening citizens’ voices in demanding for accountability in the security sector. Director of Strategy, Centre LSD, Mr Itia Otabor told a news conference in Abuja on Monday that the project, tagged “Strengthening of Security Sector Accountability‘’, would be carried out in Read More

School system in Nigeria: Education without character?

July 14, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

My contemporaries within the age group of “goodbye 50, welcome 60”, who started schooling in the late 1960s/early 1970s have seen a lot of transformation in our school system, albeit, a horrible one, a kind of transformation from good to bad. A mixture of Nigerians, Europeans, Indians, and even Ghanaians was managing most secondary schools in the 1970s. Yes, things Read More

CSOs calls for retirement of AGF, says tenure elongation illegal

July 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The New Era for Sustainable Leadership and Accountability Initiative (NESLAI), a group of 50 civil society organizations, has called for immediate removal of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris, who reached the mandatory retirement age in November 2020. NESLAI executive director, Edwin Olorunfemi, while addressing journalists in Abuja over the weekend, stated that extension of public servants Read More

Don wants favourable govt policies on housing delivery programmes

July 6, 2021 Admin III 0

A Professor of Building, (Construction and Materials Management),Olabosipo Fagbenle, has called on the federal government to initiate policies that would boost adequate, affordable and sustainable housing delivery to Nigerians. Fagbenle, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Technology, Covenant University, made the call during the 24th Inaugural Lecture of the Institution, recently in Ota, Ogun state. The theme of the lecture Read More

Jigawa: Badaru inaugurates newly elected council chairpersons

July 1, 2021 Admin III 0

Governor Muhammad Badaru has inaugurated the newly elected 27 local government council chairpersons in Jigawa state, urging them to ensure good governance, transparency and accountability in their operations. At the ceremony held Thursday in Dutse, Mr Badaru said the state was faced with numerous challenges. “I want to advise you to always put the fear of God in the management Read More

Open memo to Vice-President: Jigawa is open for business

June 30, 2021 Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro 0

Your Excellency, As you touch down in Dutse Airport to officially launch the 28th Edition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic, road commissioning and distribution of empowerment items to the downtrodden today, Thurday, July 1, 2021, I write to give you a glimpse of the silent revolution under Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar in Jigawa state in the last Read More

Borno: A man behind a man

June 17, 2021 Admin III 0

Nobody is perfect, perfection is the attribute of God. And those who claim perfection are imperfect. A man of truth is a father to humanity, a king to existing empire and a role model to upcoming generation. An icon of truth is someone who is ready to do justice, advocate fairness, call for equality and make progress among people and Read More

FG signs construction agreement BPPT to curb illegal refining

June 11, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

In a bid to curb illegal refining and stabilise products pricing in the Niger Delta region, the federal government on Friday signed a shareholders’ agreement for the construction of Brass Petroleum products Terminal Limited ( BPPT).  Speaking after the signing in Abuja, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, noted that when completed, the project will help close Read More

Analysing the duties of NCMM’s internal audit dept

The Internal Audit Unit is responsible for the audit of all financial transactions of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM). It carries out a continuous examination of all accounting book and records maintain in the commission with a view to checking or detecting fraud, defalcation and correcting errors. It is concerned with the examination of the system and Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

Nigerians need to know more about NYSC – DG

June 1, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has advocated for more engagement with Nigerians on the invaluable contributions of the scheme to the progress and development of the country. Speaking during an interview with Voice of America (VOA) in his office Monday, he said he discovered that there had been a gap in the level Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Audit report: Senate probes NECO over alleged N6.5bn contracts

May 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The  National Examination Council (NECO)  is in the eye of the storm again over alleged N6.5billion contract award without due process. This was stated in the 2017 Audit Report submitted to the Senate Committee on Public Accounts. Office of Auditor General of the Federation had in an earlier report treated by the Senate Thursday  alleged the examination body had spent Read More

Additional NASS seats for women is about justice, equity, solidarity – Mufuliat Fijabi

May 14, 2021 Admin III 0

Mufuliat Fijabi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), a foremost support organisation for women in politics. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on the nation’s political system, readiness of women for 2023 amongst other issues. How would you assess the Nigeria’s political system as it affects women? Nigeria has been recording low participation Read More

Pantami: In the eye of the storm

May 13, 2021 Admin III 0

Political power controls everything in a nation’s life. It is ideally attained by means of politics which involves a struggle for political power; a sport rightly described as dirty and played in murky waters that spares no player of the blemishes. Nevertheless, man as a political animal cannot totally avoid politics or insulate himself from political development in a democratic Read More

Award: FMC Keffi MD gets Metro Daily nomination

May 11, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A leading online/hardcopy media organisation based in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Metro Daily, has nominated the Medical Director of the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Keffi, Dr Yahaya Baba Adamu, for an award. The management and publishers of Metro Daily magazine, presented the nomination letter to the Medical Director on Thursday in his office. Publisher of Metro Daily, Mr. Augustine Aminu, Read More

Gombe: Gov Yahaya tasks journalists on ethics, professionalism

May 4, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Tuesday urged journalists not to derail the ethics of their profession by promoting the ideals of democracy, justice, accountability, peace and unity. This was contained in a goodwill message, made available to newsmen in Gombe by the director-general of press affairs to the governor, Samaila Uba Misilli, in Gombe. Yahaya paid tribute to Read More

Buratai’s footprints and the task ahead of COAS Attahiru

May 4, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Combating terrorism or insurrections are acknowledged globally as quite arduous assignments. Soldiers who command such warfares must be necessarily be brave, courageous and determined combatants of the trenches. It’s not a task for the faint- hearted! The ex-Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of the counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria, retired Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, remonstrated these rare qualities Read More

AESID condemns dastardly attacks in Ebonyi, cautions perpetrators

April 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has strongly condemned the recent dastardly attacks on several communities in Ebonyi state, even as it cautioned the perpetrators to give peace a chance. The group described  as “traumatic” for citizens and residents of Ebonyi state following reported cases of attacks on individuals and public facilities by some unknown gunmen.  In Read More

Breaking: Lift suspension on Channels TV or face legal action, SERAP tells FG

April 26, 2021 Admin III 0

The Socio – Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the federal government to immediately lift suspension reportedly slammed on Channels television or face legal action. SERAP in a statement through its Twitter handle on Monday evening wrote, “We’ve urged President Buhari and the NBC to immediately lift the arbitrary, unconstitutional and illegal suspension and fine of @channelstv Read More

Legislation: CSOs, stakeholders call for amendment of CAMA Act 2020

April 21, 2021 Admin III 0

Yiaga Africa has kicked off its advocacy against obnoxious legislation in Nigeria with a stakeholder roundtable to review the Company and Allied Matters Act 2020 in a bid to ensure further legislation. The roundtable brought together stakeholders from Corporate Affairs Commission, Academics and Civil Society Organisations to identify gaps in the CAMA 2020 assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari in Read More

NAICOM tasks MDAs on insurance patronage

April 15, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has implored federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to assist the industry to drive enforcement of compulsory insurance schemes in the country. The Commissioner for Insurance, Sunday Thomas, at a sensitisation workshop for insurance desk officers of MDAs on the insurance of FG’s assets and liabilities in Abuja explained that it has become important to Read More

AESID to Police, DSS: Mop up illegal arms in circulation in Ebonyi

April 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has called on all the security agencies to urgently mop up all the illegal arms and ammunition in the hands of unauthorised persons, especially political thugs in the state. The association revealed that it has gotten information on how some top politicians have shared illegal weapons for some political thugs to Read More