NESREA DG heads FG’s committee on circular economy roadmap implementation

January 14, 2024 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Federal Ministry of Environment has set up a Circular Nigeria Committee to facilitate implementation of the Circular Economy roadmap and gradual discontinuation of single use plastic in the country. According to a communique issued at the end of it’s two-day Ministerial/Top Management Retreat in Kaduna organised for Directors, Heads of Agencies, programmes and special projects of the Ministry, with Read More

Airlines to compensate passengers for delayed, cancelled flights – FG 

December 12, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

The Minister of Aviation, Festus Keyamo (SAN) declared in the Senate on Tuesday, that regulation being carried out in the Aviation sector, would compel Airlines to compensate passengers for delayed or cancelled flights by January 2024. The Minister who stated this to the joint National Assembly Committee on Aviation during 2024 budget defence session, assured that a list of airlines Read More

N135bn gas fund: Senate threatens defaulting beneficiaries 

December 1, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  The Senate Committee on Gas Resources probing the N135bn Central Bank of Nigeria intervention funds to some firms in the oil and gas sector , has threatened to involve the anti-graft agencies to recover the money from defaulting beneficiaries. The panel gave the threat when the affected companies, numbering 14, appeared before it on Thursday to defend the utilisation Read More

2024 budget: Role Nigerians ‘ll play – Speaker Abbas

November 27, 2023 Joshua Egbodo  0

  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D, has disclosed plans by the 10th House to convene a town hall meeting with stakeholders on the 2024 Appropriation Bill about to be laid before the National Assembly by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Barring any last minute change in plans, the President will on Wednesday, present the Bill before Read More

Jimoh Ibrahim, Natasha, others head Senate committees

November 21, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Senators Jimoh Ibrahim ( APC Ondo South) ,Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan ( PDP Kogi Central) ,  Kawu Summaila ( NNPP Kano South ) and others , were on Tuesday , named as Chairmen of different standing committees of the Senate by its President, Senator Godswill Akpabio.  Akpabio who had in August before Senate preceded on long recess , announced Chairmen and Read More

Senate seeks sack of absentee heads of MDAs 

November 9, 2023 Taiye Odewale  0

  The Senate Thursday called on President Bola Tinubu to sack any head of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who refused to physically attend on going interactive sessions on projections made in the 2024 – 2026 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). Reading the riot act at the formal opening of the interactive session jointly organised Read More

NSITF reform committee submits report, wants agency digitised

October 18, 2023 Admin III 0

The committee set up to review the 2013 Draft Regulation to the Employees’ Compensation Act, 2010 has submitted its report. The exercise was in line with the recent promise by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong to “unbundle the agency for effectiveness.” Receiving the report of the committee mandated to formulate a workable general regulation to enable the Read More

120 PWDs to receive wheelchairs from JAMB, other stakeholders 

October 16, 2023 Patrick Andrew 0

No fewer than 120 People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) will benefit from the distribution of wheelchairs procured by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), among other stakeholders. Already, the JAMB has constituted a-7man committee to map out modalities to ensure seamless distribution of 20 wheelchairs to registered Read More

NASENI reiterates commitment inaugurates staff welfare committee

September 27, 2023 Binta Shama 0

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Mr. Khalil Halilu, has charged the management staff of the agency to put forward ideas on how it can effectively support the priorities of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Specifically, he tasked them on large-scale switching of petrol and diesel-powered vehicles to alternative fuels Read More

Bayelsa governorship election: PDP’s Wike, Inuwa lead APC’s onslaught against Diri, Abiodun heads Kogi team, Nwifuru leads Imo group

August 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke  0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up three National Campaign Councils for the November 11, 2023 governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states. Among the members of the campaign team for Bayelsa state is the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, who is still a member of the main opposition Read More

We didn’t indict JAMB boss Oloyede, Reps’ committee clarifies

August 18, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The chairman of the ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating job racketeering in federal agencies, Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, has clarified that neither the registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, nor any agency had been indicted by the committee. Gagdi said it was wrong to insinuate that the Committee had indicted the JAMB Read More

Kaduna FA: Normalisation committee holds stakeholders’ meeting, inaugurates appeal committee

August 12, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 0

Kaduna state Football Association Normalisation Committee has set up a six-man appeals committee ahead of the FA local and state elections, just as it deliberated with stakeholders on the modalities and programme of the elections. Kaduna state FA Normalisation Committee Chairman, Hon. Sabo Babayaro, told the stakeholders that the appeal committee will be led by former NFF secretary general, Barr. Read More

SWAN congratulates new Reps committee chair on sports

July 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Following his emergence as the Chairman of Committee on Sports in the House of Representatives, President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Isaiah Kemje Benjamin, has congratulated Honourable Abubakar Ekene Adams. This was expressed in a statement signed by his media Aide, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson. “This appointment is well deserved. Honourable Ekene Adams has been an athlete, Read More

Ekene Adams emerges Reps House Committee chairman on sports

July 28, 2023 Editor 0

Hon. Ekene Abubakar Adams, a member representing Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency in Kaduna State has been named Chairman House Committee on Sports in the 10th House of Representatives. The House of Representatives Speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, named the committees and their chairmen on Thursday. A delighted Ekene Adams said on Thursday, “Good evening all, I am using this medium to appreciate God Read More

Tinubu raises tax reforms committee, names Oyedele as chair

July 7, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Following his promise to remove all barriers impeding business growth in the country, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the establishment of a Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms. The Committee will be chaired by Fiscal Policy Partner and Africa Tax Leader at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Mr. Taiwo Oyedele. It would comprise experts from both the private and public Read More

Tinubu sets up committee to reconcile NNPCL’s remittance to FAAC

June 23, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Following a memo from the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has set up and interagency committee to resolve the row between the Company and the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), Blueprint has learnt. Blueprint gathered that the Committee is expected to begin work on Friday, has the ministry of finance, the NNPC Limited, Nigerians Upstream Regulatory Read More

Petroleum ministry distances self from illegal bunkering committee

May 17, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources has distanced itself from a fake letter of appointment purportedly signed by the Permanent Secretary and issued to one Hon. Collins Nwankwol to Chair a special task force on illegal bunkering. According to the Director (Information) in the ministry, Enefaa Bob-Manuel (Mrs), in a statement to journalists, stated that “it had neither set up any Read More

Bauchi NUJ advisory committee passes confidence vote on exco

April 28, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Advisory Committee of the Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the state council of the union headed by Comrade Umar Sa’idu. The members of the NUJ Advisory Committee which comprised former council chairmen led by its chairman, Ibrahim Idris Shall, former MD of the Read More

Reps adopt harmonised report on Peace Corps Bill 

March 30, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has adopted the conference committee reports on the bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Peace Corps. Both chambers of the National Assembly had set up a conference committee to harmonise areas of differences in the bill as separately passed. Chairman of the committee from the House of Representatives, Babangida Ibrahim, while moving for the consideration of Read More

JAMB sacks 2 workers for gross misconduct

March 1, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has dismmissed two of its staff members for gross misconduct. In a statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday  by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, gave the names of the dismissed workers as Mr. Bilyaminu Ishaku and Mr. Andrew Anebi Candidus, both from JAMB Benue state office, Markurdi. The Read More

SGoF inaugurates committee on Survey Coordination Act’s monitoring, enforcement

February 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The Surveyor-General of the Federation (SGoF), Surveyor Abuduganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin, has inaugurated the Implementation Committee (IC) for the monitoring and enforcement of the Survey Coordination Act (SCA). Adebomehin, who inaugurated the committee during a session with the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) with the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Police and other Security Agencies in Abuja recently, Read More

Senate dumps passage of N22.7trn Ways and Means 

January 25, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday jettisoned planned final consideration and passage of N22.7trillion Ways and Means Restructuring request forwarded to it and the House of Representatives by President Muhammadu Buhari in December, 2022 for expeditious consideration. Failure of the Senate to pass the N22.7trillion Ways and Means Restructuring request by President Buhari puts Nigeria at risk of incurring additional N1.8trillion debt as Read More

Traditional title holder in Police net over ‘sodomy’

December 29, 2022 Moh Bello Habib 0

Police have arrested and detained a traditional title holder, Shehu Na-Allah Chiroman Baraya of Kwarbai in Zaria city over sodomy. His arrest followed an allegation leveled against him by his community members that he allegedly raped an under-age boy, 14, name withheld. Narrating the ordeal, the spokesman of the community, Mallam Hamza Zubairu Albarka, alleged that the suspect lured the Read More

Senate gives Interior Ministry 24 hours to account for N700million Service Wide Vote 

December 22, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has given the Ministry of Interior 24 hours to account for N700 million Service Wide Vote (SWV) collected in 2020 for security during Edo and Ondo states gubernatorial elections. Available records before the committee, show that the ministry collected the money in two batches from the office of Accountant General of the Federation with Read More

Service Wide Vote: Senate investigates Accountant General ‘s office

December 20, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts has commenced investigation of the Office of Accountant – General of the Federation over N978billion Service Wide Vote (SWV) disbursed to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) from 2017 to 2021. The N978 billion SWV received and disbursed by the office of Accountant General of the Federation to affected MDAs from 2017 Read More