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

CSOs laud mining DG on agency’s transformational drive

December 4, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

No fewer than 100 civil society groups have passed a vote of confidence on the Director General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastral Office (NMCO), Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, for his exceptional and transformative leadership. The groups, under the aegis of the Nigeria Civil Rights Movement, said that Engr Nkom has effectively and efficiently aligned with the Renewed Hope Agenda of Read More

Yoruba council congratulates Sulaiman on appointment as NEF spokesperson

December 2, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Yoruba Council Worldwide, the apex umbrella body for all Yoruba indigenous people globally, has congratulated Mr Abdul-azeez Sulaiman on his recent appointment as spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF). The President, Yoruba Council Worldwide and Secretary General, North and South Ethnic Nationalities Council, Aare Sooko Oladotun Hasan, Esq, in press statement said the appointment is a testament to Read More

16 Days of Activism: NAWOJ FCT advocates special court for SGBV, seeks stronger synergy among CSOs

December 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of activities to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter; has called for formidable force among CSOs, NGOs and most especially women organisations towards an effective advocacy and implementation of VAPP Act, SARs AJLC Act amongst other policies in all the states to help curb the Read More

Ethiopian Airlines bans “Ghana-Must-Go” bags on flights

December 2, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Ethiopia Airlines has banned the use of sack bags popularly known as “Ghana-Must-Go” on its flights. Blueprint reports that the Ghana -Must-Go bags, which is affordable, is popular among travelers from Nigerians and other African countries. Many travelers also prefer the “Ghana-Must-Go” bags due to its lightweight and capacity to take in a lot of valuables. Ethiopia Airlines, however, said Read More

Subsidy removal: NOA, firm unveil CNG-powered tricycles to reduce cost of transportation – NOA

December 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

As part of efforts to cushion the effect of removal subsidy on cost of transportation, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) says it is partnering with TVS brand of tricycles for assemblage and mass production of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered tricycles. He said the federal government is accelerating the process of bringing in several thousands of CNG-powered buses into the Read More

NNL Chairman, CEO get FCT SWAN awards

December 1, 2023 Editor 0

The recent rejuvenation in the Nigerian National League (NNL) has started receiving the attention of the sports media, as both the Chairman of the most important league George Aluo and his Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Attah, were on Thursday recognised with an award by the FCT Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). Aluo who is a veteran Read More

APC calls for arrest of SDP candidate Ajaka, over alleged attack on INEC REC’s residence, attempt to burn Govt House

December 1, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Kogi state All Progressives Congress Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Police, Department of State Services and other security agencies to immediately arrest what it described as a “slide to anarchy in the state by arresting the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, and his supporters who allegedly masterminded the attack on the residence Read More

Niger Delta stakeholders fault calls for increased budget for amnesty contractors

November 30, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

MSDND faulted calls for an increase in the budgetary allocation to contractors of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). According to the group, instead of an unfounded budgetary increase, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should immediately increase the monthly stipend of Amnesty beneficiaries from N65,000 to N100,000 to cope with rising inflation. They also called on President Tinubu and the National Security Read More

Nollywood workshop: Benin city edition’ marks successful 4-week collaboration

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Benin city recently hosted the NOLLYWOOD WORKSHOP, a 4-week collaboration involving six filmmakers from Nigeria and six from the renowned German film school, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.  This co-production, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts Baden-Württemberg, received support from the German camera manufacturer ARRI, Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub & Sound Read More

We restored order, no student killed in Abuja School – NSCDC  

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Contrary to claims in some sections of the media alleging the killing of two students of a secondary school in Gwarinpa, Abuja, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said it is “noteworthy to point out that nobody was killed as alleged.” There were reports that the Corps personnel killed some students in Abuja on Wednesday. But in Read More

1.7m graduates join workforce each year – Minister

November 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) Dr Doris Uzoka-Anite has says with a youthful population and over 1.7 million graduates from our tertiary institutions joining the workforce each year, Nigeria has the potential to provide high-quality talent for global service export and outsourcing industry. The Minister noted this during the closing ceremony of the 2023 National Industrial Skills Development Read More

Abu Dhabi: Tinubu, Ugochinyere, others for COP28 summit

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Member representing Ideato North and Ideato South federal constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives and House Committee chairman on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Ikenga Ugochinyere (Ikenga Imo), will be departing Abuja this weekend as part of the high-powered Federal Government’s delegation attending the United Nations COP28 climate summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The delegation comprised Read More

British council seeks priority to inclusive education in Nigeria

November 30, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

British Council Nigeria has called on the government and every other stakeholders to enable an inclusive education system that will involve and prioritize children with disabilities as well as gender consideration, stressing that developing a high-quality, inclusive and equitable school system is essential for every country. It also called on the Nigerian government to implement all the existing inclusive education Read More

Expert seeks more funding for renewable energy

November 29, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

A power expert, Mr. Segun Adaju, has urged the government and organisations to invest more funds towards the development of renewable energy to boost electricity. Adaju, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Consistent Solar Energy Company, said this in an interview with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, saying one of the major challenges faced in the development of Read More

FG moves to rollout integrated national electricity policy

November 29, 2023 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

The federal government is set to develop an Integrated National Electricity Policy, and Strategic Implementation Plan.According to the Electricity Act 2023, Nigeria is expected to have an electricity policy. President Bola Tinubu had on June 9 assented to the Electricity Bill, now an Act empowering states, companies, and individuals to generate, transmit and distribute electricity. This in turn repealed the Read More

Appeal Court affirms Kefas as governor of Taraba

November 29, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Abuja Court of Appeal has confirmed Kefas Agbu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, as the duly elected governor of Taraba State. Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, the appellate court dismissed the defective appeal filed by Muhammad Yahaya and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). In the lead judgment, Peter Affen faulted the appellants for submitting an incomplete record Read More

Insurgency: Defence ministers charge troops on professionalism

November 28, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, and the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Mattawalle on Tuesday paid an operational visit to the Theatre Command, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in Maiduguri, Borno state. The ministers were accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Air Staff Read More

Census data crucial for planning purposes, not about ethnicity – Ningi

November 28, 2023 Content Editor 0

Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Identity and National Population, Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi, has reemphasized the importance of demographic data in national development, saying without data it is impossible to run a nation. Senator Ningi stated this in Abuja while addressing the National Population Commission Annual Public Lecture Series ( APLS) organised by the commission with the theme: Read More

Celebrating Caleb Danladi’s inspiring journey of supporting child education in local communities

November 27, 2023 Umaru Bala Babayaro 0

In the quiet corners of local communities, a silent revolution is taking place—one fueled by the unwavering commitment of Caleb Danladi to support child education.  This is not just a philanthropic endeavor; it’s a journey that breathes life into dreams, empowers young minds, and paints a brighter future on the canvas of each child’s life. At its core, this initiative Read More

Chieftaincy: Ebonyi lawmaker celebrates Abuja hotelier, businessman over humanitarian interventions

November 27, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Member representing Afikpo North East Constituency, Ebonyi State House of Assembly (EBHA), Hon Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (P-Noble), has lauded a hotelier, Architect Chief Christian Asaga Nwali, on his latest chieftaincy title of the “Ide Jiulo 1 of Izzi Nnodo Kingdom” by the entire Izzi Nnodo community in Ebonyi State. In an exclusive chat with Blueprint in Abuja, Monday, Ezeali Read More

16 Days of Activism: WARDC charges government on commitment to VAPP, GBV

November 27, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

The Women Advocate Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) has called on government at all levels to show more commitment to the implementation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPP) Laws across the country,. It also stressed the need to invest resource as a sign of political will to Curb Root Causes Of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This was contained in Read More

CSOs urge EFCC to probe relationship between Gov Lawal, Emefiele, Dieziani

November 26, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Association of Civil Society and Public Interest Organisation in Nigeria (CCSPION), has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intensify its efforts in investigating the relationship between the governor of Zamfara state Dauda Lawal Dare,the former CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele and former Minister of petroleum resources, Dieziani Alison Madueke . The group argues that tackling corruption requires Read More