CISLAC wants FG to implement safe school initiative for girls

March 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the federal government to fully implement the Safe School Initiative to guarantee the safety of school children, especially the girl child. The Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani said this on the commemoration of the #ChooseToChallenge, International Women’s Day. Rafsanjani noted that the statistics from Nigeria’s Universal Basic Education Commission Read More

Enforce building codes for public institutions, service facilities, DRAC tasks FG

March 10, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Disability Right Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has called on the federal government to enforce building codes for public institutions and service facilities across the country so as to ensure that Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) have easy access to them . The Executive Director, Irene Patrick-Ogbogu who said this in Abuja at the just concluded 2-day knowledge sharing and dissemination of Read More

NLC in needless protest, govt won’t negotiate with dancers on streets – PGF boss

March 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

NLC in needless protest, govt won’t negotiate with dancers on streets – PGF boss By Bode Olagoke Abuja A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the protest embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was needless, adding that no government will negotiate with the union by dancing Read More

Clear fiscal framework’ll enhance gas devt – Kyari

March 9, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has called for a legislative framework with clear fiscal terms in order to tap the full potential of the gas resources in the nation’s deepwater acreages. The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made the call at a one-day public hearing on “Inclusion of Gas Terms in Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs)” organized Read More

Expect timely promotion, payment of arrears, NSCDC boss, Audi assures personnel

March 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has assured officers and men of the Corps of timely promotion and credible deployment in his bid to rejig, revamp, rejuvenate and reposition the agency. He gave the assurance while addressing the personnel during his review of the first Muster Parade at the National Headquarters Read More

Banditry: A nation at crossroads

March 8, 2021 Abubakar Wada 0

The terribleness of the simple minded and dubious policy of appeasement is unfolding in a great measure. It has empowered and emboldened terrorists on one hand and greatly jeopardized the well being of the society on the other. Consequently, the lives, limbs, liberty, dignity and properties of the people are all at the mercy of bloodthirsty armed gangs of bandits Read More

The manufacturing sector initiative

March 8, 2021 Admin III 0

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector released recently by the Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which stood at 49.4 index points, indicating a reversal of five consecutive months of contraction from May, indeed, portends a good omen for the nation’s economy. The result of the PMI survey showed that the manufacturing PMI for Read More

With Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria ‘ll move forward – APC govs

March 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that the country will move forward with the kind of leadership of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The governors, however joined Prof. Osinbajo to celebrate his 64th birthday on Monday. The governors on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also commended Prof. Osinbajo for his leadership, vision, commitment and Read More

Farmers/herders clash: Ranching remains the best option – Beji

March 8, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

An APC member representing Bosso/Paikolo federal constituency of Niger state,Hon. Shehu Berwa Beji weekend urged the federal government to consider ranching as the best solution to the lingering crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the country. In a chat with journalists in Abuja Friday, Beji said with ranching, the crisis will be nipped in the bud. He lamented over the Read More

Kidnapping: FG’ll not shutdown Kaduna Airport – FAAN MD

March 7, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The federal government will not shutdown the Kaduna International Airport following the kidnap of staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA on Saturday morning by kidnappers when they launched attack on the staff quarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), where some of the personnel who work in the airport reside, FAAN MD has said. Managing Director Read More

True federalism and labour issues, by Salihu Moh. Lukman

March 7, 2021 Salihu Moh. Lukman 0

After its March 2, 2021 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced that ‘should the need arise, it has empowered the National Administrative Council (NAC) to declare and enforce a national strike action especially if the legislators continue on ruinous path of moving the National Minimum wage from the Exclusive to the Concurrent Legislative List.’ In addition, Read More

Minister Dare commends FG’s cash grant for 5000 Oyo women

March 6, 2021 Admin III 0

The Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has commended the federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo state through the rural women cash grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo state capital during the empowerment of over 5,000 women by the Minister Read More

Capital projects: Bala laments FG’s injustice to North-east

March 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lamented what he described as the ‘federal government’s injustice’ to the North-east geo-political zone in terms of capital projects. The governor made the lamentation Wednesday during the opening of the 4th North East Governors forum meeting hosted by the state. He decried that the region lags behind in terms of development due to federal Read More

Kidnapping: FG tasks Civil Defense on school security

March 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has charged the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to immediately develop a robust scheme for school protection across the country in order to ensure the safety of children everywhere, especially within the school environs, from the incessant attacks by kidnappers and armed men. In a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday in Abuja by the Read More

FG to provide more robust clean cooking database

March 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The federal government has provide a more robust clean cooking database, modelling for various access expansion scenarios as well as mitigation implications. A document was released by the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Heinrich Boell Foundation, World Resources Institute and Stockholm Environment Institute, which will help Nigeria to meet Read More

FG, Crown Flower partner on wheat production

March 1, 2021 John Oba 0

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) is partnering with the Crown Flour Mill (Olam Grains) to expand the production capacity of wheat farmers in Nigeria. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, revealed this during a courtesy visit by a delegation of the top management of the company led by Read More

Caterpillar owners to partner FG on zero-potholes

March 1, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Association of Caterpillar Owners and Heavy Duty Equipment has restated its commitment to support the federal government on zero-potholes on roads across the country. Recall that the federal government had announced the need for partnership with private individuals who are now permitted to build, operate and maintain assets on some federal highways that are up for concession, in line Read More

Reps’ PDP caucus demands immediate release of Yakassai

March 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, has asked for the immediate and unconditional release of Tanko Yakassai, a former aide to Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje, reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). The caucus in a statement by its leader, Kingsley Chinda, on Sunday, expressed concern and dismay over reported arrest, Read More

Still on saving Nigerians from killer fruits

March 1, 2021 Admin III 0

Following an investigation carried out by a national daily on the health hazards associated with the eating of artificially ripened fruits not too long ago, the federal government through its appropriate agency, the National Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), swiftly reacted by warning unscrupulous fruit sellers against the dangerous practice. Indeed, the investigation was intended to achieve two Read More

Group drags EFCC to court, demands arrest, prosecution of Aiteo Chairman

February 27, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET), has filed a suit against Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the suit filed on Friday, the group is seeking the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mr. Benedict Peters. Peters is currently the Chairman, Aiteo Group of Companies. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/239/2021 and filed at the Federal High Read More

Karaye LG chair lauds FG on move to reduce unemployment

February 26, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The chairman of Karaye local government area in Kano state, Alhaji Balarabe Isyaku Yusuf, has commended the federal government for its commitment towards curtailing the rate of unemployment in the country. A press statement issued Friday in Kano indicated that Yusuf made the remarks during the launch of the federal government’s Special Work Programme which engaged 1, 000 youth of Read More

Breaking: Atlast, Matawalle breaks silence on abducted school girls, shuts boarding schools in Zamfara

February 26, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has condemned Friday’s abduction of over 300 Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe female students. He described the incident as alarming and directed closure of all boarding schools. The governor made the remarks in a state broadcast held at Government House Gusau, Zamfara state capital on Friday. Governor Matawalle also symphatised with parents of Read More

45 years after: Abuja still home for all?

February 26, 2021 Admin III 0

Forty-five years after the establishment of Abuja as the nation’s capital, the slogan: Home For All and Centre of Unity has been called to question in several quarters over several issues, however, authorities insist it’s serving the purpose, ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is 45 years old. It dates back to 1976 when the late Head Read More