NOA, DHQ partner on value reorientation

February 23, 2024 Blueprint news 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Defence Headquarters have agreed to work together towards imparting proper values to citizens including the military. A statement by Deputy director press NOA Paul Odenyi disclosed that this was the outcome of a meeting between the Director General of NOA, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa held Read More

Yobe recommences payment of N10, 000 stipends to 7020 vulnerable

February 23, 2024 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (YB-CARES) Thursday recommence the payment of N10,000 each to 7,020 most vulnerable persons across the 17 local government areas of the state. The head of delivery platform, Ali Modu Kagu, said the stipend will be given to the 7, 020 beneficiaries in the state for the period of 12 months to cushion the Read More

Seyi Tinubu: Speaking up regardless, by Olawale Ganiyu

February 22, 2024 Olawale Ganiyu 0

Recently, Seyi, the son of President Bola Tinubu, became the focus of a fierce campaign after he shared a quote on Instagram that offered consolation to Nigerians who were struggling with the removal of fuel subsidies and the central bank’s reform of the exchange rate. I felt compelled to get an unbiased interpretation of what happened, one that might not Read More

Navigating Challenges: President Tinubu’s path to Renewed Hope

February 22, 2024 Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim 0

In the face of current hardships Nigerians are enduring, it is crucial to maintain patience and resilience. The challenges posed by the harsh economy are temporary, as the government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is tirelessly working to implement reforms that will benefit all citizens.  Nigerians should continue to trust President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his team; their efforts are Read More

Mobilise support for economic reforms – FG urges media

February 22, 2024 Blueprint news 0

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has appealed to the media to rally public support for the bold economic reforms being undertaken by the Tinubu administration He  said the reforms are aimed at opening vast opportunities for employment, sustainable economic growth, and prosperity for all Nigerians. A statement Thursday by media aide to the minister Rabiu Ibrahim disclosed Read More

Forex crisis: Cell HUB boss accuses state govs of converting monthly allocations to dollars

February 22, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Executive Director of Cell HUB, a leading data mining and public relations company, Idris Etanami Usman, has expressed grave concerns over the economic crisis plaguing the nation.  He said investigations his company conducted, uncovered alarming evidences pointing towards the complicity of certain state governors in exacerbating the dire situation. In a statement made available to newsmen Thursday 8n Abuja, Usman Read More

Troops neutralised 286 terrorists, arrest 244 others in one week – DHQ

February 22, 2024 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday said troops deployed to different theatres of operations across the country neutralised 286 and arrested 244 others.The military high command also said its roops also arrested 83 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 122 kidnapped hostages in different theatres of operations.Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja.According Read More

Hardship: Governors sabotaging FG’s efforts, coalition warns NLC against nationwide protest

February 22, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Civil Society Forum has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against its proposed nationwide protest against hardship scheduled to hold on February 27 and 28. The CSO forum said Nigerians should rather blame the state Governors for sabotaging of the federal government by embezzling the palliatives meant for the masses. Addressing a press conference Thursday in Abuja, Convener Read More

Breaking: Niger govt, organised Labour in closed-door meeting 

February 21, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Niger State Government and Organized Labour Union are currently having a closed-door meeting. Present at the meeting are Governor Umaru Bago, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the Chief of Staff, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, the Commissioner for Justice, the Labour chairman and his team, along with other Read More

ASUP applauds NASS over bill establishing commission for Polytechnics

February 21, 2024 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Thursday commended the House of Representatives for a bill establishing commission for Polytechnics in Nigeria which scaled second reading in the floor of the House. The National Public Relations Officer of the union, Comrade Itoro Ekanem, in a statement also urge other stakeholders in education sector to support the House of Representatives Read More

Breaking: APC declares Edo guber primary poll inconclusive, fixes Thursday for continuation

February 21, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that the Saturday governorship election held in Edo State is inconclusive. The party has however, fixed Thursday 22nd February 2024 for the completion of the exercise. Three of the 12 governorship aspirants were laying claim to victory at the end of the said controversial primary election, even as two of them had Read More

2024 SCP: North Central to experience delay onset of rain – NiMet

February 20, 2024 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Seasonal Climate Prediction (SCP) by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has revealed that the 2024 onset of rains is predicted to be delayed in some parts of the country, especially the North Central states of the country. The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo while who revealed this at the public presentation of the 2024 SCP organised Read More

Emefiele-led CBN intervention programmes saved Nigerian economy — Lawyers

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Constitutional Lawyers under the leadership of Yusuf Ahmed Tijani, on Monday, rose in defence of the immediate-past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Godwin Emefiele, over growing allegations that he mismanaged the nation’s economy during his tenure as the number one banker.  The lawyers, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said such claims that Read More

Arewa youths reveal real reason Akpabio is attacking Emefiele

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Arewa Youths Forum (AYF) has described the attacks on the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as mere attempts to divert attention from his case before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The northern regional youth body said this in a reaction to comments Read More

Retirement age: Group begs Senate to reject bill

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The fight between the management of the National Assembly and some aggrieved staff, has taken a new twist, following the stepping down on a Concurrence Bill in the Senate on Extension of retirement age from 60 to 65 years. On Sunday, a document revealed that some members of the union in the National Assembly, allegedly signed a communique, endorsing the Read More

Ondo APC caucus begs Tinubu to save Akeredolu’s legacies

February 17, 2024 Joshua Egbodo 0

Ondo state Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives, has appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to help save the legacies of the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The Caucus said this while accusing the governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa of undermining the interest of the party in the state. In an open letter to the President, signed Read More

1,245 take Edo varsity matriculation oath

February 17, 2024 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State University, Uzairue, Edo State, has matriculated 1,245 students who met the condition for admission criteria for the 2023/2024 academic session. Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor who administered the oath during the 9th matriculation of the institution, charged the students to adhere to the university’s regulations and contribute responsibly to the school. The VC also Read More

Our economic predicament man -made – Emir of Keffi

February 17, 2024 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa lll, has called on traders hoarding food items in Nasarawa state for the purpose of making profit to reconsider their decisions in the interest of humanity and development of the state. He decried the rate at which traders all over the country inflate the prices of their commodities without regulatory control of Read More

Police arrest 10 suspects for child theft in Nasarawa

February 17, 2024 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state police command has arrested 10 suspects for child theft in the state. State commissioner of police CP Umar Shehu Nadada disclosed this on Friday while parading the suapects in Lafia. He said analysis conducted on the phones of the suspects revealed that 45 children stolen have been sold and illegally adopted by unsuspecting members of the public Read More

Niger reiterates commitment to provision of affordable, qualitative healthcare services

February 17, 2024 Blueprint news 0

Niger state government has reiterated its commitment towards providing affordable and qualitative healthcare services to the people of the state. The state Commissioner for primary healthcare, Dr. Ibrahim Dangana, stated this at the commissioning of the renovated Elizabeth Shaba comprehensive healthcare centre facility, at Nyikangbe community of Chanchaga local government area. The facility which was given a face lift by Read More

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Culture, religion forbid women to contest for leadership positions – Mariam Alexander

February 17, 2024 Blueprint news 0

Mariam Alexander is the Founder, Women Development Monitoring Initiative and a Politician. She contested election into the Bauchi State House of Assembly in 2019, and the zonal women leader election under the All Progressives Party (APC) in 2022. In this interview she shares her experience in politics among others. What motivated you to set up Women Development Monitoring Initiative? My Read More

Troops neutralise 254 terrorists, bandits, kidnappers in one week

February 16, 2024 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces fighting to rid the nation of criminal elements across several theatres have neutralised 254 terrorists, bandits, and kidnappers and rescued 73 kidnap victims from their hideouts in the last one week. The troops also arrested 264 terrorists, bandits, and kidnappers during the engagements, while also arresting a total of 104 oil theft criminals in Read More