The N60bn spent annually on vandalised pipelines

August 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The recent disclosure by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to the effect that the federal government spends not less than N60 billion every year on repairing vandalised oil pipelines in the Niger Delta sub-region is not only worrisome but also quite deplorable and reprehensive. The minister made the revelation in Abuja at a recent town hall meeting Read More

ASURI, CSOs partner on NRIC Bill

August 10, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) has peered with over 20 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across the country to canvass and ensure the National Assembly pass into law the National Research and Innovation Council (NRIC) Bill. The efforts, according to the bodies, were targeted at ensuring research institutes in Nigeria break the jinx of unproductiveness due to low Read More

Bauchi removes 7, 000 illegal workers, pensioners from payroll

July 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has removed over 7, 000 illegal workers and pensioners from payroll. This disclosure was made Thursday evening by the state deputy governor Baba Tela and chairman of the high powered committee set up by governor Bala Mohammed to find a lasting solution to the challenges of salary payment in the state public service.    The committee was Read More

Zulum inaugurates c’ttee on Abadam IDP/refugees’ resettlement

July 27, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Monday inaugurated a committee for the resettlement of internally displaced persons and refugees that are indigenes of Abadam local government to Malam Fatori, the LGA’s headquarters. In his inaugural speech, Governor Zulum expressed concern over the plight of several persons living across different IDP camps in the state.The governor also noted that Borno Read More

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Cries, pains as Wike pulls down illegal structures

July 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Some residents of Rivers state are still counting their loses as the state government pulled down some illegal structures recently in a move the government said was aimed at smoking criminals out of their hidings. GODWIN EGBA reports. Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike’s relentless commitment to transforming the geographical land space of the state through infrastructural development such as Read More

The N60bn spent annually on vandalised pipelines

July 21, 2021 Admin III 0

The recent disclosure by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to the effect that the federal government spends not less than N60 billion every year on repairing vandalised oil pipelines in the Niger Delta sub-region is not only worrisome but also quite deplorable and reprehensive. The minister made the revelation in Abuja at a recent town hall meeting Read More

2nd River Niger Bridge ‘ll impact on S/East economy – Analyst

July 19, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The Second Niger Bridge being constructed by engineering giant, Julius Berger Plc, has the capacity to impact on the economic viability of the South-east and change the living standard of the inhabitants, a policy analyst, Patrick Okigbo has said. A press statement by the media unit of the conglomerate, issued to Blueprint, Sunday, said Mr Okigbo stated this while speaking Read More

APC crisis: Kwara Senators disown Lai Mohammed

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The crisis rocking the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Party (APC) , worsened Wednesday as the three Senators from the state threw their weights behind Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrasaq as the authentic leader of the party . Cracks among leadership of the party emerged during the re – registration and revalidation of membership exercise which started in February. While Read More

AfreximBank to support Ogun infrastructure with $200m

June 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) has disclosed its plans to support infrastructural development in Ogun state with an envelope of $200million. The fund, according to the bank, will be dedicated towards projects and other developmental initiatives embarked upon by the incumbent administration in the state. President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank, Benedict Oramah, who made Read More

Effiong Akwa: New NDDC Administrator with a Midas touch

June 23, 2021 Ebi Alex 0

The Interim Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC, Mr Effiong Okon Akwa has in the last few months been revolutionising the affairs of the Commission energetically by liaising with stakeholders across the region for peace and development anchored on accountability. Since its establishment in 2000, the NDDC has been faced with the poser on whether it would ever Read More

RMRDC strategising to reduce cement price, create jobs

June 21, 2021 Admin III 0

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) has revealed it is striving to boost cement production for infrastructural development, reduce its price and create unemployment in Nigeria. BINTA SHAMA reports. The primary objective of promoting the establishment of mini cement plants in Nigeria is to reduce capital cost of cement industries establishment, reduce the price of cement and create Read More

Bayelsa: Directorate inspect constituency projects, harps on quality

June 14, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

To ensure compliance to job specification, the Bayelsa state Directorate for project monitoring and evaluation, inspected completed and ongoing constituency projects in the state recently. Projects inspected includes landing jetty, Sangana, Access Road Sangana, Rigid concrete pavement Bekekiri, Rigid concrete pavement, Twon Brass and Rigid concrete pavement, Ewoama in Brass Local Government Area. In Nembe Local Government Area, the Directorate Read More

Defection : 3,500 Kwara PDP members defects to APC in Kwara

June 13, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab, 0

In what they his democracy day gift, Kwara state governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq Saturday received thousands of members of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. AbdulRazaq received the  decampees  at a ceremony organised to celebrate June 12 and Democracy Day in Ilorin, the state capital. The decampees included Read More

Buhari speaks on revival of Lagos-Ibadan commercial railway operations

June 10, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Buhari Thursday inaugurated the commercial operations of Lagos-Ibadan railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos, describing the feat ‘‘as another milestone in the drive of this Administration to revitalize the railway system and establish it as a choice mode of transportation for both passengers and freight.’’The President pledged that his administration would continue to prioritise Read More

PDP’s performance In Rivers has diminished APC – Wike

June 9, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that with what his administration has achieved, and is still doing, in terms of delivery of critical infrastructure, nobody in the state needed to talk about the All Progressives Congress (APC) anymore. Kelvin Ebiri Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor stated this in his statement Wednesday at the flag-off of construction Read More

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AbdulRazaq: Two years of reasserting Kwara’s leadership

May 26, 2021 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

One interesting takeaway from the American presidential democracy is the undying culture of people marking the milestones of their elected leaders — like the first 100 days, first year anniversary, and a lot more. Members of the public, and especially the media, take such opportunity to benchmark administrations against the past, as well as set agenda for the future. Some Read More

Nigeria’s $3trn infrastructure deficit

May 24, 2021 Admin III 0

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s oft-reiteration that the only way to effectively address the massive infrastructure deficit that the country faces is by Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in one form or the other could be the panacea for Nigeria’s socio-economic development. Citing statistics from Nigerian Integrated Infrastructure Masterplan (NIIMP) and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 to buttress his point, Read More

Anambra 2021: Hand over to youth, Ndigbo parliament tells Obiano

May 5, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A socio-political group, the Ndigbo Youth Parliament, has lauded the Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano on the completion of the international airport in the state, listing the economic benefits the development will bring to the South-east in particular and Nigeria in general. In an exclusive interview with Blueprint in Abuja Tuesday, Speaker of Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP), Rt. Hon. Read More

As Gov Ganduje welcomes Zaura to APC…

May 4, 2021 Mohammed Lawal Ribah 0

Indeed the political configuration and electoral permutations of Kano state may have indeed been altered positively and irreversibly for the better when history was made on April 12, 2021, at Government House, Kano as the amiable Governor Abdullahi Ganduje joyfully received a political titan and grassroots emancipator, Hon. Abdulsalam Abduulkareem Zaura, popularly known as A. A Zaura, into the APC Read More

Dangote Cement to pay N40.39bn in corporate tax

May 3, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Nigeria’s Dangote Cement Plc is expected to pay a total of N40.39 billion in taxation to the nation’s treasury from its operational result in the first quarter of 2021. According to the financial result published by the country’s largest cement manufacturer on Friday, April 30, 2021, the amount is due from corporate tax for the period ended March 31, 2021. Read More