Plateau: 32 peace mediation groups condemn Christmas Eve attacks

December 26, 2023 Admin III 0

A coalition of 32 indigenous peace mediation groups has condemned the Christmas Eve gorilla attacks in some parts of Plateau state that left many people dead, maimed, and others with varying degrees of injuries. Recall that the calculated attacks on some communities in Mangu, Bokkos, and Barkin Ladi local government areas of Plateau state left several people, including women and Read More

Trillion dollars economy possible for Nigeria – Tinubu

November 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said Tuesday in Abuja that leveraging the nation’s population and resources with main focus on unleashing Nigeria’s full economic potential, his administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda can build a trillion-dollar economy within the next decade. The President said this at the opening session of the 2023 National Engineering Conference, Exhibition and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Read More

Adamawa: Fintiri pays N10m bill for patients with tumour

November 27, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state weekend paid N10 million medical bill of two indigent patients, Lailatu Shuaibu  Bello and Suwane Boniface, from Jadda and Numan local government areas of the state. The governor through his deputy, Prof. kaletapwa Farauta, who was at the hospital, expressed concern over the plight of the patients and re-iterated the commitment of the Read More

Labour unions hail Uba on release of N3.1bn pension, death benefits  

November 16, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Labour and pension union leaders have commended Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state for timely release of N3.1 billion payment for gratuity of retirees and death benefits to deceased family’s beneficiaries under the Defined Benefit Scheme and Contributory Pension Schemes. Speaking in three separate letters from the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Nigeria Union of Read More

Navy arrests 8 stowaways in Lagos

November 7, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ships, NNS Beecroft, have arrested eight suspected stowaways inside a vessel in Lagos. The suspects who were identified as Jerry Benjamin, 22; Ben Tony, 19;  Victory Ekemele, 16 and Ike Destiny, 17 hailed from Delta state. Ebuka Solomon, 25 and Christian Eze, 26 are from Enugu; James Vincent, 25 and David from Edo state while Abamiyo, 27 Read More

Sudan conflict: Call for global intervention

May 8, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha, 0

Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, is on the verge of collapse with intense fighting between the two warring generals who are at each other’s throat and trying to control the resources of North-Arab African country. The war, which erupted on April 15, has led to the death of many innocent people. There are reported cases of humanitarian crisis with hundreds Read More

TETFund to disburse N30bn as 2023 high-impact intervention in 18 varsities, polytechnics, colleges

April 16, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Arch. Sonny Echono, has disclosed that the Fund has earmarked a total of N30 billion for disbursement to six universities, six polytechnics and six colleges of education under its 2023 special high impact intervention. Echono, who made this known Thursday at a news conference in Abuja, said each of the six Read More

Fire razes popular Kano market 

March 13, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Goods and property worth millions of Naira have been destroyed in an early morning fire disaster which affected some shops at the famous Singer Market, Kano. Findings revealed that the inferno started  at about 2am Monday with all the shops under lock and key with the intervention of  both the state and Federal Fire Service saving the situation. Confirming the incident to Read More

RMRDC strategises paper sector to make Nigeria export hub, boost GDP

January 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), has started engaging  stakeholders to revamp the paper industry, boost the economy, create jobs as well as making the nation a major paper exporter to other ECOWAS countries and the world at large. BINTA SHAMA reports. Self-sufficiency in paper production History shows that the pulp and paper industry in Nigeria is said to Read More

FG moves to reimburse Plateau on road intervention

January 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Government has made moves to reimburse Plateau state for road projects carried out by the state, the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor of the state, Dr. Makut Macham, has said. Macham in a statement he issued in Jos on Monday said a Federal Government team on the verification of the state’s interventions on federal Read More

2022: Nigeria’s agric export falls by 40.6% in Q3 

December 8, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s agricultural export fell massively by 40.6 per cent to N84.21 billion in the review quarter from N141.76 billion recorded in the second quarter of 2022. Unfortunately, the report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) also showed that Nigeria still relies a lot on importation to meet its food demands. According to the report, agricultural goods worth N512.91 billion Read More

NEDC donates food, non-food items to Adamawa flood victims  

November 7, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has donated food and non-food items to victims of flood and other disasters in Adamawa state to ameliorate their suffering. This latest intervention is in fulfillment of the commitments made by the Commission during the World Humanitarian Day during which NEDC distributed food and non food items in Borno state to mark the day with Read More

Niger Delta youths hail Buhari, NEMA over support to flood victims

November 3, 2022 Admin III 0

Following the recent flooding incidents across the country, youths from the Niger Delta have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the numerous humanitarian interventions in the region. Under the aegis of the Niger Delta Progressive Youth Forum, the youths said the Buhari-led administration has shown a mindful value of life, making “sacrificial efforts to Read More

Buhari set to unveil CBN’s rice pyramids

January 17, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will Tuesday unveil the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s huge Rice Pyramids in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the mega rice pyramids project is a collaboration of the CBN with Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN). Information obtained from the apex bank’s official website stated that the pyramids, which it described as the Read More

As FCT state minister moves against impending epidemic…

January 11, 2022 Kingsley Madaki 0

There is a popular saying that ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’, that is why people must maintain good hygiene, for their environment to depict godly nature of a clean environment. Abuja, designed to be the most beautiful city in West Africa, has been characterised by extreme dirty environments, mostly in the hinterlands and satellite towns, where refuse are dumped indiscriminately Read More

Deep de-cabrbonisation as a carbon emission reduction tool

December 27, 2021 Admin III 0

Just recently the federal government launched the Deep De-carbonization Project as a means of reducing carbon emission thus helping to mitigate the adverse effect of climate change; HELEN OJI reports The Deep De-cabrbonization Project is a national research and capacity building project for the implementation of a Deep De-carbonization Pathway Programme, (DDPP) in Nigeria. It is a collaboration project between the Federal Read More

Direct Primaries as albatross of Electoral Amendment Bill 2021

December 20, 2021 Admin III 0

  With the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, TAIYE ODEWALE examines the issue at stake  Meaning of Electoral Act Electoral Act is the law put in place by an Act of Parliament to guide the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).While there were no such laws in place for Read More

Intra-Africa trade: AfCFTA to eliminate 90% of tariff, reduce non-tariff barriers

November 22, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

All plans are on by the National Action Committee – African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), to eliminate 90% of tariffs and reduce non-tariff barriers to enhance Intra-African trade across the continent. The Secretary of the National Action Committee – African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Francis Anatogu while briefing newsmen on the Nigeria AfCFTA Subnational strategy workshop in conjunction with the Read More

FG should involve clerics in governance to curb insecurity- Prophet

October 31, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The founder of Garden of Love and Deliverance Ministry in Masaka, Nasarawa state, Prophet Sunday Balogun, has called on the federal government to involve religious leaders in governance; in order to tackle the issue of insecurity through prayers. Speaking on Sunday during a service to mark his 56th birthday, Prophet Balogun, who distributed food to about 5,000 members of the Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

NSIP: FG trains 350 mobile money agents in North West

October 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal government has begun training of 350 agents for Mobile Money transactions in the North West zone of the country.According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Monday, signed by the Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who flagged off the training programme Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More