Rural underdevelopment: Nigerian governors stealing local government funds – Buhari 

December 1, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday that rural areas in the country are not being developed because governors steal funds meant for local governments in their states. The President said this when he hosted members of the Senior Executive Course 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the Read More

Cross River north has been liberated – Imoke

October 24, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Former governor of Cross River state, Senator Liyel Imoke, has said that the election of Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe as Senator representing the northern senatorial district of the state has liberated the people of Ogoja and the entire district from the shackles of political oppression. Imoke said this in Ogoja during a church service to thank God for the success of Read More

CBN, RIFAN partner with Zamfara govt to engage 1,000 dry season rice farmers

October 15, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), and Zamfara state government will engage 1000 dry season farmers in the state. This was made known by the state commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs Alhaji Abubakar Sarkin Fawa Dambo at a joint press conference with the ministry of commerce and industry Friday. Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

LG polls: Lalong commends electorate for large turn out

October 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, has praised the electorate for their peaceful conduct and large turn out to elect their Chairmen and Councillors in the ongoing local lovernment elections holding throughout the 17 Local Government Areas on Saturday October 9, 2021.  The governor who voted alongside his wife, Regina Lalong and other close family members at about 10:30am, said he Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue chapter

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report  published by an online alleging irregularities in the last Local Government Area congress in the state The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. Read More

Oyo APC: Row over LG congresses

September 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The secretary and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government Congress Committee for Oyo state, Monday, alerted that the Chairman of the committee Hon . Hilary Amodu has allegedly absconded with the results of local government congress in 29 out of the 33 local government areas in the state. But in a swift reaction, the Committee Chairman, Hon Read More

Breaking: Bandits invade Kaduna, kill Senator’s son

August 29, 2021 Admin III 0

Some gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday reportedly killed Captain Abdukkarim Bala Na’Allah, son of a serving Senator Senator Bala Na’Allah. The pilot is said to be the eldest son of the Senator was killed by the hoodlums in his Malali (GRA) residence in Kaduna North Local Government Area on Sunday. Senator Na’Allah represents Kebbi South Senatorial seat in the Senate Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More

FG to begin airborne geophysical survey in 19 states

August 21, 2021 Admin III 0

The federal government is to begin airborne geophysical survey in 19 states of the federation the General Manager, Nigerian Mining Cadastre Office, Mr Obadiah Nkom, has said. Nkom made this known when he visited the acting Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Balarabe. The general manager, who led a team from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, said that Read More

Breaking: Bala submits new list of commissioner nominees

August 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Three months after he sacked his cabinet members, governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Tuesday submitted new list of nominees as commissioners to the state house of assembly. Spokesperson to the speaker of the assembly Abdul Ahmad Burra who disclosed the submission of the new members of the state executive council to be, explained that the governor has requested Read More

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Geidam attack: AFRYDEV sensitizes GBV survivors

August 15, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Four months after the Geidam community was almost overrun by the suspected Boko Haram insurgents, economic activities have picked up with most residents back to their ancestral homes. However, the community had in the recent days experienced molestation especially forced marriage, torture, kidnapping, trafficking for sex among others. In response to the gender based violence in insurgency affected communities of Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

Congresses: APC releases timetable, grants waivers to new members to contest

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the approved schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the party’s nationwide ward congresses scheduled for Saturday July 31, 2021. The party has also granted waivers to new members and returning executives to contest. According to the notice released Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

Benue South 2023: Alapa declares for Senate

July 2, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

Leaders and relevant stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the nine local government areas of Benue South on Friday converged on Otukpo, Benue state, as Nelson Alapa declared his intention to fly the party’s senatorial flag in the 2023 elections. Alapa, who made history as the Minority Whip of the 6th House of Representatives while representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Read More

NSIP: FG distributes working tools to 248 independent monitors in Adamawa

June 27, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

To ensure effective implementation of the federal government’s National Social Investment Programme in Adamawa state (NSIP), Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Umar Farouk has inaugurated and presented working tools to 248 independent monitors in the state. Speaking at the event in Yola, the minister, who was represented by the national coordinator of the programme, Dr. Read More

2023: Former APC exco endorses Matawalle for Senate

June 3, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

All former All Progressives Congress (APC) from the 55 electoral wards of Nasarawa west senatorial district have resolved to support the candidature of Barrister Labaran Magaji , Matawallen Toto as senator representing Nasarawa west senatorial district of Nasarawa state  in the 2023 elections. The former executive members of the party led by Shuaib Obugye, former APC chairman Guto/ Aisa ward Read More

Ebonyi killings: Death toll rises to 42

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The death toll in the three communities of Ebonyi-Benue borders that was attacked by herders has risen to 42.  Armed herdsmen had on Saturday morning invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state and killed over 30 persons not leaving behind pregnant women and nursing mothers. The communities has common boundaries with Read More

Sit-at-home: Casualties recorded, total compliance in Ebonyi

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state among other states in south-east zone Monday recorded total compliance of the sit at home order of Biafra. Major streets in the state like water works road, Ogoja road, Afikpo road were business activities are always going on were all deserted. Banks were closed, commercial motor parks were closed, fuel and gas station  and other business activities were all Read More

Breaking: Gunmen on rampage, Kill 43 persons in 2 Benue LGs

May 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

There is growing tension in Benue currently following the killing of 43 persons including seven students of the college of Education Katsina Ala by armed militia Herdsmen in Katsina Ala and Gwer west local government areas of the state.  Blueprint learnt that seven persons were killed by the rampaging Herdsmen along Makurdi-Naka road while the remaining 36 persons were killed Read More

National Security office, ActionAid Nigeria collaborate to strengthen PCVE implementation

May 20, 2021 Admin III 0

The coordinator, Counter Terrorism Center of the National Security Adviser, Rear Admiral Yem Musa has assured Nigerians that the office is collaborating with ActionAid Nigeria to promote synergy and strengthen Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) implementation in Nigeria.  Rear Admiral Musa, who disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja at the Stakeholders Consultative Forum on PCVE implementation in Nigeria, noted Read More

ALGON backs southern governors on ban of open grazing

May 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON on Thursday backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the country. The Association made their position known shortly after their montly meeting in Warri South Local Government Council through the ALGON Chairman in the state who is also the Read More

Lagos flood alert: Heeding the augurs

May 13, 2021 Kayode Ojewale 0

Flooding does not just suddenly happen; it is usually preceded by some occurrences hinting its imminent arrival. When the flow of rain water on its way to the drainage channels or river is impeded, then flooding occurs. Flooding is having too much water in the wrong place. The cause of flooding is mainly man-made because of our unclean environmental habits. Read More