Ex-aide lauds Oyetola at 69

September 29, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has been described as one of the most liberal leaders in Nigerian democracy and a character worthy of emulation in leadership. Oyetola, who is the immediate past governor of Osun state, turned 69 on Friday. A former Senior Special Assistant to the former governor on Sports Development, Mr. Vincent Akinbami, gave Read More

Maulud: Foreign affairs minister calls for global peace

September 28, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar, Wednesday, called for global peace and harmony on the occasion of the Eid-el-Maulud. Tuggar, in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Alkasim Abdulkadir, prayed for peace and security in Nigeria, especially in the Economic Community of West African States and other parts of the world going through conflicts and strife. He said, Read More

Agenda for youth minister Olawande

September 27, 2023 Saminu Ibrahim Abdu 0

When the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu government came on board and his cabinet was inaugurated, there were hues and cries from Nigerian youths over perceived exclusion. However, with the appointment of Ayodele Olawande as the minister of state for youths, President Tinubu fulfilled his promise to carry the youths, who constitute over 60% of the nation’s population, along. His choice Read More

Sports minister meets federation Presidents, reveals plans

September 13, 2023 Editor 0

Sports Minister Senator John Owan Enoh has stated that the Ministry of Sports Development will continue to play its statutory supervisory and advisory roles on all sports federations in the country, as he charged them to be goal driven. Enoh made the remark during a meeting with all sports federation presidents and secretaries on Tuesday, in Abuja. He highlighted that Read More

The tasks for Justice Minister Fagbemi

September 12, 2023 Obamodi Oluwadamilola 0

The recent appointment of Chief Lateef Fagbemi, one of Nigeria’s foremost jurists, as a member of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, could not have come at a better time. At a time the country’s judicial sector appears to be decaying – too quickly -, his appointment as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Read More

Stakeholders applaud minister over Abuja-Lagos ‘super’ highway project

September 5, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Some stakeholders and a cross-section of Nigerians have commended the Minister of Works, Engr. Dave Umahi, on his commitment to the takeoff and completion of the proposed Abuja-Lagos “super” highway project. They said the project, when completed, would be a preferred alternative means of transportation to air travel by Nigerians, plying the all-important Abuja-Lagos route. A media professional, Mr. Ime Read More

Agenda for health minister Pate

September 1, 2023 Lawal Dahiru Mamman 0

The appointment of Professor Muhammad Ali Pate as Nigeria’s Minister of Health and Social Welfare can be likened to putting a square peg in a square hole. This is so on account of his trailblazing record in tackling and achieving results while handling public health issues. Prof. Pate is an adept physician, with certifications in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Read More

Minister partners NCPC on local religious tourism

August 25, 2023 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Minister of Tourism, Ms. Lola Ade-John, has said the Ministry would partner with the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) to develop religious sites across the country. According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka, the minister said this recently during a courtesy visit to the NCPC executive secretary, Rev. Yakubu Read More

Alhamdulillah El-Rufai won’t be minister again

August 24, 2023 Saadu Umar 0

Thank God, Nasir El-Rufai’s failed to secure the senate’s confirmation and is reported to have withdrawn his nomination as minister in Tinubu’s government. Make no mistake, I love El-Rufai but loathe his neo-liberal policies. When El-Rufai, the diminutive former governor of Kaduna state spoke in the senate during his confirmation screening, his words sent chills down my spine. The small Read More

Tinubu’s Minister and APC’s new faces

August 17, 2023 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

President Bola Tinubu has assigned portfolios to his ministers bringing an end to weeks-long speculation, but also bringing to the fore, new discussions and analyses on the ministers’ portfolios and the new ministries created. A journalist and an editor, Jaafar Jaafar, said, ‘The North-west has many ministers but no weight’. While a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Read More

Former minister arrested for $1m cash scandal

July 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ghana’s former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources Cecilia Dapaah has been arrested by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) after the reported theft of $1m (£780,000) cash from her house. According to the OSP, the former minister was placed under house arrest on Sunday 22 July on “suspected corruption and corruption-related offences”. Many Ghanaians and anti-corruption campaigners have Read More

Former Italian prime minister, Berlusconi, is dead

June 12, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Silvio Berlusconi, the tycoon-turned-politician and former Italian prime minister, has died in Milan at the age of 86. The right-wing leader, born in Milan on September 29, 1936, was widely known for his financial and sex scandals, but also transformed Italian politics. His dominance over the electoral sphere influenced the views of a generation of Italians. Often compared with former Read More

WASH sector offers immense investment, job creation, other opportunities – Buhari’s Minister

April 30, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr Suleiman Adamu, has said that the Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector offers immense opportunities for investment opportunities, creation of jobs, and poverty reduction. He said the recognition of these potential, intrinsic benefits and its concomitant benefits to many other sectors spurred the outgoing administration to commit significant resources to the sector. In Read More

Breaking: Former Nigeria’s Labour Minister is dead

April 26, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Alhaji Musa Gwadabe, is dead. Gwadabe, a pioneer member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died Wednesday morning in Kano at the age of 86. Announcing the death of her father, Aisha Musa Gwadabe, said the funeral prayer of the late minister would hold at 2.00 pm on Wednesday at his residence off Maiduguri Read More

FCT: Leaving a legacy of transformation

April 24, 2023 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

There is always an end to every situation, entry and exit points. Every beginning has an end and what matters most is how one ends. The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, giving his scorecard is not really easy because there are many grounds that have been covered. Where to start from sometimes may appear tasking. Read More

Between mobility of labour and national interest

April 21, 2023 Admin III 0

Recently, a bill to amend the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act passed for Second Reading in the House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep Ganiyu Johnson (APC-Lagos), the bill, among other provisions, seeks to make it compulsory for graduates in medical and dental fields to render services within Nigeria for five years before being granted full license. The bill is titled: Read More

Minister wants speedy implementation of climate promises’ initiative

April 17, 2023 Helen Oji with agency 0

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, urged Nigerians to view the Climate Promises Initiative (CPI II) as a once in a generation chance for the nation to address its environmental issues and raise its socio-economic standing. Abdullahi, who was represented by Director of Human Resources Management, Mr. Lawrence Adigwe, at the Department of Climate Change (DCC) stakeholders’ inaugural meeting on Read More

Tallen laments low participation of women in eco-tech coys

April 6, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen has expressed concern that despite the rapid growth of the country’s technology sector, only very few women have the opportunity to participate at the ecosystem which is largely dominated by men. She lamented that it is also disheartening that only about 30% of 93 surveyed technology companies in Nigeria are owned by Read More

Minister inaugurates 40-man committee to develop National WASH Policy

April 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, has inaugurated a 40-man committee to lead the development of a National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy for Nigeria. He made this known on Monday during the inauguration in Abuja, stated that the Federal Government had taken a number of critical steps towards changing the poor situation of the water and sanitation Read More

Minister urges firms to support FCT’s infrastructure plan

March 21, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has called on well established companies in the territory to compliment government’s efforts in providing and sustaining quality infrastructure in the nation’s capital, Abuja. He stated this Monday, during the opening of Abuja Furniture Production (AFP) showroom at Maitama in Abuja. Bello, who was represented by the director, Read More

Transmit DG/CE interview report to Buhari, NITR unions tell minister

March 8, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The joint unions of the National Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research (NITR) have demanded that the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora, transmit report of Governing Council’s interview for new NITR Director General/CE to President Muhammadu Buhari. The NITR joint unions in a press conference Tuesday in Kaduna also warned the minister to stop forcing on the institute Read More

FG bridges infrastructural gap in Oyo – Fashola

March 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Raji Fashola, said federal government is immensely bridging the road infrastructure needs of Oyo State. Fashola made this known recently in Ibadan while handling over the rehabilitated internal roads at the National Centre for Genetic and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Ibadan, to the management of the centre. The minister, represented by Mr. Kayode Ibrahim, the Read More

Again, Aregbesola boycotts election

February 25, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former governor of Osun state, now Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, again boycotted the election. Aregbesola did not vote in the July 16 governorship election in the state. When Blueprint visited his polling unit at Ifofin PU 1, Ward 8, voters said the Minister did not come home. Another voter at the polling unit said the Minister came home recently.

Environment minister unveils solid waste management report

February 21, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi has unveiled the report on the Gap Analysis of the Solid Waste Management Sector, Database User Guide Manual and National Roadmap on Solid Waste Management in Nigeria. The minister said the report is coming at the appropriate time due to daunting challenges the country is facing as a result of poor Solid Waste Management. Read More

Pantami, Bugaje’s books are solutions to Nigeria’s ills

February 14, 2023 Auwal Ahmed Ibrahim 0

Recently, Professor Sheikh Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, launched a book titled “Skills Rather Than Just Degrees” to shift the concentration of Nigerian students to skills and training of their courses rather than earning just the degree certificates. Indeed, Pantami’s book is a challenge and eye opener to the managements of Nigerian universities and Read More