Youth minister lauds AGILE project

December 2, 2023 Donald lorchir 0

The Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, has praised the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) project in the seven pioneer states of the federation aimed at improving the education opportunities of adolescent girls. Speaking at the inauguration of the National Project Steering Committee which took place in Abuja recently, the minister noted that the project would Read More

Coronation: Minister Edu congratulates Emir of Ilorin on 28th anniversary 

November 14, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, has congratulated the Emir of Ilorin and chairman of Kwara state Traditional Ruler’s Council, Maimartaba Dr. Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, on the 28th anniversary of his ascension to the throne.  In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Tuesday, signed by her Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair, Read More

Breaking: Top minister sacked ahead of first cabinet reshuffle

November 13, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday fired controversial Interior Minister Suella Braverman, as he begins a reshuffle of his top cabinet. Sunak’s office confirmed that Foreign Minister James Cleverley will replace Braverman. In a shock move, former Prime Minister David Cameron was announced as the new foreign minister. In a statement on social media platform X, Cleverly said it Read More

FCT minister appoints aide on land, urban planning

October 31, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike has appointed Mr Michael Chinda as Senior Special Assistant on Land, Urban, and Regional Planning. The Director of Press, Office of the Minister, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Ogunleye said Chinda, was born on Sept. 17, 1960, in Rivers, has a distinguished Read More

Minister solicits Senate committee support’s to achieve mandate

October 31, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The Minister of Environment, Balarabe Lawal Abbas has stated that the ministry would work with the National Assembly to come up with roadmap that would assist the sector achieve its mandate. The minister disclosed this during a working visit by the Senate Committee on Environment led by the Chairman, Senator Yunus Biodun Akintunde and other members of the committee to Read More

FG to revamp steel sector, speed up industrialisation — Minister

October 27, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Minister of State for Steel Development, Maigari Ahmadu, said the federal government is set to revamp the country’s steel sector to enhance the economy, create employment opportunities and speed up industrialisation. Ahmadu stated this during a familiarisation visit to the Anambra state governor, Chukwuma Soludo on Friday at the Governor’s Lodge Amawbia, Awka area of the state. He pointed Read More

Top government Minister’s s3x tape leaks

October 20, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Chad’s defence minister and the government’s general secretary resigned on Wednesday, an administration spokesman said, after two separate sex tapes purporting to show the men were shared widely on social media. Prime Minister Saleh Kebzabo accepted the resignations of defence minister Daoud Yaya Brahim and the government’s general secretary Haliki Choua Mahamat, Kebzabo’s spokesman said in a statement, without giving Read More

Power minister tasks DisCos, GenCos on improved electricity

October 18, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Minister of Power, Mr Adebayo Adelabu, has urged the Generating companies (GENCOs) and the Distribution companies (DISCOs), to improve their performance to improve electricity. Special Adviser, Strategic Communication and Media Relations to the Minister, Mr. Bolaji Tunji, said this in a statement in Abuja over the weekend. Tunji said the minister made this call during a meeting with the management Read More

Breaking: Former prominent Minister is dead

October 13, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Bello Maitama Yusuf, has been confirmed dead. A close ally of the deceased, Hussaini Dalhatu, confirmed the death of the 76-year old former lawmaker. According to him, the funeral prayer of the Sardauna Dutse would take place after Jumu’at prayer at the Emir of Kano’s palace. Until his death on Friday, he was a former Read More

NPFL: Sports Minister parleys NFF Chiefs, club owners, others, map out strategies

October 7, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, Friday, met with the leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Nigeria Prremier Football League (NPFL) Club Owners’ Association, as well as the Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) to deliberate on key issues necessary for the development of league football in the country. The meeting which held in Abuja, was a follow-up Read More

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