UniAbuja partners NGSA to advance geology, mining education

February 23, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The University of Abuja and the Nigeria Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of the Department of Geology and Mining programme under the joint steering committee.  The partnership was sealed recently on behalf of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Read More

Why we replaced Gov Uzodimma as Edo primary chair, APC explains 

February 22, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has explained reasons behind the removal of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State as the Chairman of the Edo State governorship primary election. The party on Wednesday replaced Governor Uzodimma with his counterpart from Cross River, Bassey Otu, to complete the governorship primary election. There were calls and protest by some groups and party Read More

Navigating Challenges: President Tinubu’s path to Renewed Hope

February 22, 2024 Muhammad Auwal Ibrahim 0

In the face of current hardships Nigerians are enduring, it is crucial to maintain patience and resilience. The challenges posed by the harsh economy are temporary, as the government under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is tirelessly working to implement reforms that will benefit all citizens.  Nigerians should continue to trust President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his team; their efforts are Read More

Breaking: Sunday Igboho returns to Nigeria

February 22, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has returned to Nigeria. Olayomi Koiki, the spokesman for Igboho, confirmed this in a statement via his X handle on Thursday. Koiki also shared a video where Igboho could be seen with some people believed to be at the mortuary. According to Koiki, the activist returned to the country for Read More

Forex crisis: Cell HUB boss accuses state govs of converting monthly allocations to dollars

February 22, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Executive Director of Cell HUB, a leading data mining and public relations company, Idris Etanami Usman, has expressed grave concerns over the economic crisis plaguing the nation.  He said investigations his company conducted, uncovered alarming evidences pointing towards the complicity of certain state governors in exacerbating the dire situation. In a statement made available to newsmen Thursday 8n Abuja, Usman Read More

Hardship: Governors sabotaging FG’s efforts, coalition warns NLC against nationwide protest

February 22, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Civil Society Forum has warned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against its proposed nationwide protest against hardship scheduled to hold on February 27 and 28. The CSO forum said Nigerians should rather blame the state Governors for sabotaging of the federal government by embezzling the palliatives meant for the masses. Addressing a press conference Thursday in Abuja, Convener Read More

Inflation in Nigeria: Beyond the numbers

February 22, 2024 Ekundayo Ezekiel A. Ajala 0

I was in Ikotun market weekend shopping for groceries with Madam. While it was coated in romantic garbs, i.e. ‘continuation of valentine’, the aim was surreptitiously to see where one’s money was entering in these times. A lady buying tomatoes just ahead of us, priced (haggled) up and down and finally exclaimed “We no kuku fit chop the money”.  This is Read More

Breaking: Niger govt, organised Labour in closed-door meeting 

February 21, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Niger State Government and Organized Labour Union are currently having a closed-door meeting. Present at the meeting are Governor Umaru Bago, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), the Chief of Staff, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, the Commissioner for Justice, the Labour chairman and his team, along with other Read More

CSO to Uzodimma: Step down as Edo APC guber primary chairman 

February 21, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Thursday’s ordered rerun of the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the African Civil Society Forum (ACSC) has asked the chairman of Edo APC governorship primary election, Senator Hope Uzodimma to step aside for the credibility of the ongoing process. The Forum also urged all stakeholders involved in the APC primary electiondls in Edo state to Read More

Edo APC primary: Ize-Iyamu, Imasuen, Okpebholo, others demands Uzodimma’s sack

February 21, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Thursday’s ordered rerun of the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), leading aspirants have rejected Senator Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo State as Chairman of the Elections Committee. In a statement joined signed by Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Chief Lucky Imasuen, Senator Monday Okpebholo and General Charles Airhiavbere (retd), the aspirants, said Uzodinma did not observe the Read More

Breaking: APC declares Edo guber primary poll inconclusive, fixes Thursday for continuation

February 21, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that the Saturday governorship election held in Edo State is inconclusive. The party has however, fixed Thursday 22nd February 2024 for the completion of the exercise. Three of the 12 governorship aspirants were laying claim to victory at the end of the said controversial primary election, even as two of them had Read More

Emefiele-led CBN intervention programmes saved Nigerian economy — Lawyers

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Constitutional Lawyers under the leadership of Yusuf Ahmed Tijani, on Monday, rose in defence of the immediate-past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Godwin Emefiele, over growing allegations that he mismanaged the nation’s economy during his tenure as the number one banker.  The lawyers, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said such claims that Read More

Arewa youths reveal real reason Akpabio is attacking Emefiele

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Arewa Youths Forum (AYF) has described the attacks on the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, as mere attempts to divert attention from his case before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The northern regional youth body said this in a reaction to comments Read More

Retirement age: Group begs Senate to reject bill

February 19, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The fight between the management of the National Assembly and some aggrieved staff, has taken a new twist, following the stepping down on a Concurrence Bill in the Senate on Extension of retirement age from 60 to 65 years. On Sunday, a document revealed that some members of the union in the National Assembly, allegedly signed a communique, endorsing the Read More

Reps: Bill to establish Federal University Teaching Hospital Erawhe-Owhe, passes second reading 

February 16, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The House of Representatives at the plenary Thursday passed through second reading, a bill for an Act to establish Federal University Teaching Hospital Erawhe-Owhe, Delta State. The proposed legislation sponsored by Hon. Ajirioghene Jonathan Ukodhiko, representing Isoko North/South Federal Constituency seeks to amend the University Teaching Hospitals (Reconstitution of Boards, etc.) Act 1985 to make its performance more efficient, effective, Read More

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FG, US, others sign MOU on Sukur Cultural Landscape Heritage

February 16, 2024 Admin II 0

The Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musa Musawa, has expressed profound gratitude to the United States Embassy in Nigeria and the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for their unwavering support in preserving Nigeria’s cultural heritage. The minister stated this while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the conservation of the tangible and intangible Read More

Hardship: Increased revenue shared by states not reflecting on Nigerians – Policy group 

February 15, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Independent Media and Policy Initiative (IMPI) has said that the subnationals are shirking their constitutional responsibility by expecting the federal government to solely carry the burden of easing the current economic situation.  The policy group said in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju, that having benefitted from higher revenue inflows from the federation account Read More

CSO accuses ICPC of shielding corruption suspects, seeks Chairman’s intervention

February 15, 2024 Moses John 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) under aegis of Anti-Corruption, Human-rights and Good Governance Watch (AHGGW), on Monday, accused the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), of shielding some corruption suspects wanted by the law. The group cited a specific criminal case involving the former National President of the Association of the Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), Read More

APC: Ganduje ‘ll lead beyond 2027, North-central leaders back National Chairman 

February 14, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Elders and leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the North-central on the platform of Concerned North-central APC Stakeholders has declared total support for the leadership of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as the National Chairman of the party, asking him to lead beyond 2027 general elections. The elders and leaders, who came in thousands on solidarity visit at Read More

FCT: NSCDC parades 42 bandits terrorising Niger, Abuja

February 14, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory Command has paraded 42 suspected kidnappers operating in the forest of Tsaumi village in Niger State. Kidnapping activities have been on the rise in recent times in the FCT and its environments. The suspects who were moving towards the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to commit various heinous crimes ranging Read More

Why Peter Obi should wade into N4.4bn scandal against Abure – Arabambi

February 13, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

The Labour Party has admonished its 2023 Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, to wade in on alleged N4.4 billion financial impropriety levelled against its National Chairman, Julius Abure. Treasurer of the party, Oluchi Opara, had accused Abure of denying her access to the financial records and bank accounts of the party since after the 2023 general elections.  According to her, Abure, Read More

Bago donates 10m to graduates of SEDI vocational training programme

February 13, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Niger State Governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, has demonstrated his commitment to youth empowerment in the state by donating N10 million to graduates of the Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI) vocational training program.  The Governor, Monday, in his speech emphasized the importance of skill acquisition, particularly among young people. Governor Bago directed the inclusion of vocational training in schools under the Read More

Bala earmarks N9b for construction of roads in Bauchi communities

February 12, 2024 Mohammed Lawal 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has earmarked over nine billion naira for the construction of 4 roads in different parts of Bauchi local government area to open up the axis for community demographic development. The roads are 4.1km Sabon kaura-Birshi-BRC, 6km Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka-Dandango, 1.1km Bayara Township road and 2.6km Gwallameji-Rafin zurfi-Yolan Bayara Road. Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony Read More