Northeast group accuses Tietie of plans to destabilise NEDC

June 7, 2023 Editor 0

The North Eastern Youths Advocacy for Peace and Development (NEYAPAD) has asked President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to disregard in totality the open letter issued by one Mr. Frank Tietie and his group calling for the dissolution of the newly constituted board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). The Frontline Youths organisation in a statement issued by its leadership in Read More

Monarch applauds Buhari for appointing Ba’ale NEDC board chair

May 15, 2023 John Oba 0

The Gujba Emirate Council in Yobe state has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating Barrister Bashir Bukar Ba’ale as the chairman Governing Board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). The emirate described Ba’ale as the best man for the Job. It stated further that the nomination of Barrister Ba’ale is a well-deserved honour aimed at bringing positive development to Read More

Buhari appoints Grema into 12-man NEDC governing board

May 9, 2023 Paul Okah 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of a 12- member North East Development Commission (NEDC) Governing Board which includes the director, Humanitarian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Alhaji Grema Ali. The president, in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on May 3, asked the Senate to confirm the Read More

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NEDC distributes instructional materials to 56 schools in Adamawa

May 5, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has distributed instructional materials to 56 across 21 Local Government Areas of Adamawa state to boost the educational sector. Speaking at the event, Friday in Yola, the Managing Director, NEDC, Mohammed Goni Alkali, said the gesture was in furtherance of their educational support to the teeming pupils in the North-east. He listed the materials Read More

UNICEF demands urgent action to protect children in Northeast

April 16, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF) has called for an end to all forms of violence and abuse that have reportedly claimed the lives of over 6,800 children in Nigeria’s northeast region. UNICEF condemned all forms of violence against children and the vulnerable in the volatile northeastern Nigeria in a statement made available to Blueprint Friday April 14, 2023 in Read More

North-east projects and the APC administration

November 1, 2022 Admin III 0

The North-east region of the country contributed massively to the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration both in the first and second terms. All the states including the volatile Borno state gave 90% of their votes to APC in 2015 and 2019 elections, respectively. Despite this, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Taraba and Borno states have not benefitted anything Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

Addressing the challenges of IDPs

October 6, 2022 Admin III 0

For over a decade, Nigeria has been facing a series of terrorist attacks across the country, which have claimed the lives of thousands and displaced others from their ancestral homes. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are a group of terrorism victims who mostly fled from places of total cruelty and threat of death. According to a critical investigation, the IDPs, particularly Read More

Buhari restates commitment to rebuilding NorthEast ravaged by terrorists – Sylva

September 21, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

The Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has restated President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to rebuilding the North east region of the country devastated by Boko Haram terrorist attacks in the last decade. A statement by the Senior Adviser, Media & Communication to the Minister Of State Petroleum Resources, Horatius Egua, quoted Sylva as making the pledge during the Read More

WFP requires $155mn to tackle food crisis in North East

July 24, 2022 Admin III 0

The World Food Programme (WFP) has stated that it requires $155.4 million between May and October 2022 to render emergency food assistance to people in the North East. The March 2022 Cadre Harmonisé project estimates that 4.14 million people in northeast Nigeria will require lifesaving emergency food assistance. According to a report on its website, the late arrival of donor Read More

Running mate: Coalition spits fire over APC’s plan to jettison youthful candidate

July 6, 2022 Agi Onda 0

The Coalition of Northern Youth Leaders (CNYL) have threatened to stimulate a political backlash if the All Progressives Congress (APC) fails to feature its consensus candidate for the position of vice president whom it said must be less than 50 years old.  While addressing a press conference in Abuja, Monday, the coalition president, Mallam Suleiman Musa and secretary, Comr. Yahaya Ibrahim, Read More

2023: Let’s look to the North-east

May 22, 2022 Hassan Gimba 0

As parties are getting set to produce their candidates, we feel the need to reproduce this write-up, first published on October 18 last year. If I were to be as sentimental as people are, I would say the North East, my zone, must produce the president in 2023. Many people fight for their people, region, zone or state to produce Read More

2023 presidency: North East youth endorse Wike

May 12, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

North East Ambassadors for Wike 2023 for President has called on all Nigerians to rally round Rivers state governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, for the 2023 President as the most credible and suitable People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flag bearer. According to the group, Wike will salvage Nigeria from the shackles of depressing economy, insecurity, collapse of educational, health, industrial agricultural Read More

2023: Group urges ex-Bauchi gov Mu’azu to run for president

January 21, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

A coalition of youth under the aegis of North East Young Technocrats For Good Governance has urged a former governor of Bauchi state who’s also a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, to run for president in 2023. The group’s national coordinator, Dr. Mohammed Abdullahi, and its secretary- general, Mr. Solomon David, made the Read More

APC national convention: North-east group backs Al-Makura

January 7, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Bauchi APC Youth Progressive Forum, Thursday, declared total support to the chairmanship aspiration of Senator Umar Tanko Al-Makura as the next national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). National chairman of the forum, Ukasha Hamza Rahama, made this known while addressing journalists on the commitment of the forum towards ensuring the emergence of Al-Makura as the next Read More

Arewa group hails NEDC for building 3,500 housing units in North-east

December 12, 2021 Admin III 0

A group under the auspices of Arewa Youths For Peace and Security (AYPS) has commended the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for building 3,500 housing units across the six North-eastern states of Adamawa, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe to ease the sufferings of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and people of the region. The group in a statement signed Read More

FAO, WFO, others raise concern over increased hunger in North east

November 15, 2021 Admin III 0

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector, has raised concern over the rates of increasing hunger in the northeast, saying the number of people in critical or worse phases of food insecurity may increase to about 16.9 million unless efforts are made to scale up and sustain humanitarian support and other government interventions for livelihood recovery and resilience. Speaking during the recent Read More

Insurgency has depleted housing population in N/East — Official

November 1, 2021 Admin III 0

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mr Mohammed Alkali, has lamented that the housing population in the North east which was about four million had been depleted by activities of insurgents. He said the action of insurgents over the years necessitated the construction of housing units to help address infrastructure deficit in Read More

Breaking: Stakeholders adopt Senator Ayu as consensus candidate for PDP National Chairman

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021, the northern stakeholders have unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman. Recall that, the Chairman of PDP Zoning Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last week recommended that “consequently, the current Read More

Corps member donates toilet facility to Army Day school

October 9, 2021 Admin III 0

As a measure to put a lasting solution to the felt needs of her host community, a corps member Iniobong Emmanuel Dorcas with service number (OY/20B/0993) as part of her personal Community Development Service recently donated a twin toilet facility to Army Day Secondary School, Iwo road, Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Commissioning the project, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

2023: Group to mobilise 3m voters against Northern presidential candidate

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group, Grassroot Alliance For Good Governance (GAFGG) has called on the two leading political parties in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick their presidential candidates from the South. The group which said it is beating the drums of unification and togetherness to the hearing of Read More

Peace Day: Prepare for ex-combatants’ re-integration, MCN tells Yobe public

September 24, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The European Union Managing Conflict in North-east Nigeria (MCN) has asked governments and communities ravaged by Boko Haram conflicts to prepare their minds ahead of the re-integration of the ex-combatants. The MCN state Team Leader in Yobe state, Mr. Abdulkadir Sambo, stated this in Damaturu at a one-day policy dialogue to commemorate the 2021 International Day of peace with Internally Read More

Okechukwu commends Buhari over NNPC board

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended for putting together a broad-based Board for the newly created Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Limited. Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, who gave the commendation, yesterday, in Abuja, noted that the President Buhari demonstrated experience and institutional knowledge of the petroleum industry in appointing members of the board. Okechukwu specifically praised Read More