2024 FCT school sports festival: Wike to storm closing ceremony

February 20, 2024 Blueprint news 0

Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike will grace the closing ceremony of 2024 School Sports Festival scheduled for March 14. This was contained in a statement Tuesday by the media coordinator of the festival Chinedum Ohanusi According to statement, FCT minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud Bankure, will flag off the finalé, which will feature the Read More

Delegates’ list ready as Edo PDP announces governorship primary date

February 19, 2024 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday approved the delegates’ list for the Edo state governorship election primary. The exercise slated is to nominate a candidate for the governorship election in the state. In a statement made available to Blueprint by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja reads: “the party NWC has also Read More

AFCON 2023 : Okumagba lauds supporters club, Nigerians for successful outing

February 18, 2024 Bayo Agboola 0

The Founder and National President of the Super Eagles Supporters Club (SESC), Prince Vincent Okumagba, has lauded members of the supporters club for the successful one month outing at the AFCON 2023 in Cote d’Ivoire. Prince Okumagba in a statement made available to journalists also expressed gratitude to notable Nigerians that contributed financially and otherwise to the successful one month Read More

FPK Alumni: FRCN staff emerges national president

February 17, 2024 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A staff of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) attached to Pride FM Gusau, Comrade Abdulrazak Bello Kaura, has emerged as national president of Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda alumni association. Kaura emerged during its first national convention, 41 years after establishment of the institution. Kaura, who scored 124 to defeat his closest opponent Viashima Leonard who scored 112 votes as Read More

WIPF urges enactment of gender inclusive legislation in Abia

February 17, 2024 Ene Oshaba 0

Women in Politics Forum (WIPF) has called on the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, to assent to the gender representation bill when passed by the Abia state Assembly, in order increase representation of women in governance and leadership positions in the state. A statement signed by the WIPF National President Ebere Ifendu, urged everyone to own and prioritize Read More

State police: To be or not to be?

… Gets outpouring of support …It’s dangerous without proper funding – Jide Ojo ‘…Roles for Federal, State Police must be clearly spelt out’ …FG, NASS, others must discuss modalities – Ohanaeze, others In response to agitations by Nigerians to apply grassroots approach to the country’s security challenges, the federal government has tacitly acceded to state police. However, there have been Read More

Troops neutralise 254 terrorists, bandits, kidnappers in one week

February 16, 2024 Benjamin Samson 0

Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces fighting to rid the nation of criminal elements across several theatres have neutralised 254 terrorists, bandits, and kidnappers and rescued 73 kidnap victims from their hideouts in the last one week. The troops also arrested 264 terrorists, bandits, and kidnappers during the engagements, while also arresting a total of 104 oil theft criminals in Read More

SEB, ANCOPSS partner for quality education in Ebonyi

February 14, 2024 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Secondary Education Board,SEB, has agreed to work with All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, to improve educational system in the state. This was as chairman and members of SEB met with all members of ANCOPSS in the state to find out the remote cause of poor educational system in secondary schools across the state. Chairman of 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

NECA calls for social dialogue over industrial harmony

February 14, 2024 John Moses 0

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has called for continue social dialogue between employers, employees and the government to ensure industrial harmony in the country. President of NECA, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi who stated this Tuesday at the 2nd Annual national labour Adjudication and Arbitration Forum organized by association in Abuja, said stakeholders must embrace Social Dialogues and the Alternative Dispute Read More

VON partners SMEDAN to boost activities of SMEs

February 14, 2024 Benjamin Samson 0

The director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Mallam Jibrin Baba Ndace has reiterated the commitment of the organization to partner with Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to avail Nigerians of opportunities that abound in the sector. The DG stated this Tuesday when he led management staff of VON on a courtesy visit on the Director-General Read More

FG blasts PDP govs for comparing Nigerian economy with Venezuela

February 13, 2024 Benjamin Samson 0

… Asks them to account for increased revenue from subsidy removal The federal government has Tuesday berated governor’s elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for comparing Nigerian economy with that of Venezuela. The minister of information and national orientation Alhaji Mohammed Idris stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Read More

Environmental hazard: Nigerians see plastic bags as major source of pollution – survey

February 13, 2024 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Afrobarometer survey has showed that majority of Nigerians see plastic bags as a major source of pollution in the country and favour government action to protect the environment. In a press release issued by the Head of Social Research, NOIPolls Raphael Mbaegbu revealed that more than half of citizens say pollution is a serious problem in their communities, citing trash Read More

Over population: Embrace smaller family to avoid poverty, CISLAC, TI – tell Nigerians

February 13, 2024 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/Transparenacy International in Nigeria (TI-Nigeria), have called Nigerians to begin to embrace the idea of smaller family to avoid ravaging poverty, youth unemployment, child mortality and other socio-economic upheavals. The Executive Director of CISLAC and Head of TI-Nigeria, Auwal Musa Rasfanjani stated this at the Nigeria Population Conversation Seminar organised by CISLAC) and TI-Nigeria. He 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

Ufitfly boss hails appointment of Bishop Adegbite as NCPC executive secretary

February 11, 2024 NCPC 0

Bayo Agboola The team lead of the destination management firm UfitFly, Evangelist Ajibola Ogunkeyede, has hailed the appointment of the new Executive Secretary (ES) of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) Bishop Stephen Adegbite Evangelist Ogunkeyede who stated this during his working visit to the NCPC graced by the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), The Most Rev. Read More

Agbu Kefas shines brightest in education, bags Daily Asset Governor of the Year award

February 10, 2024 Blueprint news 0

In a star- studded ceremony teeming with the high and mighty, the influential and the connected, His Excellency, Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba state bagged the prestigious Daily Asset Award of Governor of the Year in Education and Agriculture which held at the Nicon Luxury Hotels on the 8th, February 2024. The ceremony which was attended by distinguished personalities and Read More

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Combating harrowing effects of FGM on women, girls

February 9, 2024 ENE OSHABA 0

February 6th is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a campaign which highlights the need to end this harmful practice that negatively affects women’s health and lives. ENE OSHABA, in this piece, underscores roots and impacts of FGM, emphasizing urgent need for total eradication. The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), observed Read More

Ebitimi Banigo, Ima Niboro: Where are they now?   

February 9, 2024 SUNNY IDACHABA 0

In this report, SUNNY IDACHABA examines impact made by Ebitimi Banigo; Ima Niboro; and Ndidi Okereke Onyuike; while they were holding public offices and asks where they have been after leaving these positions. Ebitimi Banigo This Niger Delta man, who is a former minister of science and technology under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was a   foremost banker. He was the chief Read More

MTN, Globacom resolve interconnect debt dispute – NCC

February 8, 2024 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Thursday said the interconnect debt dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Plc. (MTN) and Globacom Limited (Globacom) has been amicably resolved. A statement Thursday by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka disclosed that due to the resolution, the disconnection approval granted to MTN for the disconnection of Globacom has now been withdrawn. Following its initial Public Read More

UNOPS accused of importing Mosquito nets against FG’s directives

February 8, 2024 Blueprint news 0

THE United Nations Office for Project Services has been accused of recruiting foreign companies to import mosquito treated nets into Nigeria as against the directive of the federal government. A petition sent to the National Assembly and copied the Ministers of Health and Justice, and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), one of the vendors, Rosies Textile Mills Ltd, accused UNOPS Read More

PERB project boosts skills, improve livelihoods of women in Yobe

February 8, 2024 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Women in Yobe State proudly displayed their newfound skills and entrepreneurial spirit during field days held by the “Protection, Empowerment and Resilience Building” (PERB) project. The project which aims to empower women, protect their rights, and build resilience in the face of challenges in Northeast Nigeria was funded by the government of Japan through UN Women and implemented by the Read More

Nigerian-Spanish business council will open gateways for foreign direct investments – President

February 8, 2024 Benjamin Samson 0

The president of the newly established Nigerian – Spanish Council for Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture , Ide John Udeagbala, has said the council will open gateways for businesses in both countries to thrive. Udeagbala who stated this at the maiden press conference of the council in Abuja on Wednesday, disclosed that council is the result of a Memorandum of Read More

CSOs hold protest in Abuja over ban on sachet alcohol, beverages

February 7, 2024 Adeola Akinbobola 0

No fewer than 100 civil society groups, Wednesday, held what they described as a ‘Let The Poor Live’ protest in Abuja to challenge the ban on sachet and PET bottles of alcoholic drinks by the National Agency for Foods and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). Led by the Coalition Against Economic Saboteurs, the groups also called for the immediate sack Read More