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

FG, Gombe partner on water projects to boost food production

November 26, 2023 John Oba 0

The Minister of State for Water Resources and Sanitation, Hon. Bello Muhammad Goronyo, has hailed the implementation of the Rehabilitation, Expansion, and Upgrade of the Gombe Regional Water Supply project, a partnership project between the Federal Government and the Gombe State Government as a huge success. This is even as he revealed that the project has the potential and capable Read More

Will AKK gas project come on stream next year?

November 18, 2023 Musa Ilallah 0

The Ajaokuta–Kaduna–Kano, alias AKK, gas project is a 40 inch×614km-long pipeline being developed by the then Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, now NNPC Limited, to transport natural gas from Southern to Northern Nigeria. The $2.8bn AKK natural gas pipeline project being constructed by the federal government through the NNPCL and its partners, which is at 80% completion, would be delivered Read More

FG approves $3.4bn loans for 5 projects

October 23, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $3.4bn loans for the execution of five projects, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Mr Wale Edun, said Monday. The minister said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting chaired by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He said approval include concessional loans with zero-interest financing by Read More

Katsina: Girl-child enrolment improved through AGILE intervention – SBMC chair 

October 16, 2023 Hamidu Sabo 0

The chairman of the School-based Management Committee for Government Day Secondary School, Dankama, Malam Haruna Wakili, has said the interventions by AGILE in the school has significantly improved girl-child enrolment in the school. He stated this while taking a team of journalists on a tour of AGILE projects in the school alongside the school principal, Yusuf Labaran Dankama. He attributed Read More

Why Mbah should complete Enugu Int’l Conference Centre – Daniel Ukwu

October 10, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Daniel Ukwu Leadership Foundation, (DULF), Dr. Daniel Ukwu, has called on Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu state to make haste and complete the Enugu International Conference Centre that has been abandoned for about 16 years. In an interview with Blueprint, Ukwu said there was need to complete the structures that have been lying fallow Read More

On the Kano-Maradi railway project

October 6, 2023 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta, 0

The Minister of Transportation, Senator Sa’idu Alkali, has testified that the Kano-Daura-Maradi  railway project which took-off during the APC-led administration of past President Muhammadu Buhari is going on smoothly.  This is pleasing. The Minister reportedly drove along the cleared path for the rail tracks  from Dawanau to Kazaure emirate. The project monitoring trip appropriately ended at the University of Transportation,  Read More

Nigeria Air project, airport concession remain suspended – Keyamo

September 6, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development Festus Keyamo has insisted that he will not surpress questions being asked about the concession of the four major airports and the Nigeria Air project. The minister insisted that the two projects remain suspended until final decisions have been taken by the federal government after a critical look at the report. The minister Read More

Dukes laud FG, Oba Ewuare over Benin museum project

August 1, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Dukes (Enigie) from Benin Kingdom have commended the joint efforts of federal government and HRM, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin’s efforts toward the Benin Royal Museum’ project, in line with the principle of common and shared responsibility for result. At a meeting to review the progress so far, the Enogie of Iguogie Dukedom, Festus Osagiede, commended the level of progress Read More

Language is not a friend – I have bound my project

Language is considered the principal method of human communication, consisting of words used in a structured and conventional way and conveyed by speech, writing, or gesture. It is a tool that establishes commonness between the sender and the receiver. For the commonness to be established, the encoder must be well-grounded in the language he chooses to use and arrange his Read More

AMAC chair commissions transformer in Abuja community, promises potable water

April 6, 2023 Paul Okah 0

  The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has commissioned a 500kva a in Gyadna village, Jiwa ward, an Abuja suburb.  According to the Executive Chairman, the electricity project is part of the democratic dividends he promised residents of the council, saying more projects are on the way for different communities.  Speaking at the event Read More

Borno: Research team addresses critical challenges facing African cities 

March 29, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC),  a collaborative  research programme seeking to tackle complex urban challenges in the continent, Tuesday, held public briefing at Dujima in Maiduguri, Borno state. The chairman of the Maiduguri City Research Uptake Team, Malam Babakura Bukar, in his welcome address, said in an effort to address the systematic nature of the challenges, ACRC is  targeting at bringing the right  Read More

Ekiti government not owing any contractor – Oyebanji

March 26, 2023 Ojo Oladele 0

The Ekiti state governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, has asserted that his administration does not owe any of the contractors handling various projects in the state. He said the contractors they have no excuse not to deliver on time and to specification. Governor Oyebanji, who stated this in Ado-Ekiti Saturday while inspecting various road and drainage rehabilitation projects in the state Read More

Ondo constructs park in honour of Owo Church attack victims 

March 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state weekend announced the commencement of a memorial park in honour of the victims gruesomely massacred at the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo last year. Akeredolu, who stated this during the inspection visit to the site of the park, conveyed the determination of his administration not to forget the victims. The governor added that Read More

E-Customs project: Huawei debunks plan to sue FG

March 8, 2023 David Agba 0

Global ICT Infrastructure provider, Huawei Technologies has debunked a media report alleging that it has concluded plans to sue the federal government in London over a $304 million e-customs project. There were allegations of a move by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to award the concession agreement to another company. Huawei Technologies is one of the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Read More

FG, States LGs share N990.189bn for December 2022

January 18, 2023 David Agba 0

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), at its meeting shared a total sum of N990.189 billion to the three tiers of government, as Federation Allocation for the month of December 2022. From this stated amount, inclusive of Gross Statutory Revenue, Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Gain and Electronic Money Transfer Levies (EMTL), the Federal Government received N375.306 billion, the States Read More

North-east needs FG’s intervention

January 5, 2023 Admin III 0

One can easily shed tears looking at the degree of hardship the people of the North-east region have been subjected to due to the devastation as a result of the lingering Boko Haram insurgency. The region has been completely destroyed leaving people with zero infrastructure, massive destruction of properties and millions of death recorded.  The decade-long insurgency has left millions Read More

CISLAC trains Nigerian students on accountability, transparency in extractive sector 

January 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Accountability in the Extractive Cluster led by Social Action and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) on Wednesday trained students of the Nile University of Nigeria on the required skills to ensure transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. The Programme Officer, CISLAC, Muna Ugochukwu while speaking at the outreach in Abuja stated that the students outreach with the Read More

Osun: Adeleke suspends Ilesa water project consultant, disbands mining JTF 

December 29, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has ordered the immediate suspension of  Ilesa water project consultant, Mrs. Tawa Williams, and ordered her to return the N70 million bulletproof jeep in her possession.  Governor Adeleke in a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, Wednesday, alleged that the consultant mishandled  $106 million loan for the project. A former governor of the state and Read More

N365.56bn Sukuk funds deployed for road construction nationwide in 4 years – DMO

December 28, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has said that a total of  N365.557 billion fund raised through Sukuk  had been deployed for the construction of 1,881 kilometre roads and six bridges across the country in four years.  The Director-General of DMO, Ms Patience Oniha, who made this statement in her presentation titled: “Nigeria Public Debt – Some Considerations,” said that a Read More

Ortom gives ultimatum to contractor handling Och’Idoma palace project 

December 22, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Tuesday gave a deadline to the contractor handling the construction of Och’Idoma’s palace to complete work on the project before the general election taking place in February and March 2023. Governor Ortom gave the directive after he inspected ongoing work on the palace project in Otukpo. In a chat with journalists after the inspection, Read More

On N348.59bn Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Gombe road project

December 20, 2022 Admin III 0

It’s yet another milestone development in Nigeria as the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, commissioned the second Niger bridge. This is part of the federal government’s effort to link the South-east with the South-south in order to boost the economic activities in the nation through road transportation. Besides, the government announced the completion of 553 projects and programmes Read More

Ahead 2023 U20 AFCON tourney: Flying Eagles resume camping after another scoring spree

December 12, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles continued to exhibit their goal-scoring prowess as they whipped Kickers Academy 8-0 on Saturday at the FIFA Goal Project Football Field.   Ayuba Francis made no mistake 15 minutes into the game with a simple tap-in to put the Eagles in front before Lekan Adams doubled the lead 30 minutes into the game.   Substitute Jude Sunday added Read More

Reps urge FG to revisit the East-West coastal rail project 

December 6, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, Tuesday urged the executive arm of the federal government to reverse its earlier decision on the East-West coastal rail project by continuing its implementation, considering its economic importance to the nation. The House has also urged the government to review its 25-year Railway Strategic Plan, part of which is to unbundle and commercialise the Nigeria Railway Read More

Soludo sacks road contractor, seeks refund

December 5, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, has terminated a road contract awarded somewhere in Aguata Local Government Area, over alleged incompetence of the contractor. A trending video which did not reveal the name of the company handling the contract and the name of the road project, showed that the governor terminated the project during his unscheduled visit to the Read More