Oil prices start week on decline note

November 27, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Crude oil prices began the week with a slide ahead of the postponed OPEC+ meeting that will now be held on Thursday. The decline followed a modest increase last week on traders’ expectations that Saudi Arabia and Russia, the de facto leaders of the OPEC+ extended cartel, would extend their voluntary supply cuts into 2024. However, prices were pressured—and the Read More

Senate urges Wike to revisit abandoned $460m CCTV project 

November 23, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  The senate Wednesday told the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, to revisit the $460million spent by the federal government on a Closed-Circuit Television project in the nation’s capital. The red chamber took the position following recent incidents of kidnapping in the nation’s capital. It also asked the security agencies to probe the kidnappings in Abuja and its surroundings, with Read More

After 4 failed attempts, UN Security Council agrees on Israel-Hamas war 

November 16, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

After four failed attempts, the 15-member United Nations Security Council  Wednesday reached an agreement on the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. The war which escalated following a Hamas-led attack that killed about 1,200 people in Israel, had left the Security Council divided. Wednesday’s resolution proposed by Malta called for an “urgent and extended humanitarian pause and corridors” in Gaza for “a sufficient number Read More

Lagos: 20 years after avoiding rent obligation, court evicts Soun’s lawyer-son

October 25, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Supreme  Court  of Nigeria has evicted Soun’s lawyer-son, Prince Adedapo Oyewunmi, one of the children of the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Ajagungbade Oyewunmi, after 20 years of avoiding rent  obligation in Lagos. Blueprint correspondent gathered that the eviction was effected over the weekend by the team of Sherif, led by Deputy Sheriff (DS) Abudu Rasheed Akinsola. The eviction Read More

Insecurity: Senate raises alarm over imminent acute food crisis, seeks adequate military presence in North-central 

October 10, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Tuesday raised the alarm that the country may experience an acute food crisis if the current alarming insecurity situation was not immediately curtailed. This is as it seeks for adequate military presence in Niger East. The red chamber stated this while deliberating on a motion sponsored  by Senator  Sani Musa (APC Niger East). The motion was titled, Read More

Fuel subsidy: Senate frowns at N9.3trn spent in 30 months, probes under-recovery  

  The Senate Tuesday resolved to probe the oil subsidy and under-recovery regime operated by the federal government up until May 29, 2023 when subsidy was eventually removed. It specifically frowned at the sum of N9.3trillion expended on the subsidy regime by the federal government from January 2021 to June 2023.  The lawmakers also called for living wage for workers as a way of cushioning Read More

Flooding: NEMA, Senate raise the alarm, 178 LGs, 32 states at risk

The Senate Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to revisit the proposed construction of Dasin Hausa Dam and any other dam to take in the flood waters from Lagdo Dam in Cameroun. The lawmakers’ position came as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) similarly alerted that 14 states and 31 communities may witness heavy rainfall that may lead to Read More

Constitution review: Why NASS bowed to governors over LG autonomy – Official 

January 25, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The National Assembly Tuesday bowed to the state governors over the latter’s refusal of autonomy for local government councils as proposed in the 44 Constitution amendment bills forwarded to State Houses of Assembly for concurrence March, 2022. Out of the 44 constitution alteration bills forwarded to the state lawmakers for concurrence, only 35 were voted for by 24 out of the 36 state legislatures Read More

New cash policies: Again, Emefiele fails to appear before Reps 

December 20, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Tuesday December 20, 2022, failed to appear before the House of Representatives to explain the rationale behind the redesigning of some currency notes and introduction of cash withdrawal limits. The House had last week issued a summon for Emefiele to appear for the briefing on Tuesday, but Speaker Read More

2023: Sensitise Anambra residents to stop political attacks, Okonkwo beckons media

November 24, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Chairman, United Nigeria Airline, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, Thursday, enjoined the media to sensitise residents on the need to stop attacking political opponents or opposing political views. Okonkwo gave the advice as a Guest Lecturer at the 2022 symposium organised by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), under the theme, ‘The Role of Media in Guaranteeing Read More

ASUU strike: FG moves to end logjam, sets up 14-man review committee, offers 23.5% salary increase to lecturers, 35% to professors

September 7, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

There is a gleam of hope for a peaceful resolution of the 7-month-old face-off between the federal government and the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The signs followed the setting up of a 14-member committee to further look into the contentious issues, including that on withheld salaries of the university teachers  in view of the government’s Read More

We’re deploying drones, other technologies to tackle insecurity – IGP

Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has said the Nigeria Police Force is deploying technology in virtually all areas of its operations in tackling new waves of banditry and kidnapping across the country. Baba said “the Marine unit has been reactivated, crime section digitalised, drones have been acquired while the Technical Intelligent Unit is fully functional to cope with new trends in Read More

Reps probe illegal recruitments, job racketeering, others in MDAs

December 2, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

           The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate illegal recruitments, nominal roll padding and duplication of projects by federal government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This was the highpoint of the House plenary in Abuja Thursday. It also mandated its committees on anti-corruption and public service to probe the nominal rolls of the MDAs and report back within eight Read More

The world is better with multilateralism

November 1, 2021 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

Going by the increasing disposition to unilateralism, it is easy to assert that the world is inclining more towards self-seeking as against the promise made at the end of the World War II in the establishment of the United Nations. That pledge among nations was to pursue common goals through cooperation and selflessness. After seven decades, the promotion of peace Read More

APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

500 killed in Sokoto within 2 months, 50, 000 flee to Niger Republic as Senate makes crucial demand

   The Senate Wednesday told President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists and wage total war against them.  Classification of bandits as terrorists by the Senate came on the heels of killings being carried out by the criminal elements across the three senatorial zones of Sokoto state.  Massive killings of innocent lives in Sokoto state, totalling about 500 within Read More

The ghost of tollgates

September 20, 2021 Admin III 0

The ghost of tollgates demolished by the Obasanjo administration about 18 years ago appears to be warming its way back to the highways. Indeed, it has haunted successive administrations in power. Just recently, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) came up with a resolution to restore the collection points. Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, who announced the reintroduction of the Read More

Plateau assembly gives pass mark to Lalong

September 16, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State House of Assembly, has Thursdayay, gave a pass mark to Governor Simon Lalong, over his leadership style. In a press conference held in Jos, its chairman on Information Philip Dasun, said the governor has acted on all its resolutions on worsening security situation in the state. Blueprint reports that the House had given two weeks ultimatum to the Read More

Jos Muslims to Christians: We’ll protect churches in our domain

Muslim communities in the crisis ridden Jos North local government area of Plateau state Sunday rose from a stakeholders’ meeting with a promise to give necessary cover to churches in their areas. They said the decision became imperative as stakeholders had realised some politicians were using religion to achieve their selfish ends. The meeting was an aftermath of the killing Read More

Enugu APC excos ‘sack’ Nwoye as party chairman

August 10, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

Members of State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu state have passed a vote of no confidence on state’s party chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, accusing him of insurbodination to statutory authorities and attempt to balkanise the state chapter of the party. Consequently, they appointed in his stead, Prince Chikwado Chukwunta Nnaji, the state vice chairman Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More