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Estate agents tasked on research and innovation

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Members of the Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN) have agreed to embrace new innovation and imbibe the culture of research to keep abreast with latest trend in the practice of the profession. They resolved to step up their understanding and improve in their professional performance at the second yearly conference of Th e Association of Estate Agents in Read More

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Court grants 10 land prospectors N50m bail

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e contractor handling Section One of the reconstruction of the Lagos/Ibadan expressway project has commenced the installation of expansion joints on the popular ‘Long Bridge,’ on the LagosIbadan Expressway. Th is was observed over the weekend during the inspection of Section one of the project that spans from Ojota in Lagos to the Sagamu Interchange that is handled by Read More

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NIESV demands innovative corporate frameworkq

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Patrick Andrew, Abuja Th e Chairman, Interim National Council on Induction, Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, (NIESV), Gersh Henshaw, has called for the development of corporate governance framework to improve performance of real estate professionals, create incentives for real estate market participants and promote transparent and well-functioning of the profession. The Chairman, who spoke at the 23rd Read More

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Ecosystem and harmful waste disposal habit in satellite towns

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) was established for the purpose of ensuring sanity in the Federal Capital Territory at all times. HELEN OJI writes on the conduct of waste disposal offi cials in the satellite towns Erosion site The Abuja Environmental protection board (AEPB) was established for the purpose of achieving sustainable development in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Read More

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NIOB president tasks new Fellows on professional development

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

By David Agba, Abuja Th e President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB), Bldr Tijjani Shuaib, at the weekend tasked the newly elected Fellows of the Institute to rise up to the task of nation-building by upholding the tenets of the building profession saying “as Fellows, you have become torch bearers of the profession.” Shuaib, who is the 19th Read More

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Implications of rising cost of building materials in Nigeria

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

In recent times, there has been a dramatic increase in the costs of building materials in Nigeria, and this development threatens the performance of the construction industry. This article assesses the implications of the recent rising cost in building materials Building materials have been playing an important role in the construction industry— they are those materials put together in erecting Read More

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Benefi ciaries get CBN, Heritage Bank’s N3bn Youth Fund

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e ongoing disbursement of N3 billion for Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP) is yielding young entrepreneurial dividends. Available record shows that, the disbursement being carried out by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in conjunction with Heritage Bank Plc, has had 94 successful benefi ciaries, who met the stipulated requirements, have received N251 million. Also, 191 are yet Read More

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Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture NACCIMA meet with Hajiya Saratu Aliyu, President with Abuja Chamber of Commerce Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye during the NACCIMA First QuarterCouncil meeting

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

From left: 2nd Deputy President, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Hajiya Saratu Aliyu, President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye and representative of the FCT Minister, Mr. Emmanuel Okonkwo, during the NACCIMA First Quarter Council meeting, in Abuja recently Photo: Albert Otu/ICE/NAN

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Kaduna to sell 1,990 non-essential govt quarters

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Binta Shama Abuja Th e Kaduna State government has decided to sell about 1,990 of its non-essential residential quarters. Th e decision to sell the houses was endorsed by the State Executive Council and would be sold by means of a public auction based on their open-market value. Th e approved guidelines contained in an advertorial placed by the Read More

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CBN says SMEs funding gap now N9.6trn

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has stated that the funding gap in the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector is about N9.6 trillion Th e CBN, which expressed concern over the development, however said the federal government was working assiduously to fi ne-tune its policies and programmes to bring down the cost of doing business and access to Read More

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Global exploration, production dip by $300bn in 2 years — OPEC

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Taiye Odewale Abuja Global oil and gas exploration and production spending fell by over $300 billion in 2015 and 2016, according to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Secretary-General of OPEC, Sanusi Barkindo, nwho is on a four-day working visit to Nigeria, disclosed this at the just-ended International Petroleum Week in London, He said that the global oil Read More

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Flight Schedules 28th February 2017

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

ARIK AIR Abuja-Lagos 7:00, 9:00, 13:00 17:00 Lagos-Abuja 7:00, 9:00, 13:00 17:00 Abuja -Kano 14:20, Kano-Abuja 15:50 Abuja-Gombe 11: 45; Gombe- Abuja 13.30 Abuja -Sokoto 9:40; Sokoto-Abuja 11:30 Abuja -Yola 16:30; Yola-Abuja 7:40 Abuja -Port Hacourt 7:00, 11.00, 16:30 Port Hacourt- Abuja 8:40, 12.40, 18:10 Kano-Lagos 13:10, Lagos-Kano 11:05 Lagos-Kaduna 11:30 OVERLAND AIRWAYS Abuja-Minna 7:30,17:50 ;Abuja-Bauchi 9.00 Lagos-Ilorin 7:00, 15:00, Read More

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NNPC, PPMC sold N1.31trn petroleum products in 2016′

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiary, the Products and Pipeline Marketing Company (PPMC) sold petroleum products worth N1.309 trillion over a 12-month period, between January and December 2017. Th is was revealed in the NNPC’s Monthly Financial and Operations Report, which also indicated that the group almost doubled its earnings from the 2015 sales fi gures Read More

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AEDC installs 76,000 pre-paid meters in 2 months

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Th e Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has installed at least 76,000 pre-paid meters for its customers through the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) instituted by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Th is was disclosed by the company’s Managing Director, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya, while welcoming the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Read More

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Hiroto Saikawa is Nissan Chief Executive Officer

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

At the recommendation of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Offi cer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as from April 1, 2017, Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of Chief Executive Offi cer. Hiroto Saikawa is Nissan Chief Executive Offi cer Mr. Ghosn will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Read More

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Again, Sheriff, Makarfi in war of words

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

 Protesters besiege party secretariat By Emeka Nze Abuja The takeover of Wadata Plaza Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by Senator Ali Modu Sheriff last week, has continued to generate war of words between his group and that of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, led by Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi. Specifically, the Makarfi committee is accusing the police of Read More

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Odd brand: Gorigo from Okene

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e current economic recession is pushing the business acumen of Nigerians beyond limits. Imagine if this packaged sesame seed, locally known as Gorigo in Ebira language, was in place since I fi rst introduced the product to my friends in Warri

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Scoop Africa Domain Name to go live soon

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

After years of legal battles, the domain name .Africa will be available to the general public to apply for domain names from July, 2017. Worldwide web administrator, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), awarded the .Africa domain to South Africa’s ZA Central Registry in 2014 after a bidding process. Th e move to implement the domain name Read More

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Xenophobia and Nigerians in South Africa

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Chima Unigwe (not real name) runs a small business in a Johannesburg suburb. He often serve his customers through locked gates for fear of being attacked by mobs in the neighbourhood. Chima left Nigeria about 5 years ago to join a friend who was doing well as a spare parts dealer in Jo’burg. In April 2015, Chima and his friend, Read More

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Weststar launches latest Mercedes-Benz models into Nigerian market eststar launches latest Mercedes-Benz models into Nigerian market

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

…Targets Over 40% Market Shares in 2017 Nigerian lovers of luxury automobiles are now spoil for choices, for the world’s luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz, has launched four latest models into the nation’s market. GLE4Matic Th e nation’s sole representative of the marquee in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Limited recently unveiled the latest sate of the art product Nigeria market. Th e Read More

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Floridian tells police his dog shot his girlfriend

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

When police asked a man how his girlfriend got shot in the leg, he blamed the dog. Jacksonville, Florida, police, responding to a 911 call about a shooting Tuesday night, met with Brian Murphy, who told them his dog Diesel had accidentally shot his girlfriend while she was in bed, according to Jacksonville’s WJAX-TV. Murphy told offi cers he and Read More

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Sand, Sand Eagles know foes today

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e Nigeria Beach Soccer team, Sand Sand Eagles will know their foes for this year’s FIFA Soccer World Cup fi nal in Bahamas later this evening. Th e draws which is schedule to hold in Nassau, will see Nigeria, having participated in four World Cups (2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011), reaching the quarter fi nal stages, will be hoping Read More

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Tough games awaits ABS FC – Oyedeji

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

ABS FC midfi elder Samuel Oyedeji has said that he is expecting the club’s matches in the next three weeks to reveal how they will perform in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season. Th e Saraki Boys face Enugu Rangers, Kastina United, Remo Stars and Enyimba FC in their next three encounters. “Th e next three weeks will be Read More

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Use sports to curb diabetes menace – School Principa

February 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Donald Iorchir Abuja Th e Principal of Government Secondary School, (GSS) Zuba, Gwagwalada area council, AbujaFCT. Mr. Segun Simeon Bankole has called for active sporting activities among children to assist curb incessant cases of diabetes rampaging teens and youths in the country. Bankole said that children, especially those in schools should be encouraged to embrace physical exercise with sports Read More