PDP National Chairman-elect Ayu: Our party’s successful convention, quit notice to APC

National Chairman-Elect of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Iyorchia Ayu has thrown a challenge to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Specifically, the former President of the Senate said the successes recorded in the major opposition’s just-concluded National Convention tagged “Nigeria Rescue Mission” is a challenge to the ruling party to prepare and quit Aso Rock come 2023.    Ayu stated Read More

Troops foil 100-man bandit attack on Niger community

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Troops over the weekend foiled a coordinated attack by bandits on Pandogari town in Rafi local government area of Niger state. Blueprint learnt that not less than 100 heavily armed men riding on motorcycles stormed the town from Zamfara state with the intention of killing and kidnapping members of the community, in addition to rustling their cattle. Witness accounts said Read More

LG offers auto cleaning, antibacterial line of air conditioners

October 31, 2021 David Agba 0

The LG Electronics has introduced a new line of auto cleaning and antibacterial air conditioners that guarantees good quality of life. Scientists from around the world are working on understanding the impact of Indoor air quality (IAQ) on health and life expectancy. Research has shown that in areas with higher levels of harmful substances, poorer air quality can exacerbate a Read More

Fraud alert: N80,000 stipends under the payroll support scheme not true -FG

October 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Steering Committee of the MSMEs Survival Fund and the Guaranteed Off Take Stimulus Scheme headed by the Hon Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Maryam Katagum,has called on the general public is enjoined to disregard any message(s) requesting individuals to drop their account details on a WhatsApp platform to access N80,000 as stipends under the Payroll Support Read More

STI policy to strengthen Nigeria’ economy – Onu

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the effective implementation of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, and other policies associated with the STI ecosystem will help strengthen the economy. Onu stated this during the Presentation of Evaluation of the Nigeria 2012 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy performance Report, recently in Abuja. Read More

Private firms earmark N500bn for assembly plants, others -NADDC boss

October 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has revealed that private companies invested N500billion into the Nigeria Automotive sector to set up assemble plants. According to the Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) , Jelani Aliyu who noted this at it 1st NADDC quiz competition 2021 in Abuja at the weekend said other things expected of the money Read More

Guinness Nigeria PLC reports 58% revenue increase for September

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, and a leading total beverage alcohol company in Nigeria has posted N47.46 billion revenue for its first quarter period ended 30 September 2021. The unaudited results which were released to the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) revealed a 117% increase in gross profit in the period, with double digit revenue growth across all key Read More

The 5% jobs for PLWDs

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The readiness of the federal government to implement the policy of allocating five per cent jobs to people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in both public and private sectors is a welcome development though long overdue. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, made the disclosure in Abuja last week while addressing a large crowd of PLWDs at the 16thanniversary Read More

FG to stop importation of barite

October 31, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The federal government has stated its move to stop the importation of barite mineral resources, declaring its readiness to create a sustainable mining process. The Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, at the launch of the Nigerian Barite in Port Harcourt, said as part of the core mandate of the ministry, he would ensure that solid minerals are Read More

SEC to intensify monitoring and surveillance of CMOs

October 31, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

In a bid to curb poor market conduct, the Securities and Exchange Commission has resolved to intensify monitoring and surveillance of the market and has vowed to apply stiff sanctions to any operator who engages in unethical conduct. The Director General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda stated this in an address at the Annual Stockbrokers Conference of the Chartered Read More

Unity Bank posts N36.18bn earnings in 9 months, profit up by 23%

October 31, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Unity Bank Plc has declared gross earnings of N36.18 bllion for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 The bank also  reported  a 23 per cent growth of Profit After Tax ( PAT) totalling to  N1.94 billion for the same period.  A review of the bank’s  unaudited results for the third quarter of 2021 submitted at the Nigerian Exchange (NGX)Limited Read More

200 cadets set sail as Amaechi flags off NIMASA’s NSDP-3

October 31, 2021 David Agba 0

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has flagged off the third phase of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP). During the flag-off ceremony organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Lagos, Amaechi urged the 200 NSDP-3 cadets to be of good behaviour and represent Nigeria well while commending the resilience of NIMASA in ensuring the Read More

Let’s take Oyo back from PDP’s misrule – New APC chair

October 31, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The newly elected Oyo state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Hon Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu has tasked stakeholders in the party to join hands with the new executives of the party  to take back Oyo State from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023. .  Hon Omodewu made the appeal while speaking on his election as the Oyo state Read More

It’s time to rescue Nigeria – Atiku, Tambwal, Abaribe

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE captures the very essence of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held last Saturday where the ranking members noted that it is time to liberate the country from the shackles of insecurity, unemployment and poor economy.  Amidst its intra-party wrangling, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), last Saturday reinforced its dream to wrestle governance from the Read More

Rubicon defeat El-Amin, win 2021 Georgian Cup

October 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

    Abuja Guards Rubicon defeated defending champions, Kaduna El-Amin to win the 2021 Georgian Cup as the Kaduna International Polo tournament draw to an exciting close.  El-Amin opened the tournament defence with a 7-6 loss to debutants Badako Zaz, while Rubicon over ran Malcomines in their first match. El-Amin owned by Mohammed Babangida, however rallied back to win their Read More

New York court dismisses Siasia’s suit against FIFA

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles handler Samson Siasia quest for justice has been dealt with a severe blow as a New York Court over the weekend thrown out his suit challenging FIFA for lack of jurisdiction.   United States (U.S.) District Judge, Alvin K. Hellerstein, axed the August 2 complaint filed by Samson Siasia, a U.S. citizen and former Nigerian national team head Read More

Osimhen undergoes scan

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Victor Osimhen will undergo a scan Sunday to determine the severity of the muscle strain on his calf he suffered in training Saturday, officials said. Initial feeling is that the injury is not serious and he could be back in time for next weekend’s Serie A clash against Verona. However, his Italian club are not ready to risk their prized Read More

NPFL: LMC bungles Bet9ja sponsorship deal

October 31, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Few weeks after announcing a mouth-watering sponsorship deal with top-notch betting company, Bet9ja, a top official of the League Management Company (LMC) may have thrown spanners into the partnership arrangement  ahead of the commencement of the 2021/22 NPFL football season. The sponsorship deal may turn out to be a mirage after all as it was  reliably gathered from an impeccable source. Read More

Cross River BDA launches dry season farming

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to enhance the federal government food sufficiency project, the Cross River Basin Development Authority, (CRBDA) has launch dry season farming in the state. The Managing Director, Engr Bassey Nkposong in a statement signed by an information officer at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Delight Jackson, recently, while flagging off the 2021 dry season farming calendar, Read More

Climate Change: Stakeholders demand ‘real zero’

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Climate Change stakeholders in Africa under the auspices of Oilwatch International Network, community representatives fromoil regions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), community-basedorganisations (CBOs), the academia and the media deliberating on the solution to climate change challenges have called for ‘Real Zero’ solution instead of the Net Zero concept which world leaders, corporations and investors are echoing as the world gets ready for COP26. Read More

Moringa farmers task ministry on committee that’ll defend members’ interest

October 31, 2021 John Oba 0

Moringa farmers in Nigeria have called on the Federal Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment to elect committee that will defend the interest of its members. Speaking with journalists after the meeting the Second Stakeholders Meeting of the Proposed National Moringa Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria was cancelled, the President of Eden Moringa Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society, Mr Michael Read More

Boosting SMEs growth through FirstSME Account

October 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

First Bank of Nigeria created FirstSME Account to add to its SME product family in support of small and medium scale business owners by sustaining and expanding their business. AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at  what the facility offers and how SMEs owners can key in to boost their businesses. There  is no doubt that Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) are Read More

FG should involve clerics in governance to curb insecurity- Prophet

October 31, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The founder of Garden of Love and Deliverance Ministry in Masaka, Nasarawa state, Prophet Sunday Balogun, has called on the federal government to involve religious leaders in governance; in order to tackle the issue of insecurity through prayers. Speaking on Sunday during a service to mark his 56th birthday, Prophet Balogun, who distributed food to about 5,000 members of the Read More