Unity Bank boosts capacity building, empowers 3,000 girls

October 13, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

No fewer than 300 girls drawn from Senior Secondary Schools across the country have benefitted from a three- day capacity building initiative on maritime commerce and National Virtual Maritime Quiz. The capacity building initiative which was powered by Unity Bank Plc focused on Information Communication Technology, ICT, maritime transportation and logistics ecosystem, hosted by Ocean Ambassadors Foundation to promote the Read More

PDP urged to zone chairmanship to North-central, North-east

October 13, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Suleiman Gidado has called for the zoning of the party’s chairmanship position to the North-central or the North-east. This, according to him, will give aspirants from the North-west enough space to maximise their chances in the party. Gidado in a statement issued Tuesday in Kano, said it is in the tradition and Read More

Surveyor-General bows out, asks FG to appoint successor from OSGoF

October 13, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Surveyor- General of the Federation (SGoF), Surveyor Samuel Adeniran Taiwo, Wednesday bowed out of office  after the attainment of the retirement age of 60. To this end, he  has handed over the reign of leadership of the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) to Surv. Abuduganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin, the Director, Department of Internal Boundary at the Read More

Language centre to unveil Gbagyi language orthography

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Centre for Gbagyi Language Development (CGLD) in collaboration with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERD) has concluded plans on the harmonised version of Standard Gbagyi Language Orthography to be thought in schools. Chairman of the Centre, Arc Andrew Gaza, disclosed this to Blueprint, Tuesday shortly after declaring open the Gbagyi language orthography writing, critique 6-days editing workshop Read More

World Food Day: Nigeria food reserve stock hit 109mt – Buhari

October 13, 2021 John Oba 0

As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the year 2021 World Food Day coming up on 16th October, President Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed that his administration has raised the nation’s national food reserve stock to 109,657 metric tons, and that this is expected to be further increased to 219,900 MT by the end of 2022. This is even Read More

CBN directs banks to apply I & E rates for PAPSS transactions

October 13, 2021 David Agba 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has directed banks to apply the indicative exchange rates in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window for   outbound payments through the  Pan African Payments and Settlement System (PAPSS). PAPSS is the   first centralized payment market infrastructure for processing, clearing and settling of intra-African trade and commerce payments. It was  set up  by the Afreximbank Read More

ACMAN to FG: Tie future loans to self-liquidating projects

October 13, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Association of Capital Market Academics of Nigeria (ACMAN) has urged the federal government to tie future loans to self-liquidating projects.  The body made its position known at a press briefing Tuesday in Abuja.  In a chat with prominent finance reporters, ACMAN President, Prof. Uche Uwaleke explained that as infrastructure financing continues to pose serious challenges to the government, borrowing for Read More

SEC, EFCC collaborate on capital market devt

October 13, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

In a bid to ensure that financial crimes in the capital market are reduced to the barest minimum, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has engaged staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on capital market training. In an address during a one-day training  tagged “ Enlightenment Programme on the Capital Market and the Investigation of Capital Market Complaints” Read More

Customs to impound 29 private jets after 14 days ultimatum

October 13, 2021 David Agba 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has threatened to impound 29 jets following failure of their owners to pay statutory import duties. The Service as a follow up to its investigation on the status of the jets on Tuesday released report after verification of privately-owned airplanes in the country in Abuja. Equally, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had been Read More

Access Bank CEO, Wigwe, bags Juris Law award

October 13, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Chairman, body of bank chief executive officers, Dr Herbert Wigwe has been awarded the Juris Law award for his contributions to corporate governance and rule of law in Nigeria’s banking industry.  The award was presented by the Juris Law Office in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute.  The prestigious award was presented to Wigwe who is also the managing director Read More

Global economic recovery still under threat – IMF

October 13, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the threats to economic recovery from last year’s COVID-19 disruptions are growing, along with a “dangerous divergence” between richer and poorer countries. This position contradicts the belief in some quarters that global economies were beginning to recover from the weight of the pandemic which brought the world to its knees in 2020. The Read More

Anambra poll: Town unions in Delta support PDP candidate

October 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Indigenes of Anambra in Delta state have hosted and endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, ahead of the election scheduled for November 6. Speaking during the hosting in Asaba, Delta state Tuesday, various town unions, political groups, associations and Igbo associations collectively said Ozigbo has the capacity to transform the state as one of the Read More

APGA speaks on defection of deputy governor to APC

October 13, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has described as of no consequence the defection of the deputy governor of Anambra state, Dr. Nkem Okeke, to the All Progressives Congress (APC). A press statement in Abuja on Wednesday signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barrister Tex Okechukwu, said that the defection of Okeke was long expected since he Read More

Lawan reconstitutes leadership of c’ttees

October 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has reconstituted the leadership and membership of some standing and special committees of the Senate. Lawan made the announcement moments before the upper chamber adjourned plenary. Those to serve as chairmen include Senator Sahabi Alhaji Ya’u – Committee on National Population and National Identity; Adetokunbo Abiru – Committee on Industry; Saidu Alkali – Committee Read More

Nobel Prize: Choice of 2 journalists underscores role of free press in peace – IPI

October 13, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The International Press Institute (IPI) has congratulated its Executive Board member Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2021, noting that the duo have shown the importance of free press in advancing peace. The IPI global network of editors, leading journalists and publishers dedicated to independent journalism, said it’s proud that  Ressa, IPI executive board member and CEO Read More

FJDP tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The foundation’s call was made Wednesday, during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation, Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, Read More

Senate on 2022 budget: MDAs sabotaging Buhari’s infrastructure loan requests

October 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate Wednesday raised the alarm over alleged plans by some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to sabotage President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request to fund the nation’s infrastructure. This, the body said, followed their failure to defend their components of the N5.01trillion loan, projected for financing the N6.26 trillion deficit in the N16.39 trillion 2022 budget. To this end, the upper Read More

EFCC arrests 22 suspected Yahoo boys in Ogbomoso

October 13, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC,) Ibadan Zonal command Tuesday arrested 22 suspected ”Yahoo Boys” in Ogbomoso, Oyo state for alleged involvement in internet fraud. The anti graft commission said the suspected internet fraudsters were apprehended by the commission during an operation at their hideout in Ogbomoso based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. EFCC in Read More

We can make history in Nigerian Christian pilgrimage again – Pam

October 13, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said it would be possible to make the history of Christian pilgrimage in Nigeria great again. According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka, the NCPC boss stated this Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting with state pilgrimage leaders Read More

Aku Uka worked tirelessly to unite his people – Lawan

October 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has described the late Dr. Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, the 24th Aka Uka of Jukun Kingdom in Taraba state, as a great leader who worked to unite his people and bring development to Taraba and the defunct Gongola state. Lawan stated this Wednesday during plenary in his remarks to honour the deceased. The Senate President Read More

BASL tasks passengers to plan movements ahead of time

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Operator of the domestic wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, MMA2, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd, has advised travellers to adequately plan their movements well ahead of time to avoid missing their flight. The advice is coming on the heels of the current traffic situation around the Lagos airport, and by extension within the Lagos metropolis. Notably, traffic situation in Read More

NIMET injects N2bn to improve marine services, others

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has disclosed its plans to improve its marine meteorological programmes and activities as it began the execution of projects in the marine sector valued at over N2 billion over the next two years. NiMet and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have both championed effective collaboration, geared towards meeting international marine meteorological standards Read More

AvanteFly set to revolutionise luxury travel with launch of mobile App

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

A firm, AvanteFly has launched a mobile app that enables its clients access Private Aviation and make choices from an extensive number of private jets, helicopter, luxury car charters, hotels and executive spaces bookings with a touch of the bottom. The exclusive real time digital platform, the firm said, has made it more convenient and transparent for clients to enjoy Read More

NG Eagle: Aviation workers seeks presidential intervention, carpets Sirika over national carrier

October 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Controversies continue to bug the proposed NG Eagle airline expected to be launch by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) soon as the aviation workers under the umbrella of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) Wednesday called on the Presidency to wade into the frictions that currently bedeviled the issuance of the Air Operators Certificate to the Read More

IDGC: Stakeholders charge girls on digital skills, passion

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

An On Air Personality (OAP) and the Convener of Teenage School Girl Outreach Chinyereugo Chinwuba, has urged girls in Nigeria to defy societal challenges confronting them and follow their passion. She stated this at a Girl’s Workshop and presentations of awards to winners of essay competition she organized in collaboration with Education as a Vaccine and Planned Parenthood Federation of Read More