MDAs presenting old projects as new ones – Buhari

November 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  The federal government would sanction those who bring in personnel into the public workforce by illegal recruitment, pad their payroll and retain ghost workers, President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday in Abuja. He also revealed how some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) present new projects as ongoing ones in the budget. The president spoke   while declaring open the 3rd National Summit Read More

#EndSARS report opened deep wound – Sanwo-Olu

November 30, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

  Lagos state deserves true healing after the disturbances that trailed last year’s protests against police brutality, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said. The governor, who called for harmonious relationship among all Lagosians to guarantee the realisation of aspirations of all residents, also said the leakage of the EndSARS report had opened old wound Governor Sanwo-Olu spoke Tuesday in a live broadcast Read More

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu keeps to promise, releases white paper on #EndSARS report in Lagos

November 30, 2021 Editor 0

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has kept his word with the release of White Paper on the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry report regarding Lekki Toll Gate incident and #EndSARS issues. Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Gbenga Omotoso who disclosed this on Tuesday night said the full document would be made available very soon. Details loading…

Tomato production will boost economy, reduce importation – Minister

November 30, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) Mohammed Abdullahi Esq. has urged for the manufacturing of indigenous production of tomato paste which according to him, will help boost the nation’s economy and reduce reliance on importation. The Minister of state for Science, Technology and Innovation, stated this at the foundation laying ceremony of Tomato Paste Factory at Read More

Technological innovations will improve market efficiency – SEC

November 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Lamido Yuguda has identified technological innovations  as one of the factors that could enhance the efficiency and transparency of Capital Markets around the world. This according to him will enable financial intermediation, making it easier for investors and market professionals to identify opportunities and conduct their businesses in a timely Read More

Ecobank reiterates commitment to growth of SMEs, others

November 30, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Ecobank Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as reaching out to the unbanked population through its agency banking network. Managing Director/Regional Executive, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan who disclosed this while speaking on the sideline of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) 56th Annual Bankers Dinner in Lagos, added that the Read More

CIBN, others want judges to pay attention to cyber-attack cases

November 30, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and other stakeholders in the banking sector have appealed to judicial officers especially of the superior courts and regulatory authorities to pay close attention and intervene in the rising trend of cyber-attacks and other challenges posed by innovation. Speaking at the 21st edition of the National Seminar on Banking and Allied Matters Read More

No cracks in MMA2 parking lot pillars – BASL management

November 30, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Operator of Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two, Lagos (MMA2), Bi-Courney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), has assured stakeholders of safety at the parking lot and other facilities at the Terminal. The assurance followed the picture of supposedly cracked pillars at the parking lot trending on social media. Group Corporate Affairs Manager of BASL, Mikail Mumuni, in a statement on Sunday said Read More

Why Nigeria did not sign OECD minimum corporate tax agreement — FIRS

November 30, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has explained why Nigeria did not sign the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) G20 Inclusive Framework two-pillar solution to tax challenges of the digitalized economy. The OECD G20 Inclusive Framework two-pillar solution proposes a framework of rules aimed at tackling base erosion and profit shifting, and providing for the taxation of Multinational Read More

Ikpea hails Shuaibu on birthday

November 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) Rev. (Amb) Samuel Ikpea has joined the numerous people of Edo state in wishing His Excellency the Deputy Governor of Edo state Comrade Phillip Shuaibu a happy birthday. Speaking with media in Lagos, Ikpea described Shaibu, who is also a Sports Ambassador of the Nigeria’s foremost Supporters Club (NFSC) as a Read More

Messi opens up after winning 7th Ballon d’Or

November 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Lionel Messi says he does not know if his seven Ballon d’Or achievement will be eclipsed. Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or as he continues to not only distance himself from his rival Cristiano Ronaldo but increase his record. The Paris Saint-Germain star edge Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to land the award, held in Paris on Monday night. And speaking to the media Read More

Messi doesn’t deserve Ballon d’Or – Kroos

November 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

  Real Madrid midfield star Toni Kroos has criticised the decision to hand Lionel Messi this year’s Ballon d’Or, with the German claiming ‘it’s absolutely not deserved’. Messi beat off competition from Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho to lift a record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or title. The former Barcelona skipper claimed a maiden Copa America title with his country during 2021 and Read More

Okoye nears return to action

November 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles No 1 goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has said he only suffered a knock to his shoulder at the weekend and that he will soon be back playing again. This should be cheering news to the Super Eagles ahead of the AFCON after Okoye was stretchered off at the weekend in a Dutch league clash against Ajax. The 22-year-old goalkeeper Read More

AFCON 2022: Ighalo passes verdict on Osimhen

November 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Returnee Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has disclosed that the forthcoming AFCON in Cameroon will be better for the national team with Victor Osimhen adding that he hopes the Napoli striker will make a remarkable recovery from injury to shine at the tournament. Osimhen has been ruled out of the AFCON after his club announced he will be sidelined by Read More

Firm partners American varsity, Ekiti govt over ‘health sector innovation’

November 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An Abuja-based public strategy firm, Gatefield, Tuesday disclosed that it has partnered with an American university, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Governance Lab (MIT GOV/LAB), CC Hub, and the Ekiti State Ministry of Health and Human Services to launch the first governance innovation accelerator in Nigeria. The lead strategist of the firm,  Adewunmi Emoruwa, in a statement he issued in Abuja Read More

Plateau : Lalong, speaker mourn late lawmaker

November 30, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Speaker, Plateau state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Yakubu Sanda, and Govenor Simon Lalong, has described the death of Hon. Henry Longs, member representing Pankshin South state constituency  as shocking and a great loss to the house and the state as a whole. Speaker Sanda, in a statement by his press secretary, Sebastian Hommuk, said late Longs was a Read More

Senators storm out of session over ‘lopsided’ Army recruitment

November 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Temper rose among members of the Senate Committee on Army Tuesday over alleged lopsidedness in recent recruitments carried out by the Nigerian Army. .Trouble started over the alleged lopsided recruitment during an interactive session the Committee had with the Commander Training and Doctrine Command of the Nigerian Army, Major General S.O Olabanji. Specifically, a member of the Committee who doubles as Read More

Senate passes Nursing, Midwifery Act amendment bill

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Senate Tuesday passed a bill seeking to amend the Nursing and Midwifery Act. Tagged: “The Nursing and Midwifery (Registration etc) Act, CAP N143 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, (Amendment) Bill”, it was sponsored by Senator Hassan Mohammed Gusau. Also passed was the National Maternal and Paternal Death Surveillance and Response Bill, sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe. Read More

FCT minister advocates enlightenment, education campaigns on mental health

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged the Association of Psychiatrist in Nigeria to embark on public enlightenment and education campaigns on issues of mental health, especially in the cases of drugs abuse, depression and suicide. Represented by Dr Mohammed Kawu, the acting secretary of FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Bello gave the advice at the 52 Annual Read More

2023 general elections may determine future of Nigeria – Amosun

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former governor of Ogun state and Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Tuesday said the 2023 general elections may play a determinant factor in the future of Nigeria. Senator Amosun stated this in Ibadan while delivering a lecturer titled : “APC and the post President Muhammadu Buhari era: The task ahead of us” as part of the Read More

300,000 children infected with HIV in 2020 – UNICEF

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

At least, 300,000 children were infected with HIV in 2020, UNICEF has said in a report released Tuesday. The release by the UNICEF communication officer in Borno state, Mra. A Folashade, made available to newsmen in Maiduguri ahead of World AIDS Day, said another120,000 children died from AIDS-related causes during the same period. In Nigeria, 20,695 children aged 0-9 years Read More

IHR floats new online media platform

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), an NGO that monitors and reports Hajj activities in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia has added a new title named “The Target newspapers” to its media platforms. A statement signed by the publisher, Ibrahim Muhammed, said the new title is an all purpose media platform that will focus on politics, economy, security, Information Communication Technology, agriculture and Read More

GAIN targets 250,000 farmers with safe, nutritious staple foods

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is set to improve the access of 250,000 farmers and their household to safe and nutrition strengthened staple foods such as cassava, maize, potato and rice to tackle malnutrition. Large population of people living in rural areas, most of whom are farmers, suffer malnutrition, diarrhea from unsafe food and vitamin A deficiency due to Read More

2023: Niger PDP endorses Saraki for presidency

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state have endorsed former Senate President Bukola Saraki for the presidency in 2023. The party also threw its support behind the clamour for the north central to produce the next president in 2023. The party gave the endorsement Tuesday in Minna following a motion moved by former Speaker of the Niger Read More