2022 Widows Day: MWA urges FG to redeem pledge  

June 26, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

The National president of Military Widows Association (MWA) Mrs. Gift Veronica Aloko, has passionately appealed to the federal government and other well meaning Nigerians to redeem all the outstanding and unfulfilled promises made to the legions since 2020. The MWA president also commended the federal government for supporting the legion. Nigerians observes 23rd June yearly as International Widows Day to draw Read More

Paramount ruler’s sack: Cross River traditional council inducts new Efut kingdom, Munene  

June 26, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

Few weeks after the removal from office of Professor Itam Hogan Itam as the Muri Munene of Efut kingdom in Cross River, the state traditional rulers council has inducted a new Munene, HRM Maurice Eyo, saying the induction was to fill the vacant position in the council. Recall that the immediate past Munene, Professor  Itam, was sacked by the state government for Read More

Kebbi to embark on solar power project 

June 26, 2022 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Kebbi state government has concluded plans towards the establishment of an independent solar power project that will generate 5,600 megawatts of electricity to the state. Speaking to journalists in Birnin Kebbi weekend, the former Chief of Staff to the governor and national organizing secretary of APC, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, who stated this said machineries has since been put in Read More

NASENI trains directors, staff on procurement, service delivery due process 

June 26, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) at the weekend, invited the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to build the capacity of its staff to follow due process in line with extant regulations in the management of financial obligations and procurement. The Agency’s Managing Directors/Chief Executives from the 10 Read More

How terrorists raided prison farm, killed catholic priest in Kaduna 

June 26, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Terrorists on Sunday raided the Kaduna Correctional Center (prison) farm in Kujama, along Kaduna – Kachia road, shooting to death a catholic priest, Reverend Father Virus Borogo. The killing of the catholic priest has brought the catholic community into a huge shock and grief, throwing the members into mourning. A statement signed by the Secretary General, Catholic Secretariat, the Chancellor, Read More

Global Power Bank unveils Obi Cubana as brand ambassador

June 26, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Renowned businessman and entertainment mogul, Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has been unveiled as the ‘’New Face’’ of a global New Age Power Bank. This is coming few days after he launched a multi-billion-naira Golf City Estate in Abuja.  In a ceremony attended by hundreds of people, including celebrated artists, actors and actresses, at Monarch Event Centre, Lekki, Read More

Rising inflation, interest rate hike compounds naira volatility – Gwadabe

June 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

President, Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe has said that despite foreign exchange intervention by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Naira volatility is being compounded by rising inflation, interest rate hike and slow economic growth with consequences for middle- and low-income earners. Speaking in Lagos over the weekend, Gwadabe said the unfolding scenarios Read More

Sterling One Foundation, Impact Investors Foundation host deal for entrepreneurs

June 26, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos 0

Young Africans running impact-driven businesses targeted at solving key African challenges have received a boost following the announcement of a scale-up funding opportunity at the Africa Social Impact Summit (ASIS). The programme which is slated to held on July 14, 2022, in Abuja, Nigeria will give 10 finalists a chance to pitch their solutions to a selected group of Africa-focused Read More

Derivatives instruments created opportunity for transparent financial contract – CIS

June 26, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos 0

The President of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers CIS, Mr Oluwole Adeosun, has said that Derivatives instruments traded on the Exchange are essential in the market as it allows for market sophistication, transparent financial contracts and offers a useful risk management tool for implementing risk mitigation, or hedging strategies against financial risk. Adeosun who made this statement at a virtual event Read More

Funding remains Nigeria’s main constraint in oil, gas sector – Sylva

June 26, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva has stated that funding remains the main constraint in harnessing the potentials of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. The Minister disclosed this during the Africa Energy Chamber (AEC) Roundtable in Johannesburg South Africa at the weekend. According to him, Nigeria, like most oil producing nations in Africa, has problems with investment Read More

Rite Foods expands product portfolio, launches Sosa Fruit drink

June 26, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

In its commitment to producing quality and refreshing products that appeal to consumers’ tastes, preferences and utmost satisfaction, Rite Foods Limited, Nigeria’s leading manufacturer of carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, and sausages have expanded its product portfolio with the launch of a new range of refreshing fruit drink, Sosa Fruit Drink. Sosa Fruit Drink is available in five flavours – Read More

FG to issue marginal oilfield licensees tomorrow – upstream authority

Nigeria will issue prospecting licences tomorrow to companies that won rights to develop marginal oilfields, the petroleum industry regulator said on Saturday, some two years after authorities sought bids for the oil blocks. Marginal fields are smaller oil blocks located onshore and in shallow waters and are typically developed by local companies. Gbenga Komolafe, head of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Read More

SEC seeks partnership with CIS to bridge infrastructure gap

June 26, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Relevant stakeholders have been urged to cooperate with the Securities and Exchange Commission in its desire to help bridge Nigeria’s infrastructure gap in the country. Director General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda stated this during a meeting with the new executives of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers in Abuja, weekend. Yuguda said the capital market is capable of attracting Read More

INEC gets back its mojo

June 26, 2022 Nick Dazang 0

After teetering on the brink during the conduct of the Anambra governorship election, made uphill by security challenges and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Area Council Elections, bedeviled by logistics difficulties, the ever resilient Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), has finally got its mojo back on Saturday, 18th, 2022 during the conduct of the Ekiti governorship election. Independent and credible Observer groups Read More

Ronaldo linked with shock move to Chelsea

June 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea have been linked with a shock move for United Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo after Blues owner Todd Boehly reportedly held talks with agent Jorge Mendes. Ronaldo is entering the final year of his contract with United and according to The Athletic, the 37-year-old is concerned about the club not matching his ambition in the transfer window after a disappointing Read More

Rivers United to receive NPFL crown July 3 in Portharcourt

June 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Top official of the League Management Company will officially crown Rivers United as the 2021/22 NPFL league champions on Sunday in Port Harcourt when they will confront Kano Pillars who will give them guard of honour. Rivers United lost to Nasarawa United  by 2-1 in Jos on Sunday though they officially became the Nigerian champions after ther closest  rivals  Plateau Read More

Morocco 2022: Nigerian referees Ndidi, Iyorhe pass fitness test

June 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Top Nigeria Referee, Ndidi Madu will officiate at next month’s Women’s Africa Cup Of Nations after passing the final Referees Medical and Fitness test in Morocco. CAF Listed 16 Referees, 16 Assistant Referees and 8 VAR Referees for the biggest Africa Women Football fiesta some weeks ago and two Nigerians Ndidi Madu (Referee) and Mimisen Iyorhe (Assistant Referee) made the Read More

Ashe is Nigerian fastest man, clocks 9.99s to win 100m title

June 26, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Twenty-year-old sprint sensation, Favour Ashe, has won the National 100m title and qualified for the World Athletics Championships, while Grace Nwokocha dominated the women’s 100m final. Ashe destroyed a stacked field including Alaba Akintola and multiple national champion, Seye Ogunlewe to win with a new personal best time of 9.99s at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City, Edo State. Read More

Ex-international, Peter Idah, unveils agenda for NFF

June 26, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Former international Idah Peterside has promised to run a transparent administration if he eventually becomes the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Idah gave the pledge in Abuja over the weekend when he met with Blueprint sport at FIFA Goal Project, Package B of the Moshood Abiola,  National Stadium, Abuja. “All the money that comes to the coffers of the NFF will Read More

2023 polls: Nurudeen APC Senatorial aspirant joins Accord party

June 26, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Another All Progressives Congress Fontline Senatorial aspirant in the Oyo Central Senatorial District, Engr Faozy Oladotun Nurudeen at the weekend resigned his membership of the party to join Accord party. Engr Nurudeen in a statement by statement issued through his campaign organisation, in Ibadan said his resolve to resign his membership of APC was as a result of “undemocratic” principles Read More

Abia 2003: I’ll develop blueprint for even development in Ikwuano Umuahia – Agbarikwu

June 26, 2022 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

The American trained engineer, Chief Ogbonna Agbarikwu, has promised to develop a blueprint on how to fast track development for Ikwuano Umuahia federal Constituency if elected in 2023.  The House of Reps candidate also while decried the poor infrastructural deficits of the constituency. Agbarikwu who is contesting on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), stated this  in Read More

Buhari, Akpabio, Duke, others for excellence award July 23

June 26, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Kings College British American Institute (KCBA), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has played critical role in the development and sustainability of agriculture and therefore deserves commendation.  To this end, the Institute, in partnership with Hipdet University Education Foundation, Newark, New Jersey, USA, and Farmers Association of Nigeria (FAN), has slated the President Buhari as part of those to Read More

I’ll step up advocacy against ‘Osu’ system – Nwobodo

June 26, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The governorship candidate of Accord party in Enugu state in next year’s election, Barr. John Nwobodo, has said that when sworn in as the governor next year, he would step up fight against outcaste system whereby some people are regarded as freeborn while others are slaves, aliens and foreigners. The outcastes system which is known as Osu in Igboland is Read More