EPO pledges intervention projects to communities

October 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Permanent Secretary, Ecological Project Office (EPO), Malam Shehu Ibrahim, has stated that the Office will continue to spread its intervention projects fairly to benefiting communities to avoid bickering amongst states within the same geo-political zones. Ibrahim added that EPO encourages synergy between States and Local Governments in the use of ecological fund allocations to address the ecological challenges bedeviling Read More

Energy transition: As action fails to meet commitment

October 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Despite a wave of support for carbon neutrality goals, banks, insurers, asset managers and owners are still struggling to make concrete commitments to transition away from fossil fuels; HELEN OJI report. Data have shown that financing for fossil fuels has declined for the second year in a row. And this marked one of the key takeaways at the Global Synthesis Read More

PDP Reps candidate mulls bill on national security architecture

October 31, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ilorin West/Asa federal constituency, Alhaji Muhammed Ajia, has promised to sponsor a bill on national security architecture aimed at improving internal security. Ajia, a retired police security chief, said one of the reasons Nigeria still contends with serious security challenges is because the country is spending hugely on defence without commensurate consideration for Read More

Varsity don tasks FG on ICT, digital technology

October 31, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

A university don, Professor Muhammed Kabir Isah, Monday, urged Nigeria to embark on education based on Information Communication and Digital Technology, noting that the future of education will not be internet but metaverse. Delivering a lecture at the 2022 National Convention of the Government College Kaduna Old Boys Association (Kadoba), with the theme “Education: The Pathway of Development in Nigeria”, Read More

MASSOB condemns attacks on Enugu communities

October 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Touched by the incessant raping, kidnapping and other criminal activities being carried out by some daredevils working in the name of fighting for Biafra agitation in some communities in Enugu state, a pro-Biafra group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has cried out saying that such elements are common criminals, but not freedom fighters. Enugu Read More

Avocado pear has several economic potentials – DG RMRDC

October 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

The instability in the price of oil has led many developing oil producing countries to initiate policies that can promote flow of foreign exchange from other commodities. As a result, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), has taken giant steps to strategically advance avocado in the agricultural sector. BINTA SHAMA reports. Nigeria, blessed with vast number of agricultural Read More

The ASUU strike and future of education

October 31, 2022 Haruna Y Sa’eed 0

Nigeria has seen it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly, more in the education sector. A time there was when our graduates from the university were ranked high, mostly above those of our peers andcomparable to those from universities ranked top in the world. Students came from countries across the African continent and beyond to receive education here. Read More

ADP governorship candidate pledges to make Kano medical tourism Hub

October 31, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party (ADP) and a member of the House of Representatives for Kano Municipal federal constituency, Honourable Shaaban Sharada has assured the Nigerian Medical Association of his intentions to make Kano a centre of medical tourism in Africa. The governorship candidate made the assurance in a letter sent to the leadership of the Association, during Read More

Magaji drags Lado to court over APC Gurara, Tafa, Suleja ticket

October 31, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Federal High Court, Minna has fixed November 9, 2022 for hearing of the suit challenging Honourable Abubakar Lado as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Gurara/Tafa/Suleja federal constituency of Niger state in the 2023 general elections.  In the case instituted by Alhaji Haruna Abubakar Arafat Magaji, the plaintiff is claiming the authentic candidate of the Read More

We’ll spring surprise in 2023 – Kwankwaso’s running mate Idahosa

October 31, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Vice presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Archbishop Isaac Idahosa, has dismissed poll results that the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, may win the 2023 presidential election. The Fitch poll had indicated that the ruling APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, might win the 2023 presidential election. Idahosa described the Fitch report and Read More

2022: MTN leads as GSM operators add 2.3m active subscriptions in September

October 31, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s four GSM operators, MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile recorded a combined 2.3 million increase in subscriptions in September as the country’s active mobile subscription database stood at 209.6 million in August. According to the latest industry data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the increase was driven by MTN, which recorded the highest gain of 1.6 million subscriptions Read More

Transcorp Hotels Plc grows revenue by 55% in Q3 2022

October 31, 2022 David Agba 0

Transcorp Hotels Plc (“Transcorp Hotels” or the “Company”) (NGX: TRANSCOHOT) has announced results for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, as it continues its impressive performance, maintain its position as a leading hospitality brand. The company which owns Transcorp Hilton Abuja, Transcorp Hotels Calabar and accommodation booking platform Aura by Transcorp Hotels, reported a revenue growth of 55 percent Read More

Dangote Sugar posts N36.27bn profit in 9 months 

October 31, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s largest sugar refinery, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has announced a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N36.27 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. According to the sugar refiner’s unaudited results posted on the Nigerian Exchange portal, PBT rose by N13.17 billion compared to N23.10 billion posted in the corresponding period in 2022.  Profit after tax (PAT) rose Read More

South Africa’s biggest bank out to acquire banks in Nigeria, Kenya

October 31, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Standard Bank Group Ltd. is open to acquisitions in Nigeria and Kenya as Africa’s biggest lender by assets expands its presence in key markets on the continent. The lender is also keen to bolster its businesses in Ethiopia — where it has a representative office — and its home-market South Africa, Standard Bank Chief Executive Officer Sim Tshabalala said. In Read More

NCC committed to FG’s anti-corruption crusade – Danbatta

October 31, 2022 David Agba 0

Consistent with its recognition as an ethically-compliant public institution by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to collaborating with other government agencies towards supporting federal government’s anti-corruption campaigns. This was stated by the Director, Human Capital and Administration, Mr. Usman Malah, who represented the Executive Vice Chairman Read More

Transport sector remains Nigeria’s catalyst for development

October 31, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has affirmed that the development of the country’s transport sector remains the catalyst to unlocking the nation’s desired rapid national development.  Sambo spoke at the end of the Ministerial Retreat in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital with the theme: “Developing Capacity and Strategy to Deliver the National Development Plan (NDP) for the Read More

At last, $1.5bn Lekki Deep Seaport completed, 170,000 jobs expected

October 31, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

China Habour Engineering LFTZ Enterprise (CHELE), a subsidiary of China Habour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for Lekki Port, on Monday announced the completion of the construction of the Port, one of the biggest deep-sea ports in West Africa. Governor of Lagos State (one of the shareholders of Lekki Port), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, expressed Read More

SEC calls for judiciary reforms under investors protection mechanisms

October 31, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission  Lamido Yuguda called for reformation of judiciary, especially on the issues around investors protection and resolution mechanisms in the Nigerian Capital market. Making this call in Lagos at Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN) 7th triennial delegates conference with a theme  “Administration of Justice in  Nigerian and  the  Economy, he said the Commission is Read More

Sterling reaffirms commitment to agriculture at 5th ASA

October 31, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman has said the bank is ready and willing to invest more in Nigeria’s agricultural sector, having invested more than N100 billion; a figure that represents about 15 percent of the bank’s total loans portfolio. The Chief Executive Officer stated this in his closing remarks at the Agriculture Summit Africa Read More

ANFASSC congratulates Olympic Eagles, Flamingos

October 31, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Authentic Nigeria Football and Allied Sports Supporters Club, ANFASSC under the leadership of Prince Abayomi Ogunjimi has showered praises on the Nigeria Under 23 male team, as well as the Under 17 Women’s team. Over the weekend, the Olympic Eagles recorded a 2-0 win over Tanzania at the Lekan Salami stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan to qualify 3-1 on aggregate for Read More

Ukraine appeal to FIFA to kick Iran out of World Cup

October 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Ukraine FA executive committee has decided to appeal to FIFA to ban Iran from the World Cup. They believe Iran is supplying weapons to Russia and also breaking Article 3 and 4 of FIFA statues – which commit FIFA to respecting human rights and fighting discrimination. Their statement reads: “Taking into account the media information about the systematic manifestations Read More