How IoT can lessen exploration failures

Improving the process of identifying and extracting what is below the earth’s surface for drilling contractors, geologists, resource companies, miners and the likes cannot be over emphasized, judging by the quality of time and resources which flows into exploration before the actual mining of natural resources. AYONI AGBABIAKA explains how the IoT can help solve the decades long problem of Read More

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We don’t aid oil bunkering-NSCDC

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Muhammadu, has denied the allegation that his agency was aiding bunkerers. Muhammadu, in a statement signed by his spokesman Okeh Emmanuel, was reacting to the allegation by a community leader in Delta state alleging that the Corps personnel were aiding illegal oil bunkering. The CG however, warned Read More

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Aggrieved PenCom staff petition SGF

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Some newly recruited staff of the National Pension Commission (PENCOM), whose assumption of duty was put on hold by the Commission since May 2017 have petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, asking him to intervene in their case. The group in a letter signed by Mustapha Sadiq and Ismail Gazali dated March 8, 2018, Read More

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Panel recovers Agura Hotels for NPA

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, of his support and non-interference, in line with the policy of his administration. In a statement released at the weekend by panel’s head of media, Lucie-Ann Laha, said the President gave this assurance recently while receiving updates on the Panel from its chairman, Chief Read More

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Marriage: Reality versus illusion

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Marriage as a social institution offers a great experience to couples that are admitted into it. The experience is relative across individuals. For some, it is a bed of roses while for others it is hell. The fact is that no marriage is perfect. It is common to see young people rushing into marriage without planning because of their illusion Read More

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Our women, our future

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Issues on women and children are gaining more attention universally, There are laws on the rights and privileges of women and children with a view to afford them the opportunity of contributing their quota to the development of their society in particular and human race in general. But despite these laws many women and children suffer oppression and deprivation as Read More

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Letter MKO could have written to Buhari

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Your Excellency Sir, It was with profound humility and heartfelt gratitude that I received the news of your decision to bestow upon me our great country’s highest honour, the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR, alongside my running mate at the 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe, as GCON, as the acclaimed winners of that historic election. Since the Read More

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IOCs treat Labour issues with contempt – NUPENG

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), Comrade Williams Akporeha, chatted journalists during the just concluded International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland, on issues affecting the union. MOSES JOHN who attended the conference brings the details. Struggle against exploitation The status of NUPENG as a trade union in terms of membership, financial capacity and Read More

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Infrastructure investment, digital transformation priorities for telecom operators – TMT Finance

June 20, 2018 David Agba .Abuja 0

Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance. “Like many telecom operators globally, the major African operators are having to juggle Read More

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5G to offer $27bn opportunity for India by 2026 – Ericsson

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

India is aspiring to launch 5G services at par with other technologically advanced nations after standards for the technology are finalized by United Nation’s telecom body ITU in 2019. 5G mobile services are expected to create an over USD 27 billion business opportunity for India by 2026, says Swedish gear maker Ericsson. Telecom operators are currently recording an average top Read More

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Avoid recruitment scam – NITDA warns

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has warned the citizenry to be wary of fraudulent advertisement for recruitment with the agency. In a statement signed by NITDA spokesperson Uwa Suleiman and made available on it’s website NITDA said such advertisement is false and misleading. The statement reads: “The attention of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has been Read More

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AI could double value of digital economy by 2025 – Huawei

June 20, 2018 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Huawei’s recent study has revealed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could almost double the value of the global digital economy to $23 trillion by 2025 from $12.9 trillion in 2017. However, the Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2018 shows that a scarcity of AI talent worldwide threatens this growth. The GCI 2018 which is now in its fifth year also reveals that Read More

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I’ve been divinely inspired to serve my people –Akanle

June 20, 2018 Oyinbo Salihu 0

Dr Toyin Akanle is an aspirant to the Kogi West Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress Party (APC). Akanle, a former Director of Department of State Services and philanthropist, in this interview with OYIBO SALIHU, speaks on his senatorial ambition, the zoning arrangement in Kogi West senatorial seat and the chances of APC in 2019 general Read More

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America: Harvest of good governance, orderly structures

June 20, 2018 Emeka Nze 0

EMEKA NZE who has just returned from Washington DC, in United States of America, after a two-week International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP), writes that the country, made up of at least 50 states, is a model of a society where good governance law, order, justice and basic necessities of life work Streets well panned If the Yankees adopted the name Read More

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All Nigerians can’t be metered, Egbin power boss declares

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Chairman of the Egbin Power Plc, Kola Adesina, has called on the federal government and operators in the power sector to address the challenges currently staring the power sector in the face. Adesina, who attributed the problems to “misalignment of vision, policies as well as non-consultation and inclusion of operators and stakeholders before a policy is implemented,” added that Read More

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Crisis looms at ECN over DG’s re-appointment

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Members of staff of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) yesterday expressed their displeasure over the reappointment of Professor Eli Bala as the Director-General of the commission. The Secretary, Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ECN branch, Comrade Ibrahim Usman, who addressed a news conference in Abuja, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the appointment. Usman accused Bala Read More

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Blackout: National grid’s power generation increases to 3,876.9MW

June 20, 2018 Tope Sunday 0

Indications emerged yesterday that the power generation into the National Grid which dropped to 1,086 megawatts last weekend due to the rapture of pipeline has increased to 3,876.9MW. With the development, major cities in the country were in total darkness, and artisans lamented its untold hardship on their businesses. The increase in the power generation of 3,876.9mw was 2790.9mw above Read More

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Resting the spirit of June 12

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The recent recognition of June 12 as the new Democracy Day marks a watershed in the nation’s political peregrinations. The June 12 Presidential Election held in 1993 was adjudged Nigeria’s fairest and freest democratic endeavour and has remained a reference point for a quarter of a century. Sadly though, the exercise was declared inconclusive and eventually annulled by the military Read More

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Daniel Kanu’s move to redefine Imo By Victor Chukwuemeka Udoka

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

It is worrisome that after over five decades of its creation, Imo state isn’t fulfilling the aspirations of its founding fathers and its people. Imo state is currently bedevilled by a myriad of problems that suggest a state on the brink. The problems include insecurity, economic woes, political instability, youth restiveness, and many others. Surely, our beloved state has seen Read More

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Bus fare averaged N166.85in May – NBS

June 20, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme. Abuja 0

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in a new report revealed that average fare paid by commuters for bus journey within the city increased by 0.53% month-on-month and 32.71% year-on-year to N166.85 in May 2018 from N165.94 in April 2018. In his transport fare watch for May report, Abuja had the highest bus journey fare within city (N325.23), Cross River Read More

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Shipping lines may not require rotation number at Lekki port – Expert

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A logistics expert and lecturer at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Dr. Frank Ojadi, has said that ships that would call at the Lekki deep seaport located at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, when completed, would not experience delay associated with the issuance of rotation number by Customs to shipping lines. Port authorities, especially the customs issues rotation number to Read More

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Adeosun wants authentication of TTCs before payment

June 20, 2018 David Agba. Abuja 0

The Federal Government has mandated all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government (MDAs) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to authenticate all Tax Clearance Certificates (TCCs) presented by companies and individuals engaged in public procurement processes before payments are made. In a statement signed by Special Adviser, Media & Communications to the minister, Oluyinka Akintunde, the directive became necessary Read More

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Logistics infrastructure Nigeria’s biggest challenge to trade – Madu

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Chief Executive Officer and Programme Director of Multi-Mix Academy, Dr. Obiora Madu, in this interview, said the maritime industry performed below expectation in implementing the Executive Order on the Ease of Doing Business one year down the line. It has been a year since the federal government signed the Executive Order on the Ease of Doing Business Initiative aimed Read More

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20 German coys seek investments in Nigeria

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

No fewer than 20 German firms are in Nigeria to explore investment opportunities. The Chief Executives of the visiting firms, led by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments, Okechukwu Enelamah, yesterday paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to obtain first-hand information on the various investment opportunities. According to Mr Enelamah, the delegation came from Bavaria, the Read More

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