Domestic work or domestic slavery?

October 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though, there is still one form of slavery or the other taking place all over the world, I was particularly specific on this topic after watching a recent footage showing how a housemaid was savagely killed by her supposed Arab employer.This article, therefore, aims at joining the multiple voices clamouring for the governments of some Gulf countries, United Nations and Read More

Class of 91 donates N20m exam hall to Titcombe College

October 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Class of 91 students of Titcombe College, Egbe, Kogi state has donated a 300-seater examination hall to their alma mater to support the school during its 30th anniversary reunion. Titcombe College (ECWA) is a co-educational school which use to be a mixed boarding and day school. The school, which was established in 1952 by Rev. Tommy Titcombe in Yagba Read More

NGX Group lists a total of 1.964bn shares on NGX

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (‘NGX Group) has listed its shares by introduction on the Main Board of Nigerian Exchange Limited (‘NGX’). The Company, having satisfied the Listing Requirements of The Exchange and obtained relevant regulatory approvals, NGX Group is now listed in the Financial Services and Capital Market Infrastructure sector of the Exchange, with the ticker “NGXGROUP”. The company listed Read More

Sterling Bank, HFN sign MoU on digitisation

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading bank to the healthcare industry and the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable the bank to provide finance for further digitisation of operations of members of HFN as well as offer financial advisory services to them. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lagos, Divisional Head, Health Read More

APC leaders reject congress in Delta

October 18, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Delta All Progressive Congress (APC) Leaders’ Council have rejected the state congress conducted last Saturday which produced Omeni Sobotie as chairman. The Council led by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, also reiterated its stance for the cancellation of the congresses from the ward to the state levels in the state. The council described the Read More

SNM to INEC: You must not compromise Anambra poll

October 18, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged to do everything in its power to ensure the credibility of the forthcoming governorship elections in Anambra state, slated for November 6, 2021. The call was made, Sunday, by a frontline civil society organisation, the Save Nigeria Movement (SNM), against the background of smouldering concerns from the political space and security Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

Rite Foods marks World Food Day with unique consumer brands

October 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Rite Foods, Nigeria’s leading food and beverage company, marks this year’s World Food Day with the commitment of providing consumers with its portfolio of quality brands to keep them refreshed and stay healthy. With the 2021 theme as “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow,” World Food Day, which is celebrated yearly on October 16, commemorates the date of the Read More

First Bank fuels investors’ wealth with additional N329bn in one week

October 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Last week, the bulls ran the bears underground, with interest in First Bank of Nigeria Holding (FBNH) pushing market capitalisation up by additional N329 billion to berth at N21.6 trillion. Trading activity was strengthened as average volume and value traded rose 66.3 per cent and 119.9 per cent week-on-week ( w/w) respectively. Leading the most traded stocks by volume were Read More

Fidelity Bank bags DBN’s highest disbursements to SMEs award

October 17, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

As a testament of its determination to support Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SME) to scale and run profitable ventures, leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc -has been presented the 2020 Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) service award for the highest disbursement to DBN-focused locations. With it’s over 6 million customers, the Bank has in recent times, won several awards such Read More

Emmanuel Maiguwa emerges MASPAN President

October 17, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Emmanuel Maiguwa has been elected as President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN). Maiguwa, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Bricks Murstern Mattoni Limited, was elected unopposed at the 2021 Annual General Meeting of MASPAN Thursday in Lagos. Also elected to run the affairs of the association are: Other elected executives elected at the MASPAN 2021 AGM Read More

NITDA to train 10,000 IDPs

October 17, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has stated his plans to train over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to enable seamless reintegration back to the society. of Nigerian citizens who were displaced as a result of insecurity. NITDA director-general Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi stated this while playing host to federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs (NCFRMI) at Read More

Experts make case for agroecology in Nigeria

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Experts have called for the adoption of Agroecological farming to ensure food and livelihood security, with substantial income increases, higher yields and productivity. Speaking during a training workshop for journalists in Abuja recently, the Coordinator Food Sovereignty Program, Friends of the Earth Nigeria and Africa, Barr. Mariann Bassey– Orovwuje, said agroecology system of farming improves nutrition and family health; increased Read More

Revoke TELA maize commercial permit, group tells NBMA

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Coalition of Civil society groups, researchers and analysts has called on the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to revoke permits recently granted for the commercial release of the TELA Maize. According to the group, the maize variety which has been genetically modified for drought tolerance and insect resistance is a failed and an unwanted venture and it is only being Read More

GHD: FG needs $1.2bn annually to meet SDG6 on WASH

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

AS Nigeria marks the Global Handwashing Day, WaterAid Nigeria has stated that the financing challenges plaguing Nigeria’s WASH sector and based on research and analysis, estimates the total cost of achieving SDG6 in Nigeria to be US$2.1 billion a year in capital, operations, and maintenance. Speaking during a workshop to mark the occasion of the Global Hand Washing in Abuja Read More

Nigeria to receive first batch of tractors from Brazil in Q1 2022

October 17, 2021 John Oba 0

As part of efforts to speed up it mechanization programme in the agriculture sector, the federal government has revealed it would receive the first batch of tractors out of the 10,000 tractors expected from Brazil under the Green Imperative Project. The federal government signed a $1.2 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Development Bank of Brazil for agriculture mechanisation Read More

Eternal battle against poverty

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The global community observed yesterday as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The day is set aside to raise awareness about thepeople struggling for survival amidst poverty. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent, Respecting all People and Our Planet”. The day was adopted on December 22, 1992 through a United Nations General Assembly Read More

Seed coy introduces drought resistant maize seed

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Seed Co, a hybrid seed production company is set to introduce a drought resistant climate wsmart maize seed ahead of next farming season to boost maize farming in Nigeria and Africa. Speaking during an interaction with farmers in Kaduna, Managing Director, Seed Co, Mr Kolade Dada, said the new variant tagged SC 419 is a product of deep research by Read More

COVID-19, rumours and more rumours

October 17, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

When the driver takes an unfamiliar road we all remove our earphones to see properly! Rumours They get started by certain people that run their mouths without the facts, they take a story they’ve overheard and begin to add to it or subtract, now the original story gets ‘twisted’ and the believers are agitated because the stories they’ve just been Read More

Awo’s legacy lives on

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

I attended a play recently at Glover Memorial Hall at Broad Street, Lagos. Yes, the old Glover Hall built and named in 1887 in honour of Sir John Hawley Glover who was Governor of Lagos Colony between 1864 and 1872. The hall has undergone a lot of repairs, thanks to the Lagos state government. The title of the play was Read More

ARC-P’s promise for Nigerian Clchildren

October 15, 2021 Mahmud Nasir Jafar 0

As the At-Risk Children Programme, simply known as ARC-P, sets out to create a benign environment for Nigeria’s vulnerable and out-of-school kids, it’s also tasked with the challenge of reprogramming the minds of its targets and engaging with stakeholders. An initiative of the President Muhammadu Buhari government under the supervision of the Office of the Vice President, ARC-P offers to Read More

Don condemns call for return to regional government

October 15, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

Participants at a roundtable discussion on Nigeria’s democracy and governance issues have suggested that citizens should play more participatory role in politics and hold their lawmakers accountable by compelling them to amend the constitution so that the nation’s democracy can work, or revert to regionalism. A leading discussant at the one day workshop organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Read More

You are looking for ways to seal Ogba’s hotel, PDP tells Umahi

October 15, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter Friday alleged that governor David Umahi has been looking for ways to seal Senator Obinna Ogba’s hotel. The party has been temporary using the hotel premises, Salt Lake Hotels as it’s office in Ebonyi state since Elder Fred Udeogu’s caretaker Committee assumed duty. But Governor Umahi during the All Progressive Congress (APC) stakeholders Read More

Uneasy calm as gunmen kidnap monarch’s twin children, maid, driver, guard

October 15, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Suspected kidnappers have abducted six-year-old twin children of a prominent monarch in Kwara state, the Owalobo of Obbo-Aiyegunle, Oba Samuel Adelodun. The suspected kidnappers also abducted the monarch’s driver, Kunle; a security man, Lawrence, and a maid, Bukunmi. Spokesperson of the Kwara state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the development. He said the monarch has reported the abduction to the Read More