2022: FIRS makes history, crosses N10trn line, surpasses 2021 target

January 23, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) Monday said it has collected over N10.1 trillion tax revenue in 2022. The sum, according to Blueprint ’s findings, is about N3.6trillion higher than the N6.40trillion collected in 2021.   The Service announced this in Abuja in its “FIRS 2022 Performance Update” report signed by its Executive Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Nami.  It said: “The FIRS, in the Read More

Edo train attack: Police rescue minors, parents still in captivity

January 8, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo State police command have said five train passengers, out of dozens abducted by suspected armed herders on Saturday have been rescued. The passengers were waiting to board a train to Warri, Delta State when the hoodlums struck. Up to 31 passengers were thereafter reportedly taken away while others sustained injuries during the attack. Among the rescued victims Read More

We surpassed our expectations in 2022 – AMCOW

January 8, 2023 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Secretary of the Africa Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) Dr. Rashid Mbaziira has commended the impacts of the Council on the water community in Africa, saying it has been successful and impactful beyond expectations. Mbaziira in a season’s greetings message on Sunday in Abuja, said despite emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 was challenging, but through cooperation and Read More

Messi named BBC Sports Personality of the year for 2022

December 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi has been named BBC Sports Personality’s World Sport Star of the Year for 2022. Messi led Argentina to their first World Cup triumph in 36 years in Qatar. The 35-year-old won the tournament’s Golden Ball – awarded to the best player – after scoring seven goals at his fifth World Cup. The former Barcelona Read More

NALDA commences dry season wheat farming, empowers 50,000 youths

December 7, 2022 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has commenced the cultivation of 500 hectares of dry season wheat farming in five states. This is even as President Muhammadu Buhari is set to unveil NALDA’s achievements within the two years of it resuscitation. The Executive Secretary (ES) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Prince Paul Ikonne, stated this while addressing journalists in Read More

16 days of activism: Government, WACOL, NAWOJ preach unity

November 29, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

   Ebonyi state government, Women’s Aid Collective(WACOl) and Nigeria Association of Women Journalists(NAWOJ) among other coalitions, sensitised the state on the need to unite to achieve women’s and girls’ rights in the society. The sensitisation programme which included road work, visit to traditional rulers, stakeholders and others were part of activities making the 16 days of activism on eradication of Read More

State House defends N21.1 billion 2023 budget before Reps

November 8, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Tijjani Umar, Tuesday in Abuja defended the 2023 budget proposal of N21.3 billion before the House of Representatives Committee on Special Duties, headed by Hon. Suleiman Samaila. The Permanent Secretary, who was accompanied by top management staff of the State House, said the 2023 Budget proposal seeks to consolidate the achievements recorded in the implementation Read More

Maritime security: Navy signs contract for purchase of two warships

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy (NN), Wednesday, signed a contract with a Turkish company, Messrs Dearsan Shipyard Limited for the purchase of 2 brand new offshore patrol vessels. A statement by naval spokesperson Commodore Suleman Dahun on Wednesday, said the 2 vessels are expected to be completed within 37 months. Speaking at the ceremony, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Read More

PDP Convention: South-west stakeholders endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba

October 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a last-ditch effort to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stakeholders of the party from the Southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options. Sources at the consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday say that the stakeholders have concluded on former Osun Read More

I’ve benefitted immensely from President Buhari – Rarara

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dauda Adamu Kahutu, popularly known as Rarara, hails from Danja local government area of Katsina state. In this interview, he tells ALIYU ASKIRA that he journeyed to Kano about 20 years ago to study to become a qualified Arabic teacher. He also reveals how he instead ended up as a singer, singing mostly for politicians with his famous works being Read More

Social media, blessing or curse?

October 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s crystal clear that everything that exists on earth has reason(s) for its existence. This is the reason behind our being here. The era when different facilities that made life easy, like the use of donkey by our forefathers, had gone. We are now in the age where everything is computerised. Without social media, people would have to continue to Read More

Lobi Stars organises training for coaches

October 24, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

In preparation for the take off  Lobi Stars Football Academy the management of club  has organized ”  train the trainer ” in – house coaching clinic. The coaching clinic is intended help the coaches handling the young footballers improve on their skills in the various soccer techniques. They are expected to learn modern technique in football, especially when it’s comes to working  with  Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

Naija Ratels to face Ghana Police Ladies in opener as 2021 Flying Officers Cup kicks off Oct. 10 (PICTURES)

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

The 16 teams, including those in Nigeria and neighboring country Ghana were on Thursday drawn into four different groups which will compete for honours from October 10 to 24, 2021, at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The tournament which was formerly known as Ratels pre-season championship was re-named the Flying Officers Cup to celebrate and immortalise the late Flying Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Nigeria @61: Group preaches tolerance, patience to surmount challenges

October 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Promoters of One Nigeria Ambassadors Group (PRONIG), has advised Nigerians to be patient and tolerant so that the country can surmount its numerous challenges.  According to a statement in Abuja Friday by its publicity secretary/PRO, Chibueze Chamberlain Iroka, there is a need for political leaders to begin a process of national reconciliation and healing in order to continue keeping the Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

The contrast called Nigerian leadership

September 26, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson PhD 0

“…And very importantly, let them speak to the youths that the Federal Government has no more vacancies, virtually every department is filled. The same thing in the states, the same thing in the local governments, so you can have a good degree from a good university and you will never get a job…” Mr. Buhari, President of Nigeria In 2019 Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Fani-Kayode: Nobody can stop defectors into APC – Party chieftain

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state and state chairmanship aspirant, Hon. Hamidu Saidu Sani, has said no one can stop anybody from decamping to the ruling party from another party. The APC chieftain was reacting to outrage following the recent defection of former Avaition Minister Femi Fani-Kayode into the ruling APC. Saidu made this clarification Read More

Danger looms as SON loses war with fake products dealers

September 17, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

… 64% anti-malarial drugs substandard – WHO ‘…N612bn ICT revenue lost annually’ ‘… Nigeria, target destination, transit route for counterfeit goods’ …SON failing in its mandate – Reps … Fake products importation bane of local producers – Expert Nigerians have continued to question the effectiveness of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and other regulatory agencies as sub-standard and harmful Read More

PGF boss attacks Wike, says Buhari responsible for increased VAT collection

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has condemned the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike, for “shamelessly talk about Value Added Tax (VAT) which President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration responsible for its increasing collection. The APC chieftain reminded governor Wike that the current increased record of VAT Read More