LG signs Rita Dominic as Brand Ambassador of its products

April 20, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

LG Electronics has unveiled the multi award-winning Nollywood actress, Rita Dominicas brand ambassador in Nigeria for all home appliances products, due to her inspiringadventures and expeditions in the Nollywood industry. Rita Dominic is best known for her roles in the ground-breaking films “76”, “TheMeeting” and “Shattered’’ for which she won several prestigious Awards. She is the onlyactress to have won Read More

Nigeria, Africa must embrace data, others to boost growth – BCG

April 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

An expert an partner at the Boston Consulting Group. (BCG), Tolu Oyekan has urged Nigeria and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to strive for improvements in the areas of data aggregation, developmental techniques and empowerment of people, to enable them meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in the region by 2030. Oyekan made the call while highlighting the challenges that are Read More

Norway’s $1bn aid to North-east

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recent report to the effect that the immediate past Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, had listed the organisation of two donor conferences that raised $1bn for the development of the North-east as one of his achievements in office, is quite remarkable. The gesture is an ample demonstration of good friendliness and mutual diplomatic relationship between the two countries. Read More

Nasarawa assembly declares support for Dangote sugar refinery

April 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Saturday, said it would give Dangote dugar refinery in the state all the necessary legislative backing and support to succeed. Speaker, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, gave the assurance when he led other principal officers of the House on an on-the-spot assessment to Dangote sugar refinery, Tunga, Awe local government area of the state. He assured of its Read More

PDP lacks credentials to govern Nigeria again- APC

April 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacks the needed credentials that it takes to be considered as a governance option. Reacting to PDP statement that APC led administration “misrule” was responsible for Twitter’s decision to cite its African operations in Ghana, the Secretary of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Read More

Official: National stadium Lagos ready for use soon – Minister’s aide

April 11, 2021 Editor 0

Kola Daniel, media aide to Minister of youth and sports development Chief Sunday Dare has disclosed that efforts are on the refurbishment of the National stadium Surulere Lagos. The National stadium Surulere Lagos which hosted the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations won by the then Green Eagles was built in 1961 with a setting capacity of 85,000 before it was Read More

Building products based on customer needs: The LG smart & dual inverter story

April 10, 2021 David Agba 0

With the recent increase in the number of people working from home, the demand for energy-efficient and powerful cool air conditioners have risen exponentially across Africa due to unbearable heat caused by the weather, especially during the dry season.  Based on customer needs, the electronics giants has varieties of Air Conditioner namely; GenCool, ArtCool and DualCool Premium Air Conditioners. A Read More

Super Eagles rise in FIFA ranking

April 8, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Super Eagles have moved four places up in the latest FIFA Rankings released on Wednesday by the world football governing body. Just last month, the three-time African champions were 36th in the world, but after wins over Benin and Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifiers, the Super Eagles are now 32nd in the world. The Gernot Rohr side defeated Benin Read More

Breaking: COVID-19 forces WAEC to postpone May/June examination, releases results for private candidates

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has postponed the conduct of 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates. Head of WAEC Patrick Areghan who disclosed this in Lagos said the examination was postponed indefinitely due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. He said the pandemic distorted academic calendar, hence it was not possible to hold the Read More

71 gourds of Oguro for Olu Obafemi

April 5, 2021 Tunde Olusunle 0

He was the sole recipient of the Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA) in 2018. Chairman of the Governing Board of the NNMA, Prof Shekarau Yakubu, noted late October 2018, that out of three dozen nominations for the award, his own was the singular entry which met all the criteria enunciated as prerequisites for the award. The NNMA is traditionally conferred Read More

Femi Osofisan speaks on ANA’s 40th anniversary

AWAAL GATA talks to Femi Osofisan, an internationally acclaimed playwright, scholar, poet, novelist, actor, director, songwriter and activist, on the 40th anniversary of the Association of Nigerian Authors  (ANA)  It is the 40th years of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). Has creative arts relaxed their powers as tools for securing social justice and equity for the helpless? Are writers doing enough Read More

Nigeria can win AFCON – Egbayelo

April 1, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

… Calls for early preparations Nigeria’s qualification for next year’s AFCON slated to hold in Cameroun has continued to elicit excitements among lovers of Nigerian football at home and diaspora. Speaking from his base in Tokyo, Japan, sportspreneur and president of Iganmu FC, Abayomi Egbayelo expressed his happiness on the feat achieved by Super Eagles who defeated Lesotho 3-0 in Read More

COVID-19: Appreciating NPHCDA’s leadership intervention

March 30, 2021 Bukola Olasanmi 0

Notwithstanding heightened division in opinion, orchestrated negative propaganda and the deepening conspiracy theory against COVID19 Vaccine, Nigeria took delivery of 3.92 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, 2 March 2021. The delivery marked the first arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in the country and make Nigeria the next West African country to benefit from the COVAX Facility after Ghana Read More

Surviving in drought: Youths and the new status symbol

March 30, 2021 Alex Enemanna 0

It was Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher, who in his famous book Leviathan that described life as ‘nasty, brutish and short’ where the scramble for survival is the order of the day, where human adopts any possible means to exercise power over the other to feather his nest in pursuit of personal agenda – purely driven by survival instinct. For Read More

Ebira cultural heritage evolving – Runsewe

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Director-General of the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Otumba Olusegun Runsewe has lauded the organisers of Ohueje Ohinoyi annual cultural festival which he said was evolving. The festival took place at the palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Alh. (Dr.) Ado Ibrahim at the weekend, where he commended the organisers for sustaining this festival as a Read More

Osinbajo, 5 Govs to attend Tinubu’s birthday colloquium in Kano

March 29, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The ancient city of Kano Sunday wore a new look in preparation for the hosting of a colloquium at the behest of  the Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahamed Tinubu slated to hold today at the Africa House, Government House Kano Our correspondent learnt that five APC governors were expected to add colour to the Colloquium which Read More

How Africa can benefit from Okonjo-Iweala led WTO

March 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

The director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said the organisation would work to deliver technical assistance and training for African countries to overcome their trade challenges. Okonjo-Iweala gave the assurance at a meeting with minister of industry, trade and investment Adeniyi Adebayo and minister of state, Mariam Katagum as part of her five-day working visit to Read More

AWF finally returns

March 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

In a statement on Friday, the forum announced that Nnorom Azuonye, James Murua and Michal Musiałowski will be on the debut edition of AWFLinkUp via Zoom, on March 28, 2021 from 4-6pm Nigerian time. Azuonye is a dramatic artist, poet, interviewer, literary editor and publisher based in London. He is also founding administrator, Sentinel Writing & Publishing Company, editor of Read More

Breaking: Train crashes… dozens dead, scores wounded

March 26, 2021 Aljazeera 0

At least 30 people were killed and more than 60 others injured after two trains collided north of the Egyptian city of Sohag on Friday. The collision caused three passenger cars to flip over and videos on local media from the scene showed wagons with passengers trapped inside and surrounded by debris. Some victims seemed unconscious while others could be Read More

Dangote Cement to pay over N97bn in corporate tax for 2020

March 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement Plc has remained a major contributor to the economy with a tax charge of N97 billion for the financial year ended 31st December 2020, even as it proposed a dividend of N16 per share. According to the cement group’s audited results released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the tax charge Read More

Breaking: ‘Tiny’ Comoros secure first ever AFCON ticket

March 25, 2021 Editor 0

An Island in East Africa, Comoros, has just secured their first ever qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations. The country which is the fourth smallest African nation by area has barely one million people living in it. They qualified for 2022 biennial competition after pulling a draw against Togo in the ongoing Nation’s Cup qualifyng series. Comoros is in Read More

African U-18/19 Volleyball championship: Nimrod thanks stakeholders, shifts focus to World Cup

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Engr. Musa Nimrod has expressed gratitude after Nigeria successfully hosted CAVB age group competition. Engr. Nimrod who spoke via a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja said, “The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation Musa Nimrod wishes to express his profound gratitude to the entire Volleyball community in Africa and Nigeria in particular. “The Read More

African leaders pay tribute to ex-Tanzanian President Magufuli

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

African leaders on Monday gathered in the Tanzanian capital of Dodoma to pay their last respects to former President John Magufuli who died last week, describing him as a true and dedicated son of Africa. Magufuli, 61, died in office from a heart condition on March 17 in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. In their eulogies to the Read More

Yari, associates ‘stole’ my N800m fertilizer funds-Umar

March 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Youths Leader of African Tijjaniyya Sects, Malam Ahmed Tijjani Umar, has accused former Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state and his former Commissioner of finance Muktar Shehu Idris, for stealing his N800 million funds for fertilizer he supplied to the state government in 2011 and 2012 during Yari’s administration. He said he will take Yari and his Lieutenants to Read More