Yiaga Africa, EiE laud NBA over free legal representation of police brutality victims

December 31, 2020 Blueprint 0

Yiaga Africa and Enough is Enough has commended the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Kwara, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ogun and Plateau States for committing to providing free legal representation to victims of police brutality and recommend that such support should be provided in other states. The Director of Programs , Yiaga Africa Cynthia Mbamalu and the Executive Director, Enough is Read More

Airtel Uganda get National telecom operator licence

December 31, 2020 Blueprint 0

Airtel Uganda, a subsidiary of telecommunications and mobile money services provider Airtel Africa, which has a presence in 14 countries across the continent, has been issued a National Telecom Operator licence by the East African country. This follows a period of negotiation and transition to a new licensing regime in Uganda. The new licence comes into effect from 1 July Read More

Pictures: FIFA celebrates Emmanuel Amuneke @50

December 25, 2020 Editor 0

World football governing body FIFA a while ago celebrated former African Footballer of the year Emmanuel Amuneke as he turns 50 on Friday December 25. Amuneke who is now a certified coach was in conquering 1994 nation’s cup and 1996 Olympics with Super Eagles. As a coach, he has led Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets to victorious outings.

Land border reopening: Has anything changed?

December 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

After more than one year of closing Nigeria’s land borders with neighbouring countries the federal government ordered the reopening of some of the borders. However, analysts have continued to ask whether much has changed; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. In August 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered that Nigeria’s land borders should be closed to all movement of goods. In making the announcement, Read More

El-Amin winning 15th Georgian Cup on our 25th anniversary special – Babangida

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

The patron and one of the players of the Kaduna El-Amin Polo Club, Mohammed Babangida, has described the winning of Africa’s most prestigious polo trophy, the Georgian Cup at the 2020 edition of the Kaduna International Polo Tournament as special. Babangida who stated this while fielding questions from our correspondent on Tuesday via phone call said, “Crowning it up with Read More

ITF to support seafarers secure jobs on foreign ships

December 10, 2020 Blueprint 0

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has promised to support Nigerian seafarers secure employment on foreign going vessels to enable them work beyond the local Cabotage vessels. . Africa Regional Secretary of ITF, Muhammed Safiyanu, who gave the assurance recently in Lagos, expressed concern over shortfall in the number of Nigerian seafarers in global shipping trade due to absence of Read More

Private air travel : VOMOS becomes WYVERN member

December 10, 2020 Editorial II 0

Premium private travel company, VOMOS Inc has successfully enrolled in the WYVERN Broker Membership program. WYVERN Brokers have access to a data platform called Aviation Compliance Enhancement System (ACES), which allows them to be the smartest charter buyers in the industry.  VOMOS is now eligible to provide clients with a Pilot & Aircraft Safety Survey (PASS) report which verifies that Read More

UBA’s GMD, Kennedy Uzoka honoured with prestigious Zik Leadership Award

December 8, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, was on Sunday night presented with The Zik Prize for Professional Leadership. The award was presented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, under the chairmanship of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka at a glamorous event held at the Civic Centre Read More

CAF Champions League: Why we crashed out – Kano Pillars

December 6, 2020 Editor 0

Kano Pillars Football Club of NIgeria have blamed their ouster from the Confederation of African Football (CAF)  Confederation Cup on bad officiating, after the second leg against ASC Jaraaf FCof Senegal ended in a goaless draw at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Saturday December 5, 2020. Coach of Kano Pillars Coach, Emmanuel Lionel Soccia, in an interview with sports writers after Read More

Investors exchange shares worth N5.49bn

December 2, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Investors traded 368.966 million shares valued at N5.490 billion in 4598 deals. This is against 308.180 million shares worth N3.402 billion exchanged hands the previous day in 4515 deals. The Nigerian Stock Exchange trading result showed that Market Capitalisation of listed equities declined by N42 billion to N18.322 trillion from N18.364 trillion reported on Tuesday. The NSE All Share Index Read More

AfCFTA: Nigeria needs to strengthen domestic firms – Experts

December 1, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

With January 2021 fixed for the commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, experts have advanced the federal government to strengthen the competitiveness of domestic firms in the country, especially those in the real sector. The Nigerian government ratified the agreement on November 12, ahead of the December 5 deadline issued by the African Union to its Read More

Tour Nigeria: A world in stride towards recovery

November 24, 2020 Folorunso Coker 0

It is no misplaced optimism to construe this juncture in the collective history of mankind as one of a world in steady strides towards recovery. It’s is a reality that has been fundamentally impacted and disrupted by an invisible adversary, the coronavirus; yet the lessons of these past months have shown how connected we are as people, despite our differences Read More

African writers fail to shine at Booker Prize finale

November 20, 2020 Blueprint 0

With two African writers on the shortlist of this year’s Booker prize, commentators on the continent anticipated the prize to swing to one of them, but it has been awarded to a Scot, Douglas Stuart, for his debut novel, Shuggie Bain. The two African writers on the shortlist were Tsitsi Dangarembga and Maaza Mengiste. While Dangarembga, a Zimbabwean, was nominated Read More

Breaking: More headache for Liverpool ‘s Kloop as Salah contracts Coronavirus in Egypt

November 13, 2020 TheSun 0

Liverpool’s Mo Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. The forward, 28, is not suffering from any symptoms after returning a positive swab test, the Egyptian FA confirmed. Salah was the only member of the Egyptian side to test positive in the African nation’s round of testing. The news will come as another blow to Reds boss Read More

Maureen Mmadu: The African First Lady

November 13, 2020 Philip Balapo 0

The history of African Women Football can not be told or written well without the boldness of the writer not talking about the giant strides of this Ebony beauty, Maureen Nkeiruka Mmadu, who has the knack of attaining the heights in her chosen career as a first among equals. Maureen wears the toga of the first African woman to become Read More

Buhari condoles with Mali over former President Amadou Toumani Toure’s death

November 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday condoled the government and people of the Republic of Mali over the passing away of former President Amadou Toumani Toure. He commiserated with family of the departed Malian leader, whose ten-year reign in the country contributed to the strengthening of political institutions and measure of stability. The president also joined world leaders, particularly those from ECOWAS, Read More

Nigerian billionaire plans platinum mine in Zimbabwe

November 12, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

Bravura Holdings Ltd., owned by Nigerian billionaire, Benedict Peters, has $1 billion available for the development of a platinum mine in Zimbabwe, its country manager said. The 3,000 hectare (7,413-acre) concession where it plans to dig the mine is in Selous, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare and close to existing platinum mines. “From where we are Read More

Africa Mining Forum holds Nov 19

November 3, 2020 Blueprint 0

Africa Mining Forum billed to hold November, will host top government representatives from DRC, Rwanda, Botswana and Lesotho. The digital event is expected to give an in-depth view of how the mining sectors in these regions have fared under COVID conditions. Africa Mining Forum’s event manager Elodie Delagneau said, “In the last 10 months, stakeholders and mining institutions have responded Read More

African agric ministers pledge commitment to achieving food security

November 1, 2020 Blueprint 0

African Ministers of Agriculture at the largest ever FAO Regional Conference have expressed their committed to ‘raise ambitions and accelerate actions’ towards achieving food security, at the close of the three day event. FAO in it’s release on it website said 900 delegates including 95 ministers and other government officials from 48 countries met in the context of rising food Read More

Confirmed: Okonjo-Iweala becomes first African to lead WTO

October 28, 2020 Reuters 0

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged the first African to lead the World Trade Organisation as Director General after a tight race since the process began. Okonjo-Iweala who is Nigeria’s nominee for the position is not yet officially announced but according to Reuters, a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the trade organisation on Wednesday, Read More

My style’s similarity to Burna Boy – EnergyBank

October 19, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Afrocentric singer, Anene JulianPaul, better known in the music space as EnergyBank has sung his way into the hearts of music lovers so much so that some listeners say he sounds like the African Giant, Burna Boy. EnergyBank’s versatility and diversity have been largely responsible for this comparison which has caught the attention of the singer. When asked about his Read More

General Buratai and the audacity of courage

October 2, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

Wars are sad experiences anywhere once allowed to start. Terrorism wars and in the case of Nigeria, domesticated as Boko Haram insurgency and its Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) allies are not easy, but they have had their globally publicized dream to conquer Nigeria terminated. The agenda of the sponsors of terrorism and other conspirators in this satanic scheme Read More

Fresh beginning as FIFA rankings return, Super Eagles current position exposed

September 17, 2020 Goal 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have climbed to the 29th position in the latest Fifa rankings released by the world governing body on Thursday. The Super Eagles garnered 1493 points, same as the points acquired in the last edition released in March which ranked the West Africans 31st.   Nigeria are third in Africa behind 2019 Africa Cup of Nations runner-up, Senegal, who have 1555 Read More

AfDB: Adesina’s re-election affirms his competence – Ortom

August 28, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom on Friday congratulated Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on his re-election for a second five-year term as president of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Ortom in a press statement issued by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase, said the election result, which gave Adesina 100 per cent votes of all regional and non-regional members of the bank, Read More

Boniface Ogunti, 24-year-old entrepreneur who owns 9 businesses

May 20, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Boniface Ogunti is an African business magnate, a leader of a global economic growth and global educator who not only runs nine businesses but also teaches people how to stand out like him. He is the founder and chairman of Current9.com the world’s number one Advertising Agency which helps companies with online advertising and also help experts start and grow Read More