Guinness Nigeria PLC reports 58% revenue increase for September

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, and a leading total beverage alcohol company in Nigeria has posted N47.46 billion revenue for its first quarter period ended 30 September 2021. The unaudited results which were released to the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) revealed a 117% increase in gross profit in the period, with double digit revenue growth across all key Read More

FG assures of increased investments in oil, gas sector

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government has assured that it would continue to provide a conducive environment for investments to thrive in the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry.  ln a podcast address to staff of the NURC, on Wednesday, from Abuja, the Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Upstream Regulatory Commission (NURC) Engr. Gbenga Komolafe, insisted that the federal government would not Read More

Healthy living: FG, UNESCO deliberate on climate change, issues affecting women

October 27, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM), in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the Ministry of Water Resources, the National Water Resources Institute (NWRI) and other stakeholders has held a two-day capacity development workshop on “Water and climate change: women’s coping strategies in West Africa”.Speaking during the workshop held Wednesday in Abuja, Read More

The hollow rituals of democracy

October 21, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 1996, my good friend, the late Abidina Coomassie, published a book, Political Opportunism, in which he primarily excoriated the political enemies of the late head of state, General Sani Abacha. He saw them as men lacking in principles and floating in the wind and being blown wherever political opportunities beckoned; men who were willing to eat leaves, mud or Read More

Capacity building: Tapping from Sports Ministry, AUSC collabo

October 8, 2021 Felicia O. Nwokorie 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has not relented in drawing up training programmes that are beneficial to its sports professionals. It has as well credibly conducted the anticipated elections for the Sports Federations. The Head of the sports sector, who is the Hon. Minister Sunday Dare, has been careful all along not to allow the politicization of those Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

Educational Libraries: Association canvasses increased funding

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Agbo 0

The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARLS) has called for increased funding of educational libraries to improve work efficiency and enhance productivity in higher institutions. ARLS Chairman, Dr Ifeanyi Ezema, made the call at the 7th annual conference of the association held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu state. Dr Ezema who stated this during his welcome address to 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

Agenda for NNPC Limited

September 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The directive last week by President Muhammadu Buhari for the incorporation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is not only timely but also a commendable move to give effect for the immediate operation of the Petroleum Industry Act, PIA, which was passed in July this year by the National Assembly and signed shortly after by Mr President after some Read More

Afreximbank, BAFT deliver virtual training workshops on correspondent banking in Africa

July 27, 2021 David Agba 0

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) Monday announced the launch of a series of training workshops for African respondent banks to enhance their ability to obtain and maintain correspondent banking relationships. The first round of workshops, to be held virtually on 27, 28 and 29 July 2021, is primarily geared toward compliance and Read More

APRM, AUDA, NEPA urge politicians to address insecurity in Nigeria

July 16, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in collaboration with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA), and New Partnership African Development (NEPAD) have tasked the political stakeholders in the north central to be accountable, and address challenges faced by people on daily basis in the region. Chief Executives Officer AUDA -NEPAD Mrs. Gloria Akobundu made the call during stakeholders’ town hall meeting on Thursday, in Read More

In Nasarawa, Gov. Sule charges NASIEC on free, fair LG election

July 14, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has charged the Nasarawa state Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) to put machinery in place for a free, fair, and credible local government elections in on October 6, 2021. He gave the charge while unveiling NASIEC 2021 regulations Wednesday in Lafia preparatory to the conduct of the elections in the state. He therefore cautioned the commission Read More

AU mission charge Nigeria to be model to Africa

July 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

African Union (AU) delegates on Country Review Mission (CRM), on the second Peer Review process of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has harped on the need for Nigeria to be the model for other African countries in all spheres especially in governance. Its Lead Panelist, Prof. Abdoulie Janneh made the call on Monday in Abuja, at the town hall meeting, Read More

APC’s Litmus Test: Buhari, Tinubu, others to speak at public presentation

June 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osibanjo and many other leaders of the ruling party are scheduled to speak at the public presentation of a book ‘APC’s Litmus Test’ written by the director general of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Mallam Salihu Moh. Lukman. A statement made Read More

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CSO moves to be part of leadership selection in Nigeria

May 28, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

A civil society organisation has decried government non inclusion of CSOs in the selection process of people into leadership positions. Executive director Centre for Policy  Advocacy and Leadership Development Comrade Edwin Olorunfemi during a peaceful protest at the Eagle Square in Abuja, said, “We are of the opinion that it is time for us to be part of the leadership Read More

Insecurity should not disunite Nigeria – Lai

May 20, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has called on Nigerians not to allow the current insecurity bedeviling some parts of the country to jeopardize the unity of the nation. Speaking Thursday via a virtual call at the opening ceremony of 2021 annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR), held at the Command Guest House, Read More

Growing rural sub-Saharan economies through accelerating clean energy uptake

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nine pioneering African businesses are set to grow their positive impact on sub-Saharan Africa communities by stimulating clean energy uptake and, in doing so, growing local economies and empowering women. This is thanks to the innovation of the businesses themselves, and support provided through the latest round of PREO (Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities) grant funding. PREO is a multi-million Euro Read More

Fidelity Bank pays 22 Kobo dividend for 2020

May 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Shareholders of Fidelity Bank Plc have approved the payment of a cash dividend of 22 kobo per share for the financial year ended December 31, 2020. This amount translates to a dividend yield of 9.2per cent making it the 4th most rewarding Bank to investors in the Nigerian Capital Market. Shareholders who spoke at the bank’s 33rd Annual General Meeting Read More

Lawan celebrates Nigerian journalists on World Press Freedom Day

May 2, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian journalists as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day .Lawan in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, noted that May 3 is set aside every year to remind governments around the world of their obligation to facilitate and respect press freedom, and also to remind journalists the need to Read More