Gusau varsity to get NiMet resident observatory station

March 13, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad. Gusaua 0

  The Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) is to get installed resident observatory station in a suitable location within the university from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) for the purpose of carrying out meteorological activities in the institution. This was contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer of the university, Umar Usman, and made available to newsmen in Gusau, Read More

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Journalists barred from covering Bubari’s Plateau visit

  Many media representatives in Plateau state were yesterday denied coverage of the state visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Jos, the state capital. Our correspondent, who was among those not allowed to cover the visit, gathered from the state officials of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) that the state Commissioner of Information provided only 15 accredited press tags Read More

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Ambode signs Lagos N1trn budget

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday signed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of the state into law with a total budget size of N1,046,121,181,680.00. The total budget size comprises of N347,038, 938,872.00 to be funded from the Consolidated Revenue Fund, and N699,082,242,808.00 from the Development Fund for both capital and recurrent expenditure for the year ending 31st December, 2018. Also, Ambode Read More

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Tinubu visits Tambuwal, Wamakko in Sokoto

February 19, 2018 Sidi A. Umar 0

Sokoto National Leader and Head of the Presidential Reconciliation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Saturday visited Sokoto state where he met with Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his predecessor, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko. Tinubu, accompanied by APC chieftain, Alhaji Idi Farouk, held a two hour closed door meeting with his hosts at both Read More

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Kaduna Assembly okays N55bn 2018 budget for 23 LGs

February 13, 2018 Usman Ibn A. Lapai 0

Kaduna The 23 local government areas of Kaduna state are to spend over N55.9 billion in 2018. The state Assembly okayed the fiscal estimate yesterday when the councils appeared before the Committee on Appropriation to defend its budget for the year. The sum of over N34.8 billion will be spent as recurrent expenditure, representing 62.24 per cent of the budget Read More

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MCN, British Council hold peace dialogue in Yobe

February 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Musa M. Buba Damaturu In order to reduce violence and promote peace, stability and resilience among communities, especially the victims of Boko Haram insurgency, the Managing Conflicts in the North-east, a programme implemented by the British Council, held a one-day policy dialogue forum targeting empowerment and integration. The dialogue was organised in Damaturu, the state capital, recently in collaboration Read More

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Buhari’s visit: Police deploy 4,000 personnel in Nasarawa

February 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia The Nasarawa state Police Command has disclosed that it had deployed over 4,000 officers and men to ensure a hitch-free visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the state today. The Commissioner of Police, Bello Ahmed, told journalists yesterday in Lafia, the state capital, that the command had put up a robust security arrangement with sister agencies Read More

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Gunmen kill ex-Bayelsa commissioner

December 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa The Rector of the Institute of Entrepreneurship Studies, Bayelsa, Hon. Ayekeme Masa, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Yenagoa, the state capital. The killing of the rector, who was also a former Bayelsa state Commissioner for Trade and Investment, is coming few days after a reporter with the African Independent Television (AIT) attached to Read More

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Yobe budgets N92.2bn for 2018

December 6, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Yobe state government has proposed a budget of N92.1 billion for both its capital and recurrent expenditure for the 2018 fiscal year. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam disclosed this during a budget presentation ceremony at the House of Assembly chambers in Damaturu, the state capital, yesterday. The 2018 proposed budget is higher than the current 2017 budget by about N10 billion. Gaidam Read More

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Purple Capital relishes $12.5m Vantage Capital grant

November 22, 2017 David Agba 0

Purple Capital, a leading Nigerian property development company represents the 24th transaction executed by Vantage Capital across three generations of mezzanine funds with aggregate capital deployed to date of $277 million (R4 billion), DAVID AGBA reports Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced yesterday that it has provided $12.5 million of funding to Purple Capital, a prominent Nigerian real Read More

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