Breaking: Another petrol tanker falls in Lokoja, Kogi govt swings into action

October 7, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Kogi state government has swung into action after another petrol-filled tanker Okene-Lokoja-Abuja Felele, a suburb close to Lokoja. In a statement meant to put the people on red alert on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said, “The tanker which was fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, PMS  (Petrol) was involved in an accident this afternoon. Read More

Cyber security: Embrace healthy practices on cyberspace, Pantami tells Nigerians

October 6, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

As the world marks the Cyber security Awareness Month in October, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami has directed NCC, NITDA, NIMC, Galaxy Backbone and NigComSat to embark on nationwide cyber security awareness programme.  This 31-day awareness drive according to the minister will enable Nigerians obtain the knowledge required to embrace the digital economy and Read More

Interest Lawyers write AGF, want prosecution of Journalist

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

A group of public interest lawyers under the umbrella body of International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF) has written the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, calling for the prosecution of a journalist, Mr. Ahmad Salkida, over alleged acts of terrorism. In the letter signed Eze Njokwu, Esq, Advocacy Officer of the group said Read More

NigComSat-1R powers first African, Indian Ocean strategic satellite navigation service

September 22, 2020 John Oba 0

NigComSat-1R, the Nigerian Communication Satellite is successfully utilising its L-band/ SBAS payload as the backbone in a partnership between NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Thales Alenia Space and the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa, and Madagascar, ASCENA to provide a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) that broadcasts signals over the Africa and the Indian Ocean (AFI) region. A statement by the General Read More

Counting the gains in Nigeria’s drive for digital economy

September 16, 2020 Mohammed Modu 0

By all accounts and estimation, the recent news from the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Nigeria is heartwarming. The sector is steadily but more aggressively this time around, taking its rightful position as a front-liner in Nigeria’s drive for economic prosperity and the welfare of the citizenry. The world is currently one large IT-driven entity, it is on Read More

Varsity don, Pate, elected ACSPN president

September 10, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

An acclaimed professor of Media and Society, Umaru Pate, has been elected president of the Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN). ACSPN is an association committed to advancing the scholarly study and practice of communication by promoting and facilitating the pursuit of excellence in academic research and professional practice in Nigeria. Pate, who lectures at the Bayero Read More

Zamfara gets ICT centres in 3 Senatorial zones

August 14, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun), has established three Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres in the three Senatorial zones in the state. A press statement by the Director General Public Enlightenment, Media, and Communication, Yusuf Idris Gusau, Friday in Gusau, said the state governor made the request during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Communications and Digital Read More

Pantami commissions digital economy projects phase 2

August 11, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami will chair the commissioning of phase two of the recently completed projects for the digital economy sector. This was stated Monday   by the ministry in Abuja in a statement. Projects to be commissioned at the  event which holds  Tuesday include; Tertiary Institution Knowledge Centre (TIKC) Delta state, New Neighborhood Post Read More

Breaking: FG reveals school feeding programme, palliatives’ distribution timelines

August 4, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has reacted to several reports of purportedly spending more than N13 billion naira on the provision of take home rations under the modified Home Grown School Feeding programme (HGSFP). In a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, which was signed by her Special Assistant on Strategic Communications, Halima Read More

Breaking: Danbatta ‘returns’ as NCC Boss

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate for approval after he reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known during plenary on Tuesday when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta screening and confirmation Read More

Covid-19: President quarantined

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Senegalese President Macky Sall has self-isolated himself for two weeks as a precaution after coming into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the presidential office said on Thursday. Seydou Gueye, the president’s adviser in charge of communications, said that Sall had taken the COVID-19 test after being exposed to coronavirus. The results came back negative. “However, Read More

‘My passion is to encourage other small businesses grow’

May 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Victor Iheanacho is the CEO of Visco Communications.  He is enjoying his line of business immensely. In this interview with JOY EMMANUEL, he said his passion is to help the needy as well as encourage others to grow. How long has Visco Communication been in existence in Bayelsa state?              VISCO communication is up to eight years Read More

Nigeria needs peace, harmony – Ajimobi

May 24, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Sunday advocated for continuous peace and unity among Nigerians. Senator Ajimobi made the call in his Eid-el- Fitr  message issued by his Special  Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, made available to newsmen in Ibadan. According to the immediate past governor of Oyo state, Nigeria Read More

Seek truth in stories, Catholic bishop tasks journalists

May 24, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Catholic Bishop of Lagos, Most Rev Dr Alfred Adewale-Martins, has tasked media practitioners to search after the truth in all stories that come to them. He handed the charge while speaking during a Holy Mass to mark the seventh Sunday in Easter and the 54th World Communications Day, at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos. Bishop Adwale-Martin, at the Mass that Read More

No Image

Matawalle receive decompees from Yari’s hometown

February 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed (Matawallen Maradun) Thursday received a strong team of Decampees from Abdulazeez Yari’s Local Government Area, Talata- Mafara. The decampees, according to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Zailani Bappa, said the delegations was led by Dr Sha’aya Shehu, alongside 41 political leaders who commanded respect across the local Read More

No Image

FG to facilitate improved digital skills in Nigeria

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has revealed that federal government would facilitate 95 per cent digital literacy skills by 2020. He stated this during the 7th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Communications and Digital Economy with the theme “Leveraging the Gains of ICTs in Developing and Implementing A Digital Economy Strategy for Read More

No Image

Deaf association advocates compulsory use of sign language 

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state chapter of Association for the Deaf, Monday, advocated for the compulsory use of sign language for communication by public office holders. They also called on the state government to appoint an interpreter as a special Adviser on people living with disability to carry them along in the activities of government. These were parts of the demand of the Read More

No Image

Bauchi govt orders principals to use smart phones

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi state government has directed all public secondary school headteachers and their vices to own an smartphones for ease of communication. The state commissioner of education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, issued the directive Wednesday when he received officials of the Bauchi Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD). He said the directive was imperative to make the school heads ICT-compliant. “Android Read More

No Image

No internal rivalry, Buhari warns ministers

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday warned the the newly sworn-in members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) against internal rivalry. The president, who gave the warning at the inauguration of the council at the State House in Abuja, said he would not tolerate altercations between ministers and ministers of state on one hand, and between ministers and permanent secretaries on the Read More

No Image

Korean Embassy applauds FG on ICT smart city

February 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr In-tae Lee has described as impressive, federal government’s Abuja Smart City master plan, designed by the Ministry of Communications. Lee stated this recently in Abuja when he led a team of South Korean communications experts on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu, in his office. He said, “I was Read More

No Image

PenCom grants NUPEMCO licence

February 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has granted licence to Nigerian University Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO). According to a document signed by PenCom’s Head of Corporate Communications, Peter Aghahowa, the licence would enable NUPEMCO to carry out the business as Pension Fund Administrator (PFA). This approval is consequent upon a detailed evaluation of NUPEMCO’s compliance with the requirements, terms and conditions Read More

No Image

Why I invited Ighalo, Onyekuru, Collins – Rohr

October 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has explained that Odion Ighalo was called up for the team’s 2019 Africa Cup Nations qualifying double header against Libya due to his consistent scoring form in the Chinese Super League for Changchun Yatai. Ighalo has scored 20 CSL goals for Changchun Yatai so far this season, but has barely been impressive for the Super Read More

No Image

Power outages: Company intervenes with off-grid power supply

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

In a bid to provide off-grid uninterrupted power supply to homes and offices in the country, Schneider Electric says it is exploiting the solar power option. The Head of Offer Marketing and Business Development, Mr. Ifeanyi Odoh, said solar power remained the solution to the power problems hindering businesses and comfortable living in homes. “We are committed to delivering safe Read More

No Image

Saudi Arabia allows pilgrims to visit any city during Umrah

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Saudi authorities have confirmed that pilgrims and visitors from outside the kingdom can visit any city in the country during their 30- day Umrah visa, 15 days of which must be spent on visiting the Two Holy Mosques. Abdulaziz Wazzan, Undersecretary of the Hajj Ministry for Umrah Affairs, said that more than 1,000 pilgrims from the world arrived in the Read More