CBN’s footprints in education sector

October 24, 2021 Kelvin Gilbert 0

  It goes without saying that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the leadership of Mr. Godwin Emefiele as governor, has impacted Nigeria’s developmental strides more than any other in recent history of the bank. The apex bank’s intervention programmes in various sectors of the economy including the creation of a N100 billion targeted credit facility; N100 billion health Read More

PICTURES: Arotile, Ukaigwe, Edo deputy governor, others for honours as Ratels Sports Development Foundation celebrates heroes

October 24, 2021 Editor 0

The 2021 Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) Heroes Awards will hold on Sunday October 24, 2021 at the Area 10 Sports Complex Abuja. The prestigious Awards will witness decorations of Nigeria women football heroes as put together by the organisers of this year’s Flying Officer’s Cup. The distinguished awards would be handed over to individuals who have in a long Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

CBN releases guidelines for the implementation of Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme

October 20, 2021 David Agba 0

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) pursuant to the CBN Act, 2007 and as part of its policy measures to address rising youth unemployment and underemployment, has developed the Tertiary Institutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES), in partnership with Nigerian polytechnics and universities to harness the potential of graduate entrepreneurs (gradpreneurs) in Nigeria.  The Scheme is designed to create a paradigm Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

‘Endeavor Nigeria summit‘ll boost socio-economic transformation in Nigeria’

October 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Endeavor Nigeria, the leading community of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, has revealed that its 3rd annual scale-up entrepreneurship summit, Catalysing Conversations, which will be held on Thursday, the 21st of October will boost socio-economic activities in Nigeeria. According to a press statement signed by the Senior Associate, Marketing and Communications, Endeavor Nigeria Joy Mabia, driving a culture of entrepreneurial leadership Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

WFD: AUDA-NEPAD to strengthen smallholder farmers

October 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Coordinator/ Chief Executive Officer African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development, (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has assured that food insufficiency, unhealthy feeding and farming are about to be reversed especially at the grassroots through its newly launched initiative to strengthen smallholder farmers capabilities in the six geopolitical zones of the country.In a statement signed weekend in Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

2023: Osinbajo best qualified to succeed Buhari, APC group declares

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the 2023 general elections, a support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Consolidation Group (PCP) has rated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the best qualified to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC members said Osinbajo’s presidency will increase party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

Oyetola presents N129.7bn budget for 2022 fiscal year

October 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday presented a total sum of N129,8bn budget to the Atate House of Assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development,” Oyetola said advancement of economy will be given priority. The budget presentation, which was the 30th since the creation of the state, was higher than the year 2021 budget of 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

CSP Yakubu congratulates new KBFN President

October 1, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Former President of Kickboxing Federation of Nigeria (KBFN), CSP Abubakar Yakubu, has congratulated Mr. Wilson Okon Godwin on his election as the new president of the body. At the National Sports Federations election held on Thursday in Abuja, Godwin, who emerged victorious to lead the board of KBFN for the next four years, until his election, was the technical director Read More

Foreign arstisans’ importation into Nigeria, shameful – COREN

September 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Thursday, for the umpteenth time, lamented the importation of foreign artisans into the country and described it as shameful. Though, the council said the development was a shame to the professionals in the engineering sector, it announced its decision to address the situation. To this end, the President of the Read More

Why I piriotise payment of salary, others in Osun – Oyetola

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has revealed why he has had no problem paying salary of workers in the state, saying he has been able to overcome the past challenge of meeting its financial obligations with his years of managing human and financial resources in the private sector. The governor also commended Nigerians for their resilience and contributions to national Read More

Blueprint’s Najib Sani wins NUJ best reporter award in Bauchi

September 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state correspondent of Blueprint Newspaper Najib Sani, has won the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) award as ‘Best Upcoming Print Media Reporter’ award. The award was presented to him by the state commissioner of information Hon. Dayyabu Ciroma during the closing ceremony of this year’s NUJ press week held at Command guest house Bauchi. The Read More

APC govs commend Oyetola, Badaru’s commitment to a united Nigeria

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described their counterparts in Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and Jigawa, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar as patriots who are committed to a united and prosperous Nigeria. The APC governors, under the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), through a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by their Chairman and Governor of Kebbi Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during Read More