Naira redesign: Court bars CBN from shifting cashless policy

February 6, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has restrained the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Central Bank of Nigeria, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and twenty-seven listed commercial banks from suspending, stopping, extending or interfering with the currency redesign terminal date of February 10th or issue any directive contrary to the February 10 date. Read More

2023: Enugu PDP governorshp candidate faces disqualification over ‘forged NYSC certificate’

February 6, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

Barely 20 days to the presidential and National Assembly elections, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State, Mr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, faces disqualification from the race over allegations of forgery of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Certificate, which he presented to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This development was disclosed at a joint press conference by Read More

Presidency: Elements against Tinubu afraid of their interests in government – Ayiri Emami

February 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director, Special Duties (iv) of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Chief Ayiri Emami, has given reasons why certain elements in government are working against the party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The APC chieftain from Delta state said the cabal are afraid of Tinubu’s knowledge about the workings of governmence, hence they are afraid of their interests.  According to Read More

2023: Resist overtures to postpone elections, Frank urges Buhari, INEC

February 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Sunday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to contemplate or accept any recommendation to shift the forthcoming polls. Frank who made this plea in a statement in Abuja, also called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), not to add to the current harrowing experience of Read More

South-east: Ugochinyere denies plans to scuttle elections

February 4, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

CUPP Spokesperson Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere has denied accusations that he held meeting with some peoples with the sole aim of ensuring elections did not hold anywhere in the South-east of Nigeria.  Ugochinyere alleged that in an interview following the terrorist attack on his  country home, Governor Hope Uzodinma had claimed that he had in his possession security reports that those who Read More

Alternative models for Africa’s development

February 2, 2023 Baba Abdullahi Machina, 0

Africa is facing a development crisis, and despite decades of efforts to follow the Western model of development, poverty, inequality, and poor economic management persist on the continent. The reality is that the Western model, based on liberal democracy, free markets, and individualism, may not be the most suitable solution for Africa’s unique challenges and needs. There are alternative models Read More

ESV Godwin Ityoachimin holds thanksgiving service on successful retirement from Civil Service

January 31, 2023 Editorial II 0

It was indeed a great day to remember being the 29th day of January 2023, when a seasoned public officer, consummate technocrat and professional estate surveyor and valuer Esv Godwin ltyoachimin, former Director/HOD, Lands and Housing Development Dept, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing hosted a Thanksgiving Service on his Successful Retirement from the Federal Civil Service at the Grace Read More

ICPC moves against APC candidate, Abazu over alleged bribery allegation

January 27, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has dragged the APC candidate for the Ideato North and South Federal Constituency Mr. Abazu Chika Benson to the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja over alleged bribery and corruption levelled against him. The Appeal seeks to upturn the no case submission ruled in his favour recently by a Federal Read More

Vic Kitchen Plug to open new outlet in Lagos, says CEO

January 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chief Executive Officer of Vic Kitchen Plug, Iloanya Victor Uche, has revealed plans on opening new branch office, which will also be located in Alaba International Market in Lagos. He added that the new outlet will be one of the best so far. Iloanya believes that the greater the risk an investor is willing to take, the greater the Read More

Revealed! Why another power generation dip occured in Nigeria

January 18, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Nigeria’s power generation dipped to 991MW Wednesday night with only six out of 24 power plants operating in Nigeria, Blueprint has learnt. The decline in generation, which was recorded at 20:15hours of the day occurred after the 15 plants produced 3,590 at 20:00 hours of the same day. The six power plants in operation were; Dadinkowa G.S (Hydro), Geregu (Gas), Jebba (Hydro), Read More

To ensure continuity, Gbajabiamila preaches legislative handover notes 

January 17, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has recommended the preparation of handover notes by committees of a preceding assembly of the house to the incoming, as a way of ensuring continuity of unfinished and important legislative processes. To this end, the speaker while welcoming his colleagues back from the yuletide break on Tuesday, charged the Committee on Rules Read More

Pictures: Miss Africa rallies development partners on agro-industrialisation opportunities, impact

January 17, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

An official and Head Digital Media, Miss Africa Organisation, Mr Mathias Amgbah, has stressed the need for stakeholders to support diversification of Nigeria’s economy in the area of agro-industrialisation. Mr. Amgbah who spoke during a press conference in Abuja said the country’s dwindling revenue calls for concerted efforts in a bid to maximise available annual budget allocation especially as it Read More

General elections: Peace Commission names Amb. Coomassie to lead international observers

January 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The International Peace Commission (IPC) Global Chairman, has approved the names of some IPC officials to monitor the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria, even as the general elections draws nearer.  The development is coming as many international bodies already preparing their teams to monitor and see to a free, fair and credible elections in Nigeria. In a statement released Monday, Read More

North-east APC group blasts Keyamo over ‘cheap blackmailers’ comment, rejects Shettima

January 14, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some youths of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aegis of the North-east APC Stakeholders Forum has blasted the spokesman of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) Festus Keyamo, for describing them as ‘cheap blackmailers’ over their stand against the vice presidential candidate of the party, Kashim Shettima. The group, however, insisted that it has withdrawn their support Read More

NDDC boss, Ogbuku not a murderer, fraudster, forum warns ‘mischievous Saharareporters’

January 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has defended the newly appointed Director General of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Dr. Samuel Ogbuku against a  malicious media reports by an online platform (SaharaReporters), saying the NDDC boss have been cleared of all charges by the competent Courts of law. The online medium had reported a case of alleged assassination attempt Read More

Arresting Emefiele ‘ll jeopardise 2023 election – AFBA

January 10, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

African Bar Association (AFBA), a global body for all practicing lawyers in Africa, has warned that any attempt to arrest the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele over alleged trumped up charge of terrorism financing despite a court decision baring the Department of State Services (DSS) agency from doing so, could lead to anarchy and possibly derail Read More

Buhari approves key appointment 

January 10, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom as the Director-General of the Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office for a second and final term of four years with effect from January 12, 2023. He was first appointed on January 12, 2019 for an initial period of four years. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Read More

Tony Elumelu Foundation announces names new CEO

January 8, 2023 David Agba 0

The Board of Trustees of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has announced the appointment of Somachi Chris-Asoluka as Chief Executive Officer(CEO), following the retirement of current CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu.  The appointment takes effect from March 01, 2023. Since the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, the Foundation has trained over 1.5 million young Africans on its digital hub, TEFConnect, and Read More

SDP assembly candidate in Benue hails Prince Adebayo at 51

January 8, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

A House of Assembly candidate for Ado constituency in Benue state, on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr Richard Oriri, has described the presidential candidate of the party, Prince Adewole Adebayo, as an exemplary leader for future generations who wished to follow the world of politics in community development. Oriri, a former aide to the presidential candidate, Read More

20 UK boarding schools to visit Nigeria, strengthen partnership with parents, schools

January 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Heads and senior leaders from more than 20 United Kingdom boarding schools have concluded plans to visit Lagos Nigeria this January to “learn what parents are looking for” and develop “partnerships with schools.”  The event tagged “UK Boarding Schools Week” will hold at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday 14th January 2023. It is being organised by Mark Brooks Education Read More

Corruption: New NDDC board urged to release forensic audit report

January 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC) Comrade Timi Frank, Sunday, congratulated the newly inaugurated management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) led by Lauretta Onochie as chairman and Mr. Samuel Ogbuku as managing director.  Frank in a statement in Abuja urged the new board to prioritise the interest and development of the Niger Delta Read More

Insecurity: Correctional Service, Immigration get N500m each security grant

January 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Abdulsamad Rabiu Initiative for Africa, an initiative of the Chairman of BUA group of companies, Alhaji Abdulsalam Rabiu has Friday, offered the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) a security sector grant of five hundred million Naira each as part of her social development program. While presenting the cheque to the Controller General of Corrections Read More