Earned allowances: SSANU, NASU give FG 2 weeks to reverse sharing formula

October 28, 2021 Moses John 0

The two non-teaching staff unions of Nigerian Universities have given federal government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of the just approved N22.127 billion for payment of earned allowances for the university staff. Blueprint can authoritatively report that out of the approved amount, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ( ASUU) is to take a lion share of 75 Read More

Zulum flags off disbursement of N850m to 4,250 SMEs

October 13, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Wednesday in Maiduguri flagged off the third phase of Borno state government credit and grant disbursement to 4250 SMEs totaling N850 million. The governor also commissioned Alpha Mechanic village for 416 mechanics comprising of technicians of automobile tricycle and generator with the following sub sectors or units of auto mechanics, diesel engine mechanics, Read More

In Akwa Ibom, SMEDAN disburses N4m grant to cooperative societies

October 4, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), has disbursed N4, 620, 000 million empowerment grant to 16 cooperatives in Akwa Ibom state. Each of the cooperatives received N288, 750 cheque together with certification of being trained on agricbusiness development empowerment at the closing ceremony of the Agribusiness Development and Empowerment (ADEP) for Selected Cooperative Societies, Self-Help Group Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Nigeria lost $50bn investments to delayed PIB passage – Buhari

Following the uncertainty that for long surrounded the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and the consequent lack of progress and stagnation in the industry, Nigeria lost an estimated $50 billion worth of investments in 10 years, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Buhari spoke Wednesday at a brief ceremony to celebrate the signing of the Bill into an Act   shortly before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Read More

The second coming of electicity subsidy withdrawal

August 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Yemi Osinbajo stirred the hornet’s nest in his recent speech at a function in Abuja when he re-ignited the thorny issue of electricity subsidy. The vice president warned that from 2022, consumers would be paying market price for electricity supply.Osinbajo’s message was loud and clear. The federal government is poised to end subsidy on electricity by 2022. Up to the Read More

Imo gov to empower 15, 000 youth with N4bn grant

June 25, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state would Saturday empower 15,000 youth across the 27 LGAs with grants to go into various businesses and trades they learnt during their entrepreneurship training. Blueprint gathered that each of the youth would be given the sum of N250, 000 to prosecute his or her choice of business or trade. It was also gathered that Read More

Social housing: N200bn facility ready for disbursement – FG

The presidency has disclosed that the N200 billion facility earmarked for the Federal Government’s Social Housing Scheme was ready to commence disbursement for the project. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, in Abuja. The presidential aide said the National Social Housing Read More

NYIF disbursement: Ministry clears air

April 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has cleared doubts about the disbursement of the Nigeria Youth Investment fund (NYIF), assuring that it is being done in phases. A statement by the ministry’s director of dress, Mohammed Manga, said, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has been following with interest the reaction of some beneficiaries of the NYIF, particularly Read More