Lawmaker lights up 11 communities in Niger

September 14, 2020 Awaal Gata 0

The Senator reprsenting Niger South, Muhammad Bima Enagi, has powered 11 communities in his district with solar energy.A statement signed by the lawmaker said the communities are under Bisanti ward in Katcha local government area. The communities include Kakakpangi, Emi-Sheshi, Wasagi, Egba Nasara and Emitsowa. Others are Emi-Liman, Emiyagi, Ekokapa, Emigindazhi and Ekoagi. According to the lawmaker, the project was a Read More

2020: ICT contributes 17.83% to GDP in Q2

August 24, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has contributed 17.83% to the total real GDP in Q2 2020. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released ‘Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product Report’ for Q2 2020 today, the 24th of August, 2020. According to the NBS, “Nigeria’s GDP decreased by –6.10% (year-on-year) in real terms in the second quarter of 2020, largely Read More

Rising inflation worrisome — Uwaleke

August 17, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Nigeria’s rising inflation amidst downturn in economic activities has been described as quite worrisome. In a chat with Blueprint on Monday in Abuja, Professor of the Capital Market at the Nasarawa State University, Uche Uwaleke, said it is a stagflation “which further complicates monetary policy against the backdrop of forex market illiquidity and rising  unemployment similar to the country’s experience Read More

Urban renewal projects: NSE hails el-Rufai

August 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Babagana Mohammed, has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing Kaduna state urban renewal projects of the Governor Nasir el-Rufai administration. Speaking when he led other officials of the Society on a courtesy visit to the Managing Director of Kaduna State Road Agency (KADRA) on Saturday, Engr. Babagana Mohammed said el-Rufai’s  giant strides Read More

9 dead after drinking sanitiser

August 2, 2020 DW 0

At least nine people are reported to have died in southern India after drinking hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol. Alcohol stores were closed as part of a local lockdown to curb a rise in COVID-19 cases. Local police said on Friday that at least nine men had died after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol.  Read More

Angry Zulum to Military: We’ll mobilise hunters, CJTF, vigilantes to recapture Baga if…

Accuses command structure of sabotage Absolves Buhari, Buratai Attack on gov’s convoy an isolated incident – Army Soldier suffering depression kills senior officer Multiple explosions kill 1, injure others in Maiduguri Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum said “there is s complete sabotage in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and the attacked on his convoy.” He also asserted Read More

WASSCE: School proprietors predict mass failure

July 30, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Private schools owners in the country have expressed concerns over students’ preparedness for the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) billed to commence on August 17. The proprietors stated this in response to the federal government’s directive that schools should resume academic activities on August 4, for exit classes. However, the proprietors under the aegis of Private Schools Owners Association (APSON) Read More

Nasarawa gov Sule heaps praises on Buhari over AKK gas pipeline project

July 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the commencement of the Ajaokuta- Kaduna – Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.This was contained in a statement signed by Ibrahim Addra, Chief Press Secretary to governor Abdullahi Sule and made available to newsmen in Lafia, the state capital. The statement described the project as a key infrastructure that Read More

Nigeria’s economy may shrink as business activity tumbles

June 3, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s economy is likely to contract in the second quarter, according to three gauges of business activity that highlight the difficulties the central bank faces in trying to stave off a recession in Africa’s largest economy. Stanbic IBTC Bank and IHS Markit’s purchasing managers index rose slightly to 40.7 in May from 37.1 the previous month, suggesting economic conditions are Read More

Buhari salutes Governor Dapo Abiodun at 60

May 28, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday joined the Ogun State Executive Council, members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and citizens of the state in celebrating with Governor Dapo Abiodun on his 60th birthday.The president congratulated the governor, his family, supporters and political associates on the landmark age, which has been heralded by many lofty achievements in the private sector and public Read More

Sule flags off N1.6bn Keffi square

May 25, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, has flagged off the construction of Keffi square and neighborhood market awarded at the cost of over N1.6 billion as part of activities to mark his one year in office.Sule while flagging off the projects in Keffi on Monday said the projects were also initiated in order to improve on the revenue base of Read More

2023 presidency: No zoning in APC’s constitution —Ibediro

May 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barrister Emmanuel Ibediro is the National Organising Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview, he speaks on the recent APC crisis and how it was resolved, how the party will survive post President Muhammad Buhari’s tenure and the 2023 presidential ticket of the party, among other issues. BODE OLAGOKE, reports. How much do you think the current COVID-19 Read More