Nasarawa assembly passes 2023 budget into law 

December 20, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state House of Assembly has passed the 2023 appropriation bill of N149, 3billion into law against the initial N148.9 billion presented by Governor Abdullahi Sule to the House for consideration and approval. Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into law during the House proceedings in Lafia, Tuesday. He said that the Read More

Police Minister condoles Chinese govt over ex-President Jiang Zemin’s death

December 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has condoled with the people and government of China over the death of the country’s former President, Mr. Jiang Zemin. Dingyadi paid respect to the Chinese leader during a  condolence visit to the Chinese Embassy, Tuesday in Abuja. A press statement by the ministry’s Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Bolaji Read More

Spurious claims on the rise as economy bites – Insurers

August 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

Insurance companies have said some of the people insured, hit by economic hardship, occasioned by rising inflation and falling incomes, are resorting to making spurious claims. The insurers said they have seen in recent times false claims from customers wanting to take advantage of their loss situation to better their condition. According to the insurers, this is common in motor Read More

BOI declares N7.89bn dividend payment to shareholders, 75% profit growth

July 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has declared a dividend payment of N7.89 billion for the financial year ended December 2021 to its shareholders, the Ministry of Finance Incorporated and the Central Bank of Nigeria, showing its capacity to withstand economic headwinds to boost federal government’s revenue. BOI also said it recorded a 75 per cent increase in its Profit-Before-Tax to Read More

2023 presidency: Tinubu’s 7-agenda out

November 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Though the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has not declared his intention to vie for the 2023 presidency, his purported seven-point agenda has been released. The seven-point agenda, tagged: ‘The Rebirth Manifesto’ is not yet made public, but sources close to Tinubu have pushed out the agenda. Already, the South West Agenda 2023 (SWAGA Read More

AfCFTA: Nigerian tourism sector enough to attract billions of dollars – Experts

November 11, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

As the country continues to witness financial hits, experts say Nigeria’s very rich tourism environment is enough to attract into the country billions of US Dollars in foreign currency in line with the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA). Former Managing Director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nnamdi Udoh said with the collective Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 2.5 Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Gombe commends EEC on timely completion of road project

November 2, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Gombe state government has commended the management of Eighteen Engineering Company International Limited (EEC) for the timely completion of the Degri – Bembelem- Reme-Dong-Talasse road in the state. The commendation by the state government was in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja and signed by Gombe state Director of Highway, Engineer Aliyu Isa Shinga Engineer Shinga said Read More

Deregulation of oil sector ‘ll generate N12 trn for Nigeria – PPMC

November 1, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Managing Director of PPMC, Abdullahi Isiyaku, has said that the deregulation of the oil and gas sector has potential  of generating N12trillion for Nigeria within four years.He explained that the gains of deregulation will include a 7,500km road every year at N400m per kilometre. Abdullahi made this known in Lagos as one of the key panelists at the Oil Read More

Luxembourg: Nigerian envoy to Belgium urges bilateral relations

October 23, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Four months after he presented his Letters of Credence to His Royal Majesty, Philippe 1, the Belgian King, the Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu, has presented his Letters of Credence to the Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. During their discussion, Onowu harped on the need to deepen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Luxembourg, especially in the 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

FG to support MSMEs access credit at single digit

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) has pledged to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to access credit at a single digit rate. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Maryam Katagum, said this Friday when members of the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) visited her in Abuja. According to Read More

World Bank favours SSA, Nigeria with more robust growth outlook

October 12, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The October 2021 edition of the World Bank bi-annual economic report on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has favored the region and Nigeria specifically with a raise in its expected economic growth. The Washington-based institution revised upward its 2021 growth projection for SSA by 100 basis points (bps) to 3.3 per cent (April 2021 edition: 2.3 per cent) due to strong rebound Read More

High interest rates will kill Nigerian economy, ACF tells Buhari

October 10, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

.  Arewa Consultative Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the 2022 budget presentation, but urged government to reduce the interest rates to enable growth of small and medium businesses, in a bid to reduce kidnapping and other crimes.  ACF National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who made the call on Saturday, noted that high interest rate will not only stifle access to Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

October 1, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle and Read More

[email protected]: Revolving around a circle

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria became a British Protectorate in 1901. The country was liberated from the shackles of colonialism in 1960, when a strong movement of patriotic Nigerians succeeded in gaining her independence. Nigeria first became a republic in 1963, but succumbed to military rule three years after a bloody coup d’état. To provide concrete evidence to the assertions, I shall take here Read More

FMDQ Group, FSD sign MoU with Lagos to facilitate maiden Green Bond Issuance

September 16, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Green Bond market development Programme, financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate the issuance of the maiden N25 billion Lagos State Green Bond and other sustainability-linked debt securities towards achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said, “I Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

‘Livestock sector ecosystem can add N2trn to economy’

September 14, 2021 David Agba 0

The development of Nigeria’s livestock sector’s ecosystem if properly harnessed can add at least N2 trillion to the economy within a short period. Programme Coordinator of Power Infrastructure Finance and Services (PIF Conferences) Mr. Willie Tawo disclosed this on Monday in Abuja to herald the forthcoming Nigeria International Workshop on Ranching & Pasture Management for Livestock Intensification. The programme is Read More

Youth empowerment: FG signs MOU with Konga

September 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In its avowed determination to continue to harness youth potentials for improved socio-economic growth and development in the country, the federal government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KONGA to empower the Nigerian youth through the exploration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with a view to building their capacity towards self-reliance and employability. The Minister of Youth Read More

Buhari to African underwriters: You’re the vaccination for African economic growth

September 6, 2021 David Agba 0

Nigeria President Mohamadu Buhari, opened the 47th African Insurance Organisation Monday in Lagos via virtual platform with bundles of commendation for the African insurance market with a privilege endorsement of the Nigerian insurance market for the support and solidarity vent it opened for the government to draw from during the pandemic lockdown and up and until now. It is also Read More