African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Breaking: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau wins election

September 21, 2021 AFP 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to gamble on an early vote Read More

SMEs growth as panacea to Nigeria’s economic recovery- Heritage Bank

September 20, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Managing Director/CEO of Heritage Bank Plc, Ifie Sekibo, says there’s the need to support Small and Medium Enterprises through providing infrastructure, loans to farmers and ensuring interest rate loans are single digit. Sekibo who gave this submission on the sidelines of the 14th Annual Banking and Finance Conference of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) with a Read More

CBN forecloses chances of reopening BDCs

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has shut its door against any negotiations with Bureau De Change operators, whose operations it said has been canceled. They are not coming back, says the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the end of its 138th meeting on Friday. It insisted that the door has been permanently Read More

Humanitarian Affairs Ministry: Giving hope to North-east, vulnerable through GEEP, N-Power, others

September 17, 2021 PAUL OKAH 0

Since its creation by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has been living up to its mandate by providing assistance to the North-east and other parts of Nigeria through N-Power, Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) and other National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP). PAUL OKAH takes a look at the Read More

OPEC dreams supply boost as resurgence pandemic slows, prices bounce back

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is thinking of increasing supply of crude oil when they meet next week. This is on the back of the fact that, the resurgent pandemic has been reasonably curtailed and crude oil prices bounce back from its August slump. The coalition led by Saudi Arabia and Russia is gradually restoring the vast amount Read More

As Fashola’s ministry leads path to alternative power in govt’s ministries…

July 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

On July 6, 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the 1.52 Megawatts Solar Power project to provide uninterrupted power to the Ministries of Works and Housing;Environment and Lands in Abuja. TOPE SUNDAY reports. There is no gain saying the fact that Nigeria’s electricity supply is not stable. While some areas are getting constant power supply, others are staying in darkness. Government offices, agencies Read More

FIRS makes historic tax haul, rakes in N650bn in June

July 7, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has raked in over N650 billion in June 2021, the highest revenue realized in a single month since the COVID-19 pandemic started and the assumption of office of the current management. Executive Chairman, Mr Muhammad Nami, disclosed this in a statement made available to the media in Abuja. Mr. Nami stated that “this feat Read More

Harnessing non-oil sector for economic recovery, growth

May 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Over the years, successive Nigerian governments have preached the gospel of economic diversification, but none has really worked hard to match words with action as the country continues to heavily depend on oil for its revenue; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. As Nigerians were relaxed in their homes taking stock of Sunday’s activities, the news broke that the National Bureau of Statistics Read More

I’ll rescue Akwa Ibom from present economic somersault – APC guber aspirant

May 23, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Foremost business tycoon and politician, Ambassador Simeon Ime Udo-Ema, has assured Akwa Ibom people of good governance and plans to rescue the state from present economic “somersault” when elected as governor in 2023. Udo-Ema, who made the disclosure at a well-attended inaugural ceremony in Uyo over the weekend on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said he has Read More