Stakeholders gather for FirstBank’s 2022 economic outlook webinar

January 12, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced its “Nigerian Economic Outlook Webinar” convened to reflect national and global economic trends that shaped 2021, whilst forecasting the economic outlook of 2022.  The virtual event themed “A rearview look at 2021, lessons learnt-Outlook 2022” is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 13th January 2022 through Read More

Onyeagwu advocates diaspora direct investment for sustainable economic growth, devt

November 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, has called for increased collaboration of Nigerians in the diaspora for the nation to achieve its economic growth targets. He made the call during the 4th Edition of the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit 2021 organised by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. The hybrid event Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

Obaseki’s incentives for industrial sector to drive productivity – Aide

November 5, 2021 Patrick Ahanor, 0

The Special Adviser on Media projects to Governor Goodwin Obaseki of Edo state, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said the state government’s support for manufacturing and industrial sector was to ensure the provision of the right incentives to drive productivity. This was just as he stated that the state is more positioned to becoming a business destination haven; following “the expanding CCETC- Ossiomo Independent Power Read More

Akwa Ibom: FG tasks bakers, caterers to use OFSP puree to reduce price hike on bread

November 5, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The federal government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has sensitised bakers and caterers in Akwa Ibom state on the benefits of the inclusion of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) puree in bread baking. The director, Federal Department of Agriculture, Hajia Karima Babangida said this in her keynote address at the one-day workshop organised for stakeholders in the Read More

Thanksgiving Day: Diri appreciates Bayelsans for support

November 5, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor Douye Diri, has expressed appreciation to Bayelsans for their support for his administration. Governor Diri spoke Tuesday during the state’s 10th annual Thanksgiving Day, which was the second under his administration.  The governor, who was full of joy for the prevailing peace, stability and unity being enjoyed by the people, said he had not much to say Read More

Vom college of animal health graduates 162 para-veterinarians

November 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Federal College of Aminal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT) Vom, inducted 162 maiden graduands of Veterinary  Laboratory Technology and Animal Health Technology into the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), as professional Para-Veterinarians. Provost of the College  Dr Jude Obi Okpara, said with the induction of the graduands, Nigerian value chain of livestock production will receive a boost. “We are Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Delay in NDDC substantive board, a ticking time bomb

October 30, 2021 Nsoh Offong 0

The delay in the constitution of a substantive Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) can be likened to a time bomb ticking to detonate. This is due to the volatility of the Niger Delta region as occasioned by long time neglect of it’s people by successive federal government administrations. Judging from the avalanche of protests by aggrieved youths Read More

FG to begin made in Nigeria barite, Thursday—Minister

October 26, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The federal government through the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development is set to launch its made in Nigeria Barite as part of plans set to develop the downstream policy of the mining sector. The Minister of Mines and Steel Development Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite stated this Monday, while briefing press on the launch of the made in Nigeria barite scheduled Read More

FIRS proposes road taxes for motorists, others

October 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has proposed the introduction of road infrastructure tax in Nigeria, to make the informal sector contribute to building a modern society. Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Mamman Nami, disclosed this on Thursday while receiving a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), led by its National President, Chris Isiguzo, to his office in Read More

Procurement practitioners partner anti- corruption agencies on transparency

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Association of Public Procurement Practitioners of Nigeria, has said it will partner the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions to boost the fight against corruption in the public sector. The association disclosed that it is poised to sanitise the procurement process by strict enforcement of the procurement Act of 2007 by promoting due process, accountability, transparency and value for Read More

Group passes vote of confidence on Audi’s leadership in NSCDC

October 12, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

A group,   Stand Up Nigeria, has passed a vote of confidence on Dr Audi Ahmed following his superlative leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The group who led thousands of Nigerians early this morning to the National Assembly vowed that Audi wont be distracted despite several calls for his removal. The Convener, Sunday Attah in Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

At last, Buhari reveals when 2nd Niger bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be completed .

October 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the 11.9-kilometre second Niger bridge, the 120-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan expressway and other key projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) would be completed within the second term of this administration.The President gave the assurance at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards Read More

World Bank projects Nigeria’s economy to grow by 2.4% in 2021

October 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s economy is expected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2021, due to accelerated growth in Nigeria’s service sectors, however, it still falls behind the sub-Saharan growth forecasts of 3.3 per cent in 2021 and 3.5 per cent in 2022. The World Bank disclosed this in its recently published Africa’s Pulse report, titled “Climate Change Adaptation and Economic Transformation Read More

Minister advocates use of Afro-centric innovation

October 5, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has solicited for the use of Afro centric technological innovations, to exploit the nation’s natural resources and boost the country’s economic fortunes. Onu made this known when he received the management of STK Biotech, led by its CEO, Engr. Stanley Ukaga. According to the statement signed by Mrs. Ifeoma Irondi Read More

Aero Contractors receives Two new Aircrafts

September 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Aero contractors Thursday took delivery of two brand new Airbus 320 (Aircrafts) from Heston airline based in Lithuania. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Mahmood Abdullahi,while receiving the new Aircraft in Abuja said that the Aero Contractors, has strived to stay afloat despite economic hardship. The CEO, noted that for the company to remain in business, as the oldest airliner Read More

What would Tafawa Balewa say?

September 30, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Saturday, October 1, 1960. The Union Jack came down from the flag pole and yielded a permanent place to a new national flag – green-white-green. Nigeria became an independent, sovereign nation. Few things could be more momentous for a colonised country now set free. There are not many of those who witnessed that day who are still alive today. Many Read More

SMEs, entrepreneurs not given platforms to showcase products in Nigeria – EXPO convener

September 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Convener, Enjoy Nigeria EXPO 2021, Isa Yusuf Sago, has expressed concern that Nigeria’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs have not been given enough platform to showcase their products both locally and internationally. He said there was urgent need to bridge the existing gap. He noted this in Abuja during a courtesy visit by the Ministerial Committee on Read More