Employment: INEC begins staff recruitment ahead 2023 elections *See how to apply

September 7, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ahead of 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded plan to launch an online recruitment portal to employ adhoc staff. In a letter to all Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) signed by the commission’s acting secretary, A.T. Yusuf, the commission disclosed that the portal would open on September 14 and close on December 14, 2022. “The commission Read More

Group, NYCN to empower 50,000 Nigerian youths

To reduce the alarming rate of poverty and unemployment, the New Minds Initiative in partnership with the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) are set to empower 50,000 Nigeria Youths. The Initiative is a crop of young change drivers who are taking advantage of the tech and product manufacturing industry as an efficient and effective tool for driving change; with Read More

Nigerian girl-child as endangered species

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child recently, there have been calls for stakeholders to remember that all human beings come from that species of human that many backward societies tend to look down on. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Recently, October 11 to be precise, Nigeria joined the rest of Read More

FCT: Youth involvement in Agric’ll guarantee food security – Official

October 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The acting secretary, Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Abubakar Ishaq Saddeq, has said that in the quest of the country to eliminate hunger and guarantee food security, it is pertinent to properly engage youth in Agriculture.He said this recently during an inspection visit to the FCT/Leventis Agricultural Training Cnentre, Yaba, in Abaji area council. He stated Read More

ILO calls for protection of domestic workers

October 12, 2021 Moses John 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Director for Nigeria, Ms Vanessa Phala, has reiterated the commitment of the organisation towards eliminating exploitation of domestic workers and promotion of decent work across the globe. Ms Phala made this known at the Validation Meeting of the Report of the Study on Nigeria’s Domestic Work Sector in Abuja recently. She said the situation Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

Philanthropy: Touching lives where it matters

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

These days, it is rare to see anyone touching the lives of others expecting nothing, but it’s a different case for this Nasarawa state-born businessman. MUAZU ABARI reports. In every human society, icons emerge in the socio-economic and political affairs to touch the lives of people and ultimately contribute their quota to the development of that society. That is why Read More

Job creation: NDE engages 2,572 unemployed graduates under GAP scheme

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has recruited and deployed a total of 2,572 unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions across the country with various corporate oganisations under its transient job creation scheme. NDE’s Head of Information and Public Relations Edmund Onwuliri disclosed this in a statement Monday in Abuja. He said the scheme known as Graduate Attachment Programme (GAP) is Read More

2023: Nigerian youths deserve 30% affirmative action – AKINLOSOTU

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Comrade Blessing A. Akinlosotu is the President of Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC). In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, he speaks on the 2023 general elections and advocates for 20 to 30 per cent positions for the youths in the next elections. Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) is relatively new, what led to its formation? NYC was established in 2016, the Minister Read More

Encouraging youth entrepreneurship

August 30, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

In recent years, governments at all levels have been clamouring for young school leavers and youths to embrace entrepreneurship and become job-creators rather than looking for almost non-existent white-collar jobs. This would boost the economy by creating an avenue for essential entrepreneurship, career, and leadership skills to reduce agitations and crimes among youths and young persons in the country. Adding Read More

Minister wants all areas of technology embraced

August 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation , Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the federal government is working hard for Nigeria and by extension Nigerians, to be actively involved in all areas of technology and Innovation development. The Minister stated this when the Management of Serve Lead Global, led by their Chief Executive Mr. Oyewole Joledo paid a courtesy Read More

Nigeria determined to exploit tourism potentials – Lai

July 29, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Wednesday said Nigeria is determined to fully exploit its tourism potentials. The minister stated this in Asaba, Delta state on the occasion of tourism book presentation. He said tourism has been identified as a veritable tool for sustainable development in Nigeria. Alhaji Mohammed who was represented by the ministry’s Chief Tourism Officer, Read More

Oxford varsity, FMDQ private market launch pioneer global partnership

July 14, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Oxford Foundry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and FMDQ Private Markets Limited, a subsidiary of FMDQ Holdings PLC, Nigeria, have launched a global partnership to accelerate the growth of Nigeria’s start-up ecosystem and nurture a future generation of young Nigerian leaders in entrepreneurship, through knowledge exchange and collaboration. The partnership will support Nigeria’s future business leaders and high-growth start-ups Read More

Steady steps as Nigeria marches towards gas utilisation

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

With the Decade of Gas declared by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, comes the need to begin to utilise Nigeria’s vast gas reserves in-country. In this report, BENJAMIN UMUTEME takes a look at the government’s effort to effectively make use of its vast under-tapped natural services. As market volatility continues to plague oil coupled with the Read More

FBNH tasks investors on investment advisers to enhance returns

June 17, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

FBN Holdings (FBNH) Plc has encouraged investors in the nation’s capital market to always seek financial advice for investment decision to maximise returns. The Chief Finanicial Officer of FBNH, Oyewale Ariyibi, said this at the Capital Market Correspondents Association of Nigeria (CAMCAN) June knowledge sharing session. Ariyibi said financial advisers would guide investors on fundamental stocks to invest in to Read More

On Blueprint newspaper’s 10th anniversary

June 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Within its ten years of existence, Blueprint newspaper has brought about a lot of changes in journalism practice in terms of reporting accurate, fast, and reliable information. Journalism is one of the most risky professions as journalists risk their lives to disseminate the needed information as such the personnel of Blueprint newspaper deserve commendation for their relentless services despite the Read More

North-east stakeholders demand creation of Savannah state

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

The two-day zonal public hearing of the Senate on the review of the 1999 Constitution, Thursday, ended with stakeholders from the North-east demanding the creation of additional states, 25 per cent derivation, gender equality, free and compulsory education, among others. The exercise was organised by the Upper Chamber in 12 centres across the country to collate the views of Nigerians Read More

292 MSMEs in Ekiti get access to Sterling Bank’s tourism devt loan

May 24, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu, 0

About 292 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Ekiti State have benefited from the Sterling Bank Tourism Development Fund. The beneficiaries were part of the 2000 entrepreneurs listed for empowerment through financing, capacity development programmes and digital marketing support for the accelerated development of the tourism value chain in Ekiti communities. Addressing the beneficiaries in Ado Ekiti, Commissioner for Read More

NOA wants security beefed up as Nigeria loses $70m to illegal fishing annually

May 23, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The State Director of National Orientation Agency, (NOA) Mr Enoh Uyoh, weekend, called for maritime security beef up across the country’s territorial waters particularly in Akwa Ibom state. Uyoh made the disclosure during a Maritime Business/International Trade Sensitisation Forum organised by Bright Flow Logistics Services and Nigeria Private Sector Alliance in collaboration with NOA in Uyo. He said some illegal Read More