Banditry: Lawyer hails court decision

November 29, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A legal practitioner, Oshile Ayo Martins, has hailed the recent court pronouncement which held that any form or act of banditry has now become a criminal offence before the law. Blueprint reports that a High Court sitting in Abuja recently gave the verdict criminalising banditry in the country. The court held further by declaring bandits terrorists. While fielding questions over Read More

APC Senators to rise to 84 by next week, says Senate spokesman

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Senator representing Osun Central and spokesperson of the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, Wednesday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators must have increased to 84 by next week. He stated that some members of the opposition have disclosed their readiness to dump their party for the ruling APC. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement of Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Nekede Poly admits 5,000 students for 2021/22 academic year

September 1, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri has admitted more than 5,000 freshers for the 2021/2022 academic session. During it’s 43rd Matriculation ceremony Tuesday, the Rector, Engr. Dr.Michael Chidiebere Arimanwa charged the freshers to concentrate on what their parents and guardians sent them to school to do within the minimum time span, starting from their very  first lectures to show serious commitment Read More

How to build a successful business partnership

August 11, 2021 Editorial II 0

Despite the pandemic and the ongoing unrest in South Africa, the World Bank projects a gross domestic product growth (GDP) of 4%, bringing good news to some of the South Africa’s most valuable brands. And it’s thanks to this increase in GDP that we’re seeing more business partnerships emerge. Companies are acquiring other companies for a number of reasons, including diversification, increasing Read More

Abuja coy partners Urban Shelter on UTC, Area 7 Complex reposition

August 6, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The management of Abuja Investment Company Limited (AICL) has partnered a real estate firm, Urban Shelter, on the re-development of UTC and Area 7 shopping Complexes both in Abuja. To this end, the company has inaugurated a central committee to reposition the two markets with the necessary facilities that will attract more customers. Inaugurating the committee in Abuja on Friday, Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

You’ve lived up to expectation, Buhari tells Ganduje

July 16, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has described Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as a trail blazer in the execution of viable projects that would stand the test of time, adding that from all intents and purposes, the governor had lived up to his billing. Speaking when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, at his palace Read More

Equity market gains N44bn on half year earnings

July 7, 2021 Amaka ifeakandu 0

Bullish sentiment continued yesterday on the floor of Nigerian Exchange, with the market capitalisation appreciating by N44 billion. The market closed the day on higher traded volume and positive breadth that revealed increased buying interest, especially in the financial service sector and dividend paying stocks. The expectation of likely having positive corporate earnings as reported in the previous quarter scorecards Read More

Constitution review: What NASS is doing – Al-Makura

June 6, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial district Umaru Al-Makura, Sunday, said the National Assembly is working seriously to amend the 1999 constitution so as to meet the yearnings of Nigerians who are demanding a change of constitution.  Al-Makura stated this in an interview with Blueprint in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital.He explained that the lawmakers of the National Assembly are conscious of the agitation for a Read More

UNGASS: Nigeria seeks simplified procedures for assets recovery, return

June 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Nigeria has called for the simplification of evidentiary requirements and other mutual legal assistance procedures to enhance international cooperation and facilitate timely recovery and return of stolen assets. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated this while presenting Nigeria’s statement at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly Special Session on corruption in New York, Read More

PDP in denial of its problems, control by godfathers, says APC group

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A new group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged, known as the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APCLAC), describing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one in denial of its problems and being run by godfathers. The group being championed by some strong voices and party chieftains in a statement announcing its birth Friday in Abuja, Read More

Emergence of new COAS: APC sets agenda as mixed feelings greet Yahaya’s choice

May 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

There are mixed feelings over Thursday’s appointment of Major-General Farouk Yahaya as the 22nd Chief of Army Staff (COAS). His appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari followed the death of Lt.-General Ibrahim Attahiru, in an air crash alongside 10 other military officers in Kaduna last Friday. Also, Blueprint gathered Yahaya’s choice was greeted with jubilation among soldiers at the Theatre Command headquarter in Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri  as Read More

2023: More PDP governors, others to join APC soon — Yahaya Bello

April 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor and Chairman of the Contact and Mobilization Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has revealed that in the coming weeks, more governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other known political heavyweights will be decamping to the ruling party. The decamping of the opposition gladiators to the APC is part of Read More

AXA Mansard boosts SMEs with insurance plan

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

AXA Mansard Insurance Plc, a member of AXA Group, has unveiled a Business Insurance Plan to serve Nigerians better. The initiative specifically targets Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) growth. According to the insurer, the Business Insurance Plan (BIP) is a one-stop insurance solution that addresses the business risk exposures of SMEs. It is a pot-pourri of highly beneficial insurance risks management Read More

APC: Don’t contemplate another tenure extension, PGF boss tells Buni’s c’mtt

April 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has called on the party’s National Caretaker Committee to quickly set in motion process that will lead to the National Convention of the ruling party. Lukman warned that governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee should not contemplate another extension. In Read More

Protesters storm APC, demand extension of membership registration, revalidation

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress have staged a protest at national headquarters of the party, asking the it leadership to extend the ongoing party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise. The protesters had stormed the party’s Secretariat Monday  in Abuja, by 10.30am in a sting operation that lasted for about 30 minutes, displaying posters with various inscriptions, collectively Read More

Access Bank expands tentacles, gets approvals for Grobank acquisition

March 28, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Access Bank Plc is set to spread its reach to South Africa with recent approval from the South African and Nigerian regulatory authorities to acquire South African-based Grobank Limited. The bank’s expectation of 30 per cent profit outside its Nigerian base, through a series of acquisitions in East and West Africa, is coming to fruition. According to the announcement, the Read More

Referees ’re killing NNL – Adesanya

March 16, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Chief Operating Officer of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Emmanuel Adesanya has strongly condemned the quality of officiating in the on-going second tier Nigeria league. Adesanya  comments came after overseeing affairs in the Day 7 of the NNL and been opportune to go through the various match reports from referees , match commissioners and assessors coupled with opportunity to Read More

Emanuella wins Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian young comedy star, Emanuella Samuel, has bagged an award in the Favourite African Social Media Star category at the just concluded Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards. The 10-year-old was nominated alongside Nigerian comedy group, Ikorodu Bois, South African Magician, Wian Van Den Berg; Ugandan Youth Dance Group, Ghetto Kids, Kenyan social media sensation, Elsa Majimbo, and South African media personality, Read More

The robust motions and strides of Halims

December 29, 2020 Musa Musawa 0

At first glance, political representations in a liberal democracy such as Nigeria is a straight forward concept; in every four years at the national level there is an election where citizens from a defined geographical area, be it at the local or state level, choose from a range of candidates. They choose citizens of that area and elect a few Read More

Mashood, peace and conflict resolution

November 30, 2020 Salihu Dantata Mahmud 0

Patriotism, commitment to nation building, selflessness, honesty andlove of the country are factors that distinguish nation lootersfrom nation builders. The recent #EndSARS protests which initiallycommenced with patriotic demands ranging from addressing over-zealousness of the now disbanded police unit, Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), and othercorrupt activities in the force later culminated into the wantondestruction of lives and properties.  Although some people Read More

PAN rejects FG’s planned reduction of vehicles import duties

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu PAN Limited has rejected federal government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles, noting that it would serve as disincentive to Nigerian automobile plants and increase unemployment.  Chairman of PAN Nigeria, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, who stated this in Kaduna, Thursday, urged the federal government to quickly reverse the plan,  aimed Read More