COVID-19: Like Ghana, give Nigerians 2 months free electricity – NASS tells Buhari

April 8, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Leadership of the National Assembly, Wednesday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government of Nigeria to provide free electricity supply to all Nigerians for two months as part of palliative stimulus for cushioning the effects of lockdown being applied against the spread of Coronavirus in the country. It also called for fairness and equity in the distribution of palliatives across the Read More

Breaking: NCDC disowns Funke Akindele, Dettol reacts

April 5, 2020 Editor 0

More trouble have continued to stair Funke Akindele on the face after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disowned her as it brand ambassador. NCDC denied that it has not engaged any celebrity as official brand ambassador moments after Police arrested Funke also known as Jenifer. She was earlier arrested on Sunday, day after she violated coronavirus guidelines put Read More

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How to combat irregular migration- Young professionals

May 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) has stated that it will lead a global intervention to stem the ugly tide of irregular migration and trafficking in person in Nigeria.  The forum said the irregular activity has become the worse form of abuse of human dignity and slavery in recent times with huge negative implications on the economy. Noting that youths Read More

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Women’s day: Ensure equitable, prosperous world, leaders told

March 7, 2019 Editorial II 0

As part of activities marking this year’s Women Day celebration, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), said it will honour women and girls, while calling on leaders to ensure a more equitable and prosperous world. In a statement signed Friday by its Advocacy & Marketing Manager Steve Aborisade, said this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is to “Keep the Promise to Read More

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Form govt of national unity, ACPN tells Buhari

March 1, 2019 Editorial II 0

The national leadership of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) has fecilitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, over what it described as a well deserved victory at just concluded presidential election, even as it called on the president to form a government of National Unity. The party also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, political parties and Read More

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Strike: ASUU resumes talks with FG as Students ‘stay out of school’ continues

January 20, 2019 Editor 1

Despite declaring its disappointment over several government failed promises, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is set for fresh talk with the federal government on Monday The meeting is still targeted at how to resolve the impasse over the two-month-old industrial action. ASSU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who gave the indication at the weekend said: “Last year, they promised Read More

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FG committed to end open defecation, proper management excreta 

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal government of Nigeria is committed to address the sanitation challenges including ending open defecation in the country and ensuring proper management of excreta. The minister of State for environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril who was represented by the permanent secretary of the Ministry Mr. Leon Lawrence Aliboh made this statement during a press briefing yesterday on the world Toilet Read More

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Nigeria’s mining sector optimistic, but challenges need resolution

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

According to multinational professional services firm EY, the mining industry in Nigeria can be described as unique because the country is endowed with over 40 natural resources, some of which are yet to be unlocked. However, the country has very little government participation and robust policy guidelines around mining activities and this is slowing the growth of the sector. Yet Read More

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Keystone Bank sued for alleged non-remittance of $17m to TSA

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

An Abuja-based lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, has sued Keystone Bank for alleged violation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy. The bank was accused of not remitting $17 million to the TSA. The bank is among the seven banks the federal government alleged to have connived with CBNsome government agencies to illegally conceal $793.2 million meant to have been transferred to Read More

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DBN partners LAPO Microfinance Bank to finance 10,000 MSMEs

August 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Development Bank of Nigeria Plc (DBN), the first wholesale development finance institution in Nigeria has partnered with LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited to provide lending to about 10,000 MSMEs. Commenting on this partnership, the MD/CEO of DBN, Tony Okpanachi said, “This is a milestone achievement and I am particularly happy that we are getting a lot of traction on our lending Read More

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June 12: Acceptance speech by Abiola’s family, by Kola Abiola

June 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Your Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (GCON), Members of the Federal Executive Council present, State Governors present, Legislators present, Awardees, distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen.  It gives me great pleasure and honour to stand before you today on this epoch-making occasion to accept this award. I do Read More