RMRDC: Concretising contribution of 22.5% to manufacturing industry’s value, 4.6% GDP

November 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ranks Nigeria as the largest food market in Africa, with significant investment in the local industry and a high level of imports. The food and beverage sector is estimated to contribute 22.5% to the manufacturing industry value, and 4.6% of the country’s GDP. The Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) is working judiciously to solidify Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

We’ll produce local raw materials to stop importation – Bright

October 27, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The convener Focus Africa Innovation and Commodity Expo, Mr. Sucex Bright, has said the organisation is poised for production of Nigerian local raw materials to put an end to the importation of foreign materials. He made this assertion at the press conference in Abuja Wednesday ahead of the Focus Africa Science, Innovation and Commodity EXPO coming up on November 1st Read More

Osinbajo’s supporters fault ‘fake’ analysts, commentators over 2023 presidential poll

October 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a group loyal to the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the platform of Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has faulted some comments and analysis made by some commentators against the ambition of the Vice President. The group raised concern over attempts by various acclaimed social media influencers to act under the guise of analysis, free Read More

APC state congress: Nabena calls for urgent reconciliation in Bayelsa

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and a chieftain of the party in Bayelsa state, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has commended the peaceful conduct of State Congress in the state where new leaders have emerged. At the Bayelsa state delegate election congress, Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerged as the new APC Chairman, Hon. Francis Koloko as Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center 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

NSCDC boss to Commandants: Safeguard Nigeria or be removed

September 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, has charged all Zonal and State Commandants to function optimally by stepping up their operational activities in securing the nation and safeguarding critical assets and infrastructure or be removed.  The charge is coming in view of the prevailing security situation in the country. Speaking Friday in Abuja at Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Pictures: Alhanislam becomes AS Roma Football Acadamy brand ambassador

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Celebrity Influencer and spoken word artists ‘Alhanislam’ has just been signed on as a brand ambassador for the African branch (based in Abuja) of the renowned global football academy –  AS Roma international Academy – an offshoot of the AS Roma Football club.  This was contained in a released signed by Mr. Robinson Adakosa, the representative and owner of the Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

Volleyball: Nigeria beaten by India at U19 World Championship

August 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Two-time African Champion, Nigeria lost to India 3-1 (17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 26-24) in their opening match at the ongoing 2021 FIVB U19 Boys Volleyball World Volleyball Championship in Iran on Tuesday. According to statistics, Nigeria’s Opposite Hitter, Abdulquadri Jaiyeola, was Nigeria best scorer with 15 points followed by  Michael Abari, with 14 points. In the match skills, Nigeria had 52 Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo opens up on ‘new club destination’ talks

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Rumours over Cristiano Ronaldo potentially leaving Juventus have been rife in recent days, so much so that the player himself has come out to clarify the talk about his future. The Portuguese international had been linked with a return to Real Madrid among other top European clubs, but the player himself has stated that his chapter with Los Blancos is Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

World Athletics releases AFN password to Okowa-led Board

August 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The coast is now clearer as the administrative password has now been given to the Secretary of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) in Tokyo by the President of World Athletics (WA). The Secretary of the AFN, Niyi Beyioku, promised to always work by the rules of AFN and Nigeria as country to ensure that the federation meets the required standards Read More

My political battle experiences ‘ll lead APC to success in 2023 – Yari

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the frontline chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said he has abundant experiences in political battles to lead the party to success in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Alhaji Yari said he is not disturbed about speculations that some serving or former governors in the North-west Read More

Introducing Horace Tempo, music producer/musician

July 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Music producer and musician, Horace Tempo, born Horace Wangnin Saizonou blew into the music space about one and half years ago. In that little time, he has not only carved a niche of his own but has built a cult following that has devoutly identified with his musical identity and are willing to walk with him on his journey. While Read More

Messi-inspired Argentina beat Ecuador to set up Colombia s/final

July 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Lionel Messi scored a free-kick and set up two goals to inspire Argentina to a 3-0 win over Ecuador and set up a Copa America semi-final against Colombia. The 34-year-old forward provided assists for Rodrigo de Paul after 41 minutes and Lautaro Martinez late on.He then curled in a free-kick in injury time after Piero Hincapie was sent off for Read More

FG spends 28bn on school feeding, N-Power, trader moni in Niger

July 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The federal government has iexpended over N48bn in the  feeding of 560, 000 school  children, N-Power, Trader moni and other programmes of the Social  Investment Programme (SIP) in the  paste five years in Niger state. The Programme focal person in Niger state, Barrister Amina Gwer stated this in a statement made available to Blueprint at the weekend in Minna. Gwer explained  that while the sum of N11, 041, 290, Read More

Improved regional Navy cooperation in focus at Gulf of Guinea forum

June 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Collaboration Forum and Shared Awareness and De-confliction conference (GOG-MCF/SHADE) has identified cooperation at sea between regional and international Navies as the focus at its inaugural plenary meeting scheduled to take place in July this year. This was disclosed in a joint communiqué signed by the Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and Read More

EFCC recovers over N1bn cash from civil servant

May 20, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, Thursday disclosed that the Anti-graft agency last week recovered over N1 billion cash sitting in one bank account from a Civil Servant. Bawa made the disclosure while appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance, investiating the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR)  and payment of 1 % stamp duty by contractors  Read More

AESID condemns abduction, torture of Ebonyi ex-DC coordinator

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the kidnap of the former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre, Okposi in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Barr. Amos Ogbonnaya allegedly some political thugs. The victim was said to have been abducted at a gun point after he was bombarded with series of threatening text messages Read More