Breaking: PDP top shot quits, joins APC

October 19, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The deputy state Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alhaji Umaru Amale, the party’s assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others on Tuesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC). Receiving former PDP officials in Damaturu, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Read More

FG to support MSMEs access credit at single digit

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) has pledged to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to access credit at a single digit rate. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Maryam Katagum, said this Friday when members of the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) visited her in Abuja. According to Read More

Zulum flags off disbursement of N850m to 4,250 SMEs

October 13, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Wednesday in Maiduguri flagged off the third phase of Borno state government credit and grant disbursement to 4250 SMEs totaling N850 million. The governor also commissioned Alpha Mechanic village for 416 mechanics comprising of technicians of automobile tricycle and generator with the following sub sectors or units of auto mechanics, diesel engine mechanics, Read More

ITF @ 50: Fund has made remarkable feats – Ari

October 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Industrial Training Funds (ITF) has remarkably done well in the discharge of its mandate in the last 50 years, its director-general, Dr. Joseph Ari, has said. He said the mission and vision of the funds are not only remarkably pursuits but that infrastructure and Staff welfare have been upgraded. Mr. Ari stated this Friday at the 50th anniversary of Read More

*Nigeria @61: Sani Musa felicitates with citizens, calls for unity

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

To mark Nigeria’s milestone of six decades and a year of independence from the British colonial rule, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has felicitated with Nigerians, the good people of Niger state, especially his constituents. In his Independence Day message, Senator Musa charged all Nigerians to Read More

Independence: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, intelligence against insecurity

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, has emphasized on the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence as a people who are united in diversity and reselient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.  He advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe Read More

Pictures: Dare celebrates ANOCA at 40, predicts brighter future for sports in Africa

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, Wednesday, officially declared open events to mark the 40th anniversary of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) executive board at the ANOCA headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. The Minister who is playing host to Youth and Sports Ministers from Algeria, Ghana and Egypt acknowledged the presence of his Read More

NITDA lauds Adamawa for developing mobile app for healthcare services

September 28, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Director-general National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Ƙashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has commended Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency for developing a user friendly mobile application that provides real-time and context-specific support for healthcare workers. Abdullahi made the commendation when he received the executive director, Adamawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Sulaiman Saidu Bashir, and his management team Read More

Niger ready to partner coys on state economy – Bello

September 27, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

  Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has said his state  is ready to collaborate with companies that are ready to  revamp and add value to the state’s  economy.  Governor Bello stated this while meeting with different interest groups on the sidelines of Turkey-Nigeria business congress, holding in Istanbul, Turkey.   He stated that government has created conducive environment and Read More

Nigeria not a failed state – Abdullahi Adamu

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 61st Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West), fielded questions from journalists and declared that the country may not be where it ought to be but certainly not a failed state. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Distinguished, in few days to come, Nigeria will clock 61 years as an independent nation. How would you assess the Read More

Youth empowerment: FG signs MOU with Konga

September 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In its avowed determination to continue to harness youth potentials for improved socio-economic growth and development in the country, the federal government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KONGA to empower the Nigerian youth through the exploration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with a view to building their capacity towards self-reliance and employability. The Minister of Youth Read More

FCT minister lauds judiciary on democracy

September 13, 2021 Abudullahi Muhammad 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said the Nigerian judiciary, since the return to democratic rule, has lived up to its responsibilities and adjudicated many landmark cases that have further enriched our jurisprudence, entrenched the rule of law and deepened the democratic ideals of our country. He gave this commendation in his goodwill Read More

Process to elect emir of Kontagora begins soon – Sani-Bello

September 13, 2021 AidelojeOjo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has commenced the process to elect a new emir of Kontagora, following the death of Alhaji Saidu Namaska will commence soon. The governor stated this at the three-day Firdau prayer for the repose of the soul of the late Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, at the emir’s palace, Kontagora. He said, “I Read More

Blueprint staff bags peace award, cleric preaches Tiv unity

September 8, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A reporter with Blueprint Newspapers Limited, Mr Donald Iorchir, was Saturday, honoured with the “Father of Peace and Equity” by St. Augustine’s Tiv Catholic community, Wuse Deanery Abuja Archdiocese for his service to God and humanity as well as dedication to the growth and development of the church. The honour was part of the ceremonies marking the installation of patrons Read More

CAC, AEA partners to formalize businesses in Nigeria

August 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Corporate Affairs Commission and the Abuja Enterprise Agency have renewed their collaboration which is aimed at formalizing more informal businesses in the country. To that effect an Open day Business exhibition tagged “360 Degrees Exhibition for SMEs” was held on Wednesday 25th Agugust, 2021 at the premises of Abuja Enterprise Agency. The exhibition afforded the SMEs the opportunity to Read More

Create environment for youth to showcase talents, Ajulo tells FG, states, LGs

August 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, Alhaji Wahab Rasheed Ajulo Wednesday tasked Nigeria government at all levels to create enabling environment for the youth to showcase their talents. Alhaji Ajulo in a statement in Ibadan stressed that doing this will can be done by empowering them with entrepreneurial activities to support their means of livelihood. The Read More

Sallah: A nation without history is dead – Sulu-Gambari

July 22, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, Thursday, traced the long-standing traditional Sallah homage to the state governor to a practice observed as far back as during British rule in Nigeria. Sulu- Gmabari who underscored the significance of the annual Sallah homage during his visit to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at the Governent House, Ilorin, said it was important to inculcate Read More

SiBAN, IFF collaborate to engender blockchain adoption, education in Nigeria

July 20, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SiBAN) and Institute For the Future (IFF) of the University of Nicosia (UNIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the adoption and growth of blockchain education in Nigeria. Both said they have agreed to collaborate as blockchain adoption and education as being identified as critical to the growth and development of the Read More

First Bank committed to development of education sector – Adeduntan

July 4, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

First Bank of Nigeria Ltd has reiterated its commitment to Nigeria’s education sector to further increase the growth and development of the country’s economy.Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan reiterated the commitment at the induction of the 61st President of Rotary Club of Lagos where the bank donated N5 million to support intervention projects. The Chief Executive Read More

We empower SMEs to grow Nigeria’s economy – FCMB

June 30, 2021 David Agba 0

First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has explained that its increased and consistent support to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) is aimed at further empowering them to take the lead in the growth and development of Nigeria’s economy. According to the Bank, this is because SMEs are one of the key drivers of the country’s push for economic prosperity due Read More

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Advancing women equality can add $12trn to GDP by 2025- Omo-Agege

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege, has said that $trillion could be added to the Gross Domestic Profit (GDP) in the year 2025 by advancing women equality.  He said this is because women are the backbone of global economy as they engage more in entrepreneurship.  He noted this on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the new executives Read More