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

June 29, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Deputy Senate President, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege has explained that according experts, $12 trillion could be added to the Gross Domestic Profit (GDP) in the year 2025 by advancing women equality. Omo-Agege further 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 Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More

We must patronise made-in-Nigeria phone

June 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many Nigerians are jubilating over the launch of made in Nigeria smart phone by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the innovation as an excellent one, and hoping Nigeria will soon join the league of the developed world. Indeed it is welcome development that every Nigerian needs to be proud of as it’s the first of its kind; the innovation shows Nigeria’s Read More

NASENI, DRDB partner on research for economic growth

June 23, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has partnered the Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB) on science, technology and innovation to foster national growth and development. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Executive Vice Chairman NASENI Professor Maiwalima Mohammed Sani Haruna said, as a research and development organisation, “We need to work with other agencies especially Read More

Amina’s reappointment as UN Deputy Sec-General excites Gombe gov

June 20, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is elated with the re-appointment of Hajiya Amina Mohammed Inuwa Gombe as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General for the second term of five years.  In a congratulatory message made available to newsmen by the Director General Press Affairs, Government House, Mr Samaila Uba Misilli over the weekend in Gombe. Governor Yahaya said the re-appointment of Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

10th anniversary: Kudos, Blueprint

June 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s not an easy task to operate a newspaper organisation in this part of challenging world (Nigeria), where insecurity dominates discourse among the citizenry. Congratulations to Blueprint newspaper for its ten years of operations despite the harsh economy; the newspaper has been making remarkable contributions to the nation’s development. The paper has a unique characteristics compared to other newspaper outfits Read More

Ecobank set to host 2nd agribusiness, food security summit

May 26, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

All is now set for the 2nd edition of the Ecobank Agribusiness and Food Security Summit organized in association with Vanguard Economic Forum Series. The primary content objective of summit is to discuss the role of technology and digitisation across the agricultural value chain. The virtual summit with the theme: Digitizing the agricultural value chain for unlocking productivity, economic growth Read More

2023: Underrate GYB at your peril

May 26, 2021 Dr. Williams Patrick 0

In a contemporary and real way of politicking, timely preparation and drawing out robust and workable stratagem is central to an efficacious outing. And for any strategic and focused prospective aspirant, kick-starting permutations, alignments and realignments ahead of the 2023 general election isn’t too early. Though, many have since been busy working towards a successful outing in the upcoming election, Read More

Dangote assures Tanzania govt of increased investment

May 26, 2021 David Agba 0

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote on Monday assured the new President of Tanzania, Samia Suhulu that that the organisation would increase its investment in the country and inform investors all over the world, that Tanzania is now a place to invest. Dangote currently has invested about $770 million in Tanzania. He lauded the new president investors’ friendly policies since Read More

Abuja: Over 2000 APC members join PDP in Bwari alone

May 20, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Over two thousand members of the ruling All Progressive Party (APC) has defected to the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Bwari Area Council, this is just as the council’s elections is fast approaching. Chairman of the area council John Gabaya, while receiving the defectors in Bwari, Abuja, said the area council under his leadership is committed to development, expressing satisfaction Read More

Group lauds Pam’s leadership at Christian Pilgrims’ Commission

May 20, 2021 Editor 0

Some Christian youths have hailed Rev. Yakubu Pam’s exemplary leadership since taking charge as Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). The group, under the aegis of Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN), said the commission has recorded tremendous progress in its operations in the last 10 months. The Christian youths made this known in a strategic report Read More

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys new tactics, technology to forestall insecurity

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered the zonal commanders to beef up security in all the state commands under their jurisdiction by deploying improved tactics to maintain security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. NSCDC revealed that it has set up a technology called Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System Read More

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Why UK-based varsities admit Nigerian students – Consultant

May 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Country Director, TCL Global Nigeria, Mr Tunde Salami on Friday disclosed that many United Kingdom (UK)  based  Universities are now willing to offer Nigerian students admission as a result of their self-motivation, intelligence and commitment to education  Mr Salami who dropped this hint in Ibadan while speaking at an Educational Fair said, the UK based Universities are presently seeking Read More

Group demands Ortom’s resignation as Benue governor

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

Group asks Ortom to resign over poor governance in Benue State The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) has called on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to resign over “poor performance and gross ineptitude.” In a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Hwande Titus Akase, on Wednesday, the group said the governor has failed to provide credible leadership since assuming Read More

Nigeria’s greatness lies with the youth, says Onyeama

May 3, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Kwusike Onyeama, has said for Nigeria to be a great country, it is the youth that will make her great. He said if Nigerian youth take their studies in school seriously and embark on entrepreneurship, the sky would be the limit. Onyeama stated this over the weekend while addressing pupils and students during the Read More