AljazirahNigeria CEO launches Posh FM

April 14, 2021 John Oba 0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) AljazirahNigeria, Mr. Bassey Etuk Williams has announced his company’s intention to soon launch its brand of frequency modulated FM radio station. Christened Posh FM, the CEO in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja said the project is aimed at introducing a fresh sequence in the crowded sector which has been running on a monotonous programming. Read More

Building products based on customer needs: The LG smart & dual inverter story

April 10, 2021 David Agba 0

With the recent increase in the number of people working from home, the demand for energy-efficient and powerful cool air conditioners have risen exponentially across Africa due to unbearable heat caused by the weather, especially during the dry season.  Based on customer needs, the electronics giants has varieties of Air Conditioner namely; GenCool, ArtCool and DualCool Premium Air Conditioners. A Read More

Reviving Nigeria’s tourism after COVID-19

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Since it broke out in China more than a year ago, the deadly Coronavirus pandemic has hit every aspect of life, halting progress in every human endeavour. Total lockdowns, social distancing, wearing of facemasks and other measures taken to mitigate its spread have impacted negatively on all sectors of global economy with some suffering devastating blows.Tourism, a gold mine that Read More

P+, media monitoring agency launches “Get-Reports” for PR industry

April 5, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

P+ Measurement Services, Nigeria’s leading Independent Public Relations (PR) measurement and evaluation agency, has introduced “Get-Reports” a product that allows the purchase of PR performance audit reports. It is the first of its kind in the Nigerian Public Relations industry. The product spans across areas which includes 22 Commercial Nigerian Banks PR Performance Audit Report; Top Nigerian Insurance PR Performance Read More

Revive Nigeria’s manufacturing sector

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector released recently by the Statistics Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which stood at 49.4 index points, indicating a reversal of five consecutive months of contraction from May, indeed, portends a good omen for the nation’s economy. The result of the PMI survey showed that the manufacturing PMI for Read More

NEPZA, IFC seek FEC’s buy-in on medical SEZs establishment

April 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has urged the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to make the idea of establishing Medical Special Economic Zones across the six geo-political zones of the country a national project.  The Authority’s head, corporate communications, Martins Odeh, who stated this in a statement Friday, said the managing director, Prof. Read More

Weak awareness slows insurance policy uptake – Report

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

PwC Nigeria has revealed in its latest report, entitled: ‘Insurance penetration in Nigeria’ that the nation’s insurance industry is performing below its risk capacity. This, according to the report, is evident by the low patronage of insurance services in the country. PwC said the insurance sector if successful, would support the development and growth of the economy, encourage savings and Read More

NAICOM targets June for new guidelines implementation

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has fixed June 1, 2021, for the implementation of the industry’s corporate governance guidelines that will take the sector to a greater height. NAICOM, on its website, noted that the guidelines were issued on March 17, 2021, and implored all insurance and reinsurance firms to comply with the rules and the Nigerian Code of Corporate Read More

Daily Trust Foundation trains journalists on multimedia journalism

March 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The chairman of Daily Trust Foundation, Alhaji Bilya Bala, has urged journalists to acquire multimedia skill sets that will keep them relevant in the industry in 21st century. Bala who was represented by Malam Umar Addullahi, a board member of the foundation, stated this o Monday during the opening session of a three-day workshop on multimedia journalism organised by the Read More

National Assembly to pass PIB April – Sylva

March 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, said Thursday that the leadership of National Assembly has assured him that the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) would be passed in April this year. The minister at a Special Ministerial Briefings coordinated by the Presidential Communication Team at the State House in Abuja. He said the Petroleum Industry Bill would Read More

Buhari, Osinbajo, Sylva for ‘Decade of Gas’ conference

March 23, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, alongside Vice President Yemi Osibajo and the Minister of Stater for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, are expected to lead a high powered that will feature in the upcoming “Decade of Gas” conference and high-level networking session scheduled for March 29, 2021. The event, with the theme, “Towards a Gas-powered Economy by 2030” is a pre-summit conference Read More

South-south forum lauds Buhari, Sylva over plan to fix PH refinery

March 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of South-south Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has expressed happiness over the approval of $1.5 billion (about N600 billion) by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery. The forum described as exciting even as it commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva. In a statement Read More

5000MW daily generation not adequate for 200m Nigerians – Stakeholders

March 16, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Stakeholders in the renewable energy sector have disclosed that the daily power generation of 4000 -5000MW is grossly inadequate for the over 200 million Nigerians. The stakeholders who spoke recently in Abuja during the launching of the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Associations–Alliance (REEA-A), however, advocated the adoption of renewable energy to complement the daily power generation. Speaking, the Chairman, Ministerial Read More

NDDC: Okon again warns Akpabio over South/south govs’ politics

March 15, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) pioneer national publicity/organizing secretary, Senator Anietie Okon, has again warned the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to steer clear of South-south governors’ politics. Senator Okon, who took exception to Akpabio’s recent alleged insult on the governors, warned the minister against further indulgence in such utterances. The minister had recently berated the governors Read More

Trade negotiations vital to reviving Nigeria’s economy-WTO DG

March 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The director-general World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said if the country must step up action on its economy, trade negotiations on agricultural issues remains very important. Dr Iweala is a leader on issues of e-commerce, services domestic regulations, investment facilitation, micro small and medium enterprises and women in trade. She stated this on Monday in Abuja during her Read More

Bitcoin rises above $60,000 for first time

March 13, 2021 AFP 0

Bitcoin briefly rose above $60,000 for the first time on Saturday, as the world’s most popular virtual currency continued its record-breaking run. The cryptocurrency hit an all-time high of $60,012 at 1149 GMT before dipping back down below the $60,000 mark, according to the website CoinMarketCap. Meanwhile, the total value of all bitcoin topped $1.0 trillion last month, capping a Read More

Pre-NIPS 2021 summit to focus on Nigeria’s “Decade of Gas” initiative

March 9, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Key Senior Executives across the oil and gas industry will converge at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on 29 March 2021 under the auspices of Nigeria’s Ministry of Petroleum Resources’ Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (N.I.P.S) for a hybrid conference and high-level networking session. The event, which is a pre-summit conference of the 2021 NIPS, with Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) as sponsors, Read More

2023: It’s time for Igbo to lead Nigeria – Alex Otti

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

Dr. Alex Otti is an accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist and economic guru. In this interview, Dr. Otti who was twice the governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state, speaks on 2023 presidential moves, his political interest, among other issues. Excerpts: What’s your reaction to Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ’s order to banks and other financial institutions Read More

A lady mustn’t open her legs to be successful – Safna Maru

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Safna Aliyu Maru hails from Maru local government area of Zamfara state, but relocated to Kano a few years ago to pursue a career in Kannywood. It didn’t take time for her rise to the peak of her career and now she is rich, successful, and well-sought-after in the industry. However, Safna switched over to film production and successfully produced Read More

My journey so far as Nigerian industrialist – Omoraro

February 22, 2021 Editor 0

An industrialist and advertising expert, Mr. George Omoraro, has shared his ideas on how he managed to build top brands in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Omoraro who is the founder of Rage group, consisting of Rage Media., Rage Tech, Rage PR spoke in an interview in Lagos. The advertising guru said he founded Rage group in 2017, Read More

Nigeria’s crude gets more attention, India to increase imports

February 22, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

There are strong indications that India’s refiners are turning to spot oil from Nigeria as it places emphasis on crude demand from Africa and North America. This is as long-term suppliers in the Middle East cut output and as demand for gasoline jumps amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Crude imports from Nigeria in December jumped 68 per cent from the previous Read More

Excitements as IntraDot launches Nigeria first indigenous online TV App ‘OyaWatch TV’-Your TV on the Go!

February 21, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A cross section of Nigerians has expressed delight at the launch of the country’s first downloadable online mobile television application ‘OyaWatch TV’ as they affirmed that it suitability for all major mobile devices and smart TV’s with contents from both local and international broadcasters is a pacesetter. The app is the first service of its kind dedicated to Nigerian audiences Read More

FG urges miners to access N5bn loan, improve production

February 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has initiated training for local miners in the country to enable them improve production and access its N5 billion loan facility, an official said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the government contributed N2.5 billion and the Bank of Industry (BoI) contributed another N2.5 billion, totaling N5 billion loan for local miners. The director of Read More