Public facility vandalism: Candido bemoans citizens’ behaviour, blames contractor

September 29, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

Non-chalant and destructive attitude of Nigerians towards public facilities is bad, disappointing and must change for the better for citizens to fully benefit from such utilities, infrastructure and services, secretary, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has said. He stated this while inspecting facilities at the Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit in the nation’s capital, Visibly appalled by the monumental Read More

Bridging Nigeria’s huge Infrastructure gap through tax

September 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

When the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration assumed power in 2015, it promised to focus to bridging Nigeria’s huge Infrastructure deficit. And through to his words, the present administration continues to drive it’s development agenda using the infrastructure tax credit scheme; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. It is a fact that without infrastructure there cannot be development. And that is why President Read More

Over 50,000 cases of telecom infrastructure destruction reported in 5 years – Danbatta

September 6, 2022 Benjamin Samson Abuja 0

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, says over 50,000 cases of major destruction to telecom infrastructure and facilities have been reported across the country in the past five years. According to him, the incidents affect the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria. A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka weekend quoted Read More

Experts, stakeholders call for strong national cyber-security infrastructure

August 26, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Cyber-security experts and stakeholders in the financial service sector have called on federal government to initiate and implement an efficient cyber-security infrastructure that would provide adequate protection for governments, organisations, and individuals in the country from palpable and ever-present cyber threats and attacks. Among experts that gave the advice at the event with the theme: “CybertechNX Business launch and Cyber Read More

Roads infrastructure: Imo state at a glance

July 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The state of roads in Imo state in the last three years has not been so bad as CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA reports. Since the Hope Uzodinma led-administration entered office in Imo, the state government has constructed lots of roads, but it appears those roads have not made any impact on the citizens because there are many of such roads begging for Read More

Huge infrastructural gap hinders Nigeria’s devt—Stakeholders

June 27, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

The President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WorldStage, an economic development firm, Mr Segun Adeleye, has disclosed that the country is currently facing huge infrastructural gap that had hindered the desire to exploit its rich natural and human resources to stimulate development. Adeleye, who spoke recently in Lagos at the 2022 Economic Summit (WES) with the theme: “Nigeria’s Economy: Bridging The Infrastructural Read More

NCC laments destruction of telecom infrastructure

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has decried the high level of vandalism of telecommunication infrastructure in so many communities across the country. The commission also said it is imperative for the public to regard telecom facilities as collectively owned infrastructure that is essential for the provision of efficient and acceptable telecom services that must be keenly protected. The commission’s Director, Read More

As Fintiri bags Blueprint best governor of the year award…

June 19, 2022 Editorial IV 0

On Thursday June 23,  Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state would join former vice president Atiku Abubakar among other notable Nigerians to receive Blueprint Newspapers best governor award in Abuja. In this special report, MUAZU ABARI writes on how the governor succeeded in turning the state into a model of good governance. The English writer, William Shakespeare, once asserted that Read More

Infrastructure/social development: Oyo state in 3 years

June 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

Three years after, Oyo state government says it has impacted the state in infrastructure and other social services. BAYO AGBOOLA reports. The over-three years of Engr Seyi Makinde’s administration in Oyo state is without doubt a subject of mixed feelings since it came into power on May 29, 2019. To some people, the administration is the best thing to happen Read More

First Bank: Lending support for nation’s infrastructure development

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited is at the frontline in developing products that support power and infrastructure sector in the country. AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at the bank’s efforts at supporting power/infrastructure sectors through products development. Across the world, infrastructure development is a critical enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth. It contributes significantly to human development, poverty reduction, and the Read More

Don advocates alternative infrastructure financing options

April 11, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A Professor of Economics at the National Open University Nigeria (NOUN) Abuja, Ganiyat Adejoke Adesina has advised the federal government to engage alternative financing models to develop its infrastructure. Prof. Adesina, who made the call at the what has finance got to do with it inaugural lecture at the weekend in Abuja, noted that FGs present financing model is not Read More

WCRD 2022: NCC assures of robust digital infrastructure for improved financial services

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reaffirmed its commitment to accelerate deployment of robust broadband infrastructure accessible to all Nigerians to enhance their access to the required resources to carry out seamless digital financial services, irrespective of their locations and circumstances. The Commission gave the assurance at a programme organised to commemorate Year 2022 World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD). At Read More

Leverage capital market to fund infrastructure, Uwaleke tells FG

February 25, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A Professor of the Capital Market, Uche Uwaleke has urged the federal government to leverage the capital market to fund its capital projects. Uwaleke gave the advice at the Colloquium and Book Launch Wednesday in Abuja. Available data states Nigeria needs about $3 trillion to bridge its infrastructure gap. The first professor of the capital market in Nigeria said it Read More

Modernisation of port infrastructure guarantees Nigeria’s economic future – NPA

February 14, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko has said that building a modern and resilient port infrastructure would fast track the country’s economic development, facilitate good paying jobs and enable sustained peace across the country. Speaking at a meeting with port service providers shortly after a facility assessment tour of the Onne and Rivers Ports on Read More

2021 Sovereign Sukuk Issue: 3 ministries get N250bn for roads infrastructure

February 3, 2022 David Agba 0

The ministries of Works and Housing, Federal Capital Territory Administration and that of Niger Delta Affairs Thursday get cheques totaling N250 billion for roads infrastructure. The three ministries shared the amount which was successfully issued by the Debt Management Office (DMO) last year. Based on the amounts on the respective cheques, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing got N210,565,000,000; FCTA-N29,000,000,000; Read More

Aregbesola’s alma mater plans N250m fund on school infrastructure

January 25, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola would join other old students of Akoko Anglican Grammar School, Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo state to raise N250 million for complete renovation and development of the school. This was disclosed by the national president of the old students association, Adewale Saba, while speaking on the institution’s 60th anniversary programme in Akure, the Ondo state capital. Read More

Increased infrastructure spending to boost economic growth – Rewane

January 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivative Company Limited, Bismarck Rewane has said that increased infrastructure spending in rails, roads will boost the growth of the economy. Rewane who made this statement in its presentations on the Nigeria’s Economic Outlook webinar organised by First Bank of Nigeria Limited also said that cost reflective electricity tariffs will boost power supply & productivity. Read More

2023 Presidency: Buhari keeps Osinbajo, Tinubu, Bello, Fayemi in suspense

As the electioneering gathers momentum ahead of the February 2023 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he was not ready to name his likely successor to guard against him (the successor) against being eliminated. President Buhari also accused the National Assembly for being undemocratic over its choice of direct primaries for political parties in the vetoed Electoral Act Read More

Abuja: FCTA to provide infrastructure in all abattoirs

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARDS), Mallam Abubakar Ibrahim, has reiterated the commitment of the FCT Administration to providing quality infrastructure in the various abattoirs of the FCT. Mallam Abubakar gave this assurance during a visit to the Karu Abattoir in continuation of his familiarisation tour of projects under the secretariat. He said: “Abuja is the face of Read More

Osun and Gov Oyetola’s strides in infrastructure

November 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of the reasons Osun state governor Gboyega Oyetola has remained in the good books of Osun people is the massive infrastructural developments that the state has witnessed since the governor assumed office in November 2018. At the twilight of his administration, he commissioned four projects.These were the upgraded Technical College Oba, Sir Adesoji Aderemi East Bypass, Obafemi Awolowo Motorway Read More

Breaking: Man dies as telecom mast collapses in Kogi community (VIDEO)

November 6, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

An unidentified man has died after a telecomm mast on Saturday afternoon collapsed in Ihima community of Okehi local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the collapsed mast belongs to the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) At the time of filling this story, it is unconfirmed if the affected family will be pressing any charges against the telecom company Read More

Still on vandalism of critical assets

November 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Critical national assets are under threat of vandalism from criminals who are bent on running the government aground. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a probing look at the scenario. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari, worried by the activities of vandals especially in the Niger Delta region, expressed concerns over the attacks on national assets like pipelines and other oil installations; a Read More