NPC, Dangote, BUA, MTN, others spend N97.4bn on road construction in 4 years

December 27, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Corporate Organisation like MTN Nigeria, Dangote Group, BUA Group and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, among others have spent about N97.4 billion on road construction in the past four years. Through the Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme introduced by the Federal Government, these private companies spent no less than N97.4 billion on road construction across the country. Documents from the Read More

2023: Youth league hails SIP success in Kwara  

December 14, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

League of Kwara Youths Movement Wednesday applauded the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration, describing it as the most expressive and credible programme.  The group warned youths in the state not to give saboteurs a chance to operate ahead of the 2023 general elections so as not to rob them of the benefits of the administration.  Addressing a world Read More

Address poverty, greed to protect environmental degradation – Foundation 

December 6, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) a non-governmental (NGO) with special focus on nature conservation and sustainable development in Nigeria, has called on the government to address economic challenges in order to lift people out of poverty. Poverty, it said, has been identified as the leading cause of the country’s environmental degradation. The NCF said citizens’ yearnings and the search for Read More

Kauran Bauchi and his infrastructure revolution In Toro

November 21, 2022 Engr Joshua Titus Sanga 0

As next year’s general elections draw near, candidates contesting for various elective positions in Nigeria have started touring to meet with the electorate to canvass for support and votes. The improvement in quality and efficiency of the electoral system especially with the introduction of Biometric Voter Accreditation System (BAVAS) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has further brightened the Read More

Buhari has laid foundation for 25-year infrastructure plan – Minister 

November 20, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has laid the foundation for a 25-year infrastructure development plan. Sambo said the infrastructure plan built on a 25-year railway modernization programme essentially features programs that ensure every state capital is linked by rail. The Minister said that the whole country would be connected by rail while trying Read More

Presidency: Tinubu unfolds agenda for Southeast as Obi’s kinsmen boost campaign with N1bn

November 18, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Some two thousand south eastern businessmen have contributed N1 billion to support the campaign of Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma has said. A statement signed by Director, Media & Publicity APC Presidential Campaign Council Bayo Onanuga quoted Uzodimma as saying this Thursday at the Town Hall meeting between Tinubu Read More

Ex-NNPC GMD tasks engineers on local contents

November 16, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Former Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Malam Abubakar Lawal Yar’Adua has tasked Nigerian engineers to use more local contents in engineering and construction works for the development of the country.  Addressing the 10th Public Lecture and Award Presentation by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) as the guest speaker, Yar’Adua stressed that the importance of Read More

Food security: NASENI to complete local machine design institute in Imo – Official

November 3, 2022 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

  Executive Vice Chairman, State/ Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Prof. Mohammed Haruna has said the agency would soon complete a local agricultural machine institute in Imo state. The establishment of the institute, Haruna said,  was part of steps towards promoting food security in the country. Haruna made the disclosure Wednesday during a Read More

Nigeria’s $2.3trn infrastructure deficit

October 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

The recent revelation by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, that Nigeria would require a whopping $2.3 trillion to bridge its infrastructure deficits in the next 21 years is a cause for concern. Hajiya Ahmed said the revised National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan was meant to fund key sectors in the economy such as power, Read More

Fintiri’s infrastructure award: For God and country

October 28, 2022 Ibrahim Abubakar 0

Although Nigeria’s leadership recruitment system is still going through a refining, one thing that has remained true since the return of democracy in 1999 is that leaders are still elected by the people for one singular purpose – to deliver progress in all its shades and ramifications. It was Suzy Kassem who posited that “To know the good from the Read More

Prioritise investments in infrastructure to boost economy – Dangote

Business magnate and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has identified priority investments in infrastructure and core industries among other recommendations, as vital panaceas that will boost Nigeria’s economy to its desired level among contemporary nations and in the world overall. Against the background of the declining fortune of the manufacturing sector, the Africa’s wealthiest man urged the Federal Government Read More

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