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Kwara distributes relief materials to 100 widows

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state government on Wednesday distributed relief materials to no fewer than 100 widows across the 16 local government areas of the state. Wife of the governor, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, said at the presentation of the items in Ilorin that the state government would soon be unveiling initiatives to assist widows. Abdulrazaq, who was represented by the  Permanent Secretary, Read More

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NGO to empower widows, aged in Apo community

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Timeline Foundation, an NGO, says it is set to bring succour to widows and orphans in Wumba community in Apo, Abuja, through its empowerment initiative. Founder of the NGO, Miss Precious Lovelyn, made this known in a statement in Abuja Monday. She stated that the initiative had been scheduled for October 26th. She noted that the group was putting together Read More

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NGO trains 50 women on skills acquisition to curb depression

August 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Young Moms Support Initiative, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has trained more than 50 women on various skills acquisition to curb depression. The founder of the organisation, Vivian Sonny-Nsirim, while speaking to newsmen at the training, said the group is an NGO that sought to support women and youths for a better society. Sonny-Nsirim said that the skills acquisition programme was Read More

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PEF begins electronic monitor of petroleum products

July 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Secretary, Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), Alhaji Bobboi disclosed that  agency now monitors the movement of petroleum tankers electronically.  Bobboi, who made the disclosure at the Annual ValueChain Lecture and Awards on Wednesday in Abuja added that initiative has helped to eliminate products diversion.  The PEF is the agency of the federal government that helps in the distribution of Read More

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EEDC commences MAP metering programme

June 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Enugu state Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has commenced Meter Asset Provider (MAP) programme, urging its customers to take advantage of the initiative and get pre-payment meters within 10 days. The Head of Communications, EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said in a statement in Enugu  that customers would get their pre-payment meters installed within 10 days after paying for them. Ezeh Read More

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New Rugby club berths at Lagos Island ahead gov’s cup

May 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The teeming lovers of rugby football in Nigeria are in for a double thrilling event aimed at taking the game to higher levels which would see the launch of a new club named Lagos Island Rugby Football Club, as well as a governor’s Cup to be be competed for by rugby teams in Lagos state. The club nicknamed the ‘Islanders’, Read More

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CBN enjoined to raise NIRSAL MFB capital to N100bn

March 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has enjoined the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers Committee to raise the capital base of NIRSAL Microfinance Bank from N 5 billion to N 100 billion. The NMFB is a brainchild of the Bankers’ Committee, the Nigeria Incentive- Based Risk Sharing System and the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). The Bankers Committee Read More

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Bauchi purchases exam forms worth N29m

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi state government has purchased Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms worth N29m for secondary schools students. Speaking before distributing the forms to 5,000 students, Commissioner of Education, Professor Haruna Abdullahi Danwaka, said the forms were meant for students who performed exceptionally in previous mock examinations. He said students that scored five credits and above including English Language and Mathematics Read More

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UniBen VC promises Kogi-born graduate automatic Job

February 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu The vice chancellor, University of Benin (UniBen), Professor Faraday Orumwense has promised automatic employment to UniBen graduating student, Emmanuel Oluwasayomi Ahmadu, popularly known as Mr Voiceover, from department of Mass Communication, for his numerous outstanding achievements around the world, kogireport reveals.   Ahmadu has won many national award competitions, including a recent international award as ‘Student Read More

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FHIN tasks FG on food safety

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Food Hygiene Initiative of Nigeria (FHIN), a non-governmental organisation based in Abuja, has called on the federal gov¬ernment and the National Assembly to implement laws and policies that would guarantee food safety in the country. Director General of the organisation, Dr. Nicholas Karimu, made the call at the weekend at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Academy, Sauka, during Read More

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Prioritise adult education to eradicate illiteracy’

March 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Member representing Eti-Osa Federal Constituency of Lagos state in the House of Representatives, Hazeez Akinloye, has called on the federal government to give priority attention to adult education with a view to eradicating illiteracy in the country. Akinloye noted that adult education should be seen as key to having a credible election, adding that the Back to School Adult Literacy Read More

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New meter policy’ll generate employment’

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Executive Secretary, Electricity Meters Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (EMMAN), Mr. Muideen Ibrahim, has said that the new Meter Assets Regulation (MAP) policy in the power sector would create massive employment opportunities for Nigerians. Ibrahim, who stated this in a statement issued in Lagos, explained that it would also ensure the transfer of technology to Nigeria even as it Read More

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UNILAG students win global challenge award

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Four students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who participated in the Coca-Cola Global Management Challenge competition have won the global management challenge award. The four students who won the award will represent the country in Dubai in April. The students who are in their final year are: Abdullahi Salimat, Department of Finance; Adeniyi Talabi, Department of Systems Engineering; Oyekan Read More

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Oil & Gas: 500 students to participate in NCDMB career show

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Yenagoa The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) is set to expose about 500 students from the nine states of the Niger Delta region to participate in the inaugural career talk show on Oil and Gas development in the country. The show, opened to secondary schools in the Niger Delta region and sponsored by the Nigerian Content Development and Read More

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I’m still being treated as third-class citizen 11 years after returning home – Ogbonnaya

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Barrister Francis Ogbonnaya is a Senior Advocate of France (SAF). He lived in France for 32 years, where he bagged two Masters’ Degrees in Law and Estate Management. In this interview with EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU, he speaks on how Ebonyians crippled his initiative to create employment for youths in the state, among others How will you describe Engr. Dave Umahi’s style Read More

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Ogun’s rice pyramid

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

On December 21, 2017, Ogun State government held a celebratory homage to our agricultural initiative and progress just in time for the end of the year. In MITROS rice our collective effort brought us 100,000 bags of rice! As one of the farmers involved in the entire process, I am aware that a point a decision was made to historicize Read More

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Ecobank Nigeria unveils Xpress account

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Ecobank Nigeria has unveiled Ecobank Xpress Account, a flagship digital product that will take banking to the grassroots. The Ecobank Xpress Account is a Digital Account that is mobile based. It is simple and does not require any form of documentation for opening, therefore making it easy and convenient for all, while affording the customers the Read More

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Day Ganduje excited maisaye, empowered ordinary residents

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The empowerment of 5,000 tea sellers in Kano, by the state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has left euphoria in the atmosphere and caused interpretations by people from all walks of life. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports Empowerment Empowerment, being Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s cardinal thrust, in fulfilment of his electioneering campaign promises had recently been made to bear fruits , as the Read More

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GEBSL supports rice farmers with N5bn equipment

November 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme and Binta Shama Abuja In a bid to boost rice farming in Nigeria, Global Exhibition and Business Services Limited (GEBSL), is set to support rice farmers with over N5 billion worth of equipment. The Managing Director of the organisation, Alhaji Bawa Garuba, who disclosed this when he visited the Headquarters of Blueprint Newspapers yesterday in Abuja said Read More

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Oracle hosts partner network to drive Africa’s tech economy

November 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka In a major push to help Oracle Partners drive cloud adoption across Africa, Oracle Partner Network (OPN) has hosted its Africa Partner Day in Nigeria. The event focused on presenting new resources and initiatives for partners to create innovative digital transformation strategies for organizations across the “Oracle Partner Day is the foundation to building a better Read More