Fibre Cement Board can bridge Nigeria’s housing deficit gap  – MD New materials coy

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s current housing deficit is estimated at 17-20 million units. This deficit is partly driven by high cost of building materials among other factors. Recently, the Managing Director of New Material Nigeria Company Ltd, Mr. Jackie Dai Hui announced the introduction of a new product, Fibre Cement Board into the Nigerian market. This is a wholly owned Chinese firm. DAVID AGBA Read More

GEF’s $200m support as game changer in climate change, Covid-19 fight

December 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In order to address teething environmental challenges that continue to give give humanity sleepless night, the Global Environment Facility recently made available $200m to tackle climate change, pollution and the COVID-19 crisis; HELEN OJI report. The Global Environment Facility’s member governments, meeting on its 30th anniversary, approved new funding to keep advancing international conservation priorities through the pandemic and to Read More

AfDB’ll create 25m new jobs by 2025 – Adesina

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The president, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has disclosed that the bank was targetting to create 25 million new jobs by 2025. Adesina made the disclosure when he delivered a lecture on “Social Media, National Security and Social Change: Bridging the Gap for Development in Africa’’ in Lagos.According to a statement issued by the bank on Friday in Read More

The new face of Lagos and legislative watch

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lagos is working especially in the present democratic dispensation where the current leadership of the state assembly have complemented the executive arm to deliver dividends of democracy. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports. The popular saying of an average Lagos state lawmaker who believes he lacks executive power or budgetary allocation is that his job is simply to make laws, represent the constituents Read More

‘Africa Prudential is disrupting technology space with business solution services’

October 26, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Africa Prudential is creating a growing list of business solutions for corporates across several sectors of Nigeria’s economy as it pushes ahead with its transformation into a digital technology provider. The business solution services are designed to build robust enterprise solutions for companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The solutions enable disruptive innovations, value creation and growth for businesses, that Read More

FMSTI rebranded to meet future technology demands’

October 25, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, at a world press conference, Monday unveiled its rebranded vision, mission and logo, in order to meet up with global contemporary and future technological demands to catch-up and lead other advanced countries via Science Technology and Innovation (STI) recently, in Abuja. The minister said that technology will positively influence all Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

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NOTAP urged to expand in order to benefit nation

October 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation led by its chairman, Uche Ekwunife, has urged the National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), to establish 6 zonal offices and open liaison offices in states of the federation to help monitor and inspect the technological equipment that are imported into the country. Ekwunife stated this when she paid a Read More

After 4 years break, D’banj releases new album, ‘Stress Free’

October 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

After four years of musical break, a Nigerian pop star, Dapo Oyebanjo, a.k.a  D’banj, Friday, released a new album titled, “Stress Free.” Recall that the ‘”Koko Master” last album titled: “King Don Come” was released in 2017. In the new album, D’banj collobarates with Seun Kuti to tint it with Afrobeats innovation mode. According to him, the video of the Read More

eNaira ‘ll reposition Naira, enhance its value, says NCAG

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has described the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce eNaira on October 1 as a good move.The NCAG said that the digital currency will reposition the naira and enhance its value. NCAG, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Rt. Hon. Obe Agu, in Abuja, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Read More

Perm Sec urges private sector to increase participation in STI

September 20, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan has called on the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to explore ways of partnering with the various research institutes and agencies in commercializing viable products and services for the nations’ benefit. The Permanent Secretary said this when he declared open the 19th Meeting of the National Council Read More

Excitement as Dapines Global Investors opens nominations for Abuja excellence awards

September 12, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Organisers of the yearly Abuja Business and Excellence Awards, Dapines Global Investors Ltd, has announced  the second phase of the event with the official kick-off of public voting after a long period of open nomination from August 1- September 10, 2021. Convener of the now celebrated annual event, Simon Tuleh, in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday,   said Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime.   As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

Rigging allegation: PDP has conceded defeat ahead 2023, says APC

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat even before the forthcoming 2320 general elections are held. The governing party described PDP’s allegation on the procurement of E-voting machines as “idle conspiracies and wild”, saying it was clear testimony that the opposition party has “already conceded election defeat long before the 2023 Read More

Shake up in Army as COAS appoints PSOs, field commanders, others

July 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has approved the appointment of Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), Field Commanders and other key staff that will provide the much needed vigour in his command of the Nigerian Army (NA). A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu on Saturday, said the appointments were disclosed through the NA Posting Read More

China, ASEAN to jointly take strategic partnership to higher level

June 15, 2021 He Yin 0

During the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations and the 6th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, both held in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality from June 7 to 8, participants reached a general consensus on enhancing China-ASEAN cooperation and the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation, showing their wish to jointly create a brighter future through solidarity Read More

Ayade wins Blueprint Newspapers Governor of the Year award on Agro-Industrialisation

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has been awarded the Blueprint Newspaper Governor of the Year award for 2021. The event took place Thursday at the prestigious Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Ayade clinched the award in recgonition of his giant strides in agro-industrialization. The Blueprint 10th anniversary/Impact Series and Award is one in a series of Read More

Edet: An iconoclastic perm sec

June 2, 2021 Musa Wada 0

Almost across the globe, depending broadly on the nomenclature of usage, the position of a permanent secretary represents the zenith of the civil service bureaucracy. Beside the career fulfillment and a sense of financial security that sit with the attainment of the position, especially in the Nigerian context as viewed from the angle of the “big pay” permanent secretaries enjoy Read More

SEC sets June 30 for crowdfunding platforms registration

May 27, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has directed all existing investment crowdfunding portals/digital commodities investment platforms to note the requirements and eligibility criteria for raising funds through and/or operating a Crowdfunding Portal and comply with the registration requirements or cease operations by the 30th of June, 2021. This was contained in a notice released by the Commission Wednesday. According to Read More

French Embassy holds dialogue on climate change

May 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The French Embassy in Nigeria will Thursday hold a dialogue on climate change with the theme: “Are we doing enough in the fight against climate change?” This was disclosed in a press statement by the French Embassy in Lagos. The statement read in part: “The French Embassy in Nigeria invites all interested stakeholders and citizens of Lagos to participate in Read More

Airtel tells story in new ‘Rain Maker’ TV Commercial

May 5, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s telecommunications services providers, Airtel Nigeria, has unveiled a thrilling Television Commercial (TVC) dubbed ‘The Rainmaker’, which depicts the frustration of having an unreliable network, whilst emphasizing the importance of superior mobile internet/data experience with an incredibly humorous story. Starring veteran Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko, the story is set in a village, where a King (Kosoko), was set Read More