Stakeholders begin validation of reverse policy on labour migration

July 9, 2021 Moses John 0

Stakeholders in the labour sector in Nigeria on Wednesday commence validation of the revised National Policy on Labour Migration (NPLM,2014). Speaking at a workshop for stakeholders to validate the revised Policy, the Director Employment and Wages, Mr. John Nyamali said federal government is determined to manage organized labour migration in the country and harness its benefits for national development. He said the journey started with the adoption of  Read More

SGBV: Ekiti First Lady laments inadequate implementation framework in Nigeria

July 6, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The First Lady of Ekiti state, Erelu Bisi Fayemi , has expressed concern over the inadequate implementation of framework as part of the challenges concerning Sexual Gender Base Violence (SGBV) in the country . Erelu Fayemi in her keynote speech at the launch of “Orange Pages: Directory of SGBV Responders and Service Providers in Nigeria” in Abuja on Tuesday, also highlighted other Read More

UniUyo shut down as cult clash claims one

July 2, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Tension is currently brewing at the University of Uyo town campus as a student was reportedly killed and another badly injured in a fresh cult war. Blueprint gathered that the situation erupted on Tuesday when the 300-level student, said to be from the Geography Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, was killed by some suspected cultists. It was further learned that Read More

Stanbic IBTC enables single sign-on capability on mobile App

June 30, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

In order to have a unified customers’ experience while using its Mobile App, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, is set to introduce the Single Sign-on authentication feature that will allow customers access all their active profiles across the group. The Single Sign-on is an innovative capability from the end-to-end financial services institution. It was birthed to simplify customers’ access to the Read More

NIRSAL MD bags 2021 Best Global CEOs award

June 29, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Managing Director of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc), Aliyu Abdulhameed has emerged winner of the CEO Today Magazine Global Award 2021. The award, which is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Agriculture and Agribusiness, honours the most respected companies and their C-Level executives who lead the way for others on a global stage. Read More

Ogun: Teenager bags 3-months correctional term for burglary, stealing

June 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 16 year old boy, Ayomide Wasiu has been convicted of a two-count charge of burglary and stealing by a magistrate court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Wasiu, is therefore to be remanded for 3 months at Boastal Training Institution, Abeokuta, where juvenile offenders are remanded and given both educational and vocational training to rehabilitate and reform them before reintegration Read More

Digital platforms’ll aid financial inclusion – SEC

June 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission has said that it recognizes the importance of digital platforms for democratizing access to capital market products and services for greater financial inclusion in the capital market. Director General of the SEC Mr. Lamido Yuguda made this statement at a webinar organised by the Commission with the theme “Digital platforms: New Frontier for capital Market Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

FCMB restates commitment to environmental sustainability, supports renewable energy sector

June 13, 2021 House keeper 0

First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has re-assured that it will continue to champion, execute and support initiatives that would enhance the ecosystem, as well as tackle some of the adverse effects of climate change and other challenges facing the environment. According to the Bank, this is in recognition of the fact that a cleaner and more sustainable environment is key Read More

June 12: Let’s sustain democracy, NYC urges Nigerians

June 13, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) has urged Nigerians to sustain the democracy, saying that it remains the best form of government.The NYC’s President,  Comrade Blessing Akinlosotu, who made the call while speaking with Journalists in Abuja on Saturday in commemoration of this year’s national democracy day, also tasked them to be civil and law abiding.He stated that the best form of government Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

The third commemoration of June 12

June 11, 2021 House keeper 0

Today, June 12, 2020, is being observed all over the country as Democracy Day. It is the third commemoration of the day, declared by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018. The day has supplanted May 29 as the Democracy Day to mark the handing over of the reins of power to a democratically elected government on May 29, 1999. In the Read More

Pantami: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, Smartphones

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and iPhone for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More

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Ekiti FA celebrates two years of devt, progress

May 29, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

It was two years on May 28, 2021, since the present board of Ekiti State Football Association led by its youthful chairman, Bayo Olanlege took the baton to lead the state football association out of its hitherto comatose. Speaking with the press, Olanlege remarked that the paths have been challenging and thorny, but equally interesting. ” Two years ago, Ekiti State youth Read More

APC sets agenda for new COAS against insurgents

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it welcomed President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice and appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS).  A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the party’s national secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, expressed satisfaction that the President Buhari-led administration has prioritised the provision of more Read More

Breaking: Anybody can aspire for any position in 2023, APC govs declare

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have declared that “everyone, from every part of the country is free to aspire for any position in the party in line with provisions of our party’s constitution” ahead of the 2023 general election. The forum, however, expressed excitement over Thursday’s defection of Read More

FCTA vows to demolish all illegal structures, warns against infractions

May 19, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed that it would demolish all illegal structures in the nation’s capital no matter how highly placed. Acting director, FCTA department of Development Control, Tpl Garba Kwamkur who disclosed this Wednesday, during weekly inspection of on-going developments across the territory, warned developers to desist from violating the Abuja Master Plan with all sorts Read More

Guinea signs establishment deal of Fund for Export Development in Africa

May 18, 2021 David Agba 0

The Republic of Guinea has signed the agreement for the establishment of the Fund for Export-Development in Africa (FEDA), a development impact-oriented subsidiary of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The Establishment Agreement was signed on 31 March 2021 by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ibrahima Khalil Kaba, on behalf of the Republic of Guinea. Guinea becomes the third signatory Read More

No plan for congresses, national convention yet – APC

May 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as misinformation being circulated in some sections of the media on purported plans and timetable for Congresses and the National Convention of the party. The party said the report was “obviously coordinated and syndicated misinformation.” In a statement signed Monday in Abuja by the national secretary of the Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to storm France, meets Macron on insecurity

May 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would on Sunday, May 16, 2021, depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit which would focus on reviewing African economy, following shocks from Coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries. The Summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, would draw major stakeholders in the Read More

Sterling Bank wins big at CIPMN Awards

May 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, is one of the biggest winners at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria (CIPMN) Fellows’ Award and Human Resources Recognition ceremonies. The Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria ( CIPMN) is the umbrella body for the country’s human resource professionals. The Bank picked up two coveted awards, the ‘People First CEO Award’ and Read More

Corruption in NPA, NDDC: APC dismisses PDP’s call for Ameachi’s sack

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call by the call to sack the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged corruption in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ruling party, however described as a “routine administrative probe” the scandal rocking the NPA. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by Read More

NUP’s case against INEC not consequential, ADC warns

May 11, 2021 House keeper 0

Following the recent Supreme Court judgment with regards to the National Unity Party (NUP’s) case challenging the deregistration of some political parties, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) said the main case to watch is that of 22 political parties which is yet to be decided. The ADC believed that the NUP’s case against INEC “is not of much consequence.” National Read More