Moghalu denies joining APC

August 5, 2020 Editorial III 0

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, Wednesday denied defecting to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC) as reported by an online medium. Moghalu, a political economist and presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 general elections, made the denial in a statement in Lagos. He said: “My attention has Read More

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Democracy Day: Nigerians urged to take ownership of elections

May 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigerians have urged to contribute “in bringing the desired change by ensuring they get registered, collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs), and take ownership of the 2019 electoral process through participation, education and enlightenment.” National Democracy Solidarity Group (NDSG) made the call yesterday in Abuja during its 4th Democracy Solidarity Walk held in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Read More

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Ajibade @ 60: Soyinka, Falana, others lead colloquium in Lagos

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) and Ms Ayo Obe are among top Nigerians billed to hold a colloquium to mark the 60th birthday of the renowned journalist and author, Mr. Kunle Ajibade. A press statement by Friends of Kunle Ajibade @ 60 Committee, made available to Blueprint yesterday said, the one-day public discourse holding Read More

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2019 presidency: Moghalu formally joins YPP

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a presidential aspirant and former deputy governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof. Kingsley Mogahlu, has formerly joined the Young Progressive Party (YPP), saying the party answered his questions on affirmative. Making his official declaration yesterday in Abuja, Moghalu described YPP as “a great dare, a tantalising promise, a notice of evacuation toNigeria’s recycled political Read More

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Breaking : Presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu joins YPP

May 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a presidential aspirant and former deputy governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof. Kingsley Mogahlu, has formerly joined the Young Progressive Party (YPP), saying the party answered his questions on affirmative. Making his official declaration on Thursday in Abuja, Prof. Moghalu described YPP as “a great dare, a tantalizing promise, a notice of evacuation to Read More

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‘Why we want Buhari’s job’

April 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Three presidential aspirants have spoken on why they want President Muhammadu Buhari’s job and how they plan to remove him from office in February 2019. The trio, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu; Mr. Omoyele Sowore; and Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed, spoke in the current edition of The Interview. Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said Nigerians would remember Read More

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Presidential aspirants with tall ambitions

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

  By Niigerian standard, all of them are young but none is rich enough to run for the presidency. However,  all of them are passionate about how Nigerian should be properly run. In this report, SAMSON BENJAMIN looks at the presidential aspirants with big dreams for post 2019 Nigeria. As the 2019 general election approaches, an increasing number of vibrant Read More

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Youths tasked on peace, accountability, good governance

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Director of Political and Democratic Matters of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Obinna Nwaka, has charged youths to shun cultism and promote good governance. He gave the charge recently during the 2nd Annual Conference of the Council held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The event, which was equally used to mark the 61st Read More

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2019: Ex-CBN chief to run for president

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, announced yesterday that he was consulting widely to run for president in 2019. Moghalu told political correspondents in Lagos that time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from career politicians. He said he would not be deterred from joining the race, in Read More

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Buhari’s budget of consolidation, debt burden, Niger Delta question

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

EZREL TABIOWO, in this piece, captures reactions trailing the recent presentation of the 2018 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari. Budget of consolidation Exactly two weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari presented before a joint session of the National Assembly, the 2018 budget profile of N8.612 trillion, a figure which is about 16 percent on the N7.44trillion 2017 budget. Out of the Read More

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ED, UACN Plc, Mr. Joe Dada; GMD/CEO, Mr. Larry Ettah; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mr. Godwin Samuel and GMD, Amvest West Africa Limited, Mr. Ike Chioke, during a Shareholders, Engagement

November 20, 2017 Blueprint 0

From left: Executive Director, Corporate Services UAC of Nigeria (UACN) Plc, Mr. Joe Dada; Group Managing Director/CEO UACN, Mr. Larry Ettah; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mr. Godwin Samuel and Group Managing Director, Amvest West Africa Limited, Mr. Ike Chioke, during a Shareholders, Engagement UAC of Nigeria Plc Right Issue for N 15 .4 billion, in Lagos, recently                                                                                                   Photo: Sunday Eshiet

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Can our politicians save Nigeria? –By KINGSLEY MOGHALU

October 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Let’s get real.  Th e answer is “No”.  Th ey can’t.  Certainly not the vast majority of the dominant political leadership class we have in our country today. Let’s just spend a little time explaining why they can’t. And then fi gure out, as citizens, what to do to save Nigeria. Our focus, I believe, should be on the future Read More

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Equity market sheds 1278.04 bp Stories

August 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

Transactions on the fl oor of Nigerian Stock Exchange last week closed in negative trend as investors sustaied profi t taking. Specifi cally, Market Capitalization depreciated of listed equities sheds N1.04 billion to N12.126 trillion from N13.166 trillion traded the previous week. Th e NSE All Share Index declined by 1278.04 basis point to 36920.56 from 38198.60 traded the previous Read More

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Is redemptive governance Nigeria’s option?

December 29, 2016 Blueprint 0

Oseloka H. Obaze Nigeria remains politically and developmentally in the wilderness, due to poor leadership and governance challenges. Nigerians still pray for Nigeria in distress, knowing that prayer “has great powers to produce results.” But Nigeria’s resort to prayer, simply underlines that governance fails when it’s not redemptive; Karl Marx’s contention that “religion is the opiate of the masses,” notwithstanding.  Read More

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Afrinvest to launch 2016 Banking sector report

September 19, 2016 Blueprint 0

Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, is set to unveil the 2016 edition of its annual Nigerian Banking sector report  on 21st September at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. Managing Director of Afrinvest, Ike Chioke, revealed that this year’s report, which is the 11th edition since its inception in 2006 entitled “Searching for Investor Confidence.”According to him, “The 2016 Banking Read More

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Zaymar: Promoting national stability through constructive social relation

April 15, 2016 Blueprint 0

Okikiola  Qasim One of the un-Islamic ideas which Muslims have been familiarized with today is the problem of disobedience to constituted authority. Illustrating their confirmations from the Qur’an and Sunnah, Islamic scholars said it is obligatory on Muslims to continuously obey those in authority even if they are fujjar (unjust leaders). Obedience to constituted authority, they said, is compulsory because Read More

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INEC slates area councils election for March 2016

November 13, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka FCT Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday unveiled the time table, containing the time lines for the electoral activities preceding the expected election into the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory on March 19, 2016. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Territory, Prof. Jacob Jatau, made this disclosure at a stakeholders’ meeting with Read More

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Bank directors counsel on compliance to corporate governance

October 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

Stories by Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos Bank directors  have been urged to effectively apply  corporate governance in all their operations to ensure stability in the financial system. The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele who made this statement in Lagos at 2014 continuous education programme for bank director said that  effective corporate governance stemming from good risk governance Read More

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Emefiele reshuffles CBN deputy governors

June 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

In line with his vision of entrenching a more professional and people-focused central bank, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has approved the redeployment of Deputy Governors in the Bank. With the new changes, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, Deputy Governor, Corporate Services Directorate is now the Deputy Governor, Operations Directorate.   Dr. Kingsley Moghalu currently the Read More

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Sanusi refuses to appear before FG panel

March 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

Suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday refused to appear before a panel set up by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), which was mandated by the federal government to investigate him. The investigation of the CBN financial reporting and other transactions, which entered its second day at the council’s office in Read More

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Micro finance is better targeted at women – CBN

March 17, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Deputy Governor, Operations, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Kingsley Moghalu has said that microfinance institutions can only accelerate economic growth in the country if its contextual basis is restructured and targeted at women. Moghalu who made this remark at an international sustainable banking forum organised by CBN in conjunction with International Finance Corporation, (IFC) in Lagos said that Read More