2023: APC group intensifies lobby for Osinbajo to succeed Buhari

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of stakeholders within the All Progressives Congress (APC) has intensified lobbying highly-placed party members to join its efforts towards mobilizing support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.  Acknowledged copies of a three-page letter from the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) to the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan and other top party leaders indicates that several Read More

How to build a successful business partnership

August 11, 2021 Editorial II 0

Despite the pandemic and the ongoing unrest in South Africa, the World Bank projects a gross domestic product growth (GDP) of 4%, bringing good news to some of the South Africa’s most valuable brands. And it’s thanks to this increase in GDP that we’re seeing more business partnerships emerge. Companies are acquiring other companies for a number of reasons, including diversification, increasing Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Unemployment: APC governors to roll-out programmes against poverty, inequality

July 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have assured to roll-out programmes that would strengthen the capacities of APC governments at all levels to create jobs, stimulate economic activity, reduce inequality and poverty in country. The governors on the aiges of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) also acknowledged and commended the Ebonyi state governor David Nweze Read More

NBAIS has roles to play in inculcating spirit of trust, religious cautiousness for peace – Gbajabiamila

July 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has vital role to play in inculcating the spirit of trust, tolerance, patience and religious cautiousness to the teaming students/youths for peace and harmony in Nigeria. The speaker who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon Sanusi Rikiji stated this, Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More

NCNE moves to adapt curriculum for education of farmers, pastoralists, others

June 21, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE), has held a five-day workshop to review and adapt curriculum guides for the education of pastoralists and migrant fisher-folk and farmers in four subject areas, including History, Islamic Religious Studies, Christian Religious Studies and National Values. Addressing participants at the workshop on Monday in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of NCNE, Prof. Bashir Usman, Read More

Police arrests man, 40 for raping 60-yr-old woman in Ogun

June 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of the Ogun state Police Command have arrested a 40 year old man, Adesina Adebowale for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 60 years old woman. The arrest was contained in a press release issued by the police public relations officer DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to BlueprintMonday. Oyeyemi in the release stated that the suspect was arrested following a Read More

Ebonyi: Group calls for urgent intervention in renewed Izzi/Ikwo communal hostility

June 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the renewed communal clashes between the people of Enyibichiri, Izzi in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Echialike, Ikwo, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state over a lingered land dispute, demanding an end to the hostility. The Ebonyi indigenes also condemned in totality the abduction of some Izzi Read More

Breaking: Hard times as Al Jazeera, BBC, Amazon, most UK sites, others go down

June 8, 2021 Al Jazeera 0

Multiple websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, CNN and Bloomberg News were down across the globe on Tuesday. Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network was also affected. France’s Le Monde newspaper started showing error messages that appeared on the website in the morning. Separately, Amazon.com Inc’s retail website also seemed to face an outage. Amazon was not immediately Read More

Ogbonnaya emerges EITI’s global chair on contract transparency

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Initiative (NEITI), Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, has emerged chairman of the global body on Contract Transparency in the extractive industry. Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, (CTA) Faith Nwadishi, made this known in a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, saying there couldn’t have been a better choice than Dr Ogbonnaya who heads Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

American University to honour oil magnate, Bashar with Doctor of Humanities

May 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

American Heritage University of Southern California has nominated the Chairman of Cradinal Airlines and Ultimate Oil and Gas, Alhaji Mas’ud Bashar for honorary Doctor of Humanities.  This was contained in a letter dated May 25, 2021, addressed to Bashar and signed by the School Registrar, Dr. Fathiah Inserto. The letter titled, ‘Approval of Nomination’ read: “On behalf of the Governing Read More

Buhari appoints Issa Aremu as CEO NILS

May 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Comrade Issa Aremu as the Director/ Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS). Comrade Aremu, a gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in Kwara state in the 2019 general elections, member of the National Institute and Vice President of Industriall Global Union, was former vice president of Nigerian Labour Read More

Yiaga Africa, NED host community organisers, young leaders on policy advocacy

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Yiaga Africa with support from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), has hosted 35 to 40 entry-level community organizers and young leaders in Nigeria and Cameroon who received training on direct action organizing, leadership, policy advocacy, non-violent change, storytelling and public narrative, coalition building, community mobilization, and digital organizing. During an experience-sharing session at the ongoing YOS 2021, which kicked Read More

Miraculous! How Malian woman gave birth to 9 babies

May 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday and all nine babies are “doing well”, her government said, although Moroccan authorities had yet to confirm what would be an extremely rare case.  Mali’s government flew 25-year-old Halima Cisse, a woman from the north of the poor West African state, to Morocco for better care on March 30.  Read More