Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

BBNaija: Proving the ‘can do’ spirit of Nigerian youths

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

BBNaija, formely known as Big Brother Nigeria, is a Nigerian reality competition television series, based on the Big Brother television franchise, in which, contestants live in an isolated house and compete for huge cash prize and other material prizes, at the end of the show by avoiding being evicted from the house by viewers who vote for their favourite housemates Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Heritage Bank, LFC partner on employment prospect among youth

September 27, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

In light of the growing unemployment rate in Nigeria, Heritage Bank Plc has partnered Living Faith Church (LFC) Worldwide through its Youth arm at the 17 th Annual International Youth Alive Convention to help prepare and empower millions of young Nigerians with the aim of boosting their employment prospects. Incidentally, no fewer than 40million of unemployed people in the country Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

7 days to historic October 1

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In Nigeria today, the only thing that youths from rich and poor backgrounds strive to get in order to actualise their ambitions is education. It is considered as the engine room that controls the present as well as the future. But some political leaders are making education difficult and unaffordable to the poor citizens. Increase in tuition fees is one of Read More

Canadian academy to train 500 on leadership in South east

September 8, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Canada Royal Academy has said it has selected 500 Nigerians, especially youths, to be trained and equipped with executive leadership acumen in the South east. The academy said the leadership training programme, tagged: “The Executive Leadership Summit Enugu 2021” is meant to give leadership direction and future to leadership aspiring youths within the zone. The facilitator of the programme, Read More

IFC approves $30m loan to boost manufacturing, job creation in Nigeria, others

September 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has approved a $30 million loan to support Baalbaki Chemical Industries (BCI) Holding South Africa’s expansion of its existing production facility in Egypt and the commissioning of new factories in Algeria and Nigeria to boost manufacturing capacity and job creation. The facility, which is given to Baalbaki Chemical Read More

Encouraging youth entrepreneurship

August 30, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

In recent years, governments at all levels have been clamouring for young school leavers and youths to embrace entrepreneurship and become job-creators rather than looking for almost non-existent white-collar jobs. This would boost the economy by creating an avenue for essential entrepreneurship, career, and leadership skills to reduce agitations and crimes among youths and young persons in the country. Adding Read More

PPB, ACT, others train oncology nurses on refresher courses

August 26, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Project PINK BLUE in partnership with ACT Foundation, National Hospital School of Post Basic Oncology Nursing and other stakeholders recently trained oncology Nurses, on refresher courses.  The Course Coordinator, Nurse Mampak N. Nanre, explained that the one-day training for oncology nurses refresher course became necessary to bring all past and present students of the school, up to speed on newly approved oncology courses, emerging issues in oncology, professional advancement and enlighten them on internationally approved procedures to Read More

Migration, trafficking: When grass isn’t greener on the other side

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The average Nigerian wants to travel out of the country to seek greener pastures, a situation that has been made worse with growing unemployment and economic recession in Nigeria. PAUL OKAH reports that the grass isn’t greener on the other side with more Nigerians falling victims of human trafficking and irregular migration. There is a growing fad for Nigerians to Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Ogun empowers agro-business owners

August 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government Tuesday empowered and presented certificates to over 100 successful agro businesses that engaged in the Nourishing Africa Agro Business Enterprise Support Programme. The programme which was organised by the state government in partnership with Nourishing Africa, an NGO, is to drive agric-business across Africa. Speaking at the event, the senior special adviser to the governor on Read More

9mobile reaffirms support for youth, advocates more tech adoption

August 15, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

9mobile has restated its support for youth entrepreneurship and innovation, urging Nigerian youths to take advantage of the incredible opportunities that technology offers to optimize their businesses and professional endeavors. The telecom company stated this during a virtual session, titled “Driving Youth Innovation in Business through Technology”, organized by 9mobile to mark this year’s International Youth Day. The session which Read More

Complete Magama Cattle market

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

I appeal to Governor Bala Muhammad of Bauchi state to please resume work on the abandoned Magama Cattle market project. The market will create more than 10,000 menial obs when completed apart from those that will be engaged in buying and selling of the cattle. It’s nearly eight years since former governor Isa Yuguda constructed Magama Gumau cattle market but Read More

Dangote’s fortune soars to $17.8bn, only Nigerian on Bloomberg’s Billionaires’ list

August 11, 2021 David Agba 0

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has significantly moved up in the World Billionaires’ list as his fortune increased to $17.8 billion as against last year’s $14.8 billion to emerge as the only Nigerian in the Bloomberg’s yearly top billionaires lists. Other Africans on the list are three South Africans; Johann Rupert and family, worth $10.1 billion; Nicky Oppenheimer with a Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More

NYSC: Preach Nigeria’s unity, DG urges corps members

August 3, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General (DG) of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has advised corps members to utilise the opportunities of the service year to uphold national unity and preach peaceful co-existence among Nigerians as the  scheme was established for such purposGeneral Ibrahim stated this Monday while addressing the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One prospective corps members during his Read More

FG, UN inaugurates programme to empower 20m youth by 2030

July 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to partner with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) to empower 20 million youths by 2030.The initiative tagged: “Generation Unlimited” billed for inauguration today in Abuja is targeted at 20 million persons between the ages of 10 and 24 out of the nation’s 65 million young people.According to him, the initiative is also Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More