Peters, Mana get HISL/HIFL appointment

April 26, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Former national coach James Peters has been appointed as one of the director into the board of Supreme Management Committee (SMC) of Higher Institution Sports League (HISL) and Higher Institution Football League (HIFL). The appointment was done by the owners of the league, Green White Green Sports Centre Ltd (GWG) The announcement was made in a statement signed by the Read More

In Nasarawa, monarch donates 16-hectare farmland to NYSC

April 24, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Nasarawa state government has promised more support for the NYSC in its quest to support the federal government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The deputy governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, stated this Saturday in  Doma during the inauguration of 16 hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma HRM Read More

Top Cyprus side appoints Dapo Ajibade director

April 22, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The Higher Sports Academy Limited, owners of Cyprus second division professional club, Athletikos Omilos Ayia Napa FC have announced the appointment of former chairman of Sunshine Stars of Akure, Prince Dapo Ajibade, as its African representative and non executive director. In the letter of appointment signed by the CEO, Russell Horsley, it stated that Ajibade, who is currently the CEO Read More

Ondo govt, firm to hold roundtable on legalisation of cannabis

April 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ondo state government in conjunction with Culturepreneur Clusters Limited and other partners will on June 7 and 8, 2021 hold a stakeholders’ roundtable on the benefits and opportunities of cannabis plant and CBD Oil in Nigeria. In a statement Monday in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to Ondo state governor on Agric and Agricultural Business, Mr. Akin Olotu, Read More

FG to provide 5m homes with solar system

April 11, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has praised the management of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) playing leading role in Federal Government’s plan to provide electricity to 25 million Nigerians through off-grid connections to 5 million homes.A statement issued by the Head, Communication and Public Relations of NDPHC, Ms Olufunke Nwankwo, in Abuja on Sunday, quoted Osinbajo as giving the commendation Read More

Easter: Nigerians seek eradication of child street begging

April 6, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

As Christians celebrate Easter across the world, stakeholders in Ondo state have called for stringent actions to end Child Street begging and hawking. The concerned citizens also said the Yoruba race is known for hard work unlike the prevailing attitude of street begging. A citizen, Dr Waheed Folayan in his words noted that Islam frowns at street begging as there Read More

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Regulate SMEs with human face, Blue Diamond CEO urges govts

March 29, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Chief Executive Officer of a leading multipurpose  investment organisation, Blue Diamonds, Mr Raphael Chukwujekwu, has stated that only government regulation with human face can create an enabling environment for small and medium enterprises to thrive in the country. Mr Chukwujekwu, who made  this remark at the weekend in Abuja at the unveiling of the company’s new product, advised government Read More

Security: FIRO trains youths and women on fish smoking technology

March 18, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) has trained youth and women in Ondo on fish smoking technology as part of efforts at reducing restiveness and criminality among youths in the country. Acting Director General of the institute, Dr Yemisi Asagbra, who spoke at the two-day training programme, which took place in Igbara-Oke, Ifelodun local government area of the Read More

Insecurity: Tension in NSCDC as Audi confirms imminent shake-up

March 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of strategies to discharge its duty of securing the Nation, the new leadership of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed plans to redevelop some of the heads of formations across the country. The planned shake-up is however generating panic among top officers and men of the Corps. The new NSCDC helmsman also decried what Read More

Makurdi ethanol plant to employ 2500 staff

March 15, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Pure Biotech company Limited, an Ethanol production plant currently under construction in Makurdi, when completed, would have the capacity to produce between 300 to 500 metric tonnes of dried and fresh cassava respectively daily as raw materials. Also, the plant would employ more than 2,500 people to work in the company.Representative of the company, Mr Stephen Numbeve, said this when Read More

Science Expo platform ’ll create job, eradicate poverty – Onu

March 14, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the annual Science, Technology, and Innovation Expo aims to showcase creative ideas, create wealth, and eradicate poverty. Onu stated this during a press briefing, facility tour and inspection of the venue in preparation for Expo 2021. “The inventors will come and showcase to Nigeria and the world the Read More

Breaking: Ex-Speaker Bankole moves to join APC, meets govs

March 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has met behind a closed door with two governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in his bid to join the party. Bankole, Friday in Abuja, met with the Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, in company of Jigawa state governor Abubakar Badaru. Bankole is Read More

Minister Dare commends FG’s cash grant for 5000 Oyo women

March 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has commended the federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo state through the rural women cash grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Speaking in Ibadan, Oyo state capital during the empowerment of over 5,000 women by the Minister Read More

North still left behind in entrepreneurship – CITAD

February 3, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Coordinator Job Placement Information Service, Malam Sagir Ado has said the northern part of the country is still lagging behind in the area of entrepreneurial drive despite the abundant opportunities being provided by notable national and international foundations and development partners. Speaking at a one-day Tony Elumelu Foundation 2021 Entrepreneurship Training Workshop held in Kano Tuesday, Ado stated that the Read More

Tony Elumelu Foundation announces three executive appointments

February 2, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced three senior executive appointments, effective February 1, 2021. This follows the launch of the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on, which this year prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises and young African entrepreneurs, following the disruptive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which marked ten years Read More

Baro Port can be achieved

February 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Having decided that this week’s article will focus on Niger state youths, as i got my pen and paper and ruminating on how to begin an open letter to Niger state youths without offending them, then an instant message from Facebook poped out on my screen from a (elder)brother, who knows me to have takes on national politics asked me Read More

Baro Port can be achieved

January 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Having decided that this week’s article will focus on Niger state youths, as i got my pen and paper and ruminating on how to begin an open letter to Niger state youths without offending them, then an instant message from Facebook poped out on my screen from a (elder)brother, who knows me to have takes on national politics asked me Read More

Letter to Bauchi state governor

January 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

With all due respect and loyalty, I would like to persuade you to look into the prospect and possibility of providing jobs to the oscillating number of jobless youths in Bauchi state. As of now Your Excellency, the major factor affecting the peace and political stability here in Bauchi is the escalating redundancy of youths. The system seems to ignore Read More

Specialist hospital set to offer free cleft lip, palate surgery

December 2, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Dalhatu Araf specialist hospital Lafia, Nasarawa state said all it is set to offer free surgery for cleft lip and palate patients in the state and environs. This was contained in a statement signed by the acting public relations officer of the hospitalm, Mrs.Namo Ruth Hankuri, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia.The statement said Dalhatu Araf specialist Read More

Biu Forum condemns farmers’ murder in Borno

December 1, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Biu Forum has condemned the ‘gruesome and barbaric murders’ of 43 rice farmers on their farms in Borno state, while calling on security agencies to improve their intelligence gathering and surveillance to forestall recurrence of such killing.  A statement signed by the National Chairman, Malam Muhammad Ibrahim, said, “The Biu forum is saddened and deeply touched by the media reports of recent Read More

NGO trains Bauchi, Gombe youth on leadership, governance

November 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

As part of efforts to encourage youth participation in politics and governance, a non- governmental organisation (NGO), Lead Generation Initiative, on Friday organised a two-day training to youth selected from Bauchi and Gombe states on leadership and governance. The founder of the NGO and member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola and Iwajowa constituency of Oyo state in the House of Representatives, Shina Abiola Read More

Over 40,000 Nigerians to benefit from IITA’s Young Africa project

November 25, 2020 egun Odunewu 0

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has disclosed that over 40,000 young Nigerians will benefit from Young Africa Works – a project training program with a special focus on skills development, decent employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities to secure work in agri-food value chains for the next five years. It would be recalled that in May this year, the International Read More

Arteta hurt by Ozil situation, but resigned to questioning

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he is hurt by Mesut Ozil’s situation at the Premier League club but is resigned to facing questions about the German midfielder after every defeat. Ozil, 32, who is under contract with Arsenal until June 2021 earns a reported 350 000 pounds ($452 830) per week, but has not played for Arteta’s side this season Read More

Youths urged to trust APC administration’s plans on empowerment

November 18, 2020 Emmanuel Ologun 0

A federal lawmaker representing Shendam Quaan-pan Mlkan Constituency of Plateau State Hon, Komsol Longgap Alphonsus, has called on Nigerian youths to stop doubting the promises made by President Muhammad Buhari to empower them through creation of employment opportunities. The parliamentarian urged the youths to be patient and await the implementation of the programmes outlined for them by the government “because Read More

FG harnesses hydrocarbon resources for export, employment cardinal objective

November 9, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Minister of State for Environment, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor, has said the development and optimal utilization of the nation’s hydrocarbon resources to boost export earnings and provide employment opportunities for teeming youths is one of the cardinal objectives of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Ikeazor stated this at the weekend in her remarks at a stakeholders’ meeting on the Environmental Read More