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

Ecobank to launch women friendly initiative, Ellevate

July 2, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Ecobank Nigeria is set for the launch of “Ellevate”, a bespoke women empowerment proposition targeted at empowering women-owned and women-focused businesses in Nigeria. According to the bank’s Executive Director, commercial Banking, Carol Oyedeji, the initiative, which is scheduled for launch on July 7, 2021, in Lagos is specially designed for women in business, and businesses with a high percentage of Read More

Welfare: Presidential amnesty organizes cooperatives for ex-agitators

June 29, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has commenced a process of constituting ex-agitators into cooperative societies to enable them own, manage their businesses and live above the N65, 000 stipends. Over 60 delegates of ex-agitators selected for the pilot survey of the programme attended a workshop on modalities to own and run cooperatives organised by PAP in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Read More

Why APC need Almakura as National Chairman

June 28, 2021 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) came to be in 2014 after three political parties Congres for Progressive (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) were merged. The ACN was led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP was the current Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu as leader, while the CPC was led by the incumbent Read More

In Zamfara, Matawalle joins APC Tuesday – Former commissioner

June 27, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Strong indication emerged Sunday that the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Alhaji Bello Matawalle, will defect from Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Letting the cat out of the bag through a personally signed statement , the former  commissioner for Rural Development and Cooperatives in the State , Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Tsafe, said the Read More

ITF boss explains how mobile phone material was locally sourced

June 11, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The director-general/CEO of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph N. Ari, has explained that the ITF Mobile  Android GSM smart phone which was formally presented to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja recently was produced with 100 percent locally sourced material.  In an interview with newsmen in Abuja, Ari said in terms of quality and performance, Read More

Lawan assures support for revised GEO bill

June 8, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assured of his support and commitment to advancing women’s right and full participation in governance, saying they make up half of Nigeria’s population and shouldn’t be denied the opportunity to serve in government at all levels.  Lawan stated this in Abuja while receiving a high level advocacy team who paid his office a courtesy visit Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More

North-east stakeholders demand creation of Savannah state

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

The two-day zonal public hearing of the Senate on the review of the 1999 Constitution, Thursday, ended with stakeholders from the North-east demanding the creation of additional states, 25 per cent derivation, gender equality, free and compulsory education, among others. The exercise was organised by the Upper Chamber in 12 centres across the country to collate the views of Nigerians Read More

NOA wants security beefed up as Nigeria loses $70m to illegal fishing annually

May 23, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The State Director of National Orientation Agency, (NOA) Mr Enoh Uyoh, weekend, called for maritime security beef up across the country’s territorial waters particularly in Akwa Ibom state. Uyoh made the disclosure during a Maritime Business/International Trade Sensitisation Forum organised by Bright Flow Logistics Services and Nigeria Private Sector Alliance in collaboration with NOA in Uyo. He said some illegal Read More

ActionAid calls for digital literacy among youths for job opportunities

May 19, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The in-country consultant for Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) project, ActionAidNigeria, Dr Terfa Abraham has called for digital literacy among youths to expandtheir access to job opportunities across the country.  Abraham stated this yesterday in Abuja at ActionAid Nigeria’s Youth DigitalEngagement (YDE) report validation noting that the priority area for the YDE projectas determined from the data collected identifies employment as Read More

How watermelon business thrives in Abuja 

May 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Watermelon business is a lucrative business in Nigeria today either packaging and reselling them. Apart from the nutritional benefits and it being readily available in the market, it is very easy to set up depending on location and how one wants to operate it.  ADEOLA TUKURU reports.  For its smallness, sellers are often found at street corners while some put theirs Read More

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