Travellers to US’ll require COVID-19 vaccination proof from Nov 8

October 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Travellers to the United States would require proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane from November 8, 2021. A press statement by the Embassy, Friday, read in part, “Beginning on November 8, foreign national air travellers to the United States will be required, with only limited exceptions, to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior Read More

#EndSARS: JusticeNOW urges FG to declare October 20th National Freedom Day

October 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

…… Vows to work for safety, progress of youth A non-governmental organization (NGO), JusticeNOW International, (JNI), has urged the federal government to declare October 20th of every year as national freedom day. JNI also vowed to continue working towards the safety and progress of the youth as well as the protection of the sovereignty of Nigeria as one indivisible nation. Read More

30m may suffer cancer infections by 2030 – DHF

October 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, the Dove-Haven Foundation (DHF) has said the global cancer statistics (GLOBOCAN) revealed that by the year 2030, over 30 million people will be living with cancer across the world. The organization called on the federal government and other relevant stakeholders to do the needful in order to safeguard the lives of Nigerian citizens. Speaking Tuesday during sensitization Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Emmanuel Maiguwa emerges MASPAN President

October 17, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Emmanuel Maiguwa has been elected as President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN). Maiguwa, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Bricks Murstern Mattoni Limited, was elected unopposed at the 2021 Annual General Meeting of MASPAN Thursday in Lagos. Also elected to run the affairs of the association are: Other elected executives elected at the MASPAN 2021 AGM Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Corruption: NSCDC alleges smear campaign against Comptroller General

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The management of Nigeria security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has raised an alarm of smear campaign against its Comptroller General Ahmed Abubakar Audi. An online media report had reported allegation of fraud and massive corruption against the person of the Commandant General. But in a statement released Monday in Abuja by the Corps spokesman Olusola Odumosu, denied the allegation. Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

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Anglican Communion: Nike Diocese announces programme for 5th Synod in Enugu

October 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Nike Diocese (Anglican Communion) has announced that the third session of her 5th Synod shall hold from Thursday, October 14, 2021, to Sunday, October 17, 2021, at St. Peter’s Church, Thinker’s Corner, Enugu, Enugu State. According to a statement signed by the Bishop, the Rt. Rev’d. Dr. Christian Onyeka Onyia, as a religious and social organization, the church has Read More

Cholera: Community organisation fumigates Bauchi metropolis

September 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera and malaria that recently broke out in Bauchi state, a community based organization in the state known as ‘Wunti Graduates Forum’ on Saturday embarked on fumigation exercise in some parts of the state metropolis.  The exercise followed the outbreak of cholera and malaria ravaging communities in the state. Addressing journalists during Read More

Again, NAF hospital earns accreditation for quality management systems

September 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

For the second consecutive time, the 661 Nigerian Air Force Hospital Laboratory (661 NAFH), Ikeja has won the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 15189:2012 accreditation certificate for quality management systems and excellent service delivery.  In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Friday, signed by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the award was presented to the Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly sacks speaker, splits over smear campaign against Emefiele

September 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Arewa Youth Assembly on Thursday splits over smear campaign against the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. The Assembly has also sacked its Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Danlami, over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda and tenure extension. Recall that the Speaker of the group, Danlami, in a statement had insisted that Emefiele has option of voluntary Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

2023 presidency: Bala Mohammed’s support group inaugurates BOT

August 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the ‘Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguards’ (BAM-V), a support group of the Bauchi state governor who is currently eyeing the number one seat in the nation has inaugurated its Board Of Trustees (BOT) to be chaired by a former member of the house of representatives Honourable Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki. The group inaugurated the board alongside Read More

Anambra: Integrate fully into APC, Okechukwu tells APGA leaders

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and member of the recently inaugurated Anambra Governorship Campaign Council, Osita Okechukwu, has asked the leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state to integrate fully into the APC in the light of the current travails facing the party. Okechkwu said by joining APC at the moment, when it Read More

Association trains Bauchi muslims, christians leaders, CSOs on peace

August 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria’ (CRUDAN) has trained selected muslims, christians leaders and civil society organizations in Bauchi state on peace building and conflict transformation. The three-day training according to the program officer of CRUDAN central zone Tulari Tine was funded by ‘Bread for the world- Germany’ and was aimed Read More

Senate president’s aide, 6 others inducted CeProd fellows

August 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Board and Governing Council of the Centre for Public Service Productivity and Development (CeProd), has elected and inducted the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate president, Ezrel Tabiowo, and six others as fellows. The nominees who were drawn from various professional backgrounds were inducted after undergoing an intensive training course organized by the Centre in Abuja. Those also elected Read More

NAF establishes directorate of veteran affairs

July 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In a bid to stimulate better welfare packages for Nigerian Air Force (NAF) veterans and their families, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has approved the establishment of the Directorate of Veteran Affairs. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Friday, said the CAS disclosed this while declaring open a 2-day Conference for NAF Read More

Assaults on journalists: NUJ directs media blackout to Bauchi police

July 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following recurring assaults on journslists at public functions by the men of the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria police, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed all media organizations in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state. The union gave the directive in a press release signed by the state chairman Umar Sa’id Read More

Stakeholders begin validation of reverse policy on labour migration

July 9, 2021 Moses John 0

Stakeholders in the labour sector in Nigeria on Wednesday commence validation of the revised National Policy on Labour Migration (NPLM,2014). Speaking at a workshop for stakeholders to validate the revised Policy, the Director Employment and Wages, Mr. John Nyamali said federal government is determined to manage organized labour migration in the country and harness its benefits for national development. He said the journey started with the adoption of  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

Dr. Molokwu to deliver keynote address at OAAN 36th AGM

June 24, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Outdoor Advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) has announced Dr. Joseph Bel-Molokwu of Pan Atlantic University and former Registrar of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) as the keynote speaker at its 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) holding on Friday, June 25, 2021 in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The AGM which has the theme: ‘’Corporate Governance & Business Continuity amidst Security Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More