2020 Olympics: Key facts On Nigeria’s performance 

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Tokyo Olympics has had its fair share of drama on and off the sport’s arena. Team Nigeria is no exception but in the middle of all those distractions, Nigeria made very important progress at the games. Here are eight amazing facts about Nigeria’s performances at the Tokyo Olympics.  Nigeria got a bronze medal in long jump, 25 years after Read More

Pre-season: Mane scores as Liverpool defeat Bologna

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Liverpool’s preparations for the 2021-22 season are looking good after completing the double against Bologna on Thursday. The English and Italian clubs played two matches, each lasting 60 minutes. In the first game, goals from Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota propelled the Reds to a 2-0 win against the Serie A outfit at the Camille Fournier Stadium. Although, the Red Read More

H1′ 2021: Ecobank deposit hits N7.86trn as profit rises 33.04%

July 28, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Customer deposit of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has hit N7.86% as its post-tax profit recorded a 33.04 per cent rise in the first half of the year ended June 30, 2021. In its unaudited financial statement for the first half of the year 2021, Ecobank said its operating income improved by 15.35 per cent year-on-year from June 30, 2020. It Read More

Decongestion: FG urges state govts to build holding centres for awaiting trial suspects

July 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

The federal government has asked the state governments to put in places holding centres for the awaiting trial suspects as part of efforts to dicongest the custodial centres nationwide. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, said this at the commissioning of the Osun state command office complex of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Osogbo. In a statement issued in Read More

APC information managers demand legislation, actions against media abuse, misinformation

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Information managers of the federal government and in All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have demanded for strengthened legislation, strategies and action plans with consequences for media abuse and misinformation in the country. The media managers also asked for a strengthened advocacy to amplify justifications of government policies and popularise government achievements across board. The demands are contained in a Read More

2020 AGM: Shareholders laud TAJBank’s board, mgt on performance…..As lender records 471% growth in Profit Before Tax

June 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Shareholders of TAJBank Limited, Nigeria’s leading non-interest banking products and servicesprovider, yesterday commended the board and management of the bank for its impressiveperformance in its first year of operations, promising continued commitment to the realisation ofthe vision and mission of the innovation-driven lender in the years ahead. During the financial year, the bank reported outstanding improvements in its gross earnings,which Read More

Policy holders battle insurance firms over unpaid claims

June 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Some aggrieved Nigerians have expressed their dissatisfaction with some insurance firms in the country over their inability to pay claims after several years of contribution, calling on the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to take up the matter. One of the aggrieved Nigerians, Mack Ogbamosa, said he invested in an Income Protection Policy (IPP) with Standard Alliance Plc in 2009. By Read More

Election observer commends INEC over Jigawa, Kaduna bye-elections

June 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Africa Middle East Progressive Initiative (AMEPI) has commended Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its performance in the bye-elections held at Jigawa and Kaduna states. The AMEPI in a statement by its president, Omotola Oshifeso, Monday said “INEC conduct is commendable, materials got to venue on time, officials arrive early and the process were conducted peacefully. Although we had 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

Music key to our well being

June 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Music is a form of art that uses sound organised in time. Music is also a form of entertainment that puts sounds together in a way that people like, find interesting or dance to. Most music includes people singing with their voices or playing musical instruments, such as the piano, guitar, or drums. Music is an arrangement of sounds having Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

World Tobacco Day: The need to quit smoking

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nothing is more valuable than life, as such, one needs to be very careful in choosing what he/she eats or drinks. The World Tobacco Day is set aside every May 31, to raise awareness on the negative consequences of smoking tobacco as well as other smocks items. In the case of Nigeria, where smoking has become a habit among the Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

May 29: APC government a failure, minority Reps declare

May 28, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

As Nigeria yet achieves another anniversary of the return to democratic governance (May 29), Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has, after its claimed stock taking of the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, declared it a failure.  The caucus in its assessment, said “with the government’s failure to check worsening insecurity and mass killing of citizens; Read More

Investors lose N603.5bn as supply outstrips demand

May 24, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The local bourse reversed last week’s gain as sell pressure dominated the market on all trading days of the week. The All-Share index declined by 3.0 per cent week-week (w/w) to 38,324.07 points. The result is that market capitalisation fell by N603.5 billion to N20.0 trillion while Year-to-Date (YTD) loss worsened to -4.8 per cent. Activity level reduced as average Read More

CSCS shareholders approve N5.58bn as total dividend payout

May 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Shareholders of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc, have approved total dividend payout of N5.58 billion for the 2020 financial year. The amount translated to N1.17 kobo per share held by investors at the close of business May 10, 2021, representing an increase of 36.0 per cent year-on-year growth in return to shareholders, when compared to the N4.3 billion dividend Read More

Olympics Relay qualifier: Team Nigeria move closer to Tokyo

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Team Nigeria’s 4x400m Mixed Relay team got off to a good start at the PVAMU track meet in Texas on Wednesday, running a new 3:18.53 Nigerian record to win the event and move to withing five places of sealing a spot in the event at the Tokyo Olympics. The quartet of Nse Uko Imaobong, Patience Okon-George, Nathaniel Samson and Sikiru Read More

PwC forecasts feasibility of Nigeria’s 2021 oil budget projections

May 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Pricewaterhouse Coopers Limited Nigeria (PwC), one of the world’s leading research and consulting firms, has projected that given the realities in the international oil market, Federal Government’s oil production target and earnings’ projections in the 2021 budget look feasible. The consulting company gave this hint in its just published ‘Economic Alert: Assessing the 2021 FGN Budget’ The Economic Alert critically Read More

2023: Can Binos break the jinx of re-election in Adamawa South?

May 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

MUAZU ABARI writes from Yola on the impending political battle for the soul of Adamawa South between the incumbent Senator Binos Yaroe and Alhaji Adamu Atiku Abubakar, eldest son of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is also the Commissioner for Works and Energy in the state Complexity of Adamawa South politics Adamawa South senatorial district is the most Read More

NYSC: Workers, corps members bag Director-General’s awards

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has unveiled the maiden edition of the Director-General’s Community Development Service award, during which staff and corps members were rewarded for outstanding performances in the sphere of Community Development Service (CDS). A statement from DG’s office Friday revealed that the awardees, include the overall best position, second and third best, taken by Oduma Fidelis Read More

Insecurity: FG begins inter-agencies training on public safety, internal security

May 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to improve security agencies’ response to various threats to public peace and safety across the country, the federal government has flagged-off an inter-agencies training on Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System (NISPSAS). Declaring open the training Thursday in Abuja, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola said the ministry charged with responsibility of ensuring internal Read More

Why northern elite must support Blueprint as their own – Danbirni

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Musa Danbirni, a notable and widely acclaimed social affairs analyst and politicians of note, tells BASHIR MOHAMMED that for attaining uninterrupted ten years in the newspaper industry, Blueprint deserves a standing ovation. He also makes a case for the need by northern elite to support the newspaper in the ever competitive media space, to further give the region a voice of Read More

FG issues shoot-at-sight order against Prisons’ attackers, fleeing inmates

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot-at-sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. Read More