Book launch: US, UK, China, France, Canada, 2 others acknowledge National Pilot’s invitation

April 6, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The United States embassy in Nigeria and its UK counterpart are among top diplomatic missions in the country that have acknowledged the invitation of National Pilot newspapers for its book presentation. Other top embassies that have also received and acknowledged the invite include that of Canada, France, China, Germany and our West African neighbours, Ghana among others. The event, which Read More

6m Nigerians die from preventable tobacco diseases – CSEA

April 2, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) has raised alarm over the increasing deaths caused by tobacco in take, expressing worry that out of the 1.3 billion global incidences, Nigeria alone looses six million of its citizens yearly to diseases from tobacco which can be prevented. Research Associate at the centre Chimere Iheonu, disclosed this Wednesday Read More

Bogoro LG chair distributes 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman of Bogoro local government council of Bauchi state Iliya Habila on Tuesday distributed 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the area to alleviate their transportation challenges. Speaking during the distribution ceremony in Bogoro, Habila said the gesture was in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Beautiful Gate Handicapped Centre’. The Handicap Center was founded by Read More

Nigeria needs more FDIs to funds capital projects – Chukwu

February 11, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Managing Director, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Johnson Chukwu, has said that Nigeria needs appropriate policies that will attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country. He said Nigeria needs to put in place policies that will attract foreign exchange inflow that would enable the country fund capital projects. Chukwu who stated this in his presentation at a virtual Read More

N3bn delaying resuscitation of Ajaokuta coy – Senate

November 29, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The multi million dollars Ajaokuta Iron and  Steel Project which has been under construction for close to 40 years , may end up a mirage if N3billion is not provided for reactivation of the 21 plants next year , said the Chairman, Senate Committee on Solid Minerals , Mines and Steel Development , Senator Tanko Almakura ( APC Nasarawa South).  Read More

NDA presents book in honour of NYSC DG

November 22, 2020 John Oba 0

  The Nigerian Defence Academy, Department of History and War Studies, has presented a book titled: “War, Society and Leadership in Nigeria,” in honour of the Director General, National Youth Service CorpS (NYSC), Brig.- Gen Shuaib Ibrahim. In his opening remarks, the representative of NDA commandant, Maj.- Gen J. Sarham, the Provost, Nigeria Defence Academy, Professor Isa Garba, during the Read More

634 child labour offenders to be prosecuted – Ngige

November 17, 2020 Moses John 0

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the federal government is set to prosecute 634 Child Labour offenders. The Minister who disclosed this on the occasion of training Workshop for media practitioners on Child Labour reporting and presentation of the National Advocacy Strategy on the Elimination of Child Labour in Abuja said the offence was committed Read More

The untold truth to Bauchi APC chairman

October 27, 2020 Mukhtar Jibrin 0

Let me begin with the name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate. As I promised you, I will divulge the truth which people refused to tell the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bauchi state chapter, Hon. Uba Ahmad Nana, since the defeat of the party’s governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections. I’m not among those who ascribed Read More

Anambra: 6 die, police stations burnt, as Obiano suspends 2021 budget presentation

October 22, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

About six police stations have been reportedly burnt down with some unidentifiable corpses found at some parts of Anambra state as #EndSARS protests continued.The burnt police formations reportedly include Ogidi police station, 33 police station and two police stations in Nnewi commercial town. It was also learnt that the act has left Nkpor junction express way to Upper Iweka, Onitsha Read More

E-voting: 8 companies make presentation to INEC

September 30, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that out of the over 40 companies invited to demonstrate the the use of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), eight of them have made presentations to the commission. A statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said the demonstration was through a combination of physical and Read More

NCPC Boss gets Sir Ahmadu Bello’s Distinguished Leadership award

August 13, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has been honoured with Sir Ahmadu Bello (Sardauna) Distinguished Leadership award as an Icon of Nation Building. Speaking during the presentation of the award, the national president of the Northern Youth Association of Nigeria (NYAN), Comrade Godiya Adams, commended Rev. Pam for his positive contributions and commitment Read More

SERVICOM rates immigration service delivery high

August 3, 2020 Binta Shama 0

  The Service Compact with all Nigerians (SERVICOM) has lauded the operations and service delivery process of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).  The appraisal was given when the National Coordinator/CEO SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemeli recently attended the grand finale /awards presentation at the Nigerian Immigration Service headquarters, Abuja. Akajemeli, in her paper presentation, commended the Nigeria Immigration Comptroller General (CGI), Read More

Dare assures SIP will stand test of time

July 28, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

 A new  dawn  beckons  for Nigerian  sports with the presentation  of  the new Sports Industry Policy (SIP)  with  Minister of Youth  and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare  assuring that the policy would stand the test of time.     Speaking  while receiving    the Draft National Sports Industry Policy, Mr Dare said  the event  was  a  milestone , with the capacity Read More

NEDC empowers 601 repentant B/Haram members

July 26, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) Saturday empowered 601 repentant Boko Haram members with working tools after their six months de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and re-integration programme in Gombe state. NEDC head of cooperate services, Mr. Abba Musa, made the presentation on behalf of the managing director, Malam Mohammed Alkali, during the graduation ceremony of the Batch 4, 2019 ex-Boko Haram members Read More

El-Rufai lauds Kaduna traffic authority on Covid-19 fight

July 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai has commended the Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTLEA) for being one of the security agencies that helped in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 during the lockdown.The governor, who said this at the presentation of 15 peugeot pick-up vans allocated to KASTLEA, said the marshalls were visible during the lockdown, noting that their sense Read More

COVID-19: Lagos govt, O’jeez distribute palliatives to Lagos SWAN

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos government, through the state Sports Commission and O’jeez Entertainment have distributed palliatives to Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) to cushion effect of COVID-19 pandemic on sports journalists in the state. Each of the over 250 Lagos SWAN members received bags of 5kg rice, 5kg beans, 5kg semolina/noodles, 2 liters groundnut oil, condiments and 200ml sanitisers. Speaking Read More

Gobir foundation donates land, tractors, others to support Kwara farmers

April 12, 2020 John Oba 0

The Founder of the Gobir Organization Foundation Waziri Yakubu Gobir has acquired two Tractors, 300 hectares of farmland and other farm inputs for farmers in Kwara State.  A statement by the director of information and strategies, Mr Charles Olufemi Folayan,at the weekend,  following the inauguration of project committee for the Gobir Farmers Support Project last week, which also features the Read More

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Kwara distributes relief materials to 100 widows

November 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state government on Wednesday distributed relief materials to no fewer than 100 widows across the 16 local government areas of the state. Wife of the governor, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq, said at the presentation of the items in Ilorin that the state government would soon be unveiling initiatives to assist widows. Abdulrazaq, who was represented by the  Permanent Secretary, Read More

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Export-oriented economy: FG rolls out new initiatives

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has rolled out plans for implementing new initiatives towards envisaging an export-oriented economy in few years ahead. The federal government through the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo disclosed this while making a presentation in London at the Nigeria Investment Showcase, Guildhall on Thursday. In a statement signed by the minister’s Special Assistant Read More

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Experts canvass education for social liberation

July 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Some experts have canvassed for more education and orientation as only way to liberate women and men in the society. This was part of their efforts in celebrating women potential in the country. A professor of English and Literary Studies in VERITAS University, Monique Ekpong stated this at the presentation of her book entitled: ‘Feminist Consciousness’ Wednesday in Abuja. Ekpong Read More

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Valuechain magazine holds lecture, award July 10

July 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Valuechain magazine has concluded arrangement to hold its 2nd Valuechain Magazine Public Lecture and Awards on July 10, 2019 The event schedule to hold at Fraser suites Abuja will host the top personalities in the oil and gas industry. In a statement signed Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Musa Bashir Usman, it will also launch the Valuechain Sickle Cell Foundation and presentation of Awards to some Nigerians who Read More

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Abuja writers take reading culture campaign to schools

May 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Abuja Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has begun its 2019 Children’s Day school outreach program at Surestart Private School, Kubwa. Blueprint Weekend observed that the school atmosphere was filled fun and excitement. Part of the activities during the outreach include writing coaching section by a former NLNG winner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim; reading by Chioma Diru from Read More

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Why housing ecosystem should be replicated nationwide – Fashola

April 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has  given reasons the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) should replicate the opportunities of its “housing ecosystem” across the country. Fashola, who made the call Tuesday night in Abuja during the formal presentation of the annual report of the current Board of Directors of FHA by its Chairman, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, said he was Read More

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Ondo APC faction protests, accuses Akeredolu of anti-party

February 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Aggrieved members of Ondo state All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Ondo APC Mandate Group have accused Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of anti-party activities. The group also accused the governor of engaging in actions that could cause a breach of peace in the state. “It is established from all indications that the Ondo state Governor is Atiku Abubakar campaign Read More

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Community devt: Mabushi unveils charter of requests ahead 2019

February 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Mabuchi, a slum community in Abuja FCT, Tuesday unveiled a charter of demands tagged: Giving back to a slum community via a book presentation cum documents. Giving an opening remark at the occasion, the Executive Director, Hip City Innovation Centre, Mr Bassey Bassey explained that the presentation was as a result of research work probing urban property which was carried Read More