Amaechi urges professionalism in ports control, ship inspection

October 20, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on Wednesday stressed the need for Port State Control Officers (PSCOs) to display a high level of professionalism in carrying out their duties of inspecting foreign ships at national ports. Amaechi spoke at the 11th Port State Control Committee (PSC) Meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding on PSC for West and Central Read More

Two of a kind: A nation and its defence minister

October 8, 2021 Muhammed Abdulkadri 0

All nations of the world have peculiarities and commonalities in terms of their very rich historical evolutions, their sovereignties and clearly defined geographical entities as well as their human capital assets and Nigeria as a sovereign state is not an exception. Certain things normally and naturally shape the course of history in the anals of the developed and developing countries Read More

Imbibe objectivity, fairness in reportage, Ganduje tasks media practitioners

October 8, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has called on media practitioners to imbibe the spirit of fairness, impartiality and objectivity in their reportage. He said some unpatriotic elements were using broadcast media as launch-pads for hate speech. Speaking at the opening of the 75th General Assembly and the 20th Annual General Meeting of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria(BON) held Read More

Shun corruption, FCT minister warns new FCT-IRS staff

October 5, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has advised the newly recruited staff of FCT Inland Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) to shun all acts of corruption no matter how tempting the situation might be. The minister, who gave this advice during the induction ceremony of the new staff Tuesday in Abuja, also advised them to “resist the temptation Read More

Emiefele: Nigeria’s financial czar of all times

October 4, 2021 Sesugh Iwen-Daniel 0

  In 1929, Wall Street crashed signaling America’s descent in what is described as the Great Depression. The American stock market crashed to a terrible low marking the beginning of a decade of high unemployment, poverty, low profits, and deflation, plunging farm incomes, and lost opportunities for economic growth as well as for personal advancement.  It was difficult to pinpoint Read More

NASFAT missioner receives doctorate degree in commerce

September 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Chief Missioner Nasrul -L-lahi Fathi Society (NASFAT) (Abuja branch) Mallam Sharafdeen Aliagan has received a doctorate degree award in Commerce and Enterprises Development from the Institute for Commerce Research and Enterprises Development (ICRED). The cleric, while speaking to journalists weekend after receiving the award in Abuja, said he could now speak with authority and principles of commerce and enterprises for Read More

Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation 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

TRCN: I‘ll reposition Nigeria’s teaching profession to global standards – Ajiboye

September 2, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Reappointed Chief Executive/Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof Segun Ajiboye, Wednesday, promised to continue to reposition Nigeria’s teaching profession to global standards. Prof Ajiboye stated this in Ibadan while speaking on his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chief Executive/Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) for another five year-term. He stressed that, in doing Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC vows to sanitise private security guard companies

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has expressed the Corps commitment to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedevilling our Nation.  Audi made call while presenting operational licence to 24 Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and 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

Bayelsa govt’ sets up ecosystem restoration committee

July 25, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Bayelsa state government has inaugurated a five-man committee to draft a blue-print for the Bayelsa Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. This was contained in a statement signed by chairman of the committee Dr. Hephzibah Suobo, at the weekend, saying that the state commissioner for Environment, Mr. lselema Gbaranbiri inaugurated the committee in his office at the new secretariat complex, Ovom, Read More

COAS promotes private soldier for display of professionalism

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya has granted automatic promotion to 19NA/782148 Private Jamilu Mohammed. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the promotion came as a result of the professional military skills displayed by the soldier at a regimental Quarter Guard during COAS’ operational visit to Command Engineering Depot in Read More

Misconduct: Supreme Court quashes conviction of 3 lawyers

June 20, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

Orders reconstitution of probe panel The Supreme Court, on Friday, set aside the conviction of three senior lawyers barred from practising in Nigeria over alleged professional misconduct. The three lawyers are Mamman Waziri, Olayori Muideen and Dr Osaretin Izegbuwa. The lawyers were sanctioned by the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPPDC) for various misconduct in the discharge of their profession. Justice Read More

Be conscious of your integrity, Blueprint editor counsels trainee journalists

June 13, 2021 Habibah A. Taiwo 0

Editor Blueprint Newspapers (Daily) Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf has urged trainee journalists to be conscious of their integrity if they are to make a fulfilling career out of journalism. He also said  journalism is one profession that prides itself in the service of humanity, stressing that anyone desirous of quick material wellbeing should look outside the wall of the pen profession. The Read More