Oyetola presents N129.7bn budget for 2022 fiscal year

October 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday presented a total sum of N129,8bn budget to the Atate House of Assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development,” Oyetola said advancement of economy will be given priority. The budget presentation, which was the 30th since the creation of the state, was higher than the year 2021 budget of Read More

Revive the Mambilla power project

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service reported how the much talked about Mambilla power project is yet to take off despite the billions of naira believed to have been released for the project.According to the BBC report, with the exception of some houses built by the President Olusegun Obasanjo government for the engineers and other staff, no single block Read More

How Nigerian airlines can navigate out of skyrocketing debt traps – NCAA DG

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

That operating airlines in Nigeria owe industry agencies and other companies huge debts over the years and their inability to pay has been a dilemma is stating the obvious.  However, in this interview, Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Captain Musa Nuhu, offers insight into how the agency is blocking those debts from skyrocketing. He spoke to SULEIMAN Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More

BUA Cement projects N241.9bn revenue

September 20, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

BUA Cement Plc has projected to increase its revenue by 15. 5 per cent to N241.9 billion at the end of second half of 2021 financial year. The group in its outlook for second half of 2021 said it is largely on course, having achieved 51.4 per cent of its full year revenue projection in the first half of 2021 Read More

We’re borrowing for the good of Nigerians, APC tells PDP

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied criticism by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its borrowing spree, saying the act “is for the good of the country.” In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Secretary Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, the ruling party said unlike in the brazen looting days Read More

Again, Buhari seeks Senate request to borrow $4.054bn, €710m, $125m

September 14, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, Tuesday, received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration and approval of external loans to fund projects captured under the 2018-2021 borrowing plans. The request contained in a letter dated August 24, 2021, was read during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Buhari in the letter explained that the projects listed in the 2018-2021 federal Read More

Transfer your skills back home, group urges Diaspora Nigerians

September 13, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Executive Director, Alpha Ajoge Foundation, Comrade Hypa Cee Ajoge, has admonished Nigerians in the Diaspora to show patriotism and be committed to transferring their skills back home in order to contribute to national development. Comrade Ajoge while speaking with Blueprint in Abuja, Monday, stated that many Nigerians in the Diaspora constitute the bulk of manpower and professional pools adding value Read More

How my role in Dadi Kowaaffects me – Sister Altine

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mariya Ibrahim is popularly known as Sister Altine in the Dadin Kowa programme that is being aired on Arewa 24 in Kano. She tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that even though the programme has made her a celebrity, she regrets the role she plays in it. Regrets As a result of the role I play in the programme when Read More

Banditry: Gumi’s position self serving, threat to national security- PGF boss

September 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has faulted the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for calling on the authorities to grant amnesty to bandits in the country. The APC chieftain said Gumi’s position was not only self serving but clearly a threat to national security. Lukman also applauded the role played by Chief Executive Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Revealed! How final year Kaduna Poly student died affter graduation

August 31, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A final year Hospitality Management student of Kaduna state Polytechnic, identified as Faith Favour has died few days after graduation. Faith had shared a photo of herself and course mates from their signing out celebration two weeks ago. A Source disclosed that she sadly passed away after her signing-out celebration. One of her course mates, Mhister Isaac, disclosed the sad Read More

CBN selects technical partner for digital currency project

August 31, 2021 Amala Ifeakandu 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the formal engagement of the global fintech company, Bitt Inc., as the technical partner for its digital currency, named eNaira, which is due to be unveiled later in the year. The Governor of the Central Bank, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, while disclosing the development in Abuja listed the benefits of the Central Bank Read More

COVID-19: NYSC DG warns prospective corps members against protocol violation

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the scheme is committed to the sustenance ofCOVID-19 preventive and safety protocols in order to guarantee seamless service year. The Director-General who stated this Friday during a WEBINAR session on COVID-19 measures for safe orientation camp, jointly organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC)/NYSC, and supported Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

FCTA decries massive return of umbrella markets in Mpape

August 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has decried massive return of umbrella markets at Mpape community, following a few days break of demolition of illegal structures in the area. Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, made statement during an evaluation visit to the area on Sunday in Abuja. He told residents of the area that Read More

Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

SEC gets AfDB’s grant for risk-based supervision project

August 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received funds from the African Development Bank towards the cost of regulatory capacity improvements under the risk-based supervision framework and capacity building project. The grant from the AfDB Group administered/Capital Markets Development Trust Fund is to finance the Risk Based Supervision Framework Implementation and Capacity Development Project. According to the SEC, the principal objectives Read More

FMDQ Exchange admits Dangote Cement Series 1 Bond on its platform

August 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has approved the listing of the Dangote Cement Plc N3.64 billion Series 1 (Tranche A), N10.45 billion Series 1 (Tranche B) and N35.91 billion Series 1 (Tranche C) Fixed Rate Bonds under its N300.00 billion Multi-Instrument Issuance Programme on its platform. This listing comes shortly after the successful registration of the Dangote Cement PLC N100.00 billion Read More

Tackle recurring flooding with all seriousness

August 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Negative effects of flooding had causes; uncountable loss of lives, damage to buildings and other structures in most parts of the country. These include sewerage system, roadway pavement which gulps multi- billion naira, bridges, canals, etc. Water borne diseases are also associated to flooding. They include giardia, cholera that send many people to their early graves, typhoid, cryptosporidium and other 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

Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’ Patience Madu grabs a deserving medal

August 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s sole representative in the football tournament in Tokyo 2020, Patience Ndidi Madu returned home Tuesday morning rewarded with a medal by FIFA. Madu who is a FIFA project for development was appointed as an understudy for the Tokyo Olympics Games but had the unprecedented privilege after passing all the fitness and medical tests to be given the privilege of Read More