FG to reform RBDAs, seek alternative funding source

May 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu has said that the need to reform the nation’s River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) is to seek alternative sources of funding to shore-up their revenue base and make them self-reliant. Declaring open a three-day business implementation training on the partial commercialisation of four pilot River Basin Development Authorities (RBDAs) in Abuja on Read More

Irabor pledges support for DEPOWA humanitarian projects

April 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor has expressed the willingness of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to support and collaborate with the leadership of the Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA) towards executing humanitarian programmes that would be beneficial to families of military personnel. Some of the  projects are the establishment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Read More

Renault to limit top speed of all cars to 180km/h

April 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

It looks like Renault may be the next in line to start limiting the top speed of its cars to 180 km/h and fit automatic speed control as standard, a new report suggests.This is in an attempt to curb the rate of high-speed accidents. As reported by Spiegel, the French manufacturer has expressed concerns over high speed accidents and believes Read More

NNMA, TETFund partner on projects, research devt

April 23, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) has entered into partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to initiate projects and research programmes that would benefit universities and other tertiary institutions in the country. This was contained in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was reached during a meeting with the chairman, Governing Board of the NNMA, Prof. Shekarau Yakubu Read More

Group seeks synergy with Bauchi govt to curb farmers, herders clashes

April 21, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group known as Active Nigerian Farmers and Rearers Association (ANFRA) has sought the collaboration of the Bauchi state government to curb incidences of farmers and herders clashes in not only Bauchi but Nigeria as a whole. The National Organizing Secretary of the Association, Comrade Umar Samaila stated this during a courtesy visit on the Bauchi state commissioner for local Read More

APC governors disown Obaseki over currency printing claim

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things. The Forum, in Read More

Flood: Gov Bello orders completion of ongoing Niger roads, bridges

April 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has directed the completion of all ongoing roads, bridges and culvert projects connecting riverine communities across the state before the commencement of the raining season. The governor also directed contractors handling various township road projects to speed up works and ensure their completion before the rain starts, He gave the directive during inspection Read More

Dilapidated public schools

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

This is to express my view on the poor state of the education sector in the country. For public schools, pragmatic policies and programmes should be formulated and implemented before they collapse. We all know how other countries around the world improve their education sector to improve their people and develop their economies. But, the situation in Nigeria is pathetic Read More

Terminal operators invested N538bn in port development — BPE

Private terminal operators at Nigeria’s seaports have invested over N538 billion to the country’s port development from 2006 when the ports were concessioned to December 2017, according to the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE). The Director General of BPE, Alex Okoh, disclosed this during a webinar on public private partnership as alternative financing model in the maritime sector organised by Read More

FEC approves appointment of Carterhouse to recover N5.2 trillion debts

March 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the appointment of Carterhouse Consulting to recover its about N5.2 trillion from some individuals and organisations.Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said the contract is for the second phase of the Read More

ICSAN opposes bill granting “chartered status” to APSSON

March 29, 2021 Odunewu Segun 0

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) has kicked against a proposed bill at the National Assembly seeking to grant “chartered status” to the Association of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria (APSSON). The President of the Institute, Bode Ayeku, who made this known in Lagos at a media Parley said the reason for the opposition was that Read More

Afreximbank, NEXIM partner to provide project preparation facilities for exports

March 24, 2021 David Agba 0

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Joint Project Preparation Fund that will provide early project preparation financing and technical support services to public and private sector entities operating in Nigeria’s trade sector. Under the terms of the MoU signed on 20 February 2021, Afreximbank and NEXIM Read More

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Katsina cotton, medical tourism parks for improved investment climate – NEPZA boss

March 24, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The managing director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, has said the establishment of a Cotton and Medical Tourism Parks in Katsina state would bring about the needed improved investment climate to the state. Adesugba stated this Tuesday in Katsina at a meeting between NEPZA team and members of the state’s working group for the establishment of Read More

Kidnapping: Ogun beefs up security around public schools

March 24, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun state government has beefed up security around all public schools in the state as way of curbing the recent kidnapping of students by bandits. The state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, stated this when he received members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Basic Education, led by its chairman, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, at his Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta. Read More

COVID-19: VSF donates borehole, WASH facilities to 3 Kaduna schools

March 11, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Victims Support Fund (VSF) has donated solar-powered borehole, four hand wash facilities, 2,000 reusable facemasks, gallons of hand sanitizers, liquid hand wash and cartons of bleach to three secondary schools in Kaduna. Chairperson, Victims Support Fund Taskforce on Covid-19, Mrs. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, said three schools, Government Day Secondary School, Ungwar Rimi Bajju, Zangon Kataf LGA, Government Junior Secondary School, Rimin Read More

TCN plans 4,000MW additional wheeling capacity to national grid

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Tuesday said it is set to add about 4,000 megawatts wheeling capacity to the national power grid. According to TCN, this will be be made possible with ongoing projects and the acquisition of a new office for its Project Implementation Units (PIUs). The Acting Managing Director of the company, Mr Sule Abdulaziz, who disclosed Read More

Breaking: Gov Bala’s convoy in accident as several policemen wounded

March 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

One policeman has fainted and several others got wounded Monday in the convoy of the Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed when a vehicle carrying police excorts had an accident. The governor was traveling to local governments across the state to inspect ongoing projects initiated by his administration.  Blueprint reports that the accident occurred along Burga to Duguri road currently being Read More

Kaduna Rotary clubs donate to Correctional Service, orphanage

February 19, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The seven Rotary Clubs in Kaduna have donated clothing, drugs, blankets, shoes, food items, toiletries to officials and inmates of Nigerian Correctional Service Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kaduna. Rotary Club of Kaduna, Rotary Club of Kaduna Metropolis, Rotary Club of Kakuri, Rotary Club of Barnawa, Rotary Club of Kawo, Rotary Club of Malali and Rotary Club of Gonin Gora also Read More

FG hands over 1.23km roads to Oko Poly

February 17, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko in Anambra state, Dr Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo, has commended the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for the 1.23 kilometer roads constructed in the institution. The rector stated that the project would impact the quality of education and the learning environment at the institution. The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is Read More

Imo 2021 budget’ll take care of projects, Osuala assures

February 8, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Imo state Commissioner for Budget, Economic Planning and Statistics, C. C. Osuala, has assured that the 2021 budget recently signed by Governor Hope Uzodinna will take care of many projects capable of bringing development to all facets of the state. He gave this assurance while having a chat with our correspondent in his office. The commissioner said such projects as Read More

Again, AYGF, NAPTIP warn Nigerians on irregular migration

December 18, 2020 Paul Okah 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), African Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF), has warned Nigerians on the dangers of irregular migration, including falling prey to organ harvesters, fraudsters and human traffickers. Speaking Friday at Nile University in Abuja during the grand finale of the Migration Information Communication Campaign (MICC) Nigeria project, which included award of prizes to undergraduates and secondary school students for Read More

I’ll complete legacy projects, Lalong assures

November 14, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, on Friday said his administration would not leave any of its ongoing legacy projects across the 17 local government areas uncompleted before his tenure ends by 2023. He said the projects which aimed to provide high standard public facilities such as schools and hospitals were conceived to address the problems affecting the indigenes. The Read More

Crisis over oil demands not over yet, Chevron warns

November 1, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

The Chief Financial Officer of Chevron Corp, Pierre Breber has said that it was too soon to say the worst of the pandemic-related decline in oil demand was over as oil firms struggle to preserve dividends.He disclosed this at the weekend while reacting to the company’s third-quarter profit as oil prices recovered from spring lows and spending cuts benefited operating Read More

How ICPC recovered N18.5 billion from Agric Ministry – Chairman

September 28, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, said Monday that the commission has recovered N16 billion paid into individual accounts and for non-official purposes from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Speaking at the second National Summit on Diminishing Corruption, the ICPC chairman said the commission also discovered over N2.5 Read More