COP27: Lack of seriousness dashes hope of recovering damaged environment – HOMEF

December 4, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Environmental Rights Organisation, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), has lamented the failure of the just concluded COP27 in Egypt to call for the phasing out of all fossil fuels, recovery of damaged environment, saying hope were shattered by the usual lack of seriousness in the discussions. HOMEF Director, Nnimmo Bassey, in a statement in Abuja, recently said, the outcome of COP27 Read More

Reps vow to recover ecological funds from MDAs

November 8, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Ecology has vowed to recover all ecological funds not utilised, and held by federal government ministries, departments and agencies, (MDAs). The committee specifically said that the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has queries to answer with regards to the ecological fund received and so far expended. Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Ibrahim Isiaka, Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

UEFA Champions League: Key Chelsea player ruled out of Juve clash

September 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Serie A giants Juventus on Wednesday night after testing positive for coronavirus. The 30-year-old has been an integral figure at Stamford Bridge since his arrival from Leicester City in July 2016, winning the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and the FA Cup during his five-year spell with the Blues. Kante Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo 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

National grid restored after 3,560MW loss

August 25, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Tuesday, disclosed that it has restored the national grid, which collapsed on Monday. Blueprint gathered that the collapse caused an initial loss of 402 megawatts (MW) from the grid network and subsequently a total of 3,560MW from the grid was finally collapsed. Though some parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) did not experience Read More

2 bandits shot dead in Ogun, as police recovers 2 AK-47 riffles

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police operatives, in continuation of its bush combing operations in search of kidnappers terrorising parts of the state, weekend, engaged suspected kidnappers in gun battle at Bere forest in Onigaari, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the operations is as a result of information received by Read More

NASS laments state of aviation industry, mulls quick recovery plans

August 3, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The National Assembly NASS has expressed worries over the state of the Nigerian aviation industry and lamented that the federal government has not done enough to support both agencies and companies in the sector in their recovery efforts following the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. The legislative arm said they are poised to accelerate measures that Read More

CBN’s MPC meets today, may retain policy parameters – Analysts

July 25, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Analysts are of the opinion that, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’ Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is likely to retain the policy parameters as the committee begins its meeting today. According to them, since the second quarter of 2021 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) performance numbers are yet to be released, the committee members may not have much to work with. Read More

How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

FIRS makes historic tax haul, rakes in N650bn in June

July 7, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has raked in over N650 billion in June 2021, the highest revenue realized in a single month since the COVID-19 pandemic started and the assumption of office of the current management. Executive Chairman, Mr Muhammad Nami, disclosed this in a statement made available to the media in Abuja. Mr. Nami stated that “this feat Read More

Boko Haram: Navy Special Boat Service personnel conduct clearance operation in Baga

June 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service personnel of the Naval Base Lake Chad (NBLC) in conjunction with personnel of 403 Special Force Amphibious Brigade and Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have conducted a clearance and recovery operation at Baga, Borno state.  A statement by Director Information Nigerian Navy, Commodore Sulieman Dahun on Tuesday said, the operation was led by the Read More

Nigeria’s economy to bounce back by 3.1% in 2021 – Vetiva

June 28, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Vetiva Research has predicted that the Nigerian economy will rebound by 3.1 per cent in 2021. In its second half of 2021 macroeconomic outlook for the Nigerian economy, titled, “On the cusp of recovery,” the Lagos-based firm appraised developments on the global, continental and domestic scenes. On the global scene, the analysts reviewed the COVID-19 virus and vaccine developments, the Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Disbanded Obono-Obla panel uncovered NNPC’s $60bn US account – Prosecutor

May 26, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Prosecutor for the disbanded Okoi Obono-Obla’s Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr Tosin Ojaomo has disclosed that the panel prior to its doslution, uncovered an account with about $60 billion, belonging to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), domiciled in Texas, U.S. He made the disclosure Wednesday while making submissions before the House of Representatives’ Read More

CBN retains interest rate at 11.5% to support economic recovery

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) retained its benchmark interest rate for a fourth straight meeting, prioritizing the recovery of the economy from last year’s recession over fighting inflation that’s near a four-year high. Blueprint Newspaper had earlier predicted that, the slow down in inflation rate in April may give the doves a weapon Read More

£4.2m Ibori loot handed over to Delta – FG

May 25, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has disclosed that the £4.2 million Ibori loot recently received from the United Kingdom has been paid to Delta state government.Idris, stated this while making a presentation before an adhoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating the status and utilisation of recovered assets, on Tuesday.“I know there was a time when Read More

Imo police arrest killers of police sergeant

May 16, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Five notorious armed robbers who murdered Sergeant Joseph Nwaka, attached to the Department of Operations and collected his arms have been arrested. According to a statement issued by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro Saturday, the Crime Prevention and Control strategies adopted by the Imo State Police Command under him to rid Imo state of activities of  the Read More

Libya force majeure pushes oil price to $68

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Oil rose to $68 a barrel and hit its highest in a month on Tuesday, supported by disruption to Libyan exports and expectations of a drop in U.S. crude inventories, though rising coronavirus cases in Asia limited gains, Reuters reports. Libya declared force majeure on exports from the port of Hariga and said it could extend the measure to other Read More

Reviving Nigeria’s tourism after COVID-19

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Since it broke out in China more than a year ago, the deadly Coronavirus pandemic has hit every aspect of life, halting progress in every human endeavour. Total lockdowns, social distancing, wearing of facemasks and other measures taken to mitigate its spread have impacted negatively on all sectors of global economy with some suffering devastating blows.Tourism, a gold mine that Read More

Yobe: EU, AFRYDEV support youths on conflict recovery in 3 LGs

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

As part of peace dialogue and reintegration, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) has supported early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state to forestall further conflicts in the state. AFRYDEV Senior Programme Officer, Abdullahi Edoka, explained this during a capacity building for youths to Read More

EFCC arrests 34 ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan, Lagos

April 1, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, ( EFCC)  Ibadan zonal officeon Friday arrested 34 suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ in Ibadan and Lagos. In a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan stated that 24 of the arrested Yahoo Boys were apprehended in Ibadan at their hideout in Apete area of the town. The commission maintained that the remaining 10  Read More

Swiss govt to aid Nigeria recover looted funds through judicial cooperation

March 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Swiss government has said it was committed to aiding Nigeria recover looted funds through judicial cooperationSpeaking at the 10th anniversary of Nigeria-Switzerland Migration Partnership at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, the Federal Councillor, Head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police Switzerland, Kerin Keler,  reiterated the government’s determination to continue to assist Nigeria in recovering its looted Read More