Banditry, Kidnapping: PDP unqualified to speak on insecurity – APC

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not qualified to criticise the current administration on the worsening insecurity in Nigeria. Responding to an earlier statement released by the PDP, APC reassured Nigerians that “the security of the nation is of the highest priority to the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and this government is Read More

Nigeria’s debt burden

August 8, 2021 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

History is replete with countries that plunged into crises on the strength of ever- rising spending and the crushing effect of accumulated debts.  For instance, Greece fell into deep economic morass due to its fiscal policies. It kept spending while borrowing continue to make a quick upward trajectory. Then, it began to creak under the weight of debts with serious consequences. Read More

Hausa community denounce membership of TOP, declare support for Oyetola

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Hausa community in Osun State, Wednesday, denounced the membership of a splinter group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.  The group at a press conference addressed by its spokesperson in Osogbo, Alh Umar kotonkoro, described as ‘mere rumour’,  insinuation that they belonged to an APC caucus, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP).  Kotonkoro Read More

LCBC opens bids for in-depth studies of Chari, Logone rivers

July 27, 2021 John Oba 0

As part of efforts of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) member countries to provide sustainable solutions to the challenges affecting the Basin and it’s inhabitants, the Commission has opened bids to select a consultant to conduct an in-depth studies to improve the hydraulic capacity of the Chari and Logone Rivers. According to Nigeria Minister of Water Resources and Chairman, Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Read More

Breaking: NFF lays foundation for new 5-star Naija Ratels hostel

June 29, 2021 Editor 0

Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi on Tuesday performed the ground breaking ceremony of a five-star rated hostel for a privately owned club Naija Ratels. The 12-bedroom hostel located in Kurudu, Abuja Municipal Area Council will be accommodate both players and officials of the team. Barr. Akinwunmi who was visibly elated by the immense resources Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More

Global economic crisis: Is Nigeria ready for renewable energy transition?

June 18, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Osinbajo advises a more equitable transition …Gas, our own renewable energy – Sylva ‘…Stakeholders’ collaboration needed’ … Nigeria ready, but…- Expert The world is moving from fossil fuel to renewable energy, but many have been left wondering whether or not Nigeria, with its dependence on oil as a major source of revenue, is ready for this global shift. BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Read More

Oyetola’s aide chides PDP over comment on salary

June 17, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State, Ismail Omipidan, has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for their comment over payment of salary in the state.  The PDP had flayed the Governor for flaunting regular payment of salaries as part of its achievements.   Omipidan in a personal statement maintained that Oyetola has not erred for Read More

NDDC Board: No rift between Sylva, Akpabio over constitution of members

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of State Petroleum Resources Chief Timipre Sylva has said that their is no rift between him and Minister of Nigeria Delta Affairs Senator Godswil Akpabio over the constitution of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja, media aide to Sylva, Julius Bokoru, those concocting the rift were enemies Read More

FG restates resolve to develop abundant gas resources

June 7, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federal Government has reiterated its resolve to explore Nigeria’s vast gas potential for the country’s prosperity. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) on Monday in Abuja, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva insisted that Nigeria is ready to utilize her natural gas resources to drive industrial development. “At the heart of Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

Big data advances industrial upgrading in Guiyang

Big data technology is facilitating the upgrading and transformation of  several enterprises in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou province. As the core region of China’s first national big data comprehensive pilot zone, Guiyang is taking smart manufacturing as a focal point to replace old growth drivers with new ones and promote high-quality development of its economy. Through big data, more and Read More

Ayade wins Blueprint Newspapers Governor of the Year award on Agro-Industrialisation

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has been awarded the Blueprint Newspaper Governor of the Year award for 2021. The event took place Thursday at the prestigious Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Ayade clinched the award in recgonition of his giant strides in agro-industrialization. The Blueprint 10th anniversary/Impact Series and Award is one in a series of Read More

Omo-Agege blames Devil for Nigeria’s woes

May 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has put at the door step of the devil, causes of myriad  of challenges confronting Nigeria and Nigerians. This is as he declared that regardless of the antics and machinations of the devil against Nigeria, that the country will remain one. Making the declaration in Abuja on Friday, while giving his Read More

Group lauds Pam’s leadership at Christian Pilgrims’ Commission

May 20, 2021 Editor 0

Some Christian youths have hailed Rev. Yakubu Pam’s exemplary leadership since taking charge as Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). The group, under the aegis of Young Christians Forum of Nigeria (YCFN), said the commission has recorded tremendous progress in its operations in the last 10 months. The Christian youths made this known in a strategic report Read More

Sterling Bank wins big at CIPMN Awards

May 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, is one of the biggest winners at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria (CIPMN) Fellows’ Award and Human Resources Recognition ceremonies. The Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria ( CIPMN) is the umbrella body for the country’s human resource professionals. The Bank picked up two coveted awards, the ‘People First CEO Award’ and Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s insecurity is real, APC admits, sympathises with citizens

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has admitted that the current state of insecurity bedeviling the country is real even as it sympathised with Nigerians who have been victims. The ruling party, however, assured that it won’t play politics with matters of life and collective wellbeing of the country. In a statement released Monday in Abuja by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Chinese economy maintains stable recovery

April 20, 2021 Editor 0

China’s GDP grew 18.3 percent year on year in the first quarter, hitting 24.93 trillion yuan (about $3.82 trillion), according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on April 16. The figure registered an increase of 0.6 percent from that in Q4 of 2020, or 10.3 percent from that in the first three months of 2019. This Read More