NIS boss Babandede bows out

September 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The 11th Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, was on Monday pulled out from Service after a diligent service to his nation. Speaking during the ceremony which took place at the NIS parade ground, Sauka, Abuja, the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, paid tributes to Babandede for rebranding and repositioning the Read More

Ecobank supports business growth with reward scheme

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ecobank is hoping to see growth in businesses operated by its customers as well as enhance savings culture through its Super Reward Scheme. Managing Director/Regional Executive of the bank Patrick Akinwuntan further anticipates that the Scheme will deepen savings amongst Nigerians. Speaking at the presentation of Super Reward grand prize of N1 million cheque to each of the four winners, Read More

Nasarawa SEC approves 5 PPP projects in tech, health others

September 1, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nasarawa State Executive Council (NEC) has announced the landmark ratification of five signature projects to be delivered through Public Private Partnerships (PPP). A press statement by the MD/CEO Nasarawa Investment and Development Agency, Ibrahim A. Abdulahi, said: “This was in line with Governor Abdullahi Sule’s vision to revitalise the economy leveraging private sector expertise and capabilities. “The five projects Read More

Refugee Commission, NEMA partner on mandate delivery

September 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has said that inter-agency collaboration between the Commission and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is key in their efforts to strengthen the mandates of both agencies. The Federal Commissioner made the remark during a courtesy call by the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

We’II make Kwara uncomfortable for kidnappers, others – Police boss

August 13, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The new Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, Mr. Amienbo Assayomo, on Friday vowed to make the state uncomfortable for criminals and, therefore, advised kidnappers, cultists and cyber criminals to quit. Addressing journalists in Ilorin, the state capital, Assayomo expressed readiness to collaborate with vigilantes and non-state actors in line with the policing strategy of the Inspector General of Police Read More

SSANU cautions FG on new varsities

August 13, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has cautioned the federal government over the establishment of new varsities in view of numerous challenges confronting the existing ones. The association explained that funds being budgeted to such ventures should be used to strengthen existing varsities for effective service delivery. SSANU said only 10 per cent of its agreement with the Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

Avoidable childbirth deaths

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ruffled feathers in the healthcare sector with the disclosure that in every 10 minutes of the day, one Nigerian woman loses her life as a result of pregnancy-related complications. On the average, about 52, 560 women die annually during pregnancy or at childbirth. About50 per cent of pregnant women and children Read More

Maritime safety: NIMASA set to commence wreck removal

August 8, 2021 David Agba 0

All is set for the flag-off of an intensive wreck removal exercise in Nigerian waters by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The agency’s Director-General, Dr Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this during a Ministerial retreat organised by the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) in Lagos. Dr. Jamoh also said arrangements had been concluded for the recycling of wrecks and Read More

SGF Mustapha: Passion to serve humanity

August 3, 2021 Danjuma Mohammed 0

“Years ago in the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, men were living a promiscuous lifestyles, turning themselves reprobates with animal mindset. Virgins were found in the Land. No matter the gross moral decadence of Nigeria, we can boast of thousands of people with high level of integrity. Boss is one of them”. One notable Nigerian is a man decked with Read More

Decongestion: FG urges state govts to build holding centres for awaiting trial suspects

July 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

The federal government has asked the state governments to put in places holding centres for the awaiting trial suspects as part of efforts to dicongest the custodial centres nationwide. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, said this at the commissioning of the Osun state command office complex of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Osogbo. In a statement issued in Read More

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Why cultism persists in schools – Ebonyi govt

July 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Ebonyi state ministry of Justice has identified corporal punishment in schools as the cause of increase in cultism in the society. The ministry said students and pupils were being tortured in schools by teachers who give them such punishment which in turn makes them go into cultism. The ministry disclosed this through its gender desk officer in charge of child Read More

2020 AGM: Shareholders laud TAJBank’s board, mgt on performance…..As lender records 471% growth in Profit Before Tax

June 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Shareholders of TAJBank Limited, Nigeria’s leading non-interest banking products and servicesprovider, yesterday commended the board and management of the bank for its impressiveperformance in its first year of operations, promising continued commitment to the realisation ofthe vision and mission of the innovation-driven lender in the years ahead. During the financial year, the bank reported outstanding improvements in its gross earnings,which Read More

Stanbic IBTC retains Global Finance Best Sub-Custodian Bank Award

June 14, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has emerged as the Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Nigeria at the 2021 edition of the Global Finance Best Sub-Custodian Bank Awards, for the tenth year in a row. The awards editorial board considered market research, input from expert sources and entries from banks as criteria for selecting banking institutions Read More

Constitution review: Akeredolu declares Ondo position

June 1, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has noted that constitution review is a very important assignment which must be undertaken with every seriousness and all stakeholders involved must be duly carried along. Akeredolu was speaking in Akure, Ondo state at the South West zonal public hearing that comprises Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states respectively, organised by the House of Representatives Read More

Financial Inclusion: TAJBank opens 3 new branches, NANTS lauds drive

May 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

From left: Chairman Gudu Market, Dr. Bond Nnamani; Director TAJ Bank Hajia Mariam Ibrahim, Founder/Chief Operating Officer, Mr Hamid Joda; the bank’s Chairman, Alhaji Tanko Isiaku Gwamna and Co-Founder/ Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Sherif Idi, during the launching of TAJBank’s Cash Centre in Gudu Market in Abuja yesterday

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Eko DisCo embarks on capital projects

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it has begun the execution of its capital projects for the 2021 business year for improved service delivery to its customers. The General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia, disclosed this in a statement in Lagos State on Monday. Recall that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) recently approved the sum of N93.76 Read More

Universal Insurance unveils product for keke operators

Universal Insurance Plc has unveiled personal accident cover called ‘KEKE PASS’, to insure Keke riders who are major key players in Nigeria’s transport system. According to the underwriter, Keke riders can now with as low as N2,600 get a personal accident cover and have peace of mind. KEKE PASS plan was uniquely designed to provide cover for personal accident to Read More

Akajemeli seeks re-establishment of MDAs’ ministerial SERVICOM unit

May 3, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator of SERVICOM, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, has called for the re-establishment of the ministerial SERVICOM units that are moribund in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This call was made when Mrs Akajemeli paid a working visit to the National Population Commission (NPC) headquarters in Abuja over the weekend. While presenting a keynote address, the SERVICOM national coordinator called Read More

Gov Yahaya’s healthcare initiative

A comprehensive, demand-oriented, and efficient health care system is an essential element of a social system. Also, most of the people in a society including the politicians give high importance to the health issue which according to experts, is one of the main driving forces for the growth of not only the health sector, as it plays a vital role Read More