FCTA speeds up staff exposure to ICT for service deliver

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

About two thousand, three hundred staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have been exposed to various Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills, aimed at improving service delivery to residents in the territory. Our correspondent gathered that the trainees were drawn from across the various Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs) of the FCTA, through the continuous capacity building interface scheme Read More

Unity Bank sustains profitability amidst economic uncertainties

November 1, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s lenders, Unity Bank Plc sustained its profitability status in the first nine months of the year despite the prevailing economic uncertainties in the country. In its unaudited results for the third quarter of 2021 submitted to the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX) Limited, Unity Bank Profit Before Tax for the year under review increased by 23 percent to Read More

How customer care is critical to Galaxy Backbone’s operations

October 10, 2021 Bashir Ibrahim Hassan 0

Enabling ICT inclusion is central to Galaxy Backbone Limited’s discharge of its mandate of addressing the connectivity, transversal and other technology imperatives for ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The organisation has also been committed to synergy with the private sector to help provide digital services to Nigerians and Africa. Its Managing Director, Mohammed Abubakar, Read More

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NOTAP urged to expand in order to benefit nation

October 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation led by its chairman, Uche Ekwunife, has urged the National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), to establish 6 zonal offices and open liaison offices in states of the federation to help monitor and inspect the technological equipment that are imported into the country. Ekwunife stated this when she paid a Read More

Port Harcourt Electricity loses 215 transformers to vandals

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) has raised the alarm that over 215 of its electricity transformers have been vandalized in the last few weeks in Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa and Cross River states. To this end, the Disco has appealed to members of the public to desist from the despicable act of tampering with its network, fittings, meters, Read More

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

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