Congress: Babayo Misau emerges new Bauchi APC chairman

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A new chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state in the person of Alhaji Babayo Aliyu Misau has emerged after the state congress that held Saturday. Chairman of the state congress committee sent by the national headquarters Mr Jibrin Sam announced the newly elected chairman and other officials early Sunday morning. He explained that Misau emerged the Read More

‘Julius Berger AFP supportive of Nigeria’s design revolution’

October 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

African design advocate and Chief Executive of Design Week Lagos (DWL), Ms Titi Ogufere, has lauded Nigeria’s leading furniture manufacturing company, Julius Berger-AFP as a key supporter of the country’s industrial design and manufacturing aspirations. This is comes on the heels of the declaration by  just as the Julius Berger-AFP Sales Manager, Mr. Uche Uzoewulu, of the company’s enduring commitment to Read More

WFD: GAIN seeks more joint actions to improve Nigeria’s food systems

October 15, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a nutrition-focused organisation, has urged major priority actions for Nigeria from the just-concluded UN Food Systems Summit to assist the country to improve “our food systems as a country.” This was contained in a press statement issued Friday in Abuja by the organisation’s Country Director, Dr. Michael Ojo The statement read in part, Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

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Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

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APC crisis: Our com’tt ‘ll do better than Tinubu, Akande’s – Adamu

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Nasarawa state and Senator representing Nasarawa West, Abdullahi Adamu, has assured that his committee will perform better than previous National Reconciliation Committees headed by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and that of former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Both Tinubu and Akande were appointed at different times to reconcile various groups and Read More

Reps’ move to reposition NIIA excites stakeholders

October 11, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Stakeholders have commended the House of Representatives on its efforts seeking to reposition the Nigeria Institute for International Affairs, which many said had become a shadow of itself. The commendations were at a public hearing in Abuja on a bill for an Act to repeal and re-enact the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), and for related matters, organised by Read More

When First Bank set the pace for thoughts on Open Banking

October 11, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

At FIntech Summit 5.0 organised by First Bank of Nigeria, experts brainstormed on how best to make the Open Banking initiative work in financial service delivery, even as the FBN speaks on reasons for its intervention and the bank’s plans to remain atop the nation’s banking industry. AMAKA IFEAKANDU reports First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial Read More

Domesticating ACJA challenging, work in progress – Ota-Okojie

October 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As part of the on-going justice sector reform across the six geo-political zone in the country, the train of the Presidential Committee christened Federal Justice Sector Reform Coordinating Committee (FJSRCC) berthed in Yola, last week, in continuation of its workshop and interface with stakeholders saddled with the responsibility of implementing the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA 2015). In this Read More

D’Tigers players, others launch protest as fresh crisis hits NBBF, proposed election doubtful

October 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fresh crisis is brewing  in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) following protest launched by the current and former D’Tigers players as well as other stakeholders. The stakeholders who staged a walk out from the an extra-ordinary Congress told Journalists that the Musa Kida-led caretaker committee refused to let any of them air his or her views. They also alleged that Read More

Adamawa PDP LG congress peaceful, transparent – Stakeholders

October 7, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

The local government congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was conducted peacefully in Adamawa state with a large turnout of delegates across the 21 local government areas of the state. It was learnt that the success of the congress was sequel to the consensus mode of the election adopted by the party stakeholders in most local government areas of Read More

Edo 2024: I ‘ve no gov’shp ambition, Senator Ordia warns rumour mongers

October 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Edo Central senatorial district, Clifford Ordia, has denied reports that he is nursing plans to contest for the governorship election of Edo state in 2024, barely one year into the second term four-year tenure of Governor Godwin Obaseki.  An online newspaper, had erronously reported that Ordia had been tipped to replace Obaseki. The media report had also claimed Read More

PPPRA supplies 1.74bn litres of PMS nationwide in August

October 5, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) report on Petroleum Products Supply in the showed that about 1,735,624,740 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) was distributed nationwide in August. This brings the average daily supply of PMS in the month under review to about 55.99 million litres. According to a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Services, Kimchi Apollo, Read More

First Bank Fintech 5.0: Unveiling benefits, challenges and prospects of Open Banking

October 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Ahead of the First Bank Fintech Summit 5.0 coming up Thursday and  themed “Open Banking and Its Derivative Opportunity for the Financial Ecosystem,”  AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at  some of the benefits, challenges and prospects of open banking in Nigeria.  The advancement in the technology has placed the Nigeria banking industry on the fast lane to adopt different innovation to provide excellent services, Read More

‘North Central, most qualified for APC National Chair position’

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

The Director-General Tanko Umaru Almakura Campaign Organisation for National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Dominic Alancha, has made a strong case for the micro zoning of the position of the National Chairman of the party to the North Central geopolitical zone. He made the call while interacting with the Managing Editor of Blueprint Newspapers, Mr. Clem Oluwole, Read More

eNaira ‘ll reposition Naira, enhance its value, says NCAG

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has described the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce eNaira on October 1 as a good move.The NCAG said that the digital currency will reposition the naira and enhance its value. NCAG, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Rt. Hon. Obe Agu, in Abuja, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Read More

Ethnic youth leaders, Yoruba youths describe call for Emefiele’s resignation as baseless, laughable

September 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Nigerian Ethnic Youth Leaders’ Council (NEYLC) and the Oduduwa Youth Assembly have described the call for the resignation of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele as baseless and laughable. Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had on Thursday called for the resignation of the CBN Governor over failure to perform. The groups added that Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

Abuja to host NBBF extraordinary Congress

September 22, 2021 Lekan Olasende 0

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced Saturday, 2nd October for its Extraordinary Congress following the invitation letter sent to stakeholders dated 21st of September. In a letter sent out to the 36 State Basketball Association Chairmen and the Federal Capital Territory by the NBBF Secretary, Mrs Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi, the Congress will take place at Hotel De Bentley, Utako, Abuja. Delegates Read More

27th National Council on Works begins in Bauchi

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The 27th National Council on Works kicked off in Bauchi, Bauchi State capital on Monday with the theme: ‘Infrastructure delivery; the maintenance economy and national prosperity’. In his opening remarks at the technical session, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics of Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Jide Ode-Martins, described the theme for this year’s council meeting as timely, considering Read More

AGF Malami to state govs: No recoveries on stamp duty yet

September 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has written the 36 state governors to inform them that there have been no recoveries on stamp duty yet.  This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Jibrilu Gwandu titled, “Stamp Duty: No recoveries yet as Malami writes 36 governors.” Read More