How strike, other issues crippled varsity system – Ex-VP Sambo

November 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ strike lingers, ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo has lamented that Nigerian university education has been crippled by spate of challenges.He called on stakeholders to save the system from total collapse. Speaking as Chairman of the 2020 4th quarter delegate conference and presentation of awards of excellence by Conference of Alumni Association of Nigerian Universities (CAANU) Read More

Niger new urban policy ready – SSG

November 27, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state government has drafted a new Urban Policy “which will soon be sent to the House of Assembly for necessary legislative action and legal backing;” the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Matane, has said. Matane disclosed this at a stakeholders’ dialogue forum in Minna aimed at deliberating on the draft state urban policy. According to Read More

Aviation safety: Domestic airline operators, stakeholders charged to read AIB-N reports

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has charged all domestic airline operators and professionals in the industry to always take time to read AIB-N reports with a view to drawing lessons that can improve aviation safety in their individual operations. The Commissioner/ CEO of AIB, Akin Olateru told newsmen in Abuja during the release of final reports and two safety bulletins on Read More

Abuja business moguls, others move to decongest sea ports

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Abuja chamber of Commerce and Industry in collaboration with Kaduna Inland Dry Port, Nigeria Competitiveness Project (NICOP) and German Development Agency (GIZ) Are to decongest the Nigerian sea ports through supporting Inland Dry ports. The Director, Policy Advocacy Centre of the chamber, Mr Olawale Rasheed has said at a one-day workshop on validation of report of assessment of Kaduna Read More

FCMB organises tax seminar for businesses, advocates synergy among stakeholders

November 26, 2020 David Agba 0

Lagos: November 26, 2020: First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has urged business owners in Nigeria to keep pace with current and emerging realities in the corporate environment, especially on taxation, in order to make their respective businesses competitive and enhance overall performance. In addition, the Bank would want stakeholders to build a more robust relationship that would enable Small and Read More

Wealth generation: Ecobank advocates collaboration between stakeholders

November 26, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has advocated a closer collaboration between banks, Telcos, Fintechs and industry regulators to enhance savings and lending in the financial landscape. This development according to him will generate activities in the economy and expand wealth creation. Akinwuntan who was speaking at the ‘Fintech in Nigeria: State of Play’ event based on the research Read More

‘Uncontrolled growths responsible for slum proliferation’

November 20, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The Head of Department, Urban and Regional Development, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr. Olasunkanmi Dunmoye, has said uncontrolled and unplanned growths were among the factors responsible for the proliferation of slums in the country. Dumoye, who spoke in Abuja during the launch of the first annual policy dialogue series on sustainable human settlements in Nigeria during the week, Read More

LAUCTECH now belongs to Oyo state govt

November 20, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The lingering crisis arising from the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, Oyo state, has been resolved. Speaking to journalists in Abuja Friday, the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, said the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two governors of Oyo and Osun states, shows that the main university Read More

Media misinformed on criminal actors in the society – ACJMC

November 18, 2020 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders and the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee, (ACJMC) has expressed concern that the media is slightly misinformed and not properly enlightened on the position and the impact of criminal justice actors in the society. In a joint communique signed by the Chairman of ACJMC, Justice Ishaq U. Bello and Chief Judge of the FCT media and criminal justice Read More

NACCIMA lauds Buhari’s decision to ratify AfCFTA agreement

November 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has applauded the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. In a statement by Ambassador Ayo Olukanni, Director General, NACCIMA, said the action reflects NACCIMA’s commitment to be part of this historic Trade and economic agreement and Read More

Buhari okays registration of new APC members

November 10, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday approved the registration of new members for the All Progressives Congress (APC).The president gave the approval when the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC led by the Acting Chairman and Governor of Yobe state, Mr Mai Mala Buni, submitted the timetable for party’s registration to him.Briefing State House correspondents, the governor said the presentation was Read More

NNL: Why abridged league is the best option – Atete

November 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

One of the key stakeholders Julius Atete has highlighted why the majority of the NNL clubs supported and approved the abridged league for the 2020/21 football season. Atete told Blueprint sports in Abuja that “since we want to align our calendar with the European season, there is no other option for us than to play abridged league because we are running out Read More

2021 budget: Agric ministry to buy N100m project vehicle, install street light worth N800m

November 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the National Assembly continue to assess the 2021 budget as presented by President Muhamadu Buhari, stakeholders in the agric sector has raise concern over several questionable items in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development budget. Analysis of the ministry’s budget revealed the allocation of N100 million for the purchase of project vehicle with no specifications of project Read More

Pharmaceutical manufacturers commend CBN on access to N100bn fund

November 4, 2020 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Operators in the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry have commended the Central Bank of Nigeria for prompt disbursement of the N100 billion Health Sector Intervention fund.  They also expressed the need for the CBN to look into the provision of foreign exchange for manufacturers and also grant a two year moratorium as against the one year that is stated in the guideline Read More

Universal introduces new products to deepen insurance penetration

November 3, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

As part of its plan to deepen insurance penetration and adoption in the country, Universal Insurance Plc has unveiled its array of products to delight its customers nationwide. Its Third Party Fire and Theft Insurance Cover offers the middle-ground level of protection as it would give the policyholders a better level of cover than third-party only, but you wouldn’t be Read More

NECO resumes 2020 SSCE

November 2, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

 The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to inform candidates, schools and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all states and the FCT from Monday  November 9, 2020. A release signed by the NECO’s Head of Information and Public Relations, Azeez Sani and made available to Blueprint Monday said the Council was constrained to Read More

Sokoto: NGO petitions NECO over non release of 2019/20 results

November 1, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

 A concerned citizen’s body in Sokoto, the Sokoto State Development Association (SOSDA) has written to the National Examinations Council (NECO) seeking for clarification on why the state’s 2019/20 results have not been released.In a statement signed by the chairman of the association, Hon. Malami Mohammed Galadanci, it called on the examination body to furnish the 2019/20 candidates and other stakeholders, Read More

Kwara United mourn as ace sports Journalist, Obaseki, passes on

November 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara United management, staff and the entire coaching crew have commiserated with the family, friends and football stakeholders over the untimely death of Journalist Anthony Obaseki. Nigerian sporting families woke up on Sunday, November 1, to hear the devastating news of the demise of Anthony Obaseki. Obaseki before his death battled against serious sickness in which football stakeholders had hoped Read More

Stakeholders state commitment to digital economy

October 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has said agencies under the ministry and industry stakeholders have re-emphasized their unflinching commitment to support the drive by the federal government to leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to transform Nigeria into a fully digital economy. The renewed commitment was made at the maiden edition of Digital Read More

NECO postpones ongoing SSCE indefinitely

October 25, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) at its special meeting held Thursday October 22, 2020 reviewed the on-going 2020 SSCE (Internal) nationwide and postponed the exam indefinitely. The Council had, in a press release dated October 21, 2020, informed the general public of rescheduling some papers of the 2020 on-going SSCE. A press release signed by Head, Information Read More

In Nasarawa, Sule wants support for security agencies

October 23, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Friday, tasked stakeholders to strengthen support for security agencies in their efforts towards securing the state for socio-economic development to thrive.  Sule gave the charge in Lafia, while declaring the one-day stakeholders dialogue on the five points demands presented by EndSARS protesters. He said peace, security and harmonious co-existence was a collective responsibility of Read More

#EndSARS: What Buhari told Jonathan, Gowon, Obasanjo, IBB, others

October 23, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday told former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria that the initial genuine and well-intended protests of youth in some parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was hijacked and misdirected. In a virtual meeting with the former leaders, the president said government would not fold its arms and allow miscreants and criminals Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Buhari coming with solution – Monguno

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

The National Security Adviser Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari in a short time will announce solution to the crises plaguing the country. Monguno who spoke shortly after a National Security Council meeting precided over by Buhari said the solution would be agreed upon by stakeholders in the country. He said, “It is not PMB’s Read More

Tiv, Jukun crisis: Commission calls for boundary demarcation

October 21, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

  The chairman of the seven-man Judicial Commission of Enquiry recently set up by Governor Darius Ishaku to look into the crisis between the Tiv and their neighbours in Taraba state, Retired Justice Kummai Aka’as, Tuesday called for the quick demarcation of the boundary between Taraba and Benue states. Justice Aka’as who was speaking at a ceremony in Jalingo when Read More

Mininster flags off application for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Youth  and Sports Development Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has flagged off the application for the  Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) in Abuja. Adressing the press in Abuja, the Minister said, “It is my pleasure to address you  as we record yet another milestone in our drive to increase government’s investment in our youth, who we recognize as assets and Read More