Concerns over Africa energy transition as 850m use polluting fuels

May 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

African Refiners and Distribution Association (ARDA) and other experts in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry have warned of imminent danger if Africa fails to quickly adopt modern clean energy as over 850 million Africans still depend on solid fuels (biomass) for cooking. Without strategic efforts towards energy transition, especially for cooking, the experts, who gathered at a workshop organised Read More

Xi holds phone conversation with #UN chief

May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday. Noting that the United Nations (UN) has gone through rare and complicated situations in recent years, Xi said multilateralism has received more and more support as a result. Pursuing multilateralism is inseparable from the United Nations, international law and cooperation among countries, Xi said. Read More

Baba Ijesha: Group condemns upsurge in rape, calls for prosecution of perpetrators

May 5, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Executive Director of Michelles Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD) who also doubles as the President of the Nigerian Female Youth Organisation, Princess Michelle Peter has condemned the recent rape allegations of embattled Yoruba actor , Olanrewaju Omiyinka aka Baba Ijesha and a minor. The ED in a statement called on the Nigerian Police Force to commence investigation on Read More

Don attributes Nigeria’s woes to bad leadership

May 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Executive Director, African Heritage Institution, Afriheritage, a non-governmental organisation, Professor Ufo Okeke-Ukadike, has attributed Nigeria’s socio-economic woes, especially insecurity to bad leadership. Professor Ufo stated this in a remark during the organisation’s Big Ideas Podium, with a theme: “Trend and Dynamics of Armed Banditry: Making Sense of the Problem,” in Enugu, jointly organised by the Institute for Peace and Conflict Read More

Nigeria, Africa must embrace data, others to boost growth – BCG

April 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

An expert an partner at the Boston Consulting Group. (BCG), Tolu Oyekan has urged Nigeria and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to strive for improvements in the areas of data aggregation, developmental techniques and empowerment of people, to enable them meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in the region by 2030. Oyekan made the call while highlighting the challenges that are Read More

China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty – Official

April 14, 2021 Editor 0

More than 770 million of China’s rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank’s international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China. Through China’s poverty eradication practices, Read More

China sets role model for global poverty reduction

April 9, 2021 Editor 0

Poverty is a chronic affliction of human society and a common challenge faced by the whole world. China had long been plagued by poverty at a scale and a level of severity that has rarely been seen anywhere else in the world. As a result, the challenge of poverty alleviation in China almost defies imagination. Over the past century, the Read More

China issues white paper on poverty alleviation to share experience

April 7, 2021 Editor 0

In a white paper issued Tuesday, China has detailed its rich experience in poverty alleviation from the past century since the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1921. China’s experience is to be shared in an effort to contribute to global poverty reduction, which experts said fully demonstrates China’s pursuit of common prosperity and its key factors Read More

Towards addressing Nigeria’s water crisis

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Despite the abundant underground water in almost every part of the country, it is still difficult for the citizens to have clean water in line with the SDGs recommendations. In this report, ELEOJO IDACHABA examines the nation’s recent water crisis amidst several others in the past and what must be done. For over two weeks running, residents of the Federal Read More

Nigeria loses over N455bn yearly to poor sanitation – Senate

March 25, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

…Kicks against Open Defecation  The Senate on Wednesday lamented that  Nigeria is currently losing over N455 billion or US$3 billion annually due to poor sanitation.  The upper legislative chamber accordingly passed for second reading ,  a Bill seeking for  establishment of  the “Clean Nigeria Agency for the purpose of  prohibiting  open urination/defecation in order to keep Nigeria clean and disease Read More

How to end open defecation

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Open defecation is the human act of excreting in the open as opposed to a latrine. Individuals may pick fields, hedges, woodlands, trench, roads, waterways or other open space for defecation. They do so either on the grounds that they don’t have a latrine or because of customary practices. The training is normal where sterilization framework and administrations are not Read More

NLNG names Adimora-Ezeigbo as Literature Prize Board chair, begins 202 cycle

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has announced the appointment of Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, emeritus professor of English at the University of Lagos, as the chairperson of the Advisory Board for the Nigeria Prize for Literature to flag’off the 2021 cycle of the competition. The new board assumed duties on Wednesday as 202 entries in prose fiction carried over from 2020 into the Read More

In Ebonyi, 12 communities denounce FGM

March 17, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

12 communities from Ezza North local government of Ebonyi state have publicly denounced the practice of Female Genital Mutilations (FGM). The communities are Ekwetkwe, Ogboji, Umuezekoha, Umuoghara, Oshiegbe, Amuda, Nkomoro, Umuezeoka, Oriuzor,  Amaewula, Okaleru, Okposi. Ezza North is the nineth local government area to publicly denounced this harmful practice on women and girls in the state. The occasion on the Read More

Kidnapping, killings unacceptable, Minister cries out

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen, has cried out over the increasing cases of kidnap of school girls and killings of innocent citizens, calling on pepetrators of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to leave children alone to grow in a peaceful and safe environment. Dame Tallen, made the postulation Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of a Read More

Covid-19: UN wants govts to put women at centre of recovery efforts

March 16, 2021 David Agba 0

The United Nations has underlined the need for governments all over the world to put women and girls at the centre of their efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, as the panacea for economic recovery. This call was made by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Read More

Trade negotiations vital to reviving Nigeria’s economy-WTO DG

March 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The director-general World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said if the country must step up action on its economy, trade negotiations on agricultural issues remains very important. Dr Iweala is a leader on issues of e-commerce, services domestic regulations, investment facilitation, micro small and medium enterprises and women in trade. She stated this on Monday in Abuja during her Read More

Olori Afolabi unveils Youth Development Academy

March 15, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Olori Janet Afolabi has unveiled Youth, Development Academy, Apomu at the Alapomu Palace Hall in Apomu, headquarters of Isokan local government area of Osun state. The academy, according to Olori Janet, is to embark on a massive skill acquisition training programme for about 300 youth in the Apomu community. Olori Janet in her welcome address said the primary objective of Read More

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Nigeria among 14 African countries to develop online investment guide – Adebayo

March 12, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo has confirmed that Nigeria has been ranked among one of 14 African countries to develop an online investment guide: “iGuide Nigeria”, to help investors make better-informed decisions about investing in the country. According to him, the iGuide Nigeria is an easy-to-use online platform which provides investors with up-to-date and pertinent information Read More

Seplat driving sustainability with growing gas business – Brown

March 1, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, leading indigenous energy company, has identified its fast-growing gas business as a strong catalyst for sustainable development in Nigeria. Chief Executive Officer, SEPLAT, Mr. Roger Brown, described this drive as a revolution, indicating that the direction is laudable and highly rewarding to the Nigerian people and the economy at large. Brown said this at the Read More

ABU alumni honours El-Rufa’i, Emir Bamalli

February 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria alumni has honoured Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i, and Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli with award of excellence during its 14th Annual General Assembly (AGA) Lecture held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Zaria on Friday. Blueprint reports that the Lecture was preparatory to the association’s AGA during which election of new officials will Read More

Otò ge: Why Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq enjoys massive support in Kwara

February 24, 2021 Anjolaoluwa Folajimi 0

For several years, late Chief Olusola Saraki, Waziri Ilorin reigned supreme in the Kwara State politics. From the second republic down to the present democratic dispensation, his name made or marred the political fortune of many aspirants in the State. His political clout transcend over three decades. The political legacy “Oloye” remained unrivalled until 2019 when the “Oto ge” Tsunami Read More

Keystone Bank trainees donate street sweepers’ uniforms to LAWMA

February 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited’s new intakes who recently graduated from the bank’s training school – The Keystone Bank Learning Academy Lagos, have donated 60 units of street sweepers’ uniforms to the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA). A statement by the lender said the gesture, which is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) drive is to support the government’s environmental Read More

Political economy of cows: A call for modern innovative approach, by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

February 18, 2021 Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 0

About five years back, Ambassador Kayode Garrick brought Nigeria a present from Uruguay in form of some useful lessons on cattle development transformation in the post-modern world. He gave us a food for thought in an article published by Guardian newspaper of April 11, 2016, which— of course because of its significance— the Daily Trust reincarnated it three years later Read More