Nigeria to receive first batch of tractors from Brazil in Q1 2022

October 17, 2021 John Oba 0

As part of efforts to speed up it mechanization programme in the agriculture sector, the federal government has revealed it would receive the first batch of tractors out of the 10,000 tractors expected from Brazil under the Green Imperative Project. The federal government signed a $1.2 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Development Bank of Brazil for agriculture mechanisation Read More

Varsities’ll get N30bn revitalisation fund soon – FG

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has disclosed that it would begin the disbursement of the N30 billion revitalisation fund to public universities soon. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the disclosure at the end of a closed door conciliation meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Friday in Abuja. The meeting was Read More

CSI, AWE task Nigerians on power of personal branding, businesses growth

October 15, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The CentreStage International (CSI) in partnership with Ascend Studios Foundation for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)- A White House Initiative that supports Women Entrepreneurs around the World has called on Nigerians use the power of personal branding and stories to shape the narrative about their businesses and drive growth and profitability.  The Convener CSI, Mrs Naomi Osemedua, at it part Read More

FG to support MSMEs access credit at single digit

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) has pledged to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to access credit at a single digit rate. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Maryam Katagum, said this Friday when members of the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) visited her in Abuja. According to Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

How CBN’s infrastructure fund revitalises SMEs

October 15, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME, 0

…It’ll lubricate businesses negatively impacted by Covid-19 – Expert  ‘…Ensure reasonable return on investment, drive economic growth’ ‘…SMEs can now overcome logistics, goods transportation hiccups’ …Apex bank must address corruption, kickbacks’ challenges – Adefolarin …It should create more attractive loans for SMEs – Spare parts dealer Across the globe, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have continued to be the livewire Read More

FG inaugurates science, technology and innovation boards

October 15, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Thursday in Abuja, inaugurated the Governing Boards and Council of Agencies/Institutes aimed at fast tracking the development of the country as well as overcome science, technology and innovation (STI) challenges. Inaugurating the boards, the Minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said in spite of the present challenges, his team Read More

Keeping Nigeria united and for all

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said that Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges. In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the President said the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable,” he said “And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all Read More

Over N1.5trn unremitted operating surplus in various MDAs – FRC

October 14, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Chairman of Fiscal Revenue Commission (FRC) Victor Muruako, has said that despite the progress recorded in substantial increase in the volume of remittances of operating surplus between December 2020 , there is still over N1.5 trillion unremitted operating surplus in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). He noted this on Thursday in Abuja when Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Patriotism key to progress – Akobundu

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

National Coordinator/ CEO, African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Peer Review Mechanism (AUDA-NEPAD/APRM) Nigeria, Princess Gloria Akobundu, has called on Nigerians to embrace peace and always put national interest first in all they do, stressing that this is the sure way for prosperity of  Nigeria In a signed statement by her Media Assistant Abolade Ogundimu, Akobundu made the Read More

Group calls for inclusion of climate education into school curriculum

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Dean Initiative, a Climate Change based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has stressed the need for the inclusion of climate education into Nigeria’s school curriculum, saying this is a gap that needs to be filled if climate change crises would successfully be addressed in the country. Its Executive Director Semiye Micheal, stated this yesterday in Abuja during a press briefing to mark Read More

Covid-19 vaccination: FG hands deadline to civil servants

October 14, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has directed all its employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as this will soon become a prerequisite for gaining access into the various offices. Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, announced the new directive at its briefing on Wednesday. Mustapha said beginning from December 1, 2021 all federal government employees Read More

2023: Agitation for power rotation ‘ll kill democracy – Hon. Jaji

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, is the immediate past Chairman, House Committee on Internal Security in the 8th Assembly. He also contested the APC governorship ticket in Zamfara during 2019 general elections. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on the agitation for Southern Presidency, insecurity in the and the economy. What is your take on insecurity affecting the nation Read More

Hard times await traffickers of weapons- Defence minister

October 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd),  has said hard times await traffickers of small and light weapon fueling insecurity in the country. He said the recent inauguration of the National Centre for the Control of Light and Small Arms by President Muhammadu Buhari is a pointer of the present administration’s resolve to check mate illegal movement of Read More

NLC tasks FG on decent jobs, kicks against workers’ casualisation

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged federal government to ensure decent work for all Nigerians, describing casualisation of work in the country as unacceptable. Speaking during a rally to mark the World Decent Work Day, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said casualisation of job is evil and must be resisted. “We demand an immediate end to all forms of Read More

Global voices and the criminalisation of Chinese entrepreneurs

October 11, 2021 Dr. Austin Maho 0

In the August 31, 2021, article in the “Global Voices” an online publication. there was a piece by one Nwachukwu Egbunike title: “Chinese firms in Nigeria face widespread labour abuse allegations, tainting bilateral relationship” This piece is a response to the article, because it falls within the growing spat of misinformation about China and the Chinese which is fuelled mostly Read More

ASUP warns against industrial disharmony in polytechnics

October 11, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Sunday asked the federal government to speed up in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the union to avoid industrial disharmony. The union however warned that Nigerians should hold government accountable for any industrial action as the union would not issue any ultimatum before pulling out her members from 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

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

ASUU thumbs up FG over stipends for education students

October 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commended the federal government for approving stipends for students of education in public tertiary institutions. The government had on Tuesday announced the payment of N75, 000 and N50, 000 stipends per semester for students pursuing a degree in education and a Nigeria Certificate in Education, respectively. “Undergraduate B. Ed /B.A. Ed / Read More

What the people think about rural roads in Nasarawa

October 8, 2021 Ibragim Salihu 0

The poor condition and the lack of all-weather roads to open up rural areas has been largely attributed to the decay of rural development and indirect benefits that can be for future developments of rural areas. This has adversely contributed to one of the major challenges and future growth of Nigeria’s agriculture sector. These challenges are applicable to every state in the Read More

Anambra election: SaMBA rejects state of emergency, slams Malami

October 8, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Southern and Middle-Belt Alliance (SaMBA) has described as worrisome call by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN that the federal government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra state. They rejected the suggestion and urged the AGF to bury the thought. In a statement issued Wednesday, SaMBA wondered why Malami would threaten to Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More