Yuguda as the square peg at SEC By Dahiru Hassan Kera

May 24, 2020 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

Nigeria’s apex capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is set to witness a new dawn, exiting a two-year cul-de-sac and uncertainties surrounding its leadership after the former Director General of the Commission, Mr Munir Gwarzo, was suspended by former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. However, a new lease of life is being injected into the commission, Read More

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Kano trains over 1200 elected, appointed LG officials in Kaduna

October 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Over 500 elected and appointed local government top functionaries across the 44 local government areas of Kano state are undergoing training workshop on roles and functions of local government administrators in Kaduna state. Those attending the training workshop being held in Kaduna are elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen, secretaries, directors of Personnel and management, councillors, supervisory councillors, advisers among Read More

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My Germany’s second coming

September 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

When on June 26, I received an e-mail from the programme officer, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Mr  Samson Adeniran,  inviting me for a three-month media internship at Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany,  the natural response was ‘3 months out of the country and away from my duty post?’  Germany? Yes!   I once had the benefit of visiting the country about three Read More

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NGO trains CSO’s on budget tracking in Jigawa

June 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Action Against Hunger (ACF) has organized a five day training workshop for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on how to track budgets. According to one of the facilitators, Kunle Ishola, the workshop was aimed at building the capacity of the CSOs to focus on budget tracking so as to improve transparency and accountability in government nutrition spending. Read More

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EFCC academy set to award degree certificate

April 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu,  has commenced the process of upgrading the EFCC Academy, Karu, Abuja, to be certified as the first Anti-Corruption Degree Awarding institution in Nigeria. A press statement by EFCC acting Spokesperson, Mr Tony Orilade, Monday, said Secretary to the commission, Olanipekun Olukoyede, made this known at the EFCC Academy during the Read More

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TEF set to declare selected Entrepreneurs for 2019 Programme

March 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), will announce selected applicants for the 2019 cohort of the Foundation’s flagship Entrepreneurship Programme on Friday. The TEF is a leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs.   Through its $100million Entrepreneurship Programme, the Foundation empowers 1,000 entrepreneurs annually, who receive $5,000 in non-refundable seed capital, access to mentors, a 12-week training programme and opportunities to Read More

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Community leader alleges poor funding in Delta public schools

February 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A community leader in Delta state, Mr Emmanuel Ashinze, has alleged poor funding of public schools in the state. He  expressed concern that it has led to decadence and low standard of education. Ashinze, president-general of Ogwashi-Uku Development Association (ODA), made the allegation at the Citizens Engagement Forum on Delta 2019 Budget held Wednesday in Asaba.  “I can tell you that Read More

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UNESCO hails FCT minister over youth empowerment

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Director for West Africa and Country Representatives for Nigeria, Mr. Ydo Yao has applauded the unmatched commitment and support of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, towards human development and youth empowerment programmes. The UNESCO boss stated this last week, when he paid a visit to Read More

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Johari Abdul-Malik: Howard University’s first Muslim chaplain

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Johari Abdul-Malik is a convert to Islam, and has been the Director of Outreach for the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Northern Virginia since June 2002 Born in Brooklyn, New York, Abdul-Malik grew up as an Episcopal choir boy who visited the deep southern Pentecostal holiness church during his summer vacations. The African American native kept searching for a Read More

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NCF sets sight on more exploits, trains coaches, others

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Current leadership of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) has again set out strategic moves to strengthen the path of success after the country’s National under-19 Men team doused all odds to win International Cricket Council U-19 world cup qualifierstaged in South Africa recently. After that feat, Nigeria’s long trek to the 2020 World Cup in that category got a huge Read More

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FIFA hammer falls on Pakistan

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Pakistan has been suspended from international football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country’s football federation (PFF). FIFA said in a statement that the suspension would prevent Pakistani teams, including the national side, from playing in international competition and the PFF from benefiting from FIFA development and training programs. “The PFF offices Read More