Greenhouse Emission: Firm to deploy 25 public electric charging stations in FCT

August 27, 2022 Zakariya Jidda 0

The role of efficient transport system in the growth and development of any nation cannot be over emphasized. In response to the myriad challenges associated with mobility in cities, governments have introduced regulations and incentives to accelerate a shift to sustainable transport system. Regulators worldwide have set stringent emissions targets. For instance, the Biden administration in the United States has Read More

Eking out a living through Keke NAPEP (tricycle) transportation business

May 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

Keke NAPEP business in Nigeria is one aspect of transportation that is booming today. As the population of Abuja and its environs keep increasing on a daily basis, the movement of people from one place to another is also on the rise. ADEOLA TUKURU writes. Tricycle business Commercial tricycle business popularly known as “Keke NAPEP” which started as a spare Read More

At last, Buhari reveals when 2nd Niger bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be completed .

October 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the 11.9-kilometre second Niger bridge, the 120-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan expressway and other key projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) would be completed within the second term of this administration.The President gave the assurance at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Accidents: Yobe to establish computerize vehicle inspection centre

September 29, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

In an effort to minimize recklessness and fatal accidents on the roads, Yobe state government said it would establish of Computerized Vehicle Inspection centres in Damaturu, Potiskum and Bade local government areas. Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state disclosed this Tuesday while speaking at the North-east zonal conference of Directors/Chiefs of Road Traffic Officers of the Federation (VIOs) which Read More

2023: Why not Bauchi governor?

September 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The already established Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir Vanguard Movement BAM-V is not a welcome development to the great people of Bauchi state; the group agitates Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir of Bauchi for president in the coming 2023 elections. Undoubtedly, the BAM-V agitates Bauchi governor to be Nigeria president because of his exemplary leadership, hard-work as well as his determination towards moving Nigeria Read More

Rains: Abuja residents at mercy of taxi drivers, Okada riders

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Like many other Nigerian cities, Abuja, the seat of power, is currently experiencing rainfall. TOPE SUNDAY in this report writes about the experiences of some FCT residents. In the last few weeks, Abuja has been experiencing persistent rainfall and residents, who are not mobile, are not finding it easy to catch up with their appointments or to go to work Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Malaria: Gombe commences transportation of 2.3m ITNs to communities

September 1, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Federal Government National Malaria Elimination Programme in collaboration with the Gombe State Malaria Elimination Programme has commenced the transportation of over 2.3 million Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) to distribution hubs (DH) conveyors in the 11 LGAs of the state. The programme is part of the 2021 mass campaign against malaria. Our correspondent, who is monitoring the orientation of DH Read More

Empowerment: AbdulRazaq launches 100 tricycles

August 31, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Monday launched 100 tricycles to ease transportation challenges in the state. The government also officially enrolled members of the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) on the informal package of the state’s health insurance scheme. “Today, we are launching 100 tricycles which our government guaranteed for members of TOAN. This is done through a partnership with Read More

Amaechi’s APC alleged looting confession vindicates PDP

August 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the statement by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that stealing is allegedly going on quietly under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), vindicated its stand about the APC led Federal Government. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Monday asserted that “the confession also further confirms Read More

Kudos, knocks as toll gates returns

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

After months of speculations, the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the Federal Roads and Bridges Tolling Policy and Regulations has brought to reality the return of the toll gates to Nigeria. TOPE SUNDAY writes. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of Federal Roads and Bridges Tolling Policy and Regulations marked the return of the toll gate system Read More

Blockchain technology can boost Nigerian economy by $29bn – EFInA

A new report by the Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) has revealed that investment in blockchain technology will improve the Nigerian economy by $29 billion by 2030. The study also outlines the potential of blockchain to drive financial inclusion and illustrates potential use cases of the technology in the country. Blockchain is a system of recording information in a Read More

Solutions to perennial flooding

August 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent warning issued by the National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency that some flood-prone states of the federation are at the risk of being submerged of washed away this year is likely to be taken by some stubborn Nigerians as one of those routine yearly alarms. The phenomenon of flooding would have perhaps become history if Read More

Lekki Deep Sea Port, optimism as FG assures 2022 completion

July 12, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Optimism is high ahead of the commencement date of operations of the multi-billion dollar Lekki Deep Sea Port project just as the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi at the weekend gave kudos for the level of progress so far achieved in the construction site of the project. The minister, on Saturday held talks with the management and promoter of the project-Lekki Read More

FEC approves N17.4bn for NIMASA’s new headquarters

July 7, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N17.4 billion for the purchase of a property in Lagos to serve as new headquarters of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The council approved Read More

Steady steps as Nigeria marches towards gas utilisation

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

With the Decade of Gas declared by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, comes the need to begin to utilise Nigeria’s vast gas reserves in-country. In this report, BENJAMIN UMUTEME takes a look at the government’s effort to effectively make use of its vast under-tapped natural services. As market volatility continues to plague oil coupled with the Read More

Embrace Chinese, Indian model to tackle poverty, Amaechi urges

June 13, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has said that Nigeria can address its present poverty challenges and improve the country’s economy if the Chinese and Indian model of focusing on the rural majority is adopted. He said to end the increasing marginalization of the country’s rural dwellers, there ought to a change in the development policies of government that affect Read More

Buhari flags off Lagos/Ibadan railway project

June 10, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday flagged off the Lagos/Ibadan standard gauge railway project for full commercial operations. The president during the flag off ceremony at Ebute Metta in Lagos state said the Lagos – Kano railway project when completed will link the Kano – Maradi line at Kano and a rail link from the Nigeria southern ports of Lagos to Maradi Read More

Maritime crimes: Nigeria secures 10 convictions in 2 years

June 10, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has secured 10 convictions for various maritime offences since the Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Act was signed into law in June 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Lagos. The president stated this at the official flag-off of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure in Nigeria also known as the Deep Blue Read More

Savannah Energy in talks with ExxonMobil over assets acquisition

June 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Savannah Energy Plc said it is in advanced stage of exclusive discussions with ExxonMobil Corporation with respect to the proposed acquisition of its entire upstream and midstream asset portfolio in Chad and Cameroon (the “Proposed Acquisition”). The Proposed Acquisition would include a 40 per cent operated interest in the Doba Oil Project, and an effective 40 per cent interest in Read More