Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

Zenith, GTBank, 5 others among most valuable banks in Nigeria

June 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

GTBank remains Nigeria’s most valuable bank by market with its most recent market valuation at N820.26bn, leading other banks in the country, according to their market valuation at the Nigerian Stock Exchange based on end of day prices as of the 28th of June 2021. Zenith Bank followed closely with a market value of N747.24bn. The Ebenezer Onyeagwu-led bank is Read More

Have mercy on my 3 wives, 14 children, convicted herder pleads

June 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 46-year-old herder, Amuda Usman, Monday prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, to consider his three wives and 14 children in sentencing him for the offence of advance fee fraud he was convicted for.  The convict who was said to have defrauded one Dr. Afolabi Babatunde of 45 cows that valued N4.5million, appealed to the court Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

Stock market remains bullish, gains N26bn

June 17, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Investment in the Nigerian Stock market yesterday continued on steady growth, appreciating by N26 billion. Market Capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.13 per cent to N20.125 trillion from N20.099 trillion traded the previous day. The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) All Share Index also appreciated by 50.41 basis points to 38615.11 from 38564.70 points traded on Wednesday. Investors traded 160.439 million Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

Chinese farmers’ income goes up as high-quality development pays off

The average per capita disposable income for Chinese rural residents reached 5,398 yuan ($839) in the first quarter this year, up 16.3 percent in real terms, according to statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Rural economy has maintained sound operation, with the value added of the country’s primary industry exceeding 1.13 trillion yuan, up 8.1 percent year Read More

Correctional Service promotes 6,332 personnels

May 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the promotion and upgrade of 3,877 officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service to various ranks. This is contained in a letter No. CDCFIB/S.004/Vol.111/79 of 10th May, 2021 signed by the Director/Secretary of the Board, Aisha A. Rufai.  A statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday in Abuja by the Read More

Corruption in NPA, NDDC: APC dismisses PDP’s call for Ameachi’s sack

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call by the call to sack the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged corruption in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ruling party, however described as a “routine administrative probe” the scandal rocking the NPA. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by Read More

SMEDAN laments lack of SMEs awareness to enhance value for products

April 21, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

  The Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency or Nigeria (SMEDAN) Dr Dikko Umaru Radda has raised alarm that most Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the country are not aware of the importance in enhancing the value of their products, services and processes. He stressed the need for SMEs to be sensitized on the Read More

Drug trafficker excretes 1.750kg cocaine after arrest at Lagos airport

April 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A Madrid, Spain bound drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4th April, 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750 kilogramme with a street value of N423 million. Okonkwo was about boarding a Turkish Airline flight number TK0626 at about 8pm when he Read More

Bears return as stock market loses N119bn

March 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Transactions on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday returned to volatility, declining by N119 billion, despite juice earnings declared by some quoted companies.Although some listed companies expected to pay cash dividend in April and May, operators are still optimistic that most local will reinvest  the cash dividend paid to them in the market. The trading result showed that Read More