Nigeria remains pillar of democracy in West Africa, US VP tells Osinbajo

September 3, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The United States of America’s Vice President, Kamala Harris, has said that Nigeria remains the pillar of democracy in West Africa. She said this to Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, during his visit when he led the Federal Government of Nigeria’s delegation to the White House to discuss Nigeria’s Energy Transition Plan on. According to a statement released by her Read More

Mystery of headless Nigerian boy floating at the Thames

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Londoners were justifiable shocked to learn about a headless and limbless torso of a young boy floating on the Thames exactly 20 years ago. Twenty years on, the “mystery” of this young lad’s ritual voodoo-juju human sacrifice-murder remains “unsolved” but, from my perspective here resident in Nigeria, I think the Met (I suppose it’s the Met, uh?) has done a Read More

Ebonyi govt gives reasons for demolishing church building

November 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Ebonyi state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi Tuesday gave reasons why the Ministry demolished a church, Evangelical Church of West Africa,(ECWA) in Abakaliki the state capital. Nwebonyi explained that demolition of the church became necessary after the pastor in charge of the church refused  to adhere to the capital city master plan. Nwebonyi who disclosed this while briefing Read More

Troops kill new ISWAP leader Bako, several others

October 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian military said troops of Operation Hadin Kai operating in the North-east killed a total of 38 terrorists including the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) new leader known as Bako. The military also said a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children, surrendered to troops at different Read More

2023: Cleric charges CAN, PFN to mobilise Christians for partisan politics

October 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Lead pastor of the Transforming Church Reverend Sam Oye has charged Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship (PFN) to galvanize Christians to participate in politics in order to bring about good governance and positive change in Nigeria.    Reverend Oye who stated this during an interactive session with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, said one of the major Read More

Troops neutralize 4 terrorists in North-east

October 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…4 others killed in IED explosion The Nigerian Army said, troops of Joint Task Force Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) deployed alongside Cameroonian Defence Force in the North-east have killed four Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP)/ Boko Haram terrorists at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wulgo. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu Monday, also said four terrorists also 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

The imperative for saving the Gulf of Guinea

October 7, 2021 Dr Austin Maho 0

The Gulf of Guinea is a large maritime area of about 2.3 million square kilometers and stretching for over 5700 kilometers of coastline with considerable economic opportunities that cannot be ignored. The area comprises of 17 countries from Senegal to Angola, apart from the fact that this area has considerable deposits of natural resources especially hydrocarbons it is also an Read More

Cloud Exchange partners Huawei to launch Africa’s first uptime institute tier IV prefabricated data ventre

October 4, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Cloud Exchange, a leading system Integrator in West Africa and a provider of end-to-end Information Technology (IT) system solutions, has officially launched Africa’s first uptime institute tier IV modular prefabricated data center in collaboration with telecommunications giant, Huawei. The state-of-the-art data center was unveiled in Lagos at a grand ceremony held at Oriental hotel. The introduction was in line with Read More

Breaking: IPOB operatives ‘go berserk’, stop students from writing WAEC exam

September 13, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Students of Comprehensive Secondary School Nkume Njaba in Njaba local government area of Imo state suffered humiliation on Monday when they were chased of the examination hall by suspected Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria (IPOB) operatives. Blueprint gathered that immediately the gunmen entered the school, they started shooting sporadically and both students and teachers who were at the time concentrating on Read More

Breaking: ECOWAS slams suspension on Guinea over military coup

September 8, 2021 Aljazeera 0

West Africa’s main regional bloc has suspended Guinea’s membership, days after a military coup that removed President Alpha Conde. During an extraordinary virtual summit on Wednesday, leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) demanded a return to the constitutional order and the immediate release of Conde, who was arrested by special forces led by Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya on Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

LG launches new AI powered washer, styler steam closet in Nigeria 

August 30, 2021 David Agba 0

LG Electronics (LG) has announced the launch of its most advanced innovation in laundry, the new LG ThinQ™ Front-Load Washing Machine features an Artificial Intelligent Direct Drive™ (AI DD) motor and the smart Wi-Fi enabled steam clothing care system Styler into the Nigerian market.  LG’s new AI DD Washing Machine not only detects the volume and weight of each unique Read More

Commercial banks list requirements to access forex

August 25, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Following the new Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s policy which mandated commercial banks in the country to sell forex to deserving customers, banks have come out with fresh requirements for their customers to access Foreign Exchange (forex). Commercial banks are sending letters to their customers outlining the requirements for Forex exchange access, especially for those travelling outside the country and Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

Nigeria records $85.21bn net foreign liabilities – IMF

August 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s foreign liabilities stood at $187.36 billion while the country’s foreign assets amounted to $102.15 billion as of December 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IamF) has said. From 2016, Nigeria’s foreign liabilities jumped by 42.41 per cent from $131.56bn, while foreign assets rose by 13.67 per cent from $89.87 billion. Foreign assets are the investment securities owned by the Nigerian Read More

Chika Technologies secures $1.5m in pre-seeding funding

July 22, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Chaka Technologies, a Digital Sub-broker and leading digital investment platform licenced by Securities and Exchange Commission has raised $1.5 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Breyer Capital, premier global venture capital and private equity firm focused on catalysing growth in high-impact tech companies. Other participants in the round are 4DX Ventures, Golden Palm Investments, Future Africa, Seedstars, and Read More

Breaking: Finally, combined security operatives arrest Sunday Igboho

July 20, 2021 Editor 0

Combined security operatives in West Africa have reportedly arrested a popular Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho in Cotonou, Benin Republic. Reports say Igboho was arrested Monday night after fleeing Nigeria to evade arrest by the Department of State Services (DSS). According to Sahara Reporters, a source privy to his departure from Nigeria said he had perfected Read More

ECOWAS wants VAT increased on perfumes, wine, hotels in Nigeria

July 18, 2021 Editor 0

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) is canvassing for an increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) on luxury items like perfume, wine and other alcoholic beverages, insisting that Nigeria remains the least VAT paying country in West Africa. Director Domestic Tax, ECOWAS, Tiemtore Salifou, who made the appeal on the sideline of a two-day regional seminar on Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome Read More

Benin artefacts: Obaseki caution aides against disrespecting Oba Ewuare

July 12, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has ordered that, on no account should anyone, whether in government or acting independently, engage in disrespectful exchanges and altercation with the Benin monarch, HRM Oba Ewuare II. Obaseki said he has displayed “and will continue to display immense respect for our traditional institutions and therefore will continue to make effort to secure a Read More