Bamidele, Oye call for strong institutions in Nigeria 

November 30, 2023 Sunny Idachaba 0

A call has gone to leaders at all levels in the country to entrench strong institutions, leader-citizen consultations, a credible judiciary and electoral systems to save Nigeria from socio-economic and political collapse. The call was made Thursday in Abuja during the award of honorary doctorate degree on eminent Nigerians among whom was Rev. Sam Oye, the Lead Pastor of Transforming Read More

Council inducts 46 Kwara varsity  lab scientists

November 30, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) Thursday inducted 46 newly qualified Medical Laboratory Scientists from Kwara State University into the council. With the new inductees, a  total of 521 Medical Laboratory Scientists have been  produced by the university. In his address to the inductees, the registrar of MLSCN,  represented by the director, Regulation and Discipline, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Onakalu, Read More

NIHORT’ll support FG on food security, employment generation-  Director 

November 30, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), Dr Mohammed Lawal Attanda, Thursday, said the institute will support the federal government in achieving food security, employment generation and economic diversification.  Dr. Attanda stated this in Ibadan while speaking at the two- day 2023 Annual In House Research Review and Planning meeting, held at the institute’s headquarters in Ibadan. Read More

Kidnapping: Court sentences Sarkin Fulani, 2 others to life imprisonment in Kwara 

November 30, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  A Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin Thursday sentenced Sarkin Fulani of Kwara, Usman Adamu, his brother and one Gidaddo Idris to life imprisonment for conspiracy to kidnap. The convicts were accused of kidnapping one Abubakar Ahmad and allegedly collected a ransom of N1 million before his eventual release after spending 20 days in captivity. The incident happened Read More

Senate’s tap into the $147billion global bitumen market via legislation

November 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Senate last week Thursday, set machinery in motion, for the establishment of Bitumen Development Commission and making Nigeria tap into $147billion Bitumen Global Market. TAIYE ODEWALE reports What is bitumen?  Bitumen is an immensely viscous constituent of petroleum. Depending on its exact composition, it can be a sticky, black liquid or an apparently solid mass more in liquid form  Read More

Funding gaps in SMEs and way forward

November 30, 2023 Timi Olubiyi 0

In Africa, apart from the known business challenges such as the decrepit infrastructure, inconsistent government policies, double taxation, increasing inflation, regulation irregularities, and the COVID-19 pandemic consequences in recent times, overwhelmingly, lack of capital or funding issues contribute majorly to business failures. According to findings of several surveys, one of the top challenges faced by entrepreneurs and businesses in Africa Read More

Uganda qualify for Men’s T20 World Cup for first time

November 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Uganda qualified for the Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time with a nine-wicket victory over Rwanda in African qualifying.The win meant the Cricket Cranes, ranked 23rd in the world, clinched second place in the six-team tournament in Windhoek, Namibia. Uganda will join Namibia at the 20-team finals in the United States and the West Indies next year after Read More

My administration committed to right wrongs in Southern Kaduna 

November 30, 2023 Abubakar Labaran 0

 The Kaduna state governor, Senator Uba Sani, has said his administration is committed to right  wrongs and champion genuine reconciliation with the people of Southern Kaduna.  The governor stated this Wednesday in a message to the Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Association Pastor’s Congress, held at the Throneroom Trust Ministry, Kafanchan. Speaking through the senior special assistant to the governor on Read More

Abiodun presents N703bn 2024 budget proposal to Ogun assembly 

November 30, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, Thursday, presented fiscal appropriation bill of N703.028billion to the House of Assembly with N415.66 billion earmarked as capital expenditure. With a fiscal appropriation bill of N472.25 billion for the 2023 outgoing year, Abiodun stated that recurrent expenditure stood at N287.37 billion. The appropriation bill, christened “Budget of sustained growth and development,” also has N95.05 Read More

Police to SDP spokesman: Substantiate allegation against Kogi CP in 24 hours 

November 30, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Police command Thursday gave the spokesman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Farouk Adejoh, a 24-hour ultimatum to substantiate his allegations against the command and the state Commissioner of Police. The Police  Public Relation Officer (PPRO) in  Kogi state, SP Ovye William, in a statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja said any failure on the part Read More

We’re taking push for Nigeria’s restructuring to Tinubu – Afenifere 

November 30, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

  The pan Yoruba socio-cultural and political organization, Afenifere, is to take the push for restructuring in Nigeria to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Afenifere  stated this Thursday in a communique made available to journalists by its national publicly secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, after a caucus meeting of the organisation. Afenifere said this became necessary in view of the fact that Read More

Power Correspondents to FG: Review power sector privatisation

November 30, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Journalists covering Nigeria’s Power Sector Thursday asked the federal government to holistically review the sector 10 years after its privatisation. The journalists under the auspices of the Power Correspondents Association of Nigeria (PCAN), however, clarified that the review should not necessarily take away the assets from operators, but to find solutions to the huge challenges facing the industry. The Chairman Read More

Energy thief apprehended in Kaduna Electric night raid

November 30, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

In a significant move against energy theft, Kaduna Electric executed a night raid on November 24, 2023, leading to the apprehension of Mr. Opafola Abiodun of No. 18 Mopa Road, Kaduna. Abiodun, who had been tapping electricity from the 11KV Leventis Feeder, was caught in the act of an external by-pass on meter number 04190482713. According to the HoU Non-MD Read More

Rite Foods environmental conservation drive to rid Lagos of plastic wastes

November 30, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Rite Foods Limited, renowned for its commitment to eco-friendly initiatives, has joined forces with students of the University of Lagos and Nigerian Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in a groundbreaking environmental protection program. This initiative, a cornerstone of Rite Foods’ award-winning environmental sustainability partnership with Popbeach, RiteontheBeach, aims to combat ocean plastic pollution, improve literacy, and create employment opportunities by Read More

FirstBank group appoints Olukorede Adenewo as new MD/CEO of FirstBank UK

November 30, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

FirstBank Group has appointed Olukorede Adenewo as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank UK. The appointment is effective from November 16, 2023, subject to regulatory approvals. Olukorede Adenewo who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and a deep understanding of the global financial landscape, brings a wealth of experience, built by a proven track record of success in the banking Read More

AYCF congratulates Abdul-Azeez on appointment as NEF spokesperson

November 30, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has extended its heartfelt congratulations to Abdul-Azeez Suleiman on his recent appointment as the spokesperson for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF). It said as the former spokesman of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), Suleiman has proven himself to be reliable and capable, making him an excellent choice for this new position. In response Read More

Group sheds light on impact of domestic violence  

November 30, 2023 Donald Iorchir 0

The Center for Gender Security Studies (CGSS), University of Abuja, in partnership with the National Agency for the prohibition of Trafficking In Persons (NAPTIP) and Oluwolevic Medical and Welfare Foundation for medical outreach, Thursday organised a one- day sensitisation rally with medical outreach at Gwagwalada market, Abuja. Speaking with Blueprint, the acting director, Centre for Gender Security Studies and Youth Read More

Irrigation: River basin test-runs solar- powered pumps, targets 200 Kwara, Kogi farmers 

November 30, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA), Ilorin, has unveiled plans to provide solar-powered irrigation pumps to over 200 trained farmers.  This initiative, according to the authority, will boost farming activities, reduce and put an end to the usage of petroleum products to power irrigation systems. A cross section of dry season farmers who welcomed the development at Read More

Benue: Alia commissions 100 buses to ease transportation 

November 30, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

Governor of Benue state, Hycinth Alia, Thursday handed over to Benue Links Nigeria Limited, 100 buses purchased as part of palliative to ease transportation and the challenges brought by subsidy removal on people of the state. While speaking during handing over at the premises of the state transport company, the governor said transportation has become a necessity in contemporary life as Read More

Niger Delta stakeholders fault calls for increased budget for amnesty contractors

November 30, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

MSDND faulted calls for an increase in the budgetary allocation to contractors of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). According to the group, instead of an unfounded budgetary increase, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should immediately increase the monthly stipend of Amnesty beneficiaries from N65,000 to N100,000 to cope with rising inflation. They also called on President Tinubu and the National Security Read More

Housing deficit: FCT minister advocates special partnership with developers  

November 30, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As the nation grapples with housing deficit, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, has advocated for special partnership with private developers through the provision of Mass Housing Scheme at subsidised and affordable rate. The minister made this call in a paper presentation titled: “Housing provision in this decade,” at the ongoing International Real Estate Conference and Exhibition (IRECE) Read More

My wife bullies me, divorce-seeking man tells Oyo court 

November 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

A divorce-seeking man, Mr. Kareem Yekini, has told the Mapo Grade A Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo state, that, “My wife bullies and blackmails me.” Yekini consequently pleaded with the court on Thursday to dissolve the marriage between him and his estranged wife, Opeyemi, saying the marriage had ruined his life. He said Opeyemi was in the habit of blackmailing him everywhere and Read More

2024 Budget: Nigerians should relax with Tinubu as driver — Idimogu

November 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The deputy apex leader of Ndigbo in Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC), Sir Jude Idimogu, has said with President Bola Tinubu as the driver of the 2024 Budget, Nigerians have nothing to fear on implementation. Idimogu, a former two-term lawmaker who represented Oshodi-Isolo Constituency II in the Lagos state House of Assembly, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Read More

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Coalition of northern, southern youth leaders hail Tinubu over reappointment of Kyari, Akinyelure

November 30, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Northern and Southern youth leaders under the auspices of the Coalition of Northern and Southern Youth Leaders Forum, CNSLF, Tuesday, hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over reappointment of the Group Chief Executive Officer, GCEO, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, Engr Mele Kyari, and Chief Pius Akinyelure, as the chairman of the board of the NNPCL respectively. According to the Read More

80% surge in food importation alarming – FG

November 30, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The federal government has declared that there was an alarming surge of over 80 per cent in food importation between 2019 and 2023. The senior special assistant to the president on agribusinesses and productivity enhancement (SSAP), Dr. Kingsley Uzoma, made the disclosure Thursday at the National Policy Dialogue in Abuja. The policy dialogue is tagged “Deepening Partnership for Scaling-Up of Read More