SERVICOM charges banks, NASS to support ITF on service delivery

February 28, 2024 Admin II 0

The SERVICOM Presidency has called on the banking industry and National Assembly to support the Industrial Trust Fund (ITF) in the area of manpower and capacity building to improve Nigeria’s economy. National Coordinator SERVICOM Presidency, Mrs Nnenna Akajemeli, stated this during the formal presentation of SERVICOM Compliance Evaluation report to the management of ITF in Abuja. According to her, such Read More

Apapa Customs command generates N16bn in one day

February 28, 2024 David Agba 0

The Apapa Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday February 23, 2024 recorded another revenue collection milestone by generating N16 billion. The amount is the highest daily revenue collection in the history of the command surpassing the N11.3 billion collected on November 22, 2023. Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Comptroller Babajide Jaiyeoba, who described the revenue Read More

WARDC urges Akwa Ibom government to adopt nat’l gender policy 

February 28, 2024 Uko Etim 0

The Women Advoates Researh & Documentation Centre (WARDC) that is committed to promote respect for human rights, gender equality, equity, accountability, and social justice in Nigeria has urged the Akwa Ibom state government to adopt the National Gender Policy as a working document to promote social inclusion for development. The project manager of WARDC, Mrs. Emmanuella Azu, made the appeal Read More

Tiv nation needs youthful, impactful leadership 

February 28, 2024 Donald lorchir  0

The president of Tiv youth organisation (TYO), Abuja chapter, Chief Joseph Saater Undu, Tuesday  said the Tiv nation is in dire need of a youthful and impactful useful leadership that would enable her surmount her numerous challenges. He made this assertion at the maiden leadership retreat organised by Tiv Youth Organisation (TYO), Abuja chapter, in Bwari Area Council of Federal Read More

Insecurity: FCTA launches Abuja private sector mass transit 

February 28, 2024 Muhammad Abdullahi 0

Determined to curb insecurity and ‘one chance’ menace, the Federal Capital Territory Administration ( FCTA), Tuesday, inaugurated one of the private sector’s transportation scheme to provide secure and efficient mass transit in the city.  The inauguration of the 14 high capacity and fully air conditioned buses was said to be a beginning of a transportation system designed to end the Read More

Warders mount surveillance in Edo correctional centres 

February 28, 2024 Patrick Ahanor 0

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliates in Edo state Tuesday took to major roads in Benin City to protest the high cost of living in the country. The protesting workers also took their grievances to the Edo state Government House, where  they presented their demands to the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, for onward transmission Read More

Fagbemi cautions judges, NASS over spurious injunctions, others

February 28, 2024 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), Tuesday, cautioned Judges in the country to be wary of private persons seeking to scuttle government’s procurement procedures via spurious injunctions. The AGF also urged the two institutions to reject attempts by manipulators to frustrate government. Fagbemi gave the charge while delivering a paper entitled “Strengthening Read More

Yobe: Buni moves to curtail outbreak of meningitis 

February 28, 2024 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state Tuesday visited the affected areas hit by the cerebrospinal meningitis. The areas affected include Fika GSS, GSTC, GGSTC, all in Potiskum and GGSTC Gadaka and Specialist Hospital Potiskum. The governor was represented by his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, who noted that the recent outbreak of the cerebrospinal meningitis in some communities in zone Read More

Tinubu urged to revoke N29.8bn Yola-Mubi road contract

February 28, 2024 Admin II 0

An opinion leader in Adamawa state, Alhaji Hamisu Idris Medugu, has decried the slow pace of work on the 194 kilometers Federal Girls Government College Yola to Mubi road awarded to AG Vision Construction Company for rehabilitation. Medugu, who contested the Adamawa North senatorial seat in the 2023 elections, asked the President Bola Tinubu government to revoke the contract for Read More

NEDC: Setting the standard for regional Intervention

February 28, 2024 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

The recent passage of the bill seeking to establish a zonal interventionist agency for the Southeast; the Southeast Development Commission (SEDC) has rekindled the debate of waste and duplication of responsibilities that have always trailed the creation of zonal intervention agencies purportedly to accelerate development in geopolitical zones that have either suffered from years of environmental degradation, war, insurgency, banditry Read More

Gov. Mba’s proposed cattle ranch at Nimbo

February 28, 2024 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

Be it cattle ranch or rural grazing area (ruga), the planned establishment of either of the two at Nimbo in Uzo Uwani local government area by Enugu state government does not rightly fit into the current needs and priorities of the people. It is at best one move of government that will pitch it against the people. On April 25, Read More

Hardship: Tinubu, please listen to AEF

February 28, 2024 Admin II 0

Nigeria’s current economic woes are not isolated incidents but rather the peak of years of systemic challenges and policy missteps. From the decline of industries in the 1990s to the era of military rule marked by corruption and mismanagement, the nation has weathered numerous storms on its path to progress.  In the vibrant tapestry of Nigeria’s economic history, the 1980s Read More

How naira can regain strength

February 28, 2024 Ned Nwoko 0

The glaring income inequality between foreign workers and their Nigerian counterparts within companies operating in Nigeria is a deeply concerning practice that perpetuates historical injustices rooted in the colonial legacy. This practice exacerbates existing economic disparities and reinforces the master-servant dynamic that has plagued the nation for centuries. Colonial Legacy and Economic Exploitation: Historically, income inequality in Africa, including Nigeria, Read More

FCT begins repositioning of intra-city transportation with innovative technology

February 27, 2024 Bode Olagoke 0

Director of Federal Capital Territory’s ‘Transport for Abuja’ project, Dr. Yakubu Terry, has said the  Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom  Wike, has begun a repositioning of the FCT’s intra-city transport services for residents with the introduction of fifteen air-conditioned 60-seater buses luxury buses fitted with free wi-fi in Abuja to meet the transportation needs of the people Read More

Ex-Lagos commissioner to curate 50th-anniversary photos 

February 27, 2024 Ahmid Lawal 0

The former Lagos state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Mr Steve Ayorinde, will Wednesday be in charge of curation at the three-day photo exhibition, being part of activities to mark PUNCH’s 50th anniversary. The photo exhibition, showcasing iconic photographs from PUNCH’s rich archive, comes next after the ceremonies marking the newspaper house’s golden jubilee kicked off  Saturday, with a Read More

SWAN dismisses impeachment report against President Isaiah Benjamin, hails state executive,mmembers 

February 27, 2024 Admin I 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has dismissed claims by few disgruntled elements, that Mr. Isaiah Benjamin has been impeached. A statement from the SWAN Natiional Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday February 27, 2024, issued by the Association’s Secretary-General, Amb. Ikenna Okonkwo, categorically stated that at no time did NEC meet to suspend the Read More

NPFL: Rangers try Remo Stars for size in Enugu

February 27, 2024 Chuks Nweze 0

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, the Flying Antelopes, will on Wednesday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, aka the Cathedral take on visiting Remo Stars of Akure in Week 22 of the ongoing Nigerian Premier Football League( NPFL). The Antelopes look good on the away victory where they defeated Gombe United by one goal to nil and will look to Read More

AAG: Team Nigeria head to Ghana March, Daga headlines Flying Eagles 20-man squad

February 27, 2024 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The first batch of Team Nigeria athletes to the 13th All Africa Games holding in Ghana will leave the shores of the country on Friday for the biennial festival. Blueprint correspondent gathered that top officials of the Ministry of Sports Development have been battling frantically to ensure that all the necessary logistics  are put in place. Meanwhile, several of the sports that qualified Read More

Breaking: NLC buckles, suspends nationwide protest

February 27, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress has suspended its nationwide protest for day two, after reviewing the initial day as highly impactful. President of NLC, Comrade Joe Ajaero and Ag. General Secretary, Comrade Ismail Bello President disclosed the suspension of the exercise in a communique made available to the media on Tuesday night. Ajaero said the NEC Read More

Algeria shun Peseiro pick Petkovic

February 27, 2024 Admin I 0

Jose Peseiro will not be the new coach of Algeria after the Bosnian Vladimir Petkovic was selected for the job. Multiple reports out of Algeria said Petkovic is expected this week in the North African country to finalise his appointment. The Algerian coaching post at a time was narrowed down between Peseiro and Petkovic. Peseiro, whose contract with Nigeria ended Read More

Nigeria, Argentina friendly match called off

February 27, 2024 Admin I 0

Next month’s international friendly game between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and world champions Argentina has been called off. No official statement has been made by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the cancellation of the game. The high profile friendly game was billed for 26 March, 2024, in Los Angeles, USA. But according to BBC Sport journalist, Oluwashina Okeleji, has been Read More

Delta: Where is our FG palliatives, protesting NLC queries Oborevwori  

February 27, 2024 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Delta state on Tuesday took over the major roads in Asaba, the state capital to protest the hardship facing the citizens.  The protesters urged Governor Sheriff Oborevweri to produce their palliative that came from the federal government. The protest, which started from Labour House around 9am, terminated at the Government House amid tight security. There Read More