COP28 – AGN made special consideration on Africa’s need

November 7, 2023 Helen Oji 0

Ahead of the 28th session of United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) scheduled for Dubai, United Arab Emirates later in November, the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change (AGN) has called on the UN body to make special consideration for the needs of the African continent. AGN made the call during the official opening of a Pre-COP28 Strategy Meeting organised Read More

41 years after, Paul Biya sticks to power as Cameroon President

November 7, 2023 Admin III 0

Cameroonian President Paul Biya is marking on Monday (Nov. 06) his 41 year-rule over the central African nation. Last year, thousands gathered in the capital, Yaoundé, for the ocasion but the president did not attend. Paul Biya, a former Prime Minister, took the reins of Cameroon on November 6, 1982 following the resignation of the country’s first president Ahmadou Ahidjo. Read More

Gujarat’s Dhordo village gets UNWTO’s ‘Best Tourism Village’ title

October 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Dhordo, a village in Gujarat’s Kutch district of India has been awarded the “Best Tourism Village” title by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), as a recognition of the outstanding contribution to sustainable tourism, cultural preservation, and rural development, an official statement said. Dhordo is a serene village nestled within the vast expanse of the Great Rann of Kutch, Read More

My focus is to empower youths, pioneer Change for Africa – Entrepreneur, Dominic Joshua

October 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Dr. Dominic Joshua, a dynamic figure in the realms of business, philanthropy, and politics, is on a mission to redefine impact in Africa and the global community. With unwavering determination, he navigates challenges, turning them into opportunities to make a profound difference. “Every endeavor I undertake is a step towards transforming lives in Africa and around the world,” asserts Dr. Read More

AACJ partners ministry to address climate injustice in Africa

October 9, 2023 Admin III 0

The Africa Activists for Climate Justice (AACJ) in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria are to partner with the Federal Ministry of Environment in order to address climate injustice in Africa. The group, led by the Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, Wouter Plomp, made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the ministry in Abuja, adding that the collaboration with Read More

USAID, Power Africa launch Green Jobs for women in Nigeria

September 29, 2023 David Agba 0

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Power Africa launched “the Growing Green Jobs for Women in Nigeria” initiative to foster gender equality and promote clean energy solutions. This initiative will equip approximately 500 women and youth with the required skills and opportunities to secure better jobs in Nigeria’s energy sector. Historically, women have been underrepresented in energy-related professions in Read More

FirstBank sponsors Africa International Trade Exhibition, promotes FDI

September 28, 2023 David Agba 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, sponsored the Africa International Trade Exhibition (A.I.T.E 2023), held on 21 and 22 September 2023 at the Hilton Hotel Midtown, New York, U.S.A. The event was themed “the imperatives of global trade for African SMEs as a game changer for the continent’s future prosperity”. Woven into the Read More

Anniversary: Africa World Airlines fete passengers with return tickets

September 26, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Eleven passengers have received return tickets across the network of leading West Africa carrier, Africa World Airlines as part of activities to commemorate its eleventh anniversary and reward its loyal passengers. Head of Commercial, Jonathan Appiah, told reporters that the 2023 anniversary was aimed at giving back to their passengers in order to honour their loyalty and commitment to A.W.A Read More

UNGA: UBA preaches connectivity with ‘Tastes of Africa Food Festival’

September 21, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to put the continent’s diversity and rich culinary traditions on the centre-stage with the highly anticipated ‘Tastes of Africa Food Festival.  The UBA Tastes of Africa Food Festival is a vibrant celebration of the continent’s cuisine, culture, and diversity as it reflects its remarkable history and cultural tapestry and Read More

Adesina: Steadily and steely feeding Africa

September 12, 2023 Prof MK Othman 0

Tenaciously in leadership style with a head high, Adesina is a replica of Indian Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi used a non-violent strategy to achieve free independence for his native country, India; Adesina was mobilizing human, financial, and other resources to feed Africa. Indefatigability in human salvation, Adesina is a replica of his mentor, Dr. Norman Borlaug, of blessed memory, a prestigious Read More

GCF, CSOs lament lack of climate finance for Africa

September 11, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The newly appointed Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Mafalda Duarte, has lamented the lack of commensurate will to mobilise climate action revenues for Africa. She made this disclosure recently at an interactive dialogue to introduce herself and also to network with civil society organisations. The interactive session was organised at the sidelines of the recently held African Read More

Africanisation of democracy versus militarisation of Africa

September 6, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi 0

Eventually, Africa has been dragged into a deep political impasse and torn between the awkward processes of Africanisation of democracy and militarisation of Africa’s politics. Africa’s democracy is like a human body without its systems, which lacks a pragmatic and universal overview for its sustenance, and this triggers the military to push Africa back to the military epoch with a Read More

Addressing the symptoms of coups in Africa

September 5, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

The recent military coup in Gabon which ousted and brought to an end the Ali Bongo’s ruling dynasty did not come to many people as a surprise. The Gabon coup which is the eighth in quick succession since 2020 came at a wrong time when Africa’s regional bloc, ECOWAS, has failed to diplomatically resolve the coup in Niger Republic and Read More

AbdulRazaq hails Kwara trio over feats at Africa’s Scrabble tourney

September 1, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated the three Kwara state children who recently won medals for their brilliant outings at the African Youth Scrabble Championships. The trio are Aliu Qudus who placed 2nd; Olojoku Boluwatife Sufyan (5th); and Olosun Khalid (8th) are all students of Government High School Ilorin. Their feats meant they were among the best Scrabble players Read More

As the world embraces African culture

August 23, 2023 Yunana Gladys Musa 0

Every tree is bounded by its roots and so are humans. Where we come from defines us and gives us a feeling of belonging. Nigeria is not a nation, it is home. Nigeria is not just a name, it is the cry of triumph of everyone living in it who has conquered one battle or the other. To be a Read More

Before coups topple Africa’s democracies…

Lovers of democracy are concerned about the recent development in Niger Republic. The coup d’etat in Niger is sending a wrong signal about Africa especially that military coups are becoming a recurring decimal on the continent. Guinea, Mali, Chad, Sudan and Burkina Faso have experienced a series of successful and failed military takeovers over the last three years. Apart from Read More

Of coups and democracy in Africa

August 15, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

Baring any last change of decision, the Economic Community of West Africa, ECOWAS, will take military action against the military junta which staged coup that toppled the democratically President of Niger republic, Muhammad Bazoun, on July, 26. Since the coup, all efforts by ECOWAS and other foreign organisations to force the coupists to surrender, release and reinstate the deposed president, Read More

Former president is dead

August 2, 2023 Admin III 0

Former Ivory Coast President Henri Konan Bedie, part of an old guard of politicians who dominated politics in the West African nation for a generation, has died at the age of 89, according to a close relative and a member of his party. Handpicked by his predecessor, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, Bedie served as Ivory Coast’s second president after independence from France in Read More

Emovworho tasks Tinubu on free trade zone in Africa

July 24, 2023 Donald lorchir 0

Comrade Austin Obule Emovworho Monday urged President Bola Tinubu to implement a Free Trade Zone within the African sub-region for the socio-economic development of the region. Emovworho who made the call in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday July 24, 2023 and made available to Blueprint, said doing so would allow access to regional and global markets for the Read More

Atuwatse III of Warri, Abdoulaye, Njoku, others bag honors at 13th African Achievers’ Awards 

July 19, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

  Queen Consort of the Warri Kingdom, Olori Atuwatse III; Chief Edwin Clark and Ambassador Gabriel Taminu Aduda, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Petroleum, among others, were recipients at the 13th edition of the African Achievers Awards (AAA) held Friday at the Palace of Westminister, House of Lords, UK. The African Achievers Awards is an annual event that recognizes and Read More

Africa now conduit pipe, crude from Russian rises 1,172.7% to 420bpd in March

July 6, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Russia has increased its crude oil sales through Africa following sanctions from Western nations. Russia’s refined product exports to Africa have skyrocketed since the invasion of Ukraine, increasing 14-fold in just over a year, following a diplomatic onslaught on the continent by Russian officials. Prior to the war, Russia exported 33,000 b/d of refined products to Africa, much of it Read More

Africa’s richest woman in ‘fresh financial mess’

June 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The billionaire daughter of Angola’s former president, Isabel dos Santos faces personal involvement in a $400 million lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by Angolan telecoms provider Unitel against her Dutch firm Unitel International Holdings (UIH), as ruled by London’s High Court. The ongoing litigation also involves allegations of an “illegal seizure by the Angolan state of UIH’s assets,” which dos Read More