Zulum bags Niger Republic’s second highest national award

August 4, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

President Mohammed Bazoum of the Republic of Niger Tuesday decorated Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, with the country’s Second Order National Honour, “de Grand Officer dans I`Ordre”, which is the equivalent of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), in Nigeria’s ranking of national honours. Bazoum said he was honouring Zulum after monitoring the governor’s courage, sincere Read More

Okorocha bags chieftaincy title in Ogun

July 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The immediate-past governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Otunba Asoludero of Iselu Kingdom by the Eselu of Iseluland, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi. Okorocha, while accepting the offer pledged to establish a school for the less privileged and orphans in the border town in the state. Read More

Pictures: 8 things to know about first Nigerian Olympic Gymnast Uche Eke

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria will for the first time participate in gymnastics at the Olympics this July and her winning ticket to the games is Uche Devon Eke. Below are eight things you should know about him: He was born to a Nigerian father, Daniel Eke. Uche recently graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information’s Master of Science in Information program Read More

ARC receives award for overall lowest-risk in insurance industry

July 19, 2021 David Agba 0

The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Limited has received the global insurance industry’s top overall environmental, social and governance (ESG) score. The ESG evaluation by Sustainalytics is a comprehensive assessment of a company’s preparedness to meet future risks and opportunities linked to ESG factors, such as climate change, regulatory risk and reputational issues. Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Ratings also provide investors with Read More

First Bank rewards Firstmonie agents, promotes financial inclusion

July 7, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

First Bank has rewarded 37 leading Firstmonie agents that have been promoting financial inclusion in the country at its Firstmonie Agent Banking Awards. FirstBank provides an array of digital financial services with the use of various payment channels to reach carefully segmented audiences with tailor-made financial solutions. Some of these channels, which have become the toast of customers and the Read More

NIRSAL MD bags 2021 Best Global CEOs award

June 29, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Managing Director of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL Plc), Aliyu Abdulhameed has emerged winner of the CEO Today Magazine Global Award 2021. The award, which is in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Agriculture and Agribusiness, honours the most respected companies and their C-Level executives who lead the way for others on a global stage. Read More

Nigerians overlooking health benefits, opportunities in mushroom, expert laments

June 25, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A health expert, Dr. Stella Iwuagwu, has enumerated the health benefits of mushroom, lamenting that Nigerians are overlooking the economic opportunities inherent in mushroom farming, while complaining of unemployment. Addressing participants Thursday in Abuja during the first National Mushroom Summit Exhibition and Awards organized by the National Mushroom Growers, Processors and Marketers Association, with the theme “harnessing the nation’s non Read More

Iconic senator award

June 17, 2021 Admin III 0

With due respect we are happy about the award of iconic legislator to the Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita of Daura senatoria district, Katsina state. He is a very good and popular politician and job provider for the youth and other people even outside Daura senatorial district. We are proud of Senator Kaita and urge other senators and members of the Read More

Stanbic IBTC retains Global Finance Best Sub-Custodian Bank Award

June 14, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has emerged as the Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Nigeria at the 2021 edition of the Global Finance Best Sub-Custodian Bank Awards, for the tenth year in a row. The awards editorial board considered market research, input from expert sources and entries from banks as criteria for selecting banking institutions Read More

Kudos, Blueprint Young Professional awardee

June 9, 2021 Admin III 0

The Kogi Concerned Citizens for Peace and Development, a non-governmental organization, is exited on the well deserved award bestowed a young and renowned professional, Quantity Surveyor Aminu Suleiman Abubakar by the authoritative Blueprint newspapers. The award was no surprise to us who have been following the meteoric rise of this young man. The Young Professional of the Year award is Read More

NCS, OCI to collaborate on cancer care, eradication

June 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Nigerian Cancer Society (NCS) has concluded plans to collaborate with the Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation, an International Non Governmental Organization (NGO) to advance the course of cancer care with the aim of reducing it’s impact in Nigeria. The collaboration is in the area of Arm Our Youths (ArOY) a Health campaign which commenced since 2019, aiming to introduce anti-breast Read More

Insecurity: Importers threaten to expose dealers in illegal arms, sub-standard items

June 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Importers Association of Nigeria (IMAN) has warned all the importers of arms and ammunition and sub-standard items into the country to desist, threatening to expose behind the illegal activities leading to insecurity in Nigeria. The association said it will do everything possible to assist the federal government on the efforts to end insecurity through all forms of illegal importation. Read More

Blueprint set to honour Jonathan as ICON of Democracy, governors, 3 ministers, DGs also listed for awards

June 3, 2021 Admin III 0

It’s going to be roll call of who is who at Blueprint Newspapers’ tenth year anniversary and 2020 Impact Series/Awards holding Thursday at Transcorp Hilton Abuja where notable Nigerians, including former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and some serving governors would be conferred with awards in various categories for some accomplishments in different endeavours. Also listed for  honours by the newspapers are Governors Aminu Waziri Read More