Women groups launch campaign on 5 rejected gender bills 

November 23, 2023 Ene Oshaba  0

The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC), Womanifesto, National Coalition on Affirmative Action (NCAA), Gender and Constitution Reform Network (GECORN), SAGE and Gender Mobile are set to launch an advocacy hashtag and signature campaign on the five rejected gender bills, Thursday.  In a statement signed by Founder/Executive Director WARDC, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, the campaign aims to address key gender Read More

Diptheria outbreak: 156 cases, 20 deaths recorded in Kaduna – NPHCDA

October 11, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Director CEO, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, has called for efforts by stakeholders to stem the spread of diptheria across Nigeria, noting that 156 cases has been recorded in Kaduna state with 20 deaths.  Speaking when he led the National Task Team on Diptheria Outbreak Response Team to Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna on Wednesday, Read More

Nigeria tops global crypto data with 99% awareness – ConsenSys report

September 5, 2023 Blessing Anaro, 0

A recent survey shows Nigeria as the most crypto-savvy nation ahead of the United States and European countries. According to a new report from YouGov and ConsenSys, Nigeria’s crypto awareness stands at 99 per cent as the country leads in digital asset knowledge and perceived investment drive. 15,158 survey participants aged 18- 65 were polled from 15 countries to determine Read More

2023 Census: Why NPC is taking part in Calabar Carnival – Official

December 27, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has said it was taking part in Carnival Calabar billed for Wednesday, December 29, 2022 as part of its sensitisation campaign for the 2023 population and housing census. NPC Chairman, Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra, who was repesented by Dr Eyitayo Oyetunji, Chairman, Public Affairs Committee of the Commission, as well as Navy Capt Charles Ogwa Read More

Aim for the best, Miss Universe tells young people

December 18, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The reigning Miss Universe Nigeria 2022, Hannah Iribhogbe, has urged young Nigerians to remain focused in their academic pursuit to achieve their desired goals. Iribhogbe stated this during a visit to Aduvie International School, Abuja, weekend. She told the students that in their desire to make a difference in Nigeria as well as the world, there is need to to Read More

In Sokoto, PDP guber candidate parleys Akwa Ibom, Cross River stakeholders

December 12, 2022 Admin III 0

In continuation of his meetings with residents of the state, Sokoto State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Mallam Saidu Umar FCNA, has met with the Akwa Ibom and Cross River States Indigenes residing in Sokoto State. At the meeting with the residents, under the aegis of Akwa-Cross, an amalgamation of groups of stakeholders from the two sister states, Umar Read More

20,000 diabetic patients benefit from Senator’s foundation in Cross River

November 15, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Up to 20,000 diabetic patients in Cross River state have benefitted from the Senator John Owan Enoh’s Foundation (JOEF) on diabetes, Blueprint has gathered. In an interview in Calabar, shortly after a four-kilometer walk, tagged ‘Let’s walk diabetes out of our lives,’ Monday, the Chief Executive officer of the Foundation, Senator John Owan Enoh, said the Foundation, which started in Read More

Cervical cancer: Expert warns girls against multiple sex partners

November 4, 2021 Uko Etim 0

President of medical women in Akwa Ibom state, Dr Glory Essien, has warned young girls and ladies to avoid having multiple sex partners as the act exposes them to cervical cancer. She made this known during Cancer Awareness Walk for Life organised by Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare in Uyo on Tuesday. Essien, who expressed worry on the Read More

Contemporary youth: Radio vs social media

October 28, 2021 Aliyu Musa 0

Radio, for decades, has been one of the ways of information dissemination globally. News, music, and information are transmitted to the audience through radio waves, while the audience receives them as sounds on their radio sets. For years, till now, the radio and television have been the most reliable sources of information. This is because there, news or any other Read More

Rotary spends $2.2bn to end polio, immunises 400m children annually

October 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

As the world mark World Polio Day on Sunday, Rotary International said it has spent $2.2 billion globally to end polio across the world, while immunising with its partners over 400 million children annually. The 2021 PolioPlus key message made available to Blueprint in Kaduna, said Rotary has been fighting to eradicate polio for over three decades and remains fully Read More

WFD: GAIN seeks more joint actions to improve Nigeria’s food systems

October 15, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a nutrition-focused organisation, has urged major priority actions for Nigeria from the just-concluded UN Food Systems Summit to assist the country to improve “our food systems as a country.” This was contained in a press statement issued Friday in Abuja by the organisation’s Country Director, Dr. Michael Ojo The statement read in part, Read More

WRD: Ilorin basin authority takes ‘clean-ups’ campaign to Kwara communities

September 28, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The campaign against open defecation, pollution of rivers and illegal grabbing of canals amongst others, formed part of the major trust of 2021 World Rivers Day celebration in Ilorin Monday. The event was organised by the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Ilorin to create awareness on the negative effects of polluted rivers and need to protect and restore fresh Read More

More adult Nigerians support electronic transmission of election results – Poll reveals

September 27, 2021 Idachaba Sunny Eleojo 0

A new public opinion poll conducted by NOI Polls has revealed that 69 percent of adult Nigerians nationwide support the electronic transmission of election results during elections. This assertion cuts across gender, geo-political zones and age-group with at least 62 percent representation from each category.  According to the poll’s result, the reason given by Nigerians are that it would bring Read More

We recreate old labels into modern-day brands – Fawaz

September 10, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

Muh-FawazAbdulganiyu is a multi talented entrepreneur and the Chief Marketing Officer of GMB Agency, a branding company he co-founded with two of his friends during his NYSC year. In this interview SAMSON BENJAMIN, the entrepreneur speaks on his passion for launching new businesses into the market and re-branding old labels to fit into the modern-day system. Tell us about yourself, Read More

Funmi Ayinke drops new single, ‘Obinrin Remix’, featuring ex-style plus TundeDot

September 10, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Engr. Funmi Ayinke-Adekojo, a Nigerian business Mogul popularly known as Funmi Ayinke has released her much anticipated music single, ‘Obinrin Remix’, featuring former style-plus member, TundeDot. The multi talented Ondo born philanthropist, who delved into music, says the new single is geared towards creating awareness on the Importance of the girl child to the society. ‘Obinrin Remix’, according to her, Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Access Bank launches awareness campaign to combat E-banking fraud

August 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

As part of its commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Access Bank Plc has launched an awareness campaign to sensitize customers on measures they can take to protect themselves. The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud. Read More

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Geidam attack: AFRYDEV sensitizes GBV survivors

August 15, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Four months after the Geidam community was almost overrun by the suspected Boko Haram insurgents, economic activities have picked up with most residents back to their ancestral homes. However, the community had in the recent days experienced molestation especially forced marriage, torture, kidnapping, trafficking for sex among others. In response to the gender based violence in insurgency affected communities of Read More

Buhari completes 12 dams, 3 hydropower projects, 7 irrigation projects – APC group

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), has said out of 116 inherited projects for priority completion in 2016, a total of twelve dams, three hydropower projects and seven irrigation projects among many others have been completed by the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The APC think-tank group also disclosed that Buhari administration signed Executive Order 9 Read More

NAFDAC flags off sensitisation against chemicals, drugs

August 11, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Tuesday, flagged off public awareness campaign against the indiscriminate use of drugs and chemicals. NAFDAC said it causes harms to human’s health. Speaking during the ceremony, the Director-General of the agency, Professor Christianah Adeyeye said the agency, under her leadership will leave no stone unturned to rid the country Read More

NSIP: Humanitarian affairs ministry, NOA, train officers for implementation of GEEP programmes

August 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in partnership with the National Orientation Agency, has organised a two-day training workshop for staffers in order to ensure the seamless execution and implementation of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). Speaking Friday during the flag of the training in Abuja, the Minister of Read More

FG committed to promoting free trade zones – Official

August 6, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (FMITI) has restated federal government commitment to support activities that would harness the immense benefits of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) to Nigeria’s economy. Dr Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, Permanent Secretary, FMITI, said on Wednesday in Abuja. He spoke at a one-day sensitisation awareness workshop on the promotion and development of free trade zones across Read More

Exclusive breastfeeding practice: SCI calls for protection of mothers, increased support

August 4, 2021 Admin III 0

Save the Children International has called for an increased support and protection of mothers as well as awareness creation for an optimal exclusive breastfeeding practice in Nigeria. The Acting Country Director, Save the Children International Nigeria, Shannon Ward, said exclusive breastfeeding is the best source of nourishment for infants and young children, and a proven lifesaving strategy that helps protect Read More

Over 900 road projects ongoing nationwide under Buhari – APC group

August 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 900 active road contracts, covering the construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of more than 13,000km of federal roads and highways were currently ongoing nationwide under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. A think-tank of the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has revealed further that stretch of roads coverage is out of a total Read More