Keystone Bank: Promoting financial inclusion through empowerment of SMEs in Nigeria

November 20, 2023 Israel Onojie 0

Globally, access to finance is a critical success factor in the growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Financial inclusion on the other hand is the availability and equality of opportunities to access financial services. It helps individuals and businesses to access useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs. Available statistics show that Read More

Cybersecurity: EU, Justice Ministry, others build Judges’ capacity

May 8, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal government has restated the importance of Cybersecurity training for Judges in Nigeria, describing it as fundamental and beneficial. The Permanent Secretary and Solicitor General, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Beatrice Jedy-Agba, made the statement on Monday while declaring open a five-day on Train the Trainers Programme on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence For Judges and Prosecutors. The programme was Read More

Experts advocate improved female representation, capacity building

May 1, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Experts have expressed the need for increasing the representation of women in intellectual Property (IP) protection and the creative/innovative industries. Divisional Head, Business Support Services Division/General Counsel, NGX, Mrs. Irene Robinson-Ayanwale, stated this at the World Intellectual Property Day 2023 She said “This year’s World Intellectual Property Day, themed, Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity has helped to bring Read More

Foundation, Japan International Cooperation Agency partner on health workers training

April 2, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling One Foundation has formed a new partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to improve adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria. This partnership, supported by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), kicked off in Abuja with a 2-day sensitization workshop on adolescent sexual and reproductive health for nurses, midwives, and members of the Community Health Read More

Nigeria’ll overcome challenges, emerge stronger – Monarch

December 12, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The Muri Munene and Grand Patriarch of the Efut kingdom of Cross River, HRM Maurice Okon Eyo I, has tasked Nigerians to be committed to nation building despite their challenges and ethno-religious differences. The traditional ruler said he was convinced the country would overcome its current socio-economic upheavals and emerge stronger. The Royal Father said this in Calabar, weekend, during Read More

NOTAP certifies 19 researchers

December 1, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Thursday, in Abuja, presented patent certificates to 19 researchers across Nigeria. The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora, who presented the certificates to the beneficiaries, described the event as a boost to research, industrialisation and development in the country. He praised NOTAP for delivering on its mandate by Read More

KOICA signs $10.41m project with UBEC, relocates to Asokoro

October 26, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a government agency of the Republic of Korea responsible for grant aid and technical cooperation, Tuesday, signed a 10.41 million dollars project with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to improve multimedia learning environment and teaching capacity building for Nigeria public primary and Junior Secondary Schools KOICA also moved its office from Maitama to Read More

FMARD organises capacity building for 40 agric extension workers in Yobe

October 22, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), department of agricultural extension in collaboration with National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) has organized a 4-day training for extension workers on extension tools, methodologies and selected agricultural value Chain in Yobe state. Yobe state Coordinator, FMARD Garba Usman Chiromari, said the training is aimed at equipping extension workers Read More

Kaduna: I’m committed to effective representation – Monrovia

October 20, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Mukhtar Ahmed Monrovia has assured the entire people of Kaduna South federal constituency that he will continue to render good representation at the National Assembly. Hon Monrovia gave the assurance at the weekend in Kaduna while receiving an award from an NGO, Kaduna Exclusive Stars. “Let me use this opportunity to assure Read More

FG to collaborate with professionals on capacity development – Presidency

October 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government is ready to collaborate with well-established bodies and professionals to enhance capacity building in the area of service delivery. Speaking when he received members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) led by its president, Mr. Olusegun Mojeed in State House Abuja, the special adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina Read More

Domesticating ACJA challenging, work in progress – Ota-Okojie

October 10, 2021 Admin III 0

As part of the on-going justice sector reform across the six geo-political zone in the country, the train of the Presidential Committee christened Federal Justice Sector Reform Coordinating Committee (FJSRCC) berthed in Yola, last week, in continuation of its workshop and interface with stakeholders saddled with the responsibility of implementing the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA 2015). In this Read More

RAAMP project: Coordinator canvasses women involvement in road works

September 23, 2021 Admin III 0

The National Coordinator of the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP), Eng. Aminu Bodinga Mohammed has made a case for women engagement in road construction and maintenance along RAAMP project corridors in the states. Engineer Mohammed said this at a two-day capacity building on gender mainstreaming held in Abuja recently. A statement by RAAMP development communication officer, Amadi Vivian Read More

IMAP Rector Kotso bags best rector award

September 15, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, 0

The Rector of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic Lafia, in Nasarawa state, Dr.Justina Anjiode Kotso, has been awarded the best Rector in human and capital resources by Industrial Training Fund (ITF). Presenting the award on Tuesday in Lafia, the area manager of ITF in the state Engr. Garba Hassan, described the Kotso as a person with a passion for development. He said Read More

NIMASA, Edo state initiates partnership on capacity building

September 1, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has restated the Agency’s commitment to human capacity development as the basic catalyst to grow the maritime sector in Nigeria. Jamoh stated this today in Benin City when he led a team from the Agency on a courtesy visit to Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo Read More

Amended COREN Act has shut doors against external forces – President

August 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Ali Rabiu, has said the recent amendment of its Act has allowed for the enactment of regulations without external forces. Rabiu spoke recently during the 2021 Engineering Week and Annual General Meeting organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja. He said the Act had also Read More

PPB, ACT holds capacity building for oncology nurses, pharmacists

August 25, 2021 Admin III 0

Project PINK BLUE in partnership with ACT Foundation, and the National Hospital School of Post Basic Oncology Nursing and other stakeholders have trained oncology nurses, pharmacists and other care givers along the cancer care spectrum. The training was organised by the school. According to the Course Coordinator, Mampak N. Nanre, explained that the one-day training for oncology nurses became necessary Read More

School resumption: UBEC, KWSUBEB build teachers’ capacity

August 25, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), in conjunction with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has commenced the second phase of training for Quality Assurance Officers across the state. This is in addition to the ongoing school-based training programs for all categories of teachers, especially the newly recruited teachers taking place in designated centres across the 16 LGEAs. Read More

First Bank reinforces commitment to youth empowerment, entrepreneurship

August 23, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

One of Nigeria’s leading financial services providers, First Bank of Nigeria has again reinforced its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through its sponsorship of the docuseries ‘’First Class Material’’ from the stables of Linda Ikeji TV. First Class Material is a docuseries designed to celebrate Nigerians who are excelling in various fields of endeavour whether academic or non-academic. It Read More

USAID, others take malaria project advocacy to Benue

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A joint team from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP); and the Ministry of Defence Health Implementation Programme (NMOD-HIP), has paid a courtesy visit to the Benue State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Ngbea, and key state health stakeholders to advocate for a national Read More

In Rotary women become leaders through service – Frances Omanukwue

August 20, 2021 Admin III 0

Rotarian Frances Omanukwue is the newly elected President, Rotary Club of Abuja Federal (RCAF). In this report, ENE OSHABA writes on the passion of the vibrant young author, event coordinator, and social entrepreneur, who has used her platform to create over 1,000 job opportunities for young women in order to make them self-reliant and independent. The beginning The Rotary Club Read More

Consulting firm rewards youth on career choice across FCT

August 18, 2021 Admin III 0

A Nigeria-based consulting firm incorporated in accordance with the guidelines of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), KMC Consulting has rewarded and given out prizes to outstanding youth on its Career Choice and Personal Development carried out across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Chairman of KMC Consult, Olusola Olufemi during the award and prize giving ceremony held in Read More

Bauchi 2023: Why not Sidique Abubakar?

August 13, 2021 Admin III 0

From all indications, Bauchi state will be the state to watch for “revolution” in the politics of transition climaxing in 2023 with the emergence of a new governor. The incumbent, Kauran Bauchi, Bala Mohammed has his head in the clouds of presidential ambition, repeatedly claiming to have the “nod”   of the PDP national caucus and throwing ill-advised controversial brick bats across Read More

SEC gets AfDB’s grant for risk-based supervision project

August 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received funds from the African Development Bank towards the cost of regulatory capacity improvements under the risk-based supervision framework and capacity building project. The grant from the AfDB Group administered/Capital Markets Development Trust Fund is to finance the Risk Based Supervision Framework Implementation and Capacity Development Project. According to the SEC, the principal objectives Read More