NAIPE 2023 confab centers on sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy

Stakeholders in the insurance industry would be converging in Lagos to review role of insurance in driving economic growth and development and also set a path for the new administration to promote insurance business. The 8th Edition of the Nigerian Association of Insurance And Pension Editors (NAIPE) Annual National Conference is providing operators with that platform to appraise the level Read More

ICT matrix contributions to Nigeria’s GDP

The beginning of the 21st century witnessed a rising tide in globalization, courtesy of the four significant mechanisms that made it possible, namely, capital, technology, human capacity development and global peace promotion. Exclusively, technology innovation birthed the penetrating forces behind Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which ensured a seamless promoted globalisation, and its economic enthronement. Although, this piece is not Read More

Accelerating non-oil revenue’s contribution to Nigeria’s growth, devt

March 24, 2023 Admin III 0

The fourth quarter 2022 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has once again brought to the fore the need for the federal government to give fillip to its diversification agenda; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. On February 2023, when the National Bureau of Nigeria (NBS) released the Gross Domestic Product report, it revealed that the non-oil Read More

Campus journalist honours Blueprint publisher, Nitda boss, Salihu Mustapha

December 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris (Malagi),  the director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa (CCIE) and Turaki of Ilorin, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, will be honoured at the 2021 edition of Campus Journalism Awards (CJA). A statement signed by the editor of Youth Digest, Gidado Shuaib, said  Alhaji Idris, who is also the founder and Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Ex- Ghana President, Mahama, Emefiele, Hope Uzodinma others grace AEC summit

October 24, 2021 David Agba 0

The former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Mahama will be opening the 3rd annual edition of the African Economic Congress scheduled to hold virtually from 1st -3rd November 2021. The three-day virtual congress will be televised live on AIT . It  covers  panel sessions on agriculture, finance, trade, technology, youth, women, security, health, and energy.  The 2021 edition Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Nnamdi Kanu: Metuh calls for political solution

September 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has canvassed for political solution over the arrest and incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the situations that constitute unrest in the South East.Metuh, who stated this in Nnewi, Anambra state at the opening ceremony of a fully furnished office complex he built and donated to the Read More

Jos crisis: Ogun begins evacuation of over 80 students, corpers

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State government has ordered the immediate evacuation of indigent students and corps members from crisis troubled Jos, the Plateau state capital, owing to the bandit attack which left about 24 persons dead. Briefing newsmen on the development Sunday, the the National President of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi stated that the state government intervention Read More

In Kano, Ganduje presents staff of office to Emir of Bichi, explains why he created more emirates

August 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Saturday, presented staff of office to the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado-Bayero, as the second Emir of Bichi. The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Bichi was among the newly created emirates by Ganduje’s administration. Other newly created emirates were Rano, Gaya and Karaye, in addition to the existing Kano Emirate Council. The Emir, on Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Local institutional investors increaese stake in equities ahead interim dividend payment

August 8, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) recent report on domestic and foreign portfolio participation in equities trading showed that total equities market transactions increased in June 2021 compared to the volume of transactions executed in May 2021. The report revealed that domestic institutional investors gradually took position amid releases of corporates’ half-year financial results which have been generally positive and the prospect Read More

Lead with fear of God, Ohanaeze tells youth, women excos

August 6, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor, has charged the newly elected national executives of the youth and women wing of Ohanaeze to discharge their duties with the fear of God. Obiozor gave the charge in a statement Friday after the peaceful conduct of the youth wing election that took place Thursday and the women wing which took Read More

Fire disasters: Fayemi urges Nigerians cooperation with firefighters to improve response time

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, has asked Nigerians to cooperate with officials of the State and Federal Fire Services (FFS) to improve response time to fire incidents. The governor, however commended Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, for the provision of operation truck by his agency to the state. Speaking Friday during the commissioning of Read More

Adedoyin @ 60: Oloriewe a man of peace, devt – AbdulRazaq

July 23, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has congratulated foremost journalist and secretary of the International Press Institute, Alhaji Raheem Adedoyin, on his 60th birthday anniversary. The governor commended Adedoyin’s giant strides as “a journalist, thoughts leader, party administrator, and community development advocate.” In a statement, the governor said Adedoyin “is a distinguished Kwaran who has used his calling and networks to Read More

Matawalle sack all special advisers

July 4, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has on Sunday relieved all his Special Advisers of their appointments. This was made known by the Acting Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Kabiru Balarabe in a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau this evening.The statement hinted that the desolation does not affect the Special Adviser on Security matters.  “This decision is in Read More

Women votes ‘ll determine outcome of 2023 elections – Okotete

July 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, women votes will be a key determiner of candidates elected as state/federal legislators, governors and the President, the Woman Leader and representative in Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared said. Okotete, however called on women to cooperate and forge a united front to ensure more women occupy Read More

Stanbic IBTC shows strength in 2020 sustainability report

June 29, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC (Stanbic IBTC), a member of Standard Bank Group, released its 2020 Sustainability Report to showcase its positive contributions that were centered on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are geared towards improving societies for humanity and advancing sustainable development in the Nigerian community. The Stanbic IBTC sustainability report highlighted the organisation’s environmental, Read More

Tenure elongation: Nabena rallies support for Buni’s comtt, lauds Buhari

June 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Yekini Nabena, has rallied support for Governor Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the party, even as he commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting tenure extension for the 13-man committee. The President had approved tenure extension for Governor Buni-led APC caretaker committee after a closed-door meeting Read More

Policy holders battle insurance firms over unpaid claims

June 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Some aggrieved Nigerians have expressed their dissatisfaction with some insurance firms in the country over their inability to pay claims after several years of contribution, calling on the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to take up the matter. One of the aggrieved Nigerians, Mack Ogbamosa, said he invested in an Income Protection Policy (IPP) with Standard Alliance Plc in 2009. By Read More

Youth and Sports Minister bags another award

June 20, 2021 Admin III 0

Few days after he was confered with the Hero of Democracy Award in Abuja, another award has been confered on Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare by the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII). The merit award was bestowed on the Minister for his contributions to uplifting the youth, development of Oyo state and Nigeria in general Read More

Avoidable diseases: As concerns over environmental neglect mount…

June 11, 2021 Admin III 0

For time immemorial, health experts have lamented the neglect of the environment by Nigerians especially through indiscriminate dumping of refuse, deforestation and other activities that often pose hazards to man. Also, it is often an eyesore to see heaps of waste and other dirty items disposed of close to homes which often lead to avoidable health challenges. PAUL OKAH reports. Read More

Foundation donates 1, 000 facemasks, sanitisers to Bauchi police

June 4, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A non-governmental organisation, The CLEEN Foundation, on Friday donated at least 1, 350 facemasks and over 300 sanitisers to the acting Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 12, Bauchi, Ali Kaigama, for distribution to his officers. The Foundation’s Bauchi state coordinator, Iliya Mbami Sabka, said the gesture was part of its contributions in the fight against Read More