2024: FG to disburse N75bn loans in January to small businesses

December 19, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

As a way of creating employment, the federal government says it has concluded plans to commence the disbursement of loans to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) by January 2024. The project is collaboration between the Office of the Vice-President and the Bank of Industry (BoI). Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and MSMEs, Office of Read More

Dangote Cement inducts graduate trainees to boost employment

December 10, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Dangote Cement Plc, has inducted 81 trainees in its Graduate Trainee programme to boost employment in the country. The company has so far inducted hundreds of such trainees into its service, across its African operations. The Company also has rewarded its outstanding staff with ‘long Service Award’ and ‘Hall of Wall of Fame Employee Award’ for embracing the Dangote Cement Read More

Haney beats Prograis for WBC light-welterweight title

December 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Devin Haney claimed a unanimous points victory over Regis Prograis to secure the WBC light-welterweight title in San Francisco. American Haney dominated his compatriot and knocked him down in the third round, with all three judges scoring the bout 120-107 in Haney’s favour. It was Haney’s first fight at 140 pounds, having previously been the undisputed lightweight champion. “I felt so Read More

Dutsin-ma federal varsity’s automatic job promise flayed

October 22, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

  The oft promise of automatic employment for First Class graduates of the Federal University Dutsin-ma (FUDMA) has been described as  mere publicity stunt by the university management. This was contained in a recent press statement issued in Katsina, the Katsina state capital, by a parent of one of the First Class graduates of the university, Alhaji Sani Bawa Dutsin-ma. Read More

AEDC laments assets vandalism, partners police, NSCDC, others 

January 8, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc (AEDC) has expressed concerns over the high frequency of incidents of vandalism to its electrical assets and installations across its franchise area.  According to the company, the incidents seriously impeded its efforts to deliver a stable and reliable power supply to its esteemed customers.  To this end,  the management of AEDC disclosed that it had strengthened Read More

FCTA resumes ‘impound and crush’ operation, crushes 200 motorcycles 

January 5, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Thursday, lamented the massive return of commercial motorcycles to Abuja, as it crushed over 200 motorcycles. Director FCTA Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) , Dr. Abdulateef Bello, while speaking to journalists at the venue of the crushing of the motorcycles, said there is no going back until the administration achieves zero level compliance. Read More

USAID wants journalists to intensify reports on GBV 

December 13, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The United State Agency for International Development (USAID), state-to-state, has called on journalists to amplify the voices of women and girls toward ending Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Ebonyi state. The international organisation made the call during a media round table in commemoration of the 2022 Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in the state. Gender Specialist with USAID State-to-State, Ejiro Okotie, at the Read More

ANEEJ seeks action on anti-curruption bills

December 12, 2022 Admin III 0

A Benin City-based non-governmental organisation under the aegis of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has urged the Presidential Initiative for Continuous Audit (PICA) and the National Assembly to expedite action on pending anti-corruption bills. The organisation said the bills, Whistleblower and Witness protection bills would help to strengthen the battle against corruption in the country. The executive Read More

SEC Nigeria to co-operate with The Gambia on capital market

December 11, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission has assured its Gambian counterpart of necessary assistance in their desire to develop more products in their bid to deepen their capital market. Executive Commissioner Operations of the SEC, Mr. Dayo Obisan, stated this when he received a Team from Central Bank of The Gambia who were on a study visit to the Commission’s Zonal Read More

Extra-judicial killings: Family petitions IGP against police in Jos

November 14, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The father of Usman Muhammad, a 16-year-old son, Malam Bala Muhammad, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), over alleged  extra-judicial killing of Usman by suspected men of the Nigeria Police Force in Jos. The petition signed by Akibu P. Idris Esq., for his client (Malam Bala Muhammad), said the police attached to ‘C’ Division, Jos, the Plateau state capital, “shot Read More

No more flight operations into Nigeria – Emirates Airlines 

November 3, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

United Arab Emirates carrier, Emirates Airlines on Thursday declared it is halting its operations in and out of Nigeria following its protracted efforts to repatriate it earnings trapped in the vault of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The beleaguered carrier enjoys lucrative routes in Nigeria while the Dubai government harasses the only Nigerian indigenous carrier that operates into the country Read More

Gunmen abduct water factory owner, 8 others in Kwara

November 21, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Armed gunmen Saturday abducted owner of sachet water factory, Fatima Nurudeen, including seven of her workers in Sosoki via Alapa in Asa local government area of Kwara state. Similarly, in another separate incident, six armed gunmen abducted a 56-year-old farmer, Olujala Adegboja, in Olla town while returning from his farm on Saturday morning.And in a swift reaction, seven out of Read More

DBN chief economist publishes book on banking in Nigeria

November 18, 2021 David Agba 0

The Chief Economist of Development Bank of Nigeria Plc, Professor Joseph Nnanna has made a significant contribution to Nigeria’s banking space by publishing a book titled “Banking in Nigeria: Financing during Turbulent Times. Speaking at the launch of the book recently, Professor U. Joseph Nnanna, who is a seasoned economist with experience in various fields and presently a development banker Read More

Police evacuate girls dumped inside well in Osun

November 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, Thursday confirmed that the two girls whose mother dumped inside well water in Osogbo, the state capital, have been evacuated. The girls, Darasimi (8) and Desire (5), were dumped inside the well water by their mother, Omowumi, Monday evening.  The CP who spoke through the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the Read More

Osun poly student dies after visiting boyfriend

November 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A National Diploma (ND1) student in the department of Mass Communication, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has been declared dead after developing sickness in her boyfriend’s house. The lady, simply identified as Wumi, was said to have visited her boyfriend at the weekend where she had complication and became unconscious. It was gathered that the lady was living at Gaa Fulani, Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Remaining quarterfinal matches moved as Royal Queens, Naija Ratels bow out, Osun Babes, FC Robo advance to semi-final (PICTURES)

October 19, 2021 Editor 0

Two remaining quarterfinal matches of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup involving four Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) premiership sides – Edo Queens, Sunshine Queens, Confluence Queens and Nasarawa Amazons have been moved to Wednesday October 20, 2021. According to organisers, the postponement was necessitated due to a public holiday in commemoration of Eid-el-Maulud on Tuesday earlier scheduled for the fixtures. Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

WADA clears Nigeria of Antidoping rules non compliance

October 4, 2021 Admin III 0

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has signed off on all outstanding critical and high priority corrective actions required of Nigeria following its review of the National Antidoping Committee, NADC’s continuous monitoring programme, corrective action plan and its efforts to address same. This piece of good news is contained in two separate letters dated August 2nd and 4th, 2021 Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More