Japa: Countries Nigerians can gain access without Visa

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Nigeria passport holders can travel to various countries around the world, each with distinct visa requirements. There are a total of 45 visa-free travel destinations for Nigeria passport holders. This comprehensive guide offers detailed information on the destinations that citizens of Nigeria can visit without a prior visa, including lists of visa-free countries, visa-on-arrival countries, and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Read More

Mental Health Day: Economic challenges causing depression, anxiety, Pyrates Confraternity laments

October 11, 2023 Paul Okah  0

In celebration of the 2023 World Mental Health Day, with the theme “Mental health is a universal human right”,  the National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity, Sahara Deck, Abuja City Centre, has called for increased awareness on mental health issues in Abuja environs. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Wednesday, signed by NAS Capoon, Mr Olamide Read More

Nigerians’ hardship: A call on the privileged, govt.

September 20, 2023 Usman Abdullahi Koli 0

Nigeria, the giant of Africa, is facing unprecedented economic hardship that has left millions of its citizens struggling to make ends meet. The confluence of various factors, including the global economic downturn, dwindling oil revenues, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, has exacerbated an already challenging situation. In these trying times, it is imperative for both well-to-do individuals and the government Read More

What Nigerians expect from Tinubu’s government

May 30, 2023 Ibrahim Mustapha 0

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu resumed office on 29 May, 2023. He was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Kayode Ariwoola, having won the February 25 presidential election. With the oath of office administered to him, he has become the legally elected president and will spend the next four years in office as specified by the 1999 Constitution, Read More

VIDEO: Watch as Nigerian Youtuber apologises over BBC comments

May 24, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigerian Youtuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, has issued an apology for his remarks regarding Nigerian students studying in the United Kingdom during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).miyumiyu Tiamiyu apologised via a video he shared on Wednesday May 24, 2023 after receiving significant backlash for his statements, which suggested that many Nigerian students were primarily interested in obtaining visas to Read More

Japa: Nigerian YouTuber reveals reasons for criticizing students obtaining UK visas

May 24, 2023 Admin III 0

A Nigerian YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, is gaining attention for his firm position on Nigerians obtaining UK student visas. Tiamiyu’s statements during a BBC interview on Tuesday have sparked controversy as he claimed that many Nigerians who obtain student visas do not genuinely intend to study in the UK, but rather have ulterior motives. During an Instagram live interview on Wednesday Read More

UK to ban students from bringing family members over

May 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The United Kingdom is preparing to unveil additional measures that are expected to prevent Nigerian students and students of other nationalities studying in the UK from bringing their families with them. An exclusive report by The Sun UK states that this crackdown is set to be announced within this week. Under these new regulations, all master’s students and a significant Read More

2023 poll: Activist commends US over Visa ban on election riggers 

May 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A political activist and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended the government of United States of America for announcing Visa ban on those who undermined democracy during the 2023 general elections. The US in a statement on the US State Department website, Secretary of State Antony Binken, had said “the United Read More

Sudan: Nigerians among those evacuated by Saudi government – Official

April 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Following the crisis from the war-torn Sudan, not fewer than ten Nigerians were among the 2,544 evacuated by the Saudi Arabia government from Sudan. This was disclosed in a statement by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Abuja on Friday. The statement reads, “In continuation of the evacuation efforts being made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the directives of Read More

Stop patronising quacks, Surveyors tell Nigerians

March 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Oyo State branch, has called on Nigerians to stop patronising quacks to tackle the menace of land grabbing. The call was made by the Chairman, NIS, Oyo state branch, Surveyor Waheed Lamidi, at an event organised to mark the 2023 Global Surveyors’ Day in Ibadan recently. The Global Surveyors’ Day celebration which started in Read More

NIPC initiates masterplan to boost FDIs

February 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) says it is developing a masterplan to attract more Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) into the country. Hajiya Saratu Umar, Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, NIPC, said this at a media briefing in Lagos. She said the commission would achieve the vision of transforming the country into a destination of choice for investors through a Nigerian Read More

Boosting Nigeria’s revenue via sugar production

February 9, 2023 Musa Ilallah 0

Steadily and successfully, Nigeria is moving faster than what most people anticipated in the area of improving and diversifying its revenue base and exporting its products to the world market. Prior to the coming of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2015, Nigeria depended largely on meeting its sugar needs through importation. This implied that the industry has been comatose Read More

The new mental health legislation in Nigeria

February 8, 2023 Victor Okeke 0

Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety are highly rampant in low‐ and middle‐income countries like Nigeria. People in Nigeria lack adequate knowledge regarding mental health disorders and have various misconceptions for its underlying causes such as drug and alcohol use (80.8%), possession by evil spirits (30.2%), traumatic event or shock (29.9%), stress (29.2%), and genetic inheritance (26.5%), and very Read More

Is Nigeria’s judiciary still a haven for the common man?

February 7, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian judiciary is regarded as a cornerstone of the country’s democratic system and growing up in the desert Sahara of Machina I often heard people say the judiciary is the last hope of the common. But since the country’s return to civil rule in 1999, the institution is now facing growing criticism over its impartiality in judgment, especially in Read More

Kachikwu urges citizens to join him rescue Nigeria 

February 7, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The presidential candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dumebi Kachikwu has called on Nigerians to join him to rescue Nigeria, which he claimed has been destroyed by misplaced policies. He also called for the sack of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, urging Nigeria “to support and institute an independent and corruption-free judiciary, strengthen law Read More

Nigeria remains dumping ground for solar energy materials – Expert

February 7, 2023 Admin III 0

The Africa Coalition for Sustainable Energy Access (ACSEA), an NGO, has expressed concern as Nigeria has remained a dumping ground for solar energy materials. Executive Director of ACSEA, Dr Godwin Ojo, said this at a Stakeholders Validation and Training Workshop in Abuja. The workshop, which was focused on renewable energy system, was organised by Lift Humanity Foundation (LHF), an NGO, Read More

Top Nigerian referee dies in auto crash, NFF mourns

February 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)has expressed deep shock and sorrow over the death on Thursday of a Nigeria Premier Football League referee, Dr. Kingsley Nnaemeka Eneogwe, in an automobile accident on the Abuja-Kogi-Enugu road. “This is one death that gnaws at the heart real tight. A young man with his life ahead of him, someone doing so well in his Read More

Seme Customs intercepts fake $6m bills, N9.3m fuel

February 3, 2023 David Agba 0

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted fake $6 million bills from suspected transborder criminal syndicates in the Gbaji area of Badagry, Lagos. The Command also impounded 1,300 by 30 litres jerry can of petrol equivalent to 39,000 litres with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N9.3m, along the creeks in the last 13 days, despite Read More

Nigerians berate ugly experiences with banking apps, USSD codes

February 3, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Many Nigerians have now become stranded due to the non-availability of cash in ATMs and even over the counter, while transactions over banking apps have become a nightmare. Since the beginning of this week, customers of major banks in the country have been having unpleasant experiences while trying to transfer funds or perform any form of transaction on their mobile Read More

Nigerians are too intelligent to suffer- Omotola

January 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Popular Nigerian veteran actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has complained about the suffering that Nigerians go through in the country. Omotola posted on her Instagram story on Thursday night that Nigerians were suffering needlessly. She wrote, “After living in the US now for about 2 years. Not just visiting but living and changing systems. “I now see many things we managed and Read More

Insecurity: Civil Defense boss raises alarm over new ‘dangerous group’ in Nigeria 

December 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has revealed the presence of ‘a dangerous group’ in Nigeria causing mayhem. Audi made the revelation Wednesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja, during the opening ceremony of the last Commandant General conference for the year 2022 with zonal commanders and state commandants of the Read More