NPF, INL, launch tactical operational training programme 

January 30, 2024 Admin II 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in a strategic collaboration with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the United States of America, has inaugurated a specialised tactical operational training programme for commanders of the newly launched Special Intervention Squad (SIS). This is in alignment with the commitment of IGP Kayode Egbetokun, to enhance the capabilities of the SIS Read More

Will Renewed Hope MSMEs programme address Nigeria’s economic empowerment, poverty alleviation concerns?

November 24, 2023 Admin III 0

This week, First Lady Oluremi Tinubu unveiled a visionary plan under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration to provide a lifeline to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria. The First Lady took centre stage at the official flagging-off of the rebranded and expanded Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), now known as the Renewed Hope Micro, Small, and Medium Read More

Over 2,000 programmers enrolled for FCMB Hackathon

October 20, 2023 David Agba 0

In just one week, an impressive 2,000+ programmers have signed up for the upcoming FCMB Hackathon, slated for October 27 to 29. The high enrolment numbers show the programme’s broad appeal among techies and confirm the commitment of First City Monument Bank and its parent company, the FCMB Group, to nurturing innovation at scale. A partnership with Ingressive For Good, Read More

Re: 24 years after, Nigeria’s space programme loses traction despite yearly allocations

August 25, 2023 Musa Wada 0

Re: 24 years after, Nigeria’s space programme loses traction despite yearly allocations Nigeria’s space programme, which began many years ago as a response to the citizens’ quest for a new frontier on human development, enhanced technological advancement, effective exploration of natural resources and environmental protection, cannot be said to be losing traction. On the contrary, many successes have been recorded Read More

Falode to open Ekiti FA women’s football symposium

April 7, 2023 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Executive Committee member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aisha Falode, will on April 18, 2023, declare open the Ekiti Football Association Women’s Football Symposium in Ado Ekiti as the State FA makes a bold step towards creating awareness and a sustainable guide for Women’s Football in the state. The event which is the first of its kind since the Read More

UNDP, FCMB and CEFTER support 25 early-stage Agritechs

February 24, 2023 David Agba 0

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), First City Monument Bank (FCMB) and the Centre for Food and Research (CEFTER) of Benue State University have supported 25 early-stage Agritechs that were winners at the grand finale of the 2022 Agrohack Challenge held in Makurdi, Benue State, with funding. The selected Agritechs received varying amounts of funding to help them scale their businesses Read More

NBTI trains, distributes work gadgets to develop staff

March 29, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) Monday in Abuja commenced a capacity building programme on development of entrepreneurs and its staff from the head office and in other centres to meet up with goals at work place. Speaking during the programme, the Director General NBTI, Akinwumi Taiwo Somefun said the event is deliberately designed to consistently and systematically prepare Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage – Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as ‘bondage imposed by the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking Read More

Revoke TELA maize commercial permit, group tells NBMA

October 17, 2021 Admin III 0

Coalition of Civil society groups, researchers and analysts has called on the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) to revoke permits recently granted for the commercial release of the TELA Maize. According to the group, the maize variety which has been genetically modified for drought tolerance and insect resistance is a failed and an unwanted venture and it is only being Read More

‘Julius Berger AFP supportive of Nigeria’s design revolution’

October 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

African design advocate and Chief Executive of Design Week Lagos (DWL), Ms Titi Ogufere, has lauded Nigeria’s leading furniture manufacturing company, Julius Berger-AFP as a key supporter of the country’s industrial design and manufacturing aspirations. This is comes on the heels of the declaration by  just as the Julius Berger-AFP Sales Manager, Mr. Uche Uzoewulu, of the company’s enduring commitment to Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

Focus on national development, Omisore tells automotive experts

October 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Former deputy governor of Osun state and board member of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Sen Iyiola Omisore, has urged NADDC trained automotive experts to focus on national development with their skills. Senator Omisore stated this in Ibadan Saturday at the closing ceremony of a two-week boot camp on Solid Works Design and Simulation Software for Automotive Design Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Bauchi distributes N99m occupational equipment in Itas, Jama’are LGs

October 10, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Sunday distributed occupational equipments worth N99 million in Itas Gadau and Jama’are local governments of the state to 1, 000 youth and women. The gesture according to the governor was part of his social welfare scheme tagged ‘Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme’ (KEEP) designed to be implemented across the 20 local government areas. He 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

Only restructuring can restore Nigeria’s lost glory – Makinde

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that only a restructured Nigeria will help the nation regain her past glory among the comity of nations. The governor stated this Saturday at the launch of SATVIEW Network digital broadcast channel, held at the SATVIEW Network headquarters, Ring Road, Ibadan. He pointed out that with the present situation in the country, it is clear Read More

APC govs commend Oyetola, Badaru’s commitment to a united Nigeria

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described their counterparts in Osun, Gboyega Oyetola and Jigawa, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar as patriots who are committed to a united and prosperous Nigeria. The APC governors, under the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), through a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja and signed by their Chairman and Governor of Kebbi Read More