NPA, U.K. border force partner on port security, trade facilitation

September 6, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) has announced plans to partner the United Kingdom Border Force, on port security and facilitation of legitimate movement of persons and goods at all seaports in the country. The partnership covers security measures, coordination, information sharing and joint operations aimed at checking persons or activities that may cause harm to operations and investments in the Read More

Super Eagles begin quest for Qatar 2022 World Cup as Iheanacho, Ndidi, Iwobi pull out vs Cape Verde

September 2, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will begin their quests to qualify for a seventh FIFA World Cup when the Gernot Rohr side face the Lone Stars of Liberia today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The match will kick-off 5pm Nigerian time. The football governing body,  grouped Nigeria  in Group C,  alongside Liberia, Cape Verde and the Central African Republic (CAR). After the game Read More

Salamatu Suleiman, Godwin Abbe: Where are they now?

August 27, 2021 Admin III 0

Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman; Sullivan Iheanacho Chime; and Major General Godwin Osagie Abbe (retd.) held public positions at various time. They have been off the public space for in recent time hence Blueprint Weekend asks: where are they now? Salamatu Suleiman Former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, is a lawyer by profession, with a Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

Taliban takeover: At last, Afghan President, Ghani, opens up

August 18, 2021 Aljazeera 0

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, speaking from exile in the United Arab Emirates, said on Wednesday that he had left Kabul to prevent bloodshed and denied reports he took large sums of money with him as he departed the presidential palace. Anti-Taliban protests in the eastern city of Jalalabad over the removal of the Afghan flag have now spread elsewhere in Read More

Buhari visits Tinubu in London

August 13, 2021 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening visited former governor of Lagos state Ahmed Tinubu in London, United Kingdom. One of the media aides to the President Bashir Ahmad confirmed the development via social media where he shared pictures of the visit. Tinubu has been in London for weeks and is reportedly sick. However, incumbent Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited Read More

Courses of action in the US request for extradition

August 9, 2021 Admin III 0

It is no longer news that a US court has issued a request for the extradition of Abba Kyari. Debates have ensued should the FGN extradite him or not? Permit me to say my piece: It is first important to note that extradition as a process is not governed by an international treaty or overseen by the United Nations. It Read More

Insecurity and Commonwealth support for Nigeria

August 6, 2021 Abdullahi. M. Gulloma 0

Indeed, Nigeria needs and, therefore, would be glad to receive support from the Commonwealth in very challenging areas, the biggest of which comprised of security and agriculture. Thus, President Muhammadu Buhari, rightly asked for support from the Commonwealth. The President spoke during a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, at the sidelines of the Global Education Summit Read More

Tinubu hale and hearty – Sanwo-Olu

August 5, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Wednesday said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is hale and hearty. Speaking to journalists at the Lagos House, Ikeja, on his visit to APC national leader in London, the United Kingdom Tuesday, Governor Sanwo-Olu stated that his meeting and the picture he took with Asiwaju Tinubu Read More

Nigeria submits 2021 final report to the UN – Minister

August 2, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Nigeria has submitted its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) final report of 2021 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The updated report, which was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, replaces the interim NDC report that was submitted in May 2021. Submitting the report on behalf of the federal government, Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr Muhammed Mahmood Abubakar emphasized Read More

Nigerians’ quest for overseas studies

July 26, 2021 Admin III 0

A new report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), a global foreign-policy think tank, to the effect that a significant percentage of the £30 million contributed annually to the United Kingdom’s education sector by politicians in West Africa come from Nigeria is a cause for concern by the managers of Nigeria’s economy. The situation is not only Read More

IPOB: Kanu’s lawyer calls for British High Commission’s intervention

July 19, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, said he has been compelled to call on the British High Commission in Nigeria “to banish every red tape and exert the full weight of its diplomatic clout in gaining immediate access to Kanu.” According Mr Ezimakor in a statement issued in Abuja Monday, Read More

Chukwumerije always stand for us, deploys personal resources for Taekwondo development – Athletes, others

July 15, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The name Chukwumerije still rings bell in Nigeria’s sporting fraternity after years of dedication and purposeful impact, especially in Taekwondo by an entire family spearheaded by late father Senator Uche Chukwumerije. Of all his children, Chika Chukwumerije, an Olympian who made the country pround when he won ‘golden’ bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing has continued to sustain Read More

FCMB appoints new MD as Nuru bows out

July 13, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Board of Directors of FCMB Group Plc have announced the appointment of Yemisi Edun as the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited. According to the bank in a statement on Tuesday, the announcement is subsequent to the end of service of the bank’s former Managing Director, Adam Nuru.  The statement further reads, “The Board had earlier Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome Read More

PTAD receives £26.5m repatriated pension funds from UK firm

June 29, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has received the sum of £26,505,862.97 (Twenty six million, five hundred and five thousand, eight hundred and sixty-two Pounds, ninety-seven pence) repatriated from the United Kingdom. In a statement by its management, these pension funds had hitherto been under investment with Crown Agents Investment Management (CAIM) Limited in the United Kingdom. According to the Read More

Self determination: No going back on July 3 rally in Lagos – Group

June 29, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Monday, said there is no going back in its planned July 3 Lagos rally in support of the actualisation of Yoruba nation. Ilana Omo Oodua in a statement by its general secretary, George Akinola, and made available to newsmen by its media communications secretary, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, stated that the Read More

Buhari postpones London medical trip

June 25, 2021 Admin III 0

The Presidency has disclosed that the medical follow-up visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom earlier scheduled for June 25 has been postponed. The president’s special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, confirmed the development in a statement in Abuja on Friday. He said, via the statement, that “a new date will be announced in due course.”

Breaking: Buhari makes u-turn on London medical trip

June 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has postponed his planned trip to London for medical follow-up, the Presidency said in a statement in Abuja. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, who disclosed this, said a new date for the trip would be announced in due course. “The medical follow-up visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to United Kingdom Read More

Breaking: Again, Buhari heads to London for medical trip

June 24, 2021 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would be departing Nigeria for London on Friday, in what the Presidency, said was a scheduled medical trip. The President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, announced the development, in a terse, two-paragraph statement, on Thursday, informing that the President was due back to the country in the second week of July. The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed Read More

Re – 1,500 Christians killed in 6 months in Nigeria

June 15, 2021 Ernest Adadu 0

While taking a vivid look at the article being published on the spiteful statements made by the immediate past United States Secretary of State and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo, all I saw was nothing but a tool (Pompeo) that is craving for relevance, and being used by the news agency to propagate pernicious propaganda Read More

BPE partners UKNIAF on infrastructure projects delivery

June 7, 2021 David Agba 0

The United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) has signed an agreement with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) to support the Bureau in the areas of Institutional and human capacity building to enable BPE deliver on its mandate in delivering infrastructure projects in Nigeria using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Signing the agreement in Abuja on Thursday, June Read More

Nigerians’ quest for overseas studies

May 31, 2021 Admin III 0

A new report published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), a global foreign-policy think tank, to the effect that a significant percentage of the £30 million contributed annually to the United Kingdom’s education sector by politicians in West Africa come from Nigeria is a cause for concern by the managers of Nigeria’s economy. The situation is not only Read More