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2019: Bagudu’s herculean task

Following the gale of defections in recent times, the All Progressives Congress(APC) is waxing stronger by the day in Kebbi state but is patently wrong to say that Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is not likely to face any challenge in ...
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Health benefits of eating boiled eggs (I)

High in nutritional value Eating boiled eggs is possibly the healthiest way to eat eggs because they are cooked without oil or butter, which adds extra calories and fat to the meal – and it does not sabotage weight loss ...
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Expect mouth-watering workshop in Ebonyi–Adedoyin

Wole Adedoyin is Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Public Relations Officer, South and President, Society of Young Nigerian Writers. In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN, he speaks on his role as ANA spokesperson and the association’s preparedness to host the ...
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2019: Nigerian women pressing for progress

As the 2019 election draws nearer Nigerian women are re-grouping to ensure they have a better outing than they had in 2015. In this report ENE OSANG examines the significance of the recent One Million Women March in Abuja by ...
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Productivity Merit Award: For Iyo-Ita, reward for service

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ms. Winifred Oyo-Ita, was recently conferred with the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) for her productivity and commitment towards nation building. In this report CHIZOBA OGBECHE examines her vision ...
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Bewarang: Basketball, my first love

Coach Bitrus Bewarang is a household name in Nigerian football following his long active stay and work in the country’s soccer fraternity. At the moment, the Plateau-born Sports guru, a former Super Eagles assistant coach is the Technical Director of ...
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Killer-herders and Catholics’ day of fury

The killing of two priests and 17 other worshippers at a Catholic Church in Ayar-Mbalom Village of Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue state last month by suspected herdsman sparked outrage across the country. The Catholic church on Tuesday ...
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Danjuma vs Army: The war of words rages

The report of the committee that was set up by the Nigeria Army to investigate allegation by former Chief of Army Staff, General T. Y Danjuma (retd) that it was colluding with armed bandits in Taraba state, may have exonerated ...
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Kano: Unending war against codeine abuse

Examining the effect of the recent ban on codeine substance by the federal government, BASHIR MOHAMMED posits that in Kano state, known as a hotbed of illicit drugs trade, it is war without end, with the addicts, dealers and barons ...
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NUJ decries assault on members, set to protest

Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja Council, has decried the spate of assault on its members by security agents and personnel of uniformed organisations. The Council in a press statement, yesterday, said plans were underway to hold a protest to ...
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AMAC Speaker seizes mace to avoid impeachment

Speaker of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Legislative Council, Mr. Daniel Michael, on Friday, seized the mace, the symbol of authority, to prevent his impeachment. His action followed the move by his colleagues to impeach him over the allegations of ...
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Bwari sensitises residents on erosion control

Department of Environmental Sanitation in Bwari area council has hinted that it would stage advocacy campaign sensitise to residents on erosion control during the rainy season. Head of the Department (HOD), Alhaji Haruna Labaran, who disclosed this to Blueprint yesterday, ...
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Politics

APC

C/River: Will ‘kangaroo’ congresses ruffle APC feathers?

KINGSTON OBUNG writes that judging from the horse- trading, parallel congresses that characterised the APC state congress across the state, last weekend Illegalities Unending controversies have become the lot of All Progressives Congress, APC, in ...
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Women should demonstrate leadership capacity – Goma

Honourable Agatha Goma is the Commissioner for Local Government Administration in Bayelsa state. She thinks Nigerian women should demonstrate capacity for leadership rather than begging for appointive political offices. She speaks with JOY EMMANUEL on ...
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APC crises and Oshiomhole’s no-implosion prophecy

A frontline aspirant for the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, thinks the ward and local government council elections crises will not necessarily lead to implosion of the party. PATRICK ...
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Security

Killings: Tor Tiv commends FG on Operation Whirl Stroke deployment

The Tor Tiv V, Professor James Ayatse, has commended the federal government for deploying Operation Whirl Stroke state, saying he has strong convictions that the soldiers will clear the affected areas taken over by the killers to enable those displaced ...
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Boko Haram: Army takes delivery of ammunition

The Nigerian Army yesterday took delivery of different calibres of ammunition to boost the fight against terrorism and other forms of criminality across the country. The consignment was received by the Chairman of the Ammunition Reception Committee, Olufemi Akinjobi, at ...
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Business

Finally, Presidency receives 2018 Budget

The Presidency has confirmed the receipt of the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate),Ita Enang, confirmed the development to State House Correspondents ...
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NNPC reviews budget implementation strategies

In a bid to optimise performance and deliver on all its projected programmes for the year, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is evolving measures to implement its 2018 budget effectively. This was disclosed at ...
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Women

Women need quality representation not percentage – Barr Gozie Udemezue

Who is Gozie Udemezue? I am a Barrister from Ogidi in Anambra state, and the founder of Healing Hearts Widows Support Foundation (HWSF) Inc. I am the youngest child from a family of six children; ...
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NGO doles out N4.1m to 200 Nasarawa women

It was a cheerful moments for over 200 women in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, when the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), a NonGovernmental Organisation (NGO), empowered them with N1.4 million. According to the ...
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