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Salami fights for fitness against Black Stars

January 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

Nigerian forward, Gbolahan Salami, is fighting to be fit to face Ghana in today’s African Nations Championship semi-final at Free State Stadium. Salami has been struggling with a thigh injury but told sports journalists covering the games in South Africa that he had been getting medical treatment to help him get back to action as soon as possible. “As a Read More

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How Aliyu Gusau’s Conditions Led to Service Chiefs Sack

January 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

Culled From Persecondnews.com Indications emerged Wednesday, why President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the service chiefs and appointed new ones. Contrary to the statement by the President on Tuesday that the sack of the service chiefs was because of unhealthy competition and rivalry amongst them, Per Second News gathered that the sack of the officers was one of the conditions given by Read More

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South Sudan accuses rebel leader of treason

January 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

South Sudan’s Minister of Justice says former Vice President Riek Machar should be tried for treason along with six of the 11 detainees, a move that could make already troubled peace talks even more difficult. Paulino Wanawilla Unago, minister of justice, said on Tuesday he believed there was enough of a case to take Machar and his six associates, who include Pagan Read More

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Ukraine scraps protest laws as PM steps down

January 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

by  Tamila Varshalomidze  in Kiev Ukraine’s parliament has scrapped draconian anti-protest laws and its prime minister and his entire cabinet have resigned, in moves aimed at ending a two-month standoff with demonstrators. The decision on the protest laws was made in a special parliamentary session in Kiev on Tuesday, shortly before which the prime minister, Mykola Azarov, offered to stand Read More

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Obama urges Guantanamo closure this year

January 29, 2014 Blueprint 0

President Barack Obama told Americans that 2014 should be the year to finally close the US prison at Guantanamo Bay as the United States winds down its military role in Afghanistan and shifts away from a “permanent war footing”. In his annual State of the Union address on Wednesday, Obama renewed his old vow – dating back to the start Read More

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Mohammed Morsi appears in court in prison fatigues

January 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Louisa Loveluck     Egypt’s first freely elected president Mohamad Morsi appeared in court in a   glass-encased dock on Tuesday, charged with participating in an illegal   prison break, in his second public appearance since he was deposed in a July   3rd military coup. The case relates to the escape of more than 20,000 inmates from Egypt’s Read More

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Officials have also considered opening

January 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

he Victoria and Albert Mausoleum, where the late queen Victoria and her husband prince Albert are buried, has been waiting for repairs for 18 years, the report said, while other problems include walls riddled with asbestos. Some of Buckingham Palace’s 775 rooms have not been refurbished for 60 years, a palace official told MPs. “The household must get a much Read More

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N (AFP) – British lawmakers on Tuesday took aim at Queen

January 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

ONDON (AFP) – British lawmakers on Tuesday took aim at Queen Elizabeth II’s household accountants, saying they must cut their costs and tackle a huge backlog of repairs to the monarch’s crumbling palaces. Palace officials must also do more to boost the royal family’s income as they are dipping into reserve funds alarmingly often, parliament’s public accounts committee said in Read More

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spokeswoman said tackling repairs

January 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

ONDON (AFP) – British lawmakers on Tuesday took aim at Queen Elizabeth II’s household accountants, saying they must cut their costs and tackle a huge backlog of repairs to the monarch’s crumbling palaces. Palace officials must also do more to boost the royal family’s income as they are dipping into reserve funds alarmingly often, parliament’s public accounts committee said in Read More

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Control of party machinery cause of Ogun APC crisis’

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

It has been in the public domain for years that you (senators) are given between N400 million and N500 million monthly as constituent allowance. What is the truth of the matter? The truth of the matter is that every year when the budget from the president is being presented, we in the National Assembly make a provision also for constituency Read More

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to share with Nigerians. As he disclosed

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

located at Olukosi area of Shasha, a Lagos suburb. He recently had an experience, which he said, increased his faith in and dedication to God, which he earnestly wanted to share with Nigerians. As he disclosed, the church had been praying for a bus to help convey its members from different parts of Lagos on Sundays. Through the success of Read More

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communities in the state boast of several

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

Some political commentators have claimed that without Governor Peter Obi, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), would by now have gone into oblivion. In fact, they argue that it would have died naturally without even being given a chance to succeed. And this would probably have happened in 2003 after the governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission Read More

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us that there was no parking space.

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

What would you say is responsible for the present backwardness in the country? I think it is corruption. That is the first basic reason why Nigeria is crawling after almost 54 years of Independence. The second reason is lack of genuine interest and love for the country. Let’s take the post-Independent leaders such as Tafawa Balewa, Sir Ahmadu Bello. And Read More

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Deepening crisis in Benue APC

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

The crisis bedevilling the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state may have finally come to a head with the emergence of a splinter group in the state. The recent twist that led to the emergence of what is now known in Benue as the new APC (nAPC) was trailed by accusations and counter-accusations among leaders of the party in Read More

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bring him to disrepute by any group of persons

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Joe Nwankwo, Assistant Editor, Abuja As the threat  by the Northern Elders (NEF) to drag former Chief of Army Staff, General Onyeabor Ihejirika, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over allegations of human rights violations continues to elicit comments, the South East/South South Coalition and South East Peoples Assembly (SEPA) have said the threat is cheap blackmail that will Read More

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courses, as exams was to begin

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

The second semester examination of Lagos State University (LASU) was disrupted on Thursday, as students went on the rampage, destroying properties in the process. The protest had started on Wednesday over the closure of the university’s registration portal. Vice Chancellor of the University, John Obafunwa, was reportedly stoned as he tried to evade the riotous students who had blocked the Read More

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PDP must take action against defection – Aruwa

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

Well, unfortunately the decisions of the party hierarchy to pick Bamanga as Chairman of the party, rightly or wrongly, was made, and throughout the party was full of turmoil.  From the time he took over, I don’t think there was a week of peace. So, there is no room to assess his administration.  He was not able to administer other Read More

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There is no stopping of the Super Eagles in CHAN, says Umeh

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

the Boko Haram sect over the failure of the Federal Government to proffer charges three months after their arrest. The court, presided over by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, ordered the release of the trio of, Mustapha Yusuf (aka Habib), Ismaila Abdulazeez and Ibrahim Isa Hayafu (3rd, 4th and 5th respondents) respectively were discharged. It would be recalled that the Department of Read More

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Judge’s absence stalls trial of ex-Union Bank chiefs, others

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

The absence of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Lagos Federal High Court on Friday stalled the trial of three ex-bank executives, facing alleged charge of money laundering. The accused are a former Managing Director of Union Bank, Bartholomew Ebong, Henry Onyemem, Niyi Opeodu and Samuel Anyininuola, both former directors of the bank. Also charged along with the accused are Falcon Read More

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Incredible: Bible found intact in burnt vehicle

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

Soft-spoken cleric, Rev. David Inung, is the general overseer of a growing church, God’s Foundation, Spirit and Truth Church, located at Olukosi area of Shasha, a Lagos suburb. He recently had an experience, which he said, increased his faith in and dedication to God, which he earnestly wanted to share with Nigerians. As he disclosed, the church had been praying Read More

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Maina mobilises support for Jonathan’s administration

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Maina, has called for support for President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to continue to deliver dividends of democracy. Maina, who made the call when she spoke to newsmen in Yola on Friday, said the present administration was working vigorously to improve and develop the nation. “The Federal Government presence is being felt all over Read More

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Don’t clear Haruna as minister until…, Aturu tells Senate

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

Lagos-based lawyer, Bamidele Aturu, has said the nomination of Boni Haruna as a minister is an indictment on the Federal Government’s fight against corrupt practices. He has, therefore, called on the National Assembly not to clear Haruna’s nomination until he has cleared his name of the allegation hanging on his head. Aturu, who said the nomination is sending wrong signals Read More

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Curbing The Menace Of Land Speculators by Adewale Kupoluyi

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

  Adewale Kupoluyi No doubt, housing is one of the basic comforts of life. It not only provides shelter for the people, the possession of a house confers a sort of social security and dignity on the owner. Sadly, our governments have failed to give Nigerians good and affordable houses. Worse still is our comatose mortgage system, which offers no Read More

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Customization

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

Google’s game changing browser Chrome combines sophisticated technology with a simple UI, to create a faster, safer and easier browsing experience. Launched in 2008, Google Chrome quickly dominated the browser market to become the most used browser globally within 4 years of its public release. Google’s rapid and continuous development cycle ensures the browser continues to compete with the other Read More

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PDP stakeholders move against Saraki’s grip on Kwara

January 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

  BY CALEB AYANSINA STAKEHOLDERS of   the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State, have commenced moves to fill the vacuum left by the departure of Senator Bukola Saraki and his associates from the party. At the stakeholders’ meeting convened in Abuja, Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the state chapter of the party, Solomon Edojah told party dignitaries and Read More