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Politics of jonathan’s visit to imo

March 3, 2014 Blueprint 0

CHIDIEBERE IWUOHA  writes on the politics of  President Goodluck Jonathan’s recent visit to Imo state By the rule, campaign activities are yet to kick off and as such, political parties are not expected to commence electioneering.  However, with the recent development across the nation’s political turf, neither the deaf nor the blind will need be told that a semblance of Read More

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Nigeria, France to double trade flow up to N2.098trn

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Nigeria and France have agreed to double trade flows between both countries from the current N1.049tn to about N2.098tn in the next four years. This was agreed during the inauguration of the Nigeria/France Trade and Investment Council last weekend in Abuja. The council is being co-chaired by the vice-chairman of the Nigeria-France Chamber of Commerce and chief executive officer, Leadway Read More

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Engendering understanding of human rights and internal security operations

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Last week the office of the Attorney General of the federation and minister of justice and office of National Security Adviser organised an international seminar on the observance of human rights and international humanitarian law norms in internal security operations. Jibrin Baba Ndace reports Jean Henry Dunet, a swiss businessman and social activist, who is regarded as father of international Read More

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FG renews partnership with Israel on agric

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In furtherance to the Agricultural Transformation Agenda, (ATA), the federal government at the weekend, had renewed its partnership with the State of Israel as it established Nigeria-Israel Agribusiness Partnership on Agriculture. This partnership agreement was reached after the minister of agriculture and rural development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and his Israeli counterpart, Mr. Yain Shamir, signed a joint declaration for bilateral Read More

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Terrorism: Women mourn, call for overhaul of checkpoints

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Women across the country have condemned the continuous killings of innocent school children by insurgents, particularly in the North-East, saying this was callous and disrespect for human lives. National President, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Mrs. Nkechi Mba, in a statement, described the killing of the over 59 students of the Federal Government Secondary School, Buni Yadim in Yobe Read More

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SLS: How not to fight corruption

March 3, 2014 Blueprint 0

Never in the history of Nigerian politics has its president been flogged in the press for his recurrent  litigious actions than when he queried and afterward ordered the immediate suspension of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, SLS, recently and nominated another topflight banker as  a substitute. That action had elicited quick and angry reactions from Read More

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Farmers urged to engage agric extension workers

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Senator Abdullahi Adamu has urged farmers to approach agricultural extension workers in other to get the best information on their profession as farmers. Adamu made the called while fielding questions from journalists on the sideline of the inauguration of Livestock Policy Hub members and a workshop titled “Reinforcing Veterinary Government in Nigeria (Vet-Gov). Vet-Gov programme is run by African Bauru Read More

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Bongo’s strike sinks Wada Boys in Abuja

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Second half lone strike from substitute Endurance Osaghai popular known as Bongo was all that the Supreme Court FC needed to edge out visiting Kogi United at the match day 4 of the Nigeria National League (NNL). The only goal of the encounter decided at Old Parade Ground, Garki Area 8 in Abuja, came in the 48th minute of play Read More

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Agric ministry develops fish value chains

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Minister of agriculture and rural development, Dr Adesina Akinwunmi, has assured that the ministry is taking steps at diversifying the fisheries sub sector from a mainly mono-culture of Catfish to include other fish species. He also said that greater potential also exists to use by-products to make the fishmeal and fish oil used as feed in aquaculture and for livestock, Read More

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Centenary celebration: ‘President School Debate’ holds final in Abuja

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As part of Nigeria’s centenary celebration, the President’s School Debate will today start the process of its final debate completion, in Abuja. This year’s competition marking the centenary is expected to be flagged off by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, while Speaker of the House of Representative Aminu Tambuwal is expected to chair the ceremony. Read More

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Coming to a cinema near you – ‘Yobe State’

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“No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.” Read More

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Bayelsa describe AS Kondzo ‘tough as nails’

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Bayelsa United’s goalkeeper, Gambo Gideon, has revealed that Congolese club, AS Kondzo, proved to be a handful during their first round, first leg game in the CAF Confederation Cup on Friday. The Nigerian club secured a goalless draw on the road in Congo. Gideon disclosed they were on the back foot for about 75 minutes of that first leg of Read More

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Ekweremadu tasks world leaders on peace

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Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate Ike Ekweremadu has called on world leaders to show more commitment and concerted efforts towards sustainable global peace. He made the call at the weekend during a tour of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park, where he also met with one of the survivors of the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima during the Read More

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Ministry seeks collaboration with security agents

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Following the spate of attacks on Nigerian fishermen on the country’s territorial waters, the federal ministry of agriculture and rural development has said that it is collaborating with the relevant security agencies to curb the menace. The minister of agriculture and rural development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, stated this while addressing the just concluded 2nd Stakeholders Meeting on Repositioning the Fisheries Read More

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Abuja DISCO promises new transformers for consumers

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The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has pledged to boost power supply in the territory and its environs, by supplying new transformers to densely populated areas of the metropolis. Head of Public Affairs of the company, Mrs Patience Toyo, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “I can tell you that plans are Read More

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20,000 Nigerians obtained visas to China in 2013 –Envoy

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Consul-General of the Peoples Republic of China Consulate in Lagos, Mr Liu Kan, yesterday said that 20,000 Nigerians were issued visas to China in 2013. Liu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the visas were issued to Nigerians who travelled to the country for business transactions, work, visits and studies. The consul-general, however, noted that out Read More

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Senator Adamu a prophet of doom – Nasarawa PDP

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The Nasarawa state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Yunana Iliya, has said that the prediction by Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC) representing Nasarawa West district, that the crisis in the state could consume Nigeria, exposed “the activities of the prophets of doom in the state.” Reacting to comment credited to Adamu that, “Nasarawa crisis could consume Nigeria”, in Read More

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Truth about the nation’s crises

March 3, 2014 Blueprint 0

The first time I came to know that falsification of historical facts by those in power is responsible for the inability of the international community to know the truth and address it as such was when I met a South Sudanese in Leipzig, Germany, in 2009 or so. He said ordinary Sudanese people saw themselves as a people, North-south, Arabs/Africans, Read More