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Man caught with baby’s placenta in Kwara

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By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab About two months after he was released from prison for same offence, a man simply identified as Alfa Gani was on Wednesday allegedly caught with the placenta of a baby which he had been engaged to christen few days ago. This was coming barely one week after police paraded a native doctor and three others arrested Read More

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Proliferation of worship centres

August 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is said to be one of the most religious countries in the world. Its population is put at par between its two main religions – Christianity and Islam. Though most of its practitioners hardly admit the religion publicly, there is a meagre population of traditional religion followers in the country. The religiosity of the country is evident in Abuja Read More

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2015: My grouse with President Jonathan

August 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

The 2015 general elections will be conducted in less than nine months from now when Nigerians will be expected to vote for their leaders. It will be a period for enormous decision and I have mixed feelings against President Goodluck Jonathan. I’m a victim of the Jos 2008 crisis which did not only make me a squatter but loser of Read More

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The snake on the roof!

August 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

Many consider the lion as the most powerful animal because of its fearlessness and aggressiveness; this probably explains why it’s mythically tagged the king among other animals. But I consider snakes as probably the most dangerous animal in the world. It slides and creeps unannounced and attacks its prey without notice. Nobody leaves a snake on his roof and goes Read More

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Atiku condoles with El-Rufa’i over death of son

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By Bode Olagoke Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed his condolences to the family of the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufa’i over the death of his son, Hamza. A press release signed yesterday by the media office of the former Vice President described the late Hamza as, “a charming and affectionate young man who Read More

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Groom young ones for rainy days, SOKAPU tells big wigs

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By Samuel Aruwan Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) yesterday advised prominent sons and daughters of Southern Kaduna area of Kaduna state to groom young men and women that would succeed them in the future. The national president of the union, Dr. Ephraim Goje, gave the advice at the commissioning ceremony of an educational and leadership training centre established by Mr. Read More

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Major Al-Mustapha: 365 days like yesterday

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We cannot always build the future for our youth but we can build our youth for the future – Major Hamza Al-Mustapha It is often said that the human creation was made with two different types of destiny capabilities. Some are born great while others attract or achieve greatness through hard work, discipline, self-believing and dedication to the service of Read More

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Nuhu Bamalli Poly: NOKAPU, ASUP petition Yero over rector

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By Abdul Raheem Aodu Northern Kaduna Peoples Union (NOKAPU) and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, North-west zone, have kicked against the recommendation of the governing council of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, on the reappointment of the current rector, Adamu Aliyu Shika, for another four-year term. The institution’s governing council recommended to Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna state that the Read More

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Taraba’s unending crises

August 1, 2014 Blueprint 0

If democracy is all about good governance for the people and of the people, I doubt much if we are really practicing democracy in Taraba state. Our own is democracy of oppression, political monopoly and underdevelopment. It is disheartening that all leaders that have ruled Taraba state, military and civilians from inception 22 years ago, lack vision in transforming this Read More

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Gombe partners foreign agency to enhance agric production

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By Yau  Waziri The Federal  College of Horticulture,  Dadin-Kowa  in Gombe,  has entered into partnership with the West  African  Agricultural  Productivity Programme (WAAPP)  Abuja as well as the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) for the distribution of 65, 000kg of certified maize and rice seeds to no fewer than 800 farmers in  the adopted villages at Baure,  and Hinna Read More

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COAS to review military school POP tomorrow

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By Moh Bello Habib Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Tobia Jacob Minima, is to review the 2014 passing out parade (POP) of the boys of Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, in Kaduna state tomorrow. A statement by the Army Public Relations Officer, Depot, Nigerian Army, Zaria, Lieutenant Hashim Sa’ad Abdullahi, has said. It explained that no fewer than Read More

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UniAbuja’s best graduating veterinary student gets job

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By Augustine Okezie Vice-chancellor of the University of Abuja, Prof. Michael Adikwu, has awarded automatic teaching appointment to the best overall graduating student of Veterinary Medicine. Adikwu, who made the pledge yesterday in Abuja at the maiden oath taking ceremony of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Graduates held at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine auditorium, said a creative veterinary doctor should Read More

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Kano 2015 and the political gladiators

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By Bala Ahmed Fagge Although Mohammed Abacha has not officially indicated interest in the 2015 gubernatorial contest, he is nevertheless the subject of public interest and political analyses among the people of Kano State.  It is usually difficult to discuss Kano politics without a reference to Mohammed Abacha. In fact, it may be naïve to analyse Kano politics without taking Read More

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Niger East poll: APC insists on re-deployment of REC

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By Aideloje Ojo The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger state may be constrained to boycott the forthcoming bye-election in Niger East Senatorial Zone fixed for August 16, if the Residence Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Emmanuel Onucheyo, is allowed to preside over the election. The party stated this yesterday in a statement issued in Minna by its state Publicity Secretary, Read More

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Kaduna strategises to prevent MTCT of HIV/AIDS

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By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna state government is set to organise town hall meetings, local theatres and embark on media campaigns to ensure prevention of mother to child transmission (pMTCT) of HIV/AIDS in the state, Wife of the Kaduna state Governor, Hajiya Fatima Ramalan Yero, said. Nigeria has 4.1 per cent prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which is second in the world with Read More

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Insurgency: Expert tasks NSA on forensic analysis

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By Godwin Tyonongu The office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) has been urged to adapt forensic analysis system in checkmating activities of high profile insurgency cases. A renowned security consultant, Mr Max Gbanite, who spoke on the current state of insecurity in the country warned that forensic analysis must be taken seriously by the apex security if they must Read More

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Why I did a cover of Pharrel’s ‘Happy’ – Ronda West

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Happy is the title of the global multiple award-winning hit by U.S artiste Pharrel William. Now Omoruyi Rand Osas, also known on stage as Randawest has done the Nigerian version of the hit song and it’s gradually garnering massive review and tipped to be the biggest hit soon. Rand who says his stage name was draw from his middle name Read More

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What Buhari represents

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By Yazid Ibrahim July 23, 2014 will go down as one of the sad chapters in Nigeria’s history. On that day an assassination attempt was made on the life of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), the leading political opposition figure in Nigeria, a distinguished war hero, a former military head of state and an elder-statesman – acknowledged to be one of Read More