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Defiant Sheriff rejects peace moves

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

 Wants Mark as BoT chair By Emeka Nze Abuja Former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has refused to shift grounds as stakeholders make efforts to resolve the crisis plaguing the party. Although the party conceded to Sheriff by agreeing to hold its National Convention in Abuja, the ousted party leader is still insisting Read More

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We’re not rogues, vultures, NBA tells EFCC

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

 Wants statement withdrawn By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The Nigerian Bar Association has come hard on the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, for reportedly describing lawyers as ‘rogues and vultures.’ The lawyers’ reaction followed a position credited to Magu, who in a statement attacked the NBA’s position calling for the review of the dual roles of Read More

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Ex-minister: Buhari, a dictator, Nigerians are suffering

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

A former minister, and now chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, Damishi Sango, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s approach to governance, saying his policies were “anti-people and dictatorial.” Sango said the level of hardship under the current administration has forced many Nigerians to live in abject poverty. He said current events were a repeat of the Read More

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Floods kill 4 kids, 12 others in Niger, Bauchi

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

Gov Bello seeks FG’s intervention By Aideloje Ojo Minna No fewer than 12 persons have been killed by flood in Ganjuwa and Giade local government areas of Bauchi state, an official has said. The deputy ddirector, Needs Assessment of the State Emergency Management Agency ( SEMA), Musa Ladan, disclosed this yesterday in an interview with journalists in Bauchi. He said Read More

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Jailbreaks: 72% of inmates awaiting trial – UNODC

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Following the incessant jailbreak cases in Nigeria, the federal government, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has concluded plans to drastically reduce over population in most of the prison yards across the country. The current records as of August 29, 2016, shows that a total number of inmates in prisons Read More

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Zinox to employ 500 for digital hubs

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

… Secures $25m funding One of Nigeria’s ICT Companies, Zinox Technologies, has secured a whopping $25 million counterpart funding with which it seeks to roll out a trio of digital hubs in Nigeria. The digital hubs, one of which has commenced construction in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital will, among other things, create employment and empower thousands of digitally-minded Read More

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WhatsApp to share users’ phone numbers with Facebook

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

WhatsApp has announced an updated privacy policy that will give it the right to share users’ phone numbers with its parent company, Facebook. The move, which comes over two years after Facebook acquired the messaging app for $19 billion, will lead to better friend suggestions and more relevant ads, said WhatsApp, adding that by sharing user data it will be Read More

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Bitflux partners Alepo for wholesale LTE network launch

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 1

Bitflux Communications, the Nigerian consortium which secured a national 2.3GHz spectrum licence in February 2014, has launched commercial wholesale LTE services in partnership with Alepo. ‘At Bitflux, our vision is to enhance customer experience though continuous innovation, and the launch of the wholesale LTE network is a step towards realising this vision,’ commented Bitflux’s Director, Biodun Omoniyi, adding: ‘With Alepo Read More

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Maryam Abacha and Oduduwa students’ award

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Aisha Kassim Balarabe On Monday, August 29, 2016, the National Association of Oduduwa Students conferred an Achievement Award on Nigeria’s former first lady, Mrs. Maryam Sani Abacha. Speaking on the occasion in Abuja, the President of the Association, Comrade Adekunle Michael Adeniyi, particularly mentioned the establishment of the National Hospital for Women and Children (now known as the National Read More

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Being African: What does hair have to do with it?

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 0

Hair has become a political issue across Africa. Chemical relaxers, which straighten hair, have been popular for years. But while the look is seen by some as professional, others call it un-African. There’s a move away from relaxing hair – a journey the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani has made.  Sundays were salon days when I was young. From the age of Read More

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Dangote to generate 12,000mw in 2 years

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 0

Stories by Musa Adamu Abuja The President, Dangote Industries, Aliko Dangote, has said his company should be able to generate about 12,000mw of electricity for the country by 2018. Dangote, spoke in Lagos at the Nigerian Economic Summit (NES), organised by Economist Events, an arm of The Economist of London. He said: “Our gas project would have our gas pipelines Read More

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‘Fayose, Wike lack political experience to lead PDP’

August 31, 2016 Blueprint 0

Hon. Moshood  Adegoke Salvador is Lagos state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a former House of Representatives member on the platform of the defunct Alliance for Democracy (AD). In this interview with TOPE MUSOWO, Salvador  explains how governors Ayodele Fayose and Nyesom Wike are fueling the lingering crisis in the party, and  sundry national issues. Excerpts; Sir, Read More