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Jigawa: Towards effective health care delivery

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 1

By Sunusi Usaini Madobi Health is wealth, is a common adage and it is on this note that the present administration in Jigawa State introduced numerous programmes aimed at enhancing effective, functional and qualitative health care delivery. The Jigawa State Ministry of Health, under the charismatic leadership of Dr. Abba Zakari as the honourable commissioner for health has recorded significant Read More

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Distractions on the path to glory: The Nigerian Air Force experience

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Olatokunbo Adesanya It is hardly arguable that since it gained independence in 1960, Nigeria has not experienced the magnitude of security challenges currently facing the nation, except perhaps during the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 to 1970. Apparently, the Boko Haram Terrorist Organisation has been about the most challenging threat to Nigeria’s peaceful existence in recent times. As a Read More

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NAF feeds 1,000 pupils in IDPs camps

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Personnel best at Babcock varsity Nigerian Air Force has begun daily feeding of 1,000 school pupils in Internally Displaced Peoples Camps in Dalori and Bama, Borno State. NAF’s spokesperson, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said the work was part of NAF renewed efforts to promote primary school education among disadvantaged pupils. He said: “At the simultaneous flag-off of the feeding programme Read More

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NADCEL 2017: Troops begin humanitarian services in host communities

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 1

Stories by Musa Umar bologi Abuja As the Nigerian Army begins the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) troops of various formations and units across the country have kick started the activities with humanitarian services in their host communities. In Chibok, Borno state,roops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army rendered free medical service to over 500 people at the Internally Read More

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Troops uncover IED in Sambisa

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Lose officer, soldier to explosives in Borno villages  Troops of 151 Battalion on fighting patrol within Lt. Col. Abu Ali Shooting Range, Sambisa forest, discovered hole prepared for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday 28th June 2017. Army spokesperson, Bri.-Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement, Saturday, that the unit’s Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team detonated Read More

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The tasks before new sports federations’ boards

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

In spite of the controversies and high wire intrigues that dogged the build-up to the elections into the various sporting federations held at the Main Bowl of the National Stadium, Abuja, last Tuesday, the exercise was conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Expectedly, the polls were almost marred by some aggrieved contestants who felt they Read More

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Letter to APC Governors’ Forum

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

For the All Progressives Congress (APC), its governors and legislators to be truly progressive and move Nigeria forward, as those controlling the reins of power today, they must help to create a constitution that will make Nigeria equitable and sustainable, thereby putting Nigeria on the path of progress. Religion that has been cause of disunity, violence, and retrogression must be Read More

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After the storm of quit notice(s)

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Truly, Nigeria does not yield to dull moments. A coalition of northern youths made a proof of this about two weeks ago, issuing a quit notice to the Igbo in northern Nigeria with explained reasons. Any one among the northern youths could easily be dismissed on a straight encounter, but the import of the quit notice they served the Igbos, Read More

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Plight of Plateau corps members

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

After graduation, graduates are mandatorily required serve to their father land under the National Youth Service Corps scheme. This is a scheme established after the civil war in other to integrate and re-integrate Nigerians. People are posted to different parts of the country to serve, interact and learn the culture and tradition of the people. Government on its part pays Read More

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Northern Nigeria and more of her mythical realities

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Prince Charles Dickson “When a people have suffered for too long, they will drink fairytales on fairylands with insatiable gullibility.”-Hamilton Ayuk I had written on the topic Northern Nigeria and her mythical realities some four years ago. As with many things Nigerian, those that should listen, never do, those that should do something are never bothered. So again let me Read More

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Inside Bauchi gov’s aide’s resignation

July 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

DONALD IORCHIR presents Bauchi state government’s side of the resignation of Governor Muhammed Abubakar’s Senior Special Assistant The resignation of the Senior Special Assistant, SSA, to Governor Mohammed Abubakar on Scheduling, Alhaji Tahir Ibrahim Tahir, the Talban Bauchi, has elicited mixed reactions as the issue has been trending especially in social media, with various versions. Reacting to the development through Read More