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Oyo NUT and LG autonomy

September 1, 2017 Administrator 0

Th e protest embarked upon by some members of the National Union Teachers, Oyo State, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital recently is welcome development. Th e NUT was enjoying its fundamental human rights to protest against a policy that would be injurious to her health. Th e state government and security forces deserve accolade for allowing the peaceful protest Read More

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From left: Chairmanship Aspirant, Nigeria Union of Journalists Lagos at the NUJ Chairmanship Campaign tour

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From left: Chairmanship Aspirant, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos state chapter, MrAdeleyeAjayi, Chairman, NUJ, Lagos State Ministry of Information Chapel, MrAdewaleAkodu, Director Public Aff airs, Ministry of Information, Mrs.  Toro Oladapo, and Assistant Secretary NUJ, Lagos state council, MrOdifa Alfred, during the NUJ Chairmanship Campaign tour at Lagos state Ministry of Information in Lagos, on Wednesday Photo: KayodeOladapo NAN Read More

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Will Banire’s suspension resolve Lagos APC crisis?

September 1, 2017 Administrator 0

About a forth night ago, the Ward C of Lagos chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was in disarray over internal crisis largely caused by allegations of anti-party against its national legal adviser, Dr Muniz Banire.  JOHN NWOKOCHA writes that the dispute in the party had lingered and culminated in the party applying extreme sanction against the embattled Read More

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APC believes in united Nigeria – Oyegun

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All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the strength of the country was in its diversity; hence the “party’s interest to support and remain steadfast to the cause of a united Nigeria. ” APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said this in his Eid el-Kabir message to Nigerians yesterday in Abuja, even as the party felicitated with the faithful. He Read More

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Poor education and intolerance

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Where education is not a major provision in a community’s infrastructure, confusion can govern attitudes. It is easy to denigrate and demonize an ethnic or religious category of people when it appears under the spotlight for the fi rst time. Where nothing is known about a particular religion, misinformation and profi ling can be refined by propaganda and spread throughout Read More

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Restructuring: The fears, the anxieties and the hopes

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  If there is any burning issue that has seriously threatened the unity of Nigeria over the decades is the problem of ethnic hegemony in the polity. Since the 1914 amalgamation, the unity of the over 300 ethnic groups with more than 521 languages has always been under threat of disintegration as a result of persistent outcries of marginalisation. If Read More

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Lagos and revamping of library services

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Recently, the old Herbert Macaulay Library in Yaba, Lagos, was transformed by the Lagos State government with the assistance of GT Bank, into a state of the art learning and recreation facility. With the goal of raising the library to global standards, a total overhaul of the internal and external structures of the facility was carried out. These included a Read More

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Age limits for political participation

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Some weeks ago, the Nigerian Senate approved some amendments to the 1999 constitution. Part of these amendments was the reduction in the age-limits for some political posts. Th e minimum age-limit to contest for the highest office in the land, the Presidency, was brought down from forty to thirty-fi ve, while the age qualifications to run for a governorship seat Read More

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Substandard phones can cause cancer – NCC

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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday warned Nigerians against the use of sub-standard phones, saying this was responsible for some cancer ailments. An offi cial of the commission, Kunle Olorundare, gave the warning at a stakeholders’ workshop organised by the Ibadan Zonal offi ce of NCC Fayose GSM Market in Ado Ekiti. Olorundare lamented that fake phones had taken over the Read More

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Court remands Kaduna exVanguard reporter

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State High Court 10 sitting in Kaduna yesterday asked that former Kaduna Correspondent of Vanguard Newspapers, Luka Binniyat, still be remanded in Kaduna prison pending the time his bail conditions would be reviewed. Binniyat is being tried over a report he wrote about crisis in Southern Kaduna, published in Vanguard Newspaper earlier this year, but which alleged to be false. Read More

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CAN urges faithful to embrace Prophet Mohammed’s virtues

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Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Muslims to embrace the lifestyle of Prophet Ibrahim by adopting the spirit of selfless life for the purpose of nation-building. Chairman of the association in Ogun state, TundeAkinsanya, made the call in a statement issued yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, TolulopeTaiwo, in Abeokuta to felicitate with Muslims on the celebration of the Read More

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…Police restrict vehicular movement in Maiduguri

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Police in Borno state has said that there will be restriction of vehicular movements today, being EidelKabirSallah day. A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Victor Isuku said that the restriction will remain in force till the end of Eid prayers. “Restrictions will include the use of motor vehicles, tricycles, bicycles and animals, except those Read More

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Dogara sues for unity, tolerance at Eid el-Kabir

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. YakubuDogara, has admonished Muslim faithful to use the Eid el-Kabir festival to promote unity, tolerance, peaceful coexistence and the spirit of sacrifice. Dogara, through a message to the nation’s Muslims on this year’s Sallah by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Aff airs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, said the country could only fulfi Read More

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Nasarawa council workers to get 60% of August salary

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Nasarawa state government yesterday has said that local government workers would receive between 60 and 80 per cent of their August salaries. Th e Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Aff airs, Haruna Osegba, disclosed this after the state’s Joint Account Committee (JAC) meeting in Lafia. Osegba attributed the salary cut to the shortfall in the amount that accrued to Read More

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Sickle cell: Experts proff er on curable measures

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As the move to eliminate the sickle anaemia disorder intensifi es, some experts, scholars and religious leaders have enumerated some survival mechanisms for suff erers. Th e experts, who spoke at the occasion of public hearing on the Bill to repeal the 2002 Anambra state sickle cell disease (Control and Eradication) law, 2016, held recently at Anambra state House of Read More

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Anambra gov: APC groups reject Nwoye’s candidacy, urge re-run

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By Baba Yusuf Abuja Tension has risen in the fl anks of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the emergence of Comrade Tony Nwoye as the fl ag-bearer of the party for the Governorship election in Anambra state on November 18, 2017. Already four support groups registered with the national secretariat of APC had rejected the election of Comrade Nwoye, Read More

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Delta Assembly dissolves DSIEC

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Delta state House of Assembly yesterday dissolved the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC). The dissolution followed a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance by the Majority Leader of the House, Tim Owhefere, seconded by Samuel Mariere, Ughelli North I and was unanimously adopted. Owhefere, in the motion, said the dissolution was due to the exigencies of the Read More

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Umahi calls for unity, religious tolerance

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Governor of Ebonyi state and Chairman, South East Governors Forum, Chief David Umahi, has called on Muslim faithful across the country to identifi ed unity and religious tolerance as panacea to achieving peace and development as they celebrate this year’s Eid elKabir. Umahi in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Emmanuel Uzor, described unity and religious tolerance Read More

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Mambila power: Buhari’s big bang project set to take of

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Th e Wednesday, August 30 approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for the award of the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the 3050 MW Mambila Hydro Electric Power Project refl ects President Muhammadu Buhari’s strong commitment to the development of infrastructure in the country. After more than 40 years on drawing boards, the FEC approval to Read More

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Eid el-Kabir: Let’s keep faith with Nigeria – Buhari

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Abuja As Muslim faithful all over the world celebrate the feast of Eid el-Kabir, President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to keep aside their prejudices and strengthen the bonds of friendship and unity in order to keep the country united. Th e President in the Sallah message he signed by himself felicitated with Nigerians, particularly the Muslim faithful, on Read More

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Boko Haram, graft: UK ministers meet Osinbajo, pledge assistance

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Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, and Secretary for International Development, Priti Patel, yesterday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in continuation of their offi cial visit to Nigeria. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Johnson said United Kingdom was ready to assist Nigeria in humanitarian, development and military fronts. He described Nigeria as an “incredible country and power house of Read More

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Kidnapping, robbery: Police deploy 250 personnel, 26 patrol vans on Abuja-Kaduna road

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In a bid to curb kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes on the BwariAbuja-Kaduna road, the Nigeria Police have deployed 250 police offi cers from the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Police Federal Intelligence Bureau (PFIB) and the Police Mobile Force (PMF) on the route. Speaking at the fl ag-off of the operation, yesterday, at Jere on the Abuja-Kaduna Road, Read More

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Corruption and its godfathers

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When certain names like former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Chief Tony Anenih, General Ibrahim Babangida and General Th eophilus Yakubu Danjuma are mentioned, Nigerians celebrate them as godfathers of Nigerian politics. Th e choices they make on behalf of the people and their opinions on a number of issues are well respected. In fact, their views and Read More

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BARKA DA EID-EL-KABIR CELEBRATION

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The Board of Directors, management and the entire staff of Blueprint Newspapers Ltd, the publishers of Blueprint newspaper wishes our numerous advertisers, distributors, vendors and the readers a blissful Eid-El-Kabir Sallah celebration. We thank you all for being there for us despite the harsh economic crunch eating deep into the pockets as you patronize our medium. We pray that Almighty Read More