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Police arrest 200 cattle in Adamawa over farm invasion

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola The police in Adamawa state have arrested 200 cattle for invading a farmland at Yolde-Pate in Yola South Local Government Area. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Othman Abubakar, told journalists in Yola, that the incident occurred on Saturday, in collaboration with the district and village heads in the area and timely intervention of police and Read More

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EFCC recovers N11.9m for Redeemed Church

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Iyalla Adaye PortHarcourt The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have handed over N11.9 million recovered for the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) to the church leadership. EFCC Zonal Head, South-south, Mr. Ishaq Salihu, who handed over the money in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, restated the commitment of the EFCC to burst any financial and economic scam, no Read More

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ISIS threatens Messi, Neymar

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Neymar and Lionel Messi appear to have been threatened by Islamic State after a sick picture has emerged on Twitter. The horrifying photoshopped image shows a terrorist stood behind a crying Neymar on his knees with his hands tied behind his back beside an ISIS flag and Messi who appears to have been executed. The tweet came from a pro-ISIS Read More

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Uzoho gets Eagles call up – Deportivo

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has been invited for the first time to the Super Eagles squad ahead of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine, on November 10 and the Argentina friendly four days later. Uzoho’s invitation was confirmed by Deportivo La Coruna on their verified Twitter handle on Monday. “Francis Uzoho will make his Read More

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Charter flight for Messi & co

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Super Eagles will fly a special chartered flight from Algeria for a pre-World Cup friendly against Lionel Messi-captained Argentina in Russia. The match against Argentina will be played on November 14, four days after the inconsequential World Cup qualifier in Algeria. “The Eagles will depart for Argentina from Algeria on a special chartered flight that will take the players Read More

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‘Panicking’ Pinnick dissolves committees

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ikenna Okonkwo Abuja After facing intense pressure from executive members of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following controversies which trailed a bill before the National Assembly, embattled President Amaju Pinnick quickly convened an emergency meeting at the Glass House of the federation yesterday. BLUEPRINT Sports gathered that the meeting was characterised by heated argument which led to some board Read More

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After Argentina, Eagles need more Grade A friendlies – Okocha

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to organise more grade A friendly matches for the national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Okocha, who represented Nigeria at three World Cups in 1994, 1998 and 2002, posited that playing teams like Argentina will further help improve the players’ mental Read More

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Nigeria wins Swimming Championship

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria on Sunday swept the medals table to emerge winner of the 2nd Africa Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship at the newly refurbished National Stadium Swimming Pool. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria won 26 gold, 35 silver and 26 bronze medals, winning a total of 87 medals. Ghana came second with 12 gold, nine silver and six Read More

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FIFA-U20 W/Cup: We bank on experience to overpower Morocco – Danjuma

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s U-20 women’s team head coach, Christopher Danjuma has said his side will bank on experience to edge their north African opposition, Morocco. The Falconets will be the guests of the Moroccans in the first leg second round 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying showdown in Salé, Morocco on Saturday. Danjuma said his side will work very hard to Read More

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APC Organising Secretary and Founder Kpakpando Foundation, Senator Osita Izunaso playing saxophone with Mark Salawu to mark the 12th anniversary of Kpakpando Foundation

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

          From: Organising Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC) and Founder Kpakpando Foundation, Senator Osita Izunaso (left), playing saxophone with Mark Salawu (2nd left) to mark the 12th anniversary of Kpakpando Foundation for Persons with Disabilities, in Abuja yesterday, the Nasarawa state Governor, Alhaji Umar Tanko Al-Makura (3rd right), Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu Read More

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APC chieftain cautions Ameachi on Dickson’s planned defection

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has warned the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, against smuggling Governor Seriaki Dicksin of Bayelsa state through the back door to the party. The chieftain said Dickson’s presence in the party will unsettle the peace in the party noting that his style of politics and antecedents Read More

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PDP chair: Experience my edge over others – George

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna Former National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has said that his 10 years experience at the PDP national secretariat makes him the most qualified of the aspirants for the position of chairman of the party. Speaking in Kaduna when he visited the PDP North West zonal office over the weekend, Chief Read More

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Group cautions FG on heating up Niger Delta

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja A Non Governmental Organisation- the Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) has cautioned the federal government against further heating up the Niger Delta by imposing provocative political decisions on the region. The National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, said yesterday that the recent decision to impose Python Dance 2 and Crocodile Smile 2 Read More

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Nigeria tops on jumbo salaries for govt officials – Obi

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, has lamented that Nigeria ranks high among governments in the world with bloated salary structure for top government officials when her citizens are languishing in penury. Gov Obi, who decried this development while delivering a lecture entitled: “Good Governance” during the 10th National Youth Summit organised by Golden Read More

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2019: Will it be Atiku or Dangote?

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Political machines are getting oiled and lubricated. Events are unfolding by the day without delay and clarity as the game and its players are making heavy body movements. Welcome to 2019, the age of big business. And the age of billionaire politicians; a defining moment and a decider-era for over 170 million black people on the surface of earth. Welcome, Read More

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Saving Lake Chad

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Being one of the greatest lakes on earth is now once an attribute Lake Chad had. Not only was it among the largest, but its then size can only be compared to seas such as the Caribbean. Around 5000BC, it had covered over a million square kilometers, that was half the size of the present day Mediterranean Sea and one-third Read More

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The North in shadows of Kofi Annan’s prognosis

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Kofi Annan, in his capacity as the then, first Black and African Secretary General of the United Nations became acutely alarmed by the visible danger signs of hunger, poverty and diseases among other contending social issues, in this politically debased continent, that has become a classic case of global liability as well as the accursed problems child of the world Read More

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90% technology in Nigeria imported – NOTAP

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Director-General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) Engr Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim, has said that the organisation saved over N200 billion for the government by executing agreements between Nigerian entrepreneurs and foreign partners. He spoke with BINTA SHAMA How well has the organisation actualised its mandate? NOTAP is established to regulate the inflow of foreign technology into Read More

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Brig-Gen Samuel Adebayo, Chairman CFIN, Dr Adeola Oladele, CFIN President during the 6th Int’l Digital Mobile and Computer Forensics Conference

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

From left: Representative of the Chief of Army Staff, Brigadier-General Samuel Adebayo, Chairman, Conferences and Continuous Professional Education, Computer Forensics Institute Nigeria(CFIN), Dr Adeola Oladele and CFIN President, Dr Peter Olayiwola, during the 6th International Digital Mobile and Computer Forensics Conference, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Deborah Bada/NAN

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Pray for national unity, Gowon urges Nigerians

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retd) has called on churches and other religion institutions across the country to unite in prayers for God to continue to keep Nigerians together in love and unity. General Gowon made the call on Sunday at the Knowledge of the Truth Ministry, Lokoja, Kogi state. While calling on political Read More

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Herdsmen: Religious group chides FG over laxity in tackling menace

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Leadership of the Universal Reformed Christian Church (URCC) has expressed reservation over perceived laxity by the federal government in tackling the protracted crises posed by herdsmen in the country. Addressing a press conference at the NUJ House, Makurdi, yesterday, President of the reformed church worldwide, Rev. Dr. Ayohol Ate, called on federal government to take positive Read More

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Delta to build Teachers Professional Development Centre

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Delta state government yesterday approved the construction of the proposed Teachers’ Professional Development Centre (TPDC) in the state. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, who disclosed this in Asaba, said that the approval was made during the state executive council meeting. Ukah said that the approval was a fall out of one of the Read More

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Osun court remands man for stealing cable wire

October 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state capital, yesterday, remanded a 22-year-old man, Idris Adebisi, for allegedly stealing cable wires. The accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of felony, to wit, stealing and theft. He pleaded guilty to the first charge and not guilty to the second charge. The prosecutor, Mr. Rasaq Olayiwola, said Read More