PDP delegates’ list will not be tampered with – Makarfi

November 30, 2017 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi has said the committee will not allow the list of delegates to the December 9 national convention to be tampered with. Makarfi who was speaking at the 2017 National Convention of the PDP National Professionals and Business Group on Thursday, in Abuja, said the caretaker committee would Read More

Osinbajo launches MSME for 20,000 people in Osun

November 30, 2017 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, launched a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSME, for 20,000 people in Osun state. The Vice President who inspected the goods and products display at Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo, the state capital, said he was convinced with what he saw in the state. He described Osun state as the Read More

Buhari to attend counter-terrorism retreat in Jordan

November 30, 2017 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would on December 2, 2017 join other Heads of State in Aqaba, Jordan, to review strategies in fighting terrorism and reinforce joint security structures that would be more proactive in preventing attacks. Tagged, Aqaba Retreat, the meeting, hosted by His Majesty, King Abdullah II of Jordan, is expected to be attended by West African Heads of State, Read More

Road Safety Corps flag off ember month campaign in Yenagoa

November 30, 2017 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps  Thursday flagged off the ember month campaign  to remind all motorists once more that they have to drive to stay alive. Flagging off the campaign with the theme Operation Zero  Christmas/New Year Safety campaign, tagged “Right to life On the highway not negotiable”  the Zonal Commanding Officer Kingsley Agomoh  told road users especially drivers that Read More

States to get 10 additional Voter Registration Centres

November 30, 2017 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has approved 10 additional Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centres for each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A statement by the Director, Voter Education and Public Enlightenment, Oluwole Osaze Uzzi, said  the creation of these registration centres bring to total, 672 additional centres across the federation since the Read More

Midnight inferno razes Abuja market (picture)

November 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Ashiubre Amos Ajara, Abuja Goods worth millions of naira in over 70 shops have been destroyed after and electrical fault ignited fire on Wednesday midnight at the popular Karmo market in Abuja the Federal capital territory. Details later.  1Share1     

Three killed as gunmen attack banks in Niger State

November 30, 2017 Online Editor 0

At least 3 persons have been reported killed, Wednesday, when two banks in Lapai local government area of Niger state were attacked by heavily armed men. According to Abdullahi Abubakar, a student of IBB University who resides in the town, the gunmen stormed First Bank located on the Lapai-Minna and UBA on Lapai-Agaie simultaneously in a well coordinated commando style. Read More

8.5m need life-saving assistance in North-east – UN

November 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has stated that over 8.5 million persons are in dire need of life-saving support due to humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east. The agency said in its October North-east Humanitarian Report, that 6.9 million displaced persons were targeted for life-saving assistance in Read More

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Tackling Nigeria’s health challenges , by Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

During the course of my multifaceted life, I have met many interesting people, principles and conditions. Some of them re-occur so often that I can predict them with reasonable accuracy. One of such is the appearance of issues completely unrelated to cancer at our Medicaid Cancer Foundation medical outreaches. Thus, I wasn’t really surprised to see this elderly woman holding Read More

APC’s losses in South-east; before Anambra was Enugu , By Majeed Dahiru

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The attempt by the ruling APC to annex the South-east territory was rudely halted by the massive loss of its hurriedly repackaged ‘change’gubernatorial candidate, Tony Nwoye, a former veteran PDP member. By voting massively for APGA’s Willie Obiano, Ndi Anamra simply embraced performance and rejected an uncertain future of possible failure. The situation of APC in the South-east is made Read More

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US threatens measures against South Sudan

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The United States has threatened to take unspecified measures against South Sudan’s government unless it moves to end the nearly four-year war and stop harassing UN peacekeepers and aid workers. US Ambassador Nikki Haley put the onus squarely on President SalvaKiir to take action, telling the Security Council that “words are no longer sufficient.” “The United States is prepared to Read More

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New fronts in Nigeria-US relations

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A few days ago, the United States-Nigeria Bi-National Commission (BNC) met in Abuja. AWAAL GATA writes on the meeting and the new ties the two countries were able to forge against its backdrop The BNC was co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Deputy Secretary of US Department of State, John J. Sullivan. This year’s BNC Read More

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LeBron ejected first time in NBA career

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  LeBron James was ejected from a game for the first time in his NBA career during a 108-97 win for his Cleveland Cavaliers against the Miami Heat. James was shown the exit in the third quarter after arguing with referee Kane Fitzgerald at not being awarded a foul on a drive to the basket. “I got fouled,” said James. Read More

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Serena, Kuznetsova unsure of playing

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former world No 1 Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery. Williams was around two months pregnant when she captured her 23rd grand slam singles title in Melbourne earlier this year Read More

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Babatunde will be a great back-up for Mikel – Eguavoen

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen has told SCORENigeria coach Gernot Rohr need not search too far for a back-up for Eagles captain Mikel Obi as Qatar SC midfielder Michael Babatunde would be a great replacement if given the chance. Eguavoen, who worked with Michael Babatunde in the Nigeria U23s in 2011, said: “Michael has grown tremendously as a player. Read More

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Plateau United, Enyimba clash in Super 6 opener

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United, will face Enyimba in the opening fixture of the Super Six competition on Monday December 11 at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano. Aiteo Federation Cup champions, Akwa United and MFM FC will clash in the in other opening day fixture. According to the fixture schedule released by the League Management Company on Wednesday, Read More

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Illinois village to resolve tied election with a coin flip

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An Illinois village is poised to choose its new leader with the flip of a coin after the election for village president ended with both candidates tied at 11 votes. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes said the village president will be chosen with a coin flip April 20 after candidates Tammy O’Daniell-Howell and Bryan Riekena each received 11 votes in Read More

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West Ham fans warned not to ring 999

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

West Ham fans have been warned by police not to call 999 over their team’s poor performance. Essex Police made the plea on Twitter on Sunday evening after The Hammers lost 2-0 at Watford in new manager David Moyes’ first match in charge. “Ringing 999 because @WestHamUtd have lost again and you aren’t sure what to do is not acceptable! Read More

Cross Fire: Atiku is consistently shrewd – Maigado

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former Coordinator of Frontier Movement for Atiku Abubakar, Plateau state chapter in 2007, Sanusi Inuwa Maigado, says Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s defection is a demonstration of his political sagacity and poses threat to the APC. He spoke to MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU. Was Atiku’s defection from the APC and his likely rejoining the PDP a surprise to you, and what prompted the Read More

Cross Fire: Atiku’s exit good riddance to inconsistent politician – Pasali

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Alhaji Danladi Garba Pasali, a pioneer vice, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau state, and National Coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organization, says the exit of Atiku Abubakar from the party is a good riddance to an inconsistent politician. MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU brings excerpts. How do you receive the exit of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, from the Read More

I’m not abusing Buhari but engaging his govt – Sulaiman

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Professor Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, a political scientist and former Minister of National Planning, is one of the aspirants vying for the position of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU, he speaks on his aspiration, his selling points, the party’s preparations for the 2019 election and also clarifies the Read More

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Lagos Assembly considers reform bill on transport

November 30, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have proposed action on the transformation in the transport sector. The members made the resolve during the second reading on “A bill for a law to consolidate all laws relating to the transport sector, provide for the development and management of a sustainable transport system in Lagos State and for connected purpose”. Read More