I haven’t decamped to PRP –Sen Sani

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Senator Shehu Sani has dismissed rumors that he has dumped All Progressive Congress (APC) for People’s Redemption Party (PRP), describing the report as the handiwork of those who are bent on destroying him politically. Speaking to Blueprint weekend yesterday, Senator Sani alleged that the Kaduna state government has abandoned its statutory responsibility of providing dividends of democracy to its Read More

My father and husband made me who I am – Dr Asma’u Maikudi

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

From a secondary school teacher to principal, Dr Asma’u Sani Maikudi crossed over to Kaduna Polytechnic as a lecturer and rose to become the Director of College of Administration and Social Science Studies. Last year, she was appointed the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Zamfara state by President Muhammadu Buhari. In this interview with RUKAYYA AYYUBA ADAMU, Dr Maikudi told the Read More

Can APC win the South east?

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Last Monday, the All Progressives Congress(APC) had inaugurated the Niyi Adebayo Strategic Committee to investigate why the party lost the last Anambra state gubernatorial election and to fashion out how the ruling party will win the South east geo-political zone. However, the committee’s leader seen be a round peg in a square hole as ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU and TOPE SUNDAY highlight Read More

El Rufai to NLC: No going back on sacked teachers

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Last Monday, Kaduna state chapter of National Union of Teachers (NUT) began a strike action to force government to rescind its decision on their sacked members who failed the competency test. Three days later, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) staged a solidarity rally in Kaduna and contrary to expectations, there was no unsavory incident. After all said and done, Governor Read More

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Lawmaker distributes N3m relief materials to Nasarawa IDPs

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Member, representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Architect Ja’afaru Ibrahim, has donated relief materials worth N3 million to some displaced persons affected by herdsmen attacks in Benue state. The lawmaker presented the relief materials yesterday to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Awe and Keana local government areas of Nasarawa state. He was represented by Read More

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Association proffers solution to farmers/herders clashes

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

As part of its contributions towards seeking permanent solution to the lingering crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the country, a group, Community of Allied Farmers Association (COMAFAS) has suggested a way of ending the imbroglio. In a letter by the association’s president, Comrade Austin Maduka, to the chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum titled: “Letter of Condolence”, the association particularly Read More

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LPPC strips lawyers of SAN titles

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) has withdrawn the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from two lawyers for alleged misconduct. In a statement signed by its secretary, Hadiza Mustapha, the committee said the first affected lawyer, Oluwatoyin Bashorun, would not be allowed to re-apply for the position till after three years. According to the statement, the other lawyer, Read More

N388m fraud: S/Court orders retrial of ex-Lagos Speaker

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Supreme Court, yesterday, ordered the retrial a former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, on a N338million money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC. Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, had in his ruling in September 2014, exonerated Ikuforiji of the charges. Read More

Kaduna protest: We’re not moved, says El-Rufai

January 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

By Tope Sunday Abuja Despite the mega rally staged by the coalition of the labour unions on Thursday to protest the sack of over 21,000 primary school teachers, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has declared that his administration will not rescind its decision to sack teachers who failed the competency test. Blueprint Weekend recalls that the orgainsed labour led by Read More