Bayelsans protest terrible power supply in the state

February 27, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

Barely 24 hours after the management of  Port Harcourt   electricity Distribution Company claimed that the  reason behind the over three months power outage in Bayelsa State was due to the N320million debt owed by agencies and parastatals of the state  government,  a coalition of NGOs and CLOs has protested  againstthe company for the total darkness that Bayelsans have suffered since Read More

Aregbesola describes abductors of Dapchi school girls as effeminate

February 27, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday, lambasted the abductors of Dapchi school girls, Yobe, describing them as “effeminate”. Aregbesola who spoke at the opening ceremony of a 2-day conference of Osun Officials’ Wives Association, OSUNWA, urged Nigerians to continue praying for the release of the abducted girls. After calling for five minutes prayer by participants according to their Read More

Desist from partisan controversies,  INEC chairman urges RECs, Admin Secs

February 27, 2018 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has charged the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and Administrative Secretaries to refrain from being distracted by partisan comments or drawn into needless controversies. The Commission also mandated the RECs and Administrative Secretaries across the country to stand firm in the sight of the law with a view to delivering free, Read More

APC NEC: Saraki, Dogara absent as Oyegun, others get tenure elongation

February 27, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved one year tenure elongation for the current National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and other executive committees at various levels for another twelve months, starting from June 30th. This is coming as President Muhammadu Buhari blamed the fracas between his Federal Executive Council and the Read More

SDGs in Africa: The UN example

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, during her opening remarks at the Commission for Social Development’s in New York, tasked Nigerian government on the need to utilise its vast resources to eradicate poverty. HELEN OJI writes on how countries, including Nigeria, are stepping up on this. The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBDC) was established in 1964 to ensure the sustainable Read More

Anti-graft war: Transparency International Vs Presidency, by Jerry Uwah

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Transparency International (TI) is a thorn in the flesh of Nigeria’s rulers. In the last few years, the global anti- corruption watchdog has shown Nigeria gyrating from one of the world’s most corrupt countries to relatively modest position of 136 among 180 nations in its corruption perception index in 2016. In 2017, Nigeria’s score dropped by one percentage point thus Read More

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NBRRI Technologies

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) is one of the parastatals under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST). Established on the 1st of April 1978, by the federal government under the National Science and Technology Development Agency Bill (Now Act) 1977. The institute was established to conduct integrated Research and Development activities into the Read More

‘Freight forwarding no longer only male profession’

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bomarah Group, Hajia Bola Muse, is one of the few women practising freight forwarding, a male-dominated profession in Nigeria. In this interview, she speaks on her aspiration to become the Financial Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) in the forthcoming elections and the need for other women to take up elective positions Read More

Orange, Apigate to launch digital App hub in Asia, Middle east, Africa

February 27, 2018 David Agba 0

Abuja Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, and Apigate, a subsidiary of Axiata Digital, announced a new partnership to strengthen their respective API hubs as part of their mutual ambition to advance global digital transformation. Apigate and Orange’s new hub, Bizao will draw on their respective geographical strengths across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, to deliver a Read More

Seplat Petroleum leads losers table, equity market gains N3bn

February 27, 2018 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Lagos Seplat Petroleum Development Company yesterday recorded the loss during the day, shedding N13.70 kobo to close at N571.40 kobo, Total Nigeria Plc trailed with a loss of N11.00 to close at N217.00, Mobil Oil fell by N9.50 kobo to close at N180.50 kobo, Dangote Cement down by N1.00 to close at M259.00 while United Bank for Africa declined by Read More

‘NIWA can’t enforce waterways safety rules’

February 27, 2018 David Agba 0

Abuja The General Manager Corporate Affairs of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Tayo Fadile has said the agency cannot enforce its safety rules on all boat operators in the country. In a chat yesterday, Fadile said most of the challenges on the waterways are due to the belief system and low literacy level among dwellers of villages situated along Read More

Oloyede’s JAMB saga By Segun Imohiosen

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  The fight against corruption today is a major milestone of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. It has not made this kind of impact in these three years that reverberates hope of success with the singular act of good governance, transparency and accountability exhibited by the Registrar of JAMB in recent time. The snake that refused to dance in “the dance Read More

Kebbi: Where democracy is working By Jibrin K. Yerima

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  The essence of democracy, an alternative system of governance which vest all the powers of inclusive decision making on issues around the people, is to provide good governance and economic empowerment. No doubt, the electorate and the entire humanity are the cardinal and focal point of concerns of every democratic leader’s exploits in office for the betterment of the Read More

Will Dapchi school girls’ abduction affect school enrolment in North-east?

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Recent reports on school enrolment in the North-eastern part of the country indicated some improvement, following the feats achieved by the Nigerian military over Boko Haram. But with the abduction of Dapchi school girls last week, parents have expressed fears that the development will affect school enrolment. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports Contradictory figures of missing Dapchi students As parents and guardians Read More

How cult war triggered rancour in Anambra Assembly

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Emotion ran high amid suspicion by members of Anambra State House of Assembly, last week, when a member moved a motion portraying the state as a hotbed of rival cult clashes. OKEY CHRIS reports Incessant cult clashes Last Thursday’s sitting of Anambra State House of Assembly members was rancorous as a motion moved by a member representing Ihiala I State Read More

Let’s live in peace

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

No amount of blackmail or anti-herdsmen propaganda, our people will continue to celebrate their ceremonies with cows. We need them side by side our peasant farmers to move the nation forward. As we mourn the death of our beloved innocent ones, we should not allow the voices of dissidents in our midst to becloud our good sense of reasoning. We Read More

Re: Letter to Governor Dankwambo

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I bumped into an open letter written to Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Talban Gombe, by one, Abubakar Isyaku from the state. But that piece should have read, ‘Open falsehood to Governor Dankwambo’, because that is what the article entails – lies and falsehood. In the said letter, Isyaku struggled to paint Governor Dankwambo in a bad light. Read More

What exactly is going on?

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In the last few days I have sat back to reflect on the perplexing matter of the so called herdsmen attacks nationwide. As an opposition politician it is a veritable political tool that if craftily manipulated and orchestrated in a sustained manner, is enough to send this government packing in 2019; just like Lai Mohammed and his team of propagandists Read More

Man kills teenager in Kwali

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An FCT High Court, Apo, yesterday, ordered the remand of a 28-year-old man, Abdulkarim Zubairu, in Kuje Prison, for allegedly killing a 13-year-old Umaru Hussini. Zubairu, a resident of Pangu village, Kwali, is standing trial on a charge of culpable homicide, an offence he denied committing. The prosecutor, Simon Lough, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Read More

Japanese embassy commissions Kuje Bridge

February 27, 2018 Donald Iorchir 0

  The Embassy of Japan has commissioned the 60-metre by 2.5-metre Bridge constructed by the Japanese government at Jeida Community in Kuje area council. Speaking during the commissioning ceremony yesterday, the Ambassador of Japan to Nigeria, Mr. Kusaoke Sadanobu, said the Embassy of Japan endeavoured to support efforts being made to improve the lives of Nigerians. Sadanobu said under the Read More

2019: APGA strategises to win area councils

February 27, 2018 Donald Iorchir 0

  Ahead of 2019 general elections, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has planned to clinch all the seats in the six area councils. Chairman of the party in the Territory, Hon. Chukwuebuka Okolie, who disclosed this at the weekend, said “APGA as one of the strong opposition party in Nigeria has put machinery Read More

JAMB conducts mock test for candidates

February 27, 2018 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Abuja Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has conducted mock examinations for its candidates yesterday in order to test its readiness in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), scheduled to hold on March 9. Some 211, 000 out of the 257,000 candidates took part in the exercise. JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the participants were selected based Read More

NCPC urges African currency for investments

February 27, 2018 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Abuja Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has called for the creation of African currency that would link African nations together to encourage investments and enable the world benefit from the continent. Its Executive Secretary, Rev. Uja Tor Uja, made the call yesterday in Abuja while playing host to the Ghanaian Minister, Religious and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi, who arrived in Read More

Kano land c’ttee seeks police assistance

February 27, 2018 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano Chairman, Kano state Land Use and Allocation Committee under the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ibrahim Dan’azumi Gwarzo, has appealed for the cooperation of the state Police Command to the committee with a view to achieving its desired objectives. Speaking yesterday when he led members of the committee on courtesy visit to the Commissioner Read More

New minimum wage for workers in Sept – FG

February 27, 2018 Moses John 0

Abuja The federal government has assured workers in the country that they “will begin to enjoy the new minimum wage before the end of September, this year.” Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who disclosed this at the commemoration of NLC @40 yesterday in Abuja, said “third quarter is the minimum time for the implementation of the new Read More