NASS: A social club or representative institution?

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In furtherance of its impunity and total disregard to the inherent nature of the Senate as a representative institution, the Saraki/Ekweremadu-led 8th senate is reported to have directed the security agencies to deprive the people of Delta Central senatorial district, a voice and involvement in proper and lawful management of Nigerian affairs for which they are eminently entitled and qualifi Read More

Did Nigerians truly ‘clamour’ for Buhari’s return?

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Although people had speculated widely that President Muhammadu Buhari through his body language, would seek re-election in 2019, the President had kept mute on the matter till the early hours of Monday, April 9, 2018 when he reportedly made known his intention to seek re-election at the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress. There is nothing wrong, Read More

Malaria elimination in Nigeria: A reality or myth? By Ify Aniebo

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Last week, I attended the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria conference in Dakar, Senegal, where researchers from across the African continent convened to share their contributions to the fight against malaria. As a scientist, it was inspiring to see how innovations such as insecticide treated nets and Artemisinin combination therapy are saving lives and protecting vulnerable populations from this devastating disease. Read More

Kashamu extradition suit: Appeal Court fixes May 11 for ruling

April 30, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

The Court of Appeal has fixed May 11 for judgement, in the extradition suit instituted by the federal government against a serving Senator Prince Buruju Kashamu, seeking his extradition to the United States of America (USA) for trial in a drug related offence. The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami, it would be Read More

Work with 2019 in view, yobY journalists told

April 30, 2018 Musa M. Buba. Damaturu 0

  Yobe state Television staff have been called upon to work towards effective information dissemination to prepare the ground for the 2019 general elections. General Manager of the Corporation, Musa Galadima, gave the charge while swearing in the new executive members of Nigerian Union of Journalists, YTV chapel at the weekend. Galadima further called on the staff to rededicate themselves Read More

Oni Laments salary arreas owed Ekiti workers

Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti Former National Deputy Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Olusegun Oni, has expressed worry over the huge arrears of salaries, gratuities and pensions being owed workers in the state. Oni, in a statement yesterday signed by his media aide, Mr Steve Alabi, sympathised with Ekiti workers and retirees “on the hard times they are going through. Read More

Killings :worshippers wear black as security tightens in Markurdi security

April 30, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Markurdi 0

 The Christian community in Benue state yesterday staged a peaceful protest to express grievance over the killing of two priests and worshippers among other Christian faithful in the state by herdsmen militia. This is even as security was yesterday tightened within and around churches in Makurdi, major towns and villages in the state. In Gboko, Otukpo and Makurdi, security men Read More

Imam :Sunset at noon, by Turaki A Hassan

April 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Malam Imam Dalhatu Imam, my good friend, brother, schoolmate and colleague departed this world in the early hours of Friday, April 26, 2018, after a brief illness. I first met him in Kaduna Polytechnic. We came in the same year but he was a year ahead of me and we remained very close friends, such that it was said that Read More

The Dangote concrete road revolution

April 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Coming on the heels of the Itori-Ibese concrete road, the gospel of the innovation has spread to Kogi state where a similar construction work linking Obajana with Kabba is ongoing. Driving the revolution is AG Dangote, the construction arm of the Dangote Group Plc. The 42.5km concrete road project was flagged off on November 22, 2016 with a completion period Read More

The desecration of democracy’s symbol

April 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The recent snatching of the mace in the Senate was like a scene from the Nollywood. The unfolding drama appeared to be a well-thought-out plot, loaded with intrigues and executed with precision. The lightning speed with which the “theft” was carried out is such that would make any movie producer turn green with envy. Prior to that day, precisely on Read More

Higher carbon-dioxide concentration dangerous to  human activities – Agboola

April 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dr. Olufemi Agboola, Director of Engineering and Space Systems at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Abuja, in this interview with HELEN OJI speaks on air quality and the effects on the environment. Can you tell us more about air quality? Air quality refers to the condition of the air within our surrounding. Good air quality pertains to Read More

Publish your audited reports, financial statement, APC challenges PDP

April 30, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the main opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) to emulate the ruling party by making public its audited reports and financial statements, if they (PDP) have any. The APC, however, assured Nigerians that the party will not adopt PDP’s alleged practice of “dipping their hands into the public treasury to fund its political activities Read More

Workers’ Day: NLC demands N65, 500 minimum wage

April 30, 2018 Paul Okah. Abuja 0

Ahead of 2018 Workers Day on May 1, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called on state governments to pay the proposed N65, 500 national minimum wage to Nigerian workers. The union made the call recently in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, during a public hearing of the tripartite committee on national minimum wage for the North Central zone. The Read More

Aspirant alleges FG interference in NANS election

April 30, 2018 John Oba. Abuja 0

Ahead of its forthcoming convention, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to desist from meddling into the electoral process. Describing NANS as a students’ body and not an extension of government, the association vowed to reject any attempt to disrupt internal democratic process within the association for selfish political reasons. In a statement Read More

Benue lawmaker trains 36 orphans

April 30, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

A member of Benue state House of Assembly, Mrs Ngohemba Agaigbe, has appealed to wellto-do individuals in the society to take the training of orphans in their communities as primary responsibility. Agaigbe made the appeal yesterday in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, following the spate of killings which have left many children orphaned. The lawmaker Read More

EPA tasks Buhari on Ajaokuta Steel

April 30, 2018 Agi Onda. Abuja 0

– Seeks Ebira unity The Ebira Peoples Association (EPA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to take a patriotic look at the moribund Ajaokuta Steel Complex with the view to urgently bring it back on stream. Specifically, the Association advocated for a holistic redesign of the master-plan of the steel project and engagement of the original builders in order Read More

Lawyer tasks Senate on ‘ECWA Church shooting’

April 30, 2018 Agi Onda. Abuja 0

Lawyer to ECWA Church, Durumi, in the alleged shooting of a security guard attached to the place of worship, Barrister Musa Baba-Panya, has charged the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges to speed upinvestigation into the attack to bring the culprit to justice. An unnamed police sergeant allegedly shot one of the security guards, Mr. Robo Danbeyi, attached to the Read More

Ex-AMAC scribe Gwagwa defects to APC

April 30, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

A former Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Secretary, Hon. Suleiman Al-Hassan Gwagwa, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a mammoth rally held in his Gwagwa ward of the Council. The politician, who led over 2, 000 PDP members from the ward to APC, said they were motivated by the development strides of Read More

‘Why we want Buhari’s job’

April 30, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

Three presidential aspirants have spoken on why they want President Muhammadu Buhari’s job and how they plan to remove him from office in February 2019. The trio, Dr. Kingsley Moghalu; Mr. Omoyele Sowore; and Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed, spoke in the current edition of The Interview. Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said Nigerians would remember Read More

Trouble in Boki as youths clash over Estate

April 30, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

Residents of Boki local government area in Cross River state are presently living under serious tension as angry youth battle for the control of Borum Palm Estate. Reacting to the incident, the chairman of Ochibe Boki, Maj.- Gen. Moses Obi (retd), appealed to all the parties involved to exercise restraint and explore peaceful as well as acceptable mechanisms in resolving Read More

PDP stalwart, others defect to APC in Katsina

April 30, 2018 Hamidu Sabo. Katsina 0

A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina state, Alhaji Murtala Ibrahim Safana, Dr. Salisu Banye, and thousands of supporters have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. They were received yesterday at a ceremony organised at the secretariat of the party in Safana local government, where they tore the membership cards of their former Read More