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NCPC flags off 2018 pilgrimage to Israel

June 30, 2018 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) on Wednesday flagged off this year’s Easter Pilgrimage to Israel at the Pilgrims Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Executive Secretary of the Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor UJa, while performing the ceremony, advised the intending pilgrims to ensure they handed over their problems to God “while in the Holy Land and defeat Read More

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Communal disputes: ‘We’re establishing mediation centres in Kano’

June 30, 2018 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state Public Defenders Office(PDO), a non-governmental organisation, has expressed its determination to establish mediation centres for communal disputes to be amicably settled without resorting to court  for legal redress. Speaking to newsmen at a one-day sensitisation forum in Kano yesterday, the administration officer, Kano state Public Defenders Office, Mrs. Rotkang Kyunni, said the establishment of the centres had become” Read More

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Scientists develop new malaria vaccine

June 30, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Australian scientists yesterday said they had taken a crucial step in developing a new malaria vaccine by using a novel “atomic-scale blueprint to track how the parasite invades human cells.” “With this unprecedented level of detail, we can now begin to design new therapies that specifically target and disrupt the parasite’s invasion machinery, preventing malaria parasites from hijacking human red Read More

Troops kill 5 insurgents, rescue 33 in Borno

June 30, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Troops of 242 Battalion on Operation Lafiya Dole have neutralised four Boko Haram terrorists during a gun duel at Bulabulin and Falamari villages in Damboa local government area of Borno state,  Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, has disclosed. According to him, several items including four AK 47 rifles, four magazines, and 52 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition were recovered Read More

Turaki visits Imo, assures on restructuring

June 30, 2018 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP), Taminu Turaki, has promised people of Imo state that he would embark on restructuring if he emerges president in 2019. Turaki, who came to the state PDP secretariat in company of a former governor of Adamawa state, Boni Haruna, Kebbi state PDP chairman, Haruna Saidu and other personalities, Read More

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Ex-Akwa Ibom gov’ship aspirant shot dead

June 30, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

A former governorship aspirant in Akwa Ibom state, Okon Iyanam, was Wednesday night shot dead by unknown gunmen at his hotel in Mowe, Ogun state. Victor Iyanam, a former attorney general in Akwa Ibom state, and elder brother to the late politician and businessman, confirmed the incident in a statement he issued yesterday morning. “It is with a heavy heart Read More

UNICEF expresses worry over Kebbi’s high newborn deaths

June 30, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) has said the rate of newborn deaths per 1000 births is 55 in Kebbi state, higher than the national average of 37 deaths per 1000 births in the country. This is according to multiple indicator cluster survey conducted by the government of Nigeria in 2016/17. The agency said many newborn babies don’t survive their Read More

Inequality, root cause of Plateau bloodshed – Action Aid

June 30, 2018 John Oba 0

As reactions continue to trail the recent killing in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, ActionAid Nigeria has called on the federal government to promptly address the problem of inequality. The agency in a statement signed by its communications coordinator, Miss Nihinlola Ayanda, said government should find lasting and realistic solution that will promote peaceful coexistence and greater Read More

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Army Day celebrations begin today

June 30, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi 0

This year’s edition of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) begins today and will end on July 7, 2018. Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said the event with the theme: The Nigerian Army and National Security: A Panacea for Nigeria’s Economic Development,” will take place in Mongonu, Borno state. According to him, the activities to mark the NADCEL 2018 will Read More

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Edo students task Oshiomhole on leadership

June 30, 2018 Patrick Ahanor 0

National Association of Edo state students have charged the newly elected National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, on effective leadership. A frontline member of the Association, Comrade Meisabi Tasiu, urged the APC chairman to bring his experience in organised labour to bear towards fostering good governance. Tasiu said the victory of Oshiomhole at the just Read More

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Lassa fever ‘kills’ nurse in Edo

June 30, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

An outbreak of Lassa fever has allegedly claimed the life of Henry Ehimati, a male nurse working with Okomu Oil Palm Company Staff Clinic, located in Ovia South-west local government area of Edo state. The victim, said to be in his 30s and married with a child, works at the clinic, but lives with his family at Upper Sakponba area Read More

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We defended Lamido on legal premise, not politics – Counsel

June 30, 2018 Bashir Mohammed 0

One of the defence counsel that stood for the immediate past governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido, on a four-count charge bordering on “inciting disturbances, criminal intimidation among others,” Barrister Isah Ahamed, has described the verdict passed by the Jigawa state High Court in favour of the former governor as “a legal watershed.” Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday Read More

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Kogi table water producers tasked on hygiene, quality

June 30, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

Chairman, Association of Table Water Production (ATWP), Kogi state, Alhaji Alimi Olaruwaju Oyetoke, has charged members of the association on hygiene and quality to avert any water borne diseases in the state. Oyetoke, who gave the charge in Lokoja yesterday during the association meeting, said the entire population of the state consumed table water; hence the need for total adherent Read More

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2019: Benue North East deserves better representation- Aspirant

June 30, 2018 Agi Onda 0

A senatorial aspirant to Benue North East under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Michael Terwase Tsumbu, has decried the lack of effective representation at the Senate, saying the trend should be reversed through the 2019 general elections. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Tsumbu who hails from Kwande also known as Zone A, said the dearth of committed representation Read More

PDP ignorant of electoral rules, party elections – APC

June 30, 2018 Bode Olagoke 0

All Progressives Congress has described the recent statement by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, calling on the Independent National Electoral Commission to annul the results of its national convention as ignorance of electoral rules and internal party election. In a statement signed yesterday in Abuja, APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who described PDP as a dying party, added Read More

Killings: Plateau corps members won’t be withdrawn – NYSC

June 30, 2018 John Oba 0

Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen Suleiman Kazaure, has assured corps members in Plateau that the scheme will do its best to protect them and not withdraw those serving in the  state. He stated this yesterday while declaring open the 2018 NYSC protocol officers workshop at Rockview Hotel, Abuja, adding that the scheme has plans on ground to Read More

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Secure lives not re-election, PFN tells Buhari

June 30, 2018 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to give more attention to protection of lives than his re-election campaigns. The Christian group said, “any government that cannot protect lives and property does not deserve to remain in office.” National President of PFN, Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, in a press statement, condemned the massacre of over 100 Read More

Murder: Counsel’s ill-health stalls Maryam Sanda’s trial

June 30, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

The trial of Maryam Sanda, alleged to have killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, was yesterday stalled due to the ill-health of the prosecution counsel, James Idachaba. Maryam was alleged to have killed Biyaminu, son of a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Haliru Bello on November 19, 2017 through multiple stabbing. She was arraigned at the court by Read More

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APC convention a charade – PDP 

June 30, 2018 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, Imo state chapter, has described last weekend’s national congress of the All Progressives Congress as a charade. Speaking with our correspondent in Owerri, the State Publicity Secretary, Hon Damian Opara, said it was a show of shame as delegates and hoodlums from Imo state sponsored by Governor Rochas Okorocha attacked other delegates before the President, Vice Read More

1m residents get Kaduna residency card

June 29, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has disclosed that one million residents of the state have so far obtained the Residency Card introduced by the state government. Speaking during the official flag-off of the state residency card programme at Miyetti Allah Primary Health Centre,  Rigasa, Igabi local government area, the governor explained that the decision to introduce the card was to Read More

Money may deny youth elective offices in 2019 – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has charged Nigerian youths not to rest on their oars if they really mean business about taking over power from the older generation in 2019. He made the charge yesterday in Abuja during the celebration of the NotTooYoungToRun bill recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja. Dogara said that the Read More

Why we’ve not paraded Lapai bank robbery suspects – AIG

June 29, 2018 Aideloje Ojo 0

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Fredrick Taiwo Lakanu, has explained that the police made breakthrough in the arrest of armed robbers that attacked two banks in Lapai area of Niger state few months ago but were yet to be paraded for security and strategic reasons. Lakanu stated this yesterday in Minna after addressing officers of the Niger state police Read More

2019: IG warns politicians against arming thugs, hate speech

June 29, 2018 Mohammed Baba Yusuf 0

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned politicians in the country to desist from arming thugs as Nigeria prepares for the 2019 general elections. Idris, while speaking yesterday in Lagos at a one-day retreat on electoral logistics in preparation for the 2019 general elections organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, urged politicians not to see election as Read More

Kogi govt: We’ll stop violence against women, children

June 29, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state government has promised to ensure complete eradication of any form of violence against women and children through the implementation of UN action plan for peace and security of women and children. The Secretary to the State Government, Dr Folashade Ayoade-Arike, made the pledge  during the official launching of Kogi State Action Plan for Peace and Security on women Read More

Cyclist kills Bauchi New Telegraph reporter

June 29, 2018 Najib Sani 0

A reckless motorcycle rider on Wednesday killed Bauchi New Telegraph reporter, Malam Alhassan Yusuf, while crossing the road along Wunti area of the metropolis. Elder sister to the deceased, Jummai Yusuf, explained that the late journalist was crossing the road near his house along Wunti Street in the state capital when a lad riding a bike in high speed crushed Read More