Call security agencies to order, Frank tells Buhari

July 31, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to feign ignorance of persecution of political opponents in the country, asking him to call the security agencies to order. Frank, also said unless the president caution the Nigerian police and other agencies of government, he might “risk Nigerians rising Read More

Breaking: Saraki, Gov. Ahmed dump APC

Embattled President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has dumped the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Saraki made this known via his Facebook account on Tuesday evening at exactly 6:05pm. The Senate President who presently is in Ilorin, wrote: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Read More

Kwara APC stakeholders demand Saraki, Ahmed’s expulsion

July 31, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

…Hails Oshiomohle over sack of state exco Some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state have commended the National Working Committee for the dissolution of state party executives. Speaking with newsmen at the APC national secretariat in Abuja Tuesday, the leader of the group, Taiwo Awodiji said the stakeholders were urging the party leadership to expel the Read More

TNC: Reflecting national circumstances, transparency, accountable document

July 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In a bid to curb the menace of climate change in Nigeria, stakeholders gathered recently at Akwa Ibom state to review the Draft Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to seek government partnership on the draft, HELEN OJI reports Nigeria developed and submitted the First National Communication and the Second National Read More

Implications of Rep members’ massive defection

July 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Last Tuesday, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), lost 37 of its members in the House of Representatives to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the African Democratic Congress (ADC). Joshua Egbodo writes that this has however not affected the majority equation which is still in favour of the APC. Between marginal and majority Though the APC retains the Read More

Yari reacts to Buhari’s deployment of troops

July 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for deploying troops to Zamfara state to tackle the insecurity bedeviling rural communities in the state. In a statement signed by Yari’s spokesman, Ibrahim Dosara, quoted the governor as saying that the action has brought big relief to his government and would go a long way in relieving people Read More

Why Yari should step down as NGF chair – Dansadau

July 31, 2018 Patrick Andrew .Abuja 0

Persistent absence of Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has compounded the security situation in the state leading to mass killings of defenseless persons. This was the position of the national chairman of the Nigeria Rescue Movement, (NRM) Senator Saidu Dansadau, who therefore called on the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to drop their chairman to enable focus on his primary responsibility Read More

Danbaba names 10 northern states PDP may win in 2019

July 31, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Danbaba has predicted more woes for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) boasting that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently in strong position to win 10 northern states in the 2019 general elections. The senator, who expressed confident that the PDP would recapture power at the centre, said the party would win conveniently in Benue, Kaduna, Read More

APC is sinking ship – PDP senators

July 31, 2018 Patrick Andrew. Abuja 0

Some senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have dismissed the claim that seven of their colleagues are on the way to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP senators said it was not only a figment of the author’s imagination but an attempt to cast pool on the people, adding that their members were not planning to leave Read More

Leather, the sleeping giant of Nigeria’s economy

July 31, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST) specialises in manufacturing, processing and production of leather and leather products a claiming it can generate N1.1billion annually. BINTA SHAMA writes. Importance of leather The earliest record of leather artifacts dates back to 1300 BC. Leather work has been from one generation to the other where man has tried improving the Read More

Adamu, Danbaba crossfire over defections in Senate

July 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In the heat of gale of defections that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the National Assembly Tuesday last week, particularly in the Senate where 14 Senators dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , a staunch supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West) fired missiles at the defectors, describing them Read More

Despite court order, Imo Assembly sacks dep. Governor

July 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Imo state Deputy Governor, Eze Madumere was yesterday impeached by 19 of the 37 the state lawmakers. The deputy governor, who recently signified his interest to become state governor, had for sometime been at loggerheads with Governor Rochas Okorocha. Speaking on Madumere’s impeachment, Speaker of the House Assembly, Acho Ihim, said the decision was taken after careful consideration of reports Read More

Human traffickers net $150bn annually– NAPTIP

July 31, 2018 Binta Shama. Abuja 0

The Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of Traf- ficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli yesterday disclosed that proceeds from trafficking in hu- man beings globally grossed about 150 billion US Dollars. She said organised criminal net- work and those involved in human trafficking never either give up the act nor admit they are traffickers until they are Read More

Shuaibu fires second straight hat-trick in Norway

July 31, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Ibrahim Shuaibu scored his second straight hat-trick for Norwegian second-tier league club Kongsvinger when they thrashed hosts Stroemmen 6-2. The GBS Academy (formerly Aminchi Football Academy) of Bukuru, Jos, opened the scoring in the 13th minute to give his side a 1-0 lead. He made it 4-1 for his side for his second goal of the evening in the 52nd Read More

Buhari urges increased inter-regional collaboration on insecurity, cross-border crimes

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Lome made a strong appeal for inter-regional collaboration on maritime security, the fight against terrorism and other crimes through effective border control. The President made the call while contributing to the consideration and adoption of the Draft Declaration by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic Community of West African Read More

Sadiq thumbed up in Rangers win over Wigan

July 31, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Sadiq Umar will be a handful to defenders in the Scottish Premier League (SPL) when he hits full fitness according to coach of Rangers Steven Gerrard who handed the on loan Roma forward his debut in yesterday’s friendly game against Wigan Athletic. Rangers won 3-0 against Wigan in what was their final pre season game ahead of the start of Read More

AUN to participate in Canada-funded research on insurgency

July 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A consortium of nine universities in Canada and the Lake Chad basin countries of Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroun have secured a preliminary grant of $198,000 to build a massive database on the Boko Haram insurrection in the Lake Chad basin. The grant is to fund an international scholars’ partnership that can design a significant research initiative and gain the Read More

Dalung warns against athletes’ welfare violation

July 31, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

y Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has frowned at the poor management of the welfare of the country’s athletes, players and officials, hence directed that all outstanding salaries be paid to the sports men and women. The Minister expressed sadness when he visited the National Women’s U-20 team Falconets in Austria at the weekend. Read More

Windstorm: NGO plants 2, 000 trees in Bauchi

July 31, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

As part of measures to forestall future recurrence of windstorm that recently wreaked havoc in Bauchi state and other environmental hazards, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as Rahama Endowment Foundation (RED) yesterday donated 2, 000 seedlings of different species of trees for planting to Inkil village in the state capital. Speaking while flagging off the tree planting, the Executive Read More

Fashola, DisCos buck-passing, Jerry Uwah

July 31, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Sunday Oduntan has prophesied that Nigeria cannot have uninterrupted power supply in the next five years. Oduntan, spokesman for the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), the umbrella body of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos), is not a prophet of doom. His prediction is based on what is on the ground in Nigeria’s power sector. Oduntan is a thorn in Read More