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Independence Day: Kwankwaso proffer solution to challenges confronting Nigeria

September 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said the occasion of the 58th Independence anniversary of the Nigeria would have been that of pomp and merriment but for the humongous perils confronting the country at the moment which call for sober reflections and deep introspection. Kwankwaso, in an open letter, yesterday titled “letter to Nigerians” said, there has never been a time the Read More

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ADP to INEC: Rise to challenge of vote buying, others

September 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

…As National Chair bags UNHR award The national leadership of Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to do everything possible in addressing challenges of vote-buying and other vices confronting free, fair and credible election in the country. The party believe that the recent governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states, indicated that Nigeria’s democracy Read More

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PDP’s federal lawmaker joins ZLP …As party threatens to sue APC over mode of primary

September 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A serving House of Representative member on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Joseph Adelaja, has announced his decision to join a newly registered Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) as soon as the National Assembly resume from from the current break. Hon. Adelaja also revealed that the former Ondo state governor Olusegun Mimiko will soon join the ZLP. Read More

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HREA to hold inaugural third sector conference

September 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

HR Expo Africa (HREA) has announced plans to hold an inaugural third Sector Conference (#TSC2018) aimed at using volunteering as a development modality for the nation. According to the organisers, the conference will build capacity, bridge knowledge gaps, and inspire innovative solutions for operators and stakeholders of voluntary sector in Nigeria. Founder of HREA, Mrs Erefa Fynecontry-Coker says #TSC2018 is Read More

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Adamawa gov, Bindow in alleged certificate scandal

September 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A Human Right group, Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), has urged the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court to compel the Inspector General of Police to prosecute the Governor of Adamawa state, Muhammad Jibrilla Bindow over offences bothering on perjury. In the originating summons, a copy of which was made available to Naija Voice News, the Governor was said Read More

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Muhammed joins Ostrava from 36 Lions

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Flying Eagles striker, Tijani Muhammed, has joined Czech top division side, Banik Ostrava. The 6 feet 2 inches tall forward penned a contract with the former Czech champions after few days of trials last week. Muhammed’s transfer is coming on the heels of his impressive showing in helping 36 Lion FC of Lagos to qualify to the Bet9ja Nigeria National Read More

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Three NNL coaches part ways with their respective clubs

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Warri Wolves head coach, Napoleon Aulma has parted ways with the club on mutual consent. The Warri Wolves management after an emergency meeting decided to relieve the head coach of his duties. Disclosing the decision, the club chairman, Steve Cole and the general manager, Tony Rafua both expressed dissatisfaction with the unacceptable present club present position and they said a Read More

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Aiteo Cup: Rangers go for broke against Sunshine

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Enugu Rangers coach Gbenga Ogunbote has said his team will go for broke today (Friday) when they face fellow NPFL side Sunshine Stars in a final group game of the Aiteo Cup. Rangers maintain top spot in the group based in Kano with four points going into the last match of the group against Sunshine Stars, who are on two Read More

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FIBA Women’s World Cup: D’Tigress eyes USA upset

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s women basketball team D’Tigress will take on the United States of America in their quarterfinal clash of the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup today (Friday) The team led by Otis Hugley have put their names in the history books following their impressive form which has seen them advance to the quarterfinals of the competition for the first time Read More

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Nigeria concludes 2018 Hajj operations as 111 officials arrive Abuja

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The last flight for 2018 Hajj which signifies end of this year’s exercise took off today and landed on 24th of September with 111 officials from the media team, medical personnel and NAHCON staff. Addressing newsmen at the departure lounge of King Abdul Azeez International Airport, Jedda, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, the Commission’s Chairman officially announced 2018 Hajj operations as Read More

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Who are the mothers of the Believers?

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

You might have heard the expression Ummahat al-Mumineen. This translates into English as the ‘Mothers of the Believers’ and this is a title that refers to the wives of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). They were his wives in this dunya and will be his wives in the akhirah. 1- Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (b.556 – d.619 CE) Mary, the Read More

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NAIC pledges prompt settlement of farmers’claims

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

In view of the recent flood ravaging farmlands in various parts of the country, the Board and management of Nigerian Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC) has pledged prompt payment of compensation to the victims. The corporation, over the weekend, made the promise in a statement on the ongoing flood damages to agricultural farms across. “The board and management of NAIC wish Read More

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PAL takes financial literacy to varsities

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Pensions Alliance Limited (PAL) has launched a youth-focused campaign tagged “NextU”, across five universities in Nigeria, as part of efforts to create value for Nigerians. ‘NextU’ is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative focused on providing knowledge and guidance under the “Creating The Future” for young people on career, investment and life choices. Olusola Amusan, Tomi Balogun, Seyi Law, Shola Read More

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Mission to Seafarers disowns ex-chaplain over comment on NSWB

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Mission to Seafarers (MtS) has disassociated itself from the comment made by its pioneer Chaplain in Nigeria, Rev. Mike Gbadebo, accusing Chairman of the National Seafarers Welfare Board of Nigeria (NSWB), Otunba Kunle Folarin and his Secretary of using their positions to promote personal interests rather than the welfare of seafarers. Gbadebo had in a chat with journalists in Read More

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Compliance clearing procedures necessary for revenue drive – Wushishi

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Tin Can 2 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has tasked operators in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to comply and abide with government directives in the clearance procedures and processes toward ensuring smooth revenue drive and trade facilitation. Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Lami Wushishi made the plea during her maiden visit to Lagos,Lekki and Dangote Free Trade Zones Read More

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Shipowners raise alarm over ‘missing’ cabotage fund

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeran Shipowners Association (NISA) has called for investigation into the more than $300 million it said accrued into the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) between 2008 and 2015, part of which it claimed is missing. The CVFF, which is derived from two percent of the contracts awarded under the cabotage regime, was designed to enable indigenous shipping companies acquire Read More

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NSE retains ISO 27001:2013 certification

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has retained the ISO 27001:2013 certification for its Information Security Management System (ISMS) for the third year consecutively. The re-certification followed a rigorous independent audit of NSE’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) by the British Standard Institute (BSI), to ensure that the principles of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on ISMS standard are being Read More

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Manufacturers seeks end to Nigeria’s energy crises

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has urged the federal government to urgently address the lingering energy crises in the country so as to help reposition the manufacturing sector and put the economy on path of growth. The Director-General of MAN,Mr Ajayi-Kadri, who made this call at the 46th Annual General Meeting of the association tagged: “Mainstreaming. Policies to Catalyse Read More

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19 coys bid for AFAM power plant

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Abuja Nineteen (19) firms have indicated interest to acquire the Afam Power Company and the Yola Distribution Company (YDC) put up for sale by the federal government. At the close of the submission of bids for the Expression of Interest (EOIs) for the two power companies, seven (7) companies submitted bids to buy Afam while 12 submitted for the Yola Read More

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JTB applauds NGF secretariat’s IGR drive

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Joint Tax Board (JTB) has hailed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat on its contributions to the reinvention of tax administration in the country. Speaking at a 2-day training on human resource management for states internal revenue services at the Forum’s secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, the executive secretary, JTB, Mr, Oseni Elamah, extolled NGF on its role in spearheading Read More

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Equity market declines further by N73bn

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday sustained negative profile, shedding N73 billion. Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.61 per cent to N11.961 trillion from N12.034 trillion reported the previous day. Also the NSE All Share Index deprecated by 199.92 basis points to 32763.35 points from 32962.27 points reported on Wednesdays. Investors traded Read More

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Kidnapped lecturer dies after ransom paid

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa in Nasarawa state was thrown into mourning over the dead of one of their staff members, Mr Gbenga Adelakun Ajayi. The lecturer was kidnapped by unknown gunmen between Gitata/GidanMagoro along the border between Kaduna state and Nasarawa state. GbengaAjayi who is a senior instructor at the polytechnic in the department of Urban and Regional Planning is Read More

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‘Convenant, UI, UNN among world’s best’

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Three universities in Nigeria, namely, Covenant University, University of Ibadan, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have been included in the first 1000 of 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The list, launched on Wednesday at Times Higher Education’s World Academic Summit at the National University of Singapore, featured 86 countries, up from 81. Covenant University is ranked 601- Read More

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Foundation trains girls on teenage pregnancy prevention

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF) yesterday confirmed that it has trained 80,000 school girls on the dangers of teenage pregnancies and how to avoid it. The foundation also said it also engaged these school girls on basic skills such as tailoring ,baking, among others. Its programme coordinator, Adekemi Omole in a chat with journalists in Abuja at the its quiz Read More

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Best creative student receives food items at Odumegwu varsity

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu University’s best creative student, Ezinne Okeke has received a variety of food items as reward. These items included 18 cups of beans, yam and pawpaw after winning a competition She led a team that produced an outstanding poster on a fruit juice brand and wins an advertising competition. Receiving the prizes for winning the advertising competition, Okeke reportedly Read More