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2019: Take a stand, Ohanaeze beckons South-east Governors

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) worldwide on Friday beckoned on Southeast Governors to make their stand known to Ndigbo on who they have chosen to align with ahead of 2019 Presidential election. The group however  commended Chief Arthur Eze for making his decision known when other Igbo leaders seem to be confused on where to go. A statement issued by Read More

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Heavyweight bout: Fury weighs-in ahead Wilder clash in Los Angeles

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Tyson Fury emerged through the sun roof pointing to the sky as the undefeated English fighter arrived in style ahead of the weigh-in for his heavyweight bout with Deontay Wilder. The 30-year-old is facing the biggest fight of his professional career since he became the heavyweight champion of the world by beating Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015. There was some talk Read More

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Buratai to Commanders: Focus more on force protection, offensive posture

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged operational commanders in the North east and other exercises across the country to focus more on providing adequate force protection and high offensive posture during operations. The army chief gave the charge on Friday in his remarks at the closing ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff conference in Maiduguri, Read More

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Anenih begins ‘final home journey’, awaits interment Saturday

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

The remains of late Chief Tony Anenih, the late former Chairman, Board of Trustees, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), will be interred on Saturday in his hometown of Arue-Uromi, Esan North East local government area of Edo state. Hundreds of eminent Nigerians, including the national chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Senator Mathew Urhoghide, Edo Read More

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Militia camp: Army launches probe in Rivers

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has ordered for a “thorough investigation” of the discovery of militia camp at National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, in Tai Local Government Area Rivers State, by troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army, on Thursday. This was disclosed in a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Read More

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2019: PDP picks Chidoka, Dino, Sowunmi, others as campaign Spokespersons

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council has released the names of Operational Directorates, as well as names of spokespersons for the Presidential elections campaign. As contained in statement issued by PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the names are “former governor of Cross River state, Senator Liyel Imoke as Deputy Director General, Operations Read More

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Breaking: Big blow as CAF stops Cameroon from hosting AFCON in 2019

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Cameroon have been stripped of hosting next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, says the Confederation of African Football. African football’s governing body (Caf) says it is because of delays in the progress of Cameroon’s preparation for the tournament, due to start in June. Officials made the decision at a meeting on Friday in Accra, Ghana, that lasted more than 10 Read More

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Lebanese caught with $2m at Abuja Airport, now in EFCC net

November 30, 2018 Editor 1

A Lebanese, Abbas Lakis has been arrested with as much $2 million by the Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Lakis was picked up at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, following intelligence report that he had on him, undeclared huge sums of monies aboard the Egypt Airline bringing him from the Kano Airport en route Lebanon. Read More

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Again, Ganduje bags CLO best public service award

November 30, 2018 Editorial II 0

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has awarded Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, with a Certificate of Good Public Service for his consistency in people friendly policies. The organisation which was founded on October 15, 1987 with a mandate to pursue democratic advocacy, human rights monitoring and education, gender rights, police and penal reforms among others, stated that Governor Ganduje Read More

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Abuja Handball team intensify preparations ahead Sports Festival

November 30, 2018 Editor 0

Ahead of the 2018 National Sports Festival, NSF, FCT Handball team have revealed that preparations are being intensified as FCT contingent enter final camping. FCT Handball Coach, Mrs. Hanatu Dada hinted that the association under the leadership of Mrs. Halima Benjamine is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the handball team not only perform well at the festival, but Read More

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Atiku’s Visa to America: Frank warns Lai, others against heart attack

November 30, 2018 Editorial II 0

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said that Nigerian will joyfully elect the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming elections and not Americans. Frank made the assertion on Friday in Abuja, in a statement in response  to comments credited to the Information and Read More

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PDP 81st NEC: We have learnt our lessons, ready to govern

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rose from its 81st National Executive Council (NEC) with the resolve to return to power in 2019 saying that it learnt painfully from its lessons and is now ready to govern Nigeria. Abdulrahman Zakariyau writes on major highlight PDP battle ready. Addressing members of the party NEC, the PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, boasted that party is battle Read More

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Why we conduct promotion exams for workers in Bauchi -HoS

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state Head of Service (HoS) Alhaji Liman Bello has stated that the civil service promotion examination introduced by the state government acquaints workers not only with regulatory and professional knowledge but boosts their capacity and reading culture. Speaking while declaring open a two day sensitization workshop on the 2018 Bauchi state civil service promotion examination, Bello said the exercise which Read More

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NEMA donates relief materials to victims of Awgu windstorm

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The management of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Wednesday put smiles on the faces of the victims of windstorm disaster in Agbogugu community, Awgu local government area of Enugu state. The victims were presented with a lorry load of assorted relief materials worth millions of naira. The violent disaster which ravaged both residential and commercial buildings in some parts of the Read More

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Bauchi Crisis: Police nab principal suspect

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested the principal suspect allegedly responsible for the recent crisis in Yelwa area of the state capital which resulted in the death of three persons and the destruction of houses. Recall that on Sunday 18th November 2018, the command nabbed 76 suspects following a fight between two rival groups at a birthday party over a Read More

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Kaduna Assembly passes financial autonomy bill

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the amendment of section 121 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, which conferred financial autonomy to state Houses of Assembly, the Kaduna state House of Assembly passes its financial autonomy. The law seeks to provide for the management of funds accruing to the House of Assembly from consolidated revenue funds of the state in order to Read More

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15,333 to graduate from Minna College

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

College of Education Minna will on Saturday confer the National Certificate of Education (NCE) on 15,333 students in a combined convocation. The Provost of the college, Professor Yakubu Muhammad Auna stated this yesterday in a pre convocation press conference in Minna. He said that over 7,000 backlog of results have been cleared adding that students will get their certificates earlier than Read More

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What Moghalu told Fredrick Nwabufo on EFCC, corruption war, others

November 30, 2018 Editorial II 0

Kingsley Moghalu told me police officers wouldn’t head EFCC when he becomes president “Nigerian politics does not demand intelligence, but agbero brawns. The more grammar you speak, the farther the distance between you and the people.” This was the banter of a friend; a very educated and informed one, but sadly this is the perception of many Nigerians as well. Read More

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Emir of Jama’a committed to peace, unity -Zannan Jama’a

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Emir of Jama’a in Kaduna state, Alhaji Muhammadu Isa Muhammadu has been described as a leader who is committed towards ensuring security and development in the Southern Kaduna, Kaduna state and the country in general. Speaking on the 20th Anniversary of the Emir, the Zannan Jama’a,‎ Alhaji Dankeke Mato said the emir has all the leadership qualities and is Read More

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Global expert warns Nigeria on Shi’ites’ activities

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

An international expert on Muslim extremism, Don Pathan, has warned the Nigerian authorities to act fast in designating the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as “a terrorist organisation before it is too late.” Pathan gave the warning yesterday in Abuja as Guest Speaker at an international seminar organised by the Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC). According to him, the group’s activities pose a great Read More

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Alleged N3.97bn fraud: Badeh to open defence Jan 16

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has asked former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, to open his defence in the alleged N3.97 billion fraud charge preferred against him by the federal government. Consequently, the trial judge on Thursday fixed January 16, 2019 for the defence. At the resumed trial, solicitors for both parties agreed on the date following the Read More

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2019: Kano APC NASS members carpet Kwankwaso

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, All Progressives Party ( APC), federal lawmakers from Kano state yesterday declared that the Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso led opposition in the state can be compared to the noise of an empty drum in their bid to stop the re election of Governor Umar Ganduje and President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers totalling 16 in number Read More

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World AIDS Day: Why Nigerians need to know their HIV status –Minister

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2018 World AIDs Day, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has explained why Nigerians need to know their HIV status, in line with the theme for this year’s commemoration of the global event. The World AIDS Day is marked every December 1 to encourage communities to unite against HIV, show support for people living with the disease, and remember those Read More