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Again, troops ‘block’ Nyanya-Abuja highway, inflict pains on residents

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Motorists plying the Keffi-Abuja highway into the Abuja city centre had a hectic time on Friday as troops took positions at different areas of the road, conducting checks. The troops deployed in Mararaba junction and Checkpoint, the boundary between the FCT and Nasarawa State, as well as Nyanya, Kugbo and AyA overhead bridge, subjected the motorists to checks. The check Read More

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Anxiety mounts as Police disperse protesting IMN members in Kaduna

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) faction of Shi’ite were on Friday dispersed by policemen in Kaduna, as they protested the continued incarceration of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky. El-Zakzaky and his wife Hajiya Zeenat Ibrahim among some other members of the group are facing charges in Kaduna State High Court and Magistrate Court respectively, after being arrested in Read More

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Again, Joshua lures Wilder ahead Ruiz heavyweight showdown in New York

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Anthony Joshua, the Nigerian-British boxer and current WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion, says he is ready to take on one of Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder, the major contenders in the heavyweight division. The 29-year-old boxer born to Nigerian parents made this known at Thursday night’s press conference towards his upcoming fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. this weekend, a Read More

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Nationwide League: Phoenix ASC eye away victory in Ilorin

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Phoenix Athletic Sports Club of Ado-Ekiti, have expressed its desire to claim the three points at stake when they tackle Gidado football club in the Nationwide Division One group C2 match at the Ilorin township stadium. According to the General Manager of the fast rising side, Olabayo Badmos, the team is bent on winning its first game of the season. Read More

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Fayemi assures Ekiti on sports development as BEFL kicks off

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

The much anticipated Bet9ja Ekiti Football League ( BEFL), kicked off on Thursday at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium, Ado-Ekiti with lots of excitement and goals to the delight of the impressive crowd. Dignitaries at the event included Ekiti State Commissioner of Sports and Youths, Hon. Michael Awopetu, HRM, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, the Olukere of Ikere, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Read More

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Makinde bans NURTW in Oyo, takes over parks

May 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Oyo state government on Friday proscribed the National Union of Road Transport Worker (NURTW) in the state. Announcing the proscription. the Chief of staff to governor Seyi Makinde, Chief Bisi Ilaka in a statement declared that henceforth, all parks and garages across the state have been taken over by the government. The statement reads, “while appreciating the good people Oyo Read More

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Updated: Justice Ajumogobia hospitalised amidst money laundering allegations

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos was on Friday informed that embattled Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia facing money laundering charges is currently on admission in the Hospital. A Federal High Court in Lagos had fixed May 31, for hearing in a motion filed by embattled Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, challenging her trial in the court. The Read More

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Preparations reach advance stages as IGP Taekwondo Open kicks off July 25

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Talks between Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF) and Nigeria Police have reached advance stages ahead of 8th edition of Inspector General of Police Taekwondo Championship tagged IGP Open. Already, the glamorous sporting event which is slated for Portharcourt, Rivers state capital will kick off July 25, 2019. Speaking after a marathon meeting with representatives of NTF in Abuja, Chairperson of Nigeria Read More

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Sallah: Bauchi governor orders payment of salary

May 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead of the eidel fitr (sallah) celebration, Governor of Bauchi state Bala Mohammed, has ordered the state Accountant General to commence payment of salary from Friday May 31st to Monday 3rd June with a view to ameliorating the suffering of workers in the state. Senior special assistant to the governor on media, Mukhtar Gidado disclosed this in a press release Read More

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Arewa group moves to alleviate poverty in region

May 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Arewa  Development Support Initiative (ADSI) a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) focused on revitalising the north said it is set to fix the damage inflicted on all the Arewa states, and alleviate poverty from the region. Its Founder, Khuraira Musa, stated this while briefing the media Thursday in Abuja, calling on northerners particularly its members to explore their intellectual abilities Read More

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24 hours after swearing-in, new Yobe governor marries predecessor’s daughter as 3rd wife, set to name her first lady

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

New governor Mala Buni of Yobe State secretly married a third wife barely 24hours after he was sworn-in. Blueprint gathered that the governor tied the knot on Thursday with the daughter of his immediate past predecessor, Ibrahim Gaidam. His new wife’s name is Ummi Adama Gaidam. Ummi Adama, who takes the position of Governor’s third wife is currently studying in Read More

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Confusion as Imo assembly Speaker resigns 48 hours after swearing- in

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Forty-eight hours after being sworn-in as Speaker replacing Acho Ihim, Hon Lawnan Duruji has resigned as Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, thus throwing the whole state into confusion. Although no official reason was given for his resignation, it was gathered that Duruji who Tuesday promised to work in harmony with his colleagues and Governor Emeka Ihedioha to Read More

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Igbinedion varsity, water institute seal research deal

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Water Resources Institute in Kaduna state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) aimed at staff exchange, students’ training and collaborative research. Other areas of the collaboration include academic/technical information, awareness campaigns and establishment of UNESCO chair. Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Lawrence Ezemonye stated this in a statement issued in Benin-City, Read More

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Buhari’s ex-minister joins call for Oshiomhole’s removal

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former cabinet member of President Muhammadu Buhari and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Adebayo Shittu has joined those calling for the resignation of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the party. The Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Lawal Shuaibu had last Tuesday made public the letter he wrote to Oshiomhole asking him to resign as chairman. The Read More

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Court reserves judgment in case between BoI and Kumbo furniture

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Appeal Makurdi Judicial Division has reserved judgment in a 27-year old case between Kumbo Furniture Co. Nig. Ltd and Bank of Industry (BoI) over loan dispute. Kumbo Furniture Co. Nig. Ltd. initiated the appeal following failure of the bank to release its factory premises and items of properties thereof, after payment of N388, 487. 86 awarded by the lower Read More

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Reps ask Buhari to rescind executive order on gun control

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind his executive order, directing licensed gun owners to return same to security agencies on the revocation of  licenses.  Members at plenary  Thursday were united over a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance by Hon. Nnena Elendu-Ukeje, seeking Buhari’s rescission of the order, on the ground  that the Read More

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NGO provides VIP toilets, wells for Plateau IDPs

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), an NGO of the Catholic archdiocese of Jos, has constructed 10 Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP), latrines and two wells for the internally displaced persons (IDPs), taking refuge at Ban community in Hiepang, Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau. Presenting the keys of the facilities to the IDPs  Thursday, JDPC coordinator, Mrs Benedicta Read More

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300 Enugu students to get ICT certification

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 300 students of Institute of Ecumenical Education, Thinkers Corner, Enugu are to get international certification on information communications technology (ICT). The programme, which is powered by Track IT Ltd, a micro soft authorised partner in Nigeria, will train students of the institution on ICT courses. Project Director of the organisation, Mr. Albert Agha, stated this in an Read More

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Female circumcision: Oyo family decries members’ disappearance

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Olanrewaju family of Aba Ibadan in Iseyin district of Iseyin local government area of Oyo state has lamented the  disappearance of their family members, including Mr Olugbuyi Olanrewaju, his wife, Mrs Mojisola Adeyi and their daughter, Semilore Olanrewaju, since 2011. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Wednesday, a member of the family, Chief Durojaiye Olanrewaju, alleged Read More

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Handball World Cup: Nigeria U-19 drawn in Group C

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigeria U-19 handball team has been drawn in Group C alongside Denmark, Bahrain, Japan, Argentina and Macedonia at the 2019 World Cup staging in North Macedonia later this year. The draw ceremony was held at the IHF head office in Basle, Switzerland with Zhivo Mukaetov, President of Macedonian Handball Federation (MHF) and Filip Miloshevski MHF Secretary General in attendance. Nigeria Read More

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2019 WAFU Cup:Nigeria to face Togo in opening match

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Super Eagles of Nigeria will open their 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations campaign when they face Togo in Senegal this September. Following  the draw at the Radisson Blu Sea Plaza Hotel in Dakar, the tournament will run from September 28 till October 13 with all matches played at the Stade Lat Dior in the beautiful city of Thies. This year’s Read More