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Supporters Club organises Independence day sports funfair

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of Nigeria Football Supporters Club will Tuesday converge on the National stadium, Lagos for a series of sports activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary. According to the National Chairman of NFSC, Rev. Samuel Ikpea, the club members, as well as, family members will be involved in endurance walk from the club’s secretariat at Ayinde Giwa, Surulere to the Read More

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[email protected]: How housing sector fared?

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s housing sector is one of those bedeviled with a number of challenges. The sector seems not to have grown to the expected level as the country marks its 59th independence anniversary. TOPE SUNDAY writes.  The housing sector in Nigeria is one of the busiest and lucrative sectors. Despite this, some Nigerians are still homeless, while some are at the Read More

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Independence: IGP assures on hitch-free celebrations

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians of hitch-free celebrations in all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as Nigeria, Tuesday, marks it’s 59th independence anniversary.  A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, Monday in Abuja, said the IGP has directed all command Commissioners of Police (CPs)and their supervisory Read More

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Odua investment to build N4bn estate in Ibadan

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Group Managing Director/CEO of Odua Investment Company, Mr Adewale Raji, has said the board and management is determined to transform the company and make it the engine room for economic development and competitiveness of western Nigeria. Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony of the N4 billion medium density estate, Westlink Iconic Villa, which would be built on Odu’a company’s 3.8-hectare land opposite Nigeria Breweries at Read More

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Ebonyi: Activist tackles Umahi over aides’ gag order

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A political activist and social commentator, Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu, has criticised Governor Dave Umahi of Ebnyi state for issuing an order banning all public officers and employees of the state from expressing opinion on government. Oluchukwu, who is also the spokesman for the Organisation of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (OESID) said the order not only demonstrates Umahi’s lack Read More

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‘N3.1bn fraud’: EFCC re-arraigns Suswam

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday re-arraigned former governor of Benue, Gabriel Suswam, on a nine-count charge bordering on money laundering at the Federal High Court Abuja. Suswam, a serving senator, was re-arraigned before Justice Okon Abang alongside Omadachi Oklobia, who was the Commissioner of Finance in Benue when he was governor. The two men pleaded not guilty to all Read More

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Gombe partners US organisation to reposition healthcare system

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Gombe state government has entered into partnership with a United States-based Project CURE, a healthcare service provider in order to improve the sector in the state. Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya disclosed this while declaring the needs assessment exercise open, vowing to reposition the health sector and improve the system as encapsulated in his manifesto. The governor, who was represented by Read More

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Badaru tasks new commissioners, SAs on hard work, focus

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has tasked the newly sworn in commissioners and special advisers to work hard in order to stem out the poverty level in the state. The governor, who sounded the warning during the swearing-in ceremony at the Government House, Dutse Monday, said a lot needed to be done to cushion the effect of poverty in Read More

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Police officer kills colleague in Asaba, 8 arrested

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A female police officer attached to Delta state police command has been shot dead by her female colleague during a protest in Asaba, the Delta state capital. The female officer was reportedly killed when some traders in Bonsaac area of Asaba were protesting.  It was gathered that four police operatives were drafted from the ‘B’ Division,  Asaba to quell the protest Read More

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Edo hospital offers free check-up for senior citizens

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Edo specialist hospital said it would throw its doors open for persons above 60 years old in the state to undertake free medical checks as part of activities to celebrate the International Older Persons Day and Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary. The International Older persons Day is commemorated by the United Nations and its sister agencies on October 1, every year. Read More

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UniAbuja graduates 3 sets of medical students

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Samuel Abayomi  Asala, has said the university has graduated three sets of medical students. He made this known in a chat with Blueprint on the sidelines of the 38th inaugural lecture he delivered titled, From the Living Gut to the Speaking Dead Bone: A Journey Through Read More

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Abuja trade fair exhibitors laud organisers

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Exhibitors at the ongoing Abuja International Trade Fair on Saturday commended the organisers for a hitch-free event. They said the 2019 edition of the fair recorded improvements in security arrangements and presentations by various government agencies. The event which began September 21, is featuring trade and investment profile presentations, exhibitions, business matchmaking sessions and products/services presentations. The event organised by Read More

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Ex –minister Olajumoke’s trial resumes Oct 11

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court in Lagos, Monday, further adjourned until October 11, the trial of former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide, and others, facing money laundering charges.  The defendants were re-arraigned on June 27 before Justice Chukeujekwu Aneke, alongside two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains, Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti, on an amended 24-count. The charge Read More

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59th anniversary – Publicity: How APC fared under 3 Kwarans

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE examines the publicity department of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from its days in opposition till now. Publicity stunt like no other It came like a joke but its messages were getting to the deaf all over. Today, the story of the APC as the first successful merger party that unseated the incumbent ruling party has redefined Read More

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FCT Police reacts after killing of one chance ‘robbers’ by mob

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The FCT Police Command has condemned the killing of three suspected one chance robbers by an angry mob, Monday morning at Dutse Alhaji, a suburb of Abuja. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, Monday in Abuja, said: “According to preliminary information, the suspected one chance robbers were burnt to death by the angry mob Read More

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Ondo PDP assures of level playing ground for aspirants

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it would ensure free and credible governorship primaries for its aspirants ahead of 2020 governorship election in Ondo State. The PDP chairman in the state, Mr Clement Faboyede, stated this Monday in Akure when one of the aspirants, Mr Eddy Olafeso, announced his intention to run for the state governorship election to the Read More

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@59: Gbajabiamila tasks Nigerians on unity

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged Nigerians to remain united as the country marks her 59th Independence Day anniversary. The speaker also enjoined Nigerians to pray for the country and her leaders for the entrenchment of good governance and the well being of the people.  In his message contained in a statement Monday, Speaker Read More

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Makinde salutes Nigerians, calls for prayers

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Oyo state governor Engineer Seyi Makinde has felicitated with the people of the state and Nigerians in general on the occasion of the nation’s 59th independence anniversary. Governor Makinde, in a message called for renewed patriotism, perseverance and prayers to enable the country to wade through the myriads of socio-economic challenges currently facing the people. A statement signed by his Chief Read More

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Nigeria @ 59: Our future is bright, says Gov Abiodun

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun Monday expressed the optimism that Nigeria will emerge the economic powerhouse of African continent, in spite of the various challenges confronting the country. The governor in a message to commemorate the 59th Independence anniversary of Nigeria, said the country has the potential to dominate Africa’s economy. The message, signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Read More

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59th anniversary: PDP salutes Nigerians, urges patriotism

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has saluted Nigerians on the occasion of the 59th Independence anniversary of “our seat country” and called on them to remain patriotic. PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Monday noted commended the citizens for their resilience in standing up for the unity and survival of the nation despite the Read More

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With sufficient maritime security, Nigerian economy’ll blossom – Amaechi

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation said the new maritime security infrastructure being built by the federal government, as well as the Deep Sea project, would be a major economic trigger for the country. DAVID AGBA reports. Need to fight criminalities The federal government has expressed its determination to rid the Nigerian territorial waters of criminalities through the Integrated Security and Waterways Read More

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RMRDC, AIEN to assist farmers eradicate unemployment through innovation

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) and the Association of Agricultural and Industrial Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (AIEN) initiated cluster development to support farmers to create jobs and boost the economy. BINTA SHAMA reports. Commercialising R&D In the pursuit to achieve economic growth and food security, Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) and the Association of Agricultural and Read More

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Breaking: Mercy all alone, Diane evicted from #BBNaija

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

At the moment, Housemate Mercy is the only remaining women at the Big Brother Naija reality show in the race to win the N60 million cash prize. . This is following the eviction of Diane. The five remaining housemates are Frodd, Mercy, Mike, Omashola and Seyi made it to the final, with one of them expected to win the coveted prize. Details loading…

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59 years: Nigeria as a struggling nation

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

As Nigeria celebrated 59 years of independence, the country is still going through difficult and hard situation especially in the phase of security, economy and national unity. In 1960, Nigeria got independence which drew the attention of international and national spectators especially on the issue of unity of the country looking at the multi-cultural and religious nature of Nigeria. Many Read More