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Leaders are drivers of true independence

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Troika of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello negotiated Nigeria’s independence from Britain. However, alongside these trio are respected and eulogised personalities like Herbert Macaulay, Professor Eyo Ita, Aminu Kano and Dennis Osadebay to mention but a few are regarded as founding fathers of Africa’s most populous nation. What premise was our independence based on. In other words, Read More

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Breaking: Again, Blessing Okagbare is booted out of 200m

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Blessing Okagbare, Nigeria’s medal hope in the 200m in IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha has been disqualified for a second time. She was disqualified on Monday in the heats for stepping outside of her lane. Okagbare was first disqualified because of a mix-up by Nigeria’s track federation after she didn’t show up for the 100-meter races that she never Read More

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Imo: Nwosu raises alarm over delay in releasing copy of judgment

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA) in the last election in Imo state, Chief Uche Nwosu, has raised the alarm over the delay by judges of the Imo state Election Petition Tribunal to release a copy of the judgment given on September 21. Nwosu, who raised the alarm Monday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen called on the President Read More

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INEC to hold forum on 2019 elections in Kwara

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to hold a stakeholders forum in November to review the 2019 general elections in Kwara. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara, Malam Garba Attahiru-Madami, disclosed this Monday at a meeting with members of the Interparty Advisory Council (IPAC) in Ilorin. He said the post analysis had become imperative to enable all Read More

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Kogi: Youth leaders canvass for Bello/Onoja

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The African Youth Leaders Roundtable has resolved to mobilise support for Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and Chief Edward Onoja, for a second term in the forthcoming governorship election on November 16. The group said it decided to rally support for the incumbent and his deputy to enable them transform the state in the area of infrastructure and human development. Read More

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NFF: Minister demands transparency, stays away from corruption probe

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A meeting of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development ended at the weekend with the federation being asked to clean up its acts and address the negative perception around its activities.  The ministry also indicated it will not interfere with how the nation’s anti-graft agencies do their work as it pertains to the Read More

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World Championship: Fraser-Pryce is fastest woman in the world

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce further staked her claim as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time by storming to victory in the women’s 100 meters final at the World Championships in Doha. The Jamaican blew away a world-class field in a time of 10.71 seconds to claim her fourth world championship title in the discipline and eighth world title overall.Sunday’s victory came Read More

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Breaking: Tears, anguish as another building collpases in Jos; 3 killed, 3 others hospitalised

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Three persons have been confirmed dead and three others hospitalised in another Jos building collapsed. Blueprint correspondent exclusively reporting from the scene said the incident happened at an obscured environment situated at Anguwan Rogo settlement of Jos North local government area of Plateau State. An official of the Red Cross, coordinating Anguwan Rogo community, Mahmud Adamu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident. He Read More

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Tokyo 2020: Super Falcons off to Abidjan, Danjuma picks Oshoala, 17 other players

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s senior women, Super Falcons continue the pursuit of a ticket to the women’s football tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when they fly to Abidjan, capital city of Cote d’Ivoire on Tuesday, ahead of a second round, first leg clash with their Ivorian counterparts on Thursday. The nine-time African champions and 3-0 winners on aggregate over Algeria in the Read More

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Updated: DSS arraigns Sowore, Adebayo as court sends duo back to custody

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the 2019 presidential election and leader of #RevolutionNow protester, Omowole Sowore was on Monday arraigned before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the federal high court in Abuja. The charges leveled against them by the Nigerian government are; treasonable felony, cyber-stalking and fraud. The embattledSowore who was charged alongside fellow protester, Adebayo Bakare Read More

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Poverty level too high, APC gov, Badaru laments

September 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Jigawa state governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has warned the newly sworn-in Commissioners and Special Advisers to work hard in order to stem out poverty level “that is too high in the state” according to him. The governor who sounded the warning during the swearing-in ceremony that took place in the conference hall of the government house yesterday in Dutse said Read More

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Northwest: PTAD biometric capture targets 13,000 federal pensioners from 270 agencies

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 The Executive Secretary, Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Dr. Chioma Ejikeme on Monday said that the ongoing biometric capture in the Northwest zone is expected to capture 13,000 federal pensioners.  Addressing journalists in Kaduna after monitoring the exercise, which is in three stages – document review, biometric capture and quality assurance by internal and external auditors, in the two Kaduna centers, the PTAD Read More

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Police arrest 185 armed robbers, kidnappers, governor’s impersonators in Bauchi

September 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Bauchi state police command has arrested 185 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other criminals during its operations between August and September 2019.  State Commissioner of police CP Habu Sani disclosed this Monday while briefing newsmen on the successful operations carried out by the police in the state within the last two months. “So far, the Command tactical Read More

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Picture: PTAD verification for retired North-west federal civil servants kicks off in Kaduna

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) biometric capture and verification of 23,000 retired federal workers in Kaduna state from 270 Federal Government agencies has commenced in Abuja. The verification, which is in three stages of document review, biometric capture and quality assurance by internal and external auditors, is slated to end on Friday for North-west zone.  Details loading…

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Kano: Another garland for Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

He was recently honoured by a reputable non-governmental organisation for his sterling achievements in almost every sector of the state. BASHIR MOHAMMED writes that Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano state is the cynosure of the moment. To Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the business of governance and leadership in a democratic setting is an exceptional treasure- endowed on him to prove Read More

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59th independence: Dambazau’s son preaches togetherness

September 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

House of representatives member for Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency of Kano state, Hon. Mohammed Shamsuddeen Dambazau has congratulated Nigerians on the country’s 59th Independence Anniversary admonishing citizens to take advantage of what unites them. The son of the immidiate past minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Dambazau also said that despite dunting challenges that the nation has experienced, the government of President Muhammadu Read More

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Bayelsa/Kogi polls: YIAGA AFRICA trains, deploys 48 long term observers

September 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead of governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, YIAGA Africa has trained and deployed 48 Long Term Observers (LTO) to observe the pre-election environment in the two states. The Executive Director , YIAGA Africa, Mr. Samson Itodo who disclosed this in a statement he made available to newsmen in Lokoja Monday, said out of the 48 Long terms observers 21 Read More

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14-year-old girl dies after own phone exploded on top pillow

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A schoolgirl died after her charging smartphone exploded on her pillow while she slept. Alua Asetkyzy Abzalbek, 14, went to bed listening to music at her village home in Bastobe, Kazakhstan. The next morning she was found dead with the phone’s battery having exploded close to her head. Her device had been plugged into a power socket, police said. She Read More

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Yobe: Buni’s working visit that transformed the health sector

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Recently, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state paid a rare visit to the abandoned state government owned five-year-old school of nursing and midwifery where he announced unexpected packages for personnel of the sector. MUSA M BUBA writes. It is believed that every reasonable government works towards providing good health care services, food sufficiency, human development, education, among others for Read More