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Revealed! Day UK ‘ll exit European Union set

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on October 31, hopefully with a deal, Finance Minister Sajid Javid said on Monday. “Hopefully we leave with a deal,” Javid told ITV. “If we cannot strike a deal, I think it is important to leave in any case and leave with no deal. It is not perfect but it is appropriate that Read More

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FAWOYDI, Danjuma foundation build community school in Bauchi

September 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Non Governmental Organization in Bauchi state known as ‘Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative’ (FAWOYDI) with support from T.Y Danjuma foundation has built a community primary school in Takwatshinge village of Dass local government area of the state. Blueprint gathered that the community before the intervention by the two organizations lacked a single school and pupils had to trek Read More

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Buhari pledges adequate funding for judiciary, inaugurates National Industrial Court annex building

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja pledged that his administration would continue to adequately fund the judiciary to enable it discharge its responsibilities.The president said this at the commissioning of the annex building of the headquarters of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja, which also marked the valedictory session of the President of the Court, Justice Babatunde Read More

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Arsenal’s Ozil in shock Barcelona move

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal playmaker, Mesut Ozil could leave the club for Barcelona in next year’s January transfer window. According to Sportsmole, the La Liga champions are willing to sign the former Germany international on a loan basis with an option to buy him at the end of the 2019/2020 season. The newspaper reports that Ozil could serve a replacement for forward, Ousmane Read More

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Yoruba youth warns against creating Northern oligarchy in presidency

September 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Apex body of the Yoruba Youths, Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW) has raised alarm over what it termed the plot of some Aso Rock cabal to foist “Northern oligarchy” on the Nation.  Speaking to the journalists in Lagos Tuesday, the President of the Council,  Aremo Oladotun Hassan, said the news making rounds on the surreptitious humiliation of the Read More

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Activist tackles Ebonyi gov, Umahi for gagging aides

September 30, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and social com entator, Amb. Pascal Oluchukwu has criticised the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, for issuing a gag order banning all public officers and employees of the state government from expressing any opprobrium against the government. Ambassador Oluchukwu, who is also the spokesman for the Organisation of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (OESID) said Read More

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Breaking: Gunshots at Yenogoa as Bayelsa assembly gets new Speaker amidst drama, Isenah kicks

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Heavy shooting is currently ongoing around the Bayelsa state House of Assembly over battle for who retains or emerges as new Speaker. Whilw the gunshots were heard, Blueprint Correspondent reports that some Lawmakers quickly reconvened and impeached battled Speaker, Emmanuel Isenah. They immediately replaced him with the lawmaker representing Southern Ijaw Constituency 2, Monday Obolo. But a media Aide to Read More

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Breaking: Sowore, Adebayo plead not guilty, back in DSS custody

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Convener of #RevolutionNow protest Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare have been ordered by the Federal Court High Court in Abuja to be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS) pending the hearing of his application for bail. Both had pleaded not guilty to charges filed against them by the federal government. Blueprint Judiciary correspondent Read More

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Angry mob set ‘one chance robbers’ ablaze in Abuja

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Angry Mob Monday morning burnt to death three suspected kidnappers at Dutse Alhaji area in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The suspects were three young men and a female victim, who has been rushed to Kubwa General Hospital for treatment. At the scene of the incident, a Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) officer, Mr Aminu Umar, told NAN Read More

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Painful exit of Abdullahi Babangari

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

I am still in shock and pain over the exit of Barrister Abdullahi Aliyu Idris Babangari. Few weeks ago, we prayed on the same praying mat with the Late Barrister at Mallam Bello Adamawy Mosque, Hayin Mallam Bello in fact, I arrived the mosque before him and he along his brother Architect Nuhu Aliyu Idris later joined me, I turned Read More

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Task before Economic Advisory Council

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The federal government announced the members of the Economic Advisory Council on September 16, 2019. The new body which replaces the Economic Management Team that was headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is to be led by Prof Doyin Salami as Chairman; Dr. Mohammed Sagagi, Vice-Chairman; and Dr. Mohammed Adaya Salisu, Secretary, who happens to also be a Senior Special Read More

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Why fuel scarcity ‘ll be triggered in few days – IPMAN

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, has warned of imminent scarcity of petroleum products, if private depot owners fail to settle backlog of Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF). The chairman of the North-west zone of IPMAN, Bashir Dan-Mallam, issued the threat while briefing journalists in Kano at the weekend. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) had cautioned the private Read More

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Breaking: We never arrested Chido Onumah – DSS

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said that its operatives did not arrest Dr Chido Onumah contrary to media reports. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Mr Peter Afunanya, made this known in a press statement, Monday in Abuja. It read in part: “The DSS wishes to make clarifications regarding media reports that Dr Chido Onumah was arrested Read More

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Greta, Hadiza, Kosisochukwu as metaphors

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Eleven days ago, the world stood still for Swedish girl, Greta Thumberg, who held world leaders by the jugular over their inaction in tackling the challenges posed by climate change.        What started as a one-girl-show in hallowed chamber of the Swedish parliament a year ago was to (later) metamorphose into a global phenomenon embraced by children and adults alike. Read More

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If elected ANA president ‘ll draw members, partners closer –Maiwada

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Renowned poet, novelist, Ahmed Maiwada is one of the presidential candidates in the forthcoming election of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). In this interview with IBRAHIM RAMALAN he speaks on his manifesto among others issues. You instituted the Teen Authors Prize, what informed this? I was privileged to have great number of literary materials at the house in Zaria Read More

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Abubakar Maimalari, Aishat Ismail: Where are they now?

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

For former military administrator Abubakar Maimalari; former minister of police affairs Boderick Alaowei Bozimo; and former minister of women affairs Hajiya Aishat Ismail; who made headlines while were in positions of authority, not much have been heard of them since they left office. ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they are now? Abubakar Maimalari Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Maimalari (retd.) is a former Read More

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Agenda for Economic Advisory Council

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The formation of an Economic Advisory Council recently announced by the Presidency is commendable. It is high time we started putting round pegs in round holes for the growth of our nation. However, a check on the profiles of the eight members of the team showed that they are technocrats with only economics background, except for Dr Iyabo Masha who Read More

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Posers for economic council

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Permit me a space in your medium to ask some questions to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council. Does buying imported  goods  such as  printing papers and plain formed cartons whose duties, VAT and other taxes have been paid to  the government, if such goods are bought and taken to any foreign country to sell and bring the money back Read More

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Balotelli scores first Serie A goal in 1,468 days

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Mario Balotelli scored his first Serie A goal for 1,468 days but Napoli hung on to claim a narrow victory over Brescia at Stadio San Paolo. Dries Mertens opened the scoring with his fourth league goal of the season before Kostas Manolas headed in the second on the stroke of half-time. Brescia rallied after the break but Sandro Tonali’s stunning Read More

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Osaka battles past Pegula in Beijing opener

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Japan’s two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka produced scowls rather than smiles at the China Open in Beijing on Sunday despite reaching the second round with a straight-sets win. Fourth seed Osaka, fresh off her title triumph at the Pan Pacific Open, struck 26 winners in a 6-3 7-6(5) win over American Jessica Pegula, only to complain about the way Read More

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Dzeko keeps Roma on course, Lazio thrash Genoa

September 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Edin Dzeko’s goal secured a 1-0 win for AS Roma away to Lecce on Sunday to send them fifth in Serie A as Lazio blew away Genoa in Rome. Bosnian striker Dzeko headed in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cross for his fourth goal of the season in the second half to ensure that Paulo Fonseca’s side immediately returned to winning ways after Read More