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‘Chelsea youngster set to dump Super Eagles for England if…’

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

Report reaching Blueprint indicates that much-talked about Tammy Abraham is ready to accept an England call-up if Gareth Southgate picks him in his squad for the European Qualifiers. If this is anything to go by, the Chelsea youngster would be dashing Nigeria’s hopes of poaching him. Details loading…

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At last, a Broadcasters’ Code

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

For the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), 2019 will tower above previous years in the manifestation of capacity to assert its regulatory role in the midst of rising tendencies among broadcast stations to choke the frequencies with a chaotic Babel of unregulated content. The NBC was able to checkmate the excesses of the violators by imposing an effective network of monitoring Read More

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Gombe: Inuwa appoints ex-Kano Police Boss Wakili as security adviser, picks 18 commissioners

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Gombe state Governor Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya has appointed former Kano state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Wakili (Aka Singam), as special adviser on security matters. This was contained in a press statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr. Samaila Uba Misilli and made available to newsmen in Gombe . He said the governor also forwarded 18 names commissioners- Read More

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Lagos strengthens emergency preparedness against infectious diseases

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it has strengthened its emergency preparedness against emerging infectious diseases through the implementation of policies on bio-security and bio-banking. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said this on Sunday in Lagos. He said that the Ministries of Health and Justice were working assiduously to review the relevant state laws pertaining to the Read More

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Exposed! How much IPPIS, TSA generated for FG

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the introduction of the Integrated Personnel and Information System (IPPIS) by Federal Government saved Nigeria billions of Naira over the last four years. He said that it had also deterred the rampant theft and mismanagement of public funds. Buhari stated this in a nationwide broadcast to Nigerians at the country’s 59th Independence Day Anniversary Read More

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Environmental degradation worsen farmers, herders conflict

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

A climate change expert, Prof. Olukayode oladipo said environmental degradation, resulting in loss of livelihoods and human, animal migration further south would worsen the farmers and herders conflicts He made this call during an interview with blueprint in Abuja. Oladipo stated that a good national policy and action plan (NAP) that was aligned with the UNCCD action plan added that Read More

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Premier League: How Aubameyang’s lone strike shut down Manchester United’s dream at Old Trafford

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half strike, awarded by VAR, denied Manchester United a much-needed win to kickstart their season as Arsenal emerged from Old Trafford with a 1-1 draw on Monday. Scott McTominay’s stunning strike to give United the lead was a rare moment of quality in a poor first half. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men could not hold out for all Read More

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#NigeriaAt59: What NGO, CSOs want FG to do for school children in Borno, Yobe, other conflict states

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

An international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Save the Children and some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), have called on the Federal Government to develop national policy on protection of schools and children in conflict zones.  Education Adviser, Replington Education Initiative, Mrs Abiola Sanusi and Child Protection in Emergency Adviser, Save the Children Nigeria, Lovely Sie, made the call during their separate remarks at a National CSO Read More

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#NigeriaAt59: Buhari’s key message revealed

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammmadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to attaining the goals of a united, prosperous and purposeful nation in the face of 21st century opportunities and challenges. In a nationwide broadcast to mark the country’s 59th Independence Anniversary, the president said it’s important for the citizens to remember the sacrifices made by the founding fathers, past leaders, Read More

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Breaking: At last, EFCC, DSS arrest ex-Pension boss Maina

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

Former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force, AbdulRashid Maina, has reportedly been arrested by the Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Department of State Service (DSS) Maina was arrested in a hotel in Abuja as he attempted escaping by shooting at the DSS operatives detailed to arrest him, according to SaharaReporters. Details loading…

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Full speech of Buhari’s #October1st address to Nigerians

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 59TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY 1st OCTOBER, 2019 Dear Compatriots, 1st October each year is an opportunity for us to reflect and thank God for his endless blessings on our country. It is also a time for us, collectively, to: Remember the Read More

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#October1st: Buhari directs release of N600bn for capital projects as road condition worsens

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release N600 billion for Capital Expenditure in the next three months. The President gave the directive in his nationwide broadcast to mark the Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary on Tuesday in Abuja. He stated that the directive was informed by his administration’s desire to significantly increase investments in the Read More

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#Nigeriaat59: Omo-Agege greets Nigerians, calls for oneness

October 1, 2019 Editor 0

As Nigeria clocks 59 years of Independence, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on Nigerians to keep praying for the continued peace and unity of the country. Omo-Agege, in his message to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th Independence anniversary, called on Nigerians to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to take the country to greater heights. In Read More

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59th Independence: Fintiri pardons 18 prisoners in Adamawa

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has ordered for the released of 18 prisoners serving various jail terms in different prisons across the state. This gesture by the governor is in commemoration of the 59th Independence Day. In a press statement made available to journalists in yola Tuesday, and signed by the director general  media and communications to the Read More

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Updated: Again, IAAF disqualifies Okagbare in 200m

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigeria’s female sprinter Blessing Okagbare was yesterday disqualified in the 200m event at the ongoing 2019 IAAF in Doha. Blessing Okagbare was disqualified from the 200 meters for a second time after a mix-up by her on her lane. The Nigerian sprinter was initially disqualified after she did not show up for the 100-meter races that she never intended to Read More

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Nigeria vs Brazil: Aribo declares readiness to face Brazil

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Super Eagle and Glasgow Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo has stated that he cannot wait to be part of the Nigerian senior national team international friendly against Brazil in Singapore on October 13. Aribo who was injured during club duty last week put aside worries over the head cut to talk about his expectations from starring for the Super Eagles in Read More

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NSE Demutualisation will position market as driver for socio- economic Development- Ogunbanjo

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The President, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Abimbola Ogunbanjo has said that the successful completion of demutualisation of the Exchange will ultimately position capital market as significant driver of socio-economic development. Ogunbanjo who made this statement in Lagos at the NSE annual general meeting said that the council of the Exchange has made a significant progress with the demutualisation process, with the Read More

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NDIC, stakeholders lament constraints to Islamic financing

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Alhaji Umaru Ibrahim, alongside stakeholders in the Islamic financing sub-sector, have lamented the limited penetration and progress of non-interest financing in the country. Their concerns stemmed largely from emerging risks currently confronting Islamic banks as a result of underlying structural economic weaknesses, inflationary trends and depreciating currencies. Speaking at the opening Read More

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Nigeria to host int’l. conference on science communication

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The second International Conference on Science Communication and Development in Africa is scheduled to hold in Abuja, this month at the National Universities Commission Auditorium, Maitama-Abuja. The Executive Director, Institute of Strategic and Development Communication (ISDEVCOM), Professor Emmanuel Dandaura, announced that the conference will to bring together over 250 key scholars, policymakers, scientists, communication specialist, and legislators across Africa. Dandaura Read More

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Cross River gets seaport certificate

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Cross River State Government has been issued an Outline Business Case certificate for the construction of its deep seaport. The state Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, who came for the OBC at the Federal Ministry of Transportation in Abuja on Monday , said the certificate would enable the state move on to the next level of implementation of the seaport. According Read More

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We now receive 100% remittance from DisCos ― TCN boss

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that it now receives 100 percent remittance of the Market Operators invoice from the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) since it began the enforcement of the market rule. It stated that since privatisation of the power sector in 2013, the remittance was less than 45 per cent monthly from the DisCos. The Company’s Read More

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Terrorism: Save the Children, CSOs advocate national children protection in conflict zone

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

An international Non-Governmental Organisation, Save the Children and some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), have called on the federal government to develop national policy on protection of schools and children in conflict zones. Education Adviser, Replington Education Initiative, Mrs Abiola Sanusi and Child Protection in Emergency Adviser, Save the Children Nigeria, Lovely Sie, made the call during their seperate remarks at Read More

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Wamakko seeks more investment in education

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Defence, Aliyu Wamakko, Saturday called for more investment by wealthy individuals in the education sector. Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North senatorial district, spoke in Sokoto at the 2nd speech and prize day ceremony of Khalifa International Schools, Sokoto. The lawmaker said the task of providing quality education, at all levels should not be left to the Read More

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Why 3 private schools were sealed in Sokoto

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Sokoto state Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education has sealed  three private schools for non-compliance with the guidelines for establishing  schools.  Public Relations Officer of the ministry, Malam Nura Maikwanci, made the development known in a statement in Sokoto Sunday. Maikwanci stated that the schools were closed due to their poor learning environment and failure to comply with the Read More

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Jigawa LG sacks headmaster for absenteeism, indiscipline

October 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Mallammadori local government education authority in Jigawa Monday sacked the Headmaster of Kirfowa Primary School, Alhaji Aminu Musa, over alleged indiscipline and dereliction of duty. Head of schools in the authority, Alhaji Isa Abdullahi, stated this in Mallammadori. He listed other offences committed by Musa to include failure to keep academic records and always engaging in unnecessary rift with the Read More