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My aim is to make Kannywood Exclusive a leader in Nigerian media industry – Doro

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

One of the developments the social media spawned as a vehicle of information dissemination in northern Nigeria was the emergence of news outlets that operate outside the norm. Many of them are located in popular applications such as Facebook and Instagram. They may be regarded as “one-man show” and operate without formal structure such as office space, unfiltered or even Read More

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Nigeria urgently needs national security parley, Agoro tells FG

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

A former presidential candidate of the National Action Council (NAC), Dr Olapade Agoro, on Friday said “Nigeria needs convocation of National Security Parley to fashion out ways of solving series of security challenges presently facing the country.” Agoro in a statement issued in Ibadan declared that the “present security situation in Nigeria is beyond mere sacking the nation’s security chiefs.” Read More

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NYSC Corps members in cloud nine as N33,000 alert hits accounts

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have started receiving alerts of N33,000 increased allowance by the federal government, nearly a year after the new minimum wage law was signed. President Muhammadu Buhari had in April 2019, signed the national minimum wage bill into law — a move that gives workers a conditional right to take legal action if they’re Read More

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Phoenix ASC appoints new general manager

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Nationwide league side Phoenix Athletic sports club have announced the appointment of Tope Olaifa, as its new general manager. According to a statement by the Ado-Ekiti based football club, the appointment of Olaifa became imperative in view of the plans to reposition the club, ahead of its scheduled activities for the new year. Olaifa, a seasoned football administrator and former Read More

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All set for Adonko Festac football tourney

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Preparations have reached final stages for the maiden edition of the Adonko Festac football tournament, scheduled to hold Saturday February 8, 2020 at the popular FHA playground, Festac town, Amuwo-Odofin local government area in Lagos. The tournament which is being sponsored by Adonko Herbal Bitters, is a one day event, expected to feature eight teams drawn from across the Festac Read More

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Its a fake news, Oyedepo not denied visa – US

January 31, 2020 Editorial II 0

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has reacted to the news making rounds that it rejected the visa application of Bishop David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International. A newspaper had reported that the cleric was denied visa, a report which went viral on social media. The US, in a tweet on Friday, Read More

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FEMA trains over 500 IDPs on improved rice processing technologies

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

As part of strategic plan by the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to build capacities among the Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP’s) in the FCT for self-reliance and wealth creation, it has trained more than 500 IDP’s in different IDP settlements on improved rice processing technology in collaboration with Japan International Corporation (JICA). The FEMA Director General, Alh. Idriss Abbas made Read More

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Yari to Matawalle: You can’t stop pension policy in Zamfara

January 31, 2020 Editorial II 0

Former governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, has declared that the incumbent governor of the state, Bello Matawalle, can not stop the state’s pension policy which confers him the right to benefit. Zamfara state governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle, had accused his predecessor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, of paying himself N360 million from the state pension funds shortly before he left Read More

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Breaking: Manchester Utd sign Bishop on #DeadlineDay

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Manchester United have completed the signing of Nathan Bishop from Southend. Goalkeeper Bishop, 20, has moved to Old Trafford for an undisclosed fee. The youngster joined Southend at the age of 16 and made his first-team debut two years later. Bishop has already made 17 appearances this season for the League One side and will now make the big step Read More

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Blueprint DGM Thomas laid to rest in Edo

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

Late Blueprint Deputy General Manager (Administration) Mr Thomas Imoniche Joseph, who died on December 22, 2019, after a brief illness, has been buried in his hometown Uzzeba, Ulleha, Owan West LGA of Edo state on Friday January 31, 2020. The burial was preceded by a wake at his C26 Mahaji Street, Kudenda, Kaduna on Wednesday January 29, 2020 and another Read More

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Thiem overpowers Zverev, sets up Australian Open final showdown vs Djokovic

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Tireless Dominic Thiem came from a set down to outlast German Alexander Zverev and make his first Australian Open final Friday, booking a showdown with seven-time champion Novak Djokovic. The 26-year-old fifth seed, the first player from Austria ever to reach the Melbourne decider, battled past seventh-ranked Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4) on a sweltering evening. Defending champion Read More

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Breaking: FG launches school feeding programme in Abuja

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has flagged off the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) in Karu Model Primary school, Abuja, in an effort to address malnutrition of school age children and secure a better future for them especially the disadvantaged children.  Speaking at the occasion, Friday, in Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Read More

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Gunmen invade Zamfara community, kill Policeman; kidnap district head, son

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

Scores of suspected kidnappers numbering over 50 besieged Thursday Gayari district in Gummi local government council of Zamfara state, and killed police officer. The fierce-looking men later kidnapped the district head of Gayari Alhaji Hassan Muhammad and his son. A resident of the area identified as Muhammadu Ibrahim Gayari in an interview with Blueprint via telephone conversation said,“They came to Read More

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Coronavirus: Death toll hits 213 in China

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The nationwide death toll in China’s coronavirus outbreak has risen to 213, with nearly 2,000 new cases confirmed, the National Health Commission said on Friday. In its daily update, the commission said 43 new deaths had occurred as a result of the virus, all but one of them in hardest-hit Hubei province where the virus first emerged. The latest numbers Read More

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Students find abandoned newborn baby in UNIMAID female hostel

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

A newborn baby was on Thursday morning found naked at the premises of a female hostel at the University of Maiduguri. The baby, who was said to have been found few minutes after birth, was seen with blood stains and was crying. Many female students confirmed the incident and said it’s fast becoming a usual occurrence. At about 4am today, Read More

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3 killed in Kogi over chieftaincy tussle

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

No fewer than three people on Wednesday lost their lives as a result of chieftaincy tussle in Ankpa local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the long term disagreement between two clans in Akwu community over who produces the village head, degenerated  into skirmishes that  led to the death of the victims on  Wednesday night. Source who pleaded Read More

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Coronavirus: Senate wants travellers from China quarantined as Igbo traders drop crucial message for Nigerians

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government was Thursday directed to immediately take steps at ensuring that all persons arriving from China, especially Chinese citizens resident in Nigeria who  travelled for the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities, are put in self-isolation(quarantined). Giving the directive at plenary, the Senate specifically advised affected persons to stay indoors in their various homes for at least two weeks before mixing with Read More

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Tambuwal set to bag Man of the Year award

January 31, 2020 Editor 0

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has formally received the letter conveying his emergence as Silverbird Man of the Year, 2019. A press statement from his Special Adviser on Media and Puboicity Muhammad Bello confirmed that the award is in consideration of his achievements in the areas of education, infrastructure development and job creation. According to the release, Read More

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MTN pledges $1.6bn to Nigeria after meeting Buhari

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

MTN Group Ltd. pledged to invest $1.6 billion to expand its operations in Nigeria after settling the latest major dispute with authorities in its most profitable market. Africa’s largest wireless carrier announced the investment after a meeting between senior executives including Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday. The two sides appeared to patch up Read More

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National Bioeconomy Strategic Framework, pillar for Medium-Term Nat. Devt. Plan-Agba

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, has stated that the National Bioeconomy Strategic Framework for Nigeria is expected to serve as a key pillar of the forthcoming Medium-Term National Development Plan. Speaking at the opening of a two-day National Bioeconomy Strategy workshop in Abuja on Thursday, Prince Agba explained that this was in line Read More

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FDI plunges as foreign investors retreat

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

Rising insecurity and uncertainty in policies have slowed investors’ appetite as the country lost a whopping N148.002 billion in capital flight arising from plunge in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) between June and September 2019. This translates to over 45 per cent drop when compared to the figure posted the quarter before. Okwu Nnanna, Deputy Governor Economic Policy, Central Bank of Read More