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Lalong’s Supreme Court victory thrills Jos residents

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Supreme Court upholding the election of Governor Simon Lalong, has thrilled residents of Jos the state capital. Our correspondent reports that the streets erupted into jubilation by youths and some adults soon after hearing the final verdict of the court. At Buzu Street, Anguwan Rogo as well as many areas within the city center, a peaceful celebration was on, Read More

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Supreme Court judgement: Days of bad blood over- Ganduje

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has described his victory at the Supreme Court as a gate way to reconciliation with the aggrieved party in the legal tussle, adding that with the victory bringing the whole saga to an end, the days of bad blood and unnecessary mudslinging is over. Speaking to news men at Kano Government House Monday, Ganduje Read More

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Oyetola composes rent tribunal panel for 9 federal constituencies in Osun

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state has appointed chairmen and members of rent tribunals for the nine Federal Constituencies in the state. The appointment, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, was in accordance with the Residential Accommodation (Rent Control) Law Cap. 144 Laws of Osun, 2002, Section 5(1)(a) and (b).  The constitution Read More

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Zamfara APC felicitates with Ganduje on Supreme Court ruling

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has congratulated Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on his victory at the Supreme Court. This felicitation is contained in a statement signed by the state APC chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman in Gusau on Monday. Liman described the judgment as a victory not only to the APC and the people of Read More

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FG to partner Dundee University on STI

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Government in collaboration with the University of Dundee, Scotland are to develop a technical committee to focus on the study of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Forensics and Information Communication Technology for mutual benefits.   The Minister of state for Science and Technology Barr. Mohammed Abdullahi disclosed this  when he received the Associate Dean of the University of Dundee Professor, Peter Mceleavy Read More

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DPR seals 31 illegal gas stations in A/Ibom

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Eket Field Office, said it has sealed 31 illegal gas stations between Jan. 9th to 16th in the state.  The Operations Controller of DPR in Akwa Ibom, Mr Tamunoiminabo Kingsley-Sundaye stated this in an interview with journalists in Eket on Monday.  Kingsley-Sundaye stated that out of the 31 illegal gas stations, five were operating Read More

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CSO holds gender responsive budgeting workshop in Abuja

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In order to mainstream accountability and transparency in the preparation, approval, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of budgets from the gender perspective, a civil society organisation, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has held a two-day workshop for Nigerians. The event held Monday in Abuja, in collaboration with Spotlight Initiative, had in attendance different government and NGOs, including the lead director Read More

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Insurgents’ activities cause blackout in Borno communities

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Residents of Maiduguri in Borno state experienced total blackout over the weekend due to damages to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN’s) equipment in the state. But the TCN in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah , a copy which was obtained by our reporter, said it was working assiduously Read More

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Nigeria, Malaysia, others may keep benchmark rate to preserve yields

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia and other emerging markets will likely hold benchmark rate this week to preserve inflation and yield rates. In Nigeria, inflation climbed for the fourth consecutive time, well above target levels. Based on this, analysts, both local and foreign see the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) maintaining status quo. Investors are turning their focus to the growth story Read More

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Ogun: Man beats wife to death during argument

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A 40-year-old man, Olanrewaju Bamidele, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun state Police command for allegedly beating his wife, Olanrewaju Adenike to death. The incident, according to a statement by the command’s spokesman in Abeokuta Monday, occurred at the couple’s residence in Bisodun village via Ofada in Obafemi-Owode local government area of the state  Sunday, January 19. The suspect was Read More

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Kogi : APC Kabba-Bunu adopts Olowodola as political leader

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

He said: “Members and stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi state have unanimously adopted Chief Benjamin Olowodola as their political leader thirteen years after the death of   Olorunfemi, a political icon of the area. “The adoption of Olowodola  was sequel to a  meeting of APC political stakeholders held  in Kabba, the headquarters Read More

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PDP protesters are coup plotters-Uzodinma

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has described members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who Monday trooped out in various states of the federation to protest the Supreme Court ruling that sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state and brought him in, as coup plotters. He said they are plotting to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Read More

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Man,19, in court for allegedly stealing N158,000, sim cards

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

   A 19-year-old man, Adeku Akintayo, Monday appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state for allegedly stealing N158,000 and a Glo sim card. Akintayo, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, felony and stealing to which he pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the defendant committed the Read More

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Obasanjo opens garment factory

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has opened a garment factory in the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Speaking at the ceremony held  Saturday, Mr Obasanjo said he established the factory in collaboration with a United Kingdom-based Nigerian, Abisade Adenubi. “After the initiative from me, the one who has taken it to the greatest Read More

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Kano records 5.8% modern contraceptive use – Expert

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kano state recorded a low prevalence of modern contraceptive use of 5.8 per cent in 2018. An expert on reproductive health, Habib Sadauki, stated this  Thursday at high consultative meeting on family planning in the state. The conference was organised by development Research and Project Centre, dPRC. Mr Sadauki, a consultant gynecologist, recalled that the modern contraceptive use in Kano in Read More

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2 women deliver baby boys at Niger IDPs’ camp

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Two pregnant women who fled their village due to banditry attacks have delivered baby boys in the Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP) in Kuta headquarters of Shororo local government of Niger state. The chairman of Shiroro local government area, Mallam Suleiman Chukuba, stated this Monday while distributing relief materials at the camp.  He said the babies have however been moved Read More

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Imo: PDP protests, demands review of judgement

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

…….APC stages counter protest, insists  judgement is lifeline for democracy  By Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday staged a  protest to  demand for a revisit and review of the Supreme Court judgement of Imo governorship election that sacked  Emeka Ihedioha and installed Senator Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC). PDP National Working Committee (NWC) members, Read More

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TETFund c’ttees are working round the clock – Prof. Darma

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The co-chairman and coordinator of impact assessment ad hoc committee of TETFund interventions in tertiary institutions, Nazifi Abdullahi Darma, a professor of Development Economics at the University of Abuja said ,Monday that  the three ad hoc committees inaugurated by the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund),  are working round the clock in order to achieve  result at the Read More

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Katsina farmers enjoy subsided fertilizer worth N7bn —Dep gov

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kastina state deputy governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, Monday, said under the state’s agriculture restoration programme, farmers have benefited from subsided fertilizer worth N7billion. Yakubu said under the programme, a bag of fertilizer is sold to farmers at the cost of five thousand naira (N5000) each. The deputy governor stated  this at the 7th  annual lecture and award of Sir Ahmadu Read More

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Lassa fever outbreak: NYSC member infected in Delta

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Asaba, Delta state has been infected with lassa fever.  The corps member identified as Yinka fell sick  Wednesday last week and was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) for treatment.  It was gathered that Yinka was rushed to the hospital from his lodge by the fellow corps Read More

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3 killed in farmers/herders clash in Kogi

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Two herdsmen and a farmer were killed in a clash that occurred  in Oforachi community in Igalamela local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the killing of a farmer, Godwin Egbunu Omale, by herdsmen in Oforachi community on Saturday generated appreciation in the community  following rumours of reprisal by the herders . Source in the community stated  that the Read More

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We closed borders due to influx of arms, drugs – Buhari

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The partial closure of Nigeria’s borders is not caused solely because food products, particularly rice, were being smuggled into Nigeria, but also because arms and ammunition, as well as hard drugs were being ferried into Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Holding a bilateral meeting Monday in London at the sidelines of UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 with President Nana Read More

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Ex-Gov Aliyu tasks north on girl-child education

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Niger state govenor, Dr Babangida Aliyu, Monday urged the northern region to pay special attention to girl- child education for faster growth. Aliyu made the remarks in a welcome address at the annual lectures in honor of late Sir Ahmadu Bello, former premier of the northern region, in Kaduna  Monday. He stressed the need for the north to continue Read More

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Zamfara plans new stadium to boost sports development

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The secretary to Zamfara government, Alhaji Bala Bello, says the state government will construct a new stadium to enhance the state’s participation in sporting activities. Bello said this in Gusau on Monday during an inspection tour of ongoing renovation work on the Sardauna Stadium. He said that the Governor  Bello Matawalle-led government had deep passion for sports, adding that: Read More

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BESDA distributes writing materials to 49,000 Almajiris in Kebbi

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A total of 49,000 students of Almajiri schools in Kebbi have been provided writing materials through the Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme. The state BESDA consultant, Professor  Abubakar Bagudo said the beneficiaries were from the 501 integrated Quranic schools where Islamic and western education were being taught. Bagudo made this known in an interactive session with Governor Read More