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Slap: Pope Francis tenders apology

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pope Francis apologised Wednesday for his widely-viewed slap of a woman who had grabbed his hand as he greeted Catholic faithful on New Year’s Eve. The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of the admirer was an instant hit on social media. A personal apology followed. “We lose patience many times,” Francis confessed. “It happens to Read More

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Pope: Why I slapped a woman

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

An image of Pope Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer late Tuesday had social media abuzz with comments on the pontiff’s prompt riposte. Francis had greeted children before the Nativity scene on Saint Peter’s plaza and was turning away when the woman cried out something, grabbed his hand and almost caused him to fall. The Read More

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New year: Rep pledges democracy dividends to constituents

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on the Air Force, representing Koko-Besse/Maiyama federal constituency of Kebbi State, Shehu Koko, has pledged that year 2020 would be a year of hope for the delivery of democracy dividends to his constituents. While calling on Nigerians to see 2020 as a year of hope and peaceful coexistence, the lawmaker in a Read More

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New Year: Gombe Gov calls for renewed commitment to unity, peace

January 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

Gombe state Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has enjoined the people of the state to look to the future with optimism and renew their commitment to peace and unity. In a message to usher in the year 2020 made available to Journalists by his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity Samaila Uba Misilli in Gombe Wednesday, Governor Yahaya said Read More

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New Year: Let’s keep hope alive -NYCN president

January 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

The president of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo has urged Nigerians particularly the youth to keep hope alive in the New Year. In his New Year message, he said: “As we enter this unique year, I urge all Nigerian youths in the country and in the diaspora to keep hope alive and be ambitious in Read More

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2020: Obi, Secondus calls for pragmatic solution to insecurity

January 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23, 2019 general election and former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has challenged the federal government to profer pragmatic solution to insecurity in Nigeria as in 2020. Obi in a statement he made available to journalists, Tuesday lamented that Nigeria was not where she should be Read More

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2020: Artisans, drivers, civil servants, others set agenda for Buhari, govs

January 1, 2020 Editor 0

As  year 2020 commenced today, Nigerians across many divides have asked President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, governors of the 36 states of the federation and local government chairmen to prioritise the people’s welfare by improving the economy, ensuring rules of law, improved security and  adequate fixing of the roads across the country . A cross-section of Nigerians, ranging from artisans, Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour set to strike

January 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday threatened to shut down states that were yet to begin the process of implementing the new minimum wage. In a New Year message, NLC President Ayuba Wabba said the N30, 000 is now a law and no governor has an excuse not to implement the new minimum wage. Comrade Wabba said the state councils Read More

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2020: Happy New Year

January 1, 2020 Editor 0

It’s already a new year in all parts of the world. As we welcome 2020, our uttermost desire in Bluerprint is that you will continuously read and enjoy many packages coming your way this year. Just stay on, stay safe. A message from Blueprint management.