NUP laments non-payment of gratuities in North East

June 13, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has lamented that its members in the north eastern states of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba havebeen denied their gratuities for three or more years after retirement. National Vice Chairman (North East) of the union Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Ahmad made this lamentation in a press release issued to journalists yesterday in Bauchi, urging the Read More

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20-year-old boy nabbed over plan to kidnap cousin

June 13, 2018 Aideloje Ojo. Minna 0

A 20-year-old boy, Emmanual Idi, has been arrested by the police in Niger state for planning the kidnap of his cousin, Haruna Danladi and demanding for N5 million ransom. Idi was reported to have conspired with another suspect, Mohammed Kwairi, in attempting to kidnap his cousin in Sabon Mariga of Rafin local government area of Niger state on May 26, Read More

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Farmers, herders’ clashes: Adamawa court sentences 5 to death by hanging

June 13, 2018 Muazu Abari .Yola 0

A Yola High Court presided over by Justice Abdulazeez Waziri has sentenced five persons to death by hanging. Those sentenced are; Alex Amos, Alheri Phenuel, Holy Boniface, Jerry Gideon and Jari Sabagi of Demsa local government area of Adamawa state. The accused persons were brought before the court on a four count charge of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide and attack Read More

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IBB, OBJ absent as Buhari apologises to Abiola’s family

Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo were both conspicuously absent yesterday at the Special National Honours Investiture and Award Presentation to Heroes of June 12, 1993 polls, presumably won by the late Chief MKO Abiola. While Obasanjo tendered an apology because of his involvement in a book launch outside the country, Babangida also apologised “because Read More

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June 12: More Nigerians to be honoured – SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has revealed that more Nigerians would be honoured. He made the disclosure yesterday while giving the welcome speech at the investiture ceremony for the conferment of national honours on heroes of democracy and the commemoration of June 12 as Democracy Day, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mustapha announced there would Read More

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Obasanjo should be jailed if… – Oshiomhole

June 13, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Former Edo state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should arrested and sent to jail if found to have soiled his hands. Oshiomhole stated this at a pre-June 12 event he organised in honour of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and Bashorun MKO Abiola. He said Obasanjo’s recent claim that President Buhari wanted to frame Read More

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N1.162bn fraud: Court jails ex-Plateau Gov Dariye 14 years

June 13, 2018 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

Few weeks after a former Taraba state Governor, Rev. Jolly Nyame, was jailed 14 years for fraud, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has also jailed a former Plateau state Governor, Joshua Dariye, for fraud and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Dariye was charged for allegedly diverting N1. 161.9 billion, while he served as governor of the Northcentral Read More

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Fashola inaugurates 45 ARCON board members

June 13, 2018 Tope Sunday. Abuja 0

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, yesterday, inaugurated 45 members into the board of the Architects Registration Council (ARCON). Fashola, who performed the inauguration in Abuja, tasked members of the reconstituted council to help fulfill President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate to the people. According to him, Buhari is in need of men and women of good fate Read More

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MFM pip El-Kanemi Warriors

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Chijioke Akuneto’s 14th minute goal helped Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries FC to secure another victory over ElKanemi Warriors on Monday in a Matchday 23 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League decided at the Agege Stadium after their away win against FC Ifeanyiubah in Nnewi last Sunday. El-Kanemi Warriors started the game brightly, with Michael Ohanu injecting urgency Read More

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Danger with government’s domination of rice production, by Jerry Uwah

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria may gradually be returning to the days when agriculture was the fulcrum of the economy. Considerable strides are being made in key areas especially rice production. Audu Ogbeh, Nigeria’s minister of agriculture insists that rice imports have been reduced by 90 per cent. Ogbeh is so elated by increase in rice production that some months ago he talked his Read More

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Salisu saves Plateau United with last gasp penalty

June 12, 2018 Gbenga Jolaosho. Abuja 0

Striker, Salisu Saidu saved Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Plateau United from suffering their first home defeat in this year’s campaign as he held his nerves to convert a last gasp penalty awarded his side by the centre referee, Sani Mohammed in the last second of the five- minute second half injury time. The arbiter from the Kaduna Referees Council Read More

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Eagles get $9,000 appearance fee

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Super Eagles have each been paid $9,000 being the appearance fees for the World Cup warm-up matches against DR Congo, England, and Czech Republic. Our correspondent gathered the money was paid to the team to further fire them up for the World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday in Moscow. It was also learnt that appearance fee for each Read More

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Looters’ list: Ex-minister files contempt charge against Lai

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A former Finance Minister, Mrs Nenadi Usman, has initiated contempt proceedings at the Federal High Court in Lagos against Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. In a motion on notice filed through her lawyer, Chief Ferdinand Orbih (SAN), the former minister of state argued that the inclusion of her name on the looters’ list while her case was pending in Read More

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8th Senate most productive – Saraki

June 12, 2018 Taiye Odewale .Abuja 0

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday declared that the current 8th Senate under his leadership “is the most productive so far from the 4th Senate in 1999 in terms of quality legislation, bills sponsorship and passage.” In a statement issued from Saudi Arabia where he is on lesser hajj, Saraki acknowledged that the achievements of the Senate “would Read More

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Why I won’t attend investiture – Nwosu

June 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NECON), Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, who conducted the annulled June 12 Presidential Election has said that he won’t be available for the investiture ceremony honouring the memory of Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 election. In a letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Prof. Nwosu, Read More

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Nwosu commends Buhari for designating June 12 Democracy Day

Chairman of defunct National Electoral Commission, Professor Humphrey Nwosu, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for recognizing June 12 as the country’s Democracy Day and for honouring the memory of Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 election. In a letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Nwosu, who presided over the polls Read More

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There is dignity in labour –Snack hawker

June 12, 2018 Adeola Tukur 0

Blessing Nyang, 26, is a single mother; she makes a living from hawking snacks around the city centre. In a chat with ADEOLA TUKURU, Blessing says she would rather sell snacks than engage in prostitution. Blessing a native of Akwa-Ibom state prefers to follow the path of honor by working hard to earn a living no matter how humble the Read More

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Rising US drilling activities crash oil prices

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Oil prices slacked yesterday, following a rise in U.S. oil drilling activity which hit its highest level since March, 2015, while increasing output in Russia also weighed on the market. Analysts expect surging U.S. output to start offsetting efforts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to withhold production, which have been in place since 2017 and Read More

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GTBank denies Supreme Court order to pay debtors

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, has described as false, mischievous and malicious the circulation of news and social media with respect to a purported directive by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make payments to one of its debtor Customers. In a statement the bank urged its customers and the general public to disregard the the news Read More

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Customs insists on multiple checks on containers

June 12, 2018 David Agba .Abuja 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it would not stop performing multiple checks on containers even after they have been duly inspected and released from the ports, despite complaints by industry stakeholders. The Controller, Apapa Area Command of NCS, Comptroller Musa Jibrin, stated this on the heels of allegations by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Read More

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NSE: Trading resumes with 0.45% growth

June 12, 2018 Amaka Ifeakandu .Lagos 0

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened on a positive note yesterday with crucial market indices appreciating following gains by large and medium-size stocks. The All-Share Index, within about six hours of trading on Monday, rose by 175.09 points or 0.45 per cent to close at 38,844.32 compared with 38,669.23 achieved on Friday. Market capitalisation increased by N64 billion Read More

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Stakeholders to discuss Ease of Doing Business in maritime sector

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Operators in the Nigerian maritime industry would meet in Lagos this week to discuss the gains and challenges of the Executive Order on Ease of Doing Business as the order clocks one year. DAVID AGBA reports Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the event which is being organised by the foremost online newspaper in the nation’s maritime industry, Primetime Reporters to mark Read More

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FG commissions N493m erosion project

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Federal government has commissioned the just completed N493 million erosion control project in Tambuwal Local Government Area, Sokoto state. Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, who represented President Buhari, said that the gully erosion and flooding in this part of the country cannot be overemphasized, adding that ecological challenges has been tackled by the federal government in Read More

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Minister advocates waste disposal policy

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa has said that a more comprehensive national policy against the use and disposal of plastics will be urgently put in place. He made this known recently during the world environment day at Abuja environmental protection board premises recently in Abuja. He noted that aligning ourselves with the current global efforts with the Read More

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