Congresses: Why APC has failed – Shehu Sani

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central district, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed to organize successful congresses in his state and other parts of the country. Sani said this during an interview on Channels Television’s politics programme titled: Roadmap 2019 on Monday. According to him, the failure of APC to set an example for other parties by organizing Read More

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PDP cautions INEC on Ekiti, Osun polls

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under Professor Mahmood Yakubu is fuelling trouble. The allegation followed refusal to withdraw the 4,000 All Progressives Congress (APC) members it allegedly registered secretly as independent observers for the July 14 and September 22 governorship elections in Ekiti and Osun states, respectively. The PDP spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, Read More

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Kwara electorate tired of godfatherism – Oniyangi

June 6, 2018 Patrick Andrew. Abuja 0

Gubernatorial aspirant, Abdulazeez Yinka Oniyangi, has stated that kwara State electorate are tired of imposition of persons at the helm of affairs in the state in the name of godfatherism. Onigangi, who is aspiring to govern the state on the platform of the New Progressive Movement (NPM), lamented that the state since its creation had suffered in the hands of Read More

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Not Too Young To Run: A story of democratic renewal, by Samson Itodo

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria operates a rigid constitution. Rigid constitutions by their nature are complicated and painstaking to change. It takes time, effort and resources to insert a comma, full stop or delete a word from a rigid constitution. This is attributed to the cumbersome amendment process prescribed in the law that makes it nearly impossible to amend a section of it. As Read More

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Minister tasks agencies on innovation

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The MMSD has also called on all the agencies under the ministry to be innovative and resilient in order to contribute meaningfully to the development of the mining sector. The former Minister of State and now the substantive Minister of MMSD, Abubakar Bawa Bwari made this appeal at a two-day interactive meeting with the Board Members and Management of the Read More

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FG signs MoU with East China metallurgical institute

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with East China Metallurgical Institute of Geology and Exploration in its quest to provide the requisite data for big time investors interested in mining. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the MoU between the East China Metallurgical Institute of Geology and Exploration and the Nigeria Geological Read More

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NBA President flouting court order’

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A caretaker committee in the Abuja chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association instituted by the NBA president, Abubakar Mahmoud, has continued to function despite a court order halting its activities, Ezenwa Anumnu, a lawyer has said. Anumnu, the chairman of the Abuja NBA, said the committee members have been parading themselves as the leaders of the Unity Bar – as Read More

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NSCDC warns against recruiting unregistered guards

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Enugu State Command, has advised companies and individuals in the state to desist from employing unregistered and untrained guards. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SC Danny Iwuchukwu, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen, saying that individuals and corporate organisations should seek for private guards from NSCDC-approved and licensed Private Guard Read More

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How FRSC marked World Cycling Day

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in collaboration with the Ogun state Cycling Federation has marked the 2018 United Nations Worlds’ Cycling Day in Ogun state, with the theme “cycling for fitness.” The activities commemorating the event commenced with the FRSC Sector Commander, Commander Clement Oladele, addressing FRSC personnel on parade with detachment of cyclists from the Ogun State Sports Read More

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Minna jailbreak: Take your job serious, gov tasks warders

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello on Monday described as unfortunate the jailbreak at Minna Mediun Prison yard by some armed bandicts. He attributed the cause of the incident to inadequate manpower and attitude to work by some prison personnel. Recall that there was a jailbreak at Minna Medium Security Prison located at Tunga area of Minna Metropolis allegedly perpetuated Read More

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Civil servants protest, barricade Perm Sec’s office

June 6, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

Civil servants under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Research Institute (ASURI), yesterday, stormed and barricaded the office of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Amina Shamaki over promotion, training and other staff allowances. The aggrieved government workers who started the protest from the main entrance of the ministry, also vowed not to allow the Read More

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Menace of child labour

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Child labour refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives them of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school. Child labour is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Legislation across the world prohibit child. These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, family duties, Read More

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Towards food security in Nigeria

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

One of the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to eliminate hunger across the globe. This task seems impossible but achievable despite rising insecurity across the world, especially in developing nations like Nigeria. Food security is indispensable prerequisite for the survival of man and his economic activities, including food production. Nigeria is a country believed to be richly Read More

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The role of sports on personality development

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Sports give us a perfect idea about how to react to life. There are victories in sports that are similar to the successes in life and the defeat you face in sports symbolizes what the society would call failure in life. Failure in sports teaches you to be patient and stronger and never lose hope while victory increases your confidence, Read More

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Senator Mustapha Sani’s Midas touch

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Senator Mustapha Sani Mohammed (Niger South) is the personification of the popular saying: ‘Actions speak louder than words.’ This is because without being a loud voice at the Senate, as many high-flying legislators are wont, he has executed hundreds of projects in his zone, which has been mired in infrastructural dearth for ages. He has also attracted projects worth billions Read More

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Economic root, cause of child labour – ILO

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The International Labour Organisation, has described economy as the root cause of child labour, calling for urgent action to tackle such menace in the society. ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, made the observation while speaking on the importance of addressing the root causes of child labour, including an unpaid family work in agriculture. He spoke as a panellist on child labour Read More

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Plastic recycling, others can generate 6m additional jobs – ILO

June 6, 2018 Moses John .Abuja 0

Geneva The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that more than 32 percent of plastic packaging escapes collection system. Director General of ILO, Guy Ryder, who disclosed this yesterday to mark World Environment Day, said most of the plastics end up in landfills, dumps or simply in the environment – in cities, in the oceans or farmlands. Quoting a report, Read More

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MTN begins 21-day Y’ello Care

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Local staff of MTN, also called ‘MTNers’, are volunteering in various goodwill projects around Nigeria. The telecommunications outfit will until June 21 join other subsidiaries of the South African-headquartered firm in the prominent annual volunteerism initiative with focus on ensuring a better quality of life for Nigerians. The annual campaign launched in 2007 tagged 21 Days of Y’ello Care began Read More

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Urges local industrialists to invest in ICT savvy Nigerian youth

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Meanwhile, the minister has urged local industrialists to invest in young ICT savvy Nigerians for the development of their innovative ideas in the country. The minister said this during the visit of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Committee on Specialized Exhibition led by its Chairman Engr. Leye Kupoloye on forthcoming ICT Expo in Lagos at the Ministry’s Read More

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NASFAT enjoins youth on technological know-how

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Muslim youth have been enjoined to spend less time on social media but seek technological knowledge to better their lives. Speaking at the first zonal special Ramadan lecture themed: ‘Living as Muslims in a Global Knowledge Economy’ held at the NASFAT Islamic centre, Utako, Abuja, Chief Imam of University of Abuja and Prof. at the department of English, Prof. Taofiq Read More

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Minister solicits more funding for ministry, agencies

The Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu has decried the minimal budgetary allocation to the ministry. He stressed that ICT is a catalyst to development adding that there was a need for the country to move from resource-based economy to a robust ICT-driven one with requisite budgetary allocation. “Nigeria has operated and relied on the resource-based economy in the last Read More

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Are worship places, priests herders’ new onslaught?

June 6, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Is the invasion of a seminary and consequent attack on priests by killer-herders in Jalingo, Taraba state, a confirmation of new dimension of onslaught and killing field of the killers? STEPHEN OSU asks in this write up, in the light of the attack on Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Jalingo, Taraba state, penultimate Monday Herders storm seminary For the period that Read More

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Governors responsible for hardship, not Buhari – Asuquo

June 6, 2018 Kingston Obung. Calabar 0

Nigerian Ambassador to Uganda, Etubom Nya Asuquo, is a former House of Representatives member for Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency of Cross River state. In this interview with KINGSTON OBUNG, the diplomat says, among other things that Nigerian governors should be held liable for the hardship Nigerians are passing through In his assessment of 19 years of democratic government in Nigeria, Read More

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