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BP sets $1.5bn charge for U.S tax charges

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Oil giant BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion charge to adjust to new U.S. tax rules, but expects a long-term boost from the corporate-friendly tax rates, it said on Tuesday. BP’s rival Royal Dutch Shell said last week it would incur a one-off charge of $2-$2.5 billion for the U.S. tax changes. According to Reuters, Like BP, Shell and Read More

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NPA management sympathises with TCIPC fire victims

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed concern while sympathizing with those affected in the unfortunate fire incident which occurred at locations in the Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC), Apapa during which no lives were lost. The Management stated this against the back dropof the fire outbreak of Tuesday, the 2nd day of January, 2018 which Read More

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Reality of an unplanned future

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A recent report by the National Bureau of Statistics puts Nigeria’s current population at 193.3m as against the 2006 figure of about 140m people. The first reality is that Nigeria’s population is about 2.57% of the world’s population which is put at about 7.5billion people. It is necessary to note that Nigeria’s population growth rate hovers about 2.7% whereas the Read More

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Revamping the nation’s agricultural sector

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

It is often said that we eat to live and not live to eat. Indeed, food, clothing and shelter are universally believed to be the most essential of man’s fundamental needs. In actual fact, the necessity of food to man’s existence is not by any means debatable. In the words of Scottish Anatomist, Arthur Keith, ‘the discovery of agriculture was Read More

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25 mind-blowing facts about Islam

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

#1 Islam is an Arabic word that means “peace,” “security,” and “surrender.” Muslim means “one who peacefully surrenders to God.” Anyone from any race could be Muslim; in other words, “Muslim” does not refer to a particular race. The word Islam means ‘submission to God’, and a Muslim is anyone who submits their life to God. #2 Islam is a Read More

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Islam: Muslim World League holds global peace forum in South Africa, By Ibrahim Muhammed

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The event, entitled “For a Safer World: Followers of Religions Unite Against Hatred, Extremism and Terrorism,” was inaugurated by Mayor of Durban Zandile Gumede, in the presence of MWL Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa, a number of South African government ministers and representatives from many different religions. Al-Issa thanked all those present for their cooperation and partnership with the MWL in organizing Read More

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Interrogating Ali’s defection to APC

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The gale of defections in the nation’s political circles is not unexpected, given the nature of politics in our country. It is difficult to pin a Nigerian politician and his or her political party down to any political ideology and principle. This is so, given the level of poverty in the land, which gives rise to all Read More

PENCOM - PenCom: Need to avert another Mainagate

PenCom: Need to avert another Mainagate

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Lukman Isiaku Virtually every sane and patriotic Nigerian is shuddering and cursing over the audacity of corruption and impunity called Mainagate. But, unless the impunity and cronyism visited on the pension industry by the disbandment of the management board of the regulator, the National Pension Commission (PenCom), is looked into, another Mainagate may well be in the making. Whereas Read More

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Gana inaugurates new N/Tornadoes management C’ttee

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Lekan Olaseinde   Abuja Two weeks after their appointment, the Niger state government has inaugurated the eight man Niger Tornadoes Management Committee with a mandate to win the Nigeria Professional Football League title. Inaugurating the management at the sports council in Minna on Thursday, the permanent secretary, Ministry of sports development, Alhaji Mohammed Gana also urged them to ensure Read More

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Road traffic service moves against fake licence

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Area Commander, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) in-charge of Wuye Taskforce command, Mr. Abdullahi Awwal Nakata, has cautioned motorists to shun touts who take the advantage of some members of the public to issue them fake driver’s licence. He disclosed this in a chat with our correspondent in his office while encouraging motoring public to always visit VIO offices Read More

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FCT to immunise children against measles in February – Official

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board has disclosed of plans to immunise children against measles across the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Mathew Ashikeni, disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday. Ashikeni explained that children between the ages of nine months and five years would be Read More

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NABS pledges sustained scholarship to Bassa students

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Stories by Donald Iorchir Chairman of the board of trustees of the National Association of Bassa Students (NABS), Dr. Sha’aibu Adamu has stressed the commitment of the association to sustain the scholarship scheme being given to members across the country. He disclosed this to Blueprint when the students converged at Government Secondary School in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Read More

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The remarkable feat of George Weah, By Dan Agbese

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Remarkable. Th at about sums up the incredible feat of the newly elected Liberian president, George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah. Bedecked, not burdened, with six names, he is sure to stand out among African and world leaders. Let me begin this by offering you the obvious information about him. Weah is a former professional footballer. It bears repeating that Read More

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Badoo hypnotises, smashes victims’ head before taking blood – Police

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Edgal Imohimi, yesterday disclosed how three arrested Badoo suspects hypnotised and smashed their victims’ heads while asleep. Imohimi said this while presenting the suspects to journalists in Lagos. He gave their names as Chibuzo Igwe, Samuel Akaeze a.k.a Samito, Gift Akaeze, Omotayo Abamoyegun and Fatai Adebayo, a herbalist, who Read More

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Insurgency: Theatre commander seeks Borno police, others’ collaboration

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sadiq Abubakar   Maiduguri Theatre Commander, Operation Lafi ya Dole, Maj.-Gen Rogers Nicholas has called for closer collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to fast-track successful implementation of the counterinsurgency campaign. He made the call at a familiarisation visit to the headquarters of Borno Police Command in Maiduguri yesterday, stressing that Lafiya Dole was a Read More

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Media practitioners’ conducts worry veterans

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Patrick Ahanor   Benin City Veteran journalists in Edo have expressed concern over the deteriorating trends in the nation’s media, both in terms of professional and ethical conducts. The professionals under the aegis of League of Veteran Journalists (LVJ) also flayed the moral deficiency and flagrant disregard for experience by younger practitioners even as they pleaded with publishers to Read More

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Minister commends retiring C/Court President

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad   Abuja Minister of the Federal Capita Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has eulogised the outgoing President of the FCT Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Moses Bello, for the able way he piloted the aff airs of the apex customary court during his 26 years on the saddle. The minister related this yesterday, during the valedictory Read More

Kwara State Governor - Ahmed orders reduction in Kwara Polytechnic fees

Ahmed orders reduction in Kwara Polytechnic fees

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has directed the management of the state’s polytechnic, Ilorin to reduce tuition fees payable for the 2017/2018 academic session. The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Muyideen Akorede, announced this in a statement yesterday in Ilorin. Akorede said the newly approved tuition fees were lower than the 2016/2017 fees. He explained Read More