Kaduna LG polls: APC, PDP kick against schedule

April 25, 2018 Usman Ibn A. Lapai. Kaduna 0

Both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party- the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have opposed the insistence of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM), to conduct the forthcoming of local council polls on schedule. Whereas the PDP kicked against the election umpire’s notifi cation that the card reader would not used during the election, the Read More

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Can Operation Last Hold restore social-economic activities in Borno?

April 25, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar. Maiduguri 0

Last week, the Nigerian Army announced its new tactical and strategic plan to launch a massive off ensive against Boko Haram aimed at returning the crippled economy of the state to status quo. SADIQ ABUBAKAR, in this report looks at the previous operations, as well as seeks residents’ views Restore commercial activities around Lake Chad River As the Nigerian Army Read More

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APC Benue South caucus petitions party over chairman’s actions

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Benue South Senatorial District caucus has urged the national secretariat of the party to caution its state chairman, Abba Yaro, against further use of violence in an attempt to impose unpopular candidate on the people. The caucus made the appeal following the violence that took place last Friday during a meeting convened in Otukpo to Read More

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Former SSG joins Osun guber race

April 25, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

The former Secretary to the Government of Osun State, Alhaji Fatai Akinbade Akinbade, yesterday declared his intention to contest the forthcoming governorship election scheduled for September 22. In his letter of intent to the PDP secretariat, along Ikirun road, Osogbo, Akinbade, who was accompanied to the venue by hundreds of his supporters, said he has the credentials to lead the Read More

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It’s our turn to produce next Reps- Koton-Karfe tells APC

April 25, 2018 Oyinbo salihu. Lokoja 0

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi local government areas, Koton-Karfe chapter has charged leaders of the party in Lokoja local government to narrow the APC House of Representatives nomination to the zone. In a communique issued at the end of the APC stakeholders’ meeting held at Koton-Karfe, the headquarters of Kogi local government area, the stakeholders unanimously resolved Read More

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2019: Middle Belt female aspirants defect to SDP

April 25, 2018 Emeka Nze. Abuja 0

More than a hundred female aspirants from the Middle Belt zone aspiring for various elective offices in the forthcoming 2019 general elections have defected to the Social Democratic Party (SDP). A statement yesterday by the National Publicity Secretary, Alfa Mohammed, quoted the president of the group, Mrs. Larai Ishaya, as saying that “the decision to defect in the SDP was Read More

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NOUN disowns questionnaire

April 25, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has denied the reported questionnaire being circulated on social media from its School of Education Course Code GST103. The university in a statement in Abuja signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, stated: “Attention of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has been drawn to a publication in the social Read More

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Delta bakers protest FG’s 15% levy, multiple taxations

April 25, 2018 Amaechi Okwara 0

Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN), numbering over 1, 000, yesterday protested against the federal government’s 15% levy collection on wheat importation from them and demanded immediate reduction of flour from millers. Speaking in Asaba during protest, the National Secretary of the association, Jude Okafor, said the levy that was introduced in 2012 was domiciled in the Read More

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Zamfara constructs 350-km township roads

Zamfara state government under the leadership of Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, has constructed about 350 kilometers of township roads across the 14 local government areas of the state. The State Commissioner of Information, Hon. Sanda Mohammed Danjari, who disclosed this during a media tour of the state, by a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) revealed that “the Read More

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NAHCON closes pilgrims’ registration April 30

April 25, 2018 Moh Bello Habib. Zaria 0

The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) has fixed 30th of this month as deadline for registration of 2018 intending pilgrims, to enable further preparations for the exercise. The overseer, Kaduna state Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Imam Hussaini Suleiman Tsoho, stated in an exclusive interview with Blueprint in Zaria yesterday. “Consequently, here in Kaduna state, we are closing registration of our intending pilgrims Read More

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Osun to Globacom, 9mobile, others: Pay N12.5bn or be dragged to court

April 25, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

Osun state government has given a seven-day ultimatum to defaulting telecommunications, construction companies, and other revenue-yielding agencies to pay their tax or be ready to be dragged to court. The Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Tax, Gbenga Akano, made the vow at a press conference held at the board room of the Osun Internal Revenue Service (OIRS), Abere, Read More

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Tension in Senate over OmoAgege’s stance on suspension

April 25, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

Barely one week after its invasion by thugs, the Senate may be in for another crisis in view of Senator Ovie Omo- Agege’s refusal to accept the suspension slammed on him by the upper legislative chamber penultimate Thursday. He attended the plenary session last Wednesday, the same time the thugs forced their way into the chamber and stole the now Read More

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Minimum wage: Tripartite committee begins public hearing

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, has scheduled to conduct public hearing in the six geo-political zones of the country as well as the cities of Abuja and Lagos. The public hearing which commences on the 26th to 27th April 2018, will take place in Enugu, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Gombe, Kaduna, Lokoja, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory. Interested members Read More

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NDE-YESSO graduates first batch of 2, 325 beneficiaries

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A total of 2,325 Women and Youth have graduated from the Skills for Job Training of Youth Employment and Social Support Operation, anchored by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). According to a statement signed by Communication officer NDE-Skills for Job, Lawan Musa, this followed the successful completion of the various levels of the training by the S4J beneficiaries . Read More

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Aremu urges Buhari to honour late Fawehinmi

April 25, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

General Secretary, Textile and Garment Workers Union, Comrade Issah Aremu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to accord late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, a posthumous national honour in appreciation of his selflessness and commitment to nationbuilding. Comrade Aremu said the unveiling of posthumous statue in honour of the memory and legacies of the late activist by Lagos Read More

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Court grants 22 Shi’ite protesters bail

April 25, 2018 Donald Iorchir. Abuja 0

Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in-charge of Mabushi, CSP Adamu Saidu Mu’azu, has said the “situation policemen have found themselves in the discharge of their duties calls for commendation and not condemnation.” He said the task of securing lives and property was not an issue that will be regarded as a common thing, but should be appreciated by both the government Read More

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NYSC coordinator urges corps members to be security-conscious

April 25, 2018 John Oba 0

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) State Coordinator, Mr. Ballama Bello Birniwa, has warned the newly sworn in 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members to be security-conscious and avoid unapproved travelling. Speaking during the swearing in ceremony, Birniwa said: “You have to be security- conscious and be at alert at all times; if you find yourselves in any Read More

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More opportunities for residents in APC – Chieftain

April 25, 2018 Donald Iorchir 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), John Saminaka, has said residents had more dividends of democracy to enjoy in the party. He urged residents not be distracted by the new names of political parties springing up, “rather they should have confidence in the APC led administration, especially the promotion of peaceful coexistence amongst religious and Read More

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Police raise task force on SPY number plate, siren abuses

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Police in FCT on Monday constituted a six-member taskforce on the abuse of Supernumerary (SPY) number plate and siren by unauthorised persons in the territory. The Inspector-General of Police recently directed all holders of SPY number plate and siren to return them to the Force Transport Officer (FTO) and apply for re-validation. He also said that a Task Force Read More

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‘Tax body generates over N12.1bn from residents in 3 months

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

’ Executive Chairman, Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT IRS), Abdullahi Attah, has said the Service had collected over N12.1 billion from tax payers from January to March. He also said it generated over a million unique Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs) for Abuja residents within three months. Attah stated this at a press conference on Monday, adding that the Read More

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Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Enugu community

April 25, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

Heavy rain that fell in the early hours of yesterday caused havoc in Agbogugu community, Awgu local government area of Enugu state. The rainstorm accompanied by downpour, left in its trail a disaster that destroyed farm lands and residential buildings. As a result of the unfortunate incident, the people are now counting their losses in millions as even livestock was Read More

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Local government autonomy good for teachers – NULGE boss

April 25, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

National President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, speaks to MOSES JOHN on the struggle for local government autonomy and its opposition by a sister union. Excerpts.LG autonomy and teachers If this bill is passed into law, primary school education would even be more autonomous than the local government, because the provision is very clear. Read More

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Teenager fighting school bus sexual harassment

April 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer ADAOBI TRICIA NWAUBANI, admires a teenager’s tenacity in tackling the harassment of pupils on the school commute Unchecked bad behaviour Allegations of physical or sexual abuse against teachers in Nigerian schools sometimes manage to grab a headline, but then fade without any follow-up story on how the case Read More

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NHRC to FG: Proff er legal, political solutions to Shi’ites’ problem

April 25, 2018 Binta Shama. Abuja 0

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on the federal government to “come up with appropriate political and legal approaches to resolve the lingering case of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The Commission made the call yesterday in a statement issued by the Commission’s Acting Executive Secretary, Mrs. Oti Ovrawah, and the Head, Read More

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Security: NIPSS hails Ganduje for ‘evolving strategic mechanisms’

April 25, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, has commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state for “evolving ways and techniques that helped the state to have achieved peace and tranquility.” It was also observed that Kano was one of the states that were in the forefront of making a more stable and prosperous society. “Th ough with Read More

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