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APC rejects A/Ibom LG election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected Saturday’s local government election in Akwa Ibom state, saying the poll was marred by widespread violence and irregularities. “The party wishes to inform the security agencies, government of Akwa Ibom state, the federal government of Nigeria, and the general public that we reject in entirety any concocted result […]

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Nasarawa lawmaker to provide boreholes for communities

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja A member of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Hashim Gurku has concluded plans to drill water boreholes for some communities within his constituency. According to the member, who represents Karu/Gitata constituency of the state, the gesture is in fulfillment of his campaign promises to his constituents. He explained in a […]

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We’ve exposed 119,172 youths to skills acquisition – NDE boss

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Director-General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Dr. Nasiru Mohammed Ladan, has said that the agency has exposed about 119,172 young men and women to critical skills and competencies to enable them become self-employed. Speaking at the ongoing 38th Kano International trade fair yesterday, Ladan stated that the NDE as […]

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PDP chair: South-west youths woo Northern delegates

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado Ekiti A coalition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths from the six states in the South-west have appealed to the delegates from the 19 Northern states to vote for a chairmanship candidate from the zone. The appeal is coming on the heels of alleged subterranean moves by a notable leader […]

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Cleric urges FG to tackle poverty, recover economy

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Islamic cleric, Sheikh Khalifah Aliyu Abulfathihi, has urged the federal government to urgently dress the lingering problem of poverty and sliding economy bearing its burden on majority of the poor masses of Nigeria. The cleric, who made the call to mark Eid el Maulud, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to create […]

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Mainagate: Magu fighting cause of Kanuri governorship agenda – BEYAC

By Emeka Nze Abuja Coordinator, Biu Emirate Youth Advancement Coalition (BEYAC), Malam Umar Bundi Bukar has warned Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu to hands off matters concerning their son, Abdulrasheed Maina. Bukar, in a press conference at the weekend, insisted that “Abdulrasheed Maina does not have a 7-year-old son […]

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Police lack policy framework – Arase

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has said that 57 years after the nation’s independence, the country was yet to develop a national policy framework and internal security policy that will recognize, strengthen and adopt community policing as an internal security model in the fight against crime and maintenance of […]

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2019: Atiku still a formidable force – Rep

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja As politicians scheme for the 2019 general elections, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Airforce, Hon. Samson Okwu, has described the return of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as good move, noting that he is still a powerful force. He cautioned those, […]

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Borno to Jonathan: Tell Nigerians about Chibok girls’ abduction

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Borno state government has asked former President, Goodluck Jonathan to make public findings of Presidential committee he set up to investigate the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014. State Commissioner for Education, Musa Inuwa Kubo gave the state government position while reacting to earlier statement by ex-president’s media aide, Mr. […]

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Iwuanyanwu, Ihedioha root for Anyanwu’s second term

By Chidiebere Iwuoha Owerri Political bigwig, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, weekend, stormed Ikeduru township stadium for the thanksgiving and grand reception of Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, gunning for a second term in the Senate, and asked the people of Owerri zone to do everything to ensure […]

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PDP convention: We don’t envisage any problem – Makarfi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Caretaker Committee chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, says preparations for Saturday’sNational convention of the party are in top gear. The event, which the chairman confirmed is scheduled for the nation’s capital, Abuja, is on course and the leadership does not envisage any hitches. “As far as I am concerned, we are […]

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Adamawa Customs impounds N119.7m goods

By Muazu Abari Yola The Nigerian Customs Service, Adamawa command has seize smuggled goods, including rice, vehicles, textiles and soap worth over N119.7 million. Disclosing this in a press statement made available to Blueprint yesterday, Controller, Adamawa/Taraba command, Adetoye Francis, added that the command also generated N145.03 million revenue for 2017 and pledged to work […]

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Okowa tasks Edo old boys on development

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has challenged old boys associations to engage in programmes that will change the decline in the education sector. According to a press statement made available to newsmen, the governor made the call at the 80th anniversary of Edo College, Benin City. The statement said that […]

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FUT VC seeks media support for progress

By Aideloje Ojo Minna The newly sworn in Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Prof Abdullahi Bala, has solicited the cooperation and support of journalists in ensuring successful tenure. Prof Bala stated this at the weekend in a dinner with media men, organised by his predecessor, Prof Musbau Akanji, in Minna. […]

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1,902 HIV positive, Jan- Dec in Borno

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri About 1,902 out of 236,404 persons tested positive to human immune deficiency virus (HIV) in Borno state between January and December, 2017, Commissioner of Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, has revealed. The commissioner disclosed this at a press conference in commemoration of the world HIV/AIDS Day, with the theme “Right to Health” […]

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Nasarawa LG chair inaugurates 27- man c’ttee on IGR

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Overseer of Akun Development Area of Nasarawa state,Hon. Emma Yaro, has constituted a 27-man revenue generation committee to boost the internally generated revenue (IGR) of the council. While inaugurating the committee in Akun, Yaro urged the committee members to tackle revenue generation effectively to boost the financial base of the council […]

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Murtala’s son drops Kano guber ambition, raises supporters’ BP

Abba, son of Nigeria’s former military leader, Murtala Muhammed, who has been seeking to be Kano governor since 1999, has said he will no longer vie for any political office in 2019. His decision is however, raising the blood pressure of his supporters across the state. Abba, while addressing some of his supporters at the […]

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Group hails UniAbuja VC over infrastructure dev’t

  By Martin Paul Abuja A group known as Friends and Well Wishers of University of Abuja, has called on the university management to sustain the tempo of infrastructural development pioneered by incumbent Vice Chancellor, Prof Michael Adikwu. In a statement at the weekend, the group said the strides the university had witnessed in recent […]

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Eid-el Maulud: Kebbi donates prosthetic aids to disabled

By Kabiru Dogon Daji Birnin Kebbi In a bid to improve the living condition of people with disability, the wife of Kebbi state governor, Hajiya Aisha Atiku Bagudu, has flagged off the distribution of prosthetic aids to persons with special needs drawn a cross the 21 local government areas of the state. Speaking at the […]

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Establish more schools, Emir tells Lalong

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos The Emir of Kanam, Muhammadu Babangida Muazu, has urged Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, to establish more schools in Jos North local government area. The Emir said, in recent time, schools that were not up to standard around Anguwan Rogo/Anguwan Rimi communities and others were closed down by the […]

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PTAD to verify NITEL/MTEL pensioners

By Ene Osang Abuja The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has concluded plans to begin verification of pensioners of the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) and its mobile subsidiary (MTEL) under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) from January next year. A statement by its management said the exercise will take place across the six geo-political zones […]

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Fulani worst persecuted, neglected stock in Nigeria – Miyatti Allah

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Former Deputy National Chairman, North west, of Miyatti Allah Kautal-Hore, Alhaji Ya’u Haruna Malammadori, has lamented that the Fulanis are the worst neglected, most persecuted group in Nigeria, saying that they are only recognised during election, polio immunisation or whenever they commit crime. Malammadori stated this in Dutse, the Jigawa state […]

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Oyo to spend N5.6bn on new schools

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan Oyo state government is to spend a total of N5.6 billion in the construction of new schools buildings across the state, in addition to ongoing model schools being constructed. State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, disclosed this at the weekend during a chat with journalists on the […]

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Saraki mourns late Adesoye

By Taiye Odewale Abuja President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the demise of Chief Emmanuel Olatunji Adesoye, the Asiwaju of Offa. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja yesterday, described the late Adesoye as a worthy son of Kwara state, who […]

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Again, El-Rufa’i and LG workers

The recent sacking of local government workers by Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state left me in a state of sceptic, about the governor’s vision aimed at reducing or alleviating suffering to the plebeians who mostly live and feed on meagre pay. Of course, the governor is a formidable intellectual with vision to revive the […]