Court grants Adeleke’s ‘killer’ bail

June 23, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

  An Osun State High Court, sitting in Ede, has granted bail to Mr. Alfred Aderibigbe, the Nurse who treated Senator Isiaka Adeleke, before his death. Bail application was filed by Counsel to the accused Mr. Soji Oyetayo and argued on Tuesday 19th, June 2018 The presiding Judge, Ayo Oyebiyi, adjourned the ruling on the bail application till Friday 22nd Read More

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2019: No e–balloting – INEC

  There are clear indications that there would be no electronic voting in the 2019 general elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has however reiterated that it will make adequate use of technology. Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this at the 67th World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI) held in Abuja. He Read More

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NCPC begins airlift of intending pilgrims June 27

June 23, 2018 Adoyi M. Abah 0

  Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) is set to begin the airlift of intending pilgrims to Israel on June 27, 2018. Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev. Uja Tor Uja, disclosed this recently in Abuja during a strategic meeting of NCPC with the States Chairmen and Secretaries of Pilgrims Welfare Board. He disclosed that “this pilgrimage exercise which is termed Read More

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NASS speaks on budget ‘padding’

June 23, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  The National Assembly yesterday reacted to allegations made against it by President Muhammadu Buhari on insertion of 6,403 new projects into the N9.12trillion 2018 budget and cuts-off about N347billion from proposed expenditure earmarked for 4, 700 critical projects . This was as the federal Parliament disclosed that it blocked a fraud of N1.7bn through the N2bn proposed for the Read More

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Pass Gender Equal Opportunities for All Person Bill into law’

June 23, 2018 Awwal Ahmad 0

  Indigenes of Gombe state have called on the state House of Assembly to pass into law, the Gender and Equal Opportunities for All Persons Bill. Some residents stated this in a vox pop organised by Media sub-committee of Search for Common Ground in support by UN-Women in implementing EU-funded programme in partnership with UNICEF and Gombe state Ministry of Read More

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Minister, others ask court to nullify Oyo APC congress

June 23, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and 35 others have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the congresses of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State. In a statement sent to Premium Times, the Director of Media for Shittu’s Campaign Organisation, Saheed Oladele, said the state executive of APC, led by Akin Oke, did not emerge from ward Read More

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Buhari mourns Sarkin Fadan Kano

June 23, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the death of the Sarkin Fadan Kano, Sule Gaya, has robbed the country of one humblest and dedicated parliamentarians. Reacting to Gaya’s death, who was buried on Friday, the president said one of the greatest legacies a man or woman could leave behind was unblemished integrity, adding that the late Sarkin Fada Kano Read More

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Buhari okays new appointments for CBN, others

June 23, 2018 Eleojo Idachaba 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of tenure of three chief executive officers, four new non-executive directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and two new others for some federal agencies. The appointments were announced yesterday via a statement by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Read More

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You’re now laughing stock, PDP tells APC

June 23, 2018 AbdulRahman Zakariyau 0

  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is organising its National Convention with funds stolen from public coffers. PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan explained that “the APC has become a laughing stock and a huge joke among Nigerians following the inability of its leaders to resist the Read More

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APC in make or mar convention

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) holds its first national convention today barely three years after it ended the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) 16-year rule in 2015. However, the frosty relationship between the top echelons of the party may be its albatross at the convention if not properly handled, and subsequently, could lead to post-convention crisis. CHIZOBA OGBECHE, BODE OLAGOKE, Read More

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Man bags 5 for importing tramadol

June 23, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday sentenced a businessman, Ifeanyi Ezeanwu, to five years imprisonment for importing a container load of tramadol and other sex enhancing drugs. The convict was sentenced by Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, after the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control (NAFDAC) had reviewed the facts of the charge before the court. The convict Read More

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APC convention: NSCDC, VIO deploy 2,400 personnel

June 23, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

APC convention: NSCDC, VIO deploy 2,400 personnel Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the FCT Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has said that 2,400 personnel had been deployed to provide security during the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention today within the FCT. NSCDC, FCT Command, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. David Akinbinu, disclosed that the corps had deployed 2,000 Read More

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3 killed as cattle rustlers storm Kaduna community

June 23, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  There was confusion in Kuriga village in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state yesterday when suspected cattle rustlers attacked the community. Residents said three persons were killed and eight others injured in the attack. The wounded are receiving treatment at a hospital in the village at the time of this report. However, the State Commissioner of Police, Austin Read More

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Atiku harps on free, fair PDP primaries

June 23, 2018 AbdulRahman Zakariyau 0

  Former Vice President and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has charged the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to organise a free and fair primaries to get his undiluted support. The 2019 Presidential hopeful, who stated this yesterday, at the Wadata Plaza, national secretariat of the PDP in Abuja during his visit Read More

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Police divert Abuja traffic for APC convention

June 23, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The FCT Police command, yesterday announced diversion of traffic in some parts of Abuja, in preparation for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention today at the Eagle Square. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, stated: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that Read More

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APC convention’ll be free, fair – Dep chair

June 23, 2018 AbdulRahman Zakariyau 0

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has put in place all necessary machinery for the conductof its convention on today. The Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu who gave this assurance, said, the party realized the essence of conducting a free and fair convention and has left no stone unturned in ensuring its success. “The party is Read More

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JIBWIS condoles with Bauchi over windstorm, fire disaster

June 22, 2018 Najib Sani 0

  An Islamic organisation, Jama’atu Izalatul Bid’a Wa’ikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS), has condoled with the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the recent windstorm in Bauchi state that also destroyed over 1, 500 houses. The group, in a statement issued by its national secretary, Sheikh Kabiru Haruna Gombe, yesterday in Bauchi, described the incident as “a Read More

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Beware of politicians, CJN cautions judges

June 22, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

  Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, yesterday charged judges in the country to be wary of the antics of the nation’s politicians “who may wish to use you in achieving their selfish ends.” Onnoghen further advocated for the independence of the judiciary which according to him is the bedrock of democracy, saying that adherence to the rule Read More

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Driver, 64, docked for manslaughter

June 22, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  A 64-year-old man, Usman Akewushola, who allegedly drove recklessly to kill a pedestrian, appeared on Friday before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for manslaughter charge. Akewushola, who resides at Abule Egba, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for reckless driving and manslaughter. Police prosecutor, Raphael Donny, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June Read More

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Super Eagles back on track as Musa’s brace humble Iceland

June 22, 2018 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

  Striker Ahmed Musa produced man-of-the match display to fire the Super Eagles of Nigeria to 2-0 victory over Iceland in the second group D match at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Nigerian side now move closer to qualifying for the knockout stage after their spectacular performance against the tiny European country. Talking about how it Read More

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Raggae legend, Ras Kimono is dead

June 10, 2018 Aliyu Usman Vulegbo 0

    Ragae legend, Ras Kimono is dead. Kimono, one the leading reggae icons in Nigeria, passed on at a hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos, where he has been receiving treatment. Blueprint Weekend heard that the Ragae Icon took I’ll on Saturday and was rushed, first to an Ikeja hospital by his friends. He was then taken from to the Ikoyi Read More

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Risks of eating undercooked chicken

June 9, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

Global health trends have more people choosing chicken over red meats. In fact, chicken is the most popular meat eaten by Americans. Chicken can be a a part of a healthy diet, but it’s crucial to understand the risks associated with undercooked chicken. All meats, including chicken, pose a risk if you fail to cook them so they’re the proper Read More

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Review of Omoni Oboli’s The Stars Are Ageless

June 9, 2018 Diamond-Hope Kingston 0

We’re barely halfway into 2018 and we’ve had three books sprung on us by some well-known figures. From Laura Ikeji instructing us on how to monetize our Instagram accounts to Osikhena Dirisu turning us into the priests in a confession booth as he spills out his long-hidden secrets. Now Omoni Oboli joins the league of first-time authors who have seen Read More

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Price of being a writer

June 9, 2018 AbdulYasser AbdulHamid 0

  In January 2018, as a fresh, hot-headed graduate then, when I decided to put my ambition to be a writer into practice, I suspected that the decision would come with the same easiness as when I resolved to hang up my boots. Howbeit, I was not up to the class of professional footballers, I journeyed to different places, I Read More

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Why Ekiti election is important to APC

June 9, 2018 Timothy Faboade 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Presidency have not hidden their desperation to win the gubernatorial election in Ekiti state. The election seems so important to them that they are ready to spend everything to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate but was quite to have a sitting governor losing all the local government areas in Read More

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