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Nasarawa procures N222m beds, mattresses for schools

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Nasarawa state government has said that it has bought over 7000 beds and mattresses worth N222 million for distribution to the 28 public boarding secondary schools in the state, ahead of resumption. Th e Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Umaru Al-Makura, Ahmed Tukur, made this known to newsmen at the weekend in Lafi a. Tukur said that Read More

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Evan’s guilty plea and IGP’s war against kidnappers

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On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, the relentless fi ght against kidnappers by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, got a boost. Th e is as a result of the owning up and pleading guilty by the accused notorious and sophisticated kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, and some of his gang members. Evans was arrested on June 10, 2017, Read More

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No Nigerian died in Texas Hurricane Harvey – NIDO

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No Nigerian died in the Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Nigerian in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Americas, has said. NIDO offi cial, Akin Awofolaju, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday that the organisation had reached out to Nigerians in the area. Recalled that the devastating hurricane made landfall in the state a week ago and has been blamed for Read More

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Lawmaker declares free healthcare day in Oyo

September 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e federal lawmaker representing Lagelu-Akinyele constituency of Oyo state, Hon Olatoye Sugar, has declared every Wednesday as a free medical treatment day for all ages across the state. Th e free medical services include ultrasound scanning for pregnant women, eye treatment with glasses and drugs, malaria treatment for children and adults as well as blood sugar level, HIV, urine Read More

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We’ve decent, indecent people in Kannywood – Khadija Mustapha

September 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Mustapha is not a new face in the Kannywoood fi lm industry. Born in the 90s, Khadija hails from Maiduguri. She joined the industry a few years ago. Her fi rst appearance was in a fi lm called ‘Ni da Matata’ which was produced by Abba Miko Yakasai, and has since been getting series of off ers from directors and producers to feature Read More

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Season of controversies over primaries

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PDP’s protest Similarly, last week, aggrieved aspirants to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the November 18 governorship race have condemned the primary through which Mr Oseloka Obaze, a former Secretary to the State Government, emerged winner with 672 votes out of a total of 958 delegates that took part in the exercise. Precisely last Monday, Chairman Capital Oil, Read More

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Anambra 2017: Primaries and harvest of controversies

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JOHN NWOKOCHA writes that controversies have characterised pre-election primaries that produced candidates for the November 18, 2017, Anambra state governorship election on the platforms of competing political parties, due to irregularities and wonders if the election proper will be malpractice and controversy free Th e emergence of candidates of the various political parties for the November 18 Anambra Government House race Read More

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Eagles land in Yaounde, eye another victory

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Th e Super Eagles are now safely booked at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde after a 50-minute fl ight from Uyo with top offi cials of the Nigeria Football Federation optimistic of another good outing against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon when both sides clash later tonight in another tantalizing encounter. Th e Super Eagles had a feel of the Read More

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Man seeks end of 5-yr-old marriage over neglect

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A 66-year-old man, Alaba Aribisala, has asked an AdoEkiti Customary Court, to bring to an end his 5-year-old marriage to his wife, Adenike, on grounds of lack of care. Aribisala, who resides at No.13, Egbewa St. , Temidire Quarters, Ado-Ekiti, premised his request on the ground that since 2012 he started living with his wife, she had not shown him love Read More

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Dabiri-Erewa condemns killing of another Nigerian in S/Africa

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Th e Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Aff airs and Diaspora, Abike DabiriErewa, has condemned the further extrajudicial killings of Nigerians in South Africa. A statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdurrahman Balogun, released at the weekend in Abuja, quoted Dabiri-Erewa as saying that the killing of Kingsley Ikeri, another Nigerian Union at Vryheid town in Read More

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Copyright infringement: PMAN slams N1bn suit against Lai Mohammed

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Th e Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) has instituted a legal action against the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture over infringement on its intellectual property. Also joined as defendant/ respondent in the suit fi led at the Federal High Court Abuja, is the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed.  Mr. Pretty Okafor, also, joined as Read More

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On ASUU, students and our educational quagmire

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  Th e kind of debates we had then or the quotations you have to search for in the library just to speak at SRC meeting or congress when there was no google o! O su mi o. Wale Fatade Th e current ASUU industrial action enters its third week, and we all know the drill. And for patriotic minds Read More

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‘Touch my wife, I’ll kill you,’ Pastor Adeboye declares

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General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has declared that for love he would kill anyone who tampers with his wife, Pastor (Mrs.) Foluke Adeboye. Th e cleric stated this while delivering a message on ‘Activating Your Destiny’ at the Th rone of Grace parish and National Headquarters of RCCG, Ebutte Meta, Lagos Read More

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Cholera kills 18, over 200 infected in Maiduguri

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About 18 persons, mostly women and children, have died of Cholera as at yesterday in Borno state capital, Maiduguri. Eight others, also mostly children, were killed at the two MSF facilities in Muna and Dala Lawanti camps yesterday while hundreds were on admission for the same epidemic. “Th e 40-bed clinic in Dala Lawanti has been overstretched as new medical Read More

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo joined by the Primate of the Anglican Communion during Eid Al Adha Lunchby the Wife of the President

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (middle) joined by the Primate of the Anglican Communion, His Grace, Bishop Nicholas Okoh (left); Ministerf for Interior, Lt. Gen, Abdulrahman Danbazzau (3r left) and other clerics during the 2017 Eid Al Adha Lunch organised by the offi ce of the Wife of the President to celebrate the Sallah holiday at the State House in Abuja Read More

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Sallah: PFN felicitates with Muslims

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Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has felicitated with the Muslims in Nigeria on the celebration of this year’s Eid-ElKabir. National President of PFN, Rev Dr. Felix Omobude, in his Sallah message congratulated the Muslims faithful and urged them to demonstrate the virtues of love and sacrifi ce which are the hallmarks of the Eid-El-Kabir festival. Omobude in the press statement Read More

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Emir of Kagara, Mall Salihu Tanko, Emir of Minna and IG during Sallah homage to Niger state gov

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From left: Emir of Kagara, Mall Salihu Tanko, Emir of Minna, Alh Umar Faruk Bahago, Etsu Nupe, Alh Yahaya Abuakar, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Niger state Governor, Dr. Abubakar Sani Bello, Sarkin Sudan of Kontagora, Alhaji Sa’idu Namaska, Emir of Borgu, Barrister Muhammad Sani Haliru Dantoro and Emir of Lapai, Engr. Umar Bago Tafi da, during Sallah homage Read More

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Nigerian actor Kasimu Yero is dead

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A popular Nigerian actor, Kasimu Yero, is dead. He died yesterday at his home in Marafan estate, Kaduna. Confi rming the death, a family member, Yakubu Aliyu said the deceased has been buried in Kaduna according to Islamic rites. Kasimu Yero will be remembered for his iconic role in the NTA TV series, “Magana Jarice” meaning ‘Wisdom is an asset. Read More

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NNPC ‘crashes petrol, cooking gas prices’

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Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said sustained strategic intervention in the effi cient supply and distribution of petroleum products has led to signifi cant fall in the prices petrol and cooking gas across the country. In a statement yesterday in Abuja, spokesman of the corporation, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said a national survey by oil and gas forum, NNPC’s weekly TV Read More

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Arrest Diezani, SERAP tells Buhari

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Th e Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek from the International Criminal Court (ICC) an arrest warrant to bring Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke before a court over allegations of corruption against her. Th e organisation believe that the government should consider as ‘crimes against humanity’ and serious enough for it to sanction prosecution Read More

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PDP criticisms, act of vengeance –APC

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National publicity secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC), Malllam Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that continuous criticism of the present government’s economic policies and programmes by members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is motivated by vengeance. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin at the weekend, Mallam Abdullahi said that the opposition party only took to unconstructive criticism just to confuse some people Read More

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ASUU strike: Negotiations continue after Sallah – Ngige

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Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that negotiations between the federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will resume after the Eidel-Kabir holidays In a statement issued by Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director (Press) in the ministry, Ngige said the meeting would hold shortly after the holidays as requested by the leadership of ASUU. He also Read More

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Nigeria’s unity:Elite must make sacrifi ces – Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has made case for the country to remain united, stating that the nation’s elite, both Christians and Muslims and all ethnicities must recognise that that they must make sacrifi ces. He regretted the ongoing debate of division in the country but expressed confi dence that what he called “noise” is just the pang of birth of Read More