I’ll win in 2019 – Buhari

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Marvelled at the mammoth crowd that came to receive him in Kano state yesterday, a visibly elated President Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed confidence that he would win the 2019 presidential election, even if the contest is to hold tomorrow. The residents came out in their numbers to welcome him at the airport, lining the major streets Read More

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Let’s stop talking about corruption, By Anthony Akinwale

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

On January 15, 1966, that bloody day of the first military coup in Nigeria, Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu declared in his coup day speech: “The aim of the Revolutionary Council is to establish a strong united and prosperous nation, free from corruption and internal strife….Our enemies are the political profiteers, the swindlers, the men in high and low places that seek Read More

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World AIDs Day: Group partners UNFPA, AHF to test 191 youths

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Stories by Adeola Tukuru Abuja   Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN), Kubwa chapter, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in partnership with AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA) and Soul Lounge Event and Club Centre recently reached out to over 191 youths with HIV awareness campaign including Voluntary Confidential HIV Counselling and Testing in Kubwa, Abuja. The President of Read More

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Crossfire: No, it’s a scam – Omidiji

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Political Analyst, Isaac Tope Omidiji, thinks the creation of the Ministry of Happiness and Fulfilment by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okoracha and the appointment of his sister as the Commissioner is a gross abuse of power and symbolises nepotism of the highest order. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU brings excerpt. What is your opinion about the recent move by the Imo State Read More

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Para Powerlifting: Ejike wins second gold in Mexico

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Five time Paralympian, Lucy Ejike claimed a gold medal at the ongoing World para powerlifting championships in Mexico. She won the gold in the Women’s Up to 61 kg category in day four event after she lifted 130kg in her third attempt at the podium in Mexico city. China’s Jianjin CUI placed second with 116 kg, (14kg below Ejike’s lift) Read More

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We seek to add value to Nigeria’s healthcare system – Osman

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Dr Reem Osman, is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Saudi German Hospital (SGH) Dubai. She holds a Masters degree in eye diseases and surgery, and also in Business Administration, from Wollongong University Sydney, Australia . In this with interview with AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI, Dr. Osman speaks on plans to establish the hospital in Nigeria, how the hospital intends Read More

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Mixed reactions trail Atiku’s return to PDP

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Last Sunday, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, announced his return to his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after over three years of sojourn. TOPE SUNDAY AND NNODIM EUPHERASIA, report the mixed feelings trailing his defection. His defection, waste of time Definitely, it’s going to affect his political career because as Governor Read More

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Farmers, herders’ clash: How Kebbi govt resettled displaced persons

December 6, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

KABIRU DOGON DAJI, in this piece, X-rays the resettlement of displaced persons, against the backdrop of the recent farmers, Fulani herdsmen clash in Bakoshi village of Suru local government area of Kebbi state. He also looks at measures taken by the government and the State Emergency Management Agency (KSEMA) to forestall escalation of violent clashes. Interventions to forestall bloodbath Unlike Read More

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Midnight inferno razes Abuja market (picture)

November 30, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Ashiubre Amos Ajara, Abuja Goods worth millions of naira in over 70 shops have been destroyed after and electrical fault ignited fire on Wednesday midnight at the popular Karmo market in Abuja the Federal capital territory. Details later.  13Shares13     

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8.5m need life-saving assistance in North-east – UN

November 30, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has stated that over 8.5 million persons are in dire need of life-saving support due to humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east. The agency said in its October North-east Humanitarian Report, that 6.9 million displaced persons were targeted for life-saving assistance in Read More

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Chief, Raymond Ihyombe, Mr. Babatunde Savage, Sir. Steve Omojafor and Others cutting the Cake of 80th Anniversary of ICC Mraketing Advertising Code

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria Banking Commission, Chief, Raymond Ihyombe, (3rd left), Chairman, international Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (ICCN), Mr. Babatunde Savage (5th left), Chairman, STB McCan, Guest Speaker, Sir. Steve Omojafor, (6th left), Vice Chairman, ICCN, Arbitration commission, Mr. Dele Belgore (7th left) and Others cutting the Cake of 80th Anniversary of ICC Mraketing Advertising Code, during the Read More

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Lack of fertiliser causes poor ginger harvest – Shere farmers

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Shere, an agrarian village in Bwari area council of the FCT, is a village with huge numbers of young people between the ages of 15 and 40 engaged in farming. But failed government promises have heightened distrust. They relayed their ordeal toJOHN OBA. Youth farmers Shere farmers are majorly youth who engaged in farming maize, soybeans, beans, potatoes, ginger, yam Read More

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Professor Pius O. Ukoha, Prof. Sunday Olawale Okeniyi, Prof. Gloria Ukalina Obuzor, and Rector, FedPoly, Nasarawa, Dr. Shettima Saidu, displaying CSN news magazine

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Vice President, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Professor Pius O. Ukoha, National President (CSN), Professor Sunday Olawale Okeniyi, Out-going National President (CSN), Professor Gloria Ukalina Obuzor, and Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa state, Dr. Shettima Saidu, displaying CSN news magazine during the 163rd national council meeting and inauguration of the newly elected executive council members, in Abuja at the weekend                                                                                                                         Read More

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Who becomes the next PDP spokesman?

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

In this piece, EMEKA NZE raises the issue of allowing only professionals to man the position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Publicity Secretary, especially with the lull in the race for the position is deafening. Importance of Publicity Secretary Apart from the highly contentious national chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), another critical position, also highly Read More

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Dr. Tunji Olugbodi, Miss Kofo Banjo, Mrs. Aji Michael Partner and Mrs. Bukola Babajide, during the Conference of Women in Leadership

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Executive Vice Chairman of Verdant Zeal, Dr. Tunji Olugbodi, Partner/Principal Consultant, Miss Kofo Banjo, Founder, Savvy Women’s Circle/ Covenant of Women in Leadership Conference, Mrs. Aji  Michael Partner, Managing Director, Crystal Options, Mrs. Bukola Babajide, during the Conference of Women in Leadership  13Shares13     

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2019: Why we endorsed Matawalle for Zamfara governorship race – Yuguda

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Alhaji Aminu Yuguda Gusau is the chairman, Matawalle Youth Foundation, which is spearheading Hon. Bello Matawalle 2019 vision. In this interview with Sanusi Muhammad in Gusau, he speaks on the chances of the former member of the House of Representatives becoming the next governor of Zamfara. Excerpt. Why is the Foundation interested in Matawalle becoming the next Governor of Zamfara Read More

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Why I should be Imo’s next governor – Ukaegbu

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Chief Ikechukwu Joseph Ukaegbu has expressed optimism that he would succeed Governor Rochas Okorocha at the Douglas House, Owerri, in 2019.  Chidiebere Iwuoha writes. He said he has received prophecies from Men of God, notably from a renowned Rev. Father based in Mbaise fondly called “Edey work”, who was quoted as saying that a certain Joseph would be the next Read More

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How bombers, militias unleashed double tragedies on Mubi, Numan

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Before now, there was relatively peace even communities that were   worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency, had to celebrate their liberation from the insurgency which they had contended with over the years. However with peace and normalcy restored and the residents are striving to pick pieces of their  lives once again, double tragedies struck, throwing the entire state into Read More

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Adamawa bloodbath: Untold story of Mubi mosque attack

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

The early morning suicide bombing of a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa state, that claimed at least 50 lives, was the biggest terrorists’ attack in Adamawa since December 2016, when two female suicide bombers killed 45 people at a crowded market in Madagali town. IBRAHIM ABDUL’ AZIZ writes Before now, there was relatively peace even communities that were   worst hit by Read More

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CAS to newly promoted officers: Be committed to your jobs

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has charged newly promoted officers to be committed to their jobs and “uphold the core value of excellence”  which the Air Force is known for. The Air Chief gave the charge at the decoration of the 22 Air Vice Marshals and 28 Air Commodores who Read More

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Army to establish FOB in Falgore forest

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Stories by Musa Umar Bolog One of the participants of the exercise WAZOBIA Kungama conducted at the Falgore forest in Kano state,  Lt.-Col. S. Abdullahi, briefing the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, while the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Maj. Gen. Adeniyi Oyebade, and the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI), Brig.-Gen. J. Sarham, listen Read More

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Kafanchan: From violence to peaceful living

November 27, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

The notoriety of Kafanchan as hotbed of religious or political violence is fast becoming a thing of the past.   ABUBAKAR LABARAN KAFANCHAN reports The accompanying crises of the 2011 general elections  in some parts of the country,  particularly Kaduna state and indeed Kafanchan town and its environs in Southern Kaduna, led to loss of several lives and property, giving the Read More

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Time to halt death of Nigerians in the Mediterranean Sea, By GBEMIGA OLAKUNLE

November 25, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

“The coffins of 26 Nigerians lie in state in water seashore at a cemetery in Southern Italy where a bishop and imam led prayers for all the female victims. According to the online news portal-Information Nigeria, the Mediterranean sea claimed 60 other lives in the fateful accident off Libya 15 days ago, but these bodies sank.   Young people who Read More

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