Osinbajo’s position ‘threatened’ by women agitators – Buhari

May 25, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari said jokingly on Friday that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s position is being threatened by the constant agitations by women to occupy the post. The President said this while reacting to a request by Nigerian Female Parliamentarians (NFP), who asked for the position of Vice President of Nigeria in subsequent elections in the country. The NFP paid Read More

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Senate moves to end health workers’ strike

May 25, 2018 Taiye Odewale 0

  The Senate has intervened in the lingering industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) weeks back . President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, after a meeting with the leadership of JOHESU, where he listened to their grievances and demands, also met with the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Minister of Labour, Read More

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NECO crisis: How realistic is N25bn contract

May 25, 2018 Martin Paul 0

  National Examinations Council (NECO) has come to the public domain over alleged award of N25 billion contracts by its register. MARTIN PAUL reviews the genesis of the crisis. Intro National Examinations Council (NECO) was established in April 1999 by the federal government to supplement the conduct of secondary school certificated examination, which the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) had Read More

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World Bank/FGN Mission urges communities to take ownership of projects

May 25, 2018 Oyibo Salihu . Lokoja 0

The 9th World Bank/FGN support Mission to Kogi state has charged the state government to encourage benefiting communities to assume ownership of development projects under the Fadama III (AF) initiative. The TaskTeam Leader, Dr Adetunji Oredipe, made the call while on a courtesy visit to the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Kehinde Oloruntoba in Lokoja on Wednesday. Represented by Prof. Read More

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NUJ urges Bauchi to pay journalists weigh-in allowances

May 25, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has appealed to Bauchi state government to pay weigh-in allowances to working journalists in the state. National President of the union, Comrade Abdulwaheed Odusile, made thisappeal yesterday during the opening ceremony of the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the union held at Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi. According to him, the union had facilitated the Read More

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Democracy day: FG declares Tuesday public holiday

May 25, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday, 29th May as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, who made the declaration Friday in Abuja on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerians on the occasion, and pledged government’s continued dedication to entrenching democracy in the polity. According to a statement Read More

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Ramadan: Cleric, doctor on what should be done

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The month of Ramadan is a holy one, during which Muslim faithful observe fast. NAJIB SANI looks at how faithful should conduct themselves, based on interactions with a medical doctor and Islamic cleric Five pillars of Islam Ramadan fast which is one of the five pillars of Islam and religious obligations is characterized by total abstinence from eating, drinking and Read More

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Quit whining, accept you failed – PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end his blame game and use of hate language against past leaders as cover for his poor performance, the economic hardship and the escalated insecurity his administration has caused Nigerians despite ample resources at their disposal. The PDP said now that it was obvious that the APC federal government Read More

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LP demands speedy action on minimum wage

May 25, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Labour Party (LP) has called for speedy actions on the minimum wage, saying the delays in raising the workers’ salaries is not in the best interest of the country. The National Chairman of LP Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, made the call Friday in Abuja while receiving the newly inaugurated FCT chapter of the party who paid him a solidarity visit. Read More

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Birnin-Gwari: How we were abducted, released – Victim

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nine persons kidnapped in BirninGwari local government area of Kaduna state have been released by their captors. One of the victims, Lawali Ali, popularly called Mai Bulaus Udawa, told Premium Times in a telephone interview how he and eight others regained their freedom. He said no ransom was paid to the bandits before they allowed them to go. According to Read More

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AfDB hails Nigeria’s campaign on local goods

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

African Development Bank (AfDB) has stated that it had provided 14 million people with improved access to transport, considerably above its targeted 10 million in 2017. The bank, in its Annual Development Effectiveness Review 2018 presented yesterday in Busan, South Korea, stated that majority of the beneficiaries were in low income countries. It added that the bank constructed, rehabilitated or Read More

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PDP, ADC absent as 54 parties sign Election Code of Conduct

May 25, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Two major opposition political parties; the People Democratic Party (PDP) and the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Advanced Democratic Congress (ADC) were conspicuously absent Friday as other 54 parties signed the revised code of conduct in Abuja ahead of the 2019 general elections. The adoption and signing was witnessed by the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Read More

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Osinbajo’s position as Vice-President under threat – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said jokingly on Friday that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s position is being threatened by the constant agitations by women to occupy the post. The President said this while reacting to a request by Nigerian Female Parliamentarians who asked for the position of Vice President of Nigeria in subsequent elections in the country. The Nigerian Female Parliamentarians Read More

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NYSC trains 37 gender desk officers on equality

May 25, 2018 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has trained 37 Gender Desk Officers of the scheme on ways of discouraging gender discrimination and advocating equality in their respective places. This was announced at a one-day 2018 NYSC gender mainstreaming workshop, declared open by the Director General of NYSC Brig.-Gen. Sule Kazaure, yesterday in Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state. Blueprint Read More

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NGO meets to reflect on recovery process in Borno, Yobe

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A non-governmental organisation, Partnership To Engage, Reform and Learn-Engage Citizens Pillar (PERL-ECP) has said, it will work out modalities that will improve recovery process and identify gaps in their roles. PERL-ECP Northeast Coordinator, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Sara, disclosed this yesterday in a one day workshop organised to reflect on engagement around recovery, budget engagement and service delivery issues. According to Read More

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X-raying the almajiri phenomenon

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The word “Almajiri” is derived from an Arabic word “Almuhajiroon” which came as a result of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) migration from Makkah to Madinah. In our own context, “Almajiri” refers to a person who leaves his home to another place in search of qur’anic knowledge. The system started in the 11th century as a result of the involvement of Borno Read More

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Ramadan: Sokoto earmarks N300m for widows, orphans

May 25, 2018 Sidi A. Umar Sokoto 0

Sokoto state government has earmarked additional N300 million for assistance to orphans and widows during Ramadan and Sallah festivities, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has disclosed. The governor, who stated this shortly after breaking Ramadan Fast with persons with disabilities, assured that his administration would continue to implement policies aimed at improving their well-being. Tambuwal said because of their significant position, Read More

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I owe no staff salary – Dikko

May 25, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

BChairman, Bwari area council, Hon. Dr. Musa Dikko, has disclosed that the council has paid off all inherited unpaid salaries, huge bank debt and as well taken delivery of not less than 15 different projects so far. The projects, according to him, ranged from primary health care clinics, vocational centres, blocks of classrooms, boreholes, grinding mill, among others. Dikko disclosed Read More

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Ekiti election: Members shun inauguration as APC sets up 14 govs, 7 Ministers, 56 others against Fayose

May 24, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated its 77 member National Campaign Council for the Ekiti governorship election, among which are 14 serving governors and 7 serving Ministers to give the incubent governor Fayose a good contest. However, out of the 14 governors named as members of the campaign council, only Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu attended the inauguration which Read More

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Stop justifying Bayelsa killing, APC tells Gov. Dickson

May 24, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The All Progressives Congress, Bayelsa State chapter, has condemned as callous the attempts by the government of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to justify Tuesday’s killing of protesters by the police in Amassoma on the excuse that the victims were cultists and hoodlums. In a statement made available to blueprint on Thursday in Yenagoa by the State Publicity Secretary Mr Doifie Read More

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Osun SSG declares governorship ambition, vows to surprise his critics

May 24, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

The Secretary to the Government of Osun State, SSG, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, has declared intention to contest the September 22 governorship election in the state. He made the official declaration at the Secretariat of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday. Adeoti who was the first aspirant to begin his campaign activities at the party Secretariat, Read More

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Breaking : Presidential aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu joins YPP

May 24, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a presidential aspirant and former deputy governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof. Kingsley Mogahlu, has formerly joined the Young Progressive Party (YPP), saying the party answered his questions on affirmative. Making his official declaration on Thursday in Abuja, Prof. Moghalu described YPP as “a great dare, a tantalizing promise, a notice of evacuation to Read More

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APC Convention: Committee urged on cost of forms, internal democracy

May 24, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a leading National Youth Leader aspirant, Ambassador Fubara Dagogo, has asked the convention committee led by the Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru, to be considerate in the cost of aspirants’ forms. He specifically urged the committee to maintain the old prices instead of increasing it beyond the reach Read More

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Murder: Osun Court sentences man, 25, to death by hanging

May 24, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

A High Court, sitting in Ikirun, the headquarters of Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state, on Thursday, sentenced a 25-year-old man, Tajudeen Ganiyu, to death by hanging, for killing a 4-year-old boy, Tesleem Bakare. Delivering the judgement, Justice Jide Falola, recalled that the convict was a customer of the grandmother of the victim, Mrs. Raliatu Bakare, who used to Read More

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