Coy launches digital smart app for ICT teaching

July 20, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu .Kaduna 0

A technology company, Baatel Synergy Systems (BSS) has launched Alakowe Smart School App to ease teaching and learning of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigerian primary and secondary schools. Launching the smart app at the Kaduna Information Communication Technology Hub, where the company is being incubated, Managing Director of (BSS), Mr. Anuoluwapo Awojobi, said it’s a flagship digital academic Read More

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Kogi judiciary in support of NPS repositioning – CJ

July 20, 2018 Oyibo Salihu. Lokoja 0

Kogi state judiciary has reiterated its preparedness to lend a helping hand towards the repositioning of the Nigeria Prisons Service. The Chief Judge (CJ) of Kogi state, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, disclosed this in Lokoja at the state’s judiciary headquarters, when he received Mr. Joseph Gankon, the new Controller of Prisons, Kogi state command. Justice Ajanah noted that the fortune Read More

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Bala Ciroma resumes as FCT Police

July 20, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche .Abuja 0

A new Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma, yesterday resumed at the FCT Police Command. Ciroma took over from his predecessor, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello after a handingover ceremony. A press statement by Police Public Relations Officer FCT Police Command,Abuja, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, said CP Bala Ciroma holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Maiduguri. Read More

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Jigawa may sanction 3 LGS over Islamic quiz competition

July 20, 2018 Muahmmad Aliyu. Dutse 0

Jigawa state government has expressed displeasure over the non-participation in the 2nd state Islamic quiz competition by three local government councils. It described the action of the councils as non-compliant with directive which is an act of insubordination. The governor made the assertion during the closing of the 2nd Islamic quiz competition, (Islamic Jurisprudence) which was organized by the state Read More

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Insurgency: Yunusari/NERI rehabilitate viewing centre

July 20, 2018 Musa M. Buba. Damaturu 0

Yunusari local government council in Yobe state with support from Northeast Regional Initiatives (NERI) has rehabilitated and commissioned a general viewing centre at Garin Gada, fully equipped with solar system and other equipment. The effort is to educate the youths on dangers of drug abuse that is capable of influencing them to join the activities of the insurgents and also Read More

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ABU reappoints ex-NUJ chair director

July 20, 2018 Moh Bello Habib. Zaria 0

Authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria have reappointed veteran journalist and academic, Dr. Ismail Shehu as Director, Directorate of Public Affairs of the institution. Conveying his reappointment in a letter signed by the Registrar of the university, described him “as fit for the job” considering his wealth of experience in human relations and diplomacy. Until his reappointment, Dr Shehu Read More

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Jigawa pays N724m terminal benefits to 429 beneficiaries

Jigawa State and Local Government Contributory Pension Board has paid over N724 million as terminal and monthly pension benefit for the month of July to 429 beneficiaries. Acting Executive Secretary of the Board, Malam Musa Muhammad Yanleman, disclosed this while addressing reporters in his office yesterday. According to him, the board paid the money to the 429 beneficiaries, comprising retirement Read More

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We must protect our nation’s image, integrity – NCPC boss

July 20, 2018 Adoyi M. Aba .Abuja 0

Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor Uja, has urged Nigerians to ensure that they “do everything to protect the image and integrity of the nation.” He made the call on Wednesday in Abuja management of Leadership Group Newspapers, led by its Group Managing Director, Mr. Abdul Gombe, paid him a courtesy visit. According to Read More

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Contempt: Court orders arrest of Kano anti-graft czar

Court remands 3 fake soldiers in Osun

July 20, 2018 Lateef Dada,. Osogbo 0

An Osun state Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday remanded three men in Ilesa prison for unlawful possession of army uniforms and breach of peace. Osun state Police Command arraigned the trio of the accused on five counts charge bordering on conspiracy, unlawful possession, assault and breach of peace. The accused, Ogundeji Mutiu (31), Akeem Yekini Read More

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INEC to recruit 7, 727 ad-hoc staff for Katsina senatorial bye-election

July 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

At least 7, 727 ad-hoc staff will be recruited by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of bye election into Katsina North senatorial district in Katsina state. The election followed the death of the senator representing the area, Mustapha Bukar on April 4, after a protracted illness. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Jibril Ibrahim-Zarewa disclosed this at a Read More

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Nigeria to host 73rd meeting of APU in October

July 20, 2018 Taiye Odewale .Abuja 0

Nigeria will in October host the 73rd meeting of the African Parliamentary Union (APU) in Abuja, it was learnt yesterday. Secretary-General of APU, Mr. Nzi Koffi, disclosed this during a meeting with the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and the leadership of the National Assembly, in Abuja. Saraki at the meeting said he is delighted that the country Read More

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Decongestion: NEC directs governors to act on 2,359 condemned convicts

The National Economic Council (NEC), presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has directed governors of the 36 states of the federation to act on the 2,359 condemned convicts nationwide as part of measures to decongest prisons in the country. The council failed to deliberate on the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FEAC) meeting deadlocked despite the presence of the principal Read More

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20% Nigerians may experience flooding – FG

July 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

About 20 per cent of Nigerians are “at risk from one form of flooding or another,” the National Economic Council (NEC) was told yesterday. The NEC, led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, comprises the 36 state governors and the Abuja minister. At yesterday’s meeting held in Abuja, the NEC was briefed by Minster of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin, on Read More

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Niger Delta ministry holds national meeting July 22

The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is set to hold its third regular meeting of National Council on Niger Delta in Umuahia, Abia state. The meeting will hold between 22nd and 27th July, 2018. The council meeting with the theme: “Fostering Synergy and Institutional Coordination for Development in the Niger Delta Region,” will address many issues such as infrastructural development, Read More

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NASFAT empowers 19 women, youth with working tools

July 20, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu .Kaduna 0

An Islamic organisation, NasrulLahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) has empowered 19 youth and women in Kaduna with various working tools such as industrial sewing machines, three deep freezers, sewing materials, mechanical tools, food stuff and cheques among others. According to the organisation, they received 50 requests but had so far replied 19, while efforts are ongoing to cater for the Read More

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We trained 12,000 youths on CBN cashless policy’

Keying into the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) drive in ensuring financial inclusion through the cashless policy, Bizi Mobile Cashless Agency said it has trained no fewer than 12,000 youths on cashless banking. Chief Executive Officer of Bizi Mobile Cashless Agency, Alhaji Aminu Bizi disclosed this while fielding questions from newsmen on the sidelines of a two-day CBN fair in Read More

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NGO trains Islamic scholars to preach on corruption

The Just Foundation, a known Governmental Organizations ( NGO) of Al-Habibiyyah Islamic Society trains religious leaders on the significance of preaching corruption on the pulpits in order to encourage accountability and transparency through faithbased intervention. The Executive Director of the foundation, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, in an interview yesterday in Kaduna said, the aim of the training was to educate Islamic Read More

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Dino Allegedly Escapes Another Assassination Attempt in Kogi

July 19, 2018 Online Editor 0

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi western senatorial district at the National Assembly Thursday allegedly escaped another assassination attempt on his life as unknown gunmen allegedly open fire on his car. The Senator who arrived Kogi State on Wednesday morning was in his constituency to commission over 143 projects scattered across the seven local government areas that formed the district. It Read More

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INEC extends continous voter registration to weekends

July 19, 2018 Emeka Nze, Abuja 0

In an effort to accommodate the anticipated upsurge of citizens for the last days of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the extension of the CVR exercise to weekends starting from August 1. The decision was contained in a press statement signed and issued by a Member of the Information and Read More

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APC to Ortom: You ‘re going nowhere

July 19, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

…As gov makes u-turn The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it doesn’t keep red cards in its cupboard and can’t give what it doesn’t have, noting that the governor of Benue state Samuel Ortom will not be allowed to leave the party. National chairman of the party Adams Oshiomhole, however, said that there could be legitimate legal issues and Read More

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Falconets hit Austria for training tour

July 19, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The National Under – 20 female team, the Falconets will depart the country tomorrow (Friday) aboard Air France for Austria for a two – week training tour ahead of the FIFA Under-20 women World Cup in France. The team will depart Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11pm to arrive the Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris in the early hours Read More

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FG set to increase health sector budget – Buhari

July 19, 2018 Online Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday in Abuja that the federal government is considering an upward review of budgetary allocation to the health sector in order to improve the quality and access to medical facilities across the country. The President said this when he received the new executive of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at the State House. He said Read More

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Ekiti: INEC admits vote-buying, says politicians clever than commissions

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has admitted there were massive vote-buying by major political parties that participated in Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State. The INEC also admitted that politicians involved in the practice “were clever,” about it thereby making it almost impossible for the commission to do anything to curb vote buying. The Commission’s National Commissioner and Chairperson, Read More

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