Dangote to launch 200 housing units for Borno IDPs

In rare gesture to help government in the rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in parts of the insurgency ravaged areas of the North East, the Aliko Dangote Foundation has concluded preparation to commission a multi-billion naira housing estate. The CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, who disclosed this in Maiduguri yesterday, said the Foundation has completed the Read More

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Protesters from IDP camps in Abuja storm Dino's residence in show of solidarity. They've vowed to go nowhere until the police force withdraws its men.

Birnin-Gwari housewives regain freedom after N1m ransom

June 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Two housewives kidnapped from Birnin-Gwari, Kadauna state, two weeks ago by armed bandits have been set free. They were freed only after payment of N1.15 million, a family friend said. The women, Murja Adamu and Sukaila Adamu, were abducted at their house located in Maganda village, Birnin-Gwari local government area of Kaduna state. They were abducted on May 20, a Read More

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Wife of Oyo state Gov, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi presenting gift items to children of Christian Olawunmi Foundation, Ogbomoso on 2018 Children Day

June 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Wife of the Oyo state Governor, Mrs. Florence Ajimobi (middle), presenting gift items to children from Christian Olawunmi Foundation, Ogbomoso, during the distribution of gift items to orphanage homes to mark the 2018 Children Day anniversary, in Ibadan yesterday Photo: Bode-Are/MA/BJO/NAN  13Shares13     

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Al-Makura blames Egbura, Bassa conflict on elite

June 5, 2018 Agi Onda .Abuja 0

B Nasarawa state Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, yesterday blamed the elite for the spate of crisis between Bassa and Egbura ethnic groups in Toto local government area of the state. He made the observation during a visit to the paramount ruler of Opanda chiefdom and Chairman, Traditional Rulers Council in the local government, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi. The visit was to Read More

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Group wants zero tolerance to building collapse

June 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A group, Building Collapse Prevention Guild, BCPG, has restated its commitment to attain a zero per cent tolerance for building collapse in Lagos state. The Chairman of Lagos state branch of BCPG, Yinka Ogunseye, made the assertion at a workshop organised by Ikoyi-Obalande BCPG cell in Lagos recently. Ogunseye, who said that the rate of building collapse had reduced to Read More

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Microfinance can become major offering for financial institutions –Study

June 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A new study from Habitat for Humanity says that housing microfinance can become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa. Housing microfinance consists of small, non-mortgage backed loans starting at just a few hundred dollars that can be offered to low-income populations in support of incremental building practices. The business case study, released today, is entitled “Building the Read More

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Defence Minister calls for suspension of anti-grazing laws in Taraba, Benue, Ekiti

The Minister of Defence, Mr. Mansur Dan-Ali, has stressed the need for the suspension of anti-grazing law that is currently being in enforced in Taraba and Benue states. In a presentation at a security meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, the minister said the states should employ other channels to deal with Read More

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UN World Bicycle Day: FCT promises to establish bicycle parks

June 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) yesterday day in Abuja promised to establish bicycle parks to encourage more people to see bicycle as a means of transportation. The Minister, Muhammed Bello, made the promise while receiving participants in a mass rally as part of activities to mark the maiden edition of the United Nations World Bicycle Day celebration in Abuja. Read More

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I have made Nigeria safe, secure – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday in Abuja that Nigeria is safe and secure for tourism, citing improved security and country’s burgeoning economy. Receiving Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, the Secretary-General of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) at the Presidential Villa, the President said it would have been inconceivable to host an international tourism conference in Abuja four years ago, because Read More

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#NotTooYoungToRun: ANN ‘ll open space for young aspirants

June 5, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The leadership of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), has described the recent signing of the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari as an indication of the readiness of Nigerian youths to access leadership positions in the country. The party also guaranteed that it was the surest platform for the youths who are willing and ready for elective positions. In Read More

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APC chairmanship: Emokpaire picks nomination forms, says Oshiomhole not a threat –

June 5, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Ahead of the national convention of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) another aspirant, Chief Ibrahim Emokpaire, has picked the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the position of national chairman. Emokpaire who is also from Edo state where Comrade Adam Oshiomhole comes from, however declared to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja that the aspiration of the former governor Read More

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nPDP stops dialogue with APC, presidency over Saraki, Ahmed

June 4, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The leadership of the defunct New People Democratic Party (nPDP) has issued another threat to stop all forms of dialogues with the leadership of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), over the alleged victimisation of Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Kwara state governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed. Recall that the group has been at loggerhead with the leadership of APC, alleging Read More

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Drama as Oyegun inaugurates factional chairmen, embargoes Lagos, Oyo excos

June 4, 2018 Online Editor 0

There was mild-drama Monday at the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as factional state chairmen and their supporters were jostling for recognition during the inauguration ceremony. Speaking during the inauguration, National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who charged the state party chairmen to return the party to its lost glory by announcing to Nigerians the successes of Read More

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APC will rule Nigeria forever, Mama Taraba declares to recontest governorship

June 4, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Minister of Women Affairs Sen. Aisha Alhassan, has expressed optimism that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) “will rule Nigeria forever,” assuring that her party will win more states including Taraba in 2019. The Minister popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’ said that the party´s coming National Convention would be peaceful, adding that the current crisis in the APC was normal Read More

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Muslim group donates food to school for the deaf

Executive Director, Islamic Counselling Initiative of Nigeria (ICIN), Hajiya Fatima Suleiman, has admonished students of the School for the Deaf in Jos, Plateau state to have faith in God. Hajiya Suleiman gave the admonition when she led members and friends of ICIN to donate food items to the students of the school along Rukuba road, Jos. She said: “We bring Read More

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Kogi CJ warns judges against indolence, absenteeism

June 4, 2018 Oyinbo Salihu. Lokoja 0

Magistrates and judges of the lower courts in Kogi have been warned against residing outside the jurisdictions of their courts if they still want to remain in the services of the state judiciary. The state Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, gave the warning when he hosted the new leadership of Idah branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) in Read More

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Kano govt clamps down on codeine outlets, begins retrieval

June 4, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

Kano state pharmacists inspection committee under the Ministry of Health, has commenced retrieval of all codeine substance at the stage of preparation from pharmaceutical outlets and individuals in the state. This is part of efforts to rid the state of any syrup or tablets containing codeine, as directed by the federal government. The chairman of the committee, who is also Read More

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SMEDAN empowers 100 entrepreneurs in Kogi

June 4, 2018 Oyibo Salihu .Lokoja 0

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has empowered 100 entrepreneurs with cash to boost their businesses in Kogi. SMEDAN also charged the beneficiaries to inculcate financial discipline into their businesses to enable them grow and attain the status of employer of labour in the state. Presenting a cash support of N40, 000 each to the 100 Read More

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You’re free to leave APC, VON DG tells Okorocha

June 4, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The crisis rocking the South-east zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday took another dimension as one of the leaders of the party in the region, Osita Okechukwu, urged the Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha, to leave the party if he so desire. But one of the conveners of APC Restoration Coalition in Imo state Dr. Toe Ekechi, said Read More

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Dangote to Completes 200 Housing Units for IDPs In North East

In another rare gesture from a private sector operator to help government in the rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons in parts of the insurgency ravaged areas in the North East, the Aliko Dangote Foundation has concluded preparation to commission a multi-billion naira housing estate Youssoufou, who made the disclosure at an event in Maiduguri, Borno State, stated that the housing Read More

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Ambode clears N37.546bn pension arrears of ex-Lagos workers

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC) said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has paid a total of N37.546 billion to pensioners since 2015. According to a statement signed by the Director-General of LASPEC, Folashade Onanuga yesterday in Lagos, the figure represented the total pension paid to 9,045 retirees of the state. The LASPEC Director-General said the governor released N859.059 million to off Read More

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WAEC to release 2018 WASSCE result in 45 days – Spokesman

June 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has reassured that it is committed to releasing results of its 2018 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in 45 days. The council’s Head of Public Affairs, Damianus Ojijeogu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. The council, he said, was Read More

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FCTA shares N2.2bn allocation to 6 area councils

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Abuja has disbursed the sum of 2.2 billion to the six Area Councils in the FCT its share of statutory allocation for the month of March 2018. Permanent Secretary, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa, who made the disclosure over the weekend at the Joint Area Councils Allocation Committee (JAAC) meeting, charged the council chairmen to step Read More

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