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Convention: Group warns APC leaders against ‘saboteurs’

June 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Chuba Okadigbo Rainbow Organization (CORO) has warned the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against allowing the people described as saboteurs, adding that such people were determined to hijack the party.  Leader of the group, Chief Melville Ebo, in a statement Thursday in Abuja, alleged that some politicians from the South-east were claiming to be the loyalists of Read More

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Ekweremadu: Blackmail against Nwogu will fail – APC delegate

June 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A delegate to the APC National Convention, Alhaji Yakubu Das,  has faulted allegation that one of the frontline aspirant to the office of National Organising Secretary, Hon. Chidi Nwogu is an agent of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, describing it as “a wicked blackmail that is destined to fail.” In a statement issued in Abuja, the APC delegate from Read More

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ActionAid announces board chair

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

ActionAid Nigeria yesterday announced its Board Chairperson in person of Dr. Jummai Umar-Ajijola. Jummai succeeds Prof. Patricia Donli, the outgoing Board Chair who has retired to join the AAN General Assembly after serving for 6 years. In a press statement issued yesterday in Abuja, Communications Coordinator ActionAid Nigeria, Nihinlola Ayanda, said Jummai until her appointment was a member of the Read More

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CISLAC tasks NASS on anti-corruption bills

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has called on the National Assembly to support the federal government by ensuring the passage of all pending Anti-Corruption Bills. It’s Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, in a press statement issued recently in Abuja said it will help boost the image of the country which has suffered in the recent past due to corruption. Read More

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77% Nigerians without cash income in 2017 – Foundation

June 21, 2018 Adeola Tukur 0

Afrobarometer working with CLEEN Foundation and Practical Sampling International, has revealed in a recent survey that about 51 percent Nigerians are without food, 48 percent without medical care, 47 percent without cooking fuel, and 77 percent are without a cash income. In a press statement issued by senior communication and campaign officer for the foundation, Audu Liberty Oseni, yesterday in Read More

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APC Convention: Govs asked to prune aspirants list, groups warns against saboteurs

June 21, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention Committee has  asked governors under the party to meet with aspirants from their states in order to explore the possibility of a consensus.   Chairman of the convention and governor of Jigawa state, Abubakar Badaru, told the newsmen shortly after a closed door meeting of the governors on Wednesday night that where a consensus could Read More

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Road construction: LASTMA assures motorists of free traffic

June 21, 2018 Tope Musowo 0

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) yesterday lauded motorists and commuters for their cooperation since government commenced road rehabilitation across the state, assuring of a new strategy to enhance free-flow of traffic. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had, earlier in the year, embarked on massive road construction, rehabilitation and construction of bridges across the state to ease movement of commuters and motorists Read More

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Osun govt attributes WAEC performance to Aregbesola’s intervention

June 21, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun state government has attributed improvement in the performance of students in the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, to the infrastructure put in place by Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the education sector.   The Commissioner for Education, Mr. AbdulWasiu Omotunde-Young who stated this at a press conference in Osogbo on Thursday, said the past records were made available to the public Read More

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UNHCR urges more support for refugees, IDPs

June 21, 2018 Musa M. Buba 0

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for collective responsibility in meeting the needs of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. It noted that over 68.5 million persons globally have been forced to flee from the safety and comfort of their homes and communities. This was contained in a statement disclosed yesterday by its High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi Read More

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UNHCR urges systematic long-term support for refugees

June 21, 2018 Daniel Agbo 0

United Nations High Commission for Refugees UNHCR has urged countries and communities hosting refugees to evolve more systematic, long term support as they take on the job of helping the uprooted families. UNHCR High Commissioner, Mr. Philipo Grandi, delivering his address to mark World Refugees Day at Anyeke Refugees Camp in Kwande local government area of Benue state, noted that Read More

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Ex-Gov Nyako’s wife laid to rest

June 21, 2018 Muazu Abari 0

The remains of former Adamawa state first lady and wife of ex-Governor Murtala Nyako, Hajiiya Zainab Nyako has been laid to rest in Yola amid tears by family members, friends and political associates of the former governor . The funeral prayers for the deceased first lady was conducted at the Yola resident of Admiral Nyako about 2.15 pm and was Read More

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US deports 34 Nigerians

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

x No fewer than 34 Nigerians were yesterday deported from the United States of America for allegedly committing offences in the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deportees arrived at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMlA), Lagos at about 2.30 p.m. The deportees, comprising 32 males and two females, were brought back Read More

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Thunderstorms, rains today – NiMet

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted prospects of thunderstorms with rains over the central states such as Makurdi, Jos, Taraba, Kaduna, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Abuja, Bauchi and Gombe today morning. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja yesterday also predicted day and night temperatures in the range of 26 to 30 and 18 to 24 degrees Celsius respectively. Read More

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7 die, 3 injured in Jigawa auto crash

June 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Seven persons yesterday lost their lives in an auto crash on Hadejia to Kaugama road in Jigawa state. Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Angus Ibezim, who confirmed the incident, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that four others sustained various degrees of injury. He said the accident, which involved a Citroen car and Read More

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Nigeria, Ecuador to sign visa-free deal

June 21, 2018 Aideloje Ojo 0

Ecuadorian Ambassador to Nigeria, Deopoldo Rovayo, said yesterday that his country and Nigeria had agreed to sign a visa-free agreement to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. Rovavo disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olukunle Bamgbose. According to him, his visit was to strengthen bilateral ties Read More

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Pilgrims who overstay umrah risk 6 month imprisonment – Official

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised Umrah pilgrims to ensure that they do not overstay their visa expiry date or risk imprisonment. The Commission also calls on “its clients with complaints to contact its officials on these phone numbers: +234803 733 4415or +234806 760 0401. Or contact this team at NAHCON Head Office in Umm Jood District, Read More

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Hadaya: Ja’iz Bank remains our official agent – NAHCON

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Ahead of the 2018 hajj exercise, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has reiterated that Ja’iz Bank of Nigeria (JBN) remains an official bank for collection of Hadaya fees from the Nigerian pilgrims. Recall that the Commission on 2nd May, 2018, met with representatives of Ja’iz Bank of Nigeria (JBN) to sign an agreement for collection of Hadaya fees Read More

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Nasarawa pharmacists offer police free medical services

June 20, 2018 Mohammed Yangida. Lafia 0

The Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Nasarawa state chapter, has offered free medical services to the state Police Command in continuation of their 2018 medical outreach. The gesture took place at the Nasarawa state Police command headquarters yesterday in Lafia. Chairman of ACPN in the state, Pharm Ikechukwu Okafor, said the effort was aimed at giving back to Read More

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FG commissions curriculum, training manual for NIS

The federal government has commissioned a curriculum and training manual for four training institutions of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The training center’s include: Command and Staff College, Sokoto, Nigeria Immigration Training School, Kano (ITSK), Nigeria Immigration Training School, Orlu and Nigeria Immigration Training School, Ahoada. While commissioning the curriculum Wednesday in at the NIS National Headquarters in Abuja, Minister Read More

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APC Chairman : Osunbor steps down for Oshiomhole

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Barely two days to the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the aspirants for the office of National Chairman, former Governor of Edo State, Senator Osereimhen Osunbor, has stepped down from the race. Osunbor said this in a statement he issued on Wednesday saying that his decision was based on respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and Read More

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Buhari signs 2018 budget, says “NASS cut everything”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12 trillion, seven months after the estimate was submitted to the National Assembly. The federal government approved N8.612 trillion but the lawmakers increased it to N9.12 trillion. The lawmakers also increased the crude oil benchmark for the budget from $45 per barrel to $50.5 per barrel. Speaking Read More

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Senator Ndume Begs Military, Security Agents to End Boko Haram Insurgency Quickly

The Senator representing Borno south senatorial District at the National Assembly and former Senate leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has asserted that two problematic areas militate against federal and state governments efforts in the fight against boko haram insurgency in Borno state. Ndume who identified Damboa-Gwoza-Chibok and Lake Chad areas as major dangerous spots appealed to the Nigerian armed forces Read More

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Benue killings: No basis for Ortom to hire mediator – Govt

June 20, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Benue state government has described as “false and mischievous” media reports that Governor Samuel Ortom “is planning to hire a negotiator to mediate between the state government and armed Fulani militia” over killings in the state. Speaking through the Special Adviser, Media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua in a statement yesterday, government said there was “no basis for Governor Ortom to Read More

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Kaduna generates N14.2bn IGR in 5 months

The Kaduna state Internal Revenue Service (KDIRS) said it got N14.2 billion as internally generated revenue (IGR) between January and end of May this year. KDIRS Executive Chairman, Mukhtar Ahmed, made this known in an interview with Blueprint in Kaduna. Ahmed said the state increased its IGR from an average of N800 million a month in 2015 to between N2.7 Read More

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Hajj fare: Group tasks pilgrims’ boards on enlightenment

Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation that monitors and report hajj activities, has called on state Muslim pilgrims welfare boards and agencies to embark on adequate enlightenment of intending pilgrims on the cost of the 2018 hajj. The 2018 fare, as announced so far, indicates a significant decrease from that of 2017. IHR, in a statement signed in Kaduna Read More

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