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Court jails man,57, for human trafficking

May 12, 2018 Binta Shama 0

  A Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe state has sentenced a 57-year-old Alhaji Ya’u Shuaibu Salihu to four years imprisonment for human trafficking. The suspect, a native of Farantama village, Albasu local government of Kano state, was arraigned by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on a two-count charge of procuring nine underage Read More

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Sultan, Sanusi, others pay tribute to Isiyaku Rabiu

  The remains of the Kano based Islamic Scholar and Business Mogul, Sheikh Isiyaku Rabiu, was committed to mother earth in Kano yesterday after jana’iza prayers at the Isiyaku Rabiu Jumuat mosque, located at Goron-Dutse quarters in Kano. His remains, which was flown to Kano from the United Kingdom, arrived Malam Aminu Kano International Airport at exactly 7am and quickly Read More

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Emir Sanusi turbans Dambazau, others

May 12, 2018 Bashir Mohammed 0

  Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, yesterday in Kano turbaned the Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau (retd) with traditional title of Baraden Kano. Also, a retired Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Dr. Aminu Ahmed Sadiq was turbaned as Zannah Kano and Alhaji Habibu Bello Dankade, as Fagacin Kano. Speaking shortly after the turbanning ceremony, Sanusi said they Read More

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FG spends N300bn on road infrastructure – Fashola

May 12, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government said it has, so far, committed N300 billion to road infrastructure compared to N18 billion which the previous administration spent. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Raji Fashola, who said this at the 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) in Abuja, added that “it is one thing to have a plan, it is Read More

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Population: Nigeria’s ticking time bomb

May 12, 2018 Samson Benjamin 0

Nigeria is a very populous country with poor Human Development Index, including limited access to health care, low level of education and standard of living. In this report, SAMSON BENJAMIN examines how a potential national asset has become a liability. Almost everyone knows of the problem but the National Population Commission (NPC) has put it on the front burner by Read More

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NGO takes women inclusion campaign to 11 LGAs in Gombe

May 12, 2018 Auwal Ahmad 0

  A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Search for Common Ground, has commenced the dissemination of Gombe State Plan on United Nation Security Resolution 1325 (UNSCR) on inclusion of women in peace process to the three senatorial district in the state. State Coordinator of the organisation, Mr. Chorbe Joshua Gonlur, disclosed this while speaking at the residence of senior district head of Read More

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Era of inter-agency rivalry over – Buratai

  As the country continues to face several internal security threats, the military and other agencies must work in harmony to achieve the common goal of eradicating these threats for peace and development of the country, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has said. Buratai said this yesterday while addressing troops at the Headquarters of 73 Battalion, Janguza Read More

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Ebola: JOHESU strike won’t affect screening at ports – Adewole

May 12, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

The ongoing Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) strike would not hinder the screening of travellers coming into the country, Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has said. The minister, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja, said health workers at the nation’s ports were not part of the JOHESU’s strike, adding that government had a mechanism of screening travellers Read More

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Ebonyi Assembly Chief whip arraigned over Forgery certificate

A lawmaker representing Ikwo South, in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly,  Hon Chike Ogiji was Friday arraigned in court for  parading forged school certificates. Ogiji who doubles as the Chief Whip of the Assembly was arraigned in the Magistrate court of Ebonyi state on four count charges. The charges read as follows, that you Ogiji IMO Chike ‘m’ on Read More

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NNN pensioners lament non- release of entitlements

May 11, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme. Abuja 0

Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), New Nigerian Newspapers branch has cried out over the continued delay by the Director of Cash Management in the Finance Ministry Mr. Samson Arowojolu to release their entitlements. It will be recalled that after the verification exercise conducted by Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), conducted their verification exercise and the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Read More

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FG, NOUN worry over ‘unskilled’ Nigerian graduates

May 11, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

Lack of skills has been identified as one of the major reasons of graduate unemployment in the country. In two separate fora, academics of various callings said there was the need for further skills development programmes for graduates in the country. Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwukah, at a tworetreat orgsanised by National Universities Commission (NUC), which ended Read More

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UNICEF takes educatea-child CTP to Sokoto

May 11, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has taken the campaign on girlchild education under the Educate-A-Child (EAC) Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) to Sokoto state. The Fund, in collaboration with Child Rights Information Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Information, would on Wednesday hold a two-day dialogue on the programme in the state capital. The dialogue is expected to present Read More

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Group plans exhibition, school fair

May 11, 2018 Adeola Tukuru. Abuja 0

Annual School Needs Exhibition (ASNE) is set to host over 500 schools across the country to mark its 8th annual exhibition in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The convener of the programme, Emem Opashi, while briefing newsmen yesterday in Abuja, stated that the exhibition, slated for May 16th, is a way of giving platform designed to connect relevant business to Read More

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NAHCON to accredit journalists covering Hajj

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Muhammad, has said the “Commission intends to accredit journalists that will cover the yearly pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in order to ‘sanitise’ Hajj reporting.” Muhammad, who said this at the public presentation of Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR) news website and awards ceremony yesterday in Abuja, decried the current situation whereby Read More

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U.S. donates $90m for HIV survey in Nigeria

United States government has donated about $90 million to support the forthcoming HIV survey in Nigeria. Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the survey. The agreement was signed by the minister, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, and the National Agency for the Control Read More

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Why Lake Chad Basin govs’ forum was established, by UNDP

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has said its decision to facilitate the establishment of the Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum was to ensure regional stabilisation, peace-building and sustainable development in the region. The Forum consists of governors from the seven states and provinces in the Lake Chad Basin region, including those in Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria. The officials were Read More

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NYSC boss warns corps members on electoral offences

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been warned against any act of misconduct through their participation as ad-hoc staff in the forthcoming elections. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Corps’ Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, yesterday. According to the statement, the Director-General, Suleiman Kazaure, gave the warning yesterday at the Lagos state Orientation Read More

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Irregular migration: NIS boss orders tight security at borders

May 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has directed the Comptrollers of 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to strengthen border control and intensify public enlightenment campaign against irregular migration. A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the service Public Relations Officer, DCI Sunday James, also directed the Border Patrol Corps (BPC) to intensify patrol Read More

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Detained Sheriff Almuhajir released

May 11, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan. Abuja 0

Popular economic researcher, Sheriff Almuhajir, who was earlier yesterday arrested by the Nigerian Army for unspecified reasons, has regained his freedom. Although reason for his arrest was not officially stated by Army officials, Mr Almuhajir took to his Facebook page early yesterday and wrote: “It’s clear that someone is not happy with our distribution from Saudi Arabia. “He is now Read More

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Sardauna Foundation partnering northern groups on security – Muazu

The Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation has said it is partnering with some key northern groups to evolve a security master plan that would reverse the challenges faced by the northern region. Chairman of the Foundation and former governor of Niger state, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, made the disclosure to Blueprint in Kaduna. Aliyu said the region’s insecurity had become overwhelming Read More

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Adamawa Fadama III AF and service delivery

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Adamawa Fadama 111 AF is impacting the lives of the people through various forms. The Fadama 111 AF has recently waged a war in alleviating the poverty ravaging the people, especially those who are in the hotbed of the Boko Haram insurgency such as Madagali, Michika and neighbouring towns. Recently, the Adamawa Fadama 111 AF under the State Programme Read More

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Nigerian diplomat assassinated in Sudan

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Nigerian diplomat was found dead yesterday at his home in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported, quoting two security sources. According to the report, the sources said police were investigating the incident, but provided no details on how he died. Reuters that initially reported the incident said officials from the Nigerian Embassy in Khartoum Read More

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Buhari administration spends N300bn on road infrastructure – Fashola

May 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government yesterday said it had committed N300 billion so far on road infrastructure as against the previous administration, which committed only N18 billion. Minister of Work, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this during the 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) with the theme: “Road Infrastructure in Nigeria: Impacts on Petroleum Products Distribution” in Abuja. Read More

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Don’t confuse Nigerians on your misconduct, Senate tells IGP

May 11, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

The Senate yesterday asked the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, should stop confusing the public on his misconduct arising from his refusal to honour Senate’s invitations three consecutive times. It, through a statement by his its spokesperson, Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi (APC, Niger North), said the IGP should stop holding on to the straw for dishonouring the invitations sent to Read More

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Kano billionaire Isiyaku Rabiu

Zaura mourns Isyaku Rabiu, condoles with deceased family, Gov Ganduje, Emir Sanusi

May 11, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan 0

The Kano State gubernatorial aspirant under Green Party of Nigeria, GPN, Abdulsalami Zaura, has conveyed his condolence messages to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II and the entire people in the state over the death Isyaku Rabiu. Blueprint reports that the deceased, a foremost Kano Islamic scholar and Tijjaniyya scribe cum businessman, died Read More

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