Yobe monarchs, others benefit

April 25, 2018 Musa M. Buba. Damaturu 0

Managing Conflicts in Northeast Nigeria (MCN), a European Union-funded programme being implemented by the British Council, has pledged its support to traditional institutions by strengthening their capacity in dispute resolution, mediation and basic human rights in yobe state. The support, according to the organization, is to enhance state and community level-conflict management capability, to prevent the escalation of conflict in Read More

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EU,BC train 160 monarchs, secretaries, others on conflict

April 25, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar. Maiduguri 0

The European Union (EU) in collaboration with the British Council and Conflict Management of Nigeria have trained 160 monarchs, their secretaries and 40 wives in Borno and Biu emirates of the state. National Programme Manager, Prof Mohammed Tabiu, disclosed this yesterday during a capacity building workshop for traditional rulers and community leaders of Borno and Biu emirate councils, organised by Read More

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Israel ready to say goodbye to cancer – CUFI

April 25, 2018 Usman Ibn A. Lapai. Kaduna 0

The Christians United for Israel (CUFI) yesterday said the state of Israel is ready to release the cure for cancer. Executive Secretary of CUFI prayer outreach Nigeria, Rev. Sampson Ozovehi, made this known during the stakeholders’ forum meeting held at the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) headquarters in Kaduna, explaining that Israel was ready to help the world say “goodbye Read More

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Relief materials: State officials, lawmakers witnessed distribution – NEMA boss

April 25, 2018 Joshua Egbodo. Abuja 0

Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Maihaja, disclosed that officials of 16 state governments and some federal lawmakers witnessed the distribution of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). He also said it was not true that relief materials were not distributed to states in the North-east since his assumption of office in 2017. Maihaja, who made the Read More

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Perm Sec Bisalla bags Dallatun Zazzau Suleja title

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Aminu Aliyu Bisalla, has been named the new Dallatun Zazzau Suleja. Emir of Zazzau Suleja, Malam Muhammad Awwal Ibrahim, confirmed the appointment of Dallatu title on Bisalla in a letter dated April 20, 2018. Until his recent appointment, Bisalla, a prince of the Zazzau Suleja Emirate, was the Sarkin Read More

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Govs’ opposition to LG autonomy selfish – NULGE

April 25, 2018 Moses John Abuja 0

Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has described the decision by some governors to oppose local government autonomy as “selfish.” According to the body, the autonomy for the third tier of government would not stop the relationship between the state and local government. NULGE National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, made the clarifi cations while speaking to our correspondent in Read More

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We’ve processed 1,500 secondary land transactions – FG

April 24, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  The federal government says it has processed over 1,500 secondary transactions on its lands nationwide, saying that the development has impacted the country’s economy. The Minister of State 1 for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, disclosed this in Abuja, recently. Baba-Shehuri also disclosed that efforts are on by the federal government to title over 2000 lands nationwide. Read More

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Housing deficit :FG should sensitise workers – Expert

April 24, 2018 Tope Sunday 0

To addressing the huge housing deficit in the country, the federal government must embark on sensitization of its workforce, an expert in the built environment, Mr. Benjamin Onigbinde, has said. Onigbinde, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sigvent Property Trust Limited, who spoke in an interview with our Correspondent in Abuja, said the problem will remain unresolved if government fails Read More

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Academics Caution on property tax,wants assessment

April 24, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

With the poor recovery levels of property tax in the Lagos metropolis, university teachers have proposed that the state government adopt greater tax equity and efficiency. They argued that the government should exercise caution and avoid hasty actions, which could result into errors that can literally stump the real estate sector resulting into a situation akin to killing the goose Read More

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Breaking: Oyegun attacks APC leaders over Oshiomhole

April 24, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Ahead of the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), its National Chairman Chief John Oyegun, has described as “absolutely childish” the endorsement of immediate past governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole to take over from him as national chairman. Oyegun did not however, confirm whether he will seek re-election as APC national chairman or not but stated Read More

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We’re with Buhari on anti-graft war – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, said on Tuesday that the judicial arm of government was on the same page with President Muhammadu Buhari on the ongoing anti-corruption war in the country. The CJN said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with the President in Abuja. “I have answered that before and l Read More

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EU, British Council Train 160 Traditional Rulers, 160 Scribes, 40 Women in Borno on Conflict Management

April 24, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar , Maiduguri 0

The European Union (EU)  in collaboration with the British Council (BC) and Conflict Management of Nigeria (CMN) has trained 160 traditional rulers, 160 traditional rulers scribes or secretaries and 40 women or wives of the traditional rulers in both Borno and Biu Emirates of Borno state. The National Programme Manager, Professor Mohammed  Tabiu disclosed this Tuesday during  a Dissemination and Lesson Learning Read More

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Osun govt issues 7days ultimatum to Globacom, 9mobile, other tax defaulters

April 24, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

Osun state government has vowed to drag defaulting telecommunications companies, construction companies and other tax defaulters to court, if they fail to pay within seven days. The Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Tax, Gbenga Akano, made the vow at a press conference held at the board room of the Osun Internal Revenue Service, OIRS, Abere, Osogbo. Listing the defaulters Read More

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El-Rufai to build 3,000-capacity NYSC camp hoste

April 24, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu. Kaduna 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna has pledged to build additional blocks of hostels to accommodate 3,000 more corps members as 2,237 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members posted to Kaduna state took oath of service yesterday. Addressing the oath-taking ceremony at the NYSC orientation camp along Kaduna-Abuja highway, el-Rufai who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth, Sports and Culture, who Read More

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Pilgrimage sponsorship: Lagos saves N4.5bn in 3 years

April 24, 2018 Tope Musowo. Lagos 0

Lagos state government has said the state saved N4.5 billion in the last three years from Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s stoppage of sponsorship of people for religious pilgrimages to Israel and Saudi Arabia. The state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, disclosed this yesterday. Speaking at the annual ministerial press briefing to mark the third year in office of Governor Read More

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NBC orders Daar Communications to stop radio test transmission in

April 24, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan. Abuja 0

National Broadcasting Commission has ordered Daar Communications Plc, owners of AIT and Raypower to stop further test transmission of its FM radio signals in Yola until normal statutory approvals have been requested by the company. In a statement issued yesterday by the acting Head, Public Affairs of the commission, Ekanem Antia, the NBC gave the directive after it noted that Read More

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Al-Makura assures of corps members’ safety

April 24, 2018 Mohammed Yangida. Lafia 0

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has assured corps members posted to the state of maximum security and adequate hospitality in the course of their service. The governor gave the assurance during the swearing in ceremony of 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members posted to the state at the Dan Yamusa orientation camp in Keffi local government area of the state Read More

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IPI to monitor final Cumhuriyet hearing in Turkey

April 24, 2018 Agi Onda. Abuja 0

A delegation from the International Press Institute (IPI) will monitor the seventh and final hearing in the criminal trial against over a dozen journalists and staff members of the independent Turkish daily newspaper, Cumhuriyet on spurious terrorism-related charges. IPI Turkey Advocacy Coordinator, Caroline Stockford, who will lead the delegation, called the proceedings a ‘show trial’. “Cumhuriyet and its journalists, who Read More

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Breaking: SARS operatives re-arrest Senator Dino Melaye

April 24, 2018 Ezrel Tabiowo 0

Operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad have arrested embattled lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye Tuesday morning, Blueprint authoritatively report. As at the time of filing this report, our correspondent gathered that the lawmaker was been taken to the SARS detention facility located just opposite the old CBN junction along the Area 1 expressway. The SARS detention facility is reputed for Read More

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Police clash with traffic officers in Enugu

April 24, 2018 Chuks Nweze Enugu 0

Officers attached to the anti-cult unit of the Nigeria Police Command, Enugu yesterday at about 11 am clashed with the traffic enforcement officers from the Enugu state Ministry of Transport known as MOT, Bank customers as well as passersby were treated to a sordid spectacle as a police officer pulled a knife to kill because MOT personnel tried to impound Read More

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FG seeks end to perm secs, ministers, others’ rifts

April 24, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has said the federal government had begun moves to end the perennial rifts between permanent secretaries and other stakeholders in the public sector administration. Mrs. Oyo-Ita made the disclosure in a keynote address at an induction training programme organised for permanent secretaries in Abuja, on Friday. She explained that Read More

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10 die in Zamfara auto crash

April 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Zamfara state has confirmed the death of 10 persons in Sunday’s late evening auto crash in the state. Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Nasiru Ahmed, said the incident occurred on the Sokoto-Gusau road and involved a head-on collision between a Golf car and a truck. The accident, he said, Read More

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Buhari condoles with ex-Envoy Adegoroye’s family

April 24, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday condoled with the family of former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Victor Adeyeye Adegoroye, who passed on at 93. The President commiserated with the Ondo state government, family and friends of the late ambassador, especially those he worked with for many years as a career diplomat. Buhari urged the family Read More

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Graft charge: Justice Yunusa ordered stand-tria

April 24, 2018 Jerry Uwah Lagos 0

An Ikeja Special Offences Court yesterday dismissed a preliminary objection filed by a suspended judge of the Federal High Court in Lagos, Justice Mohammed Yunusa, and ordered the embattled judge to stand trial for alleged corruption. Yunusa’s defence counsel, Chief Robert Clarke, had on March 9, in a preliminary objection, said the embattled judge had been “absolved of the corruption Read More

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