Dogara seeks relief for Bauchi windstorm victims

June 19, 2018 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called for urgent provision of relief materials for victims of Saturday night’s windstorm in Bauchi, even he also commiserated with them. The windstorm reportedly wrecked havoc within the state capital and other towns and villages in the state. Dogara, through a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Turaki Hassan, called on relevant Read More

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2019: Group trains youth leaders nationwide

June 19, 2018 John Oba Abuja 0

As the 2019 general begins to gather momentum, a group, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Project (H.E.L.P), has commenced preparations to host a national capacity building training for all youth leaders across the country. This training, according to its Convener/Chairman, Planning Committee and CEO/Lead Advocate, Ayodele Thomas, “is aim at building bridges of understanding among the youth groups and address Read More

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2019: Get your PVCs ready, Ahmed tells residents

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has charged Kwarans to troop out enmasse to obtain their permanent voter cards (PVCs) to enable to them elect candidates of their choice. Governor Ahmed, who made the call yesterday, in his remarks at Sallah homage by the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, stressed that “it is Read More

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Insecurity: Zamfara adopts community engagement

June 19, 2018 Sanusi Muhammad Gusau 0

Zamfara state government is set to introduce community engagement policy in order to find lasting solution to security challenges in the state. This was made known by the state Governor, Alh. Abdulaziz Yari, when he paid Sallah homage to Emirs of Bakura and Maradun at their palaces yesterday. According to him, stakeholders, including religious leaders, traditional institutions, civil society organisations, Read More

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Recognise Ogidi Day cultural festival, FG urged

June 19, 2018 yibo Salihu Lokoja 0

President of Ogidi Development Union, Eniolorunda Ralph, has appealed to the federal government to include Ogidi day cultural festival on its annual tourism calendar. Ralph, who made the appeal on Saturday during the seventh Ogidi day celebration in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state, solicited the support of government towards ensuring that the festival is re-packaged to attract foreign Read More

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Sallah celebrated in liberated Borno community in 6 years – Army

June 19, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

Nigerian Army yesterday said no fewer than 2,000 returnees celebrated Eid el-Fitr at Gudumbali town in Guzamala local government area of Borno state, for the first time in six years. The town, which is 125 kilometres north of Maiduguri, the state capital, was deserted by locals in the area following incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents. According to a statement Read More

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Plateau board announces N1.4m 2018 hajj fare

Plateau state intending Muslim pilgrims are to pay N1.47 million for the 2018 hajj exercise, Executive Secretary, Plateau State Muslim Pilgrims Board, Barrister Auwal Abdullahi, has disclosed. He said the 2018 hajj fare is less than the 2017 with over N57, 000 with the basic traveling allowance remaining $800 on a flat rate. Barrister Abdullahi said: “This year the National Read More

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APC gov aspirant blames politicians for drugs, thuggery

A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi state, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Mera, has blamed politicians for youths’ involvement in drugs and thuggery. Addressing a press conference shortly after he received a mammoth crowd of supporters who were at his resident in Argungu to endorse him, Mera blamed the menace of drug addiction among the Read More

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Sallah celebration: Lawmaker salutes troops for maintaining peace

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Chairman Senate Committee on Air Force, Sen. Duro Faseyi, has said that the bravery and commitment of troops of the Nigerian Air Force greatly contributed to the relative peace being enjoyed by people of North East. The Senator said this in Maiduguri when he accompanied the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar to celebrate Eid-el Fitr Read More

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God’ll reveal my successor at appropriate time – Gaidam

June 19, 2018 Musa M. Buba Damaturu 0

As next year’s political activities commence across the country, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has said that he “is praying earnestly for God to reveal” his successor come 2019. “At the appropriate time, God will choose my successor. I have been praying seriously and I am not worried on who will take over from me. I am optimistic that Read More

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You’re politically naive, Niger gov tells critics

June 19, 2018 Aideloje Ojo Minna 0

Acting Governor of Niger state, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso, has carpeted critics of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello over claims of nonperformance, describing them as “naïve politicians, blind to the numerous achievements recorded by administration within three years in office.” Ketso stated this at the weekend in chat with members of the Correspondents Read More

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Delta killings: Group wants suspects tried

June 19, 2018 Baba Yusuf Abuja 0

A Coalition of Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG), a coalition of several Civil Society Group on Human Rights Defenders and Good Governance, has called on the Delta state government to “expedite the process of the trial of all those indicted in the killing of innocent Nigerians in Ibusa Delta state in 2013.” National leader of the group, Richard Iyalla, Read More

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4 die in Ogun road mishaps

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Two persons were on Saturday killed when a Toyota Corolla bus plunged into Ososa River in Ijebu-Ode part of the SagamuBenin Expressway in Ogun state. Ten others sustained various degrees of injury from the accident, an official said. The Ogun state Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Clement Oladele, told Premium Times yesterday that 12 passengers were Read More

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JIBWIS seeks rerun polls for vice president

National Chairman, Council of Ulama’a Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shekih Sani Yahaya Jingir, has said Nigerians should be allowed to get back to the polls for rerun election should a sitting president die. The cleric made the statements in Jos the Plateau state capital, yesterday, saying the 1999 constitutional should be amended to reflect this ideal “One Read More

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We’re partnering with security for return of IDPs – Ortom

June 19, 2018 Daniel Agbo Makurdi 0

Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom, said his administration has intensified collaboration with security forces through Operation Whirl Stroke to prevent further attacks on the people and ensure the return of displaced persons to their ancestral homes. The governor, who made this known yesterday at his farm in Adaka, Makurdi local government area of the state, said 60 per cent of Read More

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Windstorm kills 13, destroys houses in Bauchi

June 18, 2018 Najib Sani Bauchi 0

Not fewer than 13 people were raeportedly killed in Bauchi state capital on Saturday, a day after the Sallah festival, as a result of a heavy downpour and windstorm that trailed the celebration. Blueprint reports that the heavy rainfall commenced at 4pm after the completion of one of the popular horse gallop known as Hawan Daushe which usually takes place Read More

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‘Betrayal’: APC replies Sylva, calls him ‘serial loser’

June 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke Abuja 0

Bayelsa state executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied allegations by a former governor of the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, that he was betrayed by the party in the 2015 governorship contest, describing him as a “serial loser.” The Joseph Fafi-led faction of the party, under the leadership of former acting governor of Bayelsa state, Hon. Nestor Binabo, Read More

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Atiku condoles with Bauchi over windstorm

June 18, 2018 Agi Onda Abuja 0

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has commiserated with the government and people of Bauchi state on the loss of lives and properties following the destructive windstorm at the weekend. A press statement made available to Blueprint yesterday said Atiku told journalists shortly on arrival from umrah (lesser hajj) in Abuja that he had received the news of the destruction caused Read More

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Support group wants more female candidates

June 18, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Noble Women Movement for Buhari and Osinbajo (NWM4BO) has tasked Nigerian women to seize the opportunity provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) release of dates for collection of forms for all political parties for the 2019 general elections. The group in a press statement by its Director of Publicity, Dr. Rachael Ahmadu, yesterday in Abuja, urged women to Read More

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Buhari fearless, focused – Cleric

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, Oche Job, said he admires President Muhammadu Buhari because he is a man that fears no one. The archbishop’s remark was sequel to the recent signing of four bills into law by the president. The president had on June 8 assented to the Constitution Fourth Alteration Bill, which grants financial autonomy to the State Houses Read More

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300 street sweepers’ supervisors’ sack causes stir in Lagos

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

There is confusion regarding the actual employers of the 300 street sweepers’ supervisors recently sacked in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Environmental Utility firm, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Ltd (VSS), told NAN yesterday in Lagos that the supervisors were employed for the Lagos satate government, under the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI). The Special Adviser to the Governor on Read More

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Breaking: Major defection looms in APC, as Tinubu, Atiku meet secretly

June 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Former Vice President and one of the presidential aspirants of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Monday met secretly at the Akure airport to discuss plans ahead of 2019 general elections. Blueprint reliably gathered from an official at the Akure airport that Atiku was actually Read More

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APC Convention: Governors meet Wednesday to avert walkout, contemplate unity list

June 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to meet on Wednesday night in Abuja, as part of efforts to prevent division in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. It was also learnt that the governors meeting on Wednesday will come up with a secret ‘unity list’ ahead of Read More

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Communal clashes: Bassa elites task Kogi, Nasarawa govts on safety

June 18, 2018 Online Editor 0

Wants actualisation of Bassa Turunku chiefdom A coalition of Bassa Elites, have asked the governments of Kogi and Nasarawa states to urgently do everything possible to put an end to the frequent communal clashes in order to save the lives of Bassa people in the two states. They specifically asked the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, to deploy security Read More

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NEMA carpets staff over allegations

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

The management of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has carpeted worker for embarking on industrial action over what it described as frivolous allegations. The NEMA headquarters was last week shut down by the local branch of the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria with prior notice to the management before the action was taken. NEMA’s head of Media, Read More

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