Toto monarch urges govt to arrest, prosecute communal crisis masterminds

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

A traditional ruler in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, has advised the state government to arrest and prosecute the sponsors and masterminds of Egbura and Bassa communal crisis in order to avoid reoccurrence. Abdullahi, the Ohimege Opanda and Chairman, Toto Traditional Council of Toto local government area, made the call yesterday in his palace in Read More

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Kogi politician hails Buhari on state assembly, judiciary autonomy

June 18, 2018 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

A politician from the central senatorial district of Kogi state, Alhaji Abdulrahman Adoke, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into Law, the State Assembly, and the Judicial Autonomy Bill. Speaking with journalists in Lokoja yesterday, Adoke noted that “it takes a courageous President to do what President Buhari has done.” He said: “In addition to his fight against corruption Read More

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Bayelsa group wants Bomo Central to produce assemblyman

June 18, 2018 Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa 0

Ahead of 2019 elections, the Bomo Central Forum, Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state at the weekend, called on the political class in the clan not to undermine its political arrangement in the state polity. Addressing journalists in Yenagoa, the youths argued that there was need for a ‘give and take’ in the political relationship among the three Read More

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I’ll address basic needs of Sokoto, not flyovers, bridges – Tambuwal

June 18, 2018 Sidi A. Umar Sokoto 0

Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has reiterated that he will not use the limited resources accruing to the state to construct flyovers and leave the basic needs of the people such as health, education and access roads, unattended to. The governor, who stated this yesterday while addressing civil servants and heads of government agencies led by the Head of Read More

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NEMA boss approves new package for staff

June 18, 2018 Adoyi M. Aba Abuja 0

Governing Council of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has approved new and enhanced conditions of service for staff. The agency has similarly secured approval from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) for Group Life Insurance for NEMA workers in view of the increasing emergency needs. The agency’s response to the workers’ demands was contained in a statement by the Read More

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AfDB’s Feed Africa to produce additional 120 metric tonnes of food annually

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

As the African Development Bank (AfDB) commences the implementation of it “Feed Africa” initiative aim at transform agriculture is estimated to lead to 120 million tons of additional raw food production per year and will contribute to lifting about 40 million people out of poverty. The programme is expected to scale up agribusiness opportunity throughout 18 key agricultural commodity value Read More

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2019: I’m supporting Buhari against my ‘good friend’ Lamido – Kalu

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former Abia state Governor, Orji Kalu, has told presidential contender, Sule Lamido, he is supporting the re-election of President Muhammadu “for the unity of the country and to enable Buhari complete the good work he has started.” He also said he was not supporting the former governor of Jigawa state, Lamido’s ambition because the latter belongs to the Peoples Read More

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PDP: We didn’t demand N12m from presidential aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its guideline for 2019 presidential primary election was not yet ready. The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu yesterday in Abuja. Akobundu said that the clarification became necessary following a publication by a national daily titled “PDP lists guidelines for presidential aspirants, demands N12m Read More

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Convention: APC screens out 19 aspirants over petitions

June 17, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

…As Appeal panel receives petitions against Izunazo, others. The All Progressives Congress (APC) appeal committee headed by the Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha, has said that about 19 aspirants seeking various positions were disqualified by the Screening panel, adding that 18 persons have also petitioned the committee. Governor Okorocha said apart from office of the National Chairman and the National Read More

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Court remands man in prison for ‘duping’ wife

June 16, 2018 Lateef Dada Osogbo 0

A Federal High Court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun state capital, yesterday, remanded one Lawal Opeyemi, for allegedly duping his wife, Funmilayo. The accused was alleged to obtain N5.4 million for securing a land and building a house for her wife between 2016 and 2017. According to the charge sheet read to the accused in court, the case was instituted under Read More

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APC appeal panel releases Convention guidelines

June 16, 2018 Bode Olagoke Abuja 0

Barely eight days to the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the Screening Appeal Sub-committee has begun sitting, calling on all aggrieved aspirants to submit petitions in respect of the justconcluded screening exercise. The Governor Bello Masariled screening committee which concluded its assignment on Tuesday had said that no fewer than 179 aspirants obtained nomination forms to Read More

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Akwa Ibom cult war claims 3

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Three persons have been killed in Eket, Akwa Ibom state, in the past four days in a renewed cult war in the city. Eket, which has significant presence of workers of Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of the American oil giant, ExxonMobil, is among the four local government areas mostly affected by perennial cultkillings and related violence in the state. Read More

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Buhari to envoys: Nigeria’ll continue to deepen relationships with allies

Nigeria would continue to deepen relationships with its allies, particularly with countries with beneficial interests, President Muhammadu Buhari, has assured. Receiving the outgoing Ambassadors of the Federal Democratic Republic  of Ethiopia, and Republic of Turkey at the State House in Abuja, the President said the core policies of the administration – securing the country, fighting corruption, and reviving the economy Read More

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CISLAC commends judiciary on Dariye, Nyame

June 16, 2018 Agi Onda Abuja 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended the judiciary for the judgement against ex-governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye, who was handed a 14-year sentence for misappropriation of funds during his tenure. A press statement by its Executive Director, Auwal Ibrahim Musa, said this judgement, coming after the 14-year sentence of ex-governor of Taraba state, Jolly Nyame for Read More

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Sultan announces moon-sighting, declares today Eid el-Fitr

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Sokoto Sultan of Sokoto, and President General Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared today as 1st Day of Shawal, 1439 AH, marking the end of Ramadan fast. Sultan Abubakar, who made the announcement in a special broadcast to the Muslims Ummah yesterday at his palace, said the new moon was sighted in Read More

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Senate orders NIS to deport Samsung MD

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

For allegedly coming into the country without proper documentation, the Senate has ordered the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to deport the Managing Director of SAMSUNG, Mr. Young Jo, back to South Korea. The upper legislative chamber’s directive for deportation of SAMSUNG MD was announced yesterday by its Chairman on Ad Hoc Committee probing the $16.35 billion Egina Oil Field Project, Read More

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APC to Sylva: You ‘re a serial loser, politically naive

June 16, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Following the allegation made by the former Bayelsa state governor Chief Timipre Sylva, that he was betrayed during his governorship election in 2015 by the thee All Progressives Congress (APC) state executives, the party has denied all the allegations, describing Sylva as a “serial loser.” The Joseph Fafi-led faction of the party under the leadership of former acting governor of Read More

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6800 delegates to vote at APC National Convention

June 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The secretary of the 2018 National Convention committee, Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, has said that about 6800 delegates are expected to participate in the forthcoming Elective convention by June 23rd. Addressing newsmen Thursday at the Convention secretariat, Senator Egba also dismissed media reports that the convention may be shifted by one week as a result of paucity of funds, saying Read More

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Eid el-Fitr: APC felicitate with Muslims

June 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has felicitated with Muslim Ummah on the celebration of Eid el-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the APC spokesman Malam Bolaji Abudullahi, the party said with all the love, blessings and peace on the joyous occasion, it wish Muslims and Read More

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YIAGA lauds EFCC over Dariye, Nyame’s convictions

June 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A Civil Society Organisation, known as YIAGA, has commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the recent conviction of two former governors; of Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye, describing it as hood step in the right direction. A statement signed in Abuja Thursday by YIAGA said the feat clearly shows that the fight against corruption and impunity was Read More

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APC convention: Defunct CPC makes case for Bulama as scribe

June 14, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Ahead of the forthcoming national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), members of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) have called on the delegates to the convention to elect Arc. Waziri Bulama for National Secretary and Eddy Osa Ogunbor as National Vice Chairman. The group, on the platform of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN), said the duo were Read More

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Fraud: accused lawyer, son, storm court with 17 Counsels

June 14, 2018 Lateef Dada, Osogbo 0

An Osun state-based lawyer, Mathew Ayelagbe Laogun and his son, Barrister Ayodele Adelaja Laogun, on Thursday, stormed the Federal High Court, Osogbo, with 17 lawyers. The two accused lawyers who were absent in court, are facing a case of Advance Fee Fraud being prosecuted by the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone X1. When the case Read More

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