Osinbajo meets nPDP group again

June 1, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

But further to his earlier meeting with the nPDP group, Vice President Osinbajo is billed for another parley Monday next week. Disclosing this to newsmen in Abuja, Deputy National Chairman (North) of the party, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, however, denied that the aggrieved members asked that the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal be stopped Read More

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Warri, Itakpe rail gauge will commence operations July – Fayemi

June 1, 2018 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The former Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has revealed plans to commence operations on the Warri Itakpe rail gauge in July. Speaking at the valedictory briefing of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said, “within the next two months, the Warri Itakpe rail gauge which have been completed will commence operations. The minister stressed that Read More

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Marine Engrs, Surveyors heart of shipping – Amaechi

June 1, 2018 Ajibola Abayomi 0

The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari led Government is committed to building capacity for all the segments of the Transport sector in order to progress the Nigerian economy. Speaking at the 2nd Nigerian Maritime Technical Summit organised by the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) with the theme Ship Operations in Read More

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APC crisis: Tinubu’s panel making progress -Gov Ajumobi

May 31, 2018 Online Editor 0

Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajumobi, has said that a presidential panel led by former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was making progress in reconciling all the aggrieved party in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ajumobi, who is the chairman media sub-committe on media told newsmen at a press conference Thursday in Abuja, that Tinubu’s committee has been Read More

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APC members protest, demand sack of nPDP members

May 31, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of Vanguard for the Protection of Democracy in Nigeria (VPDN) have asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leadership of the party to expel the Abubakar Baraje-led new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) members from the APC. Led by their leaders, Sharon Faliya Cham and Zara Gift Onyinye, the protesters Read More

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Company tackles Osun over N1.3bn debt

May 31, 2018 Lateef Dada. Osogbo 0

A construction firm, Sammya Nig. Ltd., has tackled Osun state government for allegedly refusing to pay a debt of N1.3 billion owed the company. The company which is piqued by the attitude of the state government over the debt described the sealing of its company by Osun State Internal Revenue Task Force as “persecution and embarrassment.” The company, in a Read More

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Zaria monarch commends FG on NITT board appointment

May 31, 2018 Moh Bello Habib. Zaria 0

Emir of Zazzau and Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, has lauded the federal government on the appointment of Mr Olorogu John Onojeharho as Chairman, Governing Council of the Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria. The Emir made the commendation when management of the Institute led by the chairman paid him a courtesy visit Read More

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Group congratulates Nigerians, extols Buhari

May 31, 2018 Baba Yusuf .Abuja 0

The Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari (GMB) has commended Nigerians and the presidency for the modest achievements recorded in the last three years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration under the leadership of Maigaskiya Muhammadu Buhari. The commendation was given in a congratulatory message made available to newsmen by the National Matron of the group, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed Goni (Mama Read More

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Ortom’s aide resigns, may join Benue gov’ship race

May 31, 2018 Daniel Agbo .Makurdi 0

Senior Special Assistant to Benue state Governor on Politics, Mr. Boniface Ortese, yesterday resigned his position to join the Benue governorship race. Governor Samuel Ortom had recently asked his appointees wishing to contest for political positions in the 2019 general election to resign on or before May 29 or be sacked. Ortese served in Ortom’s administration as Executive Secretary, State Read More

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Establish peace institute in states, activist urges FG

May 31, 2018 Oyibo Salihu .Lokoja 0

A human rights activist and Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), Mr Abdul Miliki, has called on states to replicate the federal government’s Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution to promote peace and mediate in conflict situations. Miliki, who made the call while interacting with newsmen in Lokoja yesterday, said the institute would also be mandated Read More

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Senate replies Jega: Name names or shut up

May 31, 2018 Taiye Odewale .Abuja 0

The Senate yesterday fi red back at the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, over his allegation that some members of the National Assembly were notorious bribe-seekers, asking him to “name names or shut up.” Specifically, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the allegation from the former INEC boss was an embarrassment to Read More

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N1.64BN DIVERSION: 11 years after, court jails exTaraba Gov Nyame 14 years

May 31, 2018 Kehinde Osasona .Abuja 0

N1.64BN DIVERSION: 11 years after, court jails exTaraba Gov Nyame 14 years By Kehinde Osasona Abuja Eleven years after the commencement of his trial, former Taraba state Governor, Rev. Jolly Nyame, was yesterday handed 14 years in prison without an option of fi ne. Also, the trial judge, Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court, Gudu, Abuja, ordered the Read More

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Benue Assembly outlaws same sex marriage

May 31, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

Benue state House of Assembly yesterday passed a bill to prohibit a marriage contract or civil union entered into between persons of same sex in the state. Cited as Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Law, 2018, the Bill was passed after a Clause by Clause consideration in the Committee of the whole chaired by the Speaker, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange. According to Read More

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We’ll support Sierra Leone’s stability efforts – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja assured the new President of Sierra Leone, Mr. Julius Maada Bio, of Nigeria’s support including military, as they work towards a stable and improved economy. Receiving the Sierra Leonean President at the Presidential Villa, the President congratulated Bio on the successful elections and the transitions that had ushered in a new government in the Read More

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Killings: Train Nigerians in military warfare, Falana tells Buhari

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, yesterday called for the training of Nigerian citizens in military warfare. Falana made the call at the colloquium held in honour of veteran journalist, Kunle Ajibade. The colloquium, put together to mark the 60th birthday of Ajibade, was held in Victoria Island, Lagos. Falana explained that in the light of recent killings across the Read More

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2019: Niger gov declares for second term

May 31, 2018 Aideloje Ojo .Minna 0

Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has formally declared his intention to seek second term in office. He made the declaration during a media parley as part of activities to mark this year’s Democracy Day in Minna, the state capital. Asked if he would hearken to the calls by various groups to seek for re-election in 2019, the governor responded Read More

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Fika seeks restoration of parliamentary system for Nigeria

May 31, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Adamu Fika (Wazirin Fika) has advocated for the abolition of executive presidential system and restoration of parliamentary system of government to address imminent challenges facing the country. The former SGF made the remark yesterday in Bauchi during a public lecture organised by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) alumni association, Bauchi Read More

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‘Murtala/Obasanjo, source of corruption in Nigeria’

May 31, 2018 Lateef Dada .Osogbo 0

A former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the defunct National Concord Newspaper, Alhaji Liad Tella, has blamed the government of Murtala/Obasanjo for the beginning of corruption in Nigeria. Tella, who is a Senior Research Fellow in the Mass Communication Department of University of Ilorin, stated this while delivering lecture at the annual Ramadan lecture of Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Osogbo, Read More

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Drama in Senate over Melaye’s ‘defection’ to PDP

May 31, 2018 Taiye Odewale . Abuja 0

Heated debates ensued on the floor of the Senate yesterday over defection move by Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West ),purportedly to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Melaye resumed plenary in a neck brace after about six weeks of legal tussle with the police. Rising through a point of order to thank the Senate for its support Read More

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Reps want commission against arms proliferation

May 31, 2018 Joshua Egbodo. Abuja 0

House of Representatives is seeking the establishment of a Special Commission to Control the Spread of Small Arms in the country, as a Bill to that effect scaled second reading on its floor yesterday. The Bill, which was a consolidation of two separate proposals by Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, “if enacted Read More

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Moves to hijack SDP foiled – Falae

May 31, 2018 Emeka Nze. Abuja 0

The National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Chief Olu Falae, has cried out over alleged plan by some persons to hijack the structure of the party to advance their political ambition. Falae, who did not mention names, expressed joy that the party secretariat did not allow the individuals to have their way. He spoke in Abuja yesterday at the Read More

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KWSG signs e-governance MoU on land administration

state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on land administration with EcoBank and Southgate Technologies Consortium. Speaking during the ceremony at the Government House, Ilorin, Governor Ahmed said the digitisation of land administration was an e-governance initiative meant to introduce efficiency into land administration, create optimal utilisation of wealth and effective deployment of goods and services Read More

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Atiku floors Buhari in Prominent Pro-Buhari Influencer’s Poll

May 30, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Former Vice President and leading presidential hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar has trounced President Muhammadu Buhari in an online poll conducted by a pro-Buhari influencer. In the first online poll conducted since the Buhari administration marked its third anniversary on May 29, Atiku polled 43% as against Buhari’s 35%. Blogger and online newspaper publisher, Omoyele Sowore and Read More

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2019: Ohakim, Ihedioha,Uzodinma’ll ruin Imo – Okorocha

ByAhead of the 2019 general elections, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has warned the electorate to beware of the horde of governorship aspirants jostling to occupy the state Government House. Those the Owelle described as hounds waiting to loot Imo state treasury are erstwhile governor of the state, Sir Ikedi Ohakim, former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Read More

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