Moses extends stay at Chelsea till 2021

March 4, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Gbenga Jolaosho Abuja Victor Moses has penned a new deal with Premier League leaders Chelsea, with the Nigerian tying himself to the club until 2021. Th e Super Eagles player has become a key fi gure as a right wingback in Antonio Conte’s Blues and has been rewarded with a new deal. “I feel very excited. I’m delighted to Read More

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French election: Macron targets nepotism as aides desert Fillon

March 3, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has vowed to stamp out nepotism as staff abandon his rival Francois Fillon over an investigation into payments to his wife. Unveiling his manifesto, the former banker said he would ban politicians from employing relatives. Mr Fillon has lost key staff , and some senators have demanded a new candidate. Polls suggest Mr Macron will Read More

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Senate wants FG to pay N2trn owed contractors

March 1, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 1

By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja Th e Senate has called on the federal government to pay N2 trillion being owed local contractors in the country. Adopting a two-prayer motion sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos Central) and fi ve others, the Senate urged the federal government to appraise its indebtedness to the local contractors. It also urged the government to Read More

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Senate urges FG to resettle, compensate Bakassians

March 1, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja Concerned by the deplorable state of lives the Bakassi people were being subjected to in their land, the Senate at plenary yesterday urged the federal government to carry out a comprehensive resettlement programme for people of Bakassi. Th is was just as it appealed to the federal government to urgently tackle the challenges of poverty, statelessness Read More

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Sheriff : We stand by Port Harcourt decision – Kwara PDP

March 1, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state yesterday declared that the state chapter of the party had not shifted ground on the decision reached at the Port Harcourt national convention of the party that supported the emergence of Senator Ahmed Makarfi leadership of the party. It, however, cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC)- led federal Read More

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NGF, Gates Foundation pledge stronger ties

March 1, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz Abuja Th e Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) yesterday reviewed their partnership in programmes in the 36 states of the federation, promising to consolidate on the gains from the relationship. Both the NGF and the BMGF, at a meeting held at the NGF secretariat in Asokoro, Abuja, agreed that their Read More

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Senate may confi rm Onnoghen as CJN today

March 1, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Senate may today confi rm the nomination of Hon. Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Strong indication to this eff ect emerged yesterday with the announcement by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, during plenary, that the hearing confi rmation of Justice Onnoghen as the number Read More

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NESREA’s role in industrial waste, environmental hazards

March 1, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Industrialisation has engendered mixed blessings to humankind. One of the negative sides of industrialisation has been pollution of the environment with telling health hazards to many nations. HELEN OJI examines regulations meant to guide industrial operations.  As environmental issues continue to dominate our country and tug at our consciences and indeed alert our consciousness it is clear that the physical, Read More

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Bello: More fuss over staff verification

March 1, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

With more revelations on the ongoing Kogi state workers verification exercise, Governor Yahaya Bello, set up a new 32-man committee tagged Appeal and Complaint Committee. OYIBO SALIHU in this piece takes a look at the anomalies the new committee has unraveled so far Following the final report on the staff screening exercise in Kogi state and the series of complaints Read More

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Govt changing lives of PWD – Ankeli

March 1, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Dr Samuel Ankeli, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Disability Matters, in this interview with BODE OLAGOKE laments the treatment of physically challenged persons in Nigerian among other issues Can you let us know some of your achievements since your appointment? Before my appointment, I was an activist for People Living with Disability. I was one of their national Read More

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Nigerian workers deserve unity – Odah

March 1, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Comrade John Odah is the Executive Secretary, Organisation of Trade Unions in West Africa (OTUWA) and also former General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress. He spoke on the disputes in NLC. Here are the details as presented by MOSES JOHN.   What is your take on the crisis in NLC? After the delegate conference of NLC there was a crisis, Read More

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Estate agents tasked on research and innovation

February 28, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

Members of the Association of Estate Agents in Nigeria (AEAN) have agreed to embrace new innovation and imbibe the culture of research to keep abreast with latest trend in the practice of the profession. They resolved to step up their understanding and improve in their professional performance at the second yearly conference of Th e Association of Estate Agents in Read More

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Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture NACCIMA meet with Hajiya Saratu Aliyu, President with Abuja Chamber of Commerce Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye during the NACCIMA First QuarterCouncil meeting

February 28, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

From left: 2nd Deputy President, Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Hajiya Saratu Aliyu, President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Tony Ejinkeonye and representative of the FCT Minister, Mr. Emmanuel Okonkwo, during the NACCIMA First Quarter Council meeting, in Abuja recently Photo: Albert Otu/ICE/NAN  13Shares13     

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AEDC installs 76,000 pre-paid meters in 2 months

February 28, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Th e Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has installed at least 76,000 pre-paid meters for its customers through the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Implementation (CAPMI) instituted by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Th is was disclosed by the company’s Managing Director, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya, while welcoming the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Read More

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Weststar launches latest Mercedes-Benz models into Nigerian market eststar launches latest Mercedes-Benz models into Nigerian market

February 28, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

…Targets Over 40% Market Shares in 2017 Nigerian lovers of luxury automobiles are now spoil for choices, for the world’s luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz, has launched four latest models into the nation’s market. GLE4Matic Th e nation’s sole representative of the marquee in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Limited recently unveiled the latest sate of the art product Nigeria market. Th e Read More

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Use sports to curb diabetes menace – School Principa

February 28, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Donald Iorchir Abuja Th e Principal of Government Secondary School, (GSS) Zuba, Gwagwalada area council, AbujaFCT. Mr. Segun Simeon Bankole has called for active sporting activities among children to assist curb incessant cases of diabetes rampaging teens and youths in the country. Bankole said that children, especially those in schools should be encouraged to embrace physical exercise with sports Read More

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Cops flee as robbers kill bank customer in Asaba

February 28, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Tragedy truck yesterday in Asaba, the Delta state capital, as notorious armed robbers terrorising the state shot a bank customer to death in the presence of mobile policemen on guard. The incident occurred around 9am at the popular Ibusa Junction branch of the first generation bank while the armed robbers stationed in a blue Golf car Read More

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‘Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter’

February 28, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

“When I found out at 14 that I was HIV-positive, I didn’t think I would live to see 18, I am turning 22 this year.” Since Saidy Brown tweeted those words on Friday, thousands of people have re-shared her hopeful message, with many praising her courage for speaking publicly about her own experience with the virus. Activist Saidy, who describes Read More

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Why does Emir Sanusi want to restrict polygamy?

February 28, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Polygamy is widely accepted all over Nigeria but one of the country’s most prominent Muslim leaders is trying to ban the practice – in some cases. Why are multiple spouses under scrutiny? Men who cannot afford more than one wife are the catalyst for these reforms. The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, suggested that polygamy among the poor was linked Read More

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Sheriff has no hidden agenda – Uzodinma

February 27, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Senator Hope Uzodinma in a chat with some journalists recently, dismissed insinuations of hidden agenda in Ali Modu Sheriff’s leadership of the PDP. TAIYE ODEWALE was there How will you react to the lingering leadership crisis in your party at the national level despite the recent Appeal Court ruling in favour of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as its legally recognized Read More

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Jonathan congratulates Shagari at 92

February 27, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the nation’s first Executive President, Shehu Shagari, who turned 92 on Saturday. Mr. Jonathan, in a felicitations message signed by his Media Adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, on Saturday in Abuja, described Mr. Shagari as “a man of honour and unmatched dignity, who left enduring legacy as President”. The former president said that in and out Read More

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IPAC lauds late Lalong’s d’ chief of staff

February 27, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), in Plateau State, has said that the late deputy chief of staff, Yusuf Gambo Hawaja, to Governor Simon Lalong, was a quintessential politician who stood for true democracy. The council in press release issued by its deputy chairman Malam Sani Ahmad, said the death of Yusuf Gambo Hawaja, was; Read More

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Speaker tasks Nigerians on patriotism

February 27, 2017 Muhammed Adamu 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has tasked every Nigerian to imbibe the spirit of National patriotism and do away with every immoral attitude. The Speaker gave this reaction while reacting to the recent discovery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in which the commission recovered a staggering Read More

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