Benue, Kaduna killings: FG complacent, says IPOB

May 10, 2018 Chuks Nweze. Enugu 0

Leadership of IPOB has condemned the recent killing in Kaduna that claimed over 46 lives and the subsequent killings in the state. The pro-Biafra group, in a statement issued by their spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the federal government seemed to be complacent and have not done much to check the carnage. The statement read in part: “The entire family of Read More

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‘FG spends N3trn on infrastructure investments, delivery’

May 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has committed over N3 trillion on infrastructure developments in the country. Minister of State II for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Zarma, made this known yesterday when he paid a courtesy visit on the Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister, in the company of some ministry’s officials Read More

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Kano billionaire Isiyaku Rabiu

syaku Rabi’u’s death a great loss – Saraki

May 10, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the death of Khalifa Isiyaku Rabi’u as a great loss to the nation, particularly the Muslim community. Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, yesterday, said he received the news of the death of the late Islamic cleric with sadness. “The death of Read More

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Reps give police 21 days to vacate Peace Corps HQs

May 10, 2018 Joshua Egbodo. Abuja 0

House of Representatives has ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, within 21 days, vacate national headquarters of Peace Corps of Nigeria. This was fallout of consideration and adoption of recommendations of the House Committee on Public Petitions, which conducted investigation into the reported legal closure of Peace Corps facilities and flagrant disobedience to subsisting court orders to unseal Read More

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Mubi bombing: Senate tasks security agencies

May 10, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

Following last week’s twin bomb blasts in Mubi, Adamawa state, the Senate yesterday urged security agencies to ensure the safety of lives and property in the town and entire state. It also called on the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) to, as a matter of urgency, provide relief materials to the Read More

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Badaru tasks corps members on peace, unity

May 10, 2018 Muhammad Aliyu Dutse 0

Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakr, has stressed the need for corps members deployed to the state to continue to promote national unity and development. The governor made the remark during the occasion of the terminal parade and closing of the 2018 orientation course held at the Yakubu Gown NYSC orientation camp in Dutse, yesterday. The governor, who was Read More

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Offa robbery attack: Kwara Assembly to hold security summit

May 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday said it has resolved to hold a security summit in the state as parts of efforts to ensure the security of lives and property in the State. The Deputy Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Chief Matthew Okedare gave this indication in Ilorin, while responding to Matter of General Public Importance Read More

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No parallel ward congress in Kogi –Nze – Jumbie

May 10, 2018 Oyinbo salihu. Lokoja 0

The Chairman APC Wards Congress Committee of APC for Kogi state, Mr Bestman Nze-Jumbie, has berated those who claimed that there was a parallel ward congress in the state. Nze-Jumbie, who refuted the claims at a press conference in Lokoja, yesterday explained that the committee refused to accept affirmation except in some areas where the people unanimously resolved to step Read More

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Enugu APC ready for LG congresses – Chairman

May 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State chapter has assured that it has concluded all arrangements to hold hitch-free, credible and transparent local government congresses in the state on Saturday. The party state chairman, Dr Ben Nwoye, who stated this in Enugu yesterday, also disclosed that the party has the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) approval for the exercise. Read More

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APC only hope for better Nigeria – Ahmed

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains Nigeria’s political party of hope for sustainable growth and development of the country. The governor, who made the declaration when he received members of the Kwara APC ward and local government congresses Appeal Committee in his office yesterday, said the APC in the state believe in Read More

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PVCs: FCTA partners INEC on voter education

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the Administration’s readiness to partner with it to sensitise residents to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The Minister disclosed this when the newly appointed FCT Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Yahaya Bello, paid him a courtesy visit. Represented by Read More

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Kwali SDP constitutes steering c’ttee for 2019 elections

May 10, 2018 Donald Iorchir. Abuja 0

Chairman of the Social democratic Party (SDP) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dennis Etim, has disclosed that the party had re-positioned to defeat other political parties in next year’s general elections in the Territory. He stated this on Tuesday when members of the party held a stakeholders’ meeting in Kwali area council, noting that his leadership had constituted a Read More

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Dankwambo to retired perm secs: Contribute to good governance

May 10, 2018 Auwal Ahmad. Gombe 0

Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has enjoined retired permanent secretaries in the country not to relent in contributing ideas that are of benefit to development of the nation. Dankwambo made the call at the first national conference of representatives of retired Permanent Secretaries of the 36 states of the federation, held in Gombe on Tuesday. The governor, who spoke Read More

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Visually impaired man declares for Kogi Reps’ seat

May 10, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A visually impaired man, Danjuma Atta, has declared interest for Adavi/ Okehi Federal Constituency of Kogi state under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC). The House of Representatives aspirant and Abuja-based business tycoon, who hails from Adavi local government area of the state, lost his two eyes at the age of 12 during his secondary school days at Abdulazeez Read More

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FG threatens to revoke Abuja – Lokoja road project

May 9, 2018 Tope Sunday. Abuja 0

The federal government may revoke the contract awarded to Bulletin Construction Company Limited to handle the construction of the section II of the Abuja-AbajiLokoja Federal road project. The construction firm had allegedly vacated the project site since December, 2017. The site commenced from Abaji-Kotonkarfi – Lokoja. The Director of Highways Construction and Rehabilitation Department, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Read More

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Ekiti 2018: Tinubu, Akande plot consensus candidate

May 9, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

The national leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former governor of Osun state, Bisi Akande, have met with all the 33 aspirants contesting the party ticket in Ekiti state as part of efforts to produce a consensus candidate. The party’s governorship primary was aborted last Saturday due to violence among the party delegates Read More

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Nigerian workers suffering and smiling — Olorunfemi

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

General Secretary, Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporation and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Comrade Ayo Olorunfemi, speaks on the plight of workers and the clamour for new minimum wage. MOSES JOHN presents the details. May Day and plight of workers The condition is very sad. We claim to be celebrating but to me this is not celebration. I have come Read More

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Gaidam: Raising standard of health delivery services

While killer diseases such as meningitis, polio and malaria are ravaging parts of the North due to neglect by governments, the Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, is giving priority to the health of the people through free and accessible quality healthcare delivery in all nooks and crannies of the state. MUSA M. BUBA reports Background Indeed food, shelter and clothing Read More

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Benue killings: When eminent persons threatened

May 9, 2018 John Nwakocha 0

JOHN NWOKOCHA evaluates the weight of calls on the federal government by eminent persons, like President Donald Trump of the United States of America, to end the protracted sectarian killings in Benue state, and other parts of the country, by suspected herders. Trump charged Buhari on Benue killings Penultimate Monday, President of the United States, Donald Trump, during a bilateral Read More

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APC ward congresses: Disruptions, violence and bumpy road to 2019

The carry-overs of protracted internal wrangling plaguing the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in virtually all the states of the federation, resonated last week during the party’s ward congresses held across the nation. KEHINDE OSASONA and TAYE ODEWALE x-ray the exercise Apart from the fact that elections remained inconclusive in many states, it was characterized by violence, killings, Read More

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Group wants Gombe APC ward congress nullified

May 9, 2018 Auwal Ahmad. Gombe 0

All Progressive Congress Adalci Advocacy Group, Gombe State, has urged the National Convention Committee to nullify last Saturday’s ward congress because it was characterised by manipulations. The leader of the group, Abubakar Aliyu, said yesterday in Gombe shortly after presenting its petition to the party Congress Appeal Committee in the state, stating that ward congress should not be accepted. He Read More

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Ekiti APC primary: NWC member mocks party

May 9, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and member of the National Working Committee (NWC), Comrade Timi Frank, has mocked the party of spate of bloody ward congresses and botched governorship primary in Ekiti State. The APC National Deputy Publicity Secretary expressed regret that ward congresses could record 80 percent crisis across the country, adding that the outcome Read More

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Imo ward congress: Okorocha mulls alternative platform

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Following the outcome of last Saturday’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress in Imo State which did not favour Governor Rochas Okorocha’s faction of the party, the governor has initiated clandestine moves to secure a veritable platform that would pave way for his group to sail through in the 2019 general elections. According to a reliable source in the Government Read More

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2019: NPC to give INEC records of dead electorate

May 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

National Population Commission (NPC) said it had commenced the listing all dead persons in the country for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the Commission, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, said in Abuja yesterday that the NPC would complete the process and hand over the accurate data to INEC within two months. “In the Read More

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Property recovery: Reps accuse panel of acting beyond mandate

May 9, 2018 Joshua Egbodo. Abuja 0

House of Representatives committee investigating activities of the special presidential panel on investigation and recovery of public property, has accused chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla and his team of acting with impunity, and beyond the presidential mandate it was given. The Aliyu Ahman-Pategi ad hoc committee of the House has been investigating the legality of the presidential panel over Read More

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