N1.162bn fraud: Court jails ex-Plateau Gov Dariye 14 years

June 13, 2018 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

Few weeks after a former Taraba state Governor, Rev. Jolly Nyame, was jailed 14 years for fraud, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has also jailed a former Plateau state Governor, Joshua Dariye, for fraud and sentenced to 14 years in prison. Dariye was charged for allegedly diverting N1. 161.9 billion, while he served as governor of the Northcentral Read More

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Looters’ list: Ex-minister files contempt charge against Lai

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A former Finance Minister, Mrs Nenadi Usman, has initiated contempt proceedings at the Federal High Court in Lagos against Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. In a motion on notice filed through her lawyer, Chief Ferdinand Orbih (SAN), the former minister of state argued that the inclusion of her name on the looters’ list while her case was pending in Read More

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8th Senate most productive – Saraki

June 12, 2018 Taiye Odewale .Abuja 0

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday declared that the current 8th Senate under his leadership “is the most productive so far from the 4th Senate in 1999 in terms of quality legislation, bills sponsorship and passage.” In a statement issued from Saudi Arabia where he is on lesser hajj, Saraki acknowledged that the achievements of the Senate “would Read More

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Why I won’t attend investiture – Nwosu

June 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NECON), Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, who conducted the annulled June 12 Presidential Election has said that he won’t be available for the investiture ceremony honouring the memory of Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 election. In a letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Prof. Nwosu, Read More

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Nwosu commends Buhari for designating June 12 Democracy Day

Chairman of defunct National Electoral Commission, Professor Humphrey Nwosu, has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for recognizing June 12 as the country’s Democracy Day and for honouring the memory of Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 election. In a letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Nwosu, who presided over the polls Read More

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June 12: Abiola’s closest friends, classmates abandoned, betrayed us – Daughter

June 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Daughter of late Moshood Kasimawo Abiola, popularly known as MKO, Mrs Hafsat Abiola-Costello, has said that immediately his father passed on, his closest friends and other political associates abandoned the family. The daughter revealed this while speaking Monday night in Abuja at a banquet organized by former Edo state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and labour unionists in honour of late Read More

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FG commissions N493m erosion project

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Federal government has commissioned the just completed N493 million erosion control project in Tambuwal Local Government Area, Sokoto state. Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, who represented President Buhari, said that the gully erosion and flooding in this part of the country cannot be overemphasized, adding that ecological challenges has been tackled by the federal government in Read More

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Minister advocates waste disposal policy

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa has said that a more comprehensive national policy against the use and disposal of plastics will be urgently put in place. He made this known recently during the world environment day at Abuja environmental protection board premises recently in Abuja. He noted that aligning ourselves with the current global efforts with the Read More

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FG committed to East-west road – Fashola

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Federal Government has again reiterated its commitment to deliver on critical infrastructure especially the East West road despite lean resources at its disposal. The East West road is an arterial route conveying heavy traffic of goods and services especially those used in the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in the Niger Delta region. The road connects Warri Read More

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Fayemi berates Fayose for not disclosing IGR in 4 years

June 12, 2018 Rotimi Ojomo .Ado-Ekiti 0

Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, yesterday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led administration in the state of failing to the announce internally generated revenue (IGR) for four years. The former minister also accused Governor Ayodele Fayose of inflicting pains and untold hardship on the people in the last four years. Fayemi, who spoke Read More

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Redeemed Pastor joins presidential race under Obasanjo’s ADC

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Emmanuel Ikechukwu, has declared his intention to run for the office of the President in 2019. Ikechukwu, a Pastor at Rivers State Province 10 of the RCCG, declared for the 2019 Presidency under former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s inspired African Democratic Congress (ADC). Speaking when he made his intention public in Read More

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Can Okowa sustain strategic rebranding of Delta?

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Job creation in Delta state can be described as the vehicle of the ongoing transformation in the state, being embarked on by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. AMAECHI OKWARA writes on the phases of human and infrastructure development in the past three years of Okowa’s administration Before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa took the decision to run for the governorship of Delta state in Read More

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Assent to Assembly autonomy makes Buhari a democrat – Hassan

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Jos President, Muhammadu Buhari, has been described as an “ardent democrat,” whose recent actions are aimed at strengthening Nigeria, legislature and judicial and ensuring fiscal independence. Ibrahim Baba Hassan, who stated this in Jos, the Plateau State capital, was reacting to President Buhari’s assent to the amended Section 121 of the 1999 Constitution, which gave the state assemblies and judiciary Read More

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June 12: Nwosu should also be honoured – UPP

June 12, 2018 Patrick Andrew .Abuja 0

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to extend national honour to the former chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, who, at the risk of his life, ensured the sanctity of the June 12 presidential election. The party said that Nwosu “practically went on self-exile for serving his country patriotically, diligently and Read More

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3 years of legislation: How has the House of Reps fared?

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The current 8th assembly of the House of Representatives officially clocked three years over the weekend, precisely on June 9, 2018. But how has the assembly fared over this period? JOSHUA EGBODO in this piece x-rays the issues. Shaky start To many Nigerians, the current assembly of the House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, who against Read More

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2019: FG plotting arrest of IBB, Jonathan, Danjuma, others leaders – Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani Kayode, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government is planning to persecute and arrest key opposition figures and elder statesmen ahead of the 2019 general elections. He listed among many high profile persons being targeted to include former Military President retired General Ibrahim Babangida, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Read More

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Jigawa federal lawmaker spends N300m on infrastructure

June 12, 2018 Muhammad Aliyu. Dutse 0

Educational, health and electricity projects worth over N3oo million, have so far been executed in Babura federal constituency of Jigawa state by the member representing the area, Hon, Muhammad Adamu Faggen Gawu. Revealing this to newsmen while commissioning some of the projects at Bbaura and Garki local government areas of the state, Faggen Gawogave the projects executed to include construction Read More

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Police’ve zero-tolerance for rights violation – IGP

June 12, 2018 Bashir Mohammed. Kano 0

Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, has said the Nigeria Police have no place for officers and men found to be violating the rights of citizens in the name of discharging their responsibility. Speaking at a one day human rights training programme organised by the Nigeria Police Force in conjunction with the Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA), a nongovernmental Read More

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Jigawa dep gov chides telecom coys over poor services

June 12, 2018 Muhammad Aliyu .Dutse 0

Jigawa state Deputy Governor, Barrister Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia, has chided telecom companies in the country over what he described as “inconsistency and poor services” experienced by consumers. The deputy governor gave the opinion while speaking at the one day 95th edition of consumer outreach meeting held in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital . He lamented that they telecom companies are Read More

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Buhari support group inaugurates executives

June 12, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

A socio-political group, Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari (GMB) has inaugurated its national executives with a call on members to give the group the attention it deserves while carrying out their assignments. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Abuja over the weekend, the new chairman of the group, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed Goni, thanked all the members for their support. She said Read More

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A’Ibom community in Nasarawa endorses Udom for second term

June 12, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

About 13,800 citizens of Akwa Ibom state in Nasarawa under the aegis of Akwa Ibom Community in Diaspora, Nasarawa state chapter, have endorsed Governor Udom Emmanuel for a second term in office. In a media briefing with journalists at the President’s home town, Afaha Nsit in Nsit Ibom local government area last Sunday, the people lauded the governor for running Read More

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June 12: Empowered volunteers hail Buhari on social scheme

June 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Beneficiaries of federal government social investment scheme- under the aegis of the N-power volunteers’ Forum in Kwara state have praised President Muhammu Buhari for declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day. The Forum, in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Bello Salau and Secretary Salaudeen Abdulfatai, noted that the declaration of June 12 as Read More

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Corruption: Cleric urges leaders to emulate Justice Akanbi

An Islamic cleric, Ustaz Abdulwahab Sharani, has urged the country’s leaders to emulate the Late former Appeal Court President, Justice Mustapha Akanbi, for “his uprightness and incorruptible nature, as panacea to the challenges militating against the growth and development of the country.” Sharani, who made the call on Sunday evening in Kaduna, also tasked Muslims to “use the remaining few Read More

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JUSUN commends Buhari, NASS over judiciary autonomy

June 12, 2018 Moses John. Abuja 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly for granting financial autonomy to state Judiciary. National President of JUSUN, Marwan Mustapha Adamu, while speaking with journalists in Abuja, said this should translate into improved welfare for his members whose take home pay is nothing to write home about. He said the new Read More

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Melaye’s accusers recant

June 12, 2018 Oyibo Salihu .Lokoja 0

The two prime suspects who allegedly implicated Senator Dino Melaye in the alleged criminal conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and illegal arms dealing, yesterday, declared that the allegations were false. The suspects, Kabiru Seidu, aka “Osama”, 31 and Nuhu Salihu, aka “Small”, 25 appeared before a Senior Magistrate’s Court in Lokoja yesterday along with Melaye where they declared that the Read More

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