APC Chairman : Osunbor steps down for Oshiomhole

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Barely two days to the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the aspirants for the office of National Chairman, former Governor of Edo State, Senator Osereimhen Osunbor, has stepped down from the race. Osunbor said this in a statement he issued on Wednesday saying that his decision was based on respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and Read More

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Buhari signs 2018 budget, says “NASS cut everything”

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday signed into law the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12 trillion, seven months after the estimate was submitted to the National Assembly. The federal government approved N8.612 trillion but the lawmakers increased it to N9.12 trillion. The lawmakers also increased the crude oil benchmark for the budget from $45 per barrel to $50.5 per barrel. Speaking Read More

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Senator Ndume Begs Military, Security Agents to End Boko Haram Insurgency Quickly

The Senator representing Borno south senatorial District at the National Assembly and former Senate leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has asserted that two problematic areas militate against federal and state governments efforts in the fight against boko haram insurgency in Borno state. Ndume who identified Damboa-Gwoza-Chibok and Lake Chad areas as major dangerous spots appealed to the Nigerian armed forces Read More

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Only restructuring can rescue Nigeria -Atiku

June 19, 2018 Emmanuel Joy, Yenagoa 0

The Wazirin Adamawa Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has insisted that for Nigeria to achieve the unity and the development that it is looking for, then it cannot escape restructuring. Speaking in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state capital during a consultation visit to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, the Waziri of Adamawa maintained that “As you all know. I have been an advocate of Read More

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APC Convention: Aspirants threaten walkout as leaders drop outgoing NWC members from ‘unity list’

June 19, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Barring any last minute change, the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to remove all the names of the outgoing National Officers seeking re-election in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. It was also gathered Teusday that only the outgoing National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, has been penciled down to make the said unity list. Read More

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Breaking: Buhari cancels Wednesday FEC meeting, to sign 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law on Wednesday at noon (12pm). This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. The statement said the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting would not hold on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 due to the Eid-el-Fitr holidays Read More

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Breaking: Major defection looms in APC, as Tinubu, Atiku meet secretly

June 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Former Vice President and one of the presidential aspirants of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Monday met secretly at the Akure airport to discuss plans ahead of 2019 general elections. Blueprint reliably gathered from an official at the Akure airport that Atiku was actually Read More

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APC Convention: Governors meet Wednesday to avert walkout, contemplate unity list

June 18, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to meet on Wednesday night in Abuja, as part of efforts to prevent division in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. It was also learnt that the governors meeting on Wednesday will come up with a secret ‘unity list’ ahead of Read More

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31 killed, 48 injured in Borno village bomb blasts

June 18, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

At least 31 persons were killed and about 48 others injured after suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Saturday attacked Abachari village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state, residents and witnesses have said. The suicide bombers, said to be six by the army, reportedly targeted people returning home after a Sallah fair in Damboa. According to the police, Read More

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Violence: FCTA imposes curfew on Abuja community

June 18, 2018 Usman Ibn Lapai Kaduna 0

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) yesterday stated that the 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. curfew imposed in Bwari town in the Territory, will remain until further notice. According to a statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Mr.Abubakar Sani, the earlier 8pm to 6am curfew imposed in the town on Saturday, will end on Sunday. The Read More

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June 12: Kingibe’s award to prepare him for president – Balarabe Musa

June 18, 2018 Ibraheem Musa Kaduna 0

A Former governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has that the real motive for giving Chief M.K.O Abiola a post-humous honour and recognising June 12 as Democracy Day “is to promote the presidential candidacy of Ambassador Babagana Kingibe.” Speaking yesterday to Blueprint, the leader of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) said the plot started sometime last year when it was Read More

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One killed, 29 nabbed as cultists clash

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

No fewer than 29 people have be en arrested over the killing of a man at Masaka in the Karu local government area of Nasarawa state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The dead man, whose name was given simply as Ibrahim, was said to have met his fate on June 15 during a cult clash. Spokesman of the 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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Diarrhoea, cholera kill 9 in Niger, Kogi

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Executive Director, Niger state Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Yahaya Na’uzo, has confirmed the death of six out of the 43 people suffering from diarrhoea in three local government areas of the state. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna yesterday, Mr. Na’uzo disclosed that the outbreaks occurred in Bida, Gbako and Katcha local Read More

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4 men docked for ‘raping, impregnating’ teenager

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Four men, who allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl and impregnated her, were yesterday in Lagos remanded at Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Henry Edmond, 47, metal fabricator; Richard Effiong, 22, businessman; Simeon Michael, 30, self employed; and Ashumu Muhammed, 33, security guard are being tried for defilement. Magistrate B.O. Osunsanmi refused to take the plea of the accused Read More

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Boko Haram: I’ve not seen Shekau in last 15 years – Mother

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, Mrs. Falmata Abubakar, has given what appears to be her first media interview, saying that she had not seen her son in the last 15 years. She stated this while speaking with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) in the village of Shekau, Yobe state. In a report published yesterday, Read More

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CSOs to Nigerians: Have confidence in INEC chair

June 16, 2018 John Nwokocha 0

Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG), a civil society organisation, has called on Nigerians to rekindle their confidence in the competence of the Prof. Mahmood Yakubu-led National Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in conducting credible elections. The group’s Executive Director, Dr. Chima Amadi, who made the call yesterday in Abuja at a press briefing, called on all Nigerians to repose 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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Okorocha guilty of libel against APC – Party leaders

June 13, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, of libel against the leadership of the party. The party said the governor in the recent time has made libelous attacks on the party. A statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, urged Governor Okorocha to tread the path of caution Read More

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APC chairmanship: Emokpaire steps down for Oshiomhole

June 12, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Barely 10 days to the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants, Chief Ibrahim Emokpaire, has withdrawn his ambition, even as he directed his supporters to vote for former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole. Emorkoaire said he took the decision after due consultations with members of his family, political associates, leaders of Read More

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FG begins verification, enrolment of 2019 retirees

June 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government yesterday commenced the pre-retirement process, which includes verification and enrolment of its workers, under theContributory Pension Scheme. Acting Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom), Aisha Dahir-Umar, said a pre-retirement workshop was taking place simultaneously in 15 locations across the country. She said the objective of the workshop was to assist prospectiveretirees achieve easy transition to retirement life Read More

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JUNE 12: Remove obstacles to free, fair elections, NLC tells FG

June 12, 2018 Moses John Abuja 0

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the federal government to identify fully with the ideals and lessons of June 12 by removing all obstacles to free, fair and credible elections in the country. President of Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who made the call yesterday in Abuja in a statement, also urged the federal government to “erect a cenotaph in honour Read More

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Erectile dysfunction linked to heart disease – Study

June 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is linked to greater cardiovascular risk, regardless of other risk factors like cholesterol, smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research published yesterday in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation. The Study followed more than 1,900 men aged 60 to 78 over four years, and found that those who reported ED were twice as likely to Read More

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Osinbajo urges African countries to look beyond oil

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has called on African countries to diversify their economies and look beyond oil-based revenue for future prosperity. He made the call yesterday in Abuja while declaring open the Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO). According to the vice president, while oil and gas have continued to remain the Read More

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