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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Medical Equipment

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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APC

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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Id-El-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

June 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The federal government has declared Friday, 15 and Monday, 18 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Id-el Fitr. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, (rtd), who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan and enjoined all Nigerians to use the occasion of the celebration Read More

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June 12: Atiku warns against authoritarianism, lawlessness

June 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has warned against what he called a consistent pattern of departure from constitutional due process to tendencies of authoritarianism. The former Vice President said in a statement marking the 25th anniversary of June 12 that there was a growing culture of arbitrariness in some Read More

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Nigeria, Morocco sign agreement on gas pipeline, agric training

Nigeria and the Kingdom of Morocco on Monday in Rabat, Morocco, signed three agreements, which includes a regional gas pipeline that will see Nigeria providing gas to countries in West Africa sub-region that extend to Morocco and Europe. The signing of the agreements, witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and King of Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed V1, followed a meeting Read More

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APC convention: 179 jostling for positions – Masari

June 11, 2018 Bode Olagoke Abuja 0

Kastina state Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has said that no fewer than 179 members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have obtained nomination forms to run for various positions in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. Masari, who is the chairman, sub-committee for screening, told newsmen during the screening exercise in Abuja yesterday, that the panel “will abide Read More

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35 tramadol-laden containers seized at ports – NAFDAC

June 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Moji Adeyeye, has said the agency has seized not fewer than 35 containers of tramadol at various ports in the country. Ms Adeyeye disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja yesterday. She said nine out of the seized containers of tramadol were released Read More

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Aregbesola, Oshiomhole led govs’ assault against me – Okonjo-Iweala

June 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

By Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf Abuja A former Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed that the duo of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, and his Edo counterpart, Comrade Adams Oshiohomole, led the governors’ assault against her over her stance on sharing of oil revenues. She Read More

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