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2018:The Low, high events in housing sector

January 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

In this report, TOPE SUNDAY, recaps some of the major events in the housing sector in 2018. As the 2018 waned down, the country’s built environment witnessed both high and low events during the year under review. The sector, which was budgeted over N30bn for by the Federal government was beehive of activities throughout the year. However, some experts are Read More

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Again, Mo Salah wins BBC African best Footballer, equals Okocha

December 15, 2018 Editor 0

Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games for Liverpool last season. “It’s a great feeling to win Read More

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NPFL: Wikki, Katsina, Lobi beef up as Gata, Effiong return home

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Wikki Tourist have signed Ayo Asekunnowo and Adeshina Gata from Akwa United as well as Ahmed Jimoh( Kwara United ), Franklin Ebuka ( Akwa starlets ) and nine others to beef up their squad ahead of the 2018-19 season. The Giant Elephants missed relegation by the whiskers after it was decided that no team would be relegated last season abruptly Read More

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Barca plot Neymar return

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Barcelona are keen to re-sign Neymar but the Catalan club are waiting for both the Brazilian and his father to mount serious pressure on Paris Saint-Germain in such regard. Neymar left Barcelona for Paris St Germain during the 2017 summer window, but he has recently linked with a phenomenal return. In a report by Mundo Deportivo, many key figures at Barcelona would love Read More

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Finally, Presidency receives 2018 Budget

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Presidency has confirmed the receipt of the 2018 Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate),Ita Enang, confirmed the development to State House Correspondents at about 8.30pm on Friday. “I have received the budget on behalf of the Presidency. I am transmitting it now,” the presidential aide simply said. Read More

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The health sector in 2017

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

Last year was not really a good one for the health sector in Nigeria, as the country suffered a lot of setbacks. In this piece, AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI recaps major events of 2017. Epidemic outbreaks The first epidemic outbreak was meningitis. It killed over 1,166 people between December 2016 and June 23, 2017. Children between the ages of five to Read More

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Grief, as father of Osun first baby in 2018 dies 

January 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Barely 24 hours after the first lady of Osun state, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola, presented gift to the first baby of the year in the state, the father of the baby yet to be named, Mr Abiodun Okewunmi, has reportedly died. It was gathered that Okewunmi left the state hospital in joy to get food for his wife and quickly returned Read More

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Buhari’s speech depressing, claiming credit for our achievements -PDP

January 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year address as depressing, as it completely failed to address serious economic and security issues confronting the nation and for which Nigerians earnestly expected answers from Government. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Monday said Nigerians were again treated to another round of false claims and empty Read More

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Buhari rejects restructuring, denounces ethnicity, religion in politics

January 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

*Fuel scarcity during Yuletide collective blackmail As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stressed the need for politicians to avoid exploiting ethnicity and religion by linking them with politics. In a New Year message to the nation, the President said linking ethnicity with religion and religion with politics must be avoided at all costs if Read More

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NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2018: We must not link ethnicity, religion with politics – Buhari

January 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Says yuletide fuel scarcity collective blackmail  ‘Restructuring not solution to our problems’ By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for politicians to avoid linking ethnicity and politics with religion for personal ends. In a New Year message to the nation, the President said linking ethnicity with religion must Read More

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Prophet forsees death of Nigerian politicians, celebrities in 2018

December 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

The spiritual father and chairman Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide (Ayo ni o), Most Rev’d Samuel Adefila Abidoye, has said that in as much as a lot of people will reach their stardom in 2018, many celebrities and politicians “shall be heard no more.” Rev’d Abidoye, however, called on all Nigerians to continue to pray for the Nation. In Read More

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New Year Message: APC blames past govts for underdevelopment, hardships

December 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

…Calls for support in 2018 The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed the current hardship and other challenges confronting the nation on the act of corruption which the party said enabled perpetrators to divert resources for delivering development to the citizenry. A New Year message personally signed by the National Chairman of the governing party Chief John Oyegun, on Read More

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2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

November 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

 2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION    Delivered by:   His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja  Tuesday, 7TH of November 2017 PROTOCOLS 1.                     I am here to present 2018 Budget Proposals. Before presenting the Budget, let me thank all of you Distinguished and Honourable Members of the Read More