NPHCDA boosts mass immunisation with 456 motorcycles, computers

August 23, 2020 Duro Joseph 0

The move by the Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to ensure that immunisation is taken to every nook and carnies of Nigeria got a big boost weekend when it unveiled 456 motorcycles and laptops for its Routine Immunisation Officers (RIO). The unveiling which took place at the NPHCDA National Strategic Coldstore, Bill Clinton Way, Airport Road, Abuja, was witnessed Read More

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APC: What next after tumultuous state congresses?

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  In this report, SAMSON BENJAMIN looks at how parallel congresses became the main feature of last Saturday’s state congresses of the All Progressives Congress(APC), as well as highlights how all the executives emerged by consensus and affirmation without delegates actually voting. In the beginning, there was just a reported case of parallel election when the All Progressives Congress(APC) held Read More

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How things fell apart in Kano House of Assembly

May 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Shambolic, this word aptly describes the situation in the Kano House of Assembly. Literally, things have fallen apart in the Assembly, and the centre can no longer hold. BASHIR MOHAMMED reports Attempted dethronement of Emir of Kano At the time the Kano State House of Assembly made frantic efforts to depose the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, last Read More

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Ganduje offers Africa TV land in Kano

May 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has donated a parcel of land to Africa TV 3, a private broadcast company, to construct a television station in the state. “By so doing, we want to ensure that the public are provided with information, and a wide range of perspectives and voices enhanced, so as to entrench sustainable democracy and good Read More

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Women positively affect their home, society

April 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dr. Rakiyah Momoh Abaji, coordinates the affairs and programmes of Al-Habibiyah Islamic Society, a religious body involved in finding solutions to some of the mounting social phenomenon in Nigeria. In this interview with AYONI M. AGBABIAKA, she talks about corruption in the land and how women can play active part in eradiating it. What informed the choice of the theme Read More

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Reps furious over estimated electricity billing

April 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

It was all anger on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday, as debate on the general principles of a Bill seeking to prohibit the use of estimated electricity tariffs for consumers in Nigeria held. The proposed Bill, which was intended to amend the Electricity Sector Reform Act, will if passed into law, also criminalise deliberate refusal of any Read More

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Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chikwendu Kanu, Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, His Imperial Majesty, the Enyi 1 of Aba

May 29, 2017 Blueprint 0

From left: Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chikwendu Kanu, Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, His Imperial Majesty, the Enyi 1 of Aba, Eze Isaac Ajonu Ikonne and Hon. Prestige Ossy, after Dogara was conferred with the traditional title of Ome Udo 1 of Aba by the Monarch, in Abia state at the weekend Photo: Speaker’s Offi Read More

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I was impeached for my uprightness — Abia ex-Speaker

January 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former speaker, Abia state  House of Assembly, Hon Martins Azubike, who was recently impeached, speaks to journalists  at a reception organised by his people, on why he was  removed from office. Six days after being ousted from office, Hon Martins Azubuike, the former Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, has said his uprightness cost him the job.At a reception by his Read More

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Abia Assembly impeaches Speaker

December 30, 2016 Blueprint 0

The Abia House of Assembly on Thursday, elected a Speaker, Kennedy Njoku, representing Osisioma-Ngwa North Constituency. Njoku’s election followed the removal of Speaker Martins Azubuike, representing Isialangwa North Constituency. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Cosmos Ndukwe, who presided over the plenary, said that 20 out of 24 members signed the impeachment notice against Mr. Azubuike. During the election conducted Read More

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How Markafi, Sheriff leadership tussle divided Abia PDP

August 5, 2016 Blueprint 2

SAM OBINNA IBE takes a critical look at the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Abia state, which has resulted in  parallel state executives of the party Beyond the current crisis rocking the Abia State PDP which was said to have been caused by the conduct of April/May 2016 Party’s congress, observers of the political trend in the Read More

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Ikpeazu: Abia Assembly passes confidence vote

July 14, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia Abia House of Assembly, has joined different pro-Ikpeazu groups in the state canvassing supports for the embattled governor and passed a vote of confidence on Dr Okezie Ikpeazu yesterday during plenary. This followed a motion moved by the member representing Obi Ngwa West state constituency,Barrister A.T Nkoro supported by other members of the PDP controlled Read More

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State assemblies speakers back anti-corruption war

December 2, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Baba Yusuf Abuja Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has backed the anti-corruption crusade of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Its chairman, Hon. Abdulmumuni Ismaila Kamba, from Kebbi, who was elected on Friday, last week, in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, said their agenda “is to seek financial autonomy of the state legislatures and their political Read More

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Dogara vs Gbajabiamila: Endless rift over committee headship

November 13, 2015 Blueprint 0

It is apparent that all have not been well between Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and Majority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, since the outset of the 8th National Assembly, despite all effort to bury the ill-feelings. The October 22, 2015 event when Dogara made public, names of members selected to head committees of the House re-opened Read More

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NASS Crisis: I’ll Crush All Opposition, Mostly APC Members – Speaker Dogara Warns

July 28, 2015 Blueprint 0

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Monday, July 27, 2015, warned all members of the parliament, mostly, members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who are against his leadership, to conduct themselves orderly as the parliament resumes, otherwise, they would be severely dealt with. According to Daily Independent, Members of the APC Loyalist Group had been at Read More

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Majority leader: Dogara’s camp rejects Gbajabiamila

July 9, 2015 Blueprint 0

  It must be him, APC loyalists insist The lingering crisis over who gets what in the principal offices of the House of Representatives may be far from being over, as the Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s camp has vowed not to recognise Femi Gbajabiamila as the Majority Leader as directed by the All Progressives Congress (APC). It, however, stated that it Read More

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Kwara APC spokesperson condemns Igbokwe’s statement on Saraki

July 6, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Tope Musowo Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara state chapter, has condemned the statement credited to his Lagos counterpart, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, calling for sanction on Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara over their actions described as ‘treacherous’. Sulyman Buhari, the Publicity Secretary of Kwara APC, in a statement issued at the weekend, asked the Lagos APC to “re-orientate” Igbokwe Read More

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Buhari meets Gbajabiamilia, others over NASS crisis

July 2, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday had a closed-door night night meeting with the aggrieved members of House of Representatives elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) over leadership crisis in the lower chamber of the National Assembl. Blueprint learnt that the meeting was brokered by Senator Abu Ibrahim from Katsina State. The 29 Read More

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Speakership: Gbajabiamila, others ‘ready to work with Dogara’

June 12, 2015 Blueprint 0

—State caucuses meet Speaker By Bode Olagoke and Joshua Egbodo, Abuja The crisis rocking the  House of Representatives seems to have suddenly come to an end as Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila’s  group said they have accepted the reality and ready to move on with the new leadership of the lower chamber of the National Assembly. The group yesterday held a closed-door Read More

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We’ve not endorsed Gbajabiamila/Monguno, N’East Reps say

May 19, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja There seems to have been a crack in the North East Caucus of the House of Representatives, as members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  within it yesterday dissociated themselves from the purported endorsement of Femi Gbajabiamila. At the weekend, the North-East Caucus had after a meeting in Abuja resolved to throw their weight behind the Read More

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Buhari, OBJ, Amaechi shun Council of State meeting

February 5, 2014 Blueprint 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former  Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), and Rivers state Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday shunned the National Council of State meeting summoned by President Goodluck Jonathan. Also absent at the meeting, which took place Council Chambers of State House, were Governors Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state who sent his deputy Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi Read More

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Buhari, OBJ, Amaechi, shun Council of State meeting

February 5, 2014 Blueprint 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, former  Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), and Rivers state Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday shunned the National Council of State meeting summoned by President Goodluck Jonathan. Also absent at the meeting, which took place Council Chambers of State House, were Governors Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano state who sent his deputy Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi Read More