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Fuel Scarcity: Presidency summons Baru, DSS, others

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The Presidency, yesterday in Abuja, summoned critical stakeholders in the nation’s oil sector and the leadership of security agencies to end the scarcity of petrol in the country. The meeting, presided over by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, was attended by the Minister of Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu; Director-General of the State Read More

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Fix health sector, electricity, Okoh urges Buhari

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ajuma Edwina Ogiri Abuja Bishop of Abuja and Primate of all Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to solve the issue of inadequate health facilities in the country and shortage supply of electricity. Okoh made this appeal during the Christmas Service at the Cathedral Church of Advent, Life camp, Abuja. The cleric believes tackling Read More

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Anti-graft: No sacred cows, Muslim youth tell Buhari

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna The Ansar-ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow sacred cows in the war against corruption. The Muslim youth association who threw its weight behind the anti corruption crusade of the President, said the steps taken so far in the fight against corruption is in the right direction. The Read More

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Peace Corps Commandants get Jacksonville University’s doctorate awards

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agi Onda Abuja The Jacksonville State University, Alabama, United States of America, at the weekend, conferred on four outstanding commandants of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) with the doctorate degrees (honoris causa) in Public Administration. The commandants; Bala Joshua, Aliyu Ibrahim, Caleb Enejo, and Ekweche Dominic Odey for Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi and Cross River states commands, respectively were Read More

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UTME: Beware of fake question papers, JAMB warns

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned prospective candidates for the 2018 unified tertiary matriculation examinations (UTME) to steer clear of fake past questions that were being circulated with the intention to dupe unsuspecting candidates. JAMB’s head of media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, gave the warning yesterday in Abuja in a chat with Blueprint. Benjamin Read More

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Abuja Industrial Park and the ministerial life-line

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ayuba Ahmad The concept of the Abuja Industrial Park (AIP), elicited quite a wide range of interest when the news broke out in 2010, initiated and promoted by Zeberced Nigeria Limited, a Turkish Business interest that has been operating in the construction and infrastructural development sectors in Abuja since 2007 The Industrial Park promised to be a phenomenal development Read More

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Exercise Dogon-Dutse: Army advises residents not to panic

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Moh Bello Habib Zaria Authorities of Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, have advised residents of Karau-Karau and Tohu villages in Giwa and Sabon Gari local government areas of Kaduna state not to panic as final year students (SSS 3) will be out on military training codenamed “Exercise Dogon-Dutse” that will last for one week. This was contained in a Read More

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Principal urges students on discipline

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir Principal of Junior Secondary School (JSS), Zuba, in Gwagwalada area council, has charged the students to be discipline. He gave the charge recently at an orientation lecture organised by the school Authority for the newly admitted JSS 1 students of the school aimed grooming them to be good citizens to enable them contribute their quota to the Read More

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Physically challenged barricade NNPC over alleged marginalisation

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Work was paralyzed at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Headquarters in Abuja when persons with disabilities from the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta yesterday barricaded the entrance of the Corporation over alleged marginalisation. The grouse of the protesters, who also blocked one of the lanes of Herbert Macaulay Way in the Central Business Read More

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240m West Africans rely on imported rice – Sierra Leonean minister

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agboola Bayo Ibadan Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food Security in Sierra Leone, Prof. Monty Jones, at the weekend alerted that no fewer than 240 million peoples in West Africa “now rely on imported rice as their primary source of food energy and protein.” Jones raised the alarm in Ibadan while speaking on the theme “Conference on Food and Read More