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FG not averse to media criticisms – Minister

Abuja Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration was not averse to media criticism but it should be done, “objectively and factually.” The Minister stated this yesterday in Abuja when he received officials of International Press Institute (IPI) who were a courtesy visit to his office. Mohammed […]

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APBN tasks FG on security, Ajaokuta Steel Complex

Abuja The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has called on the federal government to tackle the myriad of security challenges facing the country to guarantee the survival of the nascent democracy. The professional body also urged the Buhari administration to make conscious effort to remove the clog on the wheel of the Ajaokuta […]

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We’ve never sanctioned media establishments – Commissioner

Kano Kano state Commissioner for Information, Comrade Mohammed Garba, has said that it was never the intention of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration to gag the media and that it had never sent any medium packing. Speaking at the just-concluded 2nd NUJ National Conference in Kano which ended yesterday, Garba said the degree with which the […]

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Kuje handicapped school appeals for assistance

  The Abuja School for the Handicapped, Kuje, has urged the FCT Education Secretariat to do more in supporting the welfare of the students. Its Assistant Head of Administration, Malam Yahaya Mohammed, who made the appeal, said the situation of the school needed additional support from the government and individuals. Mohammed, who spoke to Blueprint […]

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Daura youth groups visit Buhari, urge him to seek re-election

Forty-six associations, under the aegis of the Daura Emirate Coalition of Progressive Youth, yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari in his Daura residence and pledged to fully support his fight against corruption. The youth groups also expressed their unconditional support for the President’s efforts to transform the country into a nation its nationals would be proud […]

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Bauchi procures 10, 000 desks for secondary schools

Bauchi The Bauchi state government has procured 10, 000 units of desks for distribution to secondary schools across the state. Governor Mohammed Abubakar, represented by his Commissioner of Education, Prof Haruna Abdullahi Danwanka, made this disclosure at the weekend during the grand award of excellence to the governor, organised by the All Nigeria Confederation of […]

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10,000 Kogi PDP members, others defect to APC

Lokoja At least 10,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties in Kogi, on Saturday defected en masse to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state ahead of 2019 elections. Receiving the defectors from the 21 local government areas of the state in Lokoja, the national chairman of the […]

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Buhari inducts first indigenous UAV

Kaduna President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday reiterated the commitment and determination of his administration to bring about the desired change for the country. Addressing the induction ceremony of the first indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) ‘TSAIGUMI’ held at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) base Kaduna, Buhari said the successful launching of the UAV was a proof […]

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Vibrant rail system key to economic devt – NRC administrator

Zaria The Director of Administration and Human Resources, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Dr Aminu Gusau, has identified vibrant and efficient rail system as a path to maximum economic growth and development. He said this yesterday while addressing newly recruited workers receiving training at the NRC Training School, Zaria, Kaduna state. Gusau pointed out that no […]

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FG recovered below 10% of PDP loots – APC stalwart

Zaria A front line member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sha’aban, has accused Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of massive loot of the nation’s treasury during its 16 years in office. Sha’aban made the allegation in an exclusive interview with Blueprint in Zaria, saying considering the huge loot by the […]

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Garba hails Gov Abubakar for bankrolling Bauchi Nets

Bauchi Bauchi state director of sports, Lawan Garba has commended Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Esq for his immense contributions to the up liftmen of basketball in the state especially towards funding Bauchi Nets Garba made the commendation while speaking to sportswriters in the state, where he said Governor Abubakar has written the name of his […]

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Edo plans 150,000 hectares for oil palm plantation

  Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state yesterday said the state was ready to commit between 100,000 to 150,000 hectares of land to the cultivation of oil palm plantations over a period of “five to 10 years.” Obaseki disclosed that his administration was determined to expand the total land available for oil palm cultivation in […]

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No compromise with Kwankwasiyya – Ganduje

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that he was under no obligation to strike a deal with the Kwankwasiyya faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the face of the dismal events that had preceded his victory during the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kano. Speaking at a […]

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Buhari has done well

Some Nigerians see things through the perspective of geography, tongue, faith and politics. It is normal in a complex society and also in a year billed to witness so much game of politicking. However, a good number of Nigerians see things through the prism of national interest no matter what the situation is. Using the […]

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Reps grant Navy 1% NIMASA fund

The Nigerian Navy will access one percent of the fund accruing to the maritime sector as part of efforts to address some of its funding challenges. This is contained in the amendment to the Maritime Operations Coordinating Board, an aspect of the Act establishing the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The amendment was […]

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Military pension seeks PTAD partnership

By Ene Osang Abuja The Nigerian military has sought the collaboration of Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to effectively handle its pension administration. Chairman, Military Pensions Board, Brig.- Gen Adekunle Adigun Adesope, who led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of PTAD yesterday in Abuja said the military was saddled with challenges […]