NMA strike: Obaseki to engage private doctors

  Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has expressed concern over plans by the Edo state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to embark on strike, declaring that the latter’s demand were “unrealistic.” The governor disclosed this yesterday when members of the Governing Board of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) paid him a visit at the Government Read More

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Optometrists to offer free eye care service to 40,000 kids

March 21, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

  As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has concluded plans to offer free quality eye care services to over 40, 000 children nationwide. At the launch of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the National President of the association, Dr. Damian Echendu, said the initiative was to help in correcting errors of refraction Read More

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W/Bank, ZEDA to partner on digital ICT

March 16, 2018 Moh Bello Habib Zaria 0

  The World Bank and Zaria Education Development Association (ZEDA), a non- governmental organisation, are to partner on digital information and communication technology (ICT). Secretary General of the association, Dr Isa Mohammed Abbass, said while addressing journalists in Zaria, ahead of the association’s 25th annual general meeting scheduled for this Saturday that a team of World Bank were at the Read More

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Legacies of Hajj operation and peculiar conundrum, BY Ibrahim Muhammed

March 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Recently, Manara satellite television organized a one day national symposium titled “Legacy of Hajj Operations and the Nigerian question”. The event was held inside Ladi Kwali Hall at Sheraton Hotels and Towers in Abuja. The theme of the event was actually to x-ray the progress made in hajj operations (if any) and compare it with the peculiar Nigeria questions on Read More

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Chibok to Dapchi parents’ visit postponed

March 14, 2018 Musa M. Buba. Damaturu 0

  The earlier scheduled visit by the parents of the still missing Chibok girls to Dapchi to sympathise with the parents of the 110 abducted Dapchi school girls has been postponed till further notice. This was disclosed by the chairman of the Dapchi Abducted School Girls Parent Association, Alhaji Kachalla, in a chat with Blueprint in Damaturu. “Initially the visits Read More

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NAWOJ bemoans decline in women participation in politics

March 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter, has lamented the recent decline in women participation in politics in both elective and appointive positions. The chapter in a communiqué issued at the end of its March congress, which was also used to commemorate the 2018 International Women’s Day (IWD), decried the fact that: “…during the last dispensation, there was Read More

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SSANU, NASU, NAAT vow to disrupt UTME

March 9, 2018 Martin Paul. Abuja 0

  Striking members of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Nonacademic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists, (NAAT), under the umbrella of non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities, have threatened to disrupt the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), expected to commence today throughout the country. Chairman, Joint Action Committee (JAC), NonTeaching Staff of the Read More

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Miyetti Allah condemns killing of Fulani in Taraba

March 7, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

  Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, has condemned what it described as “the spate of killings of Fulani pastoralists in Taraba state by suspected Mambilla militia in Sardauna local government area of the state. In a released signed by the National President of the association, Alhaji Bello Abdullahi Bodejo in Abuja yesterday, he appealed to the federal Read More

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Gidado passes confidence vote on MACBAN president

March 7, 2018 Baba Yusuf. Abuja 0

Zonal chairman of Miyetti Allah Kautal hore, Alhaji Gidado Idris Bebeji, has thrown his weight behind the National President of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammad Kiruwa (Ardo Zuru), and called on members of the association to give their full support and allowing him to enable him to continue with “his good leadership style.” Bebeji, who made this Read More

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Kogi welders task Buhari, Bello on epileptic power supply

March 6, 2018 Oyibo Salihu . Lokoja 0

Black-Smith Welders and Iron Benders Association of Nigeria (BWIAN) Kogi state chapter, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi to rescue the association from total collapse following epileptic power supply. The members, who also berated the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for not keeping to their promises of distributing prepaid metres to customers after years Read More

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‘Freight forwarding no longer only male profession’

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bomarah Group, Hajia Bola Muse, is one of the few women practising freight forwarding, a male-dominated profession in Nigeria. In this interview, she speaks on her aspiration to become the Financial Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) in the forthcoming elections and the need for other women to take up elective positions Read More

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We’re not fully with CAN yet – Catholic bishops

February 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has denied media reports that it returned to the umbrella body of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). The Christian Association had informed Nigerians in a statement on Sunday that the CBCN was back to its national body, after five years of withdrawal. The statement signed by Adebayo Oladeji, the media assistance to Read More

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NPFL: Rangers on course for league shield- Ogunbote

February 23, 2018 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu Chief Coach of the Flying.Antelope, Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, Mr. Olugbenga Ogunbote, has said that the club is committed to winning the on-going 2018 NPFL league season. Ogunbote posited that with the gusto his team have displayed since the league began, he is sure that they would re-enact the 2016 feat by lifting the trophy again. The Read More

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Stakeholders advocate improvement in agric policy implementation

February 19, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme 0

  Stakeholders at an agriculture capacity building workshop have asserted that the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) if properly implemented will not only stimulate and facilitate agricultural performance it will also increase investment financing. In a communique issued at the end of the training for media practitioners in Abuja on agriculture policies (CAADP, ECOWAP, APP, JSR, BR, NAIP, etc) Read More

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Thrills as Ebonyi scrap market set for re-opening

February 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The expected mercantile activity at the scrap market has been eliciting excitements in the state and its environs as plans to reopen the market soon are in top gear. EGWUAGHA AMARACHUKWU, who visited the place recently, recounts the situation Thrills over return of Abakaliki scrap market The scrap dealers association in Abakaliki capital city of Ebonyi state, has counted many Read More

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AREFFN: CRFFN makes u-turn, asks Ukor to conduct election

February 16, 2018 Ajibola Abayomi 0

Lagos The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has recanted its former position on the crisis rocking the Association of Registered Freight Forwarders Nigeria (AREFFN) where it recognized the Dr. Frank Ukor led executive as the authentic leadership of the association as against the one led by the Interim National President, Alhaji Bala Lawan Daura. CRFFN Read More

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Ghana, Senegal, others storm Abuja as Ladies Professional golf tourney debuts

February 14, 2018 IKENNA OKONKWO 0

Abuja Barely 48 hours after IBB Ladies Golf Open ended, no fewer than 10 countries mainly from West Africa are already trickling into Abuja for another five-day competition put together by Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (LPGAN). Making this known to Blueprint Sports inside IBB Golf Course in Abuja yesterday, Professional Golfer, Uloma Mbuko further disclosed that Ghana, Senegal, Read More

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Lassa fever: Doctors take sensitisation to markets in Osun

February 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As the Lassa fever scourge ravages some parts of South-west states, members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Osun state chapter, on Monday, took campaigns to markets in Osogbo, the state capital, to enlighten women on its symptoms and how to track the disease. Leading the team of medical practitioners, the Chairman of NMA, Tokunbo Olajumoke, warned the women and Read More

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Called for Charges students reading culture

February 13, 2018 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has called on students to embrace the culture of reading academic books in order to enhance their desire for excellence in the field. Declaring open, the maiden conference of the Nigerian Library Association Kano State Chapter held at the Murtala Mohammed Library in Kano yesterday, Ganduje said there was the need for students Read More

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•••Ortom lifts curfew on Gboko

February 7, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday announced the lifting of the curfew on Gboko town. A statement by his special adviser on media and ICT, Tahav Agerzua, the governor made the announcement at a meeting he held with leaders of Benue motorcycles association across the state and heads of security agencies at the Benue Peoples House. Governor Ortom reiterated his Read More

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Time for full fuel deregulation

January 11, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The return of queues in most of our filling stations has sent panic in the mind of Nigerians. Unlike in the last one decade where fuel scarcity became an annual ritual, the Buhari administration should be commended for stabilising the sector in recent times through the removal of subsidy. Until now, Nigerians had enjoyed un-interrupted supply of fuel in the Read More

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CAN backs Dankwambo on Mbaka’s prediction

January 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Gombe state chapter has lambasted Mohammed Jibrin Barde for denouncing Rev Father Ejike Mbaka’s 2018 prediction on Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo which foretold that the state governor would be President in 2019. Represented by the state chairman of the association, Reverend Ibrahim Jodi, made the remark while speaking at the Read More

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2019 and Yobe: Who takes over from Gov Gaidam? (1)

January 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Hassan Gimba To the casual politician, assuming we accept that all men (and women) are ‘political animals’ and some are more political than others, 2019 is still quite a way off. Hassan Gimba writes on the situation in Yobe state. How far is 2019? To the more political ‘political animal’, however, 2019 is now, because the knots tied or Read More

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IPMAN commends court judgement on petroleum marketers

January 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) have commended a recent Appeal Court judgment in Abuja, which declared Chinedu Okoronkwo as the national president of the association. The marketers gave the commendation in a statement issued by their National Secretary, Danladi Passali, after the National Executive Meeting, NEC yesterday in Abuja. Passali stated that the new Read More

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Ecobank MD commends Okpekpe Road Race Silver Label Status

December 31, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  By Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria Limited, Charles Kie has commended Pamodzi Sports Marketing, organisers of 10km Okpekpe International Road Race on the recent upgrade of the Road Race to silver Label by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The bank Managing Director stressed that the elevation does not only lend credence to the standard and Read More

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