Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Total eyes more investments in power, plans change of name

May 20, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Oil giant, Total, says it is changing its name to Total Energies to reflect the company’s operations in renewable energy and electricity. CEO of Total, Mike Sangster who disclosed this at 5th Sub Saharan African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) organized by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PTAN), said Total will change its name to focus on electricity. Read More

#EndSARS: Police needs total reformation not change of name – DG NILDS

October 17, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Director General for National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof Abubakar Sulaiman, said Nigeria Police Force needs total reformation rather than cosmetic change of name of a particular unit in the organisation. Speaking on the occasion of his 55 years birthday in Ilorin, Friday, Prof Abubakar, said the activities of Nigeria Police force goes beyond mere change Read More

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When Senate boils over a contentious Water Management Bill

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Six days ago, precisely Thursday last week, an executive bill seeking exclusive control and management of rivers and lakes by the federal government ran into troubled waters at the last stage with senators arguing for and against the provisions of the Bill along North and South divides. TAIYE ODEWALE highlights the contentious issues. Argument over management of water resources The Read More

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Champions League should be named after me – Ronaldo

May 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Cristiano Ronaldo has suggested his record in the Champions League is so good that UEFA should name the trophy after him. The 33-year-old helped Real Madrid to a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the final in Kiev on Saturday night to win his fifth Champions League title – more than any other player. While he did not find the net Read More

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Mika’il Isah and change in Kogi

May 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Today, it is a fact that the problem with Kogi state is leadership. The leader Kogi state deserves is now a thing of debate among Kogites. The leadership Kogi state urgently needs and deserves is a leader that is self made and free from the syndrome of godfatherism. The culture of political godfatherism, which pervades the political landscape of Kogi Read More

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Group kicks against PDP’s planned name change

April 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Group under the auspices of People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) Youth Wing, North-West zone, Nigeria has kicked against the proposed plan to change the name of the main opposition party. The proposal it was revealed is enable the party join forces with other political parties to form a formidable front against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 Read More

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2019: PDP set for coalition, plans name change

April 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is prepared to form a coalition with some other political parties to dethrone the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the saddle. Also, the party may be planning to change its name as part of the new efforts to rejig and reposition to wrestle power from the ruling APC. Blueprint Newspapers gathered Read More

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Rotary honours 107 polio frontline workers

April 19, 2018 Administrator 0

Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee (NNPPC) under Rotary International has honoured 107 local community volunteers and primary health care workers in recognition of their commitment and sense of duty in the discharge of polio eradication services. Speaking during the awards ceremony, yesterday in Abuja, the chairman, NNPPC, Dr. Tunji Funsho, said the award “is not only to reward but to Read More

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Where is my ‘change’? by Adewale Kupoluyi

April 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

What has gradually become a norm in our country today is the reluctance and unwillingness to give ‘change’ by sellers to buyers of goods and services. It is an embarrassing situation that people have found themselves in almost on a daily basis. When a buyer purchases an item or commodity with a higher money denomination in anticipation of collecting ‘change’, Read More

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INEC and hurdles of full-blown technology in Nigeria’s elections

April 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

EMEKA NZE examines some of the lessons and resolutions of the just concluded international conference on the opportunities and challenges in the use of technology in elections The current leadership of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is apparently not resting on its oars to upgrade the country’s electoral system and ensure it joins the comity of nations which have Read More

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51% Nigerians went to bed hungry in 2017

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Afro Barometer conducted by CLEEN foundation in collaboration with Practical Sampling International (PSI) yesterday revealed that more than one third of Nigerians went without basic life necessities in 2017. The report also revealed that about 51 percent of Nigerians went without enough food in the period under review. It also revealed that medical care at 48 percent, cooking fuel Read More

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Kano: Changing attitudes with Change Begins With Me

March 19, 2018 Administrator 0

In this piece, BASHIR MOHAMMED examines Governor Umar Ganduje’s objectives of domesticating the Change Begins With Me Campaign of the federal government Change begins with me mantra At the time President Muhammadu Buhari, formally launched his administration’s Change Begins With Me mantra, in September 2016, every citizen in the country is aware of the seeming rot in the system that Read More

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Nigeria ranked 148 on corruption index in 2017- CPI

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The recent report by Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2017, has revealed that Nigeria ranks 148 out of 180 countries assessed on perception of state of corruption in the country. The programme manager, democratic governance of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Okeke Anya, told newsmen in Abuja yesterday that the national contact of Transparency International (TI) is seriously worried Read More

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Assessing Haruna‘s Change Mantra in NASENI

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Best Agbese Nigerians have held President Muhammadu Buhari on public accountability strictly on his professed sobriquet of “Change mantra,” in the administration of Nigeria. Before May 2015, there was a unanimous consensus among Nigerians that the country had slipped into very dangerous abyss of ennui, where virtually all public institutions and agencies collapsed pathetically, amid mounting problems. Therefore, President Read More

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JAMB generated N12 billion in 2017 – Oloyede

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Martin Paul Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it generated N12 billion as income in 2017. The Registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, made the disclosure at a press conference in Ilorin on Monday. The registrar said the board remitted N7.8 billion to the federal government after deducting its expenses, saying the board was able Read More

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Maximising the lessons of the 2017 Climate Change Summit

December 15, 2017 Administrator 0

Since 1992, the global conference on climate change has become an annual ritual where leaders of nations gather to deliberate on issues relating to climate change and the dangers they pose to human beings. The 2015 version of the conference, held in Paris, was particularly remarkable as it led to the production of a global instrument named Paris Agreement which Read More

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2017 Hajj: NAHCON refunds N4.01bn to pilgrims from 11 states

December 12, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Abuja In sustaining the new, strict policy footing of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) the management has announced the refund of N401, 291,658.41, to pilgrims from 11 states of the federation. The refunds flow from what the commission’s management stated was “for services not rendered to them (pilgrims) during the 2017 Hajj.” In a statement Read More

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NAF names building after officer killed in Boko Haram fight

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, yesterday in Lagos named a building in honour of a late squadron leader, Promise Gbenekannu, who died in the fight against insurgency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the building is a six by three bedroom flats for officers at the Sam Ethnan Air Force Base, Ikeja. Inaugurating the building, Abubakar, Read More

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Gov Ibrahim Dankwambo, Executive Director, SME, BOI, Waheed Olagunju, GMD Swaziland Development Finance Corporation, Dumsani Msibi and CEO, CEDA Botswana, Thabo during 2017 CEO Forum of African Development Finance Institutions

November 9, 2017 Editorial IV 0

From left: Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Executive Director, Small and Medium Enterprises, Bank of Industry (BOI), Waheed Olagunju, BOI Managing Director, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, Group Managing Director, Swaziland Development Finance Corporation, Dumsani Msibi and Chief Executive Officer, Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) Botswana, Thabo Thamane and BOI Executive Director, Corporate Services, Jonathan Tobin, during 2017 Chief Executive Officers Forum Read More

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Stop deceiving voters with late Ojukwu’s name, APC warns APGA

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) deputy governorship candidate, Mr Dozie Ikedife (Jnr), has described as deceitful the campaign strategy adopted by the All Progressives Grand Aliance (APGA), which has been using the name of the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, its campaign. Ikedife, who spoke in Nnewi, said that over 90 percent of Governor Willie Obiano’s achievements for almost Read More

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Slim guys risk being called these names

October 21, 2017 Administrator 0

If you are a slim guy or (the more commonly used word) thin guy, there is a level of annoyance that comes with being called certain names. People fail to understand that you have a ridiculously fast metabolism or some kind of genetic inheritance responsible for your slim frame. Slim guys can understand some of the struggles that will be Read More

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WAFU Cup: Eagles to change tactics against Ghana

September 18, 2017 Administrator 0

Super Eagles’ are adopting new strategy as they tackle Black Stars of Ghana in the WAFU Cup of Nations today. Th e Coach Salisu Yusuf-led home-based Eagles must defeat the Black Stars if they are to continue their search for honour in the WAFU competition, hence the decision of the Nigeria team to gon for a kill in this encounter. Read More