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NPF lauds CLEEN foundation on evidence driven advocacy

September 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Inspector-General Police (IGP) Abubakar Mohammed Adamu has commended CLEEN Foundation , a non-governmental organisation (NGO) for its commitment to evidence-driven advocacy which has spanned over 20 years.  He gave the commendation when CLEEN foundation paid a courtesy visit on the Inspector- General of Police and called  for the prosecution of electoral offenders arrested during the 2019 general election. The Read More

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FIFA U-20 Women W/Cup: Sports minister assesses ABS, commends state of facilities

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has commended the state of facilities at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, while stating commitment to make the facilities of global standard.  Speaking on Tuesday when he visited Kaduna to assess the facilities at Ahmadu Bello Stadium and Murtala Mohammed Sports Square in preparation for the hosting of 2020 FIFA Read More

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Updated: Ministers to commence work on 2020 budget – SGF

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The newly sworn-in ministers are to commence work on the 2020 budget estimates immediately, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha, said on Wednesday. Speaking shortly after he was sworn-in by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House innAbuja, the SGF said the executive arm of government made a commitment to submit the budget proposal to the Read More

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Total, MRS, Sahara, 12 others win 2019/2020 DSDP – NNPC

August 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A total of fifteen consortium have been announced as winners of its 2019/2020 contracts for the exchange of crude oil for imported petroleum products by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).   According to the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement said the announcement is in line with avowed commitment to transparency Read More

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APC to establish Institute for Progressive Studies – Oshiomhole

August 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adams Oshiohmole said Wednesday that the party would establish an Institute of Progressive Studies to promote the manifesto and ideology of the party.Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting between members of the National Working Committee of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari in his office in Abuja, Oshiohmole Read More

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Buhari salutes journalism professor, Olatunji Dare at 75

July 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Professor Olatunji Dare, a communication scholar, columnist and former chairman of The Guardian Editorial Board, as he celebrated his 75th birthday on July 17, 2019.The president joined family members, friends and professional colleagues of the cerebral writer and author, whose commitment to the vibrancy of journalism in Nigeria, and beyond, and his dedication to the Read More

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NAHCON promises best service for 2019 Hajj

July 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Madina coordinator for the 2019 Hajj, Alhaji Ahmed Maigari has restated the commitment of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to ensure that 2019 Nigerian pilgrims enjoy best services while in Saudi Arabia. Alhaji Maigari said this at a meeting with the various service providers in Madinah in preparation for the kick-off of the 2019 Hajj. In a statement Read More

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Edo APC passes confidence vote on Obaseki

April 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2020 gubernatorial polls, Edo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has passed a vote of confidence on Governor Godwin Obaseki. The party also pledged its commitment to sustaining support for the administration and policies. This was contained in a a statement signed by state Publicity Secretary of the APC, Chris Azebamwan, which according to him,  was the Read More

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Ogoniland Clean-up: FG establishes committee to aid HYPREP

April 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has taken another giant stride to demonstrate its commitment towards the Ogoniland Clean-up with the establishment of the HYPREP Central Representative Advisory Committee (CRAC). The committee is expected to serve as an all-inclusive and multi-faceted approach to the clean-up, with a clear mandate to act as a bridge between stakeholders, communities, groups, and the Hydrocarbon Pollution and Read More

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U.S. hails Nigeria’s elections

February 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The United States has said the peaceful nature of Nigeria’s presidential and National Assembly polls conducted last Saturday was a proof of the Nigerian people’s resolute commitment to choose their leaders.   In a statement on Monday, U.S. Ambassador W. Stuart Symington on the Nigerian Elections said the peaceful achievement of millions were shadowed by the violence of a few.  The statement reads: Read More

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NDIC Board promises sound policies for system stability

February 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of the newly inaugurated Board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) have stated their commitment to the formulation of sound policies to enhance the safety and stability of the nation’s financial system as a way of justifying the confidence reposed in them through their appointment. The Chairman, Mrs Ronke Shokefun, stated this at the opening ceremony of the Read More

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FG restates commitment to teachers’ welfare as NTI trains 3,700 teachers

February 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has reiterated federal Ggvernment’s determination and commitment to teachers’ welfare and training in the country.  Speaking while flagging off a capacity building workshop for 3,700 teachers drawn from parts of the country, put together by the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of Read More

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Jigawa Immigration command tasks officers on hard work

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service, Jigawa state Command has charged newly promoted officers to be dedicated, fear God and exhibit high sense of discipline and commitment in the discharge of their duties. The state Controller of NIS, Alhaji Garga Abdulakadir Abdul gave the charge during the decoration of newly converted officers of the command in his office yesterday. “The long awaited Read More

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FFS decorates 319 officers

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Following the recent promotion of 319 officers of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) by the Cvil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Board (CDFIPB) the organisation has decorated the beneficiaries. The Controller General, Eng. Joseph Garba Anebi, personally decorated the 5 most senior officers among the newly promoted officers who were promoted from the ranks of Deputy Controllers of Fire, DCFs Read More

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On making 2018 Hajj better…

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to the welfare, health and security needs of Nigerian pilgrims while on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. The President made this commitment after he was briefed on the 2018 Hajj memorandum of understanding Nigeria has signed with Saudi Arabian authorities on the 2018 Hajj exercise. The President was briefed by the Minister of State Read More

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NNPC to build affordable house for staff

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)Properties Ltd, Mr. Danny Sokari-George, has said that the company is determined to deliver quality and affordable houses with the best funding options for staff of the corporation. Sokari-George, who disclosed this recently at the maiden edition of NNPC Properties Ltd (NPL), Festival in Abuja, however, cautioned the staff against frivolous Read More

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Education sector determines country’s development – Don

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A Professor of Veterinary Surgery, Yemi Akinrinmade has said that the quality of education of a country determines the success of the country in terms of development indices. Akinrinmade, who is the national president of the Methodist High School (MHS), Ibadan, said this at the 57th Founder’s Day Anniversary of the school. He said the success stories of developed countries Read More

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.” Gaidam condoles with Buratai over dad’s demise

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Damaturu Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has condoled with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, over the death of his father, Alhaji Yusuf Buratai. The condolence message was contained in a press statement issued by his Director-General, Press Affairs, Abdullahi Bego, yesterday. He prayed with the Buratai family at this time of great loss and prayed Read More

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Association advises IGP on credible police recruitment

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Our Correspondent The National Association of Izalatul Bidia Waikamatul Sunna (JIBWIS) has advised the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, to liaise with religious and traditional leaders to enlist only credible people in the Nigeria Police Force. The group’s National Chairman, Sheik Abdullahi Bala-Lau, gave the advice during a courtesy call on the IGP in his office yesterday in Read More

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Kogi monarch tasks Ebira on sports development

January 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim has called on well meaning Ebira people and corporate organisations in Kogi to invest in sports in order to discover new talents and reduce youth restiveness in the state. The royal father, who made the call at the weekend during the grand finale of the 2017 edition of Ajanah Read More

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Alex Ekwueme: Philosopher and king; visionary and practician

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Chido Nwangwu “To honour him whom we have made is far from honouring him that hath made us.” It was Michel de Montaigne, the 16th French philosopher and writer who wrote those magnificent words. I think and know Dr. Alex Ekwueme as one of those who hath made us. Those were my first words of acceptance of the request Read More

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Adamawa Customs impounds N119.7m goods

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muazu Abari Yola The Nigerian Customs Service, Adamawa command has seize smuggled goods, including rice, vehicles, textiles and soap worth over N119.7 million. Disclosing this in a press statement made available to Blueprint yesterday, Controller, Adamawa/Taraba command, Adetoye Francis, added that the command also generated N145.03 million revenue for 2017 and pledged to work harder to exceed the mark Read More

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‘50% living with HIV/AIDS in Gombe not accessing treatment’

December 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Auwal Ahmad Gombe Civil Society for HIV & AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN), Gombe state chapter, has said that no fewer than 64,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS and that “half of them are not accessing treatment in the state.” State Coordinator of the group, Ahmed Yusuf, who disclosed this yesterday during a press briefing to make world HIV/AIDS Day Read More