Why non academic staff unions suspend strike

March 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Non-teaching staff unions of universities said they have suspended their nationwide strike which started in December last year due to the extensive consultations they had had with various organs of the union and stakeholders. The chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the unions, Samson Ugwuoke, announced the suspension of the industrial action at a briefing on Wednesday, March 14 Read More

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Dogara provides free medical services to 15,000 in Bauchi

February 13, 2018 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has provided free medical treatment to over 15,000 patients across the 20 local government areas of Bauchi state. The programme is being carried out by a non-governmental, medical organisation, Doctors On The Move Africa. Some of the services rendered included patients’ consultations and drugs, diabetics and hypertensive screening, reading glasses and Read More

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OGP process and quest for achieving SDGs in Nigeria

January 4, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

If effectively implemented, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) process will make governance more participatory, transparent and accountable in African countries like Nigeria as enshrined in Goal 16 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ADAM ALQALI reports Launched in September 2011 by 8 countries of the world and guided by the four key principles of transparency, accountability, citizen participation Read More

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Bindow raises 6-man probe panel on Numan, Demsa crises

December 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Governor of Adamawa state, Muhammadu Bindow Jibrilla, has appointed a six-man Commission of Inquiry on the recent crises in Numan and Demsa local government areas of the state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, yesterday in Yola, the state capital, indicating that Justice Adamu Hobong (retd.) Read More

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Avoid sensational headlines, journalists urged

November 24, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Binta Shama Abuja Acting Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Mrs. oti Ovrawah, has challenged journalists to avoid sensational headlines and be objective in their coverage of important issues the Commission “is working on.” She gave the charge yesterday at a press conference on the “Media Consultation Draft on the North East Human Rights Assessment Reports,” in Abuja. “The report Read More

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Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold

November 23, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Beirut – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced on Wednesday that he was putting his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations, nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down. It was a quick reversal – a day after his return to Lebanon – and a likely embarrassment to Saudi Arabia, which was widely seen Read More

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