2019 elections’ll be tough – Oyegun

April 24, 2018 Bode Olagoke Abuja 0

Ahead of next year’s general elections, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has advised that the party should have the sense of a ruling party, adding that the country’s population was much “wiser now.” This is even as the National working Committee (NWC) has confirmed that the party’s convention will hold in Abuja, contrary Read More

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Here are alleged looters of Nigeria, says FG – Crossfire

April 5, 2018 Patrick Andrew . Abuja 0

Following allegations by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of monumental corruption under the Jonathan administration and the PDP’s challenge to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to name the looters, the federal government responded by unveiling the initial list of alleged looters under PDP government. PATRICK ANDREW brings highlight. “The PDP has challenged us to name the looters under Read More

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FG to deliver 24 housing units in Edo

April 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has promised that 24 units of housing being constructed as part of the National Housing Programme in Edo State will be delivered before the end of 2018 The Zonal Director of the ministry, Mr. Daminabor Oko-Jaja, made the disclosure recently at an on the spot assessment of ongoing construction at Idumwu-Ehigie in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Read More

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Needless demolition of houses in Aba By Sixtus Chibueze Ezennaya

March 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  What makes a Government-Local, State or Federal–likeable, acceptable and admirable to the electorate is how the government responds to complaints. People are also interested in how the government solves their problems, protects them, cares for them and provides dividends of democracy for them. That some Presidents and Governors even outside Nigeria have remained reference materials is consequent upon their Read More

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Akume and Suswam must do restitution

March 28, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The news that some 7,000 students were unable to pay their school fees over at the Benue State University (BSU) Makurdi was depressing, very depressing indeed. As a result of the angst resulting from this state of affair, this university is shut till further notice. What is plaguing the BSU is a small-scale manifestation of what plagues the larger Benue Read More

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Withdrawing police from VIPs will worsen insecurity – Abba

March 27, 2018 Taiye Odewale. Abuja 0

Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC Yobe East), in an exclusive interview with TAIYE ODEWALE speaks on raging issues in the land, one of which was the order given by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris , that the roughly 150,000 Police personnel attached to Very Important Personalities (VIPs) across the country should be withdrawn and posted to operational line Read More

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NAF airlifts Dapchi girls back to Maiduguri

March 26, 2018 Musa Umar Bologi. Abuja 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) C-130 Hercules Aircraft yesterday airlifted the Dapchi girls back to Maiduguri. NAF spokesperson, Air Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya disclosed this is a statement. He said the girls would be transported to Dapchi, under armed air escort, to reunite with their families. He said:”The return of the girls to their community took place afterPresident Muhammadu Buhari and Read More

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Man jailed for vandalising EEDC transformer

March 26, 2018 Okey Chris. Awka 0

A federal court sitting in Owerri, Imo state has sentenced a 25 year old man, Chidiebere Duru to three years imprisonment for vandalising a 200KVA transformer belonging to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). Duru, an indigene of Umuafai village, Dikenafai, Ideato South local government area of the state was sentenced on Friday, March 23 by Hon. Justice Allagoa of the Read More

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Gombe perm sec wants improved fight against malnutrition

March 16, 2018 Auwal Ahmad. Gombe 0

  Gombe state government has been called upon to improve to scale up the prevention and treatment of malnutrition cases in the state. Permanent Secretary, Gombe state Ministry of Economic Planning, Mr. Stephen Ayuba, made call while speaking on behalf of his Commissioner during an advocacy visit paid to the ministry by Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN). Read More

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Workers’ Drive Road project: Aregbesola knocks Omisere, demands apology-Crossfire

March 15, 2018 Patrick Andrew . Abuja 0

Osun state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has berated Senator Iyiola Omisere, for allegedly misleading the public by claiming that the commissioned Workers Drive Road project was funded by UNESCO, and has subsequently demanded unreserved apology from the former federal lawmaker. PATRICK ANDREW brings excerpts. “The Government wishes to remind the people that the embattled Omisore and his cohorts, including some sponsored Read More

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Reducing cost of governance

March 15, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Reducing the cost of governance will not affect the quality of government services to the citizens. It is synchronised to curb our national wastage areas and optimise our national assets and human capital contributions to national growth and development. All tiers of government’s recurrent expenditure profile has taken its toll on the various capital projects as evident in the dearth Read More

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2,000 aggrieved APC members defect to PDP in Kano

March 14, 2018 Ahmid Lawal. Abuja 0

  No fewer than 2,000 members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Sumaila local government area of Kano state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. The former members of the APC were received into the PDP fold by former governor of the state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, Ambassador Aminu Wali and Gambo Salau. Hon Read More

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PDP mocks APC, says Benue visit show of insensitivity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Benue, several months after the massacre of Nigerians, as needless and a demonstration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians. Also, the PDP regretted that rather than focusing on how to assuage the pains of Nigerians, the APC federal government was busy planning Read More

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4,000 Benue IDPs taking refuge in Plateau – Lalong

March 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

At least 4,000 persons displaced by the raging violence in Benue are taking refuge in Plateau state, Governor Simon Lalong disclosed yesterday in Jos, the state capital. Lalong made the disclosure at a town hall meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on a two-day working visit to the state. The governor said that the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were Read More

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Assets declaration: Court adjourns Saraki’s trial indefinitely

March 9, 2018 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja yesterday adjourned indefinitely the trial of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, pending the time Saraki’s appeal at the Supreme Court would be determined. Saraki is being tried on three of the 18-count of false assets declaration filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Read More

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FG votes N800m for Arabic, Islamic studies

March 8, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu. Kaduna 0

The federal government has disclosed that it had appropriated over N600 million in the 2018 budget for execution of capital projects at the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS), the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has said. Speaking while commissioning the national headquarters of the board in Kaduna yesterday, he said government had committed N200 million to Read More

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Will Dapchi school girls’ abduction affect school enrolment in North-east?

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Recent reports on school enrolment in the North-eastern part of the country indicated some improvement, following the feats achieved by the Nigerian military over Boko Haram. But with the abduction of Dapchi school girls last week, parents have expressed fears that the development will affect school enrolment. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports Contradictory figures of missing Dapchi students As parents and guardians Read More

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What exactly is going on?

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In the last few days I have sat back to reflect on the perplexing matter of the so called herdsmen attacks nationwide. As an opposition politician it is a veritable political tool that if craftily manipulated and orchestrated in a sustained manner, is enough to send this government packing in 2019; just like Lai Mohammed and his team of propagandists Read More

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APC doesn’t care about Nigerians – ADP

February 27, 2018 Bode Olagoke 0

Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is not bothered about the pains most Nigerians are going through, especially the parents of abducted Dapchi school girls. The party adduced that such lack of care was demonstrated over the weekend when big wigs of the APC attended a rally in Akure, Ondo State when Read More

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Ebonyi APC in trouble as members defect massively to PDP

February 26, 2018 EgwuAgha Amarachukwu 0

Abakaliki The rate at which members of All Progressive Congress (APC) party defects to Peoples Democratic party (PDP) may cripple the APC in Ebonyi state . In what may be described as home coming by some PDP members who in 2015 dumped the party for another for reasons beast known to them. A onetime chairman of Ohaukwu local government area, Read More

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BBOG tasks FG on Yobe school girls’ abduction

February 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Bring Back our Girls Group (BBOG) has urged the federal government to give accurate details of the number of schoolgirls recently declared missing in Yobe state after their school was invaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The group, which had been through daily sit-ins and protests, championing the return of 276 Chibok school girls abducted by insurgents in April 2014, Read More

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Reps urge herders’ education on ranching benefits

February 21, 2018 Joshua Egbodo 0

Abuja House of Representatives has charged the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to liaise with state ministries of agriculture, to urgently educate and encourage herdsmen on the benefits of cattle ranching. The House also urged the executive arm of the federal government to liaise with states that were interested to work out modalities for the establishment of ranches, Read More

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We’ve achieved success in health care – Commissioner

February 21, 2018 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano Kano state government has said that it had achieved spectacular success in the area of health care by renovating, upgrading and providing necessary working tools in about 300 health facilities across the 44 local government areas of the state. In a press statement, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Kabiru Ibrahim Getso, disclosed this yesterday while declaring open a four-day Read More

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Osun receives 3-month-old baby, 12 others from Libya

February 16, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo A three-month-old baby girl and 12 others of Osun state origin that were evacuated from Libya by the federal government, were yesterday received by the state government. A statement by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Lani Baderinwa, said the 13 returnees who are indigenes of the state, comprised of five males, seven females and a three-month-old baby Read More

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