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BBOG tasks FG on Yobe school girls’ abduction

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 […]

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Reps urge herders’ education on ranching benefits

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 […]

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We’ve achieved success in health care – Commissioner

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Niger supplies fertilisers to farmers in March

Niger state government has said it would begin the distribution of fertiliser at subsidised rates to farmers in the state between March and April. The Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Nuhu Dukku, said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna yesterday. He said the state government would partner with […]

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NGO targets healthy co-existence among Plateau students

The Project Manager of Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Boniface Anthony said the establishment of peace clubs in Plateau state was aimed at inculcating healthy co-existence among students. Anthony said that the initiative began in 2012, and the organisation has established clubs in 17 local government areas of the state. […]

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2019: Automatic tickets for Gov. Bello, lawmakers, tear Niger APC apart

Minna The plot to reserve automatic tickets for Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State the lawmakers from the state and National Assemblies, has ran into troubled waters. The development has generated deepened the crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state as party loyalists and factions have stiffly resisted the plan to […]

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Kuje council urges parents to immunise children, wards

  Kuje area council has called on parents in the community to bring out their wards to be immunised against measles for the 2018 immunisation campaign exercise. Wife of chairman of the Council, Hajia Amina Abdullahi Galadima, made the call while flagging off measles and Polio campaign in Kuje at the weekend. According to her, […]

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Ganduje condoles with Mamman Daura over sister’s death

Kano Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has paid a condolence visit to the nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Mamman Daura, in Daura, over the death of his younger sister, Halima Dauda, who died at the age of 69, leaving behind 10 children. The delegation led by Governor Ganduje included the Secretary to […]

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CAN mobilises members for peace in Kuje

  Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has mobilised its members for peaceful coexistence within all communities in Kuje area council. Kuje CAN secretary, Sir Henry Ugbaja, while speaking to Blueprint, said the association held a meeting recently with pastors and leaders of the Churches to create more awareness on promotion of peace. He said the […]

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I ‘d rather fry and sell ‘akara’ than beg–Widow

Yes, the times are hard, but a single mother of two, Aisha Yakubu, found solace in selling bean cake, popularly called “akara”, rather than resort to begging in the city of Abuja, she confides in ADEOLA TUKURU Aisha, 34, a native of Kogi State came to the city of Abuja in 2013, with nothing and […]

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Letters written to Buhari a distraction – Group

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja Coalition of non-governmental organisation, under the aegis of the Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria (FONGON), has described the letters written by former President Olusugun Obasanjo and former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida as distractions to the current government. The group, which comprises of about 200 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) with a […]

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E/Guinea president reappoints same team after polls

Equatorial Guinea’s President TeodoroObiangNguema has reappointed his prime minister after dissolving the government last week. “Making use of the powers granted to me by law, I appoint Francisco Pascual Obama Asue as Prime Minister in charge of administrative coordination,” said a presidential decree, read on national television on Monday night. Obiang also renamed the three […]

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Why we want Buhari to continue, by Kogi gov

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has reiterated his call on Nigerians to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, saying his re-election “is in the best interest of Nigerians.” Bello, who stated this through a statement issued by his Director-General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, in Lokoja yesterday, added that […]

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El-Rufa’i to corps members: Don’t compromise 2019 polls

Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state yesterday urged corps members not to compromise the integrity of the 2019 general elections. The governor said in a message to the opening of joint orientation course for Batch B Stream II corps members deployed to Kaduna, Niger and Kogi states, that their unalloyed commitment to the nation would […]

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Revival of moribund textile firms in Kaduna

Hopes blinks for our moribund textile companies as Vlisco group has signified interest to invest in them courtesy of the Kaduna State Government investment drive. This is one thing I have always prayed for. In the 90’s a young student of Command Secondary School Kakuri, Kaduna, I knew how lively those textile companies were and […]