FG’ll deploy electronic technology to control illegal migration – Minister

The federal government would deploy electronic border management to control illegal migration through its borders and address insecurity, Minister of Interior, Mr. Abdurahman Dambazzau, said yesterday. Speaking at the opening of 2018 International Press Institute (IPI)’ World Congress in Abuja, the minister said the e-border would involve biometric processing of immigrants at point of entry and an establishment of multi-agency Read More

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How Benue govt, residents received Buhari

March 15, 2018 Daniel Agbo. Makurdi 0

DANIEL AGBO, in this piece, evaluates the intrigues and crux of President Mohammadu Buhari’s recent visit to Benue state, as well as comments, reactions trailing the visit Delay in Buhari’s visit President Mohammadu Buhari, last Monday visited Benue state and held a meeting with stakeholders and various groups in the state. The president arrived Makurdi Airport at 10:43 a.m and Read More

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Nigeria hosts global confab on Lake Chad

February 26, 2018 John Oba 0

Abuja The federal government in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) is organizing an International Conference on Lake Chad. The Conference according to a statement signed by the Chairman, Media & Publicity Sub-Committee, Mrs. Margaret Umoh, is scheduled to hold from Monday, 26th to Wednesday 28th February, 2018 at the Read More

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Catholic bishops hold prayers for victims of Benue killings

February 13, 2018 Daniel Agbo 0

Makurdi The four Catholic dioceses in Benue yesterday held prayer to mark one month memorial session for the 73 victims who were given mass burial on January 11. The prayer session was led by the Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Williams Avenya; Makurdi, Chikpa Anagbe; Otukpo, Michael Apochi; and Katsina Ala, Peter Adobo. Chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Read More

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Lagos and burden of resurgent insecurity

December 18, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The security situation in Lagos is becoming a source of pain to residents and the earlier the Lagos State Government addressed this “festering wound”, the better for all. Attracting investors to Lagos has been a primary desire of the Government over the years. However, with the current state of insecurity in Lagos, it may be a tall dream. Cases of Read More

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W/Bank ejects $171.5m into Nigeria Health Investment Project

November 28, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has commended the World Bank for injecting the sum of $171.5 million into the Nigeria Health Investment Project (NSHIP) strengthen Performance Based Financing (PBF) system across Primary and Secondary Health facilities in the Pilot states of Adamawa, Nassarawa and Ondo since 2011. He also said, the extension of Additional Financing/Nigeria Health Investment Project Read More

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Senate’s verdict on the nation’s security architecture

November 28, 2017 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate on Wednesday last week, in its reaction to series of wanton killings in the land, used the entire legislative session to ruminate on the nation’s security architecture as presently designed and concluded that it has collapsed. TAIYE ODEWALE in this piece captures contributions of each senator and the solutions proffered. Incessant killings The upper legislative chamber’s attention was Read More

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Correlation between democracy, poverty and insurgency

October 23, 2017 Umar Ardo 0

By Umar Ardo The popular saying of the South American priest that “the poor cannot sleep because they are hungry and the rich cannot sleep because the poor are awake” has a menacingly poignant relevance to the current insecurity, insurgency and separatist tendencies in Nigeria. Ever since the return of democratic rule in 1999, the country has witnessed upsurge in Read More

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NPA boss charges professional women on maritime investment

October 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has again charged women professionals in the maritime sub-sector to invest more in themselves in order to be indispensable in their field of endeavors. Hadiza Bala Usman gave this charge in a key note address at the opening session of the annual conference of Network for Professional Women in the Read More

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