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Minimum wage: Labour declares 3 days fasting, hands 14 days ultimatum to Kwara gov’t

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There is anxiety within the organised labour in Kwara state over the delay in the implemention of N30, 000 national minimum wage for workers. The state government and the negotiating committees comprising representatives of the organised labour have failed to agree on the consequential adjournments table after meeting for more than three times in a week. On Monday, the Nigeria Read More

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Team Nigeria storm UAE for Fujairah Open

February 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Youths and Sports development, Sunday Dare, last minute intervention has ensured that the Nigeria National Taekwondo team will participate at the the World Taekwondo G-2 ranked Fujairah Open, in preparation for the Olympic qualification Tournaments to hold three weeks later in Rabat Morocco. The immediate non-availability of funds had threatened the team’s participation in the important high-ranking and Read More

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Abiodun pledges to rebuild burnt Sagamu market

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has assured of the state government’s quick intervention in respect of the fire incident that razed the popular Sabo market in Sagamu, in the early hours of Tuesday. The governor, who led other government officials to the scene of the incident few hours later, said the market would be rebuilt as soon as possible. Read More

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Nutrition: CS-SUNN tasks Nasarawa on prompt release of fund

January 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) Monday, called on the Nasarawa state government to prioritise nutrition and ensure timely releases of funds allocated to nutrition in order to scale up nutrition interventions in the state. The Abuja program manager, CS-SUNN Mrs Aji R Robinson, made the call at the one-day policy dialogue meeting for improve implementation of Read More

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Reps to intervene in electricity union’s stike

December 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has said it will meet with heads of ministries of Power, Labour and National Pension Commission to intervene in the industrial action by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) scheduled for Thursday. The motion was moved by the Deputy Minority Leader,  Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu) under matters of urgent public importance at plenary, presided over by the Speaker, Read More

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Commissioner wants school owners to partner govt

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Plateau state Commissioner of Secondary Education, Elizabeth Wapmuk, has urged owners of Islamic and Qur’anic schools to partner with the state government for proper access to intervention and support. Wapmuk made the call at the opening event of the 34th edition of Musabaqah Foundation for Qur’anic recitation competition in Nigeria (MFQRN) Plateau state chapter Saturday in Jos. She said, “it is a source of joy Read More

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Buhari meets APC governors

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday met behind close-doors with governors elected ob the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House in Abuja. The governors were led by Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state, who is the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum.Governors who attended the meeting declined to speak to State House correspondents on why it was Read More

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Aisha Buhari, others to get corruption advocates award

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Michelle’s Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) is set to award the Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and others as advocates of change in the fight against corruption. According to the Executive Director, Comrade Michelle Onyeneke Peter, in a press statement issued in Abuja, on Wednesday lamented the spate of corrupt practices and its effect Read More

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Kaduna: Buratai remodels alma mater, donates 1,000 books

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai through Tukur and Tukur Foundation has rebuilt, furnished his alma mater and donated over 1,000 copies of “The Legend of Buratai” to his former primary school in Kaduna.The COAS, who remodeled the LEA Nursery and Primary School, Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna state where he began his Read More

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FG lauds NGO for humanitarian supports

November 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government on Monday commended a non-governmental organisation, Plan International Nigeria, for its humanitarian interventions across states in the country. Speaking at the launch of Plan International’s new Country Strategic Paper and Global Girls Get Equal programme on Monday in Abuja, the Minister of Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, said Read More

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Crisis: Edo APC seeks NEC intervention

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The leadership of Edo State All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday rejected all “purported decisions of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in relation to issues or matters pertaining to the state”. The party in a statement issued by its State Assistant Secretary, Ikuenobe Anthony Esq, said the NWC “is tainted with bias considering the speed by which it accepted the Read More

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Zulum hosts FG’s civil-security parley for military, UN humanitarian workers

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Wednesday in Maiduguri, hosted an international workshop on civil security cooperation in humanitarian interventions in the North-east. The three-day workshop, organised by the federal government had in attendance the Minister of Defence, Gen Bashir Magashi (rtd) who represented President Muhammadu Buhari while Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Read More

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Infrastructure devt: Yobe signs MoU with Qatar charity organisation

October 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Yobe state government Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Charity Organisation for the construction of several infrastructure projects in the state. Addressing journalists shortly after the signing ceremonies in Abuja, the executive director, Qatar Charity Organisation, Hamdi Elsayed Abdo, said key infrastructure interventions would be made in the 17 local government areas of the state. He Read More

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Ilorin mistress: Women affairs ministry takes custody of injured housemaids

October 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state ministry of women affairs has taken custody of two housemaids  who were allegedly inflicted with bodily injuries by their mistress , Bilikis Yahaya Mohammed, for not flushing toilets after use. This followed the intervention of the Wife of Kwara state governor, Mrs Olufolake AbdulRasaq, following media reports about the incident. Blueprint recalls that the two victims, Aisha Bakari, 12 Read More

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Rojenny ‘weeps’ over state of sports in Anambra, sends SOS to Obiano

October 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The founder, Rojenny Games village, Oba, Idemili South LGA of Anambra state, Chief  Rommy Ezeonwuka, has decried over the state of sports in the state and appealed for governor Willie Obiano’s urgent intervention.  Ezeonwuka, while addressing journalists in Awka on Tuesday, posited that there were no structure needed for systematic development of talented athletes and development of sports in the state.He Read More

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Akpabio urged to ignore calumny campaign against him

October 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former governor  of Akwa Ibom state and Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has been urged to ignore a section of the Niger Delta group casting aspersions on him. This advice was given Tuesday by a group under the aegis of Standard Initiative for Peace Building Development (SIPBD).  The group commended Akpabio for his timely intervention on the Read More

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NEMA distributes 226 trucks of fertilisers to Benue flood victims

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Thursday distributed fertiliser to twenty-three thousand flood and herdsmen victims in Benue state. Head, NEMA team in Benue, Dr Martins Ejike, while speaking at the flag- off ceremony of distribution of fertilisers to beneficiaries, said the occasion marked the phase three of the emergency agricultural intervention programme for Benue flood and herdsmen victims. Ejike said a Read More

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Tribunal set to decide Lalong’s fate Wednesday

October 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Plateau state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will today deliver judgement on a petition pending before it that had challenged the election of Governor Simon Lalong. Senator Jeremiah Tumbut Useni and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are challenging the returned of Governor Lalong as the duly elected governor of Plateau state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)had declared Lalong elected Read More

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Updated – Xenophobia: Reps seek national honour for Air Peace boss, slams Onyeama

September 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The House of Representatives, has commended efforts of Chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Onyema Allen, over his humanitarian intervention, following the renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The House in a resolution on Tuesday also called on the authorities concerned to consider Allen for a national honours award. Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, who on behalf of Read More

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ASUP Unwana gives conditions to call off strike

August 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Unwana chapter, may come to an end any moment from now, with the intervention of the governing council of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana (AIFPU), though management of the institution is yet to meet their demands.The union had embarked on an indefinite strike on Thursday, August 1, 2019, over Read More

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Friends foil 200 level FUNAAB student’s suicide

August 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A 200 level student of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Ogun state, simply identified as Tobi has narrowly escaped death after an attempted suicide. Tobi, a student of the Department of Botany in the institution, was said to have drunk a substance suspected to be sniper following his poor academic performance.  A source said, if not for the Read More

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Yobe SEMA to strengthen humanitarian activities

July 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Newly appointed Executive Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Mohammed Goje has said his agency will henceforth strengthen the coordination of humanitarian activities in the state to avoid duplication of interventions. He disclosed this Sunday in a chat with Blueprint on the plan to prioritise intervention by actors. Goje said this could only be achieved through the capacity building of the staff in an effort Read More

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Flooding: NEMA set to empower 16,059 Farmers in Kogi

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has declared that 16,059 farmers in nine local government areas of Kogi State affected by flood  would benefit from its Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund ( EAIF). NEMA’s Team Leader for EAIF, Mr Oluwatope Ajayi, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday said the affected farmers were those affected by the 2018 flood. Read More

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Smuggling will destroy gains in rice revolution if…

April 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The menace of rice smuggling into Nigeria, if not checked will destroy the gains recorded so far, Chairman of Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), Mr.  Mohammed Abubakar has warned. He said the gains so far recorded in the rice production revolution in the country, particularly the intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the Anchor Borrower Programme (ABP), Read More

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FCE Akoka, UniLag land dispute remains unsolved – Provost

March 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Federal College of Education (FCE) (Technical), Akoka, Lagos, has said that the land dispute between it and the University of Lagos (UniLag) has remained unresolved in spite of the court and minister of education’s intervention. Acting provost, Federal College of Education (FCE, technical), Akoka, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The interview Read More