Dabban old students to hold AGM Aug 2

July 23, 2020 Ahmid Lawal 0

  The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dabban Old Students Association (DOSA) has been scheduled to hold on Saturday, August 2, 2020 – a day after the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebration at the school premises. A statement issued by DOSA Public Relations Officer, Baba M Dabban and signed by its president, Rt. Hon Umar Musa Ma’ali, indicated that the  AGM will hold Read More

Ondo 2020: PDP guber aspirant pledges to reduce tax, revives industries

June 29, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Ondo state, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere, has pledged to address issues of multiple taxations, if elected governor of the state. Kunlere, who represented Ondo South senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly, said this in Abuja. He said that moribund industries in the state would be resuscitated and added that boosting the state Read More

Inventions by science, tech ministry complement PTF activities – Minister

June 4, 2020 Binta Shama 0

 Minister of State for Science and Technology Mohammed Abdullahi  has said the ministry is well represented in the Presidential Task Force (PTF). The minister, who  stated this Tuesday in a chat with Blueprint in Abuja, also said various inventions by the ministry and its agencies were complementing the PTF’s activities.   Asked why the ministry was not part of the PTF, he said: “Science and Read More

Kaduna: Customers stranded as banks’ ATMs fail

April 14, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  As the first of two-day window opened on Tuesday for Kaduna residents to go out, restock their foods, drugs and other essentials, many of the residents were left stranded as their banks’ Automated Teller Machine (ATM) failed to dispense cash. This is just as many customers, who have no ATM, mobile or online banking system are equally left in regret Read More

Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba meet to address border crises

April 13, 2020 Daniel Agbo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state will Tuesday attend a joint security meeting of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states scheduled to take place in Lafia.  The meeting among other issues is expected to address renewed violence in border communities of the three states such as last week’s attack on Jootar in Ukum local government of Benue state by armed militia. Read More

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ASUP gives 15-day ultimatum over unresolved disputes

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has issued a 15- day ultimatum to the federal government to address some lingering issues affecting the smooth running of the polytechnic system in the country. President of the union, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, told Blueprint Sunday that the union after her National Executive Council (NEC) meeting resolved that the ultimatum became effective from 18th March, 2020. Read More

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Dei-dei land owners seek Bello’s intervention to end case

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Landowners of Dei-Dei district of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the auspices of Zaudan Pazeri Property Association have appealed to the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Bello, to end the the lingering land dispute in court between the landowners and FCT, by granting them access to their land before the adjourned date of  May 26, 2020. The chairman of Zaudan Pazeri Property Read More

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Be responsible in insurgency reportage, coalition tasks media

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Northern Youth Coalition (NYC) has tasked the Nigerian media to be responsible in her reportage of security issues in the interest of national security. The youth at a solidarity rally in support of the Nigeria security agencies fighting insurgency, Tuesday, explained that the media has for too long concentrated in reporting perceived lapses rather than the successes recorded in the Read More

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Buhari urges Christian, Muslim preachers to redirect messages on family family values

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja advised Christian and Muslim leaders, and preachers generally, in the country to give more attention to issues that strengthen the family, and build society, describing them as “custodians of our values and of social ideals.”Speaking at the Joint National Conference of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Future Assured Initiative on Read More

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Minister sets up committee to harmonise Police Academy Bill

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In a bid to address contentious areas of the Police Academy (Establishment Bill), 2018, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has inaugurated a committee saddled with this responsibility. A press statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, Odutayo Oluseyi, Thursday in Abuja, said the minister while speaking at the inauguration, Wednedsay in Abuja, said the committee was Read More

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UBE cause of collapse in public schools – Proprietress

October 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Mrs Chibuzor Ori Bello is the proprietress of Lagacy Crest Global Schools, Nasarawa. In this interview with UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU, she talks about her passion for education and sundry issues in education sector. How did you become an educationist? After I completed my education, my father who was one of the African miners in Jos, asked me what I wanted Read More

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Will Zainab Bulkachuwa’s husband survive at tribunal?

September 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Following the 2019 elections, some aggrieved candidates have taken their grievances before the election petition tribunals to claim their ‘stolen’ mandates. Najib Sani writes on the case involving husband of the president of the Appeal Court. The cases One of the most interesting of these election cases is that of the Bauchi North senatorial election where the husband of the president Read More

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Issa-Onilu now Oshiomhole NWC faction mouthpiece – Obaseki

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Goodwin Obaseki of Edo state Tuesday berated the Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, on the disagreement over the inauguration of the Edo state House of Assembly. Obaseki said the hasty comment is coming before the Senate Committee’s report of its investigation into the issues at the Edo state House of Assembly and ”clearly pre-empts the much-awaited Read More

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Resolve your court case, APC tells Makinde

January 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State yesterday challenged the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Seyi Makinde, to first clear the court case challenging his candidature in the coming polls before talking about defeating its candidate in the March 2 governorship poll. The APC called on Makinde and other candidates to remove the Read More

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Reconciliation: If Tinubu fails, APC ‘ll be doomed – Shehu Sani

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in this interview BODE OLAGOKE, speaks on why the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may finally collapse soonest. Why are you at the APC national secretariat today? I am here to personally express my support for President Muhammadu Buhari for setting up a Reconciliation Committee headed by Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu. We Read More

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Insecurity: State Police, the needed architectural therapy?

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The clamour for establishment of state owned police outfits as a way of decentralising the over centralised Nigeria security architecture, which to many, has failed in tackling the security challenges in the land reached its crescendo last Thursday with similar clamour by no less a person than Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. TAIYE ODEWALE examines the issues. Recurrent call The Vice Read More

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Judiciary and 2017 landmark events

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

VIVIAN OKEJEME looks at some of the high and low points of the judiciary in 2017, even as she sets agenda for 2018 In 2017, the nation’s judiciary witnessed a lot of ups and downs with so many events that shaped the year. While some are very good, others are not too good, or out rightly bad. And one of Read More

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AIDS has killed 41.5m globally this year – WHO

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi No fewer than 41.5 million persons around the world have died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) within this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed. A Representative of WHO, Akeem Bursali, made the disclosure yesterday during the commemoration of 2017 World AIDS Day with theme “Right to Health-making it Happen,” organised by wife of Read More

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NUP accuses Maina of destroying pensioners documents

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Civil Service Pensioners of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has accused the embattled ex-chairman of presidential Tacks force, Abdulrasheed Maina of destroying document meant for genuine pensioners to justify his claimed of ghost pensioners in the country. The Senior citizens speaking through its chairman, Comrade Sunday Omezi yesterday in Abuja, said such allegations can be verified at Read More

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Nigerians charged to support disabled persons

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By Ene Osang Abuja Nigerians have been reminded of their responsibility to assist People With Disabilities (PWDs) to enable them to have a sense of belonging to the society. Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, gave the charge yesterday in Abuja at the event to mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities Read More

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UK, EU fail to strike Brexit talks deal

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The UK has failed to reach an agreement with the EU to move to the next stage of Brexit talks, Theresa May has said. The prime minister said progress had been made but differences remain on a “couple of issues”. She said talks would reconvene “before the end of the week” and she was “confident we will conclude this positively”. Read More

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Shittu commends Katsina on ICT accomplishment

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has commended the Governor of Katsina state, Alhaji Bello Masari, for his giant strides in ICT development. The minister who led the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications, State Commissioners in charge of ICT, and Head of agencies under the Ministry and other participants on a courtesy call to the governor expressed his Read More