Delta seeks collective involvement in providing quality education

May 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The Delta Government on Thursday called on old students associations, corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals to assist it in providing quality education for children. Mr Patrick Ukah, the Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, made the call during the donation of textbooks and shelves to Emonu Comprehensive High School, Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta. The News Read More

FMYSD, NESG to chart course for the sports sector

May 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the world continues  to grapple  with the devastation caused by the Coronavirus which has shut down many sectors of the economies of various countries including Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development under the leadership of the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare in collaboration with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has organised a Webinar with the theme: Read More

What Kyari’s death ‘ll do to APC leadership – State chairmen

April 21, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The forum of the state All Progressives Congress Chairmen has commiserated the President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of Mallam Abba Kyari, his Chief of Staff. The chairman of the forum, who is also the Borno state APC chairman, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori, in a statement Tuesday in Abuja said the death of Abba Kyari would really affect the leadership Read More

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Isah Dobi, Zainab Kuchi: Where are they now?

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

It is not clear where these former public officers are now long after they left office. AWWAL GATA asks where they could be currently. Ahmad Abdullah Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah is the former minister of agriculture appointed by former President Goodluck Jonathan on April 6, 2010. This was shortly after Jonathan took over from the Late Musa Yar’Adua following Yar’Adua’s death. Read More

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Buhari holds teleconference with PTF on Covid-19

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held teleconference with members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 from his office, at the State House, Abuja. The president’s personal photographer, Mr Bayo Omoboriowo, confirmed this in a pictorial report in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably learnt that the president was updated on the daily activities of the presidential task force Read More

COVID-19: What we told Buhari – Lawan, Gbajabiamila

April 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The leadership of the National Assembly Tuesday called for more coordination in the management of donations received form individuals and organisations in support of the fight against coronavirus in the country.President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan made the call in a chat with State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in company of the Speaker of House Read More

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APC is stinking, facing extinction – PDP

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) faces extinction under the leadership of its national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. In a statement issued by PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Wednesday noted that “With the humiliated Adams Oshiomhole as its face, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has further confirmed that it remains a stinking coven Read More

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Updated: Reps ‘shuts’ NASS over coronavirus

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has asked management of the the National Assembly to immediately make arrangements for the testing of entrants to the National Assembly,  as well ban visitors to the complex, as a move against spread of the dreaded Coronavirus. The House in a resolution on Wednesday, also urged the federal government to ban public gatherings, including open religious worships, as Read More

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Study Koran, enhance knowledge, Christian leaders urged

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chairman, Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, Augustine Akubeze Tuesday admonished the leadership of  the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Edo state to study the Holy Koran in order to enhance their knowledge. This was just as the cleric advocated that  the church must intensify its effort in empowering  youth,  economically and  get them involved in the things of God Read More

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Oshiomhole humbled, says I’ve learnt my lessons

March 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole was Tuesday remorseful after months of crisis that bedevilled his leadership of the party. Following the Court of Appeal judgement which, Monday, set aside the lower court’s ruling asking him to step aside as the party chair, the visibly humble Oshiomhole resumed office Tuesday, saying God permitted the crisis that Read More

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Faleke to APC govs: NASS members are with Oshiomohle, end leadership crisis now

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance and former Lagos state Campaign Director for Buhari/Osinbajo, Hon James Abidoun Faleke, has urged those involved in the plot to forcefully removed the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to focus on major national issues and end the current leadership crisis rocking the ruling party.  He stated that the governors involved Read More

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Edo group throws weight behind Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A socio-political group, the Safe Edo Movement, Tuesday, in Benin threw its weight behind the embattled All Progressive Congress (APC), national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Led by its President, Mr Chris Etuakhor, the group reaffirmed its solidarity with the leadership of Oshiomhole. The group disclosed this during a visit to Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a frontline aspirant in the forthcoming Edo governorship Read More

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Ebonyi PDP harmonises for March, April congresses

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi state chapter has harmonised its structures for the state, local government and ward congress. The congresses, which is to elect new leaderships of the party, are slated to hold on March 14th for ward, LGA  28th and state 11th April 2020, respectively. Barrister Onyekachi Nwebonyi, Ebonyi state PDP chairman disclosed this after the State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting held over Read More

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I’ll inspire service delivery, PDP candidate tells Oju electorate

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship candidate for Oju local government area in the March 28 council polls in Benue state, Mr. Clement Onaa Agi, has pledged to impact positively on the lives of the people when he formally takes over the leadership of the council. Mr. Onaa Agi Jnr., who spoke with Blueprint Monday on preparations for the epic election, said Read More

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Anchor Borrowers Programme: Reps summon BOA over N81bn debt

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the management of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) fails to recover over N81 billion loans disbursed to farmers under the Central Bank of Nigeria Anchor Borrowers Programme, the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture has summoned the bank’s leadership to clear issues on this. The Committee according to report gave the summon on Friday when it paid an oversight Read More

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Stop the media hostilities against Gov Bagudu – Group

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A group, under the auspices of Northern Nigerian Youth Council (NNYC), has berated some media and civil society groups for criticising the Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, and circulating the falsehood that he stands to benefit a whopping sum from a cache of recovered Abacha loot.  In a statement, the group’s Chairman, Comrade Yusuf Suleiman, said that some Read More

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Data war: Airtel overtakes Glo as MTN leads the pack

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian’s largest telecommunication company, hascontinued to dominate the country’s data landscape, gaining over 8 million datasubscribers according to the latest statistics released by NigerianCommunication Commission (NCC) for the period ending December 2019. While MTN maintained its leadership of the market, Airtelsuccessfully edged out Glo in terms of data subscribers, as the telco added4.06 million subscribers over the indigenous brand. As Read More

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Salute to an Achiever

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  On the 24th of May 2015, the baton of leadership of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, changed hands from those of the gentle but devoted Mallam Musa Bello, to those of the firm and unapologetic Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad. They had one thing in common, to salvage the Muslims’ annual pilgrimage from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia from its embarrassing Read More

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Bayelsa: Direct your attack to Oshiomhole, others – Lawyers tell APC supporters

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Legal practitioners under the aegis of Lawyers in Defence of Democracy (LDD) have urged members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to direct their grievances on the Supreme Court judgement at the leadership of their party. The panel led by Justice Mary Odili held that the erstwhile Deputy Governor-elect, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, presented a forged certificate to the Independent Read More

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CSO counsels Bogoro to beware of saboteurs

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Civil Society Coalition for Transparency (CSCT) has commended the impact of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) projects in the Nigeria education section under the leadership of the Executive Secretary, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, while charging him to beware of saboteurs who may want to hinder his strides in the sector. The group in a statement by its president, Comrade Mike Read More

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Nasarawa varsity to employ more female lecturers

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), has concluded arrangements to engage more female lecturers to fill in some gap within the institution. The vice chancellor, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, disclosed this at the Gender Week 2020, organised by Centre for Gender Studies of the institution. He added that in 2021, the institution will recruit more female lecturers. Mohammed stated that the Read More

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Party de-registration: I’m still in charge – Ameh

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Peter Ameh-led Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) executive has declared despite their parties being affected by last week’s party de-registration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), it is still fully in charge of the leadership of the council. In a statement Wednesday, the National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Ademola Babatunde Abidemi, described as ‘gross misconduct and infraction on the IPAC Code Read More

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FG meets electricity workers, asks for 60 days ‘grace’ 

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has appealed to members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to suspend their planned nationwide strike. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige made the appeal after a five-hour closed door reconciliation meeting between its Ministry, Ministry of Power and the leadership of NUEE on Monday in Abuja. Ngige said all parties involved Read More