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17 parties to participate in Taraba LG polls

June 29, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Seventeen of the eighteen political parties registered in Taraba state will be participating in the state local government council election slated June 30, (tomorrow). The chairman of the Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission (TSIEC), Dr Philip Duwe, disclosed this over the weekend. Chief Duwe said four of the 17 parties have already concluded their primaries, purchased forms and screened their Read More

Breaking: Nsukka LG Boss is dead

June 16, 2020 Editor 0

The executive chairman of Nsukka local government area Patrick Omeje has been reported dead after he purportedly ill last week. Nsukka is one of the council areas in Enugu state. Incidentally, the incumbent governor of the state Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is from the area. A top government official in the area who didn’t want his name mentioned said the shocking news Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa gov picks new SSG

June 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has approved the appointment of Barrister Ubandoma Muhammad Aliyu as the Secretary to the Nasarawa state government. A statement signed by Director General Strategic Communication and Press Affairs to the governor, Yakubu Lamai, on Wednesday evening, said Ubandoma’s appointment would take effect immediately. Ubandoma, who was one time Executive chairman Lafia local government area from 1999 Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello reverses lockdown in Kabba-Bunu LGA, affirms Kogi is Covid-19 free

Governor Yahaya Bello a while ago reversed lockdown order in Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi state after three days. Bello announced this in a state wide broadcast a while ago on Friday. He said lifting the lockdown became necessary after samples taken from the LGA returned negative. The governor, however, insisted that the state remains COVID-19-free in spite of Read More

Kidnapped Edo APC leader dead, Police recover decomposing body

May 30, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Operatives of Edo state police command has recovered the decomposing body of a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  in the state, Hon. Presley  Ekiagbonya, who was kidnapped by gunmen and  subsequently found dead. In a statement issued on Saturday by the state police spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, said Ediagbonya’s body was recovered on Friday evening after some farmers drew its Read More

In Anambra, ex-convict rapes 36-year-old woman

May 9, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state Police Command, Saturday, said they have arrested a-28 year old man, Mr Emeka Okeke, for allegedly having a canal knowledge of a 36-year-old woman at Okochi village in Okpuno, Awka South local government area of the state. Okeke, who recently returned from the correctional centre Awka over alleged case of manslaughter, had through the aide of his ‘gun’ Read More

774,000 Jobs: I ‘ll quit Buhari’s govt if… – Keyamo threatens

April 29, 2020 Moses John 0

Minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has threatened to resign his appointment if the 774.000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari under the special public works programme of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the unskilled rural persons is hijack by politicians. The pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight Read More

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Breaking: Tension as Kidnappers abduct 2 Chinese national in Ebonyi despite lockdown

March 30, 2020 Editor 0

Ebonyi state Police command, Monday, confirmed the kidnap of two Chinese Nationals in the state. The kidnapped victims whose names were given as Shen Gusmeh and Mao Xinmin were at site of Green filed Nigeria Limited located at Ihetutu, Ishiagu in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. They were reportedly kidnapped on Sunday by 11:40am despite the total lockdown in Ebonyi state. Read More

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Pandemonium as NSCDC operative guns down top politician in Imo

January 26, 2020 Editor 0

Senatorial candidate of Action Alliance (AA) during 2019 general election, Chief Ndubuisi Emenike, was Sunday evening shot dead by his aide. Ototonwa as the popular politician was fondly called vied for senatorial seat under AA for Imo North Senatorial District. He was mistakenly shot allegedly by an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps who was his personal security Read More

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Sad! Boko Haram murders abducted CAN chairman

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State Reverend Lawan Andimi has been murdered by Boko Haram insurgents. Ahmed Salkida, the journalist noted for reporting on conflicts revealed this on Tuesday via his Twitter page. According to Salkida: “To break some news items can traumatise. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Read More

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Bayelsa NULGE gets new leaders

November 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Bayelsa chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has reelected the Comrade Akpos Ekiegha led executive committee to pilot the affairs of the union for the next four years. They were reelected during the sixth quadrennial delegates conference in Yenagoa, the state capital. Conducting the election, national President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel adopted a voice Read More

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Expert berates Gov Emmanuel for attempting to stop NFIU directive on LG funds

June 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The ruling of Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Friday, rejecting the application of the state Government in a suit seeking to stop the implementation of the guidelines on local government funds is generating reactions among political pundits in the state. The state government had through the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Uwemedimo Nwoko, including the Read More

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19 children, others drown in Kwara boat mishap 

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

At least 19 children have been reportedly drowned in a boat mishap on Saturday in Lafiagi, Edu local government area of Kwara state. The boat, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt, was conveying the victims across River Niger for a programme at a traditional wedding ceremony in a community in Niger. The boat conveying about 22 persons mostly children, capsized while crossing the Read More

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Akume ‘ll be recalled – Ortom

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring the return of peace in the local government areas attacked by herdsmen through Operation Whirl Stroke. Ortom also said the people of Benue North West will soon commence recall process of Sen. George Akume, for trying to change the narrative about the killings in the state. Ortom disclosed this yesterday in Gbajimba, Read More

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NEMA donates relief materials to victims of Awgu windstorm

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The management of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Wednesday put smiles on the faces of the victims of windstorm disaster in Agbogugu community, Awgu local government area of Enugu state. The victims were presented with a lorry load of assorted relief materials worth millions of naira. The violent disaster which ravaged both residential and commercial buildings in some parts of the Read More

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3 boarding school students die of suspected food poisoning 

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

No fewer than three students of Mega Government Girls Comprehensive Secondary School in Danko /Wasagu local government area, Kebbi state last week died of food poisoning. Governor Atiku Bagudu yesterday joined others  in mourning  the death of the three girls.  He  paid a condolence visit to the secondary school in Mega and  expressed his heartfelt sympathy on Bagudu advised students not to be discouraged by Read More

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Niger Delta projects: Reps fire warning shots at contractors

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

The House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta has warned contractors handling projects of the Ministry of Niger Delta affairs in Ondo state to complete the projects on time or face sanctions. The Deputy Chairman of the committee, Hon. Nasiru Ahmed gave the order when he led members of the committee on oversight function to inspect projects of the Ministry Read More

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SDP, party to beat in Enugu State – Nwobodo

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Enugu State chapter, has boasted that it is the party to beat in the state in the forthcoming general elections in 2019. The party made the claim during the weekend when it opened a new party office in Awgu, Awgu Local Government Area of State. According to the party chairman, Barrister John Nwobodo, the SDP would Read More

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APC members seek to restrain INEC from accepting Katsina list

November 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Two aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission from accepting list of candidates submitted by their party for the next general elections. The duo, Garba Dankani and Muhammad Mainasara, aspired for the governorship and senatorial tickets respectively. Praying the court to Read More

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Journalist appointed APC young farmers’ scribe

October 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) National Young Farmers of Nigeria has appointed a seasoned journalist, Alhaji Nasiru Masama as the National Secretary of the forum. Until his appointment, Alhaji Masama was a publisher of a Hausa vernacular magazine, Annuri ta Kabi. The appointment letter thus contained and duly signed by the National Coordinator, Dr Tunde Adeleke, stated that ‘‘on behalf of Read More

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Nigerian, Cameroonian Armies collaborate to end insurgency within fringes of borders

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian and Cameroonian armies have agreed to collaborate and synergise with each other towards conducting sustained joint military operations to end insurgency within the fringes of their common borders in Borno State, North East of Nigeria. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, made this known on Wednesday 24 October 2018 when he Read More