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Kwankwaso financed 2015 presidential primaries with Kano govt money – Ganduje

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje weekend criticized his former boss, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and accused him of financing the 2015 Presidential primaries with money he embezzled from the five kilometer projects for the 44 local government areas of the state. Governor Ganduje made the accusation when he inspected a huge crack that thorn through several meters on Read More

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Okowa emerges Delta PDP guber flag bearer

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Delta state Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Chairman of the PDP gubernatorial primary elections in Delta state, Mrs Uzo Nwandu declared Governor Okowa winner of the primaries held in Asaba, stating that out of the 3, 278 accredited delegates from different local government areas of the state, 26 invalid Read More

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Boko Haram kills 7, burn Osun: People 3 villages in Borno

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night burnt down three villages in Konduga local government area of Borno state, in an attack that left at least seven people dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the insurgents attacked and set Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages on fire in a two hour operation that began at about 9:00 p.m. Villagers Read More

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3-year-old girl regains freedom 6 days after kidnap in Niger

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

A three year old baby girl, Fatima Nura, kidnapped about a week ago in Padogeri area of Rafi local government of Niger state has reunited with her family. Police Public Relations Officer of the Niger state Police Command, DSP Mohammed Abubakar, stated this yesterday in Minna. He explained that the baby was released after police detectives swung into action, following Read More

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Primaries: Group urges delegates to elect Abubakar, Gumau

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Bauchi South Coalition has appealed to party delegates to endorse Governor Mohammed Abubakar and Senator Lawal Yahya Gumau as governorship and senatorial candidates, respectively for the 2019 general elections. Addressing journalists yesterday, chairman of the coalition, Alhaji Shuaibu Almustapha, said governor Abubakar should be re-elected to enable him complete the many ongoing projects in the state. According to him, Read More

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Okowa expresses shock as gunmen kills SA

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday expressed sadness over the tragic and untimely death of his Special Adviser on Investments, Mr. Sunday Ozege. Mr. Ozege’s was killed on Tuesday along the Benin bypass road, Benin city, Edo state, by suspected gun. In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the governor commiserated with the Ozege Read More

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2019: I‘ll retain Gawuna as running mate – Ganduje

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has expressed his determination to retain the newly sworn-in Deputy Governor, Alhaji Yusuf Gawuna, as running mate during the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state. Speaking shortly after the official swearing-in of Gawuna held at the Coronation Hall, Kano Government House, yesterday, Ganduje said he had taken the decision to pick Gawuna as Read More

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How to fix Nigeria in 72 hours

September 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is one of the greatest countries in the world, whose greatness is being held back by numerous self inflicted vices. While the country is blessed abundantly in all fronts, its greatest undoing is the lack of visionary leadership, which some analysts have described as Nigeria’s natural disaster. Successive governments in Nigeria have blamed the complexity of the country for Read More

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Delta woman dies of Lassa fever

September 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Delta Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of a woman who allegedly manifested symptoms of Lassa fever virus. Chairman of the state’s Primary Health Development Agency, Isioma Okoba, made the disclosure at a media briefing yesterday in Asaba. “The woman, who is now deceased, is from Umolu community in Ndokwa East local government area; she reportedly took ill Read More

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Lagos: Tears, sorrow as bank demolishes homes

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

It took three strenuous years for Kenny Black to finish his home in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, but in a matter of hours, the bungalow was reduced to rubble. On July 25, Skye Trustees Ltd, a subsidiary of Skye Bank Plc, led bulldozers and backhoes and scores of armed police officers into Glorious Villa Estate in Awoyaya, and tore down every Read More

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Floods: When rainfall becomes a curse

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Rainy season is supposed to be a blessing to farmers, others, but recently rivers have started overflowing their banks, with citizens losing their lives and property to flooding. Thousands have been sacked from their homes and crops washed away from farms; which portends danger to the food needs of the country. PAUL OKAH looks at the impending national disaster. Natural Read More

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Buhari approves new template for revenue distribution

July 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that a new reporting template for federation Account Allocations Committee (FAAC) be developed by the joint Committee of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and representative of the states. The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who disclosed this when she briefed journalists Read More

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Lagos PDP chairman shot dead

July 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Apapa local government, Lagos state, was reportedly shot dead last Saturday after a meeting between two factions of the party ended in violence. The chairman, Mr. Borishade Adeniyi, who was known as the ‘Doyen of PDP local government chapter Chairman,’ was allegedly shot and injured in the leg at the meeting held Read More

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2019: The many odds against Gov el-Rufai

July 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

In Kaduna state, the battle for the soul of the state will be keenly contested. Governor Nasir el-Rufai will fight the battle of his life .There are many odds against his re-election bid. Those who have been watching the political development of the state since the time the governor assumed office to date, may rightly or wrongly conclude that, the Read More

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School feeding: Kaduna teachers eating pupils’ food, NGO alleges

July 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

Connecting Gender for Development, an NGO yesterday accused teachers in some parts of Kaduna state of taking the rations meant for their pupils. School Feeding Field Monitors of COGEN, made the accusation at a Town Hall meeting on the federal government’s home grown school feeding programme in Kafanchan, Jema’a local government area of the state. Speaking at gathering, one of Read More

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How to address housing deficit – Estate agent

July 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

A Property Agent, Alhaji Musa Paiko, has called on the federal government to come up with a clear direction on how to address the huge housing deficit in the country. Nigeria is said to have about 17 million housing deficit. Paiko, who spoke with our Reporter in Abuja recently said that government should intervene in the process of addressing the Read More

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2019: Benue North East deserves better representation- Aspirant

June 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

A senatorial aspirant to Benue North East under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Michael Terwase Tsumbu, has decried the lack of effective representation at the Senate, saying the trend should be reversed through the 2019 general elections. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, Tsumbu who hails from Kwande also known as Zone A, said the dearth of committed representation Read More

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My presence at APC convention would’ve caused commotion – Kwankwaso

June 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Immediate past Governor of Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has explained that he deliberately avoided the APC elective national convention held on Saturday and Sunday to avoid breakdown of law and order. Kwankwaso said he and his supporters intended to attend the convention but did not, due to APC leadership under John Odigie-Oyegun’s refusal to recognise the congresses that favoured his Read More

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Toto monarch urges govt to arrest, prosecute communal crisis masterminds

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

A traditional ruler in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, has advised the state government to arrest and prosecute the sponsors and masterminds of Egbura and Bassa communal crisis in order to avoid reoccurrence. Abdullahi, the Ohimege Opanda and Chairman, Toto Traditional Council of Toto local government area, made the call yesterday in his palace in Read More

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Chieftains to Buhari: Act fast, our party sinking

May 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Concerned members of All Progressives Party ( APC ) yesterday in Abuja cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene quickly in saving it from looming disaster. Specifically, leaders of the party from Rivers state led by Senator Magnus Abe and former Senator Wilson Ake at a press conference in Abuja, declared that APC in Rivers state was being pushed Read More

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Ekiti poll: I’ll be unusual governor – Opeyemi

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ekiti governorship aspirant, Bamidele Opeyemi, has promised to be an unusual governor if elected into the exalted office. Opeyemi, who is angling for the position on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), said he has developed a blueprint tagged “Keeping Hope Alive” which he would use to chart the course of development of the state. Opeyemi, who Read More

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Jigawa state pension board pays 425 retirees

April 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Jigawa state government has paid over N705.871 to about 425 retirees that are still alive, as well as the relations of those who died in active, and those that died after retiring but had not started benefiting from the pension. The payment was made by the Jigawa State and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme Board which is usually done Read More

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Rep constructs bridge, other projects for constituents

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja A member of the House of Representatives representing Ankpa ,Omalla and Ollamaboro Federal constituency, Honourable Hassan Omale, has flagged off the construction of Ojiaji bridge in Ogodu- Omalla local government. The lawmaker, who said he opted to construct the bridge for the benefit of his constituents, said the construction of the bridge and other projects equally Read More