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2 killed in violence at Niger Delta varsity

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

At least two persons were yesterday feared killed while others were injured following a clash between the police and protesters at the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amasoma, in Bayelsa state. NDU, which was shut in March following incessant protests over hike in students’ fees, was scheduled to be reopened yesterday by the university management. However, members of Amasoma community, aggrieved Read More

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Nigerians must unite against anarchy – Onaiyekan

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Cardinal of the Abuja Catholic Diocese, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has called on Nigerians to rise above religious, political and ethnic sentiments to save the country from drifting into anarchy. Onaiyekan gave the advice yesterday, in his sermon at the burial of two catholic priests in Benue state. The two Reverend Fathers, Felix Tyolaha and Joseph Gor, were killed last month Read More

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1,292 Nigerians die in road crashes in 3 months’

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 1,292 Nigerians have been killed in road accidents in the last three months across the nation, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed. According to the NBS, 1,292 Nigerians got killed in the road traffic crashes recorded in the first quarter of 2018, saying that 1,186 of the 1,292 Nigerians, who got killed, representing Read More

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Nigerian student grabs first class in Saudi varsity

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A female student from Katsina state, Ummukhulthum Abubakar Sadiq has bagged first class degree in Medicine from Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She was thus conferred with Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and has also received a prize as one of the best graduating students. Reports revealed that Ummukhulthum attended ABC Academy and Nurul-Bayan International Academy, Abuja, and Read More

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2019: Blueprint for Nigeria’s restructuring By Angel Agila Adoba

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Last month I gave a general description in this medium of the restructuring Nigeria needs. This is a more elaborate continuation of that discussion because many contentious areas in our national life need urgent radical reforms. First among these is the 1999 military constitution-whether amended or not. This document should be abolished because it is not a genuine Nigeria Read More

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Customs to probe Nigerian Breweries over rice smuggling

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has vowed to investigate the incessant use of trucks belonging to the Nigerian Breweries PlC to convey smuggled bags of foreign rice. This is even as the unit said it has once again intercepted truck conveying crates of drinks tucked with smuggled bags of rice belonging Read More

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One-third Nigeria’s adult population hypertensive – Expert

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Hypertension Society (NHS) has stated that one-third of the country’s adult population is hypertensive. The President of the Society, Prof. Ayodele Omotoso, disclosed this in a statement issued yesterday to commemorate the World Hypertension Day. Omotoso, who is with the Cardiology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), said the theme of the 2018 World Read More

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Nigerian diets unhealthy – Cardiologist

May 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Dr Kunle Iyanda, a cardiologist at Wuse General Hospital, Abuja, has described Nigerian diets as unhealthy. Iyanda told the News Agency of Nigeria in interview that the contents of high carbohydrates and fats in Nigerian traditional foods and diets, are extremely bad for the heart and general health. He explained that Nigerian traditional foods contain high levels of cholesterol and Read More

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Wrestling: Team Nigeria commences training in N/York

May 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF), Daniel Igali, on Tuesday said that his team has commenced training ahead of the “Beat The Streets Invitational Wrestling Tournament’’ in New York City. Igali said on telephone from New York that the team is using the facilities of the New York Athletic Club for its workout. “ After our arrival on Read More

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NPFL: Another Nigerian player dies in road accident

May 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Professional Football League has lost another player to road accident. This occurs few months after former Enyimba skipper Chinedu Udoji died in a ghastly auto crash. Hussaini Isiah, a Niger Tornadoes defender, died on Monday in a motorcycle accident along Maitumbi Road, Minna, Niger State. “With sorrow heart, we painfully announced the sudden exit of our dedicated and Read More

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Your sufferings’ll soon be over, Buhari tells Nigerians

May 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration would not disappoint Nigerians, adding that everything possible was being done to ameliorate their hardship. The President stated this yesterday during an All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, as part of activities of his two-day working visit to the state. He said he was aware of the Read More

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Protesting APC youths smash 10 vehicles at Niger Govt House

May 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Protesters from Katcha local government area of Niger state yesterday stormed Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s office, hauling stones which resulted in the smashing of over 10 vehicles at the Government House, Minna. Blueprint learnt that two factions of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the local government clashed at the Government House gate before a free-for-all fight ensued among Read More

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Three killed as gunmen attack banks in Niger State

November 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

At least 3 persons have been reported killed, Wednesday, when two banks in Lapai local government area of Niger state were attacked by heavily armed men. According to Abdullahi Abubakar, a student of IBB University who resides in the town, the gunmen stormed First Bank located on the Lapai-Minna and UBA on Lapai-Agaie simultaneously in a well coordinated commando style. Read More

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Buhari leaves Abuja for Niamey

October 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, will Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region. Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common Currency are ‎Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Niger. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun and the Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will also Read More

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Kebbi, Kogi, Benue to be flooded again as Niger empties dam – NEMA

September 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has raised a fresh alarm over an impending disaster that may rock the country as soon as the Niger Republic open its already overflowing dam. Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja disclosed Wednesday that the government of Niger Republic has already alerted his agency on the plan to release water from its dam which he Read More