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Military hands over 28 children to Borno for deradicalisation

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The military has again handed over 28 children associated with armed group in its custody to Borno state government and United Nations Children Education Fund UNICEF for deradicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration. The Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Theater Command headquarters, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Major General Abba Dikko, handed over the children yesterday on behalf of the military authority. He said, Read More

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Buhari: We are proud of our achievements

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Full text of the acceptance speech by President Muhammadu Buhari as presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 presidential elections I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Convention Committee for planning and conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of National and State Executive Committees of our Read More

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Dapchi 5, lying six feet below

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

After the release of the abducted students of Government Science Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, five girls allegedly lost their lives during the kidnap. However, their identities and the way and manner they died remain in the realms of conjectures until last week when their names and how they lost their lives were made public as IBRAHEEM MUSA reports. Last April, Read More

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Insurgency, limited access and threat of polio outbreak

March 31, 2018 Blueprint 0

Although Nigeria has gone 18 months without new cases of polio, conflict areas are still under threat. Insurgency has limited access to some areas in the North-east, thereby hindering polio immunisation in those areas. AJUMA EDWINA OGIRI writes on the threat this poses in certifying Nigeria polio free by 2019. In 2016, four new cases of Wild Polio Virus (WPV), Read More

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Unlike Chibok, Dapchi, we’ll guarantee your safety, IGP, NSCDC tell North East students

March 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the presidential directive that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Commandant General Of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) should relocate to the North east to ensure that adequate security is provided to all schools in the region, the IGP Ibrahim Idris and the commandant general NSCDC, Alhaji Abdullahi Gana were in Borno and visited various schools Read More

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FG To Train 11,300 North East IDPs in Different Skills

February 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal Government has  revealed plan to train 11,300  Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs) affected  by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East under the Skill Acquisition Programmes of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige disclosed this at the inauguration of the programme yesterday in Maiduguri. The minister who was represented by Mr Ibrahim Read More

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N45BILLION BUDGET TOO SMALL FOR NORTHEAST, NDUME TELLS FG

February 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume  has called on the Federal Government to scale up funding of humanitarian activities and rebuilding process of the Northeast of Nigeria which was devastated by Boko Haram insurgency. Senator Ndume made the call while speaking at the Special Edition Town Hall meeting for  military and  security agencies in the Northeast, held at the Read More