Nigeria’s human rights recordreports improving – NHRC

March 14, 2018 Binta Shama. Abuja 0

The National Human Rights Commission said it has recorded improvement in the capacity of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to report human rights issues under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights relating to women in Africa. Acting Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq. made this observation in his welcome remarks at a capacity building workshop in Read More

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On International Women’s Day

March 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

March 8, was International Women’s Day (IWD) all over the world. But then, what does IWD signify to us? What is its history? What are the lessons? Even though the celebrations of this year range from respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements, in some regions the day lost its political flavor and became Read More

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France 2018: Danjuma, Oboduku to attend World Cup draw

March 8, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria U20 Women National Team’s Head Coach, Chris Danjuma and Team Administrator Mary Oboduku will be at the Draw Ceremony for the 9th FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup taking place at the Opera House, Rennes on Thursday, 8thMarch 2018. The Draw Ceremony falls on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. Two –time silver medallists Nigeria are again in the Read More

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Jonathan congratulates Shagari at 93

February 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has felicitated with former President Shehu Shagari who clocked 93 years on Sunday, describing him as “a formidable patriot and exemplary statesman.” In a goodwill message to the nonagenarian, Jonathan praised Shagari as a humble leader who set standards in selfless service. A statement issued by Jonathan’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, quoted the former president as describing Read More

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Can Buhari get his groove back? By Tayo Ogunbiyi

February 26, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Prior to his 2015 electoral victory, President Muhammadu Buhari had contested for the presidency thrice (2003, 2007 and 2011) and lost on all three occasions. But, by 2015 when he made the fourth attempt that eventually enthroned him as the nation’s latest horse rider (apology to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo aka ‘Ebora Owu’), his popularity had soared to an all Read More

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Borno justice commissioner urges Bar, Bench cooperation

February 21, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Maiduguri Borno state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Lawan, has said only mutual cooperation between the Bar and Bench in the state will guarantee accessible justice and rule of law. The Bench and Bar have also been assured of government’s support and assistance to create a conducive working environment for the judiciary to remain vibrant and effective. This Read More

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Catholic bishops hold prayers for victims of Benue killings

February 13, 2018 Daniel Agbo 0

Makurdi The four Catholic dioceses in Benue yesterday held prayer to mark one month memorial session for the 73 victims who were given mass burial on January 11. The prayer session was led by the Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Williams Avenya; Makurdi, Chikpa Anagbe; Otukpo, Michael Apochi; and Katsina Ala, Peter Adobo. Chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Read More

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IBB varsity raises fees for non-indigenes

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The management of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, has increased tuition fees for new students of the institution who are non-indigenes for the 2017/2018 session. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Mohammad Maiturare, has confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna that the institution has raised tuition fees for non-indigenes. He said reviewing the fees Read More

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Cleric urges unity among Christians, Muslims

December 6, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Donald Iorchir A Muslim cleric, Sheikh Alhaji Abdulateef Ahmad, has called for peace and unity between Nigerian Christians and Muslims for the purpose of the proper growth of the country since the two religions worship one God. Ahmad made the call while speaking to Blueprint at the sidelines of a public lecture titled: “Prophet Mohammed, a role model,” organised Read More

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Ortom assures on security at Eid-el-Maulud

December 1, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Benue state Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, yesterday assured the people of the state that his administration would continue to take proactive measures to guarantee the security of lives and property. He gave the assurance through a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, to felicitate with Muslims on the occasion of the Read More

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