Why FG extended lockdown by one week – PTF

July 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The forthcoming Eid El-Kabir celebration which coincides with the expiration of the current phase two of eased lockdown makes it imperative for extension from July 29, 2020 to August 6, 2020.This was disclosed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 Mr Boss Mustapha at the daily Read More

NIMASA vows tougher action against uncertified boat skippers

July 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Against the background of recent fatal boat mishaps on the country’s inland waterways, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said that the agency would get tough with untrained and uncertified boat skippers, who often ignore safety procedures and endanger the lives of passengers.Jamoh stated this in Lagos during a courtesy visit to Read More

Senate urges electoral reform committee to meet expectations…lead

July 22, 2020 Taye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to engage relevant stakeholders in reforming Nigeria’s Electoral process. Lawan made the call in his remark Wednesday after referring the confirmation of the nomination of Dr Chukwuemeka Chukwu for appointment as INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner representing Abia. According to Lawan, the reform of the Read More

APC crisis: Aremu hails Buhari for rescuing APC, Nigeria

June 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Labour leader, Comrade Issa Aremu, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his ‘masterstroke’ in saving the ruling All Progressives Congress from self destruction, noting that his action has equally saved Nigeria. The former Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in Kwara state, and Vice President of Industriall Global Union, who commended Buhari for nipping the APC crisis in the bud, said that the Read More

Revealed! Those now exempted from inter-state restrictions – PTF

May 19, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 said Tuesday that essential service providers are exempted from inter-state travel restrictions imposed by the federal government.National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force Dr Sani Aliyu, who disclosed this at the daily briefing of the team in Abuja, called governors to align their decisions on the gradual easing of lockdown with Read More

FG ‘goes for Madagascar COVID-19 syrup’

May 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed that Nigeria’s allocation of the Madagascar syrup should be airlifted to the country, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Musatapha, said on Monday.The SGF, who is also chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on the Control of COVID-19, said this at the daily briefing of the panel in Abuja.“Madagascar has made allocations Read More

Government’s negligence over Covid-19

May 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  As the world is fighting the deadly corona pandemic, every country is putting its very best to tackle the widespread of the disease as well as providing the livelihood support to ease the tension among the citizens. In Nigeria, poor democratic governance is the major challenge hindering the sensitization against corona virus disease popularly known as covid 19. Lack Read More

Borussia Dortmund ‘to raid Arsenal for Saka’

April 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly considering a summer move for Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.The 18-year-old has made 29 appearances in all competitions for the Gunners during the 2019-20 campaign, contributing three goals and nine assists in the process.Saka’s existing deal at the Emirates Stadium will expire in June 2021, though, and a recent report claimed that the London club had not yet opened contract talks. Liverpool Read More

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Nasarwa PDP ward congress, a charade – Aspirant

March 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A stalwart aspiring to lead the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state, Jibrin Sabo Keana, Monday said there was no ward congress in any of the 147 electoral wards in the state. He stated this in an interview with Blueprint in Lafia following the Saturday ward congress. Sabo alleged that the whole process was hijacked by the state exco, insisting that Read More

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Extend Shariah law jurisdiction to cover S/Court – Muslim lawyers

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria (MULAN) has advocated for the reinforcement of Shariah law among the Muslims in Nigeria. MULAN said there was need for the law enabling the expansion of the Shariah scope in the ongoing constitutional amendment. The call was made over the weekend at the MULAN national executive council meeting held in Dutse, the Jigawa state Read More

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5 de-registered parties in talks with SDP

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Professor Tunde Adeniran-led Social Democratic Party (SDP) has said five among the 74 de-registered political parties had approached it to join and continue their quest to participate in the nation’s democratic process. Chief of staff to the national chairman, Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba, in a statement Sunday said the affected parties had already commenced talks with the party in the expression of their willingness to collapse Read More

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5 de-registered parties in talks to join SDP

March 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Prof Tunde Adeniran led Social Democratic Party (SDP) has disclosed that five among the 74 de-registered political parties  has approached to join the party to continue in their quest to participate in the nation’s democratic process. Chief of Staff to the national chairman, Ambassador Rufus Aiyenigba, in a statement  Sunday said the affected parties have already commenced talks with the party in Read More

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YIAGA AFRICA attributes pre-election violence, arms stockpiling to voters apathy

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

YIAGA AFRICA has said the pre-election violence and arms stockpiling contributed immensely to voter apathy in the state while Election Day violence have made people resigned to faith that the state may not achieve credible elections.  According to the Executive Director, Samson Itodo in a press statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday said observers also revealed post-election skirmishes which according to them Read More

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FUG appoints Elechi as new chancellor

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Federal University Gusau, Zamfara state, has appointed His Royal Highness,  Arch. Ezeogo Ewa Elechi, the Isu Oha 1 of Ohaisu Kingdom, from Ebonyi state, as the university’s new chancellor. Speaking at the combined maiden convocation ceremony of the university Saturday, the vice chancellor, Federal University, Gusau, Professor Magaji Garba, described the new chancellor as a great man who Read More

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Our peace process has not collapsed – Masari

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In an interview with selected journalists, Governor Aminu Bello Masari gave insight into security and other matters that affect the state. HAMIDU SABO was there for Blueprint. The state assembly reduced the 2020 budget by about N5 billion. Would this affect its implementation?  If you go through the budget, what the House did has nothing to do with projects implementation. Read More

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Mass Com: Nasarawa varsity begins unbundling process

January 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The decision of National Universities Commission (NUC) to split Mass Communication into seven departments has offered students specialization in the  study of the course. The head of the department of Mass Communication at Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), Dr Josiah Sambo Kente, said the NUC decision was a welcome development. The former Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, disclosed that Read More

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Media Accreditation begins for 2020 Lagos City Marathon

January 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The accreditation process for media practitioners interested in covering the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon has officially commenced. Head of Communications and Media for the marathon, Olukayode Thomas in a statement at the weekend explained that there would be two categories of accreditation that would be given to interested journalists based on merit. Thomas explained that journalists will be Read More

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Buhari, don’t just go in 2023

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Again, President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, has declared that he would quit office at the end of his tenure in 2023.In a letter to mark the 2020 New Year celebrations in Abuja, the president said he would not take part in any future elections in the country.“I will be standing down in 2023 and will not be available in any Read More

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NNPC, Chevron sign Escravos gas-to-liquid project pact

December 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) have executed agreements over the multi-billion dollars Escravos Gas-to-Liquid (EGTL) project. Speaking at a sign-off meeting in Abuja, the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Mele Kyari, disclosed that CNL would boost the domestic gas market with 400MMScf per day gas supply, equivalent to 26% of total domestic gas Read More

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Updated: Buhari swears-in 9 new Perm Secs, redeploys 10 others

December 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday swore-in nine new federal Permanent Secretaries and approved the redeployment of 10 others.The new Permanent Secretaries were sworn-in before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC).They are Mr Musa Hassan from Borno state posted Ministry of Aviation, Mr Ahmed Aliyu from Niger state posted Finance (Special Duties), and Mr Olushola Idowu from Ogun state Read More

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Edo health scheme to enroll 1m by 2021 – Obaseki

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Edo Health Insurance Scheme plans to enroll no fewer than one million persons  in the state at the end of 2021, out of which, 15 per cent will be vulnerable persons, Governor  Godwin Obaseki  said Tuesday . He stated this at a summit organised by the scheme with the theme “Health Insurance for All:Policy, Process and Framework: Developing All-Inclusive Read More

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Lagos moves to eradicate construction, demolition wastes

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos state government has launched the construction, demolition and disaster waste of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in a bid to eradicate wastes generated during construction and demolition in the state. Speaking at the CDDW stakeholders’ forum with the theme, “Creating Values Through Responsible Management of Construction and Demolition Wastes in Lagos State,” held in Victoria Island at Read More

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Commissioner wants school owners to partner govt

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Plateau state Commissioner of Secondary Education, Elizabeth Wapmuk, has urged owners of Islamic and Qur’anic schools to partner with the state government for proper access to intervention and support. Wapmuk made the call at the opening event of the 34th edition of Musabaqah Foundation for Qur’anic recitation competition in Nigeria (MFQRN) Plateau state chapter Saturday in Jos. She said, “it is a source of joy Read More