Customs intercepts N1.2bn Illegal wildlife tusks

April 3, 2018 Helen Oji 0

Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Jibril has said that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) intercepted illegal wildlife pangolin and tusks worth about N1.2 billion between Feb.15 and March 22 this year. Jibril spoke at a one-day workshop on combating illegal wildlife trade and sensitization on convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora. The workshop was organised Read More

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FG to deliver 24 housing units in Edo

April 3, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has promised that 24 units of housing being constructed as part of the National Housing Programme in Edo State will be delivered before the end of 2018 The Zonal Director of the ministry, Mr. Daminabor Oko-Jaja, made the disclosure recently at an on the spot assessment of ongoing construction at Idumwu-Ehigie in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Read More

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Christian group wants FG to secure boarding school children

March 27, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai Kaduna The Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians (CNNC) has called on the federal government to take proactive measures to secure boarding school girls across the region. Media and Publicity Secretary of CNNC, Larry Yammai, made the call at its maiden conference which held in Kaduna. “While appreciating government’s timely intervention and release of the Dapchi Read More

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FCTA partners UN Habitat on World Urban Forum gains

March 27, 2018 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

  Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has disclosed that the Administration “is setting machinery in motion towards harnessing the benefits of the recently concluded World Urban Forum in Malaysia.” The Minister made the disclosure recently when the Programme Manager, UN Habitat, Malam Kabir M. Yari, paid him a courtesy visit. Bello revealed that the Read More

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NOUN to run masters’ degree in law – VC

March 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Ahmed, has said that arrangements were on top gear to introduce a programme for the award of Masters’ Degree in law. He stated this in Owerri, Imo state, when he visited one of the study centres of the university, as part of his advocacy campaign. Ahmed told law students who Read More

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FG to establish 6 IOT innovation centres

March 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has approved the Cisco Net-working Academy Programme to be run in unity schools just as it also approved the establishment of six Internet of Things (IoT) innovation centres across federal unity colleges in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. The approval routed through the Federal Ministry of Education, is possibly government’s strong statement towards entrenching sound Information Read More

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Be ambassadors of HIV/AIDS prevention, lawmakers charged

March 23, 2018 Ene Osang. Abuja 0

The AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) has called on lawmakers to be advocates of HIV and AIDS preventive measures in their respective constituencies. Its Advocacy and Marketing Manager Mr. Steve Aborisade, made the appeal yesterday during a presentation of condoms and condom dispensers at the National Assembly in Abuja. Aborisade said it was crucial to engage the parliamentarians, noting that Read More

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Buhari’s resolve on infrastructure deficit yielding result– Fashola

March 22, 2018 Tope Sunday 0

  Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to fixing infrastructural deficit was already yielding positive results. Fashola, who disclosed this yesterday while inspecting the federal government’s National Housing Projects located in Dukpai Area of Gwagwalada, Abuja, said that the developmental projects scattered across the country in the area of works, Read More

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Alleged imbalance in N-Power and YouWin schemes

March 22, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  I write to crave the indulgence of your humble self on the need to urgently address the agitated growing imbalance in N-Power and YouWin Empowerment intervention programmes, allegedly being lopsidedly implemented to the detriment of some applicants who are supposed to benefit from it, with the growing concerns in some states, including Kano state where the programmes’ focus was Read More

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Google kicks off accelerator Africa scholarships class

March 21, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Google yesterday announced the developers who will participate in its first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, at an event held in Lagos. The company also announced a partnership with Udacity and Andela to provide 15 000 single course scholarships and 500 nanodegree scholarships to aspiring and professional developers across Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Launchpad Accelerator Africa, is a programme Read More

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GSPHDA trains 42 on financial management

March 16, 2018 Auwal Ahmad. Gombe 0

Gombe State Primary Health Care Development Agency (GSPHDA) has begun a three day training of 42 health personnel on financial management procurement processes. Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr. Ahmed Gana, disclosed this while speaking in Kaltungo local government area of the state at the opening ceremony of the programme yesterday. He said the aim of the training was to Read More

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On ERGP and improved life…

March 16, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said that the present administration would continue to work until the nation’s economic numbers are translated into concrete and visible improvements in the life of all citizens. Speaking at the launch of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) Focus Labs in Abuja, the President said that government has achieved several noteworthy milestones in the Read More

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Kano teachers to get 20% pay rise

March 16, 2018 Tunde Garba Kaduna 0

  In its bid at ensuring quality education in its public schools, the Kano state government is set to increase teachers’ salaries by at least 20 per cent. Chairman of a committee set up by the state government to come up with an education policy, Professor Garba Shehu, disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in Zaria, where his committee members Read More

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Foundation stresses need to transform agric sector

March 15, 2018 Ene Osang. Abuja 0

The Olaoluwaseni Josua Adegoke Foundation (OJA-F) has stressed the importance of transforming the agricultural sector, saying it is the best way to eradicate poverty in the country. Its President, Mr. Kofo Adegoke, stated this yesterday in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at the flag off ceremony of the OJA-F launched to immortalize their son who died of leukemia three Read More

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FG commences school feeding in Gombe with 286,000

March 13, 2018 Auwal Ahmad. Gombe 0

  The federal government national home grown school feeding programme has commenced in Gombe with 286,000 pupils across the state. The focal person, Gombe state Social Investment Project, Hajiya Maryam Isah Mele, disclosed this during the official flag off the programme in the state yesterday. She said that the programme was part of the N500 billion funded social investment programme Read More

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Why Federal University Gusau expelled 15 students

March 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The vice chancellor of Federal University Gusau, Zamfara state, Prof. Magaji Garba, has said that 15 students of the institution have been shown the way out of the institution because of poor performances in their chosen courses. Prof. Garba disclosed this at a news conference shortly after the university’s matriculation ceremony on Wednesday. He said the students of the university Read More

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Underwriter to drive awareness with new campaign

March 9, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Great Nigeria Insurance ( GNI) Plc has launched a Pan- Nigeria radio campaign in the major local dialects, highlighting the brand’ s value proposition with the different products under its stable. The campaign is targeted at harnessing the enormous opportunities that are inherent in the Nigerian economy, especially the insurance industry. According to the firm, the campaign , which commenced Read More

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WHO budgets $178m for health care in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO), has budgeted $178 million from 2018 to 2019 on health related issues in Nigeria. The organisation said $127 million, representing 66 per cent of the budget, would be spent on polio eradication programmes, while $30 million would be expended on communicable disease projects such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS within the period under review. The WHO Read More

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Galadiman Zazzau joins Kaduna gov’ship race

February 27, 2018 Moh Bello Habib 0

Zaria A traditional title holder in Zazzau emirate of Kaduna state, Dr Ja’afar Sa’ad (Galadiman Ruwan Zazzau) has joined the strong opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a declaration to contest the governorship of the state in 2019. Our correspondent reports that his declaration came few days after obtaining the party membership card from his Kaura ward in Zaria local Read More

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Omeiza: A slow walk to First Class in Mass Communication

February 23, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

With a humble and slow start, Rufai Aliyu Omeiza, a 25-year-old graduate of Mass Communication, Bayero University Kano, stands out with a first class degree in his academic programme in 2017. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF writes on how the egghead made it to stardom For Rufai Aliyu Omeiza, a 25-year-old genius, sheer determination, focus, hard work and prayers are necessary ingredients Read More

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Kogi hajj board tasks pilgrims on early registration

February 22, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

Lokoja Kogi state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has called on intending pilgrims in the state to come out for registration ahead of 2018 hajj activities in the holy land. The commission also said the national hajj commission has given March, 31st 2018 as the closing date for the registration. At a sensitisation programme across the three senatorial districts of the Read More

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SERVICOM poised to improve services – NHRC

February 21, 2018 Binta Shama 0

Abuja Acting Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC), Dr Tony Okonkwo, has said the Commission had brought to limelight an effective department of SERVICOM to improve its services for citizens. He stated this at the “Validation of NHRC Service Charter and Sensitisation Programme” on Monday in Abuja. Okonkwo’s speech was delivered by a staff of the commission, Read More

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Umahi tasks Ebonyi NASS members on leadership

February 20, 2018 EgwuAgha Amarachukwu 0

Abakaliki Ebonyi state governor, Chief David Umahi, yesterday, challenged Ebonyi federal lawmakers to show leadership qualities at the people of grassroots that voted them to power. Umahi, who spoke through his deputy, Barr Kelechi Igwe at the official flag off of free medical outreach and welfare programme organised by Hon. Linus Okorie at Akaeze, Ivo local government area of the Read More

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President Buhari Broadcasts To The Nation 2018

UNDP, FG sign MoU on youth entrepreneurship

February 19, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Maiduguri The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the federal government on a five year youths and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) entrepreneurship empowerment training in Nigeria. The UNDP Country Director, Mr. Samuel Bwalya, disclosed this, Saturday, in Maiduguri during a media round table with journalists in Maiduguri held after the closing ceremony of a Read More

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SEC targets increased financial inclusion by 2020

February 19, 2018 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Abuja The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that it aims to achieve increased level of financial inclusion of Nigerians by the year 2020. Acting Director General of the SEC, Dr. Abdul Zubair stated this during a financial inclusion sensitization campaign held in Karshi, Abuja at the weekend. Represented by Director Market Development Department of the Commission, Mr. Abdul Read More

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