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Airlines to support 1bn passengers living with disabilities

June 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Airlines have reached a consensus to improve air travel experience, to support the estimated one billion people living with disabilities worldwide. The agreement was one of the resolutions reached on Monday at the round-off session of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Seoul, South Korea. The meeting confirmed the commitment of airlines to ensuring Read More

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Ekiti FA election scheduled for May 28, suspends two congress members

May 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Ekiti state football association on Sunday held its general assembly and came up with far reaching resolutions that would help move forward football in the state, particularly, the much anticipated elections into the FA board. In a communiqué signed and released by its drafting committee which included the Ekiti FA Secretary, B.S Idowu, Messrs Kehinde Anjorin and Adetunji Adu, Read More

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SEC, Pencom collaborate on financial literacy

April 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Pensions Commission (Pencom) have pledged to work together to ensure more Nigerians are brought into the financial literacy net. This was part of the resolutions at a meeting between the Technical Committee on Financial Literacy and Pencom in Abuja, weekend. Head Market Development Department of the SEC, who led the FLTC Read More

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Aviation minister, others drum support for SAATM

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and other Africa transport ministers have rallied other countries on the continent behind the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).   Sirika via his twitter handle said the African ministers’ made the resolution at the ongoing Second Ordinary Session of the African Union Specialised Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Read More

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Reps differ over call for name change of Apo Legislative QEgg in Abuja

April 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of the House of Representatives were on Wednesday, sharply divided over a motion seeking change of name of the Apo Legislative Quarters, located in Abuja to something else. A member, Hon. Segun Adekola had in the motion, prayed the House to pass a resolution urging the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), to effect the change in order “to reflect Read More

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Proposed removal of CJ: NBA beckons Kogi Gov to halt action

April 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi State branch of  Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has urged the state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello not to act on the April 2, 2019 resolution of the State House of Assembly calling for removal of the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah from office. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of an enlarged meeting of Read More

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2020: Oredo APC drums support for Obaseki’s re-election in Edo

April 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oredo local government of Edo State has urged governor Godwin Obaseki  to run for second term in 2020. The party also adopted the governor as its sole candidate at the poll over what it referred to as ‘reward for hardwork’.The resolution was contained in a communique issued after a meeting of the Read More

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NUJ tasks INEC, police on credible polls

January 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

B Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has noted that strict adherence to electoral rules by institutions was the only way to achieve free, fair and credible elections next month. Kogi state chairman of the Union, Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza, noted this at a one-day community dialogue on anti-corruption, transparency and accountability, organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Read More

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2 business men remanded in Kuje prison over alleged fraud

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

An FCT High Court in Apo district, Abuja yesterday ordered two business men, Moses Esuga, and Nasir Mohammed, to be remanded in Kuje prison over their alleged roles in a N110 million fraud. The EFCC charged Esuga, former Managing Director of Wise Health Service Ltd and Mohammed, former Managing Director of Garana Travels and Tours Limited with nine counts bordering on Read More

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We’re not hijacking NCAA’s responsibilities, rights – CPC

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Recently, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) clashed after a Maiduguri-bound Med-View Airline flight from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja aborted take-off. The CPC, which is empowered to intervene in consumers’ complaints emanating from the purchase of goods or services, swiftly issued a press statement on the incident. That incident set both agencies Read More

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Herders, farmers’ crisis: Northern govs seek local-confl ict resolution mechanism

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Northern Governors Forum has resolved to adopt a local-conflict resolution mechanism in trashing the lingering herders, farmers’ crises in parts of the country. Blueprint learnt at the sidelines of the meeting of the Forum with the national leadership and state chapters of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association as part of efforts to find lasting solution to the continued clashes Read More

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UniAbuja JAC suspends 4-month strike

March 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  University of Abuja branch of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) has suspended its participation in the four month old nationwide strike, which commenced on December 4, 2017. The UniAbuja JAC comprised Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU). In a statement issued at the end of its Read More

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Senate moves against child labour

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Senate yesterday tasked the Ministry of Women Affairs and security agencies to take measures against child abuse in the land. It also called on its committee on Women Affairs to investigate the viral trend and report back to it in two weeks. These resolutions followed a motion on “Urgent Need to Stop the Increasing Rate of Child Labour, Molestation Read More

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NPS vs INTELS: Reps’ probe and emerging perceptions

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

When the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) terminated long-standing revenue collection contract between it and Integrated Logistics Limited Services (INTELS), it sent tongues wagging leading to the intervention of the House of Representatives. In this piece, JOSHUA EGBODO examines the issues. Politics? In October 2017, the NPA announced the termination of its revenue collection contract with Integrated Logistics Limited Services (INTELS), Read More

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No pay, no work, Ekiti varsity lecturers tell Fayose

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti chapter has said it will not end Its indefinite strike would continue until the salaries of its members were paid by the state government. The union and the state governor, Ayo Fayose, had been engaged in series of dialogue since the start of the week, but no concrete resolution Read More

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Minister restates call for peace building

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barr Solomon Selcap Dalung, has reiterated the call for peace-building, especially among the youths, saying there couldn’t be meaningful development without peace. Dalung made the call yesterday in Jos, Plateau state, during the opening ceremony of a 3-day national peace-building and conflict resolution workshop, organised by the federal government for youth leaders in Read More

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OAU lecturers pull out of national ASUU

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has pulled out of the national body to form a new body following a feud between both sides. The feud between the national body and the chapter led to the disowning of OAU chapter by the national body. According to the resolution of the Congress of the Read More

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AMCON takes over Daily Times

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday took over the assets of Daily Times Nigeria Plc, a foremost media establishment over huge outstanding loan. The corporation in a statement signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Jude Nwauzor, said that the take-over was in continuation of AMCON’s recovery activities in the new financial year. The statement said that AMCON Read More

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Metuh’s health: Reps ask Malami to intervene

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja House of Representatives has urged the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to look into the reported poor health status of former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Olisa Metuh, with a view to ensuring that he was treated, “so he can properly stand trial.” Metuh, who, Monday, dramatically appeared in court Read More

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Senate wades into Utako Market crisis

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Senate yesterday assured shop owners and traders at Utako Market in Abuja that it would protect them from planned eviction by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). The Chairman of Senate Committee on FCT, Sen. Dino Melaye, gave the assurance in a meeting with Utako Shop Owners and Traders Association and AMAC officials. He assured that the committee would Read More

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Fashola, Baru, TCN officials shun Senate probe

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, and officials of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), yesterday, failed to appear before an investigative hearing organised by the joint Senate committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, and Gas. The Senate summons on the officials Read More

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Lawmakers frown at non implementation of projects

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos Plateau State legislators yesterday frowned at the non-implementation of constituency projects, captured in the state 2016 and 2017 budgets, and subsequently constituted a 5-man ad hoc committee to look into the matter. The House resolution was reached following a motion raised by Hon. Abubakar Muhammad Balo, who stated that no “constituency project has been executed Read More