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Xenophobia: Buhari dispatches Special Envoy to South Africa

September 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday dispatched a Special Envoy to South Africa over persistent attacks on foreigners including Nigerians.  The envoy would convey the president’s concerns and also interact with President Cyril Ramaphosa on the situation.Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesinasaid in a statement in Abuja that the Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Read More

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Student’s death: NSCDC personnel careless with riffle – CG

August 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Following the death of a 100 level student of Niger Delta University (NDU), in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has commiserated with the family of the deceased, saying his officers accused were careless with riffles. In a statement made available to newsmen, Tuesday Read More

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Ndume tasks youth on self-reliance, nation building

August 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Senator Ali Ndume has advised Nigerian youths to contribute their quota to nation building by being self-reliant. Ndume, who represents Borno South senatorial district, gave the advice speaking with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Muna, Saudi Arabia,Tuesday. He decried a situation in which some youths always looked up to government before they could stand on their own, observing that Read More

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Nigeria’s 11:59 moment is far away or seconds near

July 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Last week, I had written about my beloved Arewa and the dire situation that she finds herself. I ended the admonition by saying that; “Battles are better fought and won through wisdom and strategy than through inflammable pronouncements and political tantrums.” This is to the North but it also applies to Nigeria, the current hate quotient is high-for how long? Read More

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National carrier, African major air market loss of international air traffic – ET

July 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Group Chief Executive officer (GCEO) of Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Tewolde Gebremariam, said lack of functional national carrier in Nigeria, and other African major air markets has been blamed for local airlines’ loss of international air traffic to their foreign counterparts. Gebremariam who said this recently in Abuja, warned that the dominance may, in fact, worsen if Nigeria, among others, Read More

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Insecurity: Bring solutions, not condemnations, APC chieftain tells critics

July 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state  Dr Jamilu Gwamna has urged critics of President Muhammadu Buhari on security to provide solutions on how to improve the situation.Making the appeal Wednesday in a telephone interview in Gombe, Gwamna said the previous administrations should also take responsibility for the security challenges in the country.According to him, Buhari inherited Read More

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France 2019: Varsity dons school Super Falcons on hard work, focus, patriotism

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A trio of university dons on Tuesday challenged players of the Super Falcons and the Golden Eaglets to make hard work, patriotism, focus, dedication and fearlessness their watchwords, while discountenancing all events and situations that could discourage them in their various national assignments. At a seminar organized by the Nigeria Football Federation, at Serob Legacy Hotel, Abuja, with the theme Read More

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Secondus’ delegation fails to save suspended chairman

April 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus’ rescue mission to Plateau state Tuesday failed to save the suspended state chairman of Plateau chapter of the party, Chief Damishi Sango. The 5-man delegation led by Mr Theophilus Dakashan to Jos to intervene in the recent crisis that engulfed the party in Plateau could not salvage the situation as Read More

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SDP rejects Kogi Central senatorial seat

February 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has rejected the result of the Kogi Central senatorial district, saying the party does not believe it was the authentic result and therefore does not represent the position of the electorate. The party state chairman, Alhaji Muktar Atimah, Monday said the election was marred by lots of irregularities, describing the situation as most unacceptable to the Read More

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Russian spy: Sergei Lavrov accuses West of ‘children’s games’

April 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the UK and Western partners of playing “children’s games” in their response to the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. He accused countries of “disregarding all accepted behaviour” and resorting to “open lies and disinformation”. Twenty-nine nations have expelled diplomats over the poisoning, which the UK holds Russia responsible for. Mr Read More

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1.9bn adults overweight, 650m obese globally – FAO

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said almost 1.9 billion people are overweight and some 650 million people are obese, globally. FAO Director-General Jose da Silva said at the opening of a regional conference in Montego Bay in Jamaica, that governments must keep the fight against malnutrition at the top of their agenda. Da Silva said the situation was most Read More

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Mikel backs Chelsea to upset Barcelona at Nou Camp

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Despite Chelsea playing to a 1-1 draw to Barcelona in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 match last week, Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel has warned Barcelona. Mikel said the Blues can bounce back and progress to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League despite the draw on Tuesday. The former Chelsea player recalled the game Read More

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Attention Gov Ajimobi

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

I’m using the medium to call on the Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, and the chairman of the Ibadan North Local Government Area, to the deplorable situation of the C&S New Eden Primary School situated at Akingbola area of Bodija Oju-Irin. It is the only public school serving the community and it has deteriorated to the exetent that it Read More

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Yobe attack: State govt says over 50 schoolgirls ‘unaccounted for’

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Sokoto Three days after a suspected Boko Haram assault on a high school in Yobe state, the police and the state government have provided different figures of the number of missing girls. While the police commissioner yesterday evening said 30 female students were yet to be accounted for, the state government released a statement saying over 50 students were yet Read More

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Zamfara massacre: Yari’s attitude questionable –Kera

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A communication strategist and Managing Director, Keraweb Media Ltd, Alhaji Dahiru Hassan Kera, has berated the Zamfara state Governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, over what he described as “his brazen show of unconcern and half-heartedness on the killings of over 40 villagers by armed bandit in the state.” In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, Kera said the governor was in Read More

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Security chiefs mum after emergency meeting with Buhari

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday had a close-door meeting with heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to review the current security situations in the country. Security chiefs that attended the meeting declined to brief journalists on what transpired. It was an enlarged meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Read More

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The situation is bad, IDPs are over 60,000 – Ortom

February 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

How have you been managing the internally displaced and refugees situation in your state? What is their condition? The situation is bad, the IDPs are over 60 000, but we are still counting. We have released N100 million for essential materials to be bought for the IDPs. They are in four locations, three in Guma and one in Logo local Read More

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Leicester Boss Puel hints at Musa exit

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Leicester City boss Claude Puel has admitted that Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa may be on his way out of the club. Musa who was The Foxes’ £16million signing in the summer of 2016 from CSKA Moscow, has fallen on the coach’s pecking order. He has not played a single minute of Premier League football this season, although was on Read More

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Cassava farmers assure of increased production

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says cassava farmers in the country have concluded plans to produce an additional two million tonnes of cassava to meet industrial demands in this year’s farming season. The National President, NCGA, Mr. Segun Adewumi, according to AgroNigeria, an online magazine, stated this in Abuja, saying the move would require the cultivation of additional 100,000 hectares Read More

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…‘We welcome Kwankwaso to Kano any day’

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Contrary to widely circulated rumour that the Kano state government under the leadership of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had concluded plan to prevent the immediate past governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from coming to the state, Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba, has described the rumour as baseless and totally unfounded. Speaking to newsmen in Kano Read More

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PSG star Neymar embarrassed after losing shoe in the Persian Gulf during club’s winter break in Qatar

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Even for the best footballers in the world, something as simple as kicking a football for a promotional video can go badly wrong. That’s the rather soothing message that comes from video clips posted to Instagram by Paris Saint-Germain superstars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. PSG are in Qatar for a warm weather training camp and PR tour during the Ligue Read More

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Fuel scarcity: Kachikwu’s 48 hours a hoax – IPMAN

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Chairman, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano zone, Alhaji Bashir Ahamed Danmalam has described the assurance given to Nigerians by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu to end fuel scarcity in 48 hours as a hoax designed to shield his failure in running the ministry. Reacting to the 48-hour assurance Read More

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Yultide: Wuye police fortify operations

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Godwin Tyonongu The police at Wuye Division of the Federal Capital territory (FCT), said they have received operational order from the state command regarding the yuletide and have drawn their own plan to contain the situation on ground. A top police source at the division, told Blueprint that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO)), CSP John Emega, has already mobilised Read More

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Adamawa inaugurates probe panel on Bachama, Numan, Demsa clashes

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Adamawa state Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow, yesterday vowed that perpetrators the recent bloody clash between Bachama and Fulani herdsmen in Numan and Demsa areas of the state “will soon be fished out and dealt with.” He made the vow while inaugurating a six-man administrative Commission of Inquiry on the crisis, asking the members to recommend appropriate Read More