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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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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

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Introversion: Gift or just a mental disorder?

November 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

“Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of doubt, and remain silent” – Napoleon Hill. Ask a psychology professor, who is an introvert? And here are some of the replies you will come across: the child who immediately, when he comes home from school, escapes to the privacy of his room for Read More