Tijani to stakeholders: Don’t allow crooks to hijack our basketball

April 28, 2018 Blueprint Newspaper 0

  President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Mallam Tijani Umar, has alerted various Stakeholders on the need to stand their ground and resist any attempt by interest group to hijack and destroy development of basketball in the country. Umar who spoke when he declared open a three-day pre-season meeting and training for Players, Coaches, Referees, Technical Commissioners and other Read More

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Edo earmarks N35m to revamp sickle cell centre

As part of efforts aimed at improving facilities and infrastructure, the Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki, has earmarked the sum of N35 million for the state’s Sickle Cell Centre. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. David Osifo, disclosed this while commissioning some medical equipment donated to the centre by the PRESCO Plc and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Sickle Read More

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INEC committed to all-inclusive process, Yakubu assures PWDs

March 15, 2018 Emeka Nze Abuja 0

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reiterated the Commission’s commitment towards ensuring an all-inclusive electoral process in the 2019 general elections and beyond. Yakubu gave the assurance yesterday during an interactive meeting with representatives of groups of Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) under the leadership of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) at Read More

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Police seek collaboration to combat crime

February 16, 2018 Donald Iorchir 0

The new Divisional Police Officer( DPO) in charge of Kuje division, Kuje area council, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mohammed Aminu, has promised to team up with the community members with a view to combating crime in Kuje and its environs. He made the promise recently at a forum in Kuje while interacting with stakeholders who paid him a courtesy Read More

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Maritime: Blue economy impossible without benefits for media – Eniola

February 16, 2018 Ajibola Abayomi 0

The Managing Director of Thisday newspaper, Mr Eniola Bello has declared that the dream of accomplishing a blue economy in the Nigeria maritime sector would remain a mirage without spelt out benefits for the media sector. The media chief made the submission at a one day seminar for maritime media stakeholders organized by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Read More

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Lawlessness threatens security – Police

February 15, 2018 Donald Lorchir 0

In order to reduce crime in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abubakar Bello, has called on residents not to take law into their hands, warning that “whoever is found wanting will face the music of the law.” The commissioner, who gave the warning yesterday at a security meeting with stakeholders in Kuje, said his visit Read More

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President Buhari Broadcasts To The Nation 2018

FG introduces Phygital value chains technology to small scale farmers

February 12, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The federal government has concluded arrangement to introduce Phygital Value Chains technology to small holder farmers in the country as part of efforts to further mechanise agriculture and boost the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the current administration, At a well attended event by key Stakeholders in the sector and officials of the Ministry recently, Manobi Incorporation Ltd, Read More

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No land illegally sold in Rabah LG – Chairman

February 12, 2018 Sidi A. Umar 0

Sokoto Chairman of Rabah local government area of Sokoto state, Alhaji Salisu Lawalli Gandi, has aid no individual or group has sold any land across the area. The council chairman made the clarification in Rabah town, headquarters of the local government during a stakeholders’ meeting on land matters. According to him, the land allocated to a private firm, Man Modiya Read More

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Buhari unveils locomotives, coaches, dry port in Kaduna state

January 5, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Adeola Tukuru Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday said the commissioning of additional locomotives and coaches at Rigasa station and Inland Dry Port at Kakuri, in Kaduna state is not just a statement of his intent but a benchmark for measuring the performance of his administration. The President also solicited the support of the national assembly, development partners and relevant Read More

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EQUIP Nigerians to stem rising migration – ITF DG

December 22, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Agi Onda Abuja Concerned by reports of mass casualties on the high seas, enslavement and other harrowing misfortunes being experienced by Nigerian youths seeking to migrate to Europe, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has called on stakeholders to collaborate with the organisation in order to equip more Nigerians with skills for entrepreneurship. Director-General/Chief Executive of the Fund, Sir Joseph Read More

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Openness key to improved electoral process – Yakubu

December 21, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu has attributed the Commission’s successes in the conduct of elections in recent times to its “dedication and openness to constructive criticisms from stakeholders and transparency in its processes.” “There is nothing that the Commission is hiding and the more open and transparent our processes are, Read More

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‘Hold public officers accountable for campaign promises’

December 21, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Binta Shama Abuja The Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) supported by the British Department for International Development (DFID) has challenged Nigerians to list out the promises made by politicians and hold them accountable at the assumption of office should there be any default. The Executive Director of PLAC, Clement Nwankwo, stated this at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Read More

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CCT: APC youths laud Court of Appeal over Saraki

December 15, 2017 Bode Olagoke 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja A registered youth organisation on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Youth Connect, has commended the Court of Appeal over the decision not to uphold the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on 15- count charge against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. While commending the judiciary, the youth group Read More

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Coomassie to govs: Protect northern interest

December 15, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and Sardaunan Katsina, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie has tasked northern governors on the need to work together to fashion out a northern agenda that will take care of all the various interests in the region. Coomassie stated this yesterday while presenting a paper at the on-going retreat organised by the Northern Read More

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FIFA Connect workshop holds in Abuja

December 13, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A two –day workshop to finally and fully connect the Nigeria Football Federation to the very key FIFA Connect system of registration of football players and officials began on Tuesday in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. FIFA officials Hannes Thies and Elizabeth Eastman are joined at the Boardroom of the LMC in Maitama, Abuja by NFF’s Club Licensing Officer Nasiru Read More

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Anti-graft war, battle to preserve Nigeria – Babalola

December 12, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Zonal Head of South East zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Corruption (EFCC), Johnson Babalola, has urged well meaning Nigerians not to see their efforts at eradicating corruption as fruitless but a battle aimed at safeguarding the future of the country and generations yet unborn. Babalola, represented by the head of Intelligence and Special Read More

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Stakeholders caution Ezea against politics of rancour

December 11, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Stakeholders of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Igboeze-South LGA of Enugu State have advised former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Okey Ezea, to have a rethink and drop his politics of rancour and violence. The spokesman of stakeholders, Mr Martins Ugwueze, representing Igboeze-South in the Enugu State House of Assembly, said Read More

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Nigeria Justice System and the need for right policies

December 10, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  VIVIAN OKEJEME writes on the National Policy on Justice 2017, adopted to coordinate all actors in the Justice Sector Over the years, the justice system has been plagued with lack of challenges such as poor accountability, inadequate skilled man power, delays in justice adjudication, and poor work ethics to mention but a few. To this end, a lot of Read More

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Nigeria’s democracy depends on PDP stability

December 4, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former military President, retired General Ibrahim Babangida, has urged the party to take advantage of the December 9 National Convention to reposition itself and ensure a stable democratic practice in the country. The former military ruler said the founding fathers of the party and other stakeholders hope for Read More

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Stakeholders task Nigerians on family planning

November 25, 2017 Ajuma Edwina Ogiri 0

    Family planning experts have called on Nigerians, especially women, to take hold of the opportunities in the use of family planning commodities, to improve on their well-being and quality of life. They made the call at the event of the 2017 2nd biannual health communications conference, organised by the Association of Nigeria Health Journalist (ANHEJ), in Abuja. Speaking Read More

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APBN hails Buhari’s early budget, urges unbundling of ministries

November 20, 2017 Agi Onda 0

By Agi Onda Abuja The Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) has commended the timely presentation of the N8.6trillion 2018 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, describing the effort as commendable. The Association, which took a holistic assessment of the cardinal activities of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the last two years, including security, anti-corruption drive, state of Read More

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PDP Convention: PDA wants all positions contested for

November 20, 2017 Usman Ibn A. Lapai 0

By Usman Ibn A. Lapai kaduna The Kaduna State People’s Democratic Advocate, (PDA), a group within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the National Caretaker Committee chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and other leaders of the party to ensure that all positions should be contested for at the forthcoming national convention. The group said it has aligned itself with Read More

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Kogi, labour dispute’ ll soon be resolved – Okatahi

November 3, 2017 Moses John 0

By Moses John Abuja Managing Director, Kogi Agricultural Development Project (ADP), Mr. Oyisi Okatahi, has assured that the lingering dispute between the organised labour and the state government would soon be over. Okatahi gave the assurance at a training on electronic agricultural extension programme for ADP workers held in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital. He said that the governor Yahaya Read More

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You can’t end corruption without social welfare – APDA chair

November 2, 2017 Patrick Andrew 0

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) believes no serious success is being recorded in the current fight against corruption in the country because of government’s failure to guarantee Nigerians social welfare. In this interview with PATRICK ANDREW, the party chairman, Alhaji Kabiru Mohammed Shittu, says indigeneship as a constitutional provision does not promote nationalism. Excerpts. The APDA seems embroiled in Read More

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139,342 PVCs still uncollected in Enugu – INEC

October 26, 2017 Raphael Ede 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has decried the high level of voter apathy among the people of Southeast, stating 139, 342 Permanent Voters Card (PVC) were awaiting collection by voters at its office in Enugu. Also, the election umpire lamented the reluctance of the electorate to take advantage provided by the commission to participate in Read More

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