Sallah: Zamfara APC distributes 200 cows to members

May 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara state Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has distributed 200 cows to its members ahead of the Eid-El-Fitr celebration. The state APC chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman, disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting of the party in Gusau, Wednesday. Liman said that the cows were donated to the party for distribution by a former governor of the state, Alhaji Read More

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Darkness in homes as national grid suffers second collapse in 4 months

April 29, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

For the second time in four months, Nigeria’s national grid suffered yet another system collapse Wednesday owing to a yet-to-be identified fault. It was however restored in a jiffy by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), leaving power generation at 2,900 megawatts afterwards. The grid had collapsed January this year after several ones in 2019, throwing some parts of the country, including Read More

Prof. Isiyaku appointed VC Kebbi Agric varsity

April 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Musa Isiyaku Ahmed as Vice Chancellor of the newly established University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State. The director, Information Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Theodore Ogaziechi, said the Minister, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono, while conveying letter of appointment stated that Professor Ahmed’s legacies as the maiden Vice Chancellor will Read More

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Obasa lifts suspension of four lawmakers

March 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos state House of Assembly Thursday lifted the indefinite suspension placed on two principal officers and two other members. Announcing the lift of the suspension, which had generated no little controversy, the Speaker, Hon Mudashiru Obasa, disclosed at the start of plenary that the house leadership decided to yield to persuasion from stakeholders for the sake of peace.    Read More

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Congress palava: New PDP group emerges in Cross River

March 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The crisis rocking the People Democratic Party (PDP) Cross River state chapter deepens following the formation of Movement for the Restoration of Cross River PDP, (MFTROCR) by protesting members of the National Assembly and stakeholders. The NASS members of some founding fathers of the party boycotted the ward and local government congresses in protest against the alleged handpicking of ward, Read More

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Taking tax awareness campaign to the grass roots in Anambra

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  In line with its objectives to reawaken the consciousness of tax payers, the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS) recently embarked on tax education with a view to boosting the state internally generated revenue through voluntary tax payment. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports. There is no doubt that tax is one major medium through which governments all over the world generate revenue Read More

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Treat disaster victims with dignity – NEMA

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said victims of disasters should be treated with dignity. He made the appeal at a stakeholders “Workshop on the Development of a National Mass Fatality Response Plan for Nigeria” on Wednesday in Abuja. Maihaja, who was represented by Mr Vincent Owan, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction, NEMA, said the meeting was aimed Read More

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Lassa fever: Yobe takes Lassa fever awareness to grassroots

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Yobe state government through ministries of health, information and local government and chieftaincy affairs have commenced the sensitisation of stakeholders to prevent the outbreak of Lassa fever virus in the state. The state governor, Mai Mala Buni, represented by his commissioner of Information, Abdullahi Bego disclosed that “Yobe state is yet to record any outbreak of the disease after it’s Read More

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DisCo fraud, real enemies of Nigeria – Stakeholder

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A stakeholder in the electricity industry, Mr. Nathaniel Hule, Saturday   in Abuja said that the 18 GenCos & DisCos were undersold at about $3 billion instead of the $12 billion valued price to 14 Nigerians. He said the whole process was marred and characterised by fraud. Former Sky Bank collapsed primarily due to the huge amount of money Mr. Tunde Ayeni (Jonathan’s protégée) and Read More

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‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest enters 2nd day

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Another anti-Oshiomhole protesters Tuesday stormed the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat in Abuja to demand the removal of the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.  The group protested amidst tight security at the party’s national secretariat. Earlier Monday, the APC Young Stakeholders Forum protested at the party secretariat, calling for the removal of Oshiomhole as national chairman of the Read More

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Amaechi manipulating APC Rivers for selfish ends – Aguma

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Igo Aguma, has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, of manipulating the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his selfish purposes. Hon Aguma, who was spoke during the APC stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Port-Harcourt City Local Government Area (PHALGA) chapter of the party over the weekend Read More

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Borno APC stakeholders disown former deputy governor

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Borno South senatorial district have warned former Alhaji Usman Mamman Durkwa to desist from contesting the leadership of the party in the district with current deputy governor, Alhaji Usman Kadafur. The stakeholders also warned Durkwa to stop parading himself as the leader in Hawul Local Government Area of the state. A statement by Hawul Read More

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Stakeholders call for girl-child’s involvement in engineering

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Stakeholders in the engineering field, Thursday, called for the involvement of more female children in the field just as they appealed to parents to allow them to study the course. They spoke at the “Engineering for girls’ symposium’, held at the Baze University, Abuja. The programme was organised by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development. The immediate past President Read More

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Appoint woman to replace Moghalu, APC NEC urged

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A female politician in All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs Constance Iloh, on Wednesday, protested over what she termed paucity of women in the National Executive Council of her party. Iloh, in an interview with newsmen in Awka, the Anambra state capital, implored her party stakeholders to allow a woman to replace Chief George Moghalu, a former national auditor of the Read More

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Minister urges northern parents to indulge children in child education

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Minister of state for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi,  has called on  stakeholders and parents from the north to encourage their wards to receive more education especially in the area of science for the development of the nation. Abdullahi stated this when a group of Mararaba political forum, of Karu local government of Nassarawa state, paid him a courtesy visit Read More

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AIB, equipping stakeholders for effective performance

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In just 3 years, the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), the agency saddled with the responsibility to investigate accidents and serious incidents in the Nigeria civil aviation industry has risen from doldrums to gain global recognition. SULEIMAN IDRIS writes on the changes taking place at the agency. The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB-Nigeria) was established by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Act, 2006, Read More

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Seplat, best stakeholders’ engagement coy – LaPRIGA

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc,  Nigerian independent oil and gas company listed both on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchange, has emerged as the Best Company in Stakeholders’ Engagement for 2019. The Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) hosted by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos Chapter, gave the award to the indigenous oil and Read More

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Make knowing your HIV status part of your New Year resolution – NACA

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has urged Nigerians to know their HIV status as we enter into a New Year. NACA Director General Dr Aliyu Gambo said the agency has been partnering with development and implementing partners, including stakeholders at both states and local government levels. He NACA has taken bold steps to prevent new infection by consistently providing information, Read More

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Kebbi: Dukku Warriors lift Sanusi Cup 

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Dukku Warriors edged Abubakar Malami FC in the championship match of the seventh edition of Dr. Mohammed Sanusi state Super League Finals staged at the Dukku Barracks football ground on Friday. Football stakeholders from far and near gathered in Birnin Kebbi for the finals of the annual competition which also guarantees the two finalists slots in the Division Three Read More

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Ogun APM governorship candidate runs back to APC

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun during the March 9 general elections, Abdul-Kabir  Akinlade, returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday. Akinlade, who announced his return to the APC at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the APM Secretariat in Abeokuta, also directed his supporters to return to the “pre-October 2018 APC.” He explained that Read More

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PLWDs: Humanitarian Affairs minister pledges support for implementation of Prohibition Act

December 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has stated that persons living with disabilities (PLWDs) were very important to the socio-economic development of the country and that the ministry will ensure that the provisions of the Prohibition on Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Act are implemented. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Monday, was signed by Read More

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JAMB abolishes N100m allocation to state offices

December 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

By Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Is’haq Oloyede, Wednesday said that the board would no longer give the usual N100m to its state branches. Oloyede made the statement at the opening of a two-day meeting with Computer Based Test (CBT) centres, Technical Advisors, Service Providers, such as MTN, Airtel, Galaxy Backbone and other Read More

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Basic schools report: Ekiti leads states with highest qualified teachers

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid  Bobboyi, has formally launched and presented the National Personnel Audit (2018) report Monday in Abuja, which was attended by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, chairmen of education committees in the National Assembly and other stakeholders. During the general overview by the technical committee deputy chairman, Professor Charles Onocha, Read More

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Enugu stakeholders want citizens to demand rights on water, sanitation

December 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Stakeholders in Enugu state have expressed concerns over the nonchalant attitude of elected political office holders in the area of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), challenging the citizens to rise up and demand for their rights. They regretted that the sector has over the years been relegated to the background by policy makers, at the local, state and federal government Read More

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Night travels: FRSC Boss marshals out fresh directive to drivers

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered that no transport union should transport any National Youth Service Corps member as from 6pm during the Yuletide. Boboye said this during the FRSC end-of-the-year meeting with transport union stakeholders as one of their programmes in preparation for the end of the year activities on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More