Emulate Madagascar, look inward for COVID -19 cure – Traditionalists tell govts

May 17, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Traditional Religion Worshipers’ Association of Oyo State (TRWASSO) Friday asked the federal and state governments in Nigeria to emulate the Madagascar and look inward for cure of CoronaVirus pandemic. Speaking at a meeting with the Oyo state government representatives held at the state Secretariat, Ibadan, the TRWASSO’s Secretary, Chief Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode declared that this became necessary in view of the Read More

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Breaking – Amotekun: Southwest govs, IGP reach truce

February 13, 2020 Editor 0

The South-west Governors Forum on Thursday reached an agreement with the Inspector General of Police on how Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun would operate. The Forum spoke through its chairman and Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, at the Southwest security meeting on community policing convened at the instance of the IGP. The meeting was held Read More

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Yobe govt acquires information vans, trains information officers

December 28, 2018 Editorial III 0

As part of its effort to disseminate information by bringing the people closer to government, the Yobe state government has acquired 17 Public Address System ( PAS) to all the 17 local government councils and also trained the Information Officers for effective use. The Commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs, represented by his Permanent Secretary Alhaji Ado Yahaya disclosed Read More

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Saudi Centre distributes food items to Yobe IDPs

December 8, 2018 Editor 0

The King Salman humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, Saudi Arabia, has donated 7,548 assorted bags of food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kukareta community in Yobe state. Flagging off the distribution on Friday, the representative of the Centre, Nasser Al-Subaie, said the items were meant to alleviate the sufferings of the vulnerable people in the North-east that had Read More

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Vote out govs opposed to LG autonomy – NULGE tells members 

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Union of Government Employees (NULGE) has directed her members across the 774 local governments in the country to vote out governors who are opposed to the actualisation of local government autonomy. President of the union, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, who renewed the call in Abuja yesterday alleged gang up by the with state legislators to frustrate the efforts of the union for a free Read More

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MNA tasks Kogi on consolidated medical salary scale 

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kogi state chapter has appealed to the state government to implement the corrected Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) in order to reverse the ongoing internal brain drain in the state health sector. In a statement signed by the state chairman of NMA, Dr. Kabiru Zubair, which was made available to newsmen yesterday in Lokoja, the chairman also solicited for annual Read More

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2019: Kano APC NASS members carpet Kwankwaso

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, All Progressives Party ( APC), federal lawmakers from Kano state yesterday declared that the Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso led opposition in the state can be compared to the noise of an empty drum in their bid to stop the re election of Governor Umar Ganduje and President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers totalling 16 in number Read More

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Come out and surrender, Army beckons Boko Haram fighters

November 25, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has called on existing Boko Haram fighters to come out and surrender  so as to be reformed. Over 155  former Boko Haram fighters were over the weekend handed over to the representatives of Borno, Yobe by the Nigerian Army and Adamawa states government and to be reintegrated into their communities. Coordinator of the programme, Major General Bamidele  Shafa Read More

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World bank, Ekiti partner on N4billion water project

November 24, 2018 Editor 0

Ekiti  state government has announced a plan for the commencement of the rehabilitation work on  Ero Dam. In a press release made available to Blueprint, the Chief Press Secretary to Ekiti State Governor, Olayinka Oyebode stated that the plan to  commence the rehabilitation work on Ero Dam, the largest water supply dam in Ekiti State was concluded with the World Read More

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Kwara by-election: It’s sign of more victory to come- APC candidate

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The winner of Saturday’s by-election in Kwara, Tunji Olawuyi, has described his victory as a sign of more victories to come for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections in Kwara. He said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday at Omu-Aran, Kwara, while reacting to the outcome of the poll. According to the Read More

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Many yet to understand insurance, says Ajimobi

November 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State says many Nigerians are yet to understand what insurance is and how it works. Ajimobi made the assertion yesterday while playing host to the leadership of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) led by its President, Mr Eddie Efekoha, in Ibadan. The visit was to keep the state abreast of the institute’s forthcoming Read More

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Monarch calls for Nassarawa govt intervention on road construction

November 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Osu of Agwada chiefdom in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq-Obagu, has appealed to the state government to construct Kofar Gwari/ Agwada road to boost the socio-economic activities of the people of the area. Sadiq-Obagu made the appeal in his palace in an interview with newsmen in Agwada. The second class traditional ruler said that the construction of the road Read More

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IPAC mourns Agom Adara, urges residents to eschew bitterness

October 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC) Kaduna state chapter has mourned the death of Agom Adara, Dr. Maiwada Galadima, while urging residents of Kaduna state to embrace peaceful coexistence and eschew bitterness. This is just as Kaduna state government yesterday gave residents few hours window on Sunday to move around, while further relaxing the curfew from 6am to Read More

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VSF donates farm implements to returnee Yobe IDPs 

October 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

In order to restore the means of livelihood to returned Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the Victims Support Fund (VSF) in collaboration with Yobe state government has donated dry season farming implements to over 1, 000 households in Yunusari local government area. The event which took place at Mazagum community marks the launch of this year’s dry season farming intervention in Read More

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79 doctors dump Kogi civil service, others threaten 

October 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kogi state chapter, on Friday disclosed that a total of 79 doctors had left Kogi Civil Service in the last one year as a result of poor condition of service. Its state chairman,  Dr Kabiru Zubair, who stated this  at a conference in Lokoja to mark this year’s NMA’s Physicians’ Week, themed: “Universal Health Coverage: Leaving Read More

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Kebbi corps members assured of security

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kebbi State government has assured this year’s 2018 corps members posted to the state of conducive and secured environment during and after the orientation course. The Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe Dabai gave the assurance at the opening/swearing-in ceremony of the 2018 Batch C stream 1 orientation course at the NYSC permanent camp, Dakingari yesterday. “Kebbi state is known for Read More

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NYSC deploys 1,413 corps members to Gombe

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,413 Batch C corps members to Gombe state. State coordinator, Mr. David Pwanidi Marson, disclosed this while speaking during the swearing in ceremony of the corps members deployed to the state at Amada Orientation Camp in Akko local government area of the state. He said that the time has passed for dependence Read More

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Shariah Council wants Kaduna crisis probed

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  ‎The Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria, has condemned the recent Kaduna crisis, and therefore called for a commission of enquiry to investigate the unrest. Over 77 lives were lost while over 100 others were injured following sectarian crisis last Thursday in Kasuwa Magani, which culminated in another crisis in Kaduna on Sunday. Speaking in a communiqué issued after Read More

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How wife cut off husband’s genitals, intestines

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

CHINYERE OMEIRE of NAN reports chilling story of alleged murder of a Lagos-based lawyer by his wife, also a lawyer Igbosere High Court Symphorosa Otike-Odibi, the 50 year-old lawyer who was allegedly stabbed to death by his wife, Udeme, also a lawyer, was found on his matrimonial bed with his genitals and intestines cut off. Two siblings of the lawyer Read More

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Kano to establish multi-million dollars meat factory

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kano state government and Bovine Masters, an Egyptian investment company will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a multi-million dollars Halal Meat factory in the state capital. According to the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the first phase of the project, which would gulp an estimated 12 million USD, entails cattle and small ruminants, meats processing, Read More

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Rangers applaud Kano fans, eye Akwa scalp

October 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Team manager of Rangers International F.C, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku, has applauded the large football fans in the ‘Groundnut Pyramid’ city of Kano for their massive support to the ‘Flying Antelope’ during the group stage matches of the ongoing NFF/Aiteo Federation cup 2018 in which the Enugu side came tops in the zone. In a chat after the team emerged leaders Read More

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Ladoja’s N4.7bn fraud case adjourned indefinitely

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, adjourned indefinitely the ongoing trial of a former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja. Ladoja is facing trial alongside a former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Waheed Akanbi, for allegedly laundering a sum of N4.7 billion from the coffers of the Oyo State government. At Read More

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Hijab controversy: Erring Lagos principal reassigned

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Lagos school principal who suspended five female students for wear- ing hijab to school has been posted to another school Lagos state government said Mrs Shadare had been reassigned to another school following the hijab row. On September 19, 2018, Mrs Sha- dare sent five Muslim girls home, including the assistant senior prefect girl of the school. The principal Read More