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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

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Hijab: Lagos seeks stakeholders’ understanding

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Lagos state government has, on Saturday, appealed to all stakeholders in the contentious issue of wearing Hijab in public schools to maintain peace, law and order while awaiting Supreme Court ruling on the matter. Speaking with journalists on the refusal of entry for five students of Isolo Senior Secondary School on Wednesday, the state deputy governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule Read More

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Govt honours staff for transparency, accountability

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has honoured a management staff of the state Due Process Office for instilling transparency, accountability and judicious utilization of public resources in government business. In his remarks while presenting them with letter of commendation, the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, explained that the present administration in its quest to instill transparency considered it Read More

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Doctors demand implementation of health insurance law in Akwa-Ibom

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Doctors in Akwa Ibom State have demanded the immediate implementation of the State Health Insurance Law to take care of the health needs of indigent citizens of the state and the payment of 14 months’ salary arrears. State Chairman of Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Dr. Nsikak Nyoyoko, made the appeal when he led members of the association to visit the Read More

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Toto crises: Bassa community insists on own chiefdom

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bassa community in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, have called on the state government to actualize its dream, by creating its own chiefdom for the interest of peace and development in the state. National secretary, Bassa cultural and Development Union, Gwatana Dogwo, made the call yesterday in a press briefing in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. He explained Read More

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Group gives pass mark to Abubakar on education

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Congress of Nigerian Eligible Voters has applauded Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state for his various intervention programmes in the education sector. The organization made the commendation yesterday during a solidarity rally to the governor at Government House, Bauchi. Speaking during the rally, leader of the congress, Comrade John Ngene Offia said education programmes introduced by the governor such Read More

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NBC resolves Gombe, Yobe boundary disput

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

After long boundary dispute between Gombe and Yobe, the governments of both states have peacefully demarcated their boundaries, following a joint meeting of its officials with the National Boundary Commission (NBC). A communiqué signed after the meeting by the Deputy Governors of states, Charles Iliya and Abubakar Aliyu, respectively held at New Banquet hall Government House, Gombe, stated that “the Read More

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Council suspends Oke Ogun Poly mgt over salary arrears

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The crisis rocking the Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, one of the higher institutions owned by the Oyo state government, took another dimension on Thursday when the governing council of the institution ordered the management of the institution to proceed on accumulated 4-year annual leave. Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Oke Ogun Polytechnic had embarked on strike Read More

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On Oyo new education system

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Permit me a space in your widely read newspaper to comment about the information from the Oyo state government that it just introduced a new education system, Oyo Model Education System Initiative (OYOMESI). This headline, ‘Oyo Govt introduces new education system’, adorned many news platform few weeks ago and this provoked the need to put things right. I am surprised Read More

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Engage conflict communities to resolve herders, farmers’ clashes – IFDFP tells govts

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IFDFP) has tasked federal and state governments in cooperation with all stakeholders to work sincerely for peace and harmony in the country in order to keep the hope of the country flying. The Forum, comprising of notable Christian and Muslim leaders across the country, stated this yesterday in Makurdi, Benue state on peace advocacy Read More

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Why we closed Obasanjo farms – Oyo govt

September 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The chairman, Oyo state Board of Internal Revenue, Bicci Alli, has said the closure of Obasanjo farms in Ibadan was not politically motivated as being speculated. The board chairman said this in Ibadan yesterday while reacting to the closure of the business of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in Ibadan. “Our process and procedures are not driven by political consideration, Read More

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Students grumble as Osun institutions remain closed

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Several agitations from students have followed the shutdown of Osun-state owned tertiary institutions due to an indefinite strike declared by their academic staff over a month ago. The staff of the institutions on August 7 declared a strike over issues bordering on the welfare of members. The affected institutions are Osun state Polytechnic, Iree; Osun state College of Technology, Esa-Oke; Read More