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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

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Zaria village, ward heads to enjoy monthly salary from Oct

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Village and ward heads in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state are to enjoy monthly allowances of N7,500 effective from next month. The council chairman, Engr Aliyu Idris Ibrahim aka Magani sai da Gwaji disclosed this at a town hall meeting as part of his administration’s open government policy initiative held at the local government secretariat in Zaria city. Read More

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Corps members decry facilities at Kaduna camp

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Corps members yesterday decried poor state of facilities at the permanent orientation camp Kaduna. The corps members, in a letter sent to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, at the closing ceremony of 2018 Batch ‘B’ (Stream II) joint orientation course for corps members deployed to Kaduna and Niger states, revealed their dissatisfaction about the state of facilities at the camp. The letter, Read More

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Osun gov’ship candidates vow to scrap school uniforms

September 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Four governorship candidates in Osun state have resolved to scrap the school uniform in the state, if elected governor in the Saturday poll. The four candidates that appeared at a debate organised by Channels Television are “Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Moshood Adeoti of the Action Democratic Party, ADP, Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Read More

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Bayelsa to sack education officers for age falsification

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Bayelsa state government has recommended compulsory retirement for about 158 members of staff of the post primary school board over age falsification and other offences. The executive chairman of the board, Dr Asiam Blessing Ikuru, disclosed this in Yenagoa during a press conference on the state of schools in the state. She said a staff verification committee has established Read More

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JAMB football tourney for tertiary institutions begins Sept. 30

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kwara Government announced on Thursday that the 2nd edition of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board football tournament would begin on September 30 in Ilorin. The Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Muyideen Alalade, who made the disclosure in Ilorin, said the competition, sponsored by JAMB with N25 million, would end on Saturday, October 6. The tournament is for all Read More

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Jigawa inaugurates 9-member committee on flood disaster

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Jigawa state government has set up a nine-member special committee to assess the recent flood that devastated communities in the state. Inaugurating the committee, Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini said Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar had directed the committee to immediately carryout detailed assessment of the damages caused by the flood in the identified localgovernment and Read More

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Use $2.69bn Paris refund for salaries, others

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Gulloma, Abuja and Lateef Dada, Osogbo As a condition for accessing the balance of $2.69 billion Paris Club loan refund, the federal government has said state governors should undertake to use the fund for the settlement of workers’ salary and staff- related arrears. Also, the states should commit to the commencement of the repayment of budget support loans granted by Read More

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Let’s re-negotiate 2010 agreement, COEASU tells FG

September 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), has called on the federal government to urgently resume renegotiations on the 2010 agreement reached with it to forestall industrial dispute. COEASU, in a communiqué issued at the end of its Expanded National Executive Council (ENEC) meeting, held at Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha-Nsit, was jointly signed by its National President, Read More

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Pay electricity debts, Fashola tells govs

August 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has called on state governors to support access to electricity through improved power infrastructure in their respective States. Similarly, the minster has asked them to pay the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in their states electricity debts incurred. Fashola made this call at the opening ceremony of the 4th National Council Read More

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Zamfara under-reported, says Yari’s media aide

July 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Zamfara State government has decried that the state is under reported by the various media organisations operating in the state in the last seven years of Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s leadership. This was made known by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Media and Publicity, Hon. Ibrahim Dosara, when the newly elected executives of the Correspondents chapel of Read More

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1m residents get Kaduna residency card

June 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kaduna state Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has disclosed that one million residents of the state have so far obtained the Residency Card introduced by the state government. Speaking during the official flag-off of the state residency card programme at Miyetti Allah Primary Health Centre,  Rigasa, Igabi local government area, the governor explained that the decision to introduce the card was to Read More