N9.33m contract fraud: ICPC probes AMAC Director, others

November 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has interrogated the Director of Agriculture, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Ishaya Wyah, and other top management staff of the Council for allegedly receiving N9.33 million bribe from a contractor. Also being interrogated on his alleged involvement by the commission is the Chief of Staff to AMAC Chairman, Ibrahim Likita, for allegedly receiving N1.8 million as Read More

Nat’l Mosque: Southeast Muslims decry delay in appointment of Igbo Imam

November 29, 2018 Blueprint 0

Igbo Muslims are grumbling over the delay in the appointment of an Igbo Imam for the National Mosque Abuja “as promised by the Sultan of Sokoto and the President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Sa’ad III when the Murshid of the Mosque was appointed.   The Sultan made the promise to erase any tribal Read More

31 students injured in Yobe girls’ schools clash

November 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

No fewer than 31 students is said to have been injured in a clash between students of Government Girls’ College (GGC), Damaturu, and Government Girls’ Secondary School (GGSS), Buni-Yadi, all in Yobe state. The event occurred in the early hours of yesterday when one student was caught urinating near a water reservoir which subsequently resulted to their clash. When our correspondent visited the Read More

SDP, party to beat in Enugu State – Nwobodo

November 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Enugu State chapter, has boasted that it is the party to beat in the state in the forthcoming general elections in 2019. The party made the claim during the weekend when it opened a new party office in Awgu, Awgu Local Government Area of State. According to the party chairman, Barrister John Nwobodo, the SDP would Read More

Dangote Sinotruk Automobile to enhance local content, more jobs

November 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited entered another phase in its expansion drive, the Company has said that it was increasing its local input into the assembling plant to up to 60 per cent, even as it plans to roll out commercial vehicles soon. The expansion drive, which is part of the backward integration plan, is meant to enhance value addition Read More

‘New plant variety law ‘ll halt exodus of Nigeria breeders

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Stakeholders at the ongoing expert review meeting on plant variety protection legislation (Plant Breeders Right- PBR) have stated that the law will halt the exodus of Nigerian plant breeders from the country. It states that the law will protect Nigeria breeders intellectual properties and encourage them develop the sector. Speaking during the meeting, the Director General, National Agricultural Seed Council Read More

Minister pledges support to ECOWAS labour programmes

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government has pledged to support the Economic Community of West African States Commission in the implementation of its labour and employment programmes and policies in the region. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja when he received the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender Matters, Dr Siga Fatima Jagni, on a courtesy Read More

Invest in capital market, SEC tells Nigerians

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has called on Nigerians to take advantage of various financial services and invest in the capital market. The Acting Director-General, Ms Mary Uduk, said this at the Investors Week/financial inclusion sensitization programme yesterday in Gwagwalada, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the Ag. DG in her welcome address at the Read More

Okorocha’s APC faction worried over absence of electoral materials

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The rescheduled All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Imo state could not hold yesterday following the non-arrival of electoral materials at the state headquarters of the party in Owerri. However, there was report of successful primaries in the camp of the Coalition Forces led by Senator Hope Uzodinma. Briefing newsmen on the development, the APC state Organizing Secretary, Comrade Read More