#EndSARS violence: Youth group offers dialogue stage

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

A Grand patron of Nigerian Youths and Vigilante Group of Nigeria Engineer Femi Soetan has advised the federal government to organise an immediate interface between leaders of the ongoing protests via the leadership of the Nigerian Youth Organisation (NYO). The Youth and Security patron in a statement emphasised that in order to forestall imminent degeneration of the crisis into full Read More

Breaking: Edo imposes curfew as thugs take over protest in Benin

October 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice. The directive came following the invasion of the Benin correctional centre along Sapele road by suspected hoodlums who had  hijacked the EndSARS protest in the State. In a statement issued by Osarodion Ogie Esq. Secretary to the State Government, the curfew  takes effect from 4pm, Read More

2021: El-Rufai proposes N237.52bn budget (Pictures)

October 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday presented a draft budget of N237.52 billion to the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year tagged ‘Budget of Recovery’ in line with the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor noted that the budget proposals reflects government’s commitment to promote equal opportunity, accelerate human capital development and attain fiscal viability, while taking Read More

Breaking: El-Zakzaky, wife plead not guilty as court dismisses no case submission

September 29, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A  Kaduna state High Court sitting in Kaduna on Tuesday dismissed the motion of no-case submission filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat. Both of them are standing trial before Justice Gideon Kurada on eight counts charges including culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace among others. The Read More

AGF ‘ll kill EFCC – Legal practitioner

September 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Barr. Kingdom Okere, has condemned the move by the National Assembly to scrap the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and make it a department under the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice. Okere who noted that the AGF office has the power in section 174 of the 1999 Read More

Taraba NUT laments non-payment of teachers’ salaries

August 11, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Monday lamented the non-payment of primary school workers for over three months. State chairman of NUT, Comrade Peter Julius, who spoke with journalists in Jalingo said the situation was becoming pathetic. He said since May, the teachers have not been paid their salary which has now made life unbearable, Read More

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National Sport Festival: Lagos, FCT, 34 States yet to approve funds 

November 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

With barely a week to the kickoff of the 19th National Sports Festival virtually all the thirty-Six states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory are yet to approve funds for athletes to participate in the festival as several of the States are busy with the 2019 elections. The 19th edition of the National Sports Festival is scheduled to hold from Read More

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Has Obasanjo rejoined PDP?

November 28, 2018 Editorial III 0

Three and half years after publicly tearing his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) membership card in a dramatic fashion, former President Olusegun Obasanjo seems to have returned to the party. In this article Patrick Andrew looks at likely reasons. February 15, 2015 The former leader, who spearheaded the emergence of the former Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan as president, explained that being Read More

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Dei-dei property owners groan over FCTA ‘injustice’

November 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

The members of property owners in Zaudan Pasil and Filing Dabo layout of the Dei-dei district (a suburb within the nation’s capital) have lamented their plight in the hands of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) over superimposition of lands. Justice A. I Banjoko sitting at the  FCT High Court (Court 6), Daki-Bui, Thursday, November 22 fixed March 4 for Read More

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Abducted Zamfara twins regain freedom

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The twin sisters abducted in Dauran town in Zamfara state have been released by their kidnappers. Hassana and Hussaina were kidnapped last month as they distributed invitation cards for their upcoming wedding. The abductors threatened to kill them after the girls’ family said they could not raise the N15 million ransom the criminals demanded. An audio clip of one of the twins went Read More

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PS tasks staff on environmental laws

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mines Environmental Compliance Department (MEC) of Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) have been charged to boost their efficiency in enforcing mining laws that will safeguard the environment in line with the global best practices. Permanent Secretary MMND, Barrister Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, who stated this at the opening ceremony of the Retreat on Mines Pollution Control (MPC) held at New Keffi Read More

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The butcher in Riyadh

November 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

In breaking with the tradition of succession by agnatic seniority among the descendants of Ibn Saud to throne of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud deposed his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef and appointed his own son, Mohammed bin Salman, as crown prince in June 2017. The successful replacing of the agnatic seniority of succession with agnatic primogeniture in 2017 Read More

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Dubai sues China’s merchants port

November 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) DP World Limited and its subsidiaries has taken legal action against China for building an international free zone on a terminal being disputed with Djibouti. The lawsuit was filed in the High Court of Hong Kong for unlawfully procuring and inducing the Republic of Djibouti to breach various agreements between the African country and DP World. 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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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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One out 4 workers faces harassment in France – ILO survey

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Almost one in four people in France say they have been the target of workplace harassment because of their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability or health status. This is one of the conclusions set out in the annual Barometer on workplace discrimination published on Thursday by the Defender of Rights Office of the Government of France and the ILO Read More

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I’ll work for APC’s success in 2019 – Agara

October 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Silas Ali Agara, has expressed readiness to work for the success of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections at all levels. The Deputy Governor, who was one of the governorship aspirants on the platform of the APC, said he has put behind him the disappointment of the exercise and would cooperate Read More

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Mamora resumes as NIWA MD

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora has formally resumed duty as the new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) at the agency’s headquarters in Lokoja, Kogi state, pledging to work as a team player in moving the authority to greater heights. Mamora, in his address shortly after taking over from the former Acting Managing Director, Danladi Ibrahim, described NIWA as Read More

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Air Peace lost billions in 6 months on West Coast – Onyema

October 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The chairman of Air Peace, Mr. Onyema, has called on government to support Nigerian airlines by helping them play the international aero politics. Speaking at an interactive session with journalists in Lagos recently, Onyema stated that that due to lack of government support, the airline lost over a billion naira to charges in six months while flying the West coast Read More

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TCN to energise 150MVA, 330/132Kv Transformers, 75MX reactor in Maiduguri

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it would in the next two weeks energize another 150MVA 330/132Kv power transformer NS 75MX reactor in Maiduguri Transmission Substation. Also, it denied the social media reports that there was a serious explosion of one of its 150MVA 330/132kV power transformers, and described it as totally false and malicious. In a statement signed Read More

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Customs charges FTZ operators to comply with its processes

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Customs Service has tasked operators in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to comply with government directives in the clearance procedures and processes in the zones to enhance the Service revenue drive. Controller, Tin Can 2 command, Comptroller Lami Wushishi, who stated this during a working visit to Lekki and Dangote Free Trade Zones in Lagos last week, assured Read More

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Plateau crisis: Minister condemns, tasks security agencies to end killings

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, condemned the resurgence of violent crisis in Plateau state, even as he directed the Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to urgently map out strategies to curtail the situation and maintain adequate security visibility in the rural communities to re-assure residents of their safety, and deter criminally minded persons. Read More

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Housing deficit: Operators urge FG to overhaul NHF, mortgage system

October 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Real estate operators on Friday called for complete overhaul of the National Housings Fund (NHF) and the mortgage system to impact positively on the nation’s housing development. The operators in the real estate industry, described the recent review of NHF as a good development and in right direction. NAN reports that under the new conditions of the Federal Mortgage Bank Read More

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EFCC arraigns Senator Kumo over money laundering

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Saidu Umar Kumo, a former Senator from Gombe State and Nuhu Poloma, a northern actor, on a five-count charge bothering on conspiracy and money laundering. They were arraigned before Justice Nehizena Apolabi of the Federal High Court Gombe, on Wednesday. According to the EFCC, the defendant allegedly collected the sum of Read More