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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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