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The country where Facebook posts whipped up hate

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Decades of ethnic and religious tensions, a sudden explosion of internet access, and a company that had trouble identifying and removing the most hateful posts. It all added up to a perfect storm in Myanmar, where the United Nations says Facebook had a “determining role” in whipping up anger against the Rohingya minority. “I’m afraid that Facebook has now turned Read More

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NSE: Market capitalisation declines by N2bn

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday returned to negative trend, shedding N2 billion . Specifically, market capitalisation of listed equities depreciated by N0.16 basis points to N11.819 trillion from N11.821 trillion reported the previous day. The NSE All Share Index declined by 5.88 basis points to 32375.12 points from 32381.00 recorded the previous day. Investors traded Read More

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APC has no favoured candidate in Kwara – Lai Mohammed

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has dismissed insinuations that he has preference for some of the 13 governorship aspirants in Kwara State. According to the rumour making the round, those preferred aspirants are to be excused from the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries. However, the minister dismissed the allegation insisting that all the 13 aspirants 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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Be guided by NYSC objectives, corps members charged

September 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Corps members have been charged to be guided by the motto and objectives of the Scheme during their service years in order to contribute positively to national development. Bauchi state coordinator of the Scheme, Mr. Afolayan James, gave the charge yesterday during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch B, Stream II joint orientation course for corps members deployed to Read More

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ASUU berates LAUTECH council chairman over salaries

September 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has berated the chairman, governing council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, (LAUTECH), Prof. Dapo Afolabi, over his recent claim that staff of the institution have been receiving their salaries promptly. ASUU in a statement signed by its Ibadan zonal coordinator, Dr. Ade Adejumo, said it was painful that Afolabi was allowing Read More

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Weah lauds Nigerian football model

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

President of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. George Oppong Weah has hailed Nigeria as a great and worthy ally in national development, while describing Nigerian Football as a model that he wants his country to follow. Speaking after Tuesday night’s exhibition match between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, which Read More

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My obsession with Nigerian foods – Sri Lankan-Nigerian

September 4, 2018 Blueprint 0

Imal Silva is a Sri Lankan-Nigerian entrepreneur, who has resided in Nigeria for over 35 years. The Sri Lankan-Nigerian, who is also married to a Nigerian, in this interview with TOPE SUNDAY and KEHINDE OSASONA, speaks about his obsession with Nigeria, her foods and many opportunities that abound in the country. 150 youths for fusion, art exhibition on cross cultural Read More

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Nigeria’s health sector collapse By Jerome-Mario Utomi

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

I recently witnessed a fight between two young adults within the church premises. And as expected of me, I immediately intervened. And in my effort to calm their frailed nerves, I observed that one was visibly calm and viewed the whole episode as a friendly battle occasioned by a communication gap. The other was, however, furious and unmanageable; a behavior Read More