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38 bag distinction as ABU agric colleges convocate 1,165 students

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Division of Agricultural Colleges (DAC), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) on Saturday held its joint convocation ceremony of the college with 38 graduating students bagging distinction. The three National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) awarding colleges under the division are: Samaru College of Agriculture, Zaria, College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Mando, Kaduna and Kabba College of Agriculture, Kogi Read More

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Agency seeks regular immunization activities in Kogi

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre (NERICC), Abuja, has appealed to Kogi State Government to actively support routine immunisation activities in the state. A Routine Immunisation Officer at the Centre, Dr Daniel Ali, made the call while speaking to Blueprint after an advocacy meeting with the Chief of Staff (COS) to Kogi Government, Mr Edward Onoja, in Lokoja. According to him, the Read More

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Probe Okorocha once you assume office, party Chair tells Ihedioha

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Chairman of New APGA, Dr Chima Nwosu, has given reasons why the out-going governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha should be probed by his successor Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha. Speaking to Blueprint correspondent, Dr Nwosu said Okorocha destroyed the legislature and civil service and put then into his private pocket and put the legislature in limbo as throughout his tenure as governor. He Read More

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Jigawa: Appoint competent commissioners, APC chieftain tells Badaru

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Jigawa state, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Dantalan has called on Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar to appoint competent and credible people into his cabinets to fast track developments in the Nextlevel of his administration. The Governor was further advised to pick those that are tested and trusted in handling the affairs of the Read More

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Mothers Day: Anglican Bishop warns mothers against abandoning homes

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Bishop of Kaduna Diocese Anglican Communion, Rt. Reverend Timothy Yahaya has warned mothers not to abandon their homes because of disappointments.Speaking in Kaduna on Sunday during the Mothering Sunday Service to commemorate Mothers Day held at Church of Transfiguration Fari Gida in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, the Bishop warned mothers against dereliction of duty. According to Read More

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2019: Kogi Hajj Commission can only get better – Chairman

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Chairman , Kogi State Hajj Commission (KSHC), Sheikh Luqman Imam Abdullahi has assured that he would not renege in his effort to continually improve in the proper management of general matters pertaining to 2019 Hajj preparations. Sheik Abdullahi who stated this in Lokoja on Sunday while commenting on the recommendation he received from the  Chairman/Chief Executive Officer and management Read More

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6th most miserable nation is Nigeria, report says

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

A recent report by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, has listed Nigeria, Venezuela, Iran, Brazil, others among the first 10 miserable countries in the world. According to the report Venezuela was listed as the most miserable country in the world. Hanke said, “Venezuela holds the inglorious title of the most miserable country in the Read More

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African wrestling tourney: Nigerian women dominate

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

Team Nigeria once again reigned supreme in Women Wrestling at the 2019 African Senior Wrestling Championships in Hammamet, Tunisia, claiming 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in 10 categories. Blessing Oborududu (68kg) recorded her 9th consecutive African title after overcoming Anta Sabou of Senegal 10-0 (via superiority). Such was the dominance of the Bayelsa State-born athlete that she Read More

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4 kidnappers to die by hanging in Asaba

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

A Delta High Court sitting in Asaba has sentenced a four-man armed syndicate specializes in robbing and snatching exotic cars as well as kidnapping to death by hanging. The court presided over by Justice Flora Ngozi Azinge  while delivering judgement in a criminal case between the State and five defendants, Uche Vincent Uzondu, Emeka Amukali, Paul Egwom, Festus Oghali, and Read More

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Demand knowledge of conflict resolution, peace building from aspirants, expert tasks INEC

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

An accredited mediator and alternative dispute resolution expert, Segun Ogunyannwo, has traced the chaos and instability in the country’s polity to the prevalence of politicians with no training or background in conflict resolution and peace building. Ogunyannwo, however, advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and lawmakers to include in-depth knowledge of conflict resolution and peace building as one of Read More

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7 DIV holds 2018 NASA celebration

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Theater Command of Operation Lafiya Dole and the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army held its combined Nigerian Army Social Activity (NASA) 2018. Speaking at the 2019 NASA held at the Maimalari Barrack, Maiduguri, Saturday, the Theater Commander Major General Benson Akinlrolunyo said: “NASA is social activities aimed at socializing and showcasing out cultural heritage” “I congratulate officers and Read More

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Deliver benefits of good governance- INEC urge lalong

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has encouraged Governor-elect, Simon Lalong to deliver the materials benefit of governance to the electorates of Plateau state. The Commission’s National Commissioner, Prof. Antonia Simbine, made the encouragement Friday while presenting Certificates of Return to Lalong and his deputy Sonni Tyoden at the INEC collation center in Jos. She said: “I believe that your Read More

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DFID spends £300M on humanitarian response in North-east

March 31, 2019 Admin III 0

 Department for International Development (DFID), Programme Officer,  in Nigeria Ijeoma Agwu has said the organisation has invested £300 million in five years on humanitarian response to save lives and minimize suffering in North-east Nigeria. She stated this stated at the final project review and close out meeting of the Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to humanitarian crises in Borno and Yobe Read More

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Deportation: Nigeria, Ghana Immigration in reconciliatory talks

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and its Ghanaian counterpart have begun reconciliatory talks over the recent deportation of four Ghanaian nationals by Nigerian authority. NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James made this known in a Press Statement in Abuja on Saturday. He said that the Comptroller-General of NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede had played host to the visiting Comptroller-General of Read More

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Ahmed Musa’s Al Nassr go top of Saudi Arabia league

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

Ahmed Musa’s Al Nassr have toppled Al Hilal at the summit of the league in Saudi Arabia after they beat their closest rivals 3-2 at home Friday night. Super Eagles stand-in skipper Musa was excused for the friendly against Egypt in Asaba so as to be part of this top-of-the-table clash. He started the game before he was replaced in Read More

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Strange! Man climbs bank mast, jumps to death in Ibadan

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

A yet to be identified man on Saturday, at Elewure/Sango junction area of  Ibadan committed suicide by jumping from a mast belonging to Wema Bank in the area. According to the Oyo state Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Lawrence Fadeyi, the man said to be naked while climbing mast scaled through the bank’s wall fence in the early Read More

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2018/19 season: Huddersfield 1st to be relegated from EPL

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

Huddersfield have been relegated from the Premier League in record-equalling fashion after losing to Crystal Palace. The sorry Terriers have crashed out of the top flight with six games of the season left to play – match Derby’s record as being the worst ever in the Prem era. Southampton and Burnley’s victories this weekend sealed the Terries’ fate as the Read More

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Live: Man Utd squeeze out victory over ‘hard-fighting’ Watford after Ole secured perm deal at EPL

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

Strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial scored in each half to hand Manchester United a hard earned victory over spirited Watford in one of the English Premier League (EPL) matches decided on Saturday, days after international break. The tricky encounter eventually ended 2-1. Watford pull back one goal towards the end of hostilities at the regulation time. The win for Read More

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Anambra: APC inaugurates fact-finding committee on 2019 election outcome

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Anambra State chapter, on Saturday, inaugurated a 13-member fact-finding committee to look into its performance on the just concluded general elections in the state. The party, neither retained its seat at the Senate Anambra South currently occupied by Senator Andy Ubah, nor secured even a seat in the state legislative election despite that it having Read More

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APC dominates assembly seats in Bauchi as PDP’s Bala Mohammed, deputy, others receive certificates

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday issued certificates of return to governor-elect of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, his deputy, Baba Tela, and 31 members-elect of the state House of Assembly in Bauchi. Presenting the certificates, the National Electoral Commissioner in charge of Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe States, Baba Shettima-Arfo, said the event was historic in the democratic transition Read More

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Yobe: FGC Buniyadi reunites, wants FG to ‘rebuild schools destroyed by Boko Haram’

March 30, 2019 Admin III 0

Federal Government College (FGC) Buniyadi Old Students Association in Yobe state has called on the federal government to fully implement the ‘save schools initiative’ so that schools destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists could be rebuilt, provided with security and other infrastructure. The Acting President of the Association, Abba Disa Idriss, disclosed this on Saturday at the maiden reunion programme aimed Read More