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The Buhari effect on agriculture

  I recall that between January 1984 and August 1985, the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) of the President Muhammadu Buhari junta integrated an aspect that encouraged youths who drifted to urban centres due to the ever elusive lures of cities ...

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VAT collection increases by 1.73%

  The sum of N250.56billion was generated as Value Added Tax (VAT) in Q3 2017 as against N246.30 billion generated in Q2 2017, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. According to data from the NBS sectoral distribution of Value ...

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NBA: Al-Farouq back to Blazers’ fold

D’Tigers forward Al-Farouq Aminu has resumed training with the Portland Trail Blazers three weeks after spraining his ankle. Aminu who has missed Blazers’ last ten games is expected to go through some full-contact practices before he returns to the court ...

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The plight of Nigerian referees

The usual brouhaha which eclipses the announcement of match officials for any FIFA organised tournament without a mention of any Referee from Nigeria again reared up its head within the week when the world soccer governing body made public 36 ...

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Oyedeji: I weep for Nigeria basketball

Former Captain of the Nigeria Senior Men Basketball team, D’ Tigers, Olumide Oyedeji who recently quit active basketball play both at international and club levels availed himself to Blueprint Sports crew, travelling all the way from Lagos to Abuja. In ...

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Women seek parity on education

ENE OSANG reports that Nigerian girls made demands on their rights to equal opportunities at the just concluded 2017 Women and Girls Summit organized by the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) in Abuja. Amidst increasing advocacy on the need ...

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CSOs reopen Peace Corps office

  Following a Federal High Court order issued against the Nigerian Police Force over the sealing of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) office, the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity (CCSO-JE) has enforced the judgement on the ...

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‘Step up fight against crime’

  Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, yesterday challenged Man O’ War members to step up their activities towards crime reduction in higher institutions in the country. Iliyasu made the call at the 23rd passing-out-parade of the Man O’ ...

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NAPTIP seeks NCC support on human trafficking

  National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has sought support of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) in tracking suspected human traffickers through call logs. Director-General of the agency, Julie Okah-Donli, who appealed to the commission in Abuja, ...

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Expert task stakeholders on status of children

A Child Rights Activist with Paulash Community Development Initiative, Charity Anaja, has called on all stakeholders to improve on the care and protection of African children especially Nigerian children. Anaja made the call while speaking exclusively to Blueprint Weekend when ...

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Are parrots smarter than monkeys?

Maybe in some things. In shape-fitting experiments, Griffin’s cockatoos knocked primates out of the ball-park. Toddlers love fitting shapes to frames (circle to circle, cloverleaf to cloverleaf) and primates aren’t bad at it, but Goffin’s cockatoos turn out to make ...

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Our new hostage takers (II)

The trouble with our country, as it is today, is it does not value its vast human riches. It cares very little about the lives of its citizens and, so, does not invest in people with the intent of benefitting ...

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Takaful is not Islamic Insurance –MD

  After founding Takaful insurance companies in his country, The Gambia and Zambia, Mr Momodou Musa Joof brought together a group of investors to establish Jaiz Takaful Insurance PLC, with him as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. In this interview, with ...

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Shettima and the kitchen crooks

By Clement Oduwole Chefs generally don’t starve, whether they are cooking for one big oga or madam, organisations like schools or hotels, eateries or catering outfits that are now engaged at naming, wedding and burial ceremonies. Their philosophy is rooted ...

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