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Arik seeks funds to defray AMCON debts

Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos Arik Air’s shareholders have sought collaboration with a Middle Eastbased fi rm to pay off the debts it owes to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and the other creditors. A source told Blueprint newspapers ...

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IATA urges FG on production of aviation fuels

Stories by Ime Akpan Lagos Th e International Air Transport Association (IATA) 73rd annual general meeting has approved a resolution calling for governments to implement policies to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Th e resolution also reaffi ...

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There is only one Bishop!

Th is article is not supposed to be humerus (pun intended), but you have my permission to chuckle! Okay, let us start at the beginning. Fact: We have not had a single case of wound infection in over 500 operations. ...

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NPC holds pre-retirement workshop

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Th e National Pension Commission has fi nalized arrangements for the 2017 Pre-Retirement workshop targeted at staff of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who are due to retire between January and December 2018. Th e workshop, ...

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Police dismiss ACP, 3 others

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of four senior police officers. The dismissed officers include one Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and three Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP). They were sacked over cases ...

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IRS, CRK, compulsory for students – FG

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The federal government has said that the Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) and the Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) are compulsory for Muslim and Christians students respectively. Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly ...

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Oil marketers demand outstanding N720bn subsidy

By Patrick Andrew with agency report The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) is piqued that the federal government is yet to pay the outstanding N720bn subsidy claims and has subsequently demanded immediate payment of the debts. The association ...

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NYCN urges youth on peace process

Stories by Ene Osang Abuja The President, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Murtala Garba, has said dialogue is vital to addressing the current economic and security situation in the country. Addressing Journalists in Abuja yesterday, at the flag off ...

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Expert seeks data-base for farmers

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City Agribusiness expert, Mr. Peter Igbinosun, has urged government at all levels to formulate policy geared towards documentation of farmers and make it agriculture attractive through the right incentives. He listed such incentives to included lands, ...

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Early career awareness vital for children

Stories by Ene Osang Abuja The Head teacher, Little Gems Montessori Model School Abuja Mr. George Ikenna, has stressed the importance of creating early awareness on career choices in children. Speaking exclusively to Blueprint during the schools maiden edition of ...

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Hello kiddies!

Do you know that the word “Ramadan” is taken from the Arabic word, “ramad,” an adjective describing something scorchingly dry or intensely heated by the sun? Ramadan which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the holy month ...

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Sallah: Gaidam pays June salary

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has given approval for the payment of workers’ salaries for the month of June, this year. Blueprint gathered that already, the Ministry of Finance had made payments to banks and ...

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Ramadan Timing – Day 27

Towns Magrib Alfijr Abakaliki 6.48 5.59 Abeokuta 7.07 5.16 Abuja 6.56 4.56 Akure 6.59 5.08 Auchi 6.57 5.05 Ankpa 6.50 4.57 Argungu 7.06 4.57 Azare 6.48 4.37 Bama 6.33 4.25 Bauchi 6.38 4.46 Benin 6.56 5.09 Bichi 6.56 4.45 Bida ...

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FG denies de-listing Christian, Islamic subjects

The Nigerian government has denied de-listing Christian Religion Knowledge and Islamic Studies from the country’s education curriculum. Acting Executive Secretary, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Mrs. Kate Nwufo, made the denial yesterday in an interview with Premium Times. ...

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