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EFCC arrests Gombe SEMA boss

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal office has arrested the Executive Secretary of Gombe state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Dr. Danlami Arab Rukuje, for alleged involvement in the diversion of materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This ...

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Atiku: Buhari has sidelined me

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed dismay over his being ‘sidelined’ by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led  All Progressives Congress(APC) administration. Atiku, who spoke to the Hausa Service of Voice of America(VOA) yesterday, lamented that he used his human and ...

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Farmers urge FG to stop maize importation

Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society yesterday urged the federal government to set a time line to ban the importation of maize into the country. The group’s National Coordinator, Redson Tedheke, said in an interview with the News Agency of ...

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Finally, recession ends, hits .55% growth – NBS

… Ordinary Nigerians to feel impact – Buhari …Unemployment should be tackled –NASS After about 18 months of gruelling economic woes, the  Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday announced that the country’s  worst economic fears were over,  as it exited economic recession following ...

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Boko Haram kills more in 2017 –Amnesty

Amnesty International said yesterday that Boko Haram terrorists killed more people in the North-east in this year as against 2016, despite military interventions. The recent reports by the international body, said 223 people had died due to terrorists attacks in ...

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Cross River: Flooding kills 15 in 2 months

Fifteen persons have lost their lives in severe fl ooding in 21 communities in Cross River state in July and August this year. Director-General of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, John Inaku, made the disclosure yesterday while assessing ...

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NNPC pockets FG’s N3.88trn – Report

Cumulative unremitted revenue from domestic crude oil sales by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), stood at about N3.878 trillion as at December 31, 2015, a report by the technical sub-committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), has revealed. ...

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Resident doctors embark on indefi nite strike

Resident doctors in government-owned hospitals under the aegis, National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), have embarked on an indefi nite strike. Th e doctors, who announced their strike in a statement released yesterday, are demanding for the resolution of persistent ...

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Tension in NEMA over N2.8b liabilities

Th ere is tension in the National Emergency Management Agency over a N2.8billion liabilities inherited by the current management. Th e sum, according to our fi ndings, include N665million suspicious claims of some staff members. A breakdown of the liabilities ...

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Nigerian actor Kasimu Yero is dead

A popular Nigerian actor, Kasimu Yero, is dead. He died yesterday at his home in Marafan estate, Kaduna. Confi rming the death, a family member, Yakubu Aliyu said the deceased has been buried in Kaduna according to Islamic rites. Kasimu ...

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Arrest Diezani, SERAP tells Buhari

Th e Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently seek from the International Criminal Court (ICC) an arrest warrant to bring Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke before a court over allegations of corruption against her. Th ...

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Troops kill top Boko Haram commanders

Nigerian Army said yesterday it had neutralised several Boko Haram commanders and many of their foot soldiers in the ongoing operation against the insurgents in the North-east. Spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said in a statement that the ...

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BARKA DA EID-EL-KABIR CELEBRATION

The Board of Directors, management and the entire staff of Blueprint Newspapers Ltd, the publishers of Blueprint newspaper wishes our numerous advertisers, distributors, vendors and the readers a blissful Eid-El-Kabir Sallah celebration. We thank you all for being there for ...

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Military neutralize 5 top Boko Haram leaders

  Nigerian Army and the Air Force neutralised five top Boko Haram terrorists leaders and some of the group members during artillery and air strikes on some terrorists locations. Top terrorist leaders killed during the operation, according to statement from ...

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Buhari in Daura for Eid-El-Kabir celebration

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived his home town, Daura, Katsina State, for the Eid-El-Kabir celebration.  Governor Aminu Bello Masari led top government officials to receive the President at the Umar Musa Yar’adua International Airport.  The Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumin ...

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Strike: Osinbajo takes over negotiation with ASUU

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has taken over government’s negotiations with the striking varsity lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The lecturers had on August 13 commenced an indefinite nationwide strike over federal government’s failure ...

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