Abacha didn’t loot treasury – Bamaiyi

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 2

 Describes it as media creation By Vivian Okejeme Abuja Despite the widespread recovery of looted funds from the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, his former Chief of Army Staff, General Ishaya Bamaiyi (retd), defended his erstwhile boss, saying he never stole state funds. According to him, what Nigerians refer to as “Abacha loot” is a media creation. The Read More

Candidate’s death during polls: Party can conduct fresh primary – Senate

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 1

 Okays e-voting, card reader By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been empowered by Senate to conduct future elections in the country by electronic voting just as it legalises the electronic device of card reader introduced by the electoral body for voters’ accreditation in the 2015 general elections. It also proffered solution to problem that might Read More

LG autonomy: Labour to engage govs, others

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Moses John Abuja Organised Labour in the country has restated its commitment to ensuring that the third tier of government is given its full functions to operate for the advancement of the rural areas. President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this while speaking at the North West rally of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Read More

Coy sues 7UP over alleged contaminated Aquafina table water

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Jerry Uwah Lagos 7Up Bottling Company Plc has been dragged before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly supplying contaminated Aquafina table water which infected the crew of a vessel, MT Marina. The plaintiff, DAI Brothers Ltd claims that it lost huge contracts for the supply of table water to a number of vessels because of the contaminated Read More

Lawmaker remanded in prison over certificate forgery

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja A member of the House of Representatives,  Nse Ekpenyong, who was charged to court earlier yesterday  for alleged certificate forgery, has been remanded in Uyo Prisons for failing to fulfil the bail conditions. Ekpenyong, was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), who represented Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom state. The lawmaker was arraigned Read More

Meningitis kills 282 in 5 states

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in five states with at least 282 deaths related to the disease. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja. Ihekweazu said 1,966 suspected cases had been recorded, while 109 had been Read More

Reps summon Adeosun, Udoma over pension liabilities

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 2

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun,  and her Budget and National Planning counterpart, Udoma Udo Udoma, to brief it on steps being taken to offset the federal government’s pension liabilities. Speaker of the House, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, had, on Wednesday, assured the Nigerian Union of Pensioners of his determination to meet Read More

The day Indimi fired my appetite

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

The first time I set my eyes on the Borno-born billionaire, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi was at the Government House, Bauchi. He had come to see the military governor of the state, then Col. Abu Ali. And I was privileged to be around as the guest of the governor who requested me to see him so that he could express his Read More

Feghouli doubts Algeria qualification for 2018 World Cup

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

West Ham United attacking midfielder Sofiane Feghouli has revealed that he is eager to represent Algeria at another FIFA World Cup tournament. The winger played for the Desert Warriors at the 2014 FIFA World Cup – scoring against Belgium, but they were knocked out by eventual champions Germany. “I think the World Cup is the very best competition in terms Read More

2 rapists sentenced to 12 years in prison

March 31, 2017 Blueprint 1

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja Kogi state High Court of Justice sitting in Lokoja has sentenced Lucky Jonathan and Daniel Friday to 12 years in prison each for raping and causing bodily harms on their victim. The convicts, who appeared before High Court 1, were charged with the offences of conspiracy, rape, voluntarily causing hurt and abetment of the offence of Read More