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October 30, 2020 Fatima Usman 0

The Only One  Fatima Usman You are the only one For whom I can lose sleep The only one For whom I can talk without a pause The only one Who crosses my mind constantly The only one Who often authors my smile Brings down my mood I can’t explain with only words How much to me is your worth Read More

Breaking: Newly invited Super Eagles goalkeeper tests positive for Coronavirus ahead Leone stars clash

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Swiss Super League club Lugano announced that newly-invited Nigeria goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe has tested positive for coronavirus. Osigwe was handed his debut Super Eagles call-up on Thursday ahead of their double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November, and his health status was confirmed shortly after. The Luzern-born goalkeeper and Mattia Bottani contracted the virus in Maurizio Read More

Peace-keeping: UN recognises Nigerian policewoman

October 30, 2020 Editorial III 0

CSP Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been selected by the UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020. Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a statement by the National Information Officer of the UN Read More

Ondo 2020: Jegede drags Akeredolu to court over victory

October 30, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo state has dragged Governor Oluwrotimi Akeredolu to court over his victory in the recently conducted governorship election in the state. Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is challenging the victory of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, who is also the candidate of the Read More

Ebonyi commissioner tasks youth on opportunities

October 30, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ebonyi state Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, has urged youth to focus on the windows of opportunities created by the Engr. David Umahi-led administration “instead of joining enemies of progress in destroying infrastructure in the state under different guises.” Ezeali said in a statement that at the helm of the #EndSARS protests, being a Read More

Igbo Journalists condemn attacks on property, wants FG, states to compensate victims of police brutality, others

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Practising Igbo Journalists under the aegis of United Igbo Journalists Forum(UIJF) has condemned a series of attacks on public and private facilities in parts of the country. The Chairman of the forum, Comrade Emeka Nze, in a press statement in Abuja called on Nigerians to live in peace with each other irrespective of ethnic and religious inclination. Comrade Nze who Read More

Protect yourselves when assaulted, IGP tells officers

October 30, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has tasked police officers to protect themselves in face of eminent danger. Adamu gave the charge during a visit to the FCT Command Headquarters, Abuja, to commensurate with the officers and men on losses suffered during the #EndSARS protest which turned violent leading to loss of lives and destruction of property in Read More

CAF President contracts Coronavirus

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr Ahmad Ahmad has tested positive for COVID-19. A statement on the website of the continental football governing body on Friday read:”the president after his arrival to Cairo on Oct. 28, presented mild flu symptoms and submitted to the COVID-19 protocol. ”Today, the test results are positive and the president immediately Read More

Prophet Bempah prophecy outcomes of US, Ghana presidential elections

October 30, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The General Overseer of Authority Arena Mpape, Abuja, Prophet Tony Boateng Bempah, has prophesied the outcomes of the forthcoming United States of America and Ghana’s presidential elections. The Ghanaian prophet based in Abuja in a statement made available  to Blueprint on Friday, said  President Donald Trump of the Republican Party will win his opponent, former vice President Joe Biden of  Read More

Breaking: Again, Lagos govt reviews curfew

October 30, 2020 Editor 0

Days after, the Lagos state government has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state According to a statement by the state Commissioner of Information Gbenga Omotoso via his twitter handle, “The curfew will now be from 10pm till 6am. “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities. He urges all Read More

6 years after, Abuja IDPs’ fate still hangs

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Six years after they took refuge in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the story of those chased out of their communities by insurgents has not changed. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA probes further on the federal government’s next line of action. IDMC’s take According to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), today more than Read More

How trade drives revenue generation through local participation

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Over the years, trade and commerce continue to play a strong role in foreign exchange earnings for countries globally. And this has been the driving force behind the federal government’s local content initiative that is aimed at positioning manufacturing, trade and commerce as revenue earners for the country; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Trade and commerce remain an important aspect of human Read More

#EndSARS protests: Any gainers, losers?

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

With the address of President Muhammadu Buhari to the nation on Thursday, October 22, #EndSARS protests gradually ebbed, with protesters leaving the streets after more than two weeks and hoodlums taking to looting Covid-19 palliatives warehoused in different states. PAUL OKAH takes a look at the possible gainers and losers of the protests. If there is any lesson to be Read More

Breaking: IGP tells Policemen what to do when assaulted

October 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has tasked police officers to protect themselves in face of eminent danger. Adamu handed the charge during a visit to the FCT Command Headquarters, Abuja, to commensurate with the officers and men on losses suffered during the #EndSARS protest which turned violent leading to loss of lives and destruction of property in parts of Read More

Breaking: Days after burgling ex-Reps speaker’s house, fleeing looters drown in Jos dam

October 30, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Several human bodies have been discovered dead from Laminga dam, after drowning, days after looting property from former House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s house in Jos, Plateau state capital. The authority of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) as well as local sources have confirmed the discovery of the bodies. The Jos House of former speaker was burgled by mob Read More

ENSARS: Plateau lost N75 bn to arson, vandalism-Lalong

October 30, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong, has said that Plateau state has so far incurred loss of N75 billion in the wake of looting, arson and vandalism of public and private facilities in the state. He described the development as saddening for the entire state. Governor Lalong stated this during an interactive session with the Plateau youths held, Friday at Government House Jos. Read More

Health Ministry vows to strengthen supply chain mechanism

October 30, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

The Federal Ministry of Health has reiterated its commitment to do all that is within its power to strengthen its supply chain mechanism in order to improve service delivery to end consumers. The Director, Food and Drugs Services in the Ministry, Mr. Fubara Chukwu gave the assurance while speaking at the launch of The Global Fund Malaria funded Strategic Training Read More

CSED bemoans state of netball in Nigeria

October 30, 2020 Akeem Busari 0

…threatens court action against NNF Community Sports and Educational Development (CSED) has bemoaned the inactive state of the game of netball in Nigeria. According to a petition signed by the founder of the NGO, Mr. Cornelius Ehimiaghe, and forwarded to relevant sports authorities in Nigeria, it lamented that the game has continued to suffer for inactivity due to what it Read More

SACP, others condemn attacks on #EndSARS protesters

October 30, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

A non-partisan youth movement, Standup Against Corrupt Politicians, SACP, has strongly condemned hoodlums’ attacks on people protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. There have been protests in most parts of the country since Wednesday last week by Nigerians, mostly youths, who called for disbanding of SARS, accusing the police squad of corruption, high-handedness and harassment. Despite Read More

Happening now: Lagos judicial panel storms Lekki toll gate

October 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry into brutality and high handedness by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has arrived Lekki Tollgate to access the area. Led by the Chairman, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, the panel is interrogating Lekki Tollgate officials about the condition of their cameras and other equipment. The Managing Read More

Tension in C/Rivers as unknown soilders arrest Rev. Fr. Arson, parishioners cry out

October 30, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

It has just been confirmed that Rev. Fr. Titus Armon, Assistant Parish Priest of Holy Spirit Parish, Abuochiche, Bekwarra LGA was arrested Thursday evening at about 6pm by military men who didn’t identify themselves.  Eye witness accounts by parishioners who attended Evening Mass said Father Armon was picked up right in the Church Premises just as he finished the evening Read More

Breaking: Liverpool announce outcome of Virgil van Dijk’s surgery

October 30, 2020 Editor 0

Liverpool have announced the outcome of the surgery by their defender Virgil van Dijk. According to the English Premier League defending champions in a press statement, Virgil van Dijk’s surgery on his knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month came out successful. The club said, “Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this Read More

Gombe LG elections: IPAC to sue state electoral commission

October 30, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

Few weeks to the local government election scheduled for December 19, 2020, the Gombe state Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has threatened the State Independent Electoral Commission (GOSIEC) with court action. IPAC said if the commission refuses to allow all political parties to take part in the election, it will result in litigation. This was contained in Press Statement signed by Read More

Leader of Benue traders arrested for selling COVID- 19 palliatives

October 30, 2020 Blueprint 0

Chairman of a Makurdi Market Traders Association,Yusuf Abdullahi, has been arrested for selling out COVID-19 palliatives meant for Benue traders union. The palliatives were said to have been handed over to the market union leader for distribution to traders at Wurukum market, but he diverted it to Kano where they were sold. The commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Read More