Bandits kill 6, abduct 15 in fresh Niger attack

February 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Bandits Thursday afternoon invaded Kusheriki district in Rafi local government area of Niger state killing six persons and abducting 15 others. Blueprint gathered that a graduate of the Federal College of Education, Kontagora, was among those killed. The bandits numbering over 100 were said to have invaded Angwar Mahogi in the Kusherki district and Rafingora towns of the local government Read More

Karaye LG chair lauds FG on move to reduce unemployment

February 26, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The chairman of Karaye local government area in Kano state, Alhaji Balarabe Isyaku Yusuf, has commended the federal government for its commitment towards curtailing the rate of unemployment in the country. A press statement issued Friday in Kano indicated that Yusuf made the remarks during the launch of the federal government’s Special Work Programme which engaged 1, 000 youth of Read More

Anambra 2021 won’t be won by unseen spirit, PDP replies APC

February 26, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Friday, slammed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, over his claims that the state November 6 governorship poll would be won by the All Progressive Congress (APC) using unforeseen spirit. Ngige reportedly made the comment at Aroh, Idemili South LGA while revalidating the membership of his party at Read More

FG mulls Uber mobile ambulances for emergency medical services

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has disclosed that it was considering initiating an Uber-like mobile ambulances scheme that would provide emergency medical services to Nigerians. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at a three-day retreat for the National Assembly on Amendments of National Health Act 2014. Ehanire said the ambulances in partnership with the private sector would provide first Read More

Tonto Dike’s a role model – NCPC boss

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has described Nollywood star, King Tonto Dikeh, as “a role model.” He stated this Thursday in Abuja when King Dikeh paid him a courtesy visit. Rev. Pam thanked her for her visit, noting that she had come to show the people that she wanted an environment “that is very Read More

U.S. Africa command leadership visits Nigeria on security pact

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The commander, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army, Gen. Stephen Townsend, wrapped up a three-day West African visit February 22-25, 2021, with a stop in Nigeria to meet with the nation’s leaders and further the long-standing partnership and security cooperation between the two nations. A press statement by the Embassy, Friday, read in part, “During the visit, Townsend met with the Read More

South-east elders urge clampdown on IPOB

February 26, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

Elders from the South-east have urged relevant authorities to deal decisively with members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to them, the current level of force being deployed may not be enough to curb their violent excesses in the region. The elders under the aegis of Conference of Concerned Igbo Elders for Peace and National Unity in Read More

Jangede abduction: Enough’s enough – Northern govs

…317 students kidnapped – Police, ..It’s violation of children’s rights – UNICEF The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) Friday described as “unfortunate and sad” the abduction of students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara state. The chairman of the Forum, the governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, said the trend was unacceptable and that strong measures must Read More

Europa: Manchester United face AC Milan, Arsenal get Olympiakos date

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Manchester United will play seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League. AC Milan, who sit second in Serie A, are yet to win the competition while United’s only triumph was in 2017. Arsenal, finalists in 2019, face Greek side Olympiakos, who knocked them out in the last-32 stage last year. Tottenham will play Read More

Quit Liverpool for Barcelona, Okocha tells Salah

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Salah has been firing on all cylinders for the Reds this season despite his side’s dreadful form. They sit sixth in the Premier League, with their chances of retaining the title already over thanks to the rampant form of Manchester City, yet Salah still tops the league scoring charts with 17. He has netted 24 in all competitions and, in Read More

PDP elements attacking our members at registration, revalidation exercise centres in Oyo – APC alleges

February 26, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday accused some leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as allege sponsors of attacks on its members in the ongoing registration and revalidation exercise of its members. The party in a statement by the Secretary of the Oyo APC Committee on Media and Publicity, Comrade Olawale Sadare, warned those involved in the attack “to Read More

Breaking: 7 out of 317 kidnapped school girls escape from Bandits

February 26, 2021 Editor 0

Seven out of the 317 female students abducted at Jangebe Government Girls Secondary School have escaped from bandits. According to Channels Television, the girls returned home as they claimed they manoeuvred their way back from the bandits while trekking along the forest. The source said the escaped students said more are expected back. Details loading…

Leadership tussle: Stop Y. K Abass from parading himself as Babaloja-General of Oyo – Traders tells Oyo govt

February 26, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Traders from across Oyo state under the auspices of Babaloja-Generals and Iyaloja-Generals from all the five zones in Oyo state on Wednesday asked the state government to stop Alhaji Y.K Abass- from parading himself as the Babaloja-General of the state. Speaking through the Babaloja – General of Oke Ogun, Alhaji Whaab Adebayo Elesin at an emergency meeting  by the concerned elders and well Read More

Police deploy 2 helicopters for search, rescue operation of Zamfara school girls

February 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force has commenced a coordinated search and rescue operation of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara state, abducted in the early hours of Friday. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, said to ensure the success of the operation, involving the deployment of both ground and aerial assets, the Read More

Plot to remove Secondus and the scramble for the soul of PDP

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The picture is becoming clearer that all is not well with the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as cold war rages ahead of the 2023 general elections with plot to remove the party’s National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus underway; ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU writes. The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, and other members Read More

PDP condemns Zamfara students’ abduction, insists APC, FG bereft of solutions

February 26, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns, in its entirety, the Friday’s early morning abduction of over 300 students of Girl’s Science Secondary School Jangebe in Zamfara state, by suspected gunmen, and charged President Muhammadu Buhari to wake deal decisively with the escalated scourge. PDP in a statement by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Friday lamented that the terrifying spate Read More

We didn’t attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho, says DSS

February 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has debunked news making the rounds that personnel of the service, Friday, attempted to arrest Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, in Ibadan, Oyo state. DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr, Peter Afunanya, in a press statement in Abuja, said: “The DSS wishes to refute the news that it attempted to arrest one Sunday Read More

Excitement as NHRC adopts technology to end SGBV

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has continued to draw global attention even as UNICEF report indicates that one in four girls and one in 10 boys in Nigeria experience sexual violence before age 18. However, expectation are high with the introduction of new technology by the National Human Rights Commission that menace would be eliminated, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. In Read More

Ortom’s tag of Bala as terrorist ‘ungubernatorial’ – Shira

February 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state Commissioner for Environment, Hamisu Shira, has described the tag of his principal, Bala Mohammed, by the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, terrorist as “ungubernatorial.” Shira, who was reacting to the recent disagreement between the two governors on the endemic farmers and herders’ clashes, said no matter the situation, it was ungentlemanly for the Benue state governor to Read More

Edo group seeks justice for 13-yr-old rape victim

February 26, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A Benin City-based group, Talakawa’s Parliament, Friday demanded the immediate prosecution of a community head who allegedly raped a 13-year-girl in Abudu, Orhionmwon local government area of the state. The Odionwere (village head), Pa Sunday Izekor, 76, reportedly raped the victim who was identified as Gift Osula in March 2020. Blueprint gathered that the matter was reported at the divisional Read More

Journalist’s arrest report false, malicious – Niger govt

February 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Niger state government has dismissed reports of an arrest of a journalist at the Government House as false and malicious, stating that it was aimed at distracting its attention from the rescue of abducted students. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mohammed Sani Idris, stated this while reacting to the report. According to the report, the chief press secretary Read More

Traditional stool: Activist urges Ebira land monarch to intervene

February 26, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A rights activist based in Kogi state, Chief Haruna Ahmed Osike, has appealed to the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Dr. Ado Ibrahim, to intervene in the crises rocking the selection of Idu of Ebiya stool to avoid endless skirmishes. Chief Osike also called on the paramount ruler of Ebiraland to prevail on the Ohi of Eganyi, Alhaji Musa Ochuja, to Read More

EFCC chair: Arewa youth hail Buhari, tasks Bawa on superior performance

February 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a youth, Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), just as the Forum tasked the new EFCC boss to “go after all criminals.” Bawa, 40, was appointed by President Buhari to take over the EFCC leadership mantle from the suspended Ibrahim Read More

Breaking: Atlast, Matawalle breaks silence on abducted school girls, shuts boarding schools in Zamfara

February 26, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has condemned Friday’s abduction of over 300 Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe female students. He described the incident as alarming and directed closure of all boarding schools. The governor made the remarks in a state broadcast held at Government House Gusau, Zamfara state capital on Friday. Governor Matawalle also symphatised with parents of Read More