Insecurity: Over 2m Nigerians displaced, 300,000 refugees in neighbouring countries – U.S.

March 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. 2020 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Nigeria indicates there are thousands of deaths and injuries, widespread destruction, as well as the internal displacement of more than two million persons, and the external displacement of more than an estimated 300,000 Nigerian refugees to neighbouring countries as at December 14, 2020. The report, released, Wednesday, noted that though Read More

Bakassi: Don asks FG to approach United Nations’ General Assembly

March 31, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A Lecturer at the Department of International Law, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, ( NSUK), Dr Philip Umaru- Ajeh, has urged Nigerian foreign policy to take another look at the Bakassi Peninsula judgment in the interest of the sovereignty of the country. Umaru- Ajeh, who spoke on Tuesday at the official launching of his book titled “Rudiments of International Law” in Read More

FEC approves appointment of Carterhouse to recover N5.2 trillion debts

March 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the appointment of Carterhouse Consulting to recover its about N5.2 trillion from some individuals and organisations.Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said the contract is for the second phase of the Read More

FCT: INEC fixes date for Area Council elections

March 31, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 12th February 2022 as the date for the conduct of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Councils Election and issued the timetable and schedule of activities for the election.A statement on Wednesday by the National Commissioner Information and Voter Education Committee Festus Okoye said, “the three-year tenure of the Six (6) chairmen Read More

FEC approves N10 billion for automation of airport operations

March 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved contract worth over N10 billion for the provision of Airport Management Solutions for Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu.l international airports. This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.He said the contract was awarded to Read More

Buhari condemns attempted coup in Niger Republic

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic, saying “any illegal effort to depose a democratically elected government is not only despicable, but also unacceptable to democratic governments around the world.” Speaking in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, his counterpart and outgoing President on the situation in Niger Republic, the President warned that “the international community Read More

Breaking: PDP extends sale of forms for Anambra guber poll

March 31, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the Anambra state governorship election from the earlier stated date of Wednesday, March 31, 2021 to Wednesday, April 7, 2021. PDP in a statement signed by it National Organising Secretary, Col Austin Akobundu (rtd), Wednesday disclosed that “In the same vein the date Read More

Ondo dissolves football agency

March 31, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

As part of the efforts of the Ondo state government to reposition the State Football Agency for optimum performance and result-oriented, the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has set up a three-member management committee to take over the affairs of the Ondo State Football Agency (OSFA), and by extension, the Sunshine Football Club and the Sunshine Queens. In a release Read More

PTF gives formal approval to Edo 2020

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential  Task Force on Covid-19  has  given a formal approval  for the staging of the Edo 2020 National  Sports  Festival  after the host state  met all the stipulated health protocol.  A letter dated March 30, 2021 and signed on behalf of PTF  by Dr  Assad Hassan to the Minister  of Youth and sports Development Chief Sunday Dare  said, ” Read More

NPFL: LMC shift forward Sunshine, Akwa Utd clash

March 31, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The League Management Company organizers of the Nigeria Professional Football League has brought forward by twenty fours the match-day 19 fixture involving Sunshine Stars and Akwa United FC The match which was originally fixed for Sunday, April 4 has been brought forward to Saturday 3rd April 2021 and will be played at the Agege Stadium in Lagos by 4 pm. Read More

FIBA shops for more Nigerian officials

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Basketball Federation is working closely with FIBA to get more Nigerians certified as table officials before the 2019-2021 testing window closes. The Federation of International Basketball Associations recently announced the 15th of April to 31st of May, 2021 as the last phase for training and certification of intending members and qualified members. The FIBA Africa Competitions Manager, Léa Read More

Lagos to host more Super Eagles matches, NFF assures

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has hinted that the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos may play host to the Super Eagles in subsequent matches after Tuesday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, where the team defeated Lesotho 3-0. Gernot Rohr’s team finished at top of Group L with 14 points with an unbeaten record. Football which finally came to the doorstep Read More

UEFA approves 5 substitutes rule for Euro 2020

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Five substitutes will be allowed at this summer’s Euro 2020, UEFA announced on Wednesday, as football continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, European football’s governing body said the decision to allow five subs at the delayed tournament had been taken as “the rule is already in place for the World Cup qualification matches that will run Read More

Covid-19: Stakeholders lament deviation of initial plan to vaccinate frontline workers, others

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Stakeholders in the health sector have raised concerns over the current deviation from what they describe as the original COVID-19 vaccination plan designed to vaccinate frontline worker, others is not been followed .According to them, the initial plan of vaccinating health workers, frontline workers, those with higher morbidity and mortality rate is not being followed at the ongoing vaccination of Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade ex-CBN gov’s community, kill 3 Policemen, kidnap Obiano’s Commissioner

March 31, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

At least three policemen were shot dead, Wednesday night, as unknown gunmen attacked Prof. Charles Soludo, a former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, and currently an All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial aspirant. Blueprint learnt that the attack occurred when Soludo was having an interactive session with some youths of his community, Isuofia, Aguata Local government area. The National Secretary Read More

Nigeria sitting on time bomb, elders tell Buhari

March 31, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Some elders have raised the alarm over the growing insecurity in the country, saying, unless urgent and drastic measures were adopted to overcome the situation, Nigeria was sitting on a time bomb. In a statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday, signed by Dr Balarabe Usman Wudil, for North West, Engr Zana Goni for North East. Prof Ambrose Terngu for North Central, Prof. Read More

Community policing: IGP commissions Police Radio 99.1FM in Abuja

March 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As part of the community policing initiative the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Wednesday, commissioned the Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM in Abuja, stating that the community-based radio station was targeted at bringing the Police closer to the people. The Police boss, who said the radio station was a legacy project, conceived, nurtured and actualised by the Force, noted Read More

Kidnapping/banditry in Ogun state: A call for concern

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

With the recent upsurge in the rate of kidnapping and banditry in Ogun state, analysts are asking if those criminals have finally adopted the state as their headquarters in the region. HAKEEM ADEGBENRO reports. Ogun State is unarguably the gateway to Nigeria as access route to the expansive markets of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It is Read More

Man seized from police, burnt to death for blasphemy in Bauchi

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A water vendor called Talle Mai Ruwa at Sade village in Darazo local government area of Bauchi state was seized from police station in the village by mob on Tuesday where he was being detained for allegedly blaspheming prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and lynched him. The irate youth had after killing the alleged blasphemer burnt his corpse to ashes in a Read More