2 arrested for stealing gold chain, rings worth 6m in Ogun

March 31, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two suspected armed robbers, Jerry Chuckwedu and Tomiwa Olawale were on the 29th of March 2021 arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for robbing a gold merchant of golden chains and rings valued six million naira at gun point. The suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Ogijo divisional headquarters by one Abubakar Hassan, who reported that Read More

Man kills wife in Niger

March 31, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A 20-years-old man, Lawali Danladi has reportedly killed his wife Zulai over pap argument. The wife killer is said to have carried out the evil act on 26th March 2021 at about 9am in the morning. Blueprint learnt that Danladi beat Zulai till she became unconscious and that she was rushed to hospital by concerned neighbours where she was confirmed dead Read More

Tutor young ones for continuity, don urges mentors’ association

March 31, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Members of International Association of Mentors and Quality Improvement Experts (IAMQiE) have been urged to focus more on tutoring the younger generation in order to transfer knowledge for continuity. While declaring the occasion of IAMQIE Foundation Members Inauguration/Induction open in Abuja, Prof. Anthony Ogbonna Emeribe, urged the members to always strive to impart knowledge on young minds to close the Read More

PDP NWC invalidates suspension of former Niger governor

March 31, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The  National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has  invalidated and nullified the  purported suspension of former Governor of Niger state, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, describing it as spurious.The National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Kola Ologbondiyan stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Minna Wednesday. The party expressed dismay over what it called Read More

Insecurity: El-Rufai assures Agwatyap of government support on peace process

March 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Governor Nasir el-Rufai has reaffirmed the firm support of Kaduna state government for the ongoing community level peace processes in Zangon-Kataf and Jema’a local government areas.The governor who made this known when he hosted the Agwatyap, His Royal Highness Dominic Gambo Yahaya, urged traditional rulers and community leaders involved in promoting peace, not to be discouraged by the disruptions by Read More

Gunmen kill 8, injure 4 in Kaduna communities

March 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Gunmen have killed eight people and injured four others in separate attacks spanning Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state. According to the Kaduna state government, the attacks took place in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun, Kajuru and Hayin Kanwa village, Fatika district, Giwa LGAs. “Eight people have been killed, and four injured by armed bandits in Read More

Binta Bello: Golden jubilee for the golden heart

March 31, 2021 Suleiman Ibrahim 0

Birthday is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow. And if there’s any birthday worth celebrating, it’s that of the woman of the golden heart, Hon. Fatima Binta Bello, the Jakadiyar Kaltungo. She is one woman, who wears a lot of hats – a successful and life impacting politician, business Read More

Ebonyi massacre: Effium communities petition Police IG, AI, demand military presence

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Indigenes of Ezza Effium communities in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state have petitioned the federal government over the lingering crisis in the community.  The petition filed through their Solicitor, Sampson I. Ekigbo, Esq and signed by Hon. Chinedu Awo, urged the FG to take decisive actions to restore peace and normalcy in the troubled community.  The petition Read More

UK slams fine on Pastor Oyakhilome’s TV station over COVID-19 vaccine vaccine

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Office of Communications (Ofcom) in the United Kingdom has fined a television station, Loveworld Loveworld Television Network, owned by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. A statement released by the agency on Wednesday said the station was fined £125,000 (N65.6m) for breaching the country’s broadcasting code by disseminating misinformation on COVID-19. According to Ofcom, it was the second time that the station Read More

Breaking: Again, Kaduna Court adjourns trial of el-Zakazky

March 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 A High Court sitting in Kaduna on Wednesday again adjourned the trial of leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat to May 25, 2021 for the continuation of hearing on the case.During the Wednesday sitting before the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, the prosecuting counsel, Dari Bayero, finally rested his case by Read More

No incident of kidnap occurred at Zuba – FCT Police

March 31, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

 The FCT Police Command has debunked publication by. Section of the media on a kidnap incident at Zuba, a suburb of the territory. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to some malicious publications being circulated in some Read More

Omo – Agege commends Buhari on Dafinone’s appointment

March 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

   The deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on appointment of Chief Ede Dafinone as a Board member of the Nigerian Export – Import Bank.Omo – Agege  in a statement issued in Abuja, Wednesday, said the appointment  signifies President Muhammadu Buhari’s belief in professionalism. He described the appointment as an honour to the Urhobo Read More

Raxio Data Centre, Meridiam to deploy data centres in Africa

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Raxio Group, pan-African data centre developer and operator and Meridiam, a global developer, asset and fund manager specialising in sustainable infrastructure and energy transition projects has announced a partnership to deploy a network of data centres across the African continent. Under this agreement, Meridiam will invest $48 million to support the continued deployment of data centres in Africa, where both Raxio and Meridiam already Read More

Nokia, Safaricom launch East Africa’s first commercial 5G services in Kenya

March 31, 2021 David Agba 0

Nokia 5G radio and FastMile 5G gateways provide ultra-fast Fixed Wireless Access services to subscribers; Safaricom also showcased 5G hologram and UHD video communication using live 5G network. Nokia has announced recently that it is powering East Africa’s first 5G commercial services with Safaricom, the leading telecoms operator in the country. Nokia’s 5G Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) technology and Read More

NITADA supports women inclusion in digital economy

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In a related development, the Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has said that NITDA have series of programmes that support women and youth empowerment towards digital economy. The DG who was represented by Deputy Director Corporate Planning and Strategy, Dr Aristotle Onumo stated this at the launch of Women and Youth Export Facility (WAYEF) Read More

UNESCO urges govt to engage graduants of second chance education

March 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Monday called on government to engage the graduants of second chance education. The UNESCO South-east coordinator, spotlight Initiative, Dr Stephen Onyekwere stated this during the graduation of 26,000 participants in Spotlight second chance education program at Tehilar Center, International market, Abakaliki. He noted that while the first phase of the programme was Read More

World Backup Day: NITDA tells Nigerians to follow the 3/2/1 backup rule

March 31, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

    National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised Nigerians to follow the 3/2/1 backup rule as the world celebrates World Backup Day. World Backup Day is celebrated every 31st March. The year originally began as World Backup Month. The event was initiated by a hard drive company (Maxtor), which was later acquired by Seagate Technology.  World Back-up Day Read More

Mubi Medical centre bill and controversy of ‘small state’

March 31, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Presentation of a bill seeking the establishment of Federal Medical Centre Mubi, Adamawa state, last week Tuesday, became controversial on the floor of the Senate between Senators Aishatu Binani Ahmed and Seriake Dickson. TAIYE ODEWALE. Like presentations on any bill, seeking passage for second reading, Senator Aishatu Binani Ahmed (APC Adamawa Central) in her lead debate, advanced reasons why establishment of Federal Read More

Army denies report of nepotism in Short Service Commission recruitment

March 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has debunked a reports by an online medium that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board which was published on 26 Mar 21 was dominated by the North while the South-east had the fewest candidates. Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen Mohammed Yerima, who stated this in a statement Wednesday, described the report Read More

Easter celebration: Police to secure Churches, public buildings, recreation centres in Anambra

March 31, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state police command, Wednesday, vowed to secure all the worship centres, recreation centres and public buildings in the state during the Easter festivity.The state police commissioner, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, who stated this in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, disclosed that they would provide 24 hours visibility patrol. “The Command Read More

Anambra: Obiano partners NSE to drive infrastructure, housing

March 31, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has said his administration would never relent in supporting indigenous engineers in driving the state infrastructural development and technology.Obiano, who disclosed this at inauguration of the 12th Chairman and other new executives of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Awka branch, said the state government has constantly maintained good partnership with engineers.  The governor represented Read More

In Akwa Ibom, APC summons Chieftain over illegal stakeholders’ meeting

March 31, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state has summoned one of its founding members, Mr Sam Ewang, to appear before the State Working Committee (SWC) over illegal stakeholders’ meeting he convened on Sunday.The state Chairman of APC, Dr Ita Udosen, who presided over the SWC made the decision known to newsmen during a media parley on Wednesday in Read More

Flooding: FCTA embarks on sensitisation of residents

March 31, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned FCT residents against building on water ways, indiscriminate waste disposal and other activities that could cause flooding this rainy season. Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja during the flagged-off of the 2021 Flood Risk Assessment and Community Awareness campaign, the Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idriss, said flooding in the Read More

FG to commission executive hostel, other projects at NITT

March 31, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

Minister of State for Transport Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki, will Thursday, commission multi-million naira Executive hostel to cater for high ranking students of Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria and other Projects. The Director General of the Institute, Dr Bayero Salih Farah dropped the hint while conducting Journalists on faculty  tour at the Institute’s premises. He said some of Read More