In Zamfara, Police repel Bandits attack, rescue 11 kidnapped victims

April 10, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state Police Command has repelled attack on Yarkala village in Rawayya District of Bungudu Local Government Area (LGA) by suspected armed bandits, The spokesman of the command SP Muhammad Shehu stated this in a statement Saturday in Gusau, the state capital. According to him, the Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya – Yarkala axis Read More

Tukur: Adamawa lost a rare gem – Fintiri

April 10, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has expressed shocked over the demise of one of the prominent sons of the state, Dr. Mahmud Tukur. Dr Tukur was a former minister of commerce and industry and vice chancellor of Bayero University Kano. He died at the age of 82. Fintiri in his condolence message made available to Blueprint, signed by Read More

Breaking: Another veteran Nollywood star is dead

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

Veteran Nollywood actor, Bruno Iwuoha, has died at the age of 68. He died after a prolonged battle with diabetes, The National President, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Emeka Rollas, who disclosed this commiserated with his immediate family members. Details loading…

Breaking: Kane set to dump Tottenham if…

April 10, 2021 Skysports 0

Harry Kane is expected to tell Tottenham he wants to leave if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season. As first reported by The Athletic, Kane will not make a final decision on his future until after the European Championships but the failure to compete for major trophies is increasingly concerning for the England striker. However, any departure would Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare flags off Lagos Access marathon race

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare, Saturday morning, flagged off the Lagos Access Bank International Marathon race from the Surulere National Stadium, Lagos. Despite his tight schedule at the on going Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, the Minister flew from Benin to Lagos in furtherance of his vow to support all sports in the country. In Read More

APC: Dousing the fuss over registration/revalidation exercise

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

The APC registration and revalidation exercise under the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the needless fuss around ‘extension,’ forms the thrust of this piece by ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF. Following protracted crises that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) declared the elected officials sacked June Read More

Dare on the right track

April 10, 2021 Kola Daniel 0

Leadership isn’t all about position or ranking, neither is it a title. Instead, it is the ability to serve the purpose for which the position is given. The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, has been an exemplary leader right from his first day in office as a serving Minister of the federal republic of Nigeria. Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

Obituary: How popular American rapper, DMX, died

April 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has died, according to a statement from his family. He was 50. The Grammy-nominated performer died after suffering “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to Read More

Exposed! How syndicates are ‘manipulating’ FG’s IPPIS

April 9, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives committee on healthcare services, has disclosed that a syndicate of civil servants and operators of the Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), has been manipulating the system to defraud the federal government. The panel made the disclosure on Friday during a meeting with stakeholders in the health sector to deliberate on ways of resolving industrial Read More

Al-Makura: Redefining APC chairmansip

April 9, 2021 Solomon Idoma 0

As much as Mama Asabe is concerned, Senator Tanko Al-Makura should straightforward compete for the number one position of the Federal Republic of Nigeria not just nursing the ambition to pilot the affairs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mama Asabe, a fast food seller, and many other local traders who ply their trade opposite Lafia township stadium, which Read More

Breaking: Popular American rapper, DMX, is dead

April 9, 2021 Editor 0

The death has been announced of an American rapper, Earl Simmons popularly known as DMX. DMX according to his family died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, aged 50. DMX, released hit songs such as “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” drawing inspiration from his hardscrabble life while also emerging as a Read More

Imo jailbreak escapee nabbed in Akwa Ibom

April 9, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Akwa Ibom state Police Command said it has arrested a fleeing inmate of Owerri Correctional Centre, David Ubong. Ubong, a native of Ibaka in Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom dtate, was said to have been arrested on Tuesday, April 4, 2021, by the personnel of Ikot Udotan division following a credible intelligence. According to a statement by the Read More

Tension as Policemen block Bauchi prison over attempted jail break

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani, 0

Few days after a reported jail break in Imo state, there was another riot by inmates at the Bauchi state correctional centre (Prison) located near the Bauchi emir’s palace. According to our sources, the riot occured at 12pm before Friday prayer when the prison wardens fired several gunshots which scared residents living around the area. Five inmates and two prison Read More

Group hails FG over Asabe Vilita appointment as NCWD boss

April 9, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Co-conveners of African Women Conference, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, have commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir, as the director-general of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD). The co-convener in a statement, Friday in Abuja, described the Director General as a woman of profound character, integrity, hard work and dedicated to the services of humanity. Read More

Southern Kaduna’ll experience rapid growth again – Senatorial aspirant

April 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Southern Kaduna region and beyond will experience a rapid growth in all ramifications come 2023, when the member representing Jaba constituency and a senatorial hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Samson Monday Dikko, wins election to represent the area in the Senate. The director-general, Dikko Campaign Organisation (DCO), Timothy Chindo Kwassam, said this in his Read More

FIDA sensitises residents on VAPP law in Yobe

April 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), Yobe state branch, in collaboration with the Action Health Incorporation (AHI), has held an awareness campaign on the existence of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law in the state. According to a statement by the Yobe state director of press, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim, the campaign was organised by the chairperson of FIDA Read More

HYPPADEC to assist flood disaster communities

April 9, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has set the machinery in motion to assist communities affected by floods last year in all of its catchment areas. Disclosing this to journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Friday on the activities of the organisation in separate interviews, the chairman, Governing Council, Barrister Joseph Terfa Ityav, said the affected communities would soon Read More

Northern summit backs negotiations with bandits, insurgents

April 9, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Barely 24 hours after Governor Nasir el-Rufai said bandits had no right and should be wiped out, the Northern Peoples Summit has called for government-backed negotiations and dialogue with bandits and Boko Haram to ensure peace in the North. Rising from a two-day meeting in Kaduna on Friday, the Summit warned against continued attack and killing of Northerners in the Read More

Obiano’s aide advocates enhanced welfare for PWDs

April 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The special adviser to the Anambra state governor on disability matters, Barr. Chukwuka Ezewuzie, has commended the governor on his giant strides aimed at improving the welfare of persons with disabilities (PWDs). Addressing journalists Friday at the Anambra liaison office in Abuja, Ezewuzie said Governor Willie Obiano had employed over 200 PWDs since he became governor, and urged other governors Read More