Generals on a diplomatic mission

September 30, 2021 Jibrin Baba Ndace 0

One of the professional callings which have definitive impact on human society is the military profession. The military is a robust national institution. It is an institution that, as noted by Sir John Hackett, a British general, makes ‘anyone who decides to join the profession of arms become an unlimited liability of the state.’ General Hackett’s submission captured in his Read More

Breakin: Court suspends NUJ delegates conference

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Justice Opeloye Ogunbowale of the National Industrial Court of NIgeria has ordered the immediate suspension of all actions relating to the National Delegates Conference of the NIgeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), which is the 10th Respondents fixed to come up between October 3 and 5. This was contained in the court orders, which true certified copies sighted by Blueprint was Read More

IDOP: Senior citizens centre hails Buhari on inclusive digital economy

September 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) Thursday applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for putting policies in place to ensure that older persons and vulnerable groups are protected in Nigeria. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja and signed by Head, Public Affairs, Media and Communications, Omini Oden, Director General of NSCC, Dr. Emem Omokaro, said without a deliberate policy, Read More

Our present challenges ‘ll soon be over – Bala

September 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

   Bauchi state Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed has urged Nigerians to continue making sacrifice so the country can remain on the path of greatness. The governor made the call Thursday in a goodwill message to Nigerians on the occasion of its 61st independence anniversary in Bauchi. He said: “The  61st Independence anniversary should be used to reflect  on the struggle Read More

Only equity, justice can silence secessionist agitators – Gen. Abubakar

September 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, Thursday said the only sure way to solve the problem of agitations for succession in the country is for the government to ensure equity, fairness and justice in appointments and distribution of the commonwealth. The former head of state stated this while speaking to journalists in Minna to mark 61 Independence Day Anniversary Read More

NEMA distributes Agric inputs to 4,311 South South farmers affected by 2020 flood

September 30, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has flagged off the distribution of Agricultural inputs to farmers in South South who were affected by flood disaster on 2020.Flagging off the event in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, Thursday, NEMA Director General, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, said a total of 4,311farmers were verified and slated to benefit from the federal government’s gesture.He Read More

School feeding: FG hands over 339,652 feeding utensils to Kebbi

September 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In furtherance of the efforts to ensure best experiences of hygiene and safety during consumption of meals, the Federal Government has handed over 339,652 feeding utensils to  pupils of Atiku Bagudu Primary School in Kebbi state. According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, signed by the Principal Information Officer of the Ministry, Grace Osuji, speaking at the event, Read More

PACPM moves to identify inmates deserving presidential pardon

September 30, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM) and Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Thursday, said the committee has started visiting Nigerian Correctional Services to primarily identify those deserving of presidential pardon of inmates across the states of the federation. The minister stated this during the committee’s visit to the Nigerian Read More

Igbo monarchs demand end to killings in South East

September 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Igbo traditional rulers in the Northern states and diaspora have condemned the wanton destruction of lives and properties and rising spate of violence in the southeast. Rising from a conference in Abuja, the monarchs described the continued violence and disturbance of public peace which has led to loss of innocent lives in the zone as unnecessary and unacceptable. In a Read More

Former APC chairman faults southern governors over zoning

September 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Taraba state chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Amb. Hassan Ardo Jika has described the quest for rotational presidency in 2023 based on region and ethnicity as dangerous for the unity of the country. He said those agitating for the presidency with rpimodial sentiments are enemies of the countrypatriotic saying that zoing is undemocratic and not a constitutional requirement. Read More

Court orders Ugwuanyi to investigate killing of 22 unarmed youth in Emene

September 30, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state High Court has ordered Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state to constitute a judicial commission of inquiry into the gruesome murder of twenty-two unarmed youth by the Nigerian security agencies in Emene, Enugu state. On August 23, 2021, no fewer than 22 unarmed youth were extra-judicially killed by combined security operatives, made up of Nigerian Army, Nigerian Read More

NDLEA seizes 56,000kg of cannabis sativa in Kogi

September 30, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state command, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has seized 56,223.824kg of cannabis sativa through the efforts of its patrol operation in the last one year. The command also decorated 18 officers who were promoted to new ranks.The state NDLEA commander, Alfred Adewumi, stated this Thursday at the launching of War Against Drug Abuse (WADA), and decoration of Read More

VAT: Status quo remains as Court of Appeal joins Lagos in suit

September 30, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has formally joined Lagos state government as the third respondent in the ongoing legal battle against the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) over the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT). The court held Thursday that Lagos state has established beyond doubt that it has substantial and sufficient legal rights and interest to protect in Read More

Godfatherism working well in Lagos, says Obasa

September 30, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, Thursday said the issue of godfatherism is on a positive note in the state. saying it has been responsible for consistency in development across the State. He made the submission while reacting to a lecture delivered at the assembly premises during the 13th edition of annual hijrah (1443 A.H.) lecture. Read More

Ban on charcoal export dwindling foreign exchange – Stakeholders.

September 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Union of Charcoal Exporters (NUCE) has expressed deep worry over the continued ban on the exportation of charcoal, saying charcoal export was a major contributor to the Nigeria’s economy. This was the bone of contention at the meeting convened by the union in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in Abuja The director, Commodities Read More

Channel agitations toward good governance, Ogun speaker tells NLC

September 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The speaker of Ogun state House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has challenged the executive of the labour unions to always focus their agitations on the promotion and entrenchment of good governance rather than remuneration of workers. Oluomo threw the challenge in Abeokuta during the 2021 Independence Day anniversary lecture organised by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) Read More

Pictures: Nimrod reelected Nigeria Volleyball Federation President

September 30, 2021 Editor 0

The Secretary General of Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Zone 3, Engr. Musa Nimrod, has been re-elected President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation. The elections took place at the indoor Gymnastics hall of MKO Abiola Stadium, Package B in Abuja. Shortly after, Nimrod promised to work together with every board member and stakeholder to take the game of volleyball to the Read More

Aero Contractors receives Two new Aircrafts

September 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Aero contractors Thursday took delivery of two brand new Airbus 320 (Aircrafts) from Heston airline based in Lithuania. The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Mahmood Abdullahi,while receiving the new Aircraft in Abuja said that the Aero Contractors, has strived to stay afloat despite economic hardship. The CEO, noted that for the company to remain in business, as the oldest airliner Read More

Foreign arstisans’ importation into Nigeria, shameful – COREN

September 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Thursday, for the umpteenth time, lamented the importation of foreign artisans into the country and described it as shameful. Though, the council said the development was a shame to the professionals in the engineering sector, it announced its decision to address the situation. To this end, the President of the Read More

Cybersecurity Hackathon set to discourage fraudulent activities

September 30, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

A digital transformation and Blockchain expert, Mr Jude Ozinegbe has said that the cyber security Hackathon is targeted at Nigerian youths as part of efforts to cut down an unhealthy cyber activities in the country. Ozinegbe who is the Chief Executive Officer/ Converner Cyberchain Consult made this statement in Lagos while briefing Journalists on the forth coming Cyberchain 2021 Conference. Read More

VAT dispute: Appeal Court grants Lagos request, Oyo follows

September 30, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Court of Appeal, Abuja division, has granted the application of the Lagos state government as a co-respondent in the appeal filed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The court rejected the objections by the FIRS and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and proceeded to join the Attorney General of Lagos State as the third respondent. The Read More

Our airstrikes killed terrorists, not fishermen – DHQ

September 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquaters has denied media reports that the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) on Sunday 26 September 2021, killed 20 fishermen in air strikes at Kwatan Daban Masara general area in the fringes of the Lake chad. A statement by Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brig.-Gen Bernard Onyeuko Thursday, said the strike was precise and professionally executed after Read More

Nigeria Basketball is bigger than any individual – Kida

September 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chairman Caretaker Committee of Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF Engr. Musa Kida has revealed that the game of basketball in Nigeria is bigger than any individual. He reiterated that NBBF have constitution approved by the FIBA and only thing that can change it is Congress, which is ultimate body of NBBF He stated this in Abuja on Wednesday shortly after the Read More

Etebo may miss AFCON 2021 due to injury

September 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s international and Watford midfield player Oghenekaro Etebo have been rocked by the news that the energetic player will not play again in 2021 due to a torn quad muscle. The Stoke loanee sustained the injury at the end of Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle and the Hornets confirmed his anticipated long-term absence on Thursday. A club statement said Etebo “is expected Read More