Oluwo, league of Imams at war over installation of Grand Mufti

October 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, and the League of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, may have set for power show, Saturday, over the installation and turban of the founder of Jama’atu Ta’awun Muslimeen, Sheik Daood Imran Molaasan, as the Grand Mufti of Iwoland. While the Muslim group warned Oluwo to shelve the plan for the installation, the monarch Read More

Management reopens OAU, to start examination immediately

October 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, has ordered reopening of the University for students to complete their ongoing examinations. The University was closed down on October 2nd in the wake of the students’ protests occasioned by the death of a 400-level student of the Department of Foreign Language, Adesina Omowumi Aishat. A statement by the Public Read More

Mother, son arrested for murder of 60-year-old neighbor

October 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The men of the Ogun state police command have arrested one Mary Ogbeifu and her son, Godwin Ogbeifu for the gruesome murder of a 60 year old neighbor, Iyabo Olasheinde. The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint, Friday. The suspects, according to Oyeyemi were arrested following Read More

PDP Convention: South-west stakeholders endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba

October 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a last-ditch effort to secure a united front in the national convention to elect national officers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stakeholders of the party from the Southwest zone have concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options. Sources at the consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday say that the stakeholders have concluded on former Osun Read More

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Troops kill several bandits, arrest spouse, marabouts in Chikun, Igabi

October 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops have killed several bandits during an aerial clearance and mop-up in Chikun and Igabi local government areas. The troops also arrested a fleeing bandit, the wife of a notorious bandit, a spiritual leader and two suspected collaborators. The Kaduna state government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on Friday Read More

N420bn debt: Senate moves to bail out works ministry

October 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Works declared Friday that it would, along with the House of Representatives, collaborate with the Executive for an emergency fund to clear the N420 billion owed contractors by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on road projects constructed across the country . This is as the federal lawmakers commended the federal government for Read More

Anambra: INEC won’t deploy election materials to 86 polling units – Yakubu

October 29, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that it would not deploy personnel or election materials to the new 86 polling units in Anambra state for the governorship election. The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration Friday during the Commission’s consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja. Yakubu explained that the 86 polling units were Read More

I’ll leave May 29, vows Buhari

October 29, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

…Warns tenure extension campaigners President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that nobody should start campaigning for an unconstitutional extension of his tenure in office beyond May 29, 2023. The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the president gave the warning at a meeting on Friday, with a select group of Nigerians resident Read More

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Prof. Charles Igwe and the prize of honour in UNN

October 29, 2021 Rev Solomon Semaka 0

Honour is a virtue that is no longer in vogue in most modern societies. It is the least talked about of all virtues. In fact it is almost honourable to be dishonest provided the stakes are high and the benefits will fall down heavily. The antithetical and immoral philosophy of the end shall justify the means is widely held as Read More

Tension as PDP holds ‘consensus national convention’

October 29, 2021 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

…3, 600 to decide aspirants, party’s fates …Consensus candidates were imposed on us’ …We’re not forcing anybody to step down – Fintiri …Aftermath always not palatable – Analyst …We’ll come out united – Tambuwal As members and other critical stakeholders in the leading opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), converge on the Eagle Square Abuja to elect a new Read More

Barcelona boss admits talks with Xavi

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Barcelona President Joan Laporta says he is in contact with Xavi but would not comment on whether he will replace Ronald Koeman as manager. Koeman was sacked after defeat to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday and Laporta has admitted he should have gone sooner. Former Barca midfielder Xavi, 41, is in charge of Qatari club Al Sadd, but is favourite to Read More

Steer clear of Nigeria basketball, players, stakeholders warn Kida

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria basketball players and other stakeholders have asked former President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Engr. Musa Kida to allow peace reign. The plea by the players and other stakeholders is coming after the Ministry of Youth and Sports development put a stop to proposed NBBF election. Players representative-elect Stanley Gumut who spoke on behalf of others in a press Read More

OAU re-opens, continues semester examinations

October 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, have ordered the re-opening of the university for students to complete their examinations. The university was closed down on October 2 in the wake of the students’ protests caused by the death of a 400-level student of the Department of Foreign Languages, Adesina Omowumi Aishat. A statement by the university’s Read More

2023 presidency: North-central group urges Bello to run

October 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, North Central Renaissance Movement (NCRM), has urged the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, to run for president in 2023 general elections in the interest of the zone. The group, which made the call Thursday during its visit to the governor, noted that after advocacy visits across the region in the past few months, the governor’s name had become Read More

PenCom extends 2021 online verification, enrollment exercise

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has extended the online verification and enrollment exercise for 2021 retirees, and prospective retirees of the Federal Government Treasury Funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The Head, Corporate Communications of PenCom, Mr. Peter Aghahowa, made the disclosure in a statement Friday in Abuja. He said PenCom had developed an online application that automated the Annual Read More

71.64 % made 5 credits including Maths, English – NECO registrar

October 29, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

878, 925 candidates have passed English Language Mathematics representing 71.64% as the National Examinations Council (NECO) released the 2021 SSCE internal examination results. The Registrar, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, stated this Friday while announcing the release of the results in Minna. According to him, “The number of candidates who made credit and above in English Language is 945, 853 representing Read More

Breaking: 2 dead as DSS operatives suffer attack in Anambra, 1 week to governorship poll

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen on Friday ambushed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and killed two Friday in Anambra. The bloody incident happened about one week to scheduled governorship election in the state which has recently turned hot bird for all sorts of criminalities. Talking about the attack, the officers were attacked as gunmen ambushed their convoy while on election campaign Read More

Abandoned dam projects

October 29, 2021 Editorial III 0

For a nation that desires to make agriculture a cornerstone of its economy, the revelation that about 400 water projects or dams are lying fallow or wrongly sited is a worrisome development. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Water Resources, Sen. Bello Mandiya, made the disclosure on Tuesday while briefing newsmen after the budget defence session it had with Read More

Reactions as FG cancels commissioning of cargo airport in Anambra

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

The official commissioning of Anambra Cargo Airport slated for Saturday October 30, 2021 has been cancelled. It is gathered that the stoppage of the event, was ordered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), on the advice of the National Security Adviser (NSA), who raised security concerns of such an event at this moment. But stakeholders are taking divergent views Read More

FG set to domesticate methanol fuel production

October 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria is ready to domesticate Methanol Fuel Production in the country for professionals and expatriates to exhibit their talents and exchange business ideas with their counterparts both home and abroad. According to the press statement signed by Irondi Ifeoma of the FMSTI press department, the minister stated this when Read More

STI policy to strengthen Nigeria’ economy- Onu

October 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) Dr.  Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the effective implementation of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, and other policies associated with the STI ecosystem will help strengthen the economy. Onu stated this during the Presentation of Evaluation of the Nigeria 2012 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy performance Report, on Tuesday in Abuja. Read More

Lalong advises new Assembly speaker on togetherness

October 29, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state on Friday advised the new speaker of the House of Assembly, Yakubu Sanda, to carry his colleagues along and work for the benefit of the people and the legislature.  Lalong gave the advice when he played host to the new speaker, some principal officers and members of the House. The former speaker, Abok Nuhu Ayuba, Read More