Group backs Mustapha for APC chair

December 31, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…Says he can unite aggrieved members A group, Concerned Nigerians for Growth and Development, has thrown its weight behind one of the aspirants for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Saliu Mustapha. Addressing journalists Friday in Abuja, the group’s national coordinator, Uche Nwachukwu, said looking at Mustapha’s credentials, they were certain that he had the wherewithal Read More

12 major sporting events that shaped Nigeria in 2021

December 31, 2021 Toyin Ibitoye 0

When 2021 burst on to the scene, the world was still staggering out of the bad dream that the Covid 19 pandemic forced on it in 2020. The globe had taken a bad hit and everyone was not sure of what the recovery process would be like or how long it would take. Many public health commentators even warned against Read More

Nigerian Air Force decorates newly promoted officers, non-commissioned officers

December 31, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Thursday in Abuja, decorated newly promoted senior officers and six non-commissioned officers to various ranks in the service.  The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, while decorating the officers, said that the ceremony marked yet another milestone in the history of the service. “As we all gathered here for the decoration ceremony Read More

Nasarawa Gov Sule flags off Idadu-Agwashi road

December 31, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has flagged off the construction of the 24-kilometre Idadu/Agwashi road in Doma local government area of the state. Speaking at the event on Friday, Sule said the road was one of his campaign promises to open up rural communities. He said his administration was committed to impacting the lives of the people and would, Read More

How to make your money work for you

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

When money realizes that it is in good hands, it wants to stay and multiply in those hands (IdowuKoyenikan) What the quote is saying is that you can always make your money multiply if you invest it wisely and properly irrespective of the economic environment. At this particular period that Nigerian economy is facing downward trajectory, high rate of inflation Read More

£400: ‘London-based Nigerian lied against airport security’

December 31, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A Nigerian, Olakunle Tayo Fapohunda, is said to have lied against two aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos after his allegation of pilferage was found to be false. Tayo, who passed through the terminal on December 22 enroute the United Kingdom via a Virgin Read More

2022, era of peace, reconciliation – Ganduje

December 31, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said the New Year should usher in a new era of peace and reconciliation among political parties’ stakeholders in the state in particular and the country in general. He said the next few months should also be for internal democracy to flourish where political parties were expected to “produce more credible representatives Read More

Ekweremadu tasks FG on security, state police…Mark harps on unity 

December 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged the federal government to rescue Nigerians from the worsening security situation in the country by prioritising the decentralisation of policing, starting with state police in the New Year. Also, a former President of the Senate, David Mark, in his New Year message, harped on unity among Nigerians. Ekweremadu regretted Read More

Let’s continue to be hopeful in 2022, Sylva tells Nigerians

December 31, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has predicted that 2022 “will be better than 2021” in the nation’s socio-political environment, urging Nigerians to “keep hope of a better Nigeria alive in 2022.” In his New Year message to Nigerians, Sylva said the citizens needed to continue to think positively of a better Nigeria, adding that President Muhammadu Read More

LAWMA cleans up Apapa, Tin Can axis

December 31, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has begun the clearing of heaps of refuse on an illegal dumpsite at Tin Can Island Port on Apapa-Oshodi expressway. Blueprint reports that no less than 15 truckloads of refuse had been carted away to the Olusosun Landfill, since the operation began yesterday, at that location, turned to a dumpsite, through the activities of Read More

Muslim group advises FG against fuel price hike in 2022

December 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of plans by the federal government to remove fuel subsidy in 2022, the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria ( MMWG), has advised against any such action. The group in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, in Abuja Friday, warned that any increase in fuel-price and electricity cost would aggravate the untold hardships on Nigerians Read More

Budget: Buhari orders MDAs to begin preparations for 2023

December 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Abuja signed into law the 2022 Appropriation Bill and the 2021 Finance Bill. The President signed the documents in the Presidential Villa in the presence of Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other members of the Federal Executive Council. Speaking at the event, the president said the Read More

New Year: Omo-Agege, Kalu congratulate Nigerians, cautions o hate speech

December 31, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has congratulated Nigerians on the New Year, just as the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Uzor Kalu, cautioned against hate speech. In separate goodwill messages to Nigerians Omo-Agege charged  Nigerians use the New Year to renew their commitment to nation-building, while Senator Kalu advised the political class against inflammatory utterances capable of polarising the Read More

Major political events that shaped 2021

December 31, 2021 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

Today is the first day of 2022. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report chronicles the major political events that shaped Nigeria’s political sphere in 2021. Though many political events took centre stage Nigeria’s political experiment in 2021, the major ones occurred within the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the leading opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party Read More

Nigerians still groan into 2022 despite govt’s efforts

December 31, 2021 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

…Over 9, 500 killed in 2021 – Investigation   ‘…We’re in war situation’  …Why it persists, by security experts …President determined to end conflicts – Presidency …How to end the carnage – Adamu  As 2021 fades, Nigeria continues to record an unprecedented increase in the killing of young and old men and women by insurgents and bandits. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in Read More

APC deserves landslide victory in 2023 – Chairmanship aspirant

December 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A national chairmanship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Sani Musa, has said that the party deserves another landslide victory in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. The Senator said the party currently under governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was growing in leap and bonds. In a New Year message the frontline national chairmanship aspirant personally Read More

We ‘ll conduct rancour-free national convention in February – APC

December 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has extoled the Governor Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, saying it has repositioned the party. This was contained in a statement issued by the party taking a look at its activities in the year 2021 while looking ahead to the incoming year 2022. The party in a statement signed by its national Secretary John Read More

New Year: Sen. Nnamani urges equity, justice, fairness

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The senator representing Enugu East, Chimaroke Nnamani, has in his New Year message to Nigerians called for equity, justice and fairness. Nnamani in a personally signed statement in Abuja on Friday said “equity, justice and fairness in the allocation and management of national resources will guarantee peace and unity among the diverse segments of the federation.” According to him, perceived Read More

N15bn special economic zone fund: NEPZA insists on due process

December 31, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

The Nigerian Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) has stressed that it would not compromise on ensuring that due process must be complied with in its dealings with sister agencies and other establishments. This was contained in a statement issued Friday by its head of corporate communications, Martins Odeh. It read in part, “The attention of the Nigerian Export Processing Zones Read More

Let’s keep faith in Nigeria – Lawan, Southern senators

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

In separate messages to Nigerians for the new year, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Southern senators have urged Nigerians to keep faith in the Nigerian project as the “challenging phase will be a thing of the past.” Lawan in a statement said though 2021 was challenging for people all over the world, “it is praiseworthy that beyond Read More

Mani Onumonu, Tunde Ogbeha: Where are they now?

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

For their services to the country while they were in public glare, the searchlight is on them this week as it is not clear where they could be now; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Mani Onumonu In Nigeria today, except for a few individuals that were conversant with the radio in the 80s, only a handful would remember that name. He is, Read More

Need for women involvement in peace-building efforts

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

In this report, ENE OSHABA writes about the resilience of a survivor of insurgents’ attacks and the need for women’s involvement in peace and security deliberations. Kuchingoro IDPs camp Walking around the camp busy while ensuring that all three outreach programmes holding on the same day and time were in order is Hannatu Andrew; the Women Coordinator and Teacher at Read More

Pictures: Amidst numerous philanthropic efforts, NVBF President, Nimrod, donates 300 balls to 6 geo-political zones

December 31, 2021 Editor 0

In a bid to develop the game of volleyball in the 36 states of the Federation, the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod, has donated 300 balls to the Zonal Representatives of the six geo-political zones. Nimrod made the presentation of 50 balls each to the six NVBF Zonal Representatives at the recently concluded 2021 Nigeria Volleyball Read More

Convention: Jitters as race for APC chair, soul heats up

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

After a series of postponements amidst power games, the much-anticipatedConvention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got a datelast month; who does the cap fit? KEHINDE OSASONA asks in this report. Any threats? As the February 2022 date slated for the nationalconvention of the All Progressives Congress draws near, there arefears from different quarters that with the array of politicalbigwigs Read More