Police detonate bomb in Kaduna community 

March 31, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has again detonated a bomb planted in a plastic bucket close to a stream in Rigasa Community, some kilometers to the Rigasa train station. The Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna state Command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, while confirming the detonation of the bomb, said, “the Kaduna Police Command has on Thursday March 31, 2022 successful diffused Read More

5 years after, court clears ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu of money laundering, EFCC goes on appeal

  After five years of legal brawl, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday discharged and acquitted Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of $9.8 million money laundering charges. Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the verdict while delivering judgement in the alleged fraud- related matter that had spanned years of legal scuffle Read More

El-Rufai opens up: We know where the bandits are

March 31, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El Rufai has admitted the Nigerian authorities know the camps, the identities and listen to the conversations of the armed groups terrorising large swaths of the North-west region. The governor spoke after some terrorists ambushed and attacked a Kaduna bound train coming from Abuja Monday evening. At least eight people were killed during the attack which lasted for almost two Read More

‘$9.8m money laundering’: EFCC to appeal ex-NNPC GMD Yakubu’s acquittal

March 31, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it would appeal the ruling by Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, quashing the money laundering charges against a former Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Andrew Yakubu. A press statement by EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, Thursday in Abuja, said Yakubu Read More

Court affirms Annah Daniel As NAWOJ FCT chairperson

March 31, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, has affirmed Comrade Annah Daniel as the duly elected chairperson, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter. A press statement by the Chairperson, NAWOJ FCT, and the secretary, Comrade Nkiru Okeke, Thursday in Abuja said, President of the Court, Justice B.B Kanyip, in his ruling struck out and dismissed 12 of the 13 reliefs Read More

IPAC condemns train attack, condoles with families of victims

March 31, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) said it strongly condemned the attack on the Kaduna – Abuja train on Monday 28th March 2022, in which nine people were killed, several others wounded and kidnapped saying “It is outrageous, barbaric and despicable.” In a statement on Thursday by the National Organising Secretary/Acting National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Egbeola Wale Martins, IPAC said Read More

2023: No sacrifice is too much to kick out APC, PDP – NRM

March 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the National Rescue Movement (NRM), has stated that no sacrifice will be too much to kick-out the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing them as siemens twins of Nigerian politics. NRM, one of the 16 registered political parties, also said that Nigerians have never witnessed the level of Read More

2023: Kwankwaso emerges NNPP leader, urges Nigerians to join party

March 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former Kano state governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Wednesday, urged Nigerians, especially, the youths, to join the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to restore the country and provide the fresh air desired by citizens. Kwankwaso made the call Wednesday at the national convention of the party in Abuja, saying NNPP is well placed to restore the nation to its former Read More

Akwa Ibom: Why Eastern Obolo, Ikot Abasi collapsed structures for Bassey Akpan

March 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

UKO ETIM from Uyo writes that political structures in  Eastern Obolo and Ikot Abasi Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Akwa Ibom state have been collapsed in favour Senator Bassey Akpan. It was indeed a carnival-like atmosphere last Saturday when Senator Bassey Akpan who is currently the Chairman Senate Committee on Petroleum Upstream stormed Eastern Obolo and Ikot Abasi Local Government Read More

After handing over APC leadership, Buni returns to heroic welcome in Yobe

March 31, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni on Thursday returned to a rousing welcome by indigenes, friends ans associates at Maiduguri International airport before proceeding to Damaturu. Blueprint correspondent reports that at exactly 11:55am, politicians and all well-meaning individuals from Borno,Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa,Taraba and Yobe states trooped out en mass to welcome governor Buni after he successfully served and handed as Read More

Nigerian Prince bags 33 months in U.S. for fraud

March 31, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston of the Eastern District of Texas has announced the sentencing of a Nigerian man, Sobanke Idris Sunday Adereti, to federal prison for federal fraud violations. A press statement by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, disclosed that Adereti, 24, pleaded guilty on October 25, 2021, to passport fraud and attempted bank fraud, and was sentenced to Read More

Karmo market fire: FEMA gives update

March 31, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at about 12.28 am on Thursday, received a distress call from the National Emergency Call Centre, 112 notifying of a fire outbreak at Karmo market located in a community in Abuja Municipal Area Council of the FCT. A statement by the Director General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, stated that the Agency Read More

‘Policeman’ nabbed for impersonation

March 31, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state police command has arrested a dismissed Police Inspector, John Terso, for allegedly defrauding one Saliu Gideon Olauntoba of the sum of N185,000. He was said to have obtained the money from the victim on the guise of helping him to track Iphone 12promax, Iphone 11promax, Iphone Xr, Infinix Hd and Infinix Smart 5.  Until his arrest, Terso was said to Read More

Niger: Sani Bello grieves as many die in boat mishap

March 31, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has expressed grief over the death of many people, including women and children, who reportedly drowned in Guni-Zumba River in Munya local government area of the state. The villagers were said to have drowned while fleeing terrorists’ attacks in Guni and Kurgbaku communities. In a condolence message on Thursday, the governor described the Read More

Kokumo replaces Egbunike as DIG FCID

March 31, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, to Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) as the new Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the department. Kokumo’s appointment followed the death in office of DIG Joseph Egbunike, who was in charge of the department, on March 8, 2022. Acting Force Public Relations Read More

What next after APC convention?

March 31, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to remain united, strong and support the newly inaugurated leadership of the party. Speaking at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the National Convention of the party, the President said: “This Convention is coming at a crucial time when we prepare for another round of a general Read More

Chinese President calls for consensus among Afghanistan’s neighboring countries

March 31, 2022 Editor 0

President Xi Jinping Delivers Written Remarks at the Third Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan President Xi Jinping during a March 31st address at the third Foreign Ministers’ meeting among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan pointed out that having gone through so much in the past, Afghanistan is in urgent need of development in many areas. The Read More

Group moves to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Nigeria

March 31, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Planned Parenthood Foundation of Nigeria (PPFN) has taken measures to increase the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria, particularly among residents of FCT, Kaduna and Kano states. PPFN said it is training 25 healthcare workers from six local government areas of Kaduna state on improved vaccination against COVID-19 in line with the Federal Ministry of Health and National Primary Read More

Ramadan: Sultan advises Muslims to look for moon

March 31, 2022 Sidi A. Umar 0

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has directed Muslims in the country to start looking for the cresent of Ramadan today, Friday being the 1st of April, 2023 which is equivalent to 29th day of Sha’aban 1443 AH. This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Sokoto by the secretary , Read More

As complains rock NDLEA over promotion exercise…

March 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

In recent times, some personnel of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been complaining about lopsided promotion within the agency which they want the chairman, Gen Mohammed Marwa (rtd) to look into with a view to correcting it. MUHAMMAD TANKO reports. Tens and dozens working staff of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intensified cries and Read More

Ikengaonline: Salvaging the South-east

“As long as my Ikenga is active, I can wrestle in the land of the spirits” – Igbo proverb. In precolonial Nigeria, the Igbo administrative unit was some sort of a quasi-democratic republican system of government. It was a system deeply rooted in the people and guaranteed equality among its citizens, as opposed to a feudal system where a king Read More

Malami bags Doctorate degree in Law from Nasarawa varsity

March 31, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), was Thursday conferred with Doctorate Degree in Law (Honourary Causa) by the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. The award ceremony took place on Thursday at the Convocation Center of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Malami was honoured alongside six other distinguished Nigerians who were conferred with honorary degree by Read More

Senate probes EFCC’s alleged sales of 1.7m barrels of crude

March 31, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate thrugh its Committee on Finance has commenced investigation into the sales of seized 1.7 million barrels of crude oil allegedly by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Director of Operations of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Sola Oluwagbire, made the allegation Thursday during an interactive session on revenue leakage in the maritime sector with the Senate Committee Read More

Stakeholders disagree on proposed Rent Regulation in FCT

March 31, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

It was discordant tunes among stakeholders on proposed law to regulate House rent payment advancement within the Federal Capital Territory . The Senate had on the strength of a bill sponsored by Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi West), mandated its committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, to organise public hearing on the planned legislation seeking for maximum of three Read More