Military kills 82 terrorists in Zamfara airstrikes, 2 arrested in Kwara

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday said air interdiction by the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI killed no fewer than 82 terrorists while many others sustained various degree of injuries at Kofar Danya Village in Bukkuyum local government area of Zamfara state. The military high command also said 26 oil thieves were arrested by troops of Operation DAKATAR DA BARAWO Read More

‘Organ harvesting’: Ekweremadu drags NIMC, others to court

June 30, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and his wife, Beatrice, have dragged the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and others over controversy surrounding David Ukpo’s real age. In the suit, the Comptroller General (C-G), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS); Stanbic-IBTC Bank; United Bank of Africa (UBA) and Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc are mentioned as 2nd to 5th respondents respectively. Read More

Insecurity: How Birnin Gwari farmers paid N400m tax to bandits in Kaduna – Community leader

June 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A community leader in Birnin Gwari Emirate of Kaduna state, Alhaji Zubairu Abdulra’uf, has expressed worry over the activities of bandits in the Emirate, noting that farmers have to pay N300million to N400million to have access to their farms.  The former Managing Director of Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC) in an interview welcomed recent directive by Zamfara state Governor that Read More

Fintiri dumps deputy, picks female VC as running mate

June 30, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

After weeks of speculations and political intrigues, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has finally dumped his deputy, Chief Crowther Seith, and picked the Vice Chancellor of Adamawa State University (ADSU) Mubi, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta, as his running mate in 2023. This was confirmed by the Director General Media and Communications to the Governor, Mr. Solomon Kumangar, in Yola Read More

Extreme monitisation, greatest threat to Nigeria’ s democracy –  Ex- sports minister

June 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  Former Minister of sports and Kwara Central senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, Wednesday expressed grave concern that extreme monitisation of Nigeria’s political process has become a great threat to 2023 elections. Abdullahi spoke at a symposium to mark the 2022 Press Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the  Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Read More

Reps 2023: Ibarapa Central/North Accord stakeholders back Okanlawon 

June 30, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Stakeholders in Accord party in Ibarapa Central/North federal constituency have endorsed Engr. Olusegun Okanlawon as the party’s candidate for the House of Representatives in the 2023 general elections. The stakeholders made this known in a communique issued after a ‘ meeting of the Accord party held on Wednesday at Tapa area of the federal constituency. According to the communique, Engr Read More

2023: Northern coalition backs citizens to bear arms

June 30, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has thrown support to the proposal by the Zamfara state governor that citizens of the country should bear arms to defend themselves against terrorists and bandits in the country. CNG’s Director of Strategic Communication, Samaila Musa, in a statement on Thursday, challenged the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Read More

Again, Buhari speaks on 2023 general elections 

June 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday night in Lisbon, Portugal gave assurances of a free hand to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), reiterating his commitment to a peaceful, transparent, free, fair and credible elections next year. Speaking at a meeting with representatives of Nigerians living in Portugal, the President said with the conclusion of the primaries of the political parties, all Read More

2023: NULGE vows to mobilise against Tinubu, Atiku, Obi

June 30, 2022 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Thursday said they would mobilise against the the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar and Mr Peter Obi if they opt to go against autonomy of local government. Tinubu, Atiku and Obi are the flag bearers of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP), Read More

BON Hotels takes control of West Africa’s hospitality industry with int’l standards

June 30, 2022 David Agba 0

BON Hotels International West Africa has become the pacesetter in innovation and world class services in the hospitality and tourism sector in the region. Despite these commendable growth within a relatively short time, the hotel chain is set to further expand its business in Nigeria and in  the region, bringing in the process, true international standards of operation and consistency Read More

2023: Action Alliance denies instituting case against Tinubu

June 30, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The leadership of the Action Alliance (AA), Thursday, dismissed the alleged litigation instituted against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Specifically, the party said it has nothing against the APC presidential candidate. In a statement sighted by Blueprint, the National Chairman of the party, Hon Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, said the APC presidential standard-bearer has Read More

Gombe hospital obtains accreditation for postgraduate training in obstetrics, gynecology 

June 30, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria have accredited the Specialist Hospital Gombe for postgraduate training in obstetrics/gynaecology and family medicine. The Gombe Specialist Hospital is currently the first state-owned hospital in the North-east to reach this milestone as a result of this development. The officials from the two institutions were awestruck by Read More

Gunmen strike at Enugu checkpoint, kill two policemen 

June 30, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Unknown gunmen Thursday morning struck in the serene Enugu state capital, the Coal City and reportedly shot and killed two police men at a checkpoint close to the MTD area of Garriki, Enugu South local area of the state. The gunmen, who were said to be masked, allegedly accosted the police men who were on duty at a checkpoint where Read More

Sallah: FCTA warns against sale of ram in non-designated areas 

June 30, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned against selling of rams in non- designated areas of the city except at spots already earmarked. The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Mr Ikharo Attah, issued the warning while inspecting the designated areas, Thursday in Abuja. Attah said the administration would not allow persons selling Read More

NPC identifies 8 Gombe LGs for trial census  

June 30, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The National Population Commission (NPC) has disclosed that eight out of the 11 local government areas of the state have been identified for the trial census in Gombe state.  The Federal Commissioner of NPC in the state, Abubakar Mohammed Danburam, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday after flagging-off of training for personnel engaged for the trial census in state. He Read More

APC chieftain urges Tinubu to pick Sani-Bello as running mate 

June 30, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party in Niger state, Nma Kolo, has called on the party’s s presidential candidate, Ahmed Bola Tinubu to nomination Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of the state as his running mate. Kolo, who is also the Political Adviser to the Governor, stated this Thursday in an interview with Blueprint in Minna.  He argued that it Read More

Few days after handover, frustrated Candido move to quit APC 

June 30, 2022 Paul Okah 0

Immediate past chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, is already making moves to leave ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Candido who failed secure APC’s House of Representatives ticket has set up a nine-member committee to achieve his defection plans. Addressing the media, Thursday, in Abuja, Candido lamented the “humiliation, harassment and intimidation meted out to him and Read More

RTEAN flags off martial parade, harps on reforms in transportation sector 

June 30, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has flagged off martial parade in Abuja with a call for unity and understanding among players in transportation sector.  In his opening remarks, the national president of RTEAN, Alh. (Dr.) Mohammed Maitakobi said the union is committed to reforms in the transportation sector. Dr. Maitakobi stated that his team was determined to Read More

Reps seek appraisal of ECOWAS benefits to Nigeria

June 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has directed an appraisal of the contributions of the Economic Community of West African  States (ECOWAS) to Nigeria in the last 10 years, with a view to determining the justification of the country’s financial contribution to the sub regional organisation. Its committees on Inter-parliamentary Relations and ECOWAS Parliament, and Foreign Affairs which were mandated to jointly Read More

REDAN urges entrepreneurs to invest in real estate business 

June 30, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

The Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) has enjoined Nigerians, especially entrepreneurs, to go into real estate business because it is lucrative. President of REDAN, Dr Aliyu Oroji Wamakko, made the appeal at the 13th annual general meeting of the association held in Enugu, Thursday. Wamakko said real estate business is a profitable venture that “provides high returns on Read More

Buhari announces new appointment

June 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Patience Oniha as the director-general of the Debt Management Office (DMO) for a second term of 5 years in accordance to Section IV (9-i) of the Debt Management Office (Establishment ETC) Act, 2003. The renewal takes effect from July 1, 2022. Her appointment for a second term was based on Read More

Lawmaker empowers 70 petty traders, 50 Kogi farmers 

June 30, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

A member representing Okene/ Ogori-Magongo federal constituency in Kogi state, Ahmed Tijani Damisa, has empowered 50  petty traders with cash. He also empowered 70 farmers with farm inputs. The empowerment programme  held at Ebira Muslim Community College, Okengwe in Okene local government area of Kogi state was anchored by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with Read More

NCDC decries misinformation about Monkeypox  

June 30, 2022 Helen Oji 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has decried the widespread misinformation about Monkeypox  in Nigeria. The Director-General of the NCDC, Ifedayo Adetifa, said this at a virtual media dialogue on Monkeypox. He stated that there was an uptick in Monkeypox cases in Nigeria. “If not contained, it could exceed the peak number of cases seen in 2017 when the Read More

FCTA to engage 1,000 almajirai in vocational training 

June 30, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is set to take no fewer than 1,000 almajiris off the street of the nation’s capital. Acting Director, Department of Social Welfare Services, Social Development Secretariat, Alhaji Sani Amar, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Thursday in Abuja. Amar said that the move was part of the efforts Read More