Bawa hails elevation of EFCC prosecutors  for SAN rank

September 30, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has commended the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), for elevating two staff and prosecutors in the EFCC: Sylvanus Tahir and Rotimi  Oyedepo, to the coveted rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). EFCC Head, Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Friday, said the chairman gave the commendation while Read More

Journalists deserve affordable houses, body task FG, stakeholders

September 30, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A call has gone to the federal government, Mortgage banks and housing stakeholders in the real estate sector in the country on the need to facilitate affordable houses for Nigerian Journalists. This came to the fire during a brainstorm session bordering on finding lasting solutions to the housing deficit challenge in Nigeria. The event which was organised by the Nigeria Read More

Ten Hag, Rashford win coach, player of the month award

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

Manchester United’s Erik ten Hag and Marcus Rashford have won the Premier League’s manager and player of the month awards for September. Ten Hag, 52, lost his first two competitive matches following his move from Ajax, but has since lead United to four consecutive league wins. Victories against Liverpool and Southampton in August preceded wins over Leicester and Arsenal this Read More

2023: Tinubu will win with or without Afenifere’s support – Shittu

September 30, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The former Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, has insisted that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will win the 2023 election with or without the support of Afenifere, the Pan-Yoruba socio-political group. Shittu’s declaration is coming on the heels of the announcement of the acting leader of the group, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, that Read More

Vote-buying mars NFF election as delegates jostle for dollars in Benin

September 30, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Indications emerged between Thursday night and Friday morning that the September 30 election of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was submerged in vote-buying. The various presidential aspirants, especially two top contenders were busy wooing football delegates with dollars in Benin, Edo state, venue of the election, Blueprint reports. The two main rivals – one from the North and the other Read More

PSC appoints 2 DIGs, promotes 12 CPs to AIG, others

September 30, 2022 Chizoba Ogebche 0

… Approves promotion exams for police officers The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 417 senior police officer including two Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) and 12 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs). PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a press statememt, Friday in Abuja, said: “The commission also approved promotion examinations for Read More

Breaking: Court nullifies Oyetola’s nomination, declares Mai Buni’s actions as APC Chairman a nullity

September 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal High Court on Friday nullified the nomination of Osun state governor, Isiaka Oyetola and his Deputy Governorship candidate, Benedict Alabi at the just concluded Osun state governorship election. The court nullified the All progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate on the ground that Governor Mai Mala Buni who submitted their names to INEC violated the provisions of Section 183 Read More

Afreximbank launches Trade Payment Services

September 30, 2022 David Agba, with agencies 0

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said it has launched its Trade Payment Services – or “AfPAY” – an intervention designed to facilitate the settlement of international trade on open account terms on behalf of identified African financial institutions and their clients. It said that Afreximbank developed the product specifically to address the banking challenges confronting African economies due to the withdrawal Read More

Self-rule: We mustn’t undermine our national purpose for narrow gains – Tinubu

September 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson Abuja 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged Nigerians not to undermine the national purpose in pursuit of narrow gains. He made the call in his personally signed message to commemorate Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary. The message read in part, “Today, we mark our independence as a nation. On this day 62 years Read More

Independence: Don’t lose hope, Nigeria shall rise again – PDP, Atiku

September 30, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja 0

As the nation marks her 62nd Independence Anniversary, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have congratulated Nigerians, assuring them the country “will rise again.” PDP, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on Friday charged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country as the “misrule of the vicious, corrupt and anti-people Read More

Gov. Bello visits petrol tanker accident scene in Ankpa

September 30, 2022 Editorial III 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello on Friday visited Ankpa Local Government Area for an on the spot assessment of the accident scene involving a petrol tanker on Wednesday. The state governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Pharm. Abdulkareem Mohammad Jamiu, expressed sadness over the loss of live of individuals who were going about their businesses before their Read More

28 years after, FG fulfills house promise to Keshi, others

September 30, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The federal government has been handed over the Certificate of Occupancy and other land documents to late Stephen Keshi and 14 other members of the 1994 Super Eagles Team. The late sport’s legend was gifted a three-bedroom flat in Delta State. The documents were handed over to late Stephen Keshi and 14 other members of the 1994 Super Eagles Team Read More

Aisha: Nigeria’s activist mobilising northern women for Tinubu

September 30, 2022 Khalifa Nuruddeen Muhammad 0

The motorcade was long, comprising mostly SUVs and trucks, and when it finally snaked its way into the soccer field filled to the brim, there was thunderous applause, followed by a trending song: “Jagaba shi ne gaba…,” a political song that has since become a signature tune of the Nigeria’s ruling party’s presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Women – house Read More

Food scarcity, starvation loom as floods ravage states

September 30, 2022 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

… Already over 400 citizens killed, 100,000 displaced – NIHSA …Cameroun’s Lagdo Dam has begun release of excess water – NEMA …Flooding fuelled by climate change –Expert  ‘…Farmers must key into agric insurance scheme to avoid losses’ Nigeria looks set to face a shortage of agricultural produce in coming months as severe flooding continues to ravage farmlands in different parts Read More

[email protected]: The highs and lows

September 30, 2022 TOPE SUNDAY and HUSSEIN ISA 0

Today, Nigeria celebrates its 62nd anniversary. However, some Nigerians see the day as a mixed bag of feelings; TOPE SUNDAY and HUSSEIN ISA seek the views of the citizens. Sixty-two years ago, Nigeria gained her independence from Great Britain, and then went on to assume a republican status in 1963. Since then it has produced 15 presidents and heads of Read More

Torrential rainfall claims one, injure four children in Ilorin

September 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab, 0

A down pour Friday in Ilorin, Kwara state capital claimed the life of one woman while four children also sustained injuries in different parts of the town. The torrential rainfall that lasted from Thursday night to Friday also displaced many residents and destroyed properties worth several millions of naira. Blueprint gathered that while the flood claimed the life of the Read More

[email protected] 62: Kachikwu hails fallen heroes, masses

September 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) presidential candidate, Dumebi Kachikwu, has hailed fallen heroes that sacrificed their lives in defence of Nigeria and security personnel who are in the field confronting various security challenges facing the nation. He stated this in his independence message obtained by Blueprint Weekend in Abuja on Friday. “As we mark this day, I want us to Read More

Mama Boko Haram, 3 others, bag 7 years in prison

September 30, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Maiduguri Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has secured the conviction and sentencing of Aisha Alkali Wakil, (a.k.a Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Alhaji,  Saidu Daura and Prince Lawal Shoyode. EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Friday in Abuja, said: “Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno state High Court,  sentenced Read More

 Independence: IGP assures on security, calls for cooperation, tolerance amongst Nigerians

September 30, 2022 Editorial III 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has directed the deployment of adequate personnel to provide protection for citizens, critical national infrastructures, and ensure the success of all activities lined-up for the country’s 62nd Independence Anniversary scheduled for Saturday 1st October, 2022 all around the nation, and prevent any untoward situation throughout the period of the celebration and beyond. Force Read More

Reviewing 20 years of the ECOWAS Court of Justice

September 30, 2022 Olu Jacobs 0

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has become one of the crown jewels of the regional body’s integration process, fielding petitions from plebeians and gentry alike, as former slaves and former presidents go there to seek judicial redress.  In the last 20 years, it has managed to overturn centuries-old tradition of slavery or ‘wahiya’ in Niger, struck a decisive blow for Read More

Lalong, Jos Chief Imam advise Nigerians to remain peaceful, united

September 30, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos 0

The Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Lawal Adam, has advised Nigerians to remain united in peace with one another by upholding the sacrifices of leaders that worked for the country’s independence. Sheikh Adam gave the advice Friday while offering special prayers for the 62nd Independence anniversary of Nigeria soon after the Juma’at congressional prayers. “62 years ago, our revered leaders Read More

Despite current challenges, we’ve so much to celebrate – Gov Inuwa

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has said despite all the challenges confronting Nigeria, “there is so much to celebrate, particularly the fact that we are still together as an entity and hopeful that the lofty height of greatness we covet is still within our reach to accomplish.” This was contained in a message to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Read More

[email protected] 62: Lawan urges Nigerians to remain resolute in defence of national unity

September 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Nigerians to remain resolute in the defence of national unity and promote fairness, justice and peace. In his message to Nigerians on the country’s 62nd Independence anniversary, Lawan said the National Assembly would “continue to work for good governance and to strengthen our bond as a nation.” The message read in Read More

No regrets challenging Adeleke’s nomination at Supreme Court – Babayemi

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

A former factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Prince Dotun Babayemi, has said he had no regrets challenging the nomination of the governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, up to the Supreme Court. Babayemi challenged the nomination of Adeleke by PDP at Federal High Court, Osogbo, Appeal Court, Akure and Supreme Court, but lost. The PDP Read More