[Breaking] 2023 U20 AFCON: Gambia outplay Nigeria’s Flying Eagles, face Senegal in final showdown

March 6, 2023 Editor 0

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, failed to reach the 17th Africa U20 Cup of Nations Final after losing by the odd goal to The Gambia’s Young Lions in the second semi-final played at the Cairo International Stadium on Monday evening. Lanky forward Adama Bojang capitalized on a defensive slip by captain Daniel Bameyi to slot beyond goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagboso for the only Read More

Hajj Institute graduates first set of students March 7 

March 6, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Hajj Institute of Nigeria (HIN), midwifed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), will in Abuja Tuesday, graduate the Executive Course One set of students with presentation of professional certificates to the participants. A statement by the NAHCON Assistant Director, Information and Publications, Malam Mousa Ubandawaki, said the event will kick off at 11:00am at Hajj House with a paper presentation entitled, Read More

FG has committed N291bn for census – Minister 

March 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, Monday, disclosed that the federal government has injected a sum of N291.5 billion ($632 million) for the conduct of the 2023 population and housing census. Agba made this known at the high level partners’ engagement to galvanise support for the 2023 population and housing census, held at Read More

Reps majority leader Doguwa gets bail 

March 6, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano, Monday, granted bail to the Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa standing trial on five-count charges. The charges bother on criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, unlawful possession of firearms, mischief and incitement of public disturbance. Presiding Judge, Justice Yunusa Muhammad granted Doguwa bail following an exparte application for the enforcement of rights Read More

SGoF inaugurates commttee on survey coordination act’s monitoring, enforcement

March 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Surveyor-General of the Federation (SGoF), Surveyor Abuduganiyu Adeyemi Adebomehin, recently inaugurated the Implementation Committee (IC) for the monitoring and enforcement of the Survey Coordination Act (SCA). Adebomehin, who inaugurated the committee during a session with the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF) with the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Police, and other Security Agencies in Abuja recently, Read More

Supreme Court affirms Zamfara PDP governorship candidate 

March 6, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Supreme Court on Monday affirmed Dr Dauda Lawal as the properly nominated governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara state for the March 11 2023 governorship election. The apex court in a unanimous judgment of a five-member panel of Justices of the Court dismissed an appeal brought against the nomination by another governorship aspirant, Dr Ibrahim Read More

FG bridges infrastructural gap in Oyo – Fashola

March 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Raji Fashola, said federal government is immensely bridging the road infrastructure needs of Oyo State. Fashola made this known recently in Ibadan while handling over the rehabilitated internal roads at the National Centre for Genetic and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Ibadan, to the management of the centre. The minister, represented by Mr. Kayode Ibrahim, the Read More

Flood: Niger governor inaugurates N779m HYPPADEC 160 housing units

March 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has inaugurated the N779 million Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) 160 housing units for flood victims in the state. The housing resettlement scheme would cover the six HYPPADEC states of Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, and Plateau. Bello, at the event in Mokwa and Edati Local Government Areas of the state last Read More

Kenya First Lady preaches, prays against same-sex relations

March 6, 2023 House keeper 0

First Lady of Kenya, Rachel Ruto, has said same-sex relations is a threat to family institution, declaring national prayers against homosexuality in the country. “We want to strengthen the family institution where we have a father, a mother and children. LGBTQ is forbidden even in the Bible and the African culture. Let us hold on to family values,” she said Read More

Stakeholders call for incentives for real estate players

March 6, 2023 House keeper 0

Some stakeholders in the real estate sector have emphasised the need for government to provide incentives to players within the ecosystem. According to them, this will boost wealth and job creation, therefore leading to economic prosperity. They spoke at the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) and the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Real Estate Outlook 2023, which was held Read More

CBN keeps mute as banks resume paying old N500, N1000 notes

March 6, 2023 House keeper 0

Nigerian commercial banks across the country have resumed giving out the old N500 and N1,000 notes to customers, following Supreme Court judgement on extention of old naira notes till December 31, 2023. Confirming the news, Blueprint correspondent spoke to a banker who works with the Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) on Monday. According to the banker, “The old 500 and 1000 Read More

Tinubu’s gargantuan task

March 6, 2023 Jerry Uwah 0

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria’s president-elect has picked up one of the world’s most unenviable jobs. Nigeria is perilously close to a failed state due to unprecedented corruption, insecurity, economic mismanagement and a skewed income distribution system. Nigeria services its mountain of debts with 70 per cent of its miserable revenue. That is because the tax collectors are lazy, corrupt and Read More

Tinubu: Surmounting the odds and healing the wounds

March 6, 2023 Abdulaziz Abdulaziz 0

For a hurdler who laboriously surmounted many hurdles on his way to the finish line, there could be the temptation for chest-beating and gloating. The victory was well earned. He worked for it and it came as a vindication that through acts of providence and hard work destiny could be fulfilled in spite of mountainous challenges. But for Asiwaju Bola Read More

2023: Borno PDP governorship candidate denies stepping down for Zulum 

March 6, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Mohammed Ali Jajari has denied stepping down for the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. He also described the last presidential election as a sham, saying: “I have never thought of such a thing in my mind. In politics, you people are journalists and can hear lots of things from all Read More

Be a unifier, support group urges Tinubu 

March 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

One of the support groups which rooted for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidency, Ahmed Tinubu Movement (ATM), has called on him to hit the ground running by unifying the country. The group said in a statement made available to Blueprint weekend that considering his wealth of experience in governance, business and politics, Tinubu has capacity to provide effective leadership for the Read More

Buni lifts ban on motorbikes in 7 Yobe LGAs 

March 6, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, has granted approval for the lifting of ban on motorcycles in 7 local government areas of Yobe East senatorial district. This was contained in a statement signed by Special Adviser on Security Affairs to the governor, Brigadier General Dahiru Abdulsalam (rtd).  The statement reads: “I am directed to convey the approval of the executive governor Read More

Akwa Ibom governorship contest: INEC clears Umo Eno as PDP candidate 

March 6, 2023 Uko Etim 0

The head of the legal team to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Uwemedimo Nwoko, SAN, has stated that Pastor Umo Eno has been cleared of all legal disputes and remains the authentic candidate of the party for the forthcoming general elections. The former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in Akwa Ibom state said it was only ‘mischievous Read More

Peter Obi meets woman attacked on 2023 presidential election day in Lagos

March 6, 2023 House keeper 0

The presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi, has met with Jennifer Efedi, who was attacked by hoodlums during the just concluded Saturday February 25, 2023 presidential election. Efedi’s pictures went viral on social media after being attacked by hoodlums in Lagos during the presidential election and sustained injuries in the process. A tweet by spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Read More

Tinubu: FOMWAN preaches women inclusion, lauds INEC

March 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

A non-profit civil society group, the Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN),  has urged the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Vice President-elect, Senator Kashim Shettima  to ensure women’s inclusion in their cabinet. After hailing the duo on their victory at the poll, the group called on aggrieved parties to take their grievances to court. This was Read More

2023 presidential, NASS elections: Police nab 203 electoral offenders, recover 18 arms 

March 6, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has said the the Nigeria Police arrested 203 electoral offenders linked to 185 major incidents during the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections across the country. IGP Baba disclosed this in his remark during a meeting with strategic police managers, comprising Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and members of the Force Management Read More

Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells

March 6, 2023 House keeper 0

World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from this week’s Indian Wells Masters event with the Serb unable to enter the United States. The 22-time Grand Slam winner, 35, had applied for special permission to enter the US because he is not vaccinated against Covid-19. The US requires international visitors to be vaccinated and proof will be required until at least 10 Read More

Kaduna: Big boost as 6 governorship flagbearers adopt Ashiru as consensus candidate 

March 6, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Six days to the gubernatorial election in Kaduna state, candidates of six political parties have adopted the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for Kaduna state, Rt. Hon Isah Muhammad Ashiru Kudan, as their consensus candidates.  Addressing party members in Kaduna on Monday, governorship candidate of YPP, and Chairman Rescue and Rebuild Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum, Amb. Sani Yaya said the Read More

Kashim Shettima, Dutse, and Emir’s coronation 

March 6, 2023 Is'haq Modibbo Kawu 0

We landed at the Dutse Airport at 11:05hrs. For me, this was a moment of poignant remembrance. Between 2013 and 2014, I drove to and from Dutse dozens of times.  The first missionary journey I was part of a team of media experts that then governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, had put together to help midwife Jigawa State Television. Read More

Celebrating Iranian women as IWD is marked globally

March 6, 2023 House keeper 0

As the global communities mark the International Women’s Day, UJI ILIYASU takes a look at how Iranian women in particular have fared so far in that conservative Islamic country.  The role of women in the society is taken into consideration from different political, legal, social and religious aspects and there are discussions about it.  Their role especially in an Islamic Read More