gaidam electric project

Lafarge empowers host community with devt project

February 13, 2018 Kingston Obung 0

Calabar As part of its corporate social responsibilities and determination to strengthen relationship between its host communities and the Cross River state government, Lafarge Africa Plc, owners of Unicem cement, said it was taking active part in community day celebration besides empowering host communities with development projects. Speaking during the launch of the Mfamosing Community Day in Calabar yesterday, the Read More

herdsmen army 001 - 1,697 cattle recovered from rustlers in Niger

1,697 cattle recovered from rustlers in Niger

February 13, 2018 Aideloje Ojo 0

Minna At least 1,697 cattle have been recovered in the last three months from rustlers by security operatives of the Operation Karamin Goro launched about three weeks ago to flush out criminal elements from three local government areas of Niger state. The state’s Director-General on Nomadic, Ardo Abdullahi Babayo, made this known in Minna yesterday while speaking with journalists on Read More

Nigeria Broadcasting Commission NBC - NBC launches digital broadcasting in Enugu

NBC launches digital broadcasting in Enugu

February 13, 2018 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu It was jubilation galore in Enugu, Enugu state capital, yesterday, as the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) launched the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) which would enable the nation to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was present at the NTA Enugu premises where the Digital Switch Over (DSO) took place, promised to Read More

Ayodele Fayose - Fayose writes Buhari on Oye-Ekiti varsity re-naming

Fayose writes Buhari on Oye-Ekiti varsity re-naming

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has written a letter of reminder to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on the renaming of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) after the late military governor of the defunct Western State, Robert Adeyinka Adebayo. The federal government several months ago, at the funeral of the late general, announced the re-naming of FUOYE as Adeyinka Adebayo Read More

President Muhammadu Buhari Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur - Security chiefs mum after emergency meeting with Buhari

Security chiefs mum after emergency meeting with Buhari

February 13, 2018 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday had a close-door meeting with heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa in Abuja to review the current security situations in the country. Security chiefs that attended the meeting declined to brief journalists on what transpired. It was an enlarged meeting attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Read More

Nigeria 2017 hajj pilgrims moving to Mina - Kogi hajj commission urges stakeholders’ support on operation

Kogi hajj commission urges stakeholders’ support on operation

February 13, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

Lokoja Executive Chairman, Kogi state Hajj Commission, Sheik Lukman Abdullah said the commission has intensified efforts to ensure a hitch-free 2018 hajj operation. Abdullah disclosed this when he led members of the commission on a courtesy visit to the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Lokoja, yesterday, calling on critical stakeholders in the state to Read More

fulani herdsman - Benue herders, farmers’ clashes delicate case – C’ttee

Benue herders, farmers’ clashes delicate case – C’ttee

February 13, 2018 Daniel Agbo 0

Makurdi Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi has said the security challenge in Benue state was a delicate one and must be handled with open mind and all seriousness. Umahi made the statement yesterday when he led the National Economic Council Committee on farmers, herdsmen clashes to the state. The Ebonyi state governor, who stood in as acting chairman for Vice Read More

Joint Health Sector Unions JOHESU - JOHESU strike paralyses Enugu neuropsychiatric hospital

JOHESU strike paralyses Enugu neuropsychiatric hospital

February 13, 2018 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu The strike embarked upon by workers of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu has crippled activities at the facility, leaving patients stranded. It was gathered that the entire hospital was deserted as workers have complied to the strike declared by the Joint Health Sector Union(JOHESU). Our correspondent who observed the strike noticed that only few senior medical officials and security Read More

Nigeria Police logo 150x150 - Released B/Haram victims not police women, wives – Police

Released B/Haram victims not police women, wives – Police

February 13, 2018 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Maiduguri Borno state Police Command has debunked media reports that the 10 women released along with the University of Maiduguri lecturers by Boko Haram insurgents were police women. The state Commissioner of Police, CP Damian Chukwu, made the clarification yesterday at a monthly press briefing held at the command headquarters in Maiduguri. “To avoid any doubt APNo70671, Inspector Fatsuma Saleh, Read More

Atiku Abubakar - Shagaya was a wise, adaptable personality – Atiku

Shagaya was a wise, adaptable personality – Atiku

February 13, 2018 Emeka Nze 0

Abuja Former Vice President and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness and disbelief at the death of Senator John Shagaya in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday. In a statement released by his Media Office in Abuja yesterday, Atiku described the late military officer as “one of the remarkable and distinguished Nigerians of his Read More

Hajj women NAN - Kogi gets 717 slots for 2018 Hajj

Kogi gets 717 slots for 2018 Hajj

February 13, 2018 Oyibo Salihu 0

Lokoja Kogi state Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board has disclosed that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated 717 slots to the state for this year’s hajj. Executive Chairman of the board, Lukman Abdullah, who made the disclosure yesterday in Lokoja, said the figure was far less than the 838 slots allocated to the state in 2017. Abdullah spoke Read More

Buhari APC - APC chieftain cautions Buhari on cabals

APC chieftain cautions Buhari on cabals

February 13, 2018 Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz 0

Yola A Yola-based human rights activist and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Alhaji Suleiman Baba Jada, has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari to be wary of his kitchen cabinet whom he described as “desperadoes disguised in the cloak of Buharism to achieve personal gains.” Jada stated this in an interview with journalists in Yola yesterday, stressing that President Buhari needed to Read More

Yakubu Dogara - Ajaokuta Steel: We’ll resist concessioning – Dogara

Ajaokuta Steel: We’ll resist concessioning – Dogara

February 13, 2018 Joshua Egbodo 0

Abuja Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has expressed reservations for any plan to once again concession the moribund Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited, insisting that “Nigeria has the means to bring it back to life.” Recalling how two of such attempts were made without success in the past, Dogara said: “No country of the world would concession Read More

violence woman man - Mother of 5 ‘murdered’ by husband

Mother of 5 ‘murdered’ by husband

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife and mother of their five children in Mbiabam Ibiono community, Itam local government area of Akwa Ibom state. The woman, identified as Bella by neighbours who spoke with our correspondent, was allegedly hacked to death with a machete yesterday morning by her husband, a vulcanizer simply identified as Nkere-Uta. Read More

hiv aids - Valentine: NACA cautions on unprotected sex, multiple partners

Valentine: NACA cautions on unprotected sex, multiple partners

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has advised Nigerians, especially youths, to “love wisely’’ as they prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. Sani Aliyu, the Director General, NACA, gave the advice in a statement issued by the Head, Public Relations and Protocol of the agency, Toyin Aderibigbe, in Abuja yesterday. According to him, since the Read More

rape victm - Rape victims’ families want charges dropped – Police

Rape victims’ families want charges dropped – Police

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Commissioner of Police in Borno state, Damian Chukwu, has expressed concern over the spate of rape cases in the state and called on victims to seek redress. Chukwu said this while briefing journalists after the monthly police officers’ meeting in Maiduguri, the state capital, yesterday. He said proactive sensitisation measures were necessary to promote attitudinal change in the people Read More

civil defence - Suspected herders kill 2 Civil Defenders in Benue

Suspected herders kill 2 Civil Defenders in Benue

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been found dead in Benue state following a gun battle with armed attackers suspected to be herdsmen, it has been learnt. “They were in a gun duel with the herders and, unfortunately, we lost two,” NSCDC spokesperson, Emmanuel Okeh, told our correspondent by phone yesterday evening. The attack Read More

dry season farm pic for Agric 2 1 - Green infrastructure as panacea for ecosystem services

Green infrastructure as panacea for ecosystem services

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Building green and sustainable cities in both urban and rural areas has to comply with the ecosystem services that green infrastructure can provide, HELEN OJI writes on the pillars that make a green city in an environment setting. Building green and sustainable cities consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDGs), which is to make cities and human Read More

law justice court - Court remands 2 persons over alleged armed robbery

Court remands 2 persons over alleged armed robbery

February 13, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court has remanded two persons in Ilesa Prison over alleged armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms. The defendants, Bayo Ajisafe, 27, and Wale Makinde, 29, are facing a three-count charge bothering on robbery and conspiracy, but their pleas were not taken as they had no legal representation. The Prosecutor, Inspector Joshua Oladoye, had told Read More

police2 - Police arrest cleric for armed robbery in Ogun

Police arrest cleric for armed robbery in Ogun

February 13, 2018 Peter Moses 0

Abeokuta A Pastor, Daniel Onwugbufor, has been arrested by the men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), in Ogun state, for alleged armed robbery. The suspect, who is the General Overseer of God’s Favour Ministry, Iba, in Lagos state, and reportedly leader of a three-man syndicate which specialises in car snatching. A press statement by the Ogun state Police Read More

court hammer 1 - Trader docked for absconding with goods worth N685,000

Trader docked for absconding with goods worth N685,000

February 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A Lagos-based trader, Joseph Orji, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining 16,485 cartons of Dettol disinfectant worth N685,000 by false pretences. Orji, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining by false pretences and stealing. Police Prosecutor Innocent Odugbo told the court that the accused committed the offences in October 2017 at 17, Railway Line, Agege. Read More

Kwara taxi e1460570796589 - Don’t patronise unpainted taxi, VIO urges FCT residents

Don’t patronise unpainted taxi, VIO urges FCT residents

February 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Abuja The FCT Directorate of Roads Traffic Services (DRTS) also known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has advised residents of the territory to desist from patronising unpainted taxi cabs. Public Relations Officer of the directorate, Mr Kalu Emetu, gave the advice in an interview with journalists in Abuja. Emetu advised them to use painted taxi cabs as they were easily Read More

law justice court - Court remands 2 persons over ‘robbery’

Court remands 2 persons over ‘robbery’

February 13, 2018 Lateef Dada 0

Osogbo An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, remanded two persons in Ilesa Prison over alleged armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms. The defendants, Bayo Ajisafe, 27, and Wale Makinde, 29, are facing a three-count charge bothering on robbery and conspiracy. Their pleas were not taken as they had no legal representation when their case was called. Police Prosecutor, Inspector Read More

court hammer - Woman bags 6-months for fraud

Woman bags 6-months for fraud

February 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Abuja Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal office, has secured the conviction of one Folashade Olukemi Adeleke on 2-counts of stealing contrary to Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap Act C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. A press statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, yesterday in Abuja, said Adeleke was sentenced to six months Read More

Jos high court - Man docked for theft, impersonation

Man docked for theft, impersonation

February 13, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Abuja Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), yesterday, arraigned one Zeheed Ibrahim in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja for alleged theft and for posing as a pastor. Ibrahim was docked on charges of criminal conspiracy, theft, impersonation and being in possession of property, suspected to be stolen. He pleaded not guilty to the allegations. The prosecutor, Read More