Senate confirms Faruk Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

June 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Major General Faruk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff. His confirmation followed the consideration of a report by the Joint Committee of Defence and Army. Faruk was appointed on May 27, 2021, by President Muhammadu Buhari following the death of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, in a Read More

Group rates Nasarawa high in access to social, political leadership

June 22, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Chairman of the Middle Belt Brain Trusts (MBBT), Gen. Marthin Luther Agwai, (rtd) has said Nasarawa state scored very high in terms of access to political, social leadership and collaboration indexes.He stated this on Tuesday at the inaugural meeting of the Nasarawa state forum, organised in collaboration with the Middle Belt Brain Trust (MBBT) and Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) Read More

Nigerian star wins player of the month in Japan

June 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The heroics of Nigerian football star, Ismaila Origbaajo, has received comensurate rewards as he won the player of the month of May, in faraway Japan.Ismaila Origbaajo, scored three goals in four matches for Fukushima United in the second tier of Japanese football to claim the coveted honour. Currently, the young Nigerian striker who is renowned for his pace, strength and Read More

Drugs electronic registration to address abuse, counterfeiting – PCN

June 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

   The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has said it has embarked on regulation of controlled and psychotropic drugs, as well as identifying fake drugs through the planned electronic registration of manufactured and imported drugs. The spate of insecurity across Nigeria and other vices have been blamed on easy access to psychotropic drugs by youth, who can easily pick these Read More

Gov Yahaya Bello a bridge builder – Ighalo

June 22, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Super Eagles striker and former Manchester United forward, Odion Jude Ighalo, has described the governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello as a bridge builder and unifier whose leadership style has been a source of hope to the Nigerian youth.  The footballer made the statement while paying a courtesy call on the governor at his Abuja resident on Monday.  Ighalo Read More

Iwo road mayhem: We ‘ve arrested 3 PMS members – CP

June 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Police command on Monday paraded three members of the state Park Management System (PMS) over last week’s mayhem at Iwo road area of Ibadan. Addressing journalists at the command headquarters at Eleyele area of Ibadan, Oyo state, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ngozi Onadeko, said investigations was still on going on the mayhem. CP Onadeko disclosed that three Read More

We ‘re not selling form on Anambra poll – Labour Party

June 22, 2021 Moses John 0

  The Labour Party (LP) on Monday said the party is yet to commence sales on nomination form for the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. Acting National Chairman of the Party, Comrade Maria Lebeke, while speaking with journalists in Abuja said plans were underway to reorganise the party according to court judgement. The acting national chairman of the party however Read More

Imo: Punch correspondent arrested, released

June 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Security details at the main gate of the Imo state Government House Monday arrested the correspondent of the Punch Newspapers in Imo, Chidiebube Okeoma over an interview he was being granted by protesting women. Blueprint gathered that the arrest was as a result of  the interview the protesting Imo women sweepers who were being owed several months of salary by the state government were granting Read More

IGP taskforce vows to end oil bunkering, smuggling in Niger Delta

June 22, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

  The IGP Special Taskforce on Pipeline and Illegal Bunkering at the Police Headquarters led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Usman Kanfani Jibrin over the weekend arrested four trucks laden with diesel in Abuja. The vehicles, with  registration numbers: XE 946 APP, AZ 3 1 2 DAL, PKM 825 X A and DRA 85 ZU were intercepted in Gwagwalada, Read More

Buhari names Abang Ekpungu secretary of first EFCC board

June 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board, the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami announced Monday. This is coming about six years after the nation’s flagship anti-corruption organisation has operated without a board. Before the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, EFCC also operated without Read More

Over 2 million benefit from NYSC medical outreach – NYSC DG

June 22, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has stated that more than  two million rural dwellers  have so far benefited from the NYSC free medical outreach, and 300 wheelchairs were freely given to beneficiaries nationwide. General  Ibrahim made the statement while flagging- off  nationwide the 2021 second quarter NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (H.I.R.D) programme at  Damagazan Hausawa Community in Read More

France forward Dembele ruled out of Euro 2020

June 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

France forward Ousmane Dembele will miss the rest of Euro 2020 after suffering a knee injury. Dembele came on as a second-half substitute during his team’s 1-1 draw with Hungary on Saturday but had to be replaced after 30 minutes. “Ousmane Dembele had an X-ray at the Budapest hospital on Sunday night,” the French Football Federation said in a statement on Monday. Read More

2021 NWFL Championship league starts in Abuja

June 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League will start in Abuja on Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021 at the Aguiyi Ironsi Sports Complex, Abuja with the arrival, Draws, and Pre-Match meeting for the six participating clubs from across Nigeria; Kwara Ladies Fc, Kaduna Queens Fc, Gallant Queens Fc, Naija Ratels Fc, Heartland Queens and Adamawa Queens in Abuja. The NWFL Championship League Read More

Team Nigeria will make podium finish in Tokyo – Dare

June 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Sports and Youth Development minister Sunday Dare has assured that Team Nigeria athletes will make podium performance at the Tokyo Olympics. The minister who spoke with pressmen at the end of National Open Trial in Lagos was full of praise for the athletes over their remarkable performances and as well sense of professionalism displayed all through the trial. Addressing Read More

2023: INEC introduces voter enrolment device

June 22, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the new online Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) billed to commence June 28 would be undertaken for over a period of at least one year.  INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu stated this Monday in Abuja at the second quarterly meeting with media executives. He said the success of the exercise depended to a considerable extent, Read More

Buhari congratulates new Iranian President

June 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the election of Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi “once again reinforces the centrality of the will of the people to the success of democracy anywhere in the world.”In a reaction to the outcome of the election in Abuja on Monday, President Buhari said that “Raisi deserves his victory in the presidential election.” The Nigerian leader Read More

Sani-Bello’s order to special squad: Comb the forest and free 136 kid-abductees

Niger state  Governor  Abubakar  Sani  Bello  has  ordered a combined  security  squad  to comb the forest and battle the bandits to rescue the 136 children abducted over two weeks  ago. His action is coming on the heel of a similar feat in Kebbi where the governor, Atiku Bagudu vowed to crush abductors of some unspecified number of students and staff members of Read More

13% derivation: Court orders FG to pay $951m to Bayelsa govt

June 22, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the federal government to pay $951 million to the Bayelsa State government. The money being the 13 per cent derivative sum due as arrears of revenue payable to it. The judgment was in respect of a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/175/2012, and filed on February 12, 2021. In the suit filed on its Read More

LG poll: El-Rufai reaffirms commitment to e-voting, swears in Kaduna ‘a SIECOM chair

June 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Governor Nasir el-Rufai has assured  that Kaduna state has improved the electronic voting machines used in 2018 local government polls and will organise even better local government elections in August 2021.The governor made the promise while speaking at the swearing-in of Dr. Saratu Binta Dikko-Audu for a second term as chairman of the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM). El Read More

Man, 30, steals wheelbarrow, ags 3 months imprisonment

June 21, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Buhari Abdullahi, a 30-year-old man was Monday sentenced to three months in prison by a Karu Grade I Area Court, for stealing wheel barrow. The convict, a labourer and resident of Angwan Hausawa, Karu, Abuja, who begged for leniency, had pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of stealing. In his judgment, the Judge, Inuwa Maiwada, gave the convict an option Read More

INEC invalidates Victor Oye’s APGA faction delegate list

June 21, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) may not be able to take part in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State.  This development is hinged on the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that a faction of the party led by Victor Oye did not duly notify it of the plan to hold ward congresses ahead of the Read More

Voter registration to last at least 1 year- INEC

June 21, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the new online Continuous Voter  Registration (CVR) billed to commence on June 28, would be undertaken for over a period of at least one year. Chairman of the commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu who stated this on Monday in Abuja, at the second quarterly meeting with media executives, noted that the success of the Read More

Nigeria’s debt profile hits $7.8trn – Ex-CBN deputy gov

June 21, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The former Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy  governor, Prof Kingsley Moghalu, Monday, alleged that the country’s debt profile has risen to the sum of 7.8 trillion dollars in the last three years. Moghalu, who disclosed this at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, during Kwechiri Political summit, alleged that the federal government’s borrowing style has heightened the inflation rate in the country. Read More