COVID-19: 70% Nigerians to be vaccinated by 2022 – AGF Mustapha

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has said it intends to vaccinate 70% of the Nigerian population before the end of 2022, chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, has said. He stated this during the COVID-19 summit 2021 in Abuja with the theme : “Pushing through the Last Mile to End the Pandemic and Build Back Better”. He Read More

Yuletide: FCT Police ban sale, use of fireworks, bangers, others

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Commissioner of Police, in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday, has banned the sale and use of all kinds of fireworks, fire-crackers, knockouts, among others in the FCT. The CP in a press statement by the Police Publoc Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Josephine Adeh, Monday in Abuja, noted that the order was part Read More

The sins of 91 private jet owners

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is inept in revenue collection and reckless in spending. It has a voluptuous spending appetite but is reprehensibly lethargic to revenue generation. In the first half of 2021, government missed its revenue target by a whooping N1.48 trillion and overshot its spending for the period massively. That has become an annual ritual. The strange phenomenon saw the federal government Read More

Ogun: Man, 32, arrested for beating cigarette seller to death over N50

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

A 32- year-old man, Biodun Adebiyi, has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for beating a 30- year- old cigarette seller to death over 50 naira balance. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Monday by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi according to the statement said that the Read More

Persons with disabilities honour Govs Wike, Ortom, Bello, others

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigerians joins the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Persons With Disabilities 2021, persons living with disabilities in the country under the aegis of Persons With Disabilities Initiative Nigeria have honoured Governors Nyesom Wike, Samuel Ortom and Yahaya Bello of Rivers, Benue and Kogi states, respectively, for their consistent support to persons with disabilities in Read More

Release of 13 kidnapped LG workers: NULGE felicitates with Zaria LG boss

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Union of Local Governments Employees (NULGE), Kaduna state chapter, has felicitated with the chairman, Zaria local government area of Kaduna state, Aliyu Idris Ibrahim, otherwise known as Magani Sai da Gwaji, over the recently released Kidnapped workers of Zaria local government workers. The president of the union, Comrade Rayyanu Isyaku Turunku, who led other executives of the union Read More

Aregbesola advocates terminal date to aid prison decongestion

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has advocated for inclusion of terminal dates in the administration of justice act for quick dispensation of justice in the country. He made the call Monday at the launch of the newly deployed virtual court rooms at the Kuje correctional centre, Abuja. The project which was fully funded by the UNDP, and supports from Read More

Buhari commends FUTO on actualisation of College of Medicine

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Governing Council/Management, Senate, staff and students of Federal University of Technology Owerri( FUTO) for meeting the conditions/ guidelines for the commencement of Barchelor of Medicine, Barchelor of Surgery(M.B.B.S.) degrees and assured them of the support of the federal government in the establishment of full- fledged Federal Teaching Hospital in Imo state. This commendation came Read More

Police kill 2, arrest 4 suspected robbers in Anambra

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Anambra state Police command, Monday, said they have neutralised and gunned down two suspected and arrested four armed robbers operating around Obosi, Idemili North local government area. The command’ in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, a deputy superintendent of police, stated that the suspects were accosted on December 5th at Obosi by Read More

NBTE petitions FG over extension of poly rector’s tenure

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Few days after completing six months as ag. Rector, the Governing Council of the Kaduna Polytechnic, led by 90-year- old Senator Mohammed Mohammed, on November 17, 2021 approved the extension of another six months for Dr. Suleiman Umar to serve in acting capacity. It is an action that violates the Polytechnic (Amendment) Act 2019 that forbids such further extension. A Read More

Child abuse: Discipline or punishment?

December 6, 2021 Janet Mark 0

Over the years, African parents keep making this common mistake that abusing a child is the best form of correction. They believe that metting hard punishment teaches a child respect and obedience hence they beat the child, (hurting and inflicting pain on the child in the process) in a bid to ‘discipline’ the child. This practice which is now a Read More

Senate should not be retirement home for govs

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is a growing trend in the Nigerian politics that needs urgent rescue and the trend, if left unchecked, will have dire consequences on Nigeria’s nascent democracy. It was John Francis Welch Jr, an American writer and former CEO of General Electric, popularly known as Jack Welch, who had the famous quote, “Before you are a leader, success is all Read More

FG assures Itunnu Babalola’s family of support to ease burden of loss

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has reassured the family of late Itunnu Babalola a.k.a Becky Paul, who died in Cote d’Ivoire prison, that the federal government would give necessary support to ease the burden of losing a breadwinnerin a family. A press statement by the NIDCOM Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit and signed by Read More

As Northern group honours Namdang…

December 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

That the Northern Youth Advocacy for Excellence 2021 Icon of Integrity Award was bestowed on Dr Nanman Gadi Namdang, Comptroller (Medical), Customs Hospital, Karu, Abuja is no longer news. The awardee to many minds is deserving of the prestigious award and the choice of the organisers is quite apt as it is a radical departure from the past when people Read More

Make Kanu comfortable, court orders DSS

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja Thursday changed the trial date of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafran IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, from January 19 to 18 next year. Blueprint reports that at the last sitting, the matter was fixed for the 19th of January. The judge also gave an order that the Read More

NCC approves MTN, Airtel for 5G networks

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Thursday announced that three telecoms companies qualified as approved bidders of the forthcoming 3.5 gigahertz spectrum auction for the deployment of Fifth-generation networks. The telecoms are, MTN Nigeria Plc., Mafab Communications Limited, and Airtel Networks Limited.A statement signed by the director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, in Abuja, said the commission noted that the qualified Read More

Stop China from making Nigeria dumping ground, union tells Customs

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The president of the National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), Comrade John Adaji, Thursday called on the Nigeria Customs Service to intensify efforts to check smuggling and dumping of sub-standard goods from China into Nigeria. He said the practice has crippled local industries. Speaking at an education conference in Minna, he said, “The Nigeria Customs Read More

MDCAN offers free basic medical services in Nasarawa

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi chapter, has offered free basic medical screening to its host community, the people of Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state. Chairman, MDCAN Federal Medical Centre ( FMC), Keffi chapter, Dr. Godwin Adgidzi, stated this Thursday in Keffi during its end of the year Biennial General and Read More

Lack of structure survey responsible for building collapse –

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Association of Geodesy (NAG) Thursday identified lack of deformation surveys for monitoring of structures as the major factor responsible for frequent building collapse in Lagos state and other major cities in the country. The association stated this in a communiqué issued at the end of its annual conference, theme “Geodetic Solutions to Multi-Disciplinary Problems”, held at Federal School Read More

Abuja master plan: FCTA demolishes two estates in Lugbe

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

In a bid to restore the sanctity of the Abuja Masterplan, the FCT Administration Thursday demolished buildings worth millions of naira located within two estates in Lugbe district of the Federal Capital City (FCC). Most of the affected buildings were duplexes at their various stages of completion inside Seman Estate, behind Dunamis Church, along Airport Road, in the newly designated Read More

70- year- old man sentenced for raping minor in Jigawa

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Jigawa state High Court sitting in Dutse recently sentenced a 70- year- old man to life imprisonment for raping and infecting a 15-year-old girl with HIV. Justice Musa Ubale said the culprit committed the offence as he was satisfied with evidence tendered before the court. He said the evidence proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accuse committed the offence Read More

Kano bans use of commercial boat in Bagwai – Badau River

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kano state government has announced a ban on the use of commercial boats in ferrying passengers in Bagwai-Badau River in Bagwai local government area of the state. The order followed the boat mishap Tuesday, which claimed 29 lives in Badau village of the local government area. In a statement, the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said in the interim, Read More

Implementation of projects: USAID selects 12 CSOs in Bauchi, Gombe

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Towards ensuring effective implementation of its projects, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity has selected 12 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), in the states of Bauchi and Gombe to assist in the implementation of the projects. Speaking at the opening of a two-day Grants Inception Meeting Wednesday with the selected organizations held Read More

NSCDC assures of raw deal for kidnappers, bandits

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Thursday assured the citizenry of her intention to wage serious war against kidnapping and banditry and most especially in all schools across the country. The NSCDC also assured that it will do everything possible to prevent the kidnapping of teachers and students in all parts of the country. The Commandant General of Read More