Eid el-Fitr: Sokodeke Foundation seeks prayers against COVID-19

May 25, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

Chairman, Sokodeke Foundation, Ibrahim Yahya-Mohammed, has urged  Muslims to use the period of Sallah to intensify prayers for God’s intervention against COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Yahaya-Mohammed, the Talban Samarin Nupe, made the call in a Sallah message in Bida, Niger state, on Sunday. He said prayers were the key to success and solution to problems, hence the need for Read More

COVID-19: Ebonyi hits 33 cases as Umahi laments insuficient testing kits

May 25, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Sunday night announced that the state had recorded 33 cases of Coronavirus infected patients. But said that 6 persons were treated and discharged at the treatment center, Unity Square Abakaliki. Umahi disclosed this during a state wide broadcast after a meeting with some stakeholders at the executive chambers old government house, Abakaliki. While he Read More

Disability’s rights group lauds Buhari on Gambari’s appointment

May 24, 2020 Ene Osang 0

Cedar Seed Foundation; a rights group for People With Disabilities (PWD) has lauded the recent appointment of Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari as the new Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. Its Executive Director Lois Auta, in a signed statement made available to Journalists yesterday in Abuja described President Mohammadu Buhari’s choice of  Prof. Gambari after the office became vacant Read More

New Ambassadorial nominees are thoroughbred diplomats, would serve Nigeria’s best interest – Professional group

May 24, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of professionals in Nigeria, under the aegis of Young Nigerian Professionals (YNP) have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the nomination of 42 thoroughbred career diplomats as Ambassadors-designate, describing them as “round pegs, fit in round holes,” and “truly deserving.”  The forum in a statement signed by its Chairman, Charles Folayan, Sunday in Abuja, said his group was happy Read More

24-year-old Ekiti indigene bags PhD in Law

May 24, 2020 Raphael Adeyanju 0

A twenty four years old Nigerian citizen from Ekiti state, Dr. Bayo Arowolaju, has bagged a PhD in Law from a prestigious university  in the United States of America. Damilola, son of a former Special Adviser to governor Segun Oni on Due Process, Dr. Bayo Arowolaju, graduated from The George Washington University  Law School, Washington DC, United States of America. Read More

Eid el-Fitr: Etsu Nupe felicitates with Muslims, urges adherence to COVID-19 guidelines

May 24, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has advised his subjects and Nigerians to respect all government directives and health guidelines against coronavirus pandemic to curtail its spread. The Etsu Nupe, who is the Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers in Niger State, gave the advice in his Sallah message at the Etsu Usman Zaki Juma’at Mosque on Sunday in Bida, Niger Read More

Sallah: Give more to the poor, Bala tasks wealthy citizens on charity

May 24, 2020 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has enjoined Muslim ummah in the state to emulate prophet Muhammad by making sacrifices for the benefit of less privileged members of the society as they celebrate this year’s Eid-El fitr. The governor in his sallah message to muslims yesterday urged the well to do citizens to be helpful to the poor and always give Read More

Edo poll: Group raises Covid-19 alarm, rejects direct primaries for parties

May 22, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

A group under the aegis of Concern Edo Citizens Forum (CECF) has admonished political parties participating at the Edo State governorship poll to respect government guidelines on social distancing to curb the spread of  coronavirus (COVID-19). In a statement  issued by Comrade Roy Oribhabor and Barr. Osamwonyi Ibude, Convener and Secretary respectively, the group called  on political parties to consider Read More

APC adopts direct primary in Edo, clears Ize-Iyamu to contest

May 22, 2020 Editorial II 0

The coast is now clear for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to contest for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State as the National Working Committee ( NWC) of the party Thursday night granted him a waiver to participate at the party’s primary. The committee also adopted direct primary option for the emergency of the party’s Read More

Why we can’t reopen worship centres now in FCT- Minister

May 21, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has given reasons why places of worship in the territory cannot be reopened now.   The Minister stated this earlier in the week in Abuja during a meeting with the representatives of the FCT Christian and Muslim communities led by the FCT Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman, Read More

Inflation: FG’s release of grains mitigated food price increase Uwaleke

May 21, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Professor of Capital Market at Nasarawa State University, Uche Uwaleke, has applauded the federal government’s intervention in releasing grains from its grains reserves saying it mitigated food inflation.  Uwaleke made the assertion in a chat with Blueprint Thursday in Abuja.  The federal government had on May 2, 2020, directed the release of about 17,500 metric tonnes of assorted grains from Read More

Court remands man, 44, for alleged robbery in Osun

May 21, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

A Magistrate’s court, sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Thursday remanded a 44-year-old man, Elugbindin Timothy, for alleged armed robbery.   The prosecutor, Mr. Joseph Adebayo, alleged that the defendant committed the purported crime on March 10, 2020, around 5:00am at Odemuyiwa Village via Ifetedo. The prosecutor alleged that the defendant conspired with others, now at large, to commit felony to wit Read More

South-west Muslims demand reopening of Mosques ahead Eid prayer

May 21, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Muslims in South-west, Edo and Delta states Thursday appealed the governors to reopen Mosques ahead of Eid – el – fitri celebration in the country. The Wakeelu Muslims of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states,  Sheikh Iskeel Awwal who made the appeal in Abeokuta, the Ogun state while addressing with journalists argued that the mosque has spiritual solution to the COVID-19 Read More

Under aged wife kills husband in Bauchi over ‘forced sex’

May 21, 2020 Najib Sani 0

A 17 year old wife one Salma Hassan in Itas Gadau local government area of Bauchi state has allegedly killed her husband one Mohammed Mustapha for forcing her to have sex on their wedding night. The suspect in an interview with newsmen at the state police headquarters Thursday shortly after she was paraded by the commissioner of police Philip Maku Read More

The media needs a bailout now! By Fredrick Nwabufo

May 21, 2020 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

The primacy of the media in any society is indubitable. The media is the iron curtain between tyranny and democracy. It is the bastion of the ethos, truth and spirit of a people. And it serves no interest but the public’s. Cliched as the fourth estate of the realm, the essentiality of media is commonplace but prodigiously unemphasised. In fact, Read More

Firm accuses IGP of frustrating judgment to unseal Kano rice mill

May 21, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

A rice processing factory in Kano state, Tiamin Rice Limited, has accused the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu and the Kano State Commissioner of Police of frantic efforts to frustrate the enforcement of a judgment  by the Federal High Court in Abuja, which ordered the immediate reopening of the factory sealed by the Kano state government. Tiamin Rice Limited, Tiamin Multi Read More

Eidul-Fitr: FG declares Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th public holidays for celebration

May 21, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s EIDUL-FITRI Celebration.  The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Muslim faithful for the successful completion of the Ramadan fast.  In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, on behalf of Read More

Covid-19: We ‘ve released 3,751 inmates so far -NCoS

May 21, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) said as at Thursday 21st of May, it has released about 3,751 inmates comprising convicts and awaiting trial persons who met the criteria set by the federal government.  President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the decongestion of detention centres in the country to sustain the fight against spread of COVID-19.  Consequently, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Minister of Read More

Stakeholders lament sabotage in OGEFZA sector

May 21, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

Stakeholders have expressed concern over sabotage in the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Authority (OGEFZA), saying it may affect the economy by creating chaos among investors. In a document made available to newsmen Wednesday in Abuja, they explained that the Oil and Gas Export Free Zone Act Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010 (Act) unambiguously established Oil and Read More

Breaking: Majority of APC members planning to leave -Deputy N/Chair, Shuaibu

May 20, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Fresh crisis is brewing in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the party’s governorship primaries in Ondo and Edo states. Deputy National Chairman of the party (North) Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, Wednesday through a statement accused his National Chairman Adams Oshiomohle of absence of transparency in the build up to the two primary elections in Indians Edo state respectively. Read More

Breaking: Fresh crisis rocks APC as Oshiomohle’s deputy accuses him of ‘dictatorship’

May 20, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Fresh crisis is brewing in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the party’s governorship primaries in Ondo and Edo states. Deputy National Chairman of the party (North) Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, Wednesday through a statement accused his National Chairman Adams Oshiomohle of absence of transparency in the build up to the two primary elections in Indians Edo state respectively. Read More

Breaking: Bauchi ends lockdown, opens prayer centers, Eid prayer to hold

May 20, 2020 Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has just declared open all the religious centers in the state as from tomorrow, Thursday. The governor has also allowed markets to open. Bala who announced this a while ago on Wednesday during stakeholders’ meeting said Friday eid prayers and Sunday service would be allowed to resume. Details loading…

INEC insists on conduct Edo, Ondo gov elections on 19th September, 10th October

May 20, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

As contained in their original timetable, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that it would conduct Edo and Ondo gubernatorial election on the 19th September,  10th October 2020 respectively as contained in the timetable and schedule of activities released on 6th February 2020.  In a statement by the National commissioner and chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, Read More