Ex-president faces new money laundering charge

September 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a new charge of money laundering as part of the investigations into the largest corruption scandal in Latin America. The former president, known as Lula, is accused of accepting 4 million reais (759,000 dollars) worth of bribes disguised as donations, according to a Monday statement from prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Read More

Kano govt orders reopening of 6 colleges for NABTEB exams

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has ordered the immediate reopening of six technical colleges in the state to enable their students in the exit class to participate in the forthcoming  National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) examinations. The Commissioner for Education, Malam Sanusi Kiru, gave the order in a statement issued on Sunday in Kano by the Ministry’s Public Relations Read More

What COVID-19 has taught us – UNGA President

September 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

Outgoing President of the UN General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has highlighted some critical lessons from COVID-19. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in New York that the pandemic had further underscored the need for concerted efforts to bridge the global technological gap. Muhammad-Bande referenced a UN report indicating that 463 million school children, mostly from developing countries, Read More

What is Npower and how relevant is it?

September 10, 2020 Blueprint 0

The N-Power program is a program initiated by by the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari with a Motto, “Empowering Nigerian Youths for Prosperity” since June, 8, 2016, to tackle issues of youth joblessness and improve social development of young people in Nigeria. The plan was made as a segment of National Social Investment Program (NSIP), to give youths an opportunity Read More

FG okays phased reopening of schools, economy

September 4, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Extends PTF’s mandate till December 2020 Reviews curfew, now 12am – 4am Night club remains shut Junior civil servants to stay home The federal government Thursday announced plan to reopen schools across the country. It said state governments and school administrators should start making preparations towards full reopening of the schools. Schools across the country were shut in the wake Read More

Kalu: I can’t wait to star for Super Eagles, Barcelona

August 23, 2020 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A young American/Nigerian footballer Neville Nnamdi Kalu who just turned 21 is now ready to take the world by storm. Nnamdi Kalu whose surname name and build-up are synonymous with former Nigerian international Uche Kalu, is dreaming of representing Nigeria at the highest level just like his brother Uche who also hails from Abia. The ‘new’ Kalu who recently spoke Read More

VIDEO – #BBNaija: Kiddwaya, Erica caught in the act again

August 17, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Big Brother Naija lockdown housemates, Erica and Kiddwaya, were caught “cuddling aggressively” after retiring to the Head of House lounge. The lovebirds were caught on camera making out on their bed. Shortly after, a photo of what seemed like a duvet stained with cum surfaced online. It got them trending on social media as some fans of the show believed they Read More

VIDEO: How President, vice exchanged blows in public

August 17, 2020 Editor 0

It was a gory sight to behold after Somalia President Mohammed Abdullahi and his vice Mahdi Mohammed Guled were seen exchanging blows publicly during a press conference. At the conference which was beamed live, the president suddenly stood up and started punching his deputy. The deputy also responded, leading to a serious fight as those around attempted to separate the Read More

Angry Zulum to Military: We’ll mobilise hunters, CJTF, vigilantes to recapture Baga if…

Accuses command structure of sabotage Absolves Buhari, Buratai Attack on gov’s convoy an isolated incident – Army Soldier suffering depression kills senior officer Multiple explosions kill 1, injure others in Maiduguri Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum said “there is s complete sabotage in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and the attacked on his convoy.” He also asserted Read More

US-based doctor opens up, says Coronavirus is curable despite patient’s health status

July 28, 2020 Blueprint 0

A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday. Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Emmanuel claimed that antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and antibacterial drug, Zithromax, were effective cures for the virus. The Nigerian spoke during a news conference held by a group of Read More

Toke Makinwa shames rumor mongers, denies reports her Banana Island mansion was seized by FG

July 28, 2020 Blueprint 0

Media girl, Toke Makinwa, has come out to deny the rumours that her Banana Island mansion, has been seized by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria. In a statement released by the On-Air personality’s publicist, Andrea Manuela Giaccaglia, Makinwa denied the rumours insisting that she is the sole owner of the said property. “On behalf of Ms. Toke Makinwa, we would Read More

Kim Kardashian reunites with Kanye West amid tears

July 28, 2020 Blueprint 0

Kim Kardashian, popular American Media personality, has reportedly reunited with her husband, Kanye West, days after the Grammy Award winner tendered public apology to her following divorce claims. The KUWTK celebrity flew to Wyoming this week for a reunion with her husband, after trying to reach him repeatedly without success and sources say it was ‘emotional’. Concerns were first sparked Read More

Nigeria still records huge fatalities from unsafe abortions – Organisations

July 27, 2020 Blueprint 0

Hundreds of Nigerian women die every day of complications arising from unsafe abortions, an international NGO, Ipas, says. Country Director of Ipas (Nigeria), Mr Lucky Palmer, said this on Sunday at a three-day “Media Training for Journalists on Women’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights/Global Gag Rule’’, in Keffi, Nasarawa State. Palmer also disclosed that every eight minutes, a woman in Read More

Electoral Reform: Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Past, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

July 15, 2020 Blueprint 0

Since 2010, there has not been any major amendment to Nigeria’s Electoral Act, not for lack of trying. High-wire political rivalries, mutual suspicions and self-serving approaches to governance have practically made it impossible to make necessary changes or alter existing legislations concerning elections in the country; yet, the current electoral law may not be able to stand the test of Read More