South-west govs demand 6 regions, states as federating units

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Governors from the southwest geo-political zone have asked for the constitutional validation of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and converting same to federating units.They also called for the weakening of the nation’s administrative centre and made a case for the allocation of more powers to the federating units and states. The governors, who also sought an amendment to Section 44 (3) Read More

ACF, Ohanaeze, others to FG: Treat Kanu’s trial with caution, rule of law

About four years after jumping the bail granted him by Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja; leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was extradited to Nigeria Sunday to face trial. Kanu was accused by the federal government of instigating violence, especially in the South-east Nigeria, resulting in the loss of Read More

Gov. Sule explains why he turns down awards

April 28, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said he wants to remain focused hence his refusal to receive awards from various quarters. He revealed this while playing host to the management of Blueprint on Tuesday in Lafia. Sule said the state has numerous challenges and he do not want to be distracted by receiving many awards in just two years Read More

Gov Sani Bello raises red alert: Boko Haram 2 hours from Abuja, hoists flag in Niger

Occupies 50 Shiroro, Munya villages, towns Gunmen abduct 5 Makurdi agric varsity students Kill 2 more Kaduna students, 9 in Anambra attack 2 women, children kidnapped in Zaria, 9 in Oyo Troops repel attack on Mainok, kill scores, lose officer, 6 others  Boko Haram terrorists have established territory in parts of Niger state and hoisted their flag in Kaure village Read More

Survival Fund: More payroll support payments, MSME grants begin this week – Presidency

April 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

319,755 benefiiaries on Payroll Support scheme265,425 on Artisan and Transport Support tracks In furtherance of the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s support for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic under its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), payment would be made to the next batch of beneficiaries of the ESP Survival Fund’s payroll support track and the one-off general MSME grant of N50, 000 Read More

Jonathon replies ex-gov Aliyu on 2015: You ‘re a pathetic relevance seeker

April 18, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Reactions have continued to trail the claim by former Niger state Governor Babangida Aliyu that all the northern governors worked against President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he wasn’t respecting the agreement on 2015 elections. The latest of such reactions came from President Jonathan, Sunday, challenged the former governor to come up with witnesses as well as Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria has vaccinated over 1 million people – NPHCDA

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

 The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has announced  that Nigeria had so far vaccinated over a million eligible people out of its target of 70 percent of the nation’s population. The NPHCDA disclosed this on its official Twitter handle, on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that for the country to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, Read More

Arsenal thrash Slavia Prague 4-0 to clinch Europa League semis spot

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

 Arsenal cruised past Slavia Prague 4-0 to book a Europa League semi-final spot on Thursday, with three quick-fire goals in seven first-half minutes to advance 5-1 on aggregate. Alexandre Lacazette struck twice, including a penalty, while Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka also found the net in the quarter-final second leg to set up a last-four clash with Villarreal. Arsenal, who Read More

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Spanish La Liga/NPFL U15 football tournament begins in Enugu

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Spanish La Liga/Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) U-15 tournament began on Thursday in Enugu, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The tournament being sponsored by the NPFL and Spanish La Liga has the Enugu State Government and the League Management Company (LMC) as co-hosts. In the first match of the day, Enyimba International Under-15 Football Club of Aba Read More

Road: Fashola clears air on RCCG’s Petition

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde  Fashola,  has clarified the issue of payment to Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited in respect of the rehabilitation of Ife-Ifewara road in Osun.The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) had  alleged that payment was made to the contractor by the ministry for rehabilitation of the road which was done by the Church between 2016 Read More

Anambra governorship poll: APC schedules primary for June 26

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress(APC) says it will hold its primary election for Anambra governorship election on June 26. The party’s Director of Organisation, Prof. Al-Mustapha Medaner, disclosed this in a schedule of activities for the election released on Thursday in Abuja. Medaner said that the party would start the sales of expression of interest and nomination forms for the election Read More

Manchester City into first UCL semi-finals under Guardiola, Real Madrid also through

April 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Phil Foden got the winner again as Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. It was a feat being achieved for the first time under manager Pep Guardiola. Foden was on target in the 75th minute after Riyad Mahrez’ penalty kick had cancelled out Borussia Dortmund’s first-half lead through Jude Bellingham. Read More

Why South East businesses fail to access govt funds – Official

March 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Peter Njoku, Assistant Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Abuja, has blamed the inability of businesses in the South East to access federal government funds on the people’s suspicions of government programmes. Njoku stated this, on Friday, in Aba, during the Export Development Fund sensitization seminar for  businesses in Aba. He, therefore, called on businessmen and women in the region Read More

’51 people in Makurdi out of 609 screened tested positive for TB’

March 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Dr Chubby Eze, Senior Programme Officer, KNCV Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has confirmed that 51 out of 609 people screened in Makurdi had symptoms of Tuberculosis (TB). Eze, who fielded questions from journalists on Friday, in Makurdi, said that samples of the people were moved to gene expert sites, across the Local Government Areas (LGAs), in Benue, for testing. Read More

Transparency: CISLAC’s assessment of Buhari administration unfair, unacceptable – Minister

March 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has rejected the assessment of Bubari administration by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC). Reacting to the current rating by CISLAC, Mohammed described it as unfair and unacceptable. CISLAC, a non-governmental organisation, had on March 23 in Abuja addressed a press briefing where it allegedly accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration Read More

CMD urges Nigerians to embrace COVID-19 vaccination

March 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Prof. Bissallah Ekele, the Chief Medical Director, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada, has urged Nigerians and all targeted ages to embrace the COVID-19 vaccination as directed. Ekele gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gwagwalada, shortly after one year anniversary for managing COVID-19 in the hospital. The CMD urged the entire Read More

COVID-19: Africa CDC to vaccinate 60% of Africa’s population – Official

March 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says it is working to ensure that each country in the continent vaccinates at least 60 per cent of its population against COVID-19. Dr Raji Tajudeen, the Head of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa CDC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, stated this at the Pre-Conference Webinar of the Medical Women’s International Read More

Kogi Assembly passes VAPP Bill, prescribes life sentence for offenders

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kogi State House of Assembly has passed the state’s Violence Against Persons Prohibitions (VAPP) Bill to provide for the elimination of violence in private and public life, as well as life imprisonment for rapists. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the passage followed the adoption of the report of the joint Committees on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Read More

MSMEs Survival Fund beneficiaries laud Buhari, Osinbajo

March 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Beneficiaries of Federal Government’s Micro Small and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs)  Survival Fund from the Transportation and Education sectors on Monday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over the scheme. The beneficiaries conveyed their appreciation over the success of the scheme as the Survival Fund entered its seventh month. The Steering Committee of Survival Fund led by Minister of State, Read More