Osinbajo, Aregbesola inspect Owerri Police station, Correctional facilities

April 7, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, 0

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola were in Owerri, the Imo state capital Tuesday, where they inspected the facilities of the Imo State Police Command and the Owerri Correctional Service believed to have been damaged by the operatives of the Eastern Security Network(ESN). Osinbajo who spoke briefly to newsmen, described the action of the gunmen Read More

Insecurity: CAN President chides Buhari, calls for national dialogue

April 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Ayokunle Olasupo, has accused the President Mohammadu Buhari administration of incompetency in the handling of the insecurity situation in the country. The Christian Association President made this known at the Holy Convocation organised by the Victory Life Bible Church, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Rev. Olasupo who spoke Read More

Women group takes TB awareness campaign to Abuja border

April 6, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The International Community of Women Living with HIV West Africa (ICWWA) has taken Tuberculosis (TB) awareness campaign to Koroduma, a border community between the Federal Capital Territory and Nasarawa state popularly called “One Man Village.” The organisation said the campaign became pertinent following the prevalence of death from TB in the community. It added that the World Tuberculosis Day celebrated Read More

Abaribe mourns Odumakin

April 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Monday expressed shock and sadness over the death of Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin. The senator in a statement by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, said the shocking death of the foremost rights activist and advocate of a restructured Nigeria has depleted the colony of courageous Nigerians who speak truth to power not minding dangers Read More

2023: Only youth creativity’ll reset the nation – Ohere

April 6, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state commissioner for Works and Housing, Abubakar Ohere, Monday said the 2023 presidency will be about harnessing youth creativity and energy towards resetting the Nigerian nation. Ohere stated this when he paid Easter homage to the Okene  Christians  community. He stated  that the 2023 presidency will be about harnessing youth creativity and energy to reset the country. He Read More

Easter: Nigerians seek eradication of child street begging

April 6, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

As Christians celebrate Easter across the world, stakeholders in Ondo state have called for stringent actions to end Child Street begging and hawking. The concerned citizens also said the Yoruba race is known for hard work unlike the prevailing attitude of street begging. A citizen, Dr Waheed Folayan in his words noted that Islam frowns at street begging as there Read More

Wreckage of crashed Alpha jet, pilot not yet found- NAF

April 6, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Airforce has debunked a report by a national daily (ThisDay), that the body of one of the pilots and wreckage of the NAF Alfa Jet, NAF 475 that disappeared from radar on Wednesday 31 March has been found in Bama.Blueprint report that two pilots Flight Lieutenant John Abolarinwa and Flight Lieutenant Ebiakpo Chapele were onboard the missing fighter Read More

Air Chief insists missing Jet not shot down by Boko Haram

April 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has urged pilots, technicians and ground troops of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) not to be discouraged by events of the past few days involving the crash of an Alpha-Jet aircraft, but to remain resolute and unrelenting in the fight against insurgency in the North-east and other parts of the Read More

Ebonyi: Osinbajo visits crisis areas, assures justice

April 5, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday  promised to give justice those that lost their lives in the ongoing crisis in Ebonyi state. Buhari spoke through the Vice President  Prof. Yemi Osinbajo during a day working visit to Ebonyi state to ascertain the level of killings and destruction at Egedegede and Effium communities of Ohaukwu and Ishielu local government  areas respectively. Addressing the Read More

Group petitions IG, wants Ebonyi CP to account for arrested ‘warlords’

April 5, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha, 0

Following the alleged escape of 55 out of 66 ‘warlords’ arrested by the General Officer Commanding 82 division, Enugu, Maj.Gen. Taoreen Lagbaja, and his team, during a raid at Okpuduma village last Saturday, in Effium community from the Police custody, the Ezza-Effium Consultative Assembly, has accused the Nigeria Police in the state under CP Aliyu Garba, of compromise, and has Read More

Nigerians can now obtain Passport within 72hrs – Aregbesola

April 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that Nigerians can now have their own international passport within 72hrs with the newly opened Maitama Passport Express Centre (MPEC) The Minister, who dropped this hint while speaking at the opening of the centre in Maitama, Abuja during the week stated that opening of the centre, signified the inauguration of the Passport Read More

Wase, Lalong mourn Maitala, say his death tragic

April 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The deputy speaker House of Representatives, Idris Ahmad Wase, has described late Hon. Haruna Maitala as a hardworking, dedicated and honest politician whose services were mostly needed. Wase in a statement on his verifiable official Facebook page, said he was saddened by the death of the lawmaker, who died Friday,  in a ghastly motor accident, enroute Jos from Abuja. “I Read More

Easter: Makinde tasks Christians on neighborliness, forgiveness, others

April 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Governor Seyi Makinde on Saturday tasked Christians to in the spirit of the Easter season continue to be their brother’s keepers and to forgive others. The governor in his Easter message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa emphasized the need for Nigerians irrespective of their religious differences to be living together in peace and harmony. Expressing gratitude Read More

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Enact anti-open grazing law or face mass protests, group tells S/East Governors

April 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The socio-political group, Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP), has bemoaned the incessant attacks and killings of Nigerians, especially “innocent Ndigbo in their own ancestral home by suspected armed herdsmen”. In statement made available to newsmen Saturday, signed by the Speaker of Ndigbo Youth Parliament (NYP), Rt. Hon. Rikki Nwajiofor, the group condemned the unabated attacks and killings going on in Igbo-speaking Read More

Lawan mourns Haruna Maitala

April 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan,  has sent his condolences to the family and friends of Hon. Haruna Maitala who died on Friday in an auto crash. Lawan in the condolence message, said he  was saddened by the tragic news of the demise of Hon. Maitala who until his death represented Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency at the Federal House Read More

Omo-Agege mourns close ally, Prince Sam Obi

April 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale, 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has received with deep sorrow the news announcing the passing of a close ally, friend and associate, Prince Sam Obi, whose stewardship to Delta State and Nigeria over many years had been with great distinction. In a condolence message personally signed by him in Abuja Saturday, Omo-Agege said: “I am profoundly Read More

PDP, Atiku mourn Yinka Odumakin

April 3, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expresses shock over the death of right activist, social crusader and National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin. PDP described the death of Odumakin as a huge loss to the nation and particularly, the PDP, given his erudite contributions to national dialogue and relentless commitment towards the development of democratic ethos in our country. The Read More

Missing jet: NAF dismisses Boko Haram video

April 2, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has debunked claims by Boko Haram that it brought down the missing Alpha jet, which disappeared from radar on Wednesday, March 31 in Borno state. Blueprint report that Boko Haram claimed responsibility in a viral video that it fighters shot down the fighter jet. But NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet who in a statement Read More

Dokpesi: EFCC should resist political manipulation – Atiku

April 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has advised the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to resist all forms of political manipulation. Atiku, in a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, on Friday expressed joy and solidarity over the acquittal of High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the founder of Ray Read More

Easter: Gombe gov tasks Christians on unity, peace, tolerance

April 2, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has called on Christians to use the period Easter to pray for the continued peace and stability of the state as well as the country.  In a goodwill message, the governor noted that the Easter period “provides an opportunity for unity of purpose, reinforcement of bond of brotherhood and dedication in service to Read More

NEPZA, IFC seek FEC’s buy-in on medical SEZs establishment

April 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has urged the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to make the idea of establishing Medical Special Economic Zones across the six geo-political zones of the country a national project.  The Authority’s head, corporate communications, Martins Odeh, who stated this in a statement Friday, said the managing director, Prof. Read More

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Leave Calabar within 7 days, group orders Eze Ndigbo

April 2, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

A group, Nka Ikemesit Mkparawa Essien Efik Duopeba, has issued a seven-day ultimatum to head of the Igbo community in the State (Eze Ndigbo), Chief Emmanuel Ezenwenyi, to leave the ancient city. The ultimatum was contained in a press release by the group’s chairman, Ekpo Ekeng, vice-chairman, Adim Ekpenyong Adim, and the secretary, Ekpenyong Bassey Ekpenyong. Their anger, according to Read More