Breaking: Armed robbers raid banks in Kogi community

December 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Armed robbers armed with sophisticated weapons on Tuesday afternoon raided banks in Odo Ere, headquarters of Yagba West local government area of Kogi state. The robbers, said to be about 13 in number, stormed the community and killed several passerby while the banks were painted with bullets. Blueprint learnt that the criminals operated for about two hours, going from bank Read More

CSOs condemn publications against Military, hail security forces

December 11, 2021 Editor 0

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have faulted media publications insinuating that internal wrangling in the military was responsible for the security challenges being faced in the country. The CSOs described such move “as not only mischievous but highly misleading and ill motivated.” The CSOs including Arewa Youth Federation, Citizens Actions for Good Leadership and Northern Integrity Group of Read More

VIDEO: Watch as Wife slaps husband during live radio show

December 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Ghanaian woman has slapped her husband in front of a shocked presenter during a radio interview on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM in the Ashanti region of Ghana. She assaulted her husband in front of the stunned radio presenter, their landlady, and other guests present in the studio. A clip circulating on social media starts with the man explaining his wife’s Read More

Alhaji Dr. Mubarak Musa Saliu (Abuche): The Rising Hope Of Idah Federal Constituency

December 10, 2021 Sunday Oguche 0

As 2023 calls, numerous political zones or communities across the nation have started to relate their misfortunes and gains from their past political decisions and the people of Idah Federal Constituency of Kogi State are not left behind in this. For them, they wouldn’t repeat their ‘mistake’. While the facts may confirm that politics is often connected to personal interest, Read More

Pictures: Maximise available opportunities, FG tells Nigerian youth

December 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has advised Nigerian youth to ensure total utilisation of every opportunity being made available to them, as it will greatly impact their lives positively. Mr. Dare gave the advice on Wednesday in his office, in Abuja when he received the officials of the Nigerian Tulip International College, (NTIC), Abuja who Read More

Breaking: Military plane carrying Chief of Defence staff crashes (VIDEO)

December 8, 2021 Reuters 0

A military helicopter carrying Indian defence chief General Bipin Rawat crashed in southern India on Wednesday, killing at least four people, and officials said they were still checking to see if he was among the dead.Two defence sources said they were trying to ascertain Rawat’s status following the crash near the town of Coonoor. “We don’t know yet,” one of Read More

[VIDEO] Shame! Watch how FEPSGA officials exchanged blows, turned games to violent scene

December 6, 2021 Editor 0

The 2021 Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA) was marred by violence as officials exchanged blows during the opening ceremony of the ongoing event. Blueprint gathered that while the National Anthem was on, the officials whose names were not immediately ascertained engaged in fisticuffs in the presence of Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. The action then, threw the entire sporting Read More

Pictures: Dangote hands rehabilitated Moshood Abiola stadium pitch, digital score board to FG

December 4, 2021 Editor 0

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on Friday formally received the rehabilitated Moshood Abiola stadium pitch and digital score-boards from the Dangote Industries Group (DIG) after years of neglect. The revival of the pitch was made possible under the “Adopt-a-pitch” initiative of the incumbent Minister, Sunday Dare. The representative of the Chairman of DIG, Aliko Dangote, the Executive Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap 13, kill 1 in Zaria

December 3, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

Armed Bandits have abducted 13 people and killed 1 following an attack Thursday night on 2 communities of Kanuwar Isa and Kugu of Dutse Ward in Zaria local government of Kaduna state. A source in Zulkifil Sani disclosed to Blueprint that the Bandits invaded Kasuwar Isa community Thursday night where they kidnapped nine people from the community and proceeded to Read More

Breaking: Atlast, Navy frees Comedian Cute Abiola

December 3, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nigerian online comedian, Abdulgafar Ahmed, popularly known as Cute Abiola has been released from detention by the Nigerian Navy after several weeks. The news of his release was confirmed by the Naval spokesperson, Commodore Suleman Dahun, on Friday. The Kwara state born Comedian was declared missing on Monday, November 15, 2021, when fellow comedian Debo Adedayo aka Mr Macaroni, Read More

Breaking: Former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, is dead

December 2, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

The Second Republic Senate President, Dr Joseph Wayas, has died in a London hospital. The Chief Press Secretary and Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state, Mr Christian Ita, who made this known in a press statement said Dr Wayas died in the early hours of Tuesday. The statement, made available to Blueprint Read More

Breaking: Thugs attack Senator Barau Jibrin’s campaign office in Kano (VIDEO)

December 2, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Suspected thugs have attacked the gubernatorial campaign office of the senator representing Kano North, Barau Jibrin, in Kano state on Thursday morning. The said building Blueprint learnt is located along Maiduguri Road in Kano. Witnesses said the thugs were numbering about a 100 during the attack. This is coming on the heels of a court judgment which nullified the congresses Read More

[Breaking] Nnamdi Kanu: Absence of heavy security as DSS, armed policemen desert court (VIDEO)

December 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The much touted unscheduled appearances of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, may not hold afterall as the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave no indication. Blueprint Correspondent who is on ground could not sight the usual presence of armed policemen and the Department of State Security (DSS) operatives that always preceded Kanu’s visit. Newsmen from different media Read More

Pictures: Africa Youth Day: FG vows commitment to youth development initiatives, upscaling for national growth

December 1, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to youth development-focused initiatives that would harness the potentials of the youth and upscale them towards achieving rapid socio-economic growth in the country. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this on Tuesday during the commemoration of the 2021 Africa Youth Day, which held in Abuja with the theme ”Defining Read More

Pictures: 40 dead, several injured as boat capsizes in Kano

December 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

No fewer than 40 persons have been confirmed dead and several injured after a boat conveying pupils of Madinatu Islamiyya school in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano state, capsized on Tuesday night. An eyewitness said the boat capsized in the middle of the river though the reason for the accident is yet unknown. The deceased students and their teachers Read More

Pictures: Nigeria, South Africa to strengthen agreement on youth development

November 30, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has reiterated its commitment towards strengthening the bilateral relationship with the Republic of South Africa in the area of youth development. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, stated this on Monday in his office in Abuja when the South African Minister of Women, Youth and Disabilities, Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, paid him a courtesy Read More

AMAA 2021 Awards: See full list of winners

November 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The African Movies Academy Awards (AMAA) on Sunday held its award for the year 2021. The award held in Lagos with many outstanding individuals bagging awards. See full list of winners below:  EFERE OZAKO AMAA 2021 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILMMeat – Uganda (WINNER)Enroute – Bourkina FassoA Better Friend – GhanaFind Me By The River – South AfricaIn Extremis – Read More

Pictures: Anguish as Military buries late Army General, 7 others killed by terrorists

November 27, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Tears flowed freely on Friday, day late Brigadier General Dzarma Zurkusu, and seven other Nigerian military personnel who were killed by Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists, were buried at the military cemetery in Yola, Adamawa state capital. Their names were given thus: Major Luka Barde 47, Lt. Usman Abubakar Usman 29, Private Salihu Mohammed 23, Private Read More

2021: Minister, Emeka Offor, RSDF boss, others grace SWAN FCT football final as NTA wins again (PICTURES)

November 26, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) again emerged the overall winner of a keenly contested football tournament put together by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter. The week-long football event which kicked off on Monday November 22, climaxed on Thursday November 25, 2021 at SiaOne academy pitch located inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja with seven participating media-based Read More