Breaking: Organised Labour suspends strike over electricity, fuel price increase… See details

September 28, 2020 John Moses 0

After hours of meeting with the federal government, organised Labour has suspended proposed strike for two weeks. The meeting by both parties which started around 8pm on Sunday lasted for six hours. Blueprint Correspondent reports that the decision to suspend strike and nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress as from Monday September 28, 2020 was Read More

Happening now – Electricity/fuel price hike: Organised Labour Leaders locked in meeting with FG, hours to NLC strike (Pictures)

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

Leaders of the organised Labour are locked in a last-minute meeting with the representatives of the federal government over planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The proposed strike was to compel President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to shift ground on the recent increase in electricity tariff and fuel price. The meeting is taking place Read More

Breaking: Laycon wins 2020 Big Brother lockdown show… See details

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

Housemate Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon has just been crowned the winner of big brother Naija lockdown show. Laycon is the first to win #BBNaija without winning the weekly head of house task. Dorathy emerged 1st runners-up. See how winners emerged during the five editions. 2020: Laycon, Dorathy 2019; Mercy, Mike 2018: Miracle, CeeC 2017: Efe, Bisola 2006: Katung, Read More

Breaking: Boko Haram launches fresh attack on Borno gov’s convoy

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

In about 48 hours, Borno Governor’s convoy suffered another daring attack by Boko Haram terrorists. They attacked the convoy along Monguno-Maiduguri road. Monguno is north and about 80km drive to Maiduguri, the town hosted thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mostly from Marte, Baga, Kukawa, Dikwa and other surrounding local government areas. No official confirmation of the attack as the Read More

Breaking: Bayern Munich suffer first humiliating Bundesliga defeat since 2019

September 27, 2020 BBC 0

Bayern Munich suffered their first defeat since December 2019 as they were well beaten at Hoffenheim. Bayern had won their past 23 matches, and were unbeaten in 32, a run that saw them win last season’s treble and the Uefa Super Cup on Thursday. Ermin Bicakcic headed the hosts ahead and Munas Dabbur made it 2-0, before Joshua Kimmich’s fine goal Read More

Breaking: FG makes u-turn on meeting with organised Labour as NLC refuses to back down

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has scheduled a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), on Sunday as against the earlier scheduled discussion on Monday. The meeting will hold by 7pm on Sunday, according to Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan. The meeting is taking Read More

LeBron James dazzles as Lakers overpower Nuggets, hit NBA final

September 27, 2020 AFP 0

The Los Angeles Lakers, fueled by a triple-double from superstar LeBron James, beat the Denver Nuggets 117-107 on Saturday to reach the NBA Finals. With the win in the league’s quarantine bubble in Orlando, the Lakers completed a 4-1 victory over the Nuggets in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals. James scored 16 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Adesanya punch down Russian opponent in second round, defends UFC crown

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya successfully defended his middleweight crown after defeating Paulo Costa. The Last Style Bender dominated the first round delivering several leg kicks that caused damage on Costa’s left leg. The Nigerian-born New Zealand finished the fight in the second round after catching Costa with a leg kick in the face and floored him with several punches. Details loading…

Breaking – UFC: Nigeria’s Dawodu beats Russian opponent

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

Nigerian-born fighter Hakeem Dawodu Sunday morning defeated Russia’s Zubaira Tukhugov with a hard fought split decision to kick off the UFC 253 main card. Hakeem Dawodu earned his fifth straight victory after the encounter. After three rounds, the judges scored the fight 30-27 and 29-28 for Dawodu while the third official gave it to Tukhogov with a 29-28 score in his Read More

In Nasarawa, APC stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Buhari, Sule, Al-Makura

September 26, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders from Nasarawa south senatorial district, Saturday, passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammad Buhari. The stakeholders made this known in a communique read by one of the stakeholders, Mamman Alakayi, in Lafia, the state capital after an expanded meeting of APC critical stakeholders from the zone. Alakayi said the meeting has passed the Read More

Convoy attack: Group wants Zulum, Military to remain focused on fight against insurgency

September 26, 2020 Editor 0

The North-East Peace Assembly (N-EPA) has urged Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum, and the Nigerian Military to remain focused in its fight against terrorism. The group’s plea is in response to Friday’s attack by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), which resulted in the death of some persons including soldiers, policemen and members of the Civilian JTF.  According to Read More

Ebonyi: 2 LGAs set to end FGM practices

September 26, 2020 Editor 0

Ivo and Ishielu Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Ebonyi state has finally scheduled dates to do a public declaration on denouncement of Female Genitail Mutilations (FGM). While Ivo which has five communities chose October 31, Ishielu with 15 communities fixed 24 of same month in 2020 for the declarations. The two LGAs during a consensus meeting with key stakeholders for FGM abandonment Read More

AGF ‘ll kill EFCC – Legal practitioner

September 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Barr. Kingdom Okere, has condemned the move by the National Assembly to scrap the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and make it a department under the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice. Okere who noted that the AGF office has the power in section 174 of the 1999 Read More

Breaking – Zulum convoy attack: Death toll rises

September 26, 2020 Editor 0

Day after the convoy of Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum was attacked by Boko Haram, the death toll has risen to 30, AFP reports. According AFP soures, the number of fatalities from the attack Friday had doubled as more bodies were found and now included 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of a government-backed militia, and nine civilians. Details loading…

Breaking: Another fire outbreak wrecks havoc in Lokoja

September 26, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fire has engulfed a popular electronic shop in the early hours of Saturday in Lokoja, Kogi state capital. The incident is happening barely four days after oil tanker explosion claimed about 23 lives in Lokoja. Blueprint learnt that the fire started at about 5am on Saturday. An eyewitness account revealed that the timely intervention of youths in the area, as Read More

Strike: FG issues fresh directive to civil servants

September 26, 2020 Editor 0

Ahead of planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), the federal government has asked civil servants from grade level 12 to report to their places on Monday. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, who handed down the order reminded workers of impending Court order which restrained them from joining the proposed Read More

Revealed! How Zulum escaped death again in Borno… Soldiers, others reportedly killed

September 26, 2020 Editor 0

For the second time in recent times, Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum escaped death his convoy was attacked near Monguno town. The Borno officials were reportedly ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists on Friday while they were journeying to Baga, where Governor Babagana Zulum is expected to receive returning IDPs. It is still uncertain what the real casualty figure is, but Read More