Lafia infectious disease control centre ready – Sule

July 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has said that the infectious diseases control centre in Lafia would soon be commissioned to begin full operations. Sule made the disclosure while inspecting the project on Friday in Lafia, the state capital. The governor explained said the centre would also serve as a research centre. He said the state government was partnering many organisations Read More

Breaking: NFF stops 2019/20 football season

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has stopped on-the-pitch activities of various leagues in the country due to rampaging Coronavirus pandemic. This was contained in a resolution by NFF’s football committee on Friday. Read the full resolution Following resolutions passed at an online meeting of the NFF Football Committee, which had in attendance the Chairpersons of all the National Leagues and Read More

Breaking: FG evacuates 270 stranded Nigerians from Egypt

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 270 stranded Nigerians are about now on their way to Abuja from Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed on the Twitter handle of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). According to the commission, “270 Stranded Nigerians departed Cairo Egypt via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with two other Nationals. “The flight is expected Read More

Updated: Buhari appoints Umar new EFCC acting Chairman, Magu suspended

July 10, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate suspension of Ibrahim Magu as acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This was contained in a statement issued by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice which was made available to Blueprint on Friday. Read More

Breaking: Manchester Utd, Wolves face tougher test as UEFA confirms Europa quarter-final fixtures

July 10, 2020 Skysports 0

Manchester United will play Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League quarter-finals if they overcome Austrian side LASK. United are in a strong position to reach the next stage of the competition as they hold a 5-0 first-leg lead over LASK with the second game still to be played. Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Sevilla or Roma if they progress in Read More

Breaking: At last, Buhari signs revised 2020 budget into law

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has just signed the revised N10.8 trillion 2020 budget into law. Signing the document inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, in the presence of top government officials including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha and National Assembly leadership, Buhari explained the reason behind the revised budget. He Read More

Breaking: Gunmen kill 2 Naval officer along Abuja-Lokoja highway

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Unknown gunmen struck and killed two Nigerian Naval officers along Abuja-Lokoja highway. The ugly incident happened just few days after suspected bandits killed a Nigerian Army officer, GSM Abubakar, along the same road. No official statement has been made by the any of the country’s security outfit as at the time of filling this report. Details loading…

Breaking: Buhari signs revised 2020 budget Friday

July 9, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June. This was made known by the official Twitter handle of the Presidency, Thursday night. The information reads, “President @MBuhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly last month.”

Kogi: Yahaya Bello moves to establish science and technology varsity

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kogi state governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has approved the transmission of a bill for the establishment of the Confluence University of Science and Technology. The state Commissioner of Information and Communication Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of the state Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Lokoja. The commissioner said the university which will be Read More

Ritualist linked to serial killings in Ibadan arrested

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Oyo state Police command has apprehended a ritualist linked to the serial killings in Akinyele Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. Special Adviser on Security Affairs to Governor Seyi Makinde, Fatal Owoseni, also confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a stakeholders’ meeting organised on tackling security in the Akinyele area. ”As I speak now, the perpetrators of Read More

Breaking: Nollywood loses another actor

July 9, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian veteran actor Jimmy Johnson is dead. He died in the early hours of Thursday in Abuja. Veteran actor Johnson popularly known for his character as “Okoro” in the then regular NTA TV series, “The village headmaster”, died at ripe age of 80. According to reports, Johnson died after a brief illness at Garki Hospital, Abuja.

Breaking: Over 3 million Coronavirus cases hit US, more than 161,000 dead

July 8, 2020 BBC 0

More than three million people in the US have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported in one day. Despite the rise, the White House wants to press forward on some reopenings, including for schools. US Vice-President Mike Pence, Read More

Revealed! Why we canceled WAEC exam for Nigerian students – FG

July 8, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has finally stopped Nigerian students from taking part during the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC). Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting also said school resumption has been put on hold. Details loading…

Breaking: Deputy gov’s impeachment move tears Ondo assembly apart… deputy speaker, another lawmaker suspended

July 8, 2020 Editor 0

Crisis has continued to engulf Ondo state House of Assembly over plans by its lawmakers to impeach deputy governor Agboola Ajayi. Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon Irioju Ogundeji has become a political casualty after his colleagues suspended him and Hon Adewale Williams over alleged unruly behaviour. They were among those that kicked against against impeachment Read More

Breaking: FIRS extends tax debt payments to Aug 31

July 8, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has further extended the closing date of its waiver of penalty and interest window on tax debts owned by individuals and businesses from June 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020. Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, disclosed this latest extension in a statement issued on Wednesday by Director, Communications and Liaison Department, FIRS, Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad. Mr. Read More

APC didn’t prepare to rule Kwara – LG chairmanship aspirant

July 8, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Hon. Akeem Amao is a former governorship aspirant of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kwara State. Also he served as the Senior Legislative Aide to the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. The Ojoku-born politician, who is a People Democratic Party (PDP) local government chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming local government election in Kwara state, in this interview Read More

Breaking: Ondo lawmakers set to axe deputy gov

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

Lawmakers at the Ondo state House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced impeachment process of deputy governor Agboola Ajayi. Ajayi who has been at loggerhead with governor Rotimi Akeredolu decamped from All Progressives Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDD). He is set to contest upcoming governorship seat in the state. Details loading…