Breaking: Sanwo-Olu approves appointment of agric commissioner as Oba-elect

June 5, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

The Lagos State Executive Council, under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the nomination and appointment of Prince Gbolahan Lawal as the new Oba-elect of Iruland (the Oniru-Elect of Iruland). A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, on Friday stated that the appointment of Prince Lawal as the Oniru-Elect, which takes immediate Read More

Breaking: Fresh Covid-19 death hits Bayelsa

June 5, 2020 NAN 0

The Bayelsa Task Force on COVID-19 has confirmed a third fatality in the fight against the coronavirus that is ravaging the world. Dr Inodu Apoku, Chairman of the task force, announced this in a statement on Friday in Yenagoa. Apoku said that the third death was from the nine new cases recorded by the state. The National Centre for Diseases Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello reverses lockdown in Kabba-Bunu LGA, affirms Kogi is Covid-19 free

Governor Yahaya Bello a while ago reversed lockdown order in Kabba-Bunu local government area of Kogi state after three days. Bello announced this in a state wide broadcast a while ago on Friday. He said lifting the lockdown became necessary after samples taken from the LGA returned negative. The governor, however, insisted that the state remains COVID-19-free in spite of Read More

Breaking: Robbery attack claims policemen, others in Kogi

June 4, 2020 Arowolo Solomon 0

Information reaching Blueprint has it that Isanlu Divisional Police Officer and some men of Nigerian police force were Thursday killed during a bank robbery attack in Isanlu, the headquarters of Yagba East local government area of Kogi state. The attack, according to sources was carried out during the closing hour of work at one of the new generation banks by unknown gunmen Read More

Breaking: Osimhen ‘nears’ Napoli deal

June 4, 2020 Editor 0

Reports from Italy suggest that Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is nearing a five-year deal to join Serie A side Napoli. The striker is said to have agreed a contract worth €4M per annum excluding bonuses. The 21-year-old linked up with Lille from Belgian Pro League club Sporting Charleroi last summer. The former Wolfsburg striker scored 18 goals and bagged Read More

Breaking: RMAFC declares request for 0.5% police fund deduction from FAAC unconstitutional

June 4, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has described as constitutional breach the request by the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammed Maigari Dingyadi, for 0.5 per cent from the federation account for the Police Trust Fund.  The minister of police affairs had in a letter to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and copied Read More

Breaking: Top govt officials test positive for Coronavirus as cases hit 75 in Ebonyi

June 4, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Up to five government officials (names witheld) in Ebonyi state have been infected with coronavirus disease names. Sources closer to the state government disclosed this to Blueprint but refused to mention their names for security purposes. They also revealed that some of them were affected alongside their spouses and relations. Meanwhile, a statement released by Ebonyi state Commissioner for Information Read More

Breaking: Orji Uzor freed from Kuje prison…see pictures

June 3, 2020 Editor 0

A former Governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has been finally released from Kuje custodial centre, barely two days after a federal high court in Lagos ordered his release. Uzor Kalu was released shortly before 8pm, on Wednesday weeks after the Supreme Court ordered retrial of his financial corruption case. Details loading…

Breaking: Police nab ‘killer’ of UNIBEN student Vera Omozuwa

June 2, 2020 Editor 0

Suspected killer of a University of Benin (UNIBEN) student Vera Omozuwa has been arrested. Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who disclosed this via her Twitter handle said, “Vera Omozuwa: Police arrest suspect linked to murder of UNIBEN student. “According to the spokesman of Edo Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, the suspect was arrested after the fingerprint on Read More

Breaking: Manager confirms popular music icon Majek Fashek dead

June 2, 2020 Editor 0

Popular Reggae musician, Majekodunmi Fasheke, mainly known as Majek Fashek, has died. His manager, Omenka Uzoma who confirmed the latest development in an Instagram post early Tuesday morning said, “Fashek has gone to be with the LORD his Maker.” Fashek, also nicknamed the Rainmaker, is best known for his award-winning single ‘Send Down The Rain’. Before the announcement of his Read More

Breaking: At last, autopsy exposes what led to death of George Floyd in US

June 1, 2020 BBC 0

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest in the US, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private autopsy has found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by his family said, BBC reports. The findings differ from an official preliminary autopsy carried out by the Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello locks down Kabba-Bunu LG over alleged Covid-19 index case in Kogi

June 1, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Following the alleged COVID-19 index case in Kogi state, Governor Yahaya Bello on Monday ordered 14 days absolute lockdown of Kabba-Bunu local government area of the state, effective from 12 midnight June 2, 2020. The latest development was made known via a press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Muhammed, and made available to Blueprint. The Read More

Breaking: Lewandowski equals record as Bayern hit Dusseldorf, now 10 points clear

May 30, 2020 BBC 0

Robert Lewandowski scored twice against Fortuna Dusseldorf to equal his most prolific season as Bayern Munich moved 10 points clear at the top. Bayern were 3-0 up by half-time, Benjamin Pavard and Lewandowski scoring after Mathias Jorgensen’s own goal opened the scoring. Poland forward Lewandowski’s 43rd goal in all competitions this campaign made it 4-0 in a crushing win. Teenager Read More

Breaking: From China, 268 stranded Nigerians return home, now in Abuja

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has succesfully evacuated 268 stranded Nigerians in China. Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa who revealed this a while ago on Saturday via her Twitter handle, said, “268 stranded Nigerians arrive Abuja airport about 2.30 pm today, from China . They will be proceeding for the mandatory 14 day quarantine.” In the past Read More

Breaking: Former NNPC GMD Baru confirmed dead

May 30, 2020 Benjamin Umutene 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the demise of its former Group Managing Director (GMD), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru. Dr. Baru, a consummate Mechanical Engineer, died after a brief illness, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr. Kennie Obateru revealed in a release Saturday morning. The release said NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, expressed shock Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus death toll now over 30,500 in UK

May 29, 2020 Mirror 0

The UK’s coronavirus hospital death toll has increased to 30,553 after 177 more fatalities were reported in 24 hours. England reported 149 new deaths, Scotland had 15, Wales recorded 10 and Northern Ireland had three, according to Mirror reports. Previous Friday totals were 155 on May 22, 256 on May 15, 414 on May 8 and 427 on May 1. The Government’s Read More