Breaking: 4 dead as Fintiri escapes death in another convoy crash in Adamawa

December 1, 2022 Muazu Abari, Yola 0

Barely one week after escaping death by whiskers, tragedy has struck again the convoy of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, leaving four dead with many others sustaining varying degrees of injuries on Thursday December 1, 2022. The incidence was said to have happened in Fadamarake, Hong local government area when the governor’s convoy and his campaign team were on Read More

Breaking: Use of Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, others in passing instructions now acceptable in Nigeria’s primary schools – FG 

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma, Abuja 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a National Language Policy which provides the use of mother tongue as medium of instruction in primary schools across the country. Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “A memo on national policy was Read More

Breaking: Court sends IGP to prison

November 29, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Tuesday, sentenced the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to three months in prison for disobeying a court order. Delivering the judgment, Justice M. O. Olajuwon held that the IGP should be kept in prison and detained in custody for a period of three months, until he obeys an order it made since Read More

Breaking: Popular gospel singer Sammie Okposo is dead

November 25, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigerian gospel singer and producer, Sammie Okposo has just passed on. Blueprint learnt that Okposo slumped and died on Friday morning at his residence in Lagos state. At the time filling the report, an official statement is yet to be released by his management and family. Details shortly…

Breaking: Court sacks APC governorship candidate in Rivers

November 24, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has disqualified the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, Tonye Cole. Justice Emmanuel Obile in his judgment, Thursday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to delist the name of Tonye Cole from the list of eligible candidates for the 2023 gubernatorial election for alleges dual citizenship. Read More

Breaking: Buhari names Lauretta Onochie NDDC Board Chairman

November 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of his Special Adviser on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie as the substantive Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission. Buhari’s letter which was read at plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, also named 15 others as members of the Board. Details loading…

Breaking: England tower high, win 2022 World Cup

November 13, 2022 BBC 0

England beat Pakistan by five wickets in a pulsating final in Melbourne to win the Men’s T20 World Cup and become double world champions. Chasing 138 in front of a raucous Pakistan-supporting crowd, they fell to 45-3 and 84-4 amid electric fast bowling. But, under intense pressure at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Ben Stokes wrote himself further into the Read More

Breaking: Alex Pereira beats Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya to become UFC middleweight champion

November 13, 2022 Marca 0

Alex Pereira defeated Israel Adesanya via TKO to become the new UFC undisputed middleweight champion of the world. The main event of UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden was stopped by referee Mark Goddard in minute 2:01 of the fifth round as Adesanya was visibly dazed. Pereira, 35, connected a handful of consecutive, powerful strikes to Adesanya’s face, forcing the stoppage by referee. “I feel very good, very happy. Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as gunmen invade Soludo’s home town, kill Soldiers, others

November 12, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

At least two soldiers were gunned down on Saturday at Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State during a gun battle with gunmen. Isuofia, which had been under hoodlums’ attack since 2021, is the hometown of Anambra State governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, and Late Hon. Okechukwu Okoye of Aguata II constituency, who was equally killed in the town Read More

Breaking: Fire razes INEC office in Ogun [PICTURES]

November 10, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Hakeem Adegbenro, Abeokuta Fire has razed an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office located at Iyana Mortuary, in Abeokuta, the state capital, overnight. When Blueprint correspondent visited the location, it was observed that some of the offices have been damaged, indicating that some vital documents may have been lost in the inferno. The cause of the fire remain sketchy as Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as gunmen attack Police checkpoint in Anambra

November 8, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

By Rosemary Moribirin There is tension in Anambra state after gunmen attacked a police checkpoint on Tuesday. As a result, some commuters have been reported dead while others are injured. Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred by 10:30 around Ihiala-Uli axis in Ihiala local government area. Anambra Police spokesman Ikenga Tochukwu, could not be reached at the time of filling Read More

Breaking: APC Reps candidate dies in auto crash

November 8, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

By Rosemary Moribirin The All Progressives Congress (APC), House of Representative candidate for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South, Enugu Federal Constituency, Ejikeme Omeje, has died in an auto crash. Omeje died along Eden Ani/Nsukka road, near El-Rina hotel, Nsukka on Tuesday. Blueprint gathered that he was driving alone along Erina-Edem Ani road when he suddenly lost control and his car entered inside bush Read More

[Breaking] 2023 general elections: PDP has no governorship candidate in Zamfara, court rules

November 8, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The federal high court sitting in Gusau on Tuesday November 8, 2022 nullified the governorship primary election that produced Dauda Lawal Dare as gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the upcoming 2023 general election. The presiding Judge, Justice Aminu Baffa, who delivered the judgement also ruled that PDP will not field any candidate for the 2023 governorship Read More

Breaking: Our citizens can travel to Abuja, UK makes U-turn on security advisory 

November 7, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United Kingdom (UK) has made a U-turn in its earlier security advisory to its citizens against travelling to Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, FCT. On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the UK warned its citizens to avoid Abuja, adding that: “On Monday, October 24, British High Commission Abuja (BHC) will be open for Business Critical staff only. All colleagues wishing to Read More

Breaking: Court nulifies, orders fresh APC senatorial primary election in Nasarawa west

November 2, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

A Federal high court sitting in Lafia, Wednesday, nullified  the All Progressives Congress, (APC) primary election in Nasarawa west senatorial district and ordered the party to conduct fresh election in the zone within 14 days. While delivering the Judgement Justice Nehezina Afolabi gave the order in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital in a suit filed by one of the APC aspirants Read More

Breaking: Zamfara PDP chairman slumps, dies

November 2, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Hon. Ahmad Sani Kaura, is dead. A source close to the deceased family who do not want his name to be mentioned revealed this to Blueprint Correspondent via telephone interview. The source opined that the chairmen died at one of the medical facilities in the state after protracted illness. However, a party Read More

Breaking: Many feared dead, injured as explosion hits Lagos

November 1, 2022 Editor 0

Tension is growing around Adeola Odeku area in Victoria Island, Lagos following explosion that occurred at a building under construction. The explosion triggered by a generator sparked fire on Tuesday November 1, 2022. Blueprint gathered that the fire affected vehicles and other buildings around the premises. Already, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) were scene making efforts Read More

Breaking: Flights suspended, travellers stranded as aviation workers shut Lagos airport

November 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Aviation workers under the aegis of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) on Tuesday morning November 1, 2022 shut down Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos State. Blueprint gathered that already travellers who turned out to travel out are stranded as flights in and out of the airport are suspended. The aviation workers said they shut the airport Read More

[Breaking] 2023 census: NPC launches massive e-recruitment portal *See details

October 31, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

By Ene Oshaba  Abuja  The executive chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Hon. Nasir Isa-Kwarra, has launched the e-recruitment portal for the successful conduct of the April 2023 Population and Housing Census.  Hon. Isa-Kwarra during the inauguration ceremony which held Monday October 31, 2022 in Abuja at the commission’s headquarters, saying that the bulk of personnel for the 2023 Read More

Breaking: Again, Buhari heads to UK for medical check-up

October 31, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday October 31, 2022 depart Nigeria to London for a medical check-up. Buhari is currently attending a conference organised by the Nigerian police before heading to United Kingdom later in the day. This was revealed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, via tweet on his verified personal handle. He said Read More

[Breaking] Umahi, deputy: Appeal court reverses sack order

October 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

March 8 judgement of the Federal High Court which sacked Ebonyi state David Umahi and his deputy for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been reversed by the Court of Appeal. The judgement by a three-member panel of the appellate court on Friday held that the nation’s Constitution did not provide any Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Flamingos succumb to Columbia defeat, fail to reach FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup final

October 26, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Flamingos to the final of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after losing 6-5 on penalties to Colombia in the semi-final clash on Wednesday afternoon. Following a goalless scores after the regulation time, the Flamingos missed the opputrtunity to reach the final despite having a penalty advantage over their Colombia counterpart who lost their 3rd kick, eventually losing Read More

Breaking: CBN redesigns naira notes, announces date to begin circulation

October 26, 2022 Editor 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that it will redesign the N200, N500, and N1,000 notes.  CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who disclosed this during a special press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday said the apex bank will begin circulation of the notes as from December 15, 2022. The CBN boss said the redesigning project was as a result Read More