Breaking: Fire razes popular supermarket, Ebeano, in Abuja

July 18, 2021 Editor 0

A popular supermarket in Abuja known as Ebeano located within Lokogoma-Apo area has been gutted by fire. The cause of the thick fire incident is unknown as at the time of filling this story. However, men of the FCT fire service are already battling to curtail it. Details coming…

Breaking: Reps pass Electoral Act Bill as PDP Lawmakers stage walkout

July 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Legislators elected under the platform  of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) currently in the House of Representatives on Friday staged a walk out during consideration of the Electoral Act amendment bill. After the consideration, Minority Leader Ndidi Elumelu said the House cannot be asked to rescind decision on a section since it was not ruled upon. He led PDP members out Read More

Breaking: PDP, Soludo removed as INEC releases list of candidates for Anambra guber poll

July 16, 2021 Editor 0

Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been removed from the list of those cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for November 6 governorship election in Anambra state. Also, a candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Charles Soludo is also missing. Incidentally, the Commission cleared the candidate of Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare secures release of NBBF’s basketball kits

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

As promised, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare’s intervention has secured the release of basketball kits of the Nigerian Basketball Federation from Apapa Warf. The Caretaker Chairman of the Nigerian Basketball Federation, Musa Kida, confirmed the release of the items late Thursday.  The Minister expressed appreciation to Minister and Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning Read More

Breaking: Oparanozie back as Super Falcons storm Austria, begin preparation ahead Aisha Buhari tourney

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

A contingent of nine –time African champions Nigeria has arrived in the Austrian capital, Vienna for an 8-day training camp as part of intense preparations for some upcoming challenges, most notably the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament. Already, initially branded outcast, Desire Oparanozie, has been recalled after he reportedly apologised to the officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over Read More

Breaking: Discordant tunes in Senate over proposed electronic transmission of election results, harmonised PIB passed

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

Plenary in Senate is currently stalemated over amendment made on proposed electronic transmission of results. Earlier, the Senate had passed harmonised Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The upper legislative chamber ran into trouble waters when it got to clause 52(3) of the Electoral Act ( Amendment ) 2021 . The clause states, “The Commission may transmit results of elections by electronic Read More

Breaking: Tension in Reps over 3% host community fund

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

There is high tension in the House of Representatives at the moment over protest by members from the South South against the allocation of three percent as host community fund. The Senate had opted for the three percent, while the House during consideration of report of its committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) okayed five percent, prompting a harmonization Read More

Breaking: New Senate deputy minority whip emerges

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Senator Abdullahi Ibrahim Danbaba (Sokoto South ) as new Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate. Senator Danbaba is to replace the former Deputy Minority Whip , Senator Sahabi Ya’u (Zamfara North), who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) along with the two other Senators from Zamfara Read More

Breaking: NAFDAC approves Moderna, Sputnik, another AstraZeneca vaccines as Delta COVID-19 variant spreads

July 15, 2021 Editor 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has just announced the approval of three new vaccines for use in the country. Director General of NAFDAC, Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye who disclosed on Thursday morning in Abuja gave their names as Moderna of Rovi Pharma Madrid, Spain, AstraZeneca AZD1222 of SK Bioscience Co Limited, Republic of Korea and Read More

Breaking; Roger Federer withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

July 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Roger Federer has has withdrawn from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after a “setback” with his recovery from a knee injury. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals by Hubert Hurkacz last week. “During the grass court season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Read More

Breaking: Buhari invites Senators to Aso Rock

July 13, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday morning informed 109 Senators of the 9th Senate of his readiness to dine with them inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja. This was disclosed in a letter to the Senate which was read on the floor of the plenary same day by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan. The President’s invitation to the lawmakers is coming same Read More

Breaking: Buhari submits 2022-2024 MTEF/FSP to Senate ahead 2022 budget presentation

July 13, 2021 Editor 0

The 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) has just been presented to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration and approval. President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan disclosed this while reading a letter to that effect on the floor of the upper chamber on Tuesday. According to the letter read by the Senate, President Buhari’s Read More

Breaking: Senate bows to pressure, rejects Lauretta Onochie’s nomination as INEC National Commissioner

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has finally refused to confirm Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social media Lauretta Onochie as National Commissioner for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Senate on INEC had screened her last week despite public uproar when she was nominated by the President. During the screening, Onochie said she wasn’t a member of the All Progressives Congress Read More

Breaking: Bandits free kidnapped Emir of Kajuru, keeps grandchildren, others in captivity

July 12, 2021 Editor 0

kidnapped Emir of Kajuru in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, has regained freedom, but his grandchildren and others are still in bandits’ captivity.      One of the kingmakers of the Emirate Council, Dahiru Abubakar, confirmed the development. The Emir was released on Monday afternoon, few hours after bandits demanded N200 million ransom for the monarch and Read More

Breaking: Bandits demand N200m ransom for release of kidnapped Kaduna monarch

July 12, 2021 Editor 0

Suspected bandits who kidnapped Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, have demanded a ransom of N200 million, Blueprint reports. One of the kingmakers in Kajuru disclosed this on Monday. The emir, other members of his family and few others were kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday from his residence in Kajuru community. Details coming…

Happening now: Fans in excitement mood, defy COVID-19, flood streets as England lead Italy in Euro 2020 final

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

England fans have already gathering as excitement surrounds their team’s Euro 2020 final against Italy. At the moment, England are leading Italy 1-0 with the match less than 20 minutes played. Revellers had also filled the streets in central London ahead of the game. But at Wembley, footage showed dozens of fans trying to force their way past barriers to Read More

Breaking – Bantex: El-Rufai declares Monday July 12 work-free day

July 11, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Kaduna state government has declared Monday July 12, 2021 work-free day in honour of late former Deputy Governor, Barnabas Yusuf Bala Bantex. Bantex, who was Kaduna state Deputy Governor between 2015 and 2019, died on Sunday after battling health issues for a while at the age of 64.  A statement issued and signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Read More

Breaking: Popular Nigerian singer is dead

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Nigerian singer Lanre Fasasi also known as Sound Sultan has died, aged 44. His family just confirmed his demise on Sunday. The rapper was said to have passed on after suffering throat cancer. Details loading…

Breaking: Bandits kidnap Emir, 3 women, 10 others in Kaduna

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

Suspected Bandits early Sunday morning struck in Kaduna state and kidnapped Emir of Kajuru. The incident happened around 1:30am though no life was lost but the Sarkin Kajuru was kidnapped along with 13 others. Blueprint investigation revealed that three women, Emir’s aides and some of his grand children were also whisked away. Police authorities were yet to make any official Read More