Breaking: Pilot, passenger escape death as another plane crashes

November 13, 2021 Editor 0

Two men have made a miraculous escape from a crashed plane after plummeting into the water off City Beach in Perth, just 10 kilometres from the CBD. Police responded to a report of a small aircraft hitting the water shortly after 3.30pm on Saturday, local time. Inspector Vic Hussey told reporters it had been airborne for about 20-30 minutes, having Read More

Happening now: Vanguard reporter’s ‘killer’ nabbed

November 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Police, Friday, paraded a 29-year-old cab driver, Itoro Clement, for reportedly knocking down and killing Vanguard reporter, Henry Tordue Salam. Parading the suspect, Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, said Clement was arrested following investigation by operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and confessed to knocking down the journalist on October 13, 2021, at Read More

Breaking: England’s oldest 1996 World Cup winning member is dead

November 12, 2021 Dailymail 0

Ron Flowers, England’s oldest member of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad and Wolves legend, has died at the age of 87. Flowers played for the Black Country club between 1952 and 1967 and helped them to three First Division titles and the FA Cup in 1960. He played 49 times for England and featured in 40 consecutive international matches between November 1958 Read More

FG wants foreign assistance to stop a major oil spill

November 11, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria said foreign experts are needed to help plug an oil spill reported earlier this month by local producer Aiteo Eastern E&P Co. Initial efforts to contain the “high order” leak were “aborted due to the high pressure emanating” from a non-producing well head in the southern Bayelsa state, Lagos-based Aiteo said Tuesday. Aiteo, which bought the permit from a Read More

Happening now: Police parade Lawyers, herbalist, Journalist, bankers, others over invasion of Justice Odili’s house

November 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police, Thursday, paraded 14 suspects involved in the invasion of Justice Mary Odili’s Abuja residence. Parading the suspects including police officers and a staff of Thisday Newspaper, Stanley Nkwazema, bankers, lawyers, Islamic prayer warrior and herbalist, at the Force Criminal Investigation Departmenr Headquarters, Area 10, Abuja, said seven of the suspects were still at large. Justice Odili’s official Read More

Breaking: Tension at FUT Minna as gunmen attack shop, kidnap 2 children

November 11, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Gunmen on Thursday morning attacked a shop located opposite the Gidan Kwanu main campus gate of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna and abducted two children of the shop owner. Students said they started hearing gunshots at the institution’s gate at about 12am while tension mounted. The Police confirmed the incident on Thursday in Minna explaining that, “On 10/11/2021 Read More

Breaking: South Africa’s last white President is dead

November 11, 2021 Reuters 0

South Africa’s last white president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk died on Thursday morning at his home in Cape Town, the FW de Klerk Foundation said in a statement. “Former President FW de Klerk died peacefully at his home in Fresnaye earlier this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer,” the statement said. He was 85 years old. Details loading…

Breaking: Aston Villa bring Steven Gerrard back to Premier League

November 11, 2021 Editor 0

Aston Villa have appointed Steven Gerrard as their new head coach. Gerrard has departed Rangers, with who he won the Scottish Premiership last season, and signed a deal at Villa Park. On Wednesday, It was reported that Gerrard was on the verge of becoming Villa head coach, following the departure of Dean Smith at the weekend. Smith had been at Read More

Happening now: Again, ex-governor storms Court for Nnamdi Kanu

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

For the third time, former governor of Anambra state governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, is at the Federal High Court in Abuja in respect of the case of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The Federal High Court, Abuja, had last month scheduled November 10, 2021, to hear an application filed by Kanu challenging the competence Read More

Breaking: INEC declares APGA’s Soludo winner of Anambra governorship election *See full results of all political parties

November 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Professor Charles Soludo as the winner of 2021 Anambra state governorship election. The Returning Officer of INEC, Prof. Florence Obi, who announced the results early Wednesday morning in Awka, Anambra State, said, “Soludo, having scored the highest number of votes and won more than two-third of the election in 21 Local Government, Read More

Breaking: Again, popular Pastor loses wife, becomes widower

November 9, 2021 Editor 0

The senior Pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya, has again lost his wife, Nomthi. Pastor Odukoya announced her death in a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday evening. According to him, Nomthi, 47, “battled cancer for the better part of two years.” His church based in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State also announced the passing of Read More

[Happening now] Anambra supplementary election: Collation begins as voter apathy, heavy security envelope Ihiala, final governorship result beckons

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Collation is about now taking place following supplementary governorship election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA) on Tuesday. As at 4.30pm, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials with election materials had started arriving at Ihiala LGA headquarters, the venue for collation centre amidst tight security. The election was earlier marred by voter aparthy amidst heavy presence of security men across Read More

[Breaking] Anambra supplementary election: Man shot as many scamper for safety in Ihiala, INEC officials desert polling units

November 9, 2021 Editor 0

The supplementary governorship election in Anambra state taking place only in Ihiala local government area triggered panic when security agents shot sporadically in the air. The shootings reportedly instilled fear amongst residents who were preparing to vote earlier. Blueprint gathered that while many heading out to exercise their franchise scampered for safety, bullet hit a young (whose name is yet Read More

Breaking: Court sentences ex-pension boss, Maina, to 8 years in prison for stealing, money laundering

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

A former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, has been convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison by the federal high court for money laundering. The judgement was delivered in Abuja on Monday by Justice Okon Abang. Justice Abang found Maina guilty on all the 12-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Read More

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Breaking: Fresh crisis hits Imo Assembly as lawmakers remove speaker

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Imo State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem, during the House plenary session on Monday morning. Blueprint gathered that his impeachment followed allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of office. Up to 19 serving lawmakers were said to have impeached the speaker. Shortly after, they immediately elected Rt. Hon. Kennedy Ibeh, the member representing Obowo State Constituency as Read More

It’s official: INEC declares Anambra governorship election inconclusive

November 8, 2021 Editor 0

The returning of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the Anambra governorship election, Prof. Florence Obi, has suspension of collation of results after the November 6 governorship election pending the conduct of the election in Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA). Obi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Cross River, announced Tuesday, November 9, 2021 as when the election will take Read More

[LIVE] Anambra governorship election: Soludo’s APGA widens lead to 17 LGAs as INEC announces more results

November 7, 2021 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo has won 17 out of 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Anambra state, according to results of November 6 poll announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Soludo won in Anambra East, Ayamelum, Oyi, Dunukofia, Anaocha, Awka South, Idemili South, Onitsha South, Njikoka, Orumba South, Awka Read More

[Breaking] Anambra governorship election: APGA’s Soludo in early lead, floors PDP, APC in Aguata, Awka, Onitsha, 3 others

November 7, 2021 Editor 0

Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is already in early lead after as he and his party cleared all the five local government results declared so far in the ongoing governorship election. Soludo was announced winner, with wide margins in some for the results declared in Awka South, Onitsha South and Anambra East, Anaocha, and Anambra East by Read More

Breaking: In Gombe, ex-governor’s daughter quits Yahaya’s cabinet

November 6, 2021 Auwal Ahmad, Gombe 0

Gombe state Commissioner for Environment and Forest Resources Dr Husaina Danjuma Goje on Saturday resigned her appointment. Dr Husaina is a daughter to Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje, a former Gombe state governor. Recall that the relationship between her father and Governor Muhammadu Yahaya turned sour especially with Friday’s happening. The former commissioner stated this in a press statement signed and Read More

Breaking: Scores dead as fresh explosion erupts

November 6, 2021 BBC 0

At least 99 people have died after a massive explosion when a fuel tanker collided with a lorry in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. Fuel spilled before igniting and the resulting inferno engulfed bystanders and vehicles at a busy junction. Footage broadcast by local media outlets showed badly charred bodies in the streets surrounding the tanker. President Julius Maada Bio said Read More

Breaking: INEC announces extension of accreditation, voting in Anambra

November 6, 2021 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just announced extension of accreditation and voting to Sunday due to malfunctioning machine. The exercise was also extended beyond the closing time of 2.30pm on Saturday. INEC resident electoral commissioner, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, said Biomodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) failed in many areas because of software breach. According to him, the extension was Read More