Group donates cash, wheelchair to physically challenged cobbler

July 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

Our Nation for Justice Initiative (ONAJI), a Non-Governmental Organization has donated wheel chair to Taiwo Isah, a disabled cobbler whose father, Mr Isah been bed ridden for many months. The founder and national president of ONAJI, Olusola Orelaja and his members, were received by the family of Mr and Mrs. Isah, the family nurse, neighbours and Otubua Mayor Community Development Read More

2-year-old recovers from COVID-19 one month after in Ogun

July 13, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

A two-year-old girl who tested positive for Coronavirus in Ogun state has recovered from the deadly virus  exactly one month after contracting the virus. The girl had tested positive on Saturday, June 13 at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, the state capital. The hospital’s Head of Public Relations and Information, Segun Orisajo who disclosed this to journalists in Read More

Ogun police arrest man for inflicting injury on minor with hot knife

July 13, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

A 24-year-old man, Badmus Folarin has been arrested by the men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly maltreating a 10-year-old boy, Sunday David. Blueprint learnt that the suspect inflicted injuries on the body of the boy with hot knife. The Command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta, the state capital on Sunday, disclosed that the suspect was arrested following Read More

Kwara gets NCDC certification for COVID-19 test

July 13, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state has been officially designated a test centre for COVID-19 pandemic by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), according to the chairman of the state’s medical advisory on COVID-19, Dr Femi Oladiji. Oladiji in a statement, Sunday said NCDC has approved the automated GeneXpert laboratory, which is stationed at the COVID-19/Infectious Diseases Centre Alagbado Ilorin, which is now Read More

FG disburses N81.125m unconditional cash transfer in Jigawa

July 13, 2020 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The federal government has disbursed the sum of N81.125million to hundreds of small traders in Guri local government area of Jigawa state within the last two months. The coordinator of N-Power of the local government, Malam Abubakar Danbarde, who made this known to our reporter in a telephone interview, said the disbursement was for the month of June and July. Read More

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NCoS empowers ex-inmates in Enugu

July 13, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has empowered three of its freed inmates with occupational training and tools to enable them make a difference in the society. The freed and empowered inmates are Mr. Uche Utobo, who learnt tailoring, Mr. Ifeanyi Aguwagu, who learnt welding works and Mr. Sunday James, who learnt carpentry. Presenting the exceptionally talented ex-inmates and their occupational tools Read More

Ogun students urge probe, sanction of NYCN chair

July 13, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Students in Ogun state have called on the state Commandant and the Southwest zonal Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to probe and sanction one of its officers, Abduljabaar Ayelagbe, for his involvement in the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN). The students under the auspices of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS) and Read More

Anambra 2021: Nnamani sure of APC victory

July 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

A former President of the Senate, Chief Ken Nnamani, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) will wrench power from the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and take over the mantle of governance in Anambra state come 2021. Nnamani made this known at his home town at the weekend during a welcome party organised by APC stakeholders in Enugu Read More

Air force kills scores of bandits, destroys camps in Zamfara

July 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Following its sustained onslaught against bandits and other criminals in the North-West and North-Central states, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed scores during several strikes at bandits’ camp in the Southwestern part of Kwiambana forest in Zamfara state. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche said the air strikes executed on 10 July Read More

Troops kill scores of bandits, rescue 5 kidnapped victims, recover 302 cattle, 412 sheep in Zamfara, Sokoto

July 13, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have killed scores of bandits and wounded several others during an operation at Daki Takwas and Tashar Kuturu in Anka and Talata Mafara Local Government Areas of Zamfara state. The troops also rescued five kidnapped victims and recovered 302 cattle and 412 sheep rustled by the bandits. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major. Gen. John Enenche Read More

Group threatens legal action over corruption allegation against Communication Minister

July 13, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

A group, Nasarawa Youth Vanguard for Justice, has threatened to sue an online news platform, Sahara Reporters, for allegedly publishing libellous information against the minister of communication and digital economy, Dr Ibrahim Isa Pantami which borders on corruption. The group in a statement on Sunday, in Lafia by it’s coordinator and secretary Barr Mohammed Araf and Abdulrahman Aliyu Esq, denied Read More

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Borno dep gov, emir flag off WHO anti-malaria campaign, urge parents to avail their children

July 12, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state deputy governor, Alhaji Usman Umar Kadaffur, who is also the Chairman, Borno state high powered response committee on prevention and control of COVID-19 has  flagged off the 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) Seasonal Malaria Chemopreventuon (SMC) Ccmpaign in the state. While flagging off the exercise, he appealed to parents and guardians to avail their children the opportunity Read More

Apapa gridlock: Maritime group accuses PTF of extortion

July 12, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

There is a growing battle between the Logistics Practitioners Association of Nigeria and the Presidential Task Force on the Apapa Gridlock over alleged extortion by men of the PTF, Blueprint has gathered. According to the Public Relations Officer of LPAN, Tunda Oyebola, truck owners and drivers have been at the mercy of the officials of PTF, extorting them of as Read More

Bichi power sub-station catalyst for economic recovery – Ganduje

July 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said the installation of Bichi power sub-station by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) will trigger post COVID- 19 economic recovery. Ganduje said “the project will facilitate steady power supply to seven local government areas in the vicinity of Bichi local government area, thus reviving economic activities in the area back to Read More

Afenifere group seeks ‘classical’ restructuring

July 12, 2020 Raphael Adeyanju 0

  The Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has advocated for what it  called  “classical restructuring” of Nigeria  that would correct the highly entrenched lopsidedness in all zones and ethnic groups in the country. Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti Saturday, the ARG publicity secretary in Ekiti, Prince Michael Ogungbemi, advised President Muhammadu Buhari saying it remains the best panacea for peace and unity among Read More

DG tasks Reps on speedy passage of sexual harassment bill

July 12, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

Director-General of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Mary Ekpere-Eta has called on the House of Representatives to immediately pass the sexual harassment prevention bill to enable President Muhammadu Buhari sign it into law. .Ekpere-Eta made the call in a statement weekend in Abuja, expressing deep concerns on the challenges women and girls face in their quest for education in the country. Read More

COVID 19: Bauchi grants waiver to tax payers

July 12, 2020 Najib Sani 0

In order to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on tax payers, the government of Bauchi state has granted tax reliefs to tax payers in the state. Executive chairman of the state board of internal revenue, Muazu Usman, who disclosed this in a press release issued to journalists said the state governor, Bala Mohammed has approved the tax waivers. Read More

We’ll take projects to every part of Gombe – Yahaya

July 12, 2020 Auwal Ahmad 0

In order to boost Gombe state economy and pave the way for greater transformation, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured of his resolve to take development projects to the nooks and crannies of the state. Governor Yahaya stated this while inspecting the ongoing Nayi Nawa- Woro Shi’e bye-pass road project in Akko local government area.  The governor stated his administration’s Read More

Niger RAMP links 395 communities with 580km access roads

July 12, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP) in Niger has constructed and rehabilitated access roads of over 580km to link over 395 communities the state, the state coordinator of the project, Hassan Baba Etsu, has said. Etsu disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint in Minna at the weekend, adding that the rural access roads have opened up economic and Read More

Refugees commission donate food, clothes to Kwara, Yobe, 9 others

July 12, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) is to distribute another set of food items, clothes, academic materials, agricultural facilities and palliatives in 11 more states.  A statement Sunday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity of the commission, Sadiq Abdullateef, listed the 11 beneficiary states as; Kwara, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Cross Rivers, Sokoto, Read More

APC to PDP: Nobody is above the law in Buhari’s govt

July 12, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to disregard what it termed “fake lamentations” by the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying nobody is above the law in the current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.  The PDP in a statement earlier had raised some allegations of corruption in the APC’s government but reacting through a statement signed Read More

Pondei-led NDDC IMC transparent, accountable -Group

July 12, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

   As Nigerians await outcome of the 2-day investigative hearing carried out by the Senate Ad-hoc Committee last week Thursday and Friday on alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), a group has debunked the claim of N40 billion scam levelled against the Commission. The group which projects itself as Citizens Read More

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Covid 19, exposed Nigeria’s economy to triple shocks – Emefiele

July 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele has assured investors of the security of their investments in Nigeria despite dwindling oil revenue in the country and globally.Emefiele who made this statement in Abuja assured that investors interested in repatriating their funds from Nigeria were guaranteed to get their money, notwithstanding the dip in revenue from crude oil. Read More

Lady, 31, on the run after being caught in lesbianism

July 12, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

A 31-year-old lady, Christiana Irene Esele, who until her disappearance lived at No. 27, Baale Street, Ajegunle in Ajeromi-Ifelodun local government area of Lagos state, has been reported to be on the run after being caught in the act with her lesbian partner.  Christiana was said to have disappeared since 22nd of February, 2019 when she was caught in the Read More

COVID-19: Aisha Buhari advocates sustainable end to child malnutrition

July 12, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari has appealed to government, private organisations and individuals to commit funds and other resources to the prevention and treatment of child malnutrition in the country. To this end, she has tasked stakeholders to ensure that all policies and services required for treatment of malnutrition; including CMAM centres, are supported to function optimally particularly at Read More