APC presidential aspirant Ayom lauds Buhari, Xi Jinping bilateral cooperation

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and real estate mogul, Moses Ayom has described the relationship between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s counterpart Xi Jinping as the standard for bilateral cooperation in the world. Ayom, who is aspiring to succeed President Buhari in 2023, said in a goodwill message to both countries marking 50 years of Read More

FG set to partner ABU on economic diversification through agriculture

October 24, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The federal government is set to partner with Institute of Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as part its drive to diversify the economy through agriculture.  The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Evelyn Ingige dropped the hint at Screenhouse and Field organise by the institutes designed to showcase its researches at the weekend. She said Read More

NAF airstrikes kill scores of terrorists in Lake Chad

October 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday said several terrorists were killed when 3 of its aircraft carried out series of strikes on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori in Borno state. NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said the strikes were carried out Read More

Emirate council distributes food, other items to 600 vulnerable in Damaturu

October 24, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Damaturu Emirate Council and Ashuak Foundation with the support of Yobe state government and North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Saturday distributed food and non-food items to 600 most vulnerable, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and disables in the area. The Items distributed include 300 bags of rice, 300 cartons of macaroni, 300 cartons of spaghetti, 600 kids’ wears, 300 Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

Luxembourg: Nigerian envoy to Belgium urges bilateral relations

October 23, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Four months after he presented his Letters of Credence to His Royal Majesty, Philippe 1, the Belgian King, the Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, Obinna Chiedu Onowu, has presented his Letters of Credence to the Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. During their discussion, Onowu harped on the need to deepen bilateral relations between Nigeria and Luxembourg, especially in the Read More

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Babangida harps on entrepreneurial skill acquisition for women

October 23, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The executive director of the Better Life Program for the African Rural Woman (BLPRAW) Aisha Babangida has emphasize the importance of providing not just basic adult literacy education for rural women but entrepreneurial skill acquisitions to ensure financial growth and support. According to her, it will enable them gain access to affordable resource materials that the women could use either Read More

Oyo NSCDC arraigns 61-yr-old man for ‘raping’ 11-yr-old girl

October 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday arraigned a 61-year-old man before a Family Court sitting in Ibadan for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl. The commandant, Michael Akintayo Adaralewa, disclosed this while speaking at the Command headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan Magistrate’s Court. Adaralewa said the suspects were charged to court for rape contrary Read More

Zamfara distributes food items to psychiatric patients

October 23, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government through the state Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management has distributed food items worth millions of naira to psychiatric patients. The Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Fa’ika M. Ahmad made the statement in a statement issued to newsmen signed by the director information Bashir Kabiru Ahmad on Friday. The commissioner expressed concerned about Read More

Ogun police nab 3 ‘ritualists’ exhuming corpse

October 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police Command has disclosed that it had arrested three persons suspected to be ritualists. According to the Command, they suspects are Sunday Aregbede, Salisu Mamud and Bosere Rasaq who were allegedly exhuming the corpse of one Segun Taiwo, which was buried about six months ago in Abeokuta. This was contained in a press statement issued Friday by Read More

Zulum reveals when IDP camps ‘ll be shut in Borno

October 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Borno state government has disclosed that it would close all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located within the state capital, Maiduguri, by December 31. Governor Babagana Zulum made the disclosure while addressing State House correspondents at the end of a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja Friday. He said the decision to close Read More

North-east underdevt fuelling insurgency – Buratai

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), has said the North-East lacks development and this is fuelling insurgency in the zone. Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff, stated this on Friday in Yola at the 24th, 25th and 26th convocation lecture of Modibbo Adama University. Buratai, who was the Guest Lecturer, said the under-development of the North-east was Read More

Protect national assets, Buhari tells Ogoni leaders

October 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Ogoni leaders to sensitise indigenes on the value of protecting national assets like pipelines and other oil installations. According to the president, willful damage usually creates more havoc on their environment and hampers development in the area. The president, who gave the charge when he received some leaders and people of Ogoni Land at the Read More

Secondus moves to stop PDP national convention

October 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) slated for October 30 to 31 in Abuja is being threatened as the suspended national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, approached an Appeal Court to stop the convention and reverse his suspension. Secondus in a document obtained by Blueprint Weekend is seeking the leave of the court to force the party to Read More

Soldiers engage gunmen in Ekiti shoot-out, rescue 6 abductees

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers engaged solders in a shoot-out in two different locations in Ayebode and Ilasa communities in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state Thursday. The Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Friday, said the gunmen abducted three persons during the confrontation. Abutu said the combined forces of the Read More

Sunday Igboho’s major financier a NASS member – Malami

October 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said on Friday that the federal government had found out that the major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho), is a member of the National Assembly. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a report by a committee constituted Read More

FMARD organises capacity building for 40 agric extension workers in Yobe

October 22, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), department of agricultural extension in collaboration with National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) has organized a 4-day training for extension workers on extension tools, methodologies and selected agricultural value Chain in Yobe state. Yobe state Coordinator, FMARD Garba Usman Chiromari, said the training is aimed at equipping extension workers Read More

Nigeria’s security challenges going down – Ndume

October 22, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, on Friday said the security challenges confronting the country were already going down. The lawmaker spoke to reporters in Ilorin, Kwara state, on the sidelines of the turbaning ceremony of one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairmanship aspirants, Malam Saliu Mustapha, as the Turaki of Ilorin. According to him, there Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Re-nationalise power sector for effective results, Coalition tells FG

October 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), Oyo state chapter, Friday called for re-nationalisation of the country’s power sector to be managed and controlled by elected representatives of workers and consumers. CARE, in a statement jointly signed by its convener, Akinbodunshe Shadrack, and the co-convener, Comrade Ayodeji Adigun, faulted the take-over of one of the largest investors in Ibadan Read More

Herders to register cattle with N20, 000 in Anambra

October 22, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Barely two weeks to Anambra state November 6 poll, Governor Willie Obiano has signed into law a bill to prohibit and abolish open and nomadic cattle and other livestock grazing and rearing in the state. Obiano, while signing the bill into law in Awka, on Friday, stated that the law was not targeted at any ethnic nationality, but aimed at Read More

Kwara APC stakeholders hail Hajiya Falilat’s choice as woman leader

October 22, 2021 Umar Bayo 0

Stakeholders and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin East local government area of Kwara state, have hailed the election of Hajiya Falilat Muhammed Odegbangba as the party’s state woman leader. Also, women under the aegis of Ibagun Educated Women Elite have described Hajiya Falilat’s election as well deserved. The stakeholders in a statement by APC’s secretary in Read More