2023: South South ‘ll produce next president, group insists

July 25, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

A non-partisan advocacy group, South-South Presidency 2023 (SSP2023), has given reasons for insisting on the return of power to the zone in 2023 The group, which ended its three-day delegates conference in Calabar, Sunday, said there was need for a president of the South South extraction to complete the zone’s tenure of eight years since it was truncated by massive Read More

Unemployment: Church launches skill acquisition training

July 25, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

With unemployment rate in the country becoming very worrisome, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Calabar, the Cross River state capital, has launched skills acquisition training for those it described as Young Single Adult (YSA). The event, which took place in Calabar at the weekend had in attendance members of the three stakes of Calabar North, Read More

Bayelsa govt’ sets up ecosystem restoration committee

July 25, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Bayelsa state government has inaugurated a five-man committee to draft a blue-print for the Bayelsa Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. This was contained in a statement signed by chairman of the committee Dr. Hephzibah Suobo, at the weekend, saying that the state commissioner for Environment, Mr. lselema Gbaranbiri inaugurated the committee in his office at the new secretariat complex, Ovom, Read More

Anambra monarch advocates continuous nationwide sensitisation campaign on personal, environmental hygiene

July 25, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The traditional ruler of Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra state, HRH Igwe Damian Ezeani, Saturday, appealed to government to empower the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to embark on continuous nationwide sensitisation campaign on environmental and personal hygiene. Ezeani, who made the appeal at Neni, when the state NYSC officials and corps members held a grand finale of its Read More

Bauchi emir lauds Diri on developmental strides in Bayelsa

July 25, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, has commended the Bayelsa state Governor Senator Douye Diri, for embarking on projects that are changing the face of the state and positively impacting on the people. The royal father, who gave the commendation on Sunday in his palace in Bauchi when Governor Diri paid him homage alongside his host, Governor Bala Mohammed, Read More

Be wary of sensational reportage against military-Group tasks media

July 25, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A women’s coalition, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has cautioned the media to be wary of sensational reportage against the military in times of national crisis, urging the media to always uphold national interest.  MUN stated this in reaction to an online report quoting the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, as saying that the Nigerian Armed Forces Read More

Odds against use of Chemical fertilizers

July 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Over the years, it is believed that increasing use of fertilizers is key for raising agricultural productivity and reducing poverty, but experts have raised concern over the health and environmental implications of using chemical fertilizers, JOHN OBA reports.  Fertilizer For many farmers in Nigeria, the use of chemical fertilizer like Nitrogen, NPK etc is essential to increased yield, but evidence Read More

Healing Nigeria in the spirit of Adha

July 25, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Last week, Muslims the world over celebrated the eid-ul-adha or the “big eid” or “big Sallah”. We are, however, more interested in its meaning, implications and bearing on us as a nation. We need to look at spiritual milestones, hoping to find the seemingly elusive panacea for our ills. Eid means feast, festival or celebration, while Adha loosely means “sacrifice” Read More

Etsu Nupe urges unity among subjects

July 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged his people at home and in the Diaspora to be united wherever they reside. The Etsu, who doubles as Chairman of Niger State Counci of Traditional Rulers, told the people to co-exist peacefully with their neighbours. He said such act would attract the desired progress within the Nupe kingdom.Etsu Nupe spoke in Wodata palace, Read More

How Malami’s leadership saved FG over N400bn judgment debt liability – Apata (SAN)

July 25, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The retired Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata (SAN) Friday revealed that conscious policy and leadership disposition of the current Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) led saved the Federal Government over N400 billion judgment debt liability sanction. Apata who stated this during Read More

Ritual killer on rampage in Imo communities, fear grips many

July 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

There is wide spread fear among residents and indigenes in two autonomous communities of Ahaba Orodo and Ogwa in Mbaitoli local  government area of Imo state as a huge man believed to be a ritual killer went about confronting and beheading anyone he meets on the way. Blueprint gathered that the man has killed and taken along with him the Read More

PIB: Hold Dickson responsible if violence breaks in N/Delta – South-south forum

July 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The South-south Emerging Leaders’ Forum (SELF) has told President Muhammadu Buhari and all the Niger Delta leaders to hold former governor Seriaki Dickson responsible in case of any outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta. The forum also described as irresponsible and disgraceful the accusation made against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva by the former governor Read More

Niger police arrest couple for ‘self-kidnapping’

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The police command in Niger has arrested a man, Mohammed Mohammed, and his wife, Sadiya, for alleged conspiracy and self-kidnapping. The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement in Minna on Friday. He said that the couple who are residents of Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state were arrested on July 22, in Read More

Eulogies as Malami names e-Library after out-going SGF

July 23, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Friday named the e-Library of the ministry after the retiring Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) and the ministry Permanent Secretary, Mr Dayo Toba Apata (SAN). The announcement was made at the send forth on retirement and handing over ceremony organized in honour of the Perm-Sec. Read More

God’s grace has kept Nigeria together as a country – Buhari

July 23, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the grace of God had kept Nigeria together as a country in spite of differences that led to a 30 months’ civil war. He also urged businessmen and contractors that benefit from the government’s patronage to give back to the society by engaging in Corporate Social Responsibility. “We don’t want cheques from anyone or organisation Read More

NGX key market indices up 0.21%, ahead MPC meeting

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The key market indices of the Nigerian Exchange improved further by 0.21 per cent on Friday, ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting. The MPC is expected to hold its fourth meeting of the year on July 26 and July 27. Specifically, the All-Share Index which opened at 38,585.52 inched higher by 82.38 points or 0.21 per cent to Read More

Board sensitises 257 intending pilgrims in Nasarawa

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa state Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (NCPWB) has organised a one-day orientation exercise for 257 intending pilgrims from the state to the Kingdom of Jordan. The executive secretary, NCPWB, Mr. David Ayewa, told newsmen after the orientation exercise held in Lafia on Friday that it was an essential exercise aimed at sensitising pilgrims on the appropriate behavior and actions during Read More

Decongestion: FG urges state govts to build holding centres for awaiting trial suspects

July 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

The federal government has asked the state governments to put in places holding centres for the awaiting trial suspects as part of efforts to dicongest the custodial centres nationwide. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, said this at the commissioning of the Osun state command office complex of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Osogbo. In a statement issued in Read More

Anambra community commits to hosting UNIZIK’s agric faculty

July 23, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The people of Umueje in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state on Friday re-assured Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, of its commitment to host its Faculty of Agriculture. The community’s traditional ruler, HRH Igwe Elias Nneli, gave the assurance in an interview with Blueprint in Awka after a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out a Read More

Police arrest 61 suspected criminals in Nasarawa

July 23, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, 0

The Nasarawa state police command Friday said it has arrested 61 criminal suspects in the state. The state’s commissioner of Police (CP), Bola Longe, made the disclosure at a press briefing at the command Headquarters, in Lafia the Nasarawa state capital. Longe said that the command has recorded some successes within the past three weeks with the arrest of 61 Read More