2023: No foreclosure against any zone in APC – PGF boss

November 23, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressives Governor Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has said that the party is now open for anyone or any zone to contest in any election, even as the party prepares for the 2023 general elections. Speaking with newsmen Monday in Abuja, Lukman said nobody can say President Read More

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Agencies award science journalists for good reportage

November 23, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) in conjunction with the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) in Africa, on Friday,  recognised 10 journalists reporting sciences for their good projection of science work within and outside Nigeria. Speaking at the 4th Edition of the OFAB Media Award, Gala Nite & Investiture Ceremony, the Coordinator OFAB Nigeria Read More

Poor funding, conflicts setbacks to child’s rights protection- Ojukwu

November 23, 2020 Binta Shama 0

As Nigeria joins the rest of the global community to celebrate World Children’s Day (WCD) 2020, the National Human Rights Commission has blamed the falling standard of living and general well-being of children on inadequate budgeting and insecurity in some parts of the country. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq. on Friday stated this in Abuja recalled Read More

Nigeria spends $1.3bn annually on importation of milk – Bogoro

November 23, 2020 Binta Shama 0

Executive Secretary Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND,  Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro has advocated for a well-Coordinated, decentralised Research and Development  (R&D) driven national Program on dairy and livestock production to  boost the nation’s foreign exchange. According to Professor Bogoro Nigeria Presently spends a whooping sum of $1.3 billion annually on importation of powdered milk that are doing reconstituted into various Read More

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Cult clash: Over 3,000 displaced persons beg Akwa Ibom gov to return home

November 23, 2020 Uko Etim 0

Over 3,000 persons displaced by cult clash at Oruk Anam local government area, Akwa Ibom state, have appealed to Governor Udom Emmanuel for necessary security actions  that will bring peace for them to  return home. The supremacy war between Debam and Iceland confraternities in Inen community laid to the death of dozens of persons while forcing many to vacate their Read More

Innovator bags NTITA award 2020

November 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

The president of the young innovator of Nigeria, Mr. Andrew Agbo, has been conferred with an award at the prestigious NTITA,  in an event organised by the association of telecoms companies in Nigeria Young Innovators Nigeria has  create new firms, facilitate the growth of existing small and medium size companies (SME’s), and support large companies to renew their businesses – Read More

Rid Nigeria of self-acclaimed religious fundamentalists, yield to call for restructuring – IVCUAF tells FG

November 23, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan Varsity Christian Union Alumni Association (IVCUAF) has asked the federal government to rid Nigeria of self-acclaimed religious fundamentalist groups IVCUAF at a press conference addressed by its International President, Dr Tunde Emmanuel Ajala held at the Chapel of Resurrection, University of Ibadan on Saturday also tasked the federal government to yield to the call for the restructuring of Read More

CAC issues NYCN new Certificate of Trustees, council president now secretary of BoT

November 23, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has issued the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) with a new certificate of registration and reconstitute the new board of trustees. CAC had in a letter with reference number COM/SPM/2020/044 dated 9th October 2020 signed by Dr Femi Ogunlade for the Registrar General addressed to the sacked Chairman, Board of Trustees titled “Re: Consent Read More

Suspected car snatcher arrested in Ogun

November 23, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

Alo Monday, an indigene of Ebonyi state and member of an armed robbery gang who specialises in snatching of cars has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command on Friday 20th November, 2020. The suspect, according to a statement made available to Blueprint by the police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi was arrested with a Read More

Oyo’ll restore LAUTECH’s lost glory – Makinde

November 23, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde over the weekend said Oyo state government now has the opportunity to restore the lost glory of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. The governor stated this  Saturday while speaking on the recent ceding of the University to Oyo state during a live telephone conversation on Fresh FM, Ibadan programme, ‘Political Circuit’. The governor said the Read More

Troops foil attack on Kaduna communities

November 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops on Saturday night successfully foiled an attack by armed bandits on communities in Sabon Birni area of Igabi local government of Kaduna state.The military informed the Kaduna state government of this development when heads of security agencies led by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, visited Sabon Birni on Sunday, on a confidence building meeting.  Read More

Buhari condemns killing of Nasarawa state APC chairman

November 22, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday deplored the killing of Chief Philip Shekwo, the Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the nation’s security system must do more to end the incidents of violence in the country.The president welcomed the decision of the Inspector General of Police to send reinforcement of men and materials to the state. The late Read More

Nasarawa speaker mourns assasinated APC chairman, consoles family, party

November 22, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker Nasarawa state House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Sunday, condoled with the family of late Philip Shekwo, the state All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman assassinated in Lafia. The speaker who was at the family compound of the late party chairman in  also condoled with the government, APC and the people of the state over “the painful loss.” While expressing Read More

No serving corps member positive to COVID-19 – NYSC

November 22, 2020 John Oba 0

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has debunked the report that eight corps members currently undergoing orientation course in Bauchi state tested positive to COVID-19 or any of it camps across the nation tested positive to COVID-19. The scheme in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, in Abuja Sunday said all corps Read More

Group seeks Monguno’s intervention over Ebira chief imamship tussle

November 22, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

A group under the aegis of Righteous On-Lookers Association, has appealed to the National Security Adviser, Maj.- Gen  Babagana Monguno (rtd) to prevail on Kogi state government to put in place procedures for the appointment of a substantive Chief Imam of Ebira Central Mosque  in order to avoid recurring crisis rocking the mosque  over imamship tussle. The appeal is contained in Read More

1,500 benefit from Kogi Rep’s free medical outreach

November 22, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

Over 1500 residents of Kabba/Bunu/ Ijumu federal constituency of Kogi  state have  benefited from the  free medical outreach facilitated by  Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf, a lawmaker  representing the constituency at the National Assembly. Hon. Yusuf at the end of the three-day programme held at  St Augustine College Kabba on Sunday, said the free medical outreach was part of his campaign promises Read More

Ibadan varsity alumni group to FG: Rid Nigeria of religious bigots

November 22, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ibadan Varsity Christian Union Alumni Association (IVCUAF) has called on the federal government to rid Nigeria of self acclaimed religious fundamentalist groups. IVCUAF at a press conference addressed by its international resident, Dr. Tunde Emmanuel Ajala, held at the Chapel of Resurrection, University of Ibadan, Saturday also asked the federal government to yield to the call for restructuring of Read More

PDP stalwart blasts politicians for squandering Nigeria’s future

November 22, 2020 Uko Etim 0

The first chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uyo local government area, Akwa Ibom state, Elder Enefiok Ekefre, has accused political leaders of squandering the future of unborn generation. Ekefre, who made the accusation recently during an interactive session  with newsmen in Uyo, the state capital, asserted that leaders in positions of authority in the country are there to Read More

NDA presents book in honour of NYSC DG

November 22, 2020 John Oba 0

  The Nigerian Defence Academy, Department of History and War Studies, has presented a book titled: “War, Society and Leadership in Nigeria,” in honour of the Director General, National Youth Service CorpS (NYSC), Brig.- Gen Shuaib Ibrahim. In his opening remarks, the representative of NDA commandant, Maj.- Gen J. Sarham, the Provost, Nigeria Defence Academy, Professor Isa Garba, during the Read More

Kidnapping: ASUP tasks FG on students, academic environment

November 22, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has implored federal and state governments to take proactive steps to safeguard the lives and property of all academic environments to curtail indiscriminate occurrence of kidnap activities on campuses. A statement signed by chairman of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria chapter of the union, Comrade Engineer Aliyu Musa Kofa, which was made available to Blueprint Read More

No evidence SDG boss spent N26.9bn COVID-19 funds – Reps

November 22, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has debunked reports that the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, OSSAP-SDGs spent N26.9 billion COVID-19 funds.The committee said there was no evidence of such money appropriated by the National Assembly for the procurement of materials following the COVID-19 pandemic, to the said Read More

PFN spokesman advocates intensive drug war for crime reduction

November 22, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

  The national publicity secretary of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Emmah Isong, has called on the federal government and all stakeholders to intensify efforts at fighting drug abuse in the country. He said it was difficult to fight and win the war against crime without first attacking drug abuse which he identified as the root cause of Read More

NULGE to confer life patron award on Ortom

November 22, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

  The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) national secretariat is to present an award of ‘Life Patron of NULGE in Nigeria’ to Governor Samuel Ortom Monday. Benue state chairman of NULGE, Comrade Terungwa Igbe in a letter to the governor made available to journalists in Makurdi Sunday said the national president will be in Makurdi to perform the ceremony.He Read More