Boko Haram kills 7, burn Osun: People 3 villages in Borno

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night burnt down three villages in Konduga local government area of Borno state, in an attack that left at least seven people dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the insurgents attacked and set Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages on fire in a two hour operation that began at about 9:00 p.m. Villagers Read More

Osun: People 3 villages in Borno with disabilities rally support for ADC candidate, Akinbade

September 25, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Hundreds of people living with disabilities in Osun state on Wednesday rallied support for the candidate of the African Democratic Congressn (ADC), Fatai Akinbade, ahead of the governorship election on Saturday. The group held a rally with the ADC deputy governorship candidate, Folahanmi Oloyede, in Osogbo on Tuesday. Led by Lani Gbadebo, the group said ADC remained the only party Read More

Toto crises: Bassa community insists on own chiefdom

September 25, 2018 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

Bassa community in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state, have called on the state government to actualize its dream, by creating its own chiefdom for the interest of peace and development in the state. National secretary, Bassa cultural and Development Union, Gwatana Dogwo, made the call yesterday in a press briefing in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. He explained Read More

Gov’s choice of indirect primary overwhelms Oshiomhole

September 25, 2018 Bode Olagoke Abuja 0

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) seems to have been overwhelmed by the serving governors of the party over the choice of mode of primary as most of them settled for indirect primary. This revelation came after a closed door meeting of the Progressives Governors Forum held on Tuesday night at the Imo governor’s lodge, Abuja. The Read More

NGO decries poor quality of UBEC projects

September 25, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LANW), an NGO, has decried low quality of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention projects in Chikun, Kaura and Soba local government areas of Kaduna state. The NGO made the observation in a report entitled, “Result of Tracking of UBEC Intervention Projects in Chikun, Kaura and Soba local government areas from November 2017 – June Read More

Survival of Nigeria depends on professionals – Prof Okeniyi

September 25, 2018 Agboola Bayo Ibadan 0

The President of Chemical Society of Nigeria, (CSN) Professor Sunday Okeniyi has hinted that the survival of Nigeria as a developing country relies solely on the ambit of professionals in and across the country.. Delivering his address in Ibadan at the opening ceremony of the CSN 41st annual International Conference (Ibadan 2018) holding at the Trenchard hall, University of Ibadan, Read More

Group gives pass mark to Abubakar on education

September 25, 2018 Najib Sani Bauchi 0

The Congress of Nigerian Eligible Voters has applauded Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state for his various intervention programmes in the education sector. The organization made the commendation yesterday during a solidarity rally to the governor at Government House, Bauchi. Speaking during the rally, leader of the congress, Comrade John Ngene Offia said education programmes introduced by the governor such Read More

NBC resolves Gombe, Yobe boundary disput

September 25, 2018 Auwal Ahmad Gombe 0

After long boundary dispute between Gombe and Yobe, the governments of both states have peacefully demarcated their boundaries, following a joint meeting of its officials with the National Boundary Commission (NBC). A communiqué signed after the meeting by the Deputy Governors of states, Charles Iliya and Abubakar Aliyu, respectively held at New Banquet hall Government House, Gombe, stated that “the Read More

We received N14.98bn Paris club refund, Ortom confirms

September 25, 2018 Daniel Agbo Makurdi 0

Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom yesterday said the state government has so far received N14.9 billion final tranche of the Paris Club refund from the federal government. Governor Ortom, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase said 80 per cent of the funds will be used for payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities. He announced the setting Read More

Kano donates N100m to flood victims

The Kano state government has announced a direct financial assistance of N100 million to the victims of flood disaster in the state, with a call on the federal government to further alleviate the suffering of the affected communities. The state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, stated this during a media briefing held in kano yesterday. According Read More

3-year-old girl regains freedom 6 days after kidnap in Niger

September 25, 2018 Aideloje Ojo Minna 0

A three year old baby girl, Fatima Nura, kidnapped about a week ago in Padogeri area of Rafi local government of Niger state has reunited with her family. Police Public Relations Officer of the Niger state Police Command, DSP Mohammed Abubakar, stated this yesterday in Minna. He explained that the baby was released after police detectives swung into action, following Read More

Engage conflict communities to resolve herders, farmers’ clashes – IFDFP tells govts

September 25, 2018 Daniel Agbo Makurdi 0

The Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IFDFP) has tasked federal and state governments in cooperation with all stakeholders to work sincerely for peace and harmony in the country in order to keep the hope of the country flying. The Forum, comprising of notable Christian and Muslim leaders across the country, stated this yesterday in Makurdi, Benue state on peace advocacy Read More

Politicians sharing money, gifts in Osun – TMG

September 24, 2018 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has raised the alarm over alleged plans by politicians to disrupt Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state. Chairman of TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, in a statement yesterday said investigation has revealed that, besides plans to unleash violence, politicians have embarked on the distribution of money, food items and gifts in 12 local government areas of Read More

Why I skipped NYSC scheme – Communications minister

September 24, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, may have inadvertently roped himself into a row with reports that he skipped his mandatory National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) programme in 1979. The minister, who studied law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), graduated in 1978 and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos where he qualified as a lawyer in Read More

Kano APC benefiting more from nomadic politicians – Ganduje

September 24, 2018 Bode Olagoke Abuja 0

Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress gained more people he described as ‘nomadic politicians’ into its fold than the few that defected the party recently. Ganduje said the exit of former Kano state governor, Musa Kwankwaso has been naturalised with the entry of another former governor of the state, Read More

Russian ministry gets new Ebola powder vaccine

September 24, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Russia’s health care ministry has got a new dry powder vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova disclosed yesterday. “We have created a new form of Ebola vaccine in powder,’’ Skvortsova said at a meeting with Djene Kaba Conde, the wife of the president of Guinea, on the sidelines of the Eurasian Women’s Forum in St. Read More

Why we closed Obasanjo farms – Oyo govt

September 24, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The chairman, Oyo state Board of Internal Revenue, Bicci Alli, has said the closure of Obasanjo farms in Ibadan was not politically motivated as being speculated. The board chairman said this in Ibadan yesterday while reacting to the closure of the business of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in Ibadan. “Our process and procedures are not driven by political consideration, Read More

Kaduna Electric installs 130 transformers in 9 months

September 24, 2018 Ahmid Lawal Abuja 0

In its continued efforts to improve power supply through network upgrade, Kaduna Electric, in collaboration with its contractors, has installed over 130 new distribution transformers worth millions of naira. The improvement of its infrastructure and network upgrade is to enable its numerous customers including individuals, organizations and communities under its franchise enjoy regular power supply. This was contained in a Read More

Lalong not defecting to PDP – Commissioner

September 24, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Plateau Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, has said Governor Simon Lalong is not planning to defect to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Dati in a statement yesterday in Jos said governor Lalong has never at any point contemplated leaving the All Progressives Congress (APC). “The attention of the Plateau state government has been drawn to an alleged statement credited Read More

Primaries: Group urges delegates to elect Abubakar, Gumau

September 24, 2018 Najib Sani Bauchi 0

The Bauchi South Coalition has appealed to party delegates to endorse Governor Mohammed Abubakar and Senator Lawal Yahya Gumau as governorship and senatorial candidates, respectively for the 2019 general elections. Addressing journalists yesterday, chairman of the coalition, Alhaji Shuaibu Almustapha, said governor Abubakar should be re-elected to enable him complete the many ongoing projects in the state. According to him, Read More

Enugu receives N1.9bn UBE intervention fund

September 24, 2018 Chuks Nweze Enugu 0

Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) has received state counterpart fund as well as the UBE matching grant worth one billion, nine hundred and four million, five hundred and ninety four thousand, five hundred and ninety four naira sixty kobo, (N1,904,594,594.60,) for construction and rehabilitation of classrooms, offices, toilets, provision of chairs as well as recreational materials for the Read More

NAPTIP sacks 6 for ‘demanding’ sex

September 24, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), says it has sacked six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct. NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, Stella Nezan, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja yesterday. Nezan explained that the offences committed by the officers included arranging professional sureties for suspects for a fee Read More

Davido steals show at Adeleke’s campaign rallies

September 24, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

Pop star, David Adeleke, popularly called Davido, has remained the star attraction on his uncle, Ademola Adeleke’s campaign trail in the last few days. Adeleke is vying to be governor of Osun state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The senator representing Osun west defeated Akin Ogunbiyi in the PDP primary to clinch the ticket. Davido, 22, alongside his record Read More

I’ll provide visionary leadership as president – Tambuwal

September 24, 2018 Blueprint Admin4 0

A leading presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has taken his campaign to the south west geopolitical zone with a promise to provide purposeful and visionary leadership that will unite the country. Tambuwal, who is also the governor of Sokoto state, told a mammoth crowd of PDP supporters and delegates at the Read More