Short-sightedness, lack of planning reasons Nigerian youth can’t be President in 2023 – Group

August 13, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Country Director of Plan International, Usie Charlse Emmamuzou, has attributed lack of planning and short-sightedness as reasons a youth may not become president in Nigeria. Emmamuzou who stated this on Friday in Abuja at an event organised by Africado Foundation to commemorate the International Youth Day, said old leaders would continue to lead the nation after President Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Pictures: Bliss as Blueprint’s Circulation Manager marries heartthrob in Kogi

August 13, 2022 Paul Okah, Abuja 0

It was all jubilation and bliss on Saturday as Blueprint Newspaper’s Circulation Manager, Mr Simon Salihu Yusuf, married his heartthrob, Miss Helen Ojochide Adama. The traditional marriage ceremony, which was held at Adama Moses Salifu’s Compound in Emewe-Opada, Abocho, Dekina local government area (LGA) of Kogi State, attracted dignitaries from the area, friends from diverse background and relatives from both Read More

Police dismiss Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri for assault, indiscipline

August 13, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has dismissed Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri with Force No. 509745, attached to Dolphin Divisional Headquarters, Lagos Police Command, for gross misconduct, disobedience to lawful order, and assault on a member of the public. Corporal Opeyemi Kadiri had been captured in a viral video circulating in the social media on August 3, 2022, assaulting a civilian. Force Read More

Bauchi governor’s aide rallies youth support for Bala’s administration

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Special Adviser to the Bauchi state Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado, Friday, called on youth of Alkaleri Local Government Area to unite and support the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed to enable him succeed in his transformational agenda. Gidado made this call during a one-day visit to Alkaleri where he interacted with youth from different organisations. The governor’s media Read More

Jos Market: Plateau govt appeals order, says court lacks jurisdiction

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Plateau state government has asked the State High Court to set aside an earlier order halting it from signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jaiz Bank for the reconstruction of the Jos Main Market. The state government in its grounds of responds to the suit capped: PLD/J424/2022, filed by Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, challenging its planned reconstruction of Read More

Soludo to youth: Take back Anambra from gunmen

August 13, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu Awka 0

The Anambra state Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, Friday, charged youths to support the battle to reclaim the state from gunmen and other criminals terrorising the state. The charge is coming on the heels of several lives and property lost following activities of kidnappers and other criminals in the five months of Soludo’s administration in Anambra state. This is as the Read More

2023: No better alternative to APC – Sen. Sani Musa…Says it has done well in infrastructure, others

August 13, 2022 Benjamin Samson Abuja 0

The senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has said there was no better alternative than the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite the security challenges confronting the nation. According to him, infrastructure development remains the cardinal objective of the APC-led administration since 2015 “and it has delivered creditably well in this regard.” Sen. Musa who also doubles as Read More

2023: Gbajabiamila decries division, derision-based political conversion

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has decried political conversation centred on division and derision by the youth. Gbajabiamila said this at a Youth and Social Development Summit, organised by the Gbaja Professional Volunteers Network (GPVN) to commemorate the 2022 International Youth Day on Friday in Abuja. According to him, it is unfortunate that the political conversations Read More

Lalong visits Dariye, Nyame, calls for forgiveness

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

Plateau state governor Simon Lalong has led a top delegation from the state to visit former Governor Joshua Chibi Dariye and former Taraba state governor, Rev. Jolly Nyame, after their release from prison following a State Pardon granted to them by President Muhammadu Buhari. Lalong, along with his wife, Regina, National Assembly members as well as members of the state Read More

Wike didn’t sue Atiku, APC did – Ayu

August 13, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja 0

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has revealed that the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, did not sue the party over its presidential primary conducted on May 29, 2022, in Abuja. It was reported in some sections of the media Thursday that Wike filed a lawsuit against PDPpPresidential candidate, former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, the Read More

2023: No better alternative to APC – Sen. Sani Musa…Says it has done well in infrastructure, others

August 13, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Mohammed Sani Musa, has said there was no better alternative than the All Progressives Congress (APC) despite the security challenges confronting the nation. According to him, infrastructure development remains the cardinal objective of the APC-led administration since 2015 “and it has delivered creditably well in this regard.” Sen. Musa who also doubles as Read More

Oshoala nominated for 2022 Ballon d’Or

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria’s Barcelona female team Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the Balon d’Or. This was announced Friday August 12, 2022, by French Football. The 27-year-old Nigeria’s senior women team forward was included in a list of 20 players nominated for the 2022 Ballon d’Or Award. On Friday, August 12 2022, France football organizers of the Ballon d’Or Award released the Read More

IYD: Atiku, Nnamani task FG on ASUU strike, enabling environment for youth

August 13, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and a former Enugu state governor and the senator representing Enugu East, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani, have urged the federal government to “urgently resolve the prolonged Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.” They also charged the government to provide the enabling environment for the youth to realise their potentials. Atiku made Read More

2023: Peter Obi not ready to be President – Ajulo

August 13, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The former National Secretary of Labour Party and a constitutional lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has berated the manner in which the former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, is going about his presidential campaigns.  He said “Obi’s manifesto is more of rhetorical analysis than viable plans to solving the myriad of problems Read More

2023: South-east open to all presidential candidates – Ohaneze

August 13, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu- Agha, 0

Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide Friday said that the South-east zone is open for all Presidential candidates to the campaign. It also admonished politicians against politics of rancour. The group disclosed this in a statement signed by its Secretary General Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and encouraged them to embark on the issue- base politics. The statement reads, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has cautioned against the Read More

We’re committed to improved power supply in Abuja – AEDC

August 13, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Residents of the Federal Capital City, especially Life Camp, Gwaripa, Dawaki and environs will soon heave a sigh of relief as the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) is making frantic efforts to boost power supply to those areas. The assurance came from the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi following concerns raised by FCDA’s Executive Secretary, Engr. Shehu Hadi Read More

Rise up to the challenges of leadership, Nnamani tells youth

August 13, 2022 Taiye Odewale, 0

Senator Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP Enugu East), has tasked Nigerian youths to rise up to the challenges of leadership in order to chart a new course for good governance in the country. Nnamani who stated this through a statement issued to commemorate 2022 International Youths Day, urged the Youths to take leadership responsibilities through the democratic processes just as he reminded Read More

 Zamfara CP Elkana retires, bids farewell to officers, men

August 12, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Zamfara State Police Commissioner CP Ayuba N. Elkana Thursday bided farewell to officers and men of the command Thursday as he retired after 32 years in service. Speaking at the event, he said: “It is with great joy and deep sense of gratitude to Almighty Allah that I stand here today to welcome you all to this historic event which Read More

PDP strategises to stop Oshiomhole’s Senatorial ambition

August 12, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The leadership of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo state has said it would deploy 80 per cent of its resources to ensure victory for Sen. Francis Alimikhena, the party’s Edo North Senatorial candidate, for the 2023 poll. The chairman of the PDP in the state, Mr. Tony Aziegbemi, disclosed this while receiving dozens of All Progressives Congress (APC) defectors, Read More

Zamfara govt to reconstruct 5 broken bridges in 4 LGAs for N700m

August 12, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state government has disclosed that it would reconstruct five broken bridges linking four local government areas of the state. The Commissioner for Rural Development and Cooperatives, Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbin Bore, made the disclosure while fielding questions from newsmen during an inspection of the One Brigade cantonment access road project embarked upon by the state government through his ministry Read More

UniCal VC harps on talent discovery to reduce unemployment

August 12, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has said unemployment rate in the country could be reduced if government at all levels and corporate organisations could see talents discovery as a priority area of focus. Prof. Obi said this in Calabar, Friday, during the 2022 International Youth Day Celebration, organised by the University of Calabar with support Read More

Bauchi leads on 2022 tax remittance nationwide

August 12, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

Bauchi state has emerged as number one on Tax Remittance in Nigeria for the first quarter of 2022. The state coordinator, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mohammed Abare Mayanda, who on behalf of the service presented the award letter to the Commissioner for Finance and Economic on Friday, disclosed this and congratulated the state government on the development. Mayanda said Read More

Find my father’s killers, teenager begs to IGP

August 12, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

An emotional 19-year-old senior secondary school girl, Stella Mbayin Ndoma, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, and the Cross River state Police Commissioner, Aminu Alhassan, to find those who killed her father, Chief Mbayin Ndoma, last week. Blueprint gathered that late Chief Ndoma, alias Otisco, was killed by hoodlums in his hometown, Orimekpang Junction, Read More