Breaking: Ondo set to axe deputy gov

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

Lawmakers at the Ondo state House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced impeachment process of deputy governor Agboola Ajayi. Ajayi who has been at loggerhead with governor Rotimi Akeredolu decamped from All Progressives Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDD). He is set to contest upcoming governorship seat in the state. Details loading…

Breaking: Danbatta ‘returns’ as NCC Boss

July 7, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate for approval after he reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known during plenary on Tuesday when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta screening and confirmation Read More

COVID-19 palliatives for print media underway as FG gives lifeline to TV, radio stations

July 7, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

Reprieve came the way of radio and television owners in Nigeria as the federal government Monday announced a 60 percent slash in the outstanding N7.8billion debt owed government by the broadcast media organisations.    They are expected to honour this obligation within three months (July 10-October 6 ) after which the government would withdraw the privilege. This is one of the Read More

Keyamo just an appointee, can’t cause NASS/Executive rift – Senate

July 7, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Monday declared that Minister of State for Labour , Employment and Productivity Festus Keyamo  is too small an officer in the executive arm of government  to cause rift between the National Assembly  and  President Muhamnadu Buhari.  The upper chamber also insisted that the special public works programme  that seeks to recruit  774, 000 youths across the 774 local Read More

Breaking: At last, WAEC announces official date for rescheduled 2020 school examination kick-off

July 6, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

After three months of postponement, the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has announced August 4, 2020, as the kick-off date for this year’s school examination. Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who revealed this at the routine presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday said the examination will end on September 5. According to the minister, after WAEC Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu recovers from Coronavirus

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has recovered from coronavirus after over one week he entered isolation in Akure, the state capital. Akeredolu who disclosed this on Monday when he briefed newsmen said he was confirmed negative twice after necessary tests. Details loading…

Breaking: Akeredolu picks new SSG in Ondo

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Ondo state governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appointed Mr. Temitayo Oluwatuyi as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Oluwatuyi’s appointment followed the resignation of Hon Ifedayo Abegunde Monday morning. Oluwatuyi was commissioner for Natural Resources. Details loading…

Breaking: DSS arrests EFCC chairman

July 6, 2020 Editor 0

Acting chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu is currently being subjected to interrogation after operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) arrested him, Channels Television reports. Details loading…

For not picking her calls, Policewoman shoots husband

July 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A Kenyan policewoman has shot her husband with an AK-47 rifle in the Dago Area of Nyalenda, Kisumu for not picking her calls. The policewoman identified as APC Maureen is currently at large. The Administration Police officer who is based in Kisumu East Sub County allegedly shot her husband for giving their house help Ksh50 for lunch without consulting her Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu’s camp depletes further as Ondo SSG quits govt ahead guber poll

July 6, 2020 Barnabas 0

Secretary to the State Government (SSG) in Ondo state, Hon. Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde, has tendered his resignation. In a letter of resignation sighted by Blueprint, which is titled ‘Letter of Resignation Effective 6th July 2020’ read, “I, Hon. Ifedayo Sunday Abegunde, the Secretary to the State Government of Ondo State hereby tender my letter of resignation. “I want to thank Read More

Breaking: Boat capsizes in Benue, 20 feared dead

July 5, 2020 Editor 0

Benue state Police command has confirmed that 20 persons would have died after a boat capsized inside the river. The incident, according to eyewitness happened on River Benue at Kwagh opposite Agbor village within Makurdi local government area of the state. Confirming the incident, Benue State. Police Command said that 20 members of a Church were involved in an accident Read More

Breaking: Fuel scarcity looms as IPMAN threatens to strike

July 5, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), South West, Sunday threatened to stop the lifting of petroleum products in all the region depots over the hike in the fuel pump price by the Federal government. The South-west Chairman of IPMAN, Dele Tajudeen, who disclosed in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital described the hike Read More

Breaking: NMA down tools over Covid-19 handling in Cross River

July 5, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Cross River state branch, has ordered all its members in public and private hospitals to observe “total and indefinite withdrawal of medical services” over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. It berated the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for not reflecting the 5 COVID-19 confirmed cases from University of Calabar Teaching Read More

Breaking: Tension as Kidnappers abduct NLC Chairman

July 5, 2020 Editor 0

There is palpable tension in Asaba, Delta state capital moment after the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state Goodluck Ofobruku was kidnapped right in front of his house. He was abducted around 8pm on Saturday. As at the time of filling this report, the abductors Blueprint learnt were yet to establish contact with anyone. Details loading…

Kanye West enters bid for US presidential race

July 5, 2020 AFP 0

Kanye West, the entertainment mogul who urges listeners in one song to “reach for the stars, so if you fall, you land on a cloud,” claimed Saturday he is challenging Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for Read More

Over 10,000 Coronavirus cases hit South Africa in 24 hours as Nigeria’s numbers near 30,000

July 5, 2020 Editor 1

More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in South Africa, highest daily tally one day. Daily tallies released by the health ministry showed 10,853 new confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, taking the cumulative tally since March when the virus first arrived in the country to 187,977. The death toll stands at 3,026 after 74 new fatalities were recorded. Health Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello is Kogi governor, Appeal Court affirms

July 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Appeal Court in Abuja has affirmed the election of Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello. Unanimously, the five-man panel led by Justice Adamu Jauro, in separate judgments on Saturday, dismissed four appeals filled by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and three other political parties for lacking in merit. Details loading…

Couple inserts nail, pepper into housemaid’s skull, private part

July 4, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

A woman identified as Mrs. Ifeoma Ozougwu has been arrested alongside her husband Mr. Ozougwu in Enugu for driving nail into the skull of little miss Nneoma. They also inserted grounded red pepper into the girl’s private part. According to the verified Facebook page of Anambra Broadcasting service, the police swiftly rescued the little girl, arrested the woman and took Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu’s aide takes over health ministry in Ondo

July 4, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has approved that his special adviser on Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, should oversee activities of the Ministry of Health.  The latest development followed the death of the substantive Commissioner, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, two days ago.  Dr Jibayo, a two-term lawmaker at the Lagos State House of Assembly is a consummate medical practitioner. He is a Read More