AS Zulum buries 43 rice farmers: Gunmen kill 9 in Kaduna, Plateau communities

 Kaduna, Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Joshua Egbodo amd taiye Odewale, Abuja Amidst wide condemnation of the 43 slain Borno farmers by  the Boko Haram insurgents, gunmen struck again in both Kaduna and Plateau states killing eight and 2 persons respectively. The Borno rice farmers were killed Saturday on their farms at Koshebe village, a place in Mafa local Read More

Breaking: SWAN President confirms receipt of FIFA Covid-19 funds from NFF

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

The President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Sir Honour Sirawoo, has commended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the release of the FIFA Covid-19 Relief Fund.  The NFF had released the sum of N11,400,000 (eleven million, four hundred thousand Naira) only as part of the Covid-19 Relief Fund from FIFA to SWAN  Sirawoo lauded the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF for Read More

Breaking: Zulum leads Borno top govt officials, kinsmen, others to bury slaughtered farmers in Zabarmari

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Sunday morning led top government officials, kinsmen and other residents still in shock for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari. Zulum, during his visit was told that the total death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. “Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 Read More

Breaking: Fear grips residents as explosion hits Wike father’s church

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Fear has gripped residents of Portharcourt, River state capital after explosion hit a church belonging to the father of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike. A significant part of the church has been damaged by the explosion, Blueprint gathered. Reports say hoodlums numbering about five sneaked into the Christian Universal Church International on 25 Azikiwe Street Mile, 3 Diobu, on Saturday night Read More

Revealed! How Boko Haram invaded Borno community, slaughtered farmers

November 29, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram, Saturday, swooped on Kwashebe Zamarmari in the Jere local government area of Borno State, killing at least 43 people working in a farm. The victims were harvesting rice when the terrorists unexpectedly pounced in the latest episode of insecurity across the country. Sources told AFP that local hunters involved in search operations had retrieved 43 bodies of farmers Read More

N-Power: Hope rises as FG ‘queues’ exited beneficiaries for CBN empowerment options

November 27, 2020 Paul Okah 0

A portal that will enable exited N-Power beneficiaries to apply for Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) empowerment options has been launched by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Friday, which was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, the portal, which was developed in Read More

Troops kill 108 in Zamfara, Katsina, others in one week

The Defence Headquarters Thursday said troops eliminated no fewer than 108 bandits in the North-west and scores of terrorists in the North-east in the last one week. The North-west comprises Sokoto, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi and Kaduna states. Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major-General John Enenche announced this Thursday in Abuja during a weekly update of military operations across the Read More

Postponing 2019 elections was tough for me –Yakubu

November 27, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

  Poor performance of most political office holders in the country culminating in bad governance is responsible for voter apathy, re-nominated Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has said. The re-appointed INEC boss also said postponing the 2019 general elections was for him, a tough decision. Similarly, he said the electoral body had before it 1,508 Read More

Breaking: National sports festival gets new kick off date

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

Barring any further change, the National Sports Festival (NSF) will now kick off on January 3 and end on the 17th of same month. JJ Akanji, Special Assistant to the Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare who revealed this on Thursday evening via WhatsApp confirmed, “Jan 3rd to 17 subject to adherence to covid-19 protocol decision was Read More

Breaking: At last, Minister Dare breaks silence on purported postponement of National sports festival

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports development Mr Sunday Dare has revealed that there is no indefinite postponement of the proposed 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF). Dare who spoke during one-day seminar organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter said in the next few days a definite date for NSF would be agreed between the ministry and Read More

Defection: More shockers await PDP – APC

November 25, 2020 Blueprint 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday said more shockers await the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as more of its members would defect into the APC fold in coming months. Ahead of the alleged influx of PDP members into APC, Yobe state Governor/ Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Mai Mala Buni, said machinery was in motion for the Read More

Maradona: World football thrown into mourning, tributes pour in

November 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tributes are pouring in from around the world of football after the tragic death of Diego Maradona. The Argentina icon, best known for leading his country to victory in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, passed away aged 60 after suffering a cardiac arrest at his home. Maradona, widely considered one of the greatest players of all-time, left a huge Read More

CACOVID plans N150bn jobs for 4m youth, spends N43.26bn on medical equipment, others

  The private sector-led Coalition Alliance against COVID 19 (CACOVID) has unveiled plans to empower four million youth with N150 billion job opportunities. It said once the nation’s high rate of unemployment is curtailed, social unrest will be significantly reduced.  CACOVID co-chairman and Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele announced this at a media briefing Wednesday in Lagos. Read More

Breaking: Real cause of Diego Maradona’s death exposed

November 25, 2020 Dailymail 0

Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack less than a month after turning 60, Dailymail reports. The Argentinian football legend died at home, his lawyer said, just three weeks after having surgery on a blood clot in his brain. Maradona won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw Read More

INEC: Yakubu set to face Senate screening panel

November 25, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) has slated the screening of Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Commission for another five-year tenure in office for Thursday by 2:00pm.The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC Kano South), informed Journalists of the planned screening exercise after submission of report of 2021 budget estimates of Read More

FIFA lists Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Messi, others for best footballers’ award

November 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

European player of the year Robert Lewandowski is one of 10 players on the shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award unveiled Wednesday, alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Besides Polish striker Lewandowski, one other winner of the Champions League with Bayern Munich made the list, Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who joined Liverpool in September. Read More

Breaking: Court set to hear Ndume’s bail application

November 25, 2020 Editor 0

Senator Ali Ndume, currently at Kuje prison will on Thursday know his fate when the Federal High Court in Abuja hears his bail application. Ndume has been detained in prison since Monday over his surety role for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team Abdulrasheed Maina who allegedly jumped bail. Maina, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Read More

Breaking: Senator Abbo dumps PDP, joins APC

November 25, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) . Defection of Senator Abbo was announced on the floor of the Senate Wednesday at the beginning of plenary. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said a letter to that effect had earlier been forwarded Read More

Electoral act amendment proposal: Spending by presidential candidate pegged at N5bn

November 24, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The new Electoral Act amendment Bill which scaled second reading on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday has proposed an electoral expenditure ceiling of five billion naira for a presidential candidate of any political party. For a governorship candidate, the Bill pegged the expenditure at  one billion naira, N70 million for House of Representatives, N100 million for the Read More

Breaking: Gombe Assembly speaker impeached

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The speaker of the Gombe state House of Assembly Ibrahim Sadiq Abubakar has been impeached. Shortly after, Abubakar Luggerewo, representing Akko Central, was elected and sworn in as the 7th speaker. Also, the house impeached the majority leader, Samuel Markus. He was replaced by Ladan Yerima, representing Kaltungo East Constituency. Details loading…

Breaking: Ondo Assembly impeaches deputy speaker

November 24, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The deputy speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ogundeji Iroju has been impeached. Rt. Hon. Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency 2 has been elected as his replacement. The former deputy speaker, Iroju, in a parliamentary resolution presented by Hom. Tomide Akinrogunde was accused of gross misconduct inimical to the progress of the House. The resolution which Read More

Breaking: Buhari asks Senate to confirm Yakubu as INEC Chair

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan has just read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter for confirmation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as the Chairman of Independent National Electoroal Commission (INEC) for a second term. Lawan read the letter on the floor of the Senate’s plenary on Tuesday. Details loading…