Five years after: Court ends El-Zakzaky, wife, Zeenat’s trial

July 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

About five years after their trial commenced, a Kaduna state High Court Wednesday discharged and acquitted leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat; over a case of homicide. The duo were charged to court over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, among other criminal charges since December 2018, Read More

Senate to OAGF: Recover N665.8bn loans to agencies in 60 days

July 29, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The 2015 Audit report presented to the Senate Committee on Public Accounts by the Office of Auditor General of the Federation alleged diversion of N665.8 billion by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation from Solid Minerals Development and Stabilisation Funds to some government agencies between 2013 and 2015. It therefore ordered the OAGF to recover all the Read More

Breaking: Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of criminal charges

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that Justice Gideon Kurada of Kaduna High Court has discharged and acquited the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. Counsel to Zakzaky, Marshal Abubakar, who spoke after the secret trial in Kaduna, said the court upheld their no-case submission and agreed Read More

NOUN now has 3 deputy vice-chancellors – Official

July 28, 2021 Agi Ondo 0

For the first time, the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) now has three deputy vice-chancellors as opposed to the two it used to have. This was disclosed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the institution, Ibrahim Sheme, who revealed that the move was unprecedented in NOUN where the practice used to be two deputy vice-chancellors. According to him, Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu remains Ondo governor, Supreme Court rules

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state will now settle down for the final lap of his administration after the Supreme Court upheld his victory. This was after the apex court threw out his challenger’s suit of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after October 10, 2020 governorship contest. Akeredolu had emerged victorious in his reelection bid after Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s D’Tigers surrender to Germany, lose second basketball match at Tokyo Olympics

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, suffered another disappointing defeat against Germany in their second Group B match at the ongoing delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan in the early hours of Wednesday. After their 84- 67 defeat to the Boomers of Australia in the opening game the Mike Brown-tutored side were hoping to bounce back in their second Read More

El-Rufai parleys Nasarawa gov as bandits place N100m ransom on monarch

 Barely 24 hours after kidnapping the paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom, Kpop Ham, Jonathan Gyet Maude in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, his abductors have demanded N100 million as  ransom for his release. A close family source who spoke under  anonymity, said the kidnappers made the demand  Tuesday through a telephone call with a family member of the embattled first class Read More

Breaking: Yoruba nation agitators released from Police detention in Lagos

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

Forty-seven protesters arrested by the Nigerian Police during the Yoruba Nation Rally held July 3, 2021, in Lagos State have been released from detention. The remaining person is still detained by the police after allegedly killing someone during one of their protest, 47 otherswere released after meeting their bail conditions. A Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos State had on July Read More

Kidnappers demand N100m ransom on 80-year-old first class monarch in Kaduna

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours after kidnapping the paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom, Kpop Ham, Jonathan Gyet Maude, in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, his abductors have demanded N100 million as  ransom for his release. A close family source on the condition of anonymity said the kidnappers made the demand on Tuesday through a telephone call with a family member Read More

Breaking: For attempting to bite opponent, Tokyo Olympics organisers disqualify boxer

July 27, 2021 AFP 0

Moroccan heavyweight boxer Youness Baalla attempted to bite David Nyika’s ear during his defeat to the New Zealander at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. The 22-year-old was subsequently disqualified for unsportsmanlike behaviour, although he was already out of the Games anyway following his unanimous-points loss in the round-of-16 bout. A Tokyo 2020 statement called Baalla’s actions “intolerable”, saying that he Read More

Breaking: Baba Ijesha back in Court over ‘sexual assault’

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

The embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha is back in court in continuation of his trial over alleged abuse of a minor. On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the matter after the counsel for comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, also known as Princess, played primary evidence against the embattled actor. The actor, who is being tried over charges bordering on Read More

As El-Rufai suspends school resumption in Kaduna: Kpop, another 80-year-old first class monarch, abducted

   The Kpop Ham, a first class and paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, Dr. Jonathan Danladi Gyet Maude, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. The incident occurred some two weeks after the Emir of Kajuru in Kajuru local government of the state, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu was abducted but released. While Adamu Read More

Breaking: Bandits invade community near Kaduna, kidnap another first class traditional ruler

July 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kpop Ham and paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, Dr. Jonathan Danladi Gyet Maude, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. Though information available to Blueprint did not specify when the top traditional ruler was kidnapped, his brother, Anthony Maude while confirming the incident said that the first class monarch Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs N983bn 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law

July 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday signed the 2021 Supplementary Appropriation Bill into law, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly (House of Representatives), Mr Umar Elyakub, has said. He told State House correspondents that the President assented to a N982,729,695,343 supplementary budget. He said the Act would largely focused on funding security and health concerns. Details loading …

DSS fails to produce Nnamdi Kanu, Court adjourns trial

July 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja, Monday, ordered the federal government to produce the acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to face his trial. Contrary to earlier report, the convoy of the DSS operatives and security officials was a decoy in disguise that Kanu was brought to court. While some section of the Read More

Breaking: IPOB members arrested as Ezeife, Ohaneze leaders, others storm court for resumed Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

July 26, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Security operatives on Monday arrested members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as they converged on the federal high court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.  The IPOB members were chanting slogans in support of Kanu and demanding his freedom. Some of them were subsequently arrested while others fled.Kanu who was rearrested some weeks ago is being arraigned before Read More