10 UNICAL lecturers die amidst ASUU strike

September 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has disclosed that at least 10 of its members have died since the strike began on February 14, 2022. This was disclosed by the ASUU-UNICAL Chairman, Dr John Edor, on Thursday while speaking with one of our correspondents in Calabar. Edor, who did not disclose the cause Read More

FG offers ASUU fresh offer

September 30, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As the House of Representatives, continue in it’s efforts to end the crisis between the members of Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government on Thursday met with the two parties. According to speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the recommendations would soon be presented to the President Muhammadu Buhari. The government’s side urged ASUU to allow their accommodation under Read More

At political parties peace accord: Buhari, Abdulsalami, Jonathan harp on issue-based campaigns

The presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his counterparts from the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo and Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) were among the 18 presidential candidates that signed the National Peace Accord Thursday  at the International Conference Centre (ICC) Read More

PDP crisis gets messier, Arapaja, Dan Orbih, 3 other NWC members return N151.2m ‘pro-Ayu bribe’

September 30, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Signs that the crisis in the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting messier emerged Thursday with 5 members of the National Working Committee (NWC) loyal to Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, returned a total of N151.2 million paid into their separate accounts by the party. Members of the NWC that rejected the money include; Deputy National Chairman (South) Ambassador Read More

Breaking: Atlast, Supreme Court affirms Adeleke as Osun PDP governorship candidate

September 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed the suit filed by Dotun Babayemi challenging the emergence of Osun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the gubernatorial election that held in the state on July 16. A five-man panel of justices, declared the appeal as incompetent, having being filed outside the 14 Read More

Breaking: NECO releases 2022 SSCE results

September 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2022 Secondary School Certificate Examination(SSCE). It also blacklisted 29 supervisors for alleged involvement in various malpractice offenses during the just concluded examinations. NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi who announced the result on Thursday at the NECO Headquarters in Minna, said that four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two Read More

Breaking: Enugu Catholic Diocese lifts ban on Mbaka’s church

September 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barely there months after it banned all priests and Catholic faithful from attending the Adoration Ministry, Enugu led by Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Enugu Catholic Diocese has on Thursday lifted the ban. The ban followed scathing remarks by Mbaka, who described Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi as stingy. The Director of communications of the Enugu Catholic Diocese, Rev. Read More

Pictures: Shettima, Atiku, Obi others present as presidential candidates sign peace pact

September 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The various presidential candidate for political parties were on Thursday present for the signing of the now-customary peace pact ahead of 2023 general election. However, Tinubu’s running mate, Kashim Shettima, was present at the signing alongside, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party among others.

Breaking: Lawan bows, accepts Machina as APC Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Ahead of 2023 general election, the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has accepted the judgment of a Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe State. The court on Wednesday, affirmed Bashir Machina as the authentic candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe North Senatorial District. Machina had approached the Federal High Court seeking an order to compel the Independent Read More

JUST IN: Presidential candidates, party chairmen set to sign peace accord

September 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Some presidential candidates and chairmen of the 18 registered political parties have started arriving the International Conference Centre (ICC) for the 1st signing of the National Peace Accord ahead of the 2023 general elections. The peace accord is organised by the National Peace Committee headed by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. The initiative Read More

Breaking: Naira collapses to N730/$ at parallel market

September 29, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Nigerian naira has collapsed to a new record low, trading at a minimum of N730/$1 on Thursday morning at the open market, a 0.69 percent drop from the previous day. The fall in the exchange rate is following the move by the apex bank to raise the interest rate to a 20-year high of 15.5%, representing 150 basis points Read More

As Wike, Makinde, Ikpeazu, Ortom shun campaign inauguration: Udom says PDP is a solid rock no wind can move, NEC raises alarm 

September 29, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

  Governors and other party stakeholders in the camp of Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike shunned the official inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) and National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC). At the event where the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar offered the olive branch to the aggrieved parties, Akwa Ibom state Governor Udom Emmanuel, who chairs the Read More

2023: Like ex-Senate Leader Yahaya, Aliero, court shuts out Lawan

The Damaturu Division of the Federal High Court in Yobe state Wednesday shut out Senate President Ibrahim Ahmad Lawan from contesting the 2023 National Assembly elections as candidate of Yobe North Senatorial District on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform. In his place, it declared Bashir Sheriff Machina as the authentic candidate of the APC for the senatorial district. Following Read More

Pictures: Uneasy calm as flood renders over 100 families homeless in 13 Anambra communities 

September 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Hundreds of families in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state have been rendered homeless following a flood disaster wrecking havoc along the coastal region across the country. Among the affected communities are Iyiowa, Ogbeukwu, Ogwu Ikpele, Amiyi, Akili Ogidi, Obeagwe, Ossomala, Umunankwo, Ogbakuba, Ochuche, Okoti, Akili Ozizor, Odekpe, Ohita and Atani. Blueprint learnt that the affected communities have lost Read More

Breaking: Court affirms Machina as APC’s Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 28, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe state capital on Wednesday declared Bashir Sheriff Machina as the All Progressives Congress (APC) authentic senatorial candidate for Yobe North in the coming 2023 National Assembly elections. Following the judgement, the court directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish his name accordingly. The declaration was made by presiding Read More

Another university announces resumption amidst ASUU strike

September 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The management of Benue State University, Makurdi (BSU), has announced resumption of academic activities in the school. The school directed all staff members to resume work with immediate effect. According to the statement issued by the university’s registrar, Dr Mfaga Modom, the management directed all staff members of the university to resume duty from Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The statement Read More

2023 campaign: PDP shuns Wike, Makinde, Ikpeazu, inaugurates 520-member PCC 

After several failed efforts to achieve truce with the Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike-led group, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, announced plan to inaugurate members of the National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC) and Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) today (Wednesday). In Wike’s camp are Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde, Benue state Governor Read More

Presidency to Akeredolu: No state has approval for automatic weapons

September 28, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency Tuesday said the federal government has not granted any state of the federation approval for authorisation for automatic weapons. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu. The comment by the Presidency is coming barely 24 hours after the Ondo state Governor Rotimi Akeredolu said Read More

Pictures: Atiku visits Enugu, meets PDP stakeholders in Southeast

September 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in company of his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, have visited Enugu state in order to meet with the party’s stakeholders in Southeast on Tuesday. The former vice president revealed via Atiku’s Twitter handle. He said, “It feels great landing in Enugu for my meeting with PDP stakeholders in the Read More

Breaking: At 35, Mikel Obi announces retirement from football

September 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has announced his retirement from football. He is 35 years old. The Nigerian who disclosed this via his Instagram page wrote, “There is a saying that “all good things must come to an end”, and for my professional football career, that day is today. “I look back at the past 20 years of my Read More

Obi visits Akeredolu, backs proposed arms for Amotekun

September 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has backed the Ondo state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to purchase sophisticated weapons for the State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps. The former governor of Anambra made his support known during a condolence visit to Akeredolu. Obi described the governor as a leader who speaks the truth at all times no matter the consequences. Read More

2023: Atiku announces new appointments ahead presidential campaign kick-off

September 27, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau, Abuja 0

Ahead of the commencement of the 2023 election campaign on Wednesday, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has appointed immediate past president of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki as Special Envoy and a former Senate President, Senator Pius Anyim, as Special Adviser. Atiku in a statement by his Read More