Breaking – #EndSARS: Lalong confirms 3 dead, imposes 24 hours curfew in Jos

October 20, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has confirmed the killing of three persons as he imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and South local government areas, effective from 8 pm, Tuesday. He described the peaceful #EndSARS protest, which turned violent on Tuesday and led to the destruction of properties, cars and looting of business premises along the Ahmadu Bello way Read More

Operation Crocodile Smile targeted at criminals, #EndSARS protesters – Human rights groups

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Human Rights Monitoring Groups (CHRMG) has assured Nigerians of maximum safety throughout the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ which it says is targeted at criminals.  CHRMG’s coordinator, Abubakar Gana, gave this assurance on Monday at a press conference in Abuja ahead of the start of the exercise.  Gana said the annual operation has no connection with the Read More

Exercise Crocodile Smile: Before we crucify Lt. Gen. TY Buratai

October 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

Exercise Crocodile Smile VI commenced on October 20, 2020, and is scheduled to last to December 31. The exercise has been a huge success in dealing with criminals and scaling down the level of crime in many parts of the country in the past five years in areas like the Southwest, Southsouth and others within its scope. But since the Nigerian Read More

Breaking: Buhari fires top govt official

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Dr Tony Jaja. The spokesperson for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Dr Umar Gwandu, revealed this on Monday. The document which was signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata (SAN), was dated October 15, Read More

Mininster flags off application for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Youth  and Sports Development Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has flagged off the application for the  Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) in Abuja. Adressing the press in Abuja, the Minister said, “It is my pleasure to address you  as we record yet another milestone in our drive to increase government’s investment in our youth, who we recognize as assets and Read More

Breaking: Edo imposes curfew as thugs take over protest in Benin

October 19, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice. The directive came following the invasion of the Benin correctional centre along Sapele road by suspected hoodlums who had  hijacked the EndSARS protest in the State. In a statement issued by Osarodion Ogie Esq. Secretary to the State Government, the curfew  takes effect from 4pm, Read More

Crocodile Smile: Exercise has nothing to do with #EndSARS protests – Human rights lawyer

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Contrary to reports, a civil rights lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has said that the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ has no relationship with the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.   In a statement on Sunday, Ugochukwu said the military has never involved itself in the civil uproar at all in any form whatsoever.  Protest across the country demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

Breaking: #EndSARS protests force NECO to postpone exam

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

Lingering #EndSARS protests have forced the National Examination Council (NECO) to reschedule its exam slated for Monday October 19. The country’s examination body has now fixed November 16, 2020 for the paper 1 examination meant for the day. This was disclosed in statement on Sunday by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani. Sani confirmed that the Read More

Pictures: Lawan, Gbajabiamila visit Buhari, tell #EndSARS protesters to resume movement in 2 weeks if…

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

After visiting President Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Senate Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila have called on #EndSARS protesters to stop protest and resume in two weeks if their request are not met. Speaking to State House correspondents the Senate President Ahmed Lawan urged the protesters to give the government time to work on Read More

Focus on Police reforms, coalition urges #EndSARS protesters

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition for Democracy (CD) has urged #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria to focus on the theme of their campaign on reforming the Nigeria Police in order not to allow subversive elements hijack the protest. President of the Coalition, Comrade Samson Atawodi, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, said since President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Read More

Aniocha North killings: Court to begin trial Oct 21

October 16, 2020 Editor 0

Following the filing of terrorism charges against seven persons alleged to have been involved in the 2017 killing of indigenes of Idumuje-Ugboko community of Aniocha North local government area of Delta state by the federal government, the Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed October 21, 2020 for the commencement of trial.  The seven accused persons were said to have connived Read More

Breaking: In Nigeria, inflation shoots up again

October 15, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation increased by 13.71 percent (year-on-year) in September 2020.  This is 0.49 percent points higher than the rate recorded in August 2020 (13.22) percent. In its CPI and Inflation Report of September 2020, increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that yielded the Headline index. On a month-on-month basis, the Headline index increased Read More

CAF presidency: CSOs back Pinnick, set to raise campaign funds

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of 87 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Network for Good Governance on Wednesday declared support for the desire of current President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick to vie for the number one position at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2021. Already, CAF has slated March 12, 2021 for Read More

Re: NBA, El-Rufai and burgeoning inanity

October 13, 2020 Emmanuel Ado 0

That Alade Rotimi-John, in his unpersuasive 14th September 2020 article “NBA, El-Rufai and burgeoning inanity” published in The Guardian newspaper, finds the instantaneous solidarity with Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, by extremely angry  Nigerians deeply  hurt by the politically motivated disinvite of El-Rufai by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) during its last conference exasperating, is confounding, and  calls into question the Read More

#OndoDecides2020: Collation set to resume in Akure as Akeredolu maintains lead

October 11, 2020 Editor 0

Collation will resume Sunday morning as from 9am after people trooped out to vote on Saturday in Ondo state governorship election. The accreditation and voting day were reportedly characterised by violence in various polling units. Results so far collated IFEDORE LGAAPC…..9350PDP……11852ZLP…….1863 ILE OLUJI/OKE IGBO LGAAPC…..13248PDP…… 9231ZLP……. 1971 IRELE LGAAPC…..12643PDP……5493ZLP…….5904 AKOKO NORTHEAST LGAAPC……16572PDP…….8380ZLP……..3532 AKOKO SOUTHWEST LGAAPC…..21,232PDP……15,055ZLP…….2775 ONDO EAST LGAAPC……6,485PDP…….4,049ZLP……..3,221 AKOKO NORTHWEST Read More

Breaking: Senate reveals when 2021 budget ‘ll be passed

October 8, 2020 Editor 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has disclosed that the National Assembly will focus and pass the 2021 Appropriation Bill before the end of 2020. Lawan who spoke before the President Muhammadu Buhari laid the national budget before the joint session of the National Assembly. He said, “The National Assembly is ready to pass the 2021 budget before the end Read More

Korea-Nigeria relations: KCCN celebrates 40th anniversary

October 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is celebrating 40th anniversary of Korea-Nigeria relations. To this end, the centre is organising Online screening of Hanyang & Seoul Traditional Orchestra on Tuesday October 6, 2020. The screening exercise is taking place less than one after Nigeria celebrated its 60th Independence anniversary. Talking about the import of Read More

Breaking: Minister gives conditions for N-Power beneficiaries to be paid

October 6, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has directed Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, who were earlier omitted from payment of their stipends, to report to their various state Focal Persons for verification and re-validation. In a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, which was signed by the Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, Read More

Breaking: Smalling dumps Manchester Utd, completes return to Roma

October 5, 2020 TheSun 0

Chris Smalling has finally left Manchester United, joining AS Roma on a permanent basis for £18million. The England international spent last season on loan in the Italian capital, and was a hit with the club’s fans and manager Paulo Fonseca. Roma have spent the entire summer haggling with the Red Devils over the defender, as they struggled to match United’s Read More

Obaseki speaks moments after winning Edo 2020 election

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared that the outcome of the 2020 governorship election in Edo state was a reflection of the will of the Edo People. Obaseki who spoke shortly after he was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday said “The great people of Edo State have spoken and they have spoken loud and clear. “Words Read More