Breaking: NYSC announces postings for batch B stream 2 corps members, postpones arrival day… see details

January 15, 2021 Editor 0

Ahead of scheduled opening of camp, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has released postings for 2020 Batch B Stream II Corp Members. Also, the date for opening of approved camps for corp members has been moved to January 19, 2021. This was disclosed by the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim on Friday at a sensitisation webinar for Read More

How Capitol Hill exposed AI, others against Nigerian Military – Group

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

The invasion of the United States’ Capitol by pro-Trump protesters has exposed the hypocrisy of Amnesty International and others in the forefront of the #EndSARS movement against the Nigerian military.   This was the submission of the March4Nigeria Movement in reaction to the violent attack of December 6 at the U.S Congress aimed at overturning the presidential election. In a statement Read More

Religious freedom: Nigeria under Buhari rated most tolerant nation globally

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

No country in the world enjoys religious tolerance, freedom of speech and political association as much as Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has said.  The centre, in a strategic report on the state of the nation, on Thursday, ranked Nigeria as the most tolerant amongst other nations across the world.  In the report Read More

Atyap: New leadership set to roll out strategic plans

January 14, 2021 Editor 0

The new executive of the Atyap Community Development Association (ACDA) in Zangon-Kataf local government area of Kaduna state has assured of their readiness to roll out strategies to ensure lasting peace, progress and development. Newly inaugurated President of ACDA, Comrade Dr. Silas Adamu, gave the assurance after their inauguration at the Agwatyap’s palace on Wednesday January 13, 2020. “As new Read More

Breaking: Trump impeached again

January 13, 2021 BBC 0

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has officially confirmed Donald Trump’s second impeachment. Congress voted 232 to 197 on the sole article of impeachment, which charged Trump with “incitement of an insurrection” after last week’s riots at the US Capitol. Ten Republicans broke ranks and voted to impeach. This vote marks an important change from the president’s first impeachment. In Read More

Centre speaks up, alerts British parliamentarians against sanction on Nigeria

January 13, 2021 Editor 0

The Centre for International and Strategic Studies (CISS) has alerted the House of Lords in the United Kingdom against attaching religion to Nigeria’s security challenges, as any sanction would do the country more harm than good.  The centre, which gave the warning in a press conference on Wednesday, in Abuja, also advised the British parliamentarians to be properly guided in their Read More

Breaking: NECO releases results, deregisters 12 schools in 6 states… see details

January 13, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this while releasing the results in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday. According to the Registrar, 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices. He Read More

Crypto investor warns as Bitcoin’s price declines in 24 hours

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

Crypto Investor, Paschal Offor has warned about the dangers of investing in cryptocurrency, days after bitcoin’s price soared to a new record highs. The latest warning comes amid renewed investor interest in the space and a recent surge in the price of bitcoin. Bitcoin has rallied around 300% since October 2020 and has repeatedly reached new record highs in recent Read More

Land dispute: Igbo group passes vote of confidence on Police

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Igbo Youth Movement, has passed vote of confidence on the Nigerian Police following resolution of land dispute between Mrs. Uju Ohanenye and a paint factory. In a press statement on Monday, National Coordinator of the group, Chidiebere Odimegwu, said, “Igbo Youth Movement a group of Igbo Youths that cut across 36 States of the Federation and FCT has Read More

Capitol Hill and a salute to Nigerian Military

January 10, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Quite incredible!  In a twinkle of an eye, four persons kissed death during and in the aftermath of the invasion/desecration of Capitol Hill by pro-Trump extremist supporters. Capitol Hill, America’s most powerful symbol of democracy and civil authority, transmuted into an artefact of sorrows, wails, death and blood. It is an understatement to say, the world is stunned to its Read More

Supreme Court affirms PDP exco in Cross River

January 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Supreme Court has affirmed the current executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River state as duly elected leadership in the state. With the judgement of the court, controversy over who is the authentic candidate of the party in the December 5, 2020 bye election for Cross River north may have been put to rest. The apex Read More

NDLEA releases list of successful candidates, reveals next step in recruitment exercise

January 8, 2021 NAN 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has released the list of successful applicants in its ongoing recruitment exercise. NDLEA spokesman, Deputy Commander of Narcotics (DCN) Jonah Achema, announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja. Achema urged successful candidates to visit the agency’s website for the list adding Read More

Approach 2021 with great team spirit, Blueprint COO charges staff

January 7, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Blueprint Newspaper Chief Operating Officer (COO)/ Executive Director, Salisu Umar, has urged staff to approach 2021 with great team spirit to achieve it’s organisational goals. Salisu made this call Wednesday in his new year message to his staff members. He particularly urged them to build a formidable paper of their dream.  He said, “It’s with utmost pleasure and joy that  I officially Read More

Good bye 2020, year of turmoil

January 5, 2021 Abba Dukawa 0

As the people and nation enter 2021, there mixed expectations on what the year will look like to more than 100 million Nigeria’s population that were classified as poor citizens. Definitely, last year was one of most difficult years to millions of Nigerians. However, Nigerians still have hope for Allah’s blessing in spite of losing much confidence in those governing Read More

2021: Group commences 21 days inter-faith prayers for Nigeria, Buhari

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

The National Interfaith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) has commenced a 21 days prayer and fasting session against agents of destabilisation and improved security in Nigeria.  The session which is also aimed at ensuring the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration kicked off at the Unity Fountain, Abuja with over 500 clerics in attendance.  The Grand Patron of Read More

Guards’ services: Nigeria’s indigenous security outfit bags SAEMA 2020 award

January 3, 2021 Editor 0

Profile Security Service (PSS) has bagged the best private security outfit in Nigeria at the annual Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA) 2020 which was held in Abuja. As an indigenous security service, profile security with headquarters in Abuja provides risk management, preventive and protective security services in Nigeria. The services of PSS cover guards’ services, special occasions, installation and Read More

We‘ll disgrace terrorists in 2021 – Buratai

January 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has declared that the Nigerian Army will shame the Boko Haram and the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in 2021. Buratai gave the assurance at a sit-out night to usher in the 2021 New Year at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace in Biu local government srea Read More

Breaking: Osimhen tests positive for Coronavirus

January 1, 2021 Goal 0

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has returned positive for coronavirus, his Italian club confirmed on Friday evening. The Nigeria international returned to Naples on Thursday having been away to Lagos for the yuletide break. On arrival, the former Lille and Royal Charleroi star was subjected to the compulsory Covid-19 PCR test and his Serie A outfit disclosed that Osimhen posted a positive result. Fortunately, he had not met with Read More

Another look at the new gospel according to St. Matthew Kukah

January 1, 2021 Sunday Garba 0

Let me begin by thanking the Almighty God, the creator of heaven and earth for His infinite kindness and mercifulness unto mankind, especially, to Nigerians and Nigeria. I am also sending the New Year felicitation to our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari and all those saddled with leadership responsibilities in our treasured country, Nigeria. Specifically, I am posting this special New Read More

New Year message: Buhari mulls overhaul of security architecture

President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted at plan to reorganise the security apparatus, including the armed forces and police personnel to deal with the growing security challenges across the country. This is coming against the background of a groundswell of calls for the sack of service chiefs by Nigerians. However, in a nationwide New Year message to mark the beginning of 2021, Read More

Christmas without bombs: Buhari, security chiefs deserve commendations – FCT residents

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

Some well-meaning residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s security chiefs for a Christmas celebration free from bombings.  The group, under the auspices of Concerned Abuja Residents Association (CARA) made this known in a press conference to mark the new year on Friday.  In a statement co-signed by Innocent Onuchukwu and Abayomi Johnson, its President Read More

PMB and burden of healing broken bones

January 1, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

My New year Epistle to Nigerians This present generation has had their diaries well filled with details of their vivid share in first-hand history experience of insurgency in their life time, in which these verbose experiences may well be defined by the success or failure of the anti-terrorism efforts across our country. Since al-Qaeda first emerged in 1988 and subsequently Read More

Group hails Buhari, Service Chiefs for peaceful Christmas in North East

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The NorthEast Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs deserve credit for the return of peace and another Christmas celebration free from attacks in the region.  The group gave the commendation at a press conference on Tuesday in Modu Ganari, Maiduguri, Borno state.  In a statement co-signed by Alhaji Sadiq Bulama and Mallam Usman Geidam, Read More

Crossover: National Inter-Faith organisation declares 21 days prayers for Nigeria

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organisation for Peace (NIFROP) has declared 21-day intercessory prayers for Nigeria to usher in the new year.  The inter-faith group, in a statement signed by its grand patron, Archbishop Julius Ediwe, Thursday, said the spiritual exercise is themed, ” 2021: Our Year of Overcoming Agents of Destabilization, Coup Plotters and Blood Sucking Demons working against President Muhammadu Read More