Abuja: Residents groan over area councils’ deplorable roads

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

Good road is one of the most important basic amenities any government – federal, state or local – should provide for its people. And this should not be a big deal for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration to do so. However, ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report notes that contrary to the expectations, the residents still decry the deplorable state of Read More

2022: FCT Minister reels out achievements, hints on ‘busy political year’, others, sensitise residents in New Year message

January 1, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad, Abuja 0

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has commended residents for exhibiting the virtues of unity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence in the outgone 2021. In his new year message issued on Saturday January 1, 2022, the Minister assured that the current administration remained committed to the wellbeing and welfare of Nigerians resident in the nation’s Read More

Retract your allegations or face N50bn suit, Abuja Business man tells Toke Makinwa

January 1, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

An on air personality/Nollywood actress Toke Makinwa has been given 48 hours ultimatum to retract “the false allegation made against an Abuja Businessman or risk N50 billion defamation law suit. In the said allegation which was published in some Online media platforms, Makinwa accused Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu of dating and making false promises to her. But while refuting the allegation, Read More

Water vendors as ‘kings’ in Abuja suburbs

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Water scarcity is one of the major problems confronting resident of most Abuja suburbs giving rise to the infamous reign of local water vendors known as mai ruwa. TOPE SUNDAY in this report, captures how water vendors reign like ‘kings’ in some of the suburbs. Residents of Jahi 1, Jahi 11 and Kado Kuchi, all in Jahi District of the Read More

Abuja: Berger Abumet shares love at Christmas, donates food, treated nets

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

In the spirit of the season, Abumet, Nigeria’s leading full-service aluminium and glass solutions company, has donated food items and insecticidal treated nets to the less privileged in its host communities within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Some of the communities that benefited from the company’s recent corporate social responsibility (CSR) gesture are Idu-Paipe, close to the Idu Railway Read More

EFCC smashes fake currency syndicate in Abuja

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested members of a syndicate, who specialise in counterfeiting foreign currencies, especially the dollar, for sale to unsuspecting members of the public. EFCC Head Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement, Tuesday, said: “Acting on verified intelligence, the Commission in a joint operation with operatives of the National Drug Law Read More

Reps extend probe of real estate operators beyond Abuja

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has extended the mandate of its ad hoc committee investigating the operations of real estate developers in Abuja, to cover the entire country. The investigation, according to the resolution, is to be with regards to the astronomical cost of such development and concerns about quality and conformity to initial land use, design and structural approvals and Read More

NULGE honours Kuje staff

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Kuje branch, Abuja, Comrade Nimrod Vinatnayi koce, has called on staff of Kuje area council to be committed and dedicated to duties. He stated this Tuesday during the 2021 staff merit award presentation organised by the Kuje branch of NULGE and sponsored by IEI Anchor Pensions Mangers Limited in Read More

FCT: Stakeholders unveil project to promote rights of original inhabitants

December 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

To help promote the rights of original inhabitants of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stakeholders from the political, traditional, religious, women and civil society converged and unveiled a strategic project on strengthening the traditional justice system. The official launching of the project was performed by the Ona of Abaji, with the support of Sa’peyi of Garki and other traditional Read More

Abuja-Kaduna railroad passengers as endangered species

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

At a time the federal government is fighting hard to win the war against insecurity, hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers have resolved to strike on the Abuja-Kaduna railroad attacking travellers. KEHINDE OSASONA in this  report reflects on the recent attacks. Although the report of bomb explosions along the Abuja-Kaduna train routes was initially denied by officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Read More

In one week, bandits abduct 80 in Zazaga, Niger community, demand N150m ransom

In yet another invasion of Zagzaga community in Munya local government area of Niger state, the third within one week, 10 more villagers were abducted bringing the total number of persons with the bandits to 80. Seventy of the residents were abducted last week at different times in the local government area. The incident happened Saturday with the bandits placing a N150 Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

Pictures: Argungu Emir turbans Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as Ganuwan Kabi

November 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Emir of Argungu, HRH Alhaji Samaila Muhammadu Mera, on Friday in Kebbi state formally turbaned the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, as the Ganuwan Kabi(Defender of Kebbi Kingdom). The newly turbaned Ganuwan Kabi, dressed in colourful regalia, wielding protecting shield and armed with sword, dipicting a warrior, defender and protector. The colourful but brief Investiture ceremony was part of the Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of kidnapped UNIABUJA lecturers, others

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

The abducted University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) lecturers and others staff have been rescued, according to the Police. The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the development said all the six abducted persons have been rescued and reunited with their families. She said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More

China firm, Mangal sign $600m agreement to build cement plant in Kogi

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of its expansion efforts, Mangal industries has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm Sinoma for the construction of three million metric tons per year Cement Plant and fifty megawatts captive power plant in Moba, Kogi state. The project is agreed to be completed in early 2024. A statement by the firm’s chief executive, Engr. Fahad Mangal, released Read More

Breaking: Kidnappers demand N50 million ransom per abducted UNIAbuja victim

November 4, 2021 Editor 0

Two days after, the abductors of the six persons that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters on Tuesday morning have contacted their families to demand ransom, Blueprint has learnt. They have reportedly demanded N50 million on each of the abductees, totaling N300 million for all the six abducted persons. A lecturer, two of his children, and three Read More

Breaking: UNIAbuja suffers fresh attacks as armed robbers, cultists torment lecturers, students *Many flee

November 3, 2021 Editor 0

University of Abuja located around Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has come another attack on Wednesday, day after bandits invaded the higher institution of learning and kidnapped lecturers and children. Terrorists in the guise of bandits had early Tuesday morning opened fire within the staff quarters of the school before they eventually escaped with six person. Read More

Breaking: As tension heightens in Plateau, IGP deploys new Police Commissioner

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Amidst growing tension, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau state Police Command as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge of the state. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Exercise Sky Lock: Group commends DHQ for institutionalizing synergy

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria Youths for Peace (NYP) a civil society group with interest in peace building in Nigeria, has lauded the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for organising Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise Sky Lock 2021 for the three Services, to enable them effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country using a joint and multi-agency approach. Blueprint reports the Read More

Oyo APC state congress results not nullified – Lawan

November 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC)  congress committee chairman for  Oyo State, Hon Gambo Lawan on Tuesday declared that the results of the last Saturday congress in the state stands Lawan in a chat with newsmen in Ibadan dispelled the rumour about purported cancellation of the congress result by the APC national secretariat. The said that the party national secretariat only Read More

Togo varsity confers Nollywood actor, Uzee, with doctorate degree

November 3, 2021 Editor 0

It was all smiles and encomiums when Nollywood filmmaker, producer and actor, Uzee Usman, was awarded a Honorary Doctorate Degree by iheris University Togo. The event which took place on Saturday October 30, 2021 was well attended by dignitaries from all walks of life. He was conferred with honorary doctorate doctorate degree on media and communication studies. According to the Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as terrorists invade UNIAbuja, kidnap 4 varsity staff

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

Terrorists early Tuesday morning stormed the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Abuja located inside Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and kidnapped up to four persons. This was disclosed through the school Facebook Page on Tuesday. A source within the school premises disclosed that a Professor whose name hasn’t been ascertained as at the time Read More