APC: Dousing the fuss over registration/revalidation exercise

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

The APC registration and revalidation exercise under the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the needless fuss around ‘extension,’ forms the thrust of this piece by ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF. Following protracted crises that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) declared the elected officials sacked June Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

2023 presidency: Group to mobilise 37m supporters for Yahaya Bello

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political support group known as Project One Nigeria Movement for Governor Yahaya Bello, has declared that it will mobilise about 37 million supporters for the actualization of the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 general elections. A statement by it’s National Coordinator, Olujuwon Obasanjo, Thursday in Abuja, said it has perfected plans to get Read More

Pro-Tinubu group celebrates Colloquium, Arewa House lecture outings

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political group, Tinubu Vanguard, has celebrated the recent outing of its principal and former Lagos state governor Bola  Ahmed Tinubu, at the Arewa House Lecture in Kaduna and the colloquium held in Kano state. The group loyal to the cause of Tinubu said the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has proven himself as a detribalized Read More

Breaking: FG receives additional 100, 000 Astrazeneca vaccine doses from India

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has received an additional 100,000 doses of the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine from India. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja said the vaccines, donated by the government of India to Nigeria, will help boost the number of Nigerians to be vaccinated. Details loading…

Breaking: Courts shut as Judiciary workers begin strike

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

Judiciary workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), have kicked off their indefinite strike to press for judicial autonomy. As early as Tuesday morning, the leadership of JUSUN stormed different courts especially in Lagos and Abuja to implement the strike action. The national leadership of JUSUN had in a circular dated April 1, ordered the Read More

71 gourds of Oguro for Olu Obafemi

April 5, 2021 Tunde Olusunle 0

He was the sole recipient of the Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA) in 2018. Chairman of the Governing Board of the NNMA, Prof Shekarau Yakubu, noted late October 2018, that out of three dozen nominations for the award, his own was the singular entry which met all the criteria enunciated as prerequisites for the award. The NNMA is traditionally conferred Read More

Owerri attack: 1,844 inmates escape, 35 refuse to go- NCoS

April 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed an attack on it custodial centre in Owerri in Imo state by unknown gunmen leading to escape of 1,844 inmates while 35 inmates refused to escape. In a statement made available to Blueprint Monday in Abuja, the Service spokesman, Francis Enobore, said the attackers stormed the facility at about 0215hrs Read More

Candido felicitates with Christians at Easter

April 5, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

As Nigerian Christians join their counterparts all over the world to celebrate Easter, the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) chairman, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has sent his warm greetings to all Christian faithful in the council on the occasion of the 2021 Easter celebration. Candido, in the message through the council’s divisional head of information, Mrs Patience Olaloye, called on all Read More

Wase, Lalong mourn Maitala, say his death tragic

April 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The deputy speaker House of Representatives, Idris Ahmad Wase, has described late Hon. Haruna Maitala as a hardworking, dedicated and honest politician whose services were mostly needed. Wase in a statement on his verifiable official Facebook page, said he was saddened by the death of the lawmaker, who died Friday,  in a ghastly motor accident, enroute Jos from Abuja. “I Read More

Anambra community coronates new traditional ruler despite court process

April 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Nawfia community in Njikoka local government area, Anambra state has coroneted a new Traditional Ruler, Dr Shadrach Moguluwa. Moguluwa was coroneted after his election reportedly held on March 26, 2021, following suspension and subsequent withdrawal of Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo’s certificate of recognition by Anambra state government. Blueprint learnt that Nwankwo who was among the 11 monarchs that travelled to Abuja Read More

Ekweremadu condoles Afenifere over Odumakin’s death

April 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condoled with the pan Yoruba group, Afenifere, over the death of its spokesperson, Chief Yinka Odumakin. Chief Odumakin died in the early hours of Saturday. Ekweremadu in a message issued in Abuja described Odumakin’s death as a heavy loss, not only to the Yoruba nation but also to the country Read More

Breaking: Another Reps member is dead

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

A serving House of Representatives member Hon. Haruna Maitala Jingir has died. Hon. Maitala was until his death the member representing Jos North/Bassa federal constituency. Eldest son of the deceased Ibrahim Saleh Maitala who confirmed the demise of his father said Hon. Maitala died in a fatal road crash. According to Ibrahim, the accident claimed the lives of Jingir, his Read More

N159bn ‘judgment debts’: Group wants Buhari to investigate Malami, others

April 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As the controversy over the N159 billion ‘judgment debts’ continue, an anti-corruption group, Advocates for Transparency and Accountability (ATA), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the role of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). The group also said that all those who claim to be creditors should Read More

6m Nigerians die from preventable tobacco diseases – CSEA

April 2, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) has raised alarm over the increasing deaths caused by tobacco in take, expressing worry that out of the 1.3 billion global incidences, Nigeria alone looses six million of its citizens yearly to diseases from tobacco which can be prevented. Research Associate at the centre Chimere Iheonu, disclosed this Wednesday Read More

What Nigerians expect as Constitution Review gets underway

April 2, 2021 TAIYE ODEALE 0

‘…Power devolution to states needed’,…Monarchs demand constitutional role in governance,…2014 National Confab report should be considered – Expert,…We want autonomy for local govts – Workers,…CFGG seeks revenue-sharing formula review Both chambers of the National Assembly like those before them from the 5th to the 8th Assembly, have ad-hoc committees on Constitution Review, from which reports are expected in July, this Read More

Dala, Shatima, Tambuwal, others for northern Nigeria peace award

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

The Peace Achievers Global Award is set to honour men and women who have contributed exceptionally to the growth and development of the northern region. This was made known in Abuja by a representative of the organisation Amb. Kingsley Amafibe at a press conference held at his office at Wuse 2. According to him, the event which is slated for Read More

Flooding: FEMA embarks on sensitisation of FCT residents

April 2, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has warned FCT residents against building on water ways and indiscriminate waste disposal. Speaking Wednesday in Abuja during the flag-off of the 2021 Flood Risk Assessment and Community Awareness campaign, the Director General of FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Alhaji Abbas Idriss, said flooding in the FCT is as a result of human factors. Read More

SEC cautions potential investors against `high returns’ fraud schemes

April 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has cautioned potential capital market investors against putting their monies in fraud schemes that promise unwarranted high returns. Tunde Kamali, the Head, Investor Education of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), gave the advice at a webinar meeting with title `The ABC of Savings and Investment in Abuja’. Mr Kamali expressed regrets that fraudsters Read More

Disasters: NEMA to strengthen collaboration with FCT Fire Service

April 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abuja Operation Office, has sought the continued collaboration of the FCT Fire Service (FFS) in the area of response to emergencies. The Head of Abuja Operation Office, NEMA, Mr Samuel Bitrus, made the request Wednesday in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the FFS, noting that the Service was a key stakeholder in terms Read More