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FRSC to motorists: Don’t use google map while driving 

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT) has warned that driving with the aid of Google map is a serious traffic offence. Mr Gora said this at the inauguration of the “2019 Ember Months Campaign” by Lugbe unit command of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the law Read More

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Autocrash: Kwara poly unveils late prospective corps members’ identities

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The management of Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin, Thursday confirmed the death of two prospective corps members who reportedly died in a road accident en-route Taraba on Tuesday. Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Abdul Jimoh Mohammed, announced the death of the students at the 26th convocation ceremony of the Polytechnic. He gave the names of the late prospective corps members as Read More

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Another tanker guts fire at Onitsha, two weeks after

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Two weeks after a tanker felled into a ditch and gutted fire at  major parts of Onitsha, the commercial nerve of Anambra state, another tanker on Wednesday, crashed into a gutter due to break failure. Blueprint reports that the tanker which was conveying PMS to Enugu fell into a ditch along Onitsha/Enugu expressway by Chipex Filling station, close to Army gate Read More

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3 die, 90 missing in ferry travelling from Nigeria to Cameroon

August 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

Local authorities Monday reported that three people had died after a ferry belonging to Cameroon’s shipping company, Achouka, sank off Cameroon’s Atlantic coast. A Cameroon navy official who preferred not to be named said over 200 passengers were on board the ferry, which left neighbouring Nigeria and was heading to Tiko wharf in Cameroon’s Southwest region. Officials said, the navy Read More

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Horror as truck crushes soldier in Ogun

August 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

A soldier identified as R. A. Nata’ala, was Friday crushed by a truck at Iyana Mortuary area of Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. The truck, marked JJJ 833 XW and laden with granite, was coming from Ajebo-Idi-Aba road, and heading to Ijaye when the incident occurred around 10:30am. The driver, it was gathered, lost control of the wheels due to Read More

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Popular Nigerian comedian escapes death in a ghastly accident

August 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigerian comedian, Afamefuna Klint Igwemba, popularly known as ‘Klint da Drunk’, has took to his instagram page on Friday to share how God saved him from a terrible accident. Igwemba, who hails from Agukwu-Nri in Anocha LGA of Anambra State was filled with praises as he called on his followers to join him in thanking God for saving him from Read More

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Accident victim abandoned, dies 2 weeks after

July 18, 2019 Editor 0

An unidentified man has died two weeks after he was knocked down by a hit-and-run vehicle and dumped in the median median of the East-West road in front of the corporate headquarters of Cool WAZOBIA Info FM radio stations, in Rumuosi,in Obio-Akpor local Government area of Rivers State. For the two weeks that he was left there, the accident victim Read More

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Passengers injured, seven cows killed in Ekiti crash

July 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

Four commuters escaped with their lives but   sustained severe injuries in an accident involving a commercial bus and herds of Cattle.  The crash which occurred at a steep portion of  Efon Alaaye -Esa Oke highway, close to the border between Ekiti and Osun states, killed seven cows. The Nissan Mazda bus according to eye witnesses crashed into the crowded herds Read More

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Popular Nollywood actor Yul Edochie involved in ghastly accident

June 5, 2019 Editor 0

Actor Yul Edochie miraculously survived a terrible accident and came out alive with few cuts and bruises. In a recent Instagram post, the former gubernatorial aspirant said he was on his way to the East from Lagos when his car had an accident along Ore- Benin expressway but sustained non-life threatening injuries. His words: “Yesterday (Tuesday) I miraculously survived this Read More

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Torrents of tributes, encomiums for Atomode, late Blueprint staff

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

It was a day of tributes and encomium on Thursday for the late Blueprint staff, Sunday Edward Atomode, during a wake-keep cum service of song at his Dutse Alhaji residence in Abuja. Atomode who passed on at 47, was involved in a motor-accident alongside others on Sunday along Lokoja-Abuja road while returning from a trip to Ondo State. Taking their Read More

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Anxiety as 4 Women fight dead man at morgue

May 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A morgue in Kenya experienced a mild drama after four women fought over the body of a man they each claimed was their husband. The three of the ladies who came to claim the body of the deceased are identified as Janet Wambui, Lydia Wanjiru, Susan Wakuthii; the fourth is yet to be identified. The deceased, Peter Mwangi Gichobu, a Taxi driver Read More

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DPR urges Gombe govt to equip fire service

April 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Gombe state field office of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has called on the government of the state to device a means to decongest the Gombe bypass road leading to Biu in Borno state. According to the controller of the Gombe DPR office Alhaji Abdullahi Abawa, congestion around the bypass road which is supposed to be free is endangering Read More

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Nine APC members die in Jigawa auto crash

January 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nine members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) reportedly died in auto crash yesterday while returning from the party’s governorship campaign in, Hadejia, Jigawa State. Blueprint newspaper learnt the accident, which claimed the lives of seven males and two females, occurred in three different spots. The Jigawa state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the accidents Read More

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Breaking: 3 dead as oil tanker loses control along Abuja-Lokoja highway

January 18, 2019 Editor 0

A unidentified tanker carrying oil a while ago was involved in an accident along Abuja- Lokoja highway after its driver reportedly lost control and hit three persons dead. The incident according to an eye witness who conferred with Blueprint happened around Ganaja junction in Lokoja, Kogi state. He said the incident claimed the life of an old man and two Motorcyclists, Read More

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Buhari sad over Ekiti truck accident

January 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

  ‎ President Muhammadu Buhari said he is saddened to learn of the weekend tragic truck accident that took the lives of several Nigerians at Iworoko Ekiti in Ekiti state. The President condoled with the family, friends and colleagues of victims of the tragedy, which has indeed brought great grief to the local communities. The President joined the Ekiti state Read More

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Ex- Appeal court president, narrowly escapes kidnap

January 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Galadiman Katsina, District Head of Malumfashi and former president of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir has narrowly escaped being kidnapped by gunmen. His police orderly, identified as Aminu was unlucky as he was taken away by the armed men who barricaded Dayi-Malumfashi road in between Gora and Yammama villages in Malumfashi local government area of Katsina state. This Read More

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Best habits and tips to keep your child healthy (III)

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Bathing hygiene The best way to keep your child clean and healthy at all times is by giving them a bath regularly. Some bath hygiene habits include, • Teach your child to bathe twice in a day- before they go to school and after they come back. • Encourage him/her to scrub the different parts of the body like the Read More

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10 die, others injured in Jigawa road crash

February 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ten persons died and 10 others were seriously injured in a road accident which occurred around 11.30 am yesterday in Majiya town, Taura local government area of Jigawa state. Spokesman of the Jigawa state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Adamu Shehu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse yesterday. He said Read More

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Shagaya was a wise, adaptable personality – Atiku

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja Former Vice President and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness and disbelief at the death of Senator John Shagaya in a ghastly motor accident on Sunday. In a statement released by his Media Office in Abuja yesterday, Atiku described the late military officer as “one of the remarkable and distinguished Nigerians of his Read More

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Villa staff pray for Yusuf Buhari’s recovery

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Staff of the Presidential Villa yesterday in Abuja offered special prayers for the quick recovery of the president’s son, Yusuf Buhari involved in a bike accident on Tuesday night in Gwarimpa area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The prayer session, which was held immediately after the afternoon (Zuhr) prayer, was led by the Read More

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PDP wishes Yusuf Buhari speedy recovery

December 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the news of the involvement of Yusuf Buhari, son of President Muhammadu Buhari in a power-bike accident in Abuja on Wednesday. A statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Thursday said:  “The PDP as a family prays for Yusuf’s speedy recovery to enable him return to his normal life.” Read More

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Trailer kills 4 in Ogun auto-crash

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Peter Moses Abeokuta An early morning accident involving a Mack trailer and Ford bus yesterday killed four persons on the Sagamu-Ijebu Ode expressway, Ogun state. Ogun Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Clement Oladele, told reporters that the accident happened at 4:45 am, near the Ijebu Ode toll gate. The sector commander said that the accident Read More

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US lifts ban on lethal virus experiments despite security risks

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The US government has lifted a three-year ban on making lethal viruses in the lab, saying the potential benefits of disease preparedness outweigh the risks. Labs will now be able to manufacture strains of influenza, Sars and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers). The ban was imposed following safety breaches at federal institutions involving anthrax and avian flu. Now a scientific Read More

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Road accident claims seven traders in Osun

October 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

Seven people have died in a motor accident that occurred at a village between Oyo and Osun state on Monday night. The accident, according to investigation occurred at Arolu village in Surulere Local government of Oyo state. The truck was returning to Osogbo, Osun state capital from Kwara state where he went to load yam flour. It was gathered that Read More