NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

‘Pneumonia kills over 120,000 people yearly in Nigeria’

September 15, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Chief of Party, Save the Children International (SCI), a non-governmental organisation, Dr Adamu Isa, has said Pneumonia kills between 80,000 and 120,000 children under the age of five yearly in Nigeria. He stated this recently while answering questions from media partners from Lagos, Jigawa states and the FCT during a two-day media roundtable discussion held in Abuja. Dr Isa Read More

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Foundation tasks Nigerians on Cooperate Social Responsibility

September 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Marcel Ofomata Foundation, has tasked Nigerians, especially cooperate organisations, to give back to the society through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Founder, Marcel Ofomata Foundation, and Chairman, Amaecom Group, Dr Marcel Ofomata, made the call during a visit to Darlez Care Home, Abuja, recently, as part of the Annual National Visitation to the Needy in Nigeria, a Read More

Pursuit of justice, security pivot to peace — Jonathan

September 10, 2021 Editorial III 0

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said Nigeria’s pursuit of peace cannot be achieved in isolation of the pursuit of justice and other human security needs. Jonathan stated this Friday in Abuja at the public presentation of a research report entitled ‘Terrorism and Banditry: The Nexus’; conducted by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF). Jonathan, also GJF chairman, said the challenges posed Read More

2022: Prepare your handover note, PDP tells Oyetola

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Tuesday arrived Osogbo, the state capital, to prepare for the 2022 governorship election in the state. Receiving members of the party in Osogbo, Adeleke advised Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to begin writing his handover note and prepare to leave the government house Read More

Again, Augustine Ezeali Charity Foundation offers scholarship to undergraduates in Ebonyi

September 3, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In furtherance of the objectives for its establishment last year, the Augustine Ali Ezeali Charity Foundation (AAECF), founded by the Ebonyi State Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali, in memory of his late father, has offered scholarship to three indigent students from Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. The beneficiaries include Nnali Christian Nnamdi Read More

APC expels caretaker chair for wishing Buhari dead

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said it has ratified the expulsion of the party’s Caretaker Chairman of Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa state, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu. Recall the viral video in which Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu made unwholesome utterences on President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of the party. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

AEDC kicks against staff’s conviction over alleged unlawful disconnection

August 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The management of Abuja Electricity Company (AEDC) has expressed dissatisfaction over the conviction of one of its staff over alleged unlawful disconnection by a Kogi Magistrate court. AEDC in a statement by its General Manager, Corporate Communications, Oyebode Fadipe, though did not mention the convicted staff, vowed to appeal the judgment. “The attention of AEDC Plc has been drawn to Read More

Osimhen suspended in Italy

August 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Victor Osimhen has received a two-match ban following his red card in Napoli’s 2-0 home win against Venezia on Sunday. The Nigeria international was sent off in the 23rd minute after striking out at Daan Heymans as they waited for a set play. It has been described in the official report as ‘voluntarily striking an opposition player with a slap Read More

How we settled Ife/Modakeke crisis – Col Bamigboye

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The last military administrator in Osun state, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, Tuesday disclosed that he settled Ife/Modakeke crisis with prayer. He described Osun as a complex society that is not easy to govern because of the level of exposure of people of the state. Speaking on a private radio station “Rave fm” in Osogbo, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Read More

Police arrest 7 notorious armed robbers in Delta

August 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta State Police command on Sunday arrested seven suspected armed robbers believed to have been terrorising Sapele local government area of the state and it’s environs. The hoodlums were arrested separately by the police operatives for armed robbery in Oghara and Sapele axis. The state command public relations officer PPRO DSP Bright Edafe who confirmed that development said on “18/8/2021 Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

Bauchi: FERMA rehabilitates 137 kilometers of roads within 8 months

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has disclosed that it had rehabilitated about 137 kilometers roads in Bauchi state within the last eight months. Mr Nanfan Daniel Joroh, the Federal Roads Maintenance Engineer Bauchi state made the disclosure on Saturday during a critical stakeholders workshop organized by FERMA in partnership with Lofty Inc Allied Partners Limited in the state. He Read More

100 APC members sue Buni, AGF, others, call for dissolution of committee

August 19, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

About 100 aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday sued the party’s caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, describing the composition of the committee as illegal at the Federal High Court Abuja. Others joined as co-defendant in the suit are the AGF, Abubakar Malami, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and others. In the suit with No: Read More