Finally, FG gazettes bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers as terrorists

January 6, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The federal government Wednesday officially declared bandits as terrorists. The gazette proscribing bandit groups in the North as terrorists was made on November 25, 2021 but was unfolded on Wednesday. Signed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), the gazette said henceforth, bandits will face trial under the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011. Read More

Scarcity: IPMAN allays fears over petrol price hike

November 8, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has constituted a taskforce committee against the acute petroleum scarcity in the country.  Queues have resurfaced at many filling stations across the country while many others had closed down their activities, causing panic among people in the country.  However, in a statement issued to journalists, Monday, chairman of IPMAN Kano zone, Bashir Ahmad 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

Ohanaeze blasts Northern elders for requesting expulsion of Igbos

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council of Elders Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has described as provocative and insulting the action instituted by a group described as Northern Elders requesting the Court to order the National Assembly to make a law expelling Igbos from Nigeria. Chief Iwuanyanwu who said this in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja, recollected that a few years Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Ebonyi govt gives reasons for demolishing church building

November 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Ebonyi state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi Tuesday gave reasons why the Ministry demolished a church, Evangelical Church of West Africa,(ECWA) in Abakaliki the state capital. Nwebonyi explained that demolition of the church became necessary after the pastor in charge of the church refused  to adhere to the capital city master plan. Nwebonyi who disclosed this while briefing Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

CUPP condemns Plateau speaker’s removal, says impunity by APC must be curtailed

October 28, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Thursday reacted to the removal of the Speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly, Ayuba Abot, saying impunity of Governor Simon Lalong must be curtailed before they derail the nation’s democracy. CUPP, which linked the removal to the alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in power beyond 2023, added that it Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Group urges North-east residents to support military onslaught against terrorists

October 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan advocacy group, the North-East Peace Advocates (NEPA) has urged residents of the area to support the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in its ongoing onslaught against remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters. The group said its investigation revealed that successes recorded by the military have led to the return of business activities in Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

Pictures: Suspects operating Illegal rehabilitation centre nabbed

October 8, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kano state police command on, Thursday, uncovered an illegal rehabilitation centre for wrongful confinement and child abuse. The state Police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement said the command on Thursday, October 7, received a credible source that, one Aminu Rabiu, of Yar Akwa, Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni LGA, Kano State is running an illegal rehabilitation centre Read More

Why we arrested Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu -Army

October 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has arrested a popular Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu for dressing in an attire of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Army also accused Agu of inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the IPOB. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu Thursday denied reports on social media that Agu was assaulted Read More

In Ebonyi: Political thugs destroy traditional ruler’s house, 6 others

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

…Injured 10 persons Youth suspected to be political thugs Wednesday invaded Nkalagu community in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.  They attacked the villagers injuring over 10 persons, destroyed buildings, set motorcycles ablaze and made away with other items. Houses belonging to the acting traditional ruler of Nkalagu community, Eze Livinus Umeanu, the town union president, Mr. Omaha Joseph, the Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

4 weeks after, NCC suspends telecom shutdown in Gusau

October 1, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has suspended the shutdown of telecom sites within Gusau, the state capital. Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle disclosed this at a weekly preaching session to mark the state’s 25 years anniversary Friday. Matawalle, who was represented by the acting governor who is also the speaker, House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, at the weekly preaching session, Read More

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

World Bank to support fuelwood plantations in Kaduna

September 29, 2021 Moh Bello, 0

The World Bank-supported Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), has said it would support the development of fuel wood plantations in rural communities of Kaduna state. The Project Coordinator, Mr Jibril Dahiru, stated this at a community sensitisation and advocacy on solid waste management, land degradation and plantation at Maje village in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Read More

Happening now: Minister Dare hosts Egypt, Algeria Youth and Sports development counterparts as ANOCA celebrates @40 (PICTURES)

September 28, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports development, Chief Sunday Dare, is about now, Tuesday morning, holding bilateral talks with his counterparts from Egypt and Algeria. While Ashraf Sobh is the Youth and Sports Minister in Egypt, Abderezak Sebgag is the number Sports administrator in Algeria. Their bilateral discussion is part of activities marking the 40th anniversary of Association of National Read More

Troops repel ISWAP attack in Sokoto kill scores

September 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

… Neutralised 2 in Yobe, seized weapons The Nigerian military on Monday said troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with other security agencies repelled an attack by suspected Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists and bandits on the Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto state. The military said several Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

ANOCA to mark 40th Anniversary in Abuja

September 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) which was founded in Lome, Togo in 1981, is 40 years. The Association which is affiliated to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is the umbrella body of the 54 National Olympic Committees of Africa and has its headquarter in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mustapha Berraf, an Algerian is the Read More