Ondo 2020: INEC pastes notice of elections

July 2, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission’s final phase of preparations for the Ondo governorship election scheduled for October 10 began Thursday with the pasting of the “Notice of Election” in Akure and all the 18 local government areas. The action is in compliance with Section 30 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and in adherence with the Timetable and Schedule Read More

SEC disclaims iBSmartify Nigeria

June 28, 2020 David Agba 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has disclaimed the activities of iBSmartify Nigeria as neither the entity nor the illegal products they offer are registered or regulated by the Commission. According to the SEC, “The attention of the Commission has been drawn to the activities of iBSmartify Nigeria the promoters of a Blockchain known as iBledger (iBcashcryptocurrency) and InksNation. “The Read More

Niger: NNPC discovers oil in 8 LGs

June 17, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 1

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it has commenced oil exploration activities in the Bida Basin involving eight local government areas in Niger state. The corporation assured that the progress being recorded in the ongoing exploration of inland basins was capable of growing the nation’s reserve to 40 billion barrels by year 2023. The NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD) Mallam Read More

How NSCDC nabbed Boko Haram logistics supplier in Borno

June 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command in Borno said it has arrested a suspected Boko Haram logistics supplier with a car filled with fuel and other commodities. The state NSCDC Commandant, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure on Friday in Maiduguri while parading the suspect.  Abdullahi said that the suspect, Bakura Ibrahim, 35, was arrested on June 6, Read More

Obaseki: PDP on red alert – Ologbondiyan

June 15, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is keenly watching and monitoring what is going on between the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The party said it is therefore on red alert as a stakeholder in the affairs of the state. According to the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan , Read More

INEC keys into COVID-19 protocol, creates e-platforms for submission of nomination forms

May 26, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday keyed into the COVID-19 by  creating e-platforms for election and party monitoring among other activities.. To this end, the commission said such platforms would cover activities like accreditation of observer groups and deployment of their field observers. In its policy document on elections in the context of COVID-19 released in Abuja, the commission also Read More

Chinese Doctors: PDP berates FG for concealment, deception

May 19, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the federal government for its denials and cover-up on the whereabouts and activities of the Chinese medical experts it brought into our country last month. The PDP in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Tuesday, demanded an immediate apology from the federal government for taking the citizens for granted Read More

Ex-PAF commander Ebong forfeits N510m to FG

May 11, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday granted an order of interim forfeiture of N510 million suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities perpetuated by a former Commander of the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF), Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Uko Etim Ebong. AVM Ebong, it was learnt, was the Commander PAF between 2013 and July 2015. It was alleged that Read More

Group laments lack of plan to end gas flaring

May 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), Niger Delta-based group has expressed concern over the inability of the federal government to develop a plan aimed at ending air pollution in the region. In a statement by the Head of Environment and Conservation, Dr. Kabari Sam, said the government has jettisoned its policy to end gas flaring by 2020, a Read More

Okenwa: SWAN commiserates with NFF, NNL, family

May 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Comrade Honour Sirawoo, has expressed his displeasure over the death of a member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Hon. Chidi Offor Okenwa on Tuesday. Okenwa who was until his death the Chairman of Nigeria National League (NNL) as well as Chairman of the Enugu Football Association had been diagnosed of Read More

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FCT Aquatics boss Nkoye bemoans COVID-19 effects on sports

April 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Chairperson of FCT Aquatics Association, Engineer Nkoye Duru has lamented the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the calendar and programs of activities of the Association with the directive from the Federal Government suspending all sporting activities still subsisting. Mrs Duru speaking to Blueprint sport on phone said the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown has affected the plan of the Association with the Read More

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Buhari holds teleconference with PTF on Covid-19

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday held teleconference with members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 from his office, at the State House, Abuja. The president’s personal photographer, Mr Bayo Omoboriowo, confirmed this in a pictorial report in Abuja. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reliably learnt that the president was updated on the daily activities of the presidential task force Read More

Kaduna opens new routes around Kawo Bridge

April 14, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has designated alternative routes to ease the flow of traffic around Kawo Bridge, which leads into Kaduna metropolis, as the reconstruction of the flyover commences. Managing Director of Kaduna State Roads Agency (KADRA), Engr. Mohammed Lawal Magaji, made this known in a press release on Tuesday. He said that the bridge area will be cordoned off from traffic during the Read More

Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba meet to address border crises

April 13, 2020 Daniel Agbo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state will Tuesday attend a joint security meeting of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states scheduled to take place in Lafia.  The meeting among other issues is expected to address renewed violence in border communities of the three states such as last week’s attack on Jootar in Ukum local government of Benue state by armed militia. Read More

Lagos proposes new policy to check activities of sawmill operators

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The government of Lagos state is coming with an improved plans and policies to check the activities of sawmill operators, particularly with respect to the disposal and indiscriminate burning of sawdust across the state. Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) ,the watchdog on environmental issues  has started taking an inventory of all sawmills in the state, which will be followed Read More

‘Oyo working on law to make use of face mask compulsory’

April 9, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said the State COVID-19 Taskforce is working on a law to make the wearing of face mask in public places compulsory in the state. The governor, who is the chairman of the taskforce, said this in Ibadan while giving an update on the activities of the taskforce. He said the initiative was part Read More

Coronavirus: Concerns as Investors lose N222bn in 6 hours

April 6, 2020 David Agba 0

Activities opened on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) for the week on a bearish posture with the market capitalisation losing N222 billion in about six hours of trading. Specifically, the market capitalisation which opened for the week Monday at N10.993 trillion shed N222 billion or 2.02 per cent to close at N10.771 trillion. In the same vein, the All-Share Index Read More

Streets deserted, commercial activities grounded as lockdown hits Ogun hard

April 5, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Streets and towns in Ogun state on Saturday were totally deserted and commercial activities were grounded as the state began the implementation of the Federal government’s lockdown order. The lockdown was precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the state. When Blueprint moved around major streets in Abeokuta, the state capital to monitor the implementation of the order, major Read More

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Save me from miscreants, widow petitions AIG

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A widow, Alhaja Alimot Asake Kifuli, has said that  her life and that of her grandchildren and tenants are in serious danger, following the activities of some street miscreants led by one Ogun Jelili Ajulo living in Makoko area of Yaba, Lagos. Narrating her ordeal in the hands of the miscreants, Alhaja Kufili said her expanse property, located at Read More

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CCT: FCTA recorded 20,000 beneficiaries in 2019

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of State for FCTA, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has said  no fewer than 20,000 residents of the territory benefited from the Conditional Cash Transfer  (CCT) in 2019 under the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the federal government .  Aliyu made this known during a one day Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) co-responsibility engagement stakeholders forum, stressing that in addition, the Read More

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We’ll provide educational opportunity for Chibok, Dapchi girls – Ortom

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Wednesday said he was ready to provide educational opportunities for female students from Chibok in Borno and Dapchi in Yobe states denied western education by activities of Boko Haram. Ortom made this known while inspecting new facilities at Government Girls Model Secondary School, Aliade, which runs exchange programme for students from the 19 Read More

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A/Ibom NSCDC donates food to orphans

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Akwa Ibom command, has donated food items and other confectionery to children of Divine Orphanage Home in Uyo. Speaking during the donation Tuesday, the state commandant of NSCDC, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, said  the donation was part of the activities marking the Civil Defence World Day celebration. Fadeyi, who assumed duty in the state Read More

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Establishment of Agro-Rangers has reduced farmers, herders’ clashes –NSCDC

March 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Monday said  the establishment of  Agro-rangers has helped to stem the tide of incessant farmers/herders clashes across the country. Speaking with newsmen shortly after the annual celebration of the International Civil Defence Day at the corps headquarters in Abuja, the Comptroller General, represented by the DCG, Nathaniel E. Ubong, said the result was Read More

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APC suspends Obaseki’s aide

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward six Uhunmwode local government area, have suspended Mr Kaycee Osamwonyian, an aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki, He was suspended for allegedly engaging in acts of thuggery, hooliganism and causing factions within the party. The motion for the suspension of Kaycee was moved by Hon. Harrison Orobor and adopted by party Read More