You can’t win Anambra with propaganda, group tells Soludo

November 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A political pressure group Coalition for True Democracy (CTD) has told the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo to reach out to the people with issues of governance instead of spreading empty propaganda against his opponents. The group coordinator, Mr. Samuel Okolo stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Soludo, where he accused Read More

Fed Poly Bauchi sacks 2 lecturers for raping students

October 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal polytechnic Bauchi has dismissed two of its lecturers for allegedly raping some female students of the polytechnic recently. Rector of the polytechnic Sunusi Gumau disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of the meeting of the governing council of the institution held over the weekend. According to the rector, the dismissed lecturers are Adebusoye Michael Sunday, of Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

FG begins trial of activist Olanrewaju Suraj over Malabu deal

October 10, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

. The Federal Government has filed criminal charges against the Head of Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), Olanrewaju Suraj, on allegations of circulating forged documents against former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN). The four-count charge dated October 8 was filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja by a Deputy Director Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

AITEO slams Shell with $2.5bn suit over sale of OML 29

October 5, 2021 Lekan Olashehinde 0

A global oil giant, AITEO has slammed Anglo-Dutch Company, Shell with a $2.5B suit over claims it made in the sale of the OML 29.  Shell and its joint venture partners sold all their undivided 45% equity in OML 29 to AITEO sometime in 2014 for a whopping sum of $2.4 billion, which assets Shell said included the Nembe Creek Trunk Line Read More

Re: What if they can’t pay the ransom?

October 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is rather amazing how one, claiming to be an ex-corps member under the faceless name of Bilyaminu Mohammed, woke and wrote a piece in the Daily Trust Newspaper of Monday, September 27, 2021, erroneously castigating the NYSC scheme that has earned itself an impeccable reputation and integrity, nationally and internationally, since 1973 when it was established by an elder 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

CSO calls for lottery commission boss suspension, probe over ‘corruption’

September 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Action for Justice and Transparency Against Corrupt Practices (AJTAC) has called for the suspension and probe of the Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Mr Lanre Gbajabiamila, over alleged misappropriation of funds. Chairman, AJTAC, Mr Felix Nwankwo, who made the call in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said despite being in existence for Read More

Secessionists infiltrating Nigeria’s judicial system, CSOs allege

September 22, 2021 Agi Onda 0

A coalition of civil society organisations under the aegis of the Conference of Harmonised Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria (COHCSON) has said it suspects strongly that secessionists are infiltrating the nation’s judicial system. The group’s allegation is coming on the heels of a recent court judgement of an Oyo State High Court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola delivered in Read More

PDP group alleges plot to harass, intimidate Kwankwaso

September 16, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A People’s Democratic Party support group, the Democracy Alternative, has alleged plots to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intimidate and harass the leader of the Kwankwasiyya Movement, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. The recent plot is allegedly being orchestrated by some political opponents of the leader of Kwankwassiya movement in Kano in collaborations, with some national leaders Read More

Anglican priest killed in Imo

September 15, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

An Anglican priest, Rev Emeka Merenu, was Tuesday murdered in his parsonage at Orsu Ihitte Ukwa in Orsu local government area of Imo state. Blueprint gathered that the priest met his untimely death over an allegation that he brought some soldiers to the village to protect himself, the church and the school under his care. The Amorji Nkwere born priest, according Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue chapter

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report  published by an online alleging irregularities in the last Local Government Area congress in the state The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. Read More

OAU dismisses another lecturer for sexual harassment

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has announced dismissal of another lecturer, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje, for alleged sexual harassment. This would be the second lecturer dismissed in the university for the same allegation.  A federal high court sitting in Osogbo, had convicted Prof Richard Akindele for sexual harassment and the university dismissed him in June 2018. A Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Economic hardship: Court discharges intra-city bus driver in Osun

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, Monday, discharged a middle aged man, Adebayo Idowu, who was alleged to have driven without driver licence. The presiding magistrate, Dr. Olusegun Ayilara, after the defendant had admitted guilty of the allegations pressed against him by the police, said “because of economic hardship, the defendant Is hereby discharged and acquitted.” The defendant Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign Aregbesola’s loyalists for assault

August 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Breaking: Another popular Nollywood actor is dead

August 11, 2021 Editor 0

Weeks after pleading for assistance, Nollywood actor Rich Oganiru is dead. According to associate, the veteran actor died on Tuesday, August 10, after protracted illness. Oganiru had been accused of killing his late wife, an allegation he denied. Details loading…

We don’t detain suspects on private citizen’s order – DSS

August 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied allegation that the service and other security agencies detain individuals on order of “powerful men and women”. DSS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Peter Afunanya, denied the allegation in response to an opinion by the Former Presidential Adviser, Olusegun Adeniyi, on the travails of DCP Abba Kyari following his indictment by the Federal Read More