Happening now: Hoodlums set NPA house, BRT park on fire in Lagos

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

From Apapa in Lagos, Blueprint has been reliably informed that the office of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) has become the latest place to be set ablaze on Wednesday. The raging fire was also triggered inside another government-owned facility where BRT buses are packed and operated from. Earlier, a privately-owned and managed television station Television Continental (TVC). No official statement Read More

Happening now: Gunshots, streets deserted as hoodlums invade Jos, set cars, property on fire

October 20, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The commercial area of Ahmadu Bello and other streets in Jos, Plateau state capital are on fire, after hoodlums infiltrated protest in the city. Blueprint reports that all business premises have been deserted with some aggrieved youths also engaging the hoodlums. Several cars and property have been set ablaze Tuesday morning. Few police personnel shooting sporadically have moved in to Read More

VIDEO: Hoodlums attack #EndSARS protesters in Abuja, set many cars ablaze

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The video clip attached to this story shows how hoodlums set many cars ablaze at a roadside car pack in Abuja on Monday. The miscreants who were protesting against the blockade of the Apo mechanic village road by #EndSARS protesters, went berserk and attacked passersby before torching the vehicles. About seven vehicles were burnt down during the violence which also Read More

Breaking: 2 Catholic priests kidnapped as hoodlums attack another prison in Edo amidst #EndSARS protest

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two Catholic priests, Reverend Fathers Otori Francis and Avajara Simeon – who are both of the Catholic Diocese of Lokoja. Blueprint gathered the clerics were taken hostage along the Benin-Auchi road in Edo state while they were on their way to Delta state for the funeral of their parishioner. The development came amidst the hijack Read More

I’m still in PDP – Umahi

October 17, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Sartuday denied the rumours making rounds that he dumped People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressive Congress (APC). Rumour of his defection became stronger on Saturday afternoon when the Federal Lawmaker representing Ezza South/ Ikwo federal constituency, Comrade Chinedu Oga, released a statement confirming it. Oga, the only APC House of Representatives lawmaker from Ebonyi Read More

Breaking: Thugs invade Akure as Ondo governorship election kicks off, boat conveying voting materials capsize

October 10, 2020 Editor 0

Thugs have reportedly invaded a polling unit in Akure early Saturday morning and shot sporadically to scare away voters who trooped out for accreditation and voting duirng governorship election in Ondo state. However, voting has already begun across various polling unit in the state. Blueprint gathered that a boat conveying electoral officials and materials capsized. Details loading…

AGF ‘ll kill EFCC – Legal practitioner

September 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Barr. Kingdom Okere, has condemned the move by the National Assembly to scrap the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and make it a department under the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice. Okere who noted that the AGF office has the power in section 174 of the 1999 Read More

KCCN stages Ankara – Hanbok online exhibition

September 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is staging an online Ankara – Hanbok exhibition to showcase of 10 best fashion designs from the design competition which took place from between February and March, 2020. A press statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday and made available to Blueprint, the director of the Korean Cultural Centre Read More

Breaking: Emir of Zazzau is dead, burial arrangement announced

September 20, 2020 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Emir of Zazzau and chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Alhaji Shehu Idris, is dead. The first emir died this Sunday afternoon at Nigerian Army 44 Reference Hospital, Kaduna after brief illness. Confirming his death, the Wazirin Zazzau, Alhaji Ibrahim Aminu, confirmed the late emir was rushed to the Army health facility on Saturday and died on Read More

Another veteran Nollywood actor is dead

September 17, 2020 Editor 0

Blueprint has been informed of the passage of a veteran Nollywood actor, Jimoh Aliu. Popularyly known as Aworo, Aliu died at the age of 86 on Thursday in an Ekiti state hospital. Born in Okemesi-Ekiti, the deceased began acting in 1959 after joining Akin Ogungbe Theatre Group and left in 1966 to form his own troupe, Jimoh Aliu Concert Party, Read More

Folasade breaks 58-year history, emerges UNILAG’s first female VC

August 25, 2020 Tope Musowo with Agency 0

The Senate of the University of Lagos Akoka Monday elected the deputy vice-chancellor in charge of development services, Professor Folasade Ogunsola as the institution’s acting vice-chancellor. By the appointment, Ogunsola became the first female to occupy the office in UNILAG’s  58-year-old history. Ogunsola, a professor of medical microbiology is also the first child of Nigeria’s first professor of Geography, Akin Read More

Coronavirus stops Super Eagles September friendlies

August 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Football Federation NFF has cancelled the two friendlies proposed for the Super Eagles next month in Europe as the clubs of the national team call-ups have refused to release them over concerns over coronavirus.  Accordingly, Super Eagles gaffer  Gernot Rohr had informed the federation that the European clubs are not keen in releasing their players for the proposed friendlies Read More

20 lab scientists of OOUTH test positive for Covid-19

August 19, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

There is palpable tension at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun state as no fewer than 20 medical laboratory staff at the hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. It was also gathered that, a family of four contracted the virus from their father who worked at the hospital’s main laboratory. Blueprint gathered that a staff of the hospital who Read More

Uncertainty as massive resignation hits IBB varsity

August 15, 2020 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

It seems the mass resignation of about seven lecturers at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), in Niger state, was not a novel incident. But another lecturer at the institution, who did not want to be named, told Blueprint that many academic staff have discreetly resigned their appointments in recent times. “That four professors in our university tendered their Read More

5G, an integration of 4G – Pantami

August 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, in this chat with a delegation of Blueprint’s senior staff led by the chief operating officer, Malam Salisu Umar, which paid him a courtesy visit recently, speaks on the 5G controversy and other issues. What do you have to tell Nigerians about 5G? Hmmmm…this issue of 5G; the allegation Read More

1994 Super Eagles better than 1980 squad, Olympic Dream Team – Chukwu

August 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Legendary Nigerian defender Christian Chukwu has rated the 1994 Super Eagles team better than the 1980 AFCON winning squad and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic gold side the “Dream Team”. Chukwu captained the then Green Eagles to the 1980 AFCON title on home soil which was the country’s first. Under Dutch coach Clemens Westerhof, the Super Eagles were crowned African champions. Read More

Breaking: Uncertainty as SARS takeover Edo Assembly complex

August 6, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly deployed from Abuja have taken over Edo State House of Assembly. Blueprint gathered that the operatives chased away policemen guarding the assembly complex which is currently undergoing renovation. It is not yet clear why the operatives’ was deployed to house of assembly premises as at the time of filling this report. Read More

Blueprint publisher urges youth to embrace education, entrepreneurship

August 5, 2020 Chamba Simeh 0

The Chairman/Publisher of Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has advised youths to embrace education and entrepreneural skills to enable them contribute meaningfully to national development. Idris gave the advice when he visited his country home, Malagi, in Gbako local government area of Niger state to celebrate Eid el-Kabir with the community. “Most youths can become great if they pursue their Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus chase Shoprite owners out of Nigeria

August 3, 2020 Editor 0

Report reaching Blueprint Monday morning indicates that Shoprite owners are considering auctioning their mega shopping outlets due to effects of Coronavirus pandemic. Few years back, Shoprite market places were established in Nigeria. Already, their outlets have been constructed in most parts of Nigeria. Shoprite opened its first store in Lagos in December 2005. In a trading update filed at the Read More