Breaking: Police confirms abduction of 2 varsity students in Nasarawa

October 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Gunmen have invaded Mararaba Akunza the host community of the federal University of Lafia in Nasarawa state and kidnapped two students of the University. The Nasarawa state Police Public Relations office (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan confirmed this to Blueprint on Sunday. He said the gunmen had between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, invaded the University community with heavy gunshot Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for killing 50-year-old man over woman

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A-25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for killing a 50 years old man he met at his woman friend’s house. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by Read More

APC Congress: Famodun, others may return in Osun

October 15, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim, 0

The caretaker Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, may emerge unopposed in the Saturday, October 16, 2021 state congress. Indications have emerged of plans to return Famodun as party chairman as nobody was in the chairmanship race with him. The spokesman to Famodun, Mr. Kola Olabisi, who was asked whether anybody was contesting against Famodun 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

How soldiers killed, burn houses in Imo community-Eye witness

October 10, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, 0

As news about the crisis in Umuokwe Aboshi, Izombe, Oguta LGA of Imo state between the Army with the villagers continues to make the rounds, an eye witness who spoke to our correspondent said that more than 10 Hilux vans filled with soldiers were deployed to Izombe community to kill villagers and burn their houses. Blueprint gathered that crisis started Read More

Local production of food: RIFAN denies alleged diversion of fund

October 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has denied allegation of lack of focus and misplaced priority levelled against it, describing it as an attempt to discredit the body. An online platform had reportedly accused the leadership of the Niger state chapter of RIFAN of diversion of fund meant to boost rice production for personal comfort of certain members and Read More

Breaking: Aku Uka, prominent traditional ruler dies in Taraba

October 10, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The Jukun Supreme Ruler, and the Chairman, Taraba state Council of Chiefs, His Royal Highness, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, popularly refered to as Aku Uka is dead. Blueprint gathered that the Aku Uka died after a brief illness. He was aged 84. A source confirmed that traditional rites for official announcement of the first class monarch’s demise has commenced. Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Muslims perform absentee funeral prayers for Zamfara speaker’s father

October 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Hundreds of Muslims converged on the resident of the Speaker Zamfara State House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya in Gusau Monday to observe absentee funeral prayers for his late father who died in bandits den. The funeral prayers was led by the state chairman Ulamas consultative forum Sheik Abubakar Fari, prominent Islamic scholars, top government officials. In an interview Read More

Breaking: Hoodlums invade Enugu community, kill 2, injure others, burn security patrol vehicles, office (PICTURES)

October 5, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen on Tuesday morning invaded a vigilante office of a central security outfit in Ogrute, Enugu-Ezike, Igbo–Eze North local government area of Enugu State and two security operatives. The gunmen whose identities were yet to be ascertained also injured others just as they burnt security patrol vehicles and office. Police authorities are yet to confirm the incident as at the Read More

In Zamfara, Police nab bandits, rescue 3 weeks old baby, others

October 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Zamfara state police command through the ongoing operation against armed bandits has arrested 21 notorious armed bandits at various locations of the state. This was made known by the state police public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu while addressing Newsmen at the command headquarters in Gusau on Saturday. According to him, five bandits were also neutralised during the operations Read More

Festac landlords, residents agonise as floods wreck homes

October 1, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Landlords and residents of Amuwo-Odofin Festac, Lateef Jakande Estate and Amowu-Odofin Estate all in Amowu-Odofin local government area of Lagos state have cried out to the state government over the perennial flooding in the areas. They appealed to the authorities to check the activities of people who block the various drainages meant to channel water out of the locations. Festac Read More

‘North Central, most qualified for APC National Chair position’

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

The Director-General Tanko Umaru Almakura Campaign Organisation for National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Dominic Alancha, has made a strong case for the micro zoning of the position of the National Chairman of the party to the North Central geopolitical zone. He made the call while interacting with the Managing Editor of Blueprint Newspapers, Mr. Clem Oluwole, Read More

Blueprint’s Najib Sani wins NUJ best reporter award in Bauchi

September 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state correspondent of Blueprint Newspaper Najib Sani, has won the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) award as ‘Best Upcoming Print Media Reporter’ award. The award was presented to him by the state commissioner of information Hon. Dayyabu Ciroma during the closing ceremony of this year’s NUJ press week held at Command guest house Bauchi. The Read More

Revealed! Blueprint, 158 others that secured new television, radio licences… see full list

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval for Blueprint Newspapers Limited and 158 others to operate radio and television stations. Director-General National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Malam Balarabe Ilelah announced this in a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday. He said: “Following the approval granted by the president, NBC has released the list of 159 licenses granted to companies, communities and institutions of higher learning. “The commission was established by Read More

I’m not gunning for NBBF President position – Ejike Ugboaja

September 28, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The former Nigerian basketball and NBA star, Ejike Ugboaja, has clarified that he is not contesting to become the next Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) President as it was widely speculated. Ejike, who was the players’ Representative under Engineer Musa Kida-led NBBF board that was dissolved by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, earlier this year in a Read More

8-month-old hole-in-the heart baby, Adekoya, needs N5m lifeline

September 23, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An eight-month-old  baby, Ademola Adekoya, currently receiving treatment at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital, Remo, Ogun state, is urgently seeking N5 million  for a life-saving surgery which must be conducted within two months.  A source at  the hospital who called Blueprint on the telephone Wednesday for possible support,  quoted the medical report as indicating that Adekoya was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Breaking: Newly appointed Emir is dead

September 22, 2021 Bashir Mohammed, Kano 0

The emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, has died at the age of 93 after a protracted illness Blueprint findings revealed that the monarch has been indisposed since his appointment as the new emir of Gaya following the creation of four additional emirates in Kano dtate by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The late Abdulkadir remained out of sight for the Read More