Tukur: Adamawa lost a rare gem – Fintiri

April 10, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has expressed shocked over the demise of one of the prominent sons of the state, Dr. Mahmud Tukur. Dr Tukur was a former minister of commerce and industry and vice chancellor of Bayero University Kano. He died at the age of 82. Fintiri in his condolence message made available to Blueprint, signed by Read More

APC: Dousing the fuss over registration/revalidation exercise

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

The APC registration and revalidation exercise under the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the needless fuss around ‘extension,’ forms the thrust of this piece by ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF. Following protracted crises that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) declared the elected officials sacked June Read More

Breaking: At last, Buhari appoints new IGP

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

Reports reaching Blueprint reveals that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new acting Inspector General of Police. He is Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police. Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja. The latest development means IGP Mohammed Adamu will have to proceed on his retirement leave. Details loading…

Breaking: Uzodimma summons emergency security meeting as fear grip Imo residents, Abia govt on red alert, imposes curfew

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma has summoned heads of the security agencies in the state to a closed door meeting. The emergency meeting Blueprint learnt is currently taking place inside the Government House in Owerri, following attacks on police headquarters and Owerri Correctional Centre by gunmen in the early hours of Monday. Before the meeting, security had already been en Read More

Breaking: Scores flee as gunmen invade, set Owerri prison, police command headquarters on fire

The Nigeria Correctional Service headquarters along Okigwe road in Owerri, and the premises of the Imo state Police command headquarters were Monday morning razed by fire by unknown gummen. As early as 1am, sporadic gunshots were heard as far as adjoining streets including Mbari, Mbonu Ojike, Item streets, Okigwe and Whethral roads and other parts of Ikenegbu layout, thereby leaving Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Anambra Commissioner regains freedom

April 4, 2021 Editor 0

Commissioner of Public Utilities in Anambra state Engr. Emeka Ezenwanne kidnapped by gunmen has regained his freedom. He was released on Sunday morning, according to a government source who confirmed the latest development to Blueprint . Ezenwanne was abducted at Charles Soludo, former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor’s home town in Isuofia, Aguata local government area of Anambra state, Read More

Anambra community coronates new traditional ruler despite court process

April 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Nawfia community in Njikoka local government area, Anambra state has coroneted a new Traditional Ruler, Dr Shadrach Moguluwa. Moguluwa was coroneted after his election reportedly held on March 26, 2021, following suspension and subsequent withdrawal of Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo’s certificate of recognition by Anambra state government. Blueprint learnt that Nwankwo who was among the 11 monarchs that travelled to Abuja Read More

NYSC DG visits wounded corps members in hospital

April 3, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has visited four corps members who had sustained various degrees of injuries in an auto crash  along Mokwa road recently, and receiving treatment at the  University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).   According to a release presented to Blueprint by the DG  Saturday, the corps members were on their way Read More

Missing jet: NAF dismisses Boko Haram video

April 2, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has debunked claims by Boko Haram that it brought down the missing Alpha jet, which disappeared from radar on Wednesday, March 31 in Borno state. Blueprint report that Boko Haram claimed responsibility in a viral video that it fighters shot down the fighter jet. But NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet who in a statement Read More

NUC lauds Niger varsity on quality undergraduate programmes

April 2, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has lauded Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, (IBBUL) on the high quality of undergraduate programmes and learning facilities in the institution which the commission said were in line with its Basic Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS). The commission gave the commendations during assessment visit to the institution, Friday in Lapai, by NUC assessment team leaders. Blueprint Read More

After Blueprint reports, Abiodun inaugurates Amotekun in Ogun

April 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Rising from Blueprint Newspaper report on the cases of kidnapping and Banditry in Ogun State, the state Governor Thursday inaugurated the Joint Security Outfit, code named ‘Amotekun’ to fight criminality in the state. Speaking at the inauguration held at the Arcade Ground of the Governors Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, Gov. Abiodun stated that with the inauguration, no part of Ogun State Read More

31-year-old man commits​ suicide in Taraba

April 1, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

A 31-year-old man, Jivini Jonnan Timothy, Wednesday, in Wukari local government area of Taraba state drank a substance known as snipper and died. It was gathered that Jivinni out of anger drank snipper because his wife to be quit with him for her ex-lover. Blueprint learnt that Jivini and his wife to be did their traditional wedding on March​ 21, Read More

Breaking: Another Umahi’s aide resigns in Ebonyi

March 31, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Immediate past Chairman of Afikpo North local government area, Hon. Ogbonnia Oko Enyim, has asked the Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, to stop interfering in his family affairs. In a terse letter dated March 30, obtained by Blueprint Wednesday afternoon, Enyim resigned his appointment as Special Assistant to the Governor on School Monitoring, citing alleged interference of the Read More

FG hands over old Airport to Bauchi for estate construction

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The federal government has handed over the old Bauchi state air strip located at GRA to the state government for the construction of an estate. Blueprint reports that the old air strip was initiated by the administration of former president Shehu Shagari. Bauchi state commissioner of works Abdulkadir Ibrahim while briefing journalists Wednesday on the outcome of the state executive Read More

Vehicles burnt as IPOB, security operatives clash in Akwa Ibom

March 31, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

Fear has griped Ikot Akpan community in Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state as gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) clashed with the security operatives in the state. It was gathered that during the clash on Monday, members of the IPOB repelled the security operatives and hoisted a Biafra flag in Read More

Woman arrested for killing 1 month-old baby in Ogun

March 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

A 35-year-old woman, Sukurat Olajoke, has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for killing her one month old baby, and dumping the corpse in Ogun River. The arrested was contained in a press statement issued Sunday, by the police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Read More