COVID-19: Ogun raises the alarm over teenage pregnancy among school girls

June 17, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government has expressed worry over the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy among school girls as a result of school closure, following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who disclosed this in an interview with Blueprint in Abeokuta, the state capital, Wednesday, urged parents to encourage their children to visit the teenage Read More

Covid-19: IICFIP donates hand sanitising machine to ministry

June 17, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

  The International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) Monday donated a sanitising machine  to the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter governmental Affairs. Speaking with Blueprint while presenting the machine to the minister in Abuja, the African Patron of IICFIP, Mallam Shehu Malami Ma’aji, said it was part of IICFIP social responsibility and in support of federal Read More

We were shocked that our members buy PPE – NARD

June 17, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) said Wednesday that members buying their Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) with their money instead of being supplied by the authorities came as shock. The 2nd vice president of NARD, Dr. Owolabi Adebayo, stated this in a chat with blueprint in Abuja, adding that the government’s claim that the PPE are available across the Read More

Makinde’s 365 days in office and opposition’s views

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As every administration at the state levels are celebrating their one year stewardship, the opposition APC in Oyo thinks otherwise despite Makinde’s avowed claims. BAYO AGBOLA writes on the claims and counter-claims. The first 365 days in office of  Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has come and gone though, but there are still issues regarding the perception of people, Read More

3 killed, 5 injured in renewed Bayelsa cult war

June 16, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Cultists on Monday night attacked busy spots in Yenagoa metropolis, the Bayelsa state capital, killing three persons and injuring five persons in a renewed cult war. Among those killed was a 50-year-old landlord, Mr. Niceman Agonebi, popularly known as Honourable, an in-law to the former deputy governor of the state, Hon. Peremobowei Ebibi. The female restaurant owner, who is popularly called Read More

Anguish, grief as erosion sacks Anambra community

June 16, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Over hundred households are at verge of loosing their properties to erosion menace at Umudim village in Ekwulumili community, Nnewi South local government, Anambra state.The agrarian community, Blueprint learnt, had been experiencing ecological challenges which for years had rendered many homeless, with houses, farmlands, economic trees and others gone without government intervention. An aged woman, Mrs Victoria Ezeifedikwa, while narrating how the Read More

Kebbi gov’s wife vows to end gender based violence

June 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Wife of the Kebbi state Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has expressed commitment towards ending rape and gender-based violence in the state. Dr Shinkafi Bagudu gave the assurance while participating in a Webinar titled, “Mobilising Actions against Rape and Sexual Abuse.” According to a statement made available to Blueprint by Special Adviser on media to the Governor Yahaya Sarki Read More

Npower News: FG gives fresh update on ’employment’ of N-Power beneficiaries

June 7, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has labelled as “fake news” trending stories (..Npower news on permanency) being shared on social media about the employment of N-Power beneficiaries into the Federal Civil Service (FCS) by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement signed by the Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, and made available to Blueprint in Abuja Saturday, Read More

Taraba savings and Loan acquires N1bn shares – CEO

May 31, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Chief Executive Officer of the Taraba Investment and  Properties  limited, Mr. Iliya Ezekiel, Friday disclosed that the state Mortgage Bank, Taraba Savings and Loans Limited has increased her share capital to N1 billion. He said the funds were injected by His Excellency, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, to meet the requirement of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as the state will Read More

Northern govs mull mobile testing, decry inadequate centres

May 1, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF), Friday, said the region will soon have mobile testing vans for novel coronavirus, just as the forum decried inadequate number of testing centers in the region. The forum’s chairman and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, stated this at the end of their meeting held via teleconferencing. He said, “The Forum reviewed some of the issues Read More

Lockdown: Etsu Nupe sponsors online language training

April 3, 2020 Awaal Gata 0

Sponsored by the Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, a one month “Nupe language e-class” was kick-started Friday to encourage compliance with the ongoing stay-at-home order over the rampaging covid-19. Director, Indigenous Languages Learning Centre (ILLEC), Adamu Idris Manarakis, said the class has been designed to keep participants busy in their homes as they Read More