Insecurity: CAN counters El-Rufai on foreign mercenaries

April 2, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna state chapter has stated that contrary to Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s stance that Governors would invite foreign mercenaries to fight bandits, only the President and Commander-in-chief has that authority. CAN chairman in the state, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, said in a statement on Saturday that, “the attention of CAN Kaduna state has been drawn Read More

Christmas: CAN, police warn on fireworks

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Oyo state chapter, has warned people, especially the youth, to desist from throwing fireworks on streets in and around churches while celebrating Christmas. Its chairman, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ibadan. Akinyemiju said anyone caught would be reported to the Read More

Christians, Muslims must unite to tackle insecurity – NIREC

December 10, 2021 Paul Okah 0

Sultan of Sokoto Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has lamented the incessant killing of innocent Nigerians in the northern part of the country by terrorists.  Also, the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) urged adherents of both Islam and Christianity to unite and tackle the menace of insurgency, banditry and other related crimes. These positions were expressed Thursday during the 4th Quarter 2021 meeting Read More

Breaking: Newcastle appoint new coach

November 8, 2021 BBC 0

Newcastle United have appointed Eddie Howe to succeed Steve Bruce as the Premier League club’s head coach. Howe, who has signed a contract until the summer of 2024, has not been in management since he left Bournemouth in August 2020 following relegation.“This is a wonderful opportunity, but there is also a lot of work ahead of us,” Howe told Newcastle’s Read More

China firm, Mangal sign $600m agreement to build cement plant in Kogi

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of its expansion efforts, Mangal industries has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm Sinoma for the construction of three million metric tons per year Cement Plant and fifty megawatts captive power plant in Moba, Kogi state. The project is agreed to be completed in early 2024. A statement by the firm’s chief executive, Engr. Fahad Mangal, released Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

Ebonyi govt gives reasons for demolishing church building

November 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Ebonyi state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi Tuesday gave reasons why the Ministry demolished a church, Evangelical Church of West Africa,(ECWA) in Abakaliki the state capital. Nwebonyi explained that demolition of the church became necessary after the pastor in charge of the church refused  to adhere to the capital city master plan. Nwebonyi who disclosed this while briefing Read More

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

Happening now: Watch as Atiku, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, other supporters turn convention to carnival, campaign (VIDEO)

October 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Barely two years to the 2023 presidential election, supporters of various aspirants turned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention ground to campaign and some sort of carnival display. Beautifully dressed in colourful attire, carrying posters of their preferred candidates for the 2023 Presidential election, various supporters were seen dancing to melodious sound around at the ongoing PDP 2021 National Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

APC congresses: Why reconciliation may fail ahead national convention – Concerned stakeholders

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Concerned Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described as embarrassing, the wave of crisis trailing Saturday’s conduct of state congresses of the party, asking the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to ensure there is rectitude in party administration before any reconciliation of aggrieved forces. They said despite feeble attempts at troubleshooting by the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Flying Officer’s Cup 2021: Nasarawa Amazons, Edo pull victorious as Honey Badgers cage Royal queens, set for Naija Ratels clash on matchday 6 (PICTURES)

October 14, 2021 Editor 0

Honey badgers of Makurdi on Thursday held Royal Queens of Warri to a 1-1 draw in one of the games decided on matchday five of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup 2021. Honey Badgers came from behind to pick an important point against Royal Queens on thursday morning, in the first game of the day 5 of the 2021 Flying Officers Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

These music groups gave us hit songs one-time, do you still remember?

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

It is said that two heads are always better than one and it’s no surprise that boy-bands and girl-bands are highly successful with massive impact. Nigerian listeners were entertained by music groups who kept the airwaves and dance floors busy. In this article, we will be looking at the Top Nigerian Music Groups and their hit songs  1- Psquare P-Square consisted of Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

Egg Day: An egg per day reduces heart disease, stroke – expert

October 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

A nutritionist, Dr. Bose Makanjuola, has said eating an egg a day “can reduce one’s chances of developing heart disease and stroke.” Makanjuola, a senior research Fellow at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan, made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the celebration of World Egg Day. She added Read More

Video: Watch how 6 women descended on fellow woman in Adamawa

October 4, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A viral video has shown an unidentified woman allegedly being molested by six women in Yola, Adamawa state capital over ‘gossip’. The women are seen carrying whips and canes to beat the victim while speaking in Hausa. According to one of them, “You called me prostitute, is it your money I used to travel to Abuja?” Adamawa state Police Command, Read More

Only restructuring can restore Nigeria’s lost glory – Makinde

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that only a restructured Nigeria will help the nation regain her past glory among the comity of nations. The governor stated this Saturday at the launch of SATVIEW Network digital broadcast channel, held at the SATVIEW Network headquarters, Ring Road, Ibadan. He pointed out that with the present situation in the country, it is clear 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

CNPP, PDP youths disown party over call for Emefiele’s sack

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has disowned the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the resignation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), from office. This is even as the PDP Youth Movement (PYM) support group, berated the leadership of the party for calling for the resignation of Emefiele. In a Read More