Police evacuate girls dumped inside well in Osun

November 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, Thursday confirmed that the two girls whose mother dumped inside well water in Osogbo, the state capital, have been evacuated. The girls, Darasimi (8) and Desire (5), were dumped inside the well water by their mother, Omowumi, Monday evening.  The CP who spoke through the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the Read More

Pictures: Excitement as delegates from 34 states storm Abuja ahead National Youth Conference

October 31, 2021 Editor 0

Delegates from the 34 states in Nigeria have trooped into Abuja, the nation’s capital ahead of much talked about National Youth Conference (NYC) scheduled to begin on Monday November 1, 2021. The conference organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will take place inside the Moshood Abiola National stadium whose Velodrome is hosting what promises to be an Read More

Nasarawa Assembly passes N5.98bn 2021 supplementary budget into law

October 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state House of Assembly Monday, passed N 5.98billion 2021 supplementary budget into law. Speaker of the House Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into law after Hon. Tanko Tunga, the majority leader of the house moved a motion to that effect during the house proceedings in Lafia. “The total size of the supplementary budget stand at N5, Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

2022: Budget of high sounding figures, CUPP reacts

October 7, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has taken a swipe at the 2022 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly on Thursday. The President had on Thursday presented a budget of N16.39 trillion to the National Assembly. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said that the budget only highlighted by more Read More

We recorded huge loss to Zamfara telecom network shutdown – Unions

October 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The union of communication, an association based in Zamfara state has decried how the shutdown of telecom sites by the National Communications Commission (NCC), in Zamfara state for the past four weeks crippled their business activities within the period. This was made known by the state vice chairman of the association, Comrade Nura Muhammd Gusau, in an interview with Blueprint Read More

Reps probe sharp practices in FCT public health institutions

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has mandated its Committee on the Federal Capital Territory to investigate alleged sharp practices in the operational activities of public health Institutions in the FCT. This was fallout of a motion presented on Thursday, by Hon. Mohammed Jatau, who noted that the health institutions were established to control, manage and remedy healthcarechallenges of Nigerians who have Read More

Ondo begins war against cholera, seals off 18 buildings

September 22, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Worried by the outbreak of cholera in some states of the federation, health officials in Ondo state have embarked on massive operations to sensitise residents on how to prevent cholera and other epidemics in Akure, the Ondo state capital as well as other towns and villages. Director of Environmental Services, Akure South local government area, Sanitarian Ayo Bello, who spoke Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

Plateau: Group condemns violence, appeals for co-existence

September 16, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A group, Make Jos Great Again Forum (MJGAF) condemned all acts of violence and appealed for peaceful coexistence in Plateau state. MJGA in a statement by Chairman of the Board, Chief Samu’ila Makama and other members of the board, Tuesday, explained that “as a group of like minds, we members of Make Jos Great Again (MJGA) Forum refer to themselves Read More

Heavy security at Osun APC secretariat causes panic, commotion

September 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim, 0

Motorists in Osogbo, Osun state, Friday morning, lamented hardship faced following the closure of major road in front of the secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state capital. While some vehicles were diverted to one way leading to gridlocks as early as 8am, vehicles were prevented from entering a bank very close to the party secretariat. When our Read More

Commercial motorcyclist commit suicide in Osun, jumps into river

September 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A commercial motorcyclist, Wednesday, killed himself by jumping into Osun river in Osogbo, Osun state capital. The incident happened around 4:15pm at Gbodofon bridge, old governor’s office, along Ibadan road, Osogbo. It was gathered that the motorcyclist came down on his motorcycle and jumped into the river. Eyewitness account revealed that he was receiving call immediately he parked his motorcycle Read More

Osun police arraigns woman for declaring her house help wanted on social media

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Monday, arraigned a 31-year-old woman, Adekunle Adefisayo, before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for allegedly exposing her house help, Olatona Opeyemi,  to hatred and damaged her reputation by sending her photograph on social media and declared her wanted. The defendant was said to have committed the purported crime on August 19, 2021 at about Read More

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Herbal medicine: Most states govs are lazy- NIPRD DG

August 29, 2021 Helen Oji 0

For not showing interest in the development of the herbal medicine sector that has the capacity to create jobs, foreign exchange and generate income for the states, the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), Dr. Obi Adigwe, has described most state governors in Nigeria as being lazy. He said instead of developing the herbal Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign Aregbesola’s loyalists for assault

August 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Jos crisis: Ogun begins evacuation of over 80 students, corpers

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State government has ordered the immediate evacuation of indigent students and corps members from crisis troubled Jos, the Plateau state capital, owing to the bandit attack which left about 24 persons dead. Briefing newsmen on the development Sunday, the the National President of the National Association of Ogun State Students (NAOSS), Comrade Gbemileke Ogunrombi stated that the state government intervention Read More

FCTA decries massive return of umbrella markets in Mpape

August 22, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has decried massive return of umbrella markets at Mpape community, following a few days break of demolition of illegal structures in the area. Mr Ikharo Attah, the Chairman FCTA Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, made statement during an evaluation visit to the area on Sunday in Abuja. He told residents of the area that Read More

APC: Peace Corps boss retrieves car gift from party chair

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives and Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has decided to retrieve the Jeep he had given to the state party chairman, Chief Abba Yaro, three years ago, as part of the party’s crisis in Benue state. The state chairman, according to reports, has returned the Toyota Sequoia Jeep that the Read More

IBB survived more coups than any leader in Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President General Ibrahim Babangida has been described as a leader who survived more coups than any other leader in Nigeria and one whose intellectual capacity was evident on the way he handled security matters while presiding the affairs of this nation. A business mogul and a close ally of General Babangida, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu in a statement in honour Read More

NYCN: Magistrate Court remands Adodo in Suleja correctional centre for ‘impersonation’

July 26, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A Magistrate Court presided by  Abdullahi Ilelah in Zuba, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday ordered Solomon Adodo to be remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre, while his trial for alleged impersonation, inciting public disturbance and forgery continue. Adodo who was charged to court for impersonating the President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo declined Read More

Uneasy calm in Mpape as armed robbers drop threat letters, vow to attack Abuja residents

July 22, 2021 Editor 0

Abuja residents are currently wallowing in fear hours after armed robbers reportedly dropped threat letters around Mpape, a suburb near highbrow Maitama district of the Federal Capital Territory. The fear was heightened Thursday morning after many woke up to the information emanating from daredevil men. Though, Police authorities have assured if their readiness to secure the area, however some of Read More