Have a merry, joyful Christmas

December 24, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Dear destiny friends, I believe it is in order to say compliments of the season. We are officially in the Christmas season. It is that time of the year when we, especially Christians, celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas always comes with its own special treat, joy, package, energy, and most importantly, vibe. This is because there’s Read More

Christmas : Police Commissioner tells residents what to do

December 24, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr Echeng Echeng, Saturday, urged Christians to use the Christmas and New Year period to pray for peace and security of the state. Echeng, who stated this in a message signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, also charged the citizenry not to relent in reporting suspicious movements to nearest security post Read More

Christmas: AbdulRazaq flags off NAF’s Exercise Apejopo Idi

December 23, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab, Ilorin 0

Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has flagged off the Nigerian Airforce’s Exercise Apejopo Idi (Congregation of Eagles) aimed to smoke out kidnappers and other criminal elements in identified communities in the state. The exercise was organised by 303 Medium Airlift Group of the Nigerian Airforce Ilorin to tighten security in Eyenkorin-Pekke-Oko Olowo axis on the Ilorin – Ogbomoso expressway. While Read More

Ex-governors felicitate with Nigerians as Christians celebrate Christmas

December 23, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Erstwhile governors in Nigeria under the aegis of Former Governors Forum have felicitated with Christians as they celebrate Christmas in 2022. A statement signed by the Forum’s chairman and former governor of Niger state Dr Babangida Aliyu together with the Executive Secretary, Prof. Tunde Esam, on Friday December 23, reads, “Former Governors Forum warmly felicitate with Christians all over the Read More

Fire Service cautions Nigerians against fireworks during Christmas 

December 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Controller General, Federal Fire Service (FFS) Engr. Jaji O. Abdulganiyu has directed all stations, state and zonal commands to be alert as Nigerians celebrate Christmas and caution Nigerians to desist from use of fireworks. In a statement released Thursday in Abuja, by the National Public Relations Officer of FFS, ACF Abraham O. Paul, warned that Christmas is a time Read More

Christmas: Pele remains in hospital as health ‘deteriorates’

December 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Brazil icon Pele will spend Christmas day in hospital with an update released on his health confirming his cancer is worsening. The 82-year-old is continuing to battle colon cancer and was hospitalised in Sao Paulo on November 29. An update on his condition has now revealed he requires care for cardiac and renal dysfunction and has also been treated for Read More

Yuletide: Civil Defense deploys personnel to worship centres, public places

December 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has deployed officers and men of the Corps to various worship centres and public places across the country. Commandant General of the Corps, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, ordered zonal commanders and state commandants of the Corps to deploy personnel massively to ensure security during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. A statement by Read More

Pictures: Early Christmas for POWA as Sir Emeka Offor Foundation donates 1200 bags of rice

December 12, 2022 Editor 0

Police Officers Wives Association under the leadership of Hajia Hajara Usman Alkali, wife of the Inspector General of police has cause to celebrate ahead of 2022 Christmas as Sir Emeka Offor Foundation on Monday December 12 donated 1200 bags of 25 kilogrammes of rice to the association. Presenting the items, Vice President of the Emeka Offor Foundation, Barr. Adaora Offor, Read More

Christmas: Need to avoid fireworks

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The season of Christmas is here. In about three weeks time, precisely on December 25, Christians will celebrate the festival with glitz, glamour, glee and euphoria. The bull’s eye of this piece is to shed light on a fact and to instill in the youths the need to avoid sounding of bangers at this present time. Many places like supermarkets, Read More

Post mortem: Christmas expenses versus New Year realities

January 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The euphoria of excessive spending during Christmas always lands people in trouble during the new year as many people are forced to face the reality of paying school fees for their children, renewing house/shop rents or paying for new apartments, among other expenses. PAUL OKAH in this report takes a look at the development. The greatest problem many Nigerians face Read More

Christmas: Bauchi distributes food to Christians

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Bauchi state government has distributed food items worth millions of naira as government’s gift to Christian community across the state for the celebration of this year’s Christmas. Chairman of the distribution committee, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin, announced this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the committee’s assignment held at Government House, Bauchi. Mr Abdon Dalla Gin said the Read More

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Christmas: Lets set aside our differences, be true worshippers – Tambuwal tells Christians

December 25, 2021 Editor 0

Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has facilitated with christians, urging them to set aside differences and forge a common front in the fight against insurgency. In a statement issued personally by the the governor, Saturday, he enjoyed Christians to practice the true meaning of Christmas. “As our Christian brothers and sisters celebrate the Christmas once again, it is imperative, Read More

Christmas: Obiano, wife, Bishop Hezekiah preach charity, exemplary living

December 25, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

In the spirit of Christmas, Anambra state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has urged Christians to show love to their neighbours through selfless services and exchange of gifts. The governor in a Christmas Message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr James Eze, also described Christmas as season’s to reflect on the God’s greatest love to mankind. “Christmas is the manifestation Read More

Anambra: One dead, 6 injured on Christmas eve fatal crash

December 25, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

At least one person died on Christmas Eve following a fatal accident that occured along Enugu-Onistha expressway by Umuokpu, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state. Blueprint learnt that the deceased was the driver of the vehicle and probably the father and husband of the 11 occupants of the vehicle. According to an eyewitness, Mr Emmanuel Nwatarali, it was Read More

Christmas: Kaduna senator urges caution, reconciliation

December 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

The senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani, in a Christmas message, has felicitated with Christian brothers and sisters urging caution at festivities and calling for reconciliation. “Happy Christmas to our dear Christian brothers and sisters. We thank the Almighty God for granting us the grace of witnessing this joyous occasion”, the lawmaker stated. He prayed that the occasion will bring Read More

Christmas: Igbawua enjoins Benue people to remain resilient

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The immediate-past Chief Commissioner of the Public Complaints Commission (PCC) and top governorahip aspirant for the Benue 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Chille Igbawua, has felicitated with the government and good people of the  state as well as Christians across the globe on this year’s annual commemoration of  the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. 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

Christmas: IGP tasks CPs, AIGs on crime-prevention strategies

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, has ordered the Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the 36 states and the FCT to coordinate crime-prevention strategies for the yuletide. This was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba, on Friday in Abuja. The Police boss also directed their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police Read More

Christmas: Ex-senatorial aspirant Ocheje greets Idah fed constituents

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former Kogi-east senatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. John Ibrahim Ocheje, has sent Christmas wishes to the people of Idah Federal Constituency. While identifying with the good people of his constituency on the occasion of Christmas, he urged them to emulate the life of Jesus Christ whose birth is celebrated on December 25th Read More

Christmas represents hope, love – Bello

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has felicitated with Christians on the occasion of this year’s Christmas celebration, noting that “as the season signifies hope for mankind, citizens should remain optimistic, believing that Nigeria’s trying phase would not last for too long.” In a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, the governor urged citizens to emulate God’s love Read More