The anti-graftwar must be sustained

December 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Yesterday observed by the global community as the World Anti-Corruption Day.The United Nations General Assembly by Resolution 58/4 of October 31, 2003 designated December 9 every year as the day to raise people’s awareness about the crime that impedes development and impoverishes the masses. It is also a day for political leaders, governments, legal bodies, lobby groups and civil society Read More

Ignore Igbo elders’ request for Nnamdi Kanu’s release, NEF tells Buhari

November 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore the request of Igbo elders to terminate the trial of Nnamdi Kanu and release him unconditionally.  In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Monday and signed by NEF’s Director, Publicity and Advocacy, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the forum said  Buhari would  be interfering in the judicial process Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Exercise Sky Lock: Group commends DHQ for institutionalizing synergy

November 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria Youths for Peace (NYP) a civil society group with interest in peace building in Nigeria, has lauded the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for organising Joint Operations Planning Exercise (JOPEX) code named Exercise Sky Lock 2021 for the three Services, to enable them effectively respond to contemporary security challenges bedeviling the country using a joint and multi-agency approach. Blueprint reports the Read More

Digital learning: Airtel Africa, UNICEF announce multi-million dollar partnership

November 2, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Airtel Africa and UNICEF announced Monday in a press release that a five-year pan-African partnership to help accelerate the roll-out of digital learning through connecting schools to the internet and ensuring free access to learning platforms across 13 countries. By providing equal access to quality digital learning, particularly for the most vulnerable children, the partnership will help to ensure that Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

APC presidential aspirant Ayom lauds Buhari, Xi Jinping bilateral cooperation

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and real estate mogul, Moses Ayom has described the relationship between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s counterpart Xi Jinping as the standard for bilateral cooperation in the world. Ayom, who is aspiring to succeed President Buhari in 2023, said in a goodwill message to both countries marking 50 years of Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Group passes vote of confidence on Audi’s leadership in NSCDC

October 12, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

A group,   Stand Up Nigeria, has passed a vote of confidence on Dr Audi Ahmed following his superlative leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The group who led thousands of Nigerians early this morning to the National Assembly vowed that Audi wont be distracted despite several calls for his removal. The Convener, Sunday Attah in Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

Pictures: Police rescues 187 Kidnapped victims in Zamfara

October 8, 2021 Editor 0

By Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau Zamfara State Police Command through its tactical operatives in a Joint operations at Tsibiri forest in Maradun local government government area of the state has rescued 187 Kidnapped victims. This was made known by the state Commissioner of Police CP Ayuba N. Elkana while handing over the victims to the state government for onward measures. According Read More

Int’l Deaf Week: DWAI honours advocates

October 1, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Notable advocates of people with hearing impairment have been recognised for their immense contributions to making life more meaningful for the deaf in the country. Deaf Women Aloud Initiative (DWAI) during the awards ceremony Friday in Abuja, as part of activities lined up to commemorate the International Week of the Deaf on the theme: “Celebrating Thriving Nigeria Deaf Community.” Its Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Pictures: Dare celebrates ANOCA at 40, predicts brighter future for sports in Africa

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, Wednesday, officially declared open events to mark the 40th anniversary of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) executive board at the ANOCA headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. The Minister who is playing host to Youth and Sports Ministers from Algeria, Ghana and Egypt acknowledged the presence of his Read More

Keystone bank backs Adron Games 2021

September 29, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

The management of Keystone Bank on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit on Adron Homes and Properties, sponsors of the eargerly awaited annual Adron Games. The Keystone Bank team led by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Olaniran Olayinka, was received to the corporate head office of Adron Homes by the Group Managing Director, Aare Adetola Emmanuel-King. The visit which Read More

Abuja to host NBBF extraordinary Congress

September 22, 2021 Lekan Olasende 0

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has announced Saturday, 2nd October for its Extraordinary Congress following the invitation letter sent to stakeholders dated 21st of September. In a letter sent out to the 36 State Basketball Association Chairmen and the Federal Capital Territory by the NBBF Secretary, Mrs Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi, the Congress will take place at Hotel De Bentley, Utako, Abuja. Delegates Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Maj. Datong: MUN hails military’s commitment to end insecurity

September 18, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Mothers for United Nigeria (MUN), has said the rescue of Major C. L. Datong who was abducted by bandits in Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna by the military, coupled renewed onslaught on bandits shows leadership of the Armed forces of Nigeria (AFN) is working diligently to ensure that the country overcomes her present security challenges.MUN while expressing delight Read More

DG NYSC lauds Army’s 8 division for support

September 10, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has expressed appreciation for the support given to the scheme by the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army. Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Division’s headquarters in Sokoto, General Ibrahim said the Army had remained a pillar and dependable partner of the scheme since inception. The DG thanked Read More

Oyetola inaugurates 360 newly-recruited Amotekun officers

September 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday inaugurated 360 newly-recruited officers into the State Security Network Agency ”Amotekun Corps’. This is just as he disclosed recruitment of 750 vigilantes across all local governments in the state to provide intelligence on the activities and suspicious movements of criminals in the state. The Amotekun Corps was inaugurated at the Wole Soyinka Grammar School, Ejigbo, Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More