NTBLTC’s principal escapes abduction as gunmen attack, kidnap 7 staff in Kaduna

July 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Principal of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre (NTBLTC) Zaria in zaria Local Government of Kaduna state, Dr Shehu Labaran, has escaped being kidnapped by gunmen who stormmed the School’s Staff Quaters at 11.30pm on Saturday. Our Correspondent reports that the gunmen succeeded in kidnapping 7 Staff of the school. Those kidnapped include 2 men and 5 women in Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

Peaceful co-existence: Bishop Onaiyekan tasks religious leaders on tolerance

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Archbishop emeritus of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has tasked religious leaders across the country to preach tolerance between the Christian and Muslim communities so as to ensure peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan said religious leaders have to work together to achieve some amount of religious harmony, as a condition for peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan who stated this in Abuja at Read More

Take charge of projects in your areas, SDGs boss tasks communities

June 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The senior special assistant to the president on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Sunday, charged communities where projects are executed to take charge and protect the projects against vandalisation in order to serve them better. Orelope-Adefulire gave the charge during the official inauguration of 20 beds primary health centre at Ogidi-Ikwehi in Ihima, Okehi local government area of Read More

Borno govt, UN host high-level donor visit in North-east

June 25, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Borno state government of Borno and the United Nations (UN) has hosted a high-level delegation of key partners during a one-day mission to Borno state to highlight humanitarian and development priorities in the North-east. A press statement by the U. S Embassy in Abuja said delegates from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Read More

45-yr after, Oyetola inaugurates 8.1km Moro-Asipa road

June 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, inaugurated 8.1km newly constructed Moro junction-Yakooyo-Ipetumodu-Asipa-Ife/Ibadan expreasway road after 45 years of its construction.  This is just as the Governor promised to complete all the ongoing projects he started and do more within the limited period of leas than two years.   He said the project was inaugurated in fulfilment of his administration’s goal to deliver Read More

Cholera outbreak: Abuja records 3 death, 91 suspected cases

June 24, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reported Cholera outbreak in the territory. Addressing Journalists in Abuja, the Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, said that as at June 23, no fewer than seven deaths and 91 suspected cases have so far been recorded. While explaining that the sporadic outbreak in the rainy season could be as Read More

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB, others understand- APC group

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) said peace has gradually returning to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorising the nation. The group said “the fear that has gripped the nation Read More

In Nasarawa, ActionAid empowers 750 youths with N38m equipment

June 19, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

ActionAid Nigeria in partnership with Global Peace Development and Beacon Youth Initiative has empowered 750 youths in Nasarawa state with vocational skills equipment worth N38 million. Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi, disclosed this on Friday, in Lafia at the handover ceremony of youth income generating livelihood equipment to the beneficiaries cut across the three senatorial district of the Read More

Ebonyi: Group calls for urgent intervention in renewed Izzi/Ikwo communal hostility

June 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the renewed communal clashes between the people of Enyibichiri, Izzi in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Echialike, Ikwo, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state over a lingered land dispute, demanding an end to the hostility. The Ebonyi indigenes also condemned in totality the abduction of some Izzi Read More

Ebonyi killings: Death toll rises to 42

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The death toll in the three communities of Ebonyi-Benue borders that was attacked by herders has risen to 42.  Armed herdsmen had on Saturday morning invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state and killed over 30 persons not leaving behind pregnant women and nursing mothers. The communities has common boundaries with Read More

Violent extremism: Mercy Corps urges parents to train kids in Godly ways

May 28, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, Mercy Corps, has charged parents to be proactive in the training their children in a Godly ways in order to have a society devoid of violent extremism. The NGO’s programme officer and women peace-building coordinator,  Mariagoretti Aya, gave the charge in Lokoja on Thursday at the end of three-day training organised by the organisation under its Community Initiative Read More

Breaking: Gunmen on rampage, Kill 43 persons in 2 Benue LGs

May 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

There is growing tension in Benue currently following the killing of 43 persons including seven students of the college of Education Katsina Ala by armed militia Herdsmen in Katsina Ala and Gwer west local government areas of the state.  Blueprint learnt that seven persons were killed by the rampaging Herdsmen along Makurdi-Naka road while the remaining 36 persons were killed Read More

Over 100 killed in Benue as gunmen attack 4 wards at K/Ala

May 24, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

At least one hundred persons have been reportedly killed within three days in a sustained attack by gunmen suspected to be Herdsmen in four council wards of Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue state. The attack which started Saturday Blueprint learnt had continued through Sunday till Monday. Chairman of Katsina Ala Local Government area Alfred Atera, said many people Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

56,000 IDPs in Bauchi appeal to govt for land, schools

May 23, 2021 Najib Sani 0

56, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who fled from Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Taraba and Plateau states as a result of Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and ethno-religious crises to seek refuge in communities in Bauchi state have appealed to the state government to provide land for them to settle and schools for their children. State leader of Read More

NSCDC commissions female squad to promote safe school initiative

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has commissioned its female squad as part of strategies to address the present security challenges confronting the nation. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while commissioning the squad commended the leadership of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for taking the lead in establishing a gemale squad. A statement released Friday in Read More

YAF to South-west youths: Don’t aide terrorism through secession agitation

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Tuesday, in Akure, Ondo state, warned South-west youths against aiding terrorism by certain groups and individuals acting under the guise of agitating for an independent of Yoruba nation. YAF stated that Yoruba youths should be cautious and vigilant to avoid unknowingly aiding or participating in terrorist activities under unpatriotic Read More

Heathcare: Group donates equipments worth millions of Naira to FCT

May 16, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A humanitarian organisation based in the United States of America, Achana Legacy Foundation, has donated boimedical equipment worth millions of naira to boost primary healthcare centres in the Federal Capital Territory.  Some of the items donated include Electric, Hill-Rom, Advanta worth $2,800.00, CV Arts, CV Split, CSR Wrap worth $900.00, Dharma Relief Face Masks with Earloops worth $1,080.00, Monitor worth Read More

ALGON backs southern governors on ban of open grazing

May 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Delta state chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON on Thursday backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the country. The Association made their position known shortly after their montly meeting in Warri South Local Government Council through the ALGON Chairman in the state who is also the Read More

The 2.1m poorest Kaduna citizens

May 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna State Social Register and Rapid Response Register (RRR) released recently, indicated that rural dwellers, subsistence farmers, and illiterates top 2,051,972 poorest and most vulnerable Kaduna state citizens from 524,424 families captured in the State Social Register (SSR) for the Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs). This is, indeed, a sad narrative of the nation’s state of affairs. The undesirable Read More

Let’s settle our differences

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The more priority is given to religion, ethnicity and culture, the more crises we have. I am sad over the attacks in some sections of the nation. But seriously I don’t understand the caricature behind the ongoing turmoil. Constitutionally, every Nigerian has right to live and own a property wherever he/she desires irrespective of religion, ethnicity and cultural boundaries. Unfortunately, Read More