South-east govs reject IGP’s community policing programme

May 24, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The South-east zone Sunday declared that it would not implement the community policing template rolled out by the police hierarchy. This was contained in a communiqué presented by the zone after their enlarged meeting in Enugu. The communiqué was read by chairman of the Forum and Ebonyi state governor, Chief David Umahi. Others present at the meeting included Governors Ifeanyi Read More

We never abandoned Anambra erosion sites – NEWMAP

May 14, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra State chapter of Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP), has refutted a claim in some quarters that it abandoned erosion sites at Agulu in Anaocha Local Government Area and those at Nanka and Oko, Orumba north local government area.Media report had claimed that the agency stopped works at the ecological devastated areas in the three communities as Read More

‘Mayhem’: Edo council serves herdsmen eviction notice

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Patrick Ahanor The authorities of Orhionmwon local government area in Edo state have handed out a two-week ultimatum to herdsmen in the council to relocate or be ready to face appropriate sanctions. The eviction followed reported crimes; ranging from cattles grazing on farmers’ crops, killings and rape allegedly perpetrated by the herdsmen in communities across the council. Chairman of the council, Hon. Read More

WaterAid urges FG to provide WASH facilities in isolation centres

May 11, 2020 Helen Oji 0

 A non-governmental organisation (NGO),  WaterAid Nigeria, has urged the governments at all levels to provide safe, reliable and inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in isolation centres. The statement was issued by the Communications and Media Manager, WaterAid Nigeria, Mrs Oluseyi Abdulmalik, adding that most state at risk to Covid-19 due to poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene.  Abdulmalik said that as Read More

Herders attack Benue community, kill 2 women, injure 5

May 11, 2020 Daniel Agbo 0

Suspected herdsmen Saturday attacked and killed two women, injured five others at Yelewata in Guma local government area of Benue state. The herdsmen were said to have returned for a reprisal after some youth in the area had resisted earlier attack on a man who was on his farm. Blueprint learnt that the killing sparked fear amongst residents who flee the Read More

Delta seeks collective involvement in providing quality education

May 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The Delta Government on Thursday called on old students associations, corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals to assist it in providing quality education for children. Mr Patrick Ukah, the Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, made the call during the donation of textbooks and shelves to Emonu Comprehensive High School, Orogun, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta. The News Read More

COVID-19: 45% Oyo positive cases from UCH, Makinde tells NCDC

April 22, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, has stated that about 45 per cent of the coronavirus positive cases recorded  are  from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. The governor stated this Tuesday while receiving officials of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC ) and the World Health Organisation (WHO)  who visited him on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan. Read More

COVID 19: Bosso urges members on strict adherence

April 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian coaches association supremo, Isah Ladan Bosso is appealing to the bonafide members of its body to adhere to the medical advice on Coronavirus.Bosso, while speaking to journalists from his home town where he’s observing the self isolation measure, says ” it has come to the knowledge of the executives that some coaches have not taken time to inform Read More

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NPDC boosts power supply in Delta communities

March 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  As part of efforts to ameliorate the untold hardship facing host communities in Delta state, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has empowered OML 65 host and Non-Oil and Gas Asset (NOGA) communities with seven 500KVA transformers and 300 solar powered deep freezers. The company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  (NNPC) also donated 300 KVA step down Read More

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Naraguta community warns Jos varsity to halt fence construction

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The people of Naraguta community in Jos North local government area of Plateau state have urged the authority of the University of Jos to halt its planed erection of fence close to the community in the interest of peace. The community appealed to authorities at all levels, to compel the university to stop the fencing work it started in the disputed Read More

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JIBWIS blames parents, religious leaders, others for insecurity

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis sunah (JIBWIS) has blamed patents, community leaders, clerics and politicians for the rising insecurity in Nigeria. It disagreed with agitations for the sacking of security chiefs. The JIBWIS national chairman of Council of Ulama, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, said this in a chat with reporters, Sunday in Jos, at the group’s 2020 national preaching, Read More

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Insecurity: Buhari pays sympathy visit to Maiduguri, seeks cooperation from community leaders

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

More proactive and decisive measures are to be taken by the federal government to put to an end to the Boko Haram menace in the country once and for all, President Muhammadu Buhari, said on Wednesday.The president, who gave the assurance in Maiduguri during a sympathy visit, said intelligence sharing and synergy between law enforcement agencies and the civil populace Read More

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Adamawa: Sukur community rejects appointment of new district head

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sukur community in Adamawa state Sunday rejected the appointment of Mr Ijarafu Bayal by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri as the new district head of Sukur in Madagali local government area of the state. The Sukur community is the custodian of the first Nigerian landmark to be granted the status of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1999. Mr Toma Kami, the chairman Read More

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Nigerian students in US give host community NYSC experience, issue certificates

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian students at the University of Arkansas have done what will positively project the image of Nigeria.  The students have educated their host community on one of the things that bind Nigerians together namely, the National Youth Service Corps. These Nigerian students did not only educate their host community on this initiative that binds Nigerians together, but they also Read More

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Kanu’s parents burial: Allow us bury our dead, Family tells FG

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The younger brother to embattled leader of the Indigenious People of Biafra(IPOB), Prince Emmanuel Kanu has pleaded with the federal government to remove the army that has invaded their Afaraukwu community to allow them bury their parents. In the same vein, the President General of Isiama Afara Ibeku Autonomous Community,Chief Ikechukwu Ndubueze and the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Youths Read More

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Kwara gov flags off rehabilitation of schools

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Thursday flagged off the rehabilitation of 31 public schools and as well launched the distribution of 932,572 free copies of customised exercise books for public school children. AbdulRazaq flagged off the exercise in Baboko Community Secondary School in the capital city Ilorin where three blocks of six classrooms are to be fully rehabilitated and fixed Read More

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Agency to execute N400m community micro projects in Kogi

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) is to execute 40 community micro projects before the end of June this year. under the World Bank Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). General Manager of the agency, Mallam Momoh Dauda,  stated  this at a two-day training organised by the agency for 72 Community Project Management Committee (CPMC) members on Read More

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3 killed in farmers/herders clash in Kogi

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Two herdsmen and a farmer were killed in a clash that occurred  in Oforachi community in Igalamela local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the killing of a farmer, Godwin Egbunu Omale, by herdsmen in Oforachi community on Saturday generated appreciation in the community  following rumours of reprisal by the herders . Source in the community stated  that the Read More

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Educational centre organises reception for General Sarham

January 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Rawdah Educational Centre, Dandago, Kano, has recently organised a special reception in honour  of its  member, Jamilu Sarham, on his promotion to the rank of Major-General and his subsequent  appointment as the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna. The event took place at the premises of the centre at Dandago quarters, Gwale local government area, Kano state. During the reception, Read More

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Vendors association tasks police on Ugep killings

January 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The executive members of Abuja Newspaper Vendors Association has called for the apprehension and prosecution of the cultists/armed robbers that carried out the recent killings in Ugep, a community in Cross River state. In a statement by its chairman, Comrade Etim Eteng Arikpo, on Sunday, it described the dastardly act as completely unacceptable. “We urge the police to step up Read More

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FG to Kwara varsity: Explore Malete dam for research devt

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Water Resources, Engineer Suleiman Adamu, Thursday tasked authorities of the Kwara state university malete to take full responsibility of the newly upgraded Dam for the university community and explore it for purposes of research development. This is just as the managing director of the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Engineer Saheed Adeniyi Aremu, hinted that the basin may Read More