6th National Youth Games declared open in Unilorin

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mallam Ismalia Abubakar, has declared the sixth edition of the National Youth Games (NYG) open at the University of Ilorin. Following the declaration was a match pass parade by different states, that caught the admiration of the spectators. The opening ceremony was colourful and exciting with great Read More

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

Secession agitations: Address hunger, injustice, Okorocha tells leaders

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has called on Nigerian leaders at all levels to quickly address the issues of hunger and injustice for the agitators of secession to stop. For him, the former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has also demanded restructuring in the country to address what he called injusticeswhich responsible for Read More

Curbing increasing insecurity, ritual killings in Nigeria

August 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Of late, like never before ritual killing has taken a new dimension. This is despite the efforts of the government and security agencies. ADEOLA TUKURU in this report examines the mayhem. The spate of insecurity and ritual killings seem to be sweeping across the country. Observation shows that this is as a result of the Nigerian history and development challenges Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

I’m now the leader of APC in Zamfara, Matawalle boasts

June 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has finally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) the ruling party in the Country. Speaking during the grand occasion held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, Matawalle said he “is now the leader of the APC in Zamfara.” Matawalle enjoined all members and supporters of the Read More

Attack on Schools: NSCDC releases survey, laments high vulnerability nationwide

June 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students in schools from different parts of the country, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has conducted a vulnerability survey of all schools in the country according to the six geopolitical zones, states, senatorial districts and local governments. The NSCDC boss, Dr. Ahmed Audi, made the revelation while briefing Corps Read More

Labour, coalition want Nigeria to vote against blockade of Cuba

June 23, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Movement of Solidarity with Cuba has urge Nigeria Government to vote against continuing blockade of Cuba by the United States of America. The group in a protest letter against the economic blockade handed down to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, said such action is tantamount to genocide. Leader of the group, Comrade Biodun Aremu said Cuba Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

Anambra 2021: Al-Makura commends patriots for raising APC members’ consciousness

June 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A former governor of Nasarawa state, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has commended All Progressives Congress (APC) Patriots Anambra for raising the consciousness of the party on credible primary election. He is impressed that the Patriots are leading the charge to win the state in the November 6, 2021 elections. Speaking during an engagement with the group weekend, Al-Makura praised the group Read More

My prayer now is to get married, settle down – Hadiza Aliyu Gabon

May 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hadiza Aliyu Gabon, 32, was born in Libreville, Gabon; she obtained a diploma in French from Ecol de Francaise Gabonese in Gabon. She tells ALIYU ASKIRA in this interview that she came to Kaduna in 2006 to further her education, but developed an interest in acting. According to her, she then approached Kannywood king Ali Nuhu to assist her to Read More

Restore industrial harmony, APC governors appeal to Kaduna govt, NLC

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have appealed to both the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Kaduna state government to immediately restore industrial harmony in the state. The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) said it is not the time for muscle flexing, adding that Nigerians were already overstretched with many challenges. The NLC in Kaduna had embarked five days Read More

Insecurity: Review appointment of service chiefs, southern governors tell Buhari

May 11, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Nigeria Southern Governors Tuesday asked President Mohammadu Buhari to review appointment of security agencies to reflect federal character as Nigeria’s overall population is heterogeneous. In the communique issued and read at the end of its meeting that lasted for over two hours in Government house, Asaba by the Governor of Ondo state and chairman of forum, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Read More

Abuja schools remains safe, FCTA assures residents

May 6, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Acting secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration(FCTA) Education Secretary Leramoh Abdulrazak has again reiterated the safety of it’s teeming school age students in the various schools in the Federal Capital Territory. The secretary who gave this assurance during a Press conference by the management of the Education Secretariat, said, it is imperative to again allayed the fears of Parents, Guardians Read More

Reps ‘fight’ over call for Pantami’s ouster

April 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Exchange of words has ensued between spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the Minority Caucus, over the recent move on the floor, to the effect that Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami should resign over allegation of terrorism links, of be sacked. Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu had on Wednesday during plenary, raised a point Read More

No governor ‘ll join stinking APC, PDP replies Yahaya Bello

April 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Prince Diran Odeyemi Friday said that “no sensible Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor will defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).” Prince Odeyemi stated this on while speaking with the Blueprint on  a statement credited to Gov Yahaya Bello of  Kogi state  that more PDP governors and others are still coming Read More

2023 presidency: Group to mobilise 37m supporters for Yahaya Bello

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political support group known as Project One Nigeria Movement for Governor Yahaya Bello, has declared that it will mobilise about 37 million supporters for the actualization of the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello’s presidential ambition ahead of the 2023 general elections. A statement by it’s National Coordinator, Olujuwon Obasanjo, Thursday in Abuja, said it has perfected plans to get Read More