VIDEO: Watch moment kidnapped Kaduna Seminarians returned to their school

October 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The moment three seminarians who regained their freedom from kidnappers were led into their school’s chapel has surfaced online. Recall that the three seminarians were abducted from same Chapel of Christ the King Major Seminary in Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, on Monday October 11, 2021 by bandits. They were set free on Wednesday night. Chancellor of Catholic Diocese Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

Independence: States should complement each other, not compete – Bagudu

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the country marks her 61st independence anniversary, Kebbi state governor and Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, has called on all states of the federation to complement each other instead of competing against each other. Bagudu also expressed satisfaction over the progress the country has made so far, especially under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

56 justle for 5 vacant seats in Niger Judiciary

September 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

58  people have applied for appointment into the Niger state Judiciary as high court judges and Khadies  for five available seats. Bleuprint learnt that while 32 applicants are jostling for three seats at the atate High Court, 24 Sharia Court judges appliedfor the two vacant Khadi seats at the Niger state Sharia Court of Appeal. It was also learnt that the  Read More

Gunmen attack church, kill 1, abduct 3 others in Kogi

September 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after gunmen attacked custodial centre in Kabba where a soldier and a policeman were killed and over two hundred inmates were set free, another gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked ECWA Church in Okedayo along Kabba – Okene road in Kogi state. The attackers according to source stormed the Church in the morning when Church service has commenced Read More

Arewa Youth Assembly petitions DSS, Police over impeached speaker

September 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Arewa Youth Assembly has petitioned police and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the sacked of its former Speaker, Mohammed Salihu Dalandi. In his petition, the new Speaker of Arewa, Tahir Muhammad Azare alleged that the impeached former Speaker, Danlami was still going about mobilizing to cause mayhem at the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Recalled Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting Read More

Breaking: Kogi state breaks silence on attack at correctional centre

September 13, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Kogi state government has confirmed the attack by some unknown gunmen at the Kabba correctional centre. A statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, on Monday read, “We can confirm that some gunmen attacked the Kabba Custodial Centre but investigations are still on to clearly ascertain the number of inmates that escaped from the Centre. Read More

Breaking: Travellers attacked in Ondo, many kidnapped

September 9, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen, Wednesday night, attacked travellers and abducted up to 18 travellers in Ondo state. The victims were reportedly abducted along the Ifira-Akoko/Idoani road in the state. The Commander of Ondo State Security Outfit, codenamed Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, has confirmed the incident. However, Police are yet to speak on the latest development. Details loading…

Hoodlums set Newspapers vehicle ablaze in Imo

August 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A  vehicle used in distributing Newspapers was Monday set ablaze by hoodlums suspected to be implementing the Sit-At-Home order along Mgbidi, Oru West LGA of Imo state. Our correspondent who confirmed from a staff of The Nation Newspapers in Owerri on the incident, gathered that the vehicle, a panel van, was carrying newspapers meant for distribution in the South East, Read More

Insecurity: Another 2 farmers killed in Osun

August 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Barely two weeks that five farmers were killed in Toro village, Modakeke, two farmers have been killed in Alapata, another village in Modakeke. A man and a woman whose identities yet unknown, were said to be working in their farm when the assailants murdered them. It was gathered that another person who was in the farm very close to where Read More

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

Woman killed in Osun accident

August 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A woman, whose name could not be ascertained, has been killed in an auto accident that occurred in Osogbo, Osun state capital.  It was gathered that the driver immediately ran away, leaving the car at the scene of the accident.  The accident occurred around Women and Children Development Foundation, WOCDIF, ring road, Osogbo, Monday evening.  The spokesperson of Federal Road Read More

Dickson, ex-Bayelsa governor in EFCC net

August 10, 2021 The Nation 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed a former Bayelsa Governor and senator representing Bayesla West Seriake Dickson. According to a source, Dickson presented himself to the EFCC following an invitation by the agency. The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year administration in Read More

5 die in petrol tanker auto crash on Ibadan/Ife expressway

August 9, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than five persons, including a cab driver were Monday feared killed in an auto crash at Cecica area of the new Ibadan – Ile Ife expressway. According to an eye witness, the auto crash involved a fully loaded petrol tanker and a blue colour, Micra Taxi cab said to be heading towards Toll-Gate end of the expressway. It was learnt Read More

Congress: Oyetola’s group boycotts direct primary option in Osun – Party scribe

August 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun state and the party’s State Caretaker Secretary Alhaji Razak Salinsile, has said despite the enthusiasm showed by the party members to elect ward executives at Saturday’s ward congress, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola boycotted the exercise. Although, the Caretaker party chairman in the State, Prince Gboyega Famodun, had Read More

Breaking: Another popular Nollywood guru is dead

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Nollywood actress, Racheal Oniga, has passed on The veteran role interpreter reportedly died from COVID-19 complications. Her son, simply identified as Olatunji, has already confirmed the death of her mother who died Friday night. Oniga featured in scores of Nollywood movies in both English and Yoruba languages. Born on May 23, 1957; the delectable actress began her career in Read More

Anambra: ZLP denies financial deal over candidates, confirms coalition talks

July 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has denied allegation that that the party has reached certain financial deals with some individuals in connection to its candidate for the November 6, Anambra state governorship election. A section of the media (not Blueprint) had reported that the National Chairman of the ZLP, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, reached the alleged agreement Read More

Breaking: Popular Nigerian singer is dead

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

Popular Nigerian singer Lanre Fasasi also known as Sound Sultan has died, aged 44. His family just confirmed his demise on Sunday. The rapper was said to have passed on after suffering throat cancer. Details loading…

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

June 12: Osun warns protesters as military commences show of force

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has warned protesters planning to occupy the state on June 12 to beware of those that might be planning to hijack the protest. The Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, said the state government will not allow anybody to rupture the peace and tranquility that have existed in the state.  She said Read More

Again bandits kill 15 in Niger community

May 31, 2021 Aideloje 0

Barely 24 hours after 200 school children were abducted by bandits  in Niger, the gunmen  again attacked another community killing 15 villagers in Beri town in Bobi district of Mariga local government of the state on Monday morning. It was learnt  that one Mobile Policeman was also killed by the bandits during the  attack. It was gathered that the men of the local Read More

Breaking: Bandits Kill 2, Kidnap 200 islamic school children in Niger

May 30, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Two people have been confirmed killed when bandits raided Tegina town in the Rafi local government of Niger state on Sunday afternoon and kidnapped 200  children in an Islamic School in the town . The bandits according to an eyewitness stormed the town riding on many motorcycles and shot sporadically into the air to create fears in the people. Blueprint learnt Read More

Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

May 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt. The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation.  He Read More