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

UEFA approves 26-man Euro 2020 squads

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Teams will be allowed to select a 26-player squad instead of the usual 23 at this summer’s European Championship.The change has been implemented to lessen the load on players after a club season compressed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will also help managers adapt if outbreaks occur during the tournament.The decision, taken by Uefa’s national teams committee in April, Read More

Buhari re-appoints NCAC, NTDC, NFVCB bosses

April 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Otunba Segun Runsewe as the director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), for another term of four years. The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday. He said the president also re-appointed Mr. Folorunso Coker, as the director-general, Read More

Imo Commissioner in Hospital after robbery attack

April 27, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Commissioner for Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition in Imo State, Hon Ikechukwu Umeh is reportedly receiving treatment in an unknown hospital in the state after his encounter with armed robbers Sunday night. Our correspondent gathered that the robbery incident at Orji, Owerri North area started when the gunmen trailed an unmarked vehicle carrying the commissioner and later shot at him. Read More

UFC to fight in Africa in 2022 in honour of Kanaru Usman

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigerian born African champion, Kanaru Usman knocked out Jorge Masvidal to retain world MMA title as the world welterweight champion in the early hours of Sunday 25th April 2021 (WAT), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is set to stage the 2022 champions fight in Africa in honour of the current champion.  Following Kamaru Usman’s electrifying title defense, at the weekend, the Read More

Tragedy! How truck crushed 9 wedding guests to death in Edo

April 26, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A cement-laden truck, Sunday reportedly crushed nine persons to death at Ekpon junction along  the Agbor-Ewohimi road, Igueben local government area of  Edo state. Blueprint gathered that the deceased were travelling from Benin City and heading to Ewatto community, Esan South East local government to attend a wedding ceremony when the tragedy struck. A witness who declined to give his Read More

Alleged palace invasion: Police reportedly interrogate Ayiri Emami, others

April 23, 2021 Rosemary 0

The embattled Prime Minister of Warri and  the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami and other Chiefs, were reportedly interrogated for over two hours on allegations bothering Kingship crisis, invasion of Olu Palace which heightened tension in Warri Kingdom. Ayiri was said to have arrived at the police station, zone “5” on the strength of a letter of invitation with Read More

Gunmen kill NSCDC officer, steals riffle in Edo

April 22, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen suspected to be robbers have shot dead an  officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) guarding the University of Benin Bursar’s private residence at Ogheghe Community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo state. The incident reportedly occurred at about 2.45am on Thursday at the presidential area of the community.  A community source who craved for annonimity Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation into escape of 55 suspects

April 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded for thorough investigation and prosecution of the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities escaped. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the President of the Read More

Revealed! Ministry may move Sports festival to Abuja as Edo govt backtraps

March 30, 2021 Editor 0

Determined to hold the National Sports Festival (NSF) and unwilling to allow any further postponement, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, has swung into action to use Abuja as an alternative venue should the need arises. Not willing to be caught flat footed, the ministry is considering Abuja as the venue for the 20th edition of the sports Read More

Policewoman shot during Ekiti bye-election dead

March 23, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Police sergeant, Bukola Olawoye, shot during the House of Assembly bye-election for Ekiti East Constituency 1 has passed on. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the death of the officer to Channels Television. The officer died on Monday evening at Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti. Abutu added that the officer was shot by a group Read More