Ogun: Man arrested for killing 50-year-old man over woman

October 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A-25-year-old man, Bisi Omoniyi has been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for killing a 50 years old man he met at his woman friend’s house. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday in Abeokuta. Oyeyemi stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three 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

Muslims perform funeral prayers for father of Zamfara speaker

October 5, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Hundreds of Muslims converged at the residence of the speaker of Zamfara House of Assembly, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya in Gusau Monday, to observe absentee funeral prayers for his late father. Magarya died in Bandits den last week. The funeral prayers was led by the state chairman Ulamas Consultative Forum, Sheik Abubakar Fari, along with the speaker, Magarya, prominent Islamic Read More

55-yr-old man, wife found dead in Osun

October 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Tensions have pervaded Ireti-Ayo area, along Ijebu-Jesa road, Ilesa, Osun state, has a man, Eso Olasunkanmi (55), his wife, Fisayo (50), were found dead in their dinning room.  Residents of the area have been in fear since Friday that the incident happened. The spokesperson of the police in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident. She explained that causes of their death Read More

Ogun demolishes distressed school building after student’s death

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the recent collapse of a block of classrooms at Nazareth High School, Imeko, that killed one and injured two other students, the Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has ordered the demolition of the distressed school building. The governor,  further directed the immediate reconstruction of the demolished block of classrooms and hinted that any other public building found to be Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

Rumpus in OAU over death of final year student

October 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was rumpus in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning, over death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a student in the department of Foreign Language, died at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university barricaded the town in protest, Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More

Kabba Jailbreak: Group urges Buhari to sack prison’s Comptroller General immediately

September 15, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Comptroller- General of the Nigerian correctional centre, Alhaji Haliru Nababa over the attack on a prison in Kogi state on Monday. Unknown gunmen attacked the federal correctional centre in Kabba, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday morning, leading to the death Read More

Edo nurse dies of Covid-19

September 10, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A nurse in Auchi, Etsako West local government area of Edo state, has reportedly died of coronavirus-related illness. The unnamed health worker, 56 (male), was said to be a staff of Auchi General Hospital until his death on September 10, 2021. The state team leader on Covid-19, Dr. Ebomwonyi Osagie, who disclosed this during the daily update of the pandemic, Read More

Benue guber hopeful, Igbawua, mourns Ker

September 10, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Top governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming elections in Benue state, Honourable Chille Igbawua, has condoled with the family of Professor David Ker and descrided the late university don as a forthright, and visionary leader who lived for others throughout his life-time.  In a condolence message he personally signed, the immediate-past Chief Read More

Blueprint Publisher condoles Gov Bello, Etsu Nupe over Sarkin Sudan Kontagora’s death

September 9, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Chairman and Publisher Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, Kakaaki Nupe has commiserated with Niger state Governor , Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, Etsu Nupe and chairman Niger state council of traditional rulers , His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar, Kontagora Emirate and entire people of the state over the demise of Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska. The Kakaaki Read More

Breaking: First class Emir, Sarkin Sundan of Kontagora, is dead

September 9, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Sarkin Sudan, Kontagora in Niger state, Alhaji Saidu Namaska, on Thursday passed on. at the age of 84. The monarch who until his death was the Vice-Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers spent 47 years on the throne having ascended to the stool in 1974 as the sixth Sarkin Sudan, Kontagora. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Read More

CAN, Anglican women organise service of songs for Pa Abiodun

September 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The final home journey of the late father of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, began on Tuesday with a service of songs organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Remo Area/Ogun state and the Women Organisation Iperu Anglican Churches, in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne LGA of the state. Preaching at the event attended by the family members Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

Kaduna Electric condoles Sen. Na’ Allah over son’s death

September 1, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

Kaduna Electric has condoled with Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah over the death of his son, Abdulkarim, in Kaduna. A condolence letter signed by the company’s Managing Director, Engineer Garba Haruna, and delivered at the senator’s Kaduna residence, Kaduna Electric described the deceased as a loving and generous person who impacted the lives of many. In the letter to the senator 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

Revealed! How final year Kaduna Poly student died affter graduation

August 31, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A final year Hospitality Management student of Kaduna state Polytechnic, identified as Faith Favour has died few days after graduation. Faith had shared a photo of herself and course mates from their signing out celebration two weeks ago. A Source disclosed that she sadly passed away after her signing-out celebration. One of her course mates, Mhister Isaac, disclosed the sad Read More

COVID-19: Edo records 228 new cases, 7 deaths

August 31, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state COVID-19 task force has disclosed that state has recorded seven deaths from COVID-19 related pandemic. Team Leader of the Task Force Dr. Ebomwoyi Osagie who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City on Monday, said the dead were unvaccinated persons against virus. Osagie decried community transmission of the virus and urged people to adhere to the COVID-19 Read More

Lawan condoles with Senator Na’Allah over son’s death

August 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the family of Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah over the gruesome murder of their son, Abdulkarim Na’Allah, in Kaduna on Sunday. Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja on Monday, said he was deeply saddened by the dastardly murder of the young pilot Read More

Mantu: Tribute to a nationalist

August 30, 2021 Yabagi Yusuf Sani 0

I was shocked by the news of the death of Senator Nasiru Ibrahim Mantu, on August 17, 2021. The last time we met, we discussed as always, the present ravaging insecurity and the disturbing political and economic currents in the country. An incurable optimist and patriot that he was, he expressed the confidence that Nigeria will survive the inclement tides 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

SON: Winning war against merchants of deaths

August 25, 2021 Maryanne Chuwkudiebele 0

The Director General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Malam Farouk Salim, at a parley with journalists in Abuja, recently, revealed that his organisation had, in the past nine months, arrested 10 manufacturers of fake products in Kano, Ibadan and Lagos. He also disclosed that substandard tyres and other products worth hundreds of millions of naira have been confiscated Read More