Jigawa pays 707 retirees N1.7bn 

March 2, 2023 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state government has paid the sum of N1.7 billion to 707 retirees of the state civil service for the month of February, 2023. Addressing reporters at the state Pension House on Wednesday, the executive secretary of the board, Alhaji Kamilu Musa, said the beneficiaries include all categories. “It includes the retirement, death, death pension balance, refund of 8 percent Read More

NOC mourns late Guardian photo editor

January 7, 2023 Editor 0

The President and members of the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Movement in Nigeria have commiserated Guardian Newspapers at Rutam House over the demise of its Photo Editor, Femi Adebeshin Kuti, 57, who died January 6, 2023. He passed at the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta during a brief ill-health A statement signed by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) PRO, Tony Nezianya Read More

Bimbo Ogbonna’s death: Group decries 12hrs arrest of grieving mother, brothers

December 26, 2022 Editorial II 0

A frontline advocacy group against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) – Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) has warned the Lagos State Police Command to desist from being used to intimidate and harass the mother and brothers of late Bimbo Martins Ogbonna at the instance of her husband, Ikechukwu Ogbonna.  Bimbo, documented by some respected anti-domestic violence non governmental bodies Read More

Bandits kill 19 in Zamfara 

November 24, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 19 people have been killed by  a group of armed bandits in Riyoji village under Birnin Tsaba district of Zurmi local government area in Zamfara state.  A resident of the area, Lawali Birnin Tsaba, in a telephone interview, said the bandits invaded the village at around 10:00pm Wednesday and began shooting sporadically into the air. He said Read More

Premier Academy: Court okays CSO’s request for public hearing on death of Keren

November 18, 2022 Editorial II 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has granted leave to Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) to commence legal process to compel the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamilla and members of the House of Representatives to comply with its own resolution to conduct investigative public hearing into the rape and death of 14-year old boarding student of Premiere Read More

In memory of Abdulrauf Musa

October 17, 2022 Administrator 0

I saw the sad news on Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde’s timeline and called to confirm only for it to be repeated. “Abdulrauf ko, kayi hakuri ban kira ba,” that was what my uncle Maikudi Kalunga told me immediately after he picked up my call. At that moment, I knew the meticulous Abdulrauf Musa has indeed passed away. He died on Read More

Rabies kills four people in Gombe

September 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Not fewer than four people died and many sustained injuries as a result of the outbreak of rabies in Dukku local government area of Gombe State in the last two years. Chairman of the local government Honourable Jamilu Ahmed Shabewa disclosed this Wednesday during the flag off of the nationwide mass anti- rabies vaccination organized by the federal ministry of Read More

Worshippers dead, others injured in church stampede

August 19, 2022 Administrator 0

A 45-year-old woman and another five-year-old girl, were part of the fatalities that were recorded after a stampede that was recorded at at the Comfort Life Mission International Church, Lagos on Thursday, the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed on Friday. Spokesperson for the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, a Superintendent of Police (SP), who confirmed the incident, was quoted by the News Agency Read More

My account from the boiling cauldron of death

May 26, 2022 Administrator 0

I would have been seven days dead, close to that, or more than, when this piece must have been published, if the ethnic militiamen have had their way. My corpse would have been lying in one of the forest of the moutainous terrains of Takum local government area, in Taraba state, Nigeria, having been abducted by ethnic warriors in Takum Read More

2 burnt to death in Anambra as petrol tanker crashes

May 25, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least two persons were burnt beyond recognition at Umunya, Oyi local government area, Anambra state as a Mack tanker with no registration number crashed behind an urban shuttle bus. An eyewitness, Mr. Ikechi Otu, told Blueprint that the accident occurred around 10am, Tuesday, along the Enugu-Onistha Expressway as a result of over-speeding on the side of the petrol tanker Read More

Ochanya: CSO, FGGC old students charge Benue govt to appeal rape case

May 5, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A leading organisations working against rape in Nigeria on the aiges of Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) and Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) Gboko Old Students Chapter have asked Benue State Government to Appeal the court judgement of Benue State High Court in Makurdi, which acquitted Andrew Ogbuja, a lecturer at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, of raping and causing Read More

NYSC confirms corps member’s death, says investigation on-going

April 29, 2022 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed the death of a missing corps member, Stephanie Se-Ember Terungwa, with State Code Number FC/21B/5807. The Scheme also revealed that investigations were on-going to unravel the identity of the perpetrators of the dastardly act in order to bring them to justice. A statement issued Friday by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Read More

VIDEO: Buried pregnant woman ‘gves birth’ inside grave

April 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A viral video has captured the moment some men were digging the grave of a deceased pregnant woman. Report has is that the pregnant woman was due for delivery but died under mysterious circumstances with the baby reportedly crying inside the grave. Some men decided to destroy the grave to see for themselves if the baby crying is real or Read More

Kaduna train attack victim Funtua dies from wounds

April 7, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

One of the victims of last Monday Kaduna train attack, Sergeant Muhammad Haruna Funtua (rtd), has died as a result of multiple gunshot injuries he sustained during the attack. The deceased, who was shot by the bandits in the head and the chest during the attack on the Kaduna bound Abuja train, was among those rescued by security agencies. Blueprint Read More

Uneasy calm as actress dies inside hotel room, week after birthday

March 25, 2022 Administrator 0

Actress Takor Veronica has been found dead in a hotel room in Benue state one week after celebrating her birthday.   Veronica was found dead in a hotel room at Nyinma area of Makurdi, Benue State, just after celebrating her birthday on March 12.  Circumstances surrounding her death are still sketchy but the state police spokesperson, SP Catherine Anene, said three suspects have been Read More

ACF shocked as publicity secretary, Yawe, dies

March 12, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The secretary-general, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Malam Murtala Aliyu, has expressed sadness at the death of the forum’s publicity secretary, Chief Emmanuel Yawe, describing his death as “a shock.” Yawe, a retired journalist, died Friday morning from what was believed to be a long-term sickness. He was, however, active as the image-maker of the pan-Northern socio-cultural organisation till his death. Read More

Gabasawa kids empowerment initiative boss loses mother

February 11, 2022 Paul okah 0

The executive director, Gabasawa Children Empowerment Initiative, Evangelist Doris Yaro, has announced the death of her mother, Rev. Rahila Wakshama, who slept in the Lord on February 6, 2022, in Lagos, after a brief illness. A statement released by Evangelist Doris Yaro indicated that her late mother, who was born on August 30, 1950, in Borno state, did her theological Read More

Oyetola condoles with Tambuwal over brother’s death

January 20, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has condoled with his Sokoto state counterpart, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal over the death of his elder brother, Alhaji Muhammadu Bello, the Wazirin Tambuwal. Oyetola said he received news of Bello’s death with a heavy heart and also condoled the entire Tambuwal family on the passing of their patriarch. The governor’s condolence message was contained in Read More

NCPC boss Pam loses mum

January 18, 2022 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has announced the passing away to glory of his mother, Ngo Zimi Pam, who, according to him, slept in the Lord on January 15, 2022, at the University of Jos Teaching Hospital (JUTH), after a protracted illness. This was contained in a prAdoyi M. Abess statement issued by the Read More

Prominent Islamic scholar Bamba dies at 84

January 7, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

A renowned Kano-based Islamic scholar, Dr. Ahamed Bamba, died in the early hours of Friday, after a brief illness at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. His death came six days after the demise of the renowned politician, business man and elder statesman, Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, whose sad incident occurred at the same hospital. During his life time, the deceased Read More

Family of 4, 3 others drown in Zungeru dam

December 28, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Disaster struck at the weekend in Niger state when a family of four including a man, two wives and a son along with three other people got drowned in a boat mishap in Zungeru dam. The family were said to be travelling from Zhigiri village in Shiroro local government area of Niger state to Dnaweto, a neighbouring village for naming Read More

Ex-Senate President’s wife is dead

December 28, 2021 Administrator 0

Mrs Mary Abiola Wayas, wife of former Senate President, Late Joseph Wayas, has passed on barely 12 days after her husband died in a London hospital. Late Mrs Wayas’s husband died in the United Kingdom on November 30th, 2021. She died in a London Hospital on 12th December 2021 after a brief illness, Joseph Wayas Jnr has revealed. She is survived Read More