My account from the boiling cauldron of death

May 26, 2022 Blueprint 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 Blueprint 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 Blueprint 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

Anambra: Ex-governor, Ezeife, loses wife

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Njideka, wife of first Governor the present Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who served as the First Lady of the state, during the ill-fated transition programme of Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, is dead. The former First Lady, passed away after a brief illness in the United States of America, few hours after she was scheduled to return to Nigeria on December Read More

Updated: Soun of Ogbomoso dies at 95

December 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

One of the paramount traditional rulers in Oyo state, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi is dead. Oba Oyewumi, 95, who died early Sunday in Ogbomoso ascended the throne as the Soun of Ogbomoso on October 24, 1973.He had his elementary education at St. Patrick Primary School, Oke Padre, Ibadan from 1932-1938 as well as the Ogbomoso People’s Institute, Read More

AbdulRazaq commiserates with Sen. Oloriegbe’s family over mother’s death

December 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commiserated with Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe and his family over the death of their matriarch, Alhaja Fatimah Maronike Oloriegbe (Iya Funtua). Alhaja Fatimah died Wednesday night at the age of 95. In a condolence message Thursday, Governor AbdulRazaq said he received the news of Iya Funtua’s passing with equanimity as every faithful should Read More

Dead body found floating on River Kaduna

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

A dead body was found floating on River Kaduna close to the bridge between Stadium Roundabout and Railway Station Roundabout on Wednesday afternoon by fishermen who immediately called the authorities. The dead body, which had started decomposing and oozing offensive odour, was found to be the body of an elderly man whose actual age could not be ascertained by Blueprint. Read More

Joseph Wayas: Sad end of an era – Mark

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has described the demise of one of his predecessors, Dr. Joseph Wayas, as sad end of an era. Dr. Wayas was the Second Republic President of the Senate during the administration of Alhaji Shehu Shagari between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983. Dr. Alex Ekwueme was the vice president while Chief Read More

Joseph Wayas was a veteran – Ekweremadu

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed sadness over the passing on of Nigeria’s former President of the Senate, Senator Joseph Wayas, describing him as a veteran of the Nigerian legislature and key player in Nigeria’s constitutional development. Ekweremadu said the elder statesman would be sorely missed. Reacting to the announcement of the demise of the Read More

Ganduje mourns 40 passengers drowned in Kano

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has expressed shock over Tuesday evening Bagwai boat mishap that led to the death of 40 persons. Ganduje spoke through his chief press secretary, Mr Abba Anwar, in a statement issued Wednesday in Kano. “We learned that the boat started from Hayin Badau to Bagwai on their way to attend Maulud celebration. “The boat Read More

Adieu my friend Wakilin Arewa Nupe, Abdulrahman

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Innalilahi Wainailaihim Rajihun Sunday, 28th November, 2021 will ever remain one of the days I will not forget easily. After returning from my routing morning exercises in Minna, I was sitting outside answering a call when another call came in and the caller was my friend, Musa Aliyu, I pick up the call and after exchanging pleasantries, he asked me, Read More

Sani Buhari Daura dies at 86

November 29, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The renowned Kano based business mogul and traditional title holder, Alhaji Sani Buhari Daura, died Sunday at the age of 86, after a protracted illness. A family source said Walin Daura as posited by the traditional titile he was holding until the time of his demise, died in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate(UAE), after having a long spell with the Read More