Keren: HURIWA to mobilise youths against Ministers over inaction on rape victim

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has berated the Minster of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen and her counterpart in the ministry of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over their alleged inaction with regards to the rape of a – 14 year old boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Keren-Happuch Akpagher, which eventually led to her death. Mother of Keren-Happuch, Vivien Read More

Mother, son arrested for murder of 60-year-old neighbor

October 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The men of the Ogun state police command have arrested one Mary Ogbeifu and her son, Godwin Ogbeifu for the gruesome murder of a 60 year old neighbor, Iyabo Olasheinde. The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint, Friday. The suspects, according to Oyeyemi were arrested following Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged 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

Breaking: APC state congress won’t hold in Abia, elders declare

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of elders and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state led by Senator Chris Adighije, has said that the party’s state congress scheduled for Saturday 16th October, will not hold. The elders asked the national leadership under governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state to call back the state congress committee sent to Abia state. 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

We didn’t demand FG’s pardon for Dariye – Fulani group

September 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Fulani cultural group known as ‘Coalition of Fulani Youths Groups’ (CFYG) has dissociated themselves from the statement credited to its interim president suggesting that they demanded the federal government to grant pardon to a former governor of plateau state Joshua Dariye who is currently facing trial over allegations of corruption. Recall that the group’s president in a letter addressed to Read More

Natural gas prices in Europe hit an all-time high

September 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Dutch TTF and UK NBP natural gas prices hit all-time settlement highs on Monday—up 11 per cent as the front-month contract is set to soon expire and the European gas crisis worsens. The front-month (October) contract TTFV1 was up by €6.635€ MWh on Monday afternoon, to €76.875, pushed higher in part by the contract rolling off this week. Prices often Read More

Niger students protest, demand reversal of tuition fees

September 23, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Students of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, have given the institution management 24 hours to reverse the increase in school fees  or face an absolute lockdown of the school academic session. The students on Wednesday took their protest against the increase in tuition fees to the Niger state House of  Assembly at about 11.30am.  They vowed not to vacate the Read More

Breaking: Tonto Dikeh’s estranged lover, Kpokpogri, drags DSS, actress to court, demands N10bn

September 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Estranged lover of Tonto Dikeh, a nollywood actress, Prince Joseph Kpokpogri, has dragged the actress and the Department of State Services (DSS) before a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental rights. In the case dated 20th September, 2021 and filed today with Suit Number FHC/ABJ/CS/1092/2021, the Plaintiff prayed the court for a restraining order stopping Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

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

APC: Peace Corps boss retrieves car gift from party chair

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives and Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has decided to retrieve the Jeep he had given to the state party chairman, Chief Abba Yaro, three years ago, as part of the party’s crisis in Benue state. The state chairman, according to reports, has returned the Toyota Sequoia Jeep that the Read More

Niger indigenes demand Zungeru Dam’s name change to Shiroro Dam ll

August 13, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Indigenes of Shiroro in Shiroro local government area of Niger state have asked the federal government to change the name of Zungeru dam to Shiroro dam ll. The concerned indigenes under the auspices of the Coalition of Shiroro Associations (COSA) in a statement issued in Abuja by its spokesperson, Salis M. Sabo, Thursday, said the name change of the dam Read More

UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

Police arrests man for stabbing prostitute to death in Ogun

July 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Police operatives in Ogun state have apprehended an eighteen year old boy, Jamiu Malomo, who murdered a 28 years old lady, Azeezat Akande in cold blood.  The arrest was contain in a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Wednesday. Oyeyemi, according to the statement said the suspect was Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

Abuja estate residents protest citing of school, demand title documents from property developer

June 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Association of Home Owners and Residents (AHOAR), Paradise Estate in Dape district of Abuja, have protested the citing of a school for less privilege children in the estate, which they say is contrary to the assurance of the property developer and the Department of Development Control of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC).  Addressing journalists in Abuja Friday, during Read More

Ebonyi: Group calls for urgent intervention in renewed Izzi/Ikwo communal hostility

June 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the renewed communal clashes between the people of Enyibichiri, Izzi in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Echialike, Ikwo, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state over a lingered land dispute, demanding an end to the hostility. The Ebonyi indigenes also condemned in totality the abduction of some Izzi Read More