Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

We must sustain democracy we fought for, Uba Sani vows

June 12, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has said that Nigeria’s democratic journey has been tortuous, and vowed that it must be protected. The senator, while congratulating Nigerians  on this year’s Democracy Day, recalled that many people laid down their lives to ensure the nation tows the democratic path.  “Our nation still boasts of patriotic watchdogs holding leaders accountable Read More

PANDEF wants constitution of NDDC board within 7-days

June 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has given the federal government a one week ultimatum to inaugurate a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking Friday in Abuja, leader of the forum, Chief Edwin Clark, who gave the altimatum, said the inauguration of a board for the commission was critical in the interest of the people of the Read More

Twitter ban: US tackles Buhari

June 11, 2021 Agency Report 0

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has condemned the decision of the federal government to suspend twitter operations in Nigeria.  The Federal Government had on Friday suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria, “citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.” However, Blinken said restriction of social media use has no place Read More

Scrap Senate now, Ondo gov demands unicameral legislature

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has called for a unicameral legislature for the country as the process of amending the 1999 Constitution is ongoing. Akeredolu stated this at the Akure Centre of the South-west zonal public hearing on the review constitution, held at the International Cultural and Event Center, Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday. He said the upper chamber Read More

Abiodun commissions Olusegun Osoba press center, tasks journalists on developmental reportage

May 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Tuesday commissioned the ultra modern press center at the Governors office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, named after veteran journalist and former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba. The governor also empasised the need for journalists to focus more on responsible and developmental journalism, and avoid sensational reportage as well peddling of unsubstantiated news, Read More

Breaking: Buhari okays ranching, revival of forest reserves, sets take off date

May 24, 2021 Abdullahi Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed a strong resolve to address the conflicts of herders and farmers in a sustained and lasting manner that should lead to the emergence of a permanent solution to the frequent clashes between them, as well as the associated problem of the gun-wielding “killer herdsmen.” Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Read More

Electricity

BEDC woos customers with discounts, longer repayment period

May 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc (BEDC) has said it has developed a debt restructuring scheme for customers to enjoy discounts in a bid to address growing outstanding electricity consumption debts. The company also announced an extension period of debt contract up to a maximum of 60 months, depending on customers’ debt profile in combination with the down payment. BEDC said Read More

NSCDC commissions female squad to promote safe school initiative

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has commissioned its female squad as part of strategies to address the present security challenges confronting the nation. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while commissioning the squad commended the leadership of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for taking the lead in establishing a gemale squad. A statement released Friday in Read More

Group decries plot to ‘blackmail’ Buratai, other ex-service chiefs

May 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria First movement has said a grand plot is underway to blackmail the immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), and other recently retired service chiefs. According to the group, a well-orchestrated campaign of calumny is already in motion with a report aimed to denigrate their personalities and incredible track record while in service Read More

Breaking: El-Rufai sacks nurses, lecturers, orders fresh recruitment

  As Nigeria Labour Congress strike in Kaduna state enters day two, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has ordered the sack of nurses below Grade Level 14 and Kaduna State University (KASU) lecturers who joined the strike. Governor el-Rufai also declared the labour leaders as bandits whose actions are equivalent to the actions of the bandits kidnapping and menacing its citizens.  Speaking Read More

Breaking: One killed as Akwa Ibom police foils another attack at divisional headquarters

May 12, 2021 Uko Etim, Uyo 0

The Operatives of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command have foiled another coordinated attempt by unknown gunmen to raze two divisional headquarters in the state. A statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDon, and obtained by Blueprint on Wednesday, said the two divisional headquarters targeted were Etim Ekpo division and Ika division. According to the Read More

Mohammed Idris at 55, Blueprint at 10

May 2, 2021 Ibrahim Sheme 0

In my life, there are three people that I call Chairman, and they are related in more ways than one. First, all three happened to come from Niger State. Two of them are Nupe, so those are my “Katsina slaves”. But all three were my masters, on a serious note. Why? They employed me at one time or the other. Read More

PDP NEC passes vote of confidence on Secondus, others

April 29, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence on the Prince Uche Secondus led National Working Committee (NWC). In recent times, there have been calls for the resignation of the embattled PDP Chairman. Only last Monday, the former Edo State Commissioner of Information, Prince Kauaim Afegbau petitioned the Economic Financial Crime Read More

Banditry: Uba Sani wants service chiefs to redouble efforts

April 24, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Senator Uba Sanii (APC, Kaduna Central) has tasked the service chiefs to redouble the fight against banditry with all seriousness in order to ensure a defeat of all bandits and other criminal elements. This, according to the lawmaker, is one sure means of saving the country from the painful daily bloodletting. Senator Sani said the National Assembly also restated the  Read More

At last, Rita Edochie breaks silence day after death of Ada Jesus

April 22, 2021 Editor 0

,Veteran movie star Rita Edochie has now taken to her social media page to react to the sad demise of popular Comedienne Ada Jesus. Edochie spoke amidst the backlash she received from Nigerians. Many Nigerians started to point accusing fingers at Edochie after Ada Jesus finally gave up the ghost. In a series of online post, the actress has now Read More

SWAN remains dependable partner with Youth and Sports Ministry, restates confidence in Dare

April 20, 2021 Editor 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has resolved to continue to remain a dependable partner with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. In the communique of the SWAN NEC zoom meeting, the association also passed a vote of confidence on Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development. The meeting Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare flags off Lagos Access marathon race

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare, Saturday morning, flagged off the Lagos Access Bank International Marathon race from the Surulere National Stadium, Lagos. Despite his tight schedule at the on going Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, the Minister flew from Benin to Lagos in furtherance of his vow to support all sports in the country. In Read More

Breaking: 8 kidnapped RCCG members regain freedom

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

Eight kidnapped members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Kaduna state have been freed. The General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye who revealed this via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday said, “Today I got the exciting news that our brethren who were in captivity of kidnappers have all been released and taken to the Hospital Read More

NSF: Delta, Edo renew battle for supremacy

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The old rivalry between Edo and Delta state is being rekindled at the ongoing Edo 2020 National sports Festival as the two teams are locked in a battle Royale for supremacy on the Medals table. Delta who are the defending champions and currently topping the medals table will have to contend with host Edo for the top spot. Right from Read More