Extra-judicial killings: Family petitions IGP against police in Jos

November 14, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The father of Usman Muhammad, a 16-year-old son, Malam Bala Muhammad, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), over alleged  extra-judicial killing of Usman by suspected men of the Nigeria Police Force in Jos. The petition signed by Akibu P. Idris Esq., for his client (Malam Bala Muhammad), said the police attached to ‘C’ Division, Jos, the Plateau state capital, “shot Read More

No more flight operations into Nigeria – Emirates Airlines 

November 3, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

United Arab Emirates carrier, Emirates Airlines on Thursday declared it is halting its operations in and out of Nigeria following its protracted efforts to repatriate it earnings trapped in the vault of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The beleaguered carrier enjoys lucrative routes in Nigeria while the Dubai government harasses the only Nigerian indigenous carrier that operates into the country Read More

Gunmen abduct water factory owner, 8 others in Kwara

November 21, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Armed gunmen Saturday abducted owner of sachet water factory, Fatima Nurudeen, including seven of her workers in Sosoki via Alapa in Asa local government area of Kwara state. Similarly, in another separate incident, six armed gunmen abducted a 56-year-old farmer, Olujala Adegboja, in Olla town while returning from his farm on Saturday morning.And in a swift reaction, seven out of Read More

DBN chief economist publishes book on banking in Nigeria

November 18, 2021 David Agba 0

The Chief Economist of Development Bank of Nigeria Plc, Professor Joseph Nnanna has made a significant contribution to Nigeria’s banking space by publishing a book titled “Banking in Nigeria: Financing during Turbulent Times. Speaking at the launch of the book recently, Professor U. Joseph Nnanna, who is a seasoned economist with experience in various fields and presently a development banker Read More

Police evacuate girls dumped inside well in Osun

November 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, Thursday confirmed that the two girls whose mother dumped inside well water in Osogbo, the state capital, have been evacuated. The girls, Darasimi (8) and Desire (5), were dumped inside the well water by their mother, Omowumi, Monday evening.  The CP who spoke through the command’s spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the Read More

Osun poly student dies after visiting boyfriend

November 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A National Diploma (ND1) student in the department of Mass Communication, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has been declared dead after developing sickness in her boyfriend’s house. The lady, simply identified as Wumi, was said to have visited her boyfriend at the weekend where she had complication and became unconscious. It was gathered that the lady was living at Gaa Fulani, Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Remaining quarterfinal matches moved as Royal Queens, Naija Ratels bow out, Osun Babes, FC Robo advance to semi-final (PICTURES)

October 19, 2021 Editor 0

Two remaining quarterfinal matches of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup involving four Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) premiership sides – Edo Queens, Sunshine Queens, Confluence Queens and Nasarawa Amazons have been moved to Wednesday October 20, 2021. According to organisers, the postponement was necessitated due to a public holiday in commemoration of Eid-el-Maulud on Tuesday earlier scheduled for the fixtures. Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

18 passengers, 2 drivers died in Moniya – Iseyin road accident

October 10, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

No fewer than 18 passengers and two drivers Saturday evening died in a ghastly auto crash on Iseyin – Moniya road in Iseyin town in Oyo state. It was learnt that in the accident which involved two Mazda buses, all the passengers died at the scene of the auto crash said to be at  kilometer 2 cattle market at Iseyin town. According Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

WADA clears Nigeria of Antidoping rules non compliance

October 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) says it has signed off on all outstanding critical and high priority corrective actions required of Nigeria following its review of the National Antidoping Committee, NADC’s continuous monitoring programme, corrective action plan and its efforts to address same. This piece of good news is contained in two separate letters dated August 2nd and 4th, 2021 Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

APC national chair: Ex-Borno gov, Modu Sheriff, begins campaign, lobbies APC govs

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) planned national convention expected to hold before the end of the year, former Borno state governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has embarked on state wide campaign, even as efforts are intensified to secure the support of the party’s serving governors. Aside Modu Sheriff, other national chairmanship aspirants include; former Gombe state governor, Senator Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Banditry: Gumi’s position self serving, threat to national security- PGF boss

September 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has faulted the Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi, for calling on the authorities to grant amnesty to bandits in the country. The APC chieftain said Gumi’s position was not only self serving but clearly a threat to national security. Lukman also applauded the role played by Chief Executive Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Commercial motorcyclist commit suicide in Osun, jumps into river

September 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A commercial motorcyclist, Wednesday, killed himself by jumping into Osun river in Osogbo, Osun state capital. The incident happened around 4:15pm at Gbodofon bridge, old governor’s office, along Ibadan road, Osogbo. It was gathered that the motorcyclist came down on his motorcycle and jumped into the river. Eyewitness account revealed that he was receiving call immediately he parked his motorcycle Read More

2023: Pro-Osinbajo group takes lobby to Masari, Daura, others in Kastina

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A major phase in the race towards the All Progressives Congress’ presidential ticket has begun with the weekend’s visit to Kastina state by a lobby group loyal to Vice President  Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential primaries of the ruling party. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) declared that their weekend mobilization and Read More