14 die in vigilantes – bandits’ battle in Niger 

November 2, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

Fourteen fighters have reportedly died in a gun duel between vigilantes and bandits around Kundu area of Zungeru in Wushishi local government area of Niger state.  Blueprint learnt that eight bandits were gunned down by the vigilantes in the encounter which occurred at about 9pm Tuesday night. Reports said six members of the vigilante corps were lost in the battle.  A witness who pleaded Read More

Troops kill 100 terrorists in Niger, recover 50 motorcycles 

March 18, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

  Over 100 hundred terrorists have been killed in a gun battle with Joint Security Task Force in Bangi  area of Mariga local government area of Niger state.  Blueprint learnt that the terrorists Wednesday night attempted to lay siege to the Bangi Divisional Police Headquarters but were over powered by the security operatives during the exchange of fire. It was gathered that the criminals were the same gang that Read More

World Cup qualifier: Liberia to host Super Eagles in Morocco

October 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

World football governing body, FIFA has given the nod  for  Liberia  to play their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Super Eagles  in Tangier, Morocco. The encounter is billed for Thursday, November 11. The Lone Star of Liberia  have played their home games in the World Cup qualifiers in Accra, Ghana following a ban on their home ground Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium, Monrovia by the Read More

Medical Bills, Youth Empowerment, Scholarships, Projects: How Kogi Chief of Staff, Pharm Asuku is Touching Lives and Impacting Kogi

October 14, 2021 Onoja Johnson Baba 0

The ascension of Governor Yahaya Bello as the head of Kogi State didn’t just convey extraordinary administration to the people. It moreover made room for explicit individuals to get the opportunity of reaching lives and lifting such incalculable people across families and religions in the state to say the very least. Through the emergence of Yahaya Bello, a lifter of Read More

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier: 22 Eagles train in Lagos as Central African Republic’s LesFauves arrive

October 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Only Netherlands –based goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was being expected in the Super Eagles’ Eko Hotels & Suites abode as at the early hours of Tuesday evening – 48 hours before the FIFA World Cup African qualifying Day 3 encounter against the Les Fauves of the Central African Republic. Skipper Ahmed Musa, deputy skipper William Ekong and goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Read More

2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier: Awaziem, Omeruo, Osimhen to start for Super Eagles vs Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks

September 6, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr is expected to ring changes in his starting line-up for Tuesday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde. The Covid-19 restriction in Europe especially in the UK has forced the departure of several key players from the squad and the Franco-German tactician have no other choice to make do with the likes of Italy Read More

Super Eagles World Cup bonus to be upgraded -Pinnick

September 1, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has given assurance that the  Super Eagles will earn more than $5,000 win-bonus during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers starting with the match against Liberia on Friday and the encounter against Cape Verde four days later. The bold move is  to ensure that the team qualify for Qatar 2022 amidst grumblings by the Read More

2 bandits shot dead during gun battle with police in Ogun

August 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate have been shot dead by men of the Ogun state Police Command during a gun battle at Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two suspects met their waterloo Read More

Sanusi to commission Egypt, Angola World Cup qualifier in Cairo

August 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football to serve as the match commissioner for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying match between hosts Egypt and Angola taking place in Cairo on Wednesday. CAF has already moved the game, earlier scheduled for Thursday, 2nd September forward by a Read More

How EFCC raided my residence – Ex-BBNaija housemate

August 23, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The first runner-up of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition), Dorathy Bachor, has berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after she said its officials broke into her apartment in Lagos. The reality star and entrepreneur revealed her encounter with the anti-graft officials on her Instagram story on Monday morning. Narrating the incident, she said: “I feel like my head Read More

2020 Olympics: Envoy hosts Team Nigeria

August 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Ambassador representing Nigeria in Japan, His Excellency, Abubakar Moriki Husaini, hosted Team Nigeria at the Nigerian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. Ambassador Husaini, who in company of his staff welcomed all the remaining athletes and officials in the Nigeria camp to Japan; thanked them for the good work and quality representation they have given the federal Republic of Nigeria especially Read More

2 armed robbers shot, arrested during operation in Ogun

July 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun State police command have apprehended two armed robbery suspects while carrying out operation in Agbara area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Monday. The suspects, Olanrewaju Sikiru and Olayemi Obisesan, according to the statement were Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Pinnick congratulates Ndidi, Iheanacho on FA Cup win

May 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

                   President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick has sent a message of congratulations to Super Eagles’ midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forward Kelechi Iheanacho on the duo’s triumph with Leicester City over much –fancied Chelsea FC in Saturday’s FA Cup final in England. Both players Read More

NSITF pays N142.76m compensation for workplace injuries, deaths in 3 months

May 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has paid out claims and compensation totalling N142,763, 022.81 as medical expenses, loss of productivity, disability and death benefits to 2,858 Nigeria workers  between January and March this year. An official communication from the NSITF explained that the payments, which cut across workers of various public and private sectors, were in line with the Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Zamfara first lady donates clothing materials, cash to 1,800 vulnerable women

May 11, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The wife of Zamfara state Governor, Hajiya Aisha Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has distributed clothing materials and cash to 1,800 vulnerable women drawn from three local government Areas (LGAs) of Zamfara central in order for them to celebrate the forthcoming Sallah. Speaking during the formal launching of the distribution at Government House Gusau Tuesday, Hajiya Aisha stated that 1,200 women were Read More

One year after Chris Olakpe’s death

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Death is only a level crossing from one life to another, from life in its beginnings to life in full achievements. From this incomplete life to that transformed one. – Raoul Plus (1882-1958) French writer and author. Our life is borrowed or rented from the Owner, and someday, we will return it to the Giver. Death is a debt we Read More

Confed Cup: Enyimba pip ES Setif in Aba

April 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Two time African champion, Enyimba FC of Aba returned to winning way  by rallying  from a goal down  to beat Tunisian club ES Setif 2-1 in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday three  encounter in Aba on Sunday. Monsef Bakrar gave the visitors the lead in the 13th minute after he was set up by Ahmed Kendouci. The Peoples Elephant missed Read More

Referees ’re killing NNL – Adesanya

March 16, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Chief Operating Officer of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Emmanuel Adesanya has strongly condemned the quality of officiating in the on-going second tier Nigeria league. Adesanya  comments came after overseeing affairs in the Day 7 of the NNL and been opportune to go through the various match reports from referees , match commissioners and assessors coupled with opportunity to Read More