Gunmen abduct retired Air Vice Marshal in Lagos

September 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen Monday abducted a retired Air Vice Marshal, Sikiru Smith, in the Ajah area of Lagos. Smith was reportedly abducted while supervising an engineering work on a site in Ajah area of Lagos. The gunmen, who wore masks, were said to have invaded the site, shot sporadically, and whisked the retired officer away in a waiting speedboat. Confirming the incident, Read More

Osun warns herdsmen agaisnt violating anti-open grazing law

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government Wednesday met with leaders of Fulani and warmed them against violating the new anti-open grazing law. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting with Fulani leaders and herdsmen in the 30 local government including the area office, in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Civic Engagement, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, advised the herders to obey the law Read More

APC members angry over red-carpet reception of Fani-Kayode – PGF boss

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the recent defection of former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode into the APC got most members angry, especially with the by the red-carpet reception given to him. While calling for calm, the APC chieftain also appealed to party leaders to properly engage in internal negotiations that will guide the Read More

Sweet moment! Man proposes to visually impaired athlete at 2020 Paralympics

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

When you suffer the disappointment of missing out on qualification in your Paralympics race, getting a surprise proposal from your partner is one way to get over it. That’s what happened to Cape Verde para-athlete Keula Nidreia Pereira Semedo, who failed to qualify for the women’s 200m T11 semi-finals by coming last in her heat, only for her guide – Manuel Antonio Vaz de Read More

Ogun: Police shot dead one Kidnapper, arrests other

August 31, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police Command have shot dead one member of a kidnap syndicate, while it also arrested one at Ilala forest in Imala area of Abeokuta North Local Government area of the state. The is barely 24 hours after two members of a kidnap syndicate were gunned down at Itori area of Ewekoro Local Government area.  The command’s spokesperson, 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

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

Bauchi: FERMA rehabilitates 137 kilometers of roads within 8 months

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has disclosed that it had rehabilitated about 137 kilometers roads in Bauchi state within the last eight months. Mr Nanfan Daniel Joroh, the Federal Roads Maintenance Engineer Bauchi state made the disclosure on Saturday during a critical stakeholders workshop organized by FERMA in partnership with Lofty Inc Allied Partners Limited in the state. He Read More

2 bandits shot dead in Ogun, as police recovers 2 AK-47 riffles

August 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun State Police operatives, in continuation of its bush combing operations in search of kidnappers terrorising parts of the state, weekend, engaged suspected kidnappers in gun battle at Bere forest in Onigaari, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The command’s Spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement made available to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the operations is as a result of information received by Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

Cult war claims 10 persons in Asaba

July 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in Asaba, Delta state, as rival cult groups, Aromate and black axe confraternities engaged in reprisal attacks. There was palpable tension in Asaba metropolis especially the affected areas as fear gripped residents. Details of the incident was sketchy as at press time but a reliable source said trouble trouble began following the Read More

Breaking: Senate constitutes Conference Committee on PIB

July 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has announced the composition of the conference committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill. The announcement was made on Tuesday at the start of plenary. The members of the conference committee include: Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi (APC Kebbi North) as Chairman, Senators Mohammed Sabo Nakudu (APC Jigawa South West) to represent  North West; Albert Bassey Read More

FG spends 28bn on school feeding, N-Power, trader moni in Niger

July 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The federal government has iexpended over N48bn in the  feeding of 560, 000 school  children, N-Power, Trader moni and other programmes of the Social  Investment Programme (SIP) in the  paste five years in Niger state. The Programme focal person in Niger state, Barrister Amina Gwer stated this in a statement made available to Blueprint at the weekend in Minna. Gwer explained  that while the sum of N11, 041, 290, Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More

45-yr after, Oyetola inaugurates 8.1km Moro-Asipa road

June 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, inaugurated 8.1km newly constructed Moro junction-Yakooyo-Ipetumodu-Asipa-Ife/Ibadan expreasway road after 45 years of its construction.  This is just as the Governor promised to complete all the ongoing projects he started and do more within the limited period of leas than two years.   He said the project was inaugurated in fulfilment of his administration’s goal to deliver Read More

APC chieftain, Zaura vows to raise political climate in Kano

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Kano state, Abdussalam Abdulkareem Zaura, popularly known as A.A Zaura, has vowed to raise political climate in the state. Zaura made this known during a meeting of his zonal coordinators held at Tourist Camp, Kano, Kano state, as contained in a statement by his media aide, Al-Amin Ciroma. “Our coming in to Read More

Fire disasters: Join us as volunteers, FFS boss urges Nigerians

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Liman Ibrahim has appealed to Nigerians to join hands with his agency as volunteer-firefighters to curb fire disasters in the country. The FFS boss believe that if citizens on ground at fire scenes attend to fire before the arrival firefighters, the excesses of fire  menace will be curtailed. Speaking Tuesday during the Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More

Guber poll: APGA has collapsed in Anambra – APC aspirant

June 7, 2021 Editorial II 0

A leading governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, said his enterance into the race to become the next governor of Anambra state has collapsed the state ruling party; All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Nwankwo, however, promised to ensure absolute peaceful coexistence in the state by engaging the youths through gainful employment across the state. Addressing Read More

Ogbonnaya emerges EITI’s global chair on contract transparency

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Initiative (NEITI), Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, has emerged chairman of the global body on Contract Transparency in the extractive industry. Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, (CTA) Faith Nwadishi, made this known in a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, saying there couldn’t have been a better choice than Dr Ogbonnaya who heads Read More