Addax: Senator Magnus Abe Affronted Buhari, Goofed, By Yamai John

April 28, 2021 Yamai John 0

By curiously questioning the wisdom of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the substantive Minister of Petroleum Resources, in canceling the revocation by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) of four oil mining leases belonging to Addax Petroleum Exploration Nigeria Ltd., Senator Magnus Abe goofed and exceeded his brief. Here is why. In a position which can only be interpreted Read More

PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More

UBA leads as banking sector sacks over 8,000 workers in 2020

April 27, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

United Bank of Africa Plc accounted for about 2,399 of the 8,584 employees sacked in the banking sector, comprising commercial banks, merchant banks and non-interest banks, Blueprint has gathered. It would be recalled that in 2020 during the height of the lockdown, banking sector employees raised an alarm on the plan of the massive sack by their employers. The concern Read More

All set for KIFA Lagos youth league

April 22, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Nigeria’s biggest football academy, Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA) is set to hold the maiden edition of its football league for players in its academies spread across the country. KIFA, with Nigerian football legend Nwankwo Kanu, as its chairman, has over 2,350 players in 126 centres across the 36 states and FCT, Abuja. And it is acknowledged as the lagest Read More

Police arrest teenager in connection with attempt kidnap in Osun

April 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Wednesday said an 18-year-old man, Salisu Sulaiman, has been arrested in connection with the attempt kidnap in Koka village, Ibokun.  A statement by the Police Public Relation Officer, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed that the suspect was arrested about 12:15am on Tuesday.  According to Opalola, the suspect came from Idofihan in Kwara state.  Some suspected Fulani herdsmen Read More

Incessant jail breaks: Army to train armed personnel of Correctional Service

April 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the incessant jail break the country has witnessed in the recent time, the Nigerian Army has accepted to assist the Nigerian Correctional Service in giving refresher training to its armed squad personnel.  This is made known through a statement signed by the service’s spokesman, Francis Enobore, Wednesday in Abuja, that the training was sequel to the increasing spate of Read More

Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state shariah commission has disclosed intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. The permanent commissioner of the commission in charge of ‘hisbah’ (Islamic police) Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this Monday during a Pre-ramadan sensitization organized by his office for prostitutes Read More

Owerri attack: 1,844 inmates escape, 35 refuse to go- NCoS

April 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed an attack on it custodial centre in Owerri in Imo state by unknown gunmen leading to escape of 1,844 inmates while 35 inmates refused to escape. In a statement made available to Blueprint Monday in Abuja, the Service spokesman, Francis Enobore, said the attackers stormed the facility at about 0215hrs Read More

Insecurity: Governors impressed with strategies deployed by new Service Chiefs – Fayemi

March 29, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) Monday expressed satisfaction with the strategies deployed by the new Service Chiefs to address the current security challenges in the country.Fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, chairman of NGF and governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said governors were also impressed with the synergy among the security Read More