You can’t win Anambra with propaganda, group tells Soludo

November 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A political pressure group Coalition for True Democracy (CTD) has told the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Chukwuma Soludo to reach out to the people with issues of governance instead of spreading empty propaganda against his opponents. The group coordinator, Mr. Samuel Okolo stated this while reacting to a statement credited to Soludo, where he accused Read More

Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

[PICTURES] Nigerian Taekwondo: I ‘ll be President for all – Saidu Abdullahi

October 15, 2021 Editor 0

Alhaji Saidu Abdullahi is the newly sworn-in President of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation (NTF). In this exclusive interview with Blueprint, Alhaji Abdullahi, who is the immediate vice president of NTF speaks on latest emergence among other issues bordering on Nigerian Taekwondo. Excerpts A unique quest to lead It’s not an easy one because campaigning across the country, trying to solicit Read More

Breaking: Tyson Fury knocks out Deontay Wilder in trilogy bout, retains WBC heavyweight title (PICTURES)

October 10, 2021 Editor 0

Tyson Fury delivered a thrilling 11th-round knockout against Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight crown as their trilogy bout produced another classic on an electric night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Twenty months since Fury dethroned the American, the 33-year-old had to show all his resolve and resilience to extend his undefeated professional record to 32 fights Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

CAN, Anglican women organise service of songs for Pa Abiodun

September 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The final home journey of the late father of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, began on Tuesday with a service of songs organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Remo Area/Ogun state and the Women Organisation Iperu Anglican Churches, in Iperu-Remo, Ikenne LGA of the state. Preaching at the event attended by the family members Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and 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

Anniversary: Osun lists Akande, Adeboye, 9 others for lifetime achievement award

September 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of Osun State, the government, Wednesday, listed former governor Adebisi Akande, Pastor Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer, RCCG worldwide), Sheikh Abdur’rasheed Hadiyatulla (President, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria), and former Chief of Defense Staff, General Ipoola Alani Akinrinnade, rtd, for lifetime achievement award. Others in the Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled 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

Oyetola directs withdrawal of court case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has called on the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the state, Prince Gboyega Famodun, to withdraw complaint against some chieftains of the party for proper withdrawal of charges against them. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, disclosed that the Governor was away when the charge was instituted and the Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

World Athletics Junior Championship: Minister Dare congratulates Team Nigeria 4×400 mixed relay team

August 19, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has hailed the Nigerian U20 4x400m mixed relay team for making history at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championship in Nairobi, Kenya. The quartet of Johnson Nnamani, Imaobong Nse Uko, Opeyemi Oke and Bamidele Ajayi ran a new 3:19.70 African and Championship record to become the first winner of the event at Read More

Breaking: Team Nigeria arrive Kisarazu ahead Tokyo paralympic games, sure of medal haul (Pictures)

August 15, 2021 Editor 0

Team Nigeria just touched down Kisarazu, the site of their training camp on Sunday before departing for Tokyo for the 2020 paralympic games. With less than a week to the commencement of the 2020 Paralympics, Team Nigeria athletes have assured of an impressive outing in Tokyo. According to Team Nigeria Paralympics Captain, Lucy Ejike, “We have been training seriously to Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

Doctos’ strike: Wake up from slumber, PGF boss slams Ngige, Keyamo

August 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has slammed Nigerian Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo over their inability to prevent the ongoing indefinite strike by the the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). On August 2, 2021, NARD began indefinite nationwide strike over demands for improved conditions, payment of salaries ranging Read More