UNGA: Yoruba group petitions UN, others against pro-Igboho groups

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has petitioned the United Nations, its five permanent members, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and other powerful countries across the world over a plan by the umbrella body of Yoruba self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, to present a petition against the Nigerian government at the 76th Read More

Oyetola, Aregbesola plan parallel congresses in divided Osun APC

July 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The rift between Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, may once again manifest on Saturday as factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC), goes for parallel congress.  A faction loyal to Aregbesola had alleged that the state Governor has refused to ensure fair play in the planning of the coming congress, Read More

Sallah: NEMA launches Operation Eagle Eyes for hitch – free celebrations in Niger

July 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday launched Operation Eagle Eyes towards ensuring hitch-free Sallah celebrations in Niger state , advising motorists to avoid drinking while driving. The director-general of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Ahmed said the operation involved the deployment of the NEMA personnel strategic places in the state. Represented by Head, NEMA Minna Operations Office,Hajiya Zainab Sa’idu, Read More

Congresses: APC state chairmen lament ‘use and dump’ methods by governors

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

State chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have lamented what they called “use and dump” method of the party leaders, especially the state governors. The lamentation came at a time the party is about to commence its nationwide congresses. Speaking at an interactive meeting with the National Caretaker Committee on the forthcoming exercise, Friday in Abuja, Chairman  Forum Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

Breaking: Buhari’s minister Katagum slumps in Bauchi

July 5, 2021 Najib Sani 0

There was pandemonium on Monday in Bauchi state as the minister of state for industry, trade  and investment, Maryam Yalwaji Katagum, slumped as she delivers speech at an event in the state.  Mrs Katagum was in Bauchi to launch an empowerment program at one of the shopping plazas in the state capital when she collapsed abruptly. She was was immediately Read More

Group to organise seminar for the disabled in Enugu

June 10, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A non-governmental organisation, Initiative for the Eradication of Poverty and Empowerment of the Disabled (IFEPED) will on Thursday, June 24, 2021 hold a one-day workshop at Agbani, the headquarters of Nkanu West local government area of Enugu state for the disabled in Enugu east senatorial zone. The workshop with the theme: “Breaking the barriers in the lives of People Living Read More

Constitution review: Why Tallen demands gender inclusive, federal character – Perm Sec

June 5, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affiars, Amb. Anthonia Ekpa, has given further insights into the decision of her minister Dame Pauline Tallen, to back the proposal to include gender as a benchmark for federal character and related matters.   Dame Tallen, had at the just concluded Zonal Public Hearing on the proposed alteration to the provision of the 1999 Constitution, Read More

Pantami: Nigeria begins production of SIM cards, Smartphones

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the country now has capacity to produce SIM cards and iPhone for the continent of Africa. The minister said henceforth importation of SIM cards and other 60-70 percent of items needed in telecommunications sector will be produced locally. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

Happening Now: Ayade storms #BlueprintAt10 event

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Cross Rivers state governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has arrived the venue of #BlueprintAt10 event taking place at Transcop Hilton in Abuja. Ayade, who recently joined the ruling All Progressives Congress, will be honoured as the governor of the year in Agro-Industrialisation. Details soon…

Call for secession ‘ll cause hunger, suffering – Oluwo says

June 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbduRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Wednesday said the call for secession will not bring any development except hunger and suffering that the agitation will cause.  He alleged that some of the agitators are using it to accrue wealth from international community, wring the youths against being used to cause chaos in the nation.  Oluwo spoke at the Read More

Breaking: Juventus sack Pirlo, reappoints Allegri

May 28, 2021 BBC 0

Juventus have reappointed former boss Massimiliano Allegri just hours after sacking Andrea Pirlo. Former Italian international Pirlo, 42, was a surprise choice when he took over from Maurizio Sarri last summer. Juventus ended fourth in Serie A under their former player to miss out on the title for the first time since 2012. Allegri, 53, was in charge of Juventus Read More

PDP in denial of its problems, control by godfathers, says APC group

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A new group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged, known as the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APCLAC), describing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one in denial of its problems and being run by godfathers. The group being championed by some strong voices and party chieftains in a statement announcing its birth Friday in Abuja, Read More

CTA condemns attacks on INEC offices, rallies stakeholders for support

May 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has condemned the recent spate of attacks on the South-east offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), warning that if not checked such might have devastating effects on future elections. CTA said the coordinated attacks in recent times have affected three states in the South-east in particular. In a statement signed Tuesday in 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

VIDEO: Justice Ayotunde Phillips re-elected into FIFA ethics committee

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

  Nigeria’s Justice Ayotunde Philips has been re-elected into another 4 years as a member of the FIFA Ethics Committee.  He was re-elected at the 71st FIFA Congress which held virtually.  Notable dignitaries that participated in the virtual event were FIFA Council member Mr. Pinnick Amaju, while proceeding was led by the FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino

Breaking: ‘Yahoo boys’ protest in Osun, block major roads

May 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Some irate youths suspected to be yahoo boys Tuesday morning barricaded Lameco area, Osogbo, Osun state.  Reason for their protest could not be ascertained as their presence has caused tension in the area.  They had gathered at Okefia along Ilobu road around 6am, preventing vehicular movements.  The protesters were making bonfire, thus causing unrest in the area.  Details later…

How Igboho’s footsoldiers, DSS operatives clashed at Ataoja’s palace – Sources

May 17, 2021 Editorial II 0

Fresh facts have emerged over last Saturday’s clash between the supporters of Yoruba nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the palace of the Ataoja of Osogbo in Osun state, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun. Sources revealed that Igboho’s supporters actually abducted an operative of the DSS, who Read More

Imo police arrest killers of police sergeant

May 16, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Five notorious armed robbers who murdered Sergeant Joseph Nwaka, attached to the Department of Operations and collected his arms have been arrested. According to a statement issued by the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro Saturday, the Crime Prevention and Control strategies adopted by the Imo State Police Command under him to rid Imo state of activities of  the Read More