2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

Umezurike wins top award in Canada

November 5, 2021 Editorial III 0

A Nigerian author and academic, Uche Umezurike, is one of the four academics receiving the Provost’s Postdoctoral Awards for Indigenous and Black Scholars at the University of Calgary, Canada. In its inaugural year, the award, which is the first of its kind in Western Canada, demonstrates “the institutional commitment to support the next generation of diverse researchers and community-engaged scholarship Read More

Pictures: Veteran actress, Rachel Oniga, laid to rest amidst tears

August 27, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The funeral service for the late Nollywood veteran actress, Rachel Oniga, was held on Friday in Lagos The actress who died on July 31st after battling a heart-related disease is currently taking place in Lagos. A service of songs was held in her honour at the Catholic Church of Resurrection, Magodo, Lagos state, Thursday, August 26.The late actress is from Read More

One-on-one with Malaysia-based Nigerian actor, Johnson Igbokwe

February 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Malaysia-based Nigerian actor, Igbokwe Chika Johnson who is also a model and fitness Instructor has revealed what makes him tick. In a recent one-on-one session he opens up the window to his private world as well as his achievements so far. Igbokwe Chika Johnson is still waiting for his chance to make a debut in the Nigerian movie industry but Read More

Being sexy is my everyday lifestyle – DJ Dimple Nipple

November 21, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian actress, dancer and DJ, DJ Dimple Nipple stands at six feet tall. Not only is her height intimidating, her physique oozes the quantum of sexiness and ravishing beauty that is as captivating as it is alluring. Calling her sexy is definitely not out of order as she parades a female kingdom of over 300 thousand followers on her Instagram Read More

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Govt changing lives of PWD – Ankeli

March 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

Dr Samuel Ankeli, Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Disability Matters, in this interview with BODE OLAGOKE laments the treatment of physically challenged persons in Nigerian among other issues Can you let us know some of your achievements since your appointment? Before my appointment, I was an activist for People Living with Disability. I was one of their national Read More

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Migrants killed in ‘religious clash’ on Mediterranean boat

April 17, 2015 Blueprint 0

Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy. The Christian migrants, said to be from Ghana and Nigeria, are all feared dead. In a separate incident, more than 40 people drowned after another migrant boat sank between Libya and Italy. Almost 10,000 migrants Read More

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2015: APC not committed to issue-based campaign – PDP

December 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Samuel Ogidan Abuja Two months to 2015 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  yesterday accused All Progressives Congress (APC) of not committed to issues-based campaign. The party said that it remained on the moral high ground compared to APC as far as its commitment to issues-based campaigns is concerned. PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Read More

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Sen Shu’aibu can’t speak for North, says Hassan

December 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Abuja A prominent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one-time member of the House of Representatives representing Jos North and Bassa constituencies of Plateau state, Honourable Sale Shehu Hassan, has accused Senator Lawal Shu’aibu of fanning the embers of sectional politics in the North. Shu’aibu, the deputy national chairman (North) of the All Progressives Read More

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Shema charges stakeholders on peaceful conduct of 2015 elections

December 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Hamidu Sabo Katsina Stakeholders in Katsina state on Monday held a seminar on peace and security ahead of forthcoming 2015 election. The seminar organised by state government drawn participants from Islam and Christian faith, traditional and community leaders, INEC officials, security agents and civil society. Others include members of community leaders, political parties leaders and Da’awah group. Speaking at Read More

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Jonathan wants hall of shame for criminals

December 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan has stressed the need for the institutionalisation of hall of shame to document names of criminals and their crimes. Speaking when he hosted the legends of Nollyhood led by Paul Obaziele, who had visited conferred on him the honour of Grand Patron of the body, Jonathan said the proposed hall of shame Read More

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PDP, APC lawmakers disagree over LG autonomy

December 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado Ekiti As the review of the 1999 constitution goes through state Houses of Assembly across the country, the factional Ekiti state House of Assembly yesterday turned down autonomy for the local governments in Nigeria. However, the All Progressives Congress lawmakers, in their plenary at a secret location a week ago, had voted in favour of  local Read More

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2015: DHQ deploys 30 gunboats to Niger Delta

December 24, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Aherhoke Okioma Yenagoa Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the Defence Headquarters has deployed 30 gunboats to beef up security in the Niger Delta region. Out going media coordinator, Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Pulo Shield, Col. Mustapha Anka, disclosed this yesterday during his end of year press briefing at the JTF headquarters in Yenagoa. He said while some Read More

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Why I picked Osinbajo – Buhari

December 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja Former Head of State and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has said that he accepted the choice of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to assist him in the rescue mission of Nigeria due to what he called “his unimpeachable integrity.” The choice of Buhari running-mate had delayed for six days after Read More

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Boko Haram leader vows to attack Kano emir

December 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Aliyu Askira Kano Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to attack the Emir of Kano, Muhummadu Sanusi II, in retaliation for the emir’s call on Kano residents and other Nigerians to arm and defend themselves against the terror organisation. The emir had earlier issued a call to arms after a series of deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram Read More

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N10bn scam: Court stops Reps’ probe of Diezani

December 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo, Kawu Yaqoob Mahmoud and Hannah Adiya Egbodo, Abuja Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of an Abuja Federal High Court yesterday set aside the letter of invitation sent by the House of Representatives to the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to appear before its investigative panel over alleged spending of N10 Read More

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38, 000 unemployed graduates in Niger – Aliyu

December 18, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Aideloje Ojo Minna Thirty-eight thousand unemployed graduates are on the awaiting list after the Niger state government employed over 8,000 graduates of National Certificate of Education, NCE Higher National Diploma and University graduates, Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has said. Aliyu stated this yesterday while receiving in courtesy call the Director of Education Corps of the Nigeria Air force Air Read More

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No plot to impeach Mark – Senate

December 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Ezrel Tabiowo Abuja The Senate yesterday dismissed as unfounded a media report that there was a fresh crisis brewing in the Senate over an ongoing plot by aggrieved senators to impeach David Mark. The spokesperson of the Senate, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, said the story existed only in the imagination of its authors. It had been reported that the impeachment Read More

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Ajibola: Abuja has final say – Kwara PDP

December 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state met yesterday on the controversies trailing the emergence of Senator Simon S. Ajibola as the party’s gubernatorial candidate and resolved that Abuja had the final say over the matter. The party’s spokesman, Chief Rex Olawoye, who spoke with newsmen after an executive meeting of the party, said the leaders met Read More

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Buhari: I’ll end Boko Haram insurgency

December 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has vowed to work with all Nigerians to end the reign of terror in any part of Nigeria, especially the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east. The APC presidential candidate made the pledge in a statement he personally signed yesterday to condole with the victims of recent bomb blasts in Kano and Read More

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B’Haram: Military back with winning formula – Adamawa govt

December 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Jibrin Baba Ndace Abuja The Adamawa state government has expressed satisfaction with the successes recorded, so far, in dislodging insurgents in some part of northern states. The Chief of Staff to Gov Bala Ngilari, Alhaji Chubado Tijjani, made this known in an interview with journalists in Mubi. Tijjani, who was in Mubi on behalf of the government to assess Read More

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Jonathan calls for global action on insurgency

December 16, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday called on world leaders to unite and form stronger action against the scourge of insurgency and piracy in West Africa and beyond. Speaking at the 46th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Jonathan said the Read More

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Over 100 Nigerians deported aboard cargo aircraft

December 12, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Ime Akpan Lagos More than 100 Nigerians who went to the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland for employment opportunity have been deported. The deportees including men, women, and children, arrived the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, yesterday aboard a cargo aircraft. One of the deportees, who gave his name as Isaac Ejiofor, Read More

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Sardauna Foundation sues for peace

December 12, 2014 Blueprint 0

National security is the collective responsibility of all Nigerians irrespective of social, ethnic or religious affiliation, the chairman of the Advisory Council of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, (SABMF) and the former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Mamman Nasir, has said. In a statement in Kaduna, foundation said  that lack of unity of purpose in the campaign Read More