Court restrains FCDA, others from frustrating Centenary City Project

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Federal High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory FCT has granted an interim order restraining the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), its sister agency Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA), FCDA as well as Arab Contractors from further encroachment and destruction of the Master Plan of Centenary Economic City Free Zone (CECFZ). This is as activists and investors berated Read More

Sylvester Oromoni: One year after, Activist, NUJ, others demand justice

November 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Activists and friends have gathered to renew the call for justice for late 12- year-old student of Dowen College, Lagos, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr. who died owing to injuries allegedly sustained from bullying and assault by some senior students.  They gathered at the instance of two leading Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Abuja – Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and Make Read More

Attack on CJN’s Ariwoola unnecessary – CUPP 

November 30, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties CUPP, has described as harmless and not signs of partisanship, the recent comment accrued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, in which he said he was happy with the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde’s membership of the G-5 governors led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. CUPP in a Read More

The return of history to schools

November 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The news that the federal government has reintroduced history as a stand-alone subject in the basic education curriculum in Nigeria 13 years after its abolition is a good development. Adamu Adamu, minister of education, announced this in Abuja, last week at the reintroduction ceremony/training of history teachers at the basic education level. The minister who was represented by the state Read More

Ebonyi indigenes warn against attack on Bishop Nworie over 2023 comments

November 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio-Cultural In the Diaspora (AEISCID) has commended the Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki diocese, Most Rev. Prof. Peter Chukwu Nworie for his courage demonstrated in counseling the body of Christ in general and the Catholic community in particular on the choices before them in the 2023 general elections. The Ebonyi indigenes, however warned against unnecessary attack Read More

No plan to relocate FCT from Abuja to Lagos – Tinubu

November 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has denied rumour he intends to relocate the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from Abuja to Lagos if elected. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by Tinubu’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) said the falsehood being spread by the opposition was in continuation of their campaign of calumny and character assassination of Read More

Pandemonium as Police teargas protesters for demanding CJN’s resignation 

There were high tension and pandemonium in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Tuesday as Police teargassed and dispersed hundreds of protesters staging protest to demand resignation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Tajudeen Ariwoola, over his alleged partisanship comment recently made in Rivers state. The protesters who brandished several placards and banners while marching towards the Federal Ministry Read More

Breaking: Court sends IGP to prison

November 29, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Tuesday, sentenced the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to three months in prison for disobeying a court order. Delivering the judgment, Justice M. O. Olajuwon held that the IGP should be kept in prison and detained in custody for a period of three months, until he obeys an order it made since Read More

Ajulo condemns Ekiti Assembly leadership crisis, hails Babalola, other SANs

November 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A renowned constitutional and human rights lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has joined the league of leading legal luminaries in Nigeria to condemn the recent controversies over the leadership of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.  Ajulo, in a statement released to Blueprint, Sunday in Abuja, said political players in Ekiti should not allow selfish personal interests that brewed the sad Read More

Breaking: Adeleke orders 3 monarchs to vacate palaces, suspends OSIEC chair, members 

November 28, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has ordered the immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oba Gboyega Famodun, and two other traditional rulers to vacate palaces. Others are Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba Yunusa Akadiri, and Aree of Iree, Oba Ademola Raphael. Subsequently, Adeleke suspended the chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), Segun Oladitan, and his members. Read More

NLTF revitalises 40 healthcare facilities in 2 years – Minister

November 28, 2022 Administrator 0

The federal government has said the National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) has revitalised more than 40 healthcare facilities across Nigeria’s six geo-political zones within two years. Minister of Special Duties and Maigari. Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, confirmed this during the official inauguration and hand-over of vital medical equipment to the General Hospital, Igbora, Oyo state, recently. Akume, who expressed Read More

Breaking: Governor Adeleke makes first appointment appointment 

November 27, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Kassim Akinleye as the the Chief of Staff. He also appointed the former Chairman of Osogbo Local Government, Teslim Igbalaye as the Secretary to the State Government and Mallam Rasheed Olawale as the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor. He said the appointment takes immediate effect.

Women, youths ‘ll deliver Tinubu in 2023 – Aisha Buhari 

November 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Women members of the governing All Progressives Congress at weekend converged on Calabar, Cross River state, for the South-south rally of the Tinubu/Shettima Women Presidential Campaign Team.  At the event, which was held at the U.J Esuene Sports Stadium, the First Lady and grand patron of the women’s team, Dr. Aisha Buhari expressed optimism that “women and youths will deliver Read More

2023: Reject Atiku at the poll, Tinubu urges electorates

November 27, 2022 Adewale Ajayi 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as a selfish person that never meant well for the country Nigeria. He therefore urged the electorates to reject him at the poll. Speaking at a rally organised for him and his running mate Kashim Shettima by Lagos Read More

Group petitions AGF Malami over alleged drugs trafficking against Tinubu

November 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Reform and Advocacy (CRA), has petitioned the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, over alleged narcotics trafficking and money laundering allegations. It also issued a five days ultimatum to the AGF to comply with the demands or face legal actions. CRA in Read More

PDP petitions INEC chairman, urges IGP to prosecute culprit’s over LP primary

November 25, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state, Hon. Chukwuemeka Aneke, has accused some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of forgery of the commission’s monitoring report of the Labour Party primary of Enugu West Senatorial District held on June 8, 2022. In a petition dated November 10 and written by his solicitors, Bonaventure Madu Read More

Nigeria requires $410bn to achieve energy transitional plan by 2060 – FG

November 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has declared that “Nigeria requires 410 billion dollars to achieve its energy transition plan by 2060 to address challenges and policy flexibility in the sector.” The Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Timipre Sylva, said this at the 7th Meeting of National Council on Hydrocarbons in Minna. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Read More

FG targets 95% financial inclusion by 2024      

November 25, 2022 David Agba, Abuja 0

The federal government has revealed it targets 95 per cent financial inclusion by 2024 as envisioned in the revised financial inclusion strategy document.  This was disclosed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday in Abuja at the 2022 International Financial Inclusion Conference. Mr. Emefiele urged all stakeholders and development partners to support the initiative as the CBN Read More

2023: Arewa media influencers promise 10m votes for Tinubu

November 24, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, scores of Arewa Media Influencers have pledged to woo no fewer than ten million voters for the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Addressing a press conference Thursday in Abuja, the group’s national secretary, Shuaibu Abdullahi, said his group would leave no stone unturned in ensuring victory for Read More

Attack on BVAS confirmation APC behind move to sack INEC Chairman – CUPP 

November 24, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Thursday said the concerns raised by the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) over the proposed use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System for the 2023 general election, has confirmed its intelligence discovery that the ruling party was behind the move to sack the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmoud. APC National Read More

Massive recruitment: FG breaks silence 

November 23, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Federal Civil Service Commission has debunked an alleged message circulating in various social media platforms that the Commission is embarking on a massive nationwide job recruitment into Ministries, Departments and agencies. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Mary Ogbe, in Abuja Wednesday reads; “The attention of the Federal Civil Service Commission has been drawn to the  message Read More

Solvent Digital: We want to bridge the divide between digital technology and the people

November 23, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Undoubtedly, the most ubiquitous aspect of globalisation is digital marketing. This is because it has helped a wide range of sectors reach their productivity goals. It has unquestionably shown that it produces taste and is more like a quiche that has been stroked through a sizzling pan. This metaphorical phrase only suggests that although the ideals of digitization had to Read More

Redesigning of Naira vital to 2023 credible election – CUPP 

November 21, 2022 Lekan Shehinde 0

Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has said that the new policy of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to redesign the naira notes is vital and will help to ensure a credible election in the February polls.  Commending the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele for the policy, at a press conference in Abuja, the spokesman Read More

Correctional Service to embrace PPP for production of drug for inmates

November 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has revealed plan to embrace a Public-Private-Partnership for production of drug to meet the demand of the increasing inmates population across the country. Controller General of the Service, Haliru Nababa, revealed this Monday in Abuja while speaking at the 2022 Service wide training of frontline health and medical officers. Nababa said he has approved the Read More

Industry watchers commend NNPC, NUPRC over NJ exploration, Exxonmobil, Addax petroleum deals

November 21, 2022 Lekan Aribisala 0

Oil and gas industry watchers are hailing the giant strides in the sector since the coming on stream of the Petroleum Industry Act. They are particularly impressed with the role of the newly repackaged corporate leader on the sector- the NNP Company- and its chief regulatory engine room, the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), in providing the robust backbone Read More