Breaking: El-Rufai imposes curfew in Kaduna LGs

October 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has declared 24-hour curfew in parts of the Kaduna metropolis to forestall breakdown of law and order effective Saturday evening.   The curfew follows the breaking of stores where Covid-19 palliative food items were stored by hoodlums in Tanko Tete Street off Gwari Avenue, Kaduna on Saturday afternoon and looting of the food items including Read More

Breaking: Lalong re-imposes 24-hour curfew in Jos, moment after invasion of palliatives’ warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has reimposed a 24-hour curfew till further notice in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas (LGAs). The governor in statement personal signed by him said the decision to reimposed the curfew was reached after some hoodlums broke into the warehouses where palliatives delivered to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Read More

Perm Sec lauds Gov Ishaku for paying attention to traditional stool in Taraba

October 23, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Permanent Secretary Taraba state bureau for local and chieftaincy affiars, Alhaji Bello Yero, Thursday, commended Governor Darius Ishaku for paying attention to traditional institution. Bello, who stated this in Jalingo on the occasion of the presentation of staff of office to the four newly appointed second class and third class chiefs said since the assumption of office of governor Ishaku, his administration Read More

Breaking: Lalong makes fresh pronouncement on curfew in Jos

October 22, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has relaxed the earlier 24 hours curfew. The new timeline will now run from 6am to 8pm effective from Friday October 23, 2020. The Secretary to the Government of Plateau State (SGS) Danladi Atu, said in press statement on Thursday. The full statement reads, “Following resolutions reached at a high level stakeholders’ meeting chaired Read More

Ebonyi youths invade LG hqs, protest 10-year blackout

October 16, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Residents of Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi state Friday staged a peaceful protest against the more than 10 years of blackout in the town. Cashing into the #EndSARS protest rocking the country, more than 500 youths from the LGA, organised by Mr Enyum Ogbonnia Amaechi, abandoned their business to join others in chanting songs as they made Read More

Again, gunmen invade Southern Kaduna community, kill 2, burn houses

September 11, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Unknown gunmen attacked a community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of the Kaduna state, killing two persons and burning several houses, barely 24 hours after Southern Kaduna peace summit.  The peace summit, organised by the National Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) in collaboration with inter-faith groups, had at the end iin Kafanchan on Thursday called for immediate end to Read More

Stop trespassing on disputed Ewi/Idiya boundary villages, Oyo tells Osun govt

August 11, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government Monday warned Osun state government against trespassing on the disputed Ewi/Idiya boundary villages in Surulere local government area of the state. Speaking through the chairman state sub -technical  committee on boundary dispute resolution during a fact-finding tour to Osun-Oyo boundary area in Ward 6, Ewi/Idiya village, along with the caretaker chairman, Surulere local government, Hon. Isaiah Adegbite, Read More

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Tambuwal: How Sokoto ‘ll deplore N65.7bn loan for massive infrastructural devt, other investment areas

February 17, 2020 Editor 0

The Sokoto state government has announced plans to utilise N65.7 billion loan it would raise to embark on massive infrastructural projects and investment in critical projects including agriculture, health, housing, urban renewal projects, construction of roads and bridges as well as education. Unveiling the economic  development plan at the management retreat of Sokoto state Ministry of Finance held at the Read More

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Niger Delta projects: Reps fire warning shots at contractors

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

The House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta has warned contractors handling projects of the Ministry of Niger Delta affairs in Ondo state to complete the projects on time or face sanctions. The Deputy Chairman of the committee, Hon. Nasiru Ahmed gave the order when he led members of the committee on oversight function to inspect projects of the Ministry Read More

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Police question 21-year-old student who allegedly killed her baby

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The police in Enugu state have arrested a 21 year-old student for allegedly killing her baby soon after delivery. The spokesman for the Police Command in Enugu state, Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement on Sunday said the suspect, Sandra Dimbo, allegedly carried out the action at Royal Lodge, Agbani, Nkanu West local government area, on Saturday. “It was gathered that the mother of the Read More

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Imo guber: N-APGA may settle for consensus candidate ahead 2019 -Nwosu

November 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

From all indications, the newly formed New All Progressives Grand Alliance (N-APGA) may settle for a consensus governorship candidate as hostilities for the 2019 governorship elections hot up. The Chairman of N-APGA, Dr. Chima Nwosu said the issue of going for a consensus candidate would be necessary to further express dissatisfaction over the failed governorship primaries of the now dilapidated All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) Read More

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Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and the eleven horsemen

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

Umaru Tanko Al-makura did not climb the back of a godfather nor did he gallop on horseback like a knight in shiny armour to get to government house Lafia in 2011. Tanko Al-makura trekked to government house Lafia on bare feet, defying death and escaping wreak with the ordinary masses who cast, escorted and protected their votes for him to Read More

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NGO decries poor quality of UBEC projects

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LANW), an NGO, has decried low quality of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention projects in Chikun, Kaura and Soba local government areas of Kaduna state. The NGO made the observation in a report entitled, “Result of Tracking of UBEC Intervention Projects in Chikun, Kaura and Soba local government areas from November 2017 – June Read More

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Okowa expresses shock as gunmen kills SA

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Delta state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday expressed sadness over the tragic and untimely death of his Special Adviser on Investments, Mr. Sunday Ozege. Mr. Ozege’s was killed on Tuesday along the Benin bypass road, Benin city, Edo state, by suspected gun. In a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, the governor commiserated with the Ozege Read More

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Zaria village, ward heads to enjoy monthly salary from Oct

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Village and ward heads in Zaria local government area of Kaduna state are to enjoy monthly allowances of N7,500 effective from next month. The council chairman, Engr Aliyu Idris Ibrahim aka Magani sai da Gwaji disclosed this at a town hall meeting as part of his administration’s open government policy initiative held at the local government secretariat in Zaria city. Read More

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Troops kill 5 insurgents in transborder operation

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

Troops kill 5 insurgents in transborder operationTroops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole, in a joint transborder operation with troops of the Cameroonian Defence Forces, have neutralised five Boko Haram terrorists in the border villages of Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadobe of Bama local government area Borno state. The joint operations, nicknamed ‘Operation RAINBOW 15’ which Read More

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The contradictions in Yobe theatre of absurd

September 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Since the endorsement of Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, APC National Secretary, by Yobe state Governor Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam as his preferred candidate to succeed him in 2019, one Bulama Gulani, although not real identity, has not found peace with himself. He has written some fabrications contesting Gaidam’s right of association and choice. To begin with, that the author whose identity Read More

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FG blames Anambra coal burning incident on gully erosion

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

In a related development, the ministry said it also received a report of spontaneous burning of a coal seam in Otolo, Nnewi, in Anambra state. “A team of experts also visited the site with a view to bringing the situation under control, as soon as possible. “The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development’s attention was drawn to a gas emission Read More

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Troops neutralise 16 terrorists, recover gun trucks

July 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Mairari in Monguno have neutralised 16 Boko Haram terrorists in an encounter that occurred at about 6.50 pm on Friday in Mairari, Monguno local government area of Borno state. Spokesperson of Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, has said in a statement that the insurgents were Read More

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Police arrest 3 for ‘robbery’ in Enugu

July 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Enugu state Police Command has arrested three young men for allegedly robbing and dispossessing the occupants of a hostel at Agbani, Nkanu West local government area of the state. The Police recovered 1 barrel gun and cartridges from the hoodlums. The suspects, Ndubuisi Nwaodo, 21, hailed from Ugbawka in Nkanu East, Nnaji Ugochukwu, 21, Akpugo Nkanu West, and Ajachukwu Egbuka, Read More