Breaking: Bala submits new list of commissioner nominees

August 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Three months after he sacked his cabinet members, governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Tuesday submitted new list of nominees as commissioners to the state house of assembly. Spokesperson to the speaker of the assembly Abdul Ahmad Burra who disclosed the submission of the new members of the state executive council to be, explained that the governor has requested Read More

Ogun seals 26 buildings, 5 others get contravention notice

August 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government has served contravention notice to five commercial buildings at Mowe-Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the State, while it sealed 26 other buildings including gas outlets, petrol filling station, as well as commercial buildings for non-compliance with Physical Planning law of the State. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Tunji Odunlami disclosed this Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Suspected herdsman arrested with AK-47 in Ogun

August 11, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun state police command have apprehended a herdsman who simply identified himself as Mohammed, with one AK 47 riffle.  The police public relations officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday. The suspect, according to the statement was arrested following an information received by the Dpo Imeko divisional headquarters, that two Read More

Ogun monarch withdraws chieftaincy title from Okorocha

August 9, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Eselu of Iselu Kingdom, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi has announced the withdrawal of the appointment of former Imo state governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha as the Otunba Asoludero of Iselu kingdom.  The first class monarch also canceled the installation ceremony which was supposed to take place on 19th September, 2021.  It would be recalled that Sen. Okorocha was named as the Read More

Renewed Plateau killings against Islam – JNI

August 6, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, Plateau state chapter, has expressed concern over renewed violence in some local government areas of the state. According to the organisation, the violence is abominable and against Islam. Its chairman, Emir of Wase, Muhammad Sabo Haruna, said in a press statement issued by the publicity secretary, Friday in Jos, that the destruction of lives and property was Read More

Congress: Oyetola’s group boycotts direct primary option in Osun – Party scribe

August 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Osun state and the party’s State Caretaker Secretary Alhaji Razak Salinsile, has said despite the enthusiasm showed by the party members to elect ward executives at Saturday’s ward congress, a group loyal to Governor Gboyega Oyetola boycotted the exercise. Although, the Caretaker party chairman in the State, Prince Gboyega Famodun, had Read More

In Yobe, Police arrests man 35, for ‘raping’ 3-year-old girl

August 1, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state police command has on Saturday arrested a 35-year-old man Saminu Rabiu for allegedly raping and molesting of a 3-year-old girl in Babban- Gida town of Tarmuwa Local Government area of the state. This was contained in a statement signed by Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP) Abdukarim Dungus, He said that detectives from Tarmuwa police station arrested Rabiu an Read More

Mona: As APC searches for new national chairman…

August 1, 2021 Aliyu Farouq Abdullahi 0

Records from our national archives have put the population of the Nigerian youths at more than 70% (males and females) put together. This projected figure has made it possible for us to decide the future of Nigeria politically and otherwise. It is in the light of the above narratives that the youths are currently clamouring for active inclusiveness in government Read More

Factors making the APC popular by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

July 28, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

 Members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum have alleged in the communiqué released on July 2021 after their 11th regular meeting that, some of their former colleagues who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) did so due to coercion and underhand activities by the APC. This allegation is false, unsubstantiated and a mere subterfuge  by members of a Read More

Youth leader killed, others injured as cultists clash in Akwa Ibom

July 28, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Suspected cultists numbering about 18 have shot dead the Youths’ President of Atai Ibiaku community in Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. It was gathered that the cultists killed one Comrade Edet Ibanga, shot and fatally injured some tenants in a rented apartment occupied mostly by students of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) along Urua Ekpa Road. Speaking Read More

3 injured as police repel bandits’ attack on Maraban Jos station in Kaduna

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Armed bandits on Friday night attacked Maraban Jos Divisional Police station in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state but were repelled by policemen on duty. However, three policemen sustained injuries during the attack. Kaduna state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Jalige, while confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, said the bandits came in three utility vehicles Read More

Suspected kidnapper of a military officer arrested in Ogun

July 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer has been arrested by men of the Ogun state Police Command at Odo Pako Ota, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government area of the state. According to a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made available to Blueprint Monday, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received Read More

A/Ibom: Oil coy empowers host communities

July 16, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

A multinational oil company, Moni Pulo Limited has empowered its host communities in Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom state. The two communities who benefitted from the gesture on Friday in Uyo are Effiat and Mbo communities. Speaking, the Chief Executive of Moni Pulo Limited, Dr. Seiye Lulu-Briggs, noted that the gesture became necessary to ensure transformation of the communities Read More

Cult war claims 10 persons in Asaba

July 13, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

No fewer than 10 persons have been killed in Asaba, Delta state, as rival cult groups, Aromate and black axe confraternities engaged in reprisal attacks. There was palpable tension in Asaba metropolis especially the affected areas as fear gripped residents. Details of the incident was sketchy as at press time but a reliable source said trouble trouble began following the Read More

Survivors of rape, sexual exploitation, others, commit suicide-Report

July 9, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

European Union, United Nations, EU-UN spotlight initiative programme said that most survivors of harmful practices being done on girls and women ends up committing suicide. Chairperson Child protection Network Cross River state James Ibor, disclosed this on Wednesday during a 3-day capacity building on child protection case management and community dialogue for Ezza South local government area end VAC/VAWG community Read More

Kogi 2023: Shuaibu Audu most qualify to govern Kogi-Group

July 5, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, 0

A political pressure group under the auspice of Conscious Political Forum, has described Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu the son of former governor of Kogi state, late Prince Abubakar Audu, as a political unifier who is capable of turning the fortune of the state for better. The group therefore, throw its support for the governorship aspiration of the foremost philanthropist. This Read More

Breaking: Troops foil another attempt to kidnap more students in Kaduna

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

Troops have foiled an attempt by gunmen to attack Faith Academy, a secondary school owned by the Living Faith Church Worldwide, founded by Bishop David Oyedpo.  The school is located  in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State, not far from a boarding school where many students were abducted by the gunmen in an attack that happened in the early Read More

APC Congress: National chairmanship aspirant tasks youth on party positions

July 4, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

An aspiring national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Saliu Mustapha, has urged young party members to harness their potentials and vie for positions in the upcoming party congress. Although the date of the national congress is yet to be fixed, the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of APC has approved the guidelines and the conduct of congresses Read More

Ondo police nab 5 for exhuming corpses

July 2, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The police in Ondo state have arrested five men who belong to a syndicate that specialises in exhuming corpses at a cemetery, which belongs to a Church in Ondo town in Ondo West local government area. The five men were alleged to be involved in exhuming corpses and selling the severed human bodies to herbalists. One of the suspects, Opeyemi Read More

Benue South 2023: Alapa declares for Senate

July 2, 2021 Samson Benjamin 0

Leaders and relevant stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the nine local government areas of Benue South on Friday converged on Otukpo, Benue state, as Nelson Alapa declared his intention to fly the party’s senatorial flag in the 2023 elections. Alapa, who made history as the Minority Whip of the 6th House of Representatives while representing Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Read More

Ogun: 2 notorious cultists arrested during supremacy battle

June 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a notorious cult group, Jamiu Okanlawon and Oluwaseun Owoeye were on Sunday 27th of June 2021 while engaging a rival cult group in supremacy battle, at Orelope area of Ilogbo ota, in Ado-Odo Ota local government area of Ogun state.  The arrests of the suspects was contained in a press release issued by the police public relations Read More

Hunger, starvation imminent over security concerns

June 25, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Farmers unable to go to farms due to banditry – el-Rufa’i …Food calamity looms unless…- CAN …12.83m citizens in crisis levels – FOA, ActionAid …We’re finding it difficult to cope – Nigerians …Don’t worry, we’re combing bandits’ hideouts – Military The increasing security concerns in Nigeria especially in the North have made it difficult for farmers to go to their Read More

Minister charges stakeholders on NAP domestication to end VAWG

June 25, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has charged all stakeholders to push effort towards the domestication of the National Action Plan (NAP) on the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women Peace and Security in states where it is yet to be domesticated, saying this will strengthen women’s voice to ending all forms of conflict associated Read More