Afikpo North chair holds education summit for teachers, stakeholders

July 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In recognition of the importance of basic education for rapid development, Chairman of Afikpo North Local Government Area, Barr. Obiageri Oko-Enyim, has organised an education summit to seek experts’ opinion on measures to adopt in improving the standard of education in the LGA and saving the school system from imminent collapse. According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Read More

4 cops, others feared dead at Enugu police check point attack

July 22, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

About four policemen and some unidentified persons were reportedly shot dead on Wednesday evening when gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi community in Enugu South local government area. Apart from the security operatives, many residents and passersby who ran into the scene were either killed or wounded by stray bullets in the ensuing gun duel. The policemen were said to Read More

Education remains my top priority – Buhari

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, said improving quality of education will continue to be his government’s priority. Speaking while receiving the proprietress, principal and students of a private school, Premier Pacesetters School, Daura, at his house, President Buhari gave assurances that more emphasis will be given to improvement of education.  “We will allocate an increasing share of Read More

2023: APC approves lobby committees for more youth inclusion

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved for the youth wing of the party to set up zonal strategic lobby committees that will engage party leaders at state and local levels to lobby the full inclusion and participation of young people in the forthcoming Congresses a d beyond. This is coming as the APC youth wing 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

Police kill 10 bandits, lose 2 in Niger

July 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Nigerian Police Special Unit, Operation PUFF ADDER Saturday killed 10 bandits in gun battle in Kundu village in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.  The bandits  were reported to have  attack the police base recently established in the village due to incessant attacks and kidnap of a Royal father.  It was learnt  that  the police however  lost two of Read More

Group tasks NASS on speedy domestication of Marrakesh Treaty

July 18, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Nigeria Association of the Blind (NAB), has appealed to the National Assembly to fast-track passage of the Nigeria Copyright amendment Bill before it, in order to fully domesticate the Marrakesh Treaty. The treaty makes the production and international transfer of specially adapted books for people with blindness or visual impairments easier, through a set of limitations or exceptions to Read More

Congresses: APC releases timetable, grants waivers to new members to contest

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the approved schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the party’s nationwide ward congresses scheduled for Saturday July 31, 2021. The party has also granted waivers to new members and returning executives to contest. According to the notice released Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

Yari berates APC national leadership over dissolution of Zamfara executives

July 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara State has challenged the national caretaker committee chairman of APC, Alhaji Maimala Buni for dissolving the Zamfara state executives of the APC, describing the Buni’s decision as contrary to the constitution of the APC. Yari stated this at the APC stakeholders meeting held at his residence in Talata Mafara Town, the Headquarters Read More

FG commissions electric vehicle charging station in Lagos

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the University of Lagos. The project is the initiative of the National Automotive Design and Development Agency, NADDC, under the Elective Vehicle Pilot Project. The commissioning, which took place Tuesday at the university’s faculty of engineering, was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Read More

Insecurity: NBAIS urges FG to take teaching of religion serious

July 12, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has urged the federal government to take the teaching of religion seriously in order to address the insecurity challenges facing the country. NBAIS Acting Registrar Professor Muhammad Shafiu Abdullahi who stated this Friday, during a special prayer for the nation at National Mosque Abuja, explained that prayer and government effort can help Read More

I ‘ve gotten PDP’s approval to run for president – Bala

July 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday declared that he had gotten the go ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to run for president in the 2023 election. He made the declaration when coalition of groups including the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Union of Bauchi State Read More

Pandemonium as another protest rocks Dunamis Church in Abuja

July 11, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A group under the auspices of Abuja Grass root Project (AGP) were on Sunday seen at the entrance of the church also wearing t-shirts and face caps with the inscription, #IStandwithBuhari, to prevent a planned protest by Omoyele Sowore #RevolutionNow. Comrade Yunusa Yusuf, coordinator of the group said that they got reliable information that following the arrest of 10 activists Read More

Zamfara: Bandits kill 39 in a reprisal attack

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 39 innocent people have been killed by the group of recalstrant Bandits in a reprisal mission in Faru district of Maradun local government area of Zamfara state. In a telephone conversation with Blueprint, resident of Faru, Malam Lawali Ahmad Faru said the bandits raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on Read More

Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

Climate change: Ebonyi to plant over 5m trees

July 9, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Ebonyi state government Thursday said it would plant over five million trees across the state to confront the adverse effects of climate change. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Dave Umahi on Environment, Prince Sunday Ugwuocha, disclosed this to journalists in Abakaliki, during the flag of this year’s  free tree planting. Ugwuocha noted that the state free tree planting policy has Read More

Breaking: Top government official assasinated in Enugu (PICTURES)

July 7, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI), Enugu, Prof Samuel Ndubisi, was on Wednesday assassinated along Enugu-Portharcourt road.      A Facebook user shared pictures of the ugly incident which happened on Wednesday afternoon at centenary City junction before Amaechi flyover.  As at the time of filling this report, no official statement government has Read More

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

Journalism Enhancement Bill to enjoy speedy attention at NASS – Odebunmi

July 6, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation Ethics and Values, Hon Segun Odebunmi on Monday promised speedy action on the Journalism Enhancement Bill presently before the National Assembly. Hon Odebunmi who stated this in Ibadan said that in doing this, he is determined to ensure that the bill gets the desired attention at the lower chamber. Read More

NTBLTC’s principal escapes abduction as gunmen attack, kidnap 7 staff in Kaduna

July 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Principal of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre (NTBLTC) Zaria in zaria Local Government of Kaduna state, Dr Shehu Labaran, has escaped being kidnapped by gunmen who stormmed the School’s Staff Quaters at 11.30pm on Saturday. Our Correspondent reports that the gunmen succeeded in kidnapping 7 Staff of the school. Those kidnapped include 2 men and 5 women in Read More

2023: Buni making occupation of Presidency simpler for APC – Ambassadors

July 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria 2020 Non-Career Ambassadors have lauded the recent harvest of political big wigs into the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that the leadership of governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state was making “continuous occupation of Presidency simpler and easier come 2023.” The Ambassadors, in a statement made available to newsmen Sunday in Abuja and signed by their Read More

Odu’a investment coy set to stage 39th AGM

July 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

The 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Odu’a Investment Company Limited is to hold on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at the company’s head office, Cocoa House, Ibadan, Oyo state capital. According to a statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs of the company, Mr Victor Ayetoro, the meeting will be presenting the year 2020 audited financial accounts as well as propose the declaration Read More

Insecurity: APC states agree on implementation of Security Trust Fund

July 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have resolved to strengthen the legal framework for the implementation of Security Trust Fund (STF) as part of efforts to end insecurity. The states under the leadership of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) however, commended the renewed offensive by Nigerian security agencies against criminal elements across the country, even as they reaffirmed the Read More

Arrest: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer exposes Kenya’s role as DSS grants IPOB leader ‘crucial freedom’

July 3, 2021 Editor 0

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Lawyer to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has revealed that the Kenyan government was deeply involved in the arrest of his client. Kenyan high commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, had on Friday denied his country’s involvement in the arrest of Kanu who is currently in the custody of Department of State Read More