Fire guts biggest supermarket in Ogwashi-Uku

June 22, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Goods worth millions of naira were Tuesday razed down the largest supermarket in Ogwashi Uku, headquarters of Aniocha south local government area of Delta state. The walls of the facility, Sylverson Supermarket  situated along the busy old Ogwashi Uku—Benin road which has operated for over 25 years in the premises collapsed as a result of the intensity of the fire. Read More

Uniben Don shot dead in Edo

June 17, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

Gunmen suspected to be assassins have reportedly shot dead a lecturer of the Department of Public Administration, in  University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo state. The victim identified as Maxwell Eseosa Aimuen, 33 was said to have been attacked by his assailants while driving into his compound at Isihor community, Ovia South East local government area of the State.  The gunmen Read More

5 burnt to death in Ogun tanker fire

June 17, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Five persons have been burnt to death while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in an explosion at Ajilete axis of the Owode-Idiroko Road in Ogun state. Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday, when the fuel-laden tanker was descending the sloppy road in the area but suddenly had its tank fell off and went up in Read More

Emergencies: Victims’ ordeals, national response

June 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Owing to poor and tardy preparations, Nigeria is often caught in the web of emergency situations. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a look at some victims’ ordeals, the country’s preparedness and x-ray of recent developments. Emergency situations are not new in Nigeria or anywhere across the globe. From time immemorial, Nigerians have passed through several emergency situations. In many Read More

7 years after, Chibok school resumes

June 7, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

After seven years of closure, Government secondary school Chibok in Borno state on Monday resumed school activities. The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, made this latest development known via his official Facebook page. According to him: “We will never allow that unfortunate incident or something similar to that weaken our determination towards providing free and compulsory education to every Read More

Fire disaster: FG commissions 20 life-support ambulances, 7 firefighting trucks

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned another twenty new Basic Life Support Ambulance buses and seven state-of-the-art firefighting trucks as part of efforts to reduce incidences of fire disasters in the country. The newly acquired equipment were part of the N10.4 billion infrastructure upgrade approved by the Federal Executive Council on March 3, comprising of 44 firefighting engines, 15 water tankers, Read More

Ebonyi killings: Death toll rises to 42

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The death toll in the three communities of Ebonyi-Benue borders that was attacked by herders has risen to 42.  Armed herdsmen had on Saturday morning invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state and killed over 30 persons not leaving behind pregnant women and nursing mothers. The communities has common boundaries with Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Don’t let Anambra slide into anarchy, APC gov aspirant warns Obiano

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the governorship aspirants seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Anambra election, Dr. Chidozie Nwankwo, has called on the state governor Chief Willy Obiano, to tackle the growing incidence of security challenges afflicting the state. Speaking against the backdrop of the recent clashes between the neighbouring communities of Anaku and Omor in Anyamelum council Read More

Police nab 4 in Ogun over alleged kidnapping

May 12, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Four members of a kidnap syndicate, have been arrested by operatives of Ogun state police command for kidnapping a 13-year-old girl in Onipanu area of Ado odo ota local government area of the state.  The suspects, John Nelson, Adeleke Ayotunde, Adekunle Basit and Abey Fagbemi were arrested, following a complaint lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters, by one Adejunwon Odunowo, who Read More

3 dead as 2 communities wage war over land in Osun

May 7, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents of Ile-Ogbo in Aiyedire Local Government and Iwo, Iwo Local Government areas of Osun state have drawn dagger over a piece of land.  It was gathered that the two communities have been engaging in communal clash over a portion of land at Asalu, Oke Saji, a border between Iwo and Ile-Ogbo.  It was learnt that no fewer that three Read More

Call for military intervention in Nigeria irresponsible – Oshiomhole

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has described as ‘irresponsible’ for anybody to call on military to overthrown a democratically elected government before because of challenges facing the country. The former Edo state governor said the world, including Nigeria have agreed that never again “unelected Angels will govern.” Speaking Friday in Abuja when Read More

Breaking: 14 burnt to death on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident

May 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

About 14 passengers (11 adults and three children) were on Thursday night burnt to death in an accident around the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. The spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, Friday. Confirming the incident, Akinbiyi said the accident involved a silver Toyota RAV 4, with registration number, LND 13 GS, a Read More

Breaking: RCCG Pastor Adeboye’s son is dead

May 6, 2021 Editor 0

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the ‘miracle child’ of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, has passed on at the age of 42. The Head of Media and Public Relations, RCCG, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, however, confirmed the incident on Thursday morning. He said, “It is true. The incident happened in Eket where he was based. Read More

9 feared dead, property destroyed as armed men attack Anambra community

April 26, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

At least nine persons were confirmed dead with several others injured as hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen attacked Awkuzu community, in Oyi local government area of Anambra state.Sources alleged that the attackers trooped in with machetes and clubs, adding that some of those either killed or wounded were students of the state owned higher institution, residing in the community. Some Read More

Abuja: N15m demanded as one kidnap in Pegi

April 26, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Again, unknown gunmen on Sunday night kidnapped one person in Pegi community, Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This is coming less than a month, when one person was kidnapped and a ransome of N2 million was paid before he was released. Confirming the incident to newsmen in Abuja, the Chairman Pegi Community Development Association (PECDA) Isaac Read More

Atiku’s aide escapes gunmen attack

April 11, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Ambassador Aliyu Abbas, an aide to former Vice President of NIgeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday escaped death by the whiskers, following an attack by gunmen on his convoy. It was gathered that the attack took place on his way to Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, alongside. The director media and publicity, Atiku Care Foundation, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, confirmed Read More

Tension in Tunga Maje as lawyer foils kidnap attempt

April 7, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

There was tension in Tunga Maje village, a suburb of Gwagwalada Area Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Tuesday, following an attack on a legal practitioner, Barrister David Aigbefoh, and his household by suspected kidnappers. Barrister Aigbefoh told Blueprint that about 1.30am Tuesday he heard a loud noise at the gate of his house and realised that the kidnappers Read More

Man seized from police, burnt to death for blasphemy in Bauchi

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A water vendor called Talle Mai Ruwa at Sade village in Darazo local government area of Bauchi state was seized from police station in the village by mob on Tuesday where he was being detained for allegedly blaspheming prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and lynched him. The irate youth had after killing the alleged blasphemer burnt his corpse to ashes in a Read More

Gunmen kill 8, injure 4 in Kaduna communities

March 31, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Gunmen have killed eight people and injured four others in separate attacks spanning Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna state. According to the Kaduna state government, the attacks took place in Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun, Kajuru and Hayin Kanwa village, Fatika district, Giwa LGAs. “Eight people have been killed, and four injured by armed bandits in Read More

Fire razes Katsina central market

March 22, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

Sections of the Katsina Central market were razed Monday with hundreds of shops burnt to ashes and goods worth millions of naira lost. Blueprint gathered that the inferno started around 8:30am at a shop and quickly spread to other parts at the centre of the market. The fire was still raging as at about 12:30pm, in spite of efforts of Read More

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the Read More