Attack on Saraki’s national pilot newspaper, politically motivated – Mgt

October 25, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The mangement of National Pilot Newspaper floated by the former president of the senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said that Friday’s attack on the media house by rampaging hoodlums was politically motivated. Rampaging youth in Ilorin Friday carried out attacks on the headquarters of the paper located along Asa Dam road, Ilorin including private and public facilities and ware houses Read More

5 injured, vehicles destroyed in fresh Kano #EndSARS protest

October 20, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

It has now been officially confirmed that five people sustained various degrees of injury with  seven cars burnt to ashes in addition to  vandalising eight, following a fresh #EndSARS protest which turned violent at Sabon-Gari area of Kano metropolis. Confirming the incident at a press briefing in Kano Tuesday evening, the state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Habu Sani said Galaxy shopping Read More

SUV crushes 4 #EndSARS agitators to death in Edo

October 18, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The EndSARS agitation by concerned Nigerian citizens in States across the country, on Saturday night claimed no fewer than four protesters in Benin City, Edo State.The protesters, mainly youths were protesting alleged  brutality and extortions by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)- a unit of the police.A speedy Toyota Sports Utility Vehicle  (SUV) was said to have rammed Read More

4 Jigawa girls drown in Kafin Doki river

October 16, 2020 Muhammad Aliyu 0

Tragedy struck, Monday in Kafin Doki Yamma village of Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state, as four girls got drowned in a river in the morning of the fateful day, sources told our reporter Tuesday evening. According to the sources, the tragedy occurred around 10:30 am when the deceased children, on trying to cross the small river in Kafin Doki Yamma village on Read More

Updated: More casualties as another building collapses in Lagos

October 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The casualty figures after a three-storey building collapsed in Lagos state on Sunday has increased.Six persons have now died and five others are severely injured. The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident said the affected three-storey building located at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island, was under construction when it collapsed.   “Upon arrival Read More

Woman found dead in Makurdi water drainage

October 11, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

A young woman in her thirties was Sunday morning discovered dead in a water drainage along Calabar street in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.The young lady, who was identified as Angbiandoo, was said to have left home around 7 pm Saturday but never returned.The Benue state Police Command spokesperson, DSP Catherine Sewuese Anene, who confirmed the incident said, “a lifeless body Read More

Truck crushes 2 varsity lecturers, 5 others in Benue

October 11, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

  No fewer than seven persons were Saturday evening killed and another seriously injured when a truck rammed into a parked Toyota Camry car at Gbatse in Ushongo local government area of Benue state.Blueprint learnt that those who died in the accident, which occurred around 5pm, included two lecturers of the University of Mkar, two children and three others. Some of Read More

Gunmen invade Abuja, attack residents, kidnap 1

October 8, 2020 Editor 0

There was pandemonium in Abuja following invasion of gunmen in a suburb known Pegi located inside Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The hoodlums later kidnapped one person after attacking residents while they shot sporadically Wednesday night. According to sources, the gunmen, said to have dressed in black attire fired shots at a Volkswagen saloon car, condemning Read More

Jealous Kano house wife who killed own kids arrested – Police

October 5, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state police command said it has arrested a housewife, Hauwau who allegedly killed two of her own children in Diso Quarters of Gwale local government area over rivalry with her mate on Saturday. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the incident to newsmen, Sunday said the suspect, “Hauwau is in police custody.” He further said the investigation was ongoing as Read More

Assault: Court orders Senator Abbo to pay victim N50m

September 28, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday ordered Senator Elisha Abbo to pay N50m as compensation to a sex toy shop sales girl, Osimibibra Warmate, for assaulting her. The assault incident took place in Abuja where the lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial district the National Assembly allegedly carried out the act. The senator was seen in Read More

Breaking: Another fire outbreak wrecks havoc in Lokoja

September 26, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fire has engulfed a popular electronic shop in the early hours of Saturday in Lokoja, Kogi state capital. The incident is happening barely four days after oil tanker explosion claimed about 23 lives in Lokoja. Blueprint learnt that the fire started at about 5am on Saturday. An eyewitness account revealed that the timely intervention of youths in the area, as Read More

Gunmen kill Plateau monarch, slay 5 in Benue

The District Head of Foron in Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau state, Bulus Chuwang Jang, has been killed by gunmen. The sad development coincides with a similar incident in Benue where five persons have been killed gunmen suspected to be herders. Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders in neighbouring Heipang District of Barkin Ladi LGA, Rwang Tengwong, who confirmed the Read More

Updated: 50 shops, 5 houses burnt in Niger tanker explosion

September 7, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

About 50 shops and five houses have been burnt in a tanker fire explosion that occurred at Lambata town in Gawu Babangida local government area of Niger state, Sunday night. It was also learnt that two vehicles, one of them a fuel laden tanker, and the other a trailer loaded with goods, were also burnt in addition to two motorcycles Read More

In US, Police kill another black man

September 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Police in the United States have shot dead another black man, who they said had a handgun but had dropped it during a violent altercation in Los Angeles, triggering fresh outrage as tensions soar over racism and police brutality. The man, named in local media as 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was riding his bicycle when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies tried Read More

IGP orders CP Oyo to re-arrest escaped serial killer, Sunday Shodipe

August 19, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Commission of Police in charge of Oyo state, CP Joe Enwonwu, to ensure that escaped serial killer, Sunday Shodipe, was re-arrested.This is as the Police boss has deployed additional investigative aids to the state to complement the efforts of the Oyo State Police Command in the ongoing manhunt of Shodipe, a prime suspect Read More

Ebonyi NSCDC absolves self from robbery incident

August 18, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

  The Ebonyi state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has called for a thorough investigation of the three personnel of private security firm on night guard at the St Marte Umahi International Market on August 8 when a robbery incident occurred. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Paul Dimba, condemned Read More

Anambra: One dead, 10 injured in auto crashes

August 12, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A hit and run driver, Wednesday, killed a female pedestrian at Okpoko junction, Onitsha, Anambra state.An eyewitness, Mr Uche Igbeke, told Blueprint that the victim, whose identity had not been established as at time of filing this report, was knocked down by a vehicle at a high speed while crossing to the other side of the road. Confirming the report, Mr Paschal Read More

Buhari hails new NBA President, Akpata

August 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the new President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, on his emergence. The president, according to his media adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina, wished Akpata success on the mandate given to him to lead Nigerian lawyers to chart a path of professional development and fulfilment. Buhari said he believed that the new NBA Read More

Building collapse: Tragedy averted as 40-year-old man escapes death in Kano

July 29, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Tragedy was averted in the early hours of Wednesday when a 40-year-old man, Abdulrashid Danjuma, escaped death by the whiskers as he was rescued from  one storey building which had collapsed in Kurna Dangawan Jingau street, Dala local government area of Kano state. Blueprint gathered that all other occupants of the building had moved out before the incident occurred. The Public Read More

How I escaped kidnappers along Abuja – Kaduna highway – Media house driver

June 25, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Sun Newspaper driver, Malam Ibrahim, on Thursday narrowly escaped from kidnappers after he was abducted alongside several other travelers in the early hours of the same day, along Kaduna-Abuja highway.Recounting his ordeal, Ibrahim said he escaped from the kidnappers’ hands, having slumped in the bush, making his abductors believe that he was sick and would not be fit to Read More

Truck crushes pedestrian woman to death in Anambra

June 25, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

A middle aged woman whose identity was yet to be revealed was on Thursday, knocked to death at Coca-Cola area, Onitsha, Anambra state, by a green coloured DAF truck with a registration number, USL860ZC.An eyewitness, Mr Ifeanyi Obi, alleged that the incident occurred when the driver lost control while trying to avoid pedestrians crossing the expressway, but unfortunately ran over Read More

Boyfriend escapes, body of FUOYE student found in Osun

June 18, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

   Residents of Koko area, Iree in Boripe local government area of Osun state, Tuesday, raised the alarm over the death of a 21-year-old girl, Faderera Oloyede, after visiting her boyfriend.  It was learnt that the body of the young lady was found in the room after her boyfriend simply referred to as Maliki Ayo,  ran away.  It was gathered Read More

Fear grips many as thunder kills 3 FRSC officials in Ogun

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Three officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) died mysteriously after a flash of thunder lightning occurred in their office in the early hours of Wednesday in the Ilese area of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the incident occurred about 10.00 a.m. when a prolonged rain accompanied by thunder occurred at the FRSC Read More

La Liga to take action on Messi pitch- invader

June 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

La Liga says it will take legal action after a pitch-invader breached security to get a selfie with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi at a behind-closed-doors game. The fan, wearing an Argentina shirt with Messi’s name and number, appeared on the pitch early in the second half of Saturday’s 4-0 win away to Mallorca. He managed to pose for a picture within a Read More