14 die in Osun road accident

July 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun says no fewer than 14 people lost their lives in an accident that occurred on Ipetu-Ijesa – Ilesa Highway on Saturday evening. Sector Commander, Paul Okpe, made this known in a statement issued by Agnes Ogungbemi, the command’s spokesperson, which was made available to journalists on Sunday morning in Osogbo. Mrs Ogungbemi Read More

In Zamfara, Blueprint man, others emerge as NUJ correspondents chapel leaders

July 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondents Chapel Zamfara State Council on Saturday elected new leaders to serve for the next three years. Among them is the Blueprint correspondent Sanusi Muhammad who emerged as Treasurer unopposed. Speaking at the end of election held at the state secretariat of the union in Gusau, the chairman of credential committee, Comrade. Ibrahim Kanoma, Read More

Senate screening: Groups call for arrest of Lauretta, accuse her of perjury

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

A coalition of civil society organisations and an election observer group have called for the arrest of Lauretta Onochie, who was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chairman, Steering Committee of the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), Dr Chima Amadi, while addressing journalists in Abuja, accused Mrs Lauretta of lying Read More

Police arrests man for allege culpable homicide, robbery in Zamfara

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara State Police Command arrested one Suleiman Baba Maiyaki in for criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and armed robbery. The state command public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu said in a statement issued to journalists in Gusau Thursday. He explained that the arrest was sequel to a report received from a complainant by one Zaharaddeen Bashir from Kwotorkoshi emirate Read More

FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss

July 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism. Maigari, disclosed that already he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State 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

Experts analyse benefits of organic agro-practices 

July 4, 2021 John Oba 0

Agro experts have canvasses the adoption of Organic agriculture practices in Nigeria saying it sustain or improve agroecology as longevity of land or environment for organic agriculture has to be ensured by organic agriculture.  This is even as he said that no country in Africa is among the top 10 of the world’s largest area of organic land.Olugbenga Ade Oluwa, who Read More

World Sports Journalist Day: SWAN FCT preaches ethical values, enhanced media package

July 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

As World Journalist Day is being marked globally, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter has sued for improved ethical values among professionals and enhanced take home packages at work places. Chairman of SWAN in Abuja, Comrade Ndubueze Chidoka, in press statement on Friday observed that lack of commiserate pay for sporting media practitioners has led to desperation among Read More

NANS decries kidnap of students, demands intervention

July 2, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lamented the kidnap of students in different parts of the country and demanded an urgent intervention from concerned authorities. Addressing journalists Friday in Abuja, its national president, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oyeniyi, after taking over power from the previous exco, said the association hds also spoken with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Read More

Breaking: At last, FG reveals how IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was nabbed

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government has finally revealed how the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was trailed and arrested before he was repatriated to Nigeria on Sunday. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this while speaking to Journalists said Nigeria’s security intelligence trailed the leader of the proscribed  Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, for two years. He said, Read More

Stakeholders urge Nigerians to support NAPAAS in nation building

June 26, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The National Coordinator of Women Auxiliary Nigeria Legion, Dr. Charity Ogbole, stressed the need for wealthy Nigerians to assist the less privileged, especially the wives of men who have used their youthful period to serve the nation till death or retirement. According to Ogbole, such support would help reduce crime, the high level of poverty , and as well reduce Read More

U.S. embassy partners Channels Academy to train conflict reporters

June 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Embassy Abuja, in partnership with Channels Academy, has trained over 150 journalists on Conflict Reporting and Peace Journalism. A press statement by the embassy, Friday in Abuja, indicated that, “In her opening remarks, the U.S. Embassy spokesperson/press attaché, Jeanne Clark, noted that the United States recognised that security challenges exist in many forms throughout the country, and that 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

Verify your stories, NYSC DG tells journalists

June 25, 2021 John Oba 0

The Director General National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has called on the media as critical stakeholders in the unity of Nigeria to always verify its stories before going to press. Ibrahim stated this on Thursday at a Journalists Colloquium organised by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Headquarters chapel, Abuja. Ibrahim, Read More

Cholera outbreak: Abuja records 3 death, 91 suspected cases

June 24, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reported Cholera outbreak in the territory. Addressing Journalists in Abuja, the Acting Secretary, Health and Human Services, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, said that as at June 23, no fewer than seven deaths and 91 suspected cases have so far been recorded. While explaining that the sporadic outbreak in the rainy season could be as Read More

Amina Mohammed reappointed UN Deputy Secretary-General

June 19, 2021 Agency Report 0

Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed has been re-appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. António Guterres on Friday asked Mohammed to serve as Deputy Secretary-General for a second term, shortly after the UN General Assembly re-appointed him for a second term. Guterres’ second term starts on January 1, 2022, and will run for a period of five years. He succeeded Ban Read More

Abuja estate residents protest citing of school, demand title documents from property developer

June 18, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Association of Home Owners and Residents (AHOAR), Paradise Estate in Dape district of Abuja, have protested the citing of a school for less privilege children in the estate, which they say is contrary to the assurance of the property developer and the Department of Development Control of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC).  Addressing journalists in Abuja Friday, during Read More

40-year-old man caught with human head in Osun

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command has arrested a 40-year-old man, Kabiru Oyeduntan, with a human head.  The suspect, who was paraded by the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, was alleged to be a ritualist.  According to the CP, the suspect was arrested around 9pm of Thursday, June 10, 2021 at quarry area, Apomu in Isokan local government area of the Read More

Killings: Oyo needs security summit to resolve challenges – NUJ

June 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Disturbed by the last Saturday night killings in Igangan, Oyo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Tuesday advised Governor Seyi Makinde to without wasting time convene security summit in the state. The union gave the advice in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan jointly signed by its chairman, Comrade Ademola Babalola and secretary, Comrade Sola Read More

FCT SWAN: Give elected leaders necessary support, cooperation, North Central Zone tells stakeholders

June 5, 2021 NAN 0

The North Central Zone of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), has congratulated the newly-elected executive members of the FCT chapter of the association for emerging victorious at its elective congress held on Friday in Abuja. The message was communicated in a statement jointly signed by the Zonal Vice President, Danmusa Mohammed, and Secretary, Abubakar Hassan. They applauded members Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

On Blueprint newspaper’s 10th anniversary

June 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Within its ten years of existence, Blueprint newspaper has brought about a lot of changes in journalism practice in terms of reporting accurate, fast, and reliable information. Journalism is one of the most risky professions as journalists risk their lives to disseminate the needed information as such the personnel of Blueprint newspaper deserve commendation for their relentless services despite the Read More