2023: Uba Sani vows to empower women, youths 

January 22, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress in Kaduna state, Sen. Uba Sani, has promised to empower women and youth if elected governor, just as women and youths occupy strategic positions in the el-Rufai administration. Senator Sani said majority of the voting population are youths and women, so he is counting on their votes to win the governorship election to Read More

One death too many: Are domestic workers swept under the carpet?

December 26, 2022 Matthew Ma 0

  “Today, many domestic workers have tales of horror to share about the ordeal of modern slavery. Sadly, some, who could not withstand torture, died in the hands of those they looked up to as helpers of destiny.” When we talk of modern slavery, we often think of human trafficking and prostitution. But one popular but painfully common form of Read More

We are working to enthrone new Nigeria – Obasanjo

December 14, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday  said he is working with other elder statesmen to enthrone a new Nigeria. He stated this while speaking at the Ohanaeze Ndigbo National Secretariat in Enugu, Monday.  He said Nigeria is currently at the crossroads in her political history and needs a leader with the right character and capacity to reposition the country.  Obasanjo signed Read More

How Appeal Court restored Binani as Adamawa APC guber candidate 

November 25, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

The Appeal Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa state , Thursday declared Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate. Justice Tani Yusuf Hassan decided to set aside the judgment of a Federal High Court that nullified the governorship primary and said APC has no candidate for the 2023 governorship election. Former chairman of the Economic and Read More

The shortfall of Supreme Court justices

October 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, last week drew the nation’s attention to the sordid reality that the depletion in the number of Supreme Court Justices is a burden to Nigeria’s apex court. This development is worrisome considering the fact that the 2023 general elections are fast approaching. Justice Ariwoola spoke last week in Abuja at a Read More

Wadume: A mockery of justice

August 21, 2022 Blueprint 0

The seven-year jail sentence handed down to the convicted kidnap kingpin in Taraba state, Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, by the Federal High Court in Abuja was not only shocking but also embarrassing. That a notorious criminal, who has terrorised hapless citizens and killing many in the process, could walk away gleefully with a slap on the wrist is Read More

Commission boss hails Gov Bello on justice sector reforms

July 29, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

The director-general, Public Defender and Citizens Rights Commission (PDCRC), Barrister Abdullahi Zakari, has commended the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, for prioritising justice sector reforms to enable indigent and vulnerable citizens to have access to justice free-of-charge. Zakari made the commendation at a two-day capacity building workshop organised for PDCRC stakeholders in Lokoja Friday. He said the workshop organised by Read More

Bizzare! Judge murders wife, burns her face with acid

July 2, 2022 Agency Report 0

An Egyptian judge identified as Ayman Hajaj has allegedly murdered his wife, a 42-year-old television presenter, and burned her face using nitric acid, according to local media reports. Earlier in June, Hajaj, vice president of the state council, had reported that his wife, Shaymaa Jamal, had gone missing and that she was last seen in front of a mall, in Read More

Aregbesola advocates 12-month timeline for dispensation of Justice on criminal cases

June 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has called on the judicial arm of government to support the ongoing reform in the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) through timely conclusion of criminal cases.  Aregbesola specifically advocated a 12-month timeline for dispensation of justice on criminal cases brought to the court.  The Minister spoke on Tuesday at a two-day Controller General of Read More

Supreme Court Justices deserve more

Recently, in an unprecedented manner in the 58 years annals of the Supreme Court of Nigeria Nigeria, all the 14 serving Justices of the Supreme Court protested their horrific welfare and deplorable conditions of service to the Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN ). In a world that has since become a global village, the memo leaked. Who did this Read More

ActionAid harps on gender justice in emergency response

November 19, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi, has harped on the essence of gender justice by all organisations involved in providing humanitarian assistance to victims of disasters. Obi, who was represented by the manager, Government Programme of ActionAid, Celestine Okwudili Odo, said this in her remarks at a three-day National Retreat on the National Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus framework Read More

Itunu Babalola: Justice must be served, NIDCOM boss vows

November 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon AbikeDabiri-Erewa, has demanded full autopsy of a Nigerian girl, Itunu Babalola, 23, who died in Cote D’ivoire to determine the circumstances surrounding the death. Blueprint reports that Itunu’s house in Abidjan Cote D’ivoire had been burgled and she reported the case to the police for investigation, however, she used Miss Becky Paul Read More

UNILORIN: 400-level student attacks, inflicts injury on female lecturer

November 14, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A 400-level male student of the department of microbiology, faculty of life sciences, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has allegedly attacked his female lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakariyyah, inflicting bodily injury on her.  Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday at the institution.However, the affected lecturer according to the university authority, is now said to be in stable condition and recuperating.The student, Read More

Odili, others: Nigeria under seige – Afenifere

November 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba socio-political rganization, Afenifere, Wednesday declared that the last week invasion of the Abuja residence of Hon Justice Mary Peter Odili, the attack on Ado Ekiti home of Professor Banji Akintoye, the abduction of Kwali Chief Imam and his children among others are indications that Nigeria is clearly under siege by evil minded people. Afenifere stated this in a Read More

Presidential c’ttee releases 122 inmates in Kwara

November 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion has released 122 children from the Borstal Training Institute in Ilorin, Kwara state. The committee led by its chairperson, Ishaq Bello, the immediate-past and Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, facilitated the release of the children during their visit to the borstal institution Weekend. The Federal Ministry of Read More

CUPP condemns invasion of Justice Odili’s Abuja residence

October 31, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned the Friday invasion of the Abuja residence of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Mary Odili, by armed security agents. The CUPP, which expressed shock over the development, further condemned, what it described as ungodly and illegal invasion. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere said Read More

Breaking: PDP National Convention to go on as party floors Secondus at Appeal Court

October 29, 2021 Editor 0

It has now been confirmed that the scheduled National convention by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will go ahead after the country’s main opposition party defeated it’s suspended national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus in court. Specifically, the court asked the party to carry on with its national convention unhindered. Secondus had approached the Court of Appeal, sitting in Port-Harcourt, the Read More

Buratai’s purported comments on insecurity false – CSO

October 23, 2021 Editor 0

A rights group, Civil Society for Peace, Justice and Development has described the statement in some section of the media credited to Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic and former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as “a desperation of enemies of Nigeria to create friction between the nation’s leaders in their efforts to end insecurity. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd) Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

40m membership: We ‘ll win Anambra, victorious in 2023 general elections – APC

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed confidence that it will win the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and later win the 2023 general elections with its membership strength of over 40 million. The ruling party has boasted that governorship  elections in Ekiti and Osun states will be in their favour. Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

N400 million fraud: Metuh’s re-arraignment suffers set back over Judge’s absence

October 14, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The re-arraignment of former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, was stalled on Thursday due to the absence of Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Metuh, a former PDP Spokesman is facing a N400 million over the allegation that without contract approval or execution, he received the sum of N400 million from Read More