‘APC will win 6.2m new voters to win in 2023’

April 10, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 National Youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, has said his party will win the emerging 6.2 million new young voters in 2023 to retain power. Ahmed said, statistics have shown that 6.2 million young Nigerians who have never voted would be attaining the voting age before the next election, a group which he said, the Read More

Autonomy: Judiciary workers to shut down courts Tuesday

April 4, 2021 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has directed her members accross Nigeria to shut down courts following the inability of Goverment to implement Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary in line with the Constitution and other extant laws. The union had on 13th March 2021 issued a 21- day ultimatum which elapsed on Sunday April 2021,  and strike begin Monday but Read More

The education turmoil in North

March 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The menace of kidnapping which is growing at an alarming rate is no doubt a war declared on education and government, relevant stakeholders, NGOs, etc efforts in curbing the high rate of children that are out-of-school in the Northern region. The North in several reports has been found to be left behind in terms of education, compared to the South. Read More

Bandits strike in Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto as Police kill 2 gunmen, lose 1… students, pastor, others abducted

 The ugly trend of banditry in the North-west and a part of North-central of Nigeria continued Thursday with the criminal elements killing innocent citizens and abducting others. The affected states include Kaduna and Zamfara and Sokoto, all in the North-west, as well as Niger in the North-central Although they killed a security officer, they however lost two of their gang members in Read More

We won’t negotiate with kidnappers over release of 39 students, 3 teachers – El-Rufai

March 16, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Kaduna state government will not negotiate with the abductors of 39 students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation and three teachers of LEA Primary School Rema, Birnin Gwari, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has reiterated. Governor el-Rufai, who believed that ranching as is currently being established in Damau, Kubau local government area, is the best form of rearing cattle given the prevailing situation, called Read More

Breaking: Players, officials escape death as another NPFL club bus crashes

March 12, 2021 Editor 0

Barely one month after, another Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club, Akwa United, travelling have been involved in accident. The bus of the Uyo-based club crashed in Enugu after a head-on collision with a truck en route Kaduna to honour this weekend’s match against Jigawa Golden stars. Blueprint gathered that some players and officials of the team who were injured Read More

Corruption: Group petitions minister, CCB against DG NARICT

March 11, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

A Kaduna based human right group under the auspices of Network for Justice (NJ) has petitioned Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Christopher Ogbonnaya Onu and chairman, Code Conduct Bureau (CCB) against Director General of National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, Professor Jeffery Tsware Barminas, over corruption, abuse and religious sentiments. The group in its eight pages petition Read More

Bello blasts SA as Niger fishermen identify bandit’s route

March 11, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Fish sellers operating at the bank of River Kaduna near Zugeru town in Niger state; have taken Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to route used by bandits to launch dreaded attacks on surrounding communities without the presence of police and other security agencies. The governor was said to have stopped at the spot while returning from a function in Mariga local Read More

Kidnapping: FG’ll not shutdown Kaduna Airport – FAAN MD

March 7, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The federal government will not shutdown the Kaduna International Airport following the kidnap of staff of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA on Saturday morning by kidnappers when they launched attack on the staff quarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), where some of the personnel who work in the airport reside, FAAN MD has said. Managing Director Read More

Breaking: Bandits attack Kaduna Airport, kidnap 11 workers, family members

March 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gunmen have reportedly stormed the residential quatres of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in Kaduna airport, abducting 11 persons, including a family of six and a housewife with her two children. It gathered that the gunmen invaded the quarters around 12:10 am on Saturday after gaining access through the airport’s runway 05. Confirming the attack, FAAN spokesperson, Henrietta Read More

Herders: Northern coalition backs Bauchi gov

February 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Coalition of Northern Organisation (CON), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO )has supported Governor Bala Mohammed over his comments that Fulani herdsmen need to carry arms to defend themselves from banditry, kidnapping, and cattle rustling.  Speaking in Kaduna on Saturday, Convener of CON, Malam Idris Umar Goga, condemned the recent quit notice reportedly issued to Fulani herders in some Southwest states declaring Read More

Zamfara: Marafa meets stakeholders, ready for reconciliation with Yari’s faction

February 6, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Senator Kabiru Marafa met with All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders from Zamfara state in Kaduna on Saturday to discuss the All Progressives Congress (APC) crisis in the state. Marafa also stated his readiness to reconcile with the other faction led by ex-Governor Abdulaziz Yari. The crisis between the Marafa and Yari factions led to APC running two parallel offices in Read More

Hoodlums burn Church pavilion in Kaduna

January 29, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has condemned the burning of pavilion erected by ECWA Church for a conference in Zangon Kataf local government area, while tasking security agencies to fish out the culprits for prosecution.  The pavilion erected close to the Agwatyap palace was burnt by unknown people, but a statement signed by Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security Read More

The diaspora quagmire for Nigeria

January 24, 2021 Idoko Ainoko 0

It is established that the population of a nation is its strength; the intellectual and positive productive gifts of its citizenry are its power and enviable assets. The overbeaten cliché in the inaugural address by a former American President. Mr. John F. Kennedy’s in 1961, pricked the consciousness of the people to national loyalty and patriotism soberly; “ask not what Read More

COVID-19: With over 2314, Nigeria records highest cases ever

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria on Friday recorded 2314 COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. Out ot the numbers, Lagos, Kaduna and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) registered highest infection within 24 hours. Here is the breakdown Lagos-831 Kaduna-545 FCT-235 Plateau-127 Nasarawa-80 Oyo-72 Delta-65 Rivers-64 Kano-46 Ogun-46 Bayelsa-30 Gombe-30 Abia-28 Osun-27 Edo-25 Ondo-14 Sokoto-12 Zamfara-10 Bauchi-8 Imo-5 Jigawa-4 Ekiti-4 Borno-4 Read More

Breaking: NECO releases results, deregisters 12 schools in 6 states… see details

January 13, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Examination Council (NECO) has deregistered 12 schools for engaging in examination malpractices during the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The Chief Registrar of the Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, stated this while releasing the results in Minna, Niger state capital on Wednesday. According to the Registrar, 24 supervisors were also blacklisted for aiding and abetting examination malpractices. He Read More

Insecurity: Group indicts, accuses Northern coalition of plot to undermine Buhari, armed forces

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has been found at the centre of a fresh plot to blackmail and undermine President Muhammadu Buhari and the armed forces of Nigeria across the north.  According to the Northern Patriots (NP), “In disguise of fighting for the security of the region, the CNG secretly sponsors banditry.” Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday Read More

El-Amin winning 15th Georgian Cup on our 25th anniversary special – Babangida

December 15, 2020 Editor 0

The patron and one of the players of the Kaduna El-Amin Polo Club, Mohammed Babangida, has described the winning of Africa’s most prestigious polo trophy, the Georgian Cup at the 2020 edition of the Kaduna International Polo Tournament as special. Babangida who stated this while fielding questions from our correspondent on Tuesday via phone call said, “Crowning it up with Read More