FG issues shoot-at-sight order against Prisons’ attackers, fleeing inmates

April 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed great outrage at the recent wave of attacks on Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service NCoS, ordering personnel of the Service’s armed squad to shoot-at-sight any internal and external aggressor. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the order at an emergency meeting with NCoS Squadron Commanders, Field Commanders and Heads of Armed Squads. Read More

My Kano colloquium to prove secessionists wrong – Tinubu

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said the choice of Kano for his 12th colloquium and 69th birthday was to prove that Nigerians are one. He said it was douse ethnic tension and promote peaceful co-existence. The All Progressives Congress(APC) chieftain said Nigerians were better off together, faulting secessionists groups’ agitations. He said: “Why are we in Kano? It is Read More

Breaking: Tragedy strikes as 19 perish along Abuja-Kaduna expressway

March 22, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 19 people have been confirmed dead in an auto accident at the Kateri along the Kaduna-Abuja Highway on Sunday. The DAF trailer involved in the accident was said to be heading for Kano from Lagos when the incident happened. According to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the accident, which happened late Read More

Rochas to build schools for Almajiris in six northern states

March 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of his contributions to address the problems associated with Almajiris in the north, Senator Rochas Okorocha through his foundation ‘Rochas foundation’ has disclosed plan to build modern ‘tsangaya schools’ (Almajiri schools) in six northern states. Chief of staff of the foundation and former deputy governor of Bauchi state Alhaji Abdulmalik Mahmud made the disclosure Monday when the leader Read More

When Kano ‘First Lady’ celebrates Women’s Day with a difference

March 18, 2021 Muhammad Garba 0

For six uninterrupted years in Kano, the International Women’s Day is celebrated in occasions that give priority to initiatives that enhance the welfare of the womenfolk in the state.  The event, one of the United Nations days that is observed every March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political and socio-economic achievements of women, is being put in place by the wife Read More

Sanusi II emerges leader of Dhariqatul Tijjaniya Khalifa

March 15, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Followers and leaders of Dhariqatul Tijjianiyya Group weekend appointed a renowned and popular Islamic scholar and cleric who was also former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new Caliph, Khalifa of the group in Nigeria. The position was previously held by the former First Bank Managing Director, CBN Governor and Emir of Kano, Dr. Sanusi Lamido’s Read More

Breaking: Ganduje fires media aide,Yakassai, as DSS debunks arrest

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

Blueprint can authoritatively report that Salihu Tanko Yakassai has been sacked by the Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje. The state Commissioner of Information Muhammad Garba disclosed this a while ago on Saturday. The decision to sack Yakassai was reached after the aide reportedly criticised President Muhammadu Buhari via his social media account. Meanwhile, the Department of the State Security Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety mounts as death toll rises in Nigeria, 27 dead in 24 hours

January 30, 2021 NAN 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday reported 27 coronavirus-related deaths in the country, bringing the total number of those who had succumbed to the deadly virus to 1,577. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday. The public agency also announced 1,114 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the past 24 hours and these have taken the Read More

FG receives certificate for 12 Federal roads’ concession

January 29, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Agency (ICRC), Friday, presented the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for 12 federal roads to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. Fashola received the document from the ICRC acting Director-General, Mr Micheal Ohiari, during the formal handover ceremony in Abuja. The minister said the concession option is another way of financing the 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

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

Rotary clubs: Ganduje calls for membership sensitisation

August 25, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has called for more sensitisation on the need to join Rotary Clubs in view of their selfless service to humanity. The governor said contributions made by the clubs, especially in the fight against polio eradication worldwide, is something that could not be over emphasised. A press statement in Kano Tuesday said Ganduje spoke Read More

BUK gets new senate building

August 14, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Minster of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday inaugurated a new senate building at Bayero University, Kano, named after Prof. Adamu Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC). A press statement issued in Kano Friday indicated that the new structure was constructed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).  Rasheed was the ninth vice-chancellor from Read More