Pictures: 40 dead, several injured as boat capsizes in Kano

December 1, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

No fewer than 40 persons have been confirmed dead and several injured after a boat conveying pupils of Madinatu Islamiyya school in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano state, capsized on Tuesday night. An eyewitness said the boat capsized in the middle of the river though the reason for the accident is yet unknown. The deceased students and their teachers Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Osun govt withdraws case against Aregbesola’s loyalists

October 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government, Friday, withdrew case instituted against some loyalists of former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who are standing trial on alleged breach of peace. The defendants are leaders of the splinter group of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP). They are Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former party secretary and chairman of the factional APC, former State Chairman of the party, Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation Read More

Breaking: Newly appointed Emir is dead

September 22, 2021 Bashir Mohammed, Kano 0

The emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, has died at the age of 93 after a protracted illness Blueprint findings revealed that the monarch has been indisposed since his appointment as the new emir of Gaya following the creation of four additional emirates in Kano dtate by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The late Abdulkadir remained out of sight for the Read More

How mob sacked Sokoto police station, killed 13 bandits – Locals

An angry mob in Tangaza town attacked the Tangaza Divisional Police headquarters in Sokoto state, killed 13 suspected bandits and burnt them to ashes. A report from the area indicated that the suspected bandits were said to be among those that attacked the town Friday evening, killing two people. The report also said the bandits had, during the attack, carted Read More

How we killed Sen. Na’Allah’s son – Suspects

September 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Suspected killers of Capt Abdulkarim Bala Na’Allah, the first son of Senator Bala Na’Allah, have explained how they killed the pilot in his Malali residence two weeks ago. Abdulkareem was found dead in his room at his residence in Malali GRA, Kaduna on August 29, 2021. The two suspects paraded by Kaduna Police Command were Bashir Muhammad 23 and Nasiru Read More

In Kano, five-year-old boy drowns inside well

September 4, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

A five-year-old boy identified as Yusha’u Usman has drowned in a well at Zangon Dinya in Bagwai local government area of Kano state. The Public Relations Officer of Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday September 3, in Kano. Abdullahi explained that the incident happened on Thursday night. “We received a Read More

Arik Air resumes flights to Sokoto, Kano in September

September 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Foremost domestic and regional carrier, Arik Air has announced the resumption of its flight operations from Abuja to Sokoto and Kano from Friday, September 3, 2021. The hitherto suspended flights, it says will see the Abuja to Sokoto and Abuja to Kano operate weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday while the Lagos passengers can also connect seamlessly to either of Read More

COVID-19: First journalist to take jab in Cross River dies as Edo records new cases, deaths

   The Edo state COVID-19 Task Force Monday said the state has recorded seven deaths from COVID-19-related pandemic. Leader of the team, Dr.  Ebomwoyi Osagie, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, said the dead persons were not vaccinated against the virus.  The development is generating some level of anxiety among residents of the state, particularly those who are yet to present themselves forward Read More

Kano – Kaduna rail line will be completed in 18 months – CCECC

August 27, 2021 Aliyu Askira 0

Management of China Civil Engineering and Construction Cooperation (CCECC) has said the Kano – Kaduna rail line project will be completed before its deadline of 18 months. The personnel manager of the company, Muhammad Kabir, said with the level at which land clearing is at the moment, the project will be completed before the scheduled time. He also said they Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign Aregbesola’s loyalists for assault

August 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

2023: Pro-Saraki group distributes fertilisers to farmers

August 17, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, ‘Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation,’ has donated bags of fertiliser to low-income farmers in North-west part of the country. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Abuja, said the gesture was to deepen the philanthropic gesture and disposition of the President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Read More

Electricity

Metering key to customer satisfaction – KEDCO MD

August 12, 2021 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

Management of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) Thursday said metering remains key to customer satisfaction. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of KEDCO, Dr. Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, who stated this noted that the company was fast-tracking all metering processes to achieve complete meter coverage of all customers in Kano. Gwamna said doing that would help guarantee the satisfaction of its numerous Read More

Pantami flags off training on e-governance for state executive council members in Kano

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has flagged off e-governance and digital transformation training for members of the Kano State Executive Council. He specifically urged other state governors to emulate Kano state governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, and embrace the digital transformation training. Dr. Pantami who spoke at the flag off ceremony in Kano, Monday, noted Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT/EID-EL-KABIR: Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Zazzau emirate cancel festivities

Sallah festivities in Kano, Jigawa and Niger states as well as Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna state have been put off during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. This, Blueprint learnt, was in line with the recent alarm raised by the federal government on the likelihood of COVID-19 variant in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers and the FCT among others. Chairman Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and 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

NAF wings 6 helicopter pilots

July 16, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

…60 personnel trained on A-29 Super Tucano The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, on Friday winged 6 helicopter pilots who recently completed their basic flying training at Draken Helicopter Academy in the United Kingdom. A statement by Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force Air (NAF) Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said Air Marshal Amao Read More

Kano varsity set to host VCs confab

July 9, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Vice Chancellor, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa, has said that the university was set to host 119 vice chancellors and other stakeholders at the 35th Conference of the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. Musa, while briefing journalists, Friday, said the conference, which will commence on Monday, would address issues relating to Read More