The Mushin gas explosion

November 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The recent gas disaster that occurred in Ladipo in the Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state is one tragedy too many. The tragedy occurred at the popular Ladipo Spare Parts Market located along Ojekunle Street. By the time the last explosion was heard, about five people, including a 10-year-old boy, had lost their lives. Several others were seriously injured Read More

Obasa tasks Sanwo-Olu on N1.3trn 2022 Lagos budget

November 25, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Speaker of Lagos state House of Assembly has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to work more on policies to bring more dividends of democracy to the people. Obasa gave the advice when the governor visited the assembly Wednesday to present the 2022 Budget of Consolidation put at N1, 388, 285,459,990.51. Speaking after the presentation by the governor, Obasa who passed a Read More

Gunmen raid Lagos College of Education, shot lecturer, student dead

November 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

A lecturer and a student of Michael Otedola College of Primary Health Education (MOCPED) in Epe local government area of Lagos state were reportedly killed around Poka town in Epe, while the student identified as Razak Bakare was shot dead on campus. The killing of the lecturer and the student were confirmed by lawmakers and traditional rulers in the communities. Read More

#EndSARS report: Resign now, Nnamani tells Lai Mohammed

November 18, 2021 Editor 0

Few days after the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry submitted reports on Lekki shooting incident and police brutality cases to the state government, popular LPG expert and public affairs analyst, Dr Kenechukwu Nnamani, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to sack his Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, “for lying to Nigerians.” According to him, he explained that Read More

Revealed! What US told Lagos govt over #EndSARS report

November 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United States has tasked the Lagos state and federal governments on taking suitable measures to address allegations of abuses against some members of the security forces as well as the grievances of the victims of the #EndSARS protests and their families. The US Mission, Tuesday, in a statement on the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry Report stated: “The United Read More

Breaking: Many feared dead as explosion rocks Ladipo in Lagos

November 16, 2021 Editor 0

There are indications that many residents might have died after a gas explosion occurred near spare parts market in Ladipo, Lagos state, Blueprint is reporting. Already casualties have been evacuated from the scene even as some are still trapped as at the time of filling this report. Authorities are yet to confirm the latest development which reportedly occurred early Tuesday Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Oyo rep defects to APC

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress caucus of the House of Representatives has gained another member. He is Rep. Jacob Ajao Adejumo from Oyo State. Until his defection to the majority party, he was a member of the Action Democratic Party (ADP. The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has, however read his defection letter to members on the floor in Abuja on Tuesday Read More

Activities heighten as Lagos Int’l Trade Fair enters second week

November 9, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Activities at the ongoing 35th edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair began in earnest as it entered its second week following the opening ceremony which was held on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos. According to the organisers, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the theme of this year’s fair is: ‘Connecting Read More

Looking at building collapse, environmental issues

November 8, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

A major news items in the country is the building collapse that took place in Lagos State in which many lives were lost, several persons injured or missing, and valuable property destroyed. Before now, other states are not left behind, having recorded one case or another bordering on building collapse. Taking a look at this issue was an expert, Arch. Read More

Missing FAAN staff Engr Musa’s corpse found floating on Lagos canal

November 8, 2021 Isah Hussein 0

Body of Head of Electrical Engineering Unit (FAAN), Lagos, Engr. AbdulRahaman Musa, declared missing on October 31has been found. His remains was found floating on a canal four days after, on November 4. Following the discovery of the body of missing FAAN senior staff in Ikeja, Lagos, a cousin, Mallam Nuhu Muhammed, has called on the In­spector General of Police Read More

Anambra: NYCN commends Corp members, security agencies for peaceful election

November 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the National Youth Service Corp members that served as adhoc electoral officials and security agencies in the Anambra governorship election held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 for the role they have played in strengthening democracy in Nigeria.  Vice President of the organisation, Amb. Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar, who gave this commendation Sunday Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

Lawyer bags 7 years for perjury, evidence fabrication

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced a lawyer, Kenneth Chukwuemeka Ajoku, to seven years in prison for offences bordering on perjury and fabrication of evidence brought against him by the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC Head Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwijaren, in a press statement, Read More

Gbajabiamila expresses sympathy over Lagos building collapse

November 3, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has expressed sympathy over the Lagos building collapse of Monday, November 1. Gbajabiamila said it was unfortunate that the building collapse happened at a time the Lagos state government was doing everything possible to make the lives of Lagosians safer. The speaker sent his condolences to the families of the victims, noting Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

The new face of Lagos and legislative watch

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lagos is working especially in the present democratic dispensation where the current leadership of the state assembly have complemented the executive arm to deliver dividends of democracy. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports. The popular saying of an average Lagos state lawmaker who believes he lacks executive power or budgetary allocation is that his job is simply to make laws, represent the constituents Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

Breaking: FC Robo, Edo Queens hit 2021 Flying Officer’s Cup final

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

FC Robo of Lagos state and Edo Queens on Friday booked final place in the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup 2021 edition after they emerged victorious in the semi-final. While FC Robo defeated Osun Babes 2-0, Edo Queens overcame Confluence Queens of Kogi state 1-0. Both teams will clash in the final on Sunday October 24, 2021 inside the prestigious Old Read More