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

BASNEC forms village savings and loans associations for women in Bauchi

November 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to mitigate poverty especially among rural women, the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organizations (BASNEC) has stated that it formed ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations in some villages in five local governments of the state namely; Bauchi, Misau, Dambam, Itas Gadau and Zaki. Administration officer of BASNEC who is the manager of the project Zainab 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

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they 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

Group berates Tinubu’s silence over invasion of Justice Odili’s residence

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political pressure group known as the South-west Frontiers has condemned the prolonged silence of the former Lagos state governor and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the invasion of the residence of a Supreme Court judge, Justice Mary Odili by armed security operatives. The group similarly faulted the APC leader’s inaction about the recent Read More

UNIOSUN staff mock exit of VC, Popoola

November 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Univeristies (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Friday swept the campus of Osun state Univeristy, Osogbo, in celebration of the exit of the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labo Popoola. The JAC and the former VC had always been at loggerheads till Read More

Troops foil 100-man bandit attack on Niger community

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Troops over the weekend foiled a coordinated attack by bandits on Pandogari town in Rafi local government area of Niger state. Blueprint learnt that not less than 100 heavily armed men riding on motorcycles stormed the town from Zamfara state with the intention of killing and kidnapping members of the community, in addition to rustling their cattle. Witness accounts said Read More

IPAC commends Yobe govt for adherence to electoral Act, rule of law

October 31, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Inter-Party Advisory Council, Yobe state chapter has on Friday commended the state government for adherence to the electoral Act and rule of law by holding councillorship bye-election in two electoral wards Askekri and Hausari in Geidam Local Government Area of the state. In a statement signed by the chairman of IPAC Yobe Comrade Bala Mohammed equally appreciate the efforts Read More

Shame! Woman, daughter fight dirty over boyfriend

October 30, 2021 Agency Report 0

It was a show of shame after a woman and her daughter who tried to outsmart each other in their illicit relationship with the same man fought fisticuffs in the lover-boy’s apartment at Nkutaku Layout in Okpoko, a suburb of Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State. Report confirmed that the man, who is in his early 30s, is a Read More

70-year-old man rapes 7 yr-old-girl in Bauchi

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A 70-year-old-man in Bauchi state has been arrested by police detectives attached to Zone 12 command headquarters situated in Bauchi for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl. The culprit one Alhaji Umaru Daura had allegedly defiled the minor who is his neighbour’s daughter at Toro local government of the state. The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer (ZPPRO), Thomas Goni, revealed this Read More

HYPPADEC to provide solar power in 7 Benue LGAs

October 25, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The managing director, Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC), Dr Abubakar Yelwa, Monday said the commission will power seven local government areas in the riverine areas in Benue with solar street lights. The commission is also to train and empower four hundred persons across the seven local government areas selected in Benue state.Yelwa stated this during a one-day stakeholders Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade stakeholders’ meeting, Kill 3 monarchs in Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Three traditional rulers were said to have been killed when gunmen invaded Njaba local government area headquarters at Nnenasaa where a security stakehokders’ meeting was being held Tuesday afternoon. The hoodlums reportedly sporadically, and killed the three monarchs present at the meeting. Blueprint gathered from a source that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

LG polls: Plateau IPAC hails peaceful conduct of electorate

October 12, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state chapter of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), has commended the electorate for their peaceful and orderly conduct at last Saturday’s local government elections. The IPAC also said it was studying the results of all 17 Local Government Areas of the state for possible actions where necessary. State chapter chairman of IPAC also chairman of the Social Democratic Read More

Education of the rising Sun

October 10, 2021 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

We went on a trip a while back, to Jama’are local government area in Bauchi state, for the turbaning ceremony of my cousin as the Ubandoman Jama’are. Jama’are is a two-hour journey from Bauchi metropolis. On our way, we ran into one of the potholes and we got a twisted tyre. After our event, we proceeded to Azare, another local Read More

LG polls: Lalong commends electorate for large turn out

October 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, has praised the electorate for their peaceful conduct and large turn out to elect their Chairmen and Councillors in the ongoing local lovernment elections holding throughout the 17 Local Government Areas on Saturday October 9, 2021.  The governor who voted alongside his wife, Regina Lalong and other close family members at about 10:30am, said he Read More

Blessing Jibuike: Bringing succour to the needy

October 8, 2021 ENE OSHABA 0

Blessing Jibuike is the President of faith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA). Her passion for helping the less privilege has earned her respect and titles. In this interview with ENE OSHABA she speaks on her charitable works, what drives her among others. Her passion Support Missionary Aid International (SUMA), afaith based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) Read More

In Ebonyi: Political thugs destroy traditional ruler’s house, 6 others

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

…Injured 10 persons Youth suspected to be political thugs Wednesday invaded Nkalagu community in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.  They attacked the villagers injuring over 10 persons, destroyed buildings, set motorcycles ablaze and made away with other items. Houses belonging to the acting traditional ruler of Nkalagu community, Eze Livinus Umeanu, the town union president, Mr. Omaha Joseph, the Read More

Oyo PDP LG congresses very peaceful – C’ttee Chair

October 6, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Local Government Congresses in Oyo state and Deputy Governor of Edo state, Mr Philips Shuaibu has said the congresses was peaceful in all the 33 local government areas of the state. The Edo state deputy governor stated this in Ibadan while speaking with journalists after monitoring the conduct of the congresses at Ibadan Read More

Breaking: Like Zamfara, Kaduna set to shut down telecommunication services, declares war on bandits

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

There are strong indications that Kaduna state government is ready to shut down all telecommunication services in parts of the state. Governor Nasir El-Rufai who dropped the hint while granting interview to radio stations said the shutdown which will affect basically local government areas where terrorists are operating will be effected once security agencies have signalled their readiness to deal Read More

Breaking: Disquiet as gunmen invade Anambra community, kill late Dora Akunyili’s husband

September 29, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Gunmen, Tuesday, killed Dr Chike Akunyili, the husband of late Prof. Dora, former Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug and Administration (NAFDAC). Sources said that Dr Akunyili was shot dead by gun bearing women at Nkpor junction in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state while returning from an event where his late wife was honoured by Read More

Group faults court ruling exonerating murder suspect

September 24, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A Benin City-based social cultural group, Benin Solidarity Movement (BSN), has expressed reservations over the decision of Edo state High Court which struck out a case of alleged murder against one Isaiah Akpani (defendant). The group, in a protest march in Benin City, demanded that “the case should be revisited and given the right measure of judgement it deserves.” Its Read More