Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

Bauchi governor Bala loses mother in-law

November 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Monday lost his mother in-law Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife and she passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital , Bauchi after a protracted illness. According to a press release by the Special Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press 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

APC National chair: Veteran Journalists Forum backs Sani Musa

October 30, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Veteran Journalists Forum (VJF) has lent its weight to the bid by Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger state) for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At a press conference in Kaduna at the weekend, group’s Secretary-General, John Femi Adi, said Senator Musa has been a “detribalised Nigerian” with “powerful connections beyond ethno-geographic barriers and religious persuasions”. Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Prioritise family planning for economic, educational advancement, FG urged

October 26, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Pathfinder International, a sexual and reproductive health rights based organisation has called on the federal government to prioritize investments through adequate budgeting and implementation of policies that supports family planning. It says this will help effective population management, economic growth and educational advancement in the country. The call was made during a 3-day orientation workshop for media practitioners as part Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

I never accused Akume of interfering in lottery operations – Board chair

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, Board of Lottery Regulatory Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle has debunked media reports in some section that he accused Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume of interfering in the operations of the commission. Alhaji Ibikunle said that there was no iota of truth in the publication as there was never a time the Governing Board Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

Imbibe objectivity, fairness in reportage, Ganduje tasks media practitioners

October 8, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has called on media practitioners to imbibe the spirit of fairness, impartiality and objectivity in their reportage. He said some unpatriotic elements were using broadcast media as launch-pads for hate speech. Speaking at the opening of the 75th General Assembly and the 20th Annual General Meeting of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria(BON) held Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Police confirms death of 2 officers in Osun bank robbery

September 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday disclosed that two police officers were killed in a bank robbery at Iragbiji, Boripe local government, contrary to one casualty reported by the media. The spokesperson of the state police command, SP. Yemisi Opalola, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen, Wednesday morning. The two officers, according to Opalola are, Inspector Ogunbiyi Ahmed Read More

Revealed! Blueprint, 158 others that secured new television, radio licences… see full list

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval for Blueprint Newspapers Limited and 158 others to operate radio and television stations. Director-General National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Malam Balarabe Ilelah announced this in a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday. He said: “Following the approval granted by the president, NBC has released the list of 159 licenses granted to companies, communities and institutions of higher learning. “The commission was established by Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More