Viral sex video: UN slams another staff with suspension

July 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The United Nations says it has identified and placed on administrative leave without pay another staff member involved in a recent viral sex video in Israel. Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, disclosed this during a virtual news briefing on Monday. Haq said, “A third male international staff member who was in the UN vehicle in Tel Aviv has Read More

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A/Ibom NYSC condoles with 5 dead corps members’ families

March 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Akwa Ibom state chapter has consoled with the families of five corps members who lost their lives while serving their motherland. The chapter made this known during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ passing out ceremony of corps members deployed to the state on Thursday in Uyo. State coordinator of NYSC, Mr Oluwole Amusan, who expressed Read More

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EKSUTH sacks 200 staff over improper appointments

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Management of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti, has sacked over 200 of its workforce for alleged irregular appointments, misconduct and sundry allegations. This was made known in a statement dated December 31, 2019 and made available to journalists by the Head, EKSUTH Corporate Affairs Department, Mrs Rolake Adewumi. The development was consequent upon the report of the Read More

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N80m “entitlements”: Ebonyi govt fires back at Maria

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Ebonyi state government has reacted to the allegations of a former member representing Afikpo North East constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly (EBHA), Hon. Maria Ude Nwachi, that she was victimised by Governor David Umahi and is being owed allowances and entitlements to the tune of N80m. Reacting to the allegations Sunday, the state Commissioner for Information and Read More

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AFN crisis: President Gusau reportedly impeached; our signatures were forged – Athletes

December 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Report reaching Blueprint indicates that the President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau, has allegedly been removed by some members of the federation on gross misconduct and mismanagement of funds. The meeting was attended by; Hon Olamide George, Gabriel Okon, DIG Sani Mohammed (Rtd), Rosa Collins, Brown Ebewele, Charles Himal and Tafida Gadzama Meanwhile, Nigeria athletes have claimed that their Read More

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Court indicts lawyer for professional misconduct

June 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

High Court of Justice sitting in Koton-Karfe, Kogi state, has indicted a legal practitioner, Barrister  Adetunji Oso, for unethical and unprofessional conduct during court proceeding. The presiding judge, Justice Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye, who stated this in his judgement in the suit filed by the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, and Chief Registrar of the High Court, Yahaya Adamu, against Governor Read More

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INEC probes officials in Bayelsa, redeploys admin secretary

May 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun investigation into the activities of some of its officials who participated in the 2019 general elections in Bayelsa over alleged misconduct. INEC office in Bayelsa, in a statement signed by the Head, Department of Voter Education/Publicity, Mr Wilfred Ifogah, confirmed that officials of the commission who participated in the 2019 polls were Read More

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Sarri charged by FA after Burnley draw

April 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct after he was sent to the stands at the end of Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley. Tensions boiled over at the end of the match at Stamford Bridge. David Luiz and Ashley Barnes were involved in an altercation on the pitch and a scuffle took place near the tunnel entrance at the Read More

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Court admits 120 exhibits against sacked UI lecturer

March 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital yesterday admitted about 120 documents as exhibits tendered against a senior lecturer at the University of Ibadan (UI), Adenike Ogunshe. Mrs Ogunshe of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, had dragged the institution and its council to court over alleged wrongful termination of her appointment. She told the Read More

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ASUU chairman in sex-for-marks scandal suspended

February 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (AAU) ASUU chapter chairman Monday Igbafen has been suspended by the university’s management over alleged sexual harassment of female students. Dr Igbafen who teaches in the Department of Philosophy at AAU was alleged to have been threatening female students with sex-for-marks. In a statement signed by the university’s Spokesman Edward Aihevba, the university said the suspension Read More

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Sturidge charged with breaching FA betting rules

November 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules, the English governing body announced on Monday. The FA said the allegations related to events that took place in January of this year. Sturridge is alleged to have broken rules that prohibit the passing on of information about players, managers, Read More

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The essence of whistle-blowing

March 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has recovered about N9.12 bn from its whistle blowing policy, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said this week. Speaking in Abuja, the minister said that government would amend the policy to accommodate instruments that would deal more with prevention including using mystery shoppers to garner information as obtainable in the United Kingdom. “The whistleblower team Read More

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Aspirant urges supporters to avoid politics of bitterness, violence

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial aspirant and former Minister of Transport, Senator Abdullahi Idris Umar, has urged his supporters to avoid politics of bitterness, violence, hate speeches and any other form of political misconduct that will polarize the state and heat up the polity. Senator Umar made the called during the official launched of his 2019 gubernatorial campaign machinery in Read More

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Nine years after, S/Court reinstates C’Appeal CR Thomas

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Abuja The Supreme Court has reinstated former Chief Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Mr. Bode Thomas, nine years after he was compulsorily retired in 2009. The apex court re-absorbed Thomas to his former position on the grounds that he was denied fair hearing in the circumstances that led to his being pushed out of office by the Federal Read More

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Community protests Yola North chair’s suspension

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Jimeta Progressive Association (JIPA) yesterday protested the continuous closure of Yola North council secretariat and suspension of its chairman, Mahmoud Abba, for alleged misconduct. Blueprint learnt that as the residents gathered at the Old Palace Hotel near Yola North secretariat for the protest, some hired youth led by an ex-convict, reportedly stormed the area, brandishing weapons Read More

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Buhari swears-in new SGF Mustapha today

November 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari will today administer oaths of office and allegiance on the new Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha. Mustapha replaces Babachir David Lawal, who was sacked by the President, following his indictment by a presidential panel headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, which investigated allegations of financial misconduct Read More