In one week, bandits abduct 80 in Zazaga, Niger community, demand N150m ransom

In yet another invasion of Zagzaga community in Munya local government area of Niger state, the third within one week, 10 more villagers were abducted bringing the total number of persons with the bandits to 80. Seventy of the residents were abducted last week at different times in the local government area. The incident happened Saturday with the bandits placing a N150 Read More

Breaking: Police confirms abduction of 2 varsity students in Nasarawa

October 17, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Gunmen have invaded Mararaba Akunza the host community of the federal University of Lafia in Nasarawa state and kidnapped two students of the University. The Nasarawa state Police Public Relations office (PPRO) ASP Nansel Ramhan confirmed this to Blueprint on Sunday. He said the gunmen had between 7:00 and 8:00 pm on Saturday, invaded the University community with heavy gunshot Read More

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Confluence, Edo, Sunshine Queens, Nasarawa Amazons complete pack as quarterfinal kicks off October 18

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

Royal Queens and Osun Babes will on Monday October 18, 2021 sweat it out in the first quarterfinal match of the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup 2021. The game is expected to kickoff 10am. Thereafter, FC Robo Queens will face Naija Ratels FC in another final eight encounter of the competition that has glowingly and increasingly drawn spectators. Their encounter will Read More

Breaking: Ex-FCT Minister kidnapped

September 29, 2021 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers has reportedly abducted former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Ewuga, who also served as a Senator was kidnapped in the late hours of Tuesday in Plateau State. The former Senator, who represented Nasarawa North Senatorial district from 2011-2015, was returning home when the gunmen waylaid and abducted him. His abduction happened same day the Read More

Breaking: Police confirm kidnap of electoral scribe in Nasarawa

August 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state police command, Wednesday, confirmed the abduction of the Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu by unknown gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer in the, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed this in a statement made available to Blueprint in Lafia. He said the yet-to-be identified gunmen numbering about five stormed the house of Read More

AMAC chairman visits, condoles wife of late Blueprint reporter

August 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, on Saturday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Blueprint newspaper reporter, Baba Yusuf, at his residence at Nyanya Gwandara, Nasarawa state. Late Yusuf died on Tuesday August 4, 2021. Yusuf was a member of AMAC Press Corps. The Chairman who condoled his wife, described Yusuf Read More

Group offers free hepatitis test in Nasarawa

August 7, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

Beacon Youth Initiative (BYI) in partnership with SHECA Foundation and Philips Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, Friday, offered free hepatitis tests to 600 People in Nasarawa state. Executive Director (ED) of BYI, Envoh Emmanuel Okolo, disclosed this in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital. “We have offered free hepatitis test to 600 people in Dakan Sarki and Kwandare communities, in Lafia local government,” he Read More

IGP deploys new CPs to FCT, 12 other states

August 6, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba, has deployed new Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and 12 other states. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, made the disclosure in a statement Friday in Abuja. Mba said deployment of the senior officers, was part of efforts to reposition the force for greater efficiency, stabilise the Read More

Keystone Bank donates sanitary kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in North-east

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited, through its ‘Pink Network’ initiative, in partnership with Hayat Holdings (Producer of MOLPED Pad) and WHAI (Whispering Hope for Africa) Nigeria, has donated menstrual period kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in IDP camps and secondary schools within the North-Eastern region of Nigeria. A statement by the lender said the gesture was part of the bank’s corporate Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Kaduna monarch regains freedom

   The Kpop Ham and Paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom in Kaduna state, Dr. Jonathan Danladi Gyet Maude, has been released after spending two days in the kidnappers den. Kaduna state Police Command confirmed to Blueprint that the 83-year-old Jaba paramount ruler was released on Wednesday night. Anthony Maude, younger brother to the first class chief in Kaduna state, told Read More

Breaking: Bandits invade community near Kaduna, kidnap another first class traditional ruler

July 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kpop Ham and paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, Dr. Jonathan Danladi Gyet Maude, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. Though information available to Blueprint did not specify when the top traditional ruler was kidnapped, his brother, Anthony Maude while confirming the incident said that the first class monarch Read More

Governor Bello calls for establishment of NAF base in kogi

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has called for the establishment of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Kogi state. According a statement by Director of Public Relations and Information (NAF) Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet on Monday, he made the call when he paid a courtesy visit on the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao at Headquarters NAF.  Read More

Flood-affected Jalingo residents cry out over losses

July 12, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Residents of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, Sunday cried out over the losses of their valuables to the early morning downpour that destroyed over 5,000 houses, farm lands and properties worth millions of naira. Some victims of the heavy downpour while moving from street to street in Jalingo to seek for assistance, expressed sadness that they have lost all they Read More

Insecurity: APC states agree on implementation of Security Trust Fund

July 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have resolved to strengthen the legal framework for the implementation of Security Trust Fund (STF) as part of efforts to end insecurity. The states under the leadership of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) however, commended the renewed offensive by Nigerian security agencies against criminal elements across the country, even as they reaffirmed the Read More

North-central APC stakeholders to Buni: Convene NEC meeting to avoid legal conundrum

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A forum of North-central All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party to immediately convene the National Executive Committee (NEC) to avoid legal conundrum over the conduct of the congresses vis-a-vis its powers. The group known as North-central APC Stakeholders Forum also cautioned over the recent mass defections into the ruling Read More

Convention: APC chieftain tips Niger Senator as national chairman

June 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party has revealed that a dark horse might emerge as the national chairman of the party.  The chieftain who craved anonymity said that the dark horse is a serving Senator from Niger state.  Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, the popular APC chieftain said two Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

NYSC and Ibrahim’s two years’ impactful leadership

May 18, 2021 Leonard Aluor 0

A Congolese proverb says; “You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.” The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (DG-NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim is an old administrative gorilla in Nigeria. He has dispensed himself perfectly, both as a soldier and administrator per excellence. Anywhere he berths his feet, it leaves in its trail, Read More

2023: No alternative to Gov Sule in Nasarawa – Speaker

The Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Saturday, said there was no alternative to governor Abdullahi Sule and All Progressive Congress ( APC) in the state in 2023. He stated this while addressing stakeholders and groups in his home town in Umaisha,Toto local government area of Nasarawa state. He described governor Sule as a leader with great Read More

Bala’s wife empowers Bauchi planter inventor with N400, 000

May 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Wife of Bauchi state governor, Hajiya Mariam Bala Mohammed has empowered a Bauchi based technician Malam Mohammed Ukasha who invented a five row planter with the sum of N400,000 to support him to make more. Ukasha had invented a five row planter and named it ‘The UKC’. Mariam presented said the donation was in line with her vision to support Read More

Nasarawa govt trains religious leaders on family planning

The Nasarawa state government in collaboration with The Challenge Initiative (TCI), Nigeria has trained 20 influential religious leaders on how to become effective advocates for family planning and childbirth spacing in their communities. State family planning coordinator, Mrs, Salomi Vincent Aya, Friday, said 20 religious leaders from both the Muslim and Christian faiths have participated in three-day training in Kini hotel Akwanga local government area Read More

Group demands Fashola’s resignation over deplorable Abuja-Keffi road

April 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A group of concerned road users, under the umbrella of The Road Users Development Network of Nigeria, have berated the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for deplorable conditions of the Abuja-Keffi Expressway. The group said the Minister abandoning such an important federal road is not only a betrayal of public confidence,  but an offence to humanity, saying the Minister Read More

In Nasarawa, monarch donates 16-hectare farmland to NYSC

April 24, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Nasarawa state government has promised more support for the NYSC in its quest to support the federal government’s agenda on the diversification of the economy, and also improving agricultural practice, food production and self-sufficiency. The deputy governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, stated this Saturday in  Doma during the inauguration of 16 hectares of farmland donated by the Andoma of Doma HRM Read More