Nigeria imported N4. 97trn chemical products in 4 years – MAN

March 30, 2021 Agi Onda 0

The near-collapse of Nigeria’s petrochemical industries, made worse by the country’s inability to attain self-sufficiency in producing chemical products, forced the federal government to spend a whopping N4.97 trillion between 2017 and 2020 on importation of the products. Director of Research and Advocacy Support of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dr Oluwasegun Osidipe, who disclosed this, said the country’s Read More

Touching lives, girl-child development ‘ve remained my passion – Naija Ratels CEO

March 26, 2021 Editor 0

Barrister Paul Edeh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Naija Ratels FC, a privately-owned and run female football team in Nigeria. In this interview with select Journalists in Abuja recently, Barr. Edeh spoke extensively on his passion for girl-child and sports development amongst others. Venturing into female football ownership and management Unlike many, I’m into female football development Read More

COVID-19 vacine : Nasarawa NYSC takes first jab

March 16, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

 Nasarawa has scored another first as the administration of COVID-19 vaccines commenced Tuesday this morning in the state.The Nasarawa state National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator, Mr Stephen Gabriel Dewan, who took the first jab was full of praise of the executive governor of Nasarawa state, Engr Abdullahi Sule, for approving the vaccination of corps members and staff on camp. Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety mounts as death toll rises in Nigeria, 27 dead in 24 hours

January 30, 2021 NAN 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday reported 27 coronavirus-related deaths in the country, bringing the total number of those who had succumbed to the deadly virus to 1,577. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday. The public agency also announced 1,114 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the past 24 hours and these have taken the Read More

COVID-19: With over 2314, Nigeria records highest cases ever

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria on Friday recorded 2314 COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. Out ot the numbers, Lagos, Kaduna and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) registered highest infection within 24 hours. Here is the breakdown Lagos-831 Kaduna-545 FCT-235 Plateau-127 Nasarawa-80 Oyo-72 Delta-65 Rivers-64 Kano-46 Ogun-46 Bayelsa-30 Gombe-30 Abia-28 Osun-27 Edo-25 Ondo-14 Sokoto-12 Zamfara-10 Bauchi-8 Imo-5 Jigawa-4 Ekiti-4 Borno-4 Read More

Breaking: Police unleash teargas, brutality on #EndSARS protesters in Abuja

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Again, armed policemen, Monday, brutalised #EndSARS protesters in Karu, a suburb in Abuja. Karu is under Abuja Municipal Area Council but shares boundary with Nasarawa state. The #EndSARS protesters with banners having different inscriptions such as ‘EndSARS Now’, ‘#Endpolicebrutality’, #EndBadGovernance’ etc. had stood their ground and sang protest songs and chants despite warning by the policemen. According to an eyewitness, Read More

In Nasarawa, APC stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Buhari, Sule, Al-Makura

September 26, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders from Nasarawa south senatorial district, Saturday, passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammad Buhari. The stakeholders made this known in a communique read by one of the stakeholders, Mamman Alakayi, in Lafia, the state capital after an expanded meeting of APC critical stakeholders from the zone. Alakayi said the meeting has passed the Read More

Gana: Tiv youth group commends Army

September 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Advancement Vanguard ( TYAV) has heaped praises and commendations on the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for the killing of wanted militia warlord, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana in a gun battle. Gana who terrorised communities in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa and particularly Katsina-ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas of Benue was killed during Read More

How Buhari’s emergence, Military’s counter-insurgency tactics wiped out Boko Haram from Bauchi – CSOs

September 18, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence in 2015 and the military’s counter-insurgency measures have ended Boko Haram activities in Bauchi state and other parts of the North East.  The team led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), also consisting of non-governmental organisations and the media came to this conclusion at the end of Read More

Withdraw your statement on Gana, youth group tells Suswam

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Sankera Youth Forum (SYF) has called on the lawmaker representing Benue North East in the National Assembly, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to withdraw his statement on notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  Sankera consists of three of the seven local government areas which make up the senatorial district which the ex-governor represents and was among the worst affected Read More

Revealed! How notorious criminal, Gana, was killed in Benue – Investigation

September 11, 2020 Editor 0

A preliminary report by the Coalition of Human Rights Groups in Nigeria has revealed that Terwase Akwaza popularly known as Gana was killed during a shoot-out with security operatives on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, along Makurdi-Gboko Road in Benue state. The deceased terrorist had been declared wanted by security operatives for his atrocities in the state and the environs. He Read More

Nasarawa assembly suspends LG chair, deputy over ‘insubordination’

August 11, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Assembly has suspended the chairman of Nasarawa local government council, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Ottos for alleged insubordination. The House also suspended the deputy chairman, Karu local government council, Lawal Yakubu Karshi, for the same act. Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced this after chairman, House Committee on Local Government, Barrister Mohammed Alkali moved a Read More

In Nasarawa, Police haul robbery, kidnapping suspects

August 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state Police Command, Monday, paraded 27 suspects over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping in the state, Blueprint reports. The state Police Commissioner (CP) Bola Longer, said the suspects were arrested from various locations across the state. Longe said 21 of the suspects were arrested for armed robbery while six were for kidnapping. He said the command arrested armed Read More

New NMA Chair, other excos emerge in Nasarawa

August 9, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Nasarawa state branch Saturday, elected new executive to run its affairs for the next two years in the state, with Dr. Sabo Emmanuel as its chairman. The election which was held at nurses’ house Lafia saw Dr. Emmanuel polling 206 votes to defeat his fellow contestant, Dr. Paul Nwanje who polled 62 votes. The new chairman pledged Read More

Indicted former SSG: Nasarawa lawmaker heads to Appeal

August 8, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Saturday, said the house would appeal the judgement nullifying the indictment of the former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Aliyu Ahmed Tijani, over alleged N248.5 million unaccounted funds for school projects in the state. Abdullahi made this known while addressing Journalists in Lafia over a High Court judgement that Read More

Breaking – Nasarawa: Lawmakers pass revised 2020 budget in 3 days

July 23, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Thursday, passed into law a revised 2020 budget of N62.96 billion, three days after governor Abdullahi Sule transmitted it to the lawmakers. Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage after Hon. Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the passage of the bill into law and it was Read More

Breaking: Disquiet as pregnant teenage student commits suicide

July 14, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

A 14-year-old teenager, Anita Haledu Ibrahim, an SS1 student of government science school Andaha has committed suicide. Anita who is a resident of Angwan Dorowa, Gbuja village, Andaha in Akwang local government area of Nasarawa state was said to have drank herbicide last Saturday which resulted to her death. Blueprint gathered that Anita got pregnant for her boyfriend, who is also a resident of Read More

Take charge in Nasarawa, PDP directs zonal c’tte chair

July 4, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed the chairman of the Zonal Working Committee (ZWC), Hon. Theophilus Dakas Shan, to take charge and oversee the activities of Nasarawa state chapter of the party until further notice. This was contained in a letter dated PDP/DOM/GF.2/VOL.1A/20/096(B) 02 July 2020, addressed to Hon. Shan, and made available Read More

Crack as media director ‘opposes’ Ibrahim Adra’s appointment as Nasarawa gov’s CPS

July 3, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

There is a impending crack, laced with concussion in the media department of governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state over the appointment of Ibrahim Inuwa Addra as the new Chief Press Secretary (CPS). The governor, had on Thursday announce the appointment of Ibrahim Addra of the Channels Television as his CPS. By the appointment, Addra is meant to henceforth manage Read More

In Nasarawa, Speaker condoles Blueprint COO’s family, Umaisha community over death of Turaki Opanda

June 27, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Saturday, condoled with Ohimege Opanda, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, over the death of Alhaji Isa Bukar, the Turaki Opanda. Alhaji Bukar, a notable traditional title holder within Umaisha emirate council is the elder brother to the Chief Operating Officer of Blueprint, Alhaji Salisu Umar. The number three man in Nasarawa Read More