Breaking: Supreme Court affirms Buni’s CECPC leadership lawful, says APC is right

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed that the leadership Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is legal and lawful. The apex court also held that Mai Mala Buni’s position as Acting Chairman of the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee is not contrary to the provision of Section Read More

Osun: Flood wrecks havoc inside govt house, other areas affected

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Heavy rain, Tuesday evening, wreak havoc in Osun state as Governor’s house perimeter fence and other houses were affected.  The heavy downpour that lasted for over three hours, started around 7pm till about 11pm.  The perimeter fence of the government house opposite Laro Grammar School, Ilobu road, fell during the heavy rain.  A bridge at Abija street, where vehicles were Read More

Breaking: PDP crisis deepens as youth leader demands Secondus resignation, 7 PDP National officers quit

August 3, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Seven members of the National Officer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resigned from office over what they described as poor leadership. Blueprint gathered that those who resigned include seven deputy national officers made up of Diran Odeyemi, deputy national publicity secretary; Ahmed Bello, deputy national legal adviser; Umoru Hadizat, deputy national women leader; Divine Amina Arong, deputy national 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

Police arrests man for stabbing prostitute to death in Ogun

July 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Police operatives in Ogun state have apprehended an eighteen year old boy, Jamiu Malomo, who murdered a 28 years old lady, Azeezat Akande in cold blood.  The arrest was contain in a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Wednesday. Oyeyemi, according to the statement said the suspect was Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

Insecurity: NGE cautions NBC over consistent anti-media policies

July 22, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has cautioned the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over consistent anti-media policies. The commission in a directive titled “Newspaper Reviews And Current Affairs Programmes: A Need For Caution’’, signed by the Director, Broadcast Monitoring, Francisca Aiyetan, on behalf of the new Director-General recently noted that, “while bringing information on security to the doorsteps of Nigerians Read More

On the need to stop Abduljabbar

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Though I’m a Sunni and disciple of Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam of blessed memory but to be fair and objective, I must admit that Abduljabbar’s new brand of teaching is often naive, contrary to Malam Nasiru Kabara’s. Sheikh Abdjabbar Nasir failed to even pass the litmus test of how preaching should be. Although I will not go deep into Sheikh Read More

Eid-Mubarak: NIPC chairman felicitates with Muslim, woos investors.

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Chairman, Governing Council of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) and former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Babangida Nguroje, has enjoined all Muslim faithful across the globe to use the occasion of this year’s Eid Mubarak to emulate the true virtues of Islam by fostering peace, unity and love for one another. In a statement in Read More

Onochie’s rejection: Senate has done the needful – CTA

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the outrage and the rejection of the nomination of madam Lauretta Onochie as a national commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a pro-democracy group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has commended the Senate. CTA said the Senate has done the needful by listening to the voice of the people even though pressured by Nigerians to be accountable Read More

Okorocha demands recognition of Nwafor-led APC in Imo

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the former governor of the state Rochas Okorocha, has asked the national leadership of the party to only recognise Daniel Nwafor-led executive for peace to reign. Okorocha who led a group known as Imo APC Pioneer Group to a meeting at the Read More

MTN targets expansion in Ghana, commits $25m to digital ecosystem

July 7, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Mobile telecommunication giant, MTN has said it will in the next three years invest $25 million to enhance the development of the country’s digital ecosystem. The telecom giant also assured that it would commit $150 million towards improving the network and IT systems, to connect the remaining 15 percent of Ghanaians across the country that are in the remotest communities Read More

Now that MMB is APC interim chairman

July 4, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

On June 25 last year, a special NEC meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) appointed Governor Mai Mala Buni as the chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee. Four days later I wrote on this page warning the opposition, especially the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), that they can only ignore him at their peril. But did they take my warning Read More

Buhari to inaugurate Kano-Kaduna rail project soon – Minister

July 2, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will inaugurate the construction of Kano -Kaduna rail project in the next weeks, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed Friday in Abuja. Amaechi, who was speaking at the weekly Presidential Media briefing organised by the State House Media Unit, said already all contracts for the projects had been awarded while the loan for the project was 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

FG says 57.3m NIN already generated, extends SIM verification deadline to July 26

June 29, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigeria has generated a total of 57.3 million unique National Identity Number (NIN) since it began the process of citizens and residents registration by linking existing SIM cards to NIN in December, 2020. On December 15, 2020, the federal government through the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) and the director-general National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Read More

Breaking: Zamfara Senator dumps PDP for APC

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly, Hassan Mohammad Gusau, has tendered his resignation as a member of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). His resignation was conveyed in a latter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and read during the start of plenary on Tuesday. He explained in the letter that, “My decision is necessitated Read More

Buni’s statement misquoted at APC youth conference – Spokesman

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General, Press and Media Affairs to Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, Mamman Mohammed, has debunked some misrepresentations in the media regarding his principal’s speech at the Progressives Youth Conference held at the International Conference Center, Abuja on Monday. A national daily (not Blueprint) had claimed that the APC chairman said “retrogressive elements with evil intentions are causing Read More

NDPHC’s Lafia substation ready for commissioning – Official

June 19, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Construction work on the 330/132/33KV sub-station project in Lafia, Nasarawa State, being built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Ltd, has been completed with the project due for commissioning soon, the Executive Director Networks, NDPHC, Engr.  IfeOluwa Oyedele, has disclosed. A statement by the company’s Head, Communication and Public Relations, Olufunke Nwankwo, on Saturday, quoted Oyedele speaking during the  Read More

Osun APC crisis worsens as party suspends Aregbesola’s ally

June 18, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A former Commissioner for local government and Chieftaincy Affairs under Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Kolapo Alimi, has been suspended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state for alleged anti-party.  The suspended APC chieftain is a senior legislative aide to the speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.  A letter of suspension signed by leaders of the party Read More

99 political appointees sacked, not civil servants – El-Rufai

June 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai has said the state government had started implementing its right-sizing policy by disengaging 99 political appointees, but was yet to disengage any state civil servant. He said only agencies connected to the local government system had disengaged staff and that the agencies included the 23 local government councils, SUBEB and the Primary Health Care Board. Read More

Autonomy: APC govs declare support for Tambuwal’s report

June 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their commitment to the implementation of the recommendations of the technical committee on autonomy for state legislature and judiciary. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had set up a technical committee with Sokoto state governor and Deputy Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Tambuwal to see to Read More

Breaking: President collapses in Zambia

June 13, 2021 Agency Report 0

Zambia President Edgar Lungu collapsed in the capital, Lusaka, during a national defence day event on Sunday, local media reported. Shortly after, Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Simon Miti, issued a statement to reporters and the State TV, assuring the local public and the international community that President Lungu “is well and has continued to discharge his duties”. Dr Miti Read More