APC support group bemoans exclusion of Tallen, Edu, others from Women Campaign Council

October 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A support group of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress Support Group (APCSG) has bemoaned the exclusion of Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, APC national women leader, Dr Betta Edu and the only female governorship candidate of the party, Senator Aishatu Binani from the Women Campaign Council of the party. The group in a statement Saturday in Abuja signed Read More

#LagosRally: Obidients dare police, storm Lekki toll gate, spread rally to other Lagos areas

October 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, popularly known as Obidients have defied police order against holding a rally at the Lekki toll gate. They came out in large numbers as they marched at the Lekki toll gate Saturday, shouting and hailing their candidate, Obi. A post shared on Twitter by a supposed supporter, @Nkemchor Read More

[email protected]: Prepare to accept outcome of 2023 election, Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, others told

October 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

As Nigeria celebrates her 62 Independence nniversary, major contenders vying to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2023 have been advised to embrace peace ahead of the presidential elections, even as they are asked to prepare for the outcome in good faith. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Lagos state governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Kano state governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Read More

Independence day: See President Buhari’s full speech

October 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Fellow Nigerians, I address you today, with a deep sense of gratitude to God and a high level of appreciation to all Nigerians whose tremendous goodwill gave me the opportunity to provide leadership for our great country at one of the trying times in her history. Conscious that today’s address would be my last on an Independence Day as your Read More

Breaking: Ibrahim Gusau wins NFF election

September 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau has been elected the new President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He was elected at NFF’s 78th Elective Congress in Benin, the Edo State capital on Friday. Gusau polled 21 votes to beat his closet challenger former Ist Vice President Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi who got 12 votes while the erstwhile League Management Committee (LMC) Chairman Shehu Read More

Nigeria: The unending debt vs revenue debate

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

There have been arguments on whether or not Nigeria is in a debt crisis or better still if the country is faced with an enormous revenue challenge; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. In the past couple of years, there have been increasing arguments about Nigeria’s debt crisis, but with the country’s earnings from oil-its mean source of revenue, on a continuous fall, Read More

Nigeria shall rise again – Atiku

September 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar congratulates Nigerians on the celebration of its 62nd Independence Day anniversary assuring that the nation will rise again. The former Vice President in a statement by his media office in Abuja on Friday said that the celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day is an event that Read More

Breaking: APC to appeal Court ruling recognising Machina as Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the Yobe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mohammed Gadaka has said the party will appeal Wednesday’s Federal High Court ruling recognising Bashir Machina as the APC candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 election into the National Assembly. In a statement issued made available to Blueprint Friday, Gadaka said the President of Read More

BBNaija7: Chizzy wins Innosson vehicle challenge

September 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Big Brother Naija housemate, Aniekwe Francis Chidi popularly known as Chizzy, has won a brand new Innosson car. Chizzy won the challenge Thursday after a long scramble hurdle. The task required housemates to spell out the letters “Innoson IVM Connect” by popping and searching through a pool of balloons.

Nigeria still crawling @ 62

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigerians were at the mercy of the callous colonialists. Our progenitors couldn’t cogitate by themselves. What a reprehensible epoch! They yelled in agony, clamoured profusely for freedom from the shackles of the whites. The song of sorrow was sang thus: Oh, my home; oh, my home; when shall I see my home, when shall I see my native friends; I Read More

Sakeholders advise Nigerians to subscribe to Takaful insurance

September 30, 2022 David Agba with agencies 0

Insurance stakeholders drawn from the private sector and the academia have advised Nigerians, including business owners, to subscribe to Takaful insurance as it remains the only ethical insurance that offers enormous benefits to all members of society. This was the submission echoed at the Takaful workshop organized by Noor Takaful Insurance Limited on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, in Ibadan, Oyo Read More

JUST IN: Presidential candidates, party chairmen set to sign peace accord

September 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Some presidential candidates and chairmen of the 18 registered political parties have started arriving the International Conference Centre (ICC) for the 1st signing of the National Peace Accord ahead of the 2023 general elections. The peace accord is organised by the National Peace Committee headed by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. The initiative Read More

Campaign Council list tears APC apart as Adamu warns Tinubu against breaching agreement

September 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The release of the 422-member All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council is still generating heat following a caustic letter written by the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) to its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. In the letter obtained in the wee hours of Thursday, Adamu accused Tinubu of breaching the agreement he had with the NWC Read More

Public facility vandalism: Candido bemoans citizens’ behaviour, blames contractor

September 29, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad Abuja 0

Non-chalant and destructive attitude of Nigerians towards public facilities is bad, disappointing and must change for the better for citizens to fully benefit from such utilities, infrastructure and services, secretary, FCT Transportation Secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has said. He stated this while inspecting facilities at the Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit in the nation’s capital, Visibly appalled by the monumental Read More

Nigeria joins IMO on greener shipping for sustainable development

September 29, 2022 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

Minister of Transportation Mu’ azu Jaji Sambo says Nigeria is committed to achieving greener shipping in line with the campaign by the International Maritime Organization, IMO, to attain sustainable development in the maritime industry. Sambo said the country would not be left behind in the global move towards greener shipping just as he urged stakeholders in the maritime sector to Read More

Public debt: CSOs urge FG to redefine purpose of borrowing

September 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the increase in Nigeria’s total public debt portfolio, representing the domestic and external debt stocks which stood at #42.845 trillion ($103.312 billion) as of June 30, 2022, the Centre for Social Justice, ActionAid Nigeria, BudgiT, and ChristianAid have reviewed and made a recommendation on the 2023-2025 medium expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, the Read More

FG declares Monday public holiday to celebrate 62nd Independence anniversary

September 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Monday October 3, 2022, as public holiday to mark the Nation’s 62nd Independence Anniversary Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated all Nigerians on this year’s celebration and assured them of government’s commitment to tackling all the challenges facing the nation and bring Read More

Jubilations as Watchtower Christian Assembly celebrates 10th anniversary

September 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

There was unlimited praise, singing and dancing as members of Watchtower Christian Assembly (WCA), a pentecostal church headquartered in Ikeja, Lagos, celebrated the church’s 10th year anniversary on Sunday 25th September, 2022. The celebration service was themed; ‘My Help’. Men, women, youths and children of the church were beautifully dressed dancing to songs from the choir as they worshipped God. Read More

Asset declaration: CSO hails judgement as Appeal Court clears INEC boss, Yakubu

September 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has hailed the Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri for throwing out an appeal filed against the judgment of the Federal High Court which declared that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, did not breach the Code of Conduct Bureau assets declaration form. In a unanimous judgment delivered Read More

Pictures: Uneasy calm as flood renders over 100 families homeless in 13 Anambra communities 

September 28, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Hundreds of families in Ogbaru Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra state have been rendered homeless following a flood disaster wrecking havoc along the coastal region across the country. Among the affected communities are Iyiowa, Ogbeukwu, Ogwu Ikpele, Amiyi, Akili Ogidi, Obeagwe, Ossomala, Umunankwo, Ogbakuba, Ochuche, Okoti, Akili Ozizor, Odekpe, Ohita and Atani. Blueprint learnt that the affected communities have lost Read More

The doubts over 2023 elections

September 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria, the most populous African country often referred to as the ‘Giant’, among others, will in the next few months months go through another transition of power in through elections. The list of candidates contesting different positions the forth-coming 2023 general elections released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, leaves much to be desired. Names of candidates who scaled Read More

Family announces death of Bukka Hut co-owner, Laolu Martins

September 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The family of Laolu Martins, one of the co-founders of Bukka Hut, a leading fast-food chain in Nigeria, has announced his death. A statement released by the family on Wednesday said the quintessential banker with over 21 years of experience in investment banking, corporate banking, stockbroking, asset management and pension fund management, died in the evening of Tuesday, September 27, Read More