I want to be Nigeria President- Fayose

February 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has insisted that he has interest in becoming the president of Nigeria, if opportunity permits. The ex-governor also said he was not interested in the rumoured presidential ambition of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in 2023. Asked about his view concerning 2023, he said the Read More

N2billion Fraud: Court dismisses Maina’s request for fresh bail

February 25, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, refused to grant fresh bail to the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Taskforce Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Ruling on the matter, the judge, Okon Abang, said Mr Maina, who jumped bail last year, “has disappointed the court,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. He said the defendant, who is being Read More

Meat scarcity looms as cattle dealers begin strike today

February 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN), will today commence nationwide strike following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government to attend to their demands. AUFCDN, an affiliate of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had on Sunday at a press briefing said the union was demanding Read More

Titan Trust Bank partners IFC to train over 200 entrepreneurs on digital marketing

February 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank partners IFC to train over 200 entrepreneurs on digital marketing As part of its initiative to continuously support entrepreneurs in the country by providing financial and advisory services for the growth of their businesses, Titan Trust Bank Limited in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), last week, launched an online platform to empower business owners with Read More

Apology for usage of wrong picture of Mr. Ojonimi Friday lmaji

February 25, 2021 Editor 0

Our attention has been drawn to the online publication of February 11, 2021 which erroneously carried the picture of Mr. Ojonimi Friday lmaji instead of that of the late Pastor Paul lmaji, a former manager at the Central Bank of Nigeria who passed on recently. The error emanated from the coincidence of the surnames, and it was not intended to Read More

Investors wealth increase by N29bn

February 24, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Investors have started increasing their investment in the dividend paying companies to enable them have bomber return at the end of the day. The increase in volume of transactions yesterday impacted positively on the stocks as the equity value appreciated by N29 billion. Specifically, Market Capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.14 per cent to N21.043 trillion from N21.014 trillion Read More

Breaking: Burial date for crashed Air Force officers revealed

February 24, 2021 Editor 0

Seven personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), who crashed during a recent plane crash in Abuja will be buried Thursday. The officers who died last Sunday will interred at the National Cemetery located along Airport in Abuja. A NAF aircraft, Beechcraft KingAir BB305i, crashed on Sunday afternoon, as a result of engine failure. The victims include Flight Lieutenant Haruna Read More

Road accidents in Nigeria: New norms, FRSC looks the other way

February 24, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

At the rail crossing of Tsafe town, Zamfara state on my way to Sokoto, a stern looking officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who demanded my vehicle’s particulars, accosted me. After examining the particulars, he demanded triangle and fire extinguisher and was promptly given. When he found nothing amiss, he tried to operate the extinguisher and, in the Read More

NIAS calls for immediate transformation of gazetted, ungazetted grazing reserves to ranches

February 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NAIS), Prof. Eustace Iyayi, has called for the immediate transformation of all gazetted and non gazetted grazing reserves in Nigeria to ranches. This is even as he said the Institute will be capacitating 2000 Community Animal Husbandry Officers who are Graduate Animal Scientists in the next Read More

Breaking: Govs storm Niger for freed Kagara students

February 23, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Governors under the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Tuesday stormed Minna, Niger state capital in solidarity with the state government over the abduction and eventual release of 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara. Blueprint reports that the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, and his Kwara state counterpart, Abdulrazaq Abdulfatah arrived Minna airport at about Read More

Abubakar out, Dodo in as Buhari’s ADC

February 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The new Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to President Muhammadu Buhari , Lt. Col Yusuf Muktar Dodo, Monday officially resumed duties at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Dodo, the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), was appointed ADC last month. Dodo replaced Colonel Mohammed Lawal Abubakar, who is due for the rank of Brigadier-General after completing promotional course in Chile.He was Read More

Nigeria, Botswana in talks for direct flight operations

February 22, 2021 Guest 0

Nigeria and the Republic of Botswana will soon commence discussions on the possibility of signing a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) that will enable airlines from both nations to operate direct flights into each other’s cities, our reporter gathered. A source familiar with the development between the two countries told our reporter in Lagos that the Botswana government is desirous Read More

Don’t cause political crisis in Osun, NNPP warns Aregbesola, APC

February 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP), has chided the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the immediate past governor in Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, for heating up the state with their factional wrangling.  A statement signed by the Osun Chairman of the party and made available to newsmen in Osogbo Monday, advised the Minister of Interior and his party, APC, Read More

Despite ban, Bitcoin crosses $50,000 in Morocco

February 22, 2021 Editor 0

You may think that cryptocurrencies are part of a wave globally, with individuals and companies rushing to adopt crypto as the price of various tokens continues to soar. However, that is not the case. While most major economies are looking at ways to regulate this space, and integrate crypto into their economic systems, many others have taken the opposite view, Read More

Pictures: Banky W, wife welcome first baby

February 22, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olubankole Wellington also known as Banky W, and wife, Adesua Etomi have welcomed their first baby. The couple both took to Instagram to share photos of their maternity shoot in celebration of Adesua’s birthday, on Monday February 22. Adesua in her post said their bundle of joy arrived four weeks ago. “You have a track record Read More

Breaking: Poor organisation, technical issues mar #14thHeadies

February 21, 2021 Editor 0

Nigerians have heaped attacks on the organisers of the 14th Headies award after the event witnessed  poor organisation and technical issues that marred the 2021 edition of the event. The red carpet section of the 14th edition of Headies award was expected to begin at 7pm, while the award presentation and performance of artists was expected to kick off by Read More

Breaking: NAF reveals names of crashed officers

February 21, 2021 Editor 0

Hours after, the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Sunday, released the names of officers who died in the Beechcraft Kingair B350i plane crash. In a statement issued by the NAF spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola, the officers are; Flight Lieutenant Haruna Gadzama (Captain), Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo (Co-pilot), Flying Officer Micheal Okpara (Airborne Tactical Observation System specialist). Others are Warrant Officer Bassey Etim Read More

Breaking: APC extends nationwide membership registration to March 31st

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said its ongoing nationwide membership registration and register update exercise which began on Tuesday 9th February, 2021 across the 36 states of the federation will now end by March 31, 2021. The ruling party said the extension of time is necessary because of the feedback across the states described as “overwhelming and beyond projected success Read More

Excitements as IntraDot launches Nigeria first indigenous online TV App ‘OyaWatch TV’-Your TV on the Go!

February 21, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A cross section of Nigerians has expressed delight at the launch of the country’s first downloadable online mobile television application ‘OyaWatch TV’ as they affirmed that it suitability for all major mobile devices and smart TV’s with contents from both local and international broadcasters is a pacesetter. The app is the first service of its kind dedicated to Nigerian audiences Read More

Breaking: Real cause of crashed Military plane revealed

February 21, 2021 Editor 0

A Nigerian air force plane crashed while approaching the Abuja airport runway due to engine failure on Sunday, Nigeria’s aviation minister Hadi Sirika has said. Sirika who revealed this via his Twitter account said, “a military aircraft King Air 350 has just crashed short of our Abuja runway after reporting engine failure en route Minna.” He gave no details on Read More

HEDA sues Accountant General, wants details of ₦173b MDA budget

February 21, 2021 Editorial II 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments and parastatals during COVID-19 The ministries, parastatals including security agencies, educational institutes and other contractors are alleged to have received some N173b from federal purse in the first half of 2020 Read More

Plane crash: Air Force confirms 7 personnel dead, orders investigations

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Air Force has confirmed that seven personnel died on board a military aircraft which crashed at Abuja Airport on Sunday. Blueprint had reported that the military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed that Read More

Alice Gombwer Peace Cup: Victory FC build pedestrian bridge in Kaduna community

February 20, 2021 Editor 0

As part of requirments for registeration of the 2021 edition of the Alice Gombwer Foundation Peace and Unity Cup, Victory football club have constructed a pedestrian bridge linking disjointed portion of Lamido street, Trikania in Chikun local government area of Kaduna metropolis. Organisers of the competition had told teams willing to participate in this year’s edition, that each team should Read More

Breaking: Another NPFL club run into trouble waters… players, officials robbed, driver kidnapped

February 20, 2021 Editor 0

Players and officials of Adamawa United were late Friday night robbed by armed robbers along Benin-Ore expressway. Findings revealed that the armed robbers dispossessed both players and officials of their belongings including phones, match allowance and others around 11.45pm on their way for their week 11 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) fixture against MFM Fc in Lagos. Blueprint also gathered Read More