Sultan: Killings in North extension of Boko Haram, govt’s failure

June 17, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Sultan of Sokoto led Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has said that the security challenges leading to wanton killings in North-west and parts of North-central were extension of Boko Haram insurgency, and outcome of government’s failure to cater for its people. The Northern Islamic apex body expressed fear that the rumour making the rounds that security operatives do not want Read More

Owonaro: Ijaw nation has lost a giant – Diri

June 17, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed sadness over the passing of Capt Sam Owonaro (rtd), whom he described as a giant, father, hero, and one of the greatest leaders of modern Ijaw and Nigerian history. A press statement issued and signed by the acting press secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said Senator Diri in his condolence message described  Capt Read More

Court orders Police to remove barricade at Nyanya, pay damages

June 17, 2020 David Agba 0

The Nigeria Police (Police Mobile Unit, Nyanya) have been ordered to remove the blockade of the major street traversing from the Mobile junction along Abuja/keffi Expressway into Area C & D leading to Gbagalape forthwith to allow for free flow of traffic. Hon. Justice U.P kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja passed the judgment on the 1st of June Read More

Lagos hospital clears air on death of senator

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

The First Cardiology Consultant (FCC) Hospital, Ikoyi, Tuesday debunked the rumour that a Nigerian senator, Adebayo Osinowo, died at its facility Monday. The late Osinowo, popularly called ‘Pepperito’ was a Nigerian Senator who represented the Lagos East Senatorial District. He died Monday from complications from an undisclosed ailment. Shortly after his demise, news circulated on social media and some news Read More

Covid-19: IICFIP donates hand sanitising machine to ministry

June 17, 2020 Donald Iorchir 0

  The International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals (IICFIP) Monday donated a sanitising machine  to the Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter governmental Affairs. Speaking with Blueprint while presenting the machine to the minister in Abuja, the African Patron of IICFIP, Mallam Shehu Malami Ma’aji, said it was part of IICFIP social responsibility and in support of federal Read More

We were shocked that our members buy PPE – NARD

June 17, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) said Wednesday that members buying their Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) with their money instead of being supplied by the authorities came as shock. The 2nd vice president of NARD, Dr. Owolabi Adebayo, stated this in a chat with blueprint in Abuja, adding that the government’s claim that the PPE are available across the Read More

Infrastructure: FG concessions 10 roads, targets N163bn investment in first phase, over 23, 000 jobs

June 17, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

As a new approach to fixing the 35,000 kilometres trunk A roads across the country , the federal government is to kick-start their concessions with 2,275kilometres comprising 10 federal Highways.The Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, who unveiled the plan to members of the National Assembly joint committees on Works at an interactive session Wednesday, said the targeted investments from the Read More

Nigeria loses $48m worth of crude oil to vandalism 6 months – NNPC

June 17, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Melee Kyari, declared Wednesday that within the last six months, Nigeria has lost $48 million worth of crude oil to vandalism.He also declared that as much as the corporation can account for the petroleum products evacuated daily from the depots which he put at 54 million litres, the daily Read More

NITDA to commission training facilities on digital skills in North-west

June 17, 2020 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

  Director General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has revealed plans to commission state of the art training facilities in Kano. The NITDA Northwest Zonal Office in Kano is to train youth from the North West region on digital skills.  The training is for all, including facilities for people living with disability, artisans, students and young Read More

EFCC nabs fake DSS officer for stealing from foreign national

June 17, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a 32-year old man Boniface Oburuku for stealing a hand bag belonging to an international guest from the Republic of Mauritius. A press statement by the EFCC Spokesperson, Mr Dele Oyewale, Wedneaday in Abuja, said the bag contained two Samsung mobile phones, an international passport, some US Dollars notes Read More

Group urges Buhari to declare State of Emergency against rape

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

A group, Nigeria Female Youth Organisation has called for death sentence for rapists in Nigeria. They also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a State of Emergency on rape. The president of the group, Princess Mimi Peters who stated this during a walk against rape to the ministry of women affairs in Abuja on Tuesday, added that indecent dressing Read More

Makinde’s 365 days in office and opposition’s views

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

As every administration at the state levels are celebrating their one year stewardship, the opposition APC in Oyo thinks otherwise despite Makinde’s avowed claims. BAYO AGBOLA writes on the claims and counter-claims. The first 365 days in office of  Oyo state governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, has come and gone though, but there are still issues regarding the perception of people, Read More

ANAP observes upgrade in navigational aids across Nigeria Airports

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

 The Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) has observed that improvement and upgrades of navigational aids across airports in Nigeria has been responsible for the transformation and impressive outlook of the country’s accident free airspace.General Secretary of ANAP, Comrade Abulrasaq Saidu, while outlining the gains of the fifth anniversary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in the aviation sector said airports Read More

Aviation agencies CEOs, others brainstorm on strategic responses to changes in the industry

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

A stakeholders webinar conference will take place today Thursday where Chief Executive Officers of government agencies, Managing Directors of companies and journalists in the Nigerian aviation sector will fashion out strategic responses to the myriad of challenges brought upon the aviation by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  Organisers said the panelists would discuss extensively on the negative impact of Covid-19 virus Read More

AIB to relocate Headquarters , commences operations in Abuja

 The Nigerian Air Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) is set to relocate it’s corporate headquarters to Abuja from Lagos in line with the ministerial directive that ordered all aviation agencies to relocate their corporate headquarters to Abuja.The agency disclosed that the Commissioner/CEO, Engr Akin Olateru and other strategic officers had since been operating from Abuja.It added that the new move is Read More

Niger: NNPC discovers oil in 8 LGs

June 17, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it has commenced oil exploration activities in the Bida Basin involving eight local government areas in Niger state. The corporation assured that the progress being recorded in the ongoing exploration of inland basins was capable of growing the nation’s reserve to 40 billion barrels by year 2023. The NNPC Group Managing Director (GMD) Mallam Read More

Genk charter flight to get stranded Onuachu back from Nigeria

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

Genk have teamed up with fellow Belgian clubs Gent and Club Brugge to charter a flight that will ferry back players like Paul Onuachu from Nigeria. Onuachu recently accompanied Victor Osimhen back to Nigeria after the Lille striker lost his father. Ban on regular international flights to and from Nigeria has yet to be lifted no thanks to the Coronavirus Read More

Chukwueze wins Man-of-the-match in Villarreal’s win

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

Super Eagles sensation, Samuel Chukuweze was named man-of-the-match following Villarreal’s hard-fought 1-0 home win against Real Mallorca at the Estadio de la Ceramica. Chukwueze, who featured for 90 minutes in the game provided the assist for Carlos Bacca’s goal in the 15th minute. The Nigerian raced down the wing, getting away from a defender with a cheeky chip and crossed Read More

Leicester City ready to off load Iheanacho

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

  Leicester City Manager, Brendan Rodgers is ready to sell Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho to recoup funds needed in the transfer market to buy players ahead of the Europa Champions League campaign next season. The foxes are fighting to make sure that they finish among the top four which will give them Champions League tickets. And should they end Read More

Anxiety as gunmen kidnap Anambra journalist at midnight

June 17, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state born journalist, Barr. Matthew Onwuasoanya, aged 49 has been declared missing for 18 days after he was allegedly kidnapped from home by unknown gunmen.Onwuasoanya, a private lawyer, who practices journalism with the state-owned National Light newspapers, was last seen on May 30, 2020, according to a statement signed by the state Council Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Read More

Please, PMB act fast on insecurity in the North

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

“A kingdom can endure with unbelief, but it cannot endure with injustice” -Usman bn fodioIn the 2015 general elections, one of the major promises APC used during its campaign was restoration of security in the Northeast which at the time was the worry of every single individual in the country. Five years later, the situation has not significantly improved. The Read More

The agony of rape

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

Our societies have been contaminated with so many atrocities and abnormalities. We have lost our moral inclination and have imbibed the ways of animals. Imagine forcing oneself on an opposite sex. Indecency is on the increase and most times family background should be blamed for it. But that should not in any way justify the action of rape.  Oftentimes many Read More

Bogoro: Character, charisma of an achiever at 62

June 17, 2020 Gidado Ibrahim 0

A coward loses dreams because of fragility, a cautious person loses dreams thinking of possibility, but a brave heart like Prof Elias Suleiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Fund (TetFund), has demonstrated the courage to turn them into reality. No wonder he is described within the political circle as the Think Tank of the Next level educational research development Read More

(Mis)understanding Abdullahi Sule

June 17, 2020 Victoria Ngozi ikeano 0

Nasarawa state governor, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, who has lived abroad for several years as well as worked for most part of his adult life in the corporate world where best practices are the norm with little room for guile, appears to be coming face to face with reality of the Nigerian political environment. One of the things he would have Read More

The Osinbajo panel report

June 17, 2020 House keeper 0

Last week’s disclosure by the Vice-president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, that the Economic Sustainability Committee has received projections that the number of unemployed people may rise to 39.4 million by the end of 2020 if the government does not take prompt measures, should serve as a wake up call to the nation’s policy formulators at all levels of government and the Read More