Don’t abandon APC for Oshiomhole, PGF boss urges leaders, members

June 16, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has urged members and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to leave the party because of alleged ‘rascality’ of its national chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.  He, however, challenged the NWC to publish APC’s membership register for every state of the country.  The PGF boss in a statement Read More

NCoS: 649 inmates now running Degree, PG programmes – FG

June 16, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government said it has begun graduate degree programmes in the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) saying that there are at present 649 inmates undergoing degree and post graduate programmes behind bars. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, stated this Tuesday in Abuja while commissioning 59 operational vehicles of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS). According to the minister, about 1, Read More

Bordeaux ready to sell Kalu

June 16, 2020 House keeper 0

French Ligue 1 club Girondis Bordeaux are willing to listen to offers for Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu. Kalu linked up with Bordeaux from Belgian Pro League club KAA Gent for €8.5m in 2018. The 22-year-old has however failed to make much impact with Les Girondis despite his huge potential. Kalu scored three goals in 21 league appearances during his first Read More

Economy: Atiku tackles FG on wasteful projects, maintenance of presidential Air Fleet

June 16, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the federal government to reduce expenditure on wasteful projects like the maintenance presidential Air Fleet to curtail the economic woes in Nigeria. In a statement he personally signed, Wazirin Adamawa, Tuesday expressed shocked over the revelation from Nigeria’s First Read More

Teenager dead after giving birth to triplets

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A 19-year-old teenager, Lilian Benedict of Bwaranji ward, Yola  South Local Government Area of Adamawa, died on Sunday after giving birth to triplets.Mrs Josephine Geoffrey, Assistant Director, Nursing Services, Yola Specialists Hospital, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Tuesday in Yola.Geoffrey said that the teenager died as a result of Post Partum Haemorrhage. “She Read More

Air force kills several bandits, destroys 3 camps in multiple strikes in Katsina

June 16, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Nigerian Air Force component of Operation Hadarin Daji has killed several bandits in a multiple air strikes that also destroyed three of the bandits’ camps in a forest in Katsina state, south of Birnin Kogo, along the Katsina-Zamfara boundary area. Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said the air strikes Read More

Kebbi gov’s wife vows to end gender based violence

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The Wife of the Kebbi state Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has expressed commitment towards ending rape and gender-based violence in the state. Dr Shinkafi Bagudu gave the assurance while participating in a Webinar titled, “Mobilising Actions against Rape and Sexual Abuse.” According to a statement made available to Blueprint by Special Adviser on media to the Governor Yahaya Sarki Read More

RMRDC’s achievements outstanding – Ekwunife

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Uche Lilian Ekwunife, has commended the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) on its landmark achievements, describing the efforts of the management as “outstanding”. Ekwunife, in an exclusive interview with journalists, Monday on the recent Council’s meeting with the National Assembly, said the robust and frank interactions revealed a number of Read More

Buhari and burying of 26 years June 12 political hatchet

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As a way of refreshing our sweet memories on the many  albatrosses of the day and the occasion, it is now 27 years ago when the then military head of state, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, annulled the election of June 12, 1993 presidential election. It was an election that Nigerians, non-Nigerians and by extension the global community will always live to Read More

Navy discovers illegal refineries, intensifies efforts against oil theft, economic sabotage

June 16, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Following aggressive operations to curb oil theft and ensure economic prosperity of the country in this period of COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian Navy has discovered some illegal refineries in the Niger Delta region. Giving details of the operations, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche said on 10 Jun 20,  the Navy discovered a newly constructed illegal refining site Read More

Atiku mourns Prof. Akinkugbe

June 16, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the death of Nigeria’s foremost educationist and medical professional, Professor Emeritus Oladipupo Akinkugbe, who died on Monday, 15 June, at the age of 87. A press statement by the Atiku Media Office, Tuesday quoted the former Vice President as Read More

Breaking: Conditions necessary before schools ‘ll reopen – FG

June 16, 2020 House keeper 0

As Nigerians await school reopening date, the federal government has asked various institutions of learning to start making plans ahead of time. Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who handed down the task on Tuesday in Abuja during 2020 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said, Nwajiuba Read More

Adieu, Prof Bello Agaie

June 16, 2020 Muhammad Umaru Ndagi 0

    This is the second time in less than two years that I’m writing a tribute with a troubled heart. The first was in November 2018 when Professor Ibrahim Adamu Kolo, former vice chancellor of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University died. On Tuesday, May 12, 2020 while working on a history project, a call came, announcing the demise of Professor Read More

Rainbow of incitement to hatred

June 16, 2020 Abdulyassar Abdulhamid 0

Nigeria today is on an incitement-to-hatred mode. Vested interests, for various reasons, are into play to make sure that advocacy to hatred to incite violence, discrimination and hostility is well played out – example are galore: herdsmen-media, Dangiwa’s letter to President Buhari and Kukah’s continual inciting statements. One may have assumed that the “herdsmen-media” have reached the apex of their evil Read More

Breaking: Angel Gomes opens up on his visit to T.B Joshua

June 16, 2020 Mirror 0

Man Utd youngster Angel Gomes has moved to address a video which has emerged on social media of him visiting a Nigerian prophet in a bid to cure his injuries. Gomes is a rising star at Old Trafford and is reportedly on the verge of signing a new £25,000-per-week contract. Despite only making 10 appearances in his United career thus far, staff at Read More

The Presidency, NEF face-off

June 16, 2020 House keeper 0

Nigerians smarted from the weekend to what appears to be a face-off between the Presidency and the Northern Elders Forum (NEF). The NEF had on Sunday lampooned the Muhammadu Buhari government over the state of insecurity in the North, noting that northerners have been pushed to the wall. But in a swift reaction, the presidency dismissed the remarks, saying the Read More

APC to Wike: PDP’s impunity ‘killed’ governors’ forum

June 16, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike to open up on the major role he played when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government introduced the “16 is greater than 19” political formula, adding that impunity by the former ruling party ‘killed’ the forum.  The APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, in Read More

CAN to Buhari: Stop mass killings in North

June 16, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Kaduna state chapter has expressed sadness over what it described as mass killings and insecurity in the North, particularly in Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Borno states.Speaking in a statement signed on Monday by Kaduna state Chairman, Rev John Joseph Hayab, CAN said hundreds of people have been killed by the Boko Haram, bandits and kidnappers who are invading communities Read More

Official: From Levante, Simon joins Nantes

Nigerian international, Moses Simon have penned a deal with French Ligue 1 club Nantes from Spanish side Levante. The versatile winger, who spent last season on loan at Nantes penned a four-year contract with the Canaries. Simon scored nine goals and registered eight assists in 30 appearances across all competitions during the campaign. The 24-year-old was voted the club’s player Read More

Ikhana thanks on Dare over N.5m medics support

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Former Super Eagles defender, Kadiri Ikhana has thanked the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare for supporting his medical bill while in a Abuja hospital with a sum of N500,000. Ikhana, in October 2019 appealed for financial support for a niggling hip injury that needed major surgery, with former Super Eagles and Inter Milan Victor Moses responding first Read More

Finidi may emerge new G/Eaglets gaffer

June 16, 2020 House keeper 0

Former Super Eagles winger, Finidi George may in a matter of days be unveiled as the new national U-17, Golden Eaglets handler if reports gathered at the Nigeria Football Federation NFF headquarters are anything to go by. Finidi was amongst the coaches that applied for the job and feelers from the Glass House revealed that the former Ajax forward is Read More

FG to resident doctors: Your strike ill-timed, dangerous

June 16, 2020 Duro Adeseko 0

The federal government Monday said the decision of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) of Nigeria to go on strike was ill-timed and could result in the loss of lives of Nigerians. The position came against the backdrop of NARD’s directive to proceed on an indefinite strike after the federal government failed to honour its agreement with them. Announcing Read More

I ‘ll ensure cordial relationship with corporate bodies – Diri

June 16, 2020 House keeper 0

Bayelsa state Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has pledged his administration’s resolve to cement existing cordial relationships with well-meaning corporate organisations to foster peace, stability and sustainable development. Senator Diri made the pledge on Monday during the courtesy visit of the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company and Country (SPDC) Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, represented by the Read More