FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

In US, Nigerian clergyman faces charges over marriage, visa ‘fraud’

October 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Pastor Joshua Olatokunbo Shonubi has been indicted over conspiracy to commit marriage and visa fraud by a Federal Grand Jury in Maryland, United States.  The 50-year-old pastor of New Life City Church in Maryland appeared in the court on Thursday and was charged for leading a scheme to help foreign nationals fraudulently obtain permanent resident status through marriages to US citizens. Shonubi Read More

New Turakin Ilorin: Markets, shops shut as Sulu-Gambari turbans Mustapha

October 24, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Major market including the Ilorin Central Market, Oja-Oba, and shops located on  routes to the palace of Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari,  weekend closed down for business as the emir formally turbaned the 4th Turaki of Ilorin, Alh Saliu Mustapha. Mustapha, an aspirant for national chairmanship of the All Progressive Congress (APC), is the fourth Turaki of Ilorin. Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

FG declares Tuesday public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

October 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as public holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Gombe: Gale of defections hits APC

September 27, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

Thousands of card-carrying members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe state, including a former Deputy Governor, John Lazarus Yoriyo, a former gubernatorial aspirant, Abdulkadir Hamma Saleh, a former member of the House of Representatives, Abubakar Abubakar BD,  party executives at various wards and local government levels and others decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Gombe State Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

Murder: Osun court adjourns bail of Esuleke, son, others

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Ayo Oyebiyi of an Osun state high sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has adjourned the bail of a popular Masquerade custodian, Kayode Esuleke, his son, Ifasola Esuleke, Adeosun Kola and Idowu Abimbola, to September 23, 2021, for ruling. The defendants were arraigned on September 14, on thirteen count charges bothering on alleged murder of one Salahudeen Moshood, attempted murder, malicious damage, Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

@52: APC govs laud Zulum’s commitment to end Boko Haram

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has joined Nigerians and other well wishers to celebrate the birthday of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno state, even as they acknowledged Zulum’s dedication and commitment to the fight against Boko Haram. The APC governors, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, by their chairman and governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Read More

Osun APC crisis: Police arraign Aregbesola’s loyalists for assault

August 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command, Monday arraigned a caretaker Aecretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Rasaq Salinsile, former Chairman of the party, Reverend Adelowo Adebiyi, and five others before a Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged conspiracy and assault. Others are: former Commissioner for Works and Transports, Engr. Kazeem Salami, former Commissioner for Youth, Sports Read More

Bichi emir’s coronation’ll ensure peace, development – Bello

August 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has said that the coronation of the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, will bring about rapid development and foster peace and security of the emirate, Kano state and the country in general. The governor stated this at the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the 2nd emir of Bichi, Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

PSG: Messi to wear PSG’s No. 30 shirt

August 11, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Lionel Messi will wear the number 30 shirt for new club Paris Saint-Germain, making it the first time since 2008 that he hasn’t worn his iconic number 10. Messi became synonymous with the 10 shirt at Barcelona, but that jersey is already occupied in Paris by friend and former Barça teammate Neymar.Neymar, who previously wore 11 when they played together Read More

Lawan felicitates with muslims on Hijrah

August 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

 The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Muslim Ummah on Monday  as they join the rest of the Islamic World in marking the commencement of the Islamic New Year, 1443 AH. Lawan in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi,  said it was appropriate to use the occasion to thank the Almighty Allah Read More

Hijrah: University Don, monarch lament insecurity, call for self-protection

August 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Muslims in Osun state Monday lamented incessant killings and kidnapping in the country, calling on community leaders to provide security in their abodes.  The Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo, Prof. Hamid Sanni, and the the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba AbduRasheed Olabomi, spoke at the Hijrah 1443 celebration in Osogbo, the state capital.  In his lecture titled “Insecurity Level in Nigeria, Tilting Read More

APC suffers setback as 2019 senatorial candidate defects to PDP

August 3, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state has suffered a major setback as its 2019 senatorial candidate for Benue North East Mrs Mimi Orubibi and her supporters are set to dump the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mrs Orubibi was the first runner-up in the Benue North East Senatorial district popularly known as ‘Zone Read More

Introducing Horace Tempo, music producer/musician

July 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Music producer and musician, Horace Tempo, born Horace Wangnin Saizonou blew into the music space about one and half years ago. In that little time, he has not only carved a niche of his own but has built a cult following that has devoutly identified with his musical identity and are willing to walk with him on his journey. While Read More