Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

NCAT licenses 52 aircraft engineers

October 8, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria in Kaduna state has certified and licensed 52 aircraft maintenance engineers having completed their 120 weeks training programme in Standard Airframe and Power plant Course 31, 32 and 33, respectively. Declaring the young engineers qualified at their combined graduation ceremony held at the college on Friday, the rector, Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo, said “the power confirmed by Read More

Global oil demand to hit 6 mb/d

October 5, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) estimates that world oil demand for 2021 is expected to increase by 6.0 million barrel per day. In its Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) stated that its projection was revised upward due to positive mobility indicators for OECD countries in third quarter of 2021 was offset by a downward revision to Q4 2021, given Read More

AITEO slams Shell with $2.5bn suit over sale of OML 29

October 5, 2021 Lekan Olashehinde 0

A global oil giant, AITEO has slammed Anglo-Dutch Company, Shell with a $2.5B suit over claims it made in the sale of the OML 29.  Shell and its joint venture partners sold all their undivided 45% equity in OML 29 to AITEO sometime in 2014 for a whopping sum of $2.4 billion, which assets Shell said included the Nembe Creek Trunk Line Read More

Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

Reps probe sharp practices in FCT public health institutions

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has mandated its Committee on the Federal Capital Territory to investigate alleged sharp practices in the operational activities of public health Institutions in the FCT. This was fallout of a motion presented on Thursday, by Hon. Mohammed Jatau, who noted that the health institutions were established to control, manage and remedy healthcarechallenges of Nigerians who have Read More

eNaira ‘ll reposition Naira, enhance its value, says NCAG

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has described the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce eNaira on October 1 as a good move.The NCAG said that the digital currency will reposition the naira and enhance its value. NCAG, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Rt. Hon. Obe Agu, in Abuja, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

Police rescue 25 old kidnapped victim, intensify manhunt for abductors of 3 others

September 26, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state police command, Sunday, said it’s tactical team in conjunction with local security outfits have rescued 25 year old Kafayat Jamiu who was abduducted while sleeping in her room. The incident occurred in Olupo farm settlement, Eruku in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state on Friday.Confirming the rescue of the victim in a statement Sunday, the state Police Read More

AMAC chair constructs radio station, plaza for FCT residents

September 23, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has constructed a radio station for easy communication with residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and some parts of Nasarawa state, with transmission covering 9 kilometres and broadcasting in Gwandara, Gbagyi, Hausa and English. The radio station, christened AMAC Community Radio, 88.5 FM Karshi, Abuja, was commissioned Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Breaking: DSS raids, arrests railway vandals, thieves in Jos (Pictures)

September 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

The Plateau state command of the Department of Security Services (DSS) on Wednesday raided vandals and thieves of railway property. The DSS according to its deputy director operations Garba Audu, a retired police inspector, was first arrested Tuesday night driving a vehicle with items and further investigation led to raiding of their stores at Bukuru in Jos South local government Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

Senator Bamidele donates Coaster bus to Oluyin-in-Council

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) has donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.  The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.  The senator, Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Covid-19 third wave: Fears grip Nigerians over FG’s measures

September 10, 2021 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

…Govt’ll apply basic law against vaccine hesitancy – NPHCDA …Mandatory vaccination justified for infectious diseases – Lawyer ‘…Forcing people to take jab violates human rights’ ‘…Public ought to be well-enlightened’  …FG should adopt the polio approach – Expert The federal government has disclosed that it is planning to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for civil servants and other segments of the Read More

Tambuwal donates 550 motorcycles, 10 Hilux to vigilant groups

September 8, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

To fight banditry, kidnapping and sundry criminality in the eastern part of Sokoto, the state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has donated Kasia brand 550 motorcycles and 10 operational Toyota Hilux vans to vigilante groups working with security agencies to fight armed bandits in the state. This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Sokoto Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

2021 MICS/NICS survey targets 1,000 households in Kaduna – NBS

September 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, 0

The National Bureau of Statistic (NBS) has kicked off 2021 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) and National Immunization Coverage Survey (NICS) targeting 20 households in each of the 50 selected clusters in Kaduna state. The survey, which is aimed at seeking household data particularly for women and children in the area of education, health, potable water to mitigate school dropout Read More

BASL hands over $20,000, others found at Lagos Airport to owner

September 2, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Terminal has returned a bag containing the sum of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) in two bundles, the sum of five hundred thousand naira (#500,000.00) in five bundles and other valuables found at the Airside of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Terminal Two (MMA2). Other items found in the bag was nine wristwatches in Read More

NPA new guidelines for barge operations takes effect

September 1, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A new regulatory framework for the operation of barges across Nigeria seaports established by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under its new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is billed to take effect from today, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the agency has said. The guidelines, the NPA affirmed must be complied by all operators adding that it is poised to review the Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More