Tears as 12 soldiers slain in Benue laid to rest

April 13, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

There was wailing and tears Monday morning as the 12 soldiers who were ambushed and killed at Bonta, Konshisha local government area of Benue state were laid to rest. The soldiers who are from 72 Special Forces Battalion in Makurdi, according to the military authorities, were on their way to replenish their colleagues who were on the side of Oju Read More

2023: Drop your presidential ambition, APC group tells Yahaya Bello

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of North-central Council of APC, has asked the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, to drop his presidential ambition for the zone to produce the next national chairman of the ruling party. The group led by its leader, Dr. Kassim Muhammad, told newsmen at the APC national secretariat, Thursday in Read More

APC ward leaders pass vote of confidence on Buhari, Akpabio

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Ward executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ukana West 2 have unanimously passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Godswill Akpabio and other leaders of the party. Eearlier, the party leaders in Akwa  Ibom had declared Akpabio as the authentic leader of the party in the state. the affirmation was contained in a communiqué Read More

Pro-Tinubu group celebrates Colloquium, Arewa House lecture outings

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A political group, Tinubu Vanguard, has celebrated the recent outing of its principal and former Lagos state governor Bola  Ahmed Tinubu, at the Arewa House Lecture in Kaduna and the colloquium held in Kano state. The group loyal to the cause of Tinubu said the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has proven himself as a detribalized Read More

London attack on Buhari barbaric, despicable – Sumaila

April 6, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

A former special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Assembly matters, Hon Abdulrahman Suleiman Kawu Sumaila has described the recent attack on the personality of the president in London, United Kingdom, as unfortunate and barbaric. Sumaila who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in a statement said the attack on President Buhari was far beyond the Read More

71 gourds of Oguro for Olu Obafemi

April 5, 2021 Tunde Olusunle 0

He was the sole recipient of the Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA) in 2018. Chairman of the Governing Board of the NNMA, Prof Shekarau Yakubu, noted late October 2018, that out of three dozen nominations for the award, his own was the singular entry which met all the criteria enunciated as prerequisites for the award. The NNMA is traditionally conferred Read More

Nigeria as the global ICT investment hub

April 5, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

Nigeria took a turn for an exciting and refreshing phase in November 2019 when President Muhammadu Buhari launched the 10 years National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, NDEPS 2020-2030. The policy’s vision was aimed at transforming Nigeria into a leading digital economy, creating sustainable wealth and opportunities for all. This policy also saw the birth of the Federal Ministry of Read More

Weakened naira, inflation erode Nigerians pay by 24.5% in 2 years

April 4, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Consistent drop in the value of Nigeria’s local currency, the Naira, coupled with rising inflation has eroded the take home pay of many employed Nigerians in the last two years, Blueprint has gathered. According to analysis, the Dollar value of Nigerian workers salary shows a drop of 24.5 percent since the N30, 000 National Minimum Wage took effect. On Thursday Read More

Buhari’s govt not favourable to Fulani pastoralists – APC chieftain

April 4, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) from Benue state, Barrister Gorus Gololo yesterday said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has no programme for the Fulani pastoralists in the country. He stressed that the federal government has not been favourable to them, compared to the past administrations that engaged the Fulanis. Gololo made this known on Sunday in a Read More

Time to heal Nigeria, Uba Sani preaches at Easter

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly has called on Christians in the country to see Easter as the period to pray for the healing of the nation. He said the need for prayer is because Nigeria is at the crossroads, facing huge economic and security challenges. In his Easter message to the people, the lawmaker noted Read More

N159bn ‘judgment debts’: Group wants Buhari to investigate Malami, others

April 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As the controversy over the N159 billion ‘judgment debts’ continue, an anti-corruption group, Advocates for Transparency and Accountability (ATA), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the role of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). The group also said that all those who claim to be creditors should Read More

Easter celebration: NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel, others

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has ordered the deployment of over 20, 000 personnel of the corps to provide security during the Easter celebrations. Addressing newsmen Thursday in Abuja, Audi said the deployment was necessary considering the security challenges beclouding the country. “I would like to assure Nigerians of a Read More

Treat militia herders as terrorists, Tiv professionals urge FG

March 31, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

A group under Tiv Professionals Group (TPG) Tuesday called on the federal government to take an unambiguous decision against herdsmen who have formed themselves into militia groups to terrorise Nigerians. Chairman of the group, Professor Zacharys Gundu, who addressed a press conference in Makurdi the Benue state capital, urged the president to treat militia herdsmen as terrorists and contain their Read More

Third term: Lawan denies rooting for Buhari

March 30, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has debunked the report credited to him of alleged plan for constitution amendment to pave way for President Muhammadu Buhari’s third term in office. One Comrade Mayor was reported to have tweeted two days ago that the Senate President declared at an undisclosed function that he would support constitution amendment for elongation of tenure for President Read More

Bobboi and his exploits at PEF(M)B

March 30, 2021 Toby Prince 0

One of the thriving industries in Nigeria today is hypocrisy, and leaders who walk on that path are seen as heroes. In this clime, refusal to compromise standard and firm embrace of tenets of integrity by being brutal with the truth, firm in honesty and courageous in justice always attract opposition and in some cases violent attack by the ill Read More

NEDC and Alkali’s leadership with a human face

March 30, 2021 Solomon Audu 0

It is no longer news that the Boko Haram crisis in North-East Nigeria has devastated economy of the region, and humanitarian crisis is the order of the day. The North East region of Nigeria is made up of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba States. These states are ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009. In this violent Read More

Breaking: Buhari, Service Chiefs meet ahead London medical vacation (Pictures)

March 30, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday morning met with Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo. The meeting which happened before his departure to the United Kingdon also had in attendance the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Security Read More

Breaking: Buhari goes to London again

March 29, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is on his way to London, the United Kingdom. His Special Adviser Media and Publicity Femi Adesina who just dropped the hint via a press statement on Monday night said Buhari will depart on Tuesday March 30, for a routine medical check-up. Details loading…

Banditry: Recruit 50m youths into Army, Tinubu tells Buhari

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has advised the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Army to aid the fight against insecurity. Tinubu spoke at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State. He said: “We are under-policed and we are competing with Read More

Only justice ‘ll end insecurity in Nigeria – Archbishop

March 29, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The Archbishop of Methodist Archdiocese of Enugu, Rev. Christopher Edeh has  called on President Muhammadu Buhari to enthrone justice in the country to end insecurity.  According to him, “once  there is justice there is peace.” He  enjoined Buhari’s government to correct injustices in the country which he said gave rise to insecurity. Edeh disclosed this in Abakaliki  while speaking with journalists during the consecration of Read More

Protesters storm APC, demand extension of membership registration, revalidation

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress have staged a protest at national headquarters of the party, asking the it leadership to extend the ongoing party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise. The protesters had stormed the party’s Secretariat Monday  in Abuja, by 10.30am in a sting operation that lasted for about 30 minutes, displaying posters with various inscriptions, collectively Read More

Governors’ blockade of Buhari’s restructuring caused Parliamentary workers strike – Okechukwu

March 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has blamed the ongoing nationwide strike of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on the refusal of Nigerian Governors to grant autonomy to state legislatures. According to Okechukwu, President Muhammadu Buhari signed Executive Order 10, 2020, to give life to financial autonomy of the state Legislatures and Judiciary but the Governors Read More

No one can bring down Buhari’s administration – Presidency

March 26, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Presidency has lamented alleged exploitation of the security crisis of the country by opposition elements to ‘blackmail’ the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, saying the government would not be distracted. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, speaking Friday on the Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, suggested that opposition elements were using insecurity to Read More