Beijing 2022: Protest staged at Winter Olympics torch lighting

October 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics was lit on Monday in a ceremony as human rights activists protested nearby. Several protesters with banners managed to get into the event being held at Greece’s ancient Olympia before being stopped by security. A number of others were reportedly detained by police outside. It is the latest demonstration around the games, Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Natives protest demolition, seizure of land in Nyanya-Gwandara

August 12, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Gbagyi natives of Nyanya – Gwandara in Karu local government area of Nasarawa state, Thursday protested the demolition of some of their houses and seizure of ancestral land located at Nayanya – Gwandara by the state government. Blueprint reports that the protesters, who carried placards with inscription, ‘Gov AA Sule, leave our land’, ‘Gov Sule stop invasion and unlawful Read More

Confusion over IPOB’s sit-at-home order

August 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home order slated to commence on Monday August 9, 2021 has been treated with lots of confusion. While a faction of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide is commending IPOB for adhereing to it’s earlier appeal to suspend the action, a statement accredited to  the younger brother of  Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB, Kanunta Kanu said the Read More

Assaults on journalists: NUJ directs media blackout to Bauchi police

July 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following recurring assaults on journslists at public functions by the men of the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria police, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed all media organizations in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state. The union gave the directive in a press release signed by the state chairman Umar Sa’id Read More

Passengers protest as Air Peace delays domestic flight for 12 hours

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Scores of domestic passengers on Wednesday protested the delay of their flight by Air Peace at the Murtala Muhammad Local Airport in Lagos. The passengers lamented that their flight was postponed without prior notice by the airline from 8am till 8pm. This is coming a few days after the Federal Government said airline operators in the country must refund the Read More

Reps fight over controversial Electoral Act clause

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Members of the House of Representatives, on Thursday engaged in fisticuffs as tempers rose over disagreement on a clause in the Electoral Act amendment Bill currently being considered. This was as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.announced invitation of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmud Yakub and Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), NCC Umar Danbatta, Read More

APC caucus faults Oyetola’s LG caretaker committee, calms members

July 2, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

A caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP), has faulted the local government caretaker committee appointed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, describing it “unacceptable.” The group in a statement made available to newsmen by its Chairman, Adelowo Adebiyi, Friday, noted that some members of the party who are not loyal to Ileri-Oluwa group, were exempted from the Read More

Bandits sack 10 Zamfara villages in Zamfara, communities protest

June 25, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 10 villages under Bingi ward of Maru local government council of Zamfara state are now under the control of bandits. Consequently, thousands of the affected communities mainly women and children on Friday blocked the Gudau- Sokoto highway along Tashar Abu village in protest. Speaking to Blueprint via telephone, a resident, Malam Musa Muhammadu Bingi, said the bandits Read More

Biafra: Call for referendum now, Northern women tell Buhari, NASS

June 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following persistent agitations for the Biafra nation, some Nothern women under the aegis of Amalgamation of Northern Women Association in Nigeria (ANWAN) have staged a protest asking President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to immediately call for a referendum and allow Igbos to go. The women in their hundreds held the protest at the Unity Fountain Read More

Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

May 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt. The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation.  He Read More