PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

On WHO’s antidote to heart-related diseases

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

As a result of the prevalence of heart-related diseases all over the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has come up with a new concept aimed at bringing down the pandemic rather than the pandemic bringing down people. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at the initiative. Nigerians in uncountable numbers have been brought down by heart diseases otherwise known as Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

Insecurity: Kafe District donates vehicle to FCT Police

October 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, 0

In a bid to fast track the Nigeria Police response time in event of emergencies the Kafe District Stakeholders have donated a Sport Utility Vehicle to the FCT Police  Command for use in the area. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Thursday in Abuja, the Chairman,  Kafe District Stakeholders Forum, Chiwf Uche Okeke, said “It is no news that security has 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

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate Read More

Refugee Commission, NEMA partner on mandate delivery

September 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has said that inter-agency collaboration between the Commission and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is key in their efforts to strengthen the mandates of both agencies. The Federal Commissioner made the remark during a courtesy call by the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled 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

2 armed robbers shot, arrested during operation in Ogun

July 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun State police command have apprehended two armed robbery suspects while carrying out operation in Agbara area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Monday. The suspects, Olanrewaju Sikiru and Olayemi Obisesan, according to the statement were Read More

Deployment of modern fire-fighting truck, others excite Buni in Yobe

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala-Buni, has said that the deployment of a modern firefighting truck by the Federal Fire Service (FFS) to the state will boost emergency response services. The excited governor Buni made the statement during the commissioning of one contemporary fire-fighting truck, Thursday in Yobe state. The Governor represented by the state’s deputy, Idi Gubana said that the Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC boss set-up rapid response squad nationwide

June 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubabar Audi, has ordered the immediate set-up of Rapid Response Squad in all the state commands of the Corps across the federation. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Corps director of public relations  DCC Olushola Odumosu, the NSCDC boss gave the matching order during Read More

Police confirm death of 7 in Osun bank robbery

June 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the death of four policemen and three civilians in the bank robbery that took place at Apomu/Ikire on Wednesday evening.  According to the spokesperson of the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, armed robbers numbering about 35 stormed the towns around 6:10pm in attempt to rob banks.  Opalola explained that four policemen, ASP Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More

Insecurity: We inherited insurgency from PDP – APC

June 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has attributed the current level of insecurity in the country to the “inept manner” with which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handled the Boko haram terrorists while it held sway as the ruling party. In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja by the Secretary to the APC national caretaker committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, the party Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

FFS proposes arms bearing unit to protect firefighters

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following insisant attacks and harassment of firefighters at fire scenes by mob action, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) has proposed to have an Arms Bearing Unit known as fire police to protect firefighters. The agency is also demanding an upward review of hazard allowance considering the nature of hazards faced by its personnel. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja Read More

Audit report: Senate probes NECO over alleged N6.5bn contracts

May 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The  National Examination Council (NECO)  is in the eye of the storm again over alleged N6.5billion contract award without due process. This was stated in the 2017 Audit Report submitted to the Senate Committee on Public Accounts. Office of Auditor General of the Federation had in an earlier report treated by the Senate Thursday  alleged the examination body had spent Read More