2023: Cleric charges CAN, PFN to mobilise Christians for partisan politics

October 21, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Lead pastor of the Transforming Church Reverend Sam Oye has charged Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship (PFN) to galvanize Christians to participate in politics in order to bring about good governance and positive change in Nigeria.    Reverend Oye who stated this during an interactive session with journalists on Wednesday in Abuja, said one of the major 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

Philip Asiodu, Mansur Muktar: Where are they now?

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

They served the country at various times, but have been away from public space. Where could they be at the moment? ELEOJO IDACHABA asks. Philip Asiodu Chief Philip Asiodu is a man of many parts. He is a former diplomat, minister and special adviser at different times. Although he is described as someone of the ‘old order’, yet from every Read More

Emiefele: Nigeria’s financial czar of all times

October 4, 2021 Sesugh Iwen-Daniel 0

  In 1929, Wall Street crashed signaling America’s descent in what is described as the Great Depression. The American stock market crashed to a terrible low marking the beginning of a decade of high unemployment, poverty, low profits, and deflation, plunging farm incomes, and lost opportunities for economic growth as well as for personal advancement.  It was difficult to pinpoint Read More

Educational Libraries: Association canvasses increased funding

October 1, 2021 Amaechi Agbo 0

The Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARLS) has called for increased funding of educational libraries to improve work efficiency and enhance productivity in higher institutions. ARLS Chairman, Dr Ifeanyi Ezema, made the call at the 7th annual conference of the association held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Enugu state. Dr Ezema who stated this during his welcome address to Read More

African Peace Brand lists Obasanjo, Jonathan, Adesina among 33 peace ambassadors awardees

September 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The African Peace Brand at an elaborate event in Abuja slated for November 11, 2021 will hold this year edition of its Awards ceremony. For this event, 33 eminent personalities, among which are 21Nigerians  have been nominated for different categories of awards. Among those listed in the Special Award category include the President of Ghana, HE Nana Addo  Dankwa- Akufo 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

Take fight to terrorists, bandits’ enclaves, COAS charges commanders

September 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has tasked Army commanders to take the fight to terrorists, bandits and other enemies of the country. He said, “You must take the fight into the identified and known enclaves of terrorists and criminals to neutralize them.”  He also said the Nigerian Army will henceforth talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and Read More

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Foundation tasks Nigerians on Cooperate Social Responsibility

September 12, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Marcel Ofomata Foundation, has tasked Nigerians, especially cooperate organisations, to give back to the society through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Founder, Marcel Ofomata Foundation, and Chairman, Amaecom Group, Dr Marcel Ofomata, made the call during a visit to Darlez Care Home, Abuja, recently, as part of the Annual National Visitation to the Needy in Nigeria, a Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Blueprint Publisher condoles Gov Bello, Etsu Nupe over Sarkin Sudan Kontagora’s death

September 9, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Chairman and Publisher Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, Kakaaki Nupe has commiserated with Niger state Governor , Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, Etsu Nupe and chairman Niger state council of traditional rulers , His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Yahaya Abubakar, Kontagora Emirate and entire people of the state over the demise of Sarkin Sudan Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaska. The Kakaaki Read More

Technical killing of Toro General Hospital

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

With reference to chapter 11, section 24 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, it is the responsibility of every citizen to protect the state’s property. Humongous amounts of funds are spent by the government on creating public properties so as to improve the standard of living of the citizens. As such, it is our Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who Read More

Rising insecurity, beyond Reps’ opposition politics

August 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rising insecurity in the last few days has left scores of lives consumed, many abducted and property worth millions of naira destroyed across the country, that lawmakers in the House of Representatives across political party lines appeared united in expressing serious concerns over the latest developments. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. The recap The lingering insecurity across the country came to crescendo Read More

COVID-19: NYSC DG warns prospective corps members against protocol violation

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the scheme is committed to the sustenance ofCOVID-19 preventive and safety protocols in order to guarantee seamless service year. The Director-General who stated this Friday during a WEBINAR session on COVID-19 measures for safe orientation camp, jointly organised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC)/NYSC, and supported Read More

We ‘re committed to sustaining FCT resettlement policy – Minister

August 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has expressed the determination of the FCT Administration to resettle the indigenous communities with a view to realizing the dreams of the founding fathers of Abuja. The minister who stated this at the one-day Town Hall meeting on resettlement and compensation matters in the Federal Capital Territory, also argued that indigenous communities Read More

Insecurity: Groups call for Masari’s resignation

August 22, 2021 Hamidu Sabo 0

A non-governmental organisation, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) Katsina state chapter, Saturday, said the patriotic statement of Governor Aminu Masari directing citizens to take up arms and defend themselves is a clear sign of failure of the APC administration to discharge its primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the people. Addressing newsmen in Katsina, the Northwest coordinator Read More

Committee on trade malpractices charges manufacturers on fake goods importation

August 19, 2021 David Agba 0

The Presidential Committee on Trade Malpractices (PCTM) and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Thursday challenged manufacturers to cooperate with the relevant agencies and stakeholders in the fight against importation of sub-standard goods in the country. Both organisations gave the charge during a meeting with some manufacturing companies in Abuja, which marked the official handing over of four operational vehicles as Read More

Democratic development: PGF boss advocates improved relationship between govt, CSOs

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

For Nigeria’s democracy to develop and the welfare of Nigerians improved, a call has been made for an improved relationship between the Nigerian government and the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). In a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the governing party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, said part of Read More

FG commissions NIS Enugu command headquarters damaged during #ENDSARS protest

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the Nigeria Immigration Service, Enugu state command office complex attacked and damaged by arsonists during the #ENDSARS protest While commissioning the office complex Thursday in Enugu, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, expressed delight that the complex is being commissioned after been rebuilt with the assistance of some illustrious citizens of Enugu State.  Aregbesola said: Read More