Bauchi to repatriate non-native prostitutes, marry off indigenes

April 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state shariah commission has disclosed intention to repatriate non-native prostitutes operating in the state and marry off the indigenous ones as part of efforts to tackle immoral acts in the state. The permanent commissioner of the commission in charge of ‘hisbah’ (Islamic police) Aminu Balarabe Isah disclosed this Monday during a Pre-ramadan sensitization organized by his office for prostitutes Read More

2023: Beware of self destruction, PGF boss warns APC leaders

April 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has warned the leaders of the party to beware of ‘self destruction’ ahead of 2023 general elections. Lukman said an inconvenient reality APC leaders and members, should be worried about is that “the strongest opponent of the APC is within Read More

Breaking: APC extends membership registration, revalidation exercise for another 3 weeks

April 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Membership Registration/Revalidation and Update Exercise scheduled to terminate on March 31st, 2021 has been extended by three weeks. A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the party’s National Secretary,Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, said the national caretaker committee approved the extension. “The audit of the reports received from: the National Membership Registration, Revalidation Read More

Buhari to Service Chiefs: Don’t allow bandits, kidnappers dictate the pace

March 31, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security chiefs to identify and take out bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors, National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd), said Tuesday. Briefing State House correspondents in Abuja, Monguno said the president gave the order at a security meeting he chaired at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa. He said President Buhari also warned heads Read More

Kyari to consumers: Be prepared, N120bn fuel subsidy monthly no longer sustainable

March 25, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Group General Manager Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mele Kyari has said the federal government spends between N100 billion and N120 billion monthly to subsidy the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) for Nigerians. Speaking Thursday at a special ministerial briefing coordinated by the Presidential Communication Team at the State House Abuja, Kyari said the subsidy was being paid by Read More

Igboho/Dokubo: When Individuals become greater than the state

March 24, 2021 Abdullahi D Mohammed 0

Can situation in a nation degenerate to a point of lawlessness where, individuals or groups could threaten the existence and challenge its sovereignty? The answer is an emphatic yes! Recently, Sunday Igboho, the self-accalimed Yoruba activist and Asari Dokubo, an equally loquacious Niger-Delta leader, had, renewed calls for the eclipse of the Nigerian state. Igboho, made a case for a Read More

FHA contractors protest against payment delay, illegal VAT deduction

March 16, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

Contractors under the aegis of Federal Housing Authority Contractors Association, Tuesday, staged a protest against FHA over delay in payment of completion funds of for the Abuja Mass Housing Project, Zuba totalling N1.5 billion as well as the Apo housing project awarded in 2011 and completed since last year February, 2020. They also complained of illegal deduction of 7.5% Value Added Read More

Motorists form long queues in Enugu over ‘price hike’

March 12, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Long queues at petrol filling stations which seemed to have disappeared have reared its ugly head in Enugu again following the new adjustment to the price of petrol to over N200 by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). The PPPRA had announced the hike Thursday that petrol “will now sell for about N212,” thereby creating scarcity, panic-buying and high Read More

Covid-19: Schools in Edo to remain closed

January 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki Governor, has said that schools in the state would remain closed until February 1, as the state grapples with the second wave of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Obaseki stated this at a news conference, Friday in Benin, as most states across the federation gear up to reopen schools on January 18. “We have Read More

Nigeria is stagnant — Nted

November 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Comrade Anthony Nted is the immediate past President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) and Chairman of the union’s Advisory Council. Nted in this interview speaks on leadership challenges and dockworkers reform, among other issues. Tell us about your background and growing up? I was born and brought up in Forcados, Warri in Delta State. My father was Read More

UN trains policemen on combating drug abuse

November 25, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has trained police officers in the medical unit of the Nigeria Police Force on drug prevention, treatment and care.The three day training held at the Force Headquarters, Abuja from Monday to Wednesday was organised by the Police Counselling and Support Unit, with technical support from the UNODC and had in attendance Read More

TETFUND: Replicating Mansa Musa’s ‘Golden Era’

November 23, 2020 Fatai Ibrahim 0

“I prefer to be a dreamer among humblest with vision to be realised, than lord among those without dreams and desire” – Khalil Gibran. Every good student of history is familiar with the remarkable reign of Mansa Musa, popularly known as Mansa Kakah Musa, whose reigns represented ‘Golden Era’ in the then ancient Mali Empire (Western Sudan in the 19th Century). And Read More

Man City end Messi pursuit

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Premier League club Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.City were understood to be the frontrunners to sign Messi last summer as he demanded to leave Barcelona during a bitter contract dispute. Messi is out of contract at the end of the season, making him free to negotiate with other Read More

#EndSARS protests: Buhari makes fresh declaration

November 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday told the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) that he would not allow a repeat of the recent #EndSARS protests that led to the loss of lives and destruction of property in some parts of the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Muhammad Dingyadi, while briefing State House correspondents at Read More

10 escape death as fuel tanker catches fire in Oyo

November 17, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A filing station manager and nine others, Monday, escaped death in Iseyin town, Oyo state when a tanker said to offloading fuel caught fire at a filing station. Blueprint gathered that others that escaped death included fuel attendants, and the driver of the tanker that was offloading. According to an eye witness account, there was a spark after which the tanker Read More

2021 budget: Minister, NNPC GMD shun Reps

November 16, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

It was a fruitless hour-long waiting on Monday, as members of the House of Representatives expected to receive Minister of State, Petroleum Resources,Timipre Sylva, and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari. Members of the joint House committee on Petroleum (Upstream, and Downstream) and Gas Resources, and numbering more than 50 sat for about Read More

N35,000 salary makes police an angry man – PCRC coordinator

November 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Princess Nana Ngozi Dahiru, a business woman based in Abuja is the newly appointed National Women Committee Coordinator of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC). In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on reasons she contested for the position and her plans for the police and citizens in general What is the PCRC and what are their basic duties? Read More

Maradona undergoes successful brain surgery

November 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Diego Maradona has successfully undergone an operation for possible bleeding on his brain.According to his public relations team the operation “was all successful and it happened as expected”. Leopoldo Luque, the 60-year-old Argentinian’s personal physician, said following Maradona’s admission to hospital in Buenos Aires on Monday it was not an “emergency situation”. He was quoted by Argentinian television’s ESPN F90 Read More

AFCON qualifier: Shape up or ship out, Are tells Rohr

November 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Director of Grassroots Development in the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Dr. Ademola Are has lambasted Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr over his inability to build a formidable national team for the nation despite being in the saddle for the past four years . Speaking ahead of the AFCON double header qualifier  against Sierra Leone , Dr. Are told Blueprint Sport in Read More

Post-#EndSARS: A time of reckoning for insurance coys

October 29, 2020 David Agba 0

…Insurers jitter over liabilities As the dust from the #EndSARS protests settles down, it is a time of reckoning for insurance companies in Nigeria.A time of unforeseen circumstances causing huge damages to insured objects is a time to gauge the preparedness and evaluate the financial capacities of the insurers in managing the risk events vis-à-vis indemnifying for losses suffered by Read More

Covid-19: French Cup suspended until Dec.1

October 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The men’s and women’s French Cup competitions have been suspended until 1 December after a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the country. The French Football Federation (FFF) has also halted all amateur football.French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown until at least the end of November.The top three tiers of men’s football – Ligue 1, Ligue Read More

Calming the tide, Buhari’s antidote

October 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There came a moment when almost all the citizens were glued to their television sets, then President Muhammadu Buhari appeared to address the nation over the nation-wide #EndSARS protest. “The spreading of deliberate falsehood and misinformation through the social media in particular, that this government is oblivious to the pains and plight of its citizens is a ploy to mislead Read More

Beyond the #EndSARS protest

October 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the #EndSARS brutality continues to gather momentum, there is suspicion that either the protests being held across the country are politically motivated or have a tacit support of some influential Nigerians who want to cash on the situation for their own political benefit.  The proponents of this theory agree that government has already yielded to the protesters demand, scrapped Read More