Insecurity: Tide turning against Boko Haram, ISWAP, says APC group

August 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), said the tide has turned against the dreaded Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria. The APC group also revealed that “the increased pressure being brought to bear on the insurgents Read More

Barcelona are in £1.15 bn debt – Laporta

August 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has opened up on the club’s “very worrying” financial situation, revealing the Catalan club are £1.15 billion in debt. Laporta blamed his predecessor Josep Bartomeu for a “terrible inheritance” which he says sees club salaries representing 103 per cent of income at the Nou Camp. Speaking at a live press conference Laporta said: “Our salaries represent Read More

War in Osun APC as Oyetola, Aregbesola’s thugs fight dirty

August 15, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A caucus of the All Progreasives Congress (APC) in Osun state, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP), Sunday alleged that suspected thugs who wore Oyetola’s inscribed cap disrupted the Saturday hearing of ward congress appeal.  A statement by Chairman of TOP, Elder Lowo Adebiyi, made available to newsmen in Osogbo, alleged that the thugs that stormed the APC secretariat, venue of the Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

Residents beg FERMA to fix Okene – Auchi road

August 13, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Residents of Okene local government area of Kogi state have appealed to the federal government and Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to as a matter of urgency attend to the deplorable condition of Okene- Auchi road to ease the plight of commuters plying the road. Speaking on the bad nature of the road , the chairman of Okene local government, Read More

In Nigeria, COVID-19 infection soars as NCDC announces 790 new cases

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

As states across the country struggle to curb the spread of COVID-19 Delta variant, the nation is now averaging more than 700 new cases, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed. The NCDC, which disclosed this known via its verified website on Thursday morning, added that the country registered 790 additional infections on Wednesday, a sharp increase from Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

Insecurity: ISSS Registrar advocates synergy among security agencies

August 10, 2021 Agi Onda 0

  Newly appointed Registrar of the Institute of Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS), Abuja, Dr. Idakwoji Sunday, has called for greater collaboration among security agencies in Nigeria to ensure effective fight against insecurity bedeviling the country. The new ISSS boss, who made the call in an interview with Blueprint, Monday, said this became necessary following escalating security situation in the country, lamenting Read More

Breaking: Tension in Buhari’s House as Police take over APC secretariat

August 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

There was palpable tension at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) early hours of Monday, as policemen, loaded in over five Hillux Patrol Vans took over the recently named Buhari House. The police team numbering over 30 had strategically positioned themselves within the secretariat along Blantyre street, without harassing passersby and the motorists using the street. Blueprint Read More

Doctos’ strike: Wake up from slumber, PGF boss slams Ngige, Keyamo

August 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has slammed Nigerian Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo over their inability to prevent the ongoing indefinite strike by the the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). On August 2, 2021, NARD began indefinite nationwide strike over demands for improved conditions, payment of salaries ranging Read More

Boko Haram, ISWAP now use video propaganda to remain relevant, recruit new members – Army

August 7, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists now resort to video propaganda in order to seek relevance and replenish their depleting fighting force as a result of the sustained military bombardments from both land and air components of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK). A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said troops sustained Read More

Ward Congress: APC group urges Buni’s c’mtt to avert ‘dangerous trend’ in Osun

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The dust is yet to settle on the controversial Ward Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of Osun.  A group within the party, the Progressive Coalition Against Injustice (PCAI), Friday, called on the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Mai Mala Buni, to avert a dangerous and self implosive trend within the party. The Read More

Fire disasters: Fayemi urges Nigerians cooperation with firefighters to improve response time

August 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, has asked Nigerians to cooperate with officials of the State and Federal Fire Services (FFS) to improve response time to fire incidents. The governor, however commended Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Dr. Ibrahim Liman, for the provision of operation truck by his agency to the state. Speaking Friday during the commissioning of Read More

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom hotspot as Nigeria enters third wave with 32 confirmed Delta variant cases – PSC

August 2, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC) said Nigeria is officially in the third wave of the pandemic with 32 confirmed cases of Delta Variant of the disease now in the country. Director-General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chike Ihekweazu, said this at a national media briefing by members of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19. He Read More

Rotational Presidency uncounstitutional, Yahaya Bello tells Southern governors

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said the agitations by the Southern governors to produce the next president “is unconstitutional.” Yahaya Bello said both Nigeria law book and the constitution of all political parties does not in any way give credence to such agitation. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop for the crime reporters and political reporters, governor Bello Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Imo: Police arrest IPOB commander, destroy camps

June 27, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The tactical team of the Imo Police Command and other forces, Friday, arrested one of the commanders of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB)/ Eastern Security Network (names witheld) and destoyed their camps in Izombe, Atta and another community in Oguta, Ikeduru and Ideato North local  government areas respectively of Imo state. According to CSP Mike Abattam, media aide to the Commissioner of Read More

NYCN thumbs up Buhari on visits to Borno, Lagos

June 18, 2021 Agi Onda 0

  National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on his recent visits to Lagos and Maiduguri and the media interviews he granted within the last one week, saying such move gives credence to his administration and shows him as a courageous leader who is tackling the nation’s problems headlong. The President during the media chat assured Read More

On Rising Unemployment and Poverty in Nigeria

June 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Unemployment and poverty are two of the major issues currently affecting Nigeria’s economy and its society. According to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the population of the unemployed in Nigeria during the last quarter of 2020 (Q4 2020) stood at 33.3 percent – an increase of 6.2 percent points compared with the 27.1 percent of quarter Read More

Ebonyi: Group calls for urgent intervention in renewed Izzi/Ikwo communal hostility

June 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has condemned the renewed communal clashes between the people of Enyibichiri, Izzi in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Echialike, Ikwo, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state over a lingered land dispute, demanding an end to the hostility. The Ebonyi indigenes also condemned in totality the abduction of some Izzi Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

June 12: Osun warns protesters as military commences show of force

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has warned protesters planning to occupy the state on June 12 to beware of those that might be planning to hijack the protest. The Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, said the state government will not allow anybody to rupture the peace and tranquility that have existed in the state.  She said Read More

Yoruba group raises the alarm over plot to undermine APC’s govt

June 8, 2021 Editorial II 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, were promoting agitations in the South-west Read More