BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Cross River govt insists on privatisation of Obudu Ranch, Tinapa, others

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Obudu ranch resort, the Tinapa leisure resort and 32 other assets belonging to the Cross River state government would be privatised, the state privatisation council has said. The Chairman of the state privatisation council, John Odo, said this in Calabar, Friday, while receiving the report of the technical committee set up by the council on privatisation. Some of the Read More

Zamfara PDP raises alarm over harassment by state govt

October 14, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zamfara state Chapter has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the state of depriving its member’s access to its secretariat in Gusau the state capital. This was made known by the state acting publicity secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Shatiman Rijiya while reacting to the closure of the secretariat of the party Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Yobe govt directs MDAs to complete ongoing projects before embarking on new ones

October 12, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state government has directed all the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDA) in the state to conclude all ongoing projects before embarking on new ones. Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni represented by Secretary to the state government Baba Mallam Wali, made the statement Tuesday while declaring open the 2022 budget bilateral discussion organised by the state ministry of budget Read More

Gunmen attack Adamawa police station, kidnap nursing mother

October 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

Suspected kidnappers have attacked Ngurore Police station in Yola South local government area of Adamawa state. They also attacked a house in the area and abducted a nursing mother. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday. Nguroje said the criminal gang attacked the station at about 2 a.m.  Sunday, but Read More

Benue spends N700m on pensioners monthly – Ortom

October 11, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state weekend stated that the state expends N700 million monthly on payment of pensions. He also said his administration inherited over N70 billion arrears of pensions and gratuities of retirees. Speaking in an interview with journalists in Makurdi, he said relentless efforts had reduced the backlog of pensions to less than N35b.He stated further that Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Letter to Governor Simon Lalong

October 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

With all due respect, the Fulbe Rigiza TRGWONG Youths Consultative Forum wants to bring to your desk the recent rights infringement of 13 innocent citizens of the Yelwan Zangam community and environs of Jos North local government area, Plateau state, who have been under police custody for about two months.However, these people were invited to Katako police station by the Read More

Delta ASCSN election tears union apart

October 10, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

Concerned members of the Delta State chapter of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Friday warned the body against labour unrest and breakdown of law and order over unconstitutional practices. ASCSN concerned members led by a veteran labour leader, Comr. Charles Isiayei while speaking on the crises rocking the association over the upcoming election call on the Read More

Police rescue 187 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

October 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state police Command through its Police Tactical operatives in a Joint operations at Tsibiri Forest in Maradun local government council has rescued 187 kidnapped victims. The state Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkana, disclosed this while handing over the victims to the state government for onward measures Thursday evening. According to him, the victims were rescued unconditionally Read More

Pictures: Suspects operating Illegal rehabilitation centre nabbed

October 8, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kano state police command on, Thursday, uncovered an illegal rehabilitation centre for wrongful confinement and child abuse. The state Police spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, disclosed this in a statement said the command on Thursday, October 7, received a credible source that, one Aminu Rabiu, of Yar Akwa, Naibawa Quarters, Tarauni LGA, Kano State is running an illegal rehabilitation centre Read More

In Ebonyi: Political thugs destroy traditional ruler’s house, 6 others

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

…Injured 10 persons Youth suspected to be political thugs Wednesday invaded Nkalagu community in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.  They attacked the villagers injuring over 10 persons, destroyed buildings, set motorcycles ablaze and made away with other items. Houses belonging to the acting traditional ruler of Nkalagu community, Eze Livinus Umeanu, the town union president, Mr. Omaha Joseph, the Read More

Nasarawa LG polls: PDP accuses NASIEC of bias

October 8, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state, Mr. Francis Orogu, has accused the Nasarawa state Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) of  bias. The PDP chairman raised the alarm at a press briefing in his office Thursday, in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. He alleged that  NASIEC has collaborated with the state government and the APC in the state Read More

Gov. Ganduje’s wife not arrested by EFCC – KNSG

October 5, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has dispelled as mere rumours being peddled by mischief makers that wife to the governor, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, expressed regrets that the content of the unfounded story could not be attributed to any credible source Read More

Why we demolished lawmaker’s house in Bauchi – Govt

October 5, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has given reason why it demolished the house of the member of the house of representatives representing Bauchi local government Honourable Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi located at the Government Reserved Area (GRA). Special Adviser media to Governor Bala Mohammed of the state Mukhtar Gidado gave the reason while addressing journalists on the matter. Recall that the lawmaker condemned Read More

Taraba: Commodore Kefas was patriotic, hardworking – Ishaku

October 4, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku on Sunday said the late Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas, while in active service, displayed exemplary sense of patriotism, discipline, hard work and qualities that stood him out among his peers. Governor Ishaku in his condolence message signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu made available to Blueprint in Read More

Gains of joint efforts against insurgency

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Joshua 0

The tide has definitely turned in the protracted war of attrition against Boko Haram insurgents and their bandit offshoots. The insurgents have been dropping their weapons and surrendering in droves under awesome firepower and bandits abandon forests as they face a new normal of non-kinetic assaults that AK47s cannot counter. These turn-around events are results of strategic transformations in operational Read More

Breaking: Gunmen strike at night, kidnap permanent secretary, granddaughter

October 2, 2021 Editor 0

A Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Niger state. Dr. Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter inside their house at after taking part in a wedding ceremony in Zungeru on Friday night. Already, the state government has reportedly confirmed the incident but Niger state Police command are yet to react to the latest development. Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Insecurity: PDP suspends campaign activities in Anambra

October 1, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Anambra state for the November 6 poll, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, on Friday announced an indefinite suspension of his campaign activities owing to violent crimes and killings in the state. Ozigbo in his 61st Independence message to Nigeria also urged South-east leaders to find a lasting solution to the crisis by Read More

Festac landlords, residents agonise as floods wreck homes

October 1, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Landlords and residents of Amuwo-Odofin Festac, Lateef Jakande Estate and Amowu-Odofin Estate all in Amowu-Odofin local government area of Lagos state have cried out to the state government over the perennial flooding in the areas. They appealed to the authorities to check the activities of people who block the various drainages meant to channel water out of the locations. Festac Read More

Zamfara arrest 2,000 informants as official reveals when telecommunication services ‘ll be reconnected

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The ongoing military operations against bandits and kidnappers in Zamfara state has been very successful as over 2,000 informants providing bandits with key information have been arrested in the state, the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, has said. Addressing journalists in Kaduna on Thursday, Dosara said the state government set up a military operation a month ago to take Read More