Breaking: In Lagos, Sanwo-Olu makes fresh pronouncement over COVID-19

October 27, 2020 Editor 0

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed all markets to reopen. The latest directive was disclosed by the Lagos Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed on Tuesday via a press statement. Before the announcement, food and non-food markets were allowed to operate three days in a week including Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The statement read Read More

In Cross River, Ayade imposes 24hr curfew as hoodlums burn down buildings, cart away COVID-19 palliatives

October 24, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

Governor Ben Ayade has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Cross River state following the burning down of public buildings and wanton destruction of shops and property by hoodlums in Calabar, the state capital. Blueprint correspondent gathered that hoodlums had invaded SEMA warehouse adjacent the state government-owned Chronicle newspaper, carted away relief materials and set part of the newspaper house ablaze. Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Lalong confirms 3 dead, imposes 24 hours curfew in Jos

October 20, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has confirmed the killing of three persons as he imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and South local government areas, effective from 8 pm, Tuesday. He described the peaceful #EndSARS protest, which turned violent on Tuesday and led to the destruction of properties, cars and looting of business premises along the Ahmadu Bello way Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as Soldiers open fire on #EndSARS protesters, 1 feared dead, many injured

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

Soldiers manning Lekki toll gate area in Lagos state reportedly fired heavy gunshots at #EndSARS protesters Monday evening. The troops who were part of those deployed for Operation Crocodile Smile allegedly shot several times at the protesters who sat down peacefully. An eyewitness who spoke to Blueprint said one person was seen lying dead on the floor while many others Read More

Why I imposed 24-hour curfew on Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on all residents and #EndSARS protesters to abide by the 24-hour curfew he imposed to enable security agencies carryout immediate action that would deescalate issues of recent recorded violence. Sanwo-Olu who spoke via his twitter handle, Tuesday evening, wrote, “Imposing this curfew was difficult, especially as we have just returned from a COVID19 Read More

Breaking: Thugs sent to kill me, Oyetola opens up day after attack in Osun

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

Day after he was attacked, Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has revealed that thugs were unleashed to kill him. Oyetola who spoke on Sunday morning during a state broadcast said inspite of the instigated attack, he instructed his security team to remain calm. Blueprint reports that the governor escaped unhurt after hoodlums started hauling stones at his convoy when he Read More

Breaking: In Kano, Ganduje suspends media aide over #EndSARS comment against Buhari

October 11, 2020 Editor 0

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Sunday suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, for his comments against President Muhammadu Buhari on the social media platform over #EndSARS issues. The state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, who disclosed this restated the commitment of governor Ganduje to the policies and programmes of President Buhari’s administration. Details loading…

Breaking: At last, new Emir of Zazzau emerges… See Pictures

October 7, 2020 Editor 0

After weeks of searching amidst numerous speculations, the Kaduna state government has appointed Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. Alhaji Bamali will succeed late Alhaji Shehu Idris who died last month after reigning for 45 years. This was disclosed via a press statement by the state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani on Wednesday, Read More

Ogun: 17 months after, Abiodun appoints Information, Education Commissioners

October 3, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Barely 17 months after he assumed office, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has finally nominated the duo of the former Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) President, Waheed Odusile, and the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, Commissioners of Information and Education Ministry respectively. The nominations contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Read More

Breaking – Zulum convoy attack: Death toll rises

September 26, 2020 Editor 0

Day after the convoy of Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum was attacked by Boko Haram, the death toll has risen to 30, AFP reports. According AFP soures, the number of fatalities from the attack Friday had doubled as more bodies were found and now included 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of a government-backed militia, and nine civilians. Details loading…

Revealed! How Zulum escaped death again in Borno… Soldiers, others reportedly killed

September 26, 2020 Editor 0

For the second time in recent times, Borno state Governor Babagana Zulum escaped death his convoy was attacked near Monguno town. The Borno officials were reportedly ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists on Friday while they were journeying to Baga, where Governor Babagana Zulum is expected to receive returning IDPs. It is still uncertain what the real casualty figure is, but Read More

It’s official: INEC declares Obaseki winner of Edo 2020 election

September 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Godwin Obaseki as the winner of Edo state governorship Election 2020. The Returning Officer in the election Prof. Agofure Rukeh of Federal University of Petroleum Technology, Efurun, returned Obaseki reelected after he polled 307,955 Votes to beat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu who Read More

Maida’s death a personal loss – Masari

August 19, 2020 Hamidu Sabo 0

Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has described the death of Wada Maida as a personal loss to him and the people of Katsina state. Masari stated this shortly after attending the funeral prayer of the deceased held at the Shagari Jumma’at Mosque in Area I Garki on Tuesday in Abuja. Maida’s funeral prayer was led by Imam Rabiu Suleiman Read More

Breaking – Bayelsa judgement: Diri heads to Appeal

August 17, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said he will appeal Monday’s ruling of the state election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja. Diri said he instructed his lawyers to file the necessary papers.  Governor Diri, who spoke shortly after the tribunal ruled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly excluded the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) governorship candidate in Read More

Breaking: Diri remains Bayelsa governor, Tribunal rules

August 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Bayelsa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has just affirmed the election of incumbent governor Duoye Diri. The tribunal on Saturday dismissed the petition filed by Owei Tongue Woniwei, the candidate of Alliance for Democracy (AD) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election in the state. The tribunal delivered by a member of the three-man tribunal, sitting in Abuja, further held Read More

Coker represented true spirit of Lagos – Sanwo–Olu

August 13, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the passing of the late Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker as a great loss to the state and Nigeria as a whole. Coker passed away Wednesday in Lagos after a brief illness at the age of 97. Sanwo-Olu in a condolence message signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Thursday said Read More

Zulum appoints Marte new CoS

August 13, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the appointment of Professor Isa Hussaini Marte as his new Chief of Staff. The appointment was announced Wednesday evening by the governor‘s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau. He is a serving Commissioner for Higher Education since August, 2019. He is to replace Dr. Babagana Wakil, who passed on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Read More

Bauchi emir reinstates sacked Bello Kirfi as ‘Waziri’

August 5, 2020 Najib Sani 0

The emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Suleimanu Adamu Wednesday reinstated Alhaji Bello Kirfi as ‘Waziri’ of Bauchi. Recall that Kirfi was suspended three years ago by the emir over alleged disloyalty and insubordination. Blueprint learnt that the Waziri title in the Hausa land is being confered on a person close to emir and serves as adviser to the emirate. It Read More

New Police headquarter in Bayelsa: Diri heaps praises on Buhari

July 26, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the police high command for establishing zone 16 Police headquarters in Yenagoa, the state capital. Diri said the new establishment would boost his administration’s stance on zero tolerance to crime. The governor stated this during the courtesy visit by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge Read More

Breaking: Kwara state governor’s Dad is dead

July 25, 2020 Editor 0

The death has been announced of Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq SAN (OFR), father of Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq. Alhaji Folorunsho died in the early hours of Saturday, a press statement by Dr Alimi AbdulRazaq, a member of the family has revealed. He died at the age of 93. The governor’s father was first Lawyer from Northern Nigeria. Details loading..