ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

Corruption: NSCDC alleges smear campaign against Comptroller General

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The management of Nigeria security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has raised an alarm of smear campaign against its Comptroller General Ahmed Abubakar Audi. An online media report had reported allegation of fraud and massive corruption against the person of the Commandant General. But in a statement released Monday in Abuja by the Corps spokesman Olusola Odumosu, denied the allegation. Read More

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Digital skills: FG trains 6,624 in Bayelsa, Ekiti, Oyo, others states

September 9, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has flagged off training of 6,624 Nigerians through its Digital States Initiative in commemoration of International Literacy Day.Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) while delivering his keynote address at the virtual opening ceremony of the Digital States Initiative to celebrate International Literacy Day with the theme “Literacy for a Read More

BBNaija: Tega reunites, kisses husband (Video)

September 8, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

BBNaija’s evicted housemate, Tega has finally reunited with her husband, Adejoh, after her eviction from the reality TV show. Tega and her hubby met for the first time since her eviction, Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The couple were all loved up as they reunited after weeks apart. This came hours after the mom of one pleaded amid tears to everyone Read More

Kano trains cabinet members on e-governance, digital transformation

August 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to promote the use of technology in running the affairs of the state, the government of Kano state has organized training to members of the executive council on e-governance and digital transformation. The training was in partnership with the federal ministry of communication and digital economy. According to a press release issued by Abba Anwar, the Read More

Firm signs MoU with Kaduna govt to boost Maize, Soybeans value chain

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A firm, Golden Agri Inputs Ltd. subsidiary under the Agro-Allied Division of Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kaduna state, with aim to launch a Maize and Soybean Value Chain Development Programme for farmers called YALWA in the state. The “YALWA” program established to aggressively double maize and soybean output in Nigeria through Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria, The Gambia sign MoU on intelligence-sharing, capacity-building

July 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigeria and The Gambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on military cooperation at the Ministry of Defence, Abuja.  A statement issued Friday in Abuja by the special assistant to the minister of defence on media and publicity, Mohammad Abdulkadri, indicated that the MoU “will boost intelligence-sharing, capacity-building, tactical and technical synergies between the two countries.” It added that Read More

APC information managers demand legislation, actions against media abuse, misinformation

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Information managers of the federal government and in All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have demanded for strengthened legislation, strategies and action plans with consequences for media abuse and misinformation in the country. The media managers also asked for a strengthened advocacy to amplify justifications of government policies and popularise government achievements across board. The demands are contained in a Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

370,000 Nigeria children smoke daily – WHO

June 2, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said 370,000 children in Nigeria smoke every day. WHO disclosed this as part of activities to mark this year’s World Tobacco Day, noting that a significant percentage of current adult smokers are influenced by movies. However, Nollywood celebrities, Omotola Jalade, Dakore Egbuson-Akande and Daniel Effiong have pledged to stop smoking scenes from movies as Read More

Over 100 killed in Benue as gunmen attack 4 wards at K/Ala

May 24, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

At least one hundred persons have been reportedly killed within three days in a sustained attack by gunmen suspected to be Herdsmen in four council wards of Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue state. The attack which started Saturday Blueprint learnt had continued through Sunday till Monday. Chairman of Katsina Ala Local Government area Alfred Atera, said many people Read More

Total eyes more investments in power, plans change of name

May 20, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Oil giant, Total, says it is changing its name to Total Energies to reflect the company’s operations in renewable energy and electricity. CEO of Total, Mike Sangster who disclosed this at 5th Sub Saharan African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) organized by the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PTAN), said Total will change its name to focus on electricity. Read More

Brutality: BPA writes Kwara gov, demands justice, compensation for victims

May 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Baruten Patriotic Agenda (BPA) has written an open letter to the Kwara state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, demanding for justice, end to brutality and compensation for the victims of military killings at th Ilesha-Baruba in Baruten local government area of the state. According to the open letter, the governor’s silence “over the brutal killings of three young men and Read More

Boko Haram: Buni calls for intensive air patrol in North-east

May 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has called for intensive air patrol and warfare to effectively check the resurgence of insurgency in the North-east. The region is witnessing the resurgence of dreaded Boko Haram activities. The APC Chairman made the called Monday when he met with the the President of the Read More

Be president to all sections of Nigeria, APC chieftain, Akere tells Buhari

April 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sunday Akere, has appealed to president Muhammadu Buhari to be more of Nigerian president than a Northern or Fulani leader.   Speaking at a news forum of the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Osogbo, Tuesday, the former Commissioner for information and strategy during the administration of Rauf Aregbesola Read More

Breaking: Ex-Chief of Army Staff Ihejirika, finally joins APC

March 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has received the former Chief of Army Staff Lt.Gen. Oyeabo Azubike Ihejirika (rtd) Cfr “Dike Abia” into the party. The former Army boss has been reportedly romancing the ruling party for a long time. But in a statement signed by governor Buni’s director of Press Read More

Tackle insecurity with implementable strategies, ex-general tells FG

March 24, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

Former spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Sani Usman (retd), Wednesday asked the federal government to tackle the general insecurity bedevilling the country with policies, practicable and implementable strategies. Usman also advocated an integrated approach that carries all relevant government agencies and departments along in the policy formulation and implementation process in the interest of national development. The retired general made the Read More

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APC plans to rule Nigeria for 8 terms – Gov Buni

March 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

Yobe state state governor and the chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed plans by the party to govern country for 8th term consecutively. APC came to power at center in 2015 and got reelected in 2019 but said it has plan to govern Nigeria for another 32 years. To this end, a strategic Read More

Breaking: 12 govs, ex-Speaker Bankole, Dogara make APC strategy c’mtt ahead 2023

March 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a 61-man contact/strategy committee having 12 governors and some new prominent members on the list. Among the new APC members on the strategy committee list are two former Speakers of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole and Yakubu Dogara. The strategy committee Read More

Banditry: A step beyond dialogue

March 18, 2021 Yusuf Mairiga Shekarau 0

The rising spate of kidnapping and banditry has been one of the front burner issues that ignited heated reactions amongst Nigerians of vast extractions. Heightening scares across the country, citizens, specifically those from lower class, are unfortuna tely at the receiving end of the menace. The development has sadly continued to claim huge lives while simultaneously housing a significant number Read More