Ex-Niger gov reiterates call for 35% affirmative action

October 13, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Former governor of Niger state Dr Babangida Aliyu has called for more women inclusion in politics. Aliyu who was speaking at the convention and election of PDP Professional and Business Group in Abuja, noted that women are strong pillars in political and national development. He, therefore, called for 35 percent affirmative action across the federation. “I want all men to Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

Why I quit Taekwondo – Chika Chukwumerije

October 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

Why I quit Taekwondo – Chika Chukwumerije Engr. Chika Chukwumerije is a Nigerian Olympic medallist who had qualified and appeared at three Olympic Games. In this interview with select Journalists in Abuja, the immediate past Technical Director of the Nigeria Taekwondo Federation speaks on his life time as a Taekwondo practitioner among other issues. Decision to leave the stage There Read More

Only restructuring can restore Nigeria’s lost glory – Makinde

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that only a restructured Nigeria will help the nation regain her past glory among the comity of nations. The governor stated this Saturday at the launch of SATVIEW Network digital broadcast channel, held at the SATVIEW Network headquarters, Ring Road, Ibadan. He pointed out that with the present situation in the country, it is clear Read More

COAS visits Plateau, appreciates Lalong, GOC

September 29, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Faruk Yahaya, has appreciated the efforts of Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, for his support to the armed forces.  The COAS said the military will continue to do its best using both the kinetic and non-kinetic approach to ensure that peace and security are restored. Lt. Gen. Yahaya made the statement at Read More

APC Convention: PGF boss sets agenda for incoming National Working Committee

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PFG) Salihu Moh Lukman, has emphasized the importance of electronic membership registration by the incoming National Working Committee (NWC). Lukman also explained other measures he thinks should be implemented to make the APC function Read More

Ikeja Electric supports education with ‘Back to School’ initiative

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

As part of its commitment to entrenching societal values, Ikeja Electric has provided educational support materials to students of Odi-Olowo Nursery and Primary School in Idi-Oro, a suburb of Mushin in Lagos. Under its Personal Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiative, the company mobilised its popular social investment vehicle, called the ‘Give Back Team’, recently in a display of its usual Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

APC group lauds Buhari’s strategic responses to Covid-19 pandemic

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has commended the firm responses of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administratiom to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which is a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, particularly lauded President Buhari’s setting up of an Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by the Vice Read More

Buni inaugurates 13-member Education Council

September 14, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has inaugurated a 13-member State Education Council, as part of his administration’s efforts to revitalise basic and post basic education sector in the state. Buni stated this at the inauguration of the Council on Monday in Damatruru. He listed terms of reference of the council to include among others “To keep the state basic Read More

DG NYSC lauds Army’s 8 division for support

September 10, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has expressed appreciation for the support given to the scheme by the 8 Division of the Nigerian Army. Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Division’s headquarters in Sokoto, General Ibrahim said the Army had remained a pillar and dependable partner of the scheme since inception. The DG thanked Read More

Despite Igboho’s detention, Yoruba Nation agitators set to resume rally

September 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barring any last-minute change, agitators have announced plans to resume Yoruba Nation protest on Saturday, September 11. Blueprint learnt the rally is based on solidarity and support for embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho currently in detention in Cotonou. Yoruba Nation’s rallies had taken place in Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo States respectively. Yoruba Nation agitation is a Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

LG congress: APC group denies irregularities in Benue chapter

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of patriotic APC members in Ado, Okpokwu and Ogbadibo Federal Constituency Benue state on the aiges of Likeminds, has frowned at a report  published by an online alleging irregularities in the last Local Government Area congress in the state The report, which quoted unknown sources, had claimed that the consensus APC Chairman for Ado Local Government Area Hon. Read More

Tambuwal donates 550 motorcycles, 10 Hilux to vigilant groups

September 8, 2021 Sidi A. Umar 0

To fight banditry, kidnapping and sundry criminality in the eastern part of Sokoto, the state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has donated Kasia brand 550 motorcycles and 10 operational Toyota Hilux vans to vigilante groups working with security agencies to fight armed bandits in the state. This was contained in a press statement issued and made available to newsmen in Sokoto Read More

‘US provides treatment for 83% of HIV-positive patients’

September 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Kathleen FitzGibbon, Tuesday, joined the Director of Public Health, Minister of Health, Dr. M.O. Alex-Okoh,  who represented the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanaire, to mark the closing of a U.S. government activity that made a significant contribution to the HIV response in Nigeria over the last decade.    A press statement by the US Embassy in Abuja said: “The Strengthening Integrated 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

IMAKUN-OMI community commends FG, pledges support to contractors

September 7, 2021 Helen Oji With agency 0

Residents of Imakun-Omi town in Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state have commended the federal government for the intervention project sited in their community. The Paramount Ruler of Imakun-Omi, Alaiye Oba Kazeem Adeshina Salami, the Osobia of Imakun-Omi on behalf of his community, commended the federal government and the project facilitator, the Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial Constituency, Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More