Oyo dusk-to-dawn curfew still in force – Makinde

April 10, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government, Thursday, said the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the state by Governor Seyi Makinde to curtail spread of Coronaviirus is still in office. This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, made available to Blueprint in Ibadan. According to the statement, the curfew was part of measures to curtail Read More

‘Oyo working on law to make use of face mask compulsory’

April 9, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said the State COVID-19 Taskforce is working on a law to make the wearing of face mask in public places compulsory in the state. The governor, who is the chairman of the taskforce, said this in Ibadan while giving an update on the activities of the taskforce. He said the initiative was part Read More

COVID-19: Catholics Bishops donate 435 hospitals to FG

April 8, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has donated a total of 435 hospitals and clinics to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to combat the coronavirus pandemic.Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, while receiving the donation expressed appreciation to the Bishops’ Conference for making their medical facilities and clinics at Read More

Breaking: Makinde recovers, tests negative for Coronavirus

April 6, 2020 Editor 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde has tested negative for Coronavirus few days after he was confirmed positive. The governor who took to his Twitter handle to announce the latest development said, “I am deeply moved by your prayers and support throughout this period. I am so thankful. “This evening, I received my second negative test result for COVID-19. I especially Read More

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Boxing officials from Rio 2016 banned from 2020 Olympics

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

None of the 36 referees and judges used at the Rio 2016 boxing competition will be allowed to officiate at Tokyo 2020, an International Olympic Committee task force has said. Several judges and referees were sent home from Rio after a number of questionable decisions during the boxing tournament. At Tokyo, referees and judges will be picked from a pool Read More

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40 nabbed for phone theft at GSM Village – Chair

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

No fewer than 40 people have been arrested and handed over to the police for phone theft between June 2017 and February at the GSM Technology Village, Abuja. The Chairman, GSM Village Handsets and Accessories Dealers’ Association, Chris Eze, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday. He said the majority of the culprits were arrested by Read More

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Abuja taskforce, drivers’ clash: Group calls for arrest of erring officer

November 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Tope Sunday A Civil Society Group, Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP), has called for the arrest and prosecution of a member of the Joint Taskforce, who reportedly shot a driver at Wuse Market, Abuja on Wednesday. Blueprint Weekend recalled that there was palpable tension in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday when taxi drivers set up bonfires and Read More

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Task Force killing my business, Nyanya Park operator cries out

November 10, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi Muhammad Nyanya Temporary Motor Park operator, Alhaji Isyaka Babanagode, has accused members of the Special Ministerial Task Force of collecting money from drivers loading and off-loading outside the Park, thereby frustrating his business as commuters prefer taking vehicles outside the Park. Babanagode lamented that since he took over the running of Nyanya Park, after it was closed down Read More