COVID-19 and the future of Nigerian students

January 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Education is the only instrument that paves the way for remarkable positive changes that lead to a better and a brighter transformation of every human society. Other sectors like health, economy as well as security all depend on education to prosper. The likes of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and the Nigerian Police Academy (NPA) are typical examples illustrating the fact Read More

Breaking: 20 burnt to death in Bauchi auto crash

January 10, 2021 Najib Sani, Bauchi 0

Up to 20 people were burnt to death Sunday evening as a result of a fatal accident that occurred at Tirwun area of the Bauchi state capital. According to eye witnesses, the accident happened when a government vehicle collided with a commercial bus carrying 18 passengers passing by the road which caught fire and roasted the occupants. They said 20 Read More

Varsity teacher advocates renewable energy adoption, urges regulation

November 27, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

A university teacher, Prof. Gwadangaj Danshehu, has advocated the adoption of the renewable energy (RE) as the alternative to the epileptic power supply in the country. Danshehu, who is of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Design, Othman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, also called on the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to set up the machinery to ensure its Read More

Breaking: Days after burgling ex-Reps speaker’s house, fleeing looters drown in Jos dam

October 30, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Several human bodies have been discovered dead from Laminga dam, after drowning, days after looting property from former House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s house in Jos, Plateau state capital. The authority of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) as well as local sources have confirmed the discovery of the bodies. The Jos House of former speaker was burgled by mob Read More

20 lab scientists of OOUTH test positive for Covid-19

August 19, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

There is palpable tension at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun state as no fewer than 20 medical laboratory staff at the hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. It was also gathered that, a family of four contracted the virus from their father who worked at the hospital’s main laboratory. Blueprint gathered that a staff of the hospital who Read More

BUK centres test 27,831 COVID-19 samples

August 18, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

Outgoing Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Yahuza Bello, has said the three COVID-19 testing centres, established since the outbreak of the virus in the state in April, have tested no fewer than 27,831 samples so far. A press statement in Kano, Tuesday said  Bello stated this at the commissioning of International Conference Centre (ICC) at BUK College Read More

Breaking: NMA down tools over Covid-19 handling in Cross River

July 5, 2020 Joseph Obung 0

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Cross River state branch, has ordered all its members in public and private hospitals to observe “total and indefinite withdrawal of medical services” over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. It berated the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for not reflecting the 5 COVID-19 confirmed cases from University of Calabar Teaching Read More

Couple inserts nail, pepper into housemaid’s skull, private part

July 4, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

A woman identified as Mrs. Ifeoma Ozougwu has been arrested alongside her husband Mr. Ozougwu in Enugu for driving nail into the skull of little miss Nneoma. They also inserted grounded red pepper into the girl’s private part. According to the verified Facebook page of Anambra Broadcasting service, the police swiftly rescued the little girl, arrested the woman and took Read More

Breaking: Two Umahi’s appointees, 15 others survive Coronavirus, discharged in Ebonyi

June 8, 2020 Editor 0

Chief Clement Nweke, the Principal Secretary to Ebonyi state governor Dave Umahi and the state Commissioner for Finance Professor Ogbonnaya Chukwu has been successfully treated and discharged after contracting coronavirus, some barely two weeks ago. The duo were discharged on Monday with other 15 persons treated and certified negative of the pandemic at the virology center, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Read More

Breaking: 22-year-old Covid-19 patient delivered of twins

May 19, 2020 Editor 0

Again, Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has history during the Covid-19 era. The Lagos-based hospital has announced delivery of a twin baby by a Covid-19 patient. LUTH Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, who made this known via the hospital’s Twitter account said, “LUTH delivers fourth patient (22 years old) with COVID-19 of twins (3.2kg and 3.25kg for Read More

Breaking: Bama gets new Emir

May 4, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Alhaji Umar Ibn Kyari Al Amin El-Kanemi, the eldest son of late Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar Al Amin Ibn Ibrahim El Kanemi, has been appointed the new Emir of Bama. The delegation of Borno state government led by Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Secretary to State Government alongside the Commissioner for Local Govt and Emirate Affairs, the Director Emirate Read More

Kaduna provides daily incentives, insurance for health workers

May 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government will pay daily incentives to front line health workers and provide them additional insurance coverage for death and disability, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed Baloni, has said. Speaking in a statement issued on Saturday, the commissioner said, “Government has also approved a monthly incentive of 10% of net pay for other health workers in public Read More

Breaking: AIT’s Raymond Dokpesi, wife, 6 other family members test positive for Covid-19

May 1, 2020 Helen Oji 0

The founder of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his daughter-in law along with six members of his family have tested positive for Coronavirus. High Chief Dokpesi and the affected family members have been evacuated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to the isolation centre at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, where his son Read More

Breaking: First Coronavirus patient in Ekiti is dead

April 22, 2020 Raphael Adeyanju 0

Ekiti state government has announced the death of the  29-year-old woman, who was the third index case of Covid 19 in Ekiti state.  According to the state government, the woman died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti (FETHI), Wednesday. The woman, who was in Lagos sneaked into Ekiti last week before she fell into prolonged Read More

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Breaking: In Lagos, Medical doctor with Covid-19 is dead

April 15, 2020 Editor 0

It was moment of sorrow amid mixed feeling after a medical doctor treating Covid-19 patient died at Lagos University Teaching Hospital. Emeka Chugbo, a 51-year-old doctor, Wednesday, became the first health worker to die of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Details loading…

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Breaking: 9 patients overcome coronavirus in Abuja, discharged from hospital

April 15, 2020 Editor 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Wednesday, disclosed that nine patients have since been discharged at the COVID-19 isolation and treatment centre in the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH). With the latest developmetn, a total of 20 numbers of people have been discharged so far in Abuja. Blueprint gathered that the patients were discharged early on Wednesday morning having Read More

Breaking: Young engineers storm Jos teaching hospital, repair ventilators free of charge

April 2, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Two young engineers have voluntarily repaired two broken ventilators at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). The engineers Mr. Williams Gyang and his friend, Nura Jibril, said they decided to embark on the repairs as part of their social cooperate responsibility, in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. Engineer Gyang is a diploma holder from the Plateau state polytechnic, who Read More

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Breaking: Ogun ‘overrules’ Buhari, postpones lockdown as Abiodun tests negative for Coronavirus

March 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Ogun state government has postponed the statewide lockdown till Friday, April 3, but insisted that the inter-state and international borders remained closed. Governor Dapo Abiodun made the disclosure, Monday while commissioning a 128-bed Isolation centre in Ikenne, Ikenne Local government area of the state, for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the state. The governor said the postponement became imperative Read More

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Coronavirus: Bayelsa gov tells workers to stay at home, clears air on contact with Abba Kyari, Bala

March 26, 2020 Editor 0

The Bayelsa state government has asked civil servants on grade level 1-12 to stay at home for two weeks with effect from Thursday, March 26. It explained that only those on essential services such as medical and health workers, fire service personnel, cleaners and other related personnel were exempted from the temporary restriction. The Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Read More

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Breaking: Panic in Lagos as Nigeria confirms first Coronavirus

February 28, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos state. A statement issued by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, early Friday said the case, which was recorded on February 27, was the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020. The statement said, “the case is an Read More

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Breaking: Lassa fever hits Lagos

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

First rat-induced disease Lassa fever has been recorded in Lagos state. The state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, who confirmed this in a statement, Wednesday morning, said the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Abayomi however assured that the situation is under control and called on Lagos residents to be calm and not panic. Read More

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Buni lays foundation for N1.5bn health complex construction

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

                                                                                         The Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, Tuesday, laid the foundation stone for the construction of the maternal, new-born and child health care complex at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital in Damaturu, the state capital. Also, the governor launched 28 customised tricycle ambulances for the use of the hospital. Speaking on the occasion, Buni said the teaching hospital is Read More

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Fasehun dies, OPC names Oshibote successor

December 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Barely twenty four hours after the death of Dr. Fredrick Fasehun, founder of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), a successor has been named. The new OPC leader is Prince Oshibote Oodua. Oshibote was yesterday announced as the new leader of the organisation at Century Hotel, Okota, where members of the congress gathered to mourn the passage of the former leader. The hotel is owned Read More