25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

SEC moves to reduce cost, ensure profitability

September 5, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has unveiled plans to reduce its operating costs in order to boost profitability within the next two years. The Director-General, SEC, Mr Lamido Yuguda, who said this Saturday in Abuja, also noted that the commission has been paying 25 per cent of gross revenues into the coffers of government. Specifically, he said that the Read More

ICPC warns contractors against poor execution of constituency projects

September 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned contractors to desist from shoddy execution of constituency projects without adherence to contract specification. Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner in charge of Kogi state, Mr Ulu Okoro, gave the warning, Friday, during the third phase of Legislative Constituency Projects tracking exercise in Lokoja and Koton-Karfe federal constituency organised by the Read More

Security agents neutralise bandits in Zamfara

September 3, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Police tactical operatives in Zamfara state, in collaboration with other security agencies, have repelled a large number of armed bandits, who came to Shinkafi town in their hundreds, with intent to attack innocent people of the area.  In a statement issued to Newsmen in Gusau Friday, the the Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, said the bandits, who were from Read More

Breaking: Kaduna state electoral body postpones council poll in 4 LGAs

September 3, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) has postponed the LG elections in four local government areas of the state. KADSIECOM chairman, Dr. Saratu Binta Dikko-Audu, who disclosed this on Friday while briefing newsmen at the commission’s head office in Kaduna, said, “I have been reliably informed that security report in the state would make it impossible to peacefully conduct Read More

NEDC, group distribute palliatives to 5 Yobe, Borno LGs

September 3, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has partnered a group, ‘Yala Bornoye’ to deliver food and non-food items to remote and hard-to-reach communities in Yobe and Borno states. The benefitting local government councils are Damaturu, Gujba, Geidam and Yunusari in Yobe state while Kaga, Damboa and Magumeri local government councils in Borno state. Flagging-off the distribution, the Director Administration of Read More

Breaking: Zamfara govt imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew, shut down schools

September 1, 2021 Editor 0

Reports say the Zamfara state government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew throughout the state. The government has also shut down all schools, operating in all the local governments in the state. The latest development is happening following bandits’ invasion of Kaya town in Maradun Local Area of the state on Wednesday morning, where a yet-to-be-ascertained number of pupils were abducted from Read More

2 bandits shot dead during gun battle with police in Ogun

August 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate have been shot dead by men of the Ogun state Police Command during a gun battle at Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two suspects met their waterloo Read More

Ogun: Man, 37 arrested for raping 27-year-old lady

August 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 33-year-old-man, Imoleayo Adekoya has been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for unlawfully having carnal knowledge of a 27 years old lady. The arrest was contain in a press statement made available to Blueprint Sunday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. According to the statement, the suspect was arrested weekend, following a Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Afikpo New Yam Festival: Ebonyi commissioner distributes cash, wrappers, others to constituents

August 27, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (Chief P Noble), has distributed over 300 wrappers, cash, drinks of different kinds and other items to different members of his constituency, in celebration of the Afikpo new yam festival.  The event held Thursday at the popular P Noble Hotel and Suites, Afikpo North LGA of Ebonyi Read More

Breaking: Sowore, other activists storm NBC headquarters over query to Channels TV

August 26, 2021 Editor 0

Activist Omoyele Sowore and some activists on Thursday stormed the headquarters of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Abuja to register displeasure over the query issued to Channels Television. NBC had queried Channels Television over an interview granted to Benue Governor Samuel Ortom. According to an witness, some staff of the commission were seen rushing out of the agency’s premises. Details loading…

4 confirmed dead as police repels attack to free armed robbers in Osun

August 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command, Thursday, confirmed death of four suspects in the attack on police van taking suspected robbers to Ilesa correctional centre, Wednesday afternoon. The police explained that an attack by some hoodlums to prevent suspected robbers from being taken to the correctional centre after court had remanded them, was repelled by security operatives who engaged them in a Read More

Ogun receives another batch of Covid-19 vaccines

August 23, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro, 0

The Ogun state government has taken delivery of 187,426 doses of Modenna COVID-19 vaccines as it intensifies efforts to combat the third wave of the pandemic. The state commissioner for health, Dr Tomi Coker stated this in a statement in Abeokuta, adding that with the receipt of the vaccines, the state will commence the second phase of its COVID-19 vaccination Read More

Police institute graduates 51 officers in Abuja

August 20, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National Institute of Police Studies, Abuja, has graduated 51 police officers, including 10 Sierra Leone Police officers, after eight weeks of undergoing the Strategic Leadership and Command Course (SLCC) with the theme: Strategic Leadership Roles in Policing Diverse Societies. Speaking during the graduation ceremony, Thursday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, said Read More

Soldiers deployed to Ife/Modakeke over killing of 5 farmers

August 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Soldiers have been deployed to restore normalcy in Modakeke and Ile-ife following the killings of five farmers and subsequent protest that greeted the killings, Blueprint has reliably gathered.  It was leanrt that the soldiers arrived Modakeke around 6:30pm and moved round the town.  The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, had earlier led policemen to the palace of Ogunsua of Modakeke Read More

Digitise operations: Why staff may lose their jobs soon- CAC RG

August 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Registrar General/CEO of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Alhaji Garba Abubakar, has said some staff may lose their jobs as the Registry continues to digitise its operations. In a press release issued on Friday in Abuja by the Director, Public Affairs, Ukaga Edward, explained that the CAC RG noted this during a working visit to the CAC Port Harcourt Read More

NCC trains 1, 000 youth on digital skills nationwide

August 18, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has charged the Nigerian youths who participated in the nationwide digital literacy training conducted by the Commission to put the skills acquired as well as the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools received during the exercise to appropriate and legitimate use. Addressing the participants at the closing ceremony of Read More

Oyo: NUC accredits Cornerstone varsity academic programmes

August 18, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, accreditation for all its undergraduate academic programmes. NUC made this known in a letter dated 2nd August, 2021, with reference number NUC/ES/412/ vol 13/24 from the office of the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, to the institution Vice Chancellor, Professor Kola Oloke. In the Read More

Breaking: Bala submits new list of commissioner nominees

August 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Three months after he sacked his cabinet members, governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Tuesday submitted new list of nominees as commissioners to the state house of assembly. Spokesperson to the speaker of the assembly Abdul Ahmad Burra who disclosed the submission of the new members of the state executive council to be, explained that the governor has requested Read More

BVN responsible for rise in unclaimed dividends, says SEC

August 15, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, has blamed the rise in unclaimed dividends from N158 billion in 2018 to N170 billion in 2021 to the introduction of the Bank Verification Number, BVN, which sought to link actual names to bank accounts. The Director General of SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda, who disclosed this at a virtual post Capital Market Committee, CMC, Read More

Elkana assumes as Zamfara CP, charges personnel on discipline

August 14, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The new Commissioner of Police of Zamfara state, CP Ayuba N. Elkana, has urged officers and men of the command to be alive to their responsibilities and ensure discipline and Professional conduct in their respective departments. This was made known by the command spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammd Shehu in a statement issued to newsmen. According to him, the Read More

You’re a good ambassador, Dabiri-Erewa tells Anglo-Nigerian rugby star Itoje

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has commended the Nigerian rugby player, Maro Itoje, for being a good ambassador of Nigeria. A statement by the head of media, public relations and protocol unit of NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Thursday, indicated that Dabiri-Erewa gave the commendation at NIDCOM liaison office in Lagos when she hosted Itoje and his Read More

Zero abscondment: NCPC boss thumbs up pilgrims

August 13, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has commended pilgrims for their excellent conduct and zero abscondment in the on-going 2020 pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan. According to a statement by the Commission’s media and public relations unit, Pam gave teh commendation Thursday while addressing the 5th Batch in Jordan. According to the statement, the Read More