Breaking: At last, Buhari to address Nigerians 7pm

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday address the security situation in the country. According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement, the address will be broadcast by 7pm. The statement read, “Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national Read More

Breaking: Buhari fires top govt official

October 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Dr Tony Jaja. The spokesperson for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Dr Umar Gwandu, revealed this on Monday. The document which was signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata (SAN), was dated October 15, Read More

#RevolutionNow: Family tasks IG over missing son

October 16, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

The family of Pa Babatunde Samuel has appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed, to help locate their son, Master Ottu Samuel, who got missing in the wake of the #Revolution Now protest in Abuja on August 4, 2019. Pa Babantunde Samuel told newsmen in Lagos Thursday that their son participated in the August 4, Omoyele Sowore-led #Revolution Read More

CAF presidency: CSOs back Pinnick, set to raise campaign funds

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of 87 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the aegis of Civil Society Network for Good Governance on Wednesday declared support for the desire of current President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick to vie for the number one position at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 2021. Already, CAF has slated March 12, 2021 for Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Again, Buhari summons, issues marching orders to IGP

October 9, 2020 Editor 0

For the second time in barely 48 hours, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Friday night, met President Muhammadu Buhari inside Aso Rock on effort to address alleged Police brutality against Nigerians. This was disclosed via President Buhari’s twitter handle. The President wrote, “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never Read More

Breaking: Anxiety as Trump, wife test positive for Coronavirus, quarantined

October 2, 2020 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are in quarantine. The president announced the news in a tweet. It comes after one of Mr Trump’s closest aides tested positive for coronavirus. Hope Hicks, the 31-year-old adviser to the president, was the closest aide to Mr Trump to test positive Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to present 2021 budget, sends PIB to Senate

September 29, 2020 Editor 0

Buhari will next week present 2021 budget to the joint National Assembly. Senate President Ahmad Lawan who disclosed when he read Buhari’s letter on the floor of the Senate during plenary also disclosed that the President has transmitted the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) to the Senate. Details loading…

‘Diverted school feeding fund not from Humanitarian affairs ministry’

September 29, 2020 Editor 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has strongly dissociated itself from reports making round that N2.72 billion meant for school feeding during lockdown was diverted to private accounts. A press statement by Nneka Anibeze, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, Monday night, revealed that the Read More

Sabo GRA condoles Senator Uba Sani over mum’s death

September 25, 2020 Editor 0

Tsaunin Kura Residents Association (Sabo GRA) has described the death of Hajiya Maryam Lawal Ismail, the step mother of Senator Representing Kaduna Central, Senator Uba Sani, as painful. This was disclosed in a statement signed by its executive Public Relations Officer (PRO), Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, and made available to Blueprint on Friday. The statement revealed that in a condolence Read More

Igali enters bid to become World Wrestling bureau member

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

The President Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) Daniel Igali has declared his intention to contest in the upcoming election of the United World Wrestling (UWW) as a board member of the bureau. Igali who disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday when he visited Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare underscored the importance of a Nigerian being at the top Read More

Buhari’s aide finds love, set to wed

September 19, 2020 Editor 0

Bashir Ahmad, one of the aides to President Muhammadu Buhari has announced September 25 as day he and his fiancee will be officially joined together. Ahmad who revealed this via his Twitter handle @BashirAhmaad on Saturday wrote, “The long-awaited day is here! @Naeeemah_x and I are delighted to invite you to our Wedding Fatiha on Sept. 25, 2020 at GRA Read More

I was procured to nail Magu, lawyer writes Salami panel

August 20, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

One Abuja-based lawyer, Victor Giwa, said he was procured to put paid to Ibrahim Magu’s alleged financial crimes. Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), had been earlier suspended due to investigations on misappropriation of recovered loot. Ayo Salami, the head of the presidential panel is currently probing the activities of the agency under Magu. Magu Read More

AU condemns Mali president, MP’s arrest

August 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The African Union has condemned the arrest of President Ibrahim Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse. Mutineering soldiers in Mali on Tuesday detained Keita and some members of his cabinet at his residence in Bamako, the country’s capital. “We can tell you that the president and the prime minister are under our control,” a top rank soldier, who requested anonymity, Read More

Nigeria’s long-awaited oil reform bill to go to president – sources

Nigeria’s oil ministry will present a long-awaited oil and gas reform bill to the president in the coming days aimed at boosting output and attracting foreign investment, three sources close to the negotiations told Reuters. The reforms, 20 years in the making, are particularly urgent this year as low oil prices and a shift towards renewable energy have made competition Read More

VIDEO: How President, vice exchanged blows in public

August 17, 2020 Editor 0

It was a gory sight to behold after Somalia President Mohammed Abdullahi and his vice Mahdi Mohammed Guled were seen exchanging blows publicly during a press conference. At the conference which was beamed live, the president suddenly stood up and started punching his deputy. The deputy also responded, leading to a serious fight as those around attempted to separate the Read More

Trump ‘s brother is dead

August 16, 2020 Editor 0

President Donald Trump has paid tribute to his “best friend” and youngest brother following his death at 71. “It is with [a] heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight,” he said in a statement on Saturday. The president had visited his brother in hospital in New York the day before his death, telling reporters: Read More

Exposed: Northern governor funding, leading Boko Haram, Bandits

August 11, 2020 Editor 0

Amidst the unpalatable dust recently raised by Borno and Zamfara governors which are still rattling the insecurity space, a former Central Bank of Nigeria, deputy governor, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, has revealed that a serving northern governor is one of those behind Boko Haram and Bandits’ operation. Mailafia who revealed this on Monday via Nigeria Info Abuja 95.1FM, said he had a chat Read More

Reps to report CBN, NNPC to Buhari over refusal to honour summons

August 6, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives is set to report some key federal government’s owned agencies to President Muhammad Buhari over their refusal to appear before its Committee on Public Accounts to answer queries on alleged financial irregularities, or clarify certain records indicting them by other agencies. Such agencies or their helmsmen as made available by the committee include Governor of the Read More

Breaking: Presidency replies Senate over call for sack of Service Chiefs

July 21, 2020 Editor 0

The Presidency has responded to call by the Senate to sack Service Chiefs if they refuse to resign. Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina who reacted to the recent calls by the Senators over increasing insecurity via his twitter handle said, “President Buhari notes the resolution of the Senate asking Service Chiefs to Read More

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Breaking: Reps reject six-year single term for President, govs

December 17, 2019 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking a single term of six years for the president and state governors. Sponsored by Hon. John Dyegh, the bill which was listed on Tuesday’s Order Paper of the House for second reading was rejected through voice votes by members. In addition, the bill which was seeking amendment to certain provisions of Read More

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Buhari: I’m not ‘Baba go slow’

December 25, 2018 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that he is not slow on governance as is being speculated in some quarters, stressing that he operates at the speed the system allows. The President said when he received the residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on a Christmas homage at his official residence at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. “I told Read More