Chieftaincy: Osun court jails 6 for impersonation

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun atate high court aitting in Osogbo, Wednesday sentenced six persons to nine months imprisonment for impersonating kingmakers. The convicts were said to have paraded themselves as kingmakers and members of Ataoja in council to install one Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi as Baale of Irepodun Community, Osogbo. The convicts are: Akande Suleiman, Chief Oladunjoye Abdullahi, Isiaka Balogun, Prince Lateef Jayeola, Basiru Read More

Osun monarch threatens to expose colleague for refusal to refund loan

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Osun state, the Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, has threatened to expose a monarch for his refusal to refund the loan he took for him. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the disbursement of N6.5bn Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola. The monarch said, “I want to advise the beneficiaries not Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Readers’ response to The Arbiter

October 10, 2021 . 0

Again, as has become the tradition, we are giving our readers the right to air their responses to our thoughts. Happy reading. Nigeria’s Search for Solutions, by Hassan Gimba (27/09/2021) Dr Ukasha Ismail Nigerians should examine the IBB’s whisper in-depth; it’s weighty in meaning and full of wisdom. And, beyond examination, we must act upon them. He eloquently and stylishly Read More

Breaking: Aku Uka, prominent traditional ruler dies in Taraba

October 10, 2021 Andrew Ojih, Jalingo 0

The Jukun Supreme Ruler, and the Chairman, Taraba state Council of Chiefs, His Royal Highness, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi, popularly refered to as Aku Uka is dead. Blueprint gathered that the Aku Uka died after a brief illness. He was aged 84. A source confirmed that traditional rites for official announcement of the first class monarch’s demise has commenced. Read More

NWFL: Naija Ratels sign 11-year-old, 6 other players ahead new premiership season

September 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Naija Ratels FC of Abuja has signed seven young players, including an 11one-year-old player ahead of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Women Football League premiership (NWFL premiership). Chairman of the newly promoted premiership club, Barr. Paul Edeh, disclosed this in Abuja at the unveiling of the players. He said the seven new players, were carefully scouted from the grassroots in line with Read More

Irate youth attack Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s brother, kill one, set vehicles ablaze as monarch escapes death

September 19, 2021 Amaechi Okwara, Asaba 0

The Obi of Ogwash-Uku, Ifechukwude Okonjo II, younger brother to Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala narrowly escaped death as irate youths of Otulu town attacked his convoy over fight for autonomous community. The incident which took place on Friday at Otulu community under Ogwash-Uku kingdom in Aniocha south local government area of Delta state left one person dead while several others were Read More

Breaking: Another first class Emir kidnapped

September 14, 2021 Editor 0

Suspected terrorists on Tuesday kidnapped Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara state, Hassan Attahiru. The first class Zamfara state traditional was reportedly abducted while along Kaduna – Abuja highway, TVC News is reporting. According to the report, police personnel was said to have been killed during exchange of fire with the bandits. His aides were said to have sustained injuries. His Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade palace, abduct traditional ruler in Niger

September 5, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Gunmen have reportedly abducted the Wawa of Wawa, a traditional ruler in Borgu local government area of Niger state, Dr Mahmud Ahmed Alivu from his palace.  The traditional ruler was reportedly kidnapped at about 9.30pm on Saturday night.  He was said to have been whisked away amidst spontaneous shooting by the gunmen dressed in military uniforms into the Kainji National park. It Read More

Amala360 slashes prices by 50%

September 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An Abuja-based eatery, Amala360, has reduced its prices by half to mark its second anniversary, Senior Manager Integrated Marketing Communications Ms Onyinyenchi Azubuike has said. Ms Azubuike, who stated this Thursday  in a statement in Abuja, also quoted  the board chair, Mr Sebagen Henry Noboh as speaking on the inspiration behind the outfit. “The general concept of amala joints is a cafeteria below the standard of Read More

Assaults on journalists: NUJ directs media blackout to Bauchi police

July 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following recurring assaults on journslists at public functions by the men of the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria police, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed all media organizations in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state. The union gave the directive in a press release signed by the state chairman Umar Sa’id Read More

Kidnappers demand N100m ransom on 80-year-old first class monarch in Kaduna

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours after kidnapping the paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom, Kpop Ham, Jonathan Gyet Maude, in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, his abductors have demanded N100 million as  ransom for his release. A close family source on the condition of anonymity said the kidnappers made the demand on Tuesday through a telephone call with a family member Read More

Breaking: Bandits invade community near Kaduna, kidnap another first class traditional ruler

July 26, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kpop Ham and paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, Dr. Jonathan Danladi Gyet Maude, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. Though information available to Blueprint did not specify when the top traditional ruler was kidnapped, his brother, Anthony Maude while confirming the incident said that the first class monarch Read More

Covid-19: Kano cancels Sallah festivities

July 19, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

In compliance with the federal government’s  pronouncement about the emergence of another variant of Covid-19   likely to hit six states  putting them on  red alert  which include;  Kano, the  state government has  canceled  all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities. The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who announced this, however, said that the Eid Prayers would be held in all the Read More

Preparation in top gear as Warri awaits new Olu

July 12, 2021 Editorial III 0

36-year-old Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, who emerged as the Olu designate will be crowned as the 21st Olu of Warri in a ceremony at Ode-Itsekiri expected to host eminent first class traditional rulers and dignitaries across the country. The coronation of the new King slated for the 21st of August, 2021 enjoy the blessings and support of the majority of Itsekiri’s worldwide Read More