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

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

Vaccine: Interfaith dialogue forum takes COVID-19 sensitisation to Yobe

July 2, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) in collaboration with National primary Health care Development Agency (NPHCDA), International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) was in Yobe to sensitise religious leaders on reaching out to their members why they should take Covid-19 vaccine so as not to contract the disease. Chiarman COVID-19 vaccine campaign, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Rev. Zaka Ahuche Peter, said, Read More

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Why cultism persists in schools – Ebonyi govt

July 1, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Ebonyi state ministry of Justice has identified corporal punishment in schools as the cause of increase in cultism in the society. The ministry said students and pupils were being tortured in schools by teachers who give them such punishment which in turn makes them go into cultism. The ministry disclosed this through its gender desk officer in charge of child Read More

Rivers monarch accused of defiling 16-year-old girl

June 22, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

A traditional ruler in Ula-Ehuada community in Ahoad East local government area of Rivers state has been accused of having carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl. A report by an advocacy group, Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign, Port-Harcourt, stated that the victim’s family said they are dropping the case over alleged threats to their life. The group’s Read More

Kano emir Bayero turbans elder brother as Wanbam Kano

May 28, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Friday turbaned his elder brother, Sanusi Ado Bayero, as the new Wanban Kano after spending about seven years on self exile in the aftermath of the appointment of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II. Speaking at the turbanning ceremony which was attended by eminent personalities ranging from prominent traditional title holders to prominent Read More

Nation building: FCT monarch preaches peace, love

May 28, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun 0

The traditional ruler of Kwali, HRH (Etsu) Alhaji Sha’aban Audu Nizazo, has called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace as a precondition for the development of the nation. Dr. Audu Nizazo made the call in his palace while speaking with newsmen on the security challenges facing the nation. The monarch drew attention to the growing spate Read More

Over 100 killed in Benue as gunmen attack 4 wards at K/Ala

May 24, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

At least one hundred persons have been reportedly killed within three days in a sustained attack by gunmen suspected to be Herdsmen in four council wards of Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue state. The attack which started Saturday Blueprint learnt had continued through Sunday till Monday. Chairman of Katsina Ala Local Government area Alfred Atera, said many people Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

YAF to South-west youths: Don’t aide terrorism through secession agitation

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Tuesday, in Akure, Ondo state, warned South-west youths against aiding terrorism by certain groups and individuals acting under the guise of agitating for an independent of Yoruba nation. YAF stated that Yoruba youths should be cautious and vigilant to avoid unknowingly aiding or participating in terrorist activities under unpatriotic Read More

Mbula’s demise: We’ve lost a proud monarch – Gov Fintiri

May 17, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has expressed shock over the demise of a first class traditional ruler, the Murum Mbula Jorem Joel Fwa, who passed on at the age of 81. The governor condoled with the Mbula traditional council, the royal family, Mbula kingdom and the entire people of the state over the irreplaceable loss. In a press Read More

You’re symbol of royalty, Ganduje tells Emir of Kano

May 16, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has described Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the emir of Kano as a credible symbol of royal authority, who is fully committed to the development of Kano in all spheres of human endeavour. Speaking when he received the monarch at the traditional Hawan Nassarawa Sallah homage held at Kano Government House over the weekend, Read More

Breaking: Bauchi emirate suspends Reps member Abdullahi indefinitely over contempt

May 16, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu has suspended a member representing Bauchi local government in the Federal House of Representatives Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi who holds the traditional title of ‘Wakilin Birnin Bauchi’ indefinitely over disdain for the emir. This was announced in the suspension letter issued by the secretary Bauchi emirate council Malam Nasiru Musa Maidala which was Read More

Support Police, ex-IGP tells Nigerians

May 15, 2021 Editor 0

The former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its relentless efforts to tackle the recurring security challenges in Nigeria. He said with such sustained support from all well meaning citizens, the myriad of security challenges that include kidnapping, banditry and other related security infractions in the country will be Read More

‘Mama Taraba’ was exceptional, generous, compassionate, Bala Bello mourns ex-women affairs Minister

May 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Executive Director (Corporate Services), Nigeria Export-Import Bank, Dr. Bala Mohammed Bello, has described the former Minister of Women Affairs and gubernatorial candidate in Taraba state, late Aisha Jummai Alhassan, popularly known as ‘Mama Taraba’ as a woman with exceptional generosity and compassion. Dr. Bello in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday said, ‘The entire nation was shocked Read More

Geidam: Bala meets security agents over influx of people to Bauchi

May 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the influx of people to some local government areas of Bauchi state who fled from Geidam in Yobe state as a result of attacks by Boko Haram militants, governor Bala Mohammed on Monday met with security agencies and traditional rulers over security threats in the affected areas. Briefing journalists shortly after the security meeting at the government house Bauchi, Read More

Senate suspends plenary over death of Lawmakers

April 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday upon resumption from its two weeks recess, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, April 14, 2021, over the recent death of two members of the House of Representatives. This was just as the upper chamber held a minute silence in honour of both lawmakers. The decision to suspend plenary was carried out in line with the tradition of the Read More