Ogun: 2 notorious cultists arrested during supremacy battle

June 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a notorious cult group, Jamiu Okanlawon and Oluwaseun Owoeye were on Sunday 27th of June 2021 while engaging a rival cult group in supremacy battle, at Orelope area of Ilogbo ota, in Ado-Odo Ota local government area of Ogun state.  The arrests of the suspects was contained in a press release issued by the police public relations Read More

Potiskum Specialist Hospital should sit up

June 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

People from different areas are sharing the same query of having issues with the Potiskum specialist hospital workers over indecent treatment. It is vital for government to look intervene in taking crucial actions. The hospital, which serves people from Potiskum and its environs, receives numerous numbers of patients almost all the time. However, the patients are complaining on how some Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Breaking: 20 dead as cholera hits 322 in Bauchi

May 25, 2021 Najib Sani, Bauchi 0

At least 20 people have died while 322 have been infected with cholera following the outbreak of the disease in Bauchi state. State commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro disclosed this Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the epidemic at the ministry of health headquarters Bauchi. Maigoro explained that nine of the people who died hailed from Bauchi local government, four Read More

Woman in police net for killing stepson

May 12, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A 28-year-old woman, Favor Oko, from Ugwuegu community in Afikpo North local government area of Ebonyi state, has been arrested by the police for allegedly killing her co-wife’s three-year-old son. She was said to have killed the little boy for lack of her husband’s attention. Meanwhile, Police in Abakaliki said they discovered decomposing bodies of two young men Silas Nkwuda and Chukwuemeka Nwoba in Read More

Imo: Police repel attack on Orlu police station

May 7, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Officers of the Imo state police command and other security forces Friday repelled attack at the Orlu Area Command/Divisional Police Headquarters by unknown gunmen. According to Imo Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro who briefed newsmen , a group of bandits attempted to attack the Divisional Police and Area Command headquarters both in Orlu LGA , but were successfully repelled.  ” The Read More

Man arrested for killing mother-in-law in Ogun

May 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 28-year-old man, Opeyemi Adeola Ganiyu, was on the 3rd of May 2021 arrested by men of Ogun state police command for killing his mother in law, Abosede Oyewole.  The suspect was arrested following a report made at Atan Ota divisional headquarters by one Odunayo Mathew, who reported that the suspect, who is married to the daughter of the deceased, Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria still poses great threat nationwide – Poll

May 4, 2021 Eleojo Idachaba 0

A recent survey by NOI Poll about the danger of malaria in the country has shown that the disease still poses a great threat to the lives of millions of Nigerians. This revelation came as a result of a survey conducted by Afrobarometer in commemoration of the 2021 World Malaria Day. It said nine out of every 10 Nigerians (87 Read More

World heavyweight bout: Joseph Parker punches down Derek Chisora

May 2, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Joseph Parker recovered from being knocked down in the opening 10 seconds to beat Derek Chisora on a split decision and keep alive hopes of a shot at the world heavyweight title. The Briton floored New Zealander Parker at Manchester Arena with an overhand right to the temple. But the former world champion turned the tide and landed combinations as Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Tackling malaria scourge in Nigeria

April 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The World Malaria day was observed on Saturday, April 24, 2021. It is necessary to draw the attention of the Nigerian government to the devastating effect of and the dire need to curb malaria as millions of Nigerians die yearly from the scourge. Malaria remains one of the most infectious diseases in the world, being a major public health problem Read More

FNPH seeks FG’s intervention to manage autism patients

April 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Barnawa, Kaduna, has identified parental care and awareness as the best optimal management strategies for autism, while calling for assistance from the federal government in managing the disease. The hospital’s head of clinical services, Dr. David Ewoada, disclosed this Friday during the inauguration of the Autism Solution Centre in Kaduna. He said: “Funding of mental health Read More

TB kills more Nigerians than COVID-19, says NGO

April 22, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

Statistics by the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate that Tuberculosis, a pulmonary disease characterised by persistent coughing, killed more Nigerians in 2019 than the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 WHO ‘global tuberculosis report’  stated that an estimated 150,000 Nigerians died of TB in 2019 alone while the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 2,061 persons died of COVID-19 in the Read More

Niger varsity working on use of vegetables for COVID-19 treatment – VC

April 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Researchers at the Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida University Lapai are making breakthrough in the use of homegrown Nigeria vegetables for the treatment of COVID-19, Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu, has said. Professor Adamu stated this at the weekend at the 16th inaugural lecture delivered by Professor Amanabo Musa of the Department of Biochemistry of the university. He Read More

Gunmen kill 5, El-Rufai vows to prosecute self-appointed negotiators

April 4, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 After gunmen killed five people in Chikun local government area, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has insisted that his government will not negotiate with bandits, just as he vowed to arrest and prosecute anyone found negotiating on behalf of government. Gunmen killed five people and injured one in Katarma Village, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state. One person was also injured Read More

NYSC DG visits wounded corps members in hospital

April 3, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has visited four corps members who had sustained various degrees of injuries in an auto crash  along Mokwa road recently, and receiving treatment at the  University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH).   According to a release presented to Blueprint by the DG  Saturday, the corps members were on their way Read More

Bauchi expresses commitment to ending Tuberculosis by 2030

March 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has expressed commitment to ending Tuberculosis (TB) by the year 2030 in line with the federal government’s recommendation of ensuring TB free Nigeria in the stipulated time. The state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro expressed the commitment Monday during the opening ceremony of the 2021 world TB day commemoration with the slogan ‘Check am o!’ organized Read More

‘Nigeria has highest burden of tuberculosis, HIV in Africa’

March 24, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Nigeria has been described as a country with the highest burden for tuberculosis (TB), Human Immuno Defiency Virus (HIV) in Africa and third among the high burden nations for TB in the world. Bauchi state commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro revealed this Wednesday during a press conference on the occasion of 2021 world tuberculosis day commemoration in the state Read More

3 beggars die of Cholera, another 3 hospitalized in Osun

March 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Police Command Tuesday disclosed that three persons died of Cholera while another three hospitalized in Ede, Osun state. The incident happened at Oke-Gada, Ede North local government area of the state on Monday evening.  The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Yemisi Opalola, who spoke on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, dispelled the rumour Read More

A call to live with kidney disease

March 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kidneys remove wastes and extra fluid from the body, remove acid that is produced by the cells of the body and maintain a healthy balance of water, salts, and minerals, such as sodium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium in the blood. The kidney cleanses the blood of toxins and transforms the waste into urine. The kidneys carry out a number of Read More