Breaking: NSCDC captures wanted notorious bandit, Galadima in Sokoto

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A wanted notorious bandit, Bello Galadima, has been captured by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). The 40-year-old bandit had been on the wanted list of security agencies for more than two years. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the NSCDC director of public relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu, said the Corps’ Commandant-General Ahmed Audi, commended the Read More

Medical report confirms Keren-Happuch was raped – GBVR coalition

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders (GBVR) has condemned what it described as deliberate attempts by the management of Premiere Academy, Lugbe to allegedly distort facts leading to the death of a – 14 year old student, Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died following infections caused her by the condom left inside her by her rapist. According to the coalition, the Read More

2 armed robbers shot, arrested during operation in Ogun

July 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun State police command have apprehended two armed robbery suspects while carrying out operation in Agbara area of Ado-Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Monday. The suspects, Olanrewaju Sikiru and Olayemi Obisesan, according to the statement were Read More

My political battle experiences ‘ll lead APC to success in 2023 – Yari

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

One of the frontline chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, said he has abundant experiences in political battles to lead the party to success in 2023. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, Alhaji Yari said he is not disturbed about speculations that some serving or former governors in the North-west Read More

Breaking: Reps protest over 3% host community fund

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

There is high tension in the House of Representatives at the moment over protest by members from the South South against the allocation of three percent as host community fund. The Senate had opted for the three percent, while the House during consideration of report of its committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) okayed five percent, prompting a harmonization Read More

Breaking: APC summons Lai Mohammed over parallel secretariat in Kwara

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has summoned the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to face the National Caretaker Committee over a parallel state secretariat the minister recently opened in Kwara state. While governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq’s faction of Kwara APC has its party secretariat located at the Tanke area, the minister’s faction recently unveiled Read More

FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss

July 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism. Maigari, disclosed that already he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Read More

Court remands 2 in Minna for linking Abubakar with bandits’ helicopter

July 7, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Minna Niger state Wednesday remanded two persons accused of publishing injurious statement on social media against former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, linking him with ownership of a Chooper suspected to be supplying  arms to bandits  in the state.  The accused suspects, Abdulkareem Ajibola and Anas Umar were charged under  section 24(1B) of the Cyber crime law. The Read More

Breaking: APC moves to punish Lai Mohammed over outburst against Kwara governor

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given indication that it may sanction the Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed over his recent outburst against governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in the state. The minister had claimed that he sponsored the electioneering campaigns of the governor in 2019 which has been denied. Responding to the development Read More

APC bows to pressure, restarts registration exercise in Kwara, Imo, others

July 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the continuation of its membership registration and revalidation exercise in Imo, Kwara, Ogun and Rivers states for two weeks. A statement Tuesday in Abuja by Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said the development followed the recommendation of the membership registration appeals committee. The statement, said; Read More

Breaking: Mikel Obi leaves Stoke City, joins club in Kuwait

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

Kuwaiti Premier League club Al Kuwait SC have announced the signing of John Obi Mikel from Championship side Stoke City. The Brigadiers disclosed hat the former Chelsea and Trabzonspor star has penned a one-year contract that will keep him at the club for the 2021-22 season. Mikel’s signing comes as reinforcement for Al Kuwait who finished third in the Premier League Read More

2 injured as Hausa/Yoruba traders clash in Osun

June 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Two persons have been seriously injured during a clash between Hausa and Yoruba traders at Owode Ede market in Ede North Local Government Development Area of Osun state.  It was gathered that crisis brewed when a pepper seller, Hausa man was instructed to shift his wheelbarrow from the entrance of a Yoruba man and he refused.  According to sources, attempt Read More

Breaking: PIB, Electoral Act, supplementary budget ready in 2 weeks – Gbajabiamila

June 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given assurance  that the house will pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), the Electoral Act amendment, as well as the Supplementary Budget transmitted by President Muhammadu Buhari in two weeks. The speaker dropped the hint on Tuesday, at the resumption of regular plenary of the House. He had earlier read a Read More

Have mercy on my 3 wives, 14 children, convicted herder pleads

June 28, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 46-year-old herder, Amuda Usman, Monday prayed the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, to consider his three wives and 14 children in sentencing him for the offence of advance fee fraud he was convicted for.  The convict who was said to have defrauded one Dr. Afolabi Babatunde of 45 cows that valued N4.5million, appealed to the court Read More

Accident claims 11 lives in Osun

June 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The accident that occurred at Gbongan in Ayedaade local government area of Osun state, Friday evening, has claimed 11 lives.  Another 22 passengers also sustained serious injuries in the road crash.  The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi, who confirmed this to newsmen, Saturday morning, said that 33 passengers were involved in the two vehicle Read More

Buni charges Nigeria’s envoy to US on beneficial relationship

June 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has charged Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr Uzoma Emenike on beneficial relationship between the two countries. Buni stated this Saturday when he led a delegation to Umuahia, Abia state to condole with the family of the Ambassador Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

Convention: APC chieftain tips Niger Senator as national chairman

June 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a chieftain of the party has revealed that a dark horse might emerge as the national chairman of the party.  The chieftain who craved anonymity said that the dark horse is a serving Senator from Niger state.  Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja, the popular APC chieftain said two Read More

Lalong to hoodlums: Stop attacking firefighters

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong has urged citizens to stop the habit of attacking firefighters instead of assisting while they try to safe lives and property. Speaking during the commissioning of one state-of-the-heart firefighting truck, Wednesday in Jos, the governor, said Nigerians need to imbibe the attitude of being patient with firefighters to carry out their job. “Atleast allow them Read More

Fire disasters: Join us as volunteers, FFS boss urges Nigerians

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Liman Ibrahim has appealed to Nigerians to join hands with his agency as volunteer-firefighters to curb fire disasters in the country. The FFS boss believe that if citizens on ground at fire scenes attend to fire before the arrival firefighters, the excesses of fire  menace will be curtailed. Speaking Tuesday during the Read More