Breaking: At last, Jadon Sancho completes Manchester United switch

July 23, 2021 BBC 0

England winger Jadon Sancho says joining Manchester United is “a dream come true” after he completed his £73m move from Borussia Dortmund. Sancho is the second most expensive English player of all time behind his new United team-mate Harry Maguire. He joins United on a five-year deal. “I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Emperor Baywood salutes Muslims, urges tolerance

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Founder of Byawood Foundation and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Chris Baywood Ibe while greeting Muslim faithful nationwide has urged them to uphold the sterling virtues of Islam at Eid-el-Kabir celebration by upholding tolerance. In a statement released in Abuja Sunday, Baywood in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir, urged Muslims across the nation to imbibe noble Read More

Eid-el-kabir: Lets work for national unity, Buni tasks Nigerians

July 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni,  has called for national unity as Muslim faithful celebrate Eid-el-Kabir Sallah festival. Buni said the period of Eid-el-Kabir, calls for a deep reflection into the lessons of devotion, sacrifice and obedience as exemplified by the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail.  In a Read More

PGF boss calls for review of APC manifesto to strengthen national unity

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, has called for the review of manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to strengthen political initiatives for national unity.  The PGF boss made the call amidst the challenge of national unity facing Nigeria. According to him, the big question is whether the Read More

Breaking: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays to celebrate Eid-El-Kabir

July 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion. “I call on Muslims to continue Read More

2023 Presidency: It’s the turn of North-east – COPJA

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Coalition for Peace and Justice Advocates (COPJA) has called on the political class and all political parties to ensure the Presidency of the country is rotated round the six-geo-political zones of the country, rather than only North and South, as a way of ensuring inclusion and national unity. It, however, said North-east should be allowed to produce the next Read More

NBAIS has roles to play in inculcating spirit of trust, religious cautiousness for peace – Gbajabiamila

July 14, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila says the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has vital role to play in inculcating the spirit of trust, tolerance, patience and religious cautiousness to the teaming students/youths for peace and harmony in Nigeria. The speaker who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Hon Sanusi Rikiji stated this, Read More

APC caucus faults Oyetola’s LG caretaker committee, calms members

July 2, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

A caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP), has faulted the local government caretaker committee appointed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, describing it “unacceptable.” The group in a statement made available to newsmen by its Chairman, Adelowo Adebiyi, Friday, noted that some members of the party who are not loyal to Ileri-Oluwa group, were exempted from the Read More

Etsu Nupe urges kinsmen to be united, brother’s keepers

June 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, has urged Nupe at home and in the Diaspora to continue to be united, as well as be their brother’s keepers’ for the area to move forward. Alhaji Abubakar spoke recently when the new Madaki Nupe, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar Zukogi, former Director General, Value Added Tax Read More

I’m now the leader of APC in Zamfara, Matawalle boasts

June 29, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has finally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) the ruling party in the Country. Speaking during the grand occasion held at Zamfara Trade Fair Complex in Gusau, Matawalle said he “is now the leader of the APC in Zamfara.” Matawalle enjoined all members and supporters of the Read More

Special squad kills 5, arrests 3 bandits in Niger

June 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The  Security  Special  Squad inaugurated about a week ago by Governor  Abubakar  Sani  Bello  of  Niger  state to combat  bandits  and release  abducted  Islamiya School children in Tegina, has killed five bandits  and arrested three others during exchange  of fire in another  attack on the town. Blueprint learnt that the attack occurred in the early hours  of Thursday and that the squad successfully repelled the bandits inflicting fatal injuries on some. It Read More

Illegal development: Tension as community leaders fight AMAC chairman

June 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Palpable tension is building up at Karu Community, as some Indigenous leaders accuse Abuja Municipal Area Council  (AMAC ) Chairman, Abdullahi Candido of abuse of office by deliberately distorting the original development plans at Primary Healthcare Centre  (PHC ) in Karu. The worried leaders said that the ongoing illegal construction of shops, meant for commercial purposes within the premises of the Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

UK to support Nigerian government restore peace to North-east

June 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has expressed its readiness to work with other donor partners and the Government of Nigeria in helping to put appropriate policies in place and advance peace and security in the North-East. This is even as the agency advised that  effective peace solutions  in Nigeria should involve all stakeholders particularly those affected Read More

Buhari didn’t ban Twitter but on suspension in Nigeria – APC

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The youths wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not ban Twitter in Nigeria but on temporary suspension. National youths leader of the ruling party, Barr. Ismaeel Ahmed, told newsmen Wednesday in Abuja that he was not personally happy about the development, adding that the controversy will soon be resolved amicably. Barr. Ahmed Read More

Anambra: No plan for consensus arrangement in APC – Andy Uba

June 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former presidential aide to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo  Senator Andy Uba, has declared that consensus arrangement being advocated for by some governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won’t work. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday in Abuja after submitting his nomination forms at the national secretariat of APC, Uba assured that Anambra state will be different once he is sworn in Read More

Sultan commissions N658m new hajj camp in Bauchi

June 7, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar III on Monday commissioned the new model hajj camp built by governor Bala Mohammed at the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa international airport Bauchi. Speaking during the commissioning of the camp, governor Bala explained that the sum of N658 million was expended in the project. He said the new camp has male and female hostels Read More

Ogbonnaya emerges EITI’s global chair on contract transparency

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Initiative (NEITI), Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, has emerged chairman of the global body on Contract Transparency in the extractive industry. Executive Director, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, (CTA) Faith Nwadishi, made this known in a statement released to newsmen Monday in Abuja, saying there couldn’t have been a better choice than Dr Ogbonnaya who heads Read More

NUJ tasks govt on security, media practitioners on patriotism

June 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Comrade Chris Isiguzo has tasked government on the security of lives and property in the country, just as he charged media practitioners to take up the responsibility of uniting the nation at this critical time.Isiguzo, who handed the charge at a press conference, Thursday in Abuja, maintained that the media must Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

Again bandits kill 15 in Niger community

May 31, 2021 Aideloje 0

Barely 24 hours after 200 school children were abducted by bandits  in Niger, the gunmen  again attacked another community killing 15 villagers in Beri town in Bobi district of Mariga local government of the state on Monday morning. It was learnt  that one Mobile Policeman was also killed by the bandits during the  attack. It was gathered that the men of the local Read More