PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

APC chieftain chides Wike for attacking Umahi over Buhari’s 2023 comment

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state Chief James Aroh Nweke, has blasted Governor Nyesome Wike of River state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caretaker Committee Chairman, Elder Fred Udeogu over their reactions on Umahi’s statement on the type of President Nigeria needs in 2023. The Rivers state governor had verbally attacked  Umahi, asking Read More

Plateau crisis, others: Buhari tells communities what to do

August 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday called on the people of Jos, the Plateau state capital, and other waring communities to sheath their swords and embrace peace. In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu, the President said government is moving ahead with force to crush the perpetrators of the recent incidents of unrest in Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly 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

Killings: Ebonyi indigenes call for change in security tactics

June 1, 2021 Editorial II 0

Following the report of recent attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Odoke, Ndiobasi and Obakotara communities in Izhi, Ebonyi Local Government Area, an Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has blamed governor Dave Umahi, for the continued killings in the state. The Ebonyi indigenes said the recent attack is considered the highest number casualties in the South-east region 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

Eidl-Fidr: Zamfara NSCDC deploys 2,300 personnel

May 12, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Zamfara State Command has deployed over 2, 300 personnel to provide security during Sallah festival. The state Commandant of NSCDC, Aliyu Bature, stated this in an interview with Blueprint in his office Tuesday. According to him, the Command had deployed 56 special tactical personnel in Gusau metropolis to ensure safety Sallah festival. Read More

IPOB: Imo attacks political, calculated to make South East ungovernable – Group

April 6, 2021 Paul Okah 0

An Igbo group, under the aegis of Coalition of South-East Professional Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), has condemned attacks launched on the Imo State Police Command’s headquarters in Owerri, the Correctional Centre headquarters in the state, public property as well as security personnel in the state by some criminal elements. The group, which fingered the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Read More