FCT council poll: APC reads riot act to members

June 14, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As political parties intensify plans for the forthcoming February 2022 Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils’ elections, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has read the riot act to aggrieved members and party executives. They were warned not to jeopardise the party’s chances in the election.In particular, the party warned that anyone bent on taking measures against its Read More

Convention: Nothing ‘ll stop Yari’s national chairmanship of APC – Group

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) a group under the aegis of Progressives for Yari (P4Y) has said that the former governor of Zamfara state and former Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari will emerge party’s next national chairman. Addressing newsmen Sunday in Abuja, members of the newly-formed Progressives for Yari (P4Y) Read More

Breaking: French man who slapped President Macron may bag jail term

June 10, 2021 Editor 0

A 28-year-old man on trial for slapping French President Emmanuel Macron testified Thursday that the attack was impulsive and unplanned, and prompted by anger at France’s “decline.” Damien Tarel faces possible jail time and a fine if found guilty of assaulting a public official at the special emergency trial in the southeastern city of Valence. Tarel was quickly arrested after Read More

My govt ‘ll transform face of education in Yobe – Buni

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has reiterated the political will of his administration to invest and transform education in the state. A statement released Wednesday in Abuja, by the director general media affairs to the governor, Mamman Mohammed, said Buni expressed the commitment when he received the management of Nigeria 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

Again, suspected cultists kill man in Osun

June 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Suspected cultists Wednesday morning killed a man at Irojo street, Ilesa, Osun state. The victim simply identified as Olorunwa was reportedly hit by a stray bullet around 9am. It was gathered that members of Eiye confraternity stormed the area in apparent attack on a rival group. It was learnt that the deceased, Olorunwa, went to buy food for his breakfast Read More

Gov’ship poll: Why APC ‘ll defeat PDP, take over Anambra – Mogahlu

June 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A frontline governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the director general of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Chief George moghalu, has given reasons why his party will win the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. Four major political parties, among others will contest the governorship seat which include the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Peoples Read More

NLRC collaborates, seeks stronger tie with FIRS

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of its planned National Gaming Conference, slated for July 2021, the Management of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, NLRC has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Federal Inland Revenue Service on all areas of mutual interest in fostering increased revenue generation for the federal government. The Director General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila stated this Monday, Read More

Call for secession ‘ll cause hunger, suffering – Oluwo says

June 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbduRasheed Adewale Akanbi, Wednesday said the call for secession will not bring any development except hunger and suffering that the agitation will cause.  He alleged that some of the agitators are using it to accrue wealth from international community, wring the youths against being used to cause chaos in the nation.  Oluwo spoke at the Read More

NSCDC boss warns promoted officers against corruption

June 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Audi, has threatened serious sanction against any officer of the Corps cought in the act of corruption  saying such will not be tolerated under his watch. Speaking Wednesday at the Corps national headquarters in Abuja, while decorating five new Acting Deputy Commandant Generals (ACGs) and 12 Read More

Sit-at-home: Casualties recorded, total compliance in Ebonyi

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state among other states in south-east zone Monday recorded total compliance of the sit at home order of Biafra. Major streets in the state like water works road, Ogoja road, Afikpo road were business activities are always going on were all deserted. Banks were closed, commercial motor parks were closed, fuel and gas station  and other business activities were all Read More

FG: Over 100 youths to benefit from N75bn NYIF in Osun

May 31, 2021 Lateef Dada 0

The federal government has hinted that over 100 youths in Osun state will benefited from the N75billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).  The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, disclosed this in Ile-Ife during the Royal African Young Leadership Forum (RAYL) 2021 award session.  He said, “we are awarding a hundred of our youths out of thousands of Read More

May 29: APC government a failure, minority Reps declare

May 28, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

As Nigeria yet achieves another anniversary of the return to democratic governance (May 29), Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has, after its claimed stock taking of the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, declared it a failure.  The caucus in its assessment, said “with the government’s failure to check worsening insecurity and mass killing of citizens; Read More

Breaking: Gunmen on rampage, Kill 43 persons in 2 Benue LGs

May 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

There is growing tension in Benue currently following the killing of 43 persons including seven students of the college of Education Katsina Ala by armed militia Herdsmen in Katsina Ala and Gwer west local government areas of the state.  Blueprint learnt that seven persons were killed by the rampaging Herdsmen along Makurdi-Naka road while the remaining 36 persons were killed Read More

PDP in denial of its problems, control by godfathers, says APC group

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A new group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged, known as the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APCLAC), describing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one in denial of its problems and being run by godfathers. The group being championed by some strong voices and party chieftains in a statement announcing its birth Friday in Abuja, Read More

Osun APC chieftains at war over formation of splinter group

May 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The former acting Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun state, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi and the Acting Secretary of ‘Igbimo Agba’ (APC Elders Caucus), Hon Akinremi Omolaoye, have disagreed over the legality of a splinter group formed within the party, The Osun Progressives (TOP).  The TOP, a political group believed to be loyal to former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, was Read More

Disbanded Obono-Obla panel uncovered NNPC’s $60bn US account – Prosecutor

May 26, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Prosecutor for the disbanded Okoi Obono-Obla’s Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr Tosin Ojaomo has disclosed that the panel prior to its doslution, uncovered an account with about $60 billion, belonging to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), domiciled in Texas, U.S. He made the disclosure Wednesday while making submissions before the House of Representatives’ Read More

FFS proposes arms bearing unit to protect firefighters

May 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Following insisant attacks and harassment of firefighters at fire scenes by mob action, the Federal Fire Service (FFS) has proposed to have an Arms Bearing Unit known as fire police to protect firefighters. The agency is also demanding an upward review of hazard allowance considering the nature of hazards faced by its personnel. Addressing a press conference Wednesday in Abuja Read More

Police confirms kidnap of 6 as protesters raze police station in Niger

May 24, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State Police Command has confirmed kidnap of six residents of Gauraka area Tara local  government  of Niger state  resulting in protest during  which a police station was burnt. The  Police Public  Relation  Officer  (PPRO) of The Niger State  Police  Command,  DSP Wasing Abiodun in a statement  in Minna  Monday said the police is on top of the situation.  He 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

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

Buhari appoints Issa Aremu as CEO NILS

May 22, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Comrade Issa Aremu as the Director/ Chief Executive Officer of National Institute for Labour Studies (NILS). Comrade Aremu, a gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in Kwara state in the 2019 general elections, member of the National Institute and Vice President of Industriall Global Union, was former vice president of Nigerian Labour Read More

Breaking: Anybody can aspire for any position in 2023, APC govs declare

May 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have declared that “everyone, from every part of the country is free to aspire for any position in the party in line with provisions of our party’s constitution” ahead of the 2023 general election. The forum, however, expressed excitement over Thursday’s defection of Read More