Decongestion: FG urges state govts to build holding centres for awaiting trial suspects

July 23, 2021 Editorial II 0

The federal government has asked the state governments to put in places holding centres for the awaiting trial suspects as part of efforts to dicongest the custodial centres nationwide. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, said this at the commissioning of the Osun state command office complex of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Osogbo. In a statement issued in Read More

2023: APC approves lobby committees for more youth inclusion

July 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved for the youth wing of the party to set up zonal strategic lobby committees that will engage party leaders at state and local levels to lobby the full inclusion and participation of young people in the forthcoming Congresses a d beyond. This is coming as the APC youth wing Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

Suspected kidnapper of a military officer arrested in Ogun

July 19, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A suspected kidnapper of a military officer has been arrested by men of the Ogun state Police Command at Odo Pako Ota, in Ado Odo Ota Local Government area of the state. According to a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made available to Blueprint Monday, the suspect was arrested following a distress call received Read More

Covid-19: Kano cancels Sallah festivities

July 19, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

In compliance with the federal government’s  pronouncement about the emergence of another variant of Covid-19   likely to hit six states  putting them on  red alert  which include;  Kano, the  state government has  canceled  all Eid-el-Kabir (Sallah) festivities. The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who announced this, however, said that the Eid Prayers would be held in all the Read More

Congresses: APC releases timetable, grants waivers to new members to contest

July 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the approved schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the party’s nationwide ward congresses scheduled for Saturday July 31, 2021. The party has also granted waivers to new members and returning executives to contest. According to the notice released Sunday in Abuja by the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More

Avoid aiding Nigeria’s disintegration, YAF urges Yoruba youths

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), Friday, decried the ban on and the stoppage of its peace rally/sensitisation Motorcade by the police in the state. YAF expressed regret that the police in the state could not distinguish between it and other groups claiming to be championing Yoruba self-determination and independence with the disguised objective of Read More

Maltreatment of widows by family members

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Despite the existence of laws to protect Nigerians against human rights abuse, harmful widowhood practices have continued to thrive in states across the country as widows experience maltreatment by in-laws and family members; PAUL OKAH reports. Regardless of the state or ethic group, the death of a married man in Nigeria is often followed with concerns over how the widow Read More

Cultism: Court remands 16 varsity students in Minna

July 15, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A Minna Chief Magistrate Court has remanded 16 boys charged for being suspected members of a secret cult and joining unlawful gathering in Lapai. The boys mostly students and graduates of the Niger state University also known as  the Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University Lapai (IBBUL), according to the First Information  Report  (FIR) were on Thursday arraignment before the court on 2 count Read More

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Electoral Act: Reps in rowdy session over e-voting, result transmission

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has been thrown into a rowdy session over perceived misjudgement of members’ votes on the proposed electronic voting and transmission of results. The consideration of the Electoral Act amendment report was smoothly progressing until clause 52 on the report was mentioned, when Deputy Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu proposed an amendment to the effect that the “conduct Read More

Who wants the NYSC DEAD?

July 14, 2021 Rowland Abaji 0

Can it be contested, if anyone dares to declare that a large number of politicians in Nigeria are bold, fearless and courageous forgers of certificates? And for the initiates in this scam, they tread even where the proverbial devils dread and can defeat Lucifer in a contest together with his army of bodyguards. But after successful deals, the possessors of 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

Okorocha demands recognition of Nwafor-led APC in Imo

July 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The crisis rocking the Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another dimension as the former governor of the state Rochas Okorocha, has asked the national leadership of the party to only recognise Daniel Nwafor-led executive for peace to reign. Okorocha who led a group known as Imo APC Pioneer Group to a meeting at 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

NSCDC boss sets up panel to probe fake employment scam

July 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has set up a committee of enquiry to investigate the individuals or group of persons behind the fake 2019/2021 replacement and recruitment supplementary list currently in circulation on social media. A statement released by the Corps director of public relations, Olusola Odumosu, Monday in Abuja, said the Read More

NCC surpasses revenue projection, posts N150bn in 5 months

July 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has exceeded its N36 billion projected revenue from spectrum license fees for 2021. The Commission said it had recorded over N150 billion from this revenue source within the five months of the year. Director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Adinde said that the figure represents Read More

Unpatriotic Nigerians championing secession – Osun monarch

July 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A traditional ruler in Ayedire local government of Osun state, Oba Hameed Oyelude Makama, has faulted the call for secession, describing the agitators as unpatriotic separatists.  This is just as the monarch advised the leader of Yoruba Nation’s agitators, Chief Sunday Adeyemo popularly called Sunday Igboho, to surrender himself rather than being chased around by security operatives.  Speaking with newsmen Read More

NTBLTC’s principal escapes abduction as gunmen attack, kidnap 7 staff in Kaduna

July 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Principal of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre (NTBLTC) Zaria in zaria Local Government of Kaduna state, Dr Shehu Labaran, has escaped being kidnapped by gunmen who stormmed the School’s Staff Quaters at 11.30pm on Saturday. Our Correspondent reports that the gunmen succeeded in kidnapping 7 Staff of the school. Those kidnapped include 2 men and 5 women in Read More

Dogara demands apology from online blog over N1bn diversion report

July 4, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and member Representing Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency of Bauchi state, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has threatened to institute legal action against publishers of Bauchi based online news blog Wikki Times over alleged defamatory story published against him on June 28, 2021. In the said story, the online medium alleged that the former Speaker “connived” Read More

Why Nigeria should remain indivisible entity – IwuanyanwuBy

July 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Thursday, canvassed the indivisibility of Nigeria as a nation. Iwuanyanwu’s call is coming as the federal government extradited to the country on Tuesday, the separatist leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. Iwuanyanwu who spoke in Abuja when the National Association of University Students (NAUS) conferred on him, the ‘Ambassador Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More