Osinbajo not desperate, didn’t renounce 2023 presidential ambition – Group

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s strong focus on his responsibilities, along with a decidedly non-desperate disposition towards the 2023 presidential race has further energised his support base nationwide, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has said. Dismissing speculations that the Vice President may have attended a meeting and renounced his 2023 bid to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, the PCG emphasised that Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

Pictures: How 6th National Youth Games ended glamorously

October 20, 2021 Editor 0

Again, Delta state has emerged Champions of the National Youth Games (NYG) held inside spacious and prestigious University of Ilorin (Unilorin).  The week long sporting activities for athletes who are under-15 witnessed display of raw talents. At the closing ceremony, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, said, “Everything that has a beginning must have an end. It Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Excitement as Nigeria receives Queen’s baton relay ahead 2022 Commonwealth games

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

As member nations prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria on Friday in Abuja received the Queen’s Baton Relay, an iconic event which started with a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London as part of the city’s Commonwealth Day festivities. The President, Common Wealth Games Nigeria, Engr. Habul Gumel, who received the Queen’s Baton Relay at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Read More

PICTURES: G12 academy helped my career – Hogan Effiong

October 14, 2021 Editor 0

Rising Nigerian star, Hogan Effiong, has expressed his gratitude to G12 Academy, for helping him build his stamina and skills, which provided him the stage to stardom. The offensive player is the rave of the moment in Latvia league. He took a retrospective look at his early playing days with G12 academy, who gave him the platform to excel as Read More

APC Senators to rise to 84 by next week, says Senate spokesman

October 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Senator representing Osun Central and spokesperson of the Senate, Dr. Ajibola Basiru, Wednesday disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators must have increased to 84 by next week. He stated that some members of the opposition have disclosed their readiness to dump their party for the ruling APC. Speaking at the Freedom Park, Osogbo, during the endorsement of Read More

Jude Okeke-led APGA expresses concern over rising insecurity in Anambra

October 13, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over the rising spate of insecurity in Anambra state. The Okeke-led APGA said that the party is in a mourning mood over the spate of political killings in the state. The Okeke-led APGA, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere lamented that “we have lost Anambra Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

VIDEO: Army arrest veteran Nollywood star

October 7, 2021 Editor 0

A trending video has revealed how Nollywood star, Chinwetalu Agu, was arrested by some officers of the Nigerian Army for reportedly adorning Biafra insignia at the popular Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra state. The veteran actor was said to be in the commercial city on a charitable mission where he shared food items to the less privileged. Agu was Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Breaking: DSS raids, arrests railway vandals, thieves in Jos (Pictures)

September 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

The Plateau state command of the Department of Security Services (DSS) on Wednesday raided vandals and thieves of railway property. The DSS according to its deputy director operations Garba Audu, a retired police inspector, was first arrested Tuesday night driving a vehicle with items and further investigation led to raiding of their stores at Bukuru in Jos South local government Read More

Despite Igboho’s detention, Yoruba Nation agitators set to resume rally

September 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Barring any last-minute change, agitators have announced plans to resume Yoruba Nation protest on Saturday, September 11. Blueprint learnt the rally is based on solidarity and support for embattled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho currently in detention in Cotonou. Yoruba Nation’s rallies had taken place in Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos and Oyo States respectively. Yoruba Nation agitation is a Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Group urges Oyetola to sign anti-open grazing bill

September 6, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Sunday urged Osun atate Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to sign the anti open grazing bill recently passed into law by the state House of Assembly.  A statement signed and made available to newsmen by its Director General, Dr. Ademola Ekundayo, said the bill as passed has provided the state the enablement to contain atrocities linked to the criminal Read More

Court cases: APC compiling names for NEC’s sanction – CECPC

September 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has started compiling the lists of party members in court, with a view to securing the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) ratification for their sanction. The ruling party’s leadership also declared that it won’t recognise any parallel congress at the just concluded nationwide local Read More

APC: Asaba court neither sacked me nor stopped LG congress – Buni

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has said that neither the party nor him is restrained from conducting the nationwide local council congresses by the Asaba High Court of Justice. Some members of the party had dragged the party to court in Delta state. But Buni in a statement Thursday Read More

Security situation in West Africa gives causes for concern, by Ali Djawad

August 31, 2021 Ali Djawad 0

The bloody attack in the Ansongo Circle, Mali, that took place on August 8 shocked the international community: shortly before nightfall armed men arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians of the villages of Ouattagouna, Karou, Dirga, and Daoutegueft. According to the Malian Armed Forces’ Directorate of Information and Public Relations (Dirpa), at least 49 people were killed in Read More

Hoodlums set Newspapers vehicle ablaze in Imo

August 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A  vehicle used in distributing Newspapers was Monday set ablaze by hoodlums suspected to be implementing the Sit-At-Home order along Mgbidi, Oru West LGA of Imo state. Our correspondent who confirmed from a staff of The Nation Newspapers in Owerri on the incident, gathered that the vehicle, a panel van, was carrying newspapers meant for distribution in the South East, Read More