Updated: Police confirms abduction of 15 students, 4 staff in Zamfara

August 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigeria Police has confirmed the abduction of 15 students, four staff, and death of  one police officer and three security men at College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura in Zamfara state Blueprint reports that the Commissioner of Police CP Ayuba N. Elkana accompanied by strategic and tactical commanders had visited the College and confirmed the incident. A statement signed Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

200 corps members not murdered in North-east – NYSC

July 30, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The management of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged the general public to dismiss the story that 200 corps members were murdered this year in the North-east as fake and unsubstantiated. A statement from the office of the director-general of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, read in part, “The attention of management of the National Youth Service Corps has been Read More

Insecurity: Matawalle, others to speak at Arewa media writers conference

July 24, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Mutawalle of Zamfara state is expected to address Arewa youths in Kaduna on Sunday on insecurity and political development affecting the Northwest region. A statement signed by National Secretary, Arewa Media Writers, Haidar Hashim Kano on Saturday said the Conference, aimed at addressing insecurity in the region, will equally be graced by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, the Read More

Air crash: NAF recants, says pilot survives after hitting bandits’ base

July 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Monday confirmed media reports that its Alpha Jet aircraft returning from an air interdiction mission between the boundaries of Zamfara and Kaduna state was gunned down by bandits. A statement by Director Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the pilot of the aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Abayomi Dairo, successfully ejected from the aircraft. Read More

In Zamfara, Blueprint man, others emerge as NUJ correspondents chapel leaders

July 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, Gusau 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondents Chapel Zamfara State Council on Saturday elected new leaders to serve for the next three years. Among them is the Blueprint correspondent Sanusi Muhammad who emerged as Treasurer unopposed. Speaking at the end of election held at the state secretariat of the union in Gusau, the chairman of credential committee, Comrade. Ibrahim Kanoma, Read More

Zamfara: Bandits kill 39 in a reprisal attack

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 39 innocent people have been killed by the group of recalstrant Bandits in a reprisal mission in Faru district of Maradun local government area of Zamfara state. In a telephone conversation with Blueprint, resident of Faru, Malam Lawali Ahmad Faru said the bandits raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on Read More

Shinkafi to Buni: Remove Yari, Marafa as APC members over breach of trust

July 2, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

A former national secretary of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi, has called on the Yobe state governor Mai Buni-led national caretaker committee of the APC to take a decisive action against former Governor Abdulaziz Yari and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa over their alleged plans to “disrupt the peace and progress of the APC, anti-party activities Read More

Matawalle’s desperation for re-election led him to APC, Rep member blasts governor

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A serving House of Representatives member, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has said that Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in desperation for reelection in 2023. Governor Matawalle dumped the PDP for APC on Tuesday. But reacting to the development on Wednesday through a statement he personally signed, Hon. Yusuf said Mutawalle’s secret alliance with the Read More

Breaking: Zamfara Senator dumps PDP for APC

June 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator representing Zamfara Central in the National Assembly, Hassan Mohammad Gusau, has tendered his resignation as a member of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). His resignation was conveyed in a latter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and read during the start of plenary on Tuesday. He explained in the letter that, “My decision is necessitated Read More

Bandits sack 10 Zamfara villages in Zamfara, communities protest

June 25, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 10 villages under Bingi ward of Maru local government council of Zamfara state are now under the control of bandits. Consequently, thousands of the affected communities mainly women and children on Friday blocked the Gudau- Sokoto highway along Tashar Abu village in protest. Speaking to Blueprint via telephone, a resident, Malam Musa Muhammadu Bingi, said the bandits 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

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

Nigerian Army and war against insurgency beyond slogan

May 18, 2021 Isaac Ikpa 0

I don’t know him; may be, only a few Nigerians might have encountered him in the sanctuaries of books and there is no possibility that any Nigerian would ever have a chance of knowing him personally, but Frederick C. Blesse is a living legend or a genius of wisdom by conquering the essence of existence with his timeless philosophy. Blesse Read More

Kada, Zamfara, other teams jostle for President Beach Volleyball Cup

May 18, 2021 Editor 0

A total of 45 teams registered for this year’s edition of the President Beach Volleyball Cup which began Monday in Kaduna state. According to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Sam Timothy, 19 teams will battle for honours in the U18 Girls/U19 Boys category, while 26 teams will vie for the top prize in the seniors (men and women) Read More

Breaking: Panic as Kano govt shuts down school over security report

April 27, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Kano state government has directed immediate closure of Bagauda Technical College over security threats. The state commissioner of education Sanusi Sa’id Kiru disclosed this in a press release he issued to Blueprint early Tuesday morning.According to him, the decision to close the school became imperative following a disturbing security report and the need to  protect the lives of the students, teachers Read More

NSF: Delta, Edo renew battle for supremacy

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The old rivalry between Edo and Delta state is being rekindled at the ongoing Edo 2020 National sports Festival as the two teams are locked in a battle Royale for supremacy on the Medals table. Delta who are the defending champions and currently topping the medals table will have to contend with host Edo for the top spot. Right from Read More

Gunmen kill 2 Poly staff in Kaura Namoda

March 24, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits have stormed a low cost area in Kaura Namoda town, and killed a middle-age man, Usama Nazifi, and his neighbor Malam Bashir Muhammad who were staff of the Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda in Zamfara. The attack took place on Wednesday. According to brother of the deceased who spoke in a telephone interview with Blueprint said the bandits invaded Read More

The education turmoil in North

March 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The menace of kidnapping which is growing at an alarming rate is no doubt a war declared on education and government, relevant stakeholders, NGOs, etc efforts in curbing the high rate of children that are out-of-school in the Northern region. The North in several reports has been found to be left behind in terms of education, compared to the South. Read More

NLC in needless protest, govt won’t negotiate with dancers on streets – PGF boss

March 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

NLC in needless protest, govt won’t negotiate with dancers on streets – PGF boss By Bode Olagoke Abuja A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said the protest embarked upon by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was needless, adding that no government will negotiate with the union by dancing Read More