Zaria-Funtua, Lokoja-Benin, Bida-Minna roads, others for consideration in NNPC’s tax credit scheme 11

February 6, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The Zaria-Funtau, Lokoja-Benin, Bida-Mina roads are among the 44 roads considered in the Federal Executive Council’s approved Phase II of the NNPC/ Road Infrastructure Tax Credit Scheme, Blueprint can report.  A document titled: “Proposed NNPC Limited RITCs Phase 11 list of roads for consideration, obtained by our Correspondent, revealed that the proposed roads are spread across the six geo-political zones of Read More

PLAN backs bill to establish Chemical Technology Institute in Zaria

December 21, 2022 Editor 0

A Civil society organisation, Partners for Legislative Agenda of Nigeria (PLAN), has thrown its weight behind the bill before the National Assembly which seeks to establish the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria, establishment bill 2022 with number SB. 1084. According to PLAN, it strives to ensure that the tenants of democracy are adhered to and its dividends felt Read More

ABU Teaching Hospital moves to end medical tourism, establishes urology, kidney transplant facility

August 18, 2022 Editor 0

All is now set for the establishment of Urology and Kidney Transplant facility by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) at its teaching hospital in Shika, Zaria, as the institution has taken delivery of the second consignment of the essential equipment for installation. A statement from the Public Affairs Directorate, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, dated Thursday, August 18, Read More

Fidelity Bank renovates classroom blocks, commissions ATM gallery In Zaria

June 22, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc, recently commissioned the newly renovated Madrasatul Anwarul Islam school in Zaria, Kaduna State as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives targeted across Nigeria. Established over five decades ago by the emir’s father, late Maga in garin Zazzau, Alhaji Nuhu Bamalli, Madrasatul Anwarul Islam is the alma mater of the current Emir of Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap 13, kill 1 in Zaria

December 3, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

Armed Bandits have abducted 13 people and killed 1 following an attack Thursday night on 2 communities of Kanuwar Isa and Kugu of Dutse Ward in Zaria local government of Kaduna state. A source in Zulkifil Sani disclosed to Blueprint that the Bandits invaded Kasuwar Isa community Thursday night where they kidnapped nine people from the community and proceeded to Read More

Breaking: After receiving motorcycles, bandits release remaining 2 Zaria LG workers

December 2, 2021 Habib Bello, Zaria 0

Bandits terrorising Kaduna state on Thursday released the remaining two Zaria local government area staff Suleiman Zailani and Nura Abdullahi. Both Zailani and Abdullahi were abducted along side 11 colleagues last month in Giwa local government area of the state on their way to a condolence. Blueprint reports that last week, the bandits released 11 of the victims but held Read More

Zaria NUJ elects new officials

November 25, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zaria Unit, Kaduna chapter Thursday elected new officials to run its affairs for the next three years. Those elected include Sagir Mohammed Awwal of Nigerian Television Authority, as chairman, Mustapha Adamu Yauri of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as vice chairman and Abubakar S Mohammed of Leadership Newspapers as secretary. Others are Mu’azu Abubakar Read More

Zamfara APC: Marafa a sinking ship – Buni

November 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has described a former Senator and factional leader of APC in Zamfara, Senator Kabiru Marafa as “a sinking ship.” Marafa had earlier addressed a press conference calling Buni names over the affairs of the party in Zamfara state. Read More

Zazzau Emir reconstitutes council members

November 10, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

In line with the Kaduna state laws on chieftency affairs as passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufa’i, the Emir of Zazzau Mallam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli has approved the reconstitution council members for efficiency and effective service delivery. This was contained in a statement signed by spokesman of the Emirate, Mallam Abdullahi Aliyu Kwarbai made Read More

NCAT licenses 52 aircraft engineers

October 8, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria in Kaduna state has certified and licensed 52 aircraft maintenance engineers having completed their 120 weeks training programme in Standard Airframe and Power plant Course 31, 32 and 33, respectively. Declaring the young engineers qualified at their combined graduation ceremony held at the college on Friday, the rector, Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo, said “the power confirmed by Read More

Justice Hussein Mukhtar (1954-2021)

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Late Hon. Justice Hussein Mukhtar, PhD, was born in 1954 to the royal family of Alhaji Mukhtar Usman, the late Sarkin Azare and the descendant of Mallam Zaki (the founder of Katagum emirate). His mother was also a royal princess, the daughter of late Sarkin Katagum Abdulkadir III. Justice Mukhtar attended Government  Secondary School, Azare, and proceeded to Ahmadu Bello Read More

Zazzau emir okays ex-ABU VC, finance minister, 4 others as ZEDA’S BoT members

October 5, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli has approved the appointment of former Vice Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Professor Shehu Usman Abdullahi, Minister of Finance, Dr Zainab Shamusuna Ahmed alongside four other prominent indigenes of the emirate as members of the Board of Trustees of Zaria Education Development Association Read More

How KASU spent N10bn on permanent site, graduated 9,665 students – VC

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Kaduna State University (KASU) has so far spent over N10 billion on the development of its permanent site in Rigachikun, Igabi local government, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohammed​​ Tanko has said.  Addressing the 4th Combined Convocation of the University and installation of ex-Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi as Chancellor of KASU on Saturday, Prof. Tanko said KASU also received N3 Read More

Breaking: Again, bandits invade Zaria, kidnap 6

August 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

Report reaching Blueprint has revealed that bandits, Friday morning, stormed Zangon Shanu village in Sabon Gari local government area of Kaduna state and kidnapped six people. The location is behind Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. A resident in the area Mallam Musa Garbai told Blueprint that the bandits stormed the area around 1.30am on Friday and kidnapped their victims that Read More

Kaduna LG poll: APC raises 55-man campaign team in Zaria

August 26, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

AS Kaduna state Local Governments election scheduled for 4th of September fast approaching, the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) Zaria Local chapter has raised and inaugurated a 55-Man campaign Council in order to ensure victory in the said forthcoming election. Addressing the campaign Council members during inauguration ceremony held at the Pary Secretiat located at new Jos road zaria local Read More

Tiv youth council condemns attack on travelers in Jos

August 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has condemned in very strong terms the gruesome murder of travellers in Gada- Biyu, along the Jos – Zaria road, Jos North Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state. The president of the group, Hon. Mike Msuaan, in a press statement extended heartfelt condolences to loved ones and families of the persons killed “in such Read More

Ex-super perm sec, Ahmed Joda, is dead

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

A former super permanent secretary and one of Nigeria’s elder statesmen, Ahmed Joda, is dead. Joda an administrator, journalist and politician, died at the age of 91 at Federal Medical Center, (FMC) Yola following a brief illness on Friday August 13, 2021. Confirming the death, Mohammed Baba, a long time associate of Joda told our reporter that the elder statesman Read More

Breaking: Dominic Oneya, ex-NFF President is dead

August 5, 2021 Editor 0

Former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association Brigadier General Dominic Oneya has passed on. Oneya led NFA, now Nigeria Football Federation in 2000. The death of Oneya was disclosed by Abubakar Aminu Ibrahim, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Kano state governor on social media. Oneya, who was the military Governor of Kano State during the military regime of General Read More

Breaking: Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife of criminal charges

July 28, 2021 Editor 0

From Kaduna state comes a report that Justice Gideon Kurada of Kaduna High Court has discharged and acquited the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. Counsel to Zakzaky, Marshal Abubakar, who spoke after the secret trial in Kaduna, said the court upheld their no-case submission and agreed Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome Read More

Re: FCC chairman in alleged certificate forgery

July 10, 2021 Musa Wada 0

When the Senate confirmed Dr. Muheeba Dankaka as the chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), it ushered in a new era at the commission. Having been part of a 38-man list submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari for appointment into the commission, Dr. Dankaka, a native of Offa in Kwara state, was confirmed as the chairman of the commission on Read More

Deploy more personnel to Kaduna, Zazzau emir tells IGP

July 9, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, 0

The Emir of Zazzau and Chairman Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, has requested the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to deploy more personnel to Kaduna state, particularly Zaria in order to arrest rising security challenges. He made the request when he received the IGP, Mr Alkali Baba Usman, on courtesy visit in his Palace Read More

Breaking: After barely one month in bandits’ captivity, kidnapped Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Kaduna students, staff freed

July 9, 2021 Editor 0

Bandits have now released six students and two staff members of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Zaria Kaduna State, who were kidnapped last month. They were released on Thursday night at an undisclosed location in  Kaduna, according to school official. The Public Relations Officer of the Polytechnic,  Abdullahi Shehu, who confirmed the development to said the kidnapped students and staff members regained Read More