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

Why APC need Almakura as National Chairman

June 28, 2021 Ukkasha Hamza Rahama 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) came to be in 2014 after three political parties Congres for Progressive (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) were merged. The ACN was led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, ANPP was the current Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu as leader, while the CPC was led by the incumbent Read More

El-Rufa’i appoints new monarchs for Lere emirate, Godogodo Chiefdom

June 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has approved the appointments of Engr. Suleiman Umaru Lere and Rev. Habila Sa’idu as the new Emir of Lere and Chief of Godogodo, respectively, following their recommendation by their kingmakers. A statement issued by the governor’s special adviser on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Friday indicated that Engr. Lere emerged out of the Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade school, kill student, kidnap others in Kaduna

June 11, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen, Thursday night, attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria and killed one student, injured another, before kidnapping eight students and two Lecturers. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Friday morning. “Kaduna State Government has been briefed by security agencies of an attack by armed bandits at the main campus of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Read More

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

June 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APC-LAC), said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999. The administrations before President Muhammadu Buhari include former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. In its weekly reports of Buhari’s legacies through a statement Read More

Emir of Zazzau flags off CAA region 11 championship in Zaria

May 30, 2021 Editor 0

The Emir of Zauzzau, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, has commended the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for bringing the Confederation of African Athletics Region II Championship to Zaria, Kaduna state.  The Sarkin Zauzzau made this known when he flagged off the 21km half marathon race to herald the two -day regional  event holding at the Ahmadu Bello Sports Complex.  The Read More

Insecurity: Zauzzau monarch urges citizens to assist security agencies with information

May 13, 2021 Mohammed Bello Habib 0

The Emir of Zazzau and chairman, Kaduna state Council of Emirs and Chiefs, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, has charged members of the public to assist security agencies with useful information in the fight against insecurity and other social vices in the country. He gave the charge while addressing his subjects at the occasion of Eid-el-fitr celebration to mark the end Read More