Couple arrested for human trafficking in Ogun

October 31, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A couple, Godday and Ebere Samuel, have been arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command for human trafficking according to a press statement made available to Blueprint Monday by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi. The suspects were arrested following a report lodged at Atan ota divisional headquarters by one Adeniji Okikiolu, who reported that his 16 years old daughter, Maria Read More

Gombe First Lady to lead advocacy on improved health services 

October 31, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

The wife of the governor of Gombe state, Hajiya Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya, has assured residents that she will be leading the advocacy for the improvement of the health service delivery system, especially maternal and child health. The First Lady gave the assurance during a one-day high-level policy dialogue on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N). The Read More

Terrorism: Kogi wants security agencies to invite Natasha for questioning 

October 31, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state government Monday called on heads of security agencies in Nigeria to invite a senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan, for questioning over alleged terrorism-related activities. This was contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, made available to newsmen in Lokoja. He said despite heavy security Read More

Commuters stranded as Lagos commercial bus drivers begin seven-day strike

October 31, 2022 Admin III 0

Commuters on Monday were left stranded in Lagos as the Joint Drivers’ Welfare Association of Nigeria (JDWAN) commenced its seven-day strike in in the state. A statement released by the group’s lawyer, Ayo Ademiluyi, said it had been subjected to indiscriminate extortion and violent harassment by the management of parks and garages in the state. The statement read in part, Read More

Pictures: Atiku care foundation move to facilitate remodelling of 100-yr old historic Kano abattoir 

October 31, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo, Abuja 0

A team of members from Atiku Care Foundation’s on Monday visited the more than 100 years old abattoir in the ancient city of Kano in a bid to identify areas of human importance for revitalisation under the Atiku’s presidency. In his remarks, the Director-General (DG) of the Foundation, Amb. Aliyu Bin Abbas, promised to facilitate the remodeling of the slaughter Read More

In Edo, Obaseki sacks Commissioner 

October 31, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo State Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Engr. Newton Okojie, has been relieved of his appointment. Okojie was reportedly sacked because “he had not been able to make significant progress for the state government to achieve its goal”.  This was contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Mr. Chris Osa Nehikhare. Nehikare said Read More

Kaduna: El-Rufai pardons four prisoners

October 31, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has pardoned four prisoners in commemoration of Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary, based on the powers conferred on him by the constitution. A terse statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House listed the pardoned  convicts as Abdullahi Haruna, Usman Ahmed, Mohammed Sani and Khalillullahi Mohammed. The statement pointed out that the release of the prisoners is Read More

Open-grazing law: Miyetti Allah tackles Ortom, demands creation of nomadic affairs ministry

October 31, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Association has called for the establishment of a Ministry of Nomadic Affairs, with a mandate to broaden educational opportunities and address pastoralist challenges. In a three-page communiqué issued Monday in Abuja, signed by its National President, Abdullahi Bodejo, and National Secretary, Mr. Saleh Alhassan, the socio-cultural group demanded the immediate designation, gazetting and development Read More

Insecurity: Deploy surveillance helicopters to Ugwuogo-Nike-Nsukka road, ESNET urges FG 

October 31, 2022 Chuks Nweze 0

Stung by the recent kidnappings and abduction of motorists and passengers along Ugwuogo-Nike-Opi-Nsukka Road in Enugu state, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations, nongovernmental organisations in Enugu state, under the aegis, Enugu State Network of Civil Society Organisations (ESNET), has called on the federal government, through the security agencies to deploy surveillance helicopters to check crime and criminality along the Read More

5 victims still in kidnappers’ custody, freed ex-UI DVC Agbaje reveals, recounts experience

October 31, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

A former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Adigun Agbaje, released Sunday by kidnappers, has said five other persons including two young female undergraduates, two young men and one middle aged are still in the custody of kidnappers. Professor Agbaje disclosed this in a statement made available to the public and signed by his son, Adewale Agbaje, Read More

Panic as gunmen kill another Ebubeagu operative in Ebonyi

October 31, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Unidentified gunmen have killed another member of the Ebebeagu security outfit, in Ebonyi State.  The security outfit was said to have lost good number of their men to hoodlums in the state. But the recent killing was reported to have happened at about 11 pm on Sunday, at Okposi community, Ohaozara local government area of the state.  The victim, whose Read More

Twitter to charge users $19.99 for blue tick – Elon Musk

October 31, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Elon Musk has tweeted Monday, that Twitter will be charging verified users for $19.99 per month to keep their blue tick verification status. This is coming days after taking over the microblogging application. Musk completed his $44bn (£37.9bn) takeover on Friday, and has renamed himself as Chief Twit on Twitter.A blue tick is currently free and a way of signalling Read More

[Breaking] 2023 census: NPC launches massive e-recruitment portal *See details

October 31, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

By Ene Oshaba  Abuja  The executive chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), Hon. Nasir Isa-Kwarra, has launched the e-recruitment portal for the successful conduct of the April 2023 Population and Housing Census.  Hon. Isa-Kwarra during the inauguration ceremony which held Monday October 31, 2022 in Abuja at the commission’s headquarters, saying that the bulk of personnel for the 2023 Read More

Zamfara 2023: Dauda Dare’s political thoughtlessness

October 31, 2022 Isa Musa 0

As 2023 general elections draw near, thought-provoking things are unfolding within the nation’s political landscape on daily routine. The gladiators and various political parties have since begun ceaseless permutations to position self at the lead spot during the campaigns and subsequently at the polls. Certainly, and by the prescriptions of the electoral law, campaigns as part of electoral process are Read More

Grassroots ICC: Another masterstroke from Tinubu

October 31, 2022 Admin III 0

When the newly-constituted Tinubu/Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council (ICC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was announced to the public, not a few Nigerians marvelled at the unprecedented and systematic approach of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to his electioneering campaign, as he aims to win the 2023 presidential election with a landslide victory. Once again, Tinubu, the undisputed Read More

North-east govs should revamp education sector

October 31, 2022 Admin III 0

If there is any sector that needs ‘rescue’ in the North-east region of Nigeria, it’s the education sector. The education sector in the North-east is comatose, requiring a declaration of a state of emergency, especially in Bauchi, Yobe and Taraba states. Recently, the media reported that a non-governmental organisation, African Centre for Leadership Strategy Development, said the North-east accounts for Read More

Terror threats: US, UK, others can’t scare us in Nigeria – Gov Sule

October 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has dismissed terror attack threats on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by some foreign governments, saying no country can scare Nigerians in their country. Governor Sule assured that Nigeria is safe and will continue to be safe. He, however, charged the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel, as well as other security Read More

On new the naira notes

October 31, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Controversies continue to trail plans by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to redesign, produce and circulate new local legal tender. While some stakeholders believe that the decision was a good one, others feel that the move is unnecessary. Just a few days ago, the Nigerian Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed alleged that she was not Read More

Peter Obi is not running for presidency: The limits of arid sophism

October 31, 2022 C J Okoli-Akirika 0

It is widely acknowledged that opinions are free. It is also cognately admitted that facts are sacred. Consequently, while everybody is obliged to unreservedly form an opinion, no one is at liberty to misrepresent facts by bandying about mischievous farragos. A certain man of recent presence wrote “Peter Obi is not running for Presidency”. He futiley and vainly endeavoured to Read More

Nigeria’s $2.3trn infrastructure deficit

October 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The recent revelation by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, that Nigeria would require a whopping $2.3 trillion to bridge its infrastructure deficits in the next 21 years is a cause for concern. Hajiya Ahmed said the revised National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan was meant to fund key sectors in the economy such as power, Read More

Kogi government demands arrest of Natasha over ‘link with terrorist’

October 31, 2022 Admin III 0

The Kogi state government has called for the immediate arrest of the Kogi East senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Natasha Akpoti. The government called for Akpoti’s arrest over alleged links with one Safiu. The Kogi State government had claimed that Safiu was one of the terrorists behind the attack on Owo Catholic Church. The state government in a statement released Read More

Senate probes Justice Ministry over N2.2bn service wide vote

October 31, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts (SPAC), has commenced thorough investigation on N2.2 billion unaccounted expenditure collected by the Federal Ministry of Justice, between 2017- 2021 from the Service Wide Votes (SWV). Ministry of Justice is one of the over 200 agencies being investigated by the committee on amounts collected from N 5trillion Service Wide Votes between 2017 Read More