Group calls for phase-out of hazardous pesticides by 2030

October 1, 2023 John Oba 0

The Pesticides Action Network International (PAN), comprising 373 Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Organizations in 74 countries, have called for a global target to phase-out Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HPP) in agriculture by 2030. In a letter directed to the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management UN Environment Programme, Geneva Switzerland recently, the group also demanded a target for all countries Read More

Breaking: Tinubu is the winner of 2023 presidential election, PEPT affirms

September 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) Wednesday affirmed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the February 25, 2023 presidential election held in Nigeria. Delivering the main judgment, Justice Haruna Tsamani held that the petitioners have not successfully proved their case. “The petitioners have not successfully proved their case, I hereby dismiss it for lacking in merit and resolves Read More

Breaking: Presidential election tribunal strikes out Atiku, PDP’s petitions against Tinubu

September 6, 2023 Editor 0

It is still dismissal galore as the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Wednesday evening dismissed portions of petitions filled by former vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against President Bola Tinubu. The tribunal in part its ruling struck out some paragraphs claiming that President Bola Tinubu was not qualified to participate in the February 25, Read More

Updated: Tinubu, Shettima qualified to contest 2023 presidential election, PEPT strikes out APM’s petition

September 6, 2023 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The presidential election petition tribunal Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the Allied People’s Movement (APM) against the election of President Bola Tinubu. The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led panel dismissed the petition while ruling in a preliminary objection filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tinubu, Kashim Shettima and Kabiru Masari, who were 1st to Read More

Breaking: Sports Ministry confirms postponement of 2023 National Youth Games

September 4, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Federal Ministry of Sports Development has officially announced the postponement of 2023 National Youth Games (NYG). This was disclosed after a meeting between Ministry of Sports Development and the Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, Tonobok Okowa in Abuja on Monday. This year’s grassroots sporting event which is at its 7th edition was scheduled for September 10 to Asaba, Read More

Breaking: Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye is new Soun-elect of Ogbomosoland – Official

September 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun-elect of Ogbomosoland. The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, stated this in a statement issued on Saturday evening in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. According to Olayiwola, the announcement followed the long-drawn processes specified under the law. Read More

Breaking: Tinubu rejigs newly constituted NDDC board *See replaced, new nominees

September 1, 2023 Editor 0

President Bola Tinubu Friday rejigged the newly reconstituted Board and Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Consequently, the President approved the replacement of the Ondo and Cross River representatives on the Board. According to a statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, the reappointment of the Managing Director of the Commission, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, would Read More

Breaking [Coup]: Anxiety as Soldiers oust Gabon ‘s Bongo, take over power in another African country

August 30, 2023 Reuters 0

A group of senior Gabonese military officers appeared on national television in the early hours of Wednesday and said they had taken power, minutes after the state election body announced President Ali Bongo had won a third term. Appearing on television channel Gabon 24, the officers said they represented all security and defence forces in the Central African nation. They Read More

Breaking: Amusan loses World Athletics Championship crown, finishes 6th

August 24, 2023 Editor 0

World record holder and current 100m women’s hurdles champion Tobi Amusan has been dethroned by Williams of Jamaica who won the race in 12.43secs. Camacho Quin came second and Keni Harrison is third. Tobi Amusan finished 6th with a time of 12.62 in the final of the 100m hurdles at the World Championship Prior to the Championship, Amusan had been Read More

Breaking: Many trapped as popular Abuja plaza collapses

August 24, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

A three-storey building plaza located along popular Lagos street at Garki district of Abuja collapsed at night with unspecified number of people trapped. A resident who revealed this to Blueprint early Thursday morning said the incident occurred close to FCT Police command and Emir of Garki palace during heavy downpour late Wednesday night. Already, rescue operation has commenced with Director Read More

Breaking: Spain beat England, grab first Women’s World Cup

August 20, 2023 Eurosport 0

Olga Carmona scored with a low, powerful strike to lead Spain to their maiden Women’s World Cup triumph after beating England 1-0 in the final at Stadium Australia. Prior to this tournament, Spain had never won a knockout round in a major tournament. The loss is only England’s second under Sarina Wiegman since her appointment in 2021. Early in the Read More

Breaking: Tobi Amusan cleared to compete 48 hours to World Athletics Championship in Budapest

August 17, 2023 Editor 0

Athletics Integrity Unit has cleared has cleared Tobi Amusan of the doping charges against her. This was contained in a statement by the AIU on Thursday. The panel which sat on Thursday, found Amusan not guilty of “Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period.” Part of the statement read, “A panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal, Read More

Breaking: Manchester City lift another European title

August 16, 2023 BBC 0

Manchester City added the Uefa Super Cup to the Treble they claimed last season with victory over Sevilla on penalties in Athens. Pep Guardiola’s Champions League winners lost the Community Shield to Arsenal in a shootout, but saw their fortunes transformed when Sevilla’s Nemanja Gudelj hit the bar after nine successful penalties. City had to come from behind in an Read More

Breaking: Malagi emerges new Information Minister, Wike takes charge of FCT as Tinubu assigns portfolios

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has assigned portfolios to new the newly appointed Ministers. According to the list of portfolios released on Wednesday evening, Blueprint publisher, Alhaji Idris Mohammed Malagi has been named Minister of Information and and National Orientation. Former governors of Rivers and Ebonyi states Nyesom Wike and David Umahi will take charge of FCT and Ministry of Works. Read More

Breaking: At last, Tinubu rolls out specific palliative measures, set to increase workers’ minimum wage *Read President’s full broadcast

President Bola Tinubu has now announced specific measures aimed at cushioning the effect of fuel subsidy removal. Tinubu who declared the end of subsidy on petrol on May 29, 2023 when he took over from Muhammadu Buhari said a new salary structure for civil and public servants is underway. Read Tinubu’s full broadcast below TEXT OF THE NATIONAL BROADCAST BY Read More

Breaking: Fintiri declares 24-hour curfew as hoodlums loot property, shops, attack residents in Adamawa

July 30, 2023 Muazu Abari, Yola 0

In what appeared like a repeat of the #EndSARS scenario and to curtail total break down of law and order, Govervor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has declared a 24-hour curfew through out the state. The governor’s decision to lock up the state followed an early morning attacks on some government warehouses by group of hungry and angry youths, acting like hoodlums. Read More

Breaking: Ex-Barcelona star, Luis Suarez, is dead

July 9, 2023 Reuters 0

Former Barcelona and Inter Milan midfielder Luis Suarez (not to be confused with Uruguay’s Luiz Suarez), the only Spanish-born men’s footballer to have won the Ballon d’Or, has died at the age of 88, the two clubs said on Sunday. Suarez, who joined Barca in 1955, won the Ballon d’Or, soccer’s most prestigious individual trophy, after claiming a league and cup Read More

Breaking: APC disowns Senate, Reps caucus over appointments of principal officers

July 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from the appointment of Principal Officers as announced by the the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio and the Speaker, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas. In a letter read in plenary by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, named Senators Opeyemi Bamidele (Ekiti Central) as Majority Leader, Ali Ndume (Borno Read More

Happening now: NUC gets new executive secretary

June 30, 2023 Uji A Iliyasu, Abuja 0

Professor Abubakar Abdulrasheed has formally handed over the affairs of the National Universities Commision (NUC) to Mr Chris Maiyaki, who will be directing the affairs of the Commission in acting capicity. The ceremony is ongoing in Abuja in the auditorium of the Commission. Prof. Abdulrahsheed had resigned few days ago and announced that he would return to teach at the classroom. Maiyaki had been deputy Read More