Niger Delta Power Holding boss wants openness between FG, ASUU

December 18, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

  The Executive Director, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, Ifeoluwa Oyedele, has advised the federal government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to be “sincere with each other to end incessant strikes in Nigeria’s universities. Speaking in an interview after he was conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree in Engineering (D.Eng) by the management of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo Read More

Diri’s achievements celebrated beyond Bayelsa – Rivers monarch 

October 31, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

  Commendation and royal blessings for the Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, came from Omoku in Rivers state Monday as the Oba of Ogbaland in Rivers state, King Nwachukwu Nnam Obi lll, led a delegation of the Ogbaland Council of Chiefs on a visit to Government House, Yenagoa.  A statement by chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor,Daniel Alabrah, Read More

Reps decry failure, mismanagement of mass transit scheme

August 29, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee to investigate Failure of Federal Mass Transit Schemes in Nigeria since 1999, has decried the serial mismanagement of huge government investments in Urban Mass Transit Schemes. It said the scheme was intended to ameliorate transportation challenges, but wondered how the reverse remains the case. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Afam Victor Ogene, in a Read More

How alleged impunity, leadership failure is ruining NURTW

August 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Except there is a last-minute overture or change of mind, the president of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Alhaji Tajudeen Ibikunle Baruwa may be on his way out of his seat owing to ‘no confidence vote’ passed on him. KEHINDE OSASONA reports. The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), a leading transport union in Nigeria is Read More

How Atiku’s inordinate ambition destroyed PDP — Keyamo 

March 2, 2023 Admin III 0

Following the emergence of Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of 2023 presidentil election, spokesman of APC Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, has blamed the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the outrageous ambition of its candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Atiku , according to the results announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), scored Read More

Rohr has damaged our football, Okocha, Kanu ‘ll distract Super Eagles – Oche

December 26, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Gernot Rohr is not good enough and he has damaged Nigerian football before he was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), according to former Nigerdock gaffer, Peter Oche. Speaking to Blueprint Sport, Sunday evening, the proprietor  of SISA Football Academy berated the Amaju Melvin Pinnick-led federation for ‘imposing’  Rohr on the nation and bringing the country’s football to its lowest ebb. “Rohr is a scam. Half baked and  does not know anything.  Sadly, Read More

Buhari, Akpabio rescued NDDC – Duke

October 14, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The interventionist agency, Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) would have been worse off but for the timely intervention of Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Mr Effiong Akwa, the interim administrator of the Commission. Former Deputy Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, CRSHA, Chief Orok Otu Duke, said this Read More

2022: Budget of high sounding figures, CUPP reacts

October 7, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has taken a swipe at the 2022 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Assembly on Thursday. The President had on Thursday presented a budget of N16.39 trillion to the National Assembly. The CUPP, in a statement by its spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, said that the budget only highlighted by more Read More

Smuggling: Senator demands Customs boss resignation

September 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

  Senator Francis Adenigba Fadaunsi (PDP Osun East) has called for resignation of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hammed Ali ( Rtd), over alleged failure to combat smuggling and generate enough revenue for the federal government of Nigeria.SenatorThe CG of Customs had in his submissions before the Senate’s joint committee that scrutinised the parameters and Read More

Take fight to terrorists, bandits’ enclaves, COAS charges commanders

September 15, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen Faruk Yahaya, has tasked Army commanders to take the fight to terrorists, bandits and other enemies of the country. He said, “You must take the fight into the identified and known enclaves of terrorists and criminals to neutralize them.”  He also said the Nigerian Army will henceforth talk to the terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and Read More

Fake soldier soliciting release of suspect arrested in Ogun

September 12, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

One Segun Ogundeji, who was fully dressed in military uniform to solicit for the release of a suspect at the police divisional headquarters in Sango Ota area of Ogun State has been arrested for impersonation. A release by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, made available to Blueprint, Sunday, stated that Ogundeji, who himself was an ex-convict was arrested when Read More

We recreate old labels into modern-day brands – Fawaz

September 10, 2021 SAMSON BENJAMIN 0

Muh-FawazAbdulganiyu is a multi talented entrepreneur and the Chief Marketing Officer of GMB Agency, a branding company he co-founded with two of his friends during his NYSC year. In this interview SAMSON BENJAMIN, the entrepreneur speaks on his passion for launching new businesses into the market and re-branding old labels to fit into the modern-day system. Tell us about yourself, Read More

N-Power batch C employment: Here are things to know on physical verification, PPA enrollment

September 7, 2021 Admin III 0

As Npower batch C Beneficiaries begin physical verification and deployment processes on Friday, here are things to note so as to avoid disqualification and late payment of stipends. Late PPA enrollment simply means a situation whereby a deployed Npower beneficiaries refused to complete his or her deployment process on time. The deployment process of an Npower beneficiary starts from physical Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Your administration a failure – PDP replies Buhari

August 20, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the President Muhammadu Buhari All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration has a failure.  President Buhari on Thursday in Abuja during a meeting with service chiefs assured that he won’t leave office as a failure. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Friday described the statement by President Buhari as Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Police arrest IPOB chief priest, recover explosives, others

August 11, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Imo Police Command says it is on record that the remnants of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra(IPOB) now patronize spiritual churches for fortification. This is contained in a press statement issued to newsmen and signed by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, Tuesday.  According to him, the patronage to spiritual churches was confirmed on 4/8/2021, at about 1820 hours, while  interrogating suspects arrested Read More

On the massive 2021 UTME failure

July 1, 2021 Admin III 0

The massive failure recorded in the just concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is the worst ever in the history of JAMB, based on analysis so far. The situation is worrisome to the extent parents have started blaming the examiners not the candidates. Imagine most candidates got 16, 24, 54, 104, 156, with few ones getting the average of 180; 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

Insecurity: We inherited insurgency from PDP – APC

June 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has attributed the current level of insecurity in the country to the “inept manner” with which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) handled the Boko haram terrorists while it held sway as the ruling party. In a statement released Wednesday in Abuja by the Secretary to the APC national caretaker committee, John James Akpanudoedehe, the party Read More

Brutality: BPA writes Kwara gov, demands justice, compensation for victims

May 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Baruten Patriotic Agenda (BPA) has written an open letter to the Kwara state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, demanding for justice, end to brutality and compensation for the victims of military killings at th Ilesha-Baruba in Baruten local government area of the state. According to the open letter, the governor’s silence “over the brutal killings of three young men and Read More

Insecurity: Nigeria can`t afford another civil war, Osinbajo warns

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Vice President Yomi Osinbajo, has warned that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, hence the need for political elites in the country to speak up against the calls for disintegration and the worsening insecurity. Osinbajo stated this Tuesday night at an interactive section with Anambra state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants organized by the state chapter of APC Patriots. Read More

Shun money laundering, terrorism financing, EFCC tasks NGOs, CSOs

April 26, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has tasked Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to shun money laundering and terrorism financing.A press statement by the Commission’s Spokesperson, Wilson Uwijaren, Monday in Abuja, said the Head, EFCC Lagos Zonal Office, Ahmed Ghali, handed the charge at a seminar jointly organised by ECOWAS, the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Read More