PDP to Akpabio, APC: Perish thought of taking over Akwa Ibom

January 24, 2024 Kehinde Osasona 0

Against the backdrop of ‘Take over’ threat issued by the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio, against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom state, the party has fired back on Wednesday. PDP specifically warned Akpabio to perish the thought. The lawmaker had at a political gathering recently reportedly stated that his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) will take over Read More

Yakubu to PDP, LP, APC, others: Tell your supporters, agents to refrain from acts of violence 

March 14, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

As governorship election holds 28 states and 993 state assemblies in the country this Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has urged political parties and their candidates to speak to their agents and supporters to see elections as a contest and not war.  The commission also urged them to refrain from acts of violence that may mar the elections Read More

Cancel elections where BVAS machines were not used, PDP tells INEC

February 27, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organization has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to take a cursory look into the election results being announced for the Southern Borno area of Borno state. PDP in a statement by its spokesperson, Daniel Bwala, said it takes exception to the practice whereby results that are not announced at the Read More

Edo train attack: Police rescue 12 more victims 

January 15, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state Police Command said 12 more passengers abducted at the Ubeaja train station have been rescued unhurt on Saturday in Ughboa forest. The state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Dankwara said, Sunday, that the rescue mission was made possible by the joint forces working tirelessly to ensure the victims were reunited with their families unhurt. “I am pleased to inform Read More

Oshodi may be a quack Professor

January 3, 2022 Rev Solomon Semaka 0

Thomas Sowell, an American economist and social theorist believes that “it is usually futile trying to talk facts to people who are enjoying a sense of moral (and even academic) superiority in their ignorance.” While true human development and growth come through learning and understanding, many people successfully block out any avenue for learning. The worst of it is that Read More

Mother, son arrested for murder of 60-year-old neighbor

October 29, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The men of the Ogun state police command have arrested one Mary Ogbeifu and her son, Godwin Ogbeifu for the gruesome murder of a 60 year old neighbor, Iyabo Olasheinde. The arrest was contained in a press statement issued by the police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint, Friday. The suspects, according to Oyeyemi were arrested following Read More

Listen to Nigerians, declare for presidency now, pressure mounts on Tinubu

October 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Lagos state governor and a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been pressurised again to make public his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Thousands of his supporters gathered Saturday in Abuja at the unveiling Asiwaju’s legacies and inauguration of states’ steering committee to reinstate their claims. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has Read More

EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen Read More

Ogun police command gets new commissioner of police

October 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Following the retirement from service of the former commissioner of police, Ogun State Police Command, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, the Inspector General of police (IGP), Alikali Baba Usman, has posted CP Lanre Sikiru Bankole as the helmsman of the command The new posting was contained in a press statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, and made available to Blueprint, ThursdayThe Read More

Nigeria data center market to reach $218m by 2026

October 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Experts have said Nigeria Data Center Market, investment and growth between 2021 and 2026 is expected to reach $218 million in 2026, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 17 per cent during the period. Investments in the Nigerian data center market are majorly driven by factors such as digitalization of advanced technology, the presence of major operators, Read More

Police nab robber, bank staff for attempted robbery in Ogun

October 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one, Olagoke Dare, a staff of Abestone Microfinance bank located in Abeokuta for planning with one, Idowu Tunde to him of a cash sum of N3million belong to the bank. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, stated that the duo were arrested following the confessional Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

Customs intercept N41m contraband in Kano, Jigawa within 3 months

September 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Nigeria Custom Service, Kano, Jigawa command says it has intercepted contraband items of over fourty one million Naira ( N41,398,000.00) from July 2021 to date. The Comptroller of NSC, Kano jigawa command Suleiman Pai, made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Kano Thursday. He noted that the Command was Steadfast in enforcing the policy of federal government which bans the importation Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for impregnating, aborting for a 16-year-old niece

September 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 52-year-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for impregnating and procuring abortion for his 16-years-old niece. The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the victim’s father. A statement by the command’s spokeperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the victim’s father discovered that his 16 years old Read More

FCT Police nab 26, recover 47 AK47, others

September 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the FCT Police command have smashed a kidnapping syndicate, even as three members of the gang were arrested. The operatives also arrested 23 other suspects over their involvement in various crimes including car theft, fraud and cultism. Parading the suspects before journalists, Friday at the Command Headquarters in Abuja, the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday, “The FCT Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

Channels interview: Why we invited Cdre Olawunmi – DHQ

August 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked reports by an online medium Sahara Reporters alleging that the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) has arrested Cdre Kunle Olawunmi (retd) over an interview he granted Channels Television programme Sunrise Daily.  Cdre Olawunmi had during the interview alleged that some high ranking members of the president administration are sponsors of Boko Haram terrorists. A statement by Read More

Jigawa @30: Badaru’s transformation

August 26, 2021 Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro 0

Leaders require some attributes to be able to attain unrivalled position such as courage, intelligence, foresight, maturity, compassion etc. Well –positioned and revered leaders normally possess such attributes and therefore, the ability to carry not only their lieutenants but the entire followership. In political context, the ability of a political leader to wield much power and influence is measured on Read More