Transformation agenda: Wike best thing to happen to FCTA – APC chieftain

October 1, 2023 Paul Okah 0

A prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Federal Capital Territory, Hon. Gabriel Bravo Oluohu, has lauded the transformation agenda of the Minister of the FederalCapitalTerritoryAdministration (FCTA), Chief Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, saying “he is the best thing to happen to the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general.” In statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Sunday, Read More

How my spiritual son snatched my wife – Prophet cries out in court

September 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Lagos-based prophet, Theophilus Ayodeji Obayan, has opened up on how his spiritual son, snatched his wife, Prophetess Chibuzor Lilian Obayan. While appearing at a Grade ‘A’ Customary Court, he lamented that a married church worker snatched his wife.  Obayan who is the founder of Divine Prophetic Solutions Prayers Ministry also accused the worker of marrying his wife unlawfully.  Prophet Read More

Mohbad: Journalists barred as Coroner inquest begins sitting

September 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Journalists were prevented from gaining access as Coroner inquest into the death of the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, started sitting. The sitting begun on Friday at the Magistrate court in Ikorodu, Lagos. Sources within the sitting revealed that modalities for the hearing were the top issue discussed at the sitting that was chaired by Magistrate Read More

How music industry promotes drugs – Police spokesman

September 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has said that the Nigerian music industry promotes drug abuse. He said drug abuse has made the work of policing more difficult as the industry has consistently glamorized it over the years. He made this known at the 2023 Press Week Lecture/Symposium, organized by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Read More

Government shut popular Lagos market

September 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Lagos market in Ladipo, located at Mushin area of Lagos state has been shut by the Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources. The state Commissioner, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, said the market was “sealed for several environmental offences, including reckless waste disposal, unhygienic premises, and non-payment of waste bills, among others.” According to Read More

Mohbad: Police arrests Sam Larry

September 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos State Police Command has said it has arrested popular Lagos socialite, Balogun Eletu, aka Sam Larry. His arrest came after an alleged involvement in the death of of singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, aka Mohbad. The Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development on his verified twitter page on Thursday. He also said Sam Larry is assisting Read More

Climate change: SCI takes tree planting to JSS Hajj-camp Gwagwalada

September 28, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Save the Children International (SCI) on Thursday planted trees at Junior Secondary School, Hajj-camp in Gwagwalada, Abuja as part of it engagement with the Child Rights Advocacy Club (CRAC) to amplify their voices on climate change impact on nutrition, health and wellbeing. The Health and Nutrition Advocacy Assistant, SCI, Faith Osaretin, explained that it was also part of their generation Read More

Subsidy Removal: Poor public communication bane of policy – Coalition

September 28, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A Coalition of Political and Civil Society groups have concluded plans to organize nationwide town hall meetings in the six geopolitical zones of the country to conscientize Nigerians on the fuel subsidy removal. According to them, the misunderstanding, misinterpretation and mostly of incoherent narratives surrounding the policy is due to the lack of proper public communication mechanism to drive it Read More

MC Oluomo speaks on NURTW crisis, warns NLC against interference

September 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Council, Musiliu Akinsanya, who is popularly known as MC Oluomo, has reacted to the crisis within the transport Union. He warned the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) against interfering in the union’s activities.

NLC President, Joe Ajaero, had called for the release of the NURTW National Read More

FG announces programmes for low-key 63rd Independence celebration

September 25, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The federal government Monday said the 63rd independence celebration will be low-key because of the current economic situation in the country. Addressing a world press conference at the National Press Centre in  Abuja, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator George Akume,  said the theme of the anniversary is, “Nigeria @ 63, Renewed Hope for Unity & Prosperity.” Read More

Breaking: Tribunal stamps Sanwo-Olu’s victory as Lagos governor

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos State Governorship Election Tribunal has stamped the victory of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the governor of Lagos state. The Tribunal affirmed his election after dismissing the petition of the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, who challenged the return of Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat. Justice Mikhail Abdullahi held that Read More

How fleeing traffic offender stabbed LASMA official

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A yet-to-be-identified driver, on Sunday, stabbed an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASMA), Olajide Ojukoya. He was stabbed by the driver while trying to evade arrest for a traffic offence in the Costain area of the state. In a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the traffic regulator, Adebayo Taofeek, the driver who was apprehended for violating Read More

Tribunal strikes out Rhodes-Vivour, LP, PDP’s petitions Sanwo-Olu, APC

September 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos Governorship Election Tribunal has struck out the petition filed by Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and his party Labour Party (LP) as well as that of the Peoples Democra Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Olajide Adediran. The PDP candidate had challenged the election of Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 18 governorship elections in Lagos State. This Read More

Subsidy: CSOs urge FG to increase palliative for Nigerians

September 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Civil Society Situation Room on Good Governance in Nigeria (CSSR-GGN) in collaboration with other civil society groups have called on the federal government to look beyond the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and increase its palliative measures for Nigerians. The Executive Director/ National Convener, Dr. Thomas Terna Uzah made the plea in a press release made available to journalists on Read More

Spate of banditry, kidnapping in Zamfara, Katsina, others worries CNG

September 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has expressed displeasure over the increase in banditry and kidnapping activities, especially in rural areas of Zamfara, Katsina, Niger Sokoto and Kaduna states. The Coalition while briefing newsmen on Saturday on the deteriorating security situation in Northern Nigeria warned that the resurgence of this security challenge has caused untold hardship and agony to the Read More

Many escape death as another building collapses in Lagos

September 24, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that there was no casualty after a three-storey building collapsed at Surulere, Lagos. NEMA territorial coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident to journalists in Lagos on Saturday. The building came down at about 10pm on Friday night at No. 14 Ikpoh Street, Surulere. An occupant of the building, Gervase Anyanwu, a businessman, Read More

Property destroyed as fire gut plastic factory in Lagos

September 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Properties were destroyed in Saturday morning as a section of a plastic factory, Mega Plastic, was razed by fire. In a statement signed by the Director Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, on Saturday, rescue efforts were going on to combat the fire. “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently fighting an industrial fire at Mega Read More

Oyo Police parade man, 60, posing as CP, AIG

September 22, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Oyo State Police Command, on Friday, paraded a 60-year-old real estate agent, Adeyemi Isaac, who parades himself as a serving Commissioner of Police (CP), and in another occasion as an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG). While parading the suspect, along 32 other suspects, for their alleged involvement in various crimes ranging from cultism, to armed robbery, impersonation, among Read More

NDE begins vocational training for unemployed youth in Ogun

September 22, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced the implementation of the second phase of a Youth Transformation Training Scheme in technical and vocational skills for youth in Ogun state under the Vocational Skill Development department. In his keynote address at the flag off and orientation ceremony, the Director General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo stated that the training is a Read More

Speaker congratulates new leaders of state legislature

September 22, 2023 Joshua Egbodo  0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, has congratulated the newly elected leaders of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria. The Speaker, in a statement by his lead media aide, Musa Krishi on Friday,  also congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) Conference of Speakers and the Northern Speakers Forum on the successful elections of new leaders Read More

As IGP I gave order, now I negotiate – PSC Chair

September 22, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), IGP Solomon Arase (retd.), on Thursday, received a delegation from Human and Environmental Developmental Agenda (HEDA) Resource Centre, led by its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju. HEDA is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) committed to promoting good governance, combating corruption, and advocating for environmental justice. A press statement by the PSC Spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, on Friday in Abuja, Read More

UNGA: Tinubu represented Africa, not just Nigeria – Malagi

September 22, 2023 BENJAMIN SAMSON 0

Mohammed Idris Malagi is the minister of information and national orientation. In this interview monitored on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) by BENJAMIN SAMSON, he speaks about the outing of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the ongoing 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). How would you rate President Tinubu’s first major outing on the global stage at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)? Read More

Troops neutralise 52 terrorists, arrest 53 criminals – DHQ

September 22, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said its troops deployed to operations across the country neutralised 52 terrorists, arrested 53 criminals and seven suspected oil thieves. The high command also said 61 kidnapped hostages were rescued by troops in different theatres of operations. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who stated in a statement also said, a total of seven Read More

Why blood stains were seen around Mohbad’s burial site – Doctor

September 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

As controversy continues to ravage the death of popular Nigerian singer, MohBad, an Internet celebrity doctor, Chinonso Egemba popularly known as Aproko doctor has revealed reason behind the blood stain seen at the burial site of the late singer. Recall that fresh blood was sighted at the gravesite of late singer after his body was exhumed on Thursday. Eyewitnesses at Read More