Peter Obi set to speak after Supreme Court judgement on 2023 presidential election

November 6, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 2023 elections, Peter Obi, will host an international press conference on Monday November 6. National Publicity Secretary of LP, Obiora Ifoh, made this known in a statement issued on Monday. The statement reads, “His Excellency Peter Obi will address a World Press Conference scheduled for 2pm today at Campaign Headquarters.” Read More

Atiku schedules date for another media briefing

October 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, will on Monday address the press on some crucial national issues. This is coming about 48 hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the former vice president’s appeal for lacking in merit and affirmed President Bola Tinubu the winner of the February presidential election. According to a Read More

TAF tasks media to avoid derogatory terms in PWD issues

October 12, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Programme Manager, The All-rights Foundation (TAF) Africa, Mr. Olayemi Samuel, has urged Nigerian journalists and media houses to avoid the use of derogatory terms while reporting issues that affect Persons With Disabilities (PWD). Speaking when he led TAF Africa team to the Kaduna state Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to seek partnership on inclusive Kaduna for Read More

Media and terrorists: Always as ‘friends’

October 11, 2023 Abdu Abdullahi 0

‘Modern terrorism is media terrorism’. This was the antagonistic and philosophical conviction of Dr. Muhammad Kirat while lamenting at the media style of terrorism reportage in a piece published on May 26, 2014, in the Peninsula, a Qatar daily newspaper. Dr. Kirat’s argument rests on the projection that terrorists always look up to the media to propagate their heinious acts Read More

AHBN pledges media engagement on health sector development

September 22, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The Coordinator Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), Dr. Aminu Magashi has advocated for the reactivation of the culture of holding bi-monthly engagements with members of the media to discuss and inform Nigerians of developments in the health sector. Dr. Magashi, who made the call in Abuja on the sidelines of a courtesy visit paid to him by the newly elected Read More

MRA condemns attack on Trust TV cameraman, calls for arrest, prosecution of perpetrators

February 25, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned the brutalisation of Trust Television Cameraman, Mr. Taiwo Yishau, on February 21, 2023 at the venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC) grand finale rally for the party’s presidential flag bearer, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu. Yishau was reportedly attacked at one of the gates to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of the rally, despite Read More

2022: Online news platform names CDS Leo Irabor Man of the Year

January 1, 2023 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Leo Irabor, has bagged an award of excellence as Man of the Year for the past 2022.  The award was conferred on the CDS by media platform, News Headquarter Publisher Services.  In a statement signed by its Publisher, Gena Lubem, the company said the award is in recognition of Irabor’s “track record of selfless Read More

2023: Adamu, Modu Sheriff, Okechukwu to attend Media Roundtable

December 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu will on Friday lead dignitaries to a media roundtable on the 2023 general election. The event which is part of the annual lecture series of the APC Press Corps will be chaired by a former Governor of Borno state, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff and holster by the party’s Read More

Analysing power of the media

December 2, 2022 Admin III 0

The media which is the fourth estate of the realm realm plays the vital role of being the watch dog of society. The functions of the media include to inform, educate, enlighten, and entertain. These have made it possible for the journalists or media practitioners to earn the respect and trust of the people. Jjournalists work round the clock to Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Admin III 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

Anambra: Why Okonkwo ‘ll defeat Uba, Soludo, others – Nwanyanwu

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, has expressed confidence that the candidate of his party, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo has the capacity to defeat his contenders in the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state.  Other candidates in the governorship election include Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Charles Soludo of the Read More

Bauchi governor Bala loses mother in-law

November 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Monday lost his mother in-law Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife and she passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital , Bauchi after a protracted illness. According to a press release by the Special Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

UN trains women on gender equality bill

October 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The United Nations Women under an intervention known as the EU-UN joint Spotlight initiative, has conducted a training for women in Film and Television international and Nigerian film/ TV industry professionals on ending violence against women, girls and gender equal opportunities bill. Spotlight Initiative is a multi-year program to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and to Read More

APC National chair: Veteran Journalists Forum backs Sani Musa

October 30, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Veteran Journalists Forum (VJF) has lent its weight to the bid by Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger state) for the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At a press conference in Kaduna at the weekend, group’s Secretary-General, John Femi Adi, said Senator Musa has been a “detribalised Nigerian” with “powerful connections beyond ethno-geographic barriers and religious persuasions”. Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

Prioritise family planning for economic, educational advancement, FG urged

October 26, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Pathfinder International, a sexual and reproductive health rights based organisation has called on the federal government to prioritize investments through adequate budgeting and implementation of policies that supports family planning. It says this will help effective population management, economic growth and educational advancement in the country. The call was made during a 3-day orientation workshop for media practitioners as part Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

3 arrested in Ogun for beating man to death over iPhone 6

October 21, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state police command have arrested three men, Felix Sunday, Shomuye Musa and Oluwatobi Michael for beating one Tunji George to death over an allegation of stealing an iPhone 6. The arrest was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

Group protests ‘blackmail’ of Buhari’s appointees, demand arrest

October 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A pressure group based in the Federal Capital Territory, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has staged protest against some persons allegedly trying to blackmail President Muhammad Buhari through his appointees. According to the group, those making the attempts were targeting key appointees of the president using fake news. Staging a protest Wednesday in Abuja, the group urged Read More

I never accused Akume of interfering in lottery operations – Board chair

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, Board of Lottery Regulatory Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle has debunked media reports in some section that he accused Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume of interfering in the operations of the commission. Alhaji Ibikunle said that there was no iota of truth in the publication as there was never a time the Governing Board Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Ochanya’s death: CSOs call for special court for rape cases

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Two frontline Civil Society Organisations fighting against rape in Nigeria have demanded for a special court to handle cases of rape in the country. The groups under the aegis of Men Against Rape Foundation (MARF) and its parent organisation, Make A Difference Initiative (MAD) made the demand to mark the third year memorial of Ochanya Elizabeth Ogbanje, who died three Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Admin III 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More