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Coalition of northern, southern youth leaders hail Tinubu over reappointment of Kyari, Akinyelure

November 30, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Northern and Southern youth leaders under the auspices of the Coalition of Northern and Southern Youth Leaders Forum, CNSLF, Tuesday, hailed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu over reappointment of the Group Chief Executive Officer, GCEO, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL, Engr Mele Kyari, and Chief Pius Akinyelure, as the chairman of the board of the NNPCL respectively. According to the Read More

Nollywood workshop: Benin city edition’ marks successful 4-week collaboration

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Benin city recently hosted the NOLLYWOOD WORKSHOP, a 4-week collaboration involving six filmmakers from Nigeria and six from the renowned German film school, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.  This co-production, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts Baden-Württemberg, received support from the German camera manufacturer ARRI, Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub & Sound Read More

We restored order, no student killed in Abuja School – NSCDC  

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Contrary to claims in some sections of the media alleging the killing of two students of a secondary school in Gwarinpa, Abuja, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said it is “noteworthy to point out that nobody was killed as alleged.” There were reports that the Corps personnel killed some students in Abuja on Wednesday. But in Read More

2 NASS lawmakers may join PDP in Taraba, APC group warns Tinubu, Ganduje 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

President Bola Tinubu and the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje must urgently look into disturbing allegations about clandestine ploys to deceive party members and exploit APC’s goodwill in Taraba state for the opposition, a group of concerned party members have said. According to members of the Progressive Frontliners, a group that participated in grassroots campaigns for Read More

Abu Dhabi: Tinubu, Ugochinyere, others for COP28 summit

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Member representing Ideato North and Ideato South federal constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives and House Committee chairman on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Ikenga Ugochinyere (Ikenga Imo), will be departing Abuja this weekend as part of the high-powered Federal Government’s delegation attending the United Nations COP28 climate summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The delegation comprised Read More

Bichi’s leadership capacity as appropriation chair ‘ll make passage of 2024 budget seamless – Ikenga 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has said that House Committee Chair on Appropriation all inclusive leadership capacity will make passage of 2024 appropriation bill seamless. President Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, presented the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget proposal to a joint session of the 10th National Assembly in Abuja — his first Read More

EFCC witnesses exoneration of Emefiele clear evidence he was being witch-hunted – Arewa Youths 

November 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Socio cultural group, Arewa Youths Movement has said that exoneration of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele by witnesses of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the court, is clear evidence that he was being witch-hunted. The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja on Tuesday commenced the trial of Emefiele, with Read More

Foundation to Nigerians: Engage in regular checks to avoid sudden death

November 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Oyakhilome Bello Foundation, has called on Nigerains to engage in regular medical checks to avoid preventable and sudden death. Mr Olaniyi Ilori, the National Coordinator of the foundation made the call while  speaking with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja at a free medical outreach organised by the foundation. He also called on wealthy Nigerians to assist the less privileged Read More

CSO accuses EFCC of persecuting Emefiele as Reps begin probe

November 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged failed attempts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to forcefully remove a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, from the custody of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) at its Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja in defiance to a subsisting court order which granted him bail. Read More

Celebrating Caleb Danladi’s inspiring journey of supporting child education in local communities

November 27, 2023 Umaru Bala Babayaro 0

In the quiet corners of local communities, a silent revolution is taking place—one fueled by the unwavering commitment of Caleb Danladi to support child education.  This is not just a philanthropic endeavor; it’s a journey that breathes life into dreams, empowers young minds, and paints a brighter future on the canvas of each child’s life. At its core, this initiative Read More

Chieftaincy: Ebonyi lawmaker celebrates Abuja hotelier, businessman over humanitarian interventions

November 27, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Member representing Afikpo North East Constituency, Ebonyi State House of Assembly (EBHA), Hon Chief Oluchukwu Ukie Ezeali (P-Noble), has lauded a hotelier, Architect Chief Christian Asaga Nwali, on his latest chieftaincy title of the “Ide Jiulo 1 of Izzi Nnodo Kingdom” by the entire Izzi Nnodo community in Ebonyi State. In an exclusive chat with Blueprint in Abuja, Monday, Ezeali Read More

Bribery allegation: APC gives 48hrs ultimatum, threatens to sue Kano Attorney General 

November 26, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Abbas has given the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, 48 hours to withdraw the allegations that APC leaders are influencing the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and the Justices of the Court of Appeal to sack Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Read More

Bribe allegation: NGO calls for prosecution of Kano Attorney General, Dederi 

November 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Advocacy for Justice and Good Governance (AJGG) has called for the prosecution of the Kano state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Haruna Isa Dederi for accusing justices of the Appeal Court of corruption. In a statement made available to newsmen Saturday in Abuja, AJGG’s coordinator, Mr. Francis Nzeoke noted that the commissioner should come forward Read More

Nigeria get opponents as FIBA rolls out 2025 Afrobasket qualifier fixtures

November 25, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Next year’s Qualifiers to Africa’s elite men’s basketball competition, 2025 FIBA AfroBasket have been slated for February and November with the venues set to be announced at a later date. The draw to the qualifiers that will see 16 teams, joined by winners of the pre-qualification tournaments, compete was conducted on 24 November in Johannesburg, South Africa on the sidelines Read More

Ex-Civil Defence officers demand review of retirement benefits 

November 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Association of Retired Civil Defence Officers (NARCDO) has called on the Federal Government to review the retirement benefits of officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). The Chairman of the Association, Deputy Commandant-General (DCG) Evans Ewurum, mni (rtd) said the appeal was aimed at having a retirement and pension plan that will place the Corps Read More

Atiku: A man for all seasons, by Phrank Shaibu

November 24, 2023 Phrank Shaibu 0

Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them – a desire, a dream, a vision, says the great Mahatma Gandhi. This typifies clearly the life and times of Waziri Atiku Abubakar, who, despite the odds against him from early childhood, overcame all the hurdles and vicissitudes of life. Born on November 25, 1946, to the family of Read More

Understanding Plateau election verdict and the role of Judiciary in electoral process, by Fidelis M. Tanko

November 24, 2023 Fidelis M. Tanko 0

Since the Election Petitions Tribunals and the Courts of Appeal across the country began to pass their verdicts on the various petitions, a cacophony of voices have continued to dominate the public space in the propriety or otherwise of the roles of the Judiciary.    This analysis is not a treatise about the role of Judiciary in our constitutional democracy, Read More

CTA condemns vote-buying, others in Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa, lauds INEC

November 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A popular election monitoring group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has decried the trend of vote buying in Nigeria’s electoral process, even as it condemned the practice in the recently held off cycle polls in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states. According to CTA, vote buying has solidified into a crime that involves the majority of political parties and their operatives.  Read More

African U-15 Schools Football: Nigeria’s FOSLA academy girls team storm Togo for continental ticket

November 23, 2023 Editor 0

A contingent of 15 girls, from FOSLA Academy, Karahi, Abuja have arrived in Lome, capital of Togo, to take part in the West African qualifying tournament, for the inaugural edition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-15 African Schools Football Championship. Former President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, who happens to be the Proprietor, FOSLA Academy Read More

As Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha celebrates a life of courage, compassion, purposeful leadership, by Nnenna Agbai

November 23, 2023 Nnenna Agbai 0

On this auspicious day, as her family, well wishers, associates, and aides gather to honour the exceptional life and accomplishments of the esteemed Honourable Barrister Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, the Minister (State) for Labour and Employment, we are enveloped by echoes of admiration and reverence for an indisputably woman of substance, a courageous politician, and a personality of outstanding repute. Hon. Onyejeocha’s Read More

Coalition commends Alake on revocation of defaulting mineral titles

November 23, 2023 Deputy Online Editor 0

A Coalition of 40 civil society organizations has commended the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr Dele Alake for taking the bold step of repositioning the nation’s mining industry by revoking defaulting mineral titles. The groups said it was high time that players engaging in illegal and fraudulent mining activities in Nigeria’s mining sector were stopped from their illicit activities. Read More

30 CSOs applaud Alake, Nkom on achievements in mining sector 

November 22, 2023 Deputy Online Editor 0

After a painstaking independence assessment of developments in the nation’s miming industry, 30 civil society organisations have applauded the Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Dele Alake and the Director General of Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office, Engr. Obadiah Simon Nkom, on their achievements in the mining industry. The groups said the various sterling leadership qualities of the duo in driving President Read More