Kano conjoined twin girls separated in Saudi Arabia

March 1, 2024 Blueprint News 0

A Saudi medical team of 38 specialists, including surgeons, technicians and nursing staff, has successfully separated the Nigerian conjoined twins, Hassana and Husaina Hassan lsa. The surgical separation, which lasted 14 hours, was carried out at King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conjoined twin girls survived, the Press Attache to Saudi embassy Read More

NECA pledges to support NSITF on ECS operation

February 7, 2024 John Moses  0

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has expressed her readiness to continue supporting the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) through innovations that would ease operation of Employees Compensation Scheme (ECS). Director General NECA Adewale Oyerinde said this while on a working visit to the NSITF corporate headquarters  in Abuja, also applauded the introduction of innovations in the agency.   Oyerinde, Read More

At last, FG reveals when Ajaokuta steel plant will resume operation 

February 3, 2024 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Steel Development, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, has said the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration is determined to revive the economy through the steel sector. Addressing journalists Friday in Abuja, Audu said the Ajaokuta steel plant in Kogi state has been moribund for over 45 years, but that the ministry has the plan of reviving it within three Read More

Army commences training of 171 junior officers on leadership skills 

November 5, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

  The Nigerian Army College of Logistics and Management (NACOLM)  has commenced  training for the  junior officers on leadership skills from corps and services in Lagos.  The participant officers for the ranks of Captain were about 171 from various corps and services in Nigeria.  The mandate of the training was modified to produce efficient logisticians and staff-trained officers with requisite leadership Read More

Makinde appoints DG for Operation Burst, 11 other aides

June 30, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Friday approved the appointment of Col. Oladipo James Ajibola as the director-general, Operation Burst. The governor, according to a letter signed by his Chief of Staff, Otunba Segun Ogunwuyi, also approved the appointments of Mrs. Bosede Sodiq as Senior Special Assistant (Broadcast Media); Mr. Kehinde Oluwaseyi Ogunsanya as Senior Special Assistant (Economic Read More

Sallah: Kano CP leads combat operation walkout

June 27, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Usaini Gumel, in the company of other security chiefs, Monday morning, led hundreds of security officers from various security agencies, including the army, on a 10-kilometre combat-ready walk to showcase their agility in providing adequate security before, during and after the Eid-el- Kabir celebrations in Kano. The police boss who addressed journalists at Read More

Police arrest ritualists operating fake churches, shrines in Abuja

April 6, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Police operatives from Zone 7, Abuja, have arrested three men for operating fake churches and shrines in Abuja. A press statement by Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Zone 7, SP Istifanus Sunday Bako, Thursday, in Abuja, said the suspects, who were arrested alongside two minors suspected to be their victims, were using charms to defraud people, especially giving charms to Read More

Ogun: Police parade 25 suspected cultists, armed robbers, reads riot act to criminals

April 5, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command, Wednesday, paraded 25 persons arrested in related to cultism and armed robbery cases in the state. Briefing newsmen at the Police Headquarters, Eleweran in Abeokuta, the command spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that the arrests were necessitated following the sudden surge in cultism-related clashes in the state, which according to him have left about five Read More

2022: UBA’s profit hits N201bn, total assets close at N10.9trn

March 30, 2023 David Agba 0

Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has released its audited financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2022, showing impressive performance across major indices. The 2022 financials, filed by the Bank at Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGx)  Thursday, showed that gross earnings rose significantly to N853.2billion from N660.2billion recorded at the end of the 2021 financial year, Read More

TotalEnergies to end gas flaring after 67 years of operation in Nigeria

February 17, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

TotalEnergies, is now set to end gas flaring after 67 years of operation in Nigeria. Mike Sangster, the Managing Director, TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited said this during the panel session of the International Oil Companies (IOC) at the on-going 7th edition of the Sub Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) in Lagos Sangster represented by Victor Bandele, the Read More

Police kill 1 bandit, arrest 2 other 

January 15, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state Police Command has killed one bandit and arrested two others, recovering AK-47 rifle, locally fabricated general purpose machine gun and 10 rounds of ammunition, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muhammed Jalige, has said.  Jalige, in a statement issued, Sunday, said the incident happened on Saturday in Amana Maimadachi village close to Rigachikun, Igabi local government area of Read More

May 29 handover date sacrosanct – Buhari

December 6, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

    President Muhammadu Buhari has again reiterated his commitment to handing over leadership to an elected president May 29, 2023, saying his term in office will end on that day in line with the constitution. He spoke during a brief remark while receiving in audience Moroccan Minister of National Education Pre-School and Sports Shakib Ben Musa. Musa visited the State House as Special Envoy of Read More

Troops rescue victims from bandits, recover 90 cows

November 28, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops have rescued nine victims from kidnappers, while recovering 99 cows and four motorcycles following raids on their camp in Kaso, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement on Monday that the engagement against the bandits on the Tantatu high ground forced the bandits Read More

Lady, 29, arrested with teenager for armed robbery in Ogun

November 27, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 29-year-old-lady, Chioma Okafor, and a teenager, Nweke Joshua, 19, have been arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command while carrying out robbery operation at Adesan area of Mowe, in Ifo Local government area of the state. Their arrest was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. The suspects, according Read More

Visa debacle: No more flights to Dubai, Air Peace declares 

November 14, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigerian carrier, Air Peace on Monday declared that it will halt its operations into Dubai, the United Arab Emirates effective November 22nd, citing visa related frosty relationship between the Dubai authorities and travelling Nigerians.  A statement signed by the management and made available to journalists stated “We hereby inform the public, especially our Dubai passengers, that effective from Tuesday, November Read More

Traffic build-up: FCTA shuts Dutse Alhaji market 

November 7, 2022 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Following gradual resurgence of traffic build up along Dutse Alhaji Road, authorities of the FCT administration weekend shut down the market for general clean up and renovation. The gradual return of traffic to the area was said to have been caused by lack of parking space inside the marked, which has been converted to illegally attached shops. Part of activities Read More

Few people stealing in the name of fuel subsidy — Oshiomhole 

November 2, 2022 Admin III 0

The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has indicated its resolve to the removal of fuel subsidies in order to stabilise the fiscal policies of the country. This was disclosed Wednesday by Adams Oshiomhole, the Deputy Director-General (Operations) of the council, during an interview on AriseTV.  Oshiomhole who is also a former national chairman of the Read More

NAF airstrikes kill scores of terrorists in Lake Chad

October 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday said several terrorists were killed when 3 of its aircraft carried out series of strikes on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori in Borno state. NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, said the strikes were carried out Read More

FCTA arrests 217 for street-begging

October 22, 2021 Admin III 0

The FCT Administration Social Development Secretariat (SDS) on Friday in Abuja arrested 217 defaulters over street-begging. SDS’ acting director, Social Welfare Services, Malam Sani Rabe, made the declaration when he led an enforcement team of security agencies and evacuation squad to arrest beggars and destitute within the city centre. The enforcement team arrested and evacuated beggars and destitute at Gwarinpa, 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

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

NCAT licenses 52 aircraft engineers

October 8, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria in Kaduna state has certified and licensed 52 aircraft maintenance engineers having completed their 120 weeks training programme in Standard Airframe and Power plant Course 31, 32 and 33, respectively. Declaring the young engineers qualified at their combined graduation ceremony held at the college on Friday, the rector, Capt. Alkali Mahmud Modibbo, said “the power confirmed by Read More

Global oil demand to hit 6 mb/d

October 5, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) estimates that world oil demand for 2021 is expected to increase by 6.0 million barrel per day. In its Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) stated that its projection was revised upward due to positive mobility indicators for OECD countries in third quarter of 2021 was offset by a downward revision to Q4 2021, given Read More

AITEO slams Shell with $2.5bn suit over sale of OML 29

October 5, 2021 Lekan Olashehinde 0

A global oil giant, AITEO has slammed Anglo-Dutch Company, Shell with a $2.5B suit over claims it made in the sale of the OML 29.  Shell and its joint venture partners sold all their undivided 45% equity in OML 29 to AITEO sometime in 2014 for a whopping sum of $2.4 billion, which assets Shell said included the Nembe Creek Trunk Line Read More