Tinubu @63rd Independence anniversary: Our triumphs shall define us as a nation

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said Sunday that the triumphs of Nigeria in the last 63 years have defined it as a nation. The president said this in his maiden nationwide broadcast to commemorate the nation’s 63rd independence anniversary in Abuja. “On this solemn yet hopeful day, let us commend our founding fathers and mothers.  Without them, there would be no Read More

PEPC: Peter Obi heads to Supreme Court, insist on justice

September 7, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

  The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25th election, Peter Obi, has “instructed his lawyers to immediately challenge the ruling of the five-member Presidential Election Petitions Court led by Justice Simon Haruna Tsamani.” Obi disclosed this at a press conference in the commercial town of Onitsha, Anambra state on Thursday in reaction to the PEPC ruling Read More

2023: Mixed reactions as ex-Jigawa deputy governor defects to PDP 

January 2, 2023 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the defection of a two-term former deputy governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmoud Gumel, from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mahmoud recently announced his defection from the ruling party to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Gumel made the announcement when in a resignation letter tendered to the Read More

Tension as suspected cultists behead youth leader in Akwa Ibom 

December 22, 2022 Uko Etim 0

A notorious gang suspected to be cultists has beheaded the youth president of Inen clan Hezekiah John Adaiden. The clan is located in Oruk Anam Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State. It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday December 18, 2022 around 1am at the victim’s compound. Blueprint learnt that the suspected cultists, known by the deceased, Read More

Nigerians, CNPP kick as Senate rejects CBN’s N100, 000 withdrawal limit

The Senate Wednesday threatened 100 federal government owned agencies with zero budget allocation in 2023 for not honouring invitations of its committee on public accounts on queries slammed on them by the Office of Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF). The red chamber also kicked against plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  to limit cash withdrawal by any individual to N100,000 and Read More

2023: PDP in another bumpy ride to Jigawa government house

February 24, 2022 Admin III 0

Except the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) puts its house in order towards 2023, it may lose like previous years. Writes BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA.The political space in Jigawa state was once more heated recently by the endorsement of the 38-year-old Mustapha, son of the former governor, Sule Lamido on Monday, February 7 2022 in Gumel by the old local council chairmen Read More

Fight against fake/counterfeit products in Anambra

December 16, 2021 Admin III 0

The battle to rid the society especially Anambra state of fake and substandard products is ongoing as relevant stakeholders from both the government and private sectors have come together to fight the scourge. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports. Nigeria, like other countries of the world, is grappling with the effects of fake and counterfeit products in the markets. From the north to Read More

Rumpus in OAU over death of final year student

October 1, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was rumpus in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Friday morning, over death of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeshina Aishat. The deceased, who was a student in the department of Foreign Language, died at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital, Ile-Ife, where she was allegedly referred to, by the health care unit of the university. Students of the university barricaded the town in protest, Read More

Nigeria mission in Italy vows to get justice for murdered Rita Amenze

September 28, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The Nigerian Mission and Unions in Italy, Monday, vowed to get justice for late Rita Amenze, the Nigerian lady who was allegedly killed by her Italian husband on September 10 in Italy. Pastor Mike Oputteh, the Welfare Officer, National Union of Nigerian Association in Italy (NUNAI) disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja. Oputteh said the Nigerian Embassy Read More

Incorporated NNPC‘ll end politics, entrenched corruption – Experts

The incorporation of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) will bring about the desired openness and accountability in the running of the nation’s oil and gas industry and speed up efforts to reactivate the redundant refineries. These, among others, were the views expressed Tuesday by some analysts who spoke to Blueprint in Abuja. Buhari’s power under PIA    Last Sunday, President Read More

2021 African Women’s Senior Nations Championship ends abruptly

September 19, 2021 Admin III 0

The 2021 African Women’s Senior Nations Championship has been abruptly brought to a disappointing end by the Rwanda Volleyball Federation and Rwanda Ministry of Sports. This comes on the heels of an order from the Rwanda Volleyball Federation to all the participating teams and officials to vacate the country within 24 hours. The development also escalated by the shock decision Read More

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Admin III 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Why Igbo must not leave Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he would want to be remembered as the Nigerian leader  who stabilised the country  in the area of security, economic prosperity and triumph over corruption. The president spoke in Owerri at a town hall meeting with South East leaders during his one-day official visit to Imo state. He also rated the Igbo as being in charge of the Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

Sexual allegation: Apostle Suleiman breaks silence

August 23, 2021 Admin III 0

Amidst trending allegation by a Nollywood actress Chioma Ifemeludike over an affair, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry (OFM) Apostle Johnson Suleiman has revealed that he wasn’t bothered. Prophet Suleiman who spoke to his congregation on Sunday said he was not angry with those attacking him on social media over the allegation. Chioma Ifemeludike had alleged that she slept Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Dickson, ex-Bayelsa governor in EFCC net

August 10, 2021 The Nation 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed a former Bayelsa Governor and senator representing Bayesla West Seriake Dickson. According to a source, Dickson presented himself to the EFCC following an invitation by the agency. The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year administration in Read More

Mixed reactions, results trail ‘parallel’ APC ward congresses in Ogun

August 1, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The brewing crisis within the Ogun state All Progressives Congress (APC), again raised it’s ugly heads during the Party’s Ward Congresses held in all the 236 wards across the state, weekend. Just as members of the party loyal to the immediate past Governor and Senator representing Ogun Central, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun held it’s congresses, members loyal to the incumbent Governor, Read More

Appraising security situation in Anambra state

May 25, 2021 Admin III 0

Anambra like other states in the country has its security challenge especially in the recent times. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports on efforts made by government and stakeholders to nip it in the bud. From the month of March to May 2021, the security situation in Anambra state has been in the nosedive on daily basis. For instance, about four Naval officers, Read More