Why El-Rufai lost Kaduna LG poll

September 13, 2021 Admin III 0

One of the best performing governors in Nigeria is Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. So far, he is the best Governor of Kaduna state in recent times. However, Mallam lost his polling unit and ward in the Saturday, September 4, 2021, local government elections conducted by the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission. Governor El-Rufai voted at Unguwan Sarkin polling unit 001 in Kaduna North Read More

Olubadan, Soun, other Yoruba monarchs reject secession

September 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Prominent traditional rulers in the six states of the South-west geo-political zone have enjoined all Yoruba sons and daughters to embrace peace and eschew acts that can lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. The royal fathers, who are the custodians of Yoruba culture and tradition, also kicked against violent agitations for the secession of Yorubaland from the rest of Nigeria. Read More

2023: Group endorses ex-Bauchi gov Mu’azu for president

September 8, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A group, ‘The North-South United Movement’ has called on former governor of Bauchi state, Ahmed Mu’azu to run for president come 2023, describing him as a leader with a difference who can lead the nation to greater height.  In a press statement made available to journalists in Bauchi, leader of the group, Ambassador Ken Akpan, stated that Mu’azu governed Bauchi Read More

ARDOVA Plc declares profit of N1.7bn in H1 2021

September 6, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Major downstream player, ARDOVA Plc has released its unaudited financial result for the first half of 2021, posting profit after tax of N1.7 billion. The amount represents an increase of N7 billion or 70 per cent compared with profit of N1.0 billion recorded the same period of 2020. The company result also showed that Profit before tax up from N1.1 Read More

LG congress: Let’s conduct peaceful exercise, Buni charges APC members

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has urged members of the party to conduct themselves peacefully during the local government congress of the party holding Saturday across the country. Buni, through a statement signed by his spokesman Mamman Mohammed, Friday in Abuja, described the exercise as a family affair that should Read More

Revealed! How final year Kaduna Poly student died affter graduation

August 31, 2021 Admin III 0

A final year Hospitality Management student of Kaduna state Polytechnic, identified as Faith Favour has died few days after graduation. Faith had shared a photo of herself and course mates from their signing out celebration two weeks ago. A Source disclosed that she sadly passed away after her signing-out celebration. One of her course mates, Mhister Isaac, disclosed the sad Read More

Plateau killing: Act beyond mere condemnation, NEF tells Buhari, Lalong

August 16, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, to go beyond releasing mere statements in condemnation of the cold blooded murder of scores of travelers by locals in Jos, Plateau state, but to tackle insecurity in all parts of the country.In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Monday, signed by NEF’s Director of Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

Benin City set to host AITEO Cup grand finale

August 8, 2021 Admin III 0

The ancient City of Benin is on tenterhooks of high expectations asall arrangements have been concluded for this year’s AITEO Cup grandfinale in the women and men competitions, holding at the SamuelOgbemudia Stadium on Sunday. Football fans were denied the annual serving last year as a result ofthe global coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted footballactivities and other areas of human Read More

Niger isolates 18 COVID-19 positive corps members

August 4, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

    The Niger state government has directed compulsorily wearing of face masks as pre-condition for entering public offices, including Government House and state secretariat following confirmation of 18 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who tested positive to COVID-19 in the state.  The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mohammed Idris, stated this  Wednesday in a press briefing in Read More

Hausa community denounce membership of TOP, declare support for Oyetola

August 4, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Hausa community in Osun State, Wednesday, denounced the membership of a splinter group within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.  The group at a press conference addressed by its spokesperson in Osogbo, Alh Umar kotonkoro, described as ‘mere rumour’,  insinuation that they belonged to an APC caucus, ‘The Osun Progressives’ (TOP).  Kotonkoro 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

Police arrests man for stabbing prostitute to death in Ogun

July 28, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Police operatives in Ogun state have apprehended an eighteen year old boy, Jamiu Malomo, who murdered a 28 years old lady, Azeezat Akande in cold blood.  The arrest was contain in a press statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi and made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta Wednesday. Oyeyemi, according to the statement said the suspect was Read More

H1′ 2021: Ecobank deposit hits N7.86trn as profit rises 33.04%

July 28, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Customer deposit of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has hit N7.86% as its post-tax profit recorded a 33.04 per cent rise in the first half of the year ended June 30, 2021. In its unaudited financial statement for the first half of the year 2021, Ecobank said its operating income improved by 15.35 per cent year-on-year from June 30, 2020. It Read More

Reps fight over controversial Electoral Act clause

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Members of the House of Representatives, on Thursday engaged in fisticuffs as tempers rose over disagreement on a clause in the Electoral Act amendment Bill currently being considered. This was as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.announced invitation of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmud Yakub and Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), NCC Umar Danbatta, Read More

Breaking: ‘It’s fake’, APC reacts to suspension of Okorocha

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the letter in circulation announcing the suspension of former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha. When contacted over the viral letter, Tuesday evening, APC national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, said the letter “is fake, not from us. My signature was copied and pasted.” Meanwhile, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume’s political group, Destiny Organisation Read More

Rotational Presidency uncounstitutional, Yahaya Bello tells Southern governors

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said the agitations by the Southern governors to produce the next president “is unconstitutional.” Yahaya Bello said both Nigeria law book and the constitution of all political parties does not in any way give credence to such agitation. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop for the crime reporters and political reporters, governor Bello Read More

A/Ibom: Pastor in police net for beating wife to death

June 17, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The founder of Omega World Global Ministry, Pastor Ukachukwu Christopher who hails from Eboyi State is currently cooling off in police custody in Akwa Ibom for killing his wife and buries her corpse in a shadow grave within his compound. The residents of Ikot Abia village in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state have been thrown into a state Read More

A/Court ruling: Join me to build Ondo, Akeredolu tells Jegede

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has asked his main challenger in the last governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede SAN of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to join hands with him in building the state. Akeredolu who was reacting to the Court of Appeal’s judgement in his favour, added that personally he still have much respect for the defeated PDP governorship Read More