Anxiety as cultists declare man wanted in Edo

January 22, 2024 Patrick Ahanor 0

Suspected group of cultists have declared wanted, Erinebimi Osaro Desmond, the son of late Mr. Solomon Erinebimi. The cultists reportedly made the threat after operatives of Nigeria Police Force raided their hideouts, and gunned down a gang member identified simply as Bright. The police raid was in response to the reported assault on Erinebimi Osaro Desmond on February 25, 2022. Blueprint gathered Read More

Flight debacle: NCAA probes United Nigeria airlines 

November 27, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

  The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday said it has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances that resulted in the diversion of a Lagos–Abuja bound flight by United Nigeria Airlines flight NUA 0506 to Asaba that has caused ripples in the industry since Sunday, November 26th as passengers recounted harrowing experiences of missing schedule engagements among others.  Director Read More

NSIB, NAMA, seal deal to promote air safety

August 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s air space safety has received a boost as the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) and the Nigerian airspace management agency ( NAMA) in line with their inter-agency collaboration agenda entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement and renewed partnership to promote air safety. The agreement was hinge on the need to consolidate the existing relationship between NSIB and Read More

Premier League: Casemiro to miss 4 Manchester United matches 

March 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Bottom club Southampton earned an important Premier League point by holding 10-man Manchester United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford. Casemiro was sent off after VAR intervention for a dangerous challenge on Carlos Alcaraz in the first half. Both sides had chances – Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters and United’s Bruno Fernandes hit the post, and James Ward-Prowse clipped the bar Read More

Women miners lament violence by men counterparts 

December 13, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Women miners in Ebonyi state under the umbrella of Women in Mining Nigeria (WIMIN), Tuesday December 13, 2022 lamented violence, discrimination by male counterparts. This was as they called for safety and equality in their operations. The women urged the men to see them as mothers, sisters, wives, cousins or relations and not competitors as they always see them. They Read More

Thugs attack LP supporters during campaign rally in Lagos 

December 4, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Several people were reportedly injured when hoodlums alleged to be sponsored weekend attacked the Labour Party’s rally in the Lakowe town area of Lekki, Lagos state. The incident caused pandemoniums as people were seen scampering for safety and running for dear lives. An eyewitness, Segun Babarinwa,, who was at the scene, said the attack was carried out by some suspected Read More

Toyota (China) Automobile recalls 14,799 defective Lexus vehicles 

November 7, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has alerted the motoring public, particularly those using Lexus NX260, Lexus NX3650h and Lexus NX400h+, manufactured between 31 March, 2021 and 26 April 2022 to  a faulty programming of the Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) system, which has prompted the company to recall the categories of the  vehicles. A press statement issued by Assistant Corps Read More

Anambra supplementary election: 1 die, journalists, others trapped as security operatives battle suspected IPOB members at Ihiala

November 9, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Some journalists and observers were trapped on the road for about three hours while monitoring election at Ihiala Local Government Area (LGA), where Anambra state supplementary poll was held Tuesday. Blueprint learnt that the incident happened at Mbosi-Orsumoghu junction, communities in Ihiala LGA which share boundary between Anambra and Imo state as security operatives engaged in a gun battle with suspected Read More

COVID-19: Ondo assures residents of safety

October 25, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has reaffirmed that the COVID-19 vaccine for workers and other residents in the state is not only safe for humans, but would also help in boosting their immunity and prevent untimely death from the dreaded virus. The commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Donald Ojogo, stated this at a meeting with the management and entire staff Read More

Proedge, FRSC sensitise tanker, truck drivers on safety

October 15, 2021 Hussein Isah 0

Proedge Limited, Abuja-based corporate communication company in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Wednesday, organised a sensitisation programme for truck and tanker drivers on safe monitoring, aimed at minimising carnage on highways. The event which was held at the NNPC depot Suleja, Niger state, brought together critical stakeholders, including officials of the FRSC, petroleum tanker drivers, major oil Read More

Anambra: Uba, APC cancel campaign flag-off ‘to honour victims of attacks’

October 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The campaign flag-off ceremony of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to hold today ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state has been postponed to honour victims of various attacks. Governorship candidate of the APC, Senator Andy Uba, has said in a statement he personally signed. Uba said his party will not play politics with people’s lives, and added Read More

Breaking: All on board dead as plane crashes

September 23, 2021 Reuters 0

There are no survivors after a plane carrying 28 people crashed in the far east of Russia on Tuesday, Russian news agencies cited rescue officials as saying. The Antonov An-26 twin-engined turboprop was en route from the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Palana, a village in the north of the Kamchatka peninsula, when it lost contact with air traffic control, the Read More

Reps task Fashola on repair of Onitsha-Owerri highway, others

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has urged Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to urgently commence emergency repairs of the failed portion of Onitsha-Owerri expressway and bad portions of other federal roads with similar conditions across the country. While directing the minister to investigate the ongoing failure of strategic portions of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway as the contractor is still Read More

Cultists clash in Osun: Amotekun, JTF raid hideouts, arrests 11

September 13, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

There was panic in Owo-Ope area, Osogbo, Osun state, as suspected cultists clashed and killed one person. The victim whose name was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report, was allege to be a member of a rival group of the cultists. It was gathered that residents scampered for safety when the suspected cultists stormed the area, shooting Read More

Many cut off as Lokoja-Kabba highway collapses, FRSC raises alarm

August 31, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has appealed for maximum cooperation of motorists and general commuters travelling to or fro Southwest, through Lokoja-Kabba- Federal Highway, noting that there is currently a caving in of a section of the road between Zariagi and Obajana cement factory. A statement signed in Abuja by the assistant corps marshal,corps public education officer FRSC headquarters, Read More

Bauchi: FERMA rehabilitates 137 kilometers of roads within 8 months

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has disclosed that it had rehabilitated about 137 kilometers roads in Bauchi state within the last eight months. Mr Nanfan Daniel Joroh, the Federal Roads Maintenance Engineer Bauchi state made the disclosure on Saturday during a critical stakeholders workshop organized by FERMA in partnership with Lofty Inc Allied Partners Limited in the state. He Read More

Breaking: 5 weeks after, UNILAG reopens, set for semester examination

August 18, 2021 Admin III 0

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have ordered students to return to their classrooms for their second semester examinations between August 26 and September 26, 2021, after spending six weeks at home following COVID-19 scare on the campus. The students who had been receiving online classes using the institution’s Learning Management System (LMS) since the July 12 closure Read More

Woman killed in Osun accident

August 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A woman, whose name could not be ascertained, has been killed in an auto accident that occurred in Osogbo, Osun state capital.  It was gathered that the driver immediately ran away, leaving the car at the scene of the accident.  The accident occurred around Women and Children Development Foundation, WOCDIF, ring road, Osogbo, Monday evening.  The spokesperson of Federal Road Read More

NIMASA donates relief materials to Tuggar foundation

August 16, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the ‘Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar Foundation’ for onwards distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs), poor and the needy people in Bauchi State. Presenting the consignment to the Foundation, representative of NIMASA, Musa Adamu said the gesture is to assist the IDPs, the poor and needy in the society Read More

DG tasks corps members on COVID-19 safety campaign

August 16, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Corps members have been advised to sensitise their compatriots on the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19 as they were deployed to their places of primary assignment.Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu lbrahim, stated this Monday in a virtual address to corps members marking the end of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One orientation ciourse. He advised them to also present themselves Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

Taraba FRSC reads riot act over extortion of motorists

August 12, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (ERSC), Mrs Selina William, Wednesday warmed personnel against extorting money from motorists. William issued the warning while speaking to newsmen in Jalingo and described the FRSC organisation as noble and reputable in all its dealings. She informed that the command had deployed its sectoral intelligence to fish out corrupt Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Admin III 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More