AFCON 2023 highest goalscorer incurs suspension

February 14, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Equatorial Guinea Football Federation excludes Emilio Nsue from the national team along with Edu Salvador. This decision follows several episodes of serious indiscipline and an unpleasant incident during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), where Ivory Coast won the title. Emilio Nsué, despite his brilliant performance as the AFCON’s top scorer with five goals, is suspended due to Read More

Internal wrangling that may unsettle Osun PDP

January 28, 2024 Admin I 0

LATEEF IBRAHIM from Osogbo writes that one year after his assumption of office, Governor Ademola Adeleke’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is still enmeshed in an internal crisis that if not well managed, may cost the governor his second term bid in Osun state. Pre-election wranglings within PDP The PDP started having problems after the primary election that produced Read More

Breaking: PDP suspends chairman

January 2, 2024 Admin III 0

The Chairman of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), in Ondo State, Fatai Adams, has been suspended by members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the party. Nine members of the SWC who signed the suspension letter of the chairman, accused him of anti-party activities. Those who signed the statement include the deputy state chairman, Tola Alabere; state secretary, Read More

Jigawa assembly suspends 3 local council chairmen

November 15, 2023 Admin III 0

The Jigawa State House of Assembly has suspended three local government council chairmen for an alleged illegal foreign trip. Blueprint learnt that they left the country without seeking permission from the state executive or legislative authorities, as required by the Jigawa State Local Government Law. The suspended chairmen include Hon Mubarak Ahmed of Birniwa local government, Hon Rufai Ahmed of Read More

Breaking: Organised Labour suspends nationwide strike

November 15, 2023 Moses John 0

The organised Labour in Nigeria has suspended the nationwide strike which commenced on Tuesday November 14, 2023 to protest the brutalisation of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) president, Comrade Joe Ajaero in Owerri , the Imo state capital. Blueprint gathered that the decision to suspend the action was reached at an emergency visual joint National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of NLC Read More

National Assembly suspends opposition lawmakers

November 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Assembly has taken the unprecedented step of suspending 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition parties for a period of 30 days. The suspension follows an alleged incident of misconduct that took place last week during a parliamentary session. Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, announced the suspension, which she described as a response to “unparliamentary Read More

National Assembly suspends opposition lawmakers

November 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Assembly has taken the unprecedented step of suspending 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition parties for a period of 30 days. The suspension follows an alleged incident of misconduct that took place last week during a parliamentary session. Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, announced the suspension, which she described as a response to “unparliamentary Read More

National Assembly suspends opposition lawmakers

November 8, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Assembly has taken the unprecedented step of suspending 17 Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition parties for a period of 30 days. The suspension follows an alleged incident of misconduct that took place last week during a parliamentary session. Speaker of the National Assembly, Nelly Mutti, announced the suspension, which she described as a response to “unparliamentary Read More

Breaking [NPFL]: 14 Nigerian referees suspended

November 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Refereeing Development Committee/Unit has issued preliminary suspensions for 14 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) referees. According to the committee, in a statement dated 6th of November, 2023, the move was in response to concerns regarding the perceived poor performances of the match officials in several NPFL matches. According to the statement, the matches and officials Read More

Cross River: Otu suspends SEMA DG

October 30, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

Governor Bassey Otu of Cross River state has suspended the Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Chief (Mrs.) Angela Ogeyi Odey.  A press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Emmanuel Ogbeche, Monday, did not, however, state reasons for the suspension. The statement directed the suspended Director General to hand over to the Read More

Sexual abuse: FIFA suspends coach

October 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federation of International Football Association on Friday suspended a former youth coach in the Democratic Republic of Congo from football for 20 years for sexually abusing a youth player. The governing body of world football said in a statement that Jonathan Bukabakwa had been “found guilty of sexually abusing a minor football player.” It said the adjudicatory chamber had Read More

Rescind decision on N-Power suspension

October 13, 2023 Yusuf Saidu Tara 0

The N-Power, one of the federal government’s social intervention programmes, was launched in 2016 by the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari. The programme aims at reducing unemployment and alleviating poverty among Nigerian youths. It provides young graduates with the opportunity to acquire skills and experience through various job placements and vocational trainings. Recall that, there was sigh of relief and Read More

Messi apologises to PSG after suspension

May 6, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi has issued an apology to his PSG team-mates after the Ligue 1 club suspended him for missing training. Messi travelled to Saudi Arabia earlier this week following the 3-1 home defeat to Lorient on Sunday (April 30). The squad are usually given time off after a match, but the loss meant they were expected to return sooner – Read More

Kogi West: Group condemns call for Adeyemi’s suspension

April 30, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

A socio-political group under the auspices of Kogi West Agenda Forum has berated the Ijumu APC Progressive Minds for calling on national body of the party for the suspension of Senator Smart Adeyemi from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The group at a press conference held in Lokoja, Sunday, said the parley was organised to set records straight for the Read More

Anti-party: Oyo SDP suspends guber candidate, state secretary 

April 2, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Oyo state chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP)  Saturday suspended the party’s governorship candidate, Barrister Michael Lana and state secretary, Mr Idowu Awokoya, from the party.  Oyo SDP in a letter to the party’s national secretariat signed by its state chairman, Michael Okunlade, asked it to ratify the suspension of Lana and the state secretary of the party. Read More

APC suspends NDDC chairperson, Onochie 

April 2, 2023 Amaechi Okwara 0

All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state chapter has suspended the chairperson of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Loretta Onochie, from the party. It was authoritatively gathered that NDDC chairman was suspended by the ward executive members of Onicha Olona in Aniocha North for working against the success of the party during the last Presidential/National Assembly, Governorship/State Assembly elections. The Read More

Sack, appointment of Rector: Abia LP accuses PDP of plot to rig 2023 governorship election 

March 14, 2023 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

The Labour party in Abia state has accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plans to rig the forthcoming governorship election through the sack of the Rector Abia state Polytechnic and subsequent appointment of another person few days to Saturday’s election. This accusation was contained in a press statement by Mr Kazie Uko Director of Media and Publicity of Read More

Murder of 3: Umahi orders arrest of Ebonyi APC chair, Reps candidate 

December 28, 2022 Admin III 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Tuesday, ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of the state APC chairman, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, and candidate for Afikpo North/South Federal Constituency, Chief Eni Uduma Chima, following their alleged involvement in the killing of three persons in their community. Emegha and Chima are of the same community but have been cold towards each other. Read More

AA debunks publication on suspension of national chair

December 26, 2022 Donald Iorchir 0

The Action Alliance (AA) has  denied the reports making the rounds that the Federal High Court Abuja has affirmed the suspension of its national chairman, Chief (Barr.) Kenneth Udeze.  In a statement signed by the national secretary, Vernimbe A. James, the party said the publication was false, incorrect and should be disregarded by the general public. He added that the legitimate, Read More

INEC may suspend CVR in July — Official

March 4, 2022 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it might suspend the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in July. The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the ongoing two-day Editorial Capacity Building Workshop for INEC Public Affairs Officers, held in Lagos. Oyekanmi noted Read More

Imo new speaker suspends 3 lawmakers

November 9, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The newly elected speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibeh, Monday, achieved his ambition of becoming number three citizen of the state. The Obowo state constituency lawmaker who has never hidden his love to occupy the hottest seat in the hallowed chambers right from his first tenure during the administration of former governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, grasped Read More

Breaking: Passengers jittery as NRC suspends Abuja-Kaduna train service indefinitely over ‘bandits attack’

October 21, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended indefinitely train services along the Abuja –Kaduna route following reports that armed men attacked and destroyed parts of the rail line, using explosives. Passengers heading to Kaduna from Abuja returned to the nation’s capital after a delay which lasted at least two hours on Thursday. The NRC in a statement on its website Read More

Breaking: APC suspends State Congress in Oyo over irregularities 

October 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo state due to forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities. Governor of Yobe state and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, gave the ordered. In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary Sen. Read More