Breaking: Gunmen kill traditional rulers in Ekiti

January 29, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Suspected kidnappers have killed two traditional rulers in Ekiti State. The monarchs were said to be returning from a security meeting in Irele-Ekiti in a vehicle being driven by one of their colleagues, the Alara of Ikole Ekiti, when they were attacked by gunmen along a community in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Monday. Blueprint learnt that Read More

Makinde approves installation of 48 traditional rulers

October 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Friday, approved the installation of 48 chieftaincy title holders, including three Royal Highnesses, one coronet-wearing Oba, and 44 Baales in various local governments of the state. The approval was granted by the governor sequel to a memo raised by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters. According to a statement by the Read More

We’ll give traditional rulers constitutional roles, Abbas assures

July 17, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, PhD, has stated that the House of Reps  would work to ensure that traditional rulers have constitutional roles. He said this has become necessary due to the critical roles traditional rulers play in the society. Speaking at the palace of the Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, during his first visit Read More

We need unity among African descendants across the globe – Ooni

March 24, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

The Ooni of Ife and co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN), Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has advocated unity of African descendants across the world. Ooni Ogunwusi made the call while addressing a special parliamentary session organised in his honour at the Federal House of Representatives Chamber in Brasilia on Tuesday. He said there was the need for Read More

Oyo SDP governorship candidate steps down for Makinde

March 14, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

Governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Oyo state, Barrister Michael Lana, Tuesday stepped down for Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship election scheduled to hold nationwide Saturday. At a press conference in Ibadan Tuesday, Lana endorsed Governor Makinde as his candidate for the election. The SDP governorship candidate stated that he had Read More

2023: APC chieftains storm Ebonyi, flag-off campaign 

November 24, 2022 Amarachukwu, Egwu-Agha 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ahmed Bola Tinubu, his Vice candidate Kashim Shettima and other campaign council members Thursday stormed Ebonyi to flag off the campaign  Tinubu arrived the state on Wednesday night in the company of other party faithfuls.  The APC presidential candidate on his arrival to Ebonyi commissioned the dualised road leading to the Read More

Breaking: Another traditional ruler kidnapped in Imo

December 15, 2021 Admin III 0

There are indications that another monarch has been kidnapped in Imo state. This time around, the traditional ruler of Umuezeala-Ama Autonomous Community in Ehime Mbano local government area, Eze Aloysius Igwe, was whisked away from his community on Wednesday. Blueprint gathered that the Eze Aloysius was abducted around the market square of his community. Kidnapping of monarchs have been the Read More

Buratai’s purported comments on insecurity false – CSO

October 23, 2021 Admin III 0

A rights group, Civil Society for Peace, Justice and Development has described the statement in some section of the media credited to Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic and former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, as “a desperation of enemies of Nigeria to create friction between the nation’s leaders in their efforts to end insecurity. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Rtd) Read More

North-east underdevt fuelling insurgency – Buratai

October 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic, Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd.), has said the North-East lacks development and this is fuelling insurgency in the zone. Buratai, former Chief of Army Staff, stated this on Friday in Yola at the 24th, 25th and 26th convocation lecture of Modibbo Adama University. Buratai, who was the Guest Lecturer, said the under-development of the North-east was Read More

Imo attack: Council boss refutes Police’s claim of non-invitation

October 21, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) chairman of Njaba local government council, Emeka Iheanacho, has dismissed the claim by the Imo state Police command through its spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam, that he did not invite the police or other security agencies for Tuesday’s Stakeholders’ meeting with traditional rulers of Njaba extraction, Nnenasaa, where some traditional rulers were gruesomely murdered by unknown Read More

Ortom urges Fulani leaders to speak against foreign invaders

October 21, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Wednesday called on the Nigeria’s indigenous Fulani people to speak out against the invasion of communities in Nigeria by their kinsmen from foreign countries. He said the situation is bringing bad name to the indigenous Fulanis.The governor spoke at the Government House, Makurdi, when he received a delegation of Nasarawa State Traditional Rulers on Read More

Revealed! Identities of 3 monarchs killed when gunmen invaded Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Earlier on Tuesday, we reported that gunmen invaded a stakeholders’ meeting and killed up to three traditional in Njaba local government headquarters of Imo state. Blueprint however reports that two out of the three of them who unfortunately lost their lives are the Obi 1 of Okwudor autonomous community, Eze E. Anayochukwu Durueburuo and Eze Sampson Osunwa of Ihebineowerre autonomous community. Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade stakeholders’ meeting, Kill 3 monarchs in Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Three traditional rulers were said to have been killed when gunmen invaded Njaba local government area headquarters at Nnenasaa where a security stakehokders’ meeting was being held Tuesday afternoon. The hoodlums reportedly sporadically, and killed the three monarchs present at the meeting. Blueprint gathered from a source that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the Read More

Group urges Kogi monarchs, religious leaders to fight corruption

October 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre (WAMAC) has charged traditional rulers, religious leaders and communities to join hands in the fight against corruption through dialogue and discourse to achieve maximum result.The project manager, WAMAC Zubair Abdurra’uf Idris, gave the charge in Lokoja Monday during a town hall meeting on anti-corruption and promotion of good governance in Nigeria. Idris said the aim Read More

Peer review: FCT residents demand inclusiveness in governance

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have advocated for inclusiveness in governance, saying this will enable the eradication of social challenges most citizens face in the country. The call was made during a town hall meeting organised by African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), for the final validation of the Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) of the Second Peer Review Read More

Foundation tasks Nigerians on peace building

October 13, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) of the Catholic diocese of Makudi, in collaboration with the Misereor has called on Nigerians to understand the importance of peace and development in their various communities. The called was made Wednesday during a stakeholders forum, community engagement towards peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians. Programme manager of the foundation Mr. Valentine Kwaghchimin, said Read More

Bayero named chancellor of Al-Istiqama University

September 29, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Al-Istiqama University, Kano, has appointed Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero, as pioneer chancellor of the new private institution. Emir Aminu is presently serving as chancellor, University of Calaba. He was appointed by the federal government. Presenting the letter of appointment to the emir Wednesday at the palace, founder of the university, Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila stated that Emir Aminu Read More

I ‘ll fully implement women affirmative action if elected Benue gov – Igbawua

September 18, 2021 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chairman of all governorship aspirants in Benue state for the 2023 elections on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chille Igbawua, has expressed readiness to fully implement the 30 per cent women affirmative action, if elected governor of the state. A statement by the Media Coordinator for the Governorship Consultative Team, Mr Andrew Oota, said the aspirant Read More

Breaking: Kogi state breaks silence on attack at correctional centre

September 13, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Kogi state government has confirmed the attack by some unknown gunmen at the Kabba correctional centre. A statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, on Monday read, “We can confirm that some gunmen attacked the Kabba Custodial Centre but investigations are still on to clearly ascertain the number of inmates that escaped from the Centre. 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

How I’ve fared in the past 18 years – Etsu Nupe

September 10, 2021 Admin III 0

His Royal Highness Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, is marking his 18thanniversary on the throne today while tomorrow, Sunday, is his 69th birthday. To commemorate the two significant events, the chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, spoke to journalists on his experiences down the line, the reasons behind the insecurity currently ravaging the North, among others. AWAAL GATA was Read More