New Year 2022: First Lady Showers Gifts On First Baby *Pays N1.36M For Stranded Patients

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Editor’s DESK/ With Additional Reports: Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, 05 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has showered gifts on the first baby of the year 2022, Miss Edith Marvin Enyosa. The First Lady also…

National Drug Control Master Plan 2021-2025 Launched

National Drug Control Master Plan 2021-2025 Launched

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -: THE Government of Nigeria has officially launched the National Drug Control Master Plan (NDCMP) 2021-2025. The event was attended by several cabinet ministers, members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Drug Control, NDLEA Chairman’s Special Purpose Committee on…

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms Three New Cases Of Omicron Variant In Nigeria

COVID-19: NCDC Confirms Three New Cases Of Omicron Variant In Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –PRESS RELEASE: THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed three additional cases of Omicron Variant in the country, a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online revealed. “The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed…

Women with Disability Are Faced with Double Jeopardy in Nigeria- ActionAid

Women with Disability Are Faced with Double Jeopardy in Nigeria- ActionAid

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ActionAid Nigeria has raised an alarm that women with disability in the country are faced with double jeopardy. In a message on the International Day of Persons with Disability, the Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi who…

Delta Inmates: Dame Okowa Offers Free Medical Care *Esezobor Hails Effort

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Editor’s DESK: THE five correctional centres across Delta State have received tons of free medical items from the Wife of the State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa. The gesture of the presentation of medication to the Nigerian Correctional…

Nigeria Advised To Approve Administration Of China’s COVID-19 Vaccines

Nigeria Advised To Approve Administration Of China’s COVID-19 Vaccines

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE federal government has been advised to allow COVID-19 vaccines from China to be administered in the country. Though four COVID-19 vaccines have been developed in China and approved for use in about 100 countries, including 40 African…

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

What You Must Do Before Boarding Flight To USA

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE United States has said travelers into the country from November 8 are to be fully vaccinated and with proof of vaccinated before they are allowed to board flight. A statement from United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria,…

NDLEA To Establish Standard Rehab Centres In Geopolitical Zones

NDLEA To Establish Standard Rehab Centres In Geopolitical Zones

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it would be establishing a standard rehabilitation centre in each of the six geo-political zones to treat the high number of persons suffering drug addiction across the country. This was…

NDLEA intercepts 2,060kg Heroin, Others At Lagos Airport, Ondo, Edo, Kano

NDLEA intercepts 2,060kg Heroin, Others At Lagos Airport, Ondo, Edo, Kano

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA: OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have intercepted over 2,060 kilogrammes of assorted drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, cannabis, tramadol and rohypnol. The interceptions were made in operations at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos…

“I Was Blind Now I Can See”: Deltans Testify, As Dame Okowa Leads Free Grassroots Medical Outreach

“I Was Blind Now I Can See”: Deltans Testify, As Dame Okowa Leads Free Grassroots Medical Outreach

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: WIFE of the Delta State governor and Founder O5 initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has expressed delight over the successes recorded at the flag off the 2021 Free Grassroots Medical Outreach in Delta State. Majority of…

NDLEA Dismantles Drug Joints In Nine States, Arrests 110 Dealers

NDLEA Dismantles Drug Joints In Nine States, Arrests 110 Dealers

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: NO fewer than 110 drug dealers were arrested in a raid on hideouts in nine states across the country in the past one week. A statement on Sunday by the spokesman of the National Drug…

Cannabis Sativa Can’t Be Legalised Under Prevailing Security Situation In Nigeria -Marwa

Cannabis Sativa Can’t Be Legalised Under Prevailing Security Situation In Nigeria -Marwa

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHAIRMAN/CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has said that legalization of cannabis sativa as propounded by few Nigerians cannot be allowed under the prevailing security situation…

UK Changes Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nigeria

UK Changes Rules For Fully Vaccinated Travellers From Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE United Kingdom has changed travelling rules for Nigerians as fully vaccinated travellers from the country would now be allowed into the European country. A statement on Thursday from the British High Commission office in…

How NDLEA Intercepted N6bn Insurgents’ Drugs In Lagos Port –Marwa

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHAIRMAN/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) on Wednesday gave details of how loads of Captagon, a brand of Amphetamine meant for insurgents’ camps in Nigeria…

TINUBU AND THE BAD SAMARITANS

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: ASIWAJU Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the leader of the Nigerian ruling Party, APC, and the former Governor of Lagos State, did not quite look like this. Sandwiched between two ‘uninvited’ visitors, the lion of Bourdillon seems…

Int’l Day of Charity: Dame Okowa Gives Succour To Residents Of Illah Community

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: As the world marks the 2021 International Day of Charity, wife of Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, brought succour to residents of Obioma Camp, Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area after they received…

NDLEA Boss, Marwa Advocates Drug Test Before Marriage

NDLEA Boss, Marwa Advocates Drug Test Before Marriage

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHAIRMAN/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd) has buttressed the need for pre-marital drug test as a key factor to a stable home. Marwa spoke at a…

Cholera Outbreak: Borno Confirms 43 Death

Cholera Outbreak: Borno Confirms 43 Death

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: BORNO state government has confirmed the death of 43 persons as a result of suspected cholera outbreak in the state. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Maiduguri, the Borno State Commissioner for Health, Mrs…

SAFEGUARD YOUR HEALTH, AVOID HYPERTENSION, DIABETES –UKODHIKO

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: DELTA State commissioner for energy, Engr. Jonathan Ukodhiko at the weekend reiterated the need for people to safeguard their health, to avoid hypertension and diabetes. Describing the ailment as the silent killer of our…

COVID-19 Scare: Nigeria High Commission In London Closed

COVID-19 Scare: Nigeria High Commission In London Closed

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: NIGERIA High Commission in London has been closed down due to COVID-19 scare. The High Commission, according to a statement on Thursday will remain closed for ten days. A statement from the Nigeria High Commission…

Hoarding Of COVID-19 Vaccines Should Be Stopped To End Pandemic – Int’l Forum Countries Speak Out

Hoarding Of COVID-19 Vaccines Should Be Stopped To End Pandemic – Int’l Forum Countries Speak Out

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: COUNTRIES on the globe have been asked to work against hoarding of COVID-19 vaccine and ensure that it is made available everywhere on the planet in order to put an end to the pandemic. Arising…

US Blockade, COVID-19 Pandemic Cause Us Loss Of $3.6 Bn In 2020 -Cuba Cries Out

US Blockade, COVID-19 Pandemic Cause Us Loss Of $3.6 Bn In 2020 -Cuba Cries Out

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CUBA has cried that United States blockade against her and the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic have caused a loss of about $3.6 billion between April and December, 2020 alone. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on…

05 Initiative Gives Support To Orphanages In Delta **As Dame Okowa Hails Zenith Bank

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: WIFE of the Governor of Delta State and founder of 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has passionately appealed to well meaning individuals and corporate bodies to always support orphanage homes and care givers operating in…

Dame Okowa Commissions 16th Sickle Cell Clinic In Delta **Hails Warri South LG People For Actualization

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: WIFE of the Delta State Governor and founder O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has formally inaugurated the 16th Sickle Cell Clinic in Delta State, located at the Central Hospital, Warri. Commissioning the project on Friday…

Access Bank Risks Litigation Over Assault, Unlawful Detention, False Accusation Of Staff *As Attorneys Issue 7 Days Ultimatum

Access Bank Risks Litigation Over Assault, Unlawful Detention, False Accusation Of Staff *As Attorneys Issue 7 Days Ultimatum

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: THE Management of Access Bank Plc have been issued a seven-day ultimatum to urgently cause an independent investigation and redress the wrongdoings to one of its staff, with a written apology or risk legal action….

Okonjo-Iweala Laments Rate Of COVID-19 Vaccination In Nigeria, Says WTO Will Change Narrative

Okonjo-Iweala Laments Rate Of COVID-19 Vaccination In Nigeria, Says WTO Will Change Narrative

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: DIRECTOR General, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has lamented the rate of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria and in the rest of Africa, promising that her organisation is working to change the story. Speaking…

Isoko North LG Boss Iteire Rescue Child Delivered By Mentally Challenged Woman

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: THE Executive Chairman, Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon Christian Othuke Iteire on Monday, visited Ozoro General Hospital, Isoko North local government area and rescued mentally-challenged, homeless woman who delivered a male child on…

MSF Opens Malnutrition Treatment Centre in Maiduguri

MSF Opens Malnutrition Treatment Centre in Maiduguri

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Mike SOGBOLO: MÉDECINS Sans Frontières otherwise called Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has opened a centre in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for the treatment of children with complicated forms of malnutrition. The MSF in a statement on…

Nigeria, UAE Quarrel Continues On Travel Ban Over Covid-19 Protocol

Nigeria, UAE Quarrel Continues On Travel Ban Over Covid-19 Protocol

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: NIGERIA and United Arabs Emirates (UAE) have continued to exchange words over the traveling ban imposed into the Arab country. The Nigerian government had last week come out that contrary to insinuation that the United…

Sickle-Cell Disorder Day: Dame Okowa Preaches Love, Awareness Of Genotype Status

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: AS the world celebrate the 2021 World Sickle cell day, wife of Delta State Governor and founder O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has advocated that patients with Sickle Cell Anaemia deserve adequate care, devoid of…

China Explains Role in Blocking Taiwan From World Health Assembly

China Explains Role in Blocking Taiwan From World Health Assembly

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: CHINA has explained her role in the blockade of Taiwan from attending recently held World Health Assembly. A statement from the spokesman of Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Zhang Hang said China could have unilaterally blocked…

FG Asked To Increase Tax On Tobacco To 75%

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: NIGERIAN government has been asked to increase the tax on tobacco to meet the Article 14 of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which pegged it at 75 percent. Addressing a press conference to mark the…

Delta To Benefit From FG’s Multi-Million Naira Covid-19 Rapid Response Register

Delta To Benefit From FG’s Multi-Million Naira Covid-19 Rapid Response Register

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development is rolling out Rapid Response Register (RRR), an intervention to assist those in the urban and semi-urban areas that are economically impacted by the COVID–19 pandemic. A…

NDLEA Bursts Drug Syndicate Making Children’ Cookies With Arizona Cannabis, Rohypnol, Alcohol

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: OPERATIVES of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a 300-level university student, Rhoda Agboje and her boyfriend, Ifeanyi Nwankwo for selling drug cookies. The duo specialize in the production of drug cookies,…

Two Nabbed Persons Excrete 191 Pellets Of Cocaine, Heroin @ Lagos Airport

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: TWO persons detained by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport have excreted a total of 191 pellets of heroin and cocaine while under observation. This…

The World Has Asked Wrong Questions Since WW II -Indian Prime Minister

The World Has Asked Wrong Questions Since WW II -Indian Prime Minister

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Mike SOGBOLO: INDIAN Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has said the World has been asking the wrong questions since the end of the Second World War in 1945. The Prime Minister, in his address on Tuesday, at the…

Easter: DESOPADEC Boss Preaches Faith Renewal, Urges Deltans To Uphold Devt Virtues

Easter: DESOPADEC Boss Preaches Faith Renewal, Urges Deltans To Uphold Devt Virtues

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: Says DESOPADEC Will Sustain Youth Venture In Mandate Areas Encourages Covid-19 Vaccination THE Managing Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has emphasized that the season…

Meet Suppliers Of Tramadol, Rophynol, Cocaine, Heroin To Boko Haram Terrorists *See Pictures

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: A 35-year Chadian male, alleged to be supplier of illicit drugs to Boko Haram and bandits, has been arrested by operatives of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA with assorted hard drugs. The suspect, Adama…

Six Weeks Oil Spill: Gbaramatu People Cry Out Over Chevron’s Inept

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): We Have Been Left To Die By Chevron We Want Physical Presence Of Chevron MD To Ensure Honesty, Transparency The Spill Is Brazen, Unacceptable Risk THE people of oil – rich Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government…

Read About What Kills 500,000 People Yearly In Africa- WHO

Read About What Kills 500,000 People Yearly In Africa- WHO

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: MORE than 500,000 people are lost in Africa to tuberculosis yearly, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who gave the figure in a message to…