PDP House of Reps Primaries: Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu Wins, Dedicates Victory To God

PDP House of Reps Primaries: Reps Minority Leader, Elumelu Wins, Dedicates Victory To God

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu has overwhelmingly won the PDP House of Representatives Primary Election for Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Delta State. Rt. Hon. Elumelu on Sunday May 22 was declared the winner of the…

Deborah: Nigerians in Diaspora Describe Killing, Subsequent Protest Destructive to FDI Drive

Deborah: Nigerians in Diaspora Describe Killing, Subsequent Protest Destructive to FDI Drive

Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation-Worldwide (NIDOWW) has decried the murder of Miss Debrorah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto over alleged blasphemy and subsequent protest that has led to destruction of property. Coordinating Chairman of NIDOWW, a conglomerate of…

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

DEATH AND THE SHAME FROM SOKOTO

The gruesome and barbaric murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a student of the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto on Thursday by her fellow students speak volumes of the backwardness, zealotry and religious intolerance bedevilling our nation, especially in Northern Nigeria. Deborah’s offence…

Police Arraign Pastor Who Collects Money From Church Members With Promise To Take Them To Heaven

Police Arraign Pastor Who Collects Money From Church Members With Promise To Take Them To Heaven

Following an alleged controversial religious activity in Ekiti State; Ekiti State Police Command clears the air, calls for calm. A press statement issued to Blank News Online by Ekiti state police spokesman, ASP Abutu Sunday reads: The Ekiti State Police Command wishes…

Bashorun Askia Calls For Sober Reflections, Prayers, As Muslims End Fasting

Bashorun Askia Calls For Sober Reflections, Prayers, As Muslims End Fasting

Leading House of Representatives aspirant for the Isoko Federal Constituency, Bashorun Askia Ogieh has called for deep sober reflections and prayers as Muslims mark the end of Ramadan fasting. Bashorun Askia in an Eid-el-Fitri message on Monday, in Uzere enjoined all Muslims…

Easter: Reps Minority Caucus Urges National Rebirth, Economic Renewal

Easter: Reps Minority Caucus Urges National Rebirth, Economic Renewal

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has felicitated Nigerians on Easter, describing it as the celebration of the triumphant resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and the hope of a brighter future for Nigeria as a nation…

Ramadan: Zulum gifts food-bags, cloth, N5.7m to 285 Govt House cleaners 

Ramadan: Zulum gifts food-bags, cloth, N5.7m to 285 Govt House cleaners 

Borno Governor,  Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday, distributed food items, cloth and combined cash of five million, seven hundred thousand to 285 cleaners, messengers and others at  the lowest rank, working at the Government House in Maiduguri.  Each of them received…

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

THE SERMON AND SALVO OF SHEIKH KHALID

There’s no denying the fact that hypocrisy, political myopia and deception are walking on all four in Nigeria today. The recent sack of Imam Sheikh Nuru Khalid by the management of the Friday mosque at the Legislative Quarters, Apo-Abuja laid credence to…

2015 Hajj Stampede: FG commends Saudi Arabia over Compensation

2015 Hajj Stampede: FG commends Saudi Arabia over Compensation

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commended Saudi Authority over compensation of Nigerians who died in the 2015 during the annual pilgrimage to Holy sites in the Islamic country. Five Nigerians lost their lives and two sustained various degree of injuries, however…

NDLEA Nabs Church General Overseer With “Indian Hemp” Cannabis For “Personal Use” At Nairobi Crusade

NDLEA Nabs Church General Overseer With “Indian Hemp” Cannabis For “Personal Use” At Nairobi Crusade

The General Overseer of Christ Living Hope Church, Rev. Ugochukwu Ekwem has been arrested with 54 sticks of drugs wrapped around his body by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos while…

LEAH SHARIBU: THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE

LEAH SHARIBU: THE DEATH OF INNOCENCE

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: It was Dele Giwa, the assassinated journalist and founding Editor-in-Chief of the Newswatch magazine that wrote an article with a near similar title on what he thought to be strange in our clime, during his…

Anioma Delta Baptist Conference Annual Session Begins Thurs, Feb 17

Anioma Delta Baptist Conference Annual Session Begins Thurs, Feb 17

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: The Anioma Delta Baptist Conference of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, has concluded arrangements for its 8th Annual Conference in Session. The Annual Session with the theme: Kingdom People For Kingdom Project will commence on Thursday,…

Anambra: Soludo Will Surpass My Achievements, Obiano Pledges

Anambra: Soludo Will Surpass My Achievements, Obiano Pledges

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVID In Awka: The outgoing Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has urged the people of the State to give total support to the incoming administration of Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo. He stated this…

Dame Okowa Laments Youths’ Moral Decadence   *Urges Mothers To Tow God’s Divine Rules

Dame Okowa Laments Youths’ Moral Decadence *Urges Mothers To Tow God’s Divine Rules

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -By Albert OGRAKA: Wife of Delta State Governor and founder, O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has lamented the orgy of moral decadence among Nigerian youths, saying that much is expected from the foundational upbringing of children by mothers….

How Senior Student Slit Throat Of Junior For Refusing Errand *Govt Sets Up C’ttee To Investigate

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Our CORRESPONDENT: Borno State government has set up a committee to investigate the incident of the slitting of the throat of Jubril Sadi Mato, a student of Elkanemi College of Islamic Theology, Maiduguri. Jubril, who is presently…

Reps Minority Caucus Urges Love, Hope @ Christmas

Reps Minority Caucus Urges Love, Hope @ Christmas

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Christmas to strengthen the bond of love for one another, renew their hope and intensify their prayers…

Christmas: Bashorun Askia Tells Nigerians To Be Hopeful, Emulate Jesus’ Virtues

Christmas: Bashorun Askia Tells Nigerians To Be Hopeful, Emulate Jesus’ Virtues

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has urged Nigerians to emulate the virtues of Jesus Christ as the world celebrate yet another Christmas. Bashorun Askia…

Dame Okowa Avows Role Of Trad Institution *Fetes Royal Mothers, Wives Of Royal Fathers

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA: THE wife of Delta State Governor and Founder O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, has acknowledged the role of the traditional institution in the sustenance of peaceful coexistence in the state. Dame Okowa, who called on…

Kukah Charges Govt On Creation Of Environment To Harness Youth’s Potentials

Kukah Charges Govt On Creation Of Environment To Harness Youth’s Potentials

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah has charged government at all levels to create the enabling environment to effectively harness the potentials of the teeming young population for nation building. Bishop Kukah gave…

Release Kanu To Us, South East Traditional Rulers, Christian Leaders Beg FG

Release Kanu To Us, South East Traditional Rulers, Christian Leaders Beg FG

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ON Sunday, the South East Council of Traditional Rulers and Christian Leaders urged the Federal Government to free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and to put an end to the deaths and…

How Troops Foiled Kidnap Of Catholic Bishop In Imo

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): NIGERIAN troops conducting Exercise Golden Dawn under Sector 3, on Sunday, foiled an attempt to kidnap the Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Reverend Augustine Ukwuoma. Our correspondent reports that the incident occurred at the Orlu Diocesan Catholic…

Eid-ul-Mawlid: FG Declares Tues Oct 19 Public Holiday

Eid-ul-Mawlid: FG Declares Tues Oct 19 Public Holiday

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE Federal Government has declared Tuesday October 19th, 2021 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who…

Zulum Visits Pastor Whose Son Was Killed In Maiduguri Church Demolition Saga

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: BORNO State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has visited the family of Pastor Bitrus Tumba whose son died during a reaction to an attempted demolition of a branch of EYN church in Maiduguri on August 5,…

AFGHANISTAN: THE RETURN OF THE TALIBAN

AFGHANISTAN: THE RETURN OF THE TALIBAN

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: IT was just the right time for the embattled Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani to disappear; with his tail tucked between his legs, he did without looking back. The cover the American government gave him and…

Oleh Diocese Of Anglican Communion Holds 8th Synod In Delta, Advocates For Restructuring Of Nigeria

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Michael J. EKOKORUWE: THE Bishop of the Anglican Communion, Oleh Diocese, Rt. Revd. John U. Aruakpor has advocated for the restructuring of Nigeria to reflect true federalism where the states will be in control of their resources…

One Dead, Five Injured In Police/Christian Worshippers Clash In Maiduguri

One Dead, Five Injured In Police/Christian Worshippers Clash In Maiduguri

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: ONE person was killed and five others injured in a fracas between security attached to operatives of Borno Geographical Information System and some worshippers at a branch of EYN Church in Maiduguri, the Governor of…

THE EXPERIENCE: Cleric Inaugurates High-Powered C’ttee For Egugbo’s Book Presentation

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: VERY Rev. Fr. John Konyeke has inaugurated a high-powered committee for the public presentation of the book, THE EXPERIENCE, authored by renowned journalist, Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, Special Assistant (Media) to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State….

Eid-el-Kabir: Greater Devotion To God Will Enthrone Justice, Fairness -Bashorun Askia

Eid-el-Kabir: Greater Devotion To God Will Enthrone Justice, Fairness -Bashorun Askia

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA: MANAGING Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has called for prayers to God to enthrone a new era of justice, fairness and development in Nigeria. Bashorun Askia, who…

FG Declares next Tuesday and Wednesday Public Holidays for Eid-El-Kabir

FG Declares next Tuesday and Wednesday Public Holidays for Eid-El-Kabir

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: THE Federal Government has declared Tuesday July 20 and Wednesday July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf…

Eid El Fitr: Bashorun Askia Calls For Deep Sober Reflections, Prayers

Eid El Fitr: Bashorun Askia Calls For Deep Sober Reflections, Prayers

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): MANAGING Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA has called for deep sober reflections and prayers as Muslims mark the end of Ramadan fasting. Bashorun Askia in an…

Eid-el-Fitr: Reps Minority Caucus Congratulates Nigerians, Urges Peaceful Co-Existence

Eid-el-Fitr: Reps Minority Caucus Congratulates Nigerians, Urges Peaceful Co-Existence

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has congratulated Muslims on the completion of Holy Ramadan fasting and urged  Nigerians to use the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr to  rekindle hope in the unity of the country The…

SO SAD! How Drug Dealers Use Statue Of Mary *NDLEA Intercepts Drugs Concealed In Statue Of Mary, Auto Spare Parts

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLO: VIRGIN Mary statues are sentinels of grace placed to guard the heart; they are safe sanctuaries, symbols of the authentic devotion, and reciprocal love. Mary’s role in Christian history represents faithfulness, devotion, humility, purity. But…

PREDATORS, VICTIMS AND ECHOES OF DISINTEGRATION

PREDATORS, VICTIMS AND ECHOES OF DISINTEGRATION

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: ONE of the palpably visible source of anger that readily culminates into feelings of separatism and other existential cry in our Nation today is insecurity. This is more so, given the level of workable strategies…

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…

INSECURITY: THE SHEIKH GUMI’S ALTERNATIVE

INSECURITY: THE SHEIKH GUMI’S ALTERNATIVE

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Austen AKHAGBEME: UNUSUAL times have a way of breeding and bringing up unusual solutions from unusual sources by unusual people. The above aptly describes the scenario that prompt up the strange visitation of the Kaduna based Islamic…

NSCDC Deploys Personnel To Markets, Schools, Motor Parks, Churches, Mosques To Enforce COVID-19 Protocols

NSCDC Deploys Personnel To Markets, Schools, Motor Parks, Churches, Mosques To Enforce COVID-19 Protocols

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Mike SOGBOLO: Personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed to markets, schools, motor parks, churches and mosques, recreation centers and other public facilities across the nation to enforce compliance with COVID-19 protocols….

BISHOP MATHEW KUKAH: BETWEEN PATRIOTISM AND PROPAGANDA

BISHOP MATHEW KUKAH: BETWEEN PATRIOTISM AND PROPAGANDA

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Austen AKHAGBEME: The Bishop of the catholic Diocese Sokoto, Rev Mathew Hassan Kukah is not one that needs an introduction. His fiery mien, speaks of a unique Clergyman, with a heart for service and a concern for…

Christmas: Bashorun Askia Counsels Nigerians *Urges Gratitude To God

Christmas: Bashorun Askia Counsels Nigerians *Urges Gratitude To God

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – By Albert OGRAKA: Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA, has felicitated with Christians on the celebration of Christmas, urging them to always express genuine love by being…