Obiano Shuns Soludo’s Transition C’ttee Inauguration, Journalists Barred From Event

Obiano Shuns Soludo’s Transition C’ttee Inauguration, Journalists Barred From Event

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVID/AWKA: Some correspondents of National Media Organisations in Anambra State were on Thursday barred from covering the inauguration of Prof. Charles Soludo transition committee. The event which was held at Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu in…

United States, Nigeria Sign Historic Agreement to Protect Nigerian Cultural Heritage

United States, Nigeria Sign Historic Agreement to Protect Nigerian Cultural Heritage

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Our CORRESPONDENT: The United States and Nigeria have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that launches a Cultural Property Agreement between both nations. U.S. Ambassador, Mary Beth Leonard and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed…

NLNG Suspension of Exportation of Cooking Gas, Relief -Ikeazor

NLNG Suspension of Exportation of Cooking Gas, Relief -Ikeazor

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : Nigeria’s Minister of State for the Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor has said the decision of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited to suspend exportation of the cooking gas will not only bring down the price of…

What PDP Govs Said About Buhari, APC Will Shock You *Read Communique Issued In P/Harcourt

What PDP Govs Said About Buhari, APC Will Shock You *Read Communique Issued In P/Harcourt

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) : COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE PDP GOVERNORS’ FORUM AT THE END OF THEIR MEETING IN PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE, JANUARY 17, 2022. The PDP Governors’ Forum held its regular meeting crucial to the sustenance of our Democracy on…

The Time Has Come To Choose Wisely

The Time Has Come To Choose Wisely

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –BySenator Kashim SHETTIMA: Being a keynote address at Support Group Conference, organised by Support Groups Management Council (SGMC), in honour of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at International Conference Centre, Abuja, on January 17, 2022. I stand here today…

A SEASON OF POLITICAL ABLUTIONS

A SEASON OF POLITICAL ABLUTIONS

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The year preceeding the general election year in Nigeria is always an interesting one. This is the time when political gladiators, both the serious and the pretenders, jostle for space in their political nests while seeking for attention…

Gov Wike’s Accusation: NSCDC Boss Disbands Anti-Vandal Unit in Rivers

Gov Wike’s Accusation: NSCDC Boss Disbands Anti-Vandal Unit in Rivers

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Our CORRESPONDENT: The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi has disbanded the anti-vandal unit of Rivers State Command of the Corps following accusation by Governor Nyesom Wike of River State…

Panic In South-East: Disregard Rumour Of 4 Days Sit-At-Home Protest, Says IPOB

Panic In South-East: Disregard Rumour Of 4 Days Sit-At-Home Protest, Says IPOB

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVID: The Indigenous People of Biafra has allayed fears that there will be four days sit-at-home protest in the South-East to mark Nnamdi Kanu appearances to court next week. In a statement by the Media…

No Police Officers Abducted By Boko Haram, Says Borno CP

No Police Officers Abducted By Boko Haram, Says Borno CP

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)-From North East CORRESPONDENT: The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar has said no mobile police officers was abducted by Boko Haram during an attack on Police Mobile Training College, Gwoza. The police chief, who admitted that there…

Twitter Ban Lift: Reps Minority Caucus Says FG Has No Right To Regulate Freedom Of Opinion

Twitter Ban Lift: Reps Minority Caucus Says FG Has No Right To Regulate Freedom Of Opinion

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned in strong terms the declaration by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of Nigeria of having lifted the ban on the use of…

Omicron Ban: FG Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions on Nigerians

Omicron Ban: FG Calls for Lifting of Travel Restrictions on Nigerians

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Foreign Affairs correspondent: The Federal Government has meant with the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the country, Ambassador Faisal bin Ebraheem Al-Ghamdi to discuss the recent restrictions placed on Nigerians intending to visit the Kingdom of Saudi…

KACRAN Says Ortom’s Promotion of Miyetti Allah as Terrorist Group Baseless, Unsubstantiated

KACRAN Says Ortom’s Promotion of Miyetti Allah as Terrorist Group Baseless, Unsubstantiated

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Kulen Allah Cattle Rearers Association of Nigeria (KACRAN), one of the umbrella bodies for cattle rearers in the country, has described as baseless and unsubstantiated reasons positioned by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom seeking the enlistment of Miyetti…

Haba!!! NDLEA Arrests 76 Yrs Old Grandpa For Selling “Indian Hemp” *As Marwa Lauds Delta, Edo, Enugu Airport, Niger, Ogun, Kwara, Plateau, Rivers, Ondo, Benue Commands

Haba!!! NDLEA Arrests 76 Yrs Old Grandpa For Selling “Indian Hemp” *As Marwa Lauds Delta, Edo, Enugu Airport, Niger, Ogun, Kwara, Plateau, Rivers, Ondo, Benue Commands

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (Retd), has commended the officers and men of Edo, Enugu Airport, Niger, Ogun, Kwara, Plateau, Rivers, Ondo, Benue and Delta Commands as well as those of the Directorate of Operation…

Re-Trending Of Alleged Inappropriate Treatment @ Lagos Airport, Handiwork Of Mischief Makers, Says Acting CGI

Re-Trending Of Alleged Inappropriate Treatment @ Lagos Airport, Handiwork Of Mischief Makers, Says Acting CGI

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): Acting Comptroller General of Immigration Service, Isah Idris has reacted to a re-trending video of an alleged incident involving an out-bound passenger at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Lagos sometime in August 2017. Idris, in a statement…

Acting Controller General Of Fire Pledges To Prioritize Staff Welfare

Acting Controller General Of Fire Pledges To Prioritize Staff Welfare

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -PRESS RELEASE: The Acting Controller General of the Federal Fire Service, Karebo Pere Samson MIFire.E who held an interactive session on Tuesday with Officers and Men of the Service at the Service’s headquarters promised to make staff welfare…

Drug War: NDLEA, NSCDC Renew Partnership

Drug War: NDLEA, NSCDC Renew Partnership

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Mike SOGBOLA: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have agreed to strengthen existing partnership and synergy between the two agencies in various areas of operations especially in…

New Year: Reps Minority Caucus Seeks Renewed Optimism *Urges FG To End Borrowings, Engage Innovative Young Nigerians

New Year: Reps Minority Caucus Seeks Renewed Optimism *Urges FG To End Borrowings, Engage Innovative Young Nigerians

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) – From Editor’s DESK: The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of the New Year, urging them to put behind the gloom of the past and approach year 2022 with…

Breaking: How Suspected Cultists Killed Two Policemen, Abducted Leader of Keke Riders

Breaking: How Suspected Cultists Killed Two Policemen, Abducted Leader of Keke Riders

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Crime Correspondent/AWKA: At least three persons, including two Policemen, an unidentified woman were on Tuesday evening killed by unknown gunmen, suspected to be cultists. A source said the gunmen blocked a red Toyota Corolla car being driven…

BENIN REPUBLIC: A BULLY NEXT DOOR

BENIN REPUBLIC: A BULLY NEXT DOOR

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): The Democratic progression witnessed in the neighbouring country of Benin, which has served as a good example of democratisation in Africa since 1991, is gradually becoming a nightmare. This owes majorly to the clampdown on the opposition by…

NDDC Begs Contractors For Patience **As FG, Oil Coys Indebtedness To NDDC Hits N4 Trillion

NDDC Begs Contractors For Patience **As FG, Oil Coys Indebtedness To NDDC Hits N4 Trillion

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: THE Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has pledged to settle all verified outstanding claims by its contractors in its efforts to facilitate sustainable development of the oil-rich region. A source close to the Interim Administrator…

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…

Zulum, Wike Win 2021 Human Rights Award

Zulum, Wike Win 2021 Human Rights Award

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ABUJA THE Governors of Borno and Rivers States, Prof. Babagana Zulum and Barr. Nyesom Wike, have among others, emerged winners of the 2021 Human Rights Awards. The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu,…

Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Pass 70,000 Mark, UNHCR Renews Call For Help

Cameroonian Refugees In Nigeria Pass 70,000 Mark, UNHCR Renews Call For Help

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has revealed that Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria are now over 70,000. The UN Refugee agency also appealed to international community for urgent additional support for refugees in Nigeria UNHCR, while…

Decision On Visa Application To England Stopped

Decision On Visa Application To England Stopped

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Our CORRESPONDENT: THE British High Commission has said it will pause “making decisions” on visitor visa applications from all red list countries, which includes Nigeria. The decision was announced in a statement issued by the commission on…

Abdulsalami, Babangida Commend Federal Fire Service, Urges Improved Services

Abdulsalami, Babangida Commend Federal Fire Service, Urges Improved Services

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –PRESS RELEASE: FORMER Military Head of State, General Abubakar Abdulsalami (rtd), has called on town planners to ensure access road to markets and other public places for easy access by emergency responders during emergencies. The former head of…

2021 World Disabilities Day: NHRC Seeks Equal Participation Of Persons With Incapacities

2021 World Disabilities Day: NHRC Seeks Equal Participation Of Persons With Incapacities

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has enjoined public and private sectors to ensure full implementation of and adherence to legal framework and policies put in place to promote accessibility and equal participation of persons with disabilities in…

Digital Literacy Programme: DTSG Partners UK Govt

Digital Literacy Programme: DTSG Partners UK Govt

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Editor’s DESK: IN furtherance of its determination to ensure that citizens of Delta State acquire the necessary skills and become digital literate in a 21st century digital economy, the state government is to partner with the UK…

FG Shuts Down Operations At Santa Barbara Oilfields

FG Shuts Down Operations At Santa Barbara Oilfields

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE Federal Government has shut down operations at Santa Barbara oilfields. A signed statement on Tuesday by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Environment, Saghir el Mohammed, said the shut down will be effected until proper…

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…

One-Third Women Experience Violence In Lifetime, Says UNWomen

One-Third Women Experience Violence In Lifetime, Says UNWomen

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): ONE-THIRD of the women population worldwide experience violence in their lifetime, United Nations (UN) Women has decried. The Deputy Representative, UN Women Nigeria, Mr. Lansana Wonneh, at a media parley to commemorate with the 16 Days of Activism…

‘No N4.5 Billion Padded Into NDLEA 2022 Budget’ -NDLEA Spokesman

‘No N4.5 Billion Padded Into NDLEA 2022 Budget’ -NDLEA Spokesman

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has dismissed insinuations from some reports that N4.5 billion was padded into its proposed 2022 budget. The spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi said on Wednesday that the agency was inundated…

Boko Haram: Zulum Orders Nine Armored Vehicles In Nigerian Border With Niger

Boko Haram: Zulum Orders Nine Armored Vehicles In Nigerian Border With Niger

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)/MAIDUGURI – BORNO State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has ordered nine armored personnel carriers for police operations in Malam-Fatori, Nigerian border town with Niger Republic. Malam-Fatori, which came under Boko Haram occupation in 2014, is headquarters of Abadam local…

Lagos EndSARS Report: FG Officials To Answer Questions -Reps Minority Caucus *Says Report Reveals Plot To Cover Up Bloody Massacre Of Youths

Lagos EndSARS Report: FG Officials To Answer Questions -Reps Minority Caucus *Says Report Reveals Plot To Cover Up Bloody Massacre Of Youths

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)- From Editor’s DESK: THE Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives had said that the report of the Lagos EndSARS judicial panel has clearly attested to an attempt by officials of the All Progressive Congress, APC, led Federal…

Nigeria House Of Reps Intervenes As Elumelu Moves Motion

Nigeria House Of Reps Intervenes As Elumelu Moves Motion

-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): THE House of Representatives has resolved to urgently intervene in the diplomatic row between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates with a view to lessen the suffering of Nigerians transiting through the UAE. The House took the decision…

#ENDSARS Protest: US Calls For Response From FG, Lagos On Report

#ENDSARS Protest: US Calls For Response From FG, Lagos On Report

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA): United States has called on both Lagos and Federal governments to respond to the report submitted by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the #ENDSARS protest. The US Embassy in Nigeria in a statement on Tuesday…

KEN SARO-WIWA: 26 YEARS AFTER

KEN SARO-WIWA: 26 YEARS AFTER

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)  –By Azua ALONU: KEN SARO-WIWA had to follow the path his late compatriot Timothy Paul Birabi, a famous Ogoni nationalist inspired and formed the movement for the survival of the Ogoni people (Mosop) to fire up the flame…

Anambra Guber Poll: At Last Soludo Declared Winner

Anambra Guber Poll: At Last Soludo Declared Winner

–Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Sunny A. DAVIDS/ Awka: AT exactly 1.51am on 10th November 2021 the All Progressive Grand Alliance  APGA candidate, Prof. Charrles Chukwuma Soludo was finally declared winner of the 2021 Governorship election in Anambra State. The returning Officer for…