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Breaking: Sarri ‘secures’ Juventus deal, seeks Chelsea exit

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Maurizio Sarri has reached an agreement with Juventus to become the Serie A champions’ next head coach and has requested Chelsea release him from his contract to join the Bianconeri, Goal understands. Fali Ramadani, Sarri’s agent, met with Chelsea management Friday to discuss his client’s future with the club as a move to Turin draws closer and closer.  The 60-year-old Sarri intended to wait until the end of Read More

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Again, Ruggedman speaks on Naira Marley travails

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

Veteran rapper Ruggedman has again spoken on the Naira Marley debacle saying he tried to caution Naira Marley over his advocacy for internet fraud. Recall Naira Marley was arrested 2 weeks ago following his alleged involvement in Internet fraud aka Yahoo Yahoo. Ruggedman who came head to head with Marley following the latter asking that people support Yahoo Yahoo said, Read More

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Capital market infractions: SEC bars Oando Group’s CEO for 5 years

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has concluded investigation of Oando Plc and directed among others the resignation of the affected Board members. It also barred the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) and the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (DGCEO) from being directors of public companies for a period of five years.  SEC also directed the convening of an Extra-Ordinary Read More

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JAMB releases 4,536 UTME withheld results

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday released some of the withheld results of the recently held Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). In a press statement on Friday, JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed that the release of 4,536 out of a total 4,760 withheld results was due to the decision of a committee set up to Read More

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Police smash currency trading ring in Abuja

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The FCT police command in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Enforcement Committee on the Abuse of the Naira and the Department of State Services (DSS), on Friday, carried out a joint raid on illegal traders of naira at Dei-Dei under Bridge. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, Read More

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NECO tackles exam malpractice with extra 8,000 biometric machines

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has acquired 8,000 new biometric machines to tackle impersonation in the conduct of its examinations. Its board chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, stated this Friday while commissioning the new biometric machines at the council headquarters in Minna. He also said 20 vehicles were also bought for the movement of examination materials to solve logistics problems faced Read More

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NCPC boss Uja flags off 2019 Easter pilgrimage June 2

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Uja Tor Uja, has stated this year’s Easter pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Israel, will be flagged off on June 2, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.   This was contained in a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the media unit of the commission. The statement indicated that the Read More

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Security: NAF establishes 3 regiment training centres

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated that it would establish additional Regiment Training Centres (RTC) annex in three states for the training of more special forces to boost security in the country. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadie Abubakar, stated this Friday during the graduation of 51 Special Forces Instructors Course 2 at the (RTC) NAF Base, Read More

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Ebonyi man held for burying 5-month-old daughter alive

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Ebonyi state police command on Friday arraigned a 26-year-old man, Mr Anthony Sunday, for burying his five-month-old daughter alive. He was said to have on May 26, this year, at Okwerike village, Abaomege, Onicha local government area, decided to get even at his ‘unfaithful wife’ who he had constantly had disagreements and fights with by killing their daughter. Blueprint Read More

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Appointments: We’ll be fair to all – Kwara gov

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara state has declared that the new All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the state might not achieve equity in the sharing of positions and appointments in the state. Rather, he said, his administration “will strive to be fair to all” and compensate those who might be seen not to have got enough. The governor stated Read More

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Oshiomhole: APC gov candidate urges caution

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9 election in Akwa Ibom state, Obong Nsima Ekere, has called for caution over the call for the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. He, in an interview, said it was too early to ask for the resignation of national chairman who just won presidential Read More

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Breaking: Osun Poly gets new acting rector

May 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has announced appointment of Dr. Woye Olaniran, as the Acting Rector for Osun state Polytechnic, Iree. Before his appointment, Olaniran was a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance and former Dean, Faculty of Financial Studies. He is currently the Director of Examination in the polytechnic. Olaniran, whose appointment would take effect from Read More

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Female circumcision: Oyo family bemoans members’ disappearance

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Abass family of Iseyin local government area of Ibadan, Oyo state, has announced the disappearance of Mrs Abass Oluwatoyin and her daughter, Cristabel Abass. In a statement made available to Blueprint Weekend in Abuja Friday, Oluwatoyin’s husband, Mr Tajudeen Abass, said his wife and daughter disappeared from their Lagos home in 2014, after the former vehemently opposed the idea Read More

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Frank to Sagay: Don’t kill yourself over Zamfara, Rivers’ judgements

May 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Depyty National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has advised the Chairman of the  Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) and Professor of Law, Mr. Itse Sagay (SAN), not to kill himself over the Supreme Court’s judgement on Zamfara and Rivers States respectively. Frank also enjoined the Professor to appeal Read More

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PENGASSAN president Johnson dies

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The national president of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson, is dead. He died in the early hours of Friday, after a brief illness. According to a statement jointly signed by the deputy president, Comrade Frank Esanubi, and general secretary, Comrade Lumumba Okugbawa, he died at the National Hospital, Abuja.        Read More

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Lassa fever: Emergency phase ends in Nigeria – NCDC

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Friday announced the end of the emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak in the country. This was contained in a statement issued by the chief executive officer of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja. Ihekweazu said the announcement followed a joint epidemiological review by the NCDC, WHO Nigeria and other partners. He said Read More

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JAMB’s missing N35m: Court remands woman charged with blaming snake

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, Friday remanded Philomena Chieshe and five other Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) officials for their involvement in the missing N35 million missing from the sales of JAMB e-cards in Benue state. Chieshe was arraigned alongside Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu. The Economic and Financial Crimes Read More

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No safe haven for hoodlums- Kano CP

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The new Kano state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has read the riot act to hoodlums in the state, saying he is determined to make the state a safe place for residents. Addressing reporters during his maiden press conference in Kano yesterday, Iliyasu said he would work on the mission and vision of the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, Read More

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9th Assembly: Northern youths back Imo Rep for speakership

May 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead June 10 inauguration of leadership at National Assembly, Northern youth on Friday disclosed how they have intensified efforts to lobby lawmakers-elect to back a member of House of Representatives from Imo, Emeka Nwajiuba, to enthrone him as the next speaker. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, National President of Northern Youth Council, Mallam Yahaya Salisu said youth across nineteen Read More

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Ex-commisaioner emerges SSG in Delta

May 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Delta atate governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has appointed the former Commissioner for basic Education Mr. Chiedu Ebie as Secretary to State Government . Also appointed is the former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly,  Hon. Funkekeme Solomon as Senior Political Adviser to the Governor.. While the former commissioner for finance, Olorugun David Edevbie, as Chief OF Staff.  In Read More

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Again, INEC complies with Supreme Court verdict, hands over certificates of return to Zamfara lawmakers-elect

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Friday presented certificates of return to 24 members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly following the verdict of the Supreme Court. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Supreme Court had last Friday nullified all APC votes at the 2019 general elections in Zamfara state and ruled that the party had Read More

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Zulum pays unscheduled visit to state secretariat, rewards 137 Staff

May 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara  Zulum, on Friday paid an unscheduled visit to the Musa  Usman state Secretariat complex, Maiduguri. He directed that all civil servants who were on seat when he paid the visit to be paid their leave grants, promotion benefits and other entitlements immediately as incentive for their discipline, dedication and commitment to duty. The Read More