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Klopp: Champions League the strongest

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

Jurgen Klopp is not too sure about Liverpool’s chances of defending their Champions League title this season, and has expressed his concern that English teams might not be able to dominate like last time, particularly because right now the league is strongest it has ever been. The talented Liverpool manager also reiterated that there is no requirement of a separate Read More

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NDDC: Niger Delta youths back new board

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) has chided governors of the region for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the newly constituted board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) alleging that the Act empowering the commission required them to make inputs. Media reports indicated that South-South governors had summoned an emergency meeting over the members-designate of the board of the Read More

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Lagos govt allays fears over arrest of 123 suspects

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Lagos state government has stated that the arrest of 123 suspects by the state task force was a routine security check. On the directives of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu, the arrested suspects have been moved to the state Police Command where they are being profiled and if nothing incriminating is established against them, they would Read More

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Bet9ja Ekiti football league: Technical group rates organisation high

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

The ongoing Bet9ja Ekiti state football league presently on break has been described as impressive in terms of standard of play, discipline, commitment and overall compliance to rules guiding the competition. According to a half term report of the much- followed competition by the diligently-selected technical study group and endorsed by the Ekiti FA boss, Bayo Olanlege, the teams participating Read More

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NAF airlifts relief materials to flood victims in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has completed the airlifting of relief materials to further assist victims of flooding that affected some communities in Mozambique and Zimbabwe Massive flooding affected some communities in the countries in April 2019. NAF spokesperson, Air Commadore Ibikunle Daramola, said the airlift missions, which he said were conducted for the National Emergency Management Agency Read More

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Premier League: Another Chelsea player suffers racial abuse

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

Kurt Zouma was the subject of vile racist abuse after his late own goal cost Chelsea two points against Sheffield United. The French defender turned into his own net with just 30 seconds left of normal time, handing the Blades a 2-2 draw. And within minutes of the goal going in, social media was awash with disgusting racial slurs aimed Read More

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Kogi: Yahaya Audu demands cancelation of APC primary

August 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for Kogi State governorship election, Prince Yahaya Audu, has urged the national leadership of the ruling party to cancel the recently conducted party primary and reorder a fresh poll. Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, the governorship aspirant alleged that the state governor, Yahaya Bello, manipulated the election, insisting that he is rejecting it Read More

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Breaking: Leah is alive, presidency says

August 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Presidency on Saturday said that the Christian Dapchi Secondary School girl who was held by the Boko Haram terrorists for not renouncing her Christian faith, Leah Sharibu was still alive. Leah Sharibu Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, stated this in an interview with a group of journalists in Abuja. There have been Read More

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Picture: ‘Hell’ experience as Nigeria railway officials subject passengers to scramble for train tickets in Kaduna, Abuja

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

As killings and Kidnapping continue on Abuja- Kaduna highway, travelers have since resorted to using rail as the last and only means of transportation to and fro Kaduna-Abuja route. Surprisingly, all members and class of society use the train for safety of their lives. The Abuja – Kaduna railway operates four times daily – 7 am, 10 am, 2 pm Read More

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Breaking: From Arsenal, Mohamed Elneny joins Besiktas

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

Besiktas have signed Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny on a season-long loan from Arsenal. The 27-year-old has made 89 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions since joining from Swiss side FC Basel in the summer of 2016. However, he fell out of favour following the appointment of Unai Emery as manager last summer. The midfielder made 17 appearances in all competitions during the 2018-19 season, with Read More

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Alleged graft: Fayose storms Ekiti Assembly

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Former Governor of Ekiti state Ayo Fayose  on Friday, paid a surprise to the state House of Assembly, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, to answer corruption allegations leveled against him by the house of assembly . The Assembly had on Thursday invited the former governor defend the allegation of misappropriation of state’s funds. The former  however  alleged that security personnel Read More

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FG restates commitment to job creation, commissions 40 Hectare N-Power farm in Kwara

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The federal government has restated its resolve to keep improving on existing policies and programmes designed to create jobs for teeming youths. Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office made known in a statement in Abuja on Friday. Speaking during the launch of a 40 hectare farm set up by N-Power Agro beneficiaries at the University of Ilorin in Read More

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El-Rufai planning women empowerment – Wife

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Residents of  Badikko, Unguwar Mu’azu, Makera in Kaduna South local government area of Kaduna state Monday, expressed  gratitude to the governor’s wife, Aisha (Ummi) Garba el-Rufai over her sense of magnanimity during several visits to the communities. . District head of Badikko ward, Alhaji Usman Sani, applauded the governor’s wife , saying she  fulfilled her campaign promises by returning to Read More

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Dominic Oneya, Achike Udenwa: Where are they now?

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is not very clear where these former public officers are at the moment, even though they were celebrities of sorts during their time. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece seeks to know. Jibrin Martins Kuye He was a minister under the regime of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan respectively on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Read More

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NBC’s 5th Annual Lecture: Towards saner, patriotic broadcast airspace

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recently, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) held its 5th Annual Lecture in Abuja; IBRAHIM RAMALAN was there. NBC’s annual lecture is designed to bring together stakeholders within and outside the broadcasting industry for meaningful, mutually beneficial intellectual interaction. As a broadcast regulatory agency, the NBC organises the lecture to further raise consciousness and encourage broadcasters to be more responsible and Read More

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Ruga project’ll succeed if … – Ex-presidential candidate

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Alhaji Mohammed Kabir Shittu was the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) presidential candidate in this year’s general elections. He is also the chairman of the Forum of Presidential Candidates. In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, he talks on the RUGA saga as well as other national issues As a politician and farmer, what is your take on RUGA settlement? If Read More

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How to stop farmers, herders’ crisis – Ganduje

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in this exclusive interview, tells BLUEPRINT WEEKEND how he was able to win re-election despite the intrigues that characterised the governorship poll in the state; his achievements since re-election as well as other national issues. Nigerians have still not come to terms with the way you were able to defeat your opponents Read More

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EFCC exposes Yahoo, yahoo boys in Lagos

August 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters at a ‘Yahoo school’ in Lagos. The suspects are: Oluwaseun Ogunbunmi Haruna Yusuf Olubori Hassan Wasiu Idowu Basit Adeniran Aina Olajuwon Okafor Joseph David Ado

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Will AfCFTA affect CBN’s planned restriction on food import?

August 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

With the recent directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict foreign exchange to food importers, experts are of the view that Nigeria may just be thinking of not fully implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. Nigeria, which has the largest economy in Africa, is the continent’s top Read More