Kaduna government alerts residents over ‘explosives planted by terrorists’ in public places 

February 28, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Following the explosion in Kabala West, Kaduna South local government Sunday night, Kaduna state government has urged residents to be alert and vigilant against explosive devices suspected to be planted in public places by terrorists.  Kaduna state Police Command confirmed on Monday that the suspected improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at about midnight in Kabala West, a suburb of Kaduna Read More

ActionAid trains women, youth on inclusiveness in politics, governance

February 28, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Nigerian women and youth have been urged to make themselves available for politics and governance, so that they can contribute their quota to democratic development of the country. A non-governmental organisation, ActionAid Nigeria made the call on Monday in Kaduna during a training workshop for women and youth from six local government areas of Read More

Disregard information not on official website, Nigeria Embassy warns

February 28, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bucharest, Romania, has warned affected Nigerian nationals in Ukraine to disregard information nit contained on its official website. Russia recently invaded Ukraine leaving Nigerians and other nationals in the country stranded and seeking ways to leave the country. The Embassy gave the warning in a public notice dated February 26, 2022, which Read More

PDP Chairman’s attack on DSS unjustified, unfair, preposterous, says Service

February 28, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Service (DSS) has flayed the the National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, over his statement against security agencies including the Service. DSS in a press statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr. Peter Afunanya, Monday in Abuja, said: “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to an unwarranted statement made by Read More

Oil spillage: Release Mobil, NNPC’s N82bn judgement debt to Akwa Ibom communities, Court orders CBN

February 28, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has granted a garnishee order absolute, mandating the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to release the sum of N81.9billion standing to the credit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and it’s joint venture partner, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, in it’s custody to oil producing communities in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Read More

Anyim tasks FG on safe evacuation of Nigerians in Ukraine

February 28, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Former Senate President,  Senator Anyim Pius Anyim,  has expressed worries over the wellbeing of Nigerians in Ukraine and tasked the federal government on the safe evacuation of Nigerian nationals. Russia recently invaded Ukraine complaining that she was uncomfortable with Ukraine’s romance with America and the West especially Ukraine’s reported plan to join the Northern Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Anyim, who Read More

At last, FIFA, UEFA hit Russia with suspension *See list of affected Russian clubs, other football teams

February 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russia’s national and club teams from all competitions until further notice. The suspension means that, barring an unlikely change of course in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the country will not be able to face Poland in a World Cup play-off semi-final next month, take part in the Women’s European Championships this summer and Spartak Moscow Read More

Saliu Mustapha, the man who puts his party first

February 28, 2022 Ademuyiwa Adebola Taofeek 0

For a few who are conversant with the nation’s political space, either as partisan participants from mainstream parties such as the PDP or APC or as neutrals who monitor events from a distance, it is a fact that unwavering.party is a test many politicians fail in Nigeria. The reason is not far-fetched; many of the country’s politicians are in the Read More

Complete Sports founder, Ojeagbase, dies in US 

February 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Dr. Emmanuel Sunny Ojeagbase, founder and executive chairman of Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspapers, SuccessDigest and other online publications, has passed on to Glory. He died on Saturday, 26 February, 2022 in Atlanta, United States of America (USA) after a brief illness. He was 71 years. Dr. Ojeagbase hailed from Uzebba, Iuleha in Owan West of Edo Read More

Ukraine invasion: UEFA to throw Victor Moses’ Spartak Moscow out of Europa League 

February 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Europe’s football governing body, UEFA, is planning to remove former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses’ Russian club Spartak Moscow from this season’s Europa League following the invasion of Ukraine. Spartak Moscow have been drawn to play German side RB Leipzig in the last 16, with the reverse tie billed for March 17. No official confirmation has been made by UEFA. Read More

Issues as NASS vote on Constitution Review

February 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

As separately announced last week, lawmakers at both the Senate and the House of Representatives will today (Tuesday) vote on amendments proposals by their Ad – Hoc Committees on Constitution Review. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. History of Constitution Reviews While amendments were not carried out on the nation’s Constitutions during the first, second and aborted 3rd republics, it has become a Read More

Lagos 2022: Team Nigeria edge South Africa, Senegal in Fencing, Egypt retains title 

February 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Team Nigeria made a strong finish on the final day of the 2022 Cadet and Junior African Fencing Championship to place third on the overall medals’ table of the event concluded Sunday evening at the Festival Hotel, Festac Lagos.  Africa’s top fencing nation Egypy dominated the five-day championship while their closest rivals Algeria also gave a good account of themselves.  Read More

Super Eagles mentally ready to face Ghana – NFF 

February 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria Football Federation executive member, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau,  has disclosed that the Super Eagles is physically and mentally ready ahead of their crucial 2022 World Cup playoffs against Ghana in the next few weeks.  Blueprint reports that the Black Stars of Ghana  will do battle against the Super Eagles for one of the continent ticket to Qatar World Cup in Cape Read More

2022 UTME/DE registration a huge success – JAMB

February 28, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

   The joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said theboard’s partnership with the National Identity Management Commission(NIMC) is yielding the desired results as “the process which, by allindications, was deemed impracticable in 2019 is now workable”. The Board’s weekly magazine, JAMBulletin on Monday, presented toBlueprint by JAMB’s Head of Publicity and Protocol Dr Fabian Benjamin,said the partnership was unworkable Read More

Electoral Act 2022: IPAC lauds clause 54 on provisions for PwDs, others

February 28, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has expressed excitement by Clause 54 of the Electoral Act 2022 which makes it mandatory for the INEC to make special provisions for people living with disabilities (PwDs) and those with special needs.  The national chairman, Engineer Yabagi Yusuf Sani, while speaking at a press conference Monday in Abuja on “New Electoral Act as Read More

PDP carpets APC, clinches Bassa/Jos-North fed constituency

February 28, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The returning officer of the Bassa/Jos-North federal constituency, Dr. Yinka Oyerinde, has declared Hon. Musa Aga, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the last Saturday’s bye-election of the constituency. The INEC returning officer, said Hon. Musa Aga, of the PDP polled 40,343, against second place Malam Muhammad Adam Alkali, of the PRP that pulled 37,757 and Hon. Read More

Official: INEC publishes notice of 2023 general elections 

February 28, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has published the notice of election for the 2023 general elections, in compliance with extant provisions of the law. The official notice for the 2023 general election, which was published today, 28th February, 2022, in each state of the federation and the FCT, contains the date for the election, and the place where the Read More

The blame game in airfare hike

February 28, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) is deeply troubled by the worsening plight of the nation’s air travelers. Air fares went up by 100 per cent last week and no one knows precisely who ordered the fare hike. The airlines claim that the hike was a unilateral action by individual airlines but FCCPC is convinced that the hike Read More

When police are becoming friends

February 28, 2022 Lawal Jet Kaugama 0

Many Nigerians before now hardly believe in the saying that police are our friends until recently when the Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba was deservedly appointed by President Muhammadu  Buhari to lead the Nigria Police Force. On assumption of office, he made some pledges which he has kept; one of which is to harness all human and material Read More

Farmers, Fulani clash claims 5 in Kebbi

February 28, 2022 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has admonished communities, especially Fulani herders and farmers to live in peace with one another and refrain from taking the laws into their hands. The governor gave this advice at NELPA Fulani settlement near Aljannare, Suru local government area, during a visit to condole with Fulani herdsmen who lost five persons and several Read More

Flooding: FEMA builds team of professional volunteers 

February 28, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working out modalities to build a team of professional volunteers in saving the lives and property of the residents of the FCT. The Director-General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss, stated this in a chat with newsmen in his office, Monday, saying FEMA intends to come up with professional groups, who can Read More

Bagudu tasks nomadic Fulani on school enrolment

February 28, 2022 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has renewed his appeal to Fulani nomads to enroll their children in school. The governor was speaking in an interaction with Fulani Women at Rugga Majo and Tsoyel Shago settlement in Argungu Local Government Area. He directed the immediate provision of drinking water, school and mosque to the settlement instructing the ministry of Read More