Gbajabiamila greets Wase at 58

May 31, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has extolled the virtues of his deputy, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, on his 58th birthday. Gbajabiamila described Wase as a worthy ally, whom he said has proven to be a dependable co-pilot in the affairs of the 9th House of Representatives. The speaker in a message on Tuesday said at 58, Read More

Fibre Cement Board can bridge Nigeria’s housing deficit gap  – MD New materials coy

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s current housing deficit is estimated at 17-20 million units. This deficit is partly driven by high cost of building materials among other factors. Recently, the Managing Director of New Material Nigeria Company Ltd, Mr. Jackie Dai Hui announced the introduction of a new product, Fibre Cement Board into the Nigerian market. This is a wholly owned Chinese firm. DAVID AGBA Read More

Arrest clerics calling for​ religious war in Taraba immediately, CAN block tells Buhari, security agencies

May 31, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

The TAKEN/ECWA block of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Tuesday, called​ on President Muhammadu Buhari and all the security agencies in Nigeria to urgently arrest those who are based in Kaduna, but calling​ for religious war in Taraba state. The Chairman of the block, Rev Micah Dopah, while briefing newsmen in Jalingo said those threats were tantamount to causing Read More

CJID, NRGI host journalists, CSOs, discuss Nigeria’s oil dependency

May 31, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

In a bid to drive the level of discourse on oil dependency and the nexus with energy transition in the Nigerian economy, the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), through its Natural Resource and Extractives Programme (NAREP), in partnership with Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), held a one day capacity building workshop for media and Civil Society Organisations in Read More

Again, plane crashes, all passengers on board dead

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nepalese officials on Tuesday confirmed that all the 22 people on board the plane that crashed on May 29 were killed after rescuers found and recovered the last body from the wreckage. The spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Deo Chandra Lal Karn, said that they are waiting for favourable weather to transport the remaining bodies to Kathmandu Read More

Breaking: Tottenham snap Ivan Perisic off Manchester United

May 31, 2022 Dailymail 0

Ivan Perisic has completed his move to Tottenham and took to social media to bid an emotional farewell to Inter Milan. His switch was confirmed by Spurs a few minutes after he put a statement out paying tribute to his ‘unforgettable’ time in Serie A.  Perisic leaves the Italian side after seven years, albeit with one season spent on loan at Read More

Former foreign Enyimba, Akwa United coach, Maurice Cooreman, is dead

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Former Akwa United coach Maurice Cooreman has reportedly died. He passed on, aged 79 in Belgium, Blueprint reports. Coach Cooreman coach other Nigerian clubs including  Enyimba, Ocean Boys, Warri Wolves, Gombe United. Cooreman led the defunct Ocean Boys to the Nigerian title in 2006, but was sacked in September 2006 and then rehired two weeks later. He managed Enyimba from October 2006 to Read More

Mohammed Abacha and Kano 2023

May 31, 2022 Usman Abubakar 0

Muhammad Abacha is a household name in Kano state politics. The people ofKano state will make no mistake in voting him into power in the 2023 general elections. This time around, it is only God that can stop him. The good thing is that he will realise his dream of leading Kano state to the promised land on the platform Read More

Sadiq Abubakar as APC’s new bride

May 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

Air Mashall Sadiq Abubakar needs the support of APC faithful and by extension the good people of Bauchi state to win the 2023 governorship election. We hope his victory at the just concluded primary will be a turning point for uniting the party and make positive difference—if God gives him the leadership of our dear state. In terms of competence, Read More

Bauchi urban renewal project: The Bala Mohammed initiative

May 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

The idea to remodel Bauchi state by Governor Bala Mohammed was mooted long ago as part of master plan to establish a buoyant business friendly-state. The state known as Bauchi was carved out of the old northeastern state, now stands to be the gate of the region. Successive governments tried to work on the proposed plan that has layout with Read More

Olatunji: Challenges of securing data of every Nigerian

May 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

If there is one sector that can boast the readiness to take Nigeria to the desired height in global competitiveness, a state of development that will signal Nigeria’s capacity to overcome its myriad challenges, it is the Information and Communication Technology sector. Ever so proactive, the leadership of the sector has created the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB). The agency Read More

Why I support Ladan Salihu

May 31, 2022 Blueprint 0

I did not know Dr Ladan Salihu before 2015, perhaps because of my young age or lack of exposure to the media. When I finished secondary school in 2015, I became an ardent listener of radio and thus, I developed interest in becoming a journalist, particularly a broadcaster. Coincidentally, at the moment, there were hundreds of youths of Bauchi state Read More

Why Okowa should be Atiku’s running mate

May 31, 2022 Ifeanyi Maduako 0

Former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has for the second time, emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Atiku polled 371 votes from the 767 delegates to beat his closest rival Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state who scored 231 votes. Atiku garnered about 48 per cent of the total Read More

Kastina: 2023 elections ‘ll be freest, difficult to rig – Gov’shp candidate, Radda

May 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kastina state, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda, has expressed confidence that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the freest elections in the country. Radda said the new electoral act signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari allows the transmission of results from Read More

Champions League final hero Courtois out of Belgium squad

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has withdrawn from the squad for their four Nations League matches over the next fortnight just days after his Champions League heroics with Real Madrid. He has a groin strain and has been withdrawn after a medical examination, as has defender Jason Denayer, the Belgian football federation said on Tuesday. Courtois said after the Champions League Read More

Labour demands social protection, sustainable jobs 

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has demanded that stakeholders in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Just Transition for Nigeria and Nigeria Green Jobs Project, embrace the importance of a participatory and representative process of social dialogue involving all social partners to promote high employment rates, and adequate social protection. NLC General Secretary, Comrade Emma Ogboaja, who said this at the Read More

Unemployment: NDE engages 330 youths in 11 states 

May 31, 2022 U 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), says it has engaged about 330 youths in a new job creation training scheme in 11 States of the federation.  The 11 States according to a statement by NDE’s Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations, Edmund Onwuliri, are Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Lagos, Kwara, Osun and Yobe.  Mr Onwuliri further revealed that the Read More

FG applauds polytechnic lecturers for resuming work

May 31, 2022 Moses John 0

The federal government has commended the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) for resuming duties after its warning strike. The government also commended the union for acknowledging the efforts of the federal government towards the resolution of the challenges facing polytechnic education in the country. In a statement released in Abuja, Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige said Read More

3.1m persons benefited from NDE skill programmes – Onwuliri

May 31, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

National Directorate of Employment(NDE) has trained about 3.1 million unemployed persons in Nigeria in various skills and empowerment programmes in the last two years. NDE Deputy Director and Head of Information and Public Relations  Edmund Onwuliri made this known in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital during the media tours of Skills and Vocational centres of the Directorate in the state. Read More

Handball: Confluence Stars, Safety Shooters win big on day 8

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Confluence Stars got the biggest win of match day 8 of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022 ongoing at the Indoor Sports Hall Package B of the MKO Abiola National Stadium. The Lokoja based club defeated Seasider Boys of Lagos with more l  resounding 44-32 victory to neutralise any threat poised by the Lagos team. Other results in the Read More

Benzema deserves to win Ballon d’Or – Messi

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Lionel Messi believes Benzema deserves to win the Ballon d’Or this year after helping to guide his team, Real Madrid to the Champions League title. Benzema scored 44 goals and recorded 13 assists in all competitions as Real Madrid won a LaLiga-Champions League double. The forward was top scorer in both competitions. ”There are no doubts; it’s very clear that Read More