FG begins relief fund disbursement to vulnerable households in Edo

May 1, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Federal Government has begun the disbursement of N40,000 Conditional Cash Transfer to poor and vulnerable households as part of its Household Uplifting Programme in Edo State. The disbursement started at the weekend in four wards of Oredo with Owan East Igueben, Esan west, Etsako Central and Ovia south West as benefitting local government areas of the programme in the Read More

75 Ogun inmates bag diploma in theology

May 1, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Up to 75 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ibara Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Old Abeokuta, Ogun state, have bagged Diploma certificates in Theology haven completed a six-month training, geared towards reforming and rehabilitating them. The programme, which was organised by Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (ARC) in conjunction with Right Thinkers Global Initiative had the combined efforts of other Ministers of Read More

Kwara teachers to get tablets, smartphones as special learning programme kicks off May 16

May 1, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state government will on May 16, 2022 kick-start its data-driven Education Transformation Project (KwaraLEARN) across 365 primary schools in the state, Chairman Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Prof Shehu Adaramaja has announced.  Adaramaja, who made the disclosure in Ilorin at a press briefing, said the programme will commence across 365 primary schools in Baruten, Offa, Ilorin East, Read More

The dignity of labour

May 1, 2022 Daniel Ighakpe 0

“There is benefit in every kind of hard work . . . ” -Proverbs 14:23.A talented Nigerian musician, Adekunle Gold, in one of his popular songs entitled ‘WORK,’ encouraged people to work hard. This is in harmony with what God’s Word, the Bible, recommends at Ecclesiastes chapter 9, verse 10, where it says: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do Read More

Uba Sani consolidates on the momentum

May 1, 2022 Emmanuel Ado 0

 “A leader is a dealer in Hope”  – Napoleon BonaparteSince March 15,  2022, when Senator Uba Sani, the leading governorship aspirant of the Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC), declared his governorship aspiration, he continues to consolidate on his frontrunner momentum. He is clearly the candidate to beat. But despite overwhelming support of the major stakeholders of the party, Uba Read More

PMB, farcical calls for return to regionalism and merchants of mischief

May 1, 2022 Gidado Ibrahim 0

The national aspirations of nations are reflected in their mission statement, usually captured in national anthems. As citizens recite it on a daily basis, it becomes part of their lives. For Nigeria, the aspiration from the beginning was to build a nation, where prosperity, peace and unity will reign.This national aspiration was captured in our National Anthem thus: “Arise, O Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Nasarawa speaker felicitates with muslims

May 1, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

Speaker Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Balarabe Abdullahi, has emphasised the need to sustain prayers and other good virtues exhibited during the holy month to build an egalitarian society. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Jibrin Gwamna, Sunday, and made available to newsmen in Lafia, the speaker called on muslim believers to use the period to sustain their prayers Read More

NNPP alleges assassination, demands justice for party member Killed in Bayelsa

May 1, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has condemned the rising spate of killings across Nigeria, describing it as a threat to the country’s democracy. Specifically, the opposition party demanded justice for its member Hon. Sunday Frank Oputu, who was ecently assassinated in Bayelsa state, describing the act as politically motivated. Late Frank Oputu was a former Chairman of the Conference Read More

Police vs NSCDC: Revisiting inter-agency rivalry

May 1, 2022 Editorial IV 0

It is becoming increasingly embarrassing. BODE OLAGOKE writes on the recent clash between personnel of the Nigerian Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Imo state.  BackgroundIt is news and a call for concern when two agencies of government saddled with responsibility of maintaining peace and order turn out to become the sources of crisis Read More

2022 UTME: JAMB gives candidates fresh directives

May 1, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed all candidates who registered for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to start printing their 2022 UTME notification slips from Saturday April 30 ahead of this year’s exercise.  The Director, Information Technology Services, Mr. Fabian Okoro, made the announcement Saturday. According to the statement presented to Blueprint by Head, Public Affairs and Read More

Jeff Bezos loses $20.5 billion as Amazon shares plunge

May 1, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chairman, has seen roughly $20 billion wiped off his net worth, as the stock of company is heading for its worst day in eight years. Amazon’s shares plunged over 15% after it announced its first quarterly loss since 2015, slowing sales growth for the first time in 21 years. Amazon stock accounts for the majority Read More

2023: Ayom pulls out of presidential race

May 1, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

One of the Presidential aspirants within the fold of All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general elections, Moses Ayom, has withdrawn from the race. Ayom’s sudden withdrawal from the race as openly declared in Abuja on Saturday while breaking fast with members of the Interfaith Clerics Council of Nigeria at the event centre he donated to the APC Read More

Guardiola to stay with Manchester City till 2025

May 1, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Pep Guardiola has agreed a ‘deal in principle’ to remain at Manchester City until 2025, according to reports. Guardiola, who is coming towards the end of his sixth season in charge of City, only has 14 months to run on his current contract at the Etihad. Yet according to The Sun, the Spaniard has now agreed to extend his stay Read More

World Cup qualifier: Again, Nigeria beat Egypt

May 1, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s U17 female team Flamingoes continued their impressive showing in the ongoing Women World Cup qualifier with another victory against Egypt in Cairo. The Nigeria side defeated their counterparts from Egypt 4-0 in the first leg of the qualifier at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja. The Egyptian side under Mohammed Mohsen hopes to turn the situation around in the Read More