N500bn development fund: Senate threatens CBN governor, BOI MD, others with warrant of arrest 

November 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Senate ad – hoc Committee on uneven disbursement of N500billion development fund across the six geo – political zones by Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) has threatened to issue warrant of arrests on the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, and heads of affected financial institutions for failing to honour its invitation. Aside the CBN governor, the Read More

Reps’ Chief Whip awards scholarships to Indigent students

November 30, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

House of Representatives Chief Whip and member representing Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi of Abia State, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has awarded scholarships to 10 indigent students from senior secondary school to university level.  According to a statement, beneficiaries were are drawn from the two local governments she represents and she expressed intention that another batch of awardees would benefit from her humanitarian services Read More

will address your concerns over 10 percent tax, Lawan assures soft drink manufacturers

November 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured the manufacturers of non-alcoholic beverages in Nigeria that the National Assembly will address their concerns with respect to the implementation of the Finance Act 2022. The Finance Act 2022, among other things, imposes 10 percent tax on non-alcoholic beverages. Top officials of major players in the industry, drawn from Seven-Up Bottling Read More

Northern elders mourn ex minister, Unongo

November 30, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has mourned one of its founding members and former Minister of Iron and Steel in the second republic, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, who died on Tuesday in Jos, Plateau state, following a prolonged illness at the age of 87. According to a statement on Wednesday, signed by the Convener, Northern Elders Forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, Paul Unongo’s death is Read More

Ogun: Internet fraudster kills undergraduate girlfriend

November 30, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 27-year-old Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has been arrested by men of Ogun state Police Command for killing his girlfriend, one Idowu Buhari an HND1 Mass Communication student of Gateway Polytechnic Saapade. The command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Wednesday, in Abeokuta. The suspect, according to the statement was arrested following Read More

Aisha Buhari: Social media mockery and vengeance

November 30, 2022 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The role of the social media in the 21st century cannot be over-emphasised, considering the number of young populations that engage themselves on these platforms.The number of smartphone users in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country, is predicted to grow to more than 140 million by 2025. Currently, estimates from different sources put the number of smartphone users Read More

New Health Reform Bill underway – Osinbajo

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

A new health reform bill that will reposition the country’s health sector for improved delivery of set objectives to Nigerians would be in the works soon, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said. Osinbajo said this in Abuja at the closing of the two-day Presidential Health Reform Committee Retreat. “In two days you have reached some concrete conclusions. The next steps Read More

Ronaldo ‘seals’ £173m-per-year huge 

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Portugal skipper Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed a record-breaking £172.9million-a-year contract with Saudi Arabia giants Al Nassr. Ronaldo had his Manchester United contract terminated earlier this month, following his controversial statements in a TV interview. And according to Spanish newspaper, Marca, the 37-year old is said to have agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with Al Nassr worth £172.9million per year. Read More

NSF 2022: Delta picks first gold medal

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The host state began the festival with a gold medal, a signal that they are ready to defend the trophy won in Edo state as defending champion   on their home soil. Delta state picked their first Gold medal in the Cycling event. Team Delta Cyclists beat three other states, Oyo, Plateau and Lagos to emerge winner in the 12km mixed Read More

Onyekuru resumes training after injury

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Henry Onyekuru has resumed training with Turkish club Adana Demirspor after an injury that first ruled him out of Super Eagles friendlies in Algeria in September. The 25-year-old Onyekuru resumed full training Tuesday. Adana Demirspor are third on the Super Lig table with 24 points from 13 matches, five points behind leaders Fenerbache.

Brazil great Pele admitted in hospital 

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Brazil legend Pele has been admitted to hospital but his daughter has confirmed there was “no emergency” involved. Earlier on Wednesday, ESPN Brasil reported Pele had been taken to Sao Paulo’s Hospital Albert Einstein with “general swelling”. But Pele’s daughter Kely Nascimento posted on Instagram that there was “no new dire prediction”. Pele had a tumour removed from his colon in September Read More

CAF hails Senegal’s qualification to 2022 World  Cup Round of 16

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has extended their congratulatory message to Senegal on the team’s qualification to the Round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Recall that Aliou Cisse’s side defeated Ecuador 2-1 at the Khalifa International Stadium, to finish second position in Group B with six points behind the Netherlands. Moises Caicedo briefly gave Ecuador Read More

We’ll mobilise votes for Tinubu/Shettima in 774 local govts — Sen Sabi Abdullahi

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

Chairman Board of Trustees, Project 774 for Tinubu/Shettima, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has promised to mobilise votes in 774 local governments of Nigeria for the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidates, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Kashim Shettima. Abdullahi spoke during the inauguration of the Project 774, held at the campaign office of the APC in Abuja. He said Nigerians Read More

Australia shock Denmark to waltz into 2022 World Cup last 16

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Australia reached the last 16 of the World Cup for only the second time in their history with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Denmark on Wednesday. Winger Mathew Leckie scored the winner on the hour with a smart run and finish to end Denmark’s Qatar hopes at the group stage. Australia, who made the knockout rounds in 2006 when Read More

Qatar 2022: Tunisia pip France, crash out

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

French-born Wahbi Khazri scored the only goal of the game as Tunisia upset World Cup holders France 1-0 at the Education City Stadium on Wednesday, but the shock victory was not enough for them to join the defending champions in the last 16 of the tournament in Qatar. Khazri steered home a 58th-minute winner amid a cluster of defenders for Read More

FEC approves N630 million consultancy for Ministry of Justice

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N630 million consultancy for the deployment of technology to reduce risks and damages associated with the award of contracts. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buahri.    He Read More

Medical doctor remanded for sexual abuse in Lagos

November 30, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila 0

A medical doctor, Dr. Olufemi Olaleye, has been remanded in Ikoyi correctional Centre,  Lagos, for alleged sexual offences. Justice Ramon Oshodi of the Sexual Offences Court, in Ikeja area of the state, remanded the embattled medical director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation on Wednesday. He was remanded following denial of allegation of a two-count charge of defilement and sexual penetration against Read More

Troops recover 2 corpses, rescue 3 kidnap victims

November 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Troops have discovered the corpses of two female kidnap victims and rescued three others alive, while destroying bandits’ camps during fighting patrols in Chikun, Kachia and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna state.  Kaduna state government in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, Wednesday, said the troops of Operation Forest Read More

Former US Open champion Raducanu receives MBE from king

November 30, 2022 Editorial IV 0

British tennis player Emma Raducanu was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on Tuesday, a little more than a year after she shocked the sporting world when she became the first qualifier to win a Grand Slam. The then-18-year-old Raducanu catapulted her career to new heights when she won 10 matches without dropping a set Read More

Yuletide: Cleric to give palliatives to widows, orphans  

November 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Ahead of the Yuletide Season, a clergy, Venerable Muhammad Ibrahim, has concluded arrangements to provide palliatives for people in Central and Southern Kaduna senatorial zones of Kaduna state through his foundation.  Ibrahim, who is the founder of Passion for Christ International Foundation, said he is stimulated by his love for humanity and the desire for the less privileged ones in Read More

Ebonyi PDP guber candidate denies playing spoiler game 

November 30, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi state for the 2023 election, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, Tuesday debunked rumors that he is playing a spoiler game on the party. Odii said there was no truth in the insinuation and described it as mere propaganda fabricated by his political opponents, who he said, were scared of him. Read More

Kwara gets FG’s multimillion-dollar diagnostic facility 

November 30, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority Healthcare Development and Investment Company (NHDIC) has signed an agreement with the Kwara state government to build and operate a private modern medical diagnostic centre and catheterisation lab in Ilorin.  The project which is part of the NSIA Diagnostics and Oncology Expansion Programme, is estimated to cost the NSIA $5-7 million and it is set to Read More

Again, NCC warns against use of counterfeit, non-type approved phones

November 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has cautioned consumers against the patronage and use of devices that have not been typed approved and counterfeit devices.The agency warned that such devices negatively affect the quality of experience while leaving their users vulnerable to losses and other discomforts.A statement by Director, Public Affairs NCC Reuben Muoka on Wednesday, noted that the warning came Read More