England ‘thugs’ stopped from going to Russia

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

More than 1,200 people banned from attending football matches have surrendered their passports ahead of the World Cup, the Home Office says. Of 1,312 individuals with football banning orders, 1,254 have given up their documents before the tournament in Russia, which starts on 14 June. Police say they will continue working to trace the remaining 58. Police minister Nick Hurd Read More

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Morocco star Dirar doubtful for World Cup

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Morocco are sweating to have winger Nabil Dirar fit to start in their opening match of the 2018 Fifa World Cup. The Atlas Lions arrived safely in Russia on Sunday to begin their final round of training for the tournament but AFP reports that Dirar, who is part of the squad, may miss the event altogether. Dirar missed Morocco’s two Read More

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Vital lessons learnt from basketball world cup outing – Jituboh

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Nigeria’s leader of delegation to the just concluded FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippine, Frank Jituboh is satisfied with the result of his wards after what he described as an encouraging outing. Jituboh while speaking to the press said their first ever participation at such level was to garner the requisite experience while playing with top teams across the Read More

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Fencing Federation holds coaches’ development programme in Lagos

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As a way of complementing the great potential that the country exhibited at the last African Junior and Cadet Championship held last March in Lagos, the Nigeria Fencing Federation is embarking on a benevolent coaching development porgramme. According to the federation, the programme is aimed at raising sufficient number of coaches to meet the demands of fencers in both public Read More

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Efe Ambrose backs Rangers push for Sadiq

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has tipped Sadiq Umar who is heavily linked with a move to Scottish power house Rangers to be a big hit in the SPL if he agrees to join on loan from Italian Serie A side Roma. New coach of Rangers Steven Gerrard has made the signing of the Nigerian forward his priority in his transfer Read More

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Youth group launches campaign against human trafficking, drug abuse

June 14, 2018 Ene Osang 0

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), in collaboration with the Michelles Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (MYISD), has concluded plans to kick off nationwide campaign against human trafficking, illegal migration and drug abuse. Spearheading the rally which is slated to begin next week, the Coordinator MYISD, Michelle Peter, lamented that many youth still fall prey to traffickers who disguise as Read More

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Youth leader faults Buhari on June 12

June 14, 2018 Ene Osang 0

The National Youth Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Udeh Okoye, has said immortalising late MKO Abiola, without referring to the National public holidays act which enacted May 29 as democracy day is wrong. Udeh stated this in Abuja while speaking at the opening ceremony of the PDP Ward2Ward national training workshop organized by the group said before Read More

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June 12: DPC warns on attempt to elongate public office holders

June 14, 2018 Adeola Tukuru. Abuja 0

The Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) has warned against the attempt by elected public office holders to elongate their tenure insisting that May 2019 handover date is sacrosanct. DPC National Chairman, Rev Olusegun Peters in a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s divide-and-rule tactics in his desperate effort to perpetuate himself in office declared Read More

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Did Okonjo-Iweala implicate Oshiomhole, Aregbesola in her book? Voxpop

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

In her 192-page book titled Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines, former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy under Goodluck Jonathan administration, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, mentioned names of notable “corrupt” politicians who opposed her economic ideas, but are now serving in the APC government. PAUL OKAH speaks with Nigerians on whether the book Read More

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IKEDC, stop this extortion

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

I want to use this medium to draw the attention of the management of Ikeja Electric to the way and manner their Ayobo Undertaking, supervised by the Akowonjo Business Unit, has been treating the residents of Isefun community and environs in Ayobo. Officials of the company who are fond of collecting bribes from most residents who do not pay their Read More

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Plight of the Nigerian girl child

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The utmost responsibility of every nation is to provide security for its citizens. Security is when everything is settled. Lives and properties are protected. The citizens do not live in fear. One of the problems bedeviling Nigeria today is the issue of insecurity. It is no longer news that nobody is safe in Nigeria today. Everybody lives in fear of Read More

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Presidential system as huge burden

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A people’s hope in any democracy is good governance from the system of government put in place and also the activities of political party at the helm of affairs. Most important is the improvement in the standard of living of the majority of the population. Where this is lacking, there is then poor political service delivery. This naturally leads to Read More

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As Nsukka prisons get face lift 92 years after…

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Enugu jail break 15 prisoners escaped PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the incident happened at night when inmates opened the cell and scaled the fence. The Comptroller of Nsukka Prisons, Lawrence Okonkwo, confirmed the jailbreak but gave no details. “We are expecting the Enugu State Prisons controller, Mr. Isaiah Amateur in Nsukka prisons so that we briefed him on what happened Read More

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Nyame, Dariye’s conviction: Who is next?

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

JOHN NWOKOCHA raises a question: Who is next?, after the conviction of two former governors, Jolly Nyame of Taraba state and Joshua Dariye of Plateau state, in the high profile cases of money laundering and corruption trials of former governors, since 2007 Dariye’s walk to prison Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the former governor of Plateau state, Senator Joshua Dariye was Read More

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As Russia hosts 2018 Mundial

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup Finals kicks off in Russia today. For the next one month, the entire world will be treated to football at its very best across the eight centres where the 32 participating nations are expected to serve out 64 matches in their quest for the most coveted soccer diadem. The race to Russia Read More

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I remember June 12 By Pat Utomi

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

They tried so hard to hide the truth. But truth never really goes away. It is like smoke. It eventually finds its way out. So June 12 is our Democracy Day? Well, some who talk about it may see it as some distant political thing that happened under the military, in the age of impunity. But I remember it differently. Read More

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NASENI and PMB’s endorsement of selfless service By Abiodun Israel

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

An irritating and resentful character of leaders in executive positions in Nigeria is to ridicule and despise Nigerians or politicians in rival political camps. For successor presidents, their first official action in office is always to vengefully sack appointees of the preceding government. Little attention is paid to commitment and performance in office. The only offence aligned to them, which Read More

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NFF: FG must implement Supreme Court ruling or face anarchy – Tenebe

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Jarett Tenebe, one of the nation’s football agitators, has called on the Amaju Pinnick-led Board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sacked by the Supreme Court not to be “blindfolded from realities which has made the Warri election that brought them into office on the 30th September 2014 illegal, null and void.” Tenebe who spoke with a team of reporters Read More

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Super Eagles’ll prove doubters wrong in Russia – Mikel

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is confident that the Nigerian team will prove critics wrong at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia The Eagles have been written off by many following their unimpressive performances in their pre-World Cup friendlies, where they have lost to Serbia, England and Czech Republic. Drawn in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland, the Read More

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Alli confirms delivery of world class equipment

June 13, 2018 Gbenga Jalaosho 0

The Head of Technical for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships dubbed Asaba 2018, Yussuf Alli has confirmed the full delivery of all the equipment needed to host the biennial championship. Alli said he was very excited that the equipment delivered for Asaba 2018 are the best available anywhere in the world and some even surpass the required standard to Read More

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ANN will end recycling of old politicians in Nigeria – Chairman

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), national chairman, Dr. Joy Osi Samuel, has asserted that recycling of old politicians in governance were the main reason Nigeria has remained in the woods. Accordingly, the party has promised to reverse the trend when it eventually forms the federal cabinet in 2019. Dr. Samuel, who declared this yesterday while addressing party supporters in Abuja, Read More

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PDP to Buhari: Image laundering in Morocco, a mockery

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the image rescue effort by President Muhammadu Buhari before Moroccan Prime Minister, Saadeddine Othman, as a poorly packaged deception to sugarcoat his deep-seated disdain for Nigerian youths. The party in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the President’s sudden praise-singing of Nigerian youths in far away Morocco is only a desperate Read More

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