Wimbledon to remove ‘Miss’ and ‘Mrs’ from boards

May 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Wimbledon will drop the titles “Miss” and “Mrs” before the names of female winners on its honour roll to match the men’s boards in an attempt to modernise the tournament, The Times newspaper reported. The All England Lawn Tennis Club has traditionally used the titles just for women – Ashleigh Barty, last year’s champion, was refereed to as “Miss A. Read More

Champions League final: Courtois ready for penalties vs Liverpool 

May 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said he will not be afraid to take a penalty if their Champions League final against Liverpool goes the distance on Saturday. Courtois has an impressive record saving penalties this season, having stopped three of his five faced, including one from Lionel Messi against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the last 16. Read More

Aston Villa move to capture Suarez from Atletico Madrid 

May 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Aston Villa are exploring the possibility of signing former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, according to reports.  The 35-year-old is currently a free agent after being released by Atletico Madrid, where he fell down the pecking order this season. Villa were linked with Suarez during the January transfer window but a move back to the Premier League failed to materialise.  According to the Telegraph, the west Midlands Read More

Revealed! Why Musa, Chukwueze, Umar, Etebo, 6 other Super Eagles pulled out of Mexico, Ecuador clash

May 28, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Coach José Santos Peseiro has opted for positivity and pragmatism as he starts his managerial stint with Nigeria having to deal with the forced absence of a number of key players, including Captain Ahmed Musa, from the prestige friendly games against Mexico and Ecuador in the United States of America. Musa, as well as goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, defenders Zaidu Sanusi Read More

Bago emerges Niger APC gubernatorial candidate  

May 27, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Chanchaga Constituency, Niger state, Hon. Mohammed Idris Bago, has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state. Bago polled 540 votes to secure the flag of the party ahead of nine other aspirants, while Blueprint Newspapers’ publisher and the Kaakaki Nupe, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, came second with Read More

Kaduna 2023: Uba Sani wins APC guber ticket

May 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Senator Uba Sani has polled 1,149 votes to emerge the winner of the Kaduna state All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary and APC candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial election. He defeated two other aspirants, ACG Bashir Abubakar (retd) who scored 37 votes and Alhaji Sani Mohammed Sha’aban who polled 10 votes in the election, which saw delegates from the 23 Read More

Lawan felicitates the Nigerian child on Children’s Day

May 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, congratulated the Nigerian child on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day. Lawan, in a goodwill message in Abuja Friday, noted that May 27 was set aside to draw attention to the rights and plights of children in the country. He decried the large number of out-of-school children in the country and called Read More

ActionAid trains 48 youth on Radio listening for peace

May 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

ActionAid Nigeria on Friday trained 48 youth from 12 communities in six local governments of Kaduna state on radio listening as a tool for peace building, education and promoting social cohesion. The training, under the System and Structure Strengthening Approach Against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE III) Project, aimed at building resilience among residents of the 12 community in Kaduna Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

Children’s Day: NGOs take celebration to Abuja IDPs Camp

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), The Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, on Friday took the Children’s Day celebration to children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp, Durumi, in Abuja. The event was organised in collaboration with Learnxplore, an education platform that promotes inclusive education. NAN also reports that education materials, stationeries, snacks as well as various gifts were distributed Read More

Children’s Day: NBA condemns child labour

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

A member of the Nigerian Bar Association National Executive Committee (NBA-NEC), Mr. Promise Ademi-Akpeto, on Friday condemned acts of child labour in society. Ademi-Akpeto made the condemnation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the occasion of the 2022 Children’s Day celebration. He called on parents to always remember the day and celebrate their children and Read More

We’re building a Kwara of equal opportunities – AbdulRazaq

May 27, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated children in the state on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day. In a statement Friday the governor said the essence of the day “is for societies to rededicate themselves to giving adequate care to children and paying attention to all issues affecting them.” “To this extent, we reassure the Kwara child that Read More

Zamfara to improve girl-child education

May 27, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Zamfara state government has vowed to address the out-of-school children problem, particularly the girl-child education system, among vulnerable children. The Commissioner for Women and Children, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi, stated this at the celebration of this year’s Children’s Day Friday in Gusau. According to her, the theme of this year’s celebration is “strengthening supportive system for the protection of the Read More

Children’s Day: Private school owners want enabling environment for children’s safety

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has charged governments at all levels to create enabling environments for the safety of children. The association’s national president, Mr. Yomi Otubela, said this in a statement to newsmen to celebrate the 2022 Children’s day on Friday in Lagos. The theme for this year’s celebration is: Building a Safeguarding and Child Read More

Children’s Day: Jigawa children parliament urges implementation of Child Protection Law

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Jigawa state Children’s Parliament has appealed to the state government to put the necessary machinery in place for the implementation of the child protection law in the state. The speaker of the Parliament, Zulaiha Muhammad, made the appeal when she led other parliamentarians on a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammad Badaru in Dutse on Friday. They were accompanied on Read More

APC governorship primaries: Ex-SMEDAN boss Radda wins in Katsina

May 27, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

A former SMEDAN boss, Dr. Dikko Umar Radda, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial ticket in Katsina state. Dikko got a total of 506 votes to defeat eight other contestants to emerge the party’s candidate for the 2023 elections. The chairman, APC gubernatorial primary election committee in the state, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, said 1,805 delegates were accredited Read More

Islamic scholar begs FG to end ASUU strike

May 27, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

An Islamic scholar, who is also the Chief Imam of Muslims Foundation Jumu’at Mosque GRA, Gusau, Sheikh Tukur Sani Jangebe, has appealed to the federal Government to look into addressing the current strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Sheikh Jangebe, who made the appeal during his Friday sermon, said the call became “necessary considering the fact that Read More

NCPC airlifts over 150 pilgrims to Rome

May 27, 2022 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) airlifted no fewer than 200 intending pilgrims from Adamawa state to Rome on May 23, 2022, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s information officer, Kande Ibrahim, this is the first batch of intending pilgrims to be airlifted to Rome. It indicated that the federal Read More

Uba Sani wins APC gov’ship primary in Kaduna

May 27, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

Senator Uba Sani, representing the central senatorial district Kaduna state, has been declared the winner of the governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Announcing the result of the primary election held in Kaduna on Thursday night, the Returning Officer, Anachuna Henry, declared Uba Sani as the winner of the primary election. He said out of the total Read More

Abaribe dumps PDP, resigns as Senate minority leader

May 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia South) has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and minority leadership of the Senate. Abaribe in a letter dated May 26, 2022, and addressed to the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said his resignation from PDP is anchored on a letter written to that effect to the chairman of PDP in Ward 5 Obingwa local Read More

Don’t relocate us, Abuja-Kaduna highway communities beg el-Rufa’i

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Three communities along Abuja-Kaduna highway namely Akilibu, Rijana and Katari have appealed to Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i not to relocate or clear their settlements. On May 19, El-Rufa’i had proposed the clearance and relocation of the communities, saying that they harboured criminals and informants. The chairman of the communities, Mr. Magaji Danjuma-Katari, made the appeal at a news conference on Friday Read More

Grace Ekpiwhre, Kalu Idika Kalu: Where are they now?

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

It is not clear where these former public servants are now and/or what they are doing; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Grace Ekpiwhre Madam Grace Ekpiwhre is a former minister in the administration of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. She served in different capacities in that cabinet before she was finally removed in a cabinet reshuffle. For instance, she was appointed Read More

Double nomination: When not to put all eggs in one basket

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

As the 2023 general elections draw closer political players across party lines have defied laws and guidelines in their quest to fulfil their aspiration, this is as some have gone steps further by literarily not putting their eggs in one basket, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. The recourse to double nomination by politicians to guard against losing positions may have become an acceptable Read More

Anguish, lamentation as bulldozers return to FCT

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The days of what was referred to as demolition are here again as authorities of the Federal Capital territory (FCT) continue the quest to address the territory’s master plan. However, this is not without pains and losses; ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Happenings in the federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last few weeks, especially as it concerns the removal of illegal Read More

2012 floods in perspective as rainy season intensifies

May 27, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The rainy season most times comes with flood disasters in different parts of the country, leading to loss of lives and property. PAUL OKAH looks at efforts made by the federal government and critical stakeholders to tackle the menace while reminiscing on the devastating 2012 flooding. Every rainy season in Nigeria the media is always awash with stories of destruction of lives Read More