Ten Hag, Rashford win coach, player of the month award

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

Manchester United’s Erik ten Hag and Marcus Rashford have won the Premier League’s manager and player of the month awards for September. Ten Hag, 52, lost his first two competitive matches following his move from Ajax, but has since lead United to four consecutive league wins. Victories against Liverpool and Southampton in August preceded wins over Leicester and Arsenal this Read More

Vote-buying mars NFF election as delegates jostle for dollars in Benin

September 30, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Indications emerged between Thursday night and Friday morning that the September 30 election of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was submerged in vote-buying. The various presidential aspirants, especially two top contenders were busy wooing football delegates with dollars in Benin, Edo state, venue of the election, Blueprint reports. The two main rivals – one from the North and the other Read More

Afreximbank launches Trade Payment Services

September 30, 2022 David Agba, with agencies 0

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said it has launched its Trade Payment Services – or “AfPAY” – an intervention designed to facilitate the settlement of international trade on open account terms on behalf of identified African financial institutions and their clients. It said that Afreximbank developed the product specifically to address the banking challenges confronting African economies due to the withdrawal Read More

Self-rule: We mustn’t undermine our national purpose for narrow gains – Tinubu

September 30, 2022 Benjamin Samson Abuja 0

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has urged Nigerians not to undermine the national purpose in pursuit of narrow gains. He made the call in his personally signed message to commemorate Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary. The message read in part, “Today, we mark our independence as a nation. On this day 62 years Read More

Independence: Don’t lose hope, Nigeria shall rise again – PDP, Atiku

September 30, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau Abuja 0

As the nation marks her 62nd Independence Anniversary, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have congratulated Nigerians, assuring them the country “will rise again.” PDP, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on Friday charged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country as the “misrule of the vicious, corrupt and anti-people Read More

28 years after, FG fulfills house promise to Keshi, others

September 30, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The federal government has been handed over the Certificate of Occupancy and other land documents to late Stephen Keshi and 14 other members of the 1994 Super Eagles Team. The late sport’s legend was gifted a three-bedroom flat in Delta State. The documents were handed over to late Stephen Keshi and 14 other members of the 1994 Super Eagles Team Read More

Aisha: Nigeria’s activist mobilising northern women for Tinubu

September 30, 2022 Khalifa Nuruddeen Muhammad 0

The motorcade was long, comprising mostly SUVs and trucks, and when it finally snaked its way into the soccer field filled to the brim, there was thunderous applause, followed by a trending song: “Jagaba shi ne gaba…,” a political song that has since become a signature tune of the Nigeria’s ruling party’s presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Women – house Read More

Lalong, Jos Chief Imam advise Nigerians to remain peaceful, united

September 30, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos 0

The Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Lawal Adam, has advised Nigerians to remain united in peace with one another by upholding the sacrifices of leaders that worked for the country’s independence. Sheikh Adam gave the advice Friday while offering special prayers for the 62nd Independence anniversary of Nigeria soon after the Juma’at congressional prayers. “62 years ago, our revered leaders Read More

Despite current challenges, we’ve so much to celebrate – Gov Inuwa

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has said despite all the challenges confronting Nigeria, “there is so much to celebrate, particularly the fact that we are still together as an entity and hopeful that the lofty height of greatness we covet is still within our reach to accomplish.” This was contained in a message to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Read More

[email protected] 62: Lawan urges Nigerians to remain resolute in defence of national unity

September 30, 2022 Taiye Odewale Abuja 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Nigerians to remain resolute in the defence of national unity and promote fairness, justice and peace. In his message to Nigerians on the country’s 62nd Independence anniversary, Lawan said the National Assembly would “continue to work for good governance and to strengthen our bond as a nation.” The message read in Read More

No regrets challenging Adeleke’s nomination at Supreme Court – Babayemi

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

A former factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, Prince Dotun Babayemi, has said he had no regrets challenging the nomination of the governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, up to the Supreme Court. Babayemi challenged the nomination of Adeleke by PDP at Federal High Court, Osogbo, Appeal Court, Akure and Supreme Court, but lost. The PDP Read More

Appeal Court affirms Umahi as APC candidate for Ebonyi South

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has affirmed Governor David Umahi as the validly elected candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ebonyi-south senatorial election. Ann Agom-Eze had challenged Umahi’s emergence as the APC candidate for the senatorial district. On July 22, a Federal High Court in Abakaliki dismissed a suit filed by Umahi, asking the court to Read More

2023: We’re partnering INEC to conduct credible polls – UN

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stated that it was collaborating with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2023. UNDP Team Lead, Governance, Peace and Security, Matthew Alao, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day training organised by the UN body in Port Harcourt Friday. Alao said UNDP collaborated with Read More

How Gusau emerged as new NFF President, took over from Pinnick

September 30, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Ibrahim Gusau, chairman of chairmen in the immediate past board anchored by Amaju Pinnick has emerged the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He is the 36th person to occupy the seat since Henry Augustus Porter, the founding president of the football body on 21 August 1933. In an election full of drama and characterised by spate of Read More

Resumption order: NSUK ASUU vows to continue strike

September 30, 2022 Mohammed Yangida Lafia 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) branch, has condemned the resumption call by the management of the institution to students and vowed to continue the strike. The chairman of the union, Dr. Samuel Alu, made the vow Friday at a press briefing held in Keffi. The management of NSUK via a recent statement signed Read More

ASUP tasks rector on KadPoly to varsity conversion

September 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The Academy Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Kaduna Polytechnic chapter, has charged the rector and management of KadPoly to work hard towards actualising the conversion of the institution to a university. The newly elected chairman of the chapter, Engr. Abubakar Jibrin Abdullahi, gave the charge Friday in his acceptance speech at the inauguration of the new executives. He assured the Read More

Wike to IOCs: Be attentive to socio-economic devt of host communities

September 30, 2022 Godwin Egba Port Harcourt 0

The Rivers state government has encouraged the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the state to be particularly attentive to the socio-economic development of host communities. Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike made the call Friday during the Ikike First Oil ceremony organised by Total Energies EP at Total Energies Office in Port Harcourt. Wike who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Read More

NGO thumbs up Niger govt over girl-child rights

September 30, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Esteemhub International Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working for the enhancement of girl-child status in Nigeria has commended the Niger state government for its political will in the implementation of the Child Rights Act in the state. The foundation’s executive director, Princess Doo Agbadu, gave the commendation Friday during a State of the Nigeria Girls’ Summit held in Minna. Read More

Nigeria @ 62: Thoughts and perspectives

September 30, 2022 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The early independent kingdoms and states that make up present-day Nigeria are (in alphabetical order): Benin Kingdom, Borgu Kingdom, Fulani Empire, Hausa Kingdoms, Kanem Bornu Empire, Kwararafa Kingdom, Ibibio Kingdom, Nri Kingdom, Nupe Kingdom, Oyo Empire, Songhai Empire, Warri Kingdom, Ile Ife Kingdom, and Yagba East Kingdom. On Saturday October 1, 2022, when Nigeria will mark 62 years as an Read More

Nigeria: The unending debt vs revenue debate

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

There have been arguments on whether or not Nigeria is in a debt crisis or better still if the country is faced with an enormous revenue challenge; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. In the past couple of years, there have been increasing arguments about Nigeria’s debt crisis, but with the country’s earnings from oil-its mean source of revenue, on a continuous fall, Read More

What hope for civil servants as govt dusts Steve Orosanye Report?

September 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

There are uncertainties in the air as the federal government finally opts to holistically take a second look at the Steve Orosanye Report on MDAs which was ready since 2012. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this report looks at the mood of public servants who may be affected if the report is finally implemented. If the plan by the administration of President Read More