Dalung drums Nigerian fans support for Eagles

June 19, 2018 GbengaJolaosho Abuja 0

The federal government has called on football loving Nigerians not to relent in their support for the Super Eagles at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia despite the team losing their opening game. Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung made the appeal yesterday after Nigeria lost their opening Group D match against Croatia. He regretted the loss Read More

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Rohr defends playing 4-2-3-1 formation against Croatia

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nigeria lost 0-2 to Croatia in their opening group D of the World Cup 2018 in Russia with coachGernot Rohr lining up his wards in a 4-2-3-1 formation in the game which was played at Kaliningrad. Former captain of the Super Eagles Austin Okocha questioned the decision of the coach to line up his players the way he did saying Read More

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Financial analysts predict further drop in inflation in June, July

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Financial analysts have forecasted that the nation’s inflation rate will continue to trend downwards in the month June and through out the year. The analysts with AfriInvest research group, said in light of the recent breather in food inflation and the persistence of base effect factors coupled with anticipated favourable harvest season in the year, ” we expect the trend Read More

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Equity market remains bullish, gains N94bn

June 19, 2018 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange last week closed in an upward trend gaining N94 billion. Market capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.67.per cent to N14.102 trillion from N14.007 trillion recorded the previous week. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index grew by 258.79 basis points to 38928.02 points from 38669.23 reported the preceding week. Similarly, Read More

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FarePay crowned king of utility payment cards

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Africa’s first ever contactless payment cards for bus transit recently won the award for ‘card with the most utility relevance for the cardholder’ at the Digital Pay Expo Awards. The smart payment solution introduced, Sterling Bank Plc eliminates challenges associated with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) such as facing long queues to purchase a ticket or handling exact cash fares for Read More

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Currency swap deal to deepen naira sovereignty in Africa – Gwadabe

June 19, 2018 Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos 0

The President, Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe has said that the $2.5 billion currency swap agreement between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the People’s Bank of China will promote naira’s sovereignty in Africa. Gwadabe, who spoke on the CBN and PBoC Bilateral currency swap agreement over the weekend, said the naira Read More

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Iceland more dangerous than Argentina, Lawal warns Eagles

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ex–Super Eagles player GarbaLawal has insisted that the Super Eagles next opponent in the on-going World cup 2018 in Russia are more dangerous and deadly than Argentina. GarbaLawal who spoke to www. scorenigeria.com.ng in an exclusive interview said. “The Iceland I watched against Argentina are very deadly and dangerous because they play a compact game; the Super Eagles need to Read More

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Africa still backs Nigeria to succeed, says Kalusha

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Zambia football legend KalushaBwalya has assured the Super Eagles that the rest of Africa are behind them despite their 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their opening Group D game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.Bwalya stated this while replying to a tweet by Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi who was thanking everyone for their support while promising they Read More

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Eagles ‘ll beat Iceland to qualify – Omeruo

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following the Super Eagles abysmal performance against Croatia Saturday, Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has said he believes Nigeria will beat Iceland who forced two times World Champions Argentina to a 1 – 1 draw when they meet on Friday Omeruo who watched his team been defeated 2 – 0 by Croatia from the bench believes Nigeria can still qualify with Read More

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Power generation to national grid drops by 1,086MW – TCN

June 19, 2018 Tope Sunday Abuja 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday disclosed that electricity generation into the national grid dropped by 1,087.6 Mega Watts. Major cities in the country have been in total darkness since Friday, the development the TCN attributed to the rapture of gas pipelines. Also, TCN used the opportunity to debunk media reports which attributed the blackout to the collapse of Read More

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Diaspora remittances to developing countries to exceed $6.5trn between 2015-2030

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has estimated that remittances to developing countries could cross $6.5 trillion between 2015 and 2030. According to IFAD, this is expected to involve over one billion senders and receivers. IFAD said in 2017, 200 million migrants sent $481 billion to remittances-reliant countries of which $466 billion went to developing countries, helping sustain about Read More

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MKO Abiola: Beyond June 12 controversy

June 19, 2018 JOHN NWOKOCHA 0

Beyond the controversy surrounding the conferment of a posthumous award on the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, by President Muhammadu Buhari, JOHN NWOKOCHA revisits the life and times of the man who is once again in the eye of the storm Posthumous award induced controversy Last week, the Nigerian political space was inundated with controversies arising from the conferment of Read More

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Voter apathy, bad weather mar Rivers LG election

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Saturday’s Rivers State local government election was marred low turnout of voters and inclement weather, as only few electorate braved the heavy downpour to participate in the exercise. The election, which was monitored in Ogu-Bolo, Okrika, Eleme, Ikwerre, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, and Emohua Local government areas, witnessed late arrival of materials to polling stations. Some respondents who spoke with DAILY POST including Read More

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What lawyers say on financial autonomy for state judiciary, legislature

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari, assented to the Constitution Fourth Alteration Bill, which grants financial autonomy to the State Houses of Assembly and the States’ Judiciary. With the signing into law, the Constitution Alteration Bill, the State Houses of Assembly budgetary allocation will now be automatically transferred directly into their account KEHINDE OSASONA seeks legal practitioners’ reactions over the development Read More

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Let’s consolidate on June 12 unity – Kwara gov

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kwara Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for the consolidation of the unity of purpose expressed by the Nigerian electorate on June 12, 1993 elections. The Governor, who was reacting to the recent investiture of late MKO Abiola with the GCFR having been declared the official winner of the annulled June 12 polls by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the event was Read More

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Aspirant promises infrastructure, youth programmes

June 19, 2018 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

A chairmanship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Ameed Sarki, has promised to fast-track infrastructural development of the council if voted into office in 2019 election. Sarki, who also promised to initiate youth support programmes to empower and provide jobs for youths in the council, said he would anchor his priorities on Read More

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I won’t return money to EFCC – Ladoja

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former Governor of Oyo state, Rashidi Ladoja, has said he was not worried by the ongoing suit instituted against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, adding that he would not refund any money to the anti-graft agency because he did not steal while in government. The EFCC took Ladoja to court over alleged misappropriation of state funds Read More

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APC congress: It’s a shame Gov Abubakar didn’t take part –Tukur

June 19, 2018 Patrick Andrew Abuja 0

Honourable Muhammad Aminu Tukur, an aspirant for the senatorial seat in Bauchi left vacant following the death of former Senator Ali Wakili, has lambasted Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar for not taking part in the May ward, local and state congresses organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect party executives. The aspirant, who also applauded the sudden resignation of Read More

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Constitutional amendment: Jonathan can’t

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

force in 2015 Jonathan would have been ineligible to contest the March 2015 presidential election which he lost to Buhari. Despite the fact that Jonathan’s situation predated the new constitutional amendment, Messrs Paul Ananaba (SAN) and Ahmed Raji (SAN), argued in separate telephone interviews that the former president could not seek a re-election into the office of the President under Read More

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NFF: Appeal Court acquits Lulu, Uchegbulam, Ogunjobi

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, has delivered judgement on the ‘No case’ submission on Economic and Financial Corruption Commission’s case of corruption levelled against the former first vice-president of Nigerian Football Federation, Mazi Amanze Uchegbulam and former chairman of technical committee, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. The trio are former Vice President Uchegbulam of the NFF, former President, Sani Lulu Abdulahi, Read More

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Bauchi 2019: Look beyond Abubakar

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Aspirant to the seat left behind by late Senator Ali Wakili, Hon Muhammad Aminu Tukur, in this chat with PATRICK ANDREW, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi will be history if justice is not done to aggrieved members in the state. Excerpts: Deputy governor’s resignation Well, let me say that I am not the Deputy Governor but believing Read More

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Rising campaign for women participation in governance

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Last week, stakeholders in women participation in governance, held a-one day workshop in Anambra state, where they brainstormed on ways of getting more women in the south east region not only interested in politics, but to also aspire for top offices in government. OKEY CHRIS reports Creating enabling environment for women As 2019 general elections draw nearer, stakeholders from South Read More

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