Amidst huge challenges, Gov Bello has shown uncommon leadership capacity – CPS

May 29, 2020 Chamba Simeh, Abuja 0

The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Niger State Governor, Mrs. Mary Noel Berje, has said the government of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has set precedence and demonstrated exemplary leadership traits by delivering service and good governance according to the people’s need.Speaking to journalists in Minna, the CPS said the administration, now in its fifth year, has carved a niche Read More

Yuguda as the square peg at SEC By Dahiru Hassan Kera

May 24, 2020 Dahiru Hassan Kera 0

Nigeria’s apex capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is set to witness a new dawn, exiting a two-year cul-de-sac and uncertainties surrounding its leadership after the former Director General of the Commission, Mr Munir Gwarzo, was suspended by former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. However, a new lease of life is being injected into the commission, Read More

Covid-19: Why more women should be in leadership positions

May 18, 2020 ENE OSANG 0

The increasing cases of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) has raised the question on the competence of leaders across the world especially countries led by women appear to be taking the lead in effective management of the pandemic hence the need for more women in leadership positions. ENE OSANG writes The Coronavirus (Covid-19) which debuted in Wuhan the capital of China has Read More

Troops kill 61 terrorists, others surrender

May 17, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Nigerian military said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in North-east have killed 61 Boko Haram/ Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists while several others surrendered . The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this while giving updates on the operations of the Armed Forces of Nigeria at a news conference on Friday in Abuja. He said, Read More

How I escaped being duped, assassinated – Mansura Isa

May 17, 2020 ALIYU ASKIRA 0

Mansura Isa is not only a celebrity at Kannywood, she is also a successful business entrepreneur and philanthropist. Last week, this beautiful wife of Sani Musa Danja who is also a stakeholder in Kannywood, was nearly duped of millions of naira. According to her, she was billed to be kidnapped and assassinated after undergoing series of torture and extortion. In Read More

UniOsun virtual matriculation, a charade – ASUU

May 17, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday described the virtual matriculation organised by the vice-chancellor, Osun State University, Prof. Labode Popoola, as “a scam.” The association in a statement in Ibadan accused the vice-chancellor of aiming to use the matriculation to get financial favours from the federal government. The union in the statement by the Ibadan zonal coordinator, Read More

EFCC hands over Diezani’s property to Lagos for Covid-19 isolation centre

May 17, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Friday, handed over a property forfeited by the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Lagos state government for use as an isolation centre for Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients. EFCC’s head, media and publicity, Mr. Dele Oyewale, said the property, consisting six flats of three bedrooms and boys’ quarters, was forfeited by Read More

Allegations against Keshi, others: Ex-international exposed

May 17, 2020 Radio Nigeria 0

In the wake of allegations of financial inducement ahead of 2014 World Cup anchored by late coach Stephen Keshi, then Super Eagles assistant coach Sylvanus Okpala has also revealed that the likes of Taiye Taiwo plotted the team’s downfall during one of Nation’s cup qualifier. Okpala in response to recent Taiwo and players’ claim over bribery within the Super Eagles Read More

Breaking: Ebonyi releases N36m, 7800 bags of rice as palliatives to church leaders, widows

May 17, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi state government Friday began distribution of palliatives in Abakaliki, capital city of Ebonyi state. The Hon. Speaker of Ebonyi state House of Assembly, who also double as the chairman, state Anti COVID-19 sub committee on welfare, fund raising, Engr. Francis Nwifuru, Friday donated a cash sum of 36 million Naira and 7800 bags of 5kg bags of rice to the religious bodies Read More

Emulate Madagascar, look inward for COVID -19 cure – Traditionalists tell govts

May 17, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Traditional Religion Worshipers’ Association of Oyo State (TRWASSO) Friday asked the federal and state governments in Nigeria to emulate the Madagascar and look inward for cure of CoronaVirus pandemic. Speaking at a meeting with the Oyo state government representatives held at the state Secretariat, Ibadan, the TRWASSO’s Secretary, Chief Fayemi Fatunde Fakayode declared that this became necessary in view of the Read More

Breaking: Flood wrecks havoc in Nasarawa community, submerges Blueprint reporter’s house, others

May 17, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

First rainy season’s flooding in Nasarawa, Nasarawa local government area of Nasarawa state where Nasarawa Federal Polytechnic is located in Nasarawa state has displaced many homes, includung that of a Blueprint reporter, Mr Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu. Mr Uji who lives in Oversea River Bank and his neighbours woke up from sleep at dawn to prepare for fasting only to find that their Read More

Medical expert reveals how long Covid-19 survivor should stay away from sex

May 17, 2020 TheSun 0

An expert has Covid-19 survivors to avoid having sex for around 30 days after recovering from coronavirus It comes amid fears that Covid-19 could be sexually transmitted, after traces of the virus were found in men’s semen. Now, a senior medical expert at the Thai Disease Control Department has claimed that patients who have overcome the disease need to hold Read More

Gambari as the balancer in Buhari Presidency

May 17, 2020 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

On Tuesday, April 12, 2020, news filtered into the air that the cerebral diplomatist (as described by Professor Bola Akinterinwa) and Ilorin-born prince, Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, was appointed the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. The ‘rumoured’ or ‘speculated’ appointment became a newshound’s dilemma, especially as the social media and even a handful of traditional media were falling over themselves Read More

Covid-19: Increase your testing capacity, ADC chieftain tells Southeast govs

May 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The spokesperson of African Democratic Congress in South East, Barr. C.K.C Ofomah, has called on governors of the region to intensify testing of more people as the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads in Nigeria. There has been divergent views in some quarters over lowest number of Covid-19 contacts in Southeast with some health experts alleging that enough testing was yet to Read More