COVID-19: IPMAN lauds NNPC on steadfastness

May 26, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Kano state chapter, has commended the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), for tits steadfastness in ensuring that despite the near collapse of oil prices occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, the oil industry in Nigeria did not buckle. The chairman of the association, Alhaji Bashir Danmallam, made the commendation while speaking Read More

Sanwo-Olu condoles with New Telegraph over editor’s death

May 26, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commiserated with the management and staff of the New Telegraph newspaper on the death of its former Saturday editor, Alhaji Waheed Bakare, describing the loss as painful end of a promising journalistic career. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said although the demise of Bakare was a Read More

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PDP: Between Sule Lamido, Amb Kazaure and the truth

May 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

Sule Lamido and Ambassador Ibrahim Kazaure are not equals. Former governor, minister, a lawmaker, a unionist, a disciple of Aminu Kano’s school of politics and a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), etc, Sule Lamido will never join issues with Ambassador Kazaure. However, Lamido followers will never keep quiet when someone touches him. A well-cultured father will never Read More

Eid-el-Fitr : Gov Bagudu admonishes Muslims to sustain lessons of Ramadan

May 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has admonished the Muslim Ummah to sustain the lessons learnt in the holy month of Ramadan. The governor who stated this during Sallah message to the people of the state,  listed the lessons to  include patience, perseverence, piety, philanthropy and good neighborliness. According to a statement made available Blueprint by the Special Adviser on  Read More

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Is Nigeria sliding into recession?

May 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

Nigerian economy, like many other countries of the world, has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The country had to declare total lockdown for several weeks to halt the spread of the disease before it finally settled for gradual reopening of the economy in phases. Sadly, the longest period with which the economy was shutdown, poverty and unemployment worsened, while Read More

Kebbi recieves 83 Almajiri from Kano

May 26, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kebbi state governor, Senator Abubakar Atku Bagudu, Monday received 83 additional Almajiri children who were repatriated to the state by Kano state government. According to a statement made available to Blueprint by Special Adviser on Media to the governor Yahaya Sarki Monday, the children were received by the chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Alhaji Jafar Mohammed, Read More

COVID-19: RoLAC Programme donates PPE to sexual assault referral centres

May 26, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Sexual Assault Referral Centers (SARCs) in Nigeria. According to a statement made available to Blueprint on Monday by the National Programme Manager ROLAC, Danladi Plang, the donation was to enable victims of sexual assault Read More

APC chieftain lauds Buhari for siting CoE in Ebonyi community

May 26, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A  Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, Chief Festus Ifesinachi Odii Monday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the siting of one of the new federal Colleges of Education at Isu in Onicha local government area of the state. Odii who was the APC candidate for Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency in the 2019 general elections said the Read More

Ondo guber 2020: APC factional chairman dumps position

May 25, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi, 0

The factional chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Hon Idowu Otetubi, has dumped his position to join the main stream of the party. The chairman of the factional group stated this in a statement he titled “I am done with Unity Forum”, said his action is based to promote peace and crisis free affairs for the Read More

SDP calls for post-COVID 19 economic plans

May 25, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has urged the federal government to initiate aggressive post COVID 19 pandemic recovery plan that would strengthen the economy. The party said such plan would ensure that the harsh impact of the post-pandemic economic depression is not beyond control and too damaging to the psyche of the populace. The SDP made the call while felicitated Read More

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Oronsaye Committee report: Using less to achieve more

May 25, 2020 Jerry Uwah 0

Nigeria’s economy is in advanced stage of financial asphyxiation. It showed grievous signs of stress even before the coronavirus pandemic plagued the global economy. Now that the pandemic has dried up demand for crude oil and pushed prices perilously close to production cost, Nigeria’s economic crisis has simply escalated. The federal government has insisted on implementing this year’s budget with Read More

Abuja SWAN commends FCTA, distributes Covid-19 palliatives

May 25, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

It was commendation galore after members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter took delivery of palliatives from the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) at weekend. One after the other, over 100 sporting media practitioners in the nation’s capital trooped out between Saturday May 23 and Monday May 25 2020, to the popular old parade ground and Read More

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NLO worth $500m in S/America, Asia – Ogunnowo

May 25, 2020 LEKAN OLASEINDE 0

The Chief Operating Officer, Nationwide League One,(NLO), Olushola Ogunnowo, says the organisation football market in South America and Asia is now worth $500m. The former Secretary of Nigeria U-23 squad said FIFA security chief came to Nigeria and confirmed the the Nigeria’s third tier league worths more than $500m in betting stake in those regions. While responding to questions on Read More

We ‘re still missing Enyeama in Super Eagles – Ahmed Musa

May 25, 2020 LEKAN OLASEINDE 0

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has said they are still missing Vincent Enyeama in the senior national team five years after his unceremonious exit. The  Al Nassr forward revealed that he was shocked when he learned that former national team head coach Sunday Oliseh had stripped Enyeama of the team’s captaincy. Former Lille goalkeeper Enyeama had a row with the Read More

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I’m delighted to continue as Super Eagles Coach – Rohr

May 25, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr is happy to extend his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, the Franco-German has declared. The Nigeria Football Federation and the coach had been in discussions in recent weeks over the renewal of the contract between both parties and the coach has confirmed agreements have been reached and he is delighted to continue as manager Read More

Ighalo ‘set to leave United this week’

May 25, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Odion Ighalo will reportedly leave Manchester United this week as the Chinese Super League targets a return to action in June with his club Shanghai  Shenhua recalling him back after the expiration of his loan deal. The striker moved to Old Trafford on loan in January with United short of options up front after Romelu Lukaku left last summer. Ighalo, Read More

Why we rented office in Abakaliki – Ebonyi NUJ Chapel

May 24, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ebonyi state chapter, Sunday, clarified that its move to rent a new office was not to fight the state government. Members of the chapel had rented an office at Spera N’ Deo plaza on the Enugu- Abakaliki expressway after some of it members had issues with the state government. Since Read More

Buni resuscitates 3 companies in one year

May 24, 2020 Musa M. Buba 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has resuscitated Yobe Flour and Feed Mills Potiskum after being dormant for over a decade. A visit to the company’s site indicates that, so far, it has commenced production of grits, maize flour and the brand. General Manager of the company, Samaila Musa, disclosed that the mill has the capacity to produce 50 tons Read More

Sokoto Muslims comply with COVID-19 guidelines

May 24, 2020 Sidi A. Umar 0

Thousands of Sokoto Muslims faithful, in compliance with the directives of the state government, converged at different Jumu’at mosques to observe  this year’s Eid prayers to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting. Blueprint gathered that the state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal  and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, were among the Muslim faithful that observed prayers Read More

Air force kills 200 bandits in multiple strikes in Katsina, Zamfara

May 24, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

About 200 armed bandits have been killed by  the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of operation HADARIN during multiple air strikes at the bandits camps in Katsina and Zamfara states. According to the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the air strikes were conducted on 22 and 23 May 2020 at Ibrahim Mai’Bai’s Camp in Jibia Local Government Read More

Matawalle tasks Zamfara Muslims on lessons of Ramadan

May 24, 2020 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara state has enjoined Muslims in the state to adhere to the good lessons learned during the month of Ramadan, including sacrifice, tolerance and patience. The governor made the call at a state-wide Eid el-Fitr broadcast Saturday to mark the end of the Ramadan fast. “We will have a better world where peace and tranquility Read More

Eid-el Fitr: NYCN admonishes Nigerians to sustain values of Ramadan

May 24, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has admonished Nigerians to sustain the values of Ramadan. NYCN in a statement by its National Public Relation Officer, Comrade Olugbode Damola, Sunday congratulated all Muslims across the globe on the successful completion of Ramadan fasting, calling on Almighty Allah forgive our shortcomings and accept our fasting as an act of Ibadan (Amin). Read More

Troops kill 35 terrorists within 11 days along fringes of Sambisa forest

May 24, 2020 Musa Umar Bologi 0

Nigerian military has continued to record great successes against Boko haram and ISWAP fighter as troops sustain their onslaughts against the adversaries. A statement by Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, on Sunday revealed that troops have killed 35 Boko haram/ ISWAP fighters within Sector 1 Area of Realisability (AOR) during long rang patrols and operations conducted from Read More