New, old naira notes: Reps reject CBN extension

January 29, 2023 Joshua Egbodo, Abuja 0

The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee on new naira re-design and naira swap policy has rejected the 10 days extension granted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the exchange of old naira notes. The CBN had fixed January 31st as the deadline for the exchange of the old naira notes; N200, N500 and N1000. The CBN governor, Godwin Read More

CSO lauds Man of the Year award for Mele Kyari

January 29, 2023 David Agba, Abuja 0

A group under the umbrella of Greater Nigeria Professionals (GNP) has commended the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd), Mele Kyari, for being honoured with the “The Sun Man of The Year Award 2022” for the second consecutive time. Mele Kyari was at the weekend honoured with the award in Lagos.  The group Read More

Breaking: Brighton boot Liverpool out of FA Cup

January 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Brighton’s Kouru Mitoma scored a stunning goal in the 93rd minute to condemn Liverpool. The defeat further aggravates their crisis and heaps more pressure on Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool came out strong and a very incisive Mohamed Salah almost scored the first goal in the opening minutes, but Lewis Dunk made a goal-saving block on the line. The Egyptian led the Read More

Chelsea sign another player in fresh huge deal

January 29, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Chelsea have signed Lyon right-back Malo Gusto for £26.3m, with the 19-year-old spending the rest of the season back in France on loan. Gusto becomes the latest Chelsea arrival, on a seven-and-a-half-year deal at Stamford Bridge, and will end 2022/23 with his former club, for whom he has made 15 Ligue 1 appearances this season. His signing takes Chelsea’s January spending past the Read More

PDP’s Isa Ashiru continues to gather momentum in Kaduna

January 29, 2023 Tahir Tanko 0

In the last few months, the Kaduna People’s Democratic Party Gubernatorial candidate, Honourable Isa Ashiru has indeed displayed capacity and brilliance at several media outings within and outside the state. His intellectual disposition at different interactive platforms has made him the toast of the good people of kaduna state. It is no wonder that, he is now being referred to Read More

HFN: I’m ready to consolidate on my victory if…, Abua speaks on nullified players’ rep election

January 29, 2023 Editor 0

Alfred Abua, the Claimant, in the suite that eventually sacked Joseph Udalle as players’ representative, on the Board of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) has said he will be ready to consolidate on his victory, at the lower court, should Udalle decide to appeal his sacking, by an FCT High Court, last week, Monday. Abua, a former Nigeria international Read More

2023 Australian Open: New champion emerges

January 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Aryna Sabalenka won her maiden Grand Slam title as she battled back to beat Elena Rybakina in a thrilling Australian Open final on Saturday. Belarusian Sabalenka seized the initiative after dropping the opening set to win 4-6 6-3 6-4 and thus becomes the first singles player to win a major under a neutral flag. After receiving the trophy from Billie Read More

VIDEO: Finally, ex-Super Eagles ace Kanu Nwankwo breaks silence on supporting presidential candidate

January 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Former Super Eagles star, Nwankwo Kanu, has denied endorsing the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu. In a video posted on his Twitter page on Friday, he described the rumor as “fake, wicked news”. Kanu said he is not a politician and warned purveyor of the claims to “not try to destroy what you cannot destroy”. Read More

Revealed! Real reason Ganduje blocked Buhari from visiting Kano

January 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Over scarcity of new Naira notes in Nigeria, the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has stopped the proposed visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to commission some projects in the state. Ganduje on Friday made it known while interacting with some of the stakeholders in the state. According to him,“As we are waiting for this important visit, we found ourselves Read More

Ebonyi, USAID-MPI begin distribution of over 2.8 million nets

Ebonyi state government in collaboration with the United State Aid for International Development President Malaria Initiative (USAID- PMI) Friday kicked-off state wide distribution of over 2.8 million Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) . Distribution of the net was flaged-off at Ebiaji, headquarters of Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi state. Addressing Journalists shortly after the programme, the state Malaria Elimination Read More

FIFA suspends Cavani, 3 other Uruguay players

January 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

FIFA banned Uruguay players Fernando Muslera and José María Giménez for four games each on Friday for aggressively confronting match officials when the team was eliminated from the World Cup last month. Veterans Edinson Cavani and Diego Godín must also serve one-game bans when Uruguay next plays, FIFA said in announcing disciplinary verdicts. The players must all carry out community Read More

TETFund uncovers new plots to malign its leadership

January 28, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu Abuja 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) said it has uncovered new plots by certain individuals and groups to malign the leadership of the Fund in order to disrupt its activities. According to a press release signed by the Fund’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Abdulmumin Oniyangi, and made available to Blueprint Friday evening, the mischief came as a result of Read More

Ake rescues Manchester City from Arsenal dunhill in FA Cup cracker

January 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Manchester City got the better of Premier League title rivals Arsenal, thanks to Nathan Ake‘s second-half goal that secured a 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium in Friday’s blockbuster FA Cup fourth round tie. In a game of few clear-cut chances, Ake’s second goal of the season broke the deadlock in the 64th minute after substitute Julian Alvarez’s shot had struck the post. Read More

Faleke’s loyalty to Tinubu worthy of emulation – Fola Olumo

January 27, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A big lesson for all politicians  The convener, of Diaspora Support for Asiwaju, Fola Olumo, has advised Nigerian youths to emulate Hon. James Faleke’s qualities of competence and loyalty as they prepare for future leadership, haven studied him in the past decades. Fola who arrived Lagos from the United state on Friday gave the advice in a meeting with state Read More

Tribunal judgement: Adeleke heads to Appeal Court

January 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has described the judgement of the governorship tribunal as “a miscarriage of justice”, vowing to challenge the ruling at the Court of Appeal. Reacting to the verdict of the Tribunal from his country home, Ede, Governor Adeleke faulted the resolution of the over-voting question in favour of Mr Oyetola, calling it “an unfair interpretation Read More

Pictures: Anambra government hails Rojenny’s contribution to sports, assures partnership

January 27, 2023 Editor 0

The Anambra government has commended Rommy Ezeonwuka, Managing Director of Rojenny Stadium and Games Village, Oba, near Onitsha for his vision for sports development in Nigeria and Anambra in particular. Chairman of Anambra Sports Development Commission (ASDC) Patrick-Estate Onyedum made the commendation when he visited Rojenny Stadium and Games Village, Oba on Thursday as part of his tour of private Read More

Presidential race: Tinubu tested, trusted – Msuaan

January 27, 2023 Editor 0

The Director, National Youth Mobilisation (North Central) zone in the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Hon. Mike Msuaan, has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima over the years have been tested in several leadership responsibilities and are the best to be trusted to reposition Nigeria. Msuaan spoke while addressing the Read More

Bala to opponents: I’m performing, step down for me

January 27, 2023 Mohammed Lawal, Bauchi 0

The Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed and the candidate for the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, has urged candidates of other parties to consider his performances and step down for him for continuity in the execution of developmental projects. The governor was speaking at a debate organized by the Nigerian Union of Read More

Adamawa governorship candidate is dead

January 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) in Adamawa state, Abba Aliyu, is dead. The party’s national publicity secretary, Afuye Olusola, made the announcement on Thursday. According to him, “The leadership of the National Rescue Movement and that of Adamawa state chapter in particular with heavy heart announce the death of Alhaji Aliyu Abba Maina, the party’s governorship Read More

2023: What FG must do to allow students vote – Sowore

January 26, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has advised the Federal Government to allow students to go on break to vote in the forthcoming general elections. While calling out the federal government on Thursday, via his Twitter handle, the media practitioner said, “The Federal Govt led by @MBuhari, @inecnigeria, the ministry of education must grant Nigerian Read More