Breaking: Netanyahu kicked out, new Israeli Prime Minister takes over

June 13, 2021 BBC 0

Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after its parliament voted in a new coalition government. Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as prime minister, leading a “government of change”. He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority of 60-59. Mr Bennett will be prime minister until Read More

Boosting food production; a private initiative to the rescue

June 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A non governmental organisation involved in boosting food input in the country is also stepping up the effort in Kogi state as OYIBO SALIHU reports. For decades, food production in Nigeria has remained at subsistence level as farmers inputs have been without commensurate output, but they remained undaunted despite the traditional tools used over the years.Government’s efforts at enhancing mechanisation Read More

Breaking: President collapses in Zambia

June 13, 2021 Agency Report 0

Zambia President Edgar Lungu collapsed in the capital, Lusaka, during a national defence day event on Sunday, local media reported. Shortly after, Secretary to the Cabinet, Dr Simon Miti, issued a statement to reporters and the State TV, assuring the local public and the international community that President Lungu “is well and has continued to discharge his duties”. Dr Miti Read More

Breaking: Again, Nigeria’s Adesanya down Italian opponent, retains UFC middleweight title

June 13, 2021 BBC 0

UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya cruised to victory over Marvin Vettori as he retained his undisputed 185-pound title in the main event of UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona. The pair had previously met, when Adesanya claimed a split-decision victory over Vettori in April 2018 in the Nigerian-born Kiwi’s second UFC bout. But in Saturday night’s rematch Adesanya, 31, showed his Read More

Breaking: Eriksen wakes up after slumping on the pitch, Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 game continues

June 12, 2021 Agency Report 0

Inter Milan player Eriksen, 29, is “awake” and undergoing tests in hospital after collapsing on the pitch and receiving CPR; UEFA confirmed Eriksen has been “stabilised” and that Denmark vs Finland would restart at 7.30pm UK time after being suspended due to a “medical emergency” Christian Eriksen is “awake” and undergoing tests in hospital after collapsing on the pitch as Read More

Breaking: Makinde, Mr Macaroni join #June12thProtest as movement spreads to Portharcourt

June 12, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state and popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, have joined protests in Ibadan, and at Gani Fawehinmi Park in the Ojota area, Lagos state respectively. In Lagos, Police dispersed protesters with teargas canisters while some were arrested. Yet the protesters who are demanding the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari “for failing to Read More

Breaking: Euro 2020 kicks off, Italy overpower Turkey in opener

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Euro 2020 opened in spectacular fashion as Italy got their campaign off to an impressive start in front of their own fans with a comfortable victory against Turkey. In the first game of the rescheduled tournament, played at at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, an own goal by Merih Demiral and strikes by Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne settled a one-sided Group Read More

Breaking: APC caretaker chairman suspended

June 11, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Plateau State, Mr. Lateb Dabang, has been suspended indefinitely. An insider within the party told Blueprint that the suspension came after Thursday’s emergency meeting of the party was concluded. According to the source, the state Governor Simon Lalong, APC’s 17 local government area chairmen, their secretaries, as well as 16 LGC Read More

Breaking: Again, Buhari addresses Nigerians ahead June 12

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will again on Friday evening feature in an exclusive interview on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). The session will be played barely 48 hours after he spoke to Nigerians via Arise Arise TV. A statement by Special Adviser to Buhari, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the interview session, is expected to be on air from about 8:30pm. Details Read More

Breaking: Wrestling champion, Odunayo Adekuoroye, knocks on Olympics gate with gold at Poland Open

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s serial wrestling champion Odunayo Adekuoroye has gold medal at the ongoing at in the women’s 57kg at the Poland Open ranking series in Warsaw ahead next Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Adekuoroye was awarded the gold after her Belarusian opponent Iryna Kurachkina forfeited the final match following the injury she sustained during her semifinal fight. In the quarter final match against Read More

Happening now: Kamaru Usman storms sports ministry, confers with Minister Dare

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight king, Kamaru Usman is meeting with Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare. Usman had on Thursday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inside the Presidential Villa. He also met with Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello on the same day. Usman is the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, and was also the Ultimate Fighter 21 Read More

Breaking: Buhari names new NBC DG

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Professor Armstrong Idachaba and appointed veteran broadcaster Balarabe Ilelah as substantive Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Idachaba has been on acting capacity since February 2020. Minister of Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this in a press statement on Friday, said Ilelah’s appointment will last for five years. The government Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade school, kill student, kidnap others in Kaduna

June 11, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen, Thursday night, attacked Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria and killed one student, injured another, before kidnapping eight students and two Lecturers. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this on Friday morning. “Kaduna State Government has been briefed by security agencies of an attack by armed bandits at the main campus of the Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Read More

Breaking: IGP escapes death in Lagos

June 10, 2021 NAN 0

Usman Alkali Baba, the inspector-general of Police, IGP, narrowly escaped death as a canopy nearly collapsed on him during an official function on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The incident took place at the Lagos State Police Headquarter Ikeja when the newly confirmed IGP, who was on his first official visit to the state, was about to address senior police officers. Read More

Breaking: French man who slapped President Macron may bag jail term

June 10, 2021 Editor 0

A 28-year-old man on trial for slapping French President Emmanuel Macron testified Thursday that the attack was impulsive and unplanned, and prompted by anger at France’s “decline.” Damien Tarel faces possible jail time and a fine if found guilty of assaulting a public official at the special emergency trial in the southeastern city of Valence. Tarel was quickly arrested after Read More

Breaking: 65 days after, ASUP suspends strike

June 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday suspended her nationwide strike for a period of three months. A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of ASUP,  Comrade Abdullahi Yalwa said, “Following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between our Union and the federal government, the Union has resolved Read More

Breaking: In Bauchi, Gov. Bala Mohammed fires SSG, CoS, 21 Commissioners

June 9, 2021 Editor 0

Governor Bala Mohammed on Wednesday announced the termination of appointment of Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Sabiu Baba, and the Chief of Staff (CoS) Government House, Dr. Ladan Salihu. The governor also sacked 21 Commissioners and other appointees. This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mukhtar Gidado. Details loading…