Breaking: FG jerks up hate speech fine

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

The fine for hate speech in Nigeria has been increased from N500,000 to N5 million. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code said the increase came into effect after President Muhammadu Buhari approved recommendations to reposition the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC). A statement by the Federal Ministry of Information Read More

Breaking: After 22-year playing career, Real Madrid legend hangs boot

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

Iker Casillas has officially announced his retirement at the end of a 22-year playing career, with the legendary Real Madrid goalkeeper hanging up his gloves at the age of 39. The World Cup winner has not taken in a competitive appearance since suffering a serious health scare in May 2019. He recovered from a heart attack to rejoin the ranks at Porto and was named Read More

Breaking: Buhari wades in, orders payment of stranded Nigerian students abroad

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to pay Nigerians under their scholarship programme abroad, day after they protested in London. There has been several reports that revealed that Nigerian students are stranded and have to rely on begging to survive. Their challenge include non-remittance of their fees among others. Details loading…

Breaking: NDDC set to commission N24bn road project in Bayelsa

August 4, 2020 Editor 0

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has constructed and completed a 29-kilometre road project in Bayelsa state. Already, President Muhammadu Buhari has been invited to commission the Ogbia-Nembe road network. According to a press statement by the commission’s director of corporate affairs Charles Odili in Abuja on Tuesday, the road project was done in conjunction with Shell Petroleum Development Company. Read More

Breaking: FG reveals school feeding programme, palliatives’ distribution timelines

August 4, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has reacted to several reports of purportedly spending more than N13 billion naira on the provision of take home rations under the modified Home Grown School Feeding programme (HGSFP). In a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, which was signed by her Special Assistant on Strategic Communications, Halima Read More

Breaking: Arsenal lure Willian with biggest offer

August 3, 2020 Editor 0

Arsenal have reportedly offered wantaway Chelsea star a three-year deal. The Gunners are locked in advanced talks with the 31-year-old after he rejected his club’s latest approach. Willian looks set to leave Chelsea after turning down a two-year contract to remain at Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian, who is set to become a free agent, has been holding out for a three-year deal. Frank Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus chase Shoprite owners out of Nigeria

August 3, 2020 Editor 0

Report reaching Blueprint Monday morning indicates that Shoprite owners are considering auctioning their mega shopping outlets due to effects of Coronavirus pandemic. Few years back, Shoprite market places were established in Nigeria. Already, their outlets have been constructed in most parts of Nigeria. Shoprite opened its first store in Lagos in December 2005. In a trading update filed at the Read More

Breaking: Drama as Hamilton wins 7th British Grand Prix

August 2, 2020 TheSun 0

Lewis Hamilton survived an almighty late scare to win his seventh British Grand Prix in dramatic style. The Brit’s tyres completely gave way on the final lap at Silverstone, and he just about nursed the car home in a heart-stopping finale, The Sun reports. Bottas got off the line better than Hamilton and threatened to take the lead, but the Read More

Happening now: Sanwo-Olu reveals when churches, restaurants ‘ll finally reopen for services in Lagos

August 1, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state government has finally revealed that worship centres will be reopened on August 7 for services. Governor Babatunde Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this while giving updates on the COVID-19 pandemic at Marina in Lagos state said restaurant would be allowed to carry out eat-in services as from August 14. He also said churches will be allowed to admit 50% capacity Read More

Breaking: Ekiti gov Fayemi recovers, test negative for Coronavirus

August 1, 2020 Editor 0

Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi, has been recovered from Coronavirus infection after he tested negative twice. This was revealed by the governor on Satuday morning. Fayemi wrote on his official Twitter account, “After 11 days in isolation, I received news that my COVID19 repeat test came back negative. My sincere gratitude goes to God Almighty, my family, my medical team Read More

Breaking: Travelling bus crashes along Lokoja-Abuja highway, passengers burnt beyond recognition on Sallah day

July 31, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Bus believed to be traveling from Ankpa in Kogi state to Abuja Friday afternoon crashed along Lokoja-Abuja highway. The vehicle caught fire immediately it sumersaulted and burnt all passengers beyond recognition, according to an eyewitness. As at the time of filing this report, the number of passengers, and the cause of the accident was yet unknown. Effort to reach Officials Read More

Breaking: Napoli confirm Victor Osimhen capture from Lille

July 31, 2020 Editor 0

Napoli have confirmed the signing of 21-year-old Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen from Lille on a five-year contract. The deal is worth €50m fee + bonuses. Victor Osimhen has become the most expensive African player of all time in moving to Napoli, contrary to Italian sources about the nature of the fee. Last summer, Lille sold Nicolas Pépé to Arsenal in Read More

Breaking: Switzerland opens criminal case against FIFA President Infantino

July 30, 2020 Editor 0

A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened on Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor. The case is connected to a meeting Infantino had with the Swiss attorney, Skysports is reporting. The special prosecutor, Stefan Keller, closed an investigation into two complaints involving Infantino and Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber after turning up “elements that make up reprehensible Read More

Breaking: Abiodun orders arrest of face mask violators, vows to jail residents in Ogun if…

July 29, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, Wednesday slammed six months jail term on defaulters of the compulsory use of face masks in the state. The governor while updating journalists on the efforts of the government in the fight against COVID-19, invoked regulation seven of the infectious diseases in section 33 of the Public Health Law of the state which mandated Read More

Breaking: Like WAEC, FG sets kick-off dates for NECO, NABTEB exams

July 29, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, has announced that the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. Minister Nwajiuba who made the disclosure also said the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 Read More

Breaking: FG evacuates another batch of stranded Nigerians from US

July 29, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has again evacuated up to 270 Nigerians starnded in the United States of America. According to the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) via their twitter handle on Wednesday, “The fourth evacuation flight from the USA arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with 270 evacuees today July 29, 2020 at exactly 1310HRS via Ethiopian Air. “All evacuees tested Read More

Breaking: EFCC secures warrant of arrest against ex-NASS clerk

July 28, 2020 Editor 0

A warrant of arrest has been issued against the immediate past Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Omolori by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).. Justice Suleman Belgore gave the order while ruling on an ex parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the motion, marked: M/8728/2020, the EFCC claimed that Omolori Read More