Breaking: Benzema shines as Real Madrid subdue Frankfurt, win 2022 Super Cup

August 10, 2022 BBC 0

Karim Benzema continued his Ballon d’Or pursuit with a 324th goal for European champions Real Madrid as they beat Eintracht Frankfurt to lift the Uefa Super Cup in Helsinki. Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who beat Liverpool to win the Champions League in May, took the lead when David Alaba tapped into an empty net, with Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp stranded following Read More

Breaking: CAF releases fixtures for CAF Champions League, Confederation Cup for NPFL Champions, others

August 9, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s representatives at the 2022/2023 Confederation of African Football (CAF) inter-club competitions – Rivers United, and Plateau United and Remo Stars as well as Kwara United have been handed tricky draws. While Rivers United and Plateau United will play in the CAF Champions League, Remo Stars and Kwara United will slog it out in the Confederation Cup. In the draws Read More

Breaking: At last, Serena Williams announces retirement

August 9, 2022 TheSun 0

Serena Williams is retiring from tennis after one more shot at US Open glory. The tennis icon admitted ‘something’s’ got to give as she turns 41 later this month. Williams, hinted at her retirement after her win in Toronto on Monday night. But she confirmed the news with a first-person piece in Vogue on Tuesday morning. Serena wrote: “Believe me, Read More

Breaking: WAEC releases May/June 2022 WASSCE results

August 8, 2022 Editor 0

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) a while ago on Monday announced the release of the May/June 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results. WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, made the disclosure on Monday while speaking at a media briefing. According to him, a total of 1,607,985 candidates registered for the exam in Nigeria, and that Read More

Breaking: Again, crisis hits Nigeria football as clubs pull out of Aitep Cup

August 8, 2022 Editor 0

Clubs currently participating at the ongoing Federation Cup also known as FA/ Aiteo Cup have threatened to pull out after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sent Kwara United to Confederation of African Federation (CAF) as the country’s remauning representative for 2022/23 Confederation Cup. The remaining clubs at the quarter-final level of the Aiteo Cup are Niger Tornadoes, Lobi Stars, Wikki Tourists, Read More

[Breaking] CWG 2022: Genesis wins another wrestling gold as Team Nigeria overtakes South Africa on medals table 

August 6, 2022 Editor 0

Team Nigeria has now overtaken South Africa after the country’s Wrestling squad continued to stand tall at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games with an improved performance on day nine of the competition in Birmingham. It was sensation Mercy Genesis who beat the odds and defeated his Canadian opponent Madison Parks in the final of Women’s freestyle 50kg to emerge winner. Read More

Breaking: Again, Tobi Amusan finishes in fastest time, ready to defend Commonwealth Games… Brume, Usoro hit final

August 5, 2022 Editor 0

World champion Oluwatobiloba Amusan posted the fastest time in Round 1 Heat of the Women’s 100m Hurdles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which was concluded this morning. The Nigerian sensation ran 12.40 seconds to finish first in Heat 3 and qualified for the next round alongside Michelle Jenneke of Australia’s (12.63) and Canada’s Michelle Harrison (12.85). In Heat 1, Cindy Read More

Breaking: Again, gunmen invade Ondo, kidnap traditional chief, ex-lawmaker, 2 others

August 5, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped a traditional chief in Ikare Akoko, Akoko North East local government area of Ondo State, High Chief Mukaila Bello. Blueprint gathered that Chief Bello was abducted with three other persons including a former member of Ondo House of Assembly Yeye Gbafinro Thursday evening. Other kidnap victims are Hon Adeiran Adeyemo and Mr. Bashiru Adekile. The the Read More

Breaking: Nigerian midfield sensation complete Chelsea switch

August 4, 2022 Dailymail 0

Chelsea have confirmed the £20m signing of Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa. The Blues have seen off competition from Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona to land the midfielder just one day ahead of the new Premier League season. The 18-year-old had previously rejected a new contract at Villa.  Details loading…

[Breaking] Commonwealth Games 2022: Team Nigeria ‘s performance soars as 2 athletes win gold, bronze in women’s Discus

August 2, 2022 Editor 0

An athlete Chioma Onyekwere has shot #TeamNigeriaCWG2022 up the medal table, after winning Gold in women’s Discus at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in #Birmingham2022 . Onyekwere threw an SB of 61.70 in the event. In the event, Nigeria won two medals, with Obiageri Amaechi clinching Bronze, after throwing 56.99m. With the latest performance, Nigeria now has seven medals comprising three Read More

Breaking: Chelsea outsmart Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, capture highly-rated Nigerian teenage sensation

August 2, 2022 Dailymail 0

Chelsea have raided Aston Villa to sign highly-rated midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka in a deal that could rise to £20million. The Blues have pounced to land the England under-19 midfielder, who had attracted interest from clubs including Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona. Manager Steven Gerrard confirmed the 18 year-old was then left out of Villa’s pre-season tour due to his contract situation. Chukwuemeka made 14 appearances last Read More

Breaking: Russia bans popular TV host Piers Morgan, ex-British PM David Cameron, 37 others

August 1, 2022 Dailymail 0

Russia on Monday said it was blacklisting 39 high profile British citizens, including Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, former prime minister David Cameron and journalist and TV host Piers Morgan, Dailymail is reporting. The UK has been one of Kyiv’s most loyal supporters after Russian president Vladimir Putin sent troops to Ukraine on February 24, and a slew of British commentators have expressed their unfavourable opinion Read More

[Breaking] Commonwealth Games 2022: Another Nigerian athlete breaks record, strikes second gold in Weightlifting

July 31, 2022 Editor 0

Another Nigerian athlete Folashade Lawal Rafiatu on Sunday won second gold medal for the country at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. In claiming the victory, Rafiatu set a new Commonwealth record with 206KG in the Women’s 59KG event. Nigeria’s first gold at the games was won by Adijat Adenike Olarinoye on Saturday Adijat competed in the women’s 55kg. She Read More

Breaking: Liverpool outclass Manchester City, win FA Community Shield 2022 clash

July 30, 2022 Editor 0

Liverpool FC completely took the shine off Manchester City a while ago in an FA Community Shield clash which ended 3-1 in favour of 2021/22 FA Cup winners. The victory ensured Liverpool FC pick their 16th Community Shield. Liverpool goals were scored by Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Núñez, while Julian Alvarez scored Manchester City’s only goal. Community Shield Read More

Breaking: New NPFL winners, Rivers United, Angels dump NFF ‘s FA Cup

July 30, 2022 Editor 0

Just few days after winning 2021/22 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, Rivers United, have abandoned round of 64 Federation Cup match versus Dakkada FC. This was disclosed by the club management on Saturday. Also, former Nigeria Women Football League champions Rivers Angels have pulled out of the 2021/2022 Federation Cup. A statement from the club’s management reads, “This decision Read More

Breaking: Troops, terrorists clash along Abuja-Kaduna highway

July 29, 2022 Editor 0

There are indications that terrorists in large numbers attacked a military checkpoint located around Zuma rock area Madalla in Niger state and shot sporadically. As at the time of filling this report, Blueprint couldn’t ascertain if they were casualties as a result of the attack. However, Nigeria soldiers deployed from Zuma barracks immediately faced the attackers and subsequently dispersed them Read More

Breaking: At last, Barcelona invade Sevilla, snatch Kounde off Chelsea

July 28, 2022 BBC 0

Barcelona have agreed to sign France centre-back Jules Kounde from Sevilla for a reported transfer fee of 50m euros (£41.85m). However, Barca say the deal is subject to the 23-year-old passing a medical. Kounde, who has won 11 France caps since his debut in 2021, had recently been linked with a move to Chelsea. The defender has made 133 appearances for Sevilla, Read More

Happening now: Groovy, Beauty, Khalid, Cyph, 3 others first housemates to enter #BBNaijaS7 level up show (PICTURES)

July 23, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Big Brother Naija Season 7 has just unveiled four new housemates in the chase for a 100 million naira which officially kicked off on Saturday July 23, 2022. They are Groovy from Anambra state, Beauty from Taraba state being the second housemate to grace the stage. Khalid (Plateau state) and Ilebaye (Kogi state) were third and fourth housemates to make Read More

Breaking: WHO declares monkeypox outbreak global health emergency

July 23, 2022 BBC 0

The monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases. It came at the end of the second meeting of the WHO’s emergency committee on the virus. More than 16,000 cases have now been reported from Read More

Breaking: Again, Arsenal invade Manchester City, sign midfielder

July 22, 2022 BBC 0

Arsenal have completed the signing of versatile Ukraine midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City. The 25-year-old flew back from City’s pre-season tour of the USA to complete the move after Arsenal agreed a £30m deal, which includes £2m in add-ons. He has signed a long-term contract with the London club and is their fifth signing of the summer. “Alex is a high Read More