China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty – Official

April 14, 2021 Editor 0

More than 770 million of China’s rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 percent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank’s international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China. Through China’s poverty eradication practices, Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, returns to Kano Pillars, set for Ganduje’s unveiling

April 13, 2021 Editor 0

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has sensationally returned to Kano Pillars FC for the remainder of the 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League season (NPFL). Musa previously played for the Pride of Kano in 2009 where he ended the season as the top scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League with 18 goals before moving to VVV-Venlo in the Netherlands. A Read More

Ahmed Musa set to rejoin Kano Pillars, 10 years after – Report

April 12, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles captain and former Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) topscorer Ahmed Musa is reportedly making plans to rejoin Kano Pillars on a short-term deal. Musa, 28, has been without a club since October 2020, after severing ties with Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr and was unable to tie up a deal in Europe during the last transfer window Read More

Breaking: Minister Dare flags off Lagos Access marathon race

April 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Chief Sunday Dare, Saturday morning, flagged off the Lagos Access Bank International Marathon race from the Surulere National Stadium, Lagos. Despite his tight schedule at the on going Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, the Minister flew from Benin to Lagos in furtherance of his vow to support all sports in the country. In Read More

APC: Dousing the fuss over registration/revalidation exercise

April 10, 2021 Abdulrahman Abdulrauf 0

The APC registration and revalidation exercise under the Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee and the needless fuss around ‘extension,’ forms the thrust of this piece by ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF. Following protracted crises that hit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC), the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) declared the elected officials sacked June Read More

An agenda for IGP Usman Alkali Baba

April 10, 2021 Ruth Eguono Olofin 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially appointed a new Inspector General of Police to replace the former IGP Mr Mohammed Adamu as the number one Cop of the nation. Mr Adamu whose tenure formally ended on February 1st, 2021 was extended against public outcry in view of public service rules and the provisions of the Police Act of 2020. That extension Read More

China sets role model for global poverty reduction

April 9, 2021 Editor 0

Poverty is a chronic affliction of human society and a common challenge faced by the whole world. China had long been plagued by poverty at a scale and a level of severity that has rarely been seen anywhere else in the world. As a result, the challenge of poverty alleviation in China almost defies imagination. Over the past century, the Read More

Breaking: 20th National Sports Festival goes on, no plan to halt competition abruptly – FG

April 8, 2021 Editor 0

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has clarified that the 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, is going on as planned with competitions going on as scheduled. A press statement from the ministry, signed by the assistant director Press Ramon Balogun on Thursday morning, said, “the Ministry and the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) for the festival are unaware of Read More

NSF: Delta, Edo renew battle for supremacy

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The old rivalry between Edo and Delta state is being rekindled at the ongoing Edo 2020 National sports Festival as the two teams are locked in a battle Royale for supremacy on the Medals table. Delta who are the defending champions and currently topping the medals table will have to contend with host Edo for the top spot. Right from Read More

Breaking: Chelsea outclass Porto, near Champions League semis

April 7, 2021 BBC 0

Chelsea bounced back from a testing few days to earn a commanding first-leg quarter-final away win over Porto in the Champions League. Mason Mount’s clever turn and finish in the first half helped bring some welcome relief to Blues manager Thomas Tuchel after his side’s heavy defeat to West Brom on Saturday, which was followed by a training ground incident between team-mates Read More

71 gourds of Oguro for Olu Obafemi

April 5, 2021 Tunde Olusunle 0

He was the sole recipient of the Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA) in 2018. Chairman of the Governing Board of the NNMA, Prof Shekarau Yakubu, noted late October 2018, that out of three dozen nominations for the award, his own was the singular entry which met all the criteria enunciated as prerequisites for the award. The NNMA is traditionally conferred Read More

Alkali’s answers to North -East humanitarian question

April 5, 2021 Raphael Odoh 0

Apparently, Boko Haram insurgents and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have gravely injured and shackled the North East Development Commission (NEDC), a baby created out of necessity to cater for humanitarian crisis incited by Boko Haram. The NEDC’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, (MD-CEO), Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali experiences grippingly retells the story of managing the near Read More

Banks’ defy CBN, sack over 3,000 workers in 2020

April 4, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Eight banks in the country in 2020 sacked about 3,754 workers despite warnings by the Central Bank of Nigeria against it. The apex bank had in May 2020 warned banks against the sack of employees as speculation of mass retrenchment in the sector made the round following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. However, the total number Read More

In Kaduna, Police rescue toddler, 3 women, 11 others from kidnappers

Kaduna state Police Command has rescued 15 people including a toddler and three women from suspected kidnappers in Chikun local government area, Kaduna state government has said.    According to an official statement, “15 kidnapped citizens have been rescued by security operatives in Kaduna state. This was disclosed by the Kaduna state Police Command in an operational feedback to the Read More

Anambra community coronates new traditional ruler despite court process

April 4, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu, Awka 0

Nawfia community in Njikoka local government area, Anambra state has coroneted a new Traditional Ruler, Dr Shadrach Moguluwa. Moguluwa was coroneted after his election reportedly held on March 26, 2021, following suspension and subsequent withdrawal of Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo’s certificate of recognition by Anambra state government. Blueprint learnt that Nwankwo who was among the 11 monarchs that travelled to Abuja Read More

In Kaduna, El-Rufai preaches peace, harmony at Easter

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appealed to all citizens of Kaduna state to embrace their common humanity and uphold their obligations for peace and harmony in their various communities. Speaking in an Easter message to Christian faithful in Kaduna state on Saturday, the governor advised citizens to isolate and expose the criminals in their midst. ‘’While we all do our utmost Read More

Again, love gone sour as Chioma deletes Davido’s pictures off Instagram

April 3, 2021 Editor 0

Chioma Rowland, Fiancee to David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has reportedly deleted the former’s pictures from her Instagram, days after rumours emerged that the Nigerian musician appears to have fallen in love with an American model Mya Yafai. Chioma’s latest action has set tongues wagging on the Internet. This followed speculations that the relationship between the couple to be Read More

Military pension fund: Probe alleged diversion of N2.5bn, FG urged

March 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Opinion Pole Assembly (OPA) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged looting of N2.5 Billion Military Pension Fund, recover the missing fund and sanction the culprits appropriately.  In a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja by the Publicity Secretary, Bashir Mohammad, the group specifically demanded that the Chairman of the Military Pension Board, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Read More

Revealed! Ministry may move Sports festival to Abuja as Edo govt backtraps

March 30, 2021 Editor 0

Determined to hold the National Sports Festival (NSF) and unwilling to allow any further postponement, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, has swung into action to use Abuja as an alternative venue should the need arises. Not willing to be caught flat footed, the ministry is considering Abuja as the venue for the 20th edition of the sports Read More