Rohr is an average coach – Green

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Technical Committee Chairman of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Christopher Green has disclosed that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is an average one and does not deserve a new contract. According to Green, Genort Rohr has failed in his duties and should be shown an exit door because he has done nothing new all along as well as not Read More

Dare, Dalung condole with the family of Nwosu

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Federal Government and former Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung have expressed shock and sadness over the sudden death of Ndidi Nwosu, a para-powerlifter athlete who represented Nigeria at different international competitions.  Expressing deepest condolences and sympathy with the family of the late iconic powerlifter, speaking on behalf of the federal government, Sports minister, Mr Sunday Dare, Read More

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Mikel is the greatest Nigerian footballer –Amokachi

March 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Daniel Akokachi has named John Mikel Obi as the greatest Nigerian player. Amokachi, who won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria considers Mikel to be the country’s standout player based on his achievements. ”Mikel is the greatest player,’’ Amokachi said on Brila FM’s Show “The Bull’s Pit”. ‘‘He has won everything that a player can hope to; the Read More

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Unimaid VC, Yobe commissioner, others get merit awards

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chairman Board of Trustees of Annahda International Islamic Organisation, Sheikh Ibrahim Saleh Alhussain, has conferred an award of excellence on the Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, three  commissioners and other scholars within the North-east at the El-Kanemi hall of the University of Maiduguri.  Speaking at the event, the Secretary General of Annahda Islamic International Organisation, Professor Jidda Hassan, Read More

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Nigeria’s multiple reforms working under PMB

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It is not in doubt that the unprecedented achievements recorded in Nigeria since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari came on board are too numerous to mention. These achievements are fully acknowledged by both Nigerians and non Nigerians which have put Nigeria as in a better position to build the strongest economy in the African continent. Recently, a Middle East on Read More

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Group pledges support for Bello’s second term

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A political association, Adoza Again Support  Group  has pledged their unalloyed  support to the success of  Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term in office. The group called on the governor to consolidate on the achievements of his first term in order to move the state to the next level of development.  Director General of the group,  Almaruf Suleiman stated this  in Read More

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New Finance Act, landmark achievement for capital market- Onyema

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oscar Onyema, has described the recently passed Financial Act as landmark achievement for the Nigerian capital market. The Finance Act, which supposedly seeks to, among other things, promote fiscal equity and align domestic laws with global best practices, took effect on February 1st, 2020. Onyema who disclosed this at a Read More

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Excite galore for Ronaldo as Instagram account hits 200 million 

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, is excited by his new record as the the highest followed celebrity on Instagram. The 34 year-old soccer player took to his instagram handle on Thursday @ Christiano, to share a post alongside a short video to celebrate the feat on the American photo and video-sharing social networking platform owned by Facebook. Read More

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Lorenzo returns to Yamaha MotoGP team as test rider

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Just over two months after retiring from MotoGP, former world champion is back in the sport after Yamaha announced on Thursday that he would be their No 1 test driver in 2020. The Spaniard spent nine years with the team, winning three world championships, before leaving for Ducati in 2016. He spent a frustrating 2019 season with Honda before announcing Read More

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‘Bello/Onoja second term a blessing for Kogites’

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A politician from Ibaji local government area of Kogi state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi east, Engr. Ibrahim John Ocheje, has said that the inauguration of Governor Yahaya Bello and  his deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, for the second term was a huge blessing for Kogites. Ocheje stated this in his congratulatory message to Governor Yahaya Bello Read More

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NAS holds 1st scientific conference, Feb 4

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) will hold a two-day scientific conference between 4th and 5th of February, 2020, in Lagos, its executive secretary, Dr Oladoyin Odubanjo, has said. The conference, which will hold at the Multipurpose Hall, University of Lagos is themed: “The Role of Science in Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Odubanjo in a statement he issued, Tuesday, said Read More

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Nigerian academy to hold 1st scientific conference in Lagos

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has scheduled 4th and 5th of February  to hold its first scientific conference. The conference will discuss how science can facilitate the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). NAS executive secretary, Dr M. Oladoyin Odubanjo, said in a statement made available to Blueprint  Monday that about 300 scientists will be gathere at the Multipurpose Hall, University Read More

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TETFund c’ttees are working round the clock – Prof. Darma

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The co-chairman and coordinator of impact assessment ad hoc committee of TETFund interventions in tertiary institutions, Nazifi Abdullahi Darma, a professor of Development Economics at the University of Abuja said ,Monday that  the three ad hoc committees inaugurated by the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund),  are working round the clock in order to achieve  result at the Read More

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‘Land degradation’ll hinder Nigeria’s food security’

December 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria country representative, Food and Agriculture Organisation, (FAO), Dr. Suffyan Koroma, has warned that removal of top soil by water or wind erosion will hinder the achievement of food security in Nigeria. While welcoming participants at the world Soil day celebration in Abuja, Koroma, said studies have revealed that soil removed by either water or wind erosion is 1.3 Read More

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US PGA Tour: Tiger Woods wins, breaks Snead’s 54-year record

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Tiger Woods made golf history Monday when he won the Zozo Championship in Japan for his 82nd US PGA Tour victory — equalling Sam Snead’s 54-year record and adding to his long list of achievements. The 15-time major winner held off the challenge of home favourite Hideki Matsuyama to win by three shots at the weather-delayed tournament, his first outing since arthroscopic Read More

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Fayemi: APC, PDP differ on one year performance

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti state has dismissed the one year administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi-led All Progressive Congress (APC) government as a colossal failure with no visible achievement to showcase.  But the ruling party in a swift reaction has dismissed the opposition criticism describing it as the ranting of confused persons set out to cause unnecessary distractions Read More

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Why Ihedioha can’t match my achievements in Imo- Okorocha

September 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Immediate past governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha speaks on being investigated by the EFCC, the Emeka Ihedioha administration and efforts to rubbish his achievements, among other issues. BODE OLAGOKE reports. Since you handed over the state to the new governor, there have been allegations and counter allegations about non performance by you and you have been rather silent. Read More

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Health care delivery, Buhari’s major priority – Minister

September 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has restated its commitment to providing health care service delivery, saying this remains a major priority of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, stated this at the 50th anniversary of Postgraduate Medical Education in Nigeria on Wednesday, in Abuja. The anniversary is also the 14th Annual Scientific Conference and All Fellows’ Read More

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Borno: Zulum’s 100 days, a perspective

September 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Within the few months in saddle, Borno state has had it good in terms of democracy dividends. ABUBAKAR SADIQ in this report examines some of the landmark achievements of this man in 100 days. Credibly, despite the 10 years battle with insurgency which had obstructed development and progress of Borno state for years, Governor Professor Babagana  Zulum on taking over Read More

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Why Oshiomhole is envious of Obaseki – Idahosa

September 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A former political adviser to Adams Oshiomhole, Mr Charles Idahosa, has said his erstwhile boss is having a running battle with Governor Goodwin Obaseki because the latter has surpassed his achievements. Idahosa, an All Progressives Congress chieftain decried scathing remarks about Governor Obaseki credited to the former governor (Oshiomhole) over the leadership of the state House of Assembly. The ex-adviser stated that Read More

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100 days: Gov Abiodun struggling to impress Ogun people

September 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The past three months have been some of the most challenging period of his life of Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State. Olufemi Adediran writes. Trying to settle down Governor Abiodun, an oil magnate, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated other candidates in a keenly contested Governorship election and became the fifth civilian governor Read More

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9th NASS ‘ll not fail Buhari – Lawan

August 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has declared that the9th National Assembly will give its maximum support to theadministration of President Muhammadu Buhari in order to achieve better, prosperous and secured Nigeria for the good of the citizens. He made the disclosure Tuesday at a town hall meeting in Gashua hishome town in Yobe state. “We will make sure the Read More

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Real reasons we created new Emirates in Kano- Ganduje

August 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje speaks on his achievements in the first 100 days of his second term in office, the focus of his administration, Ruga policy and his relationship with Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. BODE OLAGOKE brings excerpts. You recently asked herdsmen in the south to relocate to Kano. Of what benefit will this be to your state? I don’t subscribe to Read More

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Tennis: Nadal, Thiem advance at rain-hit ATP Montreal Masters

August 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem advanced into the third round of the ATP Montreal Masters on Wednesday, with Thiem achieving a personal best in Canada. Top-seeded holder Nadal suffered through a two-hour rain interruption before dismissing Britain’s Daniel Evans 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. Austrian second seed Thiem, who claimed a clay title at the weekend at home in Kitzbuehel before crossing Read More