Sule, Iloenyosi to lead Players’ Union 19-man task force

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Lekan Olaseinde Two ex-international players, Abdul Sule and Chikelue Iloenyosi has been appointed by the National Association of Nigerian Professional Footballers (NANPF) to head 19-members the task force of the body. Sule will serve as chairman while Iloenyosi will deputize for him In a press statement made available to Blueprint Sport, NANPF’s President Tijani Babangida, MON, stated that the appointments Read More

Has teaching objective truths become inconvenient?

May 7, 2020 Nathan M Greenfield 0

 A reader of the first few chapters of Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Postmodern University* might anticipate that in chapter seven, Daniel Burston, a professor of psychology at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, United States, would agree with Professor Jordan Petersons call for slashing the budgets of liberal arts programmes because they inculcate unwary students in the ways of cultural Marxism and post-modernism. Peterson, Read More

FBNInsurance supports Lagos govt’s fight against COVID-19, donates ambulance

April 26, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and contribution towards flattening the curve of the health hazard caused by the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in Nigeria, the life insurer, FBNInsurance and its subsidiary, FBN General Insurance has once again demonstrated commitment to their community by donating an ambulance to the Lagos State Government as well as food items Read More

COVID-19: Oyo committed to fight against COVID-19 – NCDC DG

April 22, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Tuesday said Oyo state government is genuinely committed to the fight against spread of coronavirus disease. Dr Ihekweazu stated this when he led officials of NCDC and the World Health Organisation (WHO) on a courtesy visit to Govrrnor Seyi Makinde in Ibadan.  The NCDC DG pointed out that the visiting Read More

Ebonyi and Covid-19 pandemic: Neccesity as mother of invention

April 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following the outbreak of Corona virus in Nigeria, AMARACHUKWU EGWUAGHA writes on how the laboratory machine at the South-east Virology Centre in Ebonyi state was being upgraded for Corona virus test.The South-east Virology Centre situated at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki (AE-FUTHA) capital of Ebonyi state was constructed in March 2016 by Governor David Umahi.The centre being Read More

Happy 60th birthday Ambassador Lawal Kazaure!

April 9, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

As he often does, President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP), Ambassador Lawal Abdullahi Kazaure, who, this week, clocked the ripe age of 60. Kazaure, a hard-to-find kind of man, gentle and amenable, clocked 60 years on April 5, 2020. According to Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC, Ambassador Kazaure is a fine Read More

Yari is finished politically, a rejoinder to Sani Yarima

April 2, 2020 Musa Gusau 0

Firstly, for Ahmed Sani Yarima to proclaim that former Governor of Zamfara state and immediate past Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdulaziz Yari, has outlived his usefulness and is finished politically in Zamfara and beyond, obviously shows Yarima knows nothing about Yari’s political relevance in the current scheme of things, or his political sagacity, and his fighting spirit for Read More

Updated – COVID-19: Buhari approves release of 70,000 tonnes of grains to Nigerians

April 1, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of 70,000 metric tonnes of grains to Nigerians to help alleviate the harsh effects of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.This was disclosed by the chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, while briefing journalists in Abuja Wednesday.He said release of grains was Read More

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Like ministers, Kebbi commissioners contribute 50% salaries to contain COVID-19

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kebbi state commissioners have unanimously resolved to contribute half of their monthly salaries to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Mahmud Warra, made the disclosure in a statement Sunday in Birnin Kebbi. Warra said the gesture was an unalloyed commitment towards ensuring successful onslaught against the ravaging global pandemic. He said: “Commissioners who are members of the Read More

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We all contributed to Oyo APC setback in 2019 – Ajimobi

March 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has stated that all members of the party in Oyo state contributed to its set back in the 2019 elections. Senator Ajimobi stated this Tuesday while setting up a 16 -man reconciliation team to reconcile and bring back aggrieved members of the party in Oyo state to be Read More

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Zulum visits COAS, commends military’s efforts in anti- terrorism fight

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has commended the Nigerian military for its commitment to tackling the security challenges, especially insurgency and terrorism in the North-east.  Governor Zulum made the assertion Tuesday at the army headquarters, Abuja when he visited the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai.  A statement issued Tuesday by the  acting  Director,  Read More

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Yobe govt inaugurates EU MCN advisory board

March 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In its effort to ensure ownership and sustainability of European Union-funded programmes after expiration in the state, the Yobe state government has inaugurated an advisory board for Managing Conflicts in North-east Nigeria (MCN). Performing the ceremony, the Secretary to the State Government, Baba Mallam Wali charged members of the advisory board to justify the confidence reposed on them as their choice was made based on Read More

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Gombe gov flags off distribution of school uniforms to pupils

March 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The governor of Gombe state, Muhammadu  Yahaya  has flagged off the distribution of school   materials to pupils in public schools. The exercise took place at Jalingo Primary School in Funakaye local government area of the state  Tuesday. Speaking at the event, Yahaya said the distribution of the materials demonstrates his commitment to improving the quality of education He expressed hope that Read More

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Group thumbs up Buhari, Reps on Coronavirus control measures

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A coalition of civil society and youth groups Wednesday applauded President Muhammadu Buhari over the steps taken so far to checkmate the spread of Coronavirus in the country. Convener of the group, Mallam Suleiman Musa at a press conference, in Abuja argued that the prompt response of the health ministry speaks volume of Buhari’s commitment towards ensuring the wellbeing Read More

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What resuscitation of Ajaokuta steel means – Aka’aba

February 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The management of the Ajaokuta Steel Company has described the commitment of  President Muhammadu Buhari administration towards  the resuscitation of the complex as a right step in the right direction, assuring that the effort would usher in  technological development and economic prosperity of the country. The sole administrator of the steel company, Ismaila Abdul Aka’aba, who stated this over the Read More

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Kano restates commitment to student exchange with Niger Republic

February 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kano State Government has reiterated its commitment to sustaining the bilateral agreement with Niger Republic on exchange of secondary school students to study at the Bilingual College, Niamey. The bilingual college was established by the Kano State Government in collaboration with the Niger Republic. The state Commissioner of Education, Muhammad Kiru, stated this when the Nigerien Minister of Secondary Schools, Read More

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Unilever restates decision not to target kids in commercial

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In line with its commitment to refrain from advertising its food and beverage products to kids under the age of 12, Unilever has restated its decision not to target kids in its commercials. In a statement, Unilever noted that the move was in response to estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which estimated that 124 million children between the Read More

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Buhari restates commitment to free Leah Sharibu, other Boko Haram captives

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday restated the commitment of federal government to rescue Leah Sharibu and all the captives of Boko Haram terrorists group. The president said this in a statement on the second anniversary of the abduction of Dapchi school girls.“Two years ago, 110 innocent children from the town of Dapchi were taken, against their will, by the terrorists of Read More

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Don’t give up on fight against terrorism, FG urges security agencies

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has called on security agencies in the country not to give up the fight against terrorism, armed banditry and all forms of crimes and criminality, but to embrace the spirit of patriotism, commitment and love for fatherland in order to ensure a peaceful nation. Aregbesola made the call at a patriotism advocacy programme Read More

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Edo is 90 percent ready for the NSF-Dare

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Minister of youth and sports Development Sunday Dare has disclosed that the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium is ready for the next edition of National Sports Festival that is bid to kickoff 20th March, 2020 in Benin City, Edo State According to the Minister who spoke to the press during his visit to the  Samuel Ogbemudia Sports Complex in Benin over the Read More

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WhatsApp records 2 billion users 

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook “family” of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and video calls. “Private conversations Read More

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Buhari visits Maiduguri, sympathises with victims of Auno attacks

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday visited Maiduguri, Borno state, on condolence visit to victims of Monday Auno attacks by Boko Haram insurgents where over 30 persons were reportedly killed many vehicles burnt. The president left Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after attending the 33rd Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), and headed for Maiduguri for the Read More

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Coca-Cola reinforces commitment to women economic empowerment

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Coca-Cola Nigeria along with its Bottling partner, Nigerian Bottling Company, (NBC) highlighted its commitment to economically empowering women. Speaking at recently concluded Lagos State Employability Trust Fund (LSETF) Employment Summit, the Public Affairs, Communications &Sustainability Manager for Nigerian Bottling Company, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, spoke on the opportunities for women in entrepreneurship. She showcased the work the company has done in creating Read More

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Incredible! Wife ‘beats’ husband for failing to impregnate her

February 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A 32-year-old housewife, Mrs. Chinwendu Chita, has been remanded by an Ejigbo Magistrate Court for turning her husband, Okechukwu Chita, into a punching bag at their residence at Alhaji Agbeke Street, Ago-Okota, Isolo over his inability to impregnate her. Chinwendu claimed that she has been married to her husband for some years, but he has been unable to impregnate her Read More