12 teams set to roll as maiden Abuja Super League debuts

November 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

All is now set for the kickoff of first ever Abuja Super League scheduled for Wuse 3 cathedral stadium inside the Federal Capital Territory.Already, 12 team have registered and are preparing to participate. One of the organisers and Chief Creative Officer of Teamkenekt, Clement Chukwuma disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja. Chukwuma said the competition which will kick Read More

Bigi soft drink powers another Nigerian movie event

November 3, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Movie PremiereThe Bigi carbonated soft drink brand, produced by Rite Foods, has again demonstrated its support for the growth of the Nigerian movie industry with the sponsorship of the Progressive Tailors Club movie premiere. It premiered at the Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX, Lekki Lagos, on October 24, 2021, and in attendance were a mixed audience of various classes of movie lovers Read More

Nigeria Police team may miss hockey championship

October 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

This year’s Africa Hockey club championship billed to hold in Ghana from 28 October to 12 November may be decided without the Nigeria Police team representing the country. According to the Secretary General of Nigeria Hockey Federation, Rita Moshindi, the competition which will witnessed the best from the continent , have 30 clubs meeting  to battle it out in both Read More

Confed Cup: Enyimba advance to play-offs

October 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Two time Africa champion Enyimba Fc pf Aba has qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup playoff to determine the teams for the group phase of the competition after they edged past Diambars of Senegal 3-0 at their fortress in Aba Sunday evening. Enyimba thus advanced 4-0 on aggregate having won thefirst game in Senegal by the odd goal. Tosin Omoyele Read More

Barcelona, Real Madrid clash in El-clasico

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Barcelona have not won any of their last four games against Real Madrid in LaLiga (D1 L3) – should they fail to win this game, it will be their longest winless run in the competition against a specific opponent since May 2008, also against Los Blancos (D2 L3). Real Madrid have won their last three games in all competitions against Read More

Happening now: Protest rocks Abuja as basketball players demand Musa Kida’s removal over ‘non-payment of D’Tigresses allowances, poor leadership’ (VIDEO)

October 14, 2021 Editor 0

Thousands of basketball players (both male and female) are currently protesting alleged poor leadership of Musa Kida-led Nigeria Basketball (NBBF). Players of victorious Nigeria’s D’Tigresses had few days ago revealed that NBBF under Kida had owed them backlog of allowances since 2018. D’Tigresses few weeks ago won 2021 FIBA Afrobasket women tournament in Cameroon. They had won same competition in Read More

IDGC: Stakeholders charge girls on digital skills, passion

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

An On Air Personality (OAP) and the Convener of Teenage School Girl Outreach Chinyereugo Chinwuba, has urged girls in Nigeria to defy societal challenges confronting them and follow their passion. She stated this at a Girl’s Workshop and presentations of awards to winners of essay competition she organized in collaboration with Education as a Vaccine and Planned Parenthood Federation of Read More

When First Bank set the pace for thoughts on Open Banking

October 11, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

At FIntech Summit 5.0 organised by First Bank of Nigeria, experts brainstormed on how best to make the Open Banking initiative work in financial service delivery, even as the FBN speaks on reasons for its intervention and the bank’s plans to remain atop the nation’s banking industry. AMAKA IFEAKANDU reports First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial Read More

Pictures: RSDF set to honour Arotile, Ukaigwe, Mabo, Jegede, Kujebola, others

October 8, 2021 Editor 0

Names of awardees for the Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF) Heroes Awards 2021 was revealed during Flying Officers Cup draw ceremony held in Abuja on Thursday. The award committee headed by Moses Nagogo Bako followed a set of eligibility criteria which considers factors such as achievements and pedigree of the nominees. The prestigious award is conferred on those personalities who Read More

Afrobasket: Nigeria’s Ambassador to Cameroon fetes D’Tigress

September 27, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s envoy to the Republic of Cameroon, Ambassador Gabriel Abayomi Olorinsakin, Sunday evening, hosted  Africa’s back-to-back champions D’Tigress to a dinner party The dinner took place after the final match between Nigeria and Mali in the 2021 Afrobasket finals  in Yaoundé. Nigeria won the encounter by 70-59. The Nigeria Embassy officials in the Cameroonian capital have confirmed the get together for the Read More

2020 Paralympics: Nigeria’s Envoy hails team Nigeria in Tokyo 

August 31, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Envoy to Japan, Ambassador Husaini Abubakar Moriki, has hailed team Nigeria performance so far at the ongoing Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Amb. Moriki who spoke in Tokyo described Nigeria as a sporting nation which has transformed to world beaters. He said, “I’m delighted that we have just won a gold medal in the Paralifting and not only that but I’m Read More

Jaiz Bank charges staff on vision, philosophy

August 30, 2021 David Agba 0

Nigeria’s premier non- interest banking- Jaiz Bank Plc has enjoined its employees not to deviate from vision and philosophy of the bank. The vision, philosophy of the bank are premised on delivering world-class sharia-compliant financial services to its clientele irrespective of class, creed, race or religious belief; and to contribute to the socio-economic development of the society. Its Managing Director/ Read More

2020 Paralympics: Adesokan finishes 1kg short of a medal

August 26, 2021 Editorial IV 0

One of Nigeria’s para powerlifting medal hope at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Yakubu Adesokan, failed to reach the podium in the finals of his -49 class on Thursday morning. Adesokan returned fourth with a lift of 155kg, conceding the podium to the trio of Qarada Omar Hamadeh of Jordan who won the gold, Le Van Cong of Vietnam, silver, Read More

Aisha Buhari Cup: Barr Edeh, Ratels Sports Boss backs LOC

August 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The President of Ratels Sports Development Foundation (RSDF), Barrister Paul Edeh, has strongly commended the work of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the upcoming six-team African Women Championship (Aisha Buhari Cup) between September 13 and 21, 2021 in Lagos. The legal Luminary said he is full of confidence that the LOC, headed by NFF First Vice President, Barrister Seyi Read More

Gusau backs Eagles to win AFCON in Cameroun

August 18, 2021 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau believes Super Eagles can win the Africa Cup of Nations trophy on February 6 in Yaounde, Cameroun. In the draws conducted by CAF Tuesday night, Nigeria was pitched alongside the most successful team in the competition Egypt with seven titles. Others in the Group D include Sudan and Guinea-Bissau. Reacting to the draw, Gusau who is Executive board Read More

How to build a successful business partnership

August 11, 2021 Editorial II 0

Despite the pandemic and the ongoing unrest in South Africa, the World Bank projects a gross domestic product growth (GDP) of 4%, bringing good news to some of the South Africa’s most valuable brands. And it’s thanks to this increase in GDP that we’re seeing more business partnerships emerge. Companies are acquiring other companies for a number of reasons, including diversification, increasing Read More

Handball: Sokoto U-12/15 C’ship in top gear

August 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

All is now set for the successful commencement of the National Under 12/15 Handball Championship holding in Sokoto from August 7-17, 2021. According to a statement released by the Secretary General of the Handball Federation of Nigeria (HFN) Alhaji Maigidansanma Mohammed, the age grade competition sponsored by the Sokoto State government led by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal will hold at Read More

Dangote unveils Dangote Salt Art Challenge 2021

August 3, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Dangote Salt calls for creative entries in the second edition of the Dangote Salt Art Challenge. The opening date for the submissions is 1stof July 2021 and the closing date has been extended to 13th of August 2021. The Executive Director Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited) Hajia Fatima Aliko-Dangote said that the inaugural edition Read More

AbdulRazaq appoints renowned athlete, Bola Mogaji, chair Kwara sports commission

August 3, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appointed a renowned athlete, Mr. Bola Mogaji, as the chairman of the newly created Kwara State Sports Commission.A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Radiu Ajakaye, qouted the governor as , saying the pick would help “to drive growth and innovation in the subsector”. Mogaji, who has decades of cognate experience as Read More

How Buhari laying solid foundation for uninterrupted power supply – APC group

July 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign has revealed how President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has introduced policies and programmes that will ensure uninterrupted power supply in the country. The group in a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by its national youth leader Ismaeel Ahmed, former national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu Read More

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Wilson Oruma, Okechukwu Uche: Where are they now?

July 23, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Once upon a time they were newsmakers, but where are these individuals who once made headlines back then? This is the question ELEOJO IDACHABA asks in this piece. Wilson Oruma Wilson Oruma, an Nigerian professional footballer, was born in Warri, Delta state. His footballing career started at Bendel Insurance in 1994; thereafter, he went to Lens and played seven matches Read More

Access Bank South Africa sees success amidst tough competition

June 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria’s Access Bank PLC faces tough competition from incumbents as it ramps up operations in South Africa, but it could find success in niche markets. On May 27, Access renamed its recently acquired unit Grobank Ltd. as Access Bank South Africa Ltd. At a press conference to mark the rebranding, the unit’s managing director, Bennie van Rooy, said the bank Read More