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

Between UI and its alumni

June 29, 2021 Sunday Saanu 0

University of Ibadan (UI), like a tree with many branches, has produced outstanding alumni of immense status and brand equity. Nigeria’s premier university, which came into existence in 1948 with 104 foundation students, has produced thousands of alumni who are reigning in robust resources across the world. Ibadan is popular because of the quality of its products. No wonder the Read More

Beach Volleyball: Preparations for Paris 2024 begins immediately – Nimrod

June 27, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  As Nigerian lost Africa’s sole ticket to the Tokyo Olympics following their final loss in Morocco, Chairman Caretaker Committee of Nigeria Volleyball Federation, Engr. Musa Nimrod has commended the fighting spirit of Nigeria beach volleyball women’s team. Kenya beat Nigeria 2-0 in Sunday’s women’s final to secure the sole ticket ahead of next month’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A repeat Read More

Stakeholders want NBC vested with license approval powers, kick against tariff control

June 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some stakeholders in the media industry on Wednesday said that Presidential powers to approve broadcasting license in the country should be removed and vested in the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) The stakeholders spoke at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation and Ethics and Values in Abuja. The participants argued that the office Read More

Insurance Ladies Association holds AGM, announces N1m grant to Faith Odunsi

June 2, 2021 Ekpenyong Emmanuel 0

The Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA) has instituted a social good initiative called the PILA Foundation and thereafter announced the award of an Education Grant worth one million naira to Faith Odunsi. Faith Odunsi is the 15-year-old girl who stunned the world when she made history by winning the Global Open Mathematics Competition beating contestants from Europe, Asia and the Read More

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Finalists of Oyebode U15 cup for Remo Stars invitational tourney

May 26, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Two weeks of exciting and exhilarating youth football came to an end Saturday at Ikole township stadium, Ekiti state, with the organizers, sponsors, stakeholders and of course, players and officials expressing unbridled happiness and satisfaction on the success of the competition organized by Ekiti state football association. The Oyebode U15 football competition for boys and girls, which was sponsored by Read More

Prof Akin Oyebode U-15 Football Competition: Ekiti agog as top dignataries, journalists, scouts, others hit town for grand finale

May 21, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

Ekiti state football community is agog and buzzing with untold excitements as top football administrators, scouts from notable football clubs and academies, as well as, renowned sports journalists are expected to witness the grand finale of the Professor Akin Oyebode U15 Football Competition for boys and girls. Expected to witness the finals are scouts from Seyi Olofinjana’s owned Imperial FC Read More

Cash rain for athletes as maiden Davnotch Nat’l tennis tourney serves off May 14

May 10, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Exactly N3.4million will be up for grabs as price monies by would-be victorious athletes at the end of maiden Davnotch National Open Tennis Championship.  The competition which officially serves off on Friday May 14 will climax on Saturday May 22, 2021 at the outdoor Tennis court, package B, Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja. Chairman Caretaker Committee of the Nigeria Tennis Read More

CAF CC: South African ref picked for Enyimba vs FC Pyramids clash

May 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the first leg quarter final of the CAF Confederation Cup between Nigeria’s representative Enyimba international and FC Pyramids of Egypt, Africa soccer governing body have announced match officials for the crucial game. The Nigeria side qualified for the quarter final stage of the competition after having finished top of their group while Pyramids came second its own group. Read More

UEFA approves 26-man Euro 2020 squads

May 4, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Teams will be allowed to select a 26-player squad instead of the usual 23 at this summer’s European Championship.The change has been implemented to lessen the load on players after a club season compressed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will also help managers adapt if outbreaks occur during the tournament.The decision, taken by Uefa’s national teams committee in April, Read More

Confederation Cup: Iwuala relishes Enyimba win against Orlando Pirates

April 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Enyimba winger Anayo Iwuala has celebrated the side’s hard-fought win against Orlando Pirates in the CAF Confederation Cup. The Peoples Elephant progressed into the quarter-final stage of the competition after a 1-0 win against the Bucaneers at the Enyimba Stadium on Wednesday night. Cyril Olisema scored a last-gasp winner to settle the keenly contested encounter and eased the pressure on Read More

European Super League: Finally, Real Madrid President, Perez, opens up

April 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The European Super League (ESL) is on “standby” despite nine of the 12 founding teams withdrawing, says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. After a furious backlash against the proposed tournament that was announced on Sunday, all six Premier League clubs involved withdrew on Tuesday. Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Italian sides AC Milan and Inter Milan have also formally pulled out. Read More

European Super League created to ‘save football’ – Perez

April 20, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The European Super League was created “to save football”, says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.Real are one of the 12 European clubs who have signed up to the breakaway league and intend to establish a new midweek competition.Perez said the move had been made because young people are “no longer interested in football” because of “a lot of poor quality Read More

Mouka flags off ‘Mum in Business Challenge’, calls for entries

April 19, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

To celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day in May, Mouka has rolled out the ‘Mums in Business Challenge’to reward female entrepreneurs with cash grants for their ventures. The initiative is in line with the brand’s mission of adding comfort to life and falls under its CSR pillar of “skills for life”. In May of 2019, Mouka ran a similar online competition, Read More

Arsenal thrash Slavia Prague 4-0 to clinch Europa League semis spot

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

 Arsenal cruised past Slavia Prague 4-0 to book a Europa League semi-final spot on Thursday, with three quick-fire goals in seven first-half minutes to advance 5-1 on aggregate. Alexandre Lacazette struck twice, including a penalty, while Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka also found the net in the quarter-final second leg to set up a last-four clash with Villarreal. Arsenal, who Read More

Manchester United rout Granada 4-0 to ease into Europa League semis

April 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Manchester United reached the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday after Edinson Cavani’s early strike and a Jesus Vallejo own goal secured a 2-0 home win over Granada. The win helped them to complete a 4-0 aggregate rout of the Spanish side. Manchester United will face AS Roma for a place in the May 26 final in Gdansk. This was after Read More

Edo 2020: How 8-month pregnant athlete won gold medal in Taekwondo

April 8, 2021 Editorial IV 0

An eight months pregnant athlete Aminat Idrees clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, in Benin City, Edo state. Idrees won in the Mixed Poomsae category in Taekwondo, organizers said, describing her achievements as “inspiring.” The 26-year-old expectant mother, who could be seen in a footage shared on Twitter demonstrating different combat techniques, also picked up other medals in Read More

Alonso breaks silence on bust up between Rudiger, Kepa

April 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Marcos Alonso has played down the training ground bust-up between Chelsea teammates Antonio Rudiger and Kepa Arrizabalaga. As first reported by the Telegraph, the pair were separated after an altercation, with Thomas Tuchel sending Rudiger in from training five minutes before the end of the session to calm down. The spat stemmed from a small-sided game in which Kepa was Read More

SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition 2021 opens

March 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Leading African Financial and Human Resource Technology firm, SystemSpecs, has announced the call for participation in the 2021 edition of its Children’s Day Essay Competition. in furtherance of its commitment to the development of indigenous IT capacity for national prosperity. The provider of Remita, Paylink and HumanManager made this disclosure recently as it formally invited entries from children across Nigeria Read More

African U-18/19 Volleyball championship: Nimrod thanks stakeholders, shifts focus to World Cup

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) Engr. Musa Nimrod has expressed gratitude after Nigeria successfully hosted CAVB age group competition. Engr. Nimrod who spoke via a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja said, “The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation Musa Nimrod wishes to express his profound gratitude to the entire Volleyball community in Africa and Nigeria in particular. “The Read More

Shun stories celebrating criminals, Blueprint chairman urges media

March 21, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman of Blueprint Newspapers Media Conglomerate, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has advised media organisations to avoid ethnic and religious coloration in reporting security challenges in the country. He said journalists should shun stories that celebrate criminals in the reportage of prevailing insecurity in the country. Idris who is also the Kakakin Nupe stated this at the weekend in a lecture Read More