N2.4bn Minna roads ready soon, Governor Bello assures

April 2, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Sani Bello, has assured that works on six township roads in Minna Metropolis would soon be completed in order to add value to the development and enhance road networks for ease of movement of residents of the city The governor stated this, Friday, while inspecting works on some of the road which have been Read More

Updated: FEC approves $1.5bn for rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery

March 17, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the largest refining company in the country, Port Harcourt Refinery.Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja. He said rehabilitation would be done in Read More

CSO tasks govt, Nigerians on open contracting

March 16, 2021 David Agba and Paul Okah 0

A civil society organisation (CSO), Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has advocated for accountability and transparency in the award and execution of contracts in states across the federation. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a workshop on Open Contracting Data Standards (OCDS), the Executive Director of MRA, Mr Edetaen Ojo, said that if the benefits of probity, fairness, transparency and accountability are Read More

CNL decries circulation of false recruitment, contract information

March 11, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has disassociated itself from false recruitment and contract information been circulated by unscrupulous individuals. A statement by General Manager, Policy, Government & Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn insisted that the company does not solicit job applications or initiate recruitment processes through emails, posters, handbills, text messages, social media or phone calls. “Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of Read More

FG directs speedy completion of Kano-Maiduguri road

February 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has asked the contractor handling the ongoing construction and dualisation of phase one of the Kano-Maiduguri road starting from Kano – Shuwarin in Jigawa to deliver within stipulated period. The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, made the call while inspecting the project Friday at Wudil local government area of Kano state. According Read More

COVID-19: FCTA demolishes 5 wrestling, drama theatres, arrests 25

January 13, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has pulled down five local wrestling and drama theatres popularly called Gidan Drama and Gidan Dambe. The demolition exercise which took place at Dakibiyu, Gwarimpa 1 and Sector Centre districts, had armed personnel of the Nigerian Police, State Security Services (SSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). Speaking to newsmen during Read More

Rangers offer coach Salisu Yusuf contract

November 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

NPFL club Enugu Rangers have given coach Salisu Yusuf a two-year contract after he was not given a fresh deal by the Super Eagles. The new deal, which includes an official house and car, has therefore effectively ended Yusuf’s time with the Super Eagles. Last season, Yusuf, reportedly on secondment from the NFF, led Rangers up the standings in the Read More

‘Neymar, Mbappe PSG contract talks have started’

November 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo said on Tuesday contract negotiations with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are underway.The deals of the attacking pair, who cost the French champions 402 million euros ($474 million) in two separate transfers, are up in 2022. Leonardo alo said talks with Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat are also ongoing.“All the extensions we’re considering, we’ve started Read More

Mali’s auditor general recommends review of mining contracts

November 3, 2020 Blueprint 0

Mali’s transitional government aims to review mining conventions signed with companies by the previous administrations, interim President Bah N’daw, said late on Friday following recommendations from the country’s auditor general. Mali is one of Africa’s largest gold producers. Companies operating in the country include Barrick Gold and AngloGold Ashanti and Resolute Mining. “The conventions establishing mining companies include clauses which Read More

Manchester City set to hook Messi in January

November 3, 2020 Blueprint 0

Manchester City will have the chance to offer Lionel Messi a pre-contract in January 2021, the Telegraph reports. City were linked with a move for Messi over the summer after the Argentine had told Barcelona that he wanted to leave the club. In the end, he was persuaded to stay though his Nou Camp contract expires at the end of Read More

Lundstram rejects new Sheffield Utd contract

October 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says it is “frustrating” that midfielder John Lundstram has rejected a new contract offer.Lundstram, 26, is in the final year of his current deal and is now set to leave Bramall Lane. He has started all six of the club’s Premier League games this season.“We have offered him a very good contract that is up Read More

JAMB bags query over N7.3bn contracts

October 25, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

 The  Office of Auditor General of the Federation, has queried the Joint  Admission and  Matriculation Board  (JAMB), on  N7.3 billion contracts it awarded between 2012 and 2013.The query was contained in the 2015 audited report  the Auditor General of Federation (AGF), Anthony Ayine, submitted to the Senate Committee on Public Account (SPAC). In the report sighted by the Blueprint last Friday, the Read More

Mahrez distances self from PSG move

October 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Manchester City winger Riyadh Mahrez has distanced himself from a move to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint- Germain.Mahrez has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium despite still having two and half years left to run on his contract. There has been speculation surrounding the Algeria international’s future in recent weeks, though, with Real Madrid said to be admirers of Read More

Kano Pillars appoint French gaffer

October 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kano Pillars have appointed French coach Lionel Emmanuel Soccoia as new coach ahead of next month’s CAF Confederation Cup preliminary rounds. Pillars announced that Soccoia has agreed a one year contract with the Nigeria cup holders, Kano Pillars FC.  Soccoia who was introduced to Pillars by Nigeria Superb  NFF intermediary Agent Mr. Ojo Paul Omamomo. Ojo Paul was said to Read More

Onazi teams up with Danish club SönderjyskE

October 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria midfielder Ogenyo Onazi has joined Danish Super Liga club SonderjyskE on a one-year contract.SonderjyskE have the option to extend the contract for two more seasons. The 27-year-old linked up with the club as a free agent after severing links with Turkish Super Lig outfit Denizilspor earlier in the summer over unpaid wages. “I am very happy to have signed Read More

Morata returns to Juventus on loan

September 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata has returned to Juventus on a season-long loan from Atletico Madrid.Juventus announced Morata’s loan transfer on Tuesday night after the former Chelsea player completed his medical. The Old Ladies stated the move is worth  € 10 million, to be paid during current financial year.The agreement further entails the right for Juventus to definitely acquire the player’s Read More

Wolves sign Semedo from Barcelona in £37m deal

September 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Wolves have signed Portuguese right-back Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal that could be worth £37m.Manager Nuno Espirito Santo had been seeking a replacement for Matt Doherty, who moved to Premier League rivals Tottenham last month. “It isn’t often that we have the opportunity to sign a world-class player from a world-class club,” said Wolves executive chairman Jeff Shi. Semedo, Read More

Suarez cuts Barca contract, agrees Atletico terms

September 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has agreed a deal with the club to end his contract and settled on personal terms with Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain on Monday. The Catalans’ third top scorer of all time was told he was not wanted by new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and has been looking for a new club. Suarez, 33, Read More

3SC vs Kano Pillars: Abayomi is our player – Alhaji Surajo

September 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The management of Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kano Pillars FC have denied the report making rounds in the media that they have took away Shooting Stars FC player, Ayobami Junior illegally. 3SC Football club have recently claimed that Kano Pillars FC had snatched their captain, without following due process. According to the chairman of the club, Alhaji Surajo Shuaibu Read More

Aubameyang to sign new 3-year Arsenal contract

September 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to sign a new three-year deal at Arsenal ‘imminently’.The Gunners captain, who has less than a year left on his contract, scored twice in the final as Mikel Arteta’s side won a 14th FA Cup last season. The Athletic claim Aubameyang will be able to become the club’s highest earner on his new deal, surpassing Mesut Ozil’s Read More

Ramsey signs record $105m deal with Rams

September 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Los Angeles Rams are signing cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a reported five-year, $105 million extension, making him the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a nine-figure deal. The agreement includes $71.2 million at signing, the largest guarantee ever for a defensive back, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday morning.The Rams confirmed there was an agreement, but not Read More

Rakitic leaves Barcelona to rejoin Sevilla

September 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic has rejoined Europa League holders Sevilla on a four-year contract from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee, the Liga team said on Tuesday. Rakitic enjoyed a trophy-laden six-year spell at Camp Nou during which Barca won four league titles, four Copa del Rey trophies, the Champions League and Club World Cup.Spanish media reported the 32-year-old, who had Read More

Thiago Silva strikes Chelsea deal, set to dump PSG

August 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Thiago Silva will reportedly become a Chelsea player in the coming days after accepting an offer from the Blues. The Brazilian played his final match for Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s Champions League final, after Thomas Tuchel’s side decided against renewing his contract at Parc des Princes. Silva, 35, has had no shortage of potential suitors – despite turning 36 next month. Read More

Arsenal, Everton keen on Dennis signature

August 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian international Emmanuel Dennis who has risen to prominence over the past three seasons with Club Brugge, for whom he scored two goals in the Champions League in 2019-20, as well as five times in the Belgian top-flight is attracting interest from Arsenal, according to a report. Capable of playing anywhere across the attack, Dennis has now emerged as a Read More