COVID-19: Aremu condoles Kwara govt, Ilorin Emir over CoS death

July 9, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Former Labour Party governorship candidate in Kwara state, Comrade Issa Aremu, has condoled with Governor AbdulRazaq AbdulRahman of Keara state over the death of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Aminu Adisa Logun.Comrade Aremu, a member of National Institute, in a statement on Thursday also condoled with the Ilorin Emirate Council and the people of Kwara state over the irredeemable loss, noting that the late CoS Read More

The Lagos govt’s stride on Covid-19

July 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The disclosure last week by the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that plans are in top gear by the state government to construct a purpose built International Infectious Disease Research Centre at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba is quite laudable. It is, indeed, a good initiative at tackling the ravaging coronavirus pandemic as well as other infectious diseases Read More

Belt & Road Initiative and post-Covid-19 recovery in Africa

June 30, 2020 Charles Onunaiju 0

Even the before the dust of disruptions and devastation inflicted on lives and livelihood by the vile coronavirus settle, robust conversations, and actionable road maps are well underway to facilitate global recoveries and particularly lift up struggling economies in Africa to the path of sustainable and inclusive growth. The sinister Covid-19 pandemic restores to urgent recognition of humankind common humanity Read More

FG’s N2.3trn economic stimulus plan

June 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The approval of N2.3 trillion by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (NESP) as recommended by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo committee is a welcome development. The fund, if religiously applied, will, to a large extent, mitigate the adverse effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s economy as well as possibly save the economy from another Read More

The strength of China-Africa solidarity in defeating Covid-19

June 23, 2020 Zhou Pingjian 0

The Covid-19 pandemic is a major challenge to humankind, and is the most serious global public health emergency since the end of World War II.  “In the face of Covid-19, China and Africa have withstood the test of a severe challenge.” said President Xi Jinping in his keynote speech, Defeating COVID-19 with Solidarity and Cooperation, at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Read More

Covid-19: Impact of FCT minister

June 22, 2020 Jamila Musa 0

In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), we will remember 2020 as a year when we were hit like many other global cities by the novel Covid-19 pandemic. Like the rest of the world, we have paid a huge price. As of May 15, 2020, many people have lost their lives having tested positive to Covid-19.Any of those deaths is a Read More

Ikah hails Enugu tricycle operators on compliance to COVID-19 protocols

June 21, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

Chairman, Enugu state Association of Tricycle Riders Transport Union (ATRTU), Comrade Benjamin Ikah, has commended members of the union for their strict compliance to the federal and state governments’ COVID-19 containment orders. Ikah told newsmen in Enugu Sunday that the union’s taskforce in the state had been up-and-doing to ensure near 100 percent compliance of all commercial tricycle operators to Read More

Genk charter flight to get stranded Onuachu back from Nigeria

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Genk have teamed up with fellow Belgian clubs Gent and Club Brugge to charter a flight that will ferry back players like Paul Onuachu from Nigeria. Onuachu recently accompanied Victor Osimhen back to Nigeria after the Lille striker lost his father. Ban on regular international flights to and from Nigeria has yet to be lifted no thanks to the Coronavirus Read More

Kyrgios blasts ‘selfish’ ATP for US Open drive

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nick Kyrgios slammed the ATP as “selfish” Thursday for pressing ahead with plans for the US Open despite the country dealing with a coronavirus pandemic and widespread anti-racism protests. The temperamental Australian suggested it was too early for the Flushing Meadow Grand Slam, joining other players in expressing reservations, including world No 1 Novak Djokovic. “The ATP is trying to Read More

Brazil withdraws 2023 Women’s World Cup bid

June 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Brazil has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said the government did not consider it wise to offer financial guarantees in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil will now support Colombia’s proposal, which is up against Japan and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 32-team Read More

Covid-19: The litmus test for leaders

June 7, 2020 Hassan Gimba 0

09029880064, [email protected] In the beginning, it was like a sad but amusing story from a land at the other end of the world. People were dying in China due to an unknown ailment. It was not even known as coronavirus. Symptoms ranged from cold, nasty cough from itching throats, fever, severe headache to breathlessness. As with everything us – Nigerians, that Read More

Lagos residents demand further easing of lockdown

May 31, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

Residents of Lagos and other states affected by the federal government’s stay-at-home order which began on March 30 to curb spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, are beginning to express a sign of relief over the expectation that the federal government may likely re-opens the economy fully as the second week of gradual easing of lockdown expires today, Read More

Murray, Konta set for British Tour

May 27, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A series of professional tennis events will take place in Britain from early July as the sport continues to emerge from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The LTA said four British Tour events would be held between July 3-26, subject to confirmation of government requirements. Former world number one Andy Murray could be set to compete, as could Read More

Covid-19: PAN donates food items to Kaduna govt

May 20, 2020 David Agba 0

As part of its corporate social responsibility, PAN Nigeria Limited, an auto manufacturing and assembly plant in Nigeria, has donated food items to the people of Kaduna state, in support of the state government’s efforts to ease the hardships brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic.       The items, comprising 60 bags of rice, 60 bags of beans and 100 cartons of Read More

Covid-19 and politics of lockdown in Plateau

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It’s not a palatable experience for residents of Plateau state over Covid-19 restrictions. MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU writes on how the lockdown affects lives generally and agitation for a review. Plateau state is one among states that do not have many confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) but is among those states whose people were serially kept under lockdown as Read More

COVID-19: Kebbi approves payment of allowances for health workers, discharges 5 patients

May 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kebbi state Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has approved the payment of operational safety allowances for frontline health workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the state. According to a statement made available to Blueprint by the Special Adviser Media to the Governor Yahaya Sarki, the state commissioner of Health , Alhaji Jafar Mohammmed, who also doubles as the Chairman, State Task Read More

Covid-19: FG opens up on when, states school feeding programme ‘ll commence

May 10, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The school feeding programme for pupils in basic schools will commence in four states next week, as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown on vulnerable households. President Muhammadu Buhari had, during his first broadcast in March, directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to work with relevant state governments in developing Read More

Oyo lawmakers commended over allocation cut to combat COVID-19

April 23, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

The Director, Federal Ministry of Information, Ibadan, Mrs Omolara Esan, has commended the Oyo State House of Assembly for agreeing to a 30 percent reduction in their monthly allocation. Esan, who gave the commendation in a statement issued Wednesday in Ibadan, said the lawmakers had agreed to the cut, as part of their contributions to the fight against the spread Read More

Happening now: Despite attending Abba Kyari’s burial; SGF, others show up for Covid-19 PTF briefing

April 20, 2020 Editor 0

The chairman of Presidential Task Force for Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 (SGF) Boss Mustapha is currently attending daily briefing on the pandemic in Abuja despite taking part during the burial of Abba Kyari, former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari last weekend. Aside Mustapha, Miinister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika; the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr Geoffrey Onyeama; Read More

Breaking: In Kaduna, El-Rufai meets Covid-19 committee, speaks on ICU claims

April 20, 2020 Editor 0

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Monday held a virtual meeting with the state standing committee on Covid-19. Shortly after the meeting, El-Rufai via his verified twitter handle debunked reports making round that he was in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He said, “Earlier today, I took 2 hours out of isolation to attend the daily virtual meeting of State Read More

FFS decontaminates INEC, CBN, FIRS buildings, others against Coronavirus in Abuja

April 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has said it has decontaminated premises of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) among other agencies in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Other premises fumigated are; Federal Ministry of Environment, Raw Material Research Council, Human Rights Commission, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and National Identity Read More

COVID-19: NIGERIAs MOST GENEROUS PHILANTHROPISTS

April 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

This strange thing appeared in Wuhan and the atmosphere of the whole world changed perceptibly, at the moment of writing this script, the coronavirus pandemic has continues to spread and has reached nearly every corner of the world, Nigerias philanthropists are urgently working to keep communities safe and strengthen fragile health systems to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. No one knows for Read More