Breaking: Abuja court convicts, fines Naira Marley over lockdown concert (Pictures)

August 7, 2020 Solomon Arowolo 0

Abuja mobile court has just convicted popular musician Azeez Fashola otherwise known as Naira Marley weeks after being a guest artist at a concert held at Jabi Lake mall within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Naira Marley was convicted by Magistrate Idayat Akanni after he pleaded guilty to a four-count charge preferred against him by the Federal Capital Territory Administration Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus chase Shoprite owners out of Nigeria

August 3, 2020 Editor 0

Report reaching Blueprint Monday morning indicates that Shoprite owners are considering auctioning their mega shopping outlets due to effects of Coronavirus pandemic. Few years back, Shoprite market places were established in Nigeria. Already, their outlets have been constructed in most parts of Nigeria. Shoprite opened its first store in Lagos in December 2005. In a trading update filed at the Read More

9 dead after drinking sanitiser

August 2, 2020 DW 0

At least nine people are reported to have died in southern India after drinking hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol. Alcohol stores were closed as part of a local lockdown to curb a rise in COVID-19 cases. Local police said on Friday that at least nine men had died after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer as a substitute for alcohol.  Read More

Coronavirus: Donald Trump surrenders, puts on mask in public

July 12, 2020 BBC 0

US President Donald Trump has worn a mask in public for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The president was visiting the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington, where he met wounded soldiers and health care workers. “I’ve never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place,” he said as Read More

Breaking: FG evacuates 270 stranded Nigerians from Egypt

July 10, 2020 Editor 0

No fewer than 270 stranded Nigerians are about now on their way to Abuja from Egypt due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed on the Twitter handle of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). According to the commission, “270 Stranded Nigerians departed Cairo Egypt via @eayptair for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja with two other Nationals. “The flight is expected Read More

Breaking: Manchester Utd, Wolves face tougher test as UEFA confirms Europa quarter-final fixtures

July 10, 2020 Skysports 0

Manchester United will play Copenhagen or Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League quarter-finals if they overcome Austrian side LASK. United are in a strong position to reach the next stage of the competition as they hold a 5-0 first-leg lead over LASK with the second game still to be played. Wolverhampton Wanderers will face Sevilla or Roma if they progress in Read More

Over 10,000 Coronavirus cases hit South Africa in 24 hours as Nigeria’s numbers near 30,000

July 5, 2020 Editor 1

More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in South Africa, highest daily tally one day. Daily tallies released by the health ministry showed 10,853 new confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, taking the cumulative tally since March when the virus first arrived in the country to 187,977. The death toll stands at 3,026 after 74 new fatalities were recorded. Health Read More

Breaking: Ebonyi, Cross River lead in gender-based violence – UNICEF

June 29, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Monday scored Cross River and Ebonyi state highest in Gender-Based Violence cases in Nigeria. UNICEF communication specialist, Enugu field office, Mrs. Ijeoma Onuoha-Ogwe, disclosed this in a two-day media engagement dialogue on ending violence against women and girls organised by National Orientation Agency (NOA), Ebonyi state with support from European Union-United Nations (EU-UN) spotlight initiative in Read More

Like US, Brazil hits 1m Coronavirus cases, records 54,000 in 24 hours

June 20, 2020 Dailymail 0

Brazil has become the second country in the world to hit one million coronavirus cases after infections soared by 54,000 in one day. The South American country recorded more than 1,200 deaths for the fourth consecutive day bringing the total to nearly 49,000 yesterday. It comes two months after the US reached the one million mark and just days after the Pan American Read More

Saudi Arabia set to reopen mosques in Mecca

June 19, 2020 AFP 0

The kingdom has taken restrictive measures against the virus, particularly in Mecca, but the number of new coronavirus cases has notably increased in recent days. “The mosques in the holy city will begin to reopen their doors to the faithful on Sunday after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the state-run Al-Ekhbariya channel reported, citing a decision Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s Coronavirus daily numbers go high, Abia cases soar again

June 19, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria has continued to witness upsurge in the daily record of coronavirus pandemic. At the end of Friday’s compilation, the country recorded 667 cases across 23 states. State by state breakdown are as follows; Lagos-281 Abia-48 Oyo-45 FCT-38 Ogun-37 Enugu-31 Ondo-23 Plateau-21 Edo-19 Delta-18 Rivers-18 Bayelsa-17 Akwa Ibom-17 Kaduna-14 Kano-12 Bauchi-9 Gombe-4 Osun-3 Benue-3 Nasarawa-3 Kwara-3 Ekiti-2 Borno-1

Fans hopeful as Rashford, Pogba return for Manchester Utd ahead Spurs Premier League clash

June 13, 2020 Skysports 0

Marcus Rashford returned, while Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes played in midfield together, as Manchester United played two friendlies against West Bromwich Albion on Friday. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer used his entire first-team squad in two separate training games against the Championship side at Old Trafford, losing 2-1 and then winning 3-1. Pogba and Fernandes played in midfield together Read More

Breaking: Despite Ronaldo’s penalty miss, Juventus limp to Coppa Italia final

June 12, 2020 BBC 0

Thirteen-time winners Juventus reached the Coppa Italia final on the away goals rule at AC Milan’s expense as Italy’s football season restarted. After drawing 1-1 in Milan on 13 February, Juve could not find the net in a semi-final second leg played behind closed doors in Turin. Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty awarded for handball before Milan’s Ante Rebic was Read More

Coronavirus: Anxiety as Nigeria records highest daily tally, total cases near 10000, Lagos numbers shoot up again

May 31, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s fight the coronavirus pandemic took a turn following record of over 500 new cases, the highest so far since infection pierced into the country. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Africa’s most populous nation harvested 553 new cases on Saturday. Lagos is still the worst hit with a total of 9855 cases in Nigeria at the Read More

FA Cup remaining fixtures rolled out amid Coronavirus

May 29, 2020 Supersport 0

The FA Cup final will be held on August 1, the Football Association announced on Friday, after the Premier League said on Thursday that its season will restart on June 17. The quarterfinals of the FA Cup will be held over the weekend of June 27-28, with the semifinals earmarked for the weekend of July 18-19. The knockout competition, like Read More

Sallah: Pray, heal the world of COVID-19, Ishaku urges Taraba Muslims

May 25, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, Sunday urged the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for Allah’s intervention to heal the world of the coronavirus pandemic. Ishaku in a press statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity,  Mr. Bala Dan Abu to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr celebration and a copy made available to Blueprint, said his  administration was ready and Read More