In Kuwait, club sacks Mikel Obi

November 5, 2021 Agency Report 0

Former Super Eagles midfielder is now without a club just months after leaving the Bet 365 stadium for the middle-east in Kuwait. Kuwait Sporting Club have sacked former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi just months after he signed a contract with the side. Mikel joined Kuwait SC from Stoke City in the summer transfer window, but the middle-east club have Read More

NSN attributes high cost of foodstuff to Covid-19, insecurity

September 24, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) has attributed the rising cost of staple food in the country to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as banditry, Boko Haram and Fulani herders’ attacks that have scared farmers from farming. The Society’s president, Prof. Wasiu Afolabi, who stated this at a press conference as part of their annual scientific conference Read More

Breaking: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau wins election

September 21, 2021 AFP 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to gamble on an early vote Read More

CBN confident economy will grow by up to 3% this year

September 15, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria estimates its economy will grow between 2.5 per cent and three per cent this year, Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele said yesterday, after an easing of lockdown measures and increased vaccinations boosted business, including international and local travel. Africa’s largest economy had contracted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, though in the fourth quarter it managed to exit Read More

Breaking: Fernando hits hat-trick as Manchester United sweep Leeds away, kick off new Premier League campaign on high

August 14, 2021 BBC 0

Bruno Fernandes scored an opening-day hat-trick as Manchester United swept Leeds aside with a devastating second-half display. The Portugal midfielder opened the scoring on the half-hour mark at a packed Old Trafford, but Luke Ayling’s thunderous strike drew Leeds level early in the second half. Mason Greenwood restored the hosts’ lead with a crisp finish less than two minutes later, Read More

Breaking: Romelu Lukaku returns, completes Chelsea switch

August 12, 2021 Dailymail 0

Chelsea have completed a £98million deal to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the Premier League. Talks with Inter Milan reached a conclusion on Saturday after days of negotiations over the fee and structure of the transfer.  The 28-year-old landed at Biggin Hill airport on Wednesday evening ahead of his move back to Stamford Bridge, having passed the main part of his medical in Milan Read More

FG confirms COVID-19 3rd wave, Lagos records 6 deaths daily

August 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has officially confirmed that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is already in the country. Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure at different events on Monday evening. Sanwo-Olu also said since last week, an average of six deaths have been recorded daily from the disease in the country’s commercial Read More

Introducing Horace Tempo, music producer/musician

July 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Music producer and musician, Horace Tempo, born Horace Wangnin Saizonou blew into the music space about one and half years ago. In that little time, he has not only carved a niche of his own but has built a cult following that has devoutly identified with his musical identity and are willing to walk with him on his journey. While Read More

Global economic crisis: Is Nigeria ready for renewable energy transition?

June 18, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Osinbajo advises a more equitable transition …Gas, our own renewable energy – Sylva ‘…Stakeholders’ collaboration needed’ … Nigeria ready, but…- Expert The world is moving from fossil fuel to renewable energy, but many have been left wondering whether or not Nigeria, with its dependence on oil as a major source of revenue, is ready for this global shift. BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Read More

Breaking: Netanyahu kicked out, new Israeli Prime Minister takes over

June 13, 2021 BBC 0

Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his 12-year hold on power in Israel after its parliament voted in a new coalition government. Right-wing nationalist Naftali Bennett has been sworn in as prime minister, leading a “government of change”. He will lead an unprecedented coalition of parties which was approved with a razor-thin majority of 60-59. Mr Bennett will be prime minister until Read More

NCPC and the footprints of a colossus

May 18, 2021 Best Agbese 0

The appointment of the Plateau-born famed minister of the gospel, Rev. Dr. Yakubu Pam, as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), on June 26th 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari attracted loud applauses within the Christian community in Nigeria. Rev. Pam emerged leader of the commission on the hills of the unceremonious exist of his predecessor, Rev. Tor Uja Read More

Harnessing cultural heritage to drive tourism sector

May 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

When Isaiah Anozie from Igbo-Ukwu community in Aguata local government area of Anambra state was digging a cistern in his compound in 1938, he did not know that his action would place the town in the historical map of Nigeria. Anozie’s instinct made him to preserve the unique objects he unearthed, which he later presented to the district officer. The Read More

Time to tame banditry

April 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

It’s no longer news that banditry, kidnapping, terrorism and other forms of insecurity are nightmares to Northern Nigeria. Perhaps, people share divergent perceptions on how to tame the issue of insecurity in the region, some go with the idea of negotiation like Sheikh Gumi of Izala and some set of people hold another belief like taking a drastic action against Read More

Reviving Nigeria’s tourism after COVID-19

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

Since it broke out in China more than a year ago, the deadly Coronavirus pandemic has hit every aspect of life, halting progress in every human endeavour. Total lockdowns, social distancing, wearing of facemasks and other measures taken to mitigate its spread have impacted negatively on all sectors of global economy with some suffering devastating blows.Tourism, a gold mine that Read More

NPHCDA, COVID -19 and the fall of anti-vaxxers

April 5, 2021 Pine Oralu 0

The coronavirus pandemic indeed brought the world to its knees, with various countries imposing lockdown in the bid to stop the further spread of the virus. Consequently, efforts were deployed towards developing a vaccine that would halt the further spread of the novel coronavirus. In Nigeria, it was not any different as the country was also in lockdown. The government Read More

COVID-19 vaccine: Disregard fake news, coalition tells Nigerians

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

The National Vanguard on Covid-19 Administration and Advocacy has urged Nigerians to treat reports of side effects from the AstraZeneca jab as fake news, noting that some elements are out to frustrate the ongoing vaccination exercise.  This followed the claim of blood vomit by a woman in Kaduna after allegedly being administered the vaccine.  While the state government has vowed Read More

The spirit of Easter

April 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Christians all over the world are in the Easter mood, beginning from last Friday which was Good Friday, the day Jesus Christ was crucified on the Cross of Calvary where He shed His blood over 2,000 years ago for the atonement of the sins of mankind. The death, resurrection on the third day and ascension of Jesus usually mark the Read More

Buhari’s trip to London insensitive, insult to Nigerians – SPN

March 31, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN) on Wednesday condemned President Muhamadu Buhari’s trip to London for “routine medical checkup,” describing it as insensitive, and an insult to Nigerians . SPN in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan signed by its Acting National Chairperson, Comrade Bamigboye Abiodun and National Secretary, Comrade Chinedu Bosah, said that the “trip is also Read More

COVID-19: Appreciating NPHCDA’s leadership intervention

March 30, 2021 Bukola Olasanmi 0

Notwithstanding heightened division in opinion, orchestrated negative propaganda and the deepening conspiracy theory against COVID19 Vaccine, Nigeria took delivery of 3.92 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, 2 March 2021. The delivery marked the first arrival of COVID-19 vaccine in the country and make Nigeria the next West African country to benefit from the COVAX Facility after Ghana Read More

Guaranty Trust Bank mulls acquisition of Kenyan bank

March 23, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc plans to acquire a Kenyan lender as part of its expansion on the continent, according to the managing director. “I think the place we will still like to do business or do an acquisition is Kenya,” Segun Agbaje, the lender’s chief executive said at an investor call in Lagos, without giving a time-line for the acquisition.The Read More

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the Read More

Within 48 hours, over 12, 700 take COVID-19 vaccine in Lagos

March 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos State Government says it has vaccinated 12,720 people with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 48 hours after the vaccination exercise commenced in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, made this known through his verified Twitter account @ProfAkinAbayomi, on Thursday while giving the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination update for March 16. He said that from the 12, 720 people Read More

Minister assures of gender parity in Covid-19 vaccine distribution

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, has assured Nigerian women of gender parity in the administration of the limited COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Tallen, gave this assurance, while distributing palliatives, which include food items such as rice, vegetable oil, pasta, soghum flour and wrappers to 93 women groups in the FCT as part of activities by the Read More