Woman who absconded with daughters over circumcision declared missing in Lagos

September 22, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

A woman identified as Mrs. Oyeronke Adams who disappeared with her three daughters for refusing the eldest one, Miss Mariam Adams, to be circumcised in accordance to family traditions has been declared missing by the Dada Bakare and Alarape Aligbangba families of Ajah in Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos state. Mrs Oyeronke was said to have vehemently opposed the decision Read More

Youth group mobilises to lead, woos Sowore

September 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A youth group under the aegis of Visionary Young Nigerian Leaders Initiative (VYNLI) has declared their readiness to over the affairs of the Nigeria from elders, saying that the future belongs to them. The youth, who expressed dissatisfaction with the way the current administration is running the country, said the elders have failed the country. The group said youths have the capacity Read More

Ganduje’s Covid-19 response strategy and the challenges

August 27, 2020 Muhammad Garba 0

While one is filled with hope that it is relatively safe now to say that the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is tenaciously fighting the war against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, given the numerous measures adopted to cushion the impact of the ravaging disease, the response strategy, right from the beginning, is faced with many unnerving challenges.This is in Read More

NFF Football Committee endorses NPFL 2019/20 final table

August 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Football Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has endorsed the final table of the Nigeria Professional Football League for the 2019/2020 season as prepared and released by the League Management Company. At its virtual meeting, held at the instance of the President of NFF, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, to deliberate on all the issues arising from the forced ending Read More

NAHCON: Managing Hajj amidst Covid-19

August 12, 2020 Fatima Sanda Usara 0

2020 will be remembered as the year Covid-19 upturned global economic, social and customary routines. Though certain modes of religious worship were also affected by the coronavirus pandemic, timing of religious events remained constant. So was the case with 2020 Hajj, which nevertheless took place at the appointed time despite all odds. Apprehension from the lethality of the virus was Read More

CAF Election: Ahmad undecided on second term

July 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad has is yet to take decision whether he will run for second term in office or not.Ahmad dethroned former president Issa Hayatou in 2017 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to the surprise of every football followers over the world and another election is billed for 2021. While speaking to BBC Africa, former Madagascar Read More

LMC: PPG is a child of necessity – Zira

July 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Adamawa United Chairman, Emmanuel Zira, has described the Points Per Game (PPG) as the only option available for the LMC in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic that evolved the world. Zira, who spoke at the weekly Personality Interview segment of the FCT Football Update WhatsApp program said the PPG decision, was a necessity of event where football authorities in Read More

MPC’s perspicacity on MPR movement

July 27, 2020 Jerry Uwah 0

The monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last week voted to maintain the status quo on Nigeria’s monetary policy rate (MPR), the rate at which CBN lends money to commercial banks. Many with opposing views on MPR movements were disappointed by the decision of the MPC. In May 2020, MPC dropped MPR by one percentage point Read More

Airbus eyes hydrogen power for airliner in next decade

July 22, 2020 David Agba 0

Airbus hopes to bring a zero-emissions commercial airliner to market in the early 2030s and says key technology decisions must be made in the next five years. (Photo: Airbus) Airbus sees hydrogen as the pathway toward its goal of bringing a zero-emissions commercial airliner to market in the next decade, a key executive said Tuesday.But that executive, Glenn Llewellyn, v-p Read More

Rising inflation determined MPC’s decision – Uwaleke

July 21, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Reactions continue to trail the decision of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to leave its key policy rates unchanged.  In a chat with Blueprint on Tuesday in Abuja, Capital Market Professor at Nasarawa State University, Uche Uwaleke said the country’s elevated inflation played a key role in the MPC decision.  The Monetary Policy Read More

Promotion exercise: Labour disagrees with Kwara govt over postponement

July 20, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The organised labour under the aegis of Joint State Public Service Negotiating Council (NJC), Kwara state chapter has disagreed with the state government over the indefinite postponement of 2020 promotion exercise as announced by the state’s Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole. The state government had fixed July 13, 2020 for promotion meetings for all staff of all ministries, Read More

WASSCE: Minister to meet Buhari, govs – Reps

July 16, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 1

The House of Representatives Committee on  Basic Education and Services, the Ministry of Education and West African Examination Council, Nigeria Headquarters has met to take a deeper look at options for the WASSCE.The stakeholders however agreed that if they were to make the September date for the Examination a reality, there is a need to get President Muhammadu Buhari and Read More

CAF gives August 31 deadline for FAs to submit Inter-Club teams

July 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given an August 31 deadline for its federations to submit their representatives for the inter-club competitions – the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup. According to information obtained from CAF website, the decision was in line with CAF’s decision to start both competitions in October. So far, only 27 African nations have Read More

NNPC staff remanded in Kaduna prison over child torture

July 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The female staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mrs. Yemi Awolola, who was arrested last week for alleged child torture and sexual abuse in Kaduna, has been remanded in Kaduna Correctional Center.Mrs Awolola was on Monday charged to Senior Magistrate Court 3 for child torture in a suit with court registration number: KMD/204XB/2020. Chief Magistrate Bashir Shittu Yusuf, who presided over the case, Read More

Kudos to Gov Bala Mohammed

July 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Social commentators and critics believe, on a wide misconception or an overt misinterpretation of the American concept of 100 days to 1 year in office of elected political leaders. Majority of Bauchians acknowledged that the Governor of Bauchi state, Sen. Bala Muhammed, has been able to demystify this once and for all. In the past, as is still the convention Read More

Schools’ resumption: Mixed reactions as FG reverses self, dashes hope of WASC candidates

The Nigerian  government Wednesday reversed its decision to reopen schools across the country for graduating students to write final examinations. Minister of Education Adamu Adamu  announced this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. He said no school in the country would participate Read More

AWCON cancellation: Oshoala carpets CAF for decision

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Africa Women’s Football of the Year, Asisat Oshoala, has condemned the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, over its decision to cancel the 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Oshoala who plies her career with FC Barcelona’s Femeni took to her Twitter handle over the weekend to condemn CAF’s decision to cancel only the female competition in the continent and allow Read More

French federation scraps extra time in French Cup games

June 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

▲ There will be no extra time in French Cup games as of next season, with the exception of the final, the French football federation (FFF) said on Tuesday. “From the first round up to and including the semi-finals, in the event of a draw at the end of time, the game should be directly decided on penalties,” the minutes Read More

Why most Nigerians don’t comply to COVID-19 guidelines – PTF

June 25, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 said ignorance and skepticism are responsible for the widespread non-compliance to the protocols and guidelines for the control of the virus in the country.Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force, Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the virus has spread Read More

Murray to Djokovic: ‘We need to respect the rules’

June 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Andy Murray was criticial of Novak Djokovic’s decision to go ahead with his Adria Tour exhibition tournament, insisting everyone must “respect the rules”. World number one Djokovic confirmed he had contracted Covid-19 on Tuesday, becoming the fourth player infected during the Balkan series, which featured big crowds and players partying without social distancing. Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Read More

Weighing in on Hong Kong Security Law fuss

June 18, 2020 Olalekan A. Babatunde 0

On May 27, 2020, the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China passed a decision to introduce a new national security law in Hong Kong to safeguard national sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity and the foundation of “one country, two systems”, though it will take effect in September. The security law sparked protests in Hong Kong and is generating global reaction over Read More

Canada’s Dabrowski slams decision to go ahead with US Open

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Canadian doubles specialist Gabriela Dabrowski has hit out at the decision to go ahead with this year’s US Open, saying that despite strict health protocols it will be “impossible” to protect players in a bio-secure bubble throughout the event. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday the United States Tennis Association would take “extraordinary precautions” to protect players from Read More

Don’t reopen schools, viewing centres now, PTF tells states

June 16, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

  The Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19 pandemic has expressed concerns over the decision of the Cross River state government to reopen schools June 16. Addressing journalists at the PTF daily briefing in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the team, Mr Boss Mustapha, said the PTF was also worried about the Read More

Stay off Kaduna judiciary, JUSUN warns El-Rufai

June 7, 2020 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Sunday warned Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai to stay off the affairs of the state judiciary. The group said an arm of government cannot be an appendage of the other. National President of JUSUN, Comrade Marwan Mustapha, in a statement described as unacceptable the decision by the state government to put the judiciary Read More