Oto’ge: Can Kwarans trust Abdulrasaq for second term?

March 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE, in this piece takes a look at the ongoing politics of wit at the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vis-a-vis the performance of the incumbent Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq in less than two years in office. Background  The 2019 effect of the ‘Oto’ge revolution’ in Kwara state which threw up Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq of the Read More

Infantino, Asia Confederation, Japan FA felicitate with Pinnick

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has personally congratulated the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick on the latter’s barnstorming entry into the FIFA Council, following elections held at the CAF Ordinary and Elective General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco on Friday. “I have no doubt that your experience, your knowledge, not to mention your passion, your sense of consensus Read More

Reps’ intervention on arms procurement funds

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Late last week, there were widespread media reports, citing the National Security Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babagana Monguno, alleging that no records of arms procurement under the immediate past service chiefs were available, suggesting that the funds may have been misappropriated. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on implications of the immediate intervention of the House of Representatives  The reportThe National Security Read More

School abduction threatens children’s future – UNICEF

February 27, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

UNICEF has expressed concern at reports of an overnight attack at the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara state, where 317 school girls were kidnapped. “We are angered and saddened and by yet another brutal attack on school children in Nigeria,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Nigeria. “This is a gross violation of Read More

Abiodun inaugurates new boards, parastal members in Ogun

November 17, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Tuesday, inaugurated new batch of board chairmen and members into various ministries, departments and agencies of government. Speaking at the inauguration held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, the governor warned that his administration would not tolerate acts capable of derailing its vision, just as he hinted that measures to determine each Read More

Anambra: 6 die, police stations burnt, as Obiano suspends 2021 budget presentation

October 22, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

About six police stations have been reportedly burnt down with some unidentifiable corpses found at some parts of Anambra state as #EndSARS protests continued.The burnt police formations reportedly include Ogidi police station, 33 police station and two police stations in Nnewi commercial town. It was also learnt that the act has left Nkpor junction express way to Upper Iweka, Onitsha Read More

#endSARS more of a larger problem than protest

October 11, 2020 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Often people ask me why I write on certain topics and issues all the time, like bashing government at all levels and the band of ‘confusionists’ that run them, my take on the education, health and power sector, arguments on ethnicity and the indigene question, among others. My answer is that I do because I believe that such subjects are Read More

Celebrating Governor Bala @ 62

October 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Life is not about numbers that could be address as age, as age is nothing but a number, rather, the accomplishments these numbers bring to its holder.  Life itself is a journey that one needs to embrace to its fullest. Sir Albert Einstein, in one of his motivational speeches, mentioned the value of life and the secret to a happy Read More

At 60, let’s join hands in building prosperous nation – Blueprint Publisher

October 1, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Chairman of Bifocal Group of Companies and publisher, Blueprint Newspapers, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has charged Nigerians to join hands in building a more prosperous nation. Idris who is also the Chairman of WeFM 106.3, stated this Thursday in a statement personally signed by him in commemoration of the nation’s 60th independence anniversary.  He noted that it was important for Nigerians to Read More

Children become endangered species with gap in education – Giwa-Amu

September 6, 2020 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The International Day For the Protection of Education is a day set aside to review and draw attention on the importance of protecting education, to ensure that a generation of children are saved. Speaking to journalists in Abuja Wednesday, to commemorate the day,  UNICEF Education Officer  responsible for  emergencies  at the national level, Judith Giwa-Amu, said when education is attacked,  (educational Read More

Lagos PDP vows to win bye-elections

September 1, 2020 Tope Musowo 0

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to win the forthcoming bye-elections soon to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. The bye-elections will be conducted in Lagos Senatorial District and Kosofe state constituency to fill the vacancies caused by the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo and Hon Tunde Braimah Read More

Vardy signs contract extension at Leicester

August 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Jamie Vardy has signed a one-year contract extension at Leicester City that will take him beyond his 36th birthday, the club announced on Wednesday.The Foxes have rewarded the striker after he scored 23 goals to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot last season.The deal will take Vardy, 33, to the end of the 2022/23 season. Vardy said: “The journey that Read More

Dessers ready to dump Super Eagles for Belgium

August 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Cyriel Dessers is still interested in playing for Belgium despite already committing his international future to Nigeria. Dessers, 24, was born in Leuven to a Belgian father and qualifies for Nigeria through his mother. The Genk striker was set to make his debut for Nigeria in March, but the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against the Leone Read More

Arsenal unveil new home kit for next season

July 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal have unveiled their new home shirt for the 2020-21 football season.The North London club officially unveiled the new kit on Thursday.Club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Bukayo Saka, record signing Nicolas Pepe and a host of other stars from both the Men’s and Women’s teams turned out to help unveil the new shirt. Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, whose future at Read More

Hajj cancellation and matters of N150bn

July 15, 2020 Ibrahim Muhammed 0

  The ban placed on pilgrims from hajj participating countries by Saudi Arabia due to Covid-19 pandemic has thrown public discourse on its economic impact and networking effects on hajj and Umrah industry. Though the report is meant to draw the attention of relevant authority to the devastating economic impact on Hajj and Umrah industry we must put the fact Read More

School closure and future of education in Nigeria

July 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Education had in March ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide following the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who gave the order on behalf of the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, also noted that all 104 unity schools in the Read More

Gov Abiodun’s drive in Ogun

July 9, 2020 Momodu Kazeem 0

Let me say here that the intent of this piece is not to keep scores or undertake appraisal per se. On a normal day I see such an exercise as tainted with credibility lacuna as well as fraught with accusation of subjectivity. That can only be so, far as any development expert would freely tell you, all government policies, no matter Read More

Updated: Saka signs new long-term contract at Arsenal

July 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract, securing his future with the London club. Arsenal made the announcement on their official website on Wednesday. Commenting about his contract extension Saka tweeted: “London is my home. Arsenal my team. I’m so happy to finally announce my contract extension I love playing for this club and I’m looking forward to Read More

Africa ready for AI – IT experts

June 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Africa is on the rise as mobile and internet penetration continue to rise, according to the latest ITU data. The continent’s entrepreneurs are taking advantage of this growth in connectivity, leading to a rapid growth of tech hubs across the continent in recent years, fueling fresh innovation. According to ITU News. But as the world moves deeper into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, what is Read More

IPPIS and the future of public universities

June 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has introduced an integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in the storage of personnel records and administration of monthly payroll. However, the Academic Staff Union of Universities has opposed the system, stating that it would pose some challenges to the running of the University system in Nigeria. To make its Read More

Omeruo not ruling out future premier league return

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo says he could be tempted to return to England and play in the premier league sometime in the future. Omeruo spent seven years with Chelsea but failed to make any competitive appearance for the club and spent most of his time on loan away from the club. The 26 year old who once played in Read More

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Nigeria, China ‘ve resolved issue of maltreatment of citizens – Gbajabiamila

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the maltreatment of Nigerians in China has been resolved between both countries. Gbajabiamila disclosed this via his official Twitter handle Wednesday. He said the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria has communicated his finding on the issue and expressed hope that future communication will be swift. “I’m glad the matter of maltreatment of Read More

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School Owner raps government on School Sports Dev.

March 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The proprietor of The Light Academy Group of School Pastor Mrs Stella Oloruntowoju has described the school sports competition has one important means of discovering young talents in sports to replace the aged ones and a component of a complete learning process. According to her, inter-house sports competition has become a culture of the school annually, saying that it is Read More