APC chairmanship: It’s up to party to decide — Yari

September 10, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari, has said it was up to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to determine the geo-political zone that will produce its next chairman. Yari fielded questions from State House correspondents on Wednesday after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja He said he was ready to join the race for Read More

In Plateau state, Quan’pan LG boss impeached, deputy sworn-in

August 6, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 1

The suspended executive chairman of Quan’pan local government council, of Plateau state, Hon. Isaac Kwallu, has been impeached by the council’s legislative arm. Followed his impeachment, his deputy Hon. Abdulmalik Yusuf Haruna was sworn –in as substantive chairman, by the state Governor Simon Lalong on Wednesday. Blueprint reported that the duo of Isaac Kwallu of Quan’pan and his counterpart Hon. Read More

NBBF mourns Justice Ajannah

June 28, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Nigeria Basketball Federation has received with rude shock, the death of the Kogi State Chief Judge and grassroots sports development exponent, Justice Nasiru Ajannah which occurred in the early hours of Sunday. According to family sources, the 64 year old died at an Abuja hospital where he was receiving treatment after showing Covid-19 symptoms. The NBBF President, Engr Musa Read More

Buhari salutes Minister of State for FCT, Ramatu Tijjani, at 50

June 11, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday joined members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in congratulating the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, on her 50th birthday, June 12, 2020. The president felicitated with the family members, friends and political associates of the minister on the occasion, urging her to remain steadfast in her passion to serve Read More

We’ll not condone corruption in Kogi primary healthcare – ED

June 11, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Executive Director, Kogi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KSPHCDA), Dr. Abubakar Yakubu has warned officers of the agency against indulging in any act of corruption that could jeopardise effective healthcare delivery at the grassroots. Yakubu gave the warning at a training programme organised for heads of departments, account and programme officers of the agency Thursday in Lokoja. Addressing the Read More

Gunmen ‘kill’ Edo APC leader

May 18, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Two days after he was reportedly taken hostage by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, the lifeless body of a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo state, Mr. Presley Ediagbonya, was on Monday found. Ediagbonya, a former Commissioner for Youths and Sports was said to have been kidnapped from his farm at the weekend in Utesi, around Okada, Read More

Release relief materials to avoid hunger virus, Arewa Utd boss tells FG

April 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has been called upon to ensure even distribution of COVID-19 relief materials to the grassroot in order not to increase hunger virus in the country Alhaji Ado Shuaibu Dansudu National President Arewa United Consultative Forum, National Vice Chairman, Areas Youth Development Association of Nigeria who made this call in an interview with journalists in Lagos, said the Read More

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Skygold Academy discover 200 athletes at inter house sport competition

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of measures to discover and nurture talents from their formative age, Skygold Academy, Nyanya Gwandara, Karu local government area of Nasarawa state at the weekend held their first inter-house sport competition held at the Gwandara primary school open stadium. Speaking at the event, the chairman of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) in the school, Baba Yusuf stated that Read More

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YSFON boss, Gawuna thumps up camping programme

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria, Dr. Yusuf Gawuna has expressed satisfaction with the Federation’s on-going U-19 football camp presently holding at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna. According to the Deputy Governor of Kano State, the technical committee of the Federation headed by Coach, Abdugafaru Agboola, supported by Ademola Agbana, from, Ekiti  and Ibrahim Adama, of Kastina had all Read More

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APC vows to remove all traces of PDP in Ekiti

December 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has boasted that it would remove all traces of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the state by winning all the 16 local government areas of the state in the forthcoming LG elections on December 7. The party state publicity secretary, Hon Ade Ajayi, assured that the party was fully prepared Read More

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Nigeria set to battle South Africa in WBSC Africa qualifiers

November 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Team Nigeria is set slug it out against South Africa in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Africa qualifiers on November 30.Nigeria, who will be participating in softball for men since the introduction of the game in 1989, will host a 28-man South African Softball delegation consisting of players and officials. The game whose winner would be decided by the Read More

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Oyo obas launch Ilaji football league, doles out N10m

November 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The development of grassroots football in Nigeria received a much needed support, last Saturday, in Ibadan, as 10 traditional rulers in Oyo state, launched a first ever football league. The launch which held at the highbrow Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Akanran, Ona- Ara local government area of the state was witnessed by a collection of football stakeholders, coaches, players, Read More

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KIFA players set to storm Europe on trials

November 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A group of young players selected during the recently concluded Kanu International Football Academy (KIFA), national camp held in Ibadan are billed to attend trials with different top European football clubs in the coming weeks. According to a statement by the Director- General of the fastly growing football academy, Prince Dapo Ajibade, the footballers are amongst the selected players that Read More

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Ember months: FRSC takes safety campaigns to grassroots

November 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Zone 2 command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in charge of Ogun and Lagos states, is re-strategising in road safety campaigns to reduce fatality at the grassroots. The FRSC Ogun sector commander, Mr. Clement Oladele, gave the assurance in Lagos at the flag-off of ember month’s safety campaign at Ojota Park. “Fatality starts from our immediate environments; if death does not occur in Read More

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Fencing holds developmental programme in Lagos schools

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts geared towards developing and popularizing fencing in the country, the Nigeria Fencing Federation would be embarking on a two- day Grassroots Development Programme from October 29 to 30 in three Local Government Areas in Lagos. According to NFF president, Yinka Samuel, over 500 kids as well as about 10 Physical and Health Education teachers would be Read More

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Impact of collapse of local governance in Nigeria

June 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Henry Kissinger, a great US Secretary of State, in his final interview before living office following the Nixon’s Watergate Scandal, cautioned world leaders that, in a world where a few entities become islands of wealth amidst a sea of despair, those who consider themselves dispossessed would always constitute the seabed of upheaval. Whether Boko Haram, IPOB, Area Boys, kidnappers, bandits, Read More

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Youth Games inclusion: NSSF Boss ecstatic, thumps up SWAN, others

May 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President of Nigerian Shooting Sport Federation(NSSF), Brigadier General Lonsdale Adeoye(Rtd) is full of joy over the inclusion of shooting sport among the sports to feature at the 5th National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State, from 7th to 17th September 7 to 17, 2019, by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. An official press statement from Eche Amos Read More

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Dalung hails Solanke, Eaglets

April 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barrister Solomon Dalung says  the future of Nigeria’s sports lies with the grassroots The Youth and Sports Minister made this known in a statement congratulating Table Tennis star and new  African junior champion Azeez  Solanke who dethroned former champion,   Marwan Abdelwahab of Egypt beating him by (13-11, 4-11, 10-12, 11-5, 13-11, 11-6)  Barrister Dalung said he was impressed by Read More

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APC councillors join Delta BSO to deliver Buhari in Feb election

January 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Delta State APC Councillors Forum (DACC) has joined Buhari Support Organisations (BSO) in the State to play grassroots role to deliver President Muhammadu Buhari in February 16 Presidential election. The State BSO with over 450-member strong forum, pledged to undertake the reelection campaign of the president in the state with all the commitment it deserves. The State Deputy Coordinator, Chief Emma Ejiofor Read More

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Group pledges landmark victory for Buhari in Northwest

January 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Buhari Presidential Support Committee (BPSC) has promised to deliver the Northwest to President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election. Charman Buhari Presidential Support Committee Northwest zone, Amb. Lawal Munir disclosed this yesterday after a meeting of the Committee in Kaduna. He noted that the huge crowd that welcomed the President to Kaduna last Friday during his campaign tour of the Read More

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Sen. Saleh bags Kaduna SWAN award of excellence

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna Participants at the 2017 Kaduna state Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) week have charged federal and state governments on grassroots sports development as the only way for Nigeria to reclaim its past glories in sports. This is just as former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone, Sen. Mohammed Sani Saleh received the 2017 award of Read More

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Actionaid canvasses inclusion of rural women in govt programmes

December 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Actionaid, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called for the inclusion of rural women in government programmes to ensure economic development. Women’s Right Manager, Actionaid, Mrs Nkechi Ilohi-Omekedo, said the organisation had facilitated a lot of processes which are in form of pilot project to showcase specific services. She said that the debate around restructuring of Nigeria had been going on Read More

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Makama quits APC, says it’s time to change the change

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna A former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, Alhaji Audi Yaro Makama Rigachikun, at the weekend, defected from the party with his supporters to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleging poor performance and anti-people policies. Makama Rigachikun, who was a founding member and state chairman of the party between 1999 and 2007, Read More

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UNICEF to enroll 400,000 out-of-school children in Adamawa

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muazu Abari Yola The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with Adamawa state government has begun its 2017/2018 school enrollment drive campaign as part of efforts to improve child enrollment into formal education in the state. The programme, which is targeted at the grassroots, will lead to the enrollment of 400,000 out of school children in 10 local Read More

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Insurance industry re-branding to start next year

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by David Agba, with agencies This exercise according to Toye Odunsi, the Managing Director of Custodian and Allied Insurance The rebranding exercise of the Insurance Industry which is aimed to create more awareness and to deepen Insurance penetration in the country will kick start in the first quarter next year. This exercise according to Toye Odunsi, the Managing Director Read More